The rusty work hoss.

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by andybaggies » Wed Nov 06, 2019 6:33 pm

Probably should sharpen up my 'maintainence' checks.
I reckon it'll sharpen up your steering... :D

It's so easy to get used to under inflated tyres when you ride daily because it's such a slow gradual change.

Just recently I put around ~3/5 psi in my tyres to bring them back to spec and the bike almost felt unstable because it felt so much quicker on it's toes :shock:

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by Craigfell » Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:13 pm

Have you ever had the wheels in the bath to see where they're leaking from? That's my next thing I think lol.

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by shebee » Thu Nov 07, 2019 11:14 am

Will probably sharpen up the handling too! :oops:
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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by Craigfell » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:37 pm

Aye it did shake on the sweeping bends of the bypass, 60mph and the bike felt like it was moving like a snake.

Oh well back to normal now.

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by Craigfell » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:57 am

Dropped the f****ng thing last night, luckily it looks so bad you'd never know. :nerner:

Landed on/in a bag of old mortar & plaster about 18 inch high, Its a heavy old boy I'll tell you that, if it was flat on the ground I don't think I'd have got it up.

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by nickst4 » Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:45 pm

Commiserations: it's far too easy to do! :(

Given the right technique, which I've been shown but never practiced, it should be quite easy to Resurrect a Raptor because they always feel quite light compared with other bikes. Something about them being quite low, I think.

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by snapdragon » Sat Nov 09, 2019 3:33 pm

Ouch
Lifting it from the ground I found do-able as long as the tank's near empty.
mine also has 'war wounds' :blush:

And the reminder to check tyres was apposite, thank you
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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by Craigfell » Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:51 am

nickst4 wrote:
Sat Nov 09, 2019 12:45 pm
Commiserations: it's far too easy to do! :(

Given the right technique, which I've been shown but never practiced, it should be quite easy to Resurrect a Raptor because they always feel quite light compared with other bikes. Something about them being quite low, I think.

Nick
maybe it was because i was having a bit of a tantrum as i huffed & puffed and picked it up.

I was also in full gear, sweaty.

If you need any more excuses for my weakness i can keep going.. :suspect:

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by andybaggies » Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:57 pm

I remember once dropping the Darmah in a gas station when I swung my leg over to get off and forgot the army kit bag strapped to the pillion :doh:

Arse.

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by Craigfell » Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:18 pm

andybaggies wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:57 pm
I remember once dropping the Darmah in a gas station when I swung my leg over to get off and forgot the army kit bag strapped to the pillion :doh:

Arse.
Fuel stations can be slippy as hell too wouldn't like to have been hoisting that up.

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by raptor996 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:47 am

I dropped my 1150 gs in the driveway, it got away from me on the gravel. Dam heavy with a full tank!

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by nickst4 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:13 pm

Raptor996: glad to see you still look in here, cos it's all your fault I got keen on Cagiva Raptors, after riding yours! Have you still got it or have you gone to the Bavarian Dark Side? :lol:

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Re: The rusty work hoss.

Post by raptor996 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:10 am

Hi Nick, no I don’t have the raptor anymore. I traded her in for the BMW. It’s a big old lump but once moving you don’t notice the weight.
Still miss the V twin though.
& yes I still check in regularly :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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