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Title: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: Troyskie on July 03, 2021, 02:14:17 AM
G’day fellas,

Shed day at Troyskie’s for the 18th,  but will start on Friday 17th and finish on Sunday morning.

Limited beds this time, only the spare room and the shed room. Plenty of camper and camping room.

Pete, Phil and myself will do a dyno run in the morning. Any other takers?

We did the Robbo pie shop last time. Any suggestions for a different ride? Johno suggested the Clyde. Including the dyno run, I don’t think we’ll be able to do a big ride.

Perhaps something different? Nerriga pub for lunch? That would put us home around 1600 for beers & bbq, depending on how long the dyno run takes.

Troyskie






Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: oldktmdude on July 03, 2021, 04:50:55 AM
   Sounds great Troy, you know I'll be there. If I think of an alternate ride plan, I'll let you know. Greg mentioned that he may also be a candidate for the dyno.
   Regards, Pete.  :good2:


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: Troyskie on July 13, 2021, 04:26:12 PM
Update,

Beds taken.

Dyno booked. We may get Dave instead of Simon. I've had Dave do a bit on the resto 11 & he is as good as Simon so no dramas.

We're up to about 10 confirmed.

Troyskie


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: Sparky84 on July 14, 2021, 01:59:58 AM
G’day Troy,
Should be down there, just depends if I’m allowed out of Sydney. At present, been working in the heart of covid territory, (Moore Park) surrounded by the zombies.

Cheers
Alan


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: wainot-Phil on July 14, 2021, 03:10:35 AM
G’day Troy,
Should be down there, just depends if I’m allowed out of Sydney. At present, been working in the heart of covid territory, (Moore Park) surrounded by the zombies.
Hi Al,
Yes you would not want the Police to see you heading out of Sydney ,that's if the locked is still on ,,
 because you ride a FJ1100 , they would be able to catch you  pretty easy , shame you don't ride a FJ1200 , the FJ12  go that quick the Police would not even see you ,,ha ha


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: Sparky84 on July 14, 2021, 03:24:26 PM
Hi Al,
Yes you would not want the Police to see you heading out of Sydney ,that's if the locked is still on ,,
 because you ride a FJ1100 , they would be able to catch you  pretty easy , shame you don't ride a FJ1200 , the FJ12  go that quick the Police would not even see you ,,ha ha
G’day Phil,
You’re right with one thing, the 1100 does stand out a LOT more than the 1200  :drinks:


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: fj-f3a on July 16, 2021, 05:43:03 AM
G'day Troy
I'll be there.
Should have the FJ back on the road by then. If not, will have to ride alternative bike.

Gavin


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: oldktmdude on July 16, 2021, 04:14:57 PM
G'day Troy
I'll be there.
Should have the FJ back on the road by then. If not, will have to ride alternative bike.

Gavin
   You might have to leave home a couple of days earlier Gav, your alternate bike will stop at every coffee shop on the way to Nowra!
 :morning2:  :lol:


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: Sparky84 on July 16, 2021, 04:45:08 PM
G'day Troy
I'll be there.
Should have the FJ back on the road by then. If not, will have to ride alternative bike.

Gavin
   You might have to leave home a couple of days earlier Gav, your alternate bike will stop at every coffee shop on the way to Nowra!
 :morning2:  :lol:

I didn’t know Gavin had a Ducati !!  :unknown:

Or is a pushie !!!  :wacko2: (lucky it’s downhill, one way)


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: fj-f3a on July 17, 2021, 07:29:26 AM
With the way things are going, I don't think we will be out of lock down for maybe twelve weeks.
I can not leave my LGA for at least the next two weeks.

So nice to have people in power who really know how to handle the situation, isn't it.

Gavin


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: Troyskie on July 17, 2021, 05:52:17 PM
I think the main problem is they modelled everything on the alpha not delta. This was then compounded by 'treading water'. Reading between the lines, it would seem the Fed is using NSW as a big petri dish to see how cheaply they can run a lockdown.

I don't think 5 days is enough for VIC, but fingers crossed for them. I believe the delta needs early hard intervention.

Sydney has missed out on a lot of the pain from the last 15 months because the method for alpha was so successful, and it is taking a while for them to get into the game. Same as for VIC last year, too many 'sovereign citizens' who think they are somehow above or outside the rules.

The media is also creating havoc by cherry picking 'experts' to support a biased view, over reporting insignificant but 'dramatic' (aka news worthy) aspects and under reporting simple facts like paracetamol, the seasonal ful shot or the contraceptive pill is more dangerous than astra etc. They just keep blowing up things that get nervous nellies glued to the TV or radio for ratings and ad revenue.

