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2012 First Day

Discussion in 'Scottish bash (2010-2012 )' started by russ_fae_fyvie, Sep 1, 2012.

  1. russ_fae_fyvie

    russ_fae_fyvie Registered User Read Only

    Everyone arrived safely, even tho Saffie had to come in Ians car.

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    Punchy had to be recovered by the RAC after his Thunderace's plug lead or cap died so hope you get home okay Roy.

    Went to the Dyno this morning in glorious sunshine, not gonna give away who did best, or WORST, coz I'm sure you'll hear soon !

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    This affy we were at the Transport Museum.

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    Ian Bell turned up as well so there is a good group now, off down to get food in a mo but ride out tomorrow should be good and there is a comedian on tonight although I reckon he'll have his work cut out with all the comedians we have !
     
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  2. Punchy

    Punchy Registered User Read Only

    Well that was one hell of a ride 470 miles for a couple of pints and a steak. :bang:

    Thanks for running around for plugs and lunch Russ. @tu*

    Got to the bash OK but with the bike running on three, still pretty quick for a 750 triple. Russ managed to find me a pair of NGK DR8EA's but after replacing the No 3 plug it made no difference, I'm fairly sure the problem is either ht lead or plug cap and not the coil being as the coil which supplies 2 & 3 is running No 2 cylinder OK so I phoned the RAC. That was at 11.30, told the call centre to send out the wrecker truck as the chance of them having ignition spares for an Ace was somewhat slim. No we have to send an engineer to try to sort out the problem. He rolled up at about 2ish and after I told him the problem phoned the recovery through to control, so thats a couple of hours wasted, good job the land lady of the b&b left me access to the house to make a brew.

    Wrecker truck finally arrived to pick me up at 4.30, thats 5 hours wasted and he could only take me as far as Glasgow where the bike was transferred to a 911 bike rescue van which took me the final leg home to Anglesey arriving at 2.30am Sunday morning. Went out to the garage this morning and found an old set of coils so I'm hoping to make up unit that will work as there is going to be no chance of buying replacement before setting off for France on Tuesday.

    Nice seeing you guys even though it turned into a flying visit.
    See you all next year for McBash 2013.

    @tu*
    Roy
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  3. Tinytim

    Tinytim Registered User Read Only

    Nice pics Russ. Glad it's all going OK, except for you Roy. Bad luck matey.

    Good try though. :bow:
     
  4. Saffie

    Saffie Ex-Member Read Only

    Thanks Russ had a great time considering, packed up today as I contracted the flu and been feeling shit. Sitting at aberdeen train station waiting for the train now. Apologies for not sticking around for you guys to return, just wanted to get to my bed and sleep it off. See you all next year and hopefully ill be on a bike lol!

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  5. russ_fae_fyvie

    russ_fae_fyvie Registered User Read Only

    sorry it turned out like it did mate what with the bike and now the flu!
    thanks fir making the effort to get here
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  6. Punchy

    Punchy Registered User Read Only

    Update

    Swapped the No 3 plug cap from a spare ignition set I have and bingo
    the Ace is up and running again. Ran it up in the garage until the fans
    cut in and left it ticking over for 20 minutes.

    So its off to France on Tuesday morning @tu*

    Roy
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  7. Punchy

    Punchy Registered User Read Only

    Caption Time?

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    Wildlife or Still Life????

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    Roy
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  8. russ_fae_fyvie

    russ_fae_fyvie Registered User Read Only

    Cheers Roy, glad you got home ok, even if it was a bit late !!

    Also glad you got the bike sorted for your trip to France. have a good one mate !!

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  9. Punchy

    Punchy Registered User Read Only

    Thanks Russ but I wouldn't call the French trip a 'good one'. The bike was loaded into a long wheel base Merc sprinter van together with a 3 seater setee, armchair, bed, mattress, 2 vivs with critters, garden furniture, TV, pots/pans, bedding, clothes and other 'crap'. It was packed from floor to roof, side to side and front to back, in fact I dont know why I bothered rachet strapping the bike down it wasn't going to feckin move anywhere. The passenger side was also full and I shared the seat with two cats in a carry case!!!!

    I set off at 9.30am Tuesday (latest departure time was supposed to be 8am) and arrived at the new house at 1am Wednesday morning. Didn't sleep very well either worried about how the bike would be when we managed to dig through to it in the morning. I was up at sparrow fart Wed and surprised that the bike was in fact OK due to the fact that we had packed it out with cushions and soft stuff. Wednesday afternoon was spent in the swimming pool... well I had spent a considerable time cleaning 7 years of crap out of it on a previous visit and getting the filter to clean up the fine shite!!!

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    Thursday morning was an early start to Cherbourg. An 11.30am sailing looked good on the booking site, but minus one hour for French time, 45 minutes before sailing and a 3 hour 30min journey meant a very early start. Mist and fog around St Lo sent the temperature plummeting to 7deg and being as I was travelling light I didnt have my normal mini fleece with me. It isn't often I shiver but that trip was one where I did, although I did warm up a bit when some stupid French bint virtually stopped to look what was happening on the opposite side of the road (gendarme pulling cars), I locked the rear end and had it waving at the cars following, nearest I've ever come to rear ending the vehicle in front.

    The rest of my trip went well. That wasn't the case for a couple of the guys on the Condor ferry. I was lucky in that I was placed under the stairs facing forward as was the guy behind. The rest had those front wheel units that lock the wheel to support the bike and then rachet strap down over the seat. When it came time to leave the ferry the guy undid the rachet straps and the front wheel unit broke its weld and it took down his bike (BMW650) and the KTM next to it. There didn't appear to be much damage, good job it wasn't bikes with plastics!

    Roy
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