What did you do today?

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  1. tuktuk

    tuktuk Elite Member

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    Cheers Mattie. It feels strange! It never handled too well to start with so I've not lost much :D

    Looking at wheel spacers now o_O
     
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  2. Nigel H

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    I'm in a 'throwing away' kinda mood.
    Everything in the workshop is desperately trying to look useful and tidy.
    They are still getting culled...

    Place is actually beginning to look good after being a bit of a tip for ages.
    I've even washed some of the worktops.
     
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  3. raphael

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    think that looks very nice mate, if you do just the springs it’s normally a bit harder and can be a bit crashy if you know what I mean?
     
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  4. tuktuk

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    It's a strange feeling mate. The mechanic who did it warned me to be fair! Its harsher over bumps but more bouncy/wallowy in corners o_O The other way around would have been ideal!

    My main worry is I don't want it to settle any more which from reading online it could come down another few mm :eek: Hopefully it stays where it is!

    Serves me right for being cheap and not getting coilovers :D
     
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  5. PauloHRC

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    Looks sweet ;)

    Never had a car lowered..... I did however DIY lower my 2nd ever car aged 18. A VW golf C done up to look like a GTI. I put two 25 litre containers full of water in the boot and it worked at treat. The front end was always a bit lower so it balanced things out nicely..... Ha the things you do when you're a boy racer :cool:
     
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  6. raphael

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    As you’ve read mate, it will settle a bit but to be honest I think that will depend on your shocks and how old they are as to how much?

    I replaced the shocks and springs and all the bushes at the same time and I couldn’t tell if it came down any more than when first fitted.

    on the bright side mate, at least it’s only springs to put it back, so not to expensive
     
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  7. tuktuk

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    Haha. A mate of mine used to drive around with about 100kg of builders sand in his boot!
     
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  8. tuktuk

    tuktuk Elite Member

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    I ummed and arred over which springs to get. It was a minefield when trying to work out which springs gave what drop. The other option I had which was called 25mm I had read loads that given the drop I had from factory these wouldn't have made any difference. In hindsight I would have opted for those as I'm guessing the Info I was reading was wrong.

    Live and learn, or not :p
     
  9. Barstewardsquad

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    Demolished the shanty building and managed to get one replacement door up, albeit I have to remove it again tomorrow to trim a bit off the bottom. Complete ball ache as nothing was true and the top frame was on a tilt with one end 6mm lower than the other.
     
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  10. Selmer50mark

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    Sounds like you'd be better off with a outdoor curtain :D:D
     
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  11. Barstewardsquad

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    Thanks Mark, that's what I like about you..... f**k all :p
     
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  12. Mattie660

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    Went to a local bike show. For a small local bike show it was not bad. Some decent custom bikes, some excellent condition bikes from the 1980s - Z1000; Z1300, CBX1000; GS750. Two Desmosedicis (yes two !), Good little local show.

    A few pics.

    A bunch of old Triumphs - T120 and Bonnevilles ?

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    Kawasaki Z1000
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    Old Ducati logo - and I think it was a 1098 parked in front of it. The stage lighting for the Ducatis was a bit weird so converted to black/white
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    1299 Superleggera
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    Honda CB1100R - there was a pair of them, local reg - this one signed by 'Rocket' Ron Haslam himself

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  13. Mattie660

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    Tally-ho red leader :D Battle of Britain air display including the Red Arrows

    The other display teams are very good but quite slow moving. When the Red Arrows come on there are planes everywhere - the pace and the standard really hots up.

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    I think this is a Yak...
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  14. bazzashadow

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    Had a horrible squeal every time I applied the handbrake so I went shooting this morning and then decided instead of going out on the bike I would strip the rear brakes apart :(
    So glad I did and now no noise at all:D:D:D:D:D:D D29DACEA-0E4F-46D7-9F6B-7380A29FD940.jpeg
     
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  15. Mattie660

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    Bit of a party for a mate with cancer - will not be with us for who knows how much longer....

    His makeshift garage band and GSXR1100 - raced the pants off that thing since it was new. It was resprayed fresh from out of the crate.

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    I can smell Satan on you - you mother****er !!:D

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