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Glamazon, you're a fantastic "visual" writer. Keep it up! As you can see from my Username, we're from the same time period and being a "yank", the word "Liverpool" catches my attention and sends me back to my teenage years.
To quote my mom from years ago, "I'm an 18 year old trapped in a 70 year old body." I refuse to grow up. Like you, my body has placed liquid pleasures out of bounds - "Blues, burger and a 7-Up" is a party for me.
I'm fortunate enough that I live in a rural area and I can take a 10-minute ride into the mountains to catch a sunrise or sunset which is fantastic while sitting on a motorcycle.
Also, as I see the newer models coming out, I appreciate my old, unimproved Sporty more and more.
Thanks again and don't change!
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Decided to replace the front brake line as i always had a bit of a spongy feel to the lever.
Put on a new Galfer line but thought the banjo bolts were a bit sloppy in the banjo's.
Anyway, fitted them up and spent ages bleeding the bloody thing, still a bit spongy so left the lever tied up under pressure to try and achieve a solid lever. Came back after a coffee and smoke and found leaks at both ends.
Took the line off and put the original one back on but dropped a washer that i could not find anywhere.
Took the tank off to help find the offending little sod. Still could not find it.
After an hour searching for it, gave up and decided to put the tank back on.
The block of wood that i use to prop the tank off the tap assembly dropped off the bench as i lifted the tank and it landed on my big toe. Normally not an issue in my work boots, but because it's so hot, i had my sandals on. Unbelievable.Toes going a lovely shade of black as i type.
I've done the Euro-millions lottery for tonight, what do you think my chances of winning are?
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I had one fail but failed to fail correctly, thank God. The kickstand light came on while I was riding which should have killed the engine. It didn't but I was afraid to ride it until I replaced the switch. If you put down the kickstand with the motor running and in gear, the motor died; if it was in neutral, it kept running. Since I always parked it in gear, I didn't need the kill switch to stop the engine. I liked it until it failed -- after that, not so much. I got rid of the bike and only ride my Sportster now.
I had this on my sports bike, it is designed not to cut the engine if the bike is in motion when it detects a stand down, on mine the spring broke, kept running until I stopped to check out the noise but would not then restart and pull off without cutting the engine untill I found some string at the road side and tied up the stand, not easy on your own and then when I got home had to cut the string with my pocket knife, risking a five year prison sentence here in the UK.
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One of my favourite rides after running some errands. Through Thornton , Singleton & Greenhalgh to Preston. Then on A565 through Banks, Tarleton, Southport & my favourite the Ainsdale sand dunes. Kestrels & buzzards hunting in the early evening sun. Through Ince Blundell, Formby & Crosby to Liverpool. I always get a buzz when I see the cranes & the elevated dual carriageway & through the rundown docklands to open night at Liverpool clubhouse. Chilling out to rock & blues & a burger & 7 up.(Never drink & ride & am a virtual teetotaller as my alcohol tolerance decreased with age).
Back home in the twilight, it's got colder now, glad i took a long sleeved top, warm gloves & the tube shaped mask, bandana, hair band thingy.Mast House, Lions Gate & West lodge all look spectacularly spooky in the dark as does the sand hills with bats & owls now silent fun fair at Southport. Wish I'd took pictures. Bit of muscle pain in my shoulder, arms & wrists but a great ride.
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Glamazon, you're a fantastic "visual" writer. Keep it up! As you can see from my Username, we're from the same time period and being a "yank", the word "Liverpool" catches my attention and sends me back to my teenage years.
To quote my mom from years ago, "I'm an 18 year old trapped in a 70 year old body." I refuse to grow up. Like you, my body has placed liquid pleasures out of bounds - "Blues, burger and a 7-Up" is a party for me.
I'm fortunate enough that I live in a rural area and I can take a 10-minute ride into the mountains to catch a sunrise or sunset which is fantastic while sitting on a motorcycle.
Also, as I see the newer models coming out, I appreciate my old, unimproved Sporty more and more.
Thanks again and don't change!

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