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Title: FBB lives...and rides.
Post by: padlock on September 10, 2019, 21:53
Finally its happened. FBB is taxed, motíd and on the road. Spent last weekend up at keithís getting over the final hurdle. On Saturday it seemed like it was running quite sweet till keith took it out for a quick test ride. He came back with a boot covered in oil and saying there was a misfire once the bike was under load. The oil leak was from the cover that the alternator cover goes on (not sure what its called) it was warped and you could see where the gasket was leaking from,and the misfire was cured by fitting honda coils. The coils i had were brand new dyna coils, apparently this is the second time keith has had this issue. Satisfied that it could be made right we left keithís workshop at 20.30 to get some much needed food and rest. Back in the workshop early doors keith stripped off the offending cover, this meant taking all the lovely ignition out,and skimmed 12thou off the face to make it flat. Then he made some new mounts for the honda coils which luckily fitted under the tank in the same place as the dodgy dyna ones. One more test ride from keith and all was well, no misfire and no oil leak. By this time it was gone 16.00 and im getting a bit nervous as i want to ride it but iíve Also got a 7 hour drive home. Keith was insistent that we go for a quick ride so i threw on my kit and off we went round keithís test circuit. About 30 miles later we pull up outside keithís and ten years off sloging away,spending every spare penny i had on the thing is all worthwhile. The engine pulls like you wouldnít believe, keith said its a good one, even has LS stamped on the Rgs head.
Unfortunately because of saturdays issues we didnít get a day to play around with suspension and a bit more fine tuning etc so i got it home just before midnight on Sunday. Quite a few little things to sort now before taking it back up to keithís after a its done 1000 miles to get it set up all peachy on th dyno.
Took it out tonight and did 50 miles or so. Its everything and more i had hoped for, the ergonomics are almost spot on so even with the tiny seat its comfortable. The suspension needs to bed in before further playing with, i could feel it getting better with each passing mile. The clutch was dragging a wee bit so bled it when i got back getting quite a lot of air out of the system. The brakes also need bleeding but there not to bad so will wait till the weekend when i change the oil and take it for its first serious run. A bit of work needed to make it the sum of its parts but its not far off straight off the bat.
So am i happy?.....As a pig in shit ;D ;D ;D

FFFANARCHY
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Post by: Scrumpy on September 10, 2019, 21:57
Congratulations Padders. All that hard work has paid off. Hope it is everything you wanted.
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Post by: Paul H on September 10, 2019, 21:58
Wonderful. Happy riding! Looking forward to seeing it in the flesh. P
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Post by: a14rgs on September 10, 2019, 22:01
FFFFFFFFFFLIPPING FFFFFFFFANTASTIC Padders.
I love it when a plan comes together ;D
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Post by: Sir Sidney Ruffdiamond on September 10, 2019, 22:05
Brilliant - you must be chuffed as fuck  :D
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Post by: LJ-2 on September 10, 2019, 22:21
The tortoise has become the hare, well done Mark. (bigthumb)
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Post by: Vince on September 10, 2019, 22:55
Big slap on the bsck from me enjoy our toy to the max
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Post by: Dellortoman on September 11, 2019, 02:45
Well done mate. Good result.
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Post by: Smiddy on September 11, 2019, 05:56
It's about ffffuck ffffuckety fffffffucking time Mark!! ;)
Young lad at work has been following your progress via facefuck & showed me a video of you running the bike round the yard in Glasgow.
Bike looks & sounds sweet.

Congrats (Lavflag)
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Post by: Gerald on September 11, 2019, 06:40
Congratulations! Know the feeling well ;D

All the best
Gerald
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Post by: TC on September 11, 2019, 06:44
Well done, to keep going for 10 years is a massive effort.
enjoy and happy riding.
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Post by: pf1 on September 11, 2019, 07:55
Well done mate, I've still got the headlamp from the Mirage you started with many moons ago.
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Post by: Dellortoman on September 11, 2019, 07:59
Young lad at work has been following your progress via facefuck & showed me a video of you running the bike round the yard in Glasgow.

