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Chak

Member since Dec 2012 • Last active Jan 2021

Get the hammer

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Ha! You pretty much described my agony for the rest of the day. Had to bounce around looking for one. Mission accomplished though.

    How's the mountain life? You gone full dirt monkey yet?

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Dunno whether I like or hate this. Also realising that someone has been in here before and put the shims wrong side down so numbering is totally faded.

    I need a garage and stand...

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    You need a project. May I suggest starting a thread? Love your 911 engine project, but you need something simple and cheerful for you to personally work on like this.

    @citron More obsessive photos please.

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    Can't see 'em dude

    Does this mean a GSXR race build?

  • in Complete bikes and frame & forks
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    Tempting. Serviced one of these the other day at work and on the test ride it fit like a glove...

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    That's very nice that.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Full on rain is always better then simply dewy ones. You'll always have more grip on modern tyres.

    I'd take it easy on diesel covered tarmac stuff. One day one will surprise you. I'll never ride in the wet like I used to. Tamper the speeds down 20%. Limb and bike will give you more years for it. Give it the beans in the wet when there aren't vehicles behind you.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    A week ago I was riding in low temps in pouring rain and I could feel them start to break out a little when leaning

    That's a good thing in my books. At least they're reliable in terms of feedback. For me personally, that's a metric in how I gauge tyres. If I can feel it letting go a little, that gives me time to correct or let go. That time is valuable when combined with braking and I'll rely on the tyre for that information.

    What's fucking fucking is when there's nothing from the tyre coming back through the bike.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Heat is fantastic, gets even better with repeated viewing as you know the story and can focus in on the incidental detail, the amazing dialogue etc.

    In my top ten for sure. Despite the long running time, it doesn't leave you much respite or room to breathe. There's always something going on, and even if there isn't, there's a tension between characters that's palpable. It reminds me a bit of Ronin, which is another favourite.

    Also, Ronin

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