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by mechanic
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: XRV750 THE Honda @T...
Replies: 17
Views: 533

Re: XRV750 THE Honda @T...

Plus one on David Silver excellent service, there’s not much he doesn’t have in stock. Very obliging phone staff!
by mechanic
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: XRV750 THE Honda @T...
Replies: 17
Views: 533

Re: XRV750 THE Honda @T...

Plus one on David Silver excellent service, there’s not much he doesn’t have in stock. Very obliging phone staff!
by mechanic
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: ACCESSORIES
Topic: Mosko Moto or Giant Loop?
Replies: 6
Views: 400

Re: Mosko Moto or Giant Loop?

I had a Giant loop handle bar bag bought for me as a present. £50. Over here. It is small and just hangs on the handle bar brace on Velcro straps. The very open Zip leaks badly as it’s not sealed in any way. Put me right off the brand.
by mechanic
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: New bikes and engine oils and procedures
Replies: 10
Views: 528

Re: New bikes and engine oils and procedures

Been round the KTM plant in Austria. The big v twins are run up to max revs on a Dyno for a short time, they have been doing this for a few years apparently. Yes I know, I was surprised as well. After this, the oil is dropped and they get a fresh fill!
by mechanic
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: CCM GP 450......was it any good?
Replies: 149
Views: 21464

Re: CCM GP 450......was it any good?

I had a TE511 Husky, same engine/ gearbox unit as the 6speed CCMs. Engine mapping was a nightmare. Weeks of dealer time under warranty, with lots of expensive components replaced. Never got it sorted, with very low speed running and stalling/flame out issues. Wasted 1 year off my off road life! Even...
by mechanic
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: CLOTHING
Topic: Good kit for teenage pillion ?
Replies: 3
Views: 307

Re: Good kit for teenage pillion ?

Hi. I have a really nice branded KTM leather textile touring jacket as brand new in a small youth size, complete with all armor, liner and waterproof membrane. £400 new. I would sell it at £150 + postage, is literally new and unworn. Could send picture and further details if interested? Cheers Nige.
by mechanic
Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: VIDEOS
Topic: David Knight - old video, but makes me want to get out on a bike
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Re: David Knight - old video, but makes me want to get out on a bike

When enduros were about x country speed and not high speed trials riding he was unstoppable!
by mechanic
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: GREEN LANES, TRAILS and OFF-ROAD
Topic: Riding in mud!
Replies: 27
Views: 1258

Re: Riding in mud!

The very high spinning speed of the rear tyre keeps the tread clear of mud and it bites down through the gloop to find firmer ground. Good enduro technique. Of course the rider helps!
by mechanic
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: Snow snow, quick, quick snow!
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Re: Snow snow, quick, quick snow!

Not the same tyre but I’ve had TKC 70s on a trail bike. They also have a big unbroken Centre Band of Tread. Lethal when braking upright in the wet. I’d never buy banded tyres again.
by mechanic
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Alpine passes
Replies: 7
Views: 2499

Re: Alpine passes

Interesting stuff! But does anyone who has ridden there know the answer to the Salt on the road Question?

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