Posts by Steve T

    1st service done :thumbup:.

    Yep, enjoying the sensation of owning and running a new new bike.


    Did you just step off the plane from your last job, then collect the bike and ride home 8|, cos that looks like an off-shore bag strapped to the bikes rear?


    How did the LOMO bags hold up?

    Yet to strap my Enduristan bags onto mine - I think there might be a proximity problem with the exhaust that'll need sorting before I ride with them fitted :/


    Which handguards are thinking of getting. I've yet to buy a set, mainly cos I've already spent sh1t loads on other kit for the bike ;)


    I did a good bit of the WAW on a F650GS twin several years ago, on my way to doing the Paddy Dakar. Some fantastic views from around that wild coast - just expect rain and you'll not be disappointed :)


    Steve T


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    I'm powering the satnav from the Honda aux power socket I got fitted by the shop. I adapted a ciggy lighter for use on my Strom to power the satnav and it works just fine on this bike :thumbup:. The aux socket is switched with the ignition, so no worries about draining the bikes battery :).


    I got a set of short rubber gaitors for the forks. I've got 2 pairs of neoprene sleeve type fork covers in a drawer, but trying them on the bike showed that the gap between the leg lower section and the mudguard was too narrow to allow a secure fit.


    When you planning on doing the British sections of the TET?


    Steve T


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    I've tried the 16 tooth front sprocket change - it under reads, mileage wise, by nearly 5% according to the satnav comparison, which to my mind is a bit too much. Speedo was only marginally under reading, which wasn't too bad though.

    Tried getting a 2 tooth less rear sprocket at the same time from Wemoto, but the delivered item is for the earlier version of the bike and is way different front the 2019 onwards bike.

    I shied away from using the engine mounts when knocking up my sump guard, as used by Motec. Just seemed a bit . . . dangly, for want of a better description. Not planning on doing any really rough off roading on it, so used the two engine block mounting points and the cat mounting points for mine.


    1st service tomorrow.


    Steve T


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    Sensible approach Craig.


    Be interesting to hear from Tim on his take on the ongoing events and the way, if at all, it will effect the meet.


    Stay safe out there people and ride it while you can :thumbup:.


    Steve T


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    That rear rack looks very well made - top skills that man :thumbup:.


    HalfricaTwin :D. I've popped two on mine, one either side of the fairing :thumbup:


    380 miles! In a oner or did you stop off somewhere?


    What are your thoughts on the bike after that ride?


    Steve T


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    Not using the Honda garage in Aberdeen - been given the green light by the Ecosse owner to get it done locally by a VAT registered dealer who will use Honda parts as required, so no need to book it in just now.


    The last but one photo was taken at the Knockan Crag national nature reserve off of the A835, just before Elphin.


    Steve T


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    Well, that’s the longest run yet – 235 miles according to the satnav, 240 going by the bikes odometer. Bike well and truly run in and ready for the 1st service 8o


    Ullapool & back via not the most direct route on mostly dry roads with only the odd wintery shower, leading to a really enjoyable ride out on the little bike :).










    Steve T


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    It and the TA are very much alike, with only a few kgs between them, both have 47bhp (some of the Alps horses may have aged a bit 8o) and the seat heights are much of a muchness.


    Not ridden them "back to back" cos the Alps SORNd at the moment, but seat of the pants feeling when riding the CB5x is that it feels lighter and more nimble. Might be the 19" front wheel over the Alps 21"er, but is certainly "chuckable" ^^.


    Nearly finished the running in thingy, so maybe this weekend i will give it a full tank test and head north for a day :)


    Come the spring i will have both on the road, so a back to back test over the same roads on the same day will be the order of the day :thumbup:


    Steve T


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    BFI 8o

    Simply use the bench vice for the smaller bits and a big piece of wood on the floor and plenty of grunt for the bigger bends.


    I could really do with a bigger vice and some foot long sections of angle iron to allow for sharper bends and less grunting during the bending process :D


    Steve T


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