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Loving the Futura!
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KitchenSync
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:47 am    Post subject: Oh yes... Reply with quote

It's taken a while but I am starting to love my Fut - which replaced the Falco stolen two years ago. New Road 4s have transformed my confidence and the panniers have been a godsend. Certainly wish the exhaust had more impact but I don't have the resources to do anything about it. Stator finally gave up the ghost this weekend but I had a blown up RSV lump from the Falco sitting in the garage to scavenged the new looking stator from there and I'm finally seeing decent charge rates that will cure 18 months of dead batteries and misfires when riding with the lights on. Not looking forward to replacing the swinging arm and linkage bearings and the king bearing remain untouched to date. All feels ok at the moment but if they're done for it might see a switch to an RSV backend if no cheap fixes are available.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello KS,
you have been off radar for a while, probably because of a flat battery?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Early warning notice, the Futura is going to be up for grabs shortly!

It may seem like I've only just got it but I've taken the mileage up from 12k to 27k since then Have to say, the comfort is incredible. Not something you notice as much as something you don't (nothing aches, no matter how long you're on the bike)

Had a couple of services, including a major one, a few tyre changes and a replacement clutch slave cylinder. Extras added include some handguards, Rutan crash bungs and a matching Bagster tank cover.

Main issue is that I often have to go into central London and, as of March next year, it will fall foul of the ULEZ (Ultra Low Emission Zone £12.50 per day) so negates the purpose of having a second 'cheaper' bike to run.


Not quite sure when it will go but let me know if you have any interest and I'll stop putting so many miles on it!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holy shit ! That is some serious commuting.
Maybe you need a 'Back to the Future' car ?
A job closer to home ?
My work run is 5 miles each way and even then I do it in the car when the weather is pants, told you I am a complete pussy !
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guess that means you're not in the market for a winter hack?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2018 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You guessed right !
All year round riding ? Been there done that, got the scars, had the trauma, picking my bike up off the ice, all my shopping across the road.....
Now to me riding is all about fun, I'm lucky in that my work run is only 5 miles each way so it is no big deal to be stuck in traffic in the car.
I really feel for those that need to be on the bike year round to make the work run feasible, meanwhile, turns the heater up to max..... !
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fatboy wrote:
You guessed right !
All year round riding ? Been there done that, got the scars, had the trauma, picking my bike up off the ice, all my shopping across the road.....
Now to me riding is all about fun, I'm lucky in that my work run is only 5 miles each way so it is no big deal to be stuck in traffic in the car.
I really feel for those that need to be on the bike year round to make the work run feasible, meanwhile, turns the heater up to max..... !

I don't need to be on the bike year-round but it's still the vehicle of choice.
OK so I don't choose it when there is ice on the ground or when it's pissing down and it's going to take too long to get fully weather-proofed or when things are being delivered to work that require the car to bring home but generally the bike wins.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must admit that these days I'm in full-on wimp mode. When the temps drop below about 10-12 deg C, I'm not really interested. At present the VFR is in France, the Falco has had it's front end and bodywork removed and will be getting its valve clearances checked, and forks and brakes overhauled.

And the KTM is up in the air on the Skylift awaiting removal of the shock for 'fettling'...
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And the KTM is up in the air on the Skylift awaiting removal of the shock for 'fettling'...[/quote]
Not too surprised to hear that Graham !
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fatboy wrote:
mangocrazy wrote:
And the KTM is up in the air on the Skylift awaiting removal of the shock for 'fettling'...

Not too surprised to hear that Graham !

You know me too well, Paul...

I should add that the 350LC (which hasn't run for well over 25 years) is also receiving attention. But that particular saga will run and run...
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