Can you put up a link to the Facebook page?
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Post by: laverdas on September 11, 2019, 14:26
Hi piggy, that sounds ace, enjoy.
Regards Andy
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Post by: Smiddy on September 11, 2019, 17:24
Can you put up a link to the Facebook page?

Don't do Facebook sorry..
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Post by: Scrumpy on September 11, 2019, 18:34
Don't know if this will work?

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=mark%20andrew%20o%27kelly&epa=SEARCH_BOX
Title: Re: FBB lives...and rides.
Post by: padlock on September 11, 2019, 19:30
I have no idea how to put a face book link on here but if you search for padlocks special on you tube you can hear it running in keithís workshop.
Went out for a quick blast tonight. Clutch now much improved after being bled but still not perfect. Think there may still be a bit of air in the system. Still cant get the bloody motogadget thing to read any speed. More tinkering needed. Oil change at the weekend as iíve Now done over 100 miles so no riding till then. Adjusted the rebound on the front forks but wont know what difference its made till the next ride. Iím no suspension guru so this is going to be a suck it and see type of thing.

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Post by: Grant on September 11, 2019, 19:47
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Post by: LJ-2 on September 11, 2019, 20:17
 (bigthumb)
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Post by: bevelman on September 12, 2019, 02:20
great stuff
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Post by: motoddrob on September 12, 2019, 04:17
Sounds great!!
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Post by: lavgert on September 12, 2019, 07:24
 (bigthumb) (bigthumb) (bigthumb)
Ciao, Gert
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Post by: chrisk on September 12, 2019, 08:02
Sounds great!!

Sounds really great..... nice work.
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Post by: Jo on September 12, 2019, 16:08
Wow - got goose bumps!
 8)
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Post by: Dellortoman on September 13, 2019, 01:14
Now we all know where the secret switch is.  :D
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Post by: padlock on September 13, 2019, 23:01
Ok. So my first proper run on fbb. The suspension is shockingly poor but I can live with it for a wee while. On a steady throttle it spits and farts. The riding position and the seat are spot on once you get a move on but in traffic there is a lot of weight on the wrists and hands. Small issue with it leaking oil from the dipstick and still canít get the bloody speedo to register any thing whatsoever. Also think it may need a steering damper as it likes to shake itís head over bumps at 100mph plus( Iím guessing the speed ) seems to be very economical as Iíve yet to refill with fuel with over a hundred miles done and lots still in the tank. Gearbox is fucking brilliant, adjusted the throw of the lever and now changes up from second to fifth without the clutch. Keith put his formula cams in and the motor is so tractable from almost Tickovrr revs itís great. Third gear and twenty mph just wind it on and it picks up its skirts. Despite having bleed the clutch again it still drags a wee bit so some more work needed here. The seat unit also need some strengthening. Holy fuck I own a running badass laverda motorcycle and Iím guessing once itís run in and set up properly it will be one of the fastest around. Minus 200 kg and pluse100bhp makes for a quick forty year old motorcycle. Onwards.

FFF
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Post by: Scrumpy on September 14, 2019, 00:26
So Fat Bastard Boy (have I got that wrong) you could loose some weight and have an even better power to weight ratio ;)
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Post by: Vince on September 14, 2019, 02:26
Thats a good honist reveiw after every ride i do a list of issues and it pisses me of if there still there on next months ride sounds like your on your way to a perfect match
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Post by: padlock on September 14, 2019, 06:28
So Fat Bastard Boy (have I got that wrong) you could loose some weight and have an even better power to weight ratio ;)

No no no no my dearest, but delightfully simple Jack. FBB ... fabulously brilliant boy! :-* :-*
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Post by: LJ-2 on September 14, 2019, 08:56
Fkg Brilliant (without) Bodywork  :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
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Post by: Scrumpy on September 14, 2019, 08:58
No no no no my dearest, but delightfully simple Jack. FBB ... fabulously brilliant boy! :-* :-*

LOL!

