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by Richard Simpson
Sun May 07, 2017 6:54 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Average age of bike riders generally
Replies: 44
Views: 3065

Re: Average age of bike riders generally

Young people are not interested in mechanical things or outdoor things very much any more. The summer of 1976 was probably the high point for all things motorcycling. UK registrations peaked in 1979 and its been downhill all the way. The last time I went to the NEC motorcycle show I was about 50 yea...
by Richard Simpson
Sun May 07, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: my new KTM 1290 adventure R
Replies: 56
Views: 5730

Re: my new KTM 1290 adventure R

not a happy bear, the new ktm is broken, ive done 550 miles shes in for the 600 mile service on tuesday, and then i can give her some beans......but today after 200 miles she went limp on me, no power, lumpy jerky, took me ages too get home 80 miles at 50mph, i need to call them tomorrow they can c...
by Richard Simpson
Sun May 07, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: KTM 1290 SA off-road tires
Replies: 13
Views: 1490

Re: KTM 1290 SA off-road tires

A big, powerful, heavy bike will pretty much destroy a knobbly tyre in very little time...but if you go that route Michelin Desert or Dunlop D908R is probably the most durable.

Other than that a Mefo Explorer/Super Explorer will last for ages and handle most surfaces except mud.
by Richard Simpson
Sat May 06, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Oxford Optimiser misery?
Replies: 18
Views: 1769

Re: Oxford Optimiser misery?

Don't confuse the Oxford Chinese rubbish with another product with nearly the same name. Go on, give us a hint! (thumbs) Regs Simon https://tecmate.com/ They are supposed to be quite good, but I've never had one myself, I just went for the CTEK because it will do car, leisure batteries, etc, so I o...
by Richard Simpson
Fri May 05, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Oxford Optimiser misery?
Replies: 18
Views: 1769

Re: Oxford Optimiser misery?

Don't confuse the Oxford Chinese rubbish with another product with nearly the same name.
by Richard Simpson
Fri May 05, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: GREEN LANES, TRAILS and OFF-ROAD
Topic: Green lanes round Pontypridd
Replies: 46
Views: 5001

Re: Green lanes round Pontypridd

You can serve a notice upon them to remove the obstruction. Section 56 of the Highways Act 1980.

All the info and the forms are here, courtesy of the Ramblers!

http://www.ramblers.org.uk/advice/impro ... moved.aspx
by Richard Simpson
Fri May 05, 2017 8:17 am
Forum: GREEN LANES, TRAILS and OFF-ROAD
Topic: Green lanes round Pontypridd
Replies: 46
Views: 5001

Re: Green lanes round Pontypridd

If the farmer has previous, then he may well go down this time. However, I suspect that he will get a suspended sentence on the grounds that he has to look after his farm...which he clearly hasn't been doing up until now. ??? It's a bit of a contrast to where I live now in Cornwall, where the local ...
by Richard Simpson
Thu May 04, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: GREEN LANES, TRAILS and OFF-ROAD
Topic: Green lanes round Pontypridd
Replies: 46
Views: 5001

Re: Green lanes round Pontypridd

Fines of up to £50,000 in front of a magistrate, or unlimited, plus up to 6 months inside before a higher court.

That's for the fly tipping. Obstructing the highway is another matter (also criminal).
by Richard Simpson
Thu May 04, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: GREEN LANES, TRAILS and OFF-ROAD
Topic: Green lanes round Pontypridd
Replies: 46
Views: 5001

Re: Green lanes round Pontypridd

County Council Highways Dept for the obstruction

County Council Environmental health for the carcase dumping

County Council Trading Standards for animal cruelty.
by Richard Simpson
Thu May 04, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: GREEN LANES, TRAILS and OFF-ROAD
Topic: OS Map question
Replies: 8
Views: 1274

Re: OS Map question

Some parts of these routes MAY have vehicular rights, but it is unlikely that the whole route will. They are so-called National Trails...a chain of footpaths and other rights of way which is given a trendy name to encourage use by tourists on foot.

It's 'marketing' rather than legal.

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