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Re: Changes to Red
« Reply #30 on: September 25, 2016, 22:13:09 »
Mrs 'Manager' is joining through, but this time on her own bike ;)

Saddle mod is approved, according to my management....  :o ;D
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Re: Changes to Red
« Reply #31 on: September 26, 2016, 01:03:01 »
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Re: Changes to Red
« Reply #32 on: November 05, 2018, 03:26:34 »
Yesterday I took Red out for ride, I had not been on her for some time.

My wife told me I could expect strong winds around midday and being a mere male I ignored her, what could a bit of wind do. We as it turns out, quite a lot actually  :o
But the first part of the ride was really good. Warm spring day, light breeze, nice twisty roads.






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Re: Changes to Red
« Reply #33 on: November 05, 2018, 03:28:50 »
Then the wind hit.

I headed out to Pahiatua via Route 52 and the wind was now a howling rage. At one point I could see a huge gust of wind coming up the valley so I thought discretion would be the better part of valour and I pulled the bike over to the side of the road to let it pass. It hit with a force I have not experienced since my climbing days on tops of mountain ridges. It swirled and buffed me threatening to push me and bike over. All of a sudden the wind screen peeled off and flew a long long way away. As quickly as it came the gust passed but I was now missing my screen, torn from Red in a moment of rage  VCIF_a040 :o


A new standard screen has been ordered and will arrive by the end of the week. Given the fairing is damaged, I have arrnaged fro them to drill new holes in the bottom of the screen and new ones in the middle of the side to go with the existing holes at the top (as approximately marked up in the pic below).





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Re: Changes to Red
« Reply #34 on: November 06, 2018, 04:01:41 »
It took less the 22 hours for the screen to be made and shipped to me (made in a factory about 400kms from me), the screen was waiting for me at lunchtime at home.

Now fitted, still a little repair work to do, but the new screen is on.







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Re: Changes to Red
« Reply #35 on: November 06, 2018, 12:09:53 »
 VCIF_ThumbUp a big change compared to the previous one  ;D surely less interaction with wind , and something like the OEM one.
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Re: Changes to Red
« Reply #36 on: November 10, 2018, 11:03:04 »
I can confirm that in NZ the winds in and around Wellington are reputed to be the strongest in the country but even so that is an amazing story - thank goodness you were stationary with both feet on the ground and could flat foot the bike - maybe better prepared in fact than on the taller Africa Twin especially with your new shock set-up and tires.