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by Dark Knight
Mon Mar 01, 2021 7:12 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Brasilian virus
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: Brasilian virus

Would be really surprised if those filters could block the virus, just think of the pressure required to push the air through the filter, more pressure equals big pump, equals more power consumed, equals more cost to run, most airlines are running at the lowest possible cost.
by Dark Knight
Mon Mar 01, 2021 4:14 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Brasilian virus
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Brasilian virus

A lot of talk about the Brasilian virus, apparenrly one passenger from Brasil brought it into the country by plane. You would think that they did not know that on an aeroplane the cabin air is recirculated through the engines, so you share each others germs. Suspect that it is the same on the ferrie...
by Dark Knight
Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:58 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: possible a2 changes to cc
Replies: 19
Views: 601

Re: possible a2 changes to cc

It makes no sense when you can pass a car test and then drive any car with unlimited CC and power. It just shows you that the people in control (Winterhouse?) are really worried about the kind of people that ride motorbikes. After all they get around a lot, talk to a lot of people and are the kind o...
by Dark Knight
Fri Feb 05, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Another How To Do.
Replies: 0
Views: 150

Another How To Do.

Another vintage how to do if anyone is interested.
This time on rivits.
by Dark Knight
Tue Feb 02, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Using washers under nuts
Replies: 16
Views: 634

Re: Using washers under nuts

i have been wondering about this for a while now. i was always led to believe that washers were always a good thing ..anywhere and everywhere. but that badly fitting washers can mess things up a bit. I always felt that the use of washers lessened the torque strength of a bold/screw, but never thoug...
by Dark Knight
Mon Feb 01, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Using washers under nuts
Replies: 16
Views: 634

Re: Using washers under nuts

I always use grease on the bolt threads to stop them rusting up, some people never follow the rules!
by Dark Knight
Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Using washers under nuts
Replies: 16
Views: 634

Re: Using washers under nuts

This guy does not state what level of torque and size of bolt that he is talking about. I usually use mild steel washers and have never seen any apparent distortion over tens of years.. On the bigger bikes the highest torqued bolt, would the rear wheel spindle at 80 ftlbs (old guy, using old tools m...
by Dark Knight
Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Using washers under nuts
Replies: 16
Views: 634

Using washers under nuts

I must be a bit of a geek as I found this quite interesting.
When I was an apprentice I was told to always use washers under nuts.
Maybe this is because I was was working on Avionics which probably used lower torque fixings.
by Dark Knight
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Another vintage How to do file
Replies: 0
Views: 240

Another vintage How to do file

Please find attached a vintage how to fit screws flle, pretty much common sense.
by Dark Knight
Mon Dec 21, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Another form of aventure biking?
Replies: 5
Views: 722

Re: Another form of aventure biking?

I suppose that you should be able to cruise around 40 to 50 MPH. What are the drum brakes like on these small bikes? I remember in the 1960,s on my AJS 31CSR when you were up at about 100 MPH, if you had to stop, you could only slow down about 50 MPH where the brakes faded out due to the heat, you t...

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