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by V_King
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: bmc diesel engines from 60's 70's
Replies: 20
Views: 3729

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

Thanks everybody for the responses. The engine is indeed a marine version of BMC 1500 and I am a happy owner of my first narrow boat B) 4mph speed limit is not for fainthearted :evil: The engine was unfortunately under water, but the whole engine compartment looks reasonably good and engine looks in...
by V_King
Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:14 am
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: bmc diesel engines from 60's 70's
Replies: 20
Views: 3729

bmc diesel engines from 60's 70's

Hi, from electric cars/bikes of the future to the dirty old diesels of the past. I might need to revive an old bmc 1500 diesel, which was under water for a bit due to flood damage until I get it under it's own power to the garage. Anybody have experience spannering them? Would changing oil, diesel, ...
by V_King
Sat Dec 10, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Electric bikes and cars - get real
Replies: 70
Views: 8527

Re: Electric bikes and cars - get real

Right I am going to call it out, all this press coverage on electric motor cars and now motorcycles, what has the world been smoking!!!!! Electricity, produced mostly by burning fossil fuels and nuclear power, so what is cleaner petrol powered cars/motorbikes or fossil/nuclear powered cars/motorbik...
by V_King
Wed Dec 07, 2016 9:44 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: CE marking for products in EU
Replies: 21
Views: 2089

Re: CE marking for products in EU

Cost me £40 K for the pleasure of becoming CE registered. That's for steel fabrication. Had no option. No CE marking. No orders = no business. A bit off topic, but I was intrigued to see the number of sellers about last year when I was pricing a steel portal frame building* who were NOT CE register...
by V_King
Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:31 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: CE marking for products in EU
Replies: 21
Views: 2089

Re: CE marking for products in EU

fact ,not fiction , one of my clients has had too Reg with every European country they deal with in VAT , also they have too have apoint a lawyer with power of attorney in each euro country they deal with . So very sad and unavoidable .& Fact . a lot of this whining is about safety of equipment, wh...
by V_King
Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: CE marking for products in EU
Replies: 21
Views: 2089

Re: CE marking for products in EU

Thanks all for the replies. Please do not mix the "CE marking" which is self compliance to safety directives and standards with so called CE certification etc, which does not really exist and is just a marketing bull droppings. I am familiarising with directives and other paperwork, but as with ever...
by V_King
Tue Nov 29, 2016 7:21 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: CE marking for products in EU
Replies: 21
Views: 2089

CE marking for products in EU

Hello, thinking of manufacturing and selling a product, which I designed in uni a couple of years back. But am a bit bewildered with EU directives and wonder if anybody here deal with such things? Would be great to hear some practical/real world experience side of things. Especially with low voltage...
by V_King
Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: BIKES
Topic: KTM1190
Replies: 15
Views: 2504

Re: KTM1190

engineering wise it looks a bit of rushed together bike. and you expect more refinement in such price range bike. did not get the chance to ride the bike, so maybe the riding outweighs all the short backs.
by V_King
Sat Nov 12, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: NEC, who's going?
Replies: 7
Views: 855

Re: NEC, who's going?

got the ticket already :)

looking forward to seeing bobber and new aprilia dorsoduro.

heard the rumour that Triumphs' bobber preorders are filling up quickly and will keep them busy turning out bikes for a while next year (thumbs)
by V_King
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: CLOTHING
Topic: What new clothing!
Replies: 29
Views: 5366

Re: What new clothing!

Scott has a very nice new line of their clothing, which imho is how all the riding gear must be made: 1. internal thermal layer can be taken out and used as a normal inversible jacket, which looks good. 2. the outer jacket/trousers material is tough, light and with plenty of ventilation zips for var...

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