You need to change your avatar.
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Post by: padlock on September 26, 2019, 16:01
So, now done around 350 miles on my fabulous Laverda. As iím Getting used to it its just getting more and more rewarding. The engine is just an absolute monster it much faster than i thought it would be and iíve Ridden nothing but large jap sports bikes for the last twenty years. Iíve not taken it to the redline yet which is set at 8250rpm but iím Giving it more and more with each ride. In my last report i said that the suspension was rock hard jolly unpleasant, iíve Been playing with it a little and now got the front working much better but it now dives a little too much for my liking under hard breaking. The back is now also much more compliant but i think that someone who knows what theyíre doing ( thats not me ) will be able to set it up to be brilliant. Iíve also played with the tyre pressures and now settled at 32 at the front 37 at the rear. With the suspension now sort of working and tyre pressures about right the bike is rock steady at speed, iím Not sure what speed that is as i still havenít got round to getting the speedo to work. Im only just starting to push it round the bends but it feels far more responsive and sure footed than a forty year old frame design should do. Iím guessing that it weighs less than 200kgs helps a lot with this. The riding position is absolutely spot on for speeds over 50 ish but too much weight on the hands below this so will be looking to play around with the pegs/handlebar to try and make this a bit better. The seat has so far been fine but the longest stint iíve Done is about an hour without a break. As far as i can work out I'm getting about 45 miles to the gallon which is none too shabby especially as the carbs are not set up properly yet.
   Has any thing gone wrong? A big fat NO! This is not to say it hasnít got a couple of issues. The clutch is much improved but i still cant get it perfect,  no matter how much i bleed it there is still a tiny bit of drag. Iím wondering if a different bore master cylinder may be the solution. It currently has Brembo Goldline 13mm bore m/c coupled to a Redax hydraulic clutch conversion with Kevlar clutch plates. The brakes are still a wee bit on the spongy side but work brilliantly, easily as good as the brakes were on my R1. The fuel cap ( which is vented ) doesnít vent quickly enough when giving the bike full throttle for more than a couple of minutes ( i was just testing the high speed handling officer ) necessitating a quick open and shutting to alleviate the issue ( fun at 100 mph+ )so i will play around with that soon. OH, the horn fell off this morning!
  Do i love this bike.... oh fuck yes. Was it worth the money..... every fucking penny. The biggest problem i have with it is every time i stop, some tosser or another will come and tell me they had a jota once and then see fit to tell me that I would be worth more as a standard bike.
  Another 600 miles and its back to keithís for a check over and set up on the dyno.

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Post by: Rob on September 26, 2019, 17:26
Based on my experience, the kevlar plates will bed in and improve with more miles.  But yes, a 13mm m/c is marginal for not dragging (as in selecting neutral at standstill can be done, but requires a deft touch!). 14mm would be ideal, but let me know when you find something suitable  ;)

Glad you're having fun, Mark!
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Post by: Cosi on September 26, 2019, 17:59
So after all these years it turns out you end up with a transgender bike...

Looking good mate
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Post by: Sir Sidney Ruffdiamond on September 26, 2019, 18:21
So, now done around 350 miles on my fabulous Laverda. As iím Getting used to it its just getting more and more rewarding. The engine is just an absolute monster it much faster than i thought it would be and iíve Ridden nothing but large jap sports bikes for the last twenty years. Iíve not taken it to the redline yet which is set at 8250rpm but iím Giving it more and more with each ride. In my last report i said that the suspension was rock hard jolly unpleasant, iíve Been playing with it a little and now got the front working much better but it now dives a little too much for my liking under hard breaking. The back is now also much more compliant but i think that someone who knows what theyíre doing ( thats not me ) will be able to set it up to be brilliant. Iíve also played with the tyre pressures and now settled at 32 at the front 37 at the rear. With the suspension now sort of working and tyre pressures about right the bike is rock steady at speed, iím Not sure what speed that is as i still havenít got round to getting the speedo to work. Im only just starting to push it round the bends but it feels far more responsive and sure footed than a forty year old frame design should do. Iím guessing that it weighs less than 200kgs helps a lot with this. The riding position is absolutely spot on for speeds over 50 ish but too much weight on the hands below this so will be looking to play around with the pegs/handlebar to try and make this a bit better. The seat has so far been fine but the longest stint iíve Done is about an hour without a break. As far as i can work out I'm getting about 45 miles to the gallon which is none too shabby especially as the carbs are not set up properly yet.
   Has any thing gone wrong? A big fat NO! This is not to say it hasnít got a couple of issues. The clutch is much improved but i still cant get it perfect,  no matter how much i bleed it there is still a tiny bit of drag. Iím wondering if a different bore master cylinder may be the solution. It currently has Brembo Goldline 13mm bore m/c coupled to a Redax hydraulic clutch conversion with Kevlar clutch plates. The brakes are still a wee bit on the spongy side but work brilliantly, easily as good as the brakes were on my R1. The fuel cap ( which is vented ) doesnít vent quickly enough when giving the bike full throttle for more than a couple of minutes ( i was just testing the high speed handling officer ) necessitating a quick open and shutting to alleviate the issue ( fun at 100 mph+ )so i will play around with that soon. OH, the horn fell off this morning!
  Do i love this bike.... oh fuck yes. Was it worth the money..... every fucking penny. The biggest problem i have with it is every time i stop, some tosser or another will come and tell me they had a jota once and then see fit to tell me that I would be worth more as a standard bike.
  Another 600 miles and its back to keithís for a check over and set up on the dyno.

