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92KK K100LT 193214 wrote:I am planning to head to Stradbally for the breakfast so count me in.



I was quietly amazed at how similar it is to the Comfort seat on my LT. . 

My thought: be prepared to keep the Corbin and drop the pegs.

The problem with the corbin is that there is about an inch & a half used at the back where you can slot down the pole for a backrest. This pushes the scallopped bum-bit forwards. So when Irene is sitting in the scallopped bit, she is pushed forwards and her knees are too bent. Se feels that she should be further back . This should be possible in the original seat

Failing that, it's peg-dropping.

    

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Another problem with the Corbin is that it's hard as a rock.


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I didn't realise that as I didn't notice that on the K75 I saw but now that you mention it I did see the rear scalloped part was quite pronounced.

But I reckon the comfort seat will do the business better than the standard one. Let me know when you are changing the seat because I think you could try my comfort seat as well as I have it off the LT at the moment. They have great padding and the only reason mine is not on the RT is the RT is 84 and it doesn't fit....for now [until I change the rear ducktail for the one sitting in the back of my car]!

If you are around this weekend a loan and a coffee could be arranged. I have to spend some time regrouting a shower so a bit grounded.


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Olaf,
I've sent you a txt.  Between the three seats we should get something working.  The Corbin might suit you as I find it pretty low - can get both feet very flat on the ground.



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@Inge K. wrote:Another problem with the Corbin is that it's hard as a rock.

I did notice that too ad in fact it was also badly worn. And we are not well padded. Having seen it in the flesh as it were I would definitely be having it off and swapped for the Comfort seat. To me that one feels like sitting into a nice armchair and having done a 900 mile weekend trip to Northern Ireland on it it well passed the test.

Pat O'D found a local man to reupholster the seats.


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I'll be heading to Nore Valley early on Friday, so I guess I'll meet Olaf and whoever else may be there at the campsite. Thx for organising BBQ and everything...

As I don't really know the Area I'll rely on the experts regarding routes but breakfast on saturday seems like a good plan and then to Faugheen 5 Road Races, I guess there'se nothing wrong with a 2nd BBQ for Saturday...

Will have to head back early sunday

    

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Sagi

I am not much into Satnavs etc so I have to give it to you the traditional way.

Cork to Cahir on M8.
At Cahir take exit signed for Clonmel/Waterford/Kilkenny. I think its no 10.
Head for Waterford, its the main route from Limerick to Waterford.
17 km to the ring road around Clonmel, follow all the signs for Waterford. Lots of roundabouts on this. Petrol station and a shop on one of them.
Eventually one of them will take you off on a separate exit towards Kilkenny.
This is a nice twisty road in places but mind the speed cameras!!!

Before Kilkenny there is a right turn for Bennettsbridge. You will see a big blue factory building on the left not long before the junction.
This takes you to Danesford. Its a nice route with some nice bends and ruins but be careful. You twice cross main roads and its very easy to miss the junctions and go straight through, you don't have priority.

Eventually it comes to a T junction. Go right towards Stoneyford. It crosses over Junction 9 on the M9 Dublin Waterford motorway. After about 2 miles you come to a crossroads with a pub/small shop on the right and an old church on the left.

[For anyone coming from Dublin taking M9 exit at junction 9 and head toward Stoneyford, you will be on this road]

After you have had a beer at the pub go left at the church and keep right at a Y as you go along. After about 2-3 miles you will find Nore Valley  on the right. You might see a kind of timber tower. Its easy to miss the entrance coming from this direction.

If you end up in Bennettsbridge head for Nicholas Moss Pottery and just keep going past it.

Go too far and you come to Bennettsbridge where there is a good Centra shop, petrol station etc.

Travel time door to door from Cork is 2 hours.


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So,
am I travelling to Stradbally on my own, as the rest of you are heading up to Nore etc. on the Friday (lucky feckers)?

If so, what time eta in Stradbally for breakfast?

Looks like it's a 2 hour trip from Carrigaline. so any time after 9:30 suits.


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I will be leaving Dublin at 8:15  so should be in Stradbally by 9:30


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I reckon we will aim to be in Stradbally for 9.30 for breakfast.

