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by Elmer J Fudd
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: 2014/15 Tiger XCX 800
Replies: 10
Views: 410

Re: 2014/15 Tiger XCX 800

Hi, I had a Tiger 800 XRT for a couple of years and did a few trips around europe on it. This year down to Italy and over the St Bernard pass, before meandering around Switzerland and france. Ultimately I became seduced by the new BMW R1250RS (NOT GS), so it is away. A good bike, but for me not a ke...
by Elmer J Fudd
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Cameras in France
Replies: 50
Views: 11265

Re: Cameras in France

You never see the cops in france. I once past one in the prone position in the central reservation of the dual carriageway I was on. Blooming gendarmes lol :lol: Last year, on a slip road to a roundabout, just outside of Le mans as I passed 50 Km/H sign, a GenDAME (rather pretty actually) popped up...
by Elmer J Fudd
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Hard shoulder penality
Replies: 29
Views: 3599

Re: Hard shoulder penality

i am sure that in the states they allow bikes to ride the hard shoulder if the traffic is stoped as with air cooled bikes you would have big problems very quick john If you can't get past you can always turn it off while waiting. Wonder when stop / start will be introduced on bikes, seems to work w...
by Elmer J Fudd
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: EU. In or out?
Replies: 7580
Views: 468725

Re: EU. In or out?

Question: If we are out of the EU and migrants / refugees come across to the UK via the EU, what can we do with them? Can we just send them back to wherever we think they came from (France / Ireland etc. as is the current situation)? Or, having left the EU, can those countries just refuse to take th...
by Elmer J Fudd
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: G650GS - Adjustable rear brake lever?
Replies: 6
Views: 1852

Re: G650GS - Adjustable rear brake lever?

From memory (I had one in 2010/11) the brake lever is made from coated steel, so option 1 would be to cut the lever and weld on a backing to lift the lever up, linish down and paint. the small gap would be filled with weld, so would not be seen. Option 2 would be to add something on top of the lever...
by Elmer J Fudd
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Fitting heated grips.
Replies: 8
Views: 1490

Re: Fitting heated grips.

So you go out in the rain and your grips could overheat?

I would get rid of them myself, however if you must fit them, add an isolator switch so they can quickly be turned off if the controller fails.
by Elmer J Fudd
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: what have you done to your bike today??
Replies: 850
Views: 117104

Re: what have you done to your bike today??

Tiger 800
Removed the Garmin mount and wiring.
Removed the Gopro mount.
Removed the Scottoiler.
Removed the Screen deflector.
Quick wash.

Its heading to a new home on Friday, to be replaced by an R1250RS (NOT GS)

It has been good fun but not a keeper.
by Elmer J Fudd
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: WELCOME NEWBIE
Topic: Numb Bum
Replies: 12
Views: 2168

Re: Numb Bum

OK, so:
Seat cover
Air cushion
Sheepskin
Padded underwear

That's good for at least 12 hours...it will need to be though, as you won't be able to reach the ground unless you also wear some of those Goth Boots :lol:
by Elmer J Fudd
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: WELCOME NEWBIE
Topic: Numb Bum
Replies: 12
Views: 2168

Re: Numb Bum

Moto Skiveez - underpants with padding, they are better than cycling unders, but more expensive.

Moto Legends sell them, there will be others too.
by Elmer J Fudd
Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Scottish locals.....
Replies: 10
Views: 4387

Re: Scottish locals.....

There's been too much wind around here recently (North of Ayrshire) for the wee buggers. Never easy to say, but anywhere on the West where the weather is a light wind (under about 10mph) and damp, it will be a horror film in the making until the end of September. Usually Ok around the coastline wher...

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