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Padders just ask them what their reg number was and if they know it - tell em that's the one you broke and roar off !
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Post by: chrisk on September 26, 2019, 22:56
Now we all know where the secret switch is.  :D

Glad you weren't talking about females .......... elusive sucker at times.

Padders, your rear brake rod going from lever to M/C worries me a bit.
Could you not pack the rod end out at the lever and use a straight rod, rather than the S bend one?
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Post by: CLEMTOG on September 27, 2019, 11:26
"Padders, your rear brake rod going from lever to M/C worries me a bit.
Could you not pack the rod end out at the lever and use a straight rod, rather than the S bend one?"

I don't see it,
perhaps you mean the torque arm from rear calliper to the swing arm? which could have a "S" bend in  it, difficult to see properly in the vid, if this is the case then I wouldn't worry, because it would take a tensile force of something like 25 tons to even get it to straighten slightly, and even if it did, the brake would still operate, and its a rear brake so the words of Mike Hailwood can be applied
"if you are using the front brakes hard enough there will be fresh air under the rear tyre"

The rear master cylinder however, appears to have a very good straight line "push" from pedal tip to master cylinder bore, looking to not get the flex very common on standard triples, and..... all very nice and short plus compact as well.

well done Padders

CLEM
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Post by: padlock on September 28, 2019, 06:58
Glad you weren't talking about females .......... elusive sucker at times.

Padders, your rear brake rod going from lever to M/C worries me a bit.
Could you not pack the rod end out at the lever and use a straight rod, rather than the S bend one?

Ha. A lot of people have commented on this issue ( clem, the pushrod from break lever to mastercylinder has a bend in it ) however.... it passed the mot with it, keith didnít like it but obviously decided it was ok as he didnít change it. Itís such a short throw from lever to m/c that there is zero flex. It works absolutely fine with no sign of it failing and I use the rear brake a fair bit. I will keep my eye on it but itís fine for the moment.

FFF
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Post by: Grant on September 28, 2019, 08:01
The 500s have a bend in the brake rod between m/c and foot pedal.
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Post by: Piranha Brother 2 on September 28, 2019, 09:09
I think SF3s do too. One I'm working on (LH brake) has worn 'eccentrically' from the side thrust. Could be my mate did a crap k
job trying to fit it - turning his SF2 into an SF3.
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Post by: Piranha Brother 2 on September 30, 2019, 03:14
The biggest problem i have with it is every time i stop, some tosser or another will come and tell me they had a jota once and then see fit to tell me that I would be worth more as a standard bike.
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I'll have the same prob with both my bikes, Padders. But would I prefer a std SF1 to a totally recommissioned SF special with modern suspension and rubber ... it'll still be a Laverda twin to me, but the thousands of hours I put into it will make my smile a lot bigger. Each to their own. I never build or own these bikes with any intention of selling.
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Post by: padlock on October 15, 2019, 20:07
So a few more miles done and another oil change due. Any new news ....... not really. Nothings broken, nothing fallen off, itís dirty, itís remarkably comfy given the seat, the suspension is still a bit crap, the brakes are awesome and the speedo still doesnít work.
 
