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by frenchy3
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Karcher pressure washers
Replies: 21
Views: 2160

Re: Karcher pressure washers

I didn,t think much to my Karcher pressure washer. I treated it with respect used it carefully and stored in a warm dry place after releasing any residual pressure and removing any water from the system and it did not last long at all. I bought a cheap Champion washer and it is tough as old boots an...
by frenchy3
Sun Sep 22, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: You tube video brake bleeding :roll:
Replies: 9
Views: 1040

Re: You tube video brake bleeding :roll:

I don,t need to tell everyone that most brake fluids are hygroscopic so will attract water into the system and as water compresses at a different rate to brake fluid your brakes will feel spongy. This becomes worse when the brakes get hot and the fluid in water in the brake fluid turns to steam and ...
by frenchy3
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Go Big and Ride Small
Replies: 190
Views: 28065

Re: Go Big and Ride Small

I’m not sure what started it all off. 😜 Well, I’ve owned and ridden plenty of large and fast bikes over the past 10 years including Sprint ST 1050, Trophy 1200, street triples, zzr600’s etc but for a while now I’ve been falling in love with smaller bikes. Why, when there are fast roads to be conque...
by frenchy3
Mon Sep 02, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Tesco's 10w-40 oil query
Replies: 17
Views: 2586

Re: Tesco's 10w-40 oil query

As above...it contains friction reducers and may harm your (wet) clutch. I buggered the clutch on my GasGas by using a Synthetic oil, which made the friction plates swell up. Had to fit a complete new clutch pack. I was told to use ATF in the gas gas trials bike but then others said use light gear ...
by frenchy3
Sat Aug 24, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Fantic CASA 250??
Replies: 7
Views: 2511

Re: Fantic CASA 250??

There was a road test of it in the now sadly defunct Trail Bike Magazine, which was then reprinted in the first issue of the TRF magazine Trail, which you can access via the TRF website. There's also a load of info here.http://www.hainesmc.co.uk/2017_fantic_250e_casa_test/ Also consider the Honda C...
by frenchy3
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: GasGas Ranger
Replies: 14
Views: 2524

Re: GasGas Ranger

One really annoying thing for me was the hair trigger side stand....I think it may be a legal requirement, but a simple mod has cured this. My SWM RS650R had one of those stands. There is a protrusion on the end of the pivot bolt which stretches and acts on the springs pulling the side stand up as ...
by frenchy3
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Ural sidecar rig
Replies: 5
Views: 751

Re: Ural sidecar rig

They are crap but i love them. There is a business selling refurbished ones in Leicester with the military look.
Talk about really crap bikes,i have just bought a CZ175 cheap as chips and tax and mot exempt.
by frenchy3
Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:06 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: CRF450L Mixed Feelings.
Replies: 55
Views: 7139

Re: CRF450L Mixed Feelings.

The bikes done 1500 miles and it has improved and Ive got used to riding around the problem in East Anglia there's no too much in the way of technical trails so its OK , I think I would struggle in Peaks , Devon , Wales . Im pretty sure that one way or another it will get sorted but Im very keen th...
by frenchy3
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: TRAVEL GEAR
Topic: Hammock advice
Replies: 13
Views: 4152

Re: Hammock advice

Hi, what advantages do you see with a hammock over something like the Yahill cot on high legs with a tarp above.? 916f017a-e79e-4f51-85e1-f343630d5fad._CR0,0,1500,1500_PT0_SX300__.jpg The cot will not work where the ground is steep or uneven and even as light and small as it is i doubt it would pac...
by frenchy3
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: TRAVEL GEAR
Topic: Hammock advice
Replies: 13
Views: 4152

Re: Hammock advice

Wow Frenchy, that is a lot of data. How much does your current set up weigh? As i carry it on my bike the weight is almost a secondary concern. I am more interested in how small i can pack it down. all my hammock kit including sleeping bag or hammock cocoon,folding saw,groundsheet etc fits into two...

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