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Offline dreamer

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Re: Oil check question
« Reply #170 on: 12 September, 2018, 09:10:19 AM »
*Originally Posted by Paullie [+]
You could the Triumph shortie levers a try, if they're still available for the latest TS. They bring the hand closer in to the switchgear, and still not too strong a pull. Pretty expensive, but worth it IMHO.

That might be what I have fitted - I'll have to check.  We've further modified to file down the cam for the span adjuster, which gives a little bit closer reach still.

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Re: Oil check question
« Reply #171 on: 12 September, 2018, 09:44:42 AM »
*Originally Posted by dreamer [+]
That might be what I have fitted - I'll have to check.  We've further modified to file down the cam for the span adjuster, which gives a little bit closer reach still.

Not sure this is a span adjustment issue per se. Ive been looking at this and what Ive found is that if I use all 4 fingers for the clutch its still a stretch for my thumb to reach the indicator, but if I use 3 fingers I can get a lot closer, see below:






One other thing, Im guessing you have the same CNC levers as me, and comparing them it is possible that the OE levers may be better for this issue if you cant get on with the 3 finger shuffle.
« Last Edit: 12 September, 2018, 10:04:21 AM by Timbox »
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Re: Oil check question
« Reply #172 on: 12 September, 2018, 10:20:44 AM »
Never ever found it an issue. I guess I must always put the indicator on before or after I engage the clutch.

Surely, if your clutch is depressed, why don't you just use your, now spare, right hand    :008:
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Re: Oil check question
« Reply #173 on: 12 September, 2018, 11:12:02 AM »
*Originally Posted by Yellow Dog [+]
Never ever found it an issue. I guess I must always put the indicator on before or after I engage the clutch.

Surely, if your clutch is depressed, why don't you just use your, now spare, right hand    :008:
I don't think you get the same traffic density problems in NZ. The occasional sheep flock is not the same as filtering on the M25 ....  :015:

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Re: Oil check question
« Reply #174 on: 12 September, 2018, 01:20:14 PM »
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I don't think you get the same traffic density problems in NZ. The occasional sheep flock is not the same as filtering on the M25 ....  :015:
Stop trying to make him feel he's coming back to a walk in the park. You know as will as I do that filtering on the M25 is the easiest part of the journey  :745:
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Re: Oil check question
« Reply #175 on: 12 September, 2018, 01:43:43 PM »
I guess this is one time when the old BMW system of an indicator button on each handlebar might seem sensible.   One for left, one for right, and one somewhere to cancel them.   They were immediately beside the grips IIRC, so would be easier for the thumb length challenged to manage.

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Re: Oil check question
« Reply #176 on: 12 September, 2018, 06:03:57 PM »
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Stop trying to make him feel he's coming back to a walk in the park. You know as will as I do that filtering on the M25 is the easiest part of the journey  :745:
Well don't want to spoil the dream. if he comes back and realises how manic the driving is these days he might change his mind ....  :114:

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Re: Oil check question
« Reply #177 on: 12 September, 2018, 06:07:39 PM »
*Originally Posted by Mike_B [+]
I guess this is one time when the old BMW system of an indicator button on each handlebar might seem sensible.   One for left, one for right, and one somewhere to cancel them.   They were immediately beside the grips IIRC, so would be easier for the thumb length challenged to manage.
I always liked that system - it was by far the easiest and the most intuitive to use. Nice big flipper buttons too - really helpful in heavy traffic.

But it was probably more expensive to make, and needed more wiring, which is I guess why they stopped fitting it.

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Re: Oil check question
« Reply #178 on: 12 September, 2018, 06:52:11 PM »
Jjs Bmw has that I think. Much more helpful!

Mike I must have particularly weedy hands because it takes all fingers to pull the clutch in!  Need to work on hand strength (no jokes please!!!!!)

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Re: Oil check question
« Reply #179 on: 12 September, 2018, 06:57:34 PM »
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Stop trying to make him feel he's coming back to a walk in the park. You know as will as I do that filtering on the M25 is the easiest part of the journey  :745:

Sure. it's a doddle, ridden the M25 loadsa times on route to the ferry at Dover.


Ya just hang about for a courier to come past ya, then pull out & stick to his back wheel like poo on a blanket.......Ha, Easy Peasy. Them boys are pure nutters.

I aint got the bottle for it any more, I get the Hull to Zeebrugge ferry nowadays, far less stressful. Canna understand how southerners live longer than us chilled out folk oop norf.
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