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by steve the grease
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Bloody BMW prices
Replies: 22
Views: 764

Re: Bloody BMW prices

18k to 24 k is like 6000 miles .....a grand for a service , thats 1000 divided by 6000, then . According to my maths, give or take a fraction , thats nearly 17 pence a f*%$ing mile. Something in your life is very wrong mate. Surely get it done at a proficient independant.
by steve the grease
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Ural sidecar rig
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Ural sidecar rig

I learnt to ride 'chair' on ' Cousin Alan's' Ural, a total death trap. 2 or 3 inches of loose in the sidecar mountings and 18" apehangers. An old door and an armchair lashed to the ill fitted sidecar chassis. Interesting..............
by steve the grease
Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Bikes nicked overnight from ABR Festival 2019
Replies: 32
Views: 1848

Re: Bikes nicked overnight from ABR Festival 2019

I don't want to sound clever, If I had my bike nicked I would be utterly gutted, but there is a very good and cheap idea that might help and costs peanuts. Cheap rape alarms on Ebay ( from about £1.99) come with a lanyard which when pulled out sets off the 120db alarm, several of these , clipped aro...
by steve the grease
Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Anyone know what textbooks/study material are used for m/c tech courses?
Replies: 20
Views: 1521

Re: Anyone know what textbooks/study material are used for m/c tech courses?

Thinking about it CSMNL has some excellent exploded diagrams , but I dont know if you can rip the images.....
Just tried it , yes you can, click to view larger image. Right click to save image..... Excellent
by steve the grease
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Lane Closed Due To Rave .
Replies: 10
Views: 698

Re: Lane Closed Due To Rave .

Oh the the fun of being stopped and searched, you were lucky not to have a torch checking your arse out. I was working at a ( licenced) festival near where I live and so went home at night. As it was pouring down with rain lots of people were asking me to get them Rizlas, as everything on site was s...
by steve the grease
Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Anyone know what textbooks/study material are used for m/c tech courses?
Replies: 20
Views: 1521

Re: Anyone know what textbooks/study material are used for m/c tech courses?

As we were talking about learning and training, I'm guilty of sending the thread off at a tangent. I will try and pull it back. There are copies of "motorcyclists workshop" and "motorcycles and how to manage them" on Ebay at present for 5 or 6 quid a copy , I think I would get an original copy from ...
by steve the grease
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Anyone know what textbooks/study material are used for m/c tech courses?
Replies: 20
Views: 1521

Re: Anyone know what textbooks/study material are used for m/c tech courses?

I have 2 copies of MAHTMT one much older than the other . They are credited to "The staff of 'The Motorcycle'" so I don't know who actually wrote them , but it is certainly very old, most of the illustrations show bikes which are belt drive ( in a vintage way) and side valves are the norm .... post ...
by steve the grease
Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Anyone know what textbooks/study material are used for m/c tech courses?
Replies: 20
Views: 1521

Re: Anyone know what textbooks/study material are used for m/c tech courses?

"Motor cycles and how to manage them" and "Motorcyclist workshop" are both books which I read as a teenager , a long time ago. They come from a world where to own a motorcycle , you had to virtually do an engineering apprentice ship. In Motorcyclists workshop, for example, there is a chapter on pipe...
by steve the grease
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Recommendations for Garage Lighting
Replies: 12
Views: 474

Re: Recommendations for Garage Lighting

I have fluorescents in my workshop. I also have some mercury vapour lamps as additional lighting . Vapour lamps : Like 1000 watts in total so very expensive to run and give a strangely ghostly light , they are however very bright. Fluorescents : they do give off less light a sthey get older and seem...
by steve the grease
Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Lady Rambler , going to speak to the Council.
Replies: 13
Views: 815

Re: Lady Rambler , going to speak to the Council.

It's their sense of entitlement that does my head in . ' You must be wrong ' cos I am right'

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