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Forum: Hacks Today, 01:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
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: 22
Views: 546
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: 694
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: 694
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: 525
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: 515
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: 16,931
Views: 10,647,614
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: 2,055
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: 855
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: 855
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: 14
Views: 980
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: 777
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: 1,020
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: 898
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: 5
Views: 482
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: 1,358
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: 1,358
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: 16,931
Views: 10,647,614
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: 1,353
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: 1,064
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: 1,294
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: 16,931
Views: 10,647,614
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: 16,931
Views: 10,647,614
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: 3,129
Views: 575,405
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: 1,294
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: 1,258
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...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-27-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,258
Posted By Tarka
How did you go about fitting the 10" Vespa wheel...

How did you go about fitting the 10" Vespa wheel ??

I ask because I've got a P200 fitted with a Squire sidecar that has an 8" wheel.
Although I've fitted an 8" spare under the sidecar,having all...
Forum: Hacks 02-26-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,325
Posted By Tarka
An old RR of mine. Just to get the OP envious...

An old RR of mine.
Just to get the OP envious about street legal quads.....:deal:evil

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=615694&highlight=bank+holiday+breakfast+bimble
Forum: Battle scooters 02-26-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,059
Posted By Tarka
Cross hatched areas in car parks over here (and...

Cross hatched areas in car parks over here (and most of Europe at least) denote no parking areas....subject to any permitted exemptions mentioned on a fixed notice plate.
In the case of the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-26-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,059
Posted By Tarka
No,we're not. :evil And the PROPER sign...

No,we're not. :evil

And the PROPER sign would have said 'Scooter Parking Only...All Others Will Be Crushed.' :deal :D


P.S. Furthermore,it looks like you've parked obliquely rather than...
Forum: Europe 02-23-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 256
Posted By Tarka
Carole Nash are usually pretty good about...

Carole Nash are usually pretty good about modifications which aren't turbos or nitrous.
Bear in mind they are a broker rather than actual insurer (the actual insurance company may vary) but they...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-21-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,294
Posted By Tarka
I used to have one. Bought as a non runner...

I used to have one.

Bought as a non runner that I scoured the earth for parts for...got it running and renovated in the end.
Lovely to ride.....good luck with it.

Pete at Reboot may help with...
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2015, 03:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,571
Posted By Tarka
I believe that camping was stopped at the...

I believe that camping was stopped at the Krystall due to people freezing to death in their tents.
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,571
Posted By Tarka
Elefant rally....not elephant. The crucial...

Elefant rally....not elephant.

The crucial difference is that there's no longer camping at the Krystall.
Forum: 2 smokers 02-17-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,842
Posted By Tarka
WOW !!! Is that yours ??? Is that a...

WOW !!!

Is that yours ???

Is that a standard factory machine ???

Incredible....want,want.....(ignoring the spare parts situation).........
Forum: Europe 02-17-2015, 02:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,277
Posted By Tarka
FFS. Look on a map for twisty and...

FFS.

Look on a map for twisty and interesting ways to get where you aim on heading to.

Then go and ride.

If you start to tire,look for somewhere to stop.

Just go and do it.
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,135
Posted By Tarka
The K37s are good but I've found the Mitas E-05...

The K37s are good but I've found the Mitas E-05 to be better.

May be worth a try.....contact Mick at TyreFinder. :deal
Forum: Hacks 02-16-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,926
Posted By Tarka
The nut will go on the end of the thread if you...

The nut will go on the end of the thread if you have the carb away from the cylinder head.
As in,don't put the carb fully on first and then try to fit the nut.
Have a gap between carb and cylinder...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-16-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,616
Posted By Tarka
If any given machine that I desired was available...

If any given machine that I desired was available with or without ABS I would choose the non ABS.

I don't give a tinker's cuss about whatever pro ABS argument anyone can come up with.
I'd simply...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2015, 01:33 AM
Replies: 186
Views: 12,969
Posted By Tarka
1.06 here yesterday. One UK Pound Sterling...

1.06 here yesterday.

One UK Pound Sterling and Six Pence.

For a litre,that is.
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