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by DaveCon
Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Oh how I laughed, what a race to the bottom world we live in
Replies: 4
Views: 1007

Re: Oh how I laughed, what a race to the bottom world we live in

Does sex make you fart? I don't know 'cos I'm a Virginian :lol:
by DaveCon
Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:35 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Stumbled upon this.
Replies: 3
Views: 861

Re: Stumbled upon this.

That's interesting and inspiring stuff. I've travelled far to exotic and strange places (Stoke for example :whistle: and I found 14 by Cesare Pavese (?) to be particularly relevant to my experience. I think they all have a nugget of truth though. I'm always surprised, when you get off the touristy b...
by DaveCon
Mon Apr 20, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: TRAVEL GEAR
Topic: Beads or gel
Replies: 13
Views: 2268

Re: Beads or gel

Beads? What is it you've got? An Austin Allegro Oy, I had an Ausin Allegro and a bead seat but, in my defence, not at the same time. I've tried a bead seat thing and found it raised the seat hight quite markedly. It also didn't help in my case. As someone else pointed out earlier, I found attention...
by DaveCon
Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Have a gander here
Replies: 3
Views: 572

Re: Have a gander here

Absolutely quackers. Riding in that weather with flipflops :S
by DaveCon
Thu Mar 19, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: MEETS & RUNS
Topic: North Cape of Norway via Arctic Coast Highway - Summer 2015
Replies: 21
Views: 3439

Re: North Cape of Norway via Arctic Coast Highway - Summer 2015

A couple of years ago the DFDS ferry (which I presume they have now discontinued) hit the dock in Harwich and was taken out of action. So I went via Amsterdam. It's a bit of a haul but not that bad of a ride (thumbs) . It will add a day or two to your trip though, each way. There are many options to...
by DaveCon
Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:23 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Which Bike
Replies: 23
Views: 3273

Re: Which Bike

I agree with going to see/try them. I'm at that point myself looking for a new bike, having narrowed the field down to 3 or 4 to make it a manageable exercise. I noticed all your choices are big bikes. Big is not necessarily better. There are some good and capable 600's as well as the 800 mentioned ...
by DaveCon
Fri Feb 27, 2015 2:13 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Spain/Pyrenees/South of France - Things to see, roads to ride
Replies: 41
Views: 5636

Re: Spain/Pyrenees/South of France - Things to see, roads to ride

Add my name to the fans of N260/N240. It's marked as a main route but varies between fast A road to intricate B road. One thing to note, my Spanish friend warned me that northern Spain gets a lot of rain especially from Santander to Pamplona. I can testify to that. I was completely drowned out from ...
by DaveCon
Thu Feb 26, 2015 8:22 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: There's something wrong with the starter or or the top end
Replies: 64
Views: 6073

Re: There's something wrong with the starter or or the top end

I think the cause looks like the stripped gear. Why they would put a plastic gear on something as important as an oil pump is beyond me. I suppose the argument may be the best lubricated and therefore the most free running part of an engine is the oil pump itself :laugh: It does seem a bit penny pin...
by DaveCon
Mon Feb 23, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Is this a bit tight? Or is it just me?
Replies: 27
Views: 3611

Re: Is this a bit tight? Or is it just me?

I get it. It's not the cost, it's the attitude behind it. If you're spending £10K on a bike and regularly £500 on servicing/parts per year, what's £2.50 to BMW. You want (and I think deserve) a bit of recognition and to feel "valued" as a customer, not a "cash cow". This sort of thing makes me more ...
by DaveCon
Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:32 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: There's something wrong with the starter or or the top end
Replies: 64
Views: 6073

Re: There's something wrong with the starter or or the top end

I'm not familiar with this particular engine, but certainly on old British bikes if there is a problem with crankcase breathing (basically removing gasses and vapours from underneath the piston) huge oily smoke finds its way out of anywhere as pressure builds. Just a though, good luck ;)

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