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by DaveCon
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: helmet removal at filling staions
Replies: 47
Views: 2787

Re: helmet removal at filling staions

My son used to wheel his mini-moto to the petrol station, fill up, pay and off to the local fields or wherever. We never gave a second thought to his age (he'd be about 14 or 15). Perhaps it's more down to the jobsworths behind the counter than company policy.
by DaveCon
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The next step....
Replies: 199
Views: 19310

Re: The next step....

Overvolt 529.jpg I've just bought one of these Lapierre Overvolt 529, an "all mountain", Shimano 8000 powered, 29er wheels and 140mm forks. It's awesome :lol: Chain Reaction are offering them with 29% discount (£1375 off) and I just couldn't say no. I've been well and truly bitten by the eMTB bug, ...
by DaveCon
Thu Jan 31, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Bike won’t start
Replies: 32
Views: 2535

Re: Bike won’t start

Given that the bike is only sat there idling I would be surprised if it's a mixture problem. In my experience this tends to create a hot cylinder and spark plug. It sounds more like Richard says, either bad ignition timing - but you'd notice other things like difficult starting (now you've got the e...
by DaveCon
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: hot grips wire?
Replies: 39
Views: 2279

Re: hot grips wire?

Bear in mind you probably grip the throttle more than the left grip and that can make it feel warmer. Yep. It doesn't take much for the grip to loose it's heat, just operating the clutch is enough to let air move around your hand and cool everything down. You could wear a thicker glove on your left...
by DaveCon
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Bike won’t start
Replies: 32
Views: 2535

Re: Bike won’t start

If the bike "thinks" it's been put in gear (ie the neutral light goes out) while it's on the stand then it will cut the engine off. I would take the bike off the stand (sit on it and fold the stand away or put it on the centre stand if you have one) and see if that makes any difference when the neut...
by DaveCon
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: EU. In or out?
Replies: 7442
Views: 434247

Re: EU. In or out?

... are we better of staying in, and strongly influencing a less than perfect EU or going it alone against US, China and the other world powers? We're not going to be against China. China is waiting in the wings for us to leave the EU, then it's going to put it's arm round our shoulders and offer t...
by DaveCon
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Bike won’t start
Replies: 32
Views: 2535

Re: Bike won’t start

Definitely sounds like a loose connection rattling loose when the bike is on.

It's bound to be the sidestand switch because it's always the sidestand switch :lol:
by DaveCon
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:19 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: 2019... Whats everyone up too.
Replies: 13
Views: 1113

Re: 2019... Whats everyone up too.

Motorcycle commuting, especially in heavy traffic is definitely one way of putting you off bikes. I sometimes have to remind myself that motorcycles at any other time are ace. On the motorcycle this year it's either a wander down to Rome or over to Romania (I fancy a look round Transylvania). Either...
by DaveCon
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Ireland
Topic: Are 'friends' electric?
Replies: 49
Views: 7237

Re: Are 'friends' electric?

...and, 3 years on...I've decided against converting my old 'Scott' MTB to electric using a Bafang crank drive, mainly because the geometry of current MTBs is so much better than 10 year old models rather than anything else. I'm going to get a Bosch Performance Line CX motor in a hardtail 29' er. T...
by DaveCon
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: VIDEOS
Topic: I like this guy
Replies: 4
Views: 770

Re: I like this guy

Excellent, very funny and informative. I would also like to add that motorists get selective hearing as well. If they hear a horn sound they'll be selectively deaf to it unless it is very persistent by which time you're toast. I have a loud horn on my bike and I still get cut up by drivers while I'm...

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