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by Thirdway
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: Rear brake issue
Replies: 4
Views: 176

Re: Rear brake issue

Might be a knackered master cylinder piston seal allowing pressure the release as the fluid warms up.
by Thirdway
Sun May 28, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Tyres
Topic: Dunlop Roadsmart 3
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Dunlop Roadsmart 3

The roadtec is a flatter profiled tyre, in effect a Pirelli Angel. My mate just wore a pair out on his Tracer 09 and they wore only slightly better than the 7RR. They are also a more comfortable tyre than the 7RR if you don't like the constant road telemetry of the sportier tyre. He is swapping out ...
by Thirdway
Sat May 27, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Service costs
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: Service costs

It's out of warranty. Do it yourself. Unless you have a serious power loss, or high miles, then leave the valves alone. A full services for a novice takes around a day. That will be: Brake clean, fluid replacement. Oil/filter change Air filter replace Plugs replaced. Clean/oil/grease all mechanical ...
by Thirdway
Sat May 27, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Tyres
Topic: Dunlop Roadsmart 3
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Dunlop Roadsmart 3

Most say to stick to standard pressures unless specifically mentioning an alteration. As to the Dunlops, not used them on my SMT, but they should suit it if you prefer quicker steering. The PR3 are also good tyres, but it comes down to your preference for profile. Dunlops are more profiled, PR3s are...
by Thirdway
Sat May 20, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Question on 'Uninstalling' my heated grips
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Question on 'Uninstalling' my heated grips

It must be a dedicated connector then. I hadn't realised there was one. My grips go underneath the grips themselves and wire to the spare connectors in the headlamp. Most connectors aren't covered anyway so no need to worry. Most of them allow water into the connection, but as its only 12 v it doesn...
by Thirdway
Sat May 20, 2017 5:26 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: What settings when fully loaded?
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Re: What settings when fully loaded?

In bar it's 2.6 rear 2.4 front.

It needs a good load of preload on the rear, 5 turns at least.
by Thirdway
Sat May 20, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Question on 'Uninstalling' my heated grips
Replies: 3
Views: 166

Re: Question on 'Uninstalling' my heated grips

Not if they are just standard OEM connectors. The usual point of fitting is into the headlamp housing as there is a pair of switched power wires. They don't come with any covers, just insulation boots over the internal connectors which are open to the weather. If there are bare wires without insulat...
by Thirdway
Sat May 20, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Screw and washer for mask and rear bulbs
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Re: Screw and washer for mask and rear bulbs

For posterity:

Tail lamp bulbs-49011435200
Brake light bulb-60014048100
mask screw M6x16-014580060166
Bush to fit screw (mudflap bushing)-75001094010

Not sure where they get mudflap bushing ? But it's the right part.
by Thirdway
Sat May 20, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: SM - T " Torture"
Replies: 28
Views: 1166

Re: SM - T " Torture"

drewsninja wrote:that's good was the seat done at saddlecraft South shields

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Yes £110 and 3 day turn around.
by Thirdway
Fri May 19, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: SM - T " Torture"
Replies: 28
Views: 1166

Re: SM - T " Torture"

I did 400 miles first day about 200 the next two days and just over 300 miles back home. I shuffled about a bit, but once I lifted the pressure for a few seconds the seat felt comfortable again. Happy with that. I reckon I could do serious distance without much pain.
by Thirdway
Fri May 19, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: SM - T " Torture"
Replies: 28
Views: 1166

Re: SM - T " Torture"

The Gel pad certainly improves things, it doesn't eliminate the discomfort completely-I think that's a problem with narrow seats-but it changes things from agony to bearable. I certainly didn't get that stinging pain that I normally endure. However, one issue, because the pad doesn't compress it mea...
by Thirdway
Thu May 18, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Technical discussions
Topic: Screw and washer for mask and rear bulbs
Replies: 1
Views: 102

Screw and washer for mask and rear bulbs

Anyone got a part number for the screw and bush style washer that screws the mask to the tank -there are 4 of them, they are silver in colour and the one I'm wanting is close to where the triple tree is. Mine looks like it went AWOL on holiday. I looked at Trevor popes fiche and it looks wrong-it sh...
by Thirdway
Wed May 17, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Palmer products screen
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: Palmer products screen

I did 1100 miles in all weathers over the last few days and found the Palmer did a far better job than the standard screen. It isn't exactly a touring screen, but it does make sustained high speeds less unpleasant. I found highest position, tilted maximum back eliminated any buffeting. I'm going to...
by Thirdway
Tue May 16, 2017 10:47 pm
Forum: Accessories
Topic: Palmer products screen
Replies: 11
Views: 465

Re: Palmer products screen

I did 1100 miles in all weathers over the last few days and found the Palmer did a far better job than the standard screen. It isn't exactly a touring screen, but it does make sustained high speeds less unpleasant. I found highest position, tilted maximum back eliminated any buffeting. I'm going to ...
by Thirdway
Thu May 11, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: SM - T " Torture"
Replies: 28
Views: 1166

Re: SM - T " Torture"

Would love to hear of the results on this gel pad. There's couple seat places around here, but all there pads are way thinner, like 5-10mm which I don't think is enough. Wonder if they would do pillion side as well? After all this talk of torturous seating and having broken my arse on the first lon...
by Thirdway
Tue May 09, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: SM - T " Torture"
Replies: 28
Views: 1166

Re: SM - T " Torture"

drewsninja wrote:seems canny comfy blows up to suit comfort find out at weekend

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The Proof of the comfort is in the riding-as they say
by Thirdway
Tue May 09, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: SM - T " Torture"
Replies: 28
Views: 1166

Re: SM - T " Torture"

had seat done twice by dp leathers on hill still cannot get on with had to try something it may look shit but need comfort went over to shields was shut on week day seen there product s online tourtecs should be okay find out on Friday travelling to cainryan Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk I'v...
by Thirdway
Tue May 09, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: SM - T " Torture"
Replies: 28
Views: 1166

Re: SM - T

I have got one of these made by motea Germany not tried it yet going to nw200 at weekend should prove whether it any good is a tourtecs air cushion Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk It's amazing that you bought that from Germany, whilst there is a guy making them in South Shields. We have some r...
by Thirdway
Tue May 09, 2017 10:50 am
Forum: Teething problems
Topic: SM - T " Torture"
Replies: 28
Views: 1166

Re: SM - T " Torture"

After all this talk of torturous seating and having broken my arse on the first long ride of the year, I decided it was time to treat my posterior to some comfort. Forthwith I snouted out a competent tradesperson in the name of saddlecraft at North Shields. Dropped my seat off today and was shown ex...
by Thirdway
Sat May 06, 2017 4:49 pm
Forum: Luggage
Topic: Cheap topbox for smt
Replies: 13
Views: 429

Re: Cheap topbox for smt

If you want it to be quickly removable, you'll have to go with Givi or Shad and install their adapter plate. Not sure if that meets your definition of "cheap"...but cheaper than the SMT Gobi Top box rack/box price! Okey thx, givi seems to be what most people buy. If i buy their plate how ...

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