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by hotbulb
Sun Aug 19, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Honda Transalp?
Replies: 7
Views: 1372

Re: Honda Transalp?

..... and I should have mentioned: my VStrom has cast wheels, rather than built-up spoked wheels....much, much, much easier to clean! (and taking tubeless tyres, which behave much better in the event of a puncture, deflating slowly, not catastrophically fast). Fuel injection's OK (at least until it ...
by hotbulb
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Satnav Coordinates
Replies: 10
Views: 1507

Re: Satnav Coordinates

good to see there's ample hardstanding!
by hotbulb
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Honda Transalp?
Replies: 7
Views: 1372

Re: Honda Transalp?

Loved my Transalp.. some 35000+ miles over 7 years, until it was written off. Replaced it with a VStrom 650 which is, more or less, the same thing ... upright,comfortable, economical, and reliable.... and the VStrom's got a bit more power and better economy ( I'm getting well over 60mpg) and, I fanc...
by hotbulb
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Removing oil residue from aluminium tank
Replies: 30
Views: 3406

Re: Removing oil residue from aluminium tank

Coke contains phosphoric acid, which is, I think, why it cleans coins (and presumably oil/water tanks). You might not want to remember that Jenolite rust remover is basically phosphoric acid!

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by hotbulb
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: BBC story re headstock aluminium alloy corrosive cracking
Replies: 12
Views: 1821

Re: BBC story re headstock aluminium alloy corrosive cracking

..... and so the Comet was redesigned with round windows instead of the rectangular ones - no corners to act as stress raisers, or something!
by hotbulb
Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Bit of summer fun!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 1443

Re: Bit of summer fun!!!!

When I had a scooter (Lambretta Li150*) i wore school uniform and (usually) a crash helmet ..... but that was almost 50 years ago! :roll:

* known as "The Heap" because it was ...... it was accepted by the "bike" boys as it was scruffy and oily, just like their Bantams, Tiger Cubs, A10s etc.
by hotbulb
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: New project
Replies: 15
Views: 1570

Re: New project

Nice to see a bit of the GWR back in steam...... got to be worth a day out (particularly as we oldies get a discount ;) ).

That looks like a fun project, too..... the C15 and its derivatives take me back to schooldays!
by hotbulb
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: ACCESSORIES
Topic: Halfords
Replies: 6
Views: 1464

Re: Halfords

My 1/2" socket set was bought from a friend about 40 years ago, and he'd got it from a catalogue (Littlewoods?) - only a cheapie (Toolstar) ...... but it's still going strong despite my best efforts (it's AF/Metric/Whitworth) including undoing Land Rover suspension parts. My 3/8" torque wrench is a ...
by hotbulb
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Cheaper alternatives to Scottoil
Replies: 19
Views: 2289

Re: Cheaper alternatives to Scottoil

EP80 (or 90) is usually a "hypoid" oil, and is therefore incredibly smelly. (I've an old LandRover so have got through gallons of the stuff :roll: )
In my opinion, a very good reason NOT to use it!
by hotbulb
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Is non-automated traffic enforcement dead?
Replies: 14
Views: 1705

Re: Is non-automated traffic enforcement dead?

HedgeHopper ... I have to agree with you. It seems we live on part of the local Test Route: we have a constant supply of learners doing 273-point turns and reversing around our corner, "supervised" by halfwits who seem to be more interested in their phones, or delving into their handbags, than in th...

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