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by Bart1
Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Anyone had a Fireblade ('99) ?
Replies: 30
Views: 467

Re: Anyone had a Fireblade ('99) ?

Forgot to say, a weak spot seems to be the front discs, the OE ones seems to warp around 15k and I'm not that heavy on the brakes either, so a test ride would be good to check. The current set I have are some "good value" Chinese ones which so far have lasted longer (they are slightly thicker). Also...
by Bart1
Sun May 31, 2020 11:00 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Anyone had a Fireblade ('99) ?
Replies: 30
Views: 467

Re: Anyone had Fireblade ('99) ?

I bought a 99 Blade new and still have it 70k miles later, it has taken me around Europe many many times with absolutely no issues. Over the years I've tweeked the bike a bit to make it more usable every day with Heli Bars(a bit higher and closer), slightly lower pegs, CBR600 mirrors(they have longe...
by Bart1
Tue May 05, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Electric MTB
Replies: 99
Views: 5126

Re: Electric MTB

Just a thought. Re using footpaths, surely it would be wise not to publish photo's of bicycles going over stiles etc. A photo on a track or path without a stile is much less obvious. I have done some reading on this.... it seems cycling on a footpath is not actually illegal as in the Police cannot ...
by Bart1
Tue May 05, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Electric MTB
Replies: 99
Views: 5126

Re: Electric MTB

Just a thought.

Re using footpaths, surely it would be wise not to publish photo's of bicycles going over stiles etc. A photo on a track or path without a stile is much less obvious.
by Bart1
Fri Apr 24, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Electric MTB
Replies: 99
Views: 5126

Re: Electric MTB

I did the Bafang BBS01 crank drive a few weeks back on my old Specialized - loving it and out every day :) Specialized.jpg The frame shape did present a challenge and I couldn't fit the conventional battery, but the seat-post mounting is working fine, and you don't notice the weight as much as expe...
by Bart1
Thu Apr 23, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Electric MTB
Replies: 99
Views: 5126

Re: Electric MTB

Just over year ago I dipped my toe into the E-mtb world with a 250w Bafang kit onto my old Canondale hardtail, it worked well enough on roads and smooth trails but was less good on bumpier trails/bridleways, so after a bit of research I found a unwanted mtb Xmas present for a bargain price and trans...
by Bart1
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Street Riding Years - free download
Replies: 36
Views: 1469

Re: Street Riding Years - free download

Really enjoying reading your book, it brings back many long forgotten memories.

Great montages too.
by Bart1
Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:41 am
Forum: CLOTHING
Topic: Adventure boot review
Replies: 21
Views: 1307

Re: Adventure boot review

Have been using Sidi Adventures since 2015, mainly road riding but all through the year. Last year one boot started leaking so sent them back to Goretex and they replaced them with the current later model. The new ones are a bit chunkier than before but still comfy enough. I also suffer from cold fe...
by Bart1
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Suspension query
Replies: 9
Views: 686

Re: Suspension query

I believe the 19 650 Vstrom still has damper rod forks with progressive springs fitted, my 06 Wee has. A better solution is to fit a set of "imitators" to mimic a cartridge fork.
There are loads of threads on https://www.v-strom.co.uk and https://www.stromtrooper.com

Just Google

PD fork valves
by Bart1
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Africa Twin for road riding only - opinions?
Replies: 34
Views: 2797

Re: Africa Twin for road riding only - opinions?

A Super Tenere could be an option, I bought a prereg one in March....it has almost 12k miles on it now. The engine is super smooth and has lots of character.

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