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by Dark Knight
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Another vintage How to do file
Replies: 0
Views: 167

Another vintage How to do file

Please find attached a vintage how to fit screws flle, pretty much common sense.
by Dark Knight
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Another form of aventure biking?
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: Another form of aventure biking?

I suppose that you should be able to cruise around 40 to 50 MPH. What are the drum brakes like on these small bikes? I remember in the 1960,s on my AJS 31CSR when you were up at about 100 MPH, if you had to stop, you could only slow down about 50 MPH where the brakes faded out due to the heat, you t...
by Dark Knight
Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Another form of aventure biking?
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Re: Another form of aventure biking?

Must admit that if you are on a less intimadating ( spelling) smaller bike, people seem more likely to talk to you. Maybe some sort of hangover from the 1960.s when the newspapers paid some bikers to kick over some scooters down south, so they could get a story and encourage more people to buy cars....
by Dark Knight
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Another form of aventure biking?
Replies: 5
Views: 601

Another form of aventure biking?

Just throw one of these, sales brochure attached, into the boot of your car. I believe that the handle bars fold down. So you use the car to carry the luggage and take you to some point of interest. Then you get the bike out and tour the area, getting to know the locals and country side in greater d...
by Dark Knight
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: What if.
Replies: 25
Views: 1358

Re: What if.

I believe that we are in this situation, declining industry, generally low wages, poor infrastructure is due to the policies of past goverments. In the 1960.s when I started work as an apprentice at a world leading company called Ferranti Ltd (at £2.80 a week, cash in hand at the end of the week) th...
by Dark Knight
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: What if.
Replies: 25
Views: 1358

Re: What if.

I am an old guy and have retired, so my situation is different to most you young guys.
Of course you could always escape to the Chateau (spelling?).
by Dark Knight
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: What if.
Replies: 25
Views: 1358

Re: What if.

Phils place looks to have plenty of character and should be cheap to run with low council tax. There is no doubt that the coming years will be full of challenges but I think that we are used to facing challenges in our line of business. On the subject of Brexit, I was told that the EU had been forci...
by Dark Knight
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: What if.
Replies: 25
Views: 1358

What if.

We rode over to the continent for two to three months. When we ride over, most of us would normally spend only two to three days at the most in one place. What I am suggesting is that we spend weeks at the same place, this is so that we can fully explore the area, get to know the people and improve ...
by Dark Knight
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Soft soldering
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Re: Soft soldering

If you are out in the middle of nowhere and you have to solder something, the soldering irons are usually mains driven, I wonder if those pencil blow torches would work on petrol?
by Dark Knight
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Soft soldering
Replies: 2
Views: 322

Soft soldering

A copy of an article from the deep past, offered up for historical interest only. On reading it you will see the use of blow torches and very strong/dangerous acids, which would not be used today for obvious safety reasons. We now use electrical temperature controlled soldering irons and use cored s...

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