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Forum: Hacks 12-22-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By Tarka
Out of your choice of the two,definately the...

Out of your choice of the two,definately the 2013.

If I was buying,it'd be an older one for half or less of the 2013.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 319,184
Posted By Tarka
I dunno about elves changing but the scooter...

I dunno about elves changing but the scooter certainly has.

Why...it's almost...ermm..it's exactly like a motorbike.

Oh...it is a motorbike. :wink:
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,638
Posted By Tarka
It always makes me chuckle when I read Americans...

It always makes me chuckle when I read Americans in particular discussing their highs and lows of petrol prices.

Oh yeah,sure,the price has 'dropped' over here recently too.

It's now 'only'...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 3,447
Views: 1,362,667
Posted By Tarka
And the point of your comment is ???? ...

And the point of your comment is ????

There's nothing 'hardcore' about the scooter (or its rider) in the photo.

Look at the snow build up in the footwell and on the seat....to say nothing of...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-16-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 16,145
Views: 9,667,343
Posted By Tarka
You may well have got arrested but for women it...

You may well have got arrested but for women it was quite the norm. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 12-16-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,198
Posted By Tarka
For what it's worth,unless you're a comedy mod...

For what it's worth,unless you're a comedy mod wanting a parka,there's really no separate distinction and there really shouldn't be a comment of a "jacket for scootering".

You'll be facing the...
Forum: Hacks 12-16-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By Tarka
Good one...glad you enjoyed. It does take a...

Good one...glad you enjoyed.

It does take a quick mental shuffle when you're used to a correctly handed (left side,heh heh) sidecar and then go to a right hand sided one but it's no issue,as you...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-15-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 3,447
Views: 1,362,667
Posted By Tarka
Not exactly...it's not like it's being ridden,is...

Not exactly...it's not like it's being ridden,is it?
It's just parked up.
Forum: Hacks 12-15-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,956
Posted By Tarka
Just how bloody wide a set of bars are you...

Just how bloody wide a set of bars are you talking about? :D

I've said it before and I'll say it again...those bars aren't particularly narrow at all.
And they're a decent height too.

The OP's...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,151
Posted By Tarka
I'd hardly call a CB400F 'vintage iron'. :D ...

I'd hardly call a CB400F 'vintage iron'. :D

Why shouldn't it work well as an only bike?

Okay,you could possibly buy one that's a neglected and lashed up dog but there's just as much chance (if...
Forum: Hacks 12-10-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,956
Posted By Tarka
Doubt it...looking at those fitted they look...

Doubt it...looking at those fitted they look perfectly fine,similar to Ural dimensions.

Is this the OP's first ever sidecar outfit ?

If so it's likely more a need for the rider to adapt than...
Forum: Beasts 12-09-2014, 12:29 AM
Replies: 538
Views: 131,944
Posted By Tarka
Mine did that too. I just ran a gasket...

Mine did that too.

I just ran a gasket crayon over the seam and it sorted the leak no problem.
Forum: Hacks 12-09-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,504
Posted By Tarka
WD40 is almost a waste of time...it's best for...

WD40 is almost a waste of time...it's best for cleaning with rather than coating.

ACF50 coating is a lot better but not perfect.

Likewise coating with Waxoyl.

Our roads get the hell salted...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 12:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,257
Posted By Tarka
If as you say the tyre is squaring in only a...

If as you say the tyre is squaring in only a third to half of the tread depth,it sounds like you may be running incorrect tyre pressures or overloading the bike.

And anyone totally squaring off...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-16-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,190
Posted By Tarka
You've got a manual which is telling you how to...

You've got a manual which is telling you how to do it.
Here it is again below.



Why the need to ask on here?

Now for the next of your perplexities....
Forum: Hacks 11-16-2014, 12:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,119
Posted By Tarka
Firstly what someone thinks about something is...

Firstly what someone thinks about something is irrelevent....so it's pointless asking what someone only thinks about a recent final drive.
Abuse/don't maintain a new thing and it'll be fooked in...
Forum: Hacks 11-13-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,119
Posted By Tarka
Meanwhile my 14 year old 650 one and 10 year old...

Meanwhile my 14 year old 650 one and 10 year old 750 one are perfectly okay.
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 847
Posted By Tarka
That doesn't make a question about a visor insert...

That doesn't make a question about a visor insert relevant in Hacks.
Forum: Hacks 11-13-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,119
Posted By Tarka
FFS. Neither. The transmission final...

FFS.
Neither.
The transmission final drive,not being cushed so much,will effectively be,and feel,more direct.
Harsher,if you like.