Overnight at Nore Valley looks like 92KK Thursday, Pat O'D, Sagi and Cluain Six2 on Friday. Am I missing anyone for a tent pitch? I may have to book off some tent pitches if that allows us to be together.

Spoke with 88KE this afternoon, he was gutted as a work item came up so it looks like we wont be seeing Will this weekend.

Fintan its a 2 hour run from Carrigaline to Stradbally, exit Junction 3 [not 4] for Abbeyleix and go right at the Y junction on the Dublin side of Abbeyleix. After a few miles you come to a T junction at Stradbally, go right and its on your left before the petrol station.


Sagi,
There are two rectors from Northern Ireland doing a circuit of the Cathedrals of Ireland this week on motorbikes. I was considering going over to meet them on Friday as they are at Kilkenny. Both stops are quite near to the camp site. I would expect to be back to camp site for 2-3pm. You have my phone number, if you are up early maybe come over to us. Both venues are very easy to find as they are quite historic.
 
8th August 10am: St Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny
12 Midday: St Laserian's Cathedral, Old Leighlin


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92KK K100LT 193214 wrote:
Sagi,
There are two rectors from Northern Ireland doing a circuit of the Cathedrals of Ireland this week on motorbikes. I was considering going over to meet them on Friday as they are at Kilkenny. Both stops are quite near to the camp site. I would expect to be back to camp site for 2-3pm. You have my phone number, if you are up early maybe come over to us. Both venues are very easy to find as they are quite historic.
 
8th August 10am: St Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny
12 Midday: St Laserian's Cathedral, Old Leighlin
Hi 92 KK That sounds interesting, I may come out tomorrow evening or alternatively meet you in Kilkenny on Friday, not 100% sure when I'm finished tomorrow but if I manage to get off work and get everything ready rather early I migth just jump on the bike and get to the campsite

    

62Back to top Go down    Irish Eccentrics August Trip. 9th August? on Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:06 pm

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For Info on reupholstering Motorcycle Seats 


Jim Savage Motorbike saddles in Bishopstown.
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He did a perfect job on mine a Gentleman to deal with 


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Sagi,

Would be good if you make it up tomorrow evening. I have a 5 kg bag of charcoal so maybe some steaks for bbq............Panniers are packed and all within weight limits.


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Cluain Si just rang me to arrange to meet in Mother Hubbards on Sat morning to go up on Sat. together.  So I don't think he is camping over the weekend. 

Looking forwards to it.


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Would love to join the crowd this weekend; there is only one tiny problem preventing me (and the problem is titled Chief Inspector Smile )

While you will be having a lovely steak up Nore Valley I'll probably be mocking drivers around the city Sad


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@Pat O'D wrote:For Info on reupholstering Motorcycle Seats 


Jim Savage Motorbike saddles in Bishopstown.
087-9641445



He did a perfect job on mine a Gentleman to deal with 


Pat
I can confirm this - he did a good job on my ST last year, also re-shaped the back seat with some extra padding to hold Björnsdóttir in place. The RT is perfect as it is though Smile


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Am just heading off to Cashel and then to Nore Valley.
Will be at Stradbally Fayre for 9.30am Saturday and looking forward to the day. Aldi and Lidl do a good line on steaks etc. There is a Lidl at Cashel, just a slight detour coming from Cork, instead of going Cahir to Clonmel continue on to Cashel, its on the same exit as Mother Hubbards and go from there to Kilkenny.
Safe travels.


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@Corkboy wrote:Cluain Si just rang me to arrange to meet in Mother Hubbards on Sat morning to go up on Sat. together.  So I don't think he is camping over the weekend. 

Looking forwards to it.
As Corkboy says I will not be camping, I think it was just a mental aberration, or heat stroke or something. I will see you all on Saturday 0930 unless weather dictates otherwise. Tom O Leary cant make it this time.  Surprised-o:

    

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92KK K100LT 193214 wrote:I am planning to head to Stradbally for the breakfast so count me in.

I was looking at a Corbin seat yesterday, on a K75 that lives in Crosshaven.!!

I was quietly amazed at how similar it is to the Comfort seat on my LT.  But to the best of my knowledge both of these seats are higher than the standard seats. I have a [lack of] height issue and wanted to swap to a standard seat which was lower but I never did. Standard seat on my RT by comparison is crap by comparison but very significantly lower. 

