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The X Files ~ The Piaggio X Series => X9 Specific Stuff => Topic started by: julie13bailey on July 26, 2005, 10:25:19



Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on July 26, 2005, 10:25:19
Poor Thor is very poorly :cry:

Sunday morning he kept cutting out and miss fired a couple of times but when we went on the ride-out he seemed so much better.

Got him out of the garage this morning and he cut out a couple of times, on the way to the childminder he kept on cutting out and miss firing (making a hell of a noise), managed to get to work and phoned Bikers, they said to try and take him over straight away (they are very nice people)

Got him there and they had a look at him, couldn't find anything, the mechanic took it out for a ride and it happened to him too :(

So Thor is still there and and I am bikeless :cry:

Still at least I get to have the day off, one good thing I suppose :whistle:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: jimc on July 26, 2005, 10:32:00
Sorry to hear that Julie. :(

Get them to re-fix the left "Lucy-peg" as well, while they're at it. :)


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: Huskyteer on July 26, 2005, 10:39:55
Poor thing! Hope he's feeling better soon.


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on July 26, 2005, 10:44:10
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Get them to re-fix the left "Lucy-peg" as well, while they're at it. :)


That is not a bad idea, thanks Jim :thumbup:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: Alan on July 26, 2005, 11:15:21
How strange, Thor seemed to go very well on Sunday. Did they have a loan bike to give you? I hope all is well soon  :x9blu:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on July 26, 2005, 13:31:52
They did have a loan bike to give me but it is like a death trap, rode it once before when my 125 died :o

Luckily I am off on my hols on Saturday for 2 weeks so won't be needing it, so will just have the rest of the week off :thumbup:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: rabthebairn on July 26, 2005, 13:42:50
:thumbdown: sorry to hear about yer ride not bieng well,let's hope the "doc" can have him back to full health asap, regards rabthebairn :x9top:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: johnp on July 26, 2005, 16:10:15
Oh no poor thor, hope it`s sorted out ASAP.


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: Treb on July 26, 2005, 17:36:06
Probably something simple like a loose or dirty connection hopefully.


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: MarcW10 on July 26, 2005, 20:42:12
As someone who's love is very sick at the moment (great BIG hole in the downpipe) I totally sympathise. Should get mine sorted on Friday (come on Gran Sport).


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: Neil B on July 28, 2005, 06:18:54
Only just seen this this topic so sorry about the slow reply.

Sorry to hear that your X9 is poorly.

Any news from Bikes as yet  :huh:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on July 28, 2005, 06:32:34
Haven't heard anything as yet :(

Think I might give them a bell today, it suck's being without wheels :thumbdown:



Title: Poor Thor
Post by: johnp on July 28, 2005, 15:21:28
Julie
Next time you talk to them, give them hell, for not letting you know what`s happening.


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on July 28, 2005, 20:09:56
I phoned them today at 3.15pm, Mike said Kev (the mechanic) was on the phone and that he will ring me back when he is off the phone <_<

Well I am still waiting and it is 9.10pm :headbang:


I didn't know bike shops stayed open so late :whistle:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: Neil B on July 28, 2005, 20:19:17
Julie,

I have a feeling they forgot  :P


 :rant:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on July 28, 2005, 20:22:14
Or they might not have got round to looking at it yet as generally I am not one for complaining :redface:

Maybe they thought they could leave it a while :cry:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: jimc on July 28, 2005, 22:22:31
Julie, they'll get to it.  They know you as a customer - do they know you are a member of this club?  I'm sure they're aware of our existence.

It might be one of those problems that has a multitude of possible solutions, so could take time.  Just in case it's a known problem, then ring Tony at JT's for a first-thing-to-check diagnosis.  If it's not (whatever he says) then could take some time.

Me, I'd check HT lead integrity, then other Italian connectors before assuming anything major.  When it works, it works, right?  So must be a duff connector or switch somewhere.


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: Jay on July 28, 2005, 22:23:57
Quote from: jimc,26 Jul 2005, 10:32:00
Get them to re-fix the left "Lucy-peg" as well, while they're at it. :)/quote]
What's a, "Lucy-peg"???
Aussie Jay


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: jimc on July 28, 2005, 22:54:07
Rather well done (except for the security of the left-hand one) extra pegs for a 7-year old called Lucy. (She might be 8 by now)

Do keep up at the back...  :whistle:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: Neil B on July 29, 2005, 19:14:59
Any news Julie  :unsure:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on July 29, 2005, 20:43:25
Went into Bikers today, can't rely on them phoning me :whistle:

The bike was in pieces :cry:

Saw Kev (the mechanic) he said they could find nothing wrong at all :-/

The other mechanic is going to put it back together and road test it, as I am on holiday from tomorrow they have 2 weeks to keep scratching their heads :huh:

Phil is going to sing to Thor for me when he takes his bike in for a service (sorry Phil, couldn't keep that to myself) ::lol::


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: chiefkeefe on July 29, 2005, 22:35:11
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...Phil is going to sing to Thor ...

