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few days at home and managed to get some good riding in.
« on: July 11, 2013, 11:13:51 AM »
Hi everyone. I finally managed to get home for the past week due to delays in my work.
What a week. from day one have had the bike out everyday. Last Friday set off early from harrogate up the dales to Devils Bridge (Kirby lonsdale) already at least 30 bikes there. Obligatory Bacon butty and coffee.  :028:

met a guy on a Sprint GT doinga lands end john o groats tour.  All the best if you read this.

Then from there up to Kendal onto Shap over the Shap moors brilliant sunshine. Miandered through the villages and great northern roads to A66 penrith. Beware long delay road works for a few miles. ( Filter carefully)

Turned off for Reeth nr Barnard Castle. Onto Richmond Bourobridge home.  198miles great day out.

bike flawless :008:

Sunday attended a bikesafe course in york intuative and a good ride out for a couple of hours after on the twistie lanes between york and selby.  This put me into thinking I need a sat nav  :745:

so it is on my to do list.

Great day on Tuesday at the Great Yorkshire Show. Straight thru all the traffic on the bike and good parking spot. :008:

Now back onboard ready to sail. But that one week just brings it all together what we work for to get out and enjoy great riding. :152:

Enjoy the summer everyone and ride safe. There are the hot and bothered numpties our there in their tin cans.

Are well avast me hearties.

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Re: few days at home and managed to get some good riding in.
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2013, 11:23:01 AM »
Hi Seadog,

Glad you have been able to get out and about on the new toy and put it to good use.

Sounds like you have been having a great week!

If you go for a sat nav I totally recommend the Garmin 660

Enjoy!

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Re: few days at home and managed to get some good riding in.
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2013, 01:38:30 PM »
Kevin

I was thinking of you when I thought about it. In our earlier posts we did write up about map versus sat nav :745:

PLus I had to go into York for my new ear impressions for the new earplugs on order. That would get most sat navs angry  :745:

Had to stop a few times to look at the I phone map.

Good short trip home received my new bits. Tyre inflator from Amazon, puncture kit from Get geared. My radiator gaurd and downpipe grill arrived today so will fit them next time home.

Couple of cool raised union jacks just to add a bit of touch  :062:
new ear plugs should be there when I get back next trip. Ultimate ears.

Got a good deal on the GoPro camera Hero 3 silver going thru Amsterdam yesterday complete with the Wi Fi control plus the I pad SD card reader attachments.

I was thinking of the 600 or the 300 not too bothered about audio. Dont even use the radio that much.

Did try the Cruise control the other day.  That will take a bit of getting used to.

Not used to all that bike luxuries.  :008:

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Re: few days at home and managed to get some good riding in.
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2013, 02:06:54 PM »
The cruise control is excellent. I use it on a regular basis. Just watch for the throttle 'shunt' when you switch it off.
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Re: few days at home and managed to get some good riding in.
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2013, 02:22:10 PM »
Berber

yes it does come off with a shunt. Quiet aggressive. But I will get used to it and am sure It will come in useful.

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Re: few days at home and managed to get some good riding in.
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2013, 04:55:06 PM »
There's a few ways of disengaging the Cruise Control :

Operate either brake,
Roll the throttle forwards,
Operate the Cruise On/Off switch on the handlebar......

I find that with all of the above there is quite a severe decelleration when the Cruise disengages,
and while there are times when this is what I want, there are other times when I want keep going !

An alternative method is to operate the clutch - this will also disengage the Cruise Control.
Just operate it briefly, while maintaining Rev's with an approriate amount of throttle,
and with a little practice you can get the Cruise to disengage quite smoothly  :169:

I haven't a clue whether this is technically the right thing to do or not, but it works for me  :038:




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Re: few days at home and managed to get some good riding in.
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2013, 05:35:01 PM »
Coconut

Think it is just getting used to it as you say the clutch may be the smooth option.

Thanks

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Re: few days at home and managed to get some good riding in.
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2013, 06:25:34 PM »
That's the way I tend to do things too coconut.

It usually makes for a much smoother disengagement!
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