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real rivet counting boring ass nerd question

Post by trevor machine on Tue 12 Jan 2016, 4:12 pm

Whose bike has got the handle bar bolt caps still on? I've got one bike with and one without the four black plastic caps.
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Post by gopher on Tue 12 Jan 2016, 5:08 pm

Mine!
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Post by Llewelyn1965 on Tue 12 Jan 2016, 5:11 pm

none on mine. Although I do have a set of chrome and a set of black ones.
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Post by sullivj on Tue 12 Jan 2016, 6:06 pm

All present and correct on mine!
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Post by badseeds on Tue 12 Jan 2016, 6:26 pm

I binned mine.
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Post by skyrider on Tue 12 Jan 2016, 7:19 pm

no mine didn't come with them either Neutral
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Post by teamster1975 on Tue 12 Jan 2016, 7:25 pm

Still got mine!
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Post by trevor machine on Tue 12 Jan 2016, 8:56 pm

@badseeds wrote:I binned mine.

Grrr.

Still, shedding that extra 4 grammes probably translates to between 5 and 10 centimetres per hour extra top end.

Hey - it all adds up!
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Post by badseeds on Tue 12 Jan 2016, 9:21 pm

@trevor machine wrote:

@badseeds wrote:I binned mine.



Grrr.

They got a bit chewed up when I removed them to swap the 'bars. It wasn't like I took exception to them and threw 'em away!
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Post by trevor machine on Tue 12 Jan 2016, 10:31 pm

Yeah just looking at them I thought these are probably a bit of a use-once kind of thing, unless you're really careful about removing them. At any rate, I probably won't be shelling out for a set any time soon.
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Post by arrison on Tue 12 Jan 2016, 10:54 pm

Still on mine, which, coincidentally, hit 40k miles on my way home from work today
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Post by ashcroc on Tue 12 Jan 2016, 11:01 pm

Still got mine too. Think I saw some replacements on the bay for not much money.
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Post by stormbringer on Wed 13 Jan 2016, 6:36 am

I've got all four.

Probably because no one at any time during this bikes life saw any purpose in getting at the boltheads beneath the caps. Seller told me he'd bought the bike from a female vicar and it had no signs of having been mangled in any way. From which you can tell I'm assuming female vicars are mostly not mechanically inclined. Statistical evidence says 'women dont do mechanics'.
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Post by badseeds on Wed 13 Jan 2016, 7:31 am

@stormbringer wrote:I've got all four.....

Seller told me he'd bought the bike from a female vicar....

Did you buy the bike from Honest Magnus' Motorcycles? Did the female vicar only use the bike to go to church on Sundays? I reckon it's been 'round the clock, having been couriered from Tilst to Copenhagen and everywhere in between!
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Post by jerryfudd on Wed 13 Jan 2016, 12:22 pm

@badseeds wrote:I binned mine.

+1

Preferred the naked look.
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Post by stormbringer on Wed 13 Jan 2016, 2:53 pm

@badseeds wrote:Did you buy the bike from Honest Magnus' Motorcycles? Did the female vicar only use the bike to go to church on Sundays? I reckon it's been 'round the clock, having been couriered from Tilst to Copenhagen and everywhere in between!

Nope. Bike bought from private seller. I had a chuckle about the vicar-explanation, because it sounds almost too silly.

On the subject of previous owners; to my knowledge danish motoring/tax-registers do not keep track of number of owners. Bikes are bought as-is.
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Post by skyrider on Wed 13 Jan 2016, 7:31 pm

@badseeds wrote:

@stormbringer wrote:I've got all four.....

Seller told me he'd bought the bike from a female vicar....



Did you buy the bike from Honest Magnus' Motorcycles? Did the female vicar only use the bike to go to church on Sundays? I reckon it's been 'round the clock, having been couriered from Tilst to Copenhagen and everywhere in between!
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Post by eternally_troubled on Wed 13 Jan 2016, 9:01 pm

My bolt-covers had been previously removed by a previous owner, probably when they fitted the alloy bars.
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Post by Beresford on Wed 13 Jan 2016, 9:26 pm

How about these chrome ones as an alternative to the sombre standard issue
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Post by trevor machine on Thu 14 Jan 2016, 8:13 am

@badseeds wrote:

@stormbringer wrote:I've got all four.....

Seller told me he'd bought the bike from a female vicar....



Did you buy the bike from Honest Magnus' Motorcycles?

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Post by trevor machine on Thu 14 Jan 2016, 8:14 am

@Beresford wrote:How about these chrome ones as an alternative to the sombre standard issue

Ooh! blingy farkles! cheers

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