My thought: be prepared to keep the Corbin and drop the pegs.
Just break out your '70s platform boots  :afro: !


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I am unable to make it, work getting in the way of socialising and fun....not good enough!!

I owe, I owe so off to work I go! 

Gutted.com!

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Excellent weekend camping. Sagi came up Thursday evening, Pat O'D came Friday evening. Cooked up BBQ both nights.

Nice outing on Saturday. A very enjoyable breakfast at Stradbally, joined by CluainSi, Ringfad, DeRodster and Corkboy.

From there we proceeded down to a little village at Faugheen to watch some road racing. Forum member Tom Foley was one of the organisers. The event goes back 50 years. There were some nice unmistakable sounds of older Hondas, two strokes and British hardware. And the smell of Castrol R. Unfortunately the remains of a storm were passing up our way so we headed back up out of the bead weather to our camp site for a welcome coffee. DeRodster and Ringfad headed home from here.


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72Back to top Go down    The Wild Bunch @ Stradbally on Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:59 am

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A great day once again. Nice to see a bit of the Faugheen 50. I wont bore you with my video clips (short n all as they are), but I was impressed by some of the classic machines out for it. Last time (last yr)  I was in Carrick on Suir the wx was beautiful so was glad to see the back of the rain this time. Very impressed with Nore Valley Camping site....looks well run and equipped and nice pitches......future potential there methinks.

a photo from Stradbally for your delectation...


Great to see everyone again.....roll on the next one.

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Yep, another grand day out. 

I carried on to Blessington, and picked up the comfort seat, a complete set of brake pads, and a Clymer manual.

A round trip of 300 miles, and very comfortable on the Corbin seat I might add.

Spent Sunday putting on the comfort seat.  Irene appears to be happier with the pillion seat, but I initially find the riders seat to push me forwards so my knees hit the faring.

We're off to France in two weeks, so that will be the acid test.


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Midday Monday, Knee jigging expectantly and almost at coffee spilling revs....... bounce 

So far only a couple of verbal reports and ONE pic (cheers DeRodster!)

C'MON More pics people!!!   


Jeez the place falls apart when I'm not there!


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@Björn wrote:Would love to join the crowd this weekend; there is only one tiny problem preventing me (and the problem is titled Chief Inspector Smile )

While you will be having a lovely steak up Nore Valley I'll probably be mocking drivers around the city Sad

Bjorn we were thinking of you a lot over the weekend. BBQ went on 3 times so lots of nice steaks. Reckon you must have been doing a lot of mocking!!

Looking forward to seeing you both on the Norn Iron weekend. Since Gerda is coming with you just do make sure she is warm behind you. Cork to Newry being motorway could lead to cold feet [not joking here] so good boots and thick socks are a must. If it works out we will have a bite to eat around 4pm at J14 Monastervin around 4 pm as that works nicely for a meet up at the M1 toll.

Going on last year.....just a thought for making travel plans. Ride time in total without stops is showing up as approx 400km and 4 hours 24 minutes. That's about 4 hours on a K but since its Friday evening a little extra time needed for M50 rush hour. Cork to Newry is 360km and all motorway M8 M7 M50 M1. This can be done in 3 hours and a little with one quick fuel stop at Monasterevin so it is possible to do it straight from Cork leaving at 4-4.15pm.

1:30-1:45pm: Leave Cork on M8: Corkboy, Bjorn, Pat O'D, Sagi [?] and 92KK. Start at Cork with full tank will make the fuel stop at Monasterevin.
M8 1 hour approx.
Cashel meet Cluain Si and Tom. Coffee?....
3pm: leave, M8/M7 100km/1 hour approx
M7 J14 Monasterevin Mayfield services Petrol/Lunch.
5pm: leave, travel M7/M50/M1 approx 1 hour.
6pm [will keep eye on ferry arrival time once booked]: M1 toll [?] meet Paul Lipscomb.....Becky......Blue Eyes? Ringfad? 88KE?
M1 to Newry approx 1 hour. Stop en route at Castlebellingham Services petrol/coffee etc...
Newry to Kilkeel approx 30km/30 minutes. Scenic coastal route on A2.
7.30-8pm? Kilmorey Hotel.

