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  1. Tis my pride and joy - took me hours
  2. Thanks for the replies everyone, appreciated. So a bike dolly it is then! I think I'll have a go at bringing the level up to meet the base without a lip, if I can find a cement that won't crack, being quite a thin layer. The exterior levelling compound sounds better to resist cracking. If I can avoid the extra height that bigger castors will bring, so much the better. It was me that laid both lots of concrete, and I left a difference in levels to avoid rain seeping in - wish I'd thought about access first
  3. Sad news, my sympathies to you and your family.
  4. I think the trolley @dynax showed will be the answer, I should be able to lay a little more concrete/screed mix to bring the outside bit up to the door level. It should fit on the pavement without dropping over kerb, I'll check measure shortly. I was rather hoping to be able to wheel it straight in though It may have half a roof fixed, with the other half hinged - if I can work out how, without a centre support. The Wife is hopping mad that the 'wheelie bin' store has grown in to one of my projects
  5. Thanks for the replies, I'll take a photo tomorrow - as a picture speaks a thousand words, apparently onesea's fence panel idea mayideaa way to go too .
  6. Thanks dynax, I saw them. Unfortunately have a small step to get in , and a pavement to cross with the dropped kerb still too high for the trolley wheels to get over.
  7. Long winded I'm afraid... sorry. I have a possible dry place to store my bike , having cleared some space in the front garden, and was wondering if this item is the answer to a problem that I will have ... https://www.amazon.co.uk/vidaXL-Motorcycle-Powder-Coated-Quality/dp/B010P2KP20/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2NOKQZ1KDGOXN&dchild=1&keywords=motorcycle+chock+stand&qid=1611135167&spref The storage area is only around 5' high, and only just long enough to get my bike in (Deauville - big/heavy beast). Imagine an flat roof shed,but cut down by a third. I should b
  8. My Deauville munches through the miles, and after a 3 hour ride last week, I still felt comfortable. Not the most exciting bike mind
  9. Just remembered that when I did my Mod 1, the guy who went with me did the same as you. The instructor and I noticed that he didn't start between the 1st and 2nd cone, he tried to go round the first cone which made the turn much tighter than needed. It was just nerves making him forget the basics. Keep it as simple as you can, you can almost forget the first one and give yourself room to manoeuvre for the second cone.
  10. I got my first 'big bike ' in September, Honda Deauville. It's a heavy beast, but you don't notice it when moving along. Very comfy, still fast enough acceleration for me after riding a 125cc for 2 years. You'll love whatever bike you get to start with, the difference is fantastic
  11. Feel for you, I know how long it's taken you to finally get it booked. You can take a positive from it though - you now know the u turn area is a bit bigger than where you were practising, and you can use more space than you thought for the figure 8 section. As an aside, I got the knack of both on the evening before my Mod 1, when I raised the revs and gently rested my foot on the brake pedal. Trail braking apparently, whatever it's called it worked for me, and just in time.
  12. Are you sure it's a Cardo Freecom, and not a 'FreedConn'? Check this Ebay item number... 283793722943
  13. I have a waistcoat version and it's great! It runs off one of the power bank things you recharge like a mobile phone, so I consider it quite safe. Mine is very warm on the higher settings, and only needs to be on low normally. Sizes do come up small, but i went up two sizes and it's an ok fit. Didn't know about the trousers though, will have to look. Along with heated grips, I'm gonna look like the ready brek kid riding along ( for those that remember the ad)
  14. Thank you all for your replies. @raesewell, I think it's the high Moly content that's needed, so worth the extra spend. Thanks again.
  15. In my brave new world of tinkering with my Deauville, I am soon to remove the rear wheel. Being a shaft driven bike, I'm informed I should re-lube the splines with Moly 60, which is no longer available Can anyone let me know if this stuff is a suitable replacement, or recommend one that is? https://www.screwfix.com/p/multipurpose-grease-400ml/8436P?tc=GB8&ds_kid=92700046638549236&ds_rl=1243318&ds_rl=1241687&ds_rl=1245250&ds_rl=1245250&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIxIyG6uio7QIVSeDtCh01vg22EAQYBCABEgI5mfD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds#product_additional_details_container
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