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by Richard Simpson Mark II
Wed Jan 20, 2021 2:31 pm
Forum: WE LOVE PICS
Topic: Photo chain link...
Replies: 2450
Views: 124897

Re: Photo chain link...

Me and my old FJ. multi coloured FJ.jpg Love the colours. Do you remember the cover of Which Bike magazine - about 2004 - where good old Chris Dabbs ragged an FJ1100 knee down ? Back then Yamaha marketed the FJ as a pure sports bike, up against the GPZ900R etc. It didn't take long for buyers to rea...
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Non-EC or Non-cat UK exhausts and riding in the EU
Replies: 18
Views: 359

Re: Non-EC or Non-cat UK exhausts and riding in the EU

"Je suis vraiment désolé. Je ne comprends pas. Je ne parle pas français" Just sit it out. I'm sure plod would get bored before you While we can't speak French....unless we are poofs...the French can speak English. And they will take you to the nearest cashpoint so you can pay the fines. T...
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Non-EC or Non-cat UK exhausts and riding in the EU
Replies: 18
Views: 359

Re: Non-EC or Non-cat UK exhausts and riding in the EU

https://www.carandbike.com/news/germany-looks-to-ban-noisy-motorcycles-2235575 In my view, BMW is to blame for this...Some BMW motorcycles have long had a flap baffle in the exhaust that deploys when the engine is going through the parameters of the noise test. It's similar to VW 'gaming' diesel eng...
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:33 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Non-EC or Non-cat UK exhausts and riding in the EU
Replies: 18
Views: 359

Re: Non-EC or Non-cat UK exhausts and riding in the EU

Depends on the markings on the system. You won't pass MoT if the system is marked 'not for road use' by the manufacturer.
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Wed Jan 20, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: EU. In or out?
Replies: 8036
Views: 664431

Re: EU. In or out?

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... lorry-park

I wonder how many of these people voted Brexit, thinking it would 'get rid of the lorries'?
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Tue Jan 19, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: The past week in Spain
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: The past week in Spain

It's a sad fact that many women who are single in later life are single for a reason.... I'm sure my wife would say the same about men. We are both just so lucky that we knew each other from a long time ago. As I said to one of Kate's daughters: "If we could love each other as grumpy, awkward t...
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Mon Jan 18, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: EU. In or out?
Replies: 8036
Views: 664431

Re: EU. In or out?

I hear there's a convoy of Scottish refrigerated lorries heading for London with their fridges switched off...I wonder what happens next?

:D
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Sun Jan 17, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: CRF250L Knobbly Tyres - advice please
Replies: 16
Views: 345

Re: CRF250L Knobbly Tyres - advice please

Can't offer specific advice, other than someone had an issue with a knobbly of the 'correct' size fouling the swingarm...so check the true width across the widest knobs. With such modest output a wide tyre probably wouldn't be the best choice anyway. This may be obvious, but security bolts and the a...
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: EU. In or out?
Replies: 8036
Views: 664431

Re: EU. In or out?

Self-sufficiency in food is an impossibility for the UK.
by Richard Simpson Mark II
Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: EU. In or out?
Replies: 8036
Views: 664431

Re: EU. In or out?

Brexiteers have been saying that oranges etc should be sourced from the Americas instead of Europe...how local is that?

The Nazis were keen on 'German food for German people' and tried to fob them off with carrots carved into orange segment shapes and coffee made from acorns.

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