OMG!  :o

P'raps he's got a Thor throat?

Hope it's sorted by you get back, Julie.

Havagoodtime!





Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on August 13, 2005, 14:17:57
Well I am back from sunny Devon  :D  

Bikers could not find anything wrong with Thor so I am picking him up at 4pm so I can judge it for myself :-/

Must remember to take my roadside recovery details with me :(


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: Dale on August 13, 2005, 14:30:59
Had this happen on my Skipper or something similar, turned out it was the air inlet to the air filter box that while not blocked, had rotten leaves in it and was restricting the airflow - every time it got some damp air, the leaves would swell and the engine would cut and behave very poorly.

Might be worth getting all the HT leads damp sprayed as well...


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: Alan on August 13, 2005, 15:45:20
Welcome back Julie. Ummm, so there is a genuine problem, it even happened to their own mechanic, they've had it for 2 weeks and now there saying they couldn't find anything wrong.
Doesn't inspire confidence does it?
Hopefully the pulling apart and re-assembly has  tightened something that was coming adrift. Time will tell.


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: Dave Milnes on August 13, 2005, 16:19:20
Try a new spark plug, it isn't unknown for the odd faulty one to get fitted, even slightly clumsy fitting can often damage them too. Not expensive and DIY as well and a faulty plug is not something the diagnostic test would pick up on.


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on August 15, 2005, 00:25:53
Well so far Thor seems to be ok :thumbup:

I have noticed however that someone at Bikers has taken him up to 84 mph, my highest was 74 :redface:

I am hoping that Alan was right in saying that just taking it apart and putting it back together has helped :D

Thanks to everyone for their kind words and technical imput, will keep you posted :whistle:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on September 19, 2005, 13:44:29
Well here I am again folks :(

The bike is still not good and seems to be getting worse :cry:

The bike is now miss firing quite a bit. It seems to happen when I slow down i.e for roundabouts, junctions etc. I can't rev the bike when this happens because there is no power, I know now that the only way to stop it is to stop, it then cuts out, I start it again and the problem is solved.....till the next time it happens. It was stripped down once before and they couldn't find anything wrong with it, it went in for a sevice the day before I went up to the Ace on Killspills day (it happened to me twice on that day)

I am at my wits end and really worried that it might happen in a dangerous situation.

As Freddy would say "im going slightly mad"

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Title: Poor Thor
Post by: Huskyteer on September 19, 2005, 13:46:47
Oh, I hate that feeling. It's horrible when you're riding along just waiting for something to go wrong again. Poor you - wish there was something I could suggest.


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: John@Thompsons on September 19, 2005, 13:57:57
I'll happily take a peek if you want to book it in with Tony sometime.

 :thumbup:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: johnp on September 19, 2005, 15:51:33
Troll
I bet you would like to take a peek. ;)


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on September 19, 2005, 17:36:30
Hi JT, would a Saturday be ok as daveow has offered to lead the way up as I wouldn't have a clue how to get to your garage :redface:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: Rocketman on September 19, 2005, 19:05:35
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Hi JT, would a Saturday be ok as daveow has offered to lead the way up as I wouldn't have a clue how to get to your garage :redface:
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Julie,

Best to phone Tony in the service dept,JT only owns the gaf and spends most of his time on  ebay and playing solitaire :whistle:

Steve


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on September 19, 2005, 19:18:53
Cheers Steve, Dave has given me the number, guess everyone knows that JT is busy then ::lol::


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: johnp on September 19, 2005, 19:25:42
I might pop up on Saturday, just to say hello.


