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by Dark Knight
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Great weather, travel local, well within a few 100 km
Replies: 5
Views: 1013

Great weather, travel local, well within a few 100 km

Just back from a bit of a wander up north in Scotland, great weather, great scenery and many fellow bikers about.
You can have a great time without taking the ferry to the continental shores.
by Dark Knight
Sat May 19, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Survival options
Replies: 22
Views: 2419

Re: Survival options

The other thing, what do you think are the odds of that dog (think that it was an Afgan hound) running across the road just when i was passing that spot. Its as if something had compressed time, i.e. compressed hours into seconds, so that the incident that was going to happen, happened just when I w...
by Dark Knight
Fri May 18, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Survival options
Replies: 22
Views: 2419

Survival options

Coming back down the road the other day from Glen Coe and Tyndrum, brilliant weather, when on one of those 60 MPH straights a large dog suddenly appears out of the bushes at the side and proceeds across the road in front of me. Not enough time to brake, as i was so close the dog saw me and hesitated...
by Dark Knight
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Electrickery question.
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: Electrickery question.

i am a qualified electrical/electronics engineer and would always fit good quality relays, you get a lot of chap junk from China.
by Dark Knight
Wed Apr 11, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: New m.o.t laws etc
Replies: 26
Views: 3649

Re: New m.o.t laws etc

Yes you are right there, the garages are struggling for business so it is an attempt to trap business for them. So you must only put your bike in for an MOT, if you have carefully checked it beforehand and you would be happy for the garage to to work on the bike. There was a time before the MOT when...
by Dark Knight
Wed Apr 04, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: New m.o.t laws etc
Replies: 26
Views: 3649

Re: New m.o.t laws etc

This could be dangerous as it limits how far ahead you can see.
What with dangerous pot holes on the road etc.
We should make some measurements in case this is yet another mistake.
by Dark Knight
Sat Mar 24, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Cheap motels Belgium, Holland, Germany?
Replies: 4
Views: 676

Re: Cheap motels Belgium, Holland, Germany?

Stayed at one of those hostels (the ones with the big steel fire doors) last time in Berlin, it was near a U bahn stop.
cannot remember the name but found it on hotels.com, not a lot of help i know.
by Dark Knight
Wed Mar 21, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Hagon Shock Absorbers..
Replies: 10
Views: 1474

Re: Hagon Shock Absorbers..

When I was replacing the very budget shock absorber on my CBF1000 I went for a nitron shock and are very satisfied.
If you carry full luggage/pillion frequently I would get one with a remote spring preload adjuster, it saves fiddling about with spanners.
by Dark Knight
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: KTM 450exc charging voltage.
Replies: 5
Views: 545

Re: KTM 450exc charging voltage.

Do not know anything about KTM's but usually when you rev the engine the charging voltage increases.
by Dark Knight
Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Honda safety rules
Replies: 10
Views: 1666

Honda safety rules

Weather is getting better, some biking rules.

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