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by Dark Knight
Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: What is an adventure ?
Replies: 6
Views: 370

Re: What is an adventure ?

Its all about the journey and the people you meet.
It does not have to be some off shore country, it can be anywhere, but you have to take your time, so you can interact with the people you meet on the way.
I do not think that Nick Sanders will agree with this.
by Dark Knight
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Dew Point In Simple Terms
Replies: 17
Views: 579

Re: Dew Point In Simple Terms

I remember when I used to go to the States on business and drive cars all over the place, that there were warning signs at bridges "remember bridges freeze first".
by Dark Knight
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Hard shoulder penality
Replies: 29
Views: 3060

Re: Hard shoulder penality

Remember Sergent Dixon was a fictional character, another mis information program run by the BBC to presumably increase confidence in the police force. I am a real oldie who was riding motorcycles in the 1960's, in those days we used to get pulled over by the police quite frequently, the police neve...
by Dark Knight
Wed Oct 16, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Hard shoulder penality
Replies: 29
Views: 3060

Re: Hard shoulder penality

There seems to be pressure on the police to book people, maybe they feel that this proves they are doing their job and avoids more cuts in the numbers. Or it just becomes some sort of accepted behavoir, robot police, what would the Peel man say, as the police are supposed to be ordinary people taken...
by Dark Knight
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Hard shoulder penality
Replies: 29
Views: 3060

Re: Hard shoulder penality

I consider that I make a mistake, posted the £100 cheque and have moved, life is too short. It seems to me its not about the risk but whether you broke some rule, supported by those guys that were finded for doing 1 or 2 MPH over the speed limit on a perfectly clear motorway. I think in my case the ...
by Dark Knight
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Hard shoulder penality
Replies: 29
Views: 3060

Re: Hard shoulder penality

The police constable was fine and gave very instructions. I really think that I got confused where the slip road was as the Tesco truck was blocking my view, when on the hard shoulder I passed the 300 metre sign so must have been about 500 metres from the slip road. The slip road was clear with no d...
by Dark Knight
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Hard shoulder penality
Replies: 29
Views: 3060

Hard shoulder penality

Got fined £100 and 3 points for riding on the hard shoulder today. Was coming back from the racing at East Fortune and on the M9 close to the Lathallan turn off, traffic had been stop start for ages and could not filter because of a large tesco truck and trailer. Clutch hand was getting sore and was...
by Dark Knight
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Long way up, Electric bikes!
Replies: 27
Views: 4770

Re: Long way up, Electric bikes!

Its obviously part of an advertising campain to try to sell more electric bikes.
Just ignore what bikes they are on and enjoy the journey.
by Dark Knight
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Tesco's 10w-40 oil query
Replies: 17
Views: 2698

Re: Tesco's 10w-40 oil query

Most admit that I only use the best quality oil in my bikes, but suppose it probably really depends how hard you are riding the bike.
Lower quality oils will thin more at high temperature and the oil pressure will drop.
A problem that will be more noticeable with an air cooled bike.
by Dark Knight
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Recommendations for Garage Lighting
Replies: 12
Views: 1139

Re: Recommendations for Garage Lighting

I use two double fluorescents Probably five foot long, but also have back up LED lighting, powered by my Solar panels, you just never know, this electricity stuff could run on day.

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