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Forum: The Workshop 30-08-2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By wurzel
i bought a kwak GT550 many years ago that had...

i bought a kwak GT550 many years ago that had just had an engine rebuild - i was advised to drop the sump and clear the gauze on the oil pickup as any instant gasket etc floating around might block...
Forum: Down The Pub 13-08-2018, 08:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 510
Posted By wurzel
my brother worked for sun alliance for a while...

my brother worked for sun alliance for a while when they ran "more than" basically they had a profile of customer that they tailored their cover for and therefore they knew the average risk of - if...
Forum: Biker Chat 06-02-2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 824
Posted By wurzel
Reading about the Chevy Bolt vs Bike crash it...

Reading about the Chevy Bolt vs Bike crash it looks like the car tried to change lane, got half way over found gap was closing and aborted the manoeuvre, in the meantime a bike had moved into the gap...
Forum: Biker Chat 06-02-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 824
Posted By wurzel
The thing is driverless cars work great IF all...

The thing is driverless cars work great IF all vehicles on the road are driverless and connected. As soon as you add in Human free thought then things become less predictable and accidents will...
Forum: The Showroom 04-01-2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 3,776
Posted By wurzel
while we are talking cheap online shopping this...

while we are talking cheap online shopping this is a good resource - some clever sod has put up an online spreadsheet that somehow trawls all the websites atc and keeps itself up to date with who is...
Forum: The Workshop 26-02-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By wurzel
After much hunting it was simple (I think)...

After much hunting it was simple (I think) somehow after 3 years a battery terminal was a bit loose - think zero electrics was no circuit and then i pushed it on when using jump leads popping fuse
Forum: The Workshop 24-02-2017, 10:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By wurzel
XJR1300 Blown main fuse

Weird one

Rode home form work last night fine, stopped engine with Kill switch (needed light to maneuver in drive). Wheeled it out of garage this morning and nothing, thought battery must have...
Forum: The Workshop 30-01-2017, 10:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By wurzel
If that is the same motor as a gs125 I had...

If that is the same motor as a gs125 I had similar issues - so some warnings

It won't start with old fuel - if you have left it standing anything over a few weeks put in new fuel (you can add the...
Forum: Biker Chat 27-01-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,474
Posted By wurzel
my 125 had that accelerate slow and all is fine...

my 125 had that accelerate slow and all is fine whack it open and it dies issue and it was float height too low so not enough fuel in float bowl
Forum: Down The Pub 27-09-2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By wurzel
That sort of works but only as long as you don't...

That sort of works but only as long as you don't end up with snooty owners clubs refusing to consider bikes not orignal - I mean would a NorVin be tested by the Norton Owners or the Vincent Owners or...
Forum: Down The Pub 26-09-2016, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By wurzel
Maybe a 2 tier MOT would be better, anyhting...

Maybe a 2 tier MOT would be better, anyhting older than a set date just has to get a yearly certificate of safety - Tester checks a few main safety points (wheels & tyres, Brakes, frame rot and...
Forum: Down The Pub 26-09-2016, 07:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 783
Posted By wurzel
Be VERY careful with this - last I heard (from a...

Be VERY careful with this - last I heard (from a classic car mate) was it would be an excemption for "historic vehicles" but as well as the MOT excemption they would be restricted as to usage.
Forum: Biker Chat 17-07-2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,284
Posted By wurzel
I am unconvinced it an xjr1300's meets "c" to a...

I am unconvinced it an xjr1300's meets "c" to a decent extent
Forum: Biker Chat 14-07-2016, 03:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,284
Posted By wurzel
I did ask around and maybe Harry can say...

I did ask around and maybe Harry can say different but it does nto appear that there are any standards when it comes to grab rail design / strength
Forum: Biker Chat 13-07-2016, 10:34 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,284
Posted By wurzel
After the 2nd i tried asking yam uk for the max...

After the 2nd i tried asking yam uk for the max design load that the grabrail could take and they had no info just a max total weight or rider/pillioncombined despite the fact it has to take the...
Forum: Biker Chat 23-06-2016, 09:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,284
Posted By wurzel
xjr rear just as weak - got through 3 "rear light...

xjr rear just as weak - got through 3 "rear light mounts" due to rentec rack twisting grabrail before i got a rack that braced to rear pegs
Forum: Biker Chat 21-06-2016, 04:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,284
Posted By wurzel
I reckon if they do the XSR with a little cowl...

I reckon if they do the XSR with a little cowl like a Speed triple or the like then it would make a perfect replacement for my XJR13 when it is time to change. I too think the headstock area is a bit...
Forum: The Showroom 16-06-2016, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,937
Posted By wurzel
I had a canary yellow X5 200, I only owned it...

I had a canary yellow X5 200, I only owned it about a month as it scared the shit out of me with it's scary steering (or lack of) got it from an uncle on a drink drive ban and sold it someone who was...
Forum: Biker Chat 30-03-2016, 03:57 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,004
Posted By wurzel
was over 5 years ago so bit late now :-)

was over 5 years ago so bit late now :-)
Forum: Biker Chat 30-03-2016, 02:40 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,004
Posted By wurzel
Definitely failed that TRX at Southampton test...

Definitely failed that TRX at Southampton test centre for no hazards they had to fit and re present for another test.
Forum: Biker Chat 29-03-2016, 09:09 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,004
Posted By wurzel
I know someone who brought in a low mileage...

I know someone who brought in a low mileage TRX850 from the Isle of Man, as it was more than a couple of years old and never previously reg'd on the mainland it was deemed to need an MVSA (even...
Forum: Biker Chat 08-03-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By wurzel
my mum worked on some of the early resins used to...

my mum worked on some of the early resins used to hold landing lights into Gatwick airport runway - to simulate 10 years of weather then had to move the samples between oven & freezer every 4 hours...
Forum: Trike Magazine 17-12-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,409
Posted By wurzel
Section 9.5 seems to say if the trike has a body...

Section 9.5 seems to say if the trike has a body and is post 1999 then yes needs belts
Forum: Down The Pub 02-12-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 942
Posted By wurzel
look in charity shops - i got my Zenit for 7...

look in charity shops - i got my Zenit for 7 (russian slr built like a tank and as indestructible)
Forum: Down The Pub 06-11-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 781
Posted By wurzel
So do I and looking around the quality of roofs...

So do I and looking around the quality of roofs and floors even in the more expensively clad ones is utter shite.
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