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Old 09-30-2011, 07:26 AM   #1366
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Hi from the far side of the world .....Nice pics ....it looks so hot and dry compared to what we are used to up here.
We're lucky in Australia as we can ride all year round, even if I whinge about the cold when it's below 15c !!!!
Don't know how you ride in the cold over there, perhaps it's what your used to.

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Old 09-30-2011, 01:19 PM   #1367
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that road is called the washboard and watch out as there is an unmarked black sportsbike that patrols the road it goes from the gatehouse to the car park before the descent to the road up the lomondsoide
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Old 10-01-2011, 12:58 AM   #1368
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Jeez! What a year for crashes! .... sorry to read this! ....... Glad to hear you are in one piece though..... hope the insurance pays out quick ..and you get a decent pay out for your injuries too. .... maybe see you north of the border before winter arrives - on a new bike? ....... or that 'courtesy gixxer' .... Good luck!
Thanks for the kind words mate, still hoping to get up north one last time this year in a couple of weeks, managed to get a courtesy bike off insurance but no gixxer tho!, they gave me a 1250 bandit, its ok but still hope to have my fazer back in time for trip. i know i've said it before a few times but this thread keeps getting better and better, keep up the great work mate. I love it!!.

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Old 10-01-2011, 01:12 AM   #1369
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I'm really sorry to hear that, mate.
I hope the insurance jumps in quickly and you'll get the lady running soon!
For me there will be no insurance money and there is basically nothing left of the Fazer. No chance to repair it. Motor is damaged, frame heavily bend.
I've been working on stripping down everything, although it's still a little difficult with my bruised leg. I will put aside the good parts and throw away the damaged stuff.
Then I have to think about either buying another Fazer, seeing as it is a really great bike that does everything I want a bike to do. Plus I already know it inside out, have a lot of spare parts now and it is pretty affordable on the aftermarket.
Or to sell the parts I have and buy another bike.

Anyway - I will not be able to buy anything until next summer or so.
So I will be bikeless for quite a while. Tough.
Cheers mate, so far so good with bike insurance, BLD have been very good.

Really sorry to read bad news about your fazer mate, also hope the leg is getting better, keep your chin up bud and hope your back on the road next year.

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Old 10-01-2011, 01:45 PM   #1370
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Whats wrong with you guys, can't catch Sarah?! She's always out in front, it must be the white boots.
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:22 AM   #1371
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Cheers mate, so far so good with bike insurance, BLD have been very good.

Really sorry to read bad news about your fazer mate, also hope the leg is getting better, keep your chin up bud and hope your back on the road next year.

Keith.
Good for you!

I'll try to keep it up. And I certainly hope to be on the road again as soon as possible.
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:27 AM   #1372
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We were out up at Glen Coe today .....





It is just incredible, how this looks like home!
These shots could have been taken almost anywhere around the corner here in Valais.
The pictures are just awesome, gotta love it!
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:07 AM   #1373
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We're lucky in Australia as we can ride all year round, even if I whinge about the cold when it's below 15c !!!!
Don't know how you ride in the cold over there, perhaps it's what your used to.

Cheers Terry

You are indeed lucky .... 15c would be a warm day for us. As for riding in the cold - you do tend to get used to it although we don't tend to ride during winter .... once it goes below 5c I tend to leave the bike in the garage. ..But that's just me - a 'fair weather rider' and 'wuss'.
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:09 AM   #1374
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that road is called the washboard and watch out as there is an unmarked black sportsbike that patrols the road it goes from the gatehouse to the car park before the descent to the road up the lomondsoide

Thanks for the info .... do you know what make of sportsbike?

I guess the road earned the name 'washboard' due to it's constant 'ups and downs'.
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Thanks for the kind words mate, still hoping to get up north one last time this year in a couple of weeks, managed to get a courtesy bike off insurance but no gixxer tho!, they gave me a 1250 bandit, its ok but still hope to have my fazer back in time for trip. i know i've said it before a few times but this thread keeps getting better and better, keep up the great work mate. I love it!!.

Keith.


Thanks again for the 'thumbs up' on the thread.
A Bandit 1250 sounds like a decent 'courtesy bike' - result! Hope you do make it north before winter closes in - what a terrible weekend we just had - non stop rain whilst the rest of the UK basked in record temps and glorious sunshine (according to the news reports) grrrrrrr.
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:15 AM   #1376
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Whats wrong with you guys, can't catch Sarah?! She's always out in front, it must be the white boots.

Ha ha ..... no we are just gentlemen - 'ladies first' ...although white boots are worth an extra 20 mph.
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:18 AM   #1377
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It is just incredible, how this looks like home!
These shots could have been taken almost anywhere around the corner here in Valais.
The pictures are just awesome, gotta love it!
Slaínte!

Well, you are going to feel 'right at home' when you come over here then ...... (just wetter! ) ... Thanks for the comment - glad you are still enjoying the pics and hope you are healing well.

Cheers

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Old 10-03-2011, 07:26 AM   #1378
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What a wet weekend ! ..... rain, rain and more rain!! - needless to say we didn't get out for a proper rideout. On saturday Sarah and I poped up to the Pots at Gartness just north of Glasgow - we regularly go at this time of year to watch the salmon leaping ..... there has been so much rain it was just a roaring torrent ..... only saw one salmon - I think the sheer force of the water was just too much for them at the moment ....








sorry about the quality of pics but they were taken with the phone.

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Old 10-03-2011, 07:34 AM   #1379
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The rain did finally stop by Sunday evening and I managed a wee ride up to Clydebank ...got some pics of the old Titan Crane used for shipbuilding when Glasgow used to be the world's main shipbuilder. The crane is 150 ft high and was built in 1907.

Part of Glasgow's heritage (no, - not the Suzuki! ) ....







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the unmarked bike I think is a Kwak.

Have you been up the Titan crane? i have, pretty good. I went to the College to do my HND Auto Engineering so i got a student discount as well. I got my mate crying up there, I told him to lie on the floor and open his eyes, it seems like your falling and he freaked out
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