John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

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Re: John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

Post by Mtaylor » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:38 pm

Could anyone provide a basic tool kit requirement for our trip
Just spanner/socket sizes mainly.
Really want to take as little as possible
🤗🤗🤗

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Re: John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

Post by Newtsalad » Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:47 pm

8, 10, 12, 14, 17, 23, stick a 13mm in as someone is bound to have replaced an 8mm bolt or nut with a 13mm. (Honda thought they were unlucky so never used them)
9mm spanner for adjusting tappets.
Angled cross head screwdriver for carb bowl, and spare screws.
Tyre levers, tube or repair kit.
Spare throttle cable.
Chain lube (essential)
420 chain link
oil

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Re: John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

Post by Mtaylor » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:06 pm

Superstar!!
Thank you so much!!!!

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Re: John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

Post by Capitano » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:31 pm

A mention on the MCN site. No mean feat in itself!

Good luck, guys! 8-)

https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/201 ... sNrcaBRfJo

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Re: John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

Post by nimrod » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:44 pm

loacal guy raised £14k for charity did it in 23hrs-40min on his 90cub

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Re: John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

Post by Bern » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:15 pm

Mtaylor wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:38 pm
Could anyone provide a basic tool kit requirement for our trip

A list of members on (or close to) your route prepared to help

I'm in Telford :D

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Re: John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

Post by Mtaylor » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:43 pm

Hi guys!! Sorry I’ve only just checked this and seen the messages! So we did it!!
1300 miles approx in the end including the ride up from Inverness to the start line!
It was a brutal trip with constant rain for the 1st 2 days. Sleeping in a 1 man tent with wet clothes all night then putting them on again in the morning was lovely 😱🙈
However spurred on by support from friends, family and lovely people on the route we pushed on!
Riding 12 hours a day has ruined my back and shoulders but nothing that won’t sort itself out in a few weeks!
We’ve raised over £1700 for Macmillan Cancer Support so far and one of the guys (a good friend of mine) has offered his bike up for auction with all proceeds going to Macmillan (what a star!)
I’ll share some photos later today 🤗🤗
Thanks for all the help, advice and support.
Oh and the bikes didn’t miss a beat! No mechanicals, no punctures and just a drop of oil
What a machine these bike are !!!!!!!

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Re: John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

Post by Mtaylor » Wed Jul 17, 2019 1:46 pm

Capitano wrote:
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:31 pm
A mention on the MCN site. No mean feat in itself!

Good luck, guys! 8-)

https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/201 ... sNrcaBRfJo
Thanks Capitano we were pretty chuffed!
Walking into the camp site at Applecross the guy said to us “are you the guys from MCN” 🤣🤣 famous moment 🙌
And then kindly offer our nights stay free of charge 🤗

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Re: John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

Post by Mtaylor » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:24 pm

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lee-mark-shane

Thanks to some amazing people our total is growing by the day :-)

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Re: John O'Groats to Land's End (Charity ride)

Post by Mtaylor » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:49 pm

The start and finish line :-)
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