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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:04 pm    Post subject: The lights are on and we're still open Reply with quote

Been fairly quiet around here for the last few months. I see folk popping in regularly and there's still a lot of unregistered traffic

What's everyone up to

Personally I'm still trying to resurrect the Twincam as well as other smaller side projects. Sadly the bike is still taking the back burner til I have a bit more time And enthusiasm to do something with it
Need to keep battling on before winter gets the better of me where I can't do anything coz of my hands in the cold temperatures. 2 very small patches to fabricate and weld in n that's the metalwork completed. Just the under seal to remove then to paint the underneath. Once that's done I can start reassembly
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been thinking about this recently. If you look at the top 50 posters, most joined in the early days and seem to have moved on. 13 years is a long time. About 35% of members have never posted.

Also, the bikes are a lot older and many have probably disappeared. They are not mainstream any more and the owner base has aged - maybe to the point that many have stopped riding (OK I'll put my hand up).

I fear that the activity level will decline further without new members.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Still here and try and add my 2 cents if i can!
Only been using the bike for commuting to work and back, so no great outings to speak of.
Lack of time seems to be the biggest factor for me.
Weekends mostly revolve around the kids activities and when i do get a free one its for catching up with jobs around the house.

I wonder if farce book has diverted folk away from forums?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fatdog wrote:

I wonder if farce book has diverted folk away from forums?


Good point. FB etc weren't around when we started. So I suppose that, like the bikes, our forum is old tech.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I trawl FB on some of the Exup related site. Although there is activity it's not vast. FB has access to more nationalities with its built in translate but it's still not busy like this place used to be. Usual topics are mainly directed towards problem solving

As Chris says folk have aged and the demographic has either stopped/slowed down their riding plus life gets in the way in many instances
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have not been on this plus the other forums I use regularly, moving house, virgin screwing up internet connection plus I wanted to be posting pics of my FZR at Brands again - gear linkage came loose on sighting laps and I lost the connection tube somewhere.... shared my lads MT-07 for the day instead.

I use the MT-07 owners club FB page (as that is the main comms place for them) but I find it not as good as the forum approach with the different sections for projects etc - at times it can be a wall of repetitive noise as the same questions are asked over and over.

Have followed up with the carbon chain guard manufacture - again, awaiting a response as a revised one is currently being made (allegedly)

And finally I intend pulling the various bits of two bikes I have just shifted from one address to another back into one decent example - potentially a project thread if I decide to mod from standard
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a project. Find Stig's bike. All gather at his place one Sunday. All tools allowed: metal detectors, pitchforks, ferrets, JCBs - you name it.
We could get Nottingham University department of Archaeology to supervise and verify any discoveries.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I keep popping on when I can. I'm a bit busy with a recent house move too. This is the last time I'm moving unless I'm in a body bag or a long wooden box. I think there's a cut off age for old gits like me, to up camp to move on to somewhere new. I have a lot of work to get through with this new house. I mentioned earlier that I've been scraping off 50 hear old embossed anaglypta wallpaper with 4 coats of paint on it and I'm sure the top coat is gloss paint. eek eek At the moment we seem to be spinning plates waiting for plasterers, electricians, plumbers, double glazers, kitchen fitters and brickies to come. It's a bit of a catch 22 situation at the minute because one can't come till one of the others have been. I've also been trying to get my man cave in to some order. This garage is longer but narrower so I'm having to juggle things round to make everything fit.

When I get a day off, I try and get out on the bike. This morning I was planning on taking the front wheel out because I need a new tyre fitting. The one on now is shagged. As I lowered the bike off the abba stand I thought there's something wrong here. After looking round to see what was wrong I noticed the rear tyre was flat. Rotating the wheel I spotted a 2" wood screw embedded in the tyre. Shit!! The tyre had only done 2,000 mile. So instead of taking one tyre I ended up taking two wheels out. From my new address Ian Brown tyres of Malton is just under an hours drive away. The lads there had a look at the puncture to see if it could be saved but it was in a bad place. I never feel comfortable with puncture repairs so I asked them to fit a new one on. I did get a bit of discount after explaining to Ian that I was an hours drive away so he knocked me 20 off. Which was very nice of him.

The weather looks good for Monday so I've booked the day off so I'm going to bugger off somewhere. The nights are drawing in now so I've got to get out when I can. I've told Mike of my plans so I'm hoping to meet up with him somewhere.

So that's what I'm up to, what with one thing and another. nod
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So it seems bikes are on the back burner as people have plenty else to do.That's fair enough. We shouldn't be defined by just one obsession. So here is my current obssession but cant upload pix.
CLS55 AMG, V8 Kompressor, 493bhp, 700nm torque, 186mph limit.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fear not I know exactly where my bike is at present

As I went to the Lincoln meet it's since been stored under a cover at the side of the Twincam..... with my fishing tackle thrown on top
As soon as I finish the TC bodywork I intend to have a reshuffle in the garage so can't yet put things away. Might involve moving the 1.5 ton lathe which will be fun, plus all associated electric supplies etc
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm guilty of popping in, nosing about n buggering off Im ashamed to say.

The old Exup is in for a major engine strip as soon as I can get into doing.
I'm swapping bottom ends as the engine in the bike has a bad knockclonk coming from it.

It also won't go into neutral unless the engine is stopped. It was a replacentment engine about 5 years ago. I still have the original engine which has a smoky top end but a good bottom end.

Apart from the noise the one in the bike has a good top and pulls like bugger.
My other bike isn't helping either. It keeps distracting me
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mobil1 wrote:
I'm guilty of popping in, nosing about n buggering off Im ashamed to say.

The old Exup is in for a major engine strip as soon as I can get into doing.
I'm swapping bottom ends as the engine in the bike has a bad knockclonk coming from it.

It also won't go into neutral unless the engine is stopped. It was a replacentment engine about 5 years ago. I still have the original engine which has a smoky top end but a good bottom end.

Apart from the noise the one in the bike has a good top and pulls like bugger.
My other bike isn't helping either. It keeps distracting me


Don't be ashamed. Any post keeps the forum going.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Teego. Send me your photos and I'll stick them on for you. I can always down tools for you young man. laugh You have my email address. thumbsup
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here my exup and my distraction
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nuggitt wrote:
Teego. Send me your photos and I'll stick them on for you. I can always down tools for you young man. laugh You have my email address. thumbsup


On their way.
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