You know, it never ceases to amaze me how the Adventure Riding community comes together at times of need.
So, there I am, pondering over the ERTF web-site pulling together a list of all the equipment and spares I need for the rally bike this season. ICO's, switches, Cap Repeater, wiring harnesses, antennas, buzzers, flashers, GPS bracket, sentinel brackets, more antennas etc. etc.........the list goes on! (Pulling hair out!)
Pulling together the left hand side of the spreadsheet was easy, it's just a list of stuff, no worries. Pulling together the right hand side was just as easy, just a list of prices, again no worries. Summing the lot together and realising there is a bill of over £2000, now that was not going to be so easy to pull together!
Pondering, talking to folk, pondering some more, thinking about making the order, pondering some more and then making some more calls. Then, out of the blue, 1 had talked to 2, 2 had talked to 3, 3 had talked to 4 and 4 was now talking to me! So I'm on the phone with inmate RickA and we're talking Nav Gear. Next comes the following sentence......
"I have a couple of rally bikes Lyndon, complete with nav gear and everything you need, come down and rip-off whatever you need fella, your need is much bigger than mine!"
I had to bang my head, did I hear him correct. Just to confirm Rick, "your inviting Pyndon down to your workshop to take what bits he needs from your rally bikes? Do you know what you've let yourself in for?"
Rick - "Sure see you tonight".
So meet Rick........(first picture I found using Google, seems about right
Now meet box of Nav Gear and spares for the Rally Bike.......YEEEEE HAAAWWWWW
Christmas time, nav gear and wires!
Set for the year, just need to figure out what's missing, what brackets have changed for 2012/2013 and what works and what doesn't.
Oh yeah, and figure out how the heck to get it all on the bike in a neat, tidy, labelled and easy to fault find way.......where do I start?
Huge thanks Rick - top fella
I'm sure I'll be down to rob a few more bits before the year is out
- you did offer
Now, big question, is there anyone in the health industry that can get me an ECG and Echo Cardiogram done for my FIM International Licence? I need it doing fast and on the cheap. Maybe there is a doctor out there that is willing to stay behind after hours in exchange for some swag or a few beers?
I preferably need it doing in the UK but could travel within reason. Now let's see how the powerful the network is! If you don't ask, you don't get right?