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by fatowl
Mon Dec 21, 2020 4:12 pm
Topic: Top box turned into a catchtank.
Replies: 7
Views: 529

Re: Top box turned into a catchtank.

Sprinkle talcum powder or similar around the top lip inside, then see where it gets washed away.
by fatowl
Thu Dec 17, 2020 7:22 pm
Topic: Another form of aventure biking?
Replies: 5
Views: 637

Re: Another form of aventure biking?

You can get Chinese clones, up to 125cc
by fatowl
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:57 pm
Topic: Heated waistcoat
Replies: 23
Views: 1122

Re: Heated waistcoat

I've had a gerbing heated jacket for a few years. Its absolutely brilliant. Even on lowest setting, 1 out of 5, it keeps me toasty. It runs of the bike's battery. Deffo recommended.
by fatowl
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: BIKES
Topic: The BMW G310GS thread.
Replies: 33
Views: 2649

Re: The BMW G310GS thread.

I've been looking these, i think they look interesting. BMW don't seem to offer a centrestand, has anyone fitted a 3rd party one? Also, what are they like at 15 to 20 mph down a tiny lane - are they happy, or is this a problem? Thanks in advance..
by fatowl
Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Ural's, I think
Replies: 18
Views: 1785

Re: Ural's, I think

i had a solo ural 650 back in about 1979 or 1980. It was ok to ride, but rather slow. Gearchange was very ponderous. It had a rubber bung as a universal joint in the shaft drive which disintegrated on the M1. The shaft was also destroyed, but, at the time, spares were cheaply available, and also 2nd...
by fatowl
Mon Sep 14, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Honda trail cub.
Replies: 13
Views: 2221

Re: Honda trail cub.

Spoke to a dealer in Devon today. He said as far as he knows, there are no plans to bring it to UK
by fatowl
Thu Aug 13, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Dual Use Items
Replies: 20
Views: 2597

Re: Dual Use Items

During a recent TET camping trip with Dibbs and Oblix, I suggested to keep luggage weight/bulk to a minimum, as many items as possible should have more than one use. What dual use items do you use/carry on your ‘Dual Sport’ bike? My bead buddy worked as a ‘camels toe’ under the side stand in soft g...
by fatowl
Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Maxi-Scooter's - Go Big and Ride Big
Replies: 37
Views: 4531

Re: Maxi-Scooter's - Go Big and Ride Big

I had a Burgman 650, which i really enjoyed, but the feet forward riding position did my back in. Pity, as i liked the automatic transmission.
by fatowl
Sat May 23, 2020 9:12 am
Topic: Something that I think we already know
Replies: 36
Views: 4639

Re: Something that I think we already know

I loved the language. Very precise, and correct. How refreshing.
by fatowl
Wed Apr 08, 2020 12:22 pm
Topic: A photo you took, today
Replies: 9286
Views: 1204982

Re: A photo you took, today

MotoCP wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 11:05 am
fatowl wrote:
Wed Apr 08, 2020 10:54 am
Saw this chap on my hedge today! Anyone know what it is?

I would say almost certainly a Sparrowhawk.

I thought you would know that being a Fatowl!

We fatowls keep well away from sharp beaky bits and claws!

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