Feeling metaphorical..

On Monday this week I replaced the rear light unit on the Triumph – Steve and Caz did a sterling job patching it up to get me through the last MOT, efforts which I managed to undo a couple of months ago in a split second of numptiness which saw me backing into a low wall. I understand the boffins at Mercedez-Benz tune their doors to a soothing thunk of expensiveness – if they run out of ideas I can recommend the sound of crunching plastic as a suitably wallet-shrinking alternative. £75 quid lighter and 25 minutes older, I now have a rear unit of reassuring solidity and was able to take the bike out for a tentative loop of the A10. The steering felt rather uncertain, which I attributed to lack of familiarity with the rakishly-angled front wheel, when compared to Ruby’s teutonic uprightness.

Further exploration this morning with a tyre pressure gauge revealed that no, the wobbly handling was due to a lack of about 20 psi. I have been asking the tyre to perform handling miracles without taking steps to ensure it was adequately resourced with all the support it needed.

Here endeth the metaphor.

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4 responses to “Feeling metaphorical..

  1. Rob

    A very good learning experience.

  2. P.O.W.E.R ?

    Petrol

    Oil

    Water

    Electrics

    R.. It escapes me ?

  3. R is for Rubber surely?

    This is unless you go for

    B.W.R.A.F.

  4. Anonymous

    POWDDERS
    Petrol
    Oil
    Water
    Drive (Chain/shaft-oil)
    Damage
    Electricx
    Rubbers (Tyres and fork seals)

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