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on September 19, 2005, 20:04:07
Hi JP, don't know if it will be this Saturday, depends if I can book it up.  Mind you the Saturday that I do manage to book up Dave is on about going to the Ace for brekkie while the bike is being looked at so as I am bikeless I will need someone to give me a lift, I know you aren't partial to pillions so I am hoping someone might be able to give me a lift :rolleyes:

Will stump up for brekkie of course, and for Dave and Son as they are leading me up there :thumbup:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: jimc on September 19, 2005, 20:07:38
JT may well lend you a demo bike if you wiggle your belly nicely...  :whistle:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on September 19, 2005, 20:15:11
I thought I might like to try being a pillion, used to do it years back, would be fun to do it again

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(obviously with helmet and minus the flag)


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: Mrs T on September 19, 2005, 20:51:22
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demo bike

He would if he had any  :(  Sorry

Mrs T


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on September 19, 2005, 21:01:21
That is ok Mrs T :D

Pillion it is then, anyone for a free brekkie  :thumbup:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: johnp on September 20, 2005, 04:38:17
I`ve never said no to a girl who want`s a good ride. :whistle:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on September 20, 2005, 07:01:27
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Title: Poor Thor
Post by: John@Thompsons on September 20, 2005, 07:12:52
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I`ve never said no to a girl who want`s a good ride

Those Policemen taught you well JP ::lol::


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on September 20, 2005, 16:08:10
The bike is booked in at JT's for Saturday 8th October  :thumbup:

So if anyone from the Southern Chapter wants a ride up to the garage then onto the Ace for brekkie, then they are very welcome :D


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: ADT05 on September 20, 2005, 17:33:11

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Love your blushing smilie :ph34r:    :devil:

Regards

Allen


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on September 20, 2005, 21:06:07
Why, thank you kind sir

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Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on September 22, 2005, 22:55:32
Hi JT, I have booked with you but I dont think the bike is going to last that long, 7 times it cut out today, some of the roads were a bit dangerous :(

I have the miss firing alot now when I slow down, but can release the throttle and pick the speed up, with a jolt. It is so loud that the people look at me and I get kinda embarresed :redface:

I am too afraid to bring it long distance, and too afraid that it wont last. Would Kev in Bikers be up for contacting you?

I hope so ;)

Having to walk Lucy to and from school is a nightmare :whistle:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: jimc on September 23, 2005, 00:32:26
Can some local X9 club members provide some aid?  Poor Thor (and Julie and Lucy) need some outside help here.


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: PER on September 23, 2005, 02:03:20
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The bike is booked in at JT's for Saturday 8th October  :thumbup:

So if anyone from the Southern Chapter wants a ride up to the garage then onto the Ace for brekkie, then they are very welcome :D
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I would be there to help but the distance is keeping us apart  :(

Had to break in and sure convinced that somebody will give you a helping hand  ;)

From another X9 friend -

Per in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: Alan on September 23, 2005, 06:11:22
Julie, Im not too far from you. If I can be of any help I gladly will. PM on way with mobile no.


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on September 23, 2005, 07:01:28
Thanks everyone, you are wonderful :thumbup:

I am going to have to take Thor into Bikers today ;)

I know that they couldn't find anything last time but I am desperate.

Alan, thanks for the PM, might need a lift back home (joking) I know you will be at work :)

Fingers crossed that they will find something this time :(


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on September 23, 2005, 10:48:34
Took the bike in, the mechanic rode it and it happened to him too :)

They were discussing it and they think it might be the ECU, what ever that is :huh:

So I am bikeless yet again :cry:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: Alan on September 23, 2005, 18:03:46
ECU, that'l be mekanik talk meaning 'European Currency Unit', (being Italian) which means if it wasn't under warranty it'd be mighty expensive to repair :cry:
Hope they find the problem this time  :unsure: Did you get a lift back from bikers or did you have to wait hours for a bus that wasn't going in the right direction like happened to me last time :cry:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on September 23, 2005, 23:24:31
Ecu, is the little computer to make the engine work, it is a little black box, so they tell me :huh:

Tony at JT's said that he would have diagnosed the same thing so hopefully it will be fixed this time :)

It's all under warrenty so I don't have to pay for it which is a blessing.

Dave (one of the owners) gave me a lift into Southampton city centre as he was going to Shirley, then got a taxi home, managed to scrounge a raffle prize off him for our fund raising event :thumbup:

Just hope Thor isn't there for too long :(


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on September 26, 2005, 17:26:44
:headbang: They still can't find anything wrong with it, the ECU was fine, they phoned Piaggio and they offered a few tips, but nothing :cry:

They are going to have another look tomorrow and if they can't find anything wrong then they are going to ask someone from Piaggio to come down and have a look for themselves ;)

No work, no pay :(


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: johnp on September 26, 2005, 17:59:46
So your bike is like our very own onedrum, there`s something wrong but can`t find it. ::lol::


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: Dave Milnes on September 26, 2005, 18:39:34
Ask them for a new bike. Sale of goods act states that goods sold must be fit for their intended purpose which this bike isn't. You have followed the consumer laws by letting the dealer try twice to fix it and they can't, therefore you are legally entitled to a replacement, or the whole of your money back.
Wait too long and you forefeit this right.


