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Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 01:49 AM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 126,747
Posted By Tarka
Widow licking ??? :deal :D

Widow licking ??? :deal :D
Forum: Battle scooters 05-22-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By Tarka
My Givi one does have a map pocket on the top. ...

My Givi one does have a map pocket on the top.

However,I find it just a bit too small and the bag's a bit far down for looking at the map in motion,so I use an Oxford 'tank top' map holder and...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-18-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 15,256
Posted By Tarka
I've just PM'd Simbaboy to apologise for my...

I've just PM'd Simbaboy to apologise for my personal comments.

I was full of red wine when I posted what I did and I was reacting angrily to a modification which I'm totally opposed to...in...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-16-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 15,256
Posted By Tarka
So we know straight away that you're not the...

So we know straight away that you're not the sharpest pencil in the pack.




Proving instantly that your tyre isn't suitable for your machine.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-13-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 713
Posted By Tarka
I use the Givi one on my 650 Burgman. It fits...

I use the Givi one on my 650 Burgman.
It fits in snugly and securely without having to use any of the straps or the Velcro strips they provide.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-13-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 544
Posted By Tarka
I use one of my Vespa PXs pretty much every day...

I use one of my Vespa PXs pretty much every day now for my commute.
This one is a PX125 fitted with LML 5 port 150cc top end and upjetted,drilled air filter,21 tooth clutch and SIP road/race...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-05-2015, 03:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By Tarka
If the cable is there,and it's the common...

If the cable is there,and it's the common occurrence of the cable outer being okay but the inner is frayed or snapped,then get a Vespa PX throttle cable inner (cost about 1.50) and once lubed and...
Forum: Hacks 05-04-2015, 01:42 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 597,364
Posted By Tarka
Christ mate,stop bloody fretting. I regularly...

Christ mate,stop bloody fretting.
I regularly ride mine on our motorways to get to the Channel Tunnel for my European trips and I'm still alive. :D

And once over there,I ride the French,Belgian...
Forum: Hacks 05-03-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 1,453
Views: 126,747
Posted By Tarka
Erm....no...they're not. :wink:

Erm....no...they're not. :wink:
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 597,364
Posted By Tarka
You're worrying too much about the speeds OTHER...

You're worrying too much about the speeds OTHER people may be doing.

Remember that the posted speed limit is just the legal maximum speed and not a speed that all vehicles must uphold at all...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-29-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,096
Posted By Tarka
That's a self answering question,really,isn't it?...

That's a self answering question,really,isn't it?
Clearly it fills in the 'tunnel gap' so it's obvious that you can't 'step through' to mount the scooter.
Hence,if you physically need to step...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-28-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,096
Posted By Tarka
There's a choice of wrap around strap with Velcro...

There's a choice of wrap around strap with Velcro fasteners and simple stick on Velcro patches on the one I've got.

However,on my Burgman 650,it just pushes into the tunnel gap nicely with no...
Forum: Hacks 04-27-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,578
Posted By Tarka
Installation. Now don't be like the bike and...

Installation.

Now don't be like the bike and get all hot and bothered or steamed up about the correction. :evil
Forum: Hacks 04-27-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,115
Posted By Tarka
We're

We're
Forum: Hacks 04-25-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,106
Posted By Tarka
If you can't do so already,get trained on how to...

If you can't do so already,get trained on how to ride and control a sidecar outfit first.
Forum: Battle scooters 04-23-2015, 01:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,268
Posted By Tarka
You can't 'patch' a tubeless tyre...I assume you...

You can't 'patch' a tubeless tyre...I assume you meant plug it.
Or meant get it vulcanised (which is effectively a permanent plug melted into place).

To me it would depend on how much tread was...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-23-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By Tarka
Cheers,I had a feeling it was a rebadged LML. ...

Cheers,I had a feeling it was a rebadged LML.



He'd have to check his speedo digits to see if it's km or miles recorded.
Generally,if the main or outer speed digits are kph then the odometer...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-22-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 906
Posted By Tarka
I think the 'Stella' is the same machine as our...

I think the 'Stella' is the same machine as our LML Star and Vespa PX.

Is it a single shock absorber on a single fork strut with a pivot link?

If so,the shock should compress when you...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-15-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By Tarka
Sorry I can't help with a pic of that one but my...

Sorry I can't help with a pic of that one but my favourite Vespa 'brain fryer' is the display item of a full sized Vespa with a girl dummy riding along a rope between two posts.
In a similar manner...
Forum: Hacks 04-13-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By Tarka
That makes no sense at all. If you adjust...

That makes no sense at all.

If you adjust the cable to give so much slack that the clutch lever is nearer to the handlebar you'll just end up with loads of freeplay before clutch actuation...or...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-12-2015, 07:12 AM
Replies: 17,092
Views: 10,875,795
Posted By Tarka
Huh ? What's going on there? Toes and...

