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Graham and Peters Europe trip.

champion

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A bit of Fun for the afternoon....


As you may have all noticed two of our group are currently in Malta(?)
touring on bikes in the hot sunshine having a brilliant time of it!

I would love to say I'm Happy for them, but Jealousy is probably more accurate!:(

I ask you all am I the only one? - Surely not.

As while they are having the times of there lives. Im stuck at university in the midlands where its grey and not as warm, my view isn't across a sandy bay, its of a dieing tree in the garden. Having had my maths Exam today, others yesterday and next week....

So, I lay down the challenge; is anyone here more fed up and envious of them than me? If so why?

:D
Champ'on
 

vin998

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Yes, I am also jealous Malta is a lovely island. But tomorrow is always another day, and this time tomorrow (Friday) I will be in Menorca. Taking the kids (5 & 8 years old) for their first time abroad in an aeroplane. Actually Menorca is not to far away from Malta.

Keep up with the studying / exams. Been there, done that, and the rewards will come from the hard work.

Cheers,
Simon.
 

nkt267

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Peter and Graham have left Malta and are now in Cropani Marina heading towards Brindisi to catch a ferry to Greece.
Peter asked if I wanted to go on the trip but I cannot get that much time off in one go:(
Jealous? Me?:rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
 

champion

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Make me feel a bit better, tell me you do something more dull than exams for a living!?!

:D
 

Albervin

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Bright sunny day here. Blue skies, blue seas & open roads. Took the Rapide out for a bit of exercise, only 35 miles. I have noticed that every time I look at the speedo (when the ba^%$#) is working, it is showing 68 mph. This is its "sweet spot", when both of us are relaxed & enjoying the ride. Of course I need to exercise the main jet sometimes:rolleyes: but I always seem to end up at 68 mph. What is your "sweet spot"?:)
 

bmetcalf

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Bright sunny day here. Blue skies, blue seas & open roads. Took the Rapide out for a bit of exercise, only 35 miles. I have noticed that every time I look at the speedo (when the ba^%$#) is working, it is showing 68 mph. This is its "sweet spot", when both of us are relaxed & enjoying the ride. Of course I need to exercise the main jet sometimes:rolleyes: but I always seem to end up at 68 mph. What is your "sweet spot"?:)

Please, please, allow editing!!
 

nkt267

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For those of you who are not envious of Peter and Graham I will let you know that they have not had an internet connection for days.
Currently the two wayward blaggards are enjoying the twisty roads of Sparta.
The auld paltreens are having way too much fun,and in the sunshine.
Jealous? Too damn right I am.;);)
 

Shadowman

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Time to get Technical Chaps

I suspect there might be a problem brewing with my standard clutch. It is working fine however, I have adjusted the free play on the clutch cable four times now. I am adjusting it at the centre but have run out of adjustment there. I have also taken up the slack at the adjuster below the gear change
and to get through Athens centre I used the cable adjuster at the handle bar. It is as if the rod is getting shorter?
Please let me know any suggestions
Thanks and Regards
Peter in Marathon 42 kilometers North East of Athens Greece
 

timetraveller

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My guess is that the push rod is wearing a hole in the operating arm inside the kick start cover. A well known fault. If you can find a local welder somewhere who has access to a hard 'Stellite; type filler rod then it is not a big job to fill it and then grind it back to shape. Biggest pain in the posterior is having to take off the exhaust pipes. Good luck.
 

nkt267

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Don't forget that there is an adjuster under the clutch dome in the chaincase Peter if you have run out of all other adjustment.It does sound as though the hardening on either the push rod/rods or G91 lever in the gearbox cover has failed,as mentioned by Timetraveller. Do you have a split clutch push rod or a one piece type? If you have a split type one you could if all else fails add another 1/4 roller in the middle,or split a one piece one and add a 1/4 roller,this may need the push rod to be shortened and ideally rehardened. If you can find one(triumph clutch roller?) Source some 1/4" Silver Steel and make a new one? No members in your part of the world to help as far as I can see..John
 

Shadowman

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Not going to VOC gathering in Holland

The objective of this trip was to appear at the Dutch rally on our way home. Circumstances of too many days in Malta together with bad roads in Bulgaria and Greece being better than expected means that we are in Hungary on the Saturday. So we are changing our route and will not be going to Holland. (The Swiss alps are calling)
Should be home in Suffolk UK on Monday or Tuesday.
 

hrdaustria

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austria

hello graham and peter!
in case you are traveling through the country of salzburg, would be nbice to say hello. we live here in wagrain (last years austrian rally), you can reach me by mail: schartner.m@sbg.at or phone: 0043 664 403 66 16. we have john and peter appelton here for the next days too.
save ride
michi schartner
 

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