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by catcitrus
Mon Aug 31, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Advice sought
Replies: 20
Views: 1918

Re: Advice sought

I actually fitted a set of bars that were designed for an ATV (on the Triumph Tiger 1050)--these were the same width as stock but had more of a backward sweep. You almost have to drop the stock bars down and virtually off temporarily , and sit on the bike with a similar set and just relax and see wh...
by catcitrus
Mon Aug 31, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: MEETS & RUNS
Topic: YULE TIDE RALLY 2020 SITE BOOKED ( limited numbers )
Replies: 22
Views: 2144

Re: YULE TIDE RALLY 2020 SITE BOOKED

yes please--plan to be there thursday PM--assuming that they will let me in?--overland that is. I see--down to those funny traffic lights just before the bridge, turn right, follow the river bank , turn right again as you say and sort of back on yourself through the small village(westleigh?). Google...
by catcitrus
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:07 pm
Forum: MEETS & RUNS
Topic: YULE TIDE RALLY 2020 SITE BOOKED ( limited numbers )
Replies: 22
Views: 2144

Re: YULE TIDE RALLY 2020 SITE BOOKED

Treyhill farm?--if so looks like you have to come off the A39 early at the roundabout to Roundswell, left past Sainsbury's and then sort of follow the old Bideford road that runs parallel with the "new" A 39--with a couple of turns!! I could be wrong though--sometimes am!!
by catcitrus
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: MEETS & RUNS
Topic: YULE TIDE RALLY 2020 SITE BOOKED ( limited numbers )
Replies: 22
Views: 2144

Re: YULE TIDE RALLY 2020 SITE BOOKED

well done John--I think camping is best with CV19--and sitting around in a large open air structure is the best we can do--book me in please.
by catcitrus
Sat Aug 29, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: THE PUB
Topic: Advice sought
Replies: 20
Views: 1918

Re: Advice sought

I think you should look carefully at the seated riding position--I'm also way over pensionable age but still trail riding and doing long distance when I can. The relationship between the seat , bar reach, bar angle, back position etc. For example I had a triumph Tiger 1050--I did change the bars for...
by catcitrus
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:54 pm
Forum: MEETS & RUNS
Topic: Ecky Thump 2020. On or not?
Replies: 25
Views: 3385

Re: Ecky Thump 2020. On or not?

Noted--its a week after another rally but I'll try and make it.
by catcitrus
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Bmw new no maintemce chain
Replies: 12
Views: 1385

Re: Bmw new no maintemce chain

HD definitely use belts--and nothing wrong with them for road work in a clean environment--but unless they are fully enclosed they won't work offroad with the chance of trapped stones etc. I believe I saw a Vid where they tested all kinds of "chain lubes"--and WD came out pretty much at the top simp...
by catcitrus
Fri Aug 28, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL
Topic: Bmw new no maintemce chain
Replies: 12
Views: 1385

Re: Bmw new no maintemce chain

Chain "wear" is not that well understood. I accept that the X ring seals work well--and two ways really as you can only just about lube the sliding ring surfaces--so definitely sealed for life BUT----the rollers wear on link surfaces--a good test is to both pinch the roller and see if you can move i...
by catcitrus
Thu Aug 27, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: ADVENTURE BIKE RIDER
Topic: Biker with Ear Problem
Replies: 18
Views: 9045

Re: Biker with Ear Problem

I use the silicone Hush Plugz--these are sort of disposable and work by gently pressing a warm ball of mouldable silicone into the outer ear area so that it forms a complete seal. They do not go into the the actual canal. It seems that they offer the benefit of a custom moulded pair at a fraction of...
by catcitrus
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: FOR SALE - WANTED
Topic: Honda CB500 1998 NOW SOLD
Replies: 15
Views: 1890

Re: Honda CB500 1998 for sale

I don't think it will comply with the ULEZ (westminster) being old. I'm about 10 miles north of Peterborough if that helps. I should be around this coming weekend--but perhaps you meant have a look at the pics etc? PM me and we can discuss privately and I can give you an e-mail and phone number. Upd...

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