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by Dark Knight
Sun Sep 06, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: WELCOME NEWBIE
Topic: Newbie in SWest England
Replies: 7
Views: 1172

Re: Newbie in SWest England

Welcome to the fold, 61 is young, I am significantly older, starting in the 60,s with a Tiger Cub and an AJS 31CSR. Last year met this biker who was 89, really gave me hope, my long term biking friend had to give up biking because of his hands and he was 67, we had many good times biking across Euro...
by Dark Knight
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Bmw new no maintemce chain
Replies: 12
Views: 1477

Re: Bmw new no maintemce chain

Sounds a bit of the old advertising speak, maybe their bikes with chain drive are not selling well. There are many parts of the chain that are subject to wear and bending forces. When I first bought the dark horse (the CBF1000), I was in the habit of quickly accelerating up to the max road speed whe...
by Dark Knight
Fri Aug 21, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Something that I think we already know
Replies: 36
Views: 4209

Re: Something that I think we already know

I used to ride british bikes in the 1960's, started with a Triumph Tiger Cub and ended up with a AJS 659 twin, a 31CSR which was faster than my mates Triumph Tiger 110. We seemed to have to do some work on the bikes every weekend, however, being young we used to race about the place (no speed limits...
by Dark Knight
Tue Aug 18, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Something that I think we already know
Replies: 36
Views: 4209

Re: Something that I think we already know

The next "How To" in the series.
by Dark Knight
Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: 12v USB power question?
Replies: 22
Views: 2236

Re: 12v USB power question?

Obviously made in the far East, so you need to find some reviews to check quality and indentify any weak points. Usually in this sort of device it is the voltage regulator that drops the voltage to 5 volts which gives you problems, because of the manufacturer using cheap components, so the first rul...
by Dark Knight
Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Average speed cameras
Replies: 35
Views: 3915

Re: Average speed cameras

See what you mean, all very interesting. If I am on my 660Z, I would not risk overtaking, but on my CBF1000 or S10, not a problem. Obviously assuming that the other carriageway is clear and keeping an eye out for any frustrated car drivers suddingly pulling out into you. Now lets take the example of...
by Dark Knight
Thu Aug 06, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Average speed cameras
Replies: 35
Views: 3915

Re: Average speed cameras

Just back from a ride up to Glencoe, really a brilliant day. You need to be on your guard for the section of road with the speed cameras, what is happening, is that you get massive trucks carrying logs, etc doing about 40 MPH, with a long line of cars behind them, presumably not overtaking due to th...
by Dark Knight
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Something that I think we already know
Replies: 36
Views: 4209

Re: Something that I think we already know

Another HowTto, for the collection.
by Dark Knight
Tue Jul 21, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Average speed cameras
Replies: 35
Views: 3915

Re: Average speed cameras

I presume that they are actually switched on, of course they the actually force the average speed down below 60 MPH, as the speed is now governed by the slowest vehicle. I would think that the standard overtaking speed is between 10 MPH and 20 MPH, once you start going beyond 30 MPH in overtaking, y...
by Dark Knight
Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Average speed cameras
Replies: 35
Views: 3915

Re: Average speed cameras

The whole thing is just a money collection scam and very dangerous. Just do the usual risk review, whats the chance of one of those car drivers, stuck behind the truck, becoming so frustrated, that he pulls out to overtake without looking and you run into him when speeding past the line of cars, I w...

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