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: Fantom on September 27, 2005, 07:54:21
Hi Julie,

Dave is quite right,  enough is enough.  I have had two 'rogue' bikes from Piaggio in the past.  Both were replaced without too much hassle, when I insisted on it, one by the dealer, and one after the matter had been referred to Piaggio.

I sincerely hope that this experience will not put you off the Evo 500?  The build quality on them is generally excellent, and the bike itself an absolute gem.  As i'm sure you have gathered through this site, serious problems are very few and far between.

All the best, and I hope that your problems are very soon resolved.

Fantom.   :)



Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on September 27, 2005, 12:09:28
Thanks Dave and Fantom :D

Now I have just got to pluck up the courage to tell them my rights :redface:
I get kinda nervous doing that sort of stuff ;)


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: Neil B on September 27, 2005, 12:11:35
Take a printed sheet from a website with your rights listed, highlight the relevant one.

That way they have it in black and white.


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: Alan on September 27, 2005, 17:27:07
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They still can't find anything wrong with it, the ECU was fine,
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Julie, Im sorry you are still having problems, what puzzles me is if the have eliminated the ECU, that means they fitted a replacement and it still stalls, in which case how come they can't find anything wrong with the bike? If the bike isnt stalling with the new ECU fitted, how do they know the ECU wasnt faulty? :blink:
something doesn't add up.


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on September 27, 2005, 17:35:40
I spoke to one of the bosses at Bikers and he recommended I write an e-mail to Piaggio, he gave me the name of someone who I think has a lot of clout there.

E-mail has just been sent so now it is a case of waiting ;)

I now have the bike back and it is working again..... for the moment, I stated in my e-mail that if it were to happen again then I would be asking for a replacement or refund :)

That isn't too harsh is it :(


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on September 27, 2005, 17:40:27
Alan, they ran a dianostic on the ECU and it came back as clear, there weren't even any stored faults. They said that if it is an intermittant problem then the faults would be stored and would show up on the diagnostic check :(


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: jimc on September 27, 2005, 17:42:32
So they didn't swap it out then... (I don't know if swapping the ECU is a simple thing.)


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: Dave Milnes on September 27, 2005, 18:10:34
Take JT up on his offer and let Tony and Dobbin loose on it. If they can't fix it then a replacement is worth negotiating.


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on September 27, 2005, 21:50:21
The thing is, its riding normally now, not a problem :-/

It was about 6 weeks in between the two incidents last time so only time will tell and hopefully I will hear back from Piaggio :)


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: Rocketman on September 27, 2005, 22:24:25
Julie,

Hows things?When does your warranty finish?or if the warranty does finish and the scooter plays up will any work still be done on a warranty basis as its an existing fault.....if you see what i am babbling on about.I am guessing it would be or should be done FOC.

Steve


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: Treb on September 28, 2005, 07:31:34
That's a valid point Steve. I had a fault on a Vauxhall Agila that was looked at under warranty but the Vauxhall dealership was unable to find the fault, it was an intermittant knocking at the rear. Suggestions were made that it was the fuel tank flexing, the exhaust knocking or maybe a joint that was drying out and creaking. This went on for the duration of the warranty coming and going sometimes with months in betweeen. Finally I went back after the warranty ended for another look, bearing in mind that they said that it would be cared for F.O.C. as it was an ongoing problem, they then said that I would have to pay. I sold the car and bought a different brand.


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: joyce on September 28, 2005, 08:50:03
Julie, did they do anything at all whilst it was in other than check it over?  I'm not knocking the dealer as I know an intermittant problem is hard to deal with. It just means you cannot fully enjoy the bike as you are constantly waiting for it to happen again. I would still take up JT's offer of letting look at it whilst it is running enough to get it there.

I had a similar problem with an ET and ended up selling it for a pittance to the shop who were struggling to repair it - I just wanted to get rid of it at that stage (it was out of warranty).

Joyce

 :x9blu:  :red:  :x9blu:  :red:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: ADT05 on September 30, 2005, 19:42:24
Hi Jules, whats the latest with poor Thor?:sick:  :sick:

Regards

Allen


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: Dave Milnes on October 01, 2005, 10:16:03
I think she's out riding, must be working OK again!!


