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by catcitrus
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Electric Bikes... the Future?
Replies: 51
Views: 3669

Re: Electric Bikes... the Future?

But where does the hydrogen come from ?...... current favourite seems to be electrolysis of water, which requires lots of electricity, which takes us back to where we started! Sent from my Moto G (5) using Tapatalk I like your "hot bulb" name---basically hot air engines are Stirling engines--I have...
by catcitrus
Thu Sep 12, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Electric Bikes... the Future?
Replies: 51
Views: 3669

Re: Electric Bikes... the Future?

I would bow to your superior knowledge about batteries, but I think where electric vehicles come into their own is in reducing air pollution in cities. Obviously there are better long term solutions, such as decent public transport, stopping building homes where people are reliant on personally mot...
by catcitrus
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Electric Bikes... the Future?
Replies: 51
Views: 3669

Re: Electric Bikes... the Future?

Apart from destroying mountains and villages to mine Lithium--and use a load of fossil fueled energy to refine and produce the batteries(which have a limited cycle life and a disposal issue) there is a fundamental problem related to basic physics/chemistry---batteries are storage devices and there i...
by catcitrus
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: MEETS & RUNS
Topic: Norfolk and Essex end of summer rally big bike offroad ride-out
Replies: 16
Views: 618

Re: Norfolk and Essex end of summer rally big bike offroad ride-out

date noted--but will probably either be on a 250 trailie or my transalp--in which case if its the latter then it will be road only--fingers crossed that the weather holds a bit--do we have to prebook the campsite?
by catcitrus
Wed Sep 04, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: ABR FESTIVAL 2020
Topic: ABR Festival 2020 - The Details
Replies: 23
Views: 1838

Re: ABR Festival 2020 - The Details

Here's a little video of the 2019 Festival. Staring a few from this forum https://youtu.be/jhxn9ptUvYQ I enjoyed the video of the ABR festival that I attended but slightly disappointed that the focus appeared to be on the latest expensive adventure bikes, would have been nice to seen some of the ol...
by catcitrus
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: CLOTHING
Topic: Exotogg
Replies: 2
Views: 398

Re: Exotogg

are these the blow up type bubble wrap things-if so saw them at the Overland show.https://www.facebook.com/OverlandEvent/photos/pcb.2336144016500485/2336143713167182/?type=3&theater---- basically a waistcoat and you can't inflate it too much otherwise you won't move--and you will also suffer from co...
by catcitrus
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Headlight
Replies: 12
Views: 458

Re: Headlight

look for the triangular shape with big single LEDs--one comes on for dip and the other two for main. Yes they do stick out at the back a bit so you need side entry wiring for a start--its for the cooling fan for the electronics , NOT the bulb bit. You do need room--KTM enduros in particular have the...
by catcitrus
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Headlight
Replies: 12
Views: 458

Re: Headlight

there are some very good LED H4 replacements out there where the light source is very close to the position of the incandescent filament--so you get a good cut off etc. My Yam runs with the headlight on all the time but is only drawing 20w max with a really bright light--makes a big difference to ba...
by catcitrus
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Overland Event
Replies: 13
Views: 780

Re: Overland Event

Is it still possible to turn up and pay on the gate?
by catcitrus
Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: MCN - Tenere 700 v KTM 790 Adventure R
Replies: 11
Views: 799

Re: MCN - Tenere 700 v KTM 790 Adventure R

if you are serious about offroad--and speed, then look no further than the current Dakar formula for size power and weight. I know you won't get factory power over the counter but it proves the point--they are NOT slow. Gone are the days of of over 1000 cc monstrosities that are way overweight and o...

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