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by skipper
Sun Mar 05, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Silk Road - Looking for Bikers - From China to Europe
Replies: 9
Views: 954

Re: Silk Road - Looking for Bikers - From China to Europe

try approaching some Chinese manufacturers for sponsorship on one of their bikes, they need some good press maybe you can find one with imagination.
by skipper
Sun Mar 05, 2017 9:11 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Dropped a Valve
Replies: 3
Views: 651

Re: Dropped a Valve

without considering breaking belts,chains etc the most common reason for breaking valves is poorly adjusted tappets.So you are correct in thinking good maintenance should preserve your valves.But if you have them out you should get some paste and re-seat them.
by skipper
Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Insurance (again!) taking the . . .
Replies: 11
Views: 1149

Re: Insurance (again!) taking the . . .

Andi_Archer wrote:
I ended up with four seperate policys last year through Motorcycle direct, which even with four payments for legal expenses and only one with full No Claims it was still cheaper than a multibike policy.
tried mc direct but best so far is swinton at £220 for 3 bikes
by skipper
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Insurance (again!) taking the . . .
Replies: 11
Views: 1149

Re: Insurance (again!) taking the . . .

been on the phone all day trying to get multibike quotes, seems to get more difficult each year. certainly this year they are less eager to compete.
by skipper
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Anybody work with GRP?
Replies: 9
Views: 707

Re: Anybody work with GRP?

contrary to popular belief grp is not waterproof, only the gel coat is impervious to water and that would need to be on the inside of the tank , even a pinhole in the gel will leak.I would go for stainless,plastic or bags..
by skipper
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:49 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: bmc diesel engines from 60's 70's
Replies: 20
Views: 2589

Re: bmc diesel engines from 60's 70's

is it smoke or steam. what colour?
On most boats cooling water comes out with the exhaust gases.
by skipper
Fri Feb 03, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Medical Problems Abroad.
Replies: 5
Views: 856

Re: Medical Problems Abroad.

welcome to the real world. I am amazed that this thread has had such little interest.Our cotton wool wrapped country leaves us oblivious to reality.So many times I listen to high profile motorcyclists urging us to travel through 3rd world countries and how lovely the inhabitants are etc etc.Go , enj...
by skipper
Wed Feb 01, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: EU. In or out?
Replies: 7433
Views: 433323

Re: EU. In or out?

Oh we want this "Brexit" we want that "Brexit" erm what do they think the rest of the other 27 are going to do, AGREE :laugh: :laugh: :laugh: they are not even going to discuss budget restraint across the EU after we have gone as they know they would not get an answer just like they can't get an an...
by skipper
Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Too cheap...why
Replies: 21
Views: 2971

Re: Too cheap...why

I have called that company a couple of times looking for used bike parts, they were more expensive than buying new from the dealer. So I can guarantee the said bike will not be a bargain.
by skipper
Sun Jan 22, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Brake pad question
Replies: 7
Views: 662

Re: Brake pad question

sintered front standard for rear works well

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