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on October 02, 2005, 15:42:49
I think Thor is ok, was the last time I was on him  :D

I have been away for the weekend so will find out tomorrow when I get him out of the garage ;)


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: johnp on October 02, 2005, 18:28:04
Bellybird
Hope Thor is OK tomorrow and that the gremlins have gone.


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on October 02, 2005, 19:11:42
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Bellybird


You cheeky monkey

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Title: Poor Thor
Post by: johnp on October 02, 2005, 19:17:14
Bellybird is for your belly dancing, not the size of it. :redface:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on October 02, 2005, 19:18:45
I knew that, it just doesn't sound too flattering :huh:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: johnp on October 02, 2005, 19:20:49
Don`t forget i`m only a plumber, and don`t know anyother way of sayong things.


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on October 02, 2005, 19:22:47
That is true, I forgive you :P


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on October 18, 2005, 20:28:04
Well.. what can I say :-/

Been Thorless for a while now (no change there some might say)  They have had him for a while now and think they have found the problem! Water somewhere that was starting to corrode some wires (will find out more when I pick the bike up)

Left him with them so they could suss it out and ride it for themselves :rolleyes:

I must say riding a B125 is a step back, used to have one, mind you didn't have Lucy on the back then. Pillion pals certainly work as there is no back box :)

Just need to find time to get to pick him up, early day tomorrow might be in order :whistle:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: johnp on October 18, 2005, 20:32:50
Good news that they know whats wrong with Thor, and hopefully the 2 of you will be reunited.


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on October 18, 2005, 20:47:59
It took an e-mail to Piaggio to find out :D

Seems they have un-tied my dealers hands to look at everything :whistle:

No hints to anyone......... :oops:



Thanks JP, skipping work tomorrow will feel grand :thumbup:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: chiefkeefe on October 18, 2005, 21:10:18
I hope you get Thor back soon, Julie.

I could tell on Saturday that Lucy was fed up with the B125!

Safe roads.


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on October 18, 2005, 21:19:52
Over-Quote removed  :)


Thanks Keith :)

I think Lucy likes having the security of the back box,  I think Lesley might agree on that! :D


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: chiefkeefe on October 18, 2005, 21:25:26
Just drop Lucy off in Chiefkeefe Mansions - I think she'll be happy just playing with George - and we can find a local 'Breakfasterie' and seek some more cholesterol.

Mikey can come too, but I hope he doesn't lose any more weight!   ^_^

I'm sure that Philmel and Daveow would join us.  Is Alan a local too?

I can feel my midriff expanding as we talk.   ::lol::

Yee hah.

Scootering is The Biz!


 ^_^  B)


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on October 18, 2005, 21:36:36
Hi Keith, Lucy has spoken nothing but George!!! You might just have to adopt her!! (joking)


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on October 18, 2005, 21:37:16
Up for breakfast  :thumbup:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on October 18, 2005, 21:41:54
Hmmm. Southern breakfast :D  Anyone up for it ?


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: chiefkeefe on October 18, 2005, 22:00:51
Yup - I'm up for it but I'm in France until Sunday so will have to make late arrangements.

I'll be in touch when we getback.

 ::lol::



Title: Poor Thor
Post by: Treb on October 22, 2005, 09:56:21
That's a possible, definite, maybe as I'll be in Portsmooff on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday morning 13/14/15 November. Sunday morning I'll be en-route from Salisbury to Drayton

I'll be in the car.

I could bring my bike gear if some kind soul wanted a pillion rider. :whistle:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on October 22, 2005, 10:13:47
If you PM Keith he might well be up for it, I can't ride at the moment because I have a fractured elbow, its a shame, would have loved to have met you :D


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: Treb on October 22, 2005, 10:20:26
Sorry I forgot your elbow was broken. I'll contact Keith when he gets back from france and Philmel too he's in/on Hayling Island.

Isn't there somewhere near you that we could all meet?


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: Alan on October 22, 2005, 19:00:22
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Very local, I'm just not allowed out very often  :cry:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: johnp on October 22, 2005, 19:13:43
I know what you mean Alan.(http://bestsmileys.com/crying/2.gif)


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: spannerman on October 22, 2005, 19:55:39
If you put the date on the site we could do a rideout to the Southern breakfast as a one off.


