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Post  Chook on Sun 09 Jul 2017, 2:55 pm

I just bumped into a elderly gentleman (early-mid 70's) at my local servo, I noticed his DR650 was parked up in a safe spot with a big puddle of oil under it, he said it's pissing out the gearbox seal. Turns out he's from Mannum, about 100km away and was heading down to visit a relative.

He pulled in for fuel and noticed the oil, he said it had sounded a bit more rattly than normal, he added a litre, nothing still visible in the sight glass, added another litre and it was just below the low mark, couldn't have been much left Shocked

Turns out he also owns a 2006 Bandit, as he proudly stated, the last of the oil cooled!!

I thought I might have a new recruit for the forum, I asked he does he have access to the internet, his reply, "I've never seen a computer turned on"

He's waiting for his wife to drive the 1 1/2 hours into town so he can drive back, pick up his trailer with his car and collect the bike, what a headf***!!
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Post  paul on Sun 09 Jul 2017, 4:00 pm

I thought this was going to be about you at first  Chook Razz Laughing

Poor bugger ,getting stuck like that ..............at least he had someone to help him ..............could be a long day for him though .

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Post  Chook on Sun 09 Jul 2017, 6:11 pm

paul wrote:I thought this was going to be about you at first  Chook Razz Laughing


Nah mate, he was close to you age Wink

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Post  paul on Sun 09 Jul 2017, 6:53 pm

Chook wrote:
paul wrote:I thought this was going to be about you at first  Chook Razz Laughing


Nah mate, he was close to you age Wink

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Hey ............I resemble that remark ... pale Laughing

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Post  barry_mcki on Sun 09 Jul 2017, 10:41 pm

That's it Paul, put these young whippersnappers in their place  farao

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Post  madmax on Sun 09 Jul 2017, 10:58 pm

Chook wrote:
paul wrote:I thought this was going to be about you at first  Chook Razz Laughing


Nah mate, he was close to you age Wink

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That old and still riding! That's amazing Razz

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Post  2wheelsagain on Mon 10 Jul 2017, 8:46 am

I reckon I would have chanced it and ridden back home assuming the tyre was clean.
Well done for checking on old mate too

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Post  paul on Mon 10 Jul 2017, 8:56 am

madmax wrote:
Chook wrote:
paul wrote:I thought this was going to be about you at first  Chook Razz Laughing


Nah mate, he was close to you age Wink

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That old and still riding! That's amazing Razz
And doing better than some riders half the age  Wink

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Post  Chook on Mon 10 Jul 2017, 11:42 am

2wheelsagain wrote:I reckon I would have chanced it and ridden back home assuming the tyre was clean.
Well done for checking on old mate too
He started it at the bowser, dumped about 1/2 litre in less than a minute, he wasn't going anywhere unless he was willing to destroy a engine/gearbox
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Post  BanditDave on Mon 10 Jul 2017, 2:37 pm

I had that problem with a Triumph Thunderbird in the late 60's.

Never had a problem with chain lube but the back tyre was always a little uncertain with the additional lubricant. Crying or Very sad

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Post  reddog on Mon 10 Jul 2017, 9:00 pm

BanditDave wrote:I had that problem with a Triumph Thunderbird in the late 60's.

Never had a problem with chain lube but the back tyre was always a little uncertain with the additional lubricant. Crying or Very sad

But the tyre would have longer life for sure. Smile
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Post  Jimmy the Boy on Thu 13 Jul 2017, 7:54 am

BanditDave wrote:I had that problem with a Triumph Thunderbird in the late 60's.

Never had a problem with chain lube but the back tyre was always a little uncertain with the additional lubricant. Crying or Very sad
What!! An old Trumpy leaking oil??? Well I never....... Very Happy
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