For Becky and Paul Lipscomb the tunnel toll is €10 on Friday but its worth it as it cuts through all traffic and takes you from the port right on to the M1. Its shorter and avoids trying to find your way in Friday rush hour. For the return its only €3. They take credit cards. The M1 toll is €1 each way and if we meet up just before M1 toll then we can sort you with coins but they do take cards as well. You shouldn't need to get €. Petrol here is about €1.55 or about £1.20 so it may be worth filling at the Castlebellingham services.

Saturday morning at Café Deelite at Hillsborough?? From Kilmorey leave about 8.15, takes us past Comberjohn's house. There is a petrol station nearby for petrol, good place to fill up. We can meet Comberjohn there to leave 9am, about 30 mins from there to Hillsborough.

Its an easy run up from Dublin on Saturday morning so hope we see Trapper and Stephen [Sgmayhew] as well.

I hope all is well with Comberjohn, not seen him for a while and looking forward to catching up again.


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88KE wrote:Midday Monday, Knee jigging expectantly and almost at coffee spilling revs....... bounce 

So far only a couple of verbal reports and ONE pic (cheers DeRodster!)

C'MON More pics people!!!   


Jeez the place falls apart when I'm not there!

You were missed......!


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Great weekend, enjoyed the camping as well as the riding and meeting some members of the Forum, if it's pics you want, I have some 

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92KK K100LT 193214 wrote:
Bjorn we were thinking of you a lot over the weekend. BBQ went on 3 times so lots of nice steaks. Reckon you must have been doing a lot of mocking!!

Looking forward to seeing you both on the Norn Iron weekend. Since Gerda is coming with you just do make sure she is warm behind you. Cork to Newry being motorway could lead to cold feet [not joking here] so good boots and thick socks are a must. If it works out we will have a bite to eat around 4pm at J14 Monastervin around 4 pm as that works nicely for a meet up at the M1 toll.

Cashel meet Cluain Si and Tom. Coffee?....
Sorry if wasn't clear - we decided it's too long of a trip for her but I (hopefully) convinced Ditte Pálsdóttir, my better half (AKA umönnun Björn Smile ) to come.

Why the question mark for coffee??? I thought it would be obvious Razz


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Bjorn that was my typo. I did ask did I need to bring my smoking!! The coffee? Was in case you were going to be travelling later in the day and didnt have time. Would be nice to travel up together.


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Sorry I didn't make it at the weekend.
Couldn't do an overnight and thought that 450+ miles in the one day might be pushing my luck a bit. The bike will do it ok, but trying to be a bit more sensible as get older. Not working so far.
Looking forward to the 19th and 20th.


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from the Faugheen 50











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Thanks Sagi, you're a life saver. I'll finish the valium sandwich anyway, be rude not to now that I've started  :geek:


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83Back to top Go down    Faugheen 50 video on Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:21 pm

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And a few mins of video @

 https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=Nv5FOPipiPM

adios
Rod



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What a relief for us to have a record attendance at the Faugheen50. I was in the village for the day as this is my baby for the wknd. We divide the circuit into segments and one member has overall responsibility for that section. The BSA in Sagi's photograph belongs to a local enthusiast and has had one owner for many years. I, of course, left my camera at home and missed the best photo of the entire meeting. Winner of the Classic race,one legged Robert McCrum, on his adapted Weslake (rear brake on handlebar etc) took the chequered flag and on the slowdown lap peeled off at Church Corner,came down the village,leaned the race bike against the pub wall and publican Margaret Fleming handed him a pint of stout through the small window at the end of the building.  What a weekend. Local racer John Walsh stayed in the paddock and worked on teardown with us until the following Tues, then loaded his bikes into his transporter and headed for the Ulster GP.  Irish Road Racing, the sound of summer? Looks like we will be able to run again in 2015.

    

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@DeRodster wrote:And a few mins of video @

http://youtu.be/Nv5FOPipiPM

adios
Rod
Can't view your vid as its private?

    

86Back to top Go down    Faugheen 50 video on Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:21 pm

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Hopefully not private now

https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=Nv5FOPipiPM

Thanks for letting me know Tom.

hope to have a few short clips from UGP 2014 during the week.

Another great trip and day out

All the best
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