We need to support those who are unable to be vaccinated, by getting vaccinated. People who choose not to be vaccinated can learn to take responsibility for their actions (no shed day for you  :sarcastic:).

I'm more concerned with the way EU, UK, US etc. are opening up too early. This is a fantastic way to help the virus mutate into a vaccine resistant strain that could put us all in the shit again.

I seriously doubt we'll see the lockdown extend for 3 months. It is possible, but I doubt it. Either way, the state needs to return to leading and stop reacting.

Fingers crossed Gav! The shed day will happen  :good2: :drinks: :drinks: :dance:

Al, it would seem the state requires that you have a two week holiday at home (again), unless those diseased latte drinking eastern suburbians deem your work to be 'essential' and give you a nice letter to show Mr. Plod :).



Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: Sparky84 on July 17, 2021, 08:28:10 PM

Fingers crossed Gav! The shed day will happen  :good2: :drinks: :drinks: :dance:


Might just need to purchase an Uber eats bag for back of bike  :good: :biggrin:


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: Millietant on July 18, 2021, 12:56:41 AM


I'm more concerned with the way EU, UK, US etc. are opening up too early. This is a fantastic way to help the virus mutate into a vaccine resistant strain that could put us all in the shit again.


Please don't lump us in with others Troy - we haven't opened up yet (that happens tomorrow, most likely) and others opened up ages ago, when our Govt said it was too early and now look whats happening in Europe, with lots of countries going back into lockdown due to hospital bed shortages.

The main reason we are opening up is the success of the vaccination roll-out here. My sister (who was vaccinated quite a few months ago) just tested positive (they believe she picked it up from someone she arrested who apparently hadn't been vaccinated), and she's been "ill", but nothing more than an average cold/flu bout - so she's happy the vaccination has done its thing.

Cases are on the increase here, as things like the Euro football match crowds and Wimbledon crowds have been allowed to attend those events, but hospitalisations and deaths have not returned, and don't seem to be returning, to earlier levels as experienced during the main body of the pandemic.

Yes, our Govt are opening up sooner than wither my wife, or I think they should, but that's only because around 20 of our friends and relatives have come down with it in recent weeks - but again, none of them (all vaccinated) were seriously ill, so perhaps the Govt are right.

With me being generally anti-social (and my wife's favourite tee shirt saying "I hate people"), the more recent restrictions haven't really had that much of an impact on us - a couple of things I will miss when we return back to normal are the improvement in service from doctor's surgeries and hospitals (time-wasters/slackers are being caught-out by now having to use on-line systems for non-essential/emergency treatment), and the quieter roads.


BUT....I really hope you manage to have a great shed day, ride some great roads, do some planned maintenance/upgrades, talk lots of BS and drink plenty of beers  - wish I could join you !!  :good2:


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: Troyskie on July 18, 2021, 04:45:04 PM
No dramas Dean, you have a muppet for PM at the moment. He'd be good for when times are on the up and up, but not really the leader you need right now (Maggie T would have been a better choice for this situation :) ).

Thanks for the shed day encouragement, I'll lead the way on the BS stories  :sarcastic: . Perhaps you can make a shed day down under one day. Yes I can take you for a blat in my mates 44, he's also looking at a 66  :dance2:.

Noel, will we see you? Nowra is outside of Greater Disease Land....just sayin'.


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: Troyskie on July 28, 2021, 04:36:09 PM
Well Gav, you may have been closer to the time than I thought.

Another 4 weeks of lockdown in SteakNKidney.

One hard lockdown weeks ago would have sorted all this!

After all the sterling work the state did, they really dropped the ball this time, and are still fumbling!

Al, at least you're not in lockdown mate, so back to Moore Park and movie sets?


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: ribbert on July 29, 2021, 07:52:23 AM

Noel, will we see you? Nowra is outside of Greater Disease Land....just sayin'.

Well, that was the plan. Well may we have joked about lock downs and travel restrictions being in place so far in advance but the way things are shaping up at the moment, it could be a reality. We'll just have to play it by ear. I missed last year because of this.

Noel


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: Troyskie on July 29, 2021, 04:31:07 PM
Six weeks away, so good chance we'll be fine.

It might suck for Sydney Siders though  :empathy3:.

I might have to boot Alf from the Shed to the house and Vik can crash with Mum & Dad. You can get the shed.

You'll all be shocked by Vik, he's grown a tad. Not sure where the tall genes come from, not my family. Perhaps Nicoles' lover  :sarcastic:.

