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by Dark Knight
Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: What if.
Replies: 25
Views: 1015

Re: What if.

I believe that we are in this situation, declining industry, generally low wages, poor infrastructure is due to the policies of past goverments. In the 1960.s when I started work as an apprentice at a world leading company called Ferranti Ltd (at £2.80 a week, cash in hand at the end of the week) th...
by Dark Knight
Tue Nov 24, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: What if.
Replies: 25
Views: 1015

Re: What if.

I am an old guy and have retired, so my situation is different to most you young guys.
Of course you could always escape to the Chateau (spelling?).
by Dark Knight
Tue Nov 24, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: What if.
Replies: 25
Views: 1015

Re: What if.

Phils place looks to have plenty of character and should be cheap to run with low council tax. There is no doubt that the coming years will be full of challenges but I think that we are used to facing challenges in our line of business. On the subject of Brexit, I was told that the EU had been forci...
by Dark Knight
Mon Nov 23, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: What if.
Replies: 25
Views: 1015

What if.

We rode over to the continent for two to three months. When we ride over, most of us would normally spend only two to three days at the most in one place. What I am suggesting is that we spend weeks at the same place, this is so that we can fully explore the area, get to know the people and improve ...
by Dark Knight
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Soft soldering
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: Soft soldering

If you are out in the middle of nowhere and you have to solder something, the soldering irons are usually mains driven, I wonder if those pencil blow torches would work on petrol?
by Dark Knight
Sat Nov 07, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Soft soldering
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Soft soldering

A copy of an article from the deep past, offered up for historical interest only. On reading it you will see the use of blow torches and very strong/dangerous acids, which would not be used today for obvious safety reasons. We now use electrical temperature controlled soldering irons and use cored s...
by Dark Knight
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Its quiet, a glance at the future?
Replies: 8
Views: 731

Re: Its quiet, a glance at the future?

It all sounds a bit futuristic, but there is one place that is now top dog because of the viris, that is already like this and thats China, just not sure about the Chinese women.
by Dark Knight
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: This ones got me worried
Replies: 16
Views: 898

Re: This ones got me worried

I stick my bikes (four) on optimates over the winter period and also start them up every two months or so.
Have had trouble starting bikes that have been laid up for ages before where you would need to use one of those electric starters that they use at the racing to get the bike started.
by Dark Knight
Mon Nov 02, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Its quiet, a glance at the future?
Replies: 8
Views: 731

Re: Its quiet, a glance at the future?

You can tell if one of the bikers has been attacked by one of these women, he will hav long scratches down his back.
by Dark Knight
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Its quiet, a glance at the future?
Replies: 8
Views: 731

Re: Its quiet, a glance at the future?

Sounds better than one of those Klingon women.

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