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by bowber
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: GREEN LANES, TRAILS and OFF-ROAD
Topic: Another marvellous bit of unbiased reporting...
Replies: 3
Views: 2427

Re: Another marvellous bit of unbiased reporting...

It's not even slightly balanced, the journalist must be a friend of someone.
No mention that the roads in question were built as quarry roads and were always bed rock, that's how they were made!

Steve
by bowber
Sat Oct 12, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: tyres with silica..
Replies: 7
Views: 2494

Re: tyres with silica..

Often wondered about it, I have winter tyres on my van all year and they transformed it in snow, it's now a transit that doesn't get stuck in snow.
In winter I've normally gone for knobbly tyres but they won't be a winter compound.

Steve
by bowber
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: BIKER HANG-OUTS
Topic: JAX SHACK .........FRANCE
Replies: 308
Views: 54964

Re: JAX SHACK .........FRANCE

Bowber not beany :-)

Can't recommend the shack enough, very welcoming, great food and a lovely place to stop. Only stopped one night but I'll be back!

Steve
by bowber
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: Meet Up in Sort, Catalunya 23-27 September 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 28851

Re: Meet Up in Sort, Catalunya 23-27 September 2019

I'm on the 701 Dave, hopefully I'll not need to change tyres but it'll be good to have the option. I'm finding more dead ends than through roads but it's fun, took me 2 hours to cover 40 miles this morning :-) Currently south of Poitiers and heading south of you. Did you get my text Dave? Hi Steve ...
by bowber
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: Meet Up in Sort, Catalunya 23-27 September 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 28851

Re: Meet Up in Sort, Catalunya 23-27 September 2019

I'm on the 701 Dave, hopefully I'll not need to change tyres but it'll be good to have the option.
I'm finding more dead ends than through roads but it's fun, took me 2 hours to cover 40 miles this morning :-)
Currently south of Poitiers and heading south of you.
Did you get my text Dave?
by bowber
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: Meet Up in Sort, Catalunya 23-27 September 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 28851

Re: Meet Up in Sort, Catalunya 23-27 September 2019

On my way down France now, very slowly by back roads and chemins that look interesting.
by bowber
Fri Sep 13, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: Meet Up in Sort, Catalunya 23-27 September 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 28851

Re: Meet Up in Sort, Catalunya 23-27 September 2019

Hi Steve Yep you got it right , i can't make this one as i have guests turning up on the 24th so cutting ita bit fine That said yes as per your PM you're more than welcome here Steve https://goo.gl/maps/cCjSbaSZo7RyZmVa6 If anyone else is thinking about a stop over here please let me know Phil Grea...
by bowber
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: RIDE REPORTS
Topic: Meet Up in Sort, Catalunya 23-27 September 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 28851

Re: Meet Up in Sort, Catalunya 23-27 September 2019

A week today I should be on the ferry, getting slightly excited now, I'm aiming to get to the campsite Sunday afternoon/evening and leaving Friday or Saturday depending on weather excuses etc ;) I've also emailed you Dave. Are we still meeting at Phils? (edit: just seen Phil might not be able to mak...
by bowber
Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Husqvarna 701
Replies: 267
Views: 47131

Re: Husqvarna 701

The steels always warp when they get hot, they usually go blue or black too. If you think that's bad you should see how bad speedway and grasstrack clutches get, they are open to the air, are large diameter and have 6 springs and they still slip and burn out leaving many of the steel plates dished l...
by bowber
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Husqvarna 701
Replies: 267
Views: 47131

Re: Husqvarna 701

Even a slightly warped steel can cause clutch slip, they get worse as the heat and cool so it just gets worse. I changed the steels in my old EXC last year, they looked fine but the clutch dragged slightly and it was a bit of a pain to put in gear, new steels sorted it. One way to check is to put th...

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