Azekeil (azekeil) wrote,

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Mostly Harmless.

The plan for the weekend went.. according to plan, which was nice. I dropped my bike off at a different dealership to have it's MOT done (the one I usually use has just got a really big performance tuning rig and now they don't have room to do MOT's - DOH!).

On Saturday morning we tidied and shuffled more stuff in kissycat1000's place. Sooon, soooooon I tell you, it will be her house :)

sciamachy along with wife Sue and baby Frank came to visit to pick up some baby things. We went to the pub for lunch. kissycat1000 talks about it here. Later on sciamachy and I went back to the bike place to pick up my bike. I think this may have been a bad idea for sciamachy.

The damage on the MOT was pretty much as expected:
  • 2 new tyres: £250
  • Silencer: £230
  • Brake pads front and rear: £50
  • Dipped headlight out: pennies
  • Rear brake switch faulty: £5
  • Minor service: oil/filters change and safety check: £130
  • Fixing the leaky fuel cap and carb clean: £50
  • 7 hours labour: £250

Obviously the last two jobs are not needed to pass the MOT but they need doing anyway - I was just waiting to see if they were worth doing. I've already done the front brakes but buggered the pads a bit putting the second lot on. I expect it will need a bleed as well, although it was fine this morning. It's rubbing a bit so I need to fiddle some more with it. Ah well I'll get them to check it when it goes in for the rest of the work. Total, if it's all done at the garage; about £1000. Ouch. Most of that is standard maintenance though *sigh*.

I'm hoping fiendster can help me weld up the silencer. But at any rate I got it reinsured 3rd party only on Saturday for £360. I have an alarm/immobiliser and have managed to keep it chained TO stuff for the last year. Plus although it's a nice looking bike, it's not showroom condition - I just don't think thieves will be interested in it.

Saturday night I stayed in to babysit while uberredfraggle and kissycat1000 went out on a hen night. You can read more about their night out in her post I linked to above. I did nice things like remake kissycat1000 and uberredfraggle's bed because kissycat1000 didn't have time, then chilled out in front of the telly.

Sunday morning arrived. I hadn't slept too well and was a bit tired which affected my mood. Although I think kissycat1000 was probably more sleep-deprived *grin*. Pub lunch in Bristol, seeing the usual suspects. kissycat1000 crashed out on my bed so I played computer games.

The evening was hot and made us both restless. What with interrupted sleeping patterns and lack of motivation to do anything better I played more computer games. kissycat1000 decided to write her post and so I played more games. Although I think she decided to write her post *because* I was playing my game. Eventually we went to bed to lie quietly and not be able to sleep up there either.

So, all in all, meh. I have to tinker with my bike. I hope trying to fit the pads myself will not end up costing me more than to let the bike shop do it. Ah well. I shall try and get some rear pads today and fit them this evening.

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