He's also giving me a run for my money on arm wrestles, pushups, etc. Thank goodness I don't have to worry about him drinking yet. He'd likely wipe the floor with me there are well.


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: Sparky84 on July 30, 2021, 04:25:22 AM

It might suck for Sydney Siders though  :empathy3:.

Troyskie, Did you mention that your electric HWS is playing up and might need some essential electrical repairs done in 6 weeks
 :dance2:

Hand tools should be sufficient…..


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: Troyskie on July 30, 2021, 03:52:16 PM
No Al, no problems at home.

Major dramas at work though! I'll need industrial electrical and machine tool help, so I might reach out to Gav as well... :sarcastic:


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: Sparky84 on August 11, 2021, 04:19:50 PM
Looks like I’ll be missing your shed day Troy,  :cray:
Not sure about Alf and Pete’s Bermi shed day too  :negative:
And then a Bendigo rally weekend in October also will be missed.

That’s three 5 day weekend rides gone for this year  :boredom:

Have a Great Shed day  :good:


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: ribbert on August 12, 2021, 04:58:48 AM

Looks like I’ll be missing your shed day Troy.......And then a Bendigo rally weekend in October also will be missed.


That's a shame Alan, I'm probably in the same boat the way things are shaping up. We've just had lockdown 6.0 extended, again, but it's not all bad news, amongst all the doom and gloom, the politicians have just given themselves a pay rise!

Is the Bendigo event you mentioned the VJMC rally? Do you have old bikes other than the FJ?

Noel


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: Sparky84 on August 12, 2021, 06:31:14 AM

Looks like I’ll be missing your shed day Troy.......And then a Bendigo rally weekend in October also will be missed.


That's a shame Alan, I'm probably in the same boat the way things are shaping up. We've just had lockdown 6.0 extended, again, but it's not all bad news, amongst all the doom and gloom, the politicians have just given themselves a pay rise!

Is the Bendigo event you mentioned the VJMC rally? Do you have old bikes other than the FJ?

Noel
Yes, VJMC rally, sadly no more elderly bikes, Noel.
Be good to give yourself a pay rise.

Looks like there’s a growing number in the boat



Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: fj-f3a on August 12, 2021, 04:38:39 PM
Well, even my prediction of twelve weeks is looking a bit optimistic, more like twelve month.
Who knows, maybe by the end of the year.
Some how, we have to convince people not to break the rules.

Still, when we finally do open up, I will be first to book for what ever is on offer.

Chin up.

Gavin


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: Troyskie on August 13, 2021, 01:36:00 AM
Captain Confidence here,

She'll be apples mate.
No wucken furries cobber.
Wot fucken flu fucken mate.

Just watch fellas. Westies, Skegs and Skips will unite in splendid shit-fuckery across Sydney to make things worse for a short time before deciding 'fair enough'. Then we'll have a few weeks of better news before all getting down to Nowra for the shed day :). Just like they did in Victoria last year.

They just have to muzzle or remove from public view Minister Hazzard. What an appropriate name. He seems like a 'Hazzard' to courtesy, a 'wealth Hazzard', or an easy way for the state to alienate and offend its' people.

I can't wait for Wakehurst to switch reps.

Troyskie

btw-Sorry Randy, there's a little Oz politics in this....remove if you want mate.


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: ribbert on August 13, 2021, 05:47:14 AM

Captain Confidence here................... She'll be apples mate.

Troyskie


We can only hope Troy.

I'll be the only one from interstate. Should the border be closed come the time, I have a plan......


(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51376103264_aec116268f_o.gif)


Noel


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: krusty on August 13, 2021, 06:13:02 PM
 Does that mean you're going there on a Triumph TR6 Trophy?  :rofl2: Maybe FJs are not that good over jumps.


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: ribbert on August 14, 2021, 07:37:06 AM
Does that mean you're going there on a Triumph TR6 Trophy?  :rofl2:

It's just short of 1000km day ride to Troy's, my hands, feet and arse just went numb thinking about it.

Noel


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: Troyskie on September 11, 2021, 11:06:32 PM
Well, no surprises here, even my best optimism has been dashed.

However, we will not be defeated, I'm only delaying the shed day till November.

Alf has suggested Saturday Nov 20, so early birds arrive 19th, final departures Sunday 21st after breaky.

I haven't checked with SWMBO yet but it should be fine unless I've forgotten something.

Beds same, pending attendees.

I'll re-book the dyno. I took the red/silver out for a fang today. I'd like to see what it has. Unrestored 84, stock as. Should be interesting. Kookaloo today felt strong.

Troyskie


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: Sparky84 on November 03, 2021, 02:12:56 AM
Well, no surprises here, even my best optimism has been dashed.

