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JaBr

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  1. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    Good call, may be time to experiment
  2. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    There is that I guess, or maybe just remove the spacer might help. When I learned to ride my instructor was about 3 inches shorter than me, I'm 5'7", his bike was a GS1200. How he ever reached the floor is beyond me, but it was the third GS he'd owned and used so I suppose he got used to the height.
  3. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    Makes a big difference, very comfortable, has gel pads built in and the surface is anti-slip. On the downside, I'm a shortarse and between the new seat and the 6mm spacer on the rear shock I can now just about reach the ground with my tiptoes. Not good.
  4. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    Not yet, still on the to-do, although less urgent than it was getting her through the test. Put the new seat on today
  5. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    The driving licence is much more like the UK / EU one now, plastic card with holograms etc. A lot harder to fake than the old paper type
  6. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    Long time since I saw one of those 😅 That is referring to the test type if I recall correctly, I have personally imported the vehicle so it's an import test. Buses / Taxis and some other classes of vehicle have an annual roadworthiness test and that entry on the certificate would be different despite them also being imported.
  7. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    I know, strange combination 😆 You can ride it as long as your insurance company is willing to cover you. Mine was willing to risk it so no issue. I'll be able to use it once I get the new numberplate, which should be Monday.
  8. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    So that's that then. Blackbird basically done. Off to register it now Mine's one of the very early ones, registered 11th September 1996. I bought her 1st April 2019.
  9. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    So, in the next couple of hours I should have my nice shiny certificate that allows me to register the blackbird on the island. All they have to check is that the rear indicators work. Fingers crossed I got it right this time 😆 After that it's a case of register (£48) and ride.
  10. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    Unless you live in the Uk where you aren't allowed to register one
  11. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    😆 To be fair, on the island we only have to get the vehicle tested once in it's lifetime as long as we keep up the road tax each year. Road tax is currently £25 per year, you have to also provide proof of insurance when taxing. Insurance for the bird is about £280 per year for me. So basically you can still have a deathtrap as long as it's taxed 🙄
  12. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    Story of my life mate 😆
  13. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    So on Thursday I put her in for the test, unfortunately she failed on the rear indicators. My fault, I'd been going to rewire that section and settled for a connector instead, all worked fine as I left, by the time I reached the test centre the connector had vibrated loose and they weren't working. On the plus side, that was the only failure and can be retested in a few minutes when I take it back. Have paid for the retest and now just awaiting the appointment.
  14. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    Basically a bridge rectifier. I'm no electronics expert but I do like going through things like this
  15. JaBr

    Project Blackbird

    There are indeed two on the other side as well. Clever design now I look at it more closely.
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