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Big thank you

Big thank you for a fantastic weekend loved every minute good company good good lanes and you was right about that exhaust split in half 50 miles from home , will post some pics when i have time
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Bugger! Hope you got it fixed ok.

Blog is now up and running.

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Brilliant!

What a brilliant weekend!

All thanks to Rossi and Mrs Rossi for making it all happen.

A fantastic Saturday full of lanes (some a bit challenging, some a lot challenging!) and the weather was kind as well.
I thoroughly enjoyed it, and the pub evenings and presentations as well.

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Again the local green lanes proved challenging and exhausting for those with no leccy start
And for this rider with a leccy start. The temp repair survived but was tricky to use a couple of times. (Broken circuit between button and solenoid).


I took just a couple of photos, here they are:









Good luck to Belle, Gordon and Nadine for their Sahara adventure, here just arriving in Minions after their ride around Cornwall:



Anyone have other pics to post up?
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Hi some more pics from the meet
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Love the 2nd photo, but who is it?
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Love the 2nd photo, but who is it?

The Beast of Bodmin Moor.....

or

The Lady of the Lake....

Unless anyone knows different.
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Hi it,s the beast of bodmin (mez)
Then is this the lady of the lake,just joking Ken have you fixed that starter yet
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Hi it,s the beast of bodmin (mez)
Then is this the lady of the lake,just joking Ken have you fixed that starter yet
Ahhh, I wondered. If it is Mez's bike then I was riding it. I took over starting duties and rode it across the ford before claiming my bike back. No way was I going to ride that thing for long.
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Hi it,s the beast of bodmin (mez)
Then is this the lady of the lake,just joking Ken have you fixed that starter yet
That's no lady - that's me...
Thanks for the pictures.
If it's OK with you, will probably put them in my blog sometime.

Tackled the starter this morning. Corroded wire feeding the solenoid, it had been rubbing against a plastic cable guide, probably since new, and worn right through the insulation. Only green powder where wire should be.




As I looked around for a way of accessing this, nothing more than the power of my gaze made a connector drop right out of its receptacle on the main battery feed to the fuse. So the whole bike's electrics became dead.
I think I was lucky to get home from Bodmin.
There was a lot of green powder all round here.




All fixed better than new (I hope).




Will put it all back tomorrow morning as they say the sun will shine. And my right thumb has forgotten what it's there for.

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A little exhausted

Hi ken glad you have it sorted ,your welcome to use the picture i have some more of you i will email them to you. jack had some problems with his exhaust on the way home,and was burning more oil than petrol .turned out to be a broken top ring on the piston all sorted now

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Ahhh, I wondered. If it is Mez's bike then I was riding it. I took over starting duties and rode it across the ford before claiming my bike back. No way was I going to ride that thing for long.
All sorted now, picking up my 2006 DRZ400E next week...!!!!
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A much more sensible option. I did a few H&H enduros when I had mine. Not the lightest bike but they are solid, reliable and pretty forgiving.

Check to see if the spacer behind the front sprocket has been swapped for a stainless one. The std spacer is mild steel and can rust causing the oil seal to rip and dump the engine oil. The early ones had a ridiculously loud exhaust but I think they sorted that on the later bikes. The headlamp also came hard-wired to hi beam despite having a twin filament bulb; easy enough to fit a switch. Most of these things will have been sorted on a used bike. If you have any questions, ask away. I had mine for a few and racked up enough miles on it.

Found a picture of it in road trim. That exhaust got flattened when I got punted off by a car - I used some of the metal I saved from it to make the brackets for the screen on my Xch. No other damage to the bike though.

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Rossi, road tyres on a DRZ...???? Criminal...!!! Will check the sprocket gizmoid mod. I've entered the Cornish Coast2coast trial next sunday, getting MT43's fitted next sat, pick the thing up next thurs... nothing like last minute planning eh ?? Will be tapping into your font of wisdom then with ref to DRZ banter, thanks for offer.
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No problem.

I found the bars were a bit low and too far back. Standard bar risers were no use as they move the bars slightly further back. A set of offset risers which position the bars further forward worked wonders.

The 3-spokes were a blast on a twisty road but the main purpose was to save wear on the knobblies.
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To all the participants, thanks again, and I've put a few words and photos into an entry here:
Horizons Unlimited Motorcycle Travellers' Stories - Ken Thomas

Photos are mainly Steve's and Jack's, and 3 of mine.

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