HOWEVER...

... as far as iím Concerned the fucker is run in and Iíve given it a proper twating. Fuck me it goes well, lifts the front very easily in first and with a little help also in second. One problem is that it spins up so fast ( due to 3kgs off the crank and everything else being lightened and balance in the engine and the fact the whole bike weighs under 200kgs)) i canít change up from 1st to 2nd quick enough. Keith did say that it may need a tooth or two off the rear sprocket and i think heís right. Its a FAST bike. Not just fast for its age but fast full stop. Fuckin love it.

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Post by: Paul H on October 15, 2019, 20:20
I can hear the crowd already.... What's it do mate? Gizza go?

Very little is going to top that in the pub meet car park...

Chuffed for you.
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Post by: Cosi on October 15, 2019, 21:02
38 tooth rear is the go
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Post by: Dellortoman on October 16, 2019, 00:40
I had a 42 on the back of my RGS track bike. But that was about right for the tight circuits we have in Tassie. Rick nearly flipped the bike over backwards once while doing practice starts  :D
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Post by: motoddrob on October 16, 2019, 01:06
2nd gear come around pretty quick eh Padders. My Motodd spins up so quick it's like having a close ratio box. I'm running a 40 tooth rear. My Motodd weights 200kg, oils but no fuel.
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Post by: padlock on October 29, 2019, 19:28
Ok. 800 miles in and iím Completely smitten. What a fucking outrageous, visceral, involving, vibrating, intoxicating, awesome machine it is. Its by no means perfect yet but by god its not far from it. Clutch dragging issues now sorted. The gearbox is getting sweeter with each passing mile and is slick enough for beautifully smooth cluthless changes from 2nd to 5th gear. I can even get neutral at a standstill now. Speedo still doesnít work so no idea how fast it is yet and still havenít attempted to take it all the way as it feels a little like it may need a steering damper as the front gets a little flighty when pressing on but that might be the ten year old tyres and unsorted suspension. The two latter things have to wait till i have a bit of money spare. Its difficult to estimate the mpg without a working speedo but iím fairly certain its doing 50 plus mpg. I canít wait to try someoneís standard bike to compare the difference between them. The biggest problem i have with it is trying to keep it clean, every time i go to clean it i take it for a ride instead so now its quite grubby which strangely i quite like.
 Unfortunately i have to have an op on my shoulder in December which will keep me off bikes for three months so it wont go up to keithís to go on the dyno till end of February next year. Never mind,five more weekends to enjoy it till as long as the rain doesnít come down too much. Flip side amigos.

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Ps, has anyone fitted a steering damper to their bike?
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Post by: bevelman on October 29, 2019, 20:08
yeah mate-made a bracket and it fits under fairing bracket-go way back and check out the post on series one race bike(rosie)few pics there
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Post by: laverdas on October 29, 2019, 20:21
Hi padders, i always fit one it stops it shaking its head when your nailing the fucker.
Regards Andy
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Post by: padlock on November 12, 2019, 19:04
First failure has occurred after just over 1000 miles. The seat unit has fractured. I did wonder if it would do but i had run out of time and money to do anything about it. Its no great shakes as salt is now on the roads and iím In hospital soon so cant ride for 3months anyway. More than enough time to get it fixed and strengthened  before i can ride again. To say Iíve throughly enjoyed my Laverda would be a massive understatement, however....after next summer it will come apart for some modifications to make it even better. Flip side mofoís.

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Post by: Scrumpy on December 05, 2019, 21:10
Unfortunately i have to have an op on my shoulder in December which will keep me off bikes for three months so it wont go up to keithís to go on the dyno till end of February next year. Never mind,five more weekends to enjoy it till as long as the rain doesnít come down too much. Flip side amigos.

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Padders,

Hope the Op goes well tomorrow.
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Post by: Vince on December 06, 2019, 02:00
Mate, we have enjoyed your journey as well, now you have time to consider the next round of improvements to make. There never really finish.
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Post by: chrisk on December 06, 2019, 02:42
Padders,

Hope the Op goes well tomorrow.

