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PostSubject: what's the craic!   Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:55 am

mornin' all.

just figured i'd drop a wee introductory line.

just hopped over on here on the back of a pointer from one of the lads on TLPlanet.

i'm also active on Biker.ie, boards honda VFR page, 400greybike and the currently not running GS500e forums. Razz

i've three bikes currently; '02 GS500E (Angie), '87 VFR400R NC24 (Lucy), and a '98 TL1000S (as yet un-named cus she ain't quite right)

heard there's a bit of craic about this place so i'd say i'll be around a good bit.

cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: what's the craic!   Wed Jun 06, 2007 4:03 am

No name just 'cause the TL isn't right? Maybe your TL feels that, that isn't right?

What's the bother with the GS500 board - broke it, did they?
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PostSubject: Re: what's the craic!   Wed Jun 06, 2007 5:46 am

by not working right, i mean that i bought it in a pretty poor state.

-frost plugs were popped, so reseated them
-front calipers were in bad shape so reconditioned them
-wiring loom to the headlamps had to be repaired cus she was streetfightered at some stage and it got butchered
-speedo sensor was shot so replaced that
-subsequently found out the the speedo clock was funky so replaced the dash
-sidestand had been butchered so replaced it
-fitted a new sidestand safety switch as the old one had been removed and bypassed
-have also fitted a PCII, GI-pro ATRE, K&N and a full s/s M4 zorst along with Gilles Ti rearsets and a pyramid c/f hugger...


so what needs doing now is:
-new clutch needs fitting (genuine plates and barnett springs)
-new gear position sensor on order as the old one is shot (prob due to water in the sump from the popped frost plugs)
-rotary damper is also utterly shot so bitubo rear shock is en route
-front brakes are very spongy... can't seem to get them bled right
-should really look at the rear caliper too...


and what's also planned is:
-rewire the headlamps off a relay
-rewire the coils off a relay
-proper ground contacts for both as well as the ECU
-take the flapper out of the airbox and lose all the related garbage
-dyno for a day to get a custom PC map
-decent spray job


soo, she's nearly there.. but she ain't getting a name until i've gotten to know her a bit better. Laughing


as for the GS5 forums, yeah, they've been down for a good while now - i'd say lev just doesn't have the time to be honest.
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PostSubject: Re: what's the craic!   Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:58 pm

Well, it sounds like that bike has had better days. When do you think it will be alive again?
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PostSubject: Re: what's the craic!   Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:43 am

with any luck, inside the next two weeks! bounce cheers
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PostSubject: Re: what's the craic!   Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:33 pm

You going to give it a name then lol?
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PostSubject: Re: what's the craic!   Fri Jun 08, 2007 4:01 am

but of course!! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: what's the craic!   Sat Jun 09, 2007 1:56 am

What are the naming options? I can pull up a naming chart if you like Smile
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PostSubject: Re: what's the craic!   Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:51 am

usually go with a female celebrity with a similar personality to the bike...

lookswise the TL is pretty decent but not the best, it's loud but not offensive and it's about as reliable as they get - got to ride it a bit before i'll know any more than that though... Razz


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PostSubject: Re: what's the craic!   Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:15 pm

So what are the female celebrity options?

We can make it a game.
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PostSubject: Re: what's the craic!   Tue Jun 12, 2007 3:24 am

lol - and female celebrity with similar characteristics is an option.

don't have enough info to make a decision just yet though.
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PostSubject: Re: what's the craic!   Tue Jun 12, 2007 6:00 pm

How 'bout Rosie?
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PostSubject: Re: what's the craic!   Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:23 am

as in rose mcgowan?...

hmmm... not bad actually...
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PostSubject: Re: what's the craic!   Wed Jun 13, 2007 2:47 pm

I was thinking more along the lines of the big Rosie. She's loud, a little heavy, and everybody hears her coming. You can tell people it's 'Rosie' after Rose McGowan though.

Rosie
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PostSubject: Re: what's the craic!   Thu Jun 14, 2007 5:42 am

lol! that works too... hope she'll handle a bit less like big rosie and a bit more like ms mcgowan though... Razz

Haha..yeah, well, there is hope for that.
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