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Offline Paul Dawkins

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Project X The Club bike update
« on: February 20, 2014, 06:15:56 PM »
Project X has now covered 4000 miles and it needed a few jobs sorting.



These tyres were new when we bought the bike as boxes of bits, they were the cheapest of cheap rubbish tyres but as they were new we had no choice but to use them.

I was never happy with them on the club bike from the start and now after 4000 miles they are worn so a new set was needed.





I mentioned this on the forum late last year and Keith RDC volunteered to purchase a set for the club bike totally from his own money.
We agreed that Dunlop TT100 were a good tyre and got a price of £150 a set including new tubes and fitting from Vintage tyres in Beaulieu.

So I had the job of removing the wheels, first job was to remove the pipes. I found and old centre stand and fitted that just to support the bike while the wheels were off.

These pipes really need a coat of PJ1 but with the weather like it is I just don't have the time, this heat proof paint needs to be applied on a very hot day.





Anyway, wheels removed and I took them to vintage tyres and asked them to fit the tyres when they had time. With the wheels and pipes removed it was a good opportunity to give the bike a good clean and grease up.





While oiling the cables I noticed the clutch cable had a broken strand so I ordered a new one from Norbo.



Next day and I get a call from Vintage tyres to say the wheels are ready and keith had paid for them on his card.



So I gave the wheels a good clean and fitted them.





I have given the bike a good polish and fitted another indicator flasher can courtesy of moist (The old one had stopped working)
Also Moist supplied a very good footrest rubber as the old one had split.

I just need to fit the pipes this weekend and its ready for the MOT.

I will update here when its finished.

Big thanks to Keith RDC for donating £150 to the club bike and in return I have given him first ride of the season, the Good Friday New Forest run just so he can scrub the new tyres in for us.
Also thanks to Moist for donating the other parts free.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2014, 06:42:39 PM by Paul Dawkins »
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Re: Project X The Club bike update
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 06:37:48 PM »
Fcuk me  :o when I read £15 a set in the 3rd photo I went 'net searching for Vintage tyres - then read they were £150! Still not a bad price for a pair of TT100s. Good man Keith for your donation  :)

PS - I hope you got your free biscuits  ;)
« Last Edit: February 20, 2014, 06:41:23 PM by dandywarhol »
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Re: Project X The Club bike update
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2014, 06:42:56 PM »
Fcuk me  :o when I read £15 a set in the 3rd photo I went 'net searching for Vintage tyres - then read they were £150! Still not a bad price for a pair of TT100s. Good man Keith for your donation  :)

PS - I hope you got your free biscuits  ;)

Edited  ;D

What free biscuits?
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Re: Project X The Club bike update
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2014, 06:47:17 PM »
When you spend over 100 quid you get a tin o biscuits - says in their webpage  ;)

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Re: Project X The Club bike update
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2014, 06:50:58 PM »
Well Keith spent £300 as he had a set on his bike as well but no freebie biscuits.
Even if they had given them to me I would not of told keithy anyway, he is so fat already..
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« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2014, 07:02:39 PM »
looking good there Paul
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Re: Project X The Club bike update
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2014, 07:52:43 PM »
Excellent work Paul.

Most generous donation by Keith of the tyres and Moisty for the parts.

If any biscuits are forthcoming then I'd be prepared to sample them for you as you know I'm a connoisseur of all things biscuity. ;) ;) :) :)

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Re: Project X The Club bike update
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2014, 07:59:28 PM »
Just been through the biscuits mate but sorry no fig rolls in there, I did ask Vintage tyres if they could do fig rolls but they said they were for old people, older than vintage anyway.
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Re: Project X The Club bike update
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2014, 08:12:33 PM »
Just been through the biscuits mate but sorry no fig rolls in there, I did ask Vintage tyres if they could do fig rolls but they said they were for old people, older than vintage anyway.

Bitch :) :)

I should have known that was forthcoming :o :)

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Re: Project X The Club bike update
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2014, 05:56:58 AM »
hat is a very generous gesture, thanks to Keith and Moist
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Re: Project X The Club bike update
« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2014, 07:31:17 AM »
When you spend over 100 quid you get a tin o biscuits - says in their webpage  ;)






you just know Dandy is a Jock  ;D


nice one Keith , a very generous gesture  8)
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Re: Project X The Club bike update
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2014, 07:33:15 AM »
Fair play gents, this generosity shows a great club spirit.
Seemed like a good idea at the time..........
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Re: Project X The Club bike update
« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2014, 07:34:59 AM »
I read about the donations from keith and andy and top guys for doing so. Wondered why club bike has to run on donations?Is it not funded by the club?
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Re: Project X The Club bike update
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2014, 09:46:33 AM »
Good point Neil.
With the amount of funds in the club ` kitty ` we should not be taking money off club
members for this.
Also Paul must have spent a fair bit of time doing the work on the bike , so how about
the club doing something in return for him ? free rally ticket etc..

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Re: Project X The Club bike update
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2014, 09:52:50 AM »
I would like to add that I did not have the opportunity to help with or to donate to X during the build as I joined the club after this date.

A lot of club members have contributed to X with parts, money and time, I only wanted to join in as I wish to have a ride on X as it is the club bike.

I would like to thank Paul for his continued time and effort that he continues to spend in keeping X on the road, as without this effort we would not have a club bike. it is a shame we do not do more as a club though to keep X maintained, tidy and running, ie "club funds"

So a big thanks to ALL who have helped to make X the Aircooled RD Clubs public face.  :) :) :) :) :) :)