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by Dark Knight
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Hard shoulder penality
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Re: Hard shoulder penality

The police constable was fine and gave very instructions. I really think that I got confused where the slip road was as the Tesco truck was blocking my view, when on the hard shoulder I passed the 300 metre sign so must have been about 500 metres from the slip road. The slip road was clear with no d...
by Dark Knight
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Hard shoulder penality
Replies: 7
Views: 486

Hard shoulder penality

Got fined £100 and 3 points for riding on the hard shoulder today. Was coming back from the racing at East Fortune and on the M9 close to the Lathallan turn off, traffic had been stop start for ages and could not filter because of a large tesco truck and trailer. Clutch hand was getting sore and was...
by Dark Knight
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Long way up, Electric bikes!
Replies: 23
Views: 1951

Re: Long way up, Electric bikes!

Its obviously part of an advertising campain to try to sell more electric bikes.
Just ignore what bikes they are on and enjoy the journey.
by Dark Knight
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Tesco's 10w-40 oil query
Replies: 17
Views: 1245

Re: Tesco's 10w-40 oil query

Most admit that I only use the best quality oil in my bikes, but suppose it probably really depends how hard you are riding the bike.
Lower quality oils will thin more at high temperature and the oil pressure will drop.
A problem that will be more noticeable with an air cooled bike.
by Dark Knight
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Recommendations for Garage Lighting
Replies: 12
Views: 1000

Re: Recommendations for Garage Lighting

I use two double fluorescents Probably five foot long, but also have back up LED lighting, powered by my Solar panels, you just never know, this electricity stuff could run on day.
by Dark Knight
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Speeding Warning
Replies: 8
Views: 859

Re: Speeding Warning

These fines raise a few questions, assuming it is not a scam, difficult to verify authenticity. In Scotland the chief constable got a roasting for certain police officers fining people for 1 or 2 MPH over an out of town limit i.e. not 30 or 40 MPH limits. So you have to wonder what these guys are do...
by Dark Knight
Tue May 28, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Yamaha XT660Z Téneré Clutch Disc Replacement.
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Yamaha XT660Z Téneré Clutch Disc Replacement.

Really brilliant write up, maybe you should consider taking over from John Haynes who sadly is no longer with us.
by Dark Knight
Sat May 04, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: GSA front brake switch
Replies: 7
Views: 473

Re: GSA front brake switch

Sounds like sledgegreen has the best idea, a small relay suitably rated for the current that it is switching would be pretty cheap on Ebay or similar.
You just have to find somewhere to fit it.
by Dark Knight
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Engine bolt kits
Replies: 20
Views: 997

Re: Engine bolt kits

Must admit, I would use high tensile steel for engine bolts, just like your 1960's Triumph or Norton used.
by Dark Knight
Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: 10 Years Ago This Month
Replies: 23
Views: 1606

Re: 10 Years Ago This Month

I also joined in 2011 and remember that I had the first copy of the ABR magazine, so did the magazine first come out in 2011?

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