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Discussion in 'Off Gassing' started by Doomanic, Jun 15, 2009.
Mine was emptying the tank in the shortest distance possible.
This. Time for another bike I suspect.
UKD summer ride-out?
Struth, my dive wagon carting loads of kit averages that. Still, how many miles do you get on a set of tyres?
I'd be up for that.
I've not used my tuono nearly enough over the last couple of years. It's not been out of the garage since September.
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I get less than 30mpg out of my bike on a good day, 80 miles out of a tank if I am abusing it and a set of tyres lasts me less than 2500 miles (and cost £350 a pair).
I'd be up for a UKD bike meet as well
I sold my blade to fund the rebreather. Anyone wanna go diving ?
Unfortunately my plans at the mo are stoney Sunday. But I'm sure we can play another day !
What was your 'best' score? Riding like a prick, I managed to sink a 5 gallon tank in 65 miles.
I'll admit, I checked all the fuel lines afterwards..
Don't say that - the tree huggers will be banning bikes as well as diesels. I always worked on smooth rather than manic, but then I've never ridden faster than 150mph so quite slow compared with you sports bike guys.
My fireblade was better on fuel on a track day than on the road. Go figure.
Ooh theres an idea. Be nice to combine diving at NDAC with me showing off some lovely Welsh roads, however that would mean pre-positioning dive kit at NDAC or in my garage...
I used to do a 3 gallon tank in 75 miles whilst bothering Fireblade and R1 riders round the lanes on my NC30. Smoooooth was the key to speed, which probably helped with the fuel consumption.
In other news, I am now on Gardening Leave.
Had a nice couple of dives in NDAC yesterday with @becky9, @jb2cool and @Doomanic (only for the first dive before his box broke -- still, it's a chance to practice real-world failures in a relatively benign environment...).
Aside from me ripping the top of the finger of my dryglove off as I jumped in for the second dive -- amusement at the bottom as I took the dry glove off and was frantically trying to stuff the bit of string I use for equalising my suit to the glove back under my cuff before my suit filled up... (It worked by the way, only got my forearm wet). The dives were the usual NDAC tours of the busses, planes, helicopters, and the baffled container/maze.
The bit that annoyed me...
At the end of the second dive I did an 'S' drill (out-of-gas donation with longhose) with @becky9. It was bloody awful. Everything went to ratshit in a hand-basket of falling apart. The S-drill was dire and affected my buoyancy, correcting that meant I was slightly above, then my back-finning failed me, something that's normally good and works well; a shambles. Then I did a valve drill on the platform. My trim, which is normally good and stable, failed me and face-planted me into the platform meaning -- oh the shame -- I used my hand to steady me off the platform.
It was like being a beginner again; the fear and sheer loathing of the 6 metre platform following on from my Fundies course 2 years ago came welling up as everything went titsup.
Damn and blast.
At least nobody died and the only real casualty is a supremely bruised ego..
Oh well, time to look forwards to lots of drill-time with @Tribal Chestnut and @jps as we all prepare for our next courses.
Are there any other south-easterners who are in need of practice time for those drills?
The box was fine, a part reaching the end of it's service life failed.
I'm up for some skills practice G. Or at least I will be after my GUE intro day next week and have a list of things to work on!
Nothing wrong in that, much worse than that, my ego was soggy twice!!
We all have bad days tho, shit happens x
Edit: Oh and another new zip in the offing x
More what upset me than annoyed me but I had to put my dog to sleep over the weekend.
Enjoy doggie heaven Mags