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on October 22, 2005, 22:50:09
Sounds like a flippin' good idea to me, us down here will get our heads together to work it out :thumbup:


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on October 22, 2005, 23:09:56
Hopefully we can organise it when Bob is down from Cornwall :D


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: Treb on October 23, 2005, 07:43:46
Excuse me dear lady, one comes up from Cornwall you know. Actually there will be two of us.  ::lol::


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on October 23, 2005, 16:18:34
My apologies Bob(http://bestsmileys.com/bowing/2.gif)

Will it be yourself and you good Lady wife :D


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: Treb on October 23, 2005, 16:27:14
HE HE, yeah Karen will be with me, we're staying with one of her brothers in Salsibury Thur/Fri/Sat then down to Portmouth Sun?mon and back home Tues afternoon. Whether she will come to a breakfast meet or whatever is debateable.


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: RonnieJ on October 30, 2005, 16:55:59
I would like to know how Thor is  but the last 18 comments have me completely confused.


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on October 30, 2005, 19:57:12
Hi Ronnie    As far as I know Thor is fine  

Haven't been able to pick him up as I am one armed at the moment  

Still have Bikers B125, hoping that they might come over and swap the bikes for me  


Thanks for asking


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on November 01, 2005, 16:57:20
Thor is back, Thor is back  

Alex from Bikers brought him back and swapped him for the loan bike, he said everything seems to be running ok now, fingers crossed


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: philmel on November 01, 2005, 17:28:07
 Good news ! now hows the arm?


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on November 01, 2005, 17:42:29
Getting there thanks Phil, still can't do much with it, no work, no bike  

Daytime telly is rubbish  

My Mum is taking me into town tomorrow, I am sure I can manage to spend ok


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: johnp on November 01, 2005, 19:50:00
Good to hear Julie, now get yourself fit it ride Thor.


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on November 01, 2005, 22:04:34
Thanks JP, I am doing all the exercises that I have been set, need to be able to ride my bike by the 14th, gotta meet Bob (treb) while he is here


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: johnp on November 02, 2005, 05:26:36
Julie
Don`t be daft to push yourself, as it may cause more damage. Take it easy and do a bit at a time.


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on November 02, 2005, 07:43:48
I wont go over doing it John, you are such a caring person underneath that tough exterior


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: johnp on November 02, 2005, 16:40:12
I am your big softy.


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: julie13bailey on February 03, 2006, 22:44:53
You probably know why I am bringing this back to the top   Yep, he is back in the shop! Broke down outside of Lucy's school on Tuesday  

Took an hour and a half and two different recovery trucks to get me and my bike to the shop! Mind you the kids in the school, including Lucy, thought it was great fun to watch it being loaded, I was flippin freezing by then though  

They think it might be something to do with the alternator (dont know if that is spelt right)

The Vespa  looks a good option at the moment


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: jimc on February 03, 2006, 23:04:10
I hope your dealers find the (probably simple) solution.  Otherwise a(n) (escorted) trip to JT's might be in order.


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: de7158 on February 04, 2006, 06:59:28
Hi to all.

New member from Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Was very interested in problems julie13bailey is having with Thor.

My 2004 x9 500 sounds like it was having problems not unlike Thor's. In the end i discovered the exact situations that this would happen and i could at least replicate those every time, which was handy for the dealer.

My bike would only misbehave with 2 up (me 88kg & pillion approx 65kg).
Bike would run rough/backfire and or just stop when ever riding over a lay back kerb eg driveway entrance.
As above when riding over a rough section of road eg road repair or railway lines.
On throttle idle when riding down a resonable slope eg coasting at 40kmh using brake to slow down.
Would be less of a problem with the suspension wound out for the heaviest setting.

After all of this, is was pretty obvious to me (though it would have been highly possible that i was not even close) that there was a damaged cable effected by the suspension deflection.

To cut a long story short, my dealer to their credit found a faulty engine position sensor wire. Zip tied cable had from factory been pulled that tight on the frame, that when movement (bumps in the road) happened between frame and motor the lead would either partially or fully seperate.

Unfortunately for me my bike was out of warranty (12 months in Australia)

I was a happy young fella when all was fixed.

I hope this helps you, if not kindly disregard.

Peter


PS. Any spelllen misstakees are intenchul.


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: johnp on February 04, 2006, 07:07:55
Bad luck darling, hope they sort it out this morning so you can ride out in the afternoon.


Title: Poor Thor
Post by: Mr.Chips on February 04, 2006, 07:22:43
Hello Peter & welcome!

You'll have seen that several members reside in your neck of the Bush.  

I seem to think that in the dim and distant past, mention was made of tight Zip Ties and maybe something we should all be reminded of.

Glad your problem's sorted and thank goodness for decent dealers.