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by Dark Knight
Mon Jan 29, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Anyone know what textbooks/study material are used for m/c tech courses?
Replies: 20
Views: 1616

Re: Anyone know what textbooks/study material are used for m/c tech courses?

That new magazine out called "MCN Fixes" has a wealth of useful information and is worth the money £4.99. Not everybody will agree with all the stuff in the magazine, including me, but it is a good reference publication. Over time you develop the means to overcome the different challenges you find o...
by Dark Knight
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Ktm head bearings
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Re: Ktm head bearings

I would only use tapered roller bearings for the head bearings. The cheaper ball races only seem to last about 30,000 km at the most these days. What is happening is that the point loading between the balls and the hardened steel raceway is so high because of all the pot holes in the roads that it i...
by Dark Knight
Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Engine and frame paint
Replies: 6
Views: 719

Re: Engine and frame paint

I use tractor paint, cellulose enamel, for painting things like pillar drills, very hard with good chemical resistance but not very good at covering up blemishes.
by Dark Knight
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Patsy Quick
Replies: 12
Views: 2307

Patsy Quick

She is on escape on channel 4 now.
by Dark Knight
Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Yamaha XTZ 1200 Super Ténéré heads up for clutch casing cracks
Replies: 5
Views: 1029

Re: Yamaha XTZ 1200 Super Ténéré heads up for clutch casing cracks

Checked my 2011 S10 clutch casing, no cracks visible.

Maybe caused by someone over tightening the clutch casing screws?
by Dark Knight
Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:34 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: XT1200Z, not idling properly
Replies: 12
Views: 1545

Re: XT1200Z, not idling properly

Made up a water deflector plate for the S10, a bit more complicated than the double sided tape approach.
I have used some plastic plugs and threaded inserts to hold the plate.
It has not fallen off the bike yet.
If you have a milling machine you could make up some aluminium inserts.
File attached.
by Dark Knight
Thu Aug 17, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Bike tips and tricks
Replies: 9
Views: 1072

Re: Bike tips and tricks

If the bike is running and you hit the kill switch, the low beam remains on, if you switch on the bike with the kill switch on, only the side lights are on and you take a lot less power out of the battery.
by Dark Knight
Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Bike tips and tricks
Replies: 9
Views: 1072

Bike tips and tricks

XT660Z. So you are waiting at the side of the road for your mate to come and do not want to keep the engine running. Flick on the kill switch and switch on the ignition, sit in gear, rear light and front side lights are on. If you want low beam on at the front, you have to start the bike and then fl...
by Dark Knight
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Watch the motorway bridges
Replies: 8
Views: 1461

Re: Watch the motorway bridges

The sports bike rider was wearing a one piece leather suit, so probably just bounced off him, I do not think he realised where the stone came from.
Maybe just another reason to put the full leather armour on.
by Dark Knight
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Watch the motorway bridges
Replies: 8
Views: 1461

Watch the motorway bridges

Coming down the M9 today near Stirling, there was a young boy maybe 8 years old, on the motorway bridge, who through a stone at the guy on a sports bike in front of me and I think he hit him. Phoned the Police on 101 to report the incident, but the police in Scotland do not have a good record on res...

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