Birthday celebration! It’s a dieselbike thing...

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Re: Birthday celebration! It’s a dieselbike thing...

Post by Chimp » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:58 am

Great read Dave, happy birthday old chap!

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Re: Birthday celebration! It’s a dieselbike thing...

Post by knapdog » Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:42 pm

Really enjoyed that, Dave. Thank you. HB.

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Re: Birthday celebration! It’s a dieselbike thing...

Post by culfy » Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:14 pm

Enjoyed that ,I'm 50 next year and keep getting told i look older,nice to see someone else who had a big paper round :D

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Re: Birthday celebration! It’s a dieselbike thing...

Post by upnorth62 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:08 pm

Great read . :) :) :) happy belated B/day
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Re: Birthday celebration! It’s a dieselbike thing...

Post by upnorth62 » Sun Jul 29, 2018 3:11 pm

culfy wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 1:14 pm
Enjoyed that ,I'm 50 next year and keep getting told i look older,nice to see someone else who had a big paper round :D
yep it all starts when you crouch down to get food out of the freezer ,and find you cant get back up . :D :D :D

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Re: Birthday celebration! It’s a dieselbike thing...

Post by Diesel Dave » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:19 pm

I have a bit of a back problem and I was concerned about crawling in and out of a tiny tent all the time but that bit was fine. Riding the bike was good too but the bike has evolved over many years and miles to suit my needs exactly.

Having both a swing arm rear suspension and a sprung seat keeps the spine well isolated from road shocks and thankfully the padding is thin on the saddle so you don’t get that ‘crushed arse’ syndrome after many hours riding. I did southern Germany to Amsterdam in a day and could still walk fine afterwards. That bit could have been quicker if my petrol mounted riding buddy had not needed to refuel...twice.

The gearbox problem turned out to be a chipped tooth on the gearchange ratchet so a blob of weld and a touch of the grinder has fixed that. The gearbox was second hand 80,000 miles ago and is also leaking grease so does need some attention.

I’ll probably need to adjust the chain by one notch and I have already adjusted the clutch so there’s has been some plate wear (the bike has a very tall first gear so heavy traffic or town work takes its toll).

Didn’t use any oil to speak of.

I’ve just realised today that it’s only 5 weeks until the big dieselbike gathering in northern Germany!

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Re: Birthday celebration! It’s a dieselbike thing...

Post by trebuchet » Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:09 pm

a great write up,well done

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Re: Birthday celebration! It’s a dieselbike thing...

Post by Capitano » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:54 pm

Bravo! 8-)

(PS I always thought that you were older than me :lol: )

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Re: Birthday celebration! It’s a dieselbike thing...

Post by Harry Notts » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:25 pm

Happy Birthday young David. Take no notice of those nasty mans.

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Re: Birthday celebration! It’s a dieselbike thing...

Post by richie the 1st » Mon Jul 30, 2018 5:14 pm

To a young 55 year old well done DD now would it just as good ridding a little scoot.Now I am 60. :roll:

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