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by hotbulb
Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:53 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Maddness on Wheels - Rallyings Craziest Years
Replies: 11
Views: 870

Re: Maddness on Wheels - Rallyings Craziest Years

Maybe they've now gone too far controlling spectators... you can't see the GB Rally (or whatever they now call the RAC)except by paying a hell of a lot to visit a "spectator" stage. On the other hand I remember watching in the Forest of Dean in the 70's/early 80's, and seeing families with pushchair...
by hotbulb
Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: New battery that says no optimate
Replies: 9
Views: 1449

Re: New battery that says no optimate

Li-ion : They're also very, very expensive in bike sizes!
If it's just a lead-acid battery I can't see any problem with an Optimate or other quality "automatic" charger - perhaps the manufacturer of the battery was thinking of basic "fixed rate" chargers,
by hotbulb
Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Maddness on Wheels - Rallyings Craziest Years
Replies: 11
Views: 870

Re: Maddness on Wheels - Rallyings Craziest Years

Some superb footage. And those drivers were my heroes .. heroine in the case of Ms Mouton(one of the very few who could handle the SWB Quattro). Such a shame that Gp B rallying had to be stopped - much of the blame has to be laid at the door of JP Ballestre for his head-in-the-sand attitude towards ...
by hotbulb
Mon Apr 02, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Exploring on a bike
Replies: 18
Views: 1255

Re: Exploring on a bike

Some of my best days out are spent tootling along unknown back roads just to see where they go.Often nowhere :huh: But sometimes you find a real gem :cheer: That's what I really enjoy about biking .... but I've usually got some idea where i am, so I can find somewhere for coffee and a bacon roll! ;)
by hotbulb
Sun Apr 01, 2012 10:30 am
Forum: CLOTHING
Topic: Has anyone heard of Tuzo?
Replies: 13
Views: 15040

Re: Has anyone heard of Tuzo?

Tuzo is a budget range (stocked by M&P, and others),but none the worse for that. I've couple of pairs of Tuzo boots,and gloves, which are fine. The boots are more basic than those you show, but have stood up to about 3 years of use and remain waterproof. My only concern is that the sole is a bit thi...
by hotbulb
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Strap Wrench: Where do I get one from?
Replies: 11
Views: 1338

Re: Strap Wrench: Where do I get one from?

I think the rubber type wrench in the vid is a "Boa". Useful for undoing the filter, but only tighten the new one hand-tight (or you'll have problems when it's time to change it, and you might encourage leaking). Don't forget to lightly oil or grease the sealing ring on the new filter.
by hotbulb
Wed Mar 28, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Breakdown cover - bike too old!
Replies: 12
Views: 1337

Re: Breakdown cover - bike too old!

I've got Britannia cover via CSMA too; went for the "personal" cover as I have a 40-odd year old Landrover (which wouldn't interest the bigger companies!)as well as modernish cars and bike. I've only used it a couple of times - both for bike tyre problems, and I found the service to be fine. Kept me...
by hotbulb
Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: George Whites - in Administration
Replies: 44
Views: 6097

Re: George Whites - in Administration

Sad news re George White,and their staff. I hope you're wrong about HG, though.... I'm still waiting for some stuff I ordered on Boxing Day from them!
by hotbulb
Wed Aug 31, 2011 7:16 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Have they lost their collective minds ?
Replies: 39
Views: 3757

Re: Ahve they lost their collective minds ?

By 'warmer climates' you mean 'places where if you break down in the middle of nowhere you will probably die, unlike the UK, where at worst you might face a harrowing two-hour wait for the AA'? Yes...the beauty of the Series models is that they can be repaired with a hammer and screwdriver....none ...
by hotbulb
Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:00 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Now ! where did that bolt go ?
Replies: 11
Views: 936

Re: Now ! where did that bolt go ?

Coincidence! I did my Transalp's tappets,plugs etc today too. What an awkward engine to work on..... or have I been spoilt over the years servicing my old Land Rover where everything is easy to get at? :dry:

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