Me too Padders.
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Post by: padlock on December 19, 2019, 12:57
Thanks for well wishes. Op got cancelled at the last minute and now going ahead tomorrow. Iíve prepped FBB for the next 6 weeks after which iím Hopping the doctors are completely wrong and i can get back on the road. A quick note as to how much i love my laverda. Despite some things to sort out i haveínt ridden my fazer once for pleasure since the Laverda has been running and i no longer miss my R1 ( which i had to sell to get FBB running ) Got some new tyres to go on and an appointment in the new year with a suspension specialist an a date with keith for a dyno set up. Lots of miles planned for next year!

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Post by: Tippie on December 19, 2019, 14:51
Bloody hard getting shunted when you are mentally prepared for it. Best of luck. Great motivation that Laverda!
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Post by: Sir Sidney Ruffdiamond on December 19, 2019, 16:33
Hope the op went well Padders - you could say you needed some upgrades before the bike !
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Post by: Vince on December 20, 2019, 00:59
The same thing happened to my Uncle last year week before Xmass, it was bloody obvious it wouldn't happen that close to the holiday.
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Post by: seagreen on December 20, 2019, 18:13
Good luck with the op Padders - we need you to entertain us with further tales of FFB!! ;D
Adios,
Charles
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Post by: padlock on December 20, 2019, 20:34
Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. More drugs please. Hahahahahahaha
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Post by: chrisk on December 20, 2019, 20:40
 8) Heís on the good stuff, give it another pump Padders
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Post by: seagreen on December 20, 2019, 21:00
Must be the eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees
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Post by: padlock on January 22, 2020, 11:04
Well, iím Back on the road to recovery. Suffice to say the op was a success and i am now free of all nasty stuff and a newly rebuilt shoulder. The consultant said it could be as long as six months before i can ride again. Hahahahahahaha iíve Already taken the fazer out (not far at all) and can sit quite happily on FBB with next to no pain with the stretch to the bars. The seat unit has been welded and can be fixed back on once my arm is out of the sling (another two weeks). Not long till iím On the road again.

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Post by: Tippie on January 22, 2020, 16:27
Bloody good news mate. Been through the wringer and come out on top. Keep it up.
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Post by: Sir Sidney Ruffdiamond on January 22, 2020, 17:28
Just pmsl ĎPaddedí glad to hear you are complete again - I didnít tell the doc checking my chest needing complete rest about the skiing holiday  ;D
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Post by: chrisk on January 22, 2020, 21:43
 8) Good one Padders. When I busted up my shoulder, I got back on the bike for a test and felt good.
Then I tried to do up the helmet ...... ouchies! :o
I still struggle with that task 30 years later, doesn't hurt, just limited movement and I have to have my left elbow sticking out to do it.

Out of all my busted bits, the shoulders (buggered both) have been the worst to deal with. If I wake up with my left arm above my head, I have to help it down with my other hand.

Best of luck.
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Post by: wdietz186 on January 23, 2020, 01:57
Had my shoulder replaced in Dec. too, been told to limit lifting/holding anything more than about 1lb. Something about letting the bone grow into and around the spike in my humerus and let the muscles heal. 6wks. out and that dull bone ache is subsiding and movement is much better. Padders don't push it, letting the shit heal is better in the long run. All that rotator cuff tissue is really slow to heal.   
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Post by: padlock on January 23, 2020, 17:29
I was lucky not to have the head of the humorous replaced. I had a large tumour which they removed and filled with cement. They also did some other stuff to my shoulder that was a bit knackered while they were at it. No lifting for 3 months and loads of physio to get the movement back. But each day itís more comfy on the bikes. Iím meeting with the consultant next week and hopefully he can let me know how quickly I can get back on the road.
I got miles to do this year!
FFF
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Post by: chrisk on January 23, 2020, 21:53
I was lucky not to have the head of the humorous replaced.

Padders Padders Padders, just because everyone that has seen your schlong has laughed, doesn't mean you have to call it 'humorous'  ::)
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Post by: padlock on January 24, 2020, 08:34
In the words of one of the greatest songwriters of the 21st century, ďis there a tumour in your humorĒ. Well yes there was actually.

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