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Forum: Hacks 04-14-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 328
Posted By Tarka
OP probably means side panels....the covers that...

OP probably means side panels....the covers that clip to the frame in the battery area.

UK ones only have one...on the offside ( right hand side,or 'non sidecar' side) .

A nearside one would...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-08-2014, 11:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,194
Posted By Tarka
You clearly don't. And are even unsure about...

You clearly don't.
And are even unsure about the difference between a scooter and a moped.
Save yourself and us a lot of pain by leaving as it is or buying something else.

Please.
Forum: Hacks 04-08-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By Tarka
More unnecessary attempts at re-invention of the...

More unnecessary attempts at re-invention of the wheel.

And how fecking much ???

Still,oh so many folk just have to piss about changing anything and everything,don't they?

Meanwhile I'm...
Forum: Hacks 04-04-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,040
Posted By Tarka
They help...and my reply in particular helps...by...

They help...and my reply in particular helps...by enlightening him to the fact that he doesn't need one and in my example can get the same or better results easier and quicker without one.
That's...
Forum: Europe 04-03-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Tarka
Not likely to be Steptoe as his name is Neil. ...

Not likely to be Steptoe as his name is Neil.

Most likely to be Bob Porecha.
Forum: Hacks 04-03-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,040
Posted By Tarka
You don't need one. Not even on CV carbs. ...

You don't need one.

Not even on CV carbs.

And defo not on slide carbs.

You don't even need the engine to be running.

Start with correctly adjusted throttle cables with even free play on...
Forum: Hacks 03-12-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 639
Posted By Tarka
Well that's largely irrelevant seeing as you've...

Well that's largely irrelevant seeing as you've got an 09 750 in it isn't it ?

There's barely if any at all rolling chassis related problems particular to any given year apart from looking for...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-08-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3,699
Views: 495,936
Posted By Tarka
Seriously ???? :huh It's a KLR650. :norton

Seriously ???? :huh


It's a KLR650. :norton
Forum: Hacks 03-07-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By Tarka
I'm running a yr 2000 650 and a 2004 750 with no...

I'm running a yr 2000 650 and a 2004 750 with no great drama and no desire or perceived 'need' for any later...never mind new....model.

In many ways the earlier models can be superior for day to...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-05-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,313
Posted By Tarka
Just buy yourself a Burgman. You won't regret...

Just buy yourself a Burgman.
You won't regret it and it won't matter a toss whatever Honda or anyone else subsequently brings out.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-05-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 3,699
Views: 495,936
Posted By Tarka
Nice Photoshop. :evil

Nice Photoshop. :evil
Forum: Battle scooters 03-04-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,313
Posted By Tarka
Glad to help. Depending on where you're...

Glad to help.

Depending on where you're heading to and your route,if you have any problems or feel tired and want a stop,give me a PM to sort it....I'm on the Wirral near...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-04-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,313
Posted By Tarka
Absolutely no trouble at all on mine. ...

Absolutely no trouble at all on mine.
Effortless on A road dual carriageways and motorways.
The problem is keeping the speed DOWN. :evil


If you're over about 5'8" tall and sat upright you may...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-04-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,313
Posted By Tarka
Eyup....650 Executive owner here. :evil ...

Eyup....650 Executive owner here. :evil

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii99/Tarka_2008/For%20Sale/Burgman024Medium.jpg


Link to the ride I did when that photo was taken......
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-04-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 3,699
Views: 495,936
Posted By Tarka
Oh yes indeed mate. A nutty guy bought the...

Oh yes indeed mate.

A nutty guy bought the abandoned nuclear power station and turned it into a theme park !!! :huh

The first weekend in February last year and this year saw it being a scooter...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-04-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 3,699
Views: 495,936
Posted By Tarka
Me with my Vespa PX and my mate Blane's LML at...

Me with my Vespa PX and my mate Blane's LML at John Frost Bridge in Arnhem..
("A Bridge Too Far").
Taken last month,en route to the Scooterists Meltdown in Kalkar,Germany.
Quite a poignant...
Forum: Hacks 02-27-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,106
Posted By Tarka
FFS,the things you lot find to worry about defy...

FFS,the things you lot find to worry about defy comprehension at times. :huh
Forum: Hacks 02-25-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By Tarka
So how about him or you just adjusting the thing...

So how about him or you just adjusting the thing and finding out how different or better it is then ?

Like I said above...I was on a short holiday and couldn't be arsed adjusting for a fairly...
Forum: Hacks 02-23-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 730
Posted By Tarka
When I took one of my Urals into Europe the...

When I took one of my Urals into Europe the camber effect was certainly noticeable while riding on the right with a left handed combo set up for driving on the left.
I could really feel as if I was...
Forum: Hacks 02-16-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,615
Posted By Tarka
C'mon mate...do a very easy search or two for...

C'mon mate...do a very easy search or two for life with a Ural,having a Ural as a daily user,etc etc etc.

It's been asked waaaaay too many times.
Forum: Hacks 02-15-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,486
Posted By Tarka
That's cool as feck,that is! Great job!...

That's cool as feck,that is!

Great job! :freaky
Forum: Hacks 02-11-2014, 02:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,210
Posted By Tarka
Bit of a no brainer,really. My girlfriend...

