Just gonna share this here as I wonder if people can be cursed when it comes to 2 wheels. As some of you may know, my lovely little 'blade has been a bit ill recently. She was off the road whilst a stressed mechanic with zero time, a frankly pretty shit workshop and finally a pretty awesome workshop took a total of 10 weeks to get my bike back to me. I picked up the bike Saturday. It is beyond fixed, damn thing is so much better that at any time i have owned it... But on the day I picked her up, slight issue with a screw. Nowt major, but needed to drop into a place and get it plugged. After that, several hours with no issue. Just 3 days later I went over something on a corner and made it a small hole on the side wall. No idea what it was. I had no inflatable foam stuff, and no puncture kit with me, but thankfully the new puncture was slow enough that I didn't notice until I got to my mates house, had a few tea's and was going to leave a couple of hours later. Rear Tyre was flat as a witches tit. Now, my mate has 4 bikes, so I asked if I could rob a puncture kit/foam and a pump. He has nothing! Unbelievable, and worthy of being called a git, but before I could berate him, he offered to lend me his Honda Varadero. What a top bloke! I could take his bike home, organise a fix and get mine at a later date. I got on his bike and pulled off. Got about 30 feet, riding like Miss Daisy, and it cut out and refused to restart! LOL. Damn thing just would not go, he tried for ages to fire it up, but we just pushed it back onto his driveway. He then offered for me to take his gorgeous pride and joy Triumph Cafe racer. I refused! Would have probably burst into flames the way things are going! Thankfully a 24 hour service station had the foam, so crawled her home on that. Bloody thing is only a few months old with loads of life, but being the side wall, and already plugged, thats another load of cash on her. Might start taking the bus.