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Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
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, 01:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
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, 02:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,633
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, 02:30 AM
Replies: 260
Views: 95,890
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...
Forum: Hacks 09-19-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,119
Posted By Tarka
:rofl How long did it take you to come up...

:rofl

How long did it take you to come up with that complete and utter bollox ? :lol3

My 650 wouldn't even descend a 4% hill at 60mph. :D




I get on them and ride them.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-18-2014, 01:26 AM
Replies: 3,394
Views: 1,329,811
Posted By Tarka
It's not a scooter at all...battle or any other...

It's not a scooter at all...battle or any other type.

But it is cool....and I dig it too.
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,508
Posted By Tarka
Okay...I'll give you salable....seeing as you lot...

Okay...I'll give you salable....seeing as you lot over there like it.

Yes,I know and agree with what you're saying about non conforming machines being equipped with necessary equipment AT THE...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,508
Posted By Tarka
So why did you say what you did in your post ??? ...

So why did you say what you did in your post ???




DICK yourself.

And you spelt saleable wrong,dick.
When it should have been sellable or fit for sale.
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,508
Posted By Tarka
That doesn't interest me at all. You were...

That doesn't interest me at all.

You were asking (with an implication that they would) if all EU bikes not equipped with ABS would need it retrofitting or be scrapped when compulsory ABS on new...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,508
Posted By Tarka
Rubbish. No law is retrospective. It...

Rubbish.

No law is retrospective.

It won't need retrofitting and it won't affect the sale of older non ABS machines.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-03-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 562
Posted By Tarka
Looking at the drillings,it's mounted the wrong...

Looking at the drillings,it's mounted the wrong way round too.
Forum: 2 smokers 09-03-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By Tarka
Rock Oil strawberry semi synth....

Rock Oil strawberry semi synth....
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,047
Posted By Tarka
Just get it on a charger and recharge it FFS.

Just get it on a charger and recharge it FFS.
Forum: Hacks 09-03-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,519
Posted By Tarka
You're not crazy at all. In fact you're...

You're not crazy at all.

In fact you're ideally placed as a sidecar rider because you've never ridden a solo.

The only experience you'll gain by riding a solo first is gear changing and use of...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,571
Posted By Tarka
If you want it and can afford it...go and get it....

If you want it and can afford it...go and get it.

I wouldn't be arsed about the "latest" model and certainly wouldn't be bothered by or put off by anything seen on internet forums.
More than half...
Forum: Hacks 09-02-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,633
Posted By Tarka
It's obviously your choice but like I said...

It's obviously your choice but like I said before,I wouldn't waste good money on a ND alternator.

The L424 that I put on my 650 a couple of years ago with a solid state regulator is doing just...
Forum: Hacks 09-01-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 572
Posted By Tarka
Don't worry too much and just do basic checks. ...

Don't worry too much and just do basic checks.

My 750 can often spend most of a year lying idle as I now only use it for holidays with my girlfriend.

All I do is drain the carbs when parking it...
Forum: Hacks 08-29-2014, 11:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,633
Posted By Tarka
From your first photo in post 1 it's got a Hand...

From your first photo in post 1 it's got a Hand Grenade alternator.

Well done on the assessment and adjustments you've made.
It's a refreshing change from all those who post endless questions...
Forum: Hacks 08-28-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,633
Posted By Tarka
The Hand Grenade problems are far more than early...

The Hand Grenade problems are far more than early bearing demise.

Shafts can shear without prewarning which can lead to the sheared end complete with drive gear getting jammed between the timing...
Forum: Hacks 08-27-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,633
Posted By Tarka
Bin the Hand Grenade and fit an L424 with solid...

Bin the Hand Grenade and fit an L424 with solid state regulator.
There's no need to waste megabucks on an ND unit.




Let it rev in lower gears rather than lugging at low revs on hills or in...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,949
Posted By Tarka
It does compute if you are aware of motorcycle...

It does compute if you are aware of motorcycle loading and the 'safety triangle'.
All topboxes are way outside of that triangle.

Don't start getting arsey with people who have been trying to help...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,949
Posted By Tarka
So in reality,you're wasting helpful people's...

