You should never own a bike you can't pick up

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by steve auvache, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. So I am ok with the GS then.

    Silly really, I went to put it on the centre stand to oil the chain and
    realised it wasn't stable and let go of it while I was looking for the
    side stand and not finding it.

    Hey ho, it only looks like it is an offside mirror and I was on me way
    to Sopers for some brake seals and stuff anyway. I might even have
    something that will fit in the shed, I'll have a look later.
    steve auvache, Jan 30, 2006
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    'Hog Guest

    You really are a senile old ****.
    'Hog, Jan 30, 2006
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  3. 'Hog wrote
    Senile maybe but I am still quick enough to remember to let go when the
    thing falls away from me so me back is all right.
    steve auvache, Jan 30, 2006
  4. Rope wrote

    I dunno about that but the lack of a mirror has made quite a difference
    to the bike. For a start it goes loads faster. When I was out this
    afternoon it was flying along it was, almost all of it's own accord.

    The effect on the "hands off" handling is quite noticeable too. It is
    just about unbalanced enough to want to climb the camber at high speeds
    rather than fall of it.
    steve auvache, Jan 30, 2006
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    Dan L Guest

    I am ashamed to say that on the last 3 occasions I have tried to haul the
    Zephyr on to it's centre stand I have not had the strength.

    There must be a knack to it.

    Dan L (Oldbloke)

    My bike 1996 Kawasaki ZR1100 Zephyr
    Space in shed where NSR125 used to be
    Spare Bike 1990 Suzuki TS50X (Patio Ornament)
    BOTAFOT #140 (KotL 2005), X-FOT#000, DIAABTCOD #26, BOMB#18 (slow), OMF#11
    Dan L, Jan 30, 2006
  6. Dan L wrote
    It was a kin sight less effort to pick up the GS than it ever is to put
    it on the centre stand.
    There is. Although I had actually got the thing on the centre stand ok,
    it is just that the ground there is rammed hardcore and the bit where
    one side of the stand was resting was more rammed than hardcore and it
    started to go over. I rescued it, took it off the centre stand, went to
    put it on the side stand prior to sorting out a solid bit and let go
    steve auvache, Jan 30, 2006
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    Christofire Guest

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    'Hog Guest

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    Christofire Guest

    <pats trusty tin of Age bait>
    Christofire, Jan 30, 2006
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