Much like an MX bike with no rear wheel cush drive compared to...
Forum: Hacks 11-13-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,448
Posted By Tarka
Another one missing that it was a light hearted...

Another one missing that it was a light hearted clip carrying a fairly accurate message.

We don't need to know your life story aboard sidecar outfits.
Forum: Hacks 11-13-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,448
Posted By Tarka
Good job you partly saved your arse by putting...

Good job you partly saved your arse by putting some smilies in,but we'll still give you a kicking anyway. :deal
Most likely,you almost certainly don't 'get' Urals and their ability to be owner...
Forum: Europe 11-11-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By Tarka
Hiya matey boyo. :D I'm nearby.....on the...

Hiya matey boyo. :D

I'm nearby.....on the Wirral. :freaky
Forum: Battle scooters 11-10-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 319,184
Posted By Tarka
Erm...ahh....nope,they ain't.

Erm...ahh....nope,they ain't.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-09-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,769
Posted By Tarka
No it isn't.

No it isn't.
Forum: Hacks 11-06-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 919
Posted By Tarka
205 x about 1000 And nothing to do with...

205 x about 1000

And nothing to do with Hacks at all.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-03-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,315
Posted By Tarka
Lucky bugger! I've never even seen a real...

Lucky bugger!

I've never even seen a real one over here.

Want...want...want. :norton
Forum: Battle scooters 11-02-2014, 04:33 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 319,184
Posted By Tarka
Indeed.....four girls on two scooters,more...

Indeed.....four girls on two scooters,more like.:deal
Forum: Battle scooters 10-30-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 882
Views: 319,184
Posted By Tarka
It's getting that way with all the chit...

It's getting that way with all the chit chat....save them for PMs.

We want to see more scooter gals! :evil
Forum: Hacks 10-30-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,753
Posted By Tarka
Missed your chance to reply,"Why choose a car...

Missed your chance to reply,"Why choose a car over a Ural?". :evil
Forum: Hacks 10-29-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,260
Posted By Tarka
Not being a TwatNav user,I have a bicycle drinks...

Not being a TwatNav user,I have a bicycle drinks bottle holder zip tied to a mirror stem. :D
Forum: Trials 10-28-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 798
Posted By Tarka
It never did Edmund Hilary any harm. :evil

It never did Edmund Hilary any harm. :evil
Forum: Hacks 10-28-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 979
Posted By Tarka
Keep WD40 away from them and they'll last longer....

Keep WD40 away from them and they'll last longer.

WD40 isn't very friendly to rubber components.

The ones on my 2004 750 are fine.

I had to replace my yr 2000 650 ones a couple of years ago....
Forum: Hacks 10-08-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 2,876
Views: 491,515
Posted By Tarka
The intake shutter was on the M66 and M67 models...

The intake shutter was on the M66 and M67 models with the oil bath air filter.
Forum: Hacks 10-07-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,086
Posted By Tarka
Thanks Red Menace for having the intelligence to...

Thanks Red Menace for having the intelligence to interpret the message I was conveying.

Even though I was wrong about the OP having no training,he certainly doesn't have experience.
And if he'd...
Forum: Hacks 10-06-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,086
Posted By Tarka
Even with training and experience..of which,you...

Even with training and experience..of which,you appear to have none... that was a foolish and potentially lethal thing to do...in fact,even with the chair body fitted,two adults on the bike alone...
Forum: Hacks 10-02-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,875
Posted By Tarka
All Urals need is mechanical empathy on the part...

All Urals need is mechanical empathy on the part of the owner combined with regular checks and scheduled maintenance.
You can't treat them like a commodity,like a Jap bike,where you'll use it or not...
Forum: Hacks 10-01-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 801
Posted By Tarka
Whatever sidecar outfit you decide to buy,get...

Whatever sidecar outfit you decide to buy,get some tuition before venturing onto public roads.
Forum: Hacks 09-30-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,133
Posted By Tarka
As above...a sheet of plastic cut to shape. ...

As above...a sheet of plastic cut to shape.

You might even find a plastic rubbish bin lid of a suitable diameter which you'll only need to trim the lower section to clear brackets,etc.
...
Forum: Hacks 09-29-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,353
Posted By Tarka
The wattage is nothing to do with how quickly the...

The wattage is nothing to do with how quickly the warning lamp goes out,but I'm glad you're happy.
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 105,826
Posted By Tarka
Well done,and congrats.....but somehow it looks a...

Well done,and congrats.....but somehow it looks a bit 'broken backed'.

Kind of looks like the seat unit needs to be canted up a bit more to echo the tank shape.....unless it's a trick of the...
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