So in reality,you're wasting helpful people's time by asking for a top box recommendation.

You need to look for a sturdy wooden crate or metal storage box and rig up a mounting for it.....and stop...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 810
Posted By Tarka
It can also be excessively tight valve clearances...

It can also be excessively tight valve clearances (tappet gaps to the old skoolers).
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15,448
Views: 8,960,465
Posted By Tarka
More to do with a cheap way of locating the brake...

More to do with a cheap way of locating the brake lever when footboards are used and mounted quite a bit forward of a footpeg position,methinks.
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,949
Posted By Tarka
The most useful for two-up touring that I've...

The most useful for two-up touring that I've found is the E52 Givi.

Takes two full face helmets easily.
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By Tarka
Ok...amend to "someone who considers trailering...

Ok...amend to "someone who considers trailering the bike back to the dealership"...:evil




You the man. :wink:
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 694
Posted By Tarka
I hardly think that a bike owner who gets a...

I hardly think that a bike owner who gets a dealership to adjust their lever positions for them (and who also doesn't own any tools) and then trailers a bike back to the dealership due to a non...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,108
Posted By Tarka
Great one...congrats! If I didn't have my...

Great one...congrats!

If I didn't have my 650 Burgman Executive I reckon I'd have one of those.

It's much more appealing to me than a Tmax.

Enjoy!
Forum: Hacks 08-10-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,061
Posted By Tarka
Looks like it's got CV carbs on it. ...

Looks like it's got CV carbs on it.
Interesting....never thought of that as an option if my Jikovs ever give up the ghost.
Forum: Hacks 08-10-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,061
Posted By Tarka
Congrats and enjoy! I prefer my 650 to my...

Congrats and enjoy!

I prefer my 650 to my 750...it's got way more character and a lovely feel to it.


Bin the Hand Grenade soon as poss...I fitted an L424 and solid state regulator to my 650.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,049
Posted By Tarka
I can't help you very much. I've got seven...

I can't help you very much.

I've got seven scooters.

And five motorbikes. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 07-30-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 891
Posted By Tarka
Oh dear...not again. Running-in (or...

Oh dear...not again.

Running-in (or "breaking in") is best done to the manufacturer's recommendation.

That's it.

It'll vary from make to make and whether 4 stroke or 2 stroke.

There'll be...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-28-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 763
Posted By Tarka
Being a Vespaholic with 4 Vespa PX models in...

Being a Vespaholic with 4 Vespa PX models in various states of modification,I'd recommend...

A Vespa PX :D

What I've got and what would easily suit you are...

PX 125 with LML 5 port 150cc...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-16-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,099
Posted By Tarka
Here's hardcore Vespa scootering on sand !...

Here's hardcore Vespa scootering on sand !...
Forum: Hacks 07-16-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,383
Posted By Tarka
Red Menace...thanks again for the time and...

Red Menace...thanks again for the time and trouble in replying to my post.
Thanks also for the spirit in which you have done so.....this is after all just an exchange of differing viewpoints rather...
Forum: Hacks 07-15-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,383
Posted By Tarka
Thanks for the reply and explanation about not...

Thanks for the reply and explanation about not wanting sectioned poles.


But.....



Firstly,they are considerably more than "sticking out a little past".

Secondly,you're displaying the...
Forum: Hacks 07-14-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,383
Posted By Tarka
You'd (quite rightly in my opinion) get done over...

You'd (quite rightly in my opinion) get done over here for any of the setups shown above.

Why don't you have the poles in short sections with sleeve joints ?
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 798
Posted By Tarka
1.6mm across the tread is our legal limit. ...

1.6mm across the tread is our legal limit.

3mm across the tread is police and tyre manufacturer recommended limit.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 15,448
Views: 8,960,465
Posted By Tarka
Blonde bimbette should have tightened the...

Blonde bimbette should have tightened the headlamp bolts before leaning on it. :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 07-02-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 800
Posted By Tarka
That was the Neval importer....and they fitted...

That was the Neval importer....and they fitted BMW engines into Dneprs,not Urals.

That was to more to overcome Ukrainian quality control as Dneprs were made in Ukraine and there was a series of...
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