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by pieeater
Oct 20th, '18, 09:21
Forum: There are no stupid questions
Topic: Going up Porlock hill two up
Replies: 29
Views: 647

Re: Going up Porlock hill two up

The gsxr solo is straightforward up there btw so there's something in the fjr being a lump. I have seen a BMW rt(?)1600 two up doing porlock hill and I must say I was impressed. Having gone through the obvious I'd be looking at the suspension setup as it could be the steering geometry is off causin...
by pieeater
Oct 18th, '18, 12:42
Forum: There are no stupid questions
Topic: Going up Porlock hill two up
Replies: 29
Views: 647

Re: Going up Porlock hill two up

The gsxr solo is straightforward up there btw so there's something in the fjr being a lump. I have seen a BMW rt(?)1600 two up doing porlock hill and I must say I was impressed. Having gone through the obvious I'd be looking at the suspension setup as it could be the steering geometry is off causin...
by pieeater
Oct 17th, '18, 15:28
Forum: There are no stupid questions
Topic: Going up Porlock hill two up
Replies: 29
Views: 647

Re: Going up Porlock hill two up

Hi All. I'm fine going down Porlock hill on my fjr 2 up. However I only just made it around uphill solo. Going up hill I went to the middle of the road just before turning in but I still ended up on the other side and it was too uncomfortable for me. Wtf am I doing wrong? Taking it too fast? The tr...
by pieeater
Aug 11th, '18, 08:02
Forum: Ride Outs
Topic: Robbo's Blackdown Bimble - Sat' 11th August.
Replies: 25
Views: 741

Re: Robbo's Blackdown Bimble - Sat' 11th August.

Sorry for bailing guys, just not my type of roads or pace, hope you had fun and the breakfast was good.
by pieeater
Aug 11th, '18, 04:45
Forum: Ride Outs
Topic: Robbo's Blackdown Bimble - Sat' 11th August.
Replies: 25
Views: 741

Re: Robbo's Blackdown Bimble - Sat' 11th August.

Will be joining you this morning, see you shortly.
by pieeater
Jul 20th, '18, 19:58
Forum: Off-Topic Banter
Topic: All New Endless * TEXT * Thread
Replies: 182
Views: 3714

Re: All New Endless * TEXT * Thread

Member to Moderator "you keep opening up these new "Endless" threads without telling members what they are about"

Moderator to member ".............................................
by pieeater
Jul 20th, '18, 16:55
Forum: Off-Topic Banter
Topic: All New Endless Pic Thread - Get yer points 'ere
Replies: 19
Views: 631

Re: All New Endless Pic Thread - Get yer points 'ere

Just a suggestion, it might be a good idea to have a post at the top of this thread to explain its purpose, that way other folks might feel inclined to get involved !?! I think the idea is to post photos that have a tenuous link to the previous photo, but I'm just guessing at this point and apologis...
by pieeater
Jul 13th, '18, 19:30
Forum: Get It Off Your Chest
Topic: Get Off!!
Replies: 12
Views: 488

Re: Get Off!!

Apparently Shell assistants have been told that this is "to avoid fuel spilling onto hot parts of the motorcycle, which we are aware have caused fires and serious burns to the customers in the past" - https://www.themotorbikeforum.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=67342 this may give you an idea of the pote...
by pieeater
Jul 2nd, '18, 11:59
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: CBR600rr - rear tyre recommendations
Replies: 7
Views: 480

Re: CBR600rr - rear tyre recommendations

Ron Haslam's school switched over to Dunlops last year - https://www.tyrepress.com/2017/04/ron-haslam-race-school-picks-dunlop-as-tyre-partner/ From personal experience over a number of years and bikes my opinion is there's no actual benefit to running a sports orientated tyre on the road, you just ...
by pieeater
May 31st, '18, 13:11
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: Short levers - a worthwhile upgrade??
Replies: 16
Views: 957

Re: Short levers - a worthwhile upgrade??

I think Shorties are only suitable for folks that only use a couple of fingers for braking / clutch work but I have my doubts as to their safety in an emergency when all 5 fingers could be required. In the past I got some cheapo Chinese levers from eBay (long ones) which are more than adequate quali...
by pieeater
May 19th, '18, 06:38
Forum: Ride Outs
Topic: Rideout - Saturday May 19th 2018
Replies: 48
Views: 2451

Re: Rideout - Saturday May 19th 2018

I'll be joining you today also as the misses told me she wanted to watch the wedding (-|
by pieeater
Apr 28th, '18, 07:55
Forum: Jokes / Funny Stuff / Games
Topic: Oh dear. Some people should not be allowed tools.
Replies: 3
Views: 411

Re: Oh dear. Some people should not be allowed tools.

LOL - but probably photo-shopped given the perfect pattern of the holes down the barrel which would have been pretty difficult to make considering the size.
by pieeater
Apr 6th, '18, 07:16
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: It's Gruesome (Michelin Road 5)
Replies: 10
Views: 754

Re: It's Gruesome

MellowYellow wrote:
Apr 5th, '18, 16:11
Title was intended to be the old play on words. 'It was gruesome, then it grew some more'.
Sorry - flew right over my head :erm:
by pieeater
Apr 5th, '18, 15:44
Forum: Mechanical
Topic: It's Gruesome (Michelin Road 5)
Replies: 10
Views: 754

Re: It's Gruesome

Don't want to be overly critical but the title of your post could be better worded so that others who are considering PR5s would benefit from your experience. Not a fan of Protyre at least in Exeter (AMS next door are much better). I had to have a new tyre fitted on a bank holiday weekend and was to...
by pieeater
Nov 25th, '17, 13:43
Forum: Bike Banter
Topic: Track Day - Life at Lean
Replies: 7
Views: 788

Re: Track Day - Life at Lean

The bloke in the videos is very good, not once does he have to refer to the notes he wrote on his arm B-)