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Ham-fisted Idiot

That’ll be me, then.

First time on a motorbike for four weeks, and I’d forgotten that the roads have got colder, the tyres were cold, and the Falco’s just a little bit more powerful than the Elefant…

At least I got out of our street. Just.

Picked it up, restarted, rode back to the house, and taped up the indicator so it wasn’t flapping around. One of our neighbours was leaving for work just as I got back to the house; I still managed to beat her into Newcastle. 🙂

As well as the pictures, I snapped the end off the rear brake lever too, but I hardly ever use it so I’m not too worried…

Doesn't appear to be leaking, but that could be expensive.

Doesn’t appear to be leaking, but that could be expensive.

A bit of polish, that'll be fine.

A bit of polish, that’ll be fine.

Most of that will T-Cut out... maybe. The bottom bit will barely be noticeable once it gets some dirt on it.

Most of that will T-Cut out… maybe. The bottom bit will barely be noticeable once it gets some dirt on it.

Sacrificial end of the brake lever did its job.

Sacrificial end of the brake lever did its job.

Repaired with gaffa tape, for now.

Repaired with gaffa tape, for now.

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Posted by on Wednesday 11 September 2013 in Motorbikes

 

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He’s doing it again…

Time having faded my memories of getting out of the water and being colder than I could ever remember, I’m doing the North East Skinny Dip again this year. There’s a sponsorship page here, if you should feel so inclined, but I’d much rather people just came along and joined in. Maybe we’ll get in the record books this year…

(P.S. This year’s charities are the National Trust and Mind.)

 
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Posted by on Sunday 8 September 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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