Search found 1716 matches

by catcitrus
Tue May 03, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: GREEN LANES, TRAILS and OFF-ROAD
Topic: Insurance cover for off-road training
Replies: 16
Views: 2372

Re: Insurance cover for off-road training

raises an interesting point--the definition of "off road"--if its trail riding on a legal byway then normal insurance should apply (as the bike has to be taxed MOTd and insured). However, if its truly offroad then its getting really difficult unless its "thrown in " with a competition entry. I would...
by catcitrus
Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:40 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Brexit
Replies: 256
Views: 23298

Re: Brexit

That "I player" review was extremely helpful--talk about deja-vu !!Getting told to sod off by the French in 1963--that we were too late etc--and the facts were that we really did agree with just about all the entry terms. Finally getting into the EEC(European ECONOMIC Community) in Jan 1971 when Ted...
by catcitrus
Mon Apr 18, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Cree fog lights - wiring advice
Replies: 9
Views: 960

Re: Cree fog lights - wiring advice

Just fit some proper CREE headlight bulbs(fan cooled circuit etc)--much brighter with half the power consumption--and decent bulbs are typically one or two LEDs so they sit in the right place (focal point) for the reflector (designed for an incandescent). I then fit VERY low power consumption catsey...
by catcitrus
Sat Apr 16, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The Honda Africa twin 1000 , warts and all.
Replies: 828
Views: 114955

Re: The Honda Africa twin 1000 , warts and all.

The CX had dodgy cam chain tensioners, VF chocolate cams, a couple had those horrible enclosed front discs, CB900s that blew their engines up for fun, earlier twins had centrifugal oil filters that didn't filter very much, petrol tanks that rusted, reg rec failures, cams running straight in the hea...
by catcitrus
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:31 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The Honda Africa twin 1000 , warts and all.
Replies: 828
Views: 114955

Re: The Honda Africa twin 1000 , warts and all.

So how many people based their buying decision on Honda's past build history, hoping it would be the same on the latest AT? If that's recent history it's one thing but if you're looking back to the '80s when they were at their [strike]worst[/strike] best for throwing rubbish at unsuspecting buyers ...
by catcitrus
Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:31 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Flipping useless bumf
Replies: 6
Views: 909

Re: Flipping useless bumf

I tried a FREEPOST address to No 10--I hope it gums up the works a bit. I had a flip through--starts by saying that we have asked for "facts"--but I found only about 5 lines of dubious heritage --the rest was pure conjecture and scaremongering--and with some bad grammar!!--dodgy Dave !--poor old Mr ...
by catcitrus
Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:19 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Hardest wearing block type tyre
Replies: 34
Views: 4219

Re: Hardest wearing block type tyre

644 army front and rear--their secret is the size and the spacing of the blocks--big enough not to deform and "chop" badly, also helped by being that little bit closer together---but the gap is big enough for just about all the mud that you will encounter-- to dig down and find grip--and I've tried ...
by catcitrus
Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:04 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The Honda Africa twin 1000 , warts and all.
Replies: 828
Views: 114955

Re: The Honda Africa twin 1000 , warts and all.

Bumped into a guy with a new one with 600 miles going in to my local KTM dealers--he has other bikes. I asked him what he thought of it (it has a termignoni silencer already).He said "all-right--apart from the spokes and rims"--I had a look--the rear spokes had gone completely grey with corrosion an...
by catcitrus
Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Lowering Suspension - Rear Shock
Replies: 12
Views: 1669

Re: Lowering Suspension - Rear Shock

My WR250R is still tall for a trailie--I tried a lowering link and it completely messed up the rear damping(which is marginal anyway). I have a plan (despite local reshimming) to fit the Race tech gold valve kit plus a lowering spacer--they have plenty of experience in the US on this bike. I current...
by catcitrus
Tue Apr 05, 2016 1:13 pm
Forum: VIDEOS
Topic: Real cowboys at the new Honda Adventure Centre!!
Replies: 11
Views: 1625

Re: Real cowboys at the new Honda Adventure Centre!!

Unbelievably poor on a smooth track--rider error--or was it road tyres !--Clint got um !

Go to advanced search