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Old 15th August 2019
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+1. I live less than two hours away from the D-Day Memorial. It is beyond words and no patriot can visit it and not have tears in his/her eyes! It is not government-funded. The builders did not want the government to interfere with the truth or the longevity of it. It is built in Bedford, VA, in honor of "The Bedford Boys". Google it.
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Use "Nev'r Dull" or "Flitz" metal polish. The finish lasts a very, very long time. Nev'r Dull is usually available at Truck Stops, it's a cotton wadding type polish. I think it's finish lasts the longest, just harder to find around here.
Actually, I still have a can of Nev'r Dull from a long time ago.
Mostly full and still works.
(I never was one for that sort of thing, if it's nice enough for polishing, it's nice enough for riding.)

Right now I have them shined with Kit wax.
I was thinking of doing the edge of the rims and pully too but that would just be another thing to keep up with. (Along with the engine that needs touched up ).
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"Patina" is my new favorite word. My Sporty had it when I got it and I plan to keep it that way. I call it, "character". If you're old enough to remember getting a new pair of leather shoes or boots and you couldn't wait to break them in, to get that "new" look off of them, then you understand where I'm comin' from.
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Took it for a new battery and an MoT
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Compulsory annual vehicle inspection for anything over three years old. Stands for Ministry of Transport, although the dept in question hasn’t been called that for years.

Oddly enough our Construction and Use Regs aren’t fully consistent with our Road Traffic Act; C&U don’t require a speedometer, although it must work if fitted; RTA does require one, so you can get an MoT on a bike which isn’t fully road legal
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Went on a Vintage Motorcycle Club Local section run, 40-odd miles round N Lincs back roads to the Bomber Command Memorial. Pork pie, mustard, bottle of pale ale and back again. About 120 miles all told, good shake-down run in hot dry weather.

Farmers all working like crazy to get the harvest in...
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Got the TOH memorial in Hubbard TX. 350 miles on the Roadster so far. I need to get the last 150 out of the way so I can get that first service in.
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Not today, but yesterday.

I decided to try something I've not done before - safety wiring (aircraft method)....
Granted, totally unnecessary, but what the heck, it's something different.
I used Ti bolts and stainless aircraft wire. Here's a pic.




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Not today.... But yesterday

I watched it go away after ~12 pretty damn good years...

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