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by V_King
Tue Mar 07, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Is PCP........... the next debt crisis???
Replies: 68
Views: 6784

Re: Is PCP........... the next debt crisis???

If you can't afford a new vehicle anymore, you will buy a used one. That dip in used vehicles is only going to be in a useless toys, not the commuter or family cars.
by V_King
Wed Feb 22, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Anybody work with GRP?
Replies: 9
Views: 1102

Re: Anybody work with GRP?

qcnr wrote:May I ask why you have choosen not to go the SS route? :huh:
too expensive for what could go very wrong for an amateur welder - warping, making water tight welds and weld cracking in SS tanks.
by V_King
Wed Feb 22, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Anybody work with GRP?
Replies: 9
Views: 1102

Anybody work with GRP?

After being steered away from welding myself a stainless steel water tank, which I was very excited about, I am considering building a GRP water tank for my boat. Now trying to gather as much info as possible. Does anybody have experience working with GRP for potable water tanks? There is plenty of ...
by V_King
Sun Feb 12, 2017 8:15 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Chains ~ Why??
Replies: 55
Views: 6179

Re: Chains ~ Why??

I've never had a problem with chains,as long as you keep them lubed. And a lot cheaper to fix than a shaft! I just thought this was another 'post' from JB on how good GS's are,cos they're shaft drive,so must be the best bikes in the world? :P Shaft Drive on Adv bikes GS's have it Cross Tourer has i...
by V_King
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Chains ~ Why??
Replies: 55
Views: 6179

Re: Chains ~ Why??

Something got me thinking On bikes over 600 cc why are we still bothering with chains ? Nasty, oily and god forsaken things, that need oiling/cleaning and adjustment The back of the bike gets covered in oil and muck ....grrr Surely shaft drive and/or belt drive is a better way forward in the 21st C...
by V_King
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: bmc diesel engines from 60's 70's
Replies: 20
Views: 3767

Re: bmc diesel engines from 60's 70's

Have you tried running some diesel injector cleaner through the system? From progress so far, it looks as though the engine's pretty sound, so it may just be a bit of cr@p slightly fouling one injector. A good cleanout won't do any harm :) I am sceptical about those automotive wonder fluids, sold o...
by V_King
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: bmc diesel engines from 60's 70's
Replies: 20
Views: 3767

Re: bmc diesel engines from 60's 70's

Thanks Steve for the info. I can report that the engine did happily almost 100hrs. All the rockers look like they are well lubricated, no oil consumption or blue smoke :) Planning of flushing oil again, changing engine mounts, fuel lines and exhaust. And hopefully will see many more happy hours of c...
by V_King
Fri Feb 03, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: TRAVEL
Topic: Is anyone interested in a European ride late march/april?
Replies: 14
Views: 2529

Re: Is anyone interested in a European ride late march/april?

Hi.We are going 2's up similar route in June, Wirral portsmouth caen limoges toulouse carcassone along the coast.Heres the bit where I pick your brains, we were plannning to travel along the coast to Genoa and up into switzerland but a left at Monaco or slightly before and hitting Switzerland earli...
by V_King
Sun Dec 18, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: bmc diesel engines from 60's 70's
Replies: 20
Views: 3767

Re: bmc diesel engines from 60's 70's

Hi, All the wiring is gone and I am rebuilding the wiring loom, as everything was just an awful mess :( I was thinking about dropping the sump, but the access is really awkward :( And before running the engine I filled it up with fresh oil and cranked with oil pressure switch and oil filter off unti...
by V_King
Sat Dec 17, 2016 8:02 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: bmc diesel engines from 60's 70's
Replies: 20
Views: 3767

Re: bmc diesel engines from 60's 70's

Well got the engine going :) Runs quite sweet. A bit of smoke, but they all seem to be smoking a bit and all the shit has to burn out anyways. Got a few bits and bobs to sort out, but my main worry at the moment is oil pressure. Does anybody know the part number for oil pressure switch? As the curre...

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