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You need an electric waistcoat. Best bit of biking gear I ever bought. Keeps your core warm so your hands don't suffer anywhere near as much.

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4 hours ago, jeremyr62 said:

You need an electric waistcoat. Best bit of biking gear I ever bought. Keeps your core warm so your hands don't suffer anywhere near as much.

I agree. Heated vest helps fingertips. Great bit of biking gear but I keep forgetting to unplug before walking away...

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14 hours ago, Stray said:

I agree. Heated vest helps fingertips. Great bit of biking gear but I keep forgetting to unplug before walking away...

 

It may help, but don't think it will keep your digits warm if they're dangling in the breeze at 160km/h.  I have heated grips on my ST1300, but they're not what I rely upon when it's really cold (one reason being that I normally ride with at least some of my fingers covering the brake lever).  Heated GoreTex gloves are my luxury items of choice.  Mine are made by Tucano Urbano (Hot Road), but similar battery/wired goves are available from Gerbing and Alpinestars, among others.  

 

Ciao,

 

JZH

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Aye, we're getting there...  :tour:

 

 

 

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Hello...............

 

 

My name is Dutchy and I like round asses en masse......

 

 

 

I'm happy to be a member of the AA...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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And what the hell.  25% black friday discount on a Saturday..

:tongue:

 

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So rain will not run from your sleeves into the gloves:

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Lest I forget I also have another mistress.....

 

 

Ok, 4C/40F and a grey blanket sky not the best weather, but as per my adage "any ride is a good ride", I went to see my mum on 2 wheels :tongue:

 

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And with a sprinkling of ADOBE..

 

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Twas of a matter of time that the 2nd bulb of the speedometer would throw in the towel.

 

So I had to come into action on the matter :tongue:

 

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When you have a GPS telling you the right travelling speed..

When you have a phone installed on your BT headset (with flitsmeister) giving you audible information when you are going to fast..

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Why on earth do you need a lightbulb fixed on your odo???

 

I don't get it..

 

 

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On 11/20/2018 at 11:05 AM, Dutchy said:

Life is a wee bit nippy at 3C @160KmH....

 

 

So my 25+ year old gear mountaineering gear (the elastic "pull"cord crumbled) came in "handy" :beer:

 

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Thouse would have come handy a few years back when I did ride my VF500 from yours to Stockholm, ~600km in 2-5C temps sure get to you bones even you just keep 130km/h

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"yes I bring winter gloves" you said 😁

 

Jeroen and I tried to convince you to put heated grips on....

 

Did you listen? :tongue:

 

Aaahh, memories....

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Removed 14,000km of commuting road grime of her bodywork

 

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Left the metal parts "as is" as they are covered with ACF-50.

2018 discounted road tax arrangement means no riding this december.

 

So cleaned and lubed the SP2's chain to pull that duty.

(if not for the forecasted snows..).

 

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Mother Nature's little precious gifts???

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Riding on the 18th December (usually "winter") and a pint of Guinness!

 

 

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No, that is NOT Mickey Mouse's castle... :tongue:

 

 

 

 

 

Evening falls across the land....

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a pint of Guinness is close at hand... 

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Creatures crawling in search of ethanol-free

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Right, that is work done for 2018! :beer:

 

 

Completed my (1st) assignment as a self-employed GRC consultant. Clocked ~15,000km commuting on primarily the VF. And a few times SP2.

Next to the offices stand a landmark building in Eindhoven. So when I saw this print, I simply had to have it as a memento. 

And have it framed for my "home office"wall :tongue:

 

 

 

 

 

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On 2/15/2017 at 5:21 PM, Dutchy said:

Here a light I expect (and hope.....) to see A LOT this year....

 

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2 riding seasons later....

 

 

 

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If not for my cougar (and let's be honest, the SP is not an ideal commuter bike...) there would be ~ 14k more miles on her by now...  :tongue:

 

 

Thank you HONDA!  :beer:

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No room in the inn,

so a "stable" will do :tongue:

 

 

 

My Lady of Blessed Acceleration

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Not failed me yet! :beer:

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On 12/22/2018 at 5:48 AM, Dutchy said:

No room in the inn,

so a "stable" will do :tongue:

 

 

 

My Lady of Blessed Acceleration

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Not failed me yet! :beer:

You obviously "Keep the things you love close". I love that lady also.

 

Long live the MLoBA. And also the Lady of Protection From LEOs with no sense of humor. 

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Tried parking my Honda Hawk GT650 in my studio apartment living room back in the 90's and was sorry I did so when I woke up the next few nights with a pounding headache....because of the gasoline fumes that came out of the gas tank vent (I bought the bike in WI, so no evap can) and filled the apartment. Cool having the bike where I could see it and fiddle with it so easy, but just not the healthiest/safest thing to do....

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Health, world peace and a good haul over the festive season and in 2019!!!

 

 

 

 

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Mix old skool with new skool :tongue:

 

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On 1/2/2019 at 11:01 AM, Dutchy said:

Mix old skool with new skool :tongue:

 

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Love the phone. And the VW Beatle. I've owned a dozen of them in my youth. Rear wheel drive and no radiator was great here in the winters. 

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Yeah, the phone is a 1986 "special edition" of the phones we had back in those days. I could tinker with it so it will work with modern digital telephone exchanges....

But these days everybody calls me on my mobile....

 

 

 

And it being January, it was time to do a stock take on my other hobby...

 

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and I still have a wee bit left from my 2016 Ace Of Spades Baltic Tour!

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Fresh oil and filter for the VF

Valve clearances check, 2 were a tad out this time. Previous  6k checks nothing so too not bad after 19,000km.

 

And probably for the 1st time ever, sync'd the carbs. Just because we could. But man, the FR is a BIATCH to get to the screw. Or so TheDutchy exclaimed a few times :tongue:

 

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I'd forgotten to bring my wee tool to hold the adjuster (while tightening the nut). No biggie as Ray would have his.

Elsewhere yes....

 

So a new one was made :beer:

 

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Say that again… I was praying backwards a few times, but finaly I got them. And if the tools are not at hand when needed, you have to improvise and make them yourself.. Just for those synch screws--> I want that factory tool.. No, not the one that they sell as a service tool, I want the one they had on the assembly line.. #2 is a pain in the butt.. You have to open the throttle just a wee bit to be able to turn the synch screw.

 

Good day of wrenching and surprised to see the VF500 being aged 30+ just needs little tweaks to keep her up to snuff.. How was she on the way home? Did she remark some positive notice on the ride home?

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