Bit of a no brainer,really.

My girlfriend simply uses her normal motorbike gear when we're out on the Urals.

Waterproof textiles...thermal liners (which are removeable for warmer weather) plus...
Forum: Hacks 02-10-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,943
Posted By Tarka
Of course it will. The 650s will go anywhere...

Of course it will.
The 650s will go anywhere and do anything.....but only at their own pace.

It's less a case of enough spares and tools and more a case of servicing,prepping and applying...
Forum: Hacks 02-05-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,943
Posted By Tarka
Not really mate..just fit and forget. I just...

Not really mate..just fit and forget.

I just wired up the regulator as per the instructions.....I got the one that uses the charging light exactly the same way as the stock Ural one works....some...
Forum: Hacks 02-05-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,943
Posted By Tarka
Don't waste money on a Denso alternator. One of...

Don't waste money on a Denso alternator.
One of my Urals is a yr 2000 650 and after three failed 'hand grenade' alternators and a failure of a home brewed Mitsubishi hybrid alternator I considered...
Forum: Hacks 02-03-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,814
Posted By Tarka
Yup. I'm doing more events and having way more...

Yup.
I'm doing more events and having way more fun on my scooters than I ever did on my bikes.
Much more sociable events,friendly and helpful local and national clubs.
I've now got 3 Vespa solos...
Forum: Hacks 02-02-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,814
Posted By Tarka
No mate. Sadly this year's Dragon is the...

No mate.

Sadly this year's Dragon is the same weekend as totally bonkers Scooterists Meltdown event in a converted nuclear power station near Kalkar in Germany.
I went to the inaugural one last...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-29-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 286,548
Posted By Tarka
Welcome to bike ownership in the UK, old bean. ...

Welcome to bike ownership in the UK, old bean.

In fact,,the way Chris has locked his bike,he could possibly find just the front wheel remaining chained to the wall and the rest of the bike gone.
...
Forum: Hacks 01-28-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,395
Posted By Tarka
Have a look at the model spec. Probably quicker...

Have a look at the model spec.
Probably quicker to find than the posting you've made here.



Why would it be any harder to convert than any other headlamp?
But more to point why do you feel...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,445
Posted By Tarka
Cool for the money,Kev. If you're keeping...

Cool for the money,Kev.

If you're keeping the stock tank I'm sure it's repairable...maybe a car panel shop ?

Have a good look at the rear cylinder header/link pipe...it's a bugger for corrosion...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-26-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,445
Posted By Tarka
Nope. The chaincase on the TR1 at least was...

Nope.
The chaincase on the TR1 at least was packed with grease.

Most enclosed final chaincases rely on grease packing,as oils would very likely piss out everywhere before long.

In the TR1's...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-26-2014, 12:10 AM
Replies: 1,306
Views: 286,548
Posted By Tarka
Taken at the Strictly Scooters rally in Robin...

Taken at the Strictly Scooters rally in Robin Hood's Sherwood Forest.

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii99/Tarka_2008/Strictly%20Scooters%202012/036_zpsc2b290bf.jpg...
Forum: Hacks 01-25-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,124
Posted By Tarka
Don't worry about weight limits,official carrying...

Don't worry about weight limits,official carrying capacity,attainable speeds,the latest model versus the older ones,or whatever else.
Far too many people worry on here about all sorts of guff....
Forum: Hacks 01-20-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,162
Posted By Tarka
Whatever internet folk say or think that it's...

Whatever internet folk say or think that it's worth is irrelevant.

It'll cost you what the guy is prepared to sell it for.

It's then up to you to decide for yourself if it's worth that sum.
...
Forum: Hacks 01-17-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,589
Posted By Tarka
If so,what a shame they weren't as eager to...

If so,what a shame they weren't as eager to inform and update people as they were quick to go on the ask.

Much like those who ask for all sorts of advice then never thank the respondees or never...
Forum: Hacks 01-12-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By Tarka
Perhaps instead of reading and getting confused...

Perhaps instead of reading and getting confused by the likely dozens of anecdotes and guff that often results from questions like yours,it may better reward you to contact Watsonian Squire directly...
Forum: Hacks 01-12-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By Tarka
( Thinks...oh Gawd..not this again...) ...

( Thinks...oh Gawd..not this again...)


Nothing on my 650 and a Puig one on my 750.
Forum: Hacks 01-12-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,589
Posted By Tarka
Anyone up for a good DEAD ?? Well,it is a...

Anyone up for a good DEAD ??

Well,it is a last request,I suppose. :evil

Methinks that Sir meant a good DEED. :deal


Hmm,but there again,if they were Scottish,we would be back at square one...
Forum: Hacks 01-02-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 718
Posted By Tarka
Don't bugger about with it. It does the job...

Don't bugger about with it.

It does the job just fine as it is....I`ve never had any of your perceived grief in 8 years of daily running two Urals around UK and Europe....not even a puncture.
...
Forum: Hacks 12-18-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,675
Posted By Tarka
Most new owners would be far better off spending...

Most new owners would be far better off spending less time fucking about with their Ural and more time gaining experience on how to control the thing fully and ride it properly.
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