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by sledgegreen
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: HOW TO..........
Topic: How to improve your riding...Most important riding skill?
Replies: 16
Views: 602

Re: How to improve your riding...Most important riding skill?

I think that many people have misread the question. It seems that many people are answering the question "what is the most important riding skill?", and I would go along with Yoyo - observation. That underpins so many other aspects of riding But the question actually asks "what do I most need to imp...
by sledgegreen
Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: not a proper adventure bike
Replies: 92
Views: 11572

Re: not a proper adventure bike

A few seconds of gloating, before the voices in my head will start to whisper about incidents in my past. The time I lost the front wheel on loose gravel in a car park ... those times I forgot to remove the disc lock ... the time I stopped at a junction with really awkward camber and my right foot c...
by sledgegreen
Wed Sep 23, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: HOW TO..........
Topic: Any advice how to ride with a broken 5th metatarsal on your right foot?
Replies: 14
Views: 579

Re: Any advice how to ride with a broken 5th metatarsal on your right foot?

Carefully? Use pain as your guide? Maybe wear dirtbike boots or something that will hold your foot in place better and provide more protection and support? I hope it heals up nicely for you! I was having exactly the same thoughts as I read this. Wear boots which will offer maximum support, and if i...
by sledgegreen
Fri Sep 18, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Ural's, I think
Replies: 18
Views: 646

Re: Ural's, I think

I found I was constanly being pulled to one side whenever I open the throttle, That is what put me in the ditch. More precisely, it was the opposite effect - the side car wheel is not powered and not braked, so when you accelerate the side car drags the bike towards it. When you brake, the sidecar ...
by sledgegreen
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: Ural's, I think
Replies: 18
Views: 646

Re: Ural's, I think

I have a Dnepr sidecar on an R1150GS (currently off the road). I bought it about 2 years ago. I was looking to get back on two wheels and had always been curious about sidecars. This combination came up on ebay, and emphasised how easily the sidecar could be detached from the bike, so I thought I wo...
by sledgegreen
Mon Aug 24, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: covid dystopia
Replies: 163
Views: 9711

Re: covid dystopia

This ( intuitive comprehension) of course, is the very opposite of 'science ' as it is instructed to be understood in these times. I have to strongly disagree with this. I think that "intuitive comprehension" is one of the foundations of science rather than "the very opposite". Scientists are alway...
by sledgegreen
Mon Aug 17, 2020 2:24 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: 12v USB power question?
Replies: 21
Views: 903

Re: 12v USB power question?

Thanks Hugh. That is very helpful. In that diagram, the control circuit runs through the relay horizontally from right to left and the accessory circuit runs vertically from bottom to top. To clarify what I wrote earlier: The control circuit carries very little current and is used simply to switch t...
by sledgegreen
Sun Aug 16, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: 12v USB power question?
Replies: 21
Views: 903

Re: 12v USB power question?

Compressors take a lot of power ... probably best run direct from the battery. (I'm no fan of cig-lighter sockets - they seems to disconnect/fall out if you so much as look at them!). Phone charging, though, is low-power..... running a USB socket from the sidelight switched feed should be OK unless...
by sledgegreen
Sun Aug 16, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Hgv driving licence renewal update.....
Replies: 7
Views: 881

Re: Hgv driving licence renewal medical beware..!

The licence and the photo have separate expiry dates. My licence (cars and motorcycles) expires the day before my 70th birthday, but the photo is only valid for 10 years. I had to supply a new photo last year when I changed address, even though the licence was valid for another 14 years at that poin...
by sledgegreen
Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: 12v USB power question?
Replies: 21
Views: 903

Re: 12v USB power question?

How old is your bike? If it has a CANBUS system, I don't know anything about them so this might not work. Pre-CANBUS, you could supply your socket assembly through a relay, and then use some thing like the rear light circuit to trigger the relay. This would mean that the sockets are only powered whi...

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