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by Fordy
Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: ACCESSORIES
Topic: recommend me a compact socket set for underseat storage ?
Replies: 32
Views: 5197

Re: recommend me a compact socket set for underseat storage ?

My F800 takes a mixture of stuff. You can buy a specialist kit for about £130. I put a kit together from their list with Halford Professional ratchet, cheap sockets (2 torx and 3 hex sockets on one rail), torx Allen keys, a couple of spanners, mini mole grips, side cutters etc. it goes in a neoprene...
by Fordy
Mon Mar 02, 2015 8:35 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Crete or Peloponnese?
Replies: 11
Views: 1671

Re: Crete or Peloponnese?

Crete is as fantastic as it is diverse. IIRC it's the biggest of the Greek Islands, I've had two holidays there, in the central part and the East. There's loads of history there, from Ancient Greek sites, to Venetian forts to WW2 sites.
by Fordy
Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Goa to Grimsby.....
Replies: 29
Views: 5928

Re: Goa to Grimsby.....

Perhaps in the opening programme of Goa to Grimsby series Guy can meet up with some of the unsung heroes in the RTW fraternity so they get some coverage, a bit like Chris Scott did in Long Way Round and Austin Vince didn't. If they include Ed March in that coverage it might make up for the productio...
by Fordy
Sat Feb 07, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Installing Centech fuse Box
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Installing Centech fuse Box

I installed mine with 2mm2 wire and a 25A fuse. I'm no auto electrician and I can't remember where I got this info from but it's worked for me for over 2 years.
by Fordy
Sat Jan 31, 2015 8:21 pm
Forum: TRAVEL GEAR
Topic: Recommend A Hard Pannier Solution For Under £100?
Replies: 59
Views: 8908

Re: Recommend A Hard Pannier Solution For Under £100?

peterekins wrote:How about these, can't recomend but thinking of fitting on the 90.

http://bikebins.com/index.html
These are 0.5L smaller but 1/4 of the cost clicky

Obviously they're soft rather than hard though!
by Fordy
Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:53 pm
Forum: FOR SALE - WANTED
Topic: Bmw 800 gs adventure colour swap wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 1363

Re: Bmw 800 gs adventure colour swap wanted

Why not get it wrapped. Some people get funny about a bike changing its colour and think it's crash related not cosmetic, a wrap is a permanent but temporary fix that will protect the original panels. And you'll get something unique to you, how about desert sand dpm? https://www.colourbox.com/previe...
by Fordy
Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Any tips, please
Replies: 12
Views: 1334

Re: Any tips, please

Ive was able to attend Austin Vince's film school training, this video covers maybe 80% of what he was trying to teach. <iframe src="//player.vimeo.com/video/88627743" width="500" height="281" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen allowfullscreen></iframe> <p><a href="http://vimeo...
by Fordy
Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: CLOTHING
Topic: Bright helmets anyone.
Replies: 34
Views: 5779

Re: Bright helmets anyone.

I've gone from Shoei XR1000 to AGV Longway flip front, and now Caberg Duke flip front with visor. These are 3, 4 and 5 star sharp ratings respectively so price is no indicator of safety, but I tend to choose on functionality and price rather than a safety rating. Consider also there's a good reason ...
by Fordy
Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:32 pm
Forum: ACCESSORIES
Topic: Wider Pegs 800GS
Replies: 14
Views: 1795

Re: Wider Pegs 800GS

Apparently these fit also ebay number 350608071017

I can't remember what description I first bookmarked?
Yamaha PW 50 (ALL),
Yamaha PW80 (ALL),
Yamaha TW200 (1987-2009)
by Fordy
Wed Jan 14, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: LED lights
Replies: 45
Views: 4476

Re: LED lights

jonperry64, those lights you've looked at are also available with a 'flood' or diffused beam - I have a set on both my bikes. Put this into search on ebay; 10W Cree LED Work Light Flood light Driving Fog Light Car Motorcycle Boat ATV Very bright, good for being seen, no use for lighting up the road...

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