Huh ?
What's going on there?

Toes and platform sole on footpeg yet shoe heel inboard of chain run and sprocket cover?

Super bendy elastic foot and shoe....or heel dragged in by moving chain?...
Forum: Hacks 04-08-2015, 01:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,251
Posted By Tarka
You're better off not ballasting. If your...

You're better off not ballasting.

If your machine was meant to weigh any amount more than it does,then it would do already...and it'll still lift the chair at times.

Even with a full sized...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-08-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By Tarka
Mine's in a million bits at the moment as it's a...

Mine's in a million bits at the moment as it's a long term resto job.
It looked like it came out of the Titanic's chain locker when I bought it. :D

Part of the seat loop is rotted away and other...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-07-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,078
Posted By Tarka
Nice one! My 1958 LD150 Mark 3 has an...

Nice one!

My 1958 LD150 Mark 3 has an exposed handlebar.
Forum: 2 smokers 04-05-2015, 02:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,197
Posted By Tarka
Emission regulations didn't kill off road going 2...

Emission regulations didn't kill off road going 2 strokes.

Honda with its bully boy tactics effectively killed them off.
Yet Honda had one of if not the most advanced 2 stroke technology...
Forum: Airheads 04-02-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By Tarka
Like the guys above have said..... The flat...

Like the guys above have said.....

The flat spade terminal is the positive feed for the solenoid coil.
The negative (ground or earth) for the solenoid coil is via the casing.

The stud with...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,119
Posted By Tarka
I've found a few sets like that and usually...

I've found a few sets like that and usually manage to 'trip' them by crossing the buried wires at an oblique angle rather than the designed right angle.

Once discovered to be a problem I've...
Forum: Hacks 03-24-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By Tarka
So..they want people to fund their...

So..they want people to fund their 'jolly'...riding about to 'visit' these places?


Or...they want people to send donations directly to the places in order to help them ?

Big difference.
Forum: Hacks 03-23-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 833
Posted By Tarka
You can no doubt mount any of them but they do...

You can no doubt mount any of them but they do differ.

The 1WD and 2WD vary greatly because the 2WD sidecar sits higher to allow for the sidecar drive shaft and it also has less lead than on the...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-20-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,434
Posted By Tarka
That's why I mentioned those fitted with IMPACT...

That's why I mentioned those fitted with IMPACT ARMOUR too. :deal
Forum: Battle scooters 03-20-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,434
Posted By Tarka
You could make life a lot easier and convenient...

You could make life a lot easier and convenient by not buggering about with stuff like that and simply buying some riding trousers that are already equipped with impact/abrasion armour.
Apart from...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 17,092
Views: 10,875,795
Posted By Tarka
But enough of the Lambretta :D

But enough of the Lambretta :D
Forum: Battle scooters 03-13-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,423
Posted By Tarka
Great stuff....we need more of this! A bunch...

Great stuff....we need more of this!

A bunch of loons entered some modified Vespa PXs in the Erzberg event.
That really was crazy!
Forum: Battle scooters 03-08-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,152
Posted By Tarka
Interesting how feelings can differ,because I'd...

Interesting how feelings can differ,because I'd definately sell the BMW and keep the Burgman.

My 650 Burgman is the best 2 wheeler I've ever had for doing everything comfortably and effortlessly....
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,370
Posted By Tarka
Nope,but try asking StreetMoto on UKGSer because...

Nope,but try asking StreetMoto on UKGSer because I think his uncle (Barry but I forgot his username )is the guy who bought my NTX and he's on the Wirral near me.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17,092
Views: 10,875,795
Posted By Tarka
Regarding talk of ownership,rights,property and...

Regarding talk of ownership,rights,property and intellectual property,I'm pretty sure there's something about once you've posted something on a site,it becomes the site's property rather than your...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-01-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 17,092
Views: 10,875,795
Posted By Tarka
Pray tell...how is a photo that's displayed...

Pray tell...how is a photo that's displayed publicly on the internet 'stolen' ??
Forum: Hacks 03-01-2015, 02:01 AM
Replies: 3,217
Views: 597,364
Posted By Tarka
Well,I've taken my 650 across to Ireland and done...

Well,I've taken my 650 across to Ireland and done a loop around in November.

I've ridden my 750 the length of Britain to a ferry then across Holland and Belgium to Colmar near the...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,370
Posted By Tarka
I just plated and welded the rear silencer on...

I just plated and welded the rear silencer on mine.
Once painted it looked good as new.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-28-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,394
Posted By Tarka
Thanks for the reply....I had considered the...

Thanks for the reply....I had considered the super simple adapter plate technique but wasn't sure if there was some kind of trailer hub alternative that had been used.
Right then...where did I put...
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