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by sledgegreen
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: covid dystopia
Replies: 62
Views: 2401

Re: covid dystopia

"ok .. so now there is talk of a `shutdown`. Sounds logical. Trouble is .. people like me, the most vulnerable age group, even though I am fit and healthy, apart from a mild cold, .. will be forced, by law, on pain of a huge fine, or imprisonment, to self-isolate (be imprisoned) in their own home. B...
by sledgegreen
Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Inactive ABS warning light.
Replies: 8
Views: 532

Re: Inactive ABS warning light.

Is your battery in good nick and well charged? I don't know whether this is true of the 1200s, but my 850 and 1150 GSs (and 1100RT) wouldn't be able to complete the automatic test process if the battery was a bit low, even if the engine started without any apparent problem. It would regularly happen...
by sledgegreen
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Why don't bikes have rear fog lights?
Replies: 20
Views: 1101

Re: Why don't bikes have rear fog lights?

I suspect that there are three reasons why bikes were not included when fog lights were made compulsory for most vehicles. First, I suspect that at that time, a very large proportion of bikes were still using feeble 6v electrical systems, and I wonder how effective a 6v fog light would be in fog/sno...
by sledgegreen
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: North East
Topic: ....Any experienced climbers on here..??
Replies: 3
Views: 4037

Re: ....Any experienced climbers on here..??

Hi FFD

Where are you located? If you are looking for local help, it would be handy to tell us.

I am not one of those loonies who hangs a tent off the side of a vertical rock face, but I have done a fair amount of climbing. If you are near Norwich, I might be able to help.
by sledgegreen
Wed Sep 25, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: You tube video brake bleeding :roll:
Replies: 9
Views: 2583

Re: You tube video brake bleeding :roll:

I think this will work most times, but there is one important limitation which he doesn't mention in the video. Bleed nipples are mounted at the highest point on a caliper. Calipers have two ports - the bleed nipple fits in the top one, and the hose from the master cylinder fits in the lower one. Th...
by sledgegreen
Mon May 06, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: ACCESSORIES
Topic: Something like Rok Straps
Replies: 15
Views: 3599

Re: Something like Rok Straps

How about these?

https://greenchileadv.com/collections/b ... straps-kit

The short straps with the Camlock is elasticated, and you can simple join the short and long straps together by feeding the end loops through each other to make endless straps.
by sledgegreen
Sat May 04, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: GSA front brake switch
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: GSA front brake switch

Unfortunately, I currently have much more familiarity with the AES website than I really want. This is not their fault ... I have an old Landrover, which is currently undergoing a gradual rewire. It seems that 40yrs is the maximum lifetime for 1979 LandRover wiring. Every couple of weeks, a circuit ...
by sledgegreen
Sat May 04, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: GSA front brake switch
Replies: 7
Views: 739

Re: GSA front brake switch

Would a change-over relay help? https://www.autoelectricsupplies.co.uk/product/174/category/36 These have two outputs, and the relay flips between them so one of them is always live. Use the output from your expensive bar steward switch to trigger the relay, then attach the feed to your brake lights...
by sledgegreen
Fri May 03, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: ACCESSORIES
Topic: Camel Tanks and Others...
Replies: 28
Views: 10020

Re: Camel Tanks and Others...

Would a pair of 2L alloy tanks be of any interest? £45 each or £100 the pair. Available here: https://adventurebikerider.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=48464 I don't understand the pricing strategy either, but they look very pretty. Two litres (even twice) isn't going to be enough on this trip. My ...
by sledgegreen
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: ACCESSORIES
Topic: Camel Tanks and Others...
Replies: 28
Views: 10020

Re: Camel Tanks and Others...

Would a pair of 2L alloy tanks be of any interest? £45 each or £100 the pair. Available here:

https://adventurebikerider.com/forum/vi ... 27&t=48464

I don't understand the pricing strategy either, but they look very pretty.

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