However, we will not be defeated, I'm only delaying the shed day till November.

Alf has suggested Saturday Nov 20, so early birds arrive 19th, final departures Sunday 21st after breaky.

I haven't checked with SWMBO yet but it should be fine unless I've forgotten something.

Beds same, pending attendees.

I'll re-book the dyno. I took the red/silver out for a fang today. I'd like to see what it has. Unrestored 84, stock as. Should be interesting. Kookaloo today felt strong.

Troyskie
Troy, I’m a maybe due to work piling up, hopefully weekend will be clear.

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Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: Troyskie on November 15, 2021, 08:02:46 PM
Thanks Al,

I'll update the event to 'International Mens FJ Shed Day, Nowra Chapter'

Just a small update, anyone wanting a dyno run will need to be at Jobsons for an 0930 start. We have three confirmed. $100 cash on the day. Dave Jobson (Simons brother) will be doing the runs, including the a/f readouts. Dave knows what he's doing.

Troyskie


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: Troyskie on November 21, 2021, 08:34:36 PM
G'day everyone,

A great shed day was had by all.

The weather was crap, but it didn't 'dampen' out spirits  :sarcastic:.

A big chunk of the riders came to Nowra via Mudgee. Phil managed to turn his 20min trip to my place into a two day adventure with the lads.

The dyno run was a success. Pete needs to get more fuel through the carbies. Johno's 12 was a bit of a sleeper, 121 hp from a very stock 87 12. My stock-as US import red/silver went for a run on the dyno. I was hoping that after 37 years I'd still have maybe 100 horses, but she surprised me with 112hp!!

Alfs bike got the 'string line' treatment as he's had a handling issue and scrubbed out two sets of new front tyres. We also managed to fix a wiring issue.

Johno came up with a brilliant idea for re-setting a flipped fuel gauge needle using a magnet (actually a stack of old magnets I'd collected). Here's a link to a youtube vid I've posted https://youtu.be/Vn3qGm-EHsc

Here's some other pics of the event...

Troyskie.

Here's some pics


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: oldktmdude on November 22, 2021, 06:21:35 PM
   Thanks for putting on the shed weekend mate. Shame I couldn't be there for the entire event.
A big thanks also for organising the dyno runs. It's a great help when rejetting for a newiy modified engine.
   Regards, Pete. :good2:


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: ribbert on November 24, 2021, 05:22:39 AM
G'day everyone,

A great shed day was had by all.

The weather was crap, but it didn't 'dampen' out spirits  :sarcastic:.


Troyskie.
 

Great to hear everyone had a good time. Things down here are a bit too chaotic in the small window we've been left with between end of lock down and Christmas to even consider an interstate weekend away, but it will happen. Bermi manshed weekend is the next target.

I really miss catching up with everyone.

Pete, how are those Pirelli's going?

Noel


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: oldktmdude on November 24, 2021, 03:37:58 PM


Pete, how are those Pirelli's going?

Noel
   G'day Noel, so far very good. Turn in and overall grip at least on par with most of the latest tyres I have tried.
Haven't used them in wet conditions yet, so can't comment on their wet ability but Steve rode my bike to Troy's Shed weekend
through some wet conditions and said they were fine. Having said that, the road from Bermagui to Nowra is fairly tame and
Steve didn't have a great opportunity to test them out. My only concern at this stage is, whether the front tyre ends up the
same horrible profile as the previous Angels. Time will tell.
   Hope to catch up with you at the Bermi FJ weekend Noel, it's been too long.
   Regards, Pete.  :good2:


Title: Re: Nowra shed day 18th September 2021
Post by: ribbert on November 25, 2021, 04:24:02 AM


Pete, how are those Pirelli's going?

Noel
   G'day Noel, so far very good......My only concern at this stage is, whether the front tyre ends up the
same horrible profile as the previous Angels.
   Regards, Pete.  :good2:

Thanks for the feedback Pete, it seems to be the case these days that most premium tyres now have great levels of grip but are increasingly being judged on how they wear, I've had some shockers.

I always replace my tyres in pairs which usually means throwing away a half worn front tyre. I don't begrudge this because I believe front tyres are shot after that anyway, wear on a front is not linear like the rear and it's that second half where any bad wear traits manifest themselves. So, I was surprised to see both wear out at much the same time on the 01's I've just replaced.

The bike did get predictably heavy as the front wore down but other than that, it kept a good profile, didn't tramline, no feathering on the tread, no vibration and still kept a good line.

Pete, what's this I hear about "engine mods"?

Noel