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by cycleruk
28 Feb 2020, 3:55pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 232
Views: 6343

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

Hate carbs. Horrible things. So many little jets and orifices, too much of a compromise. I've still got my carb balancing gauges in the garage. Give me fuel injection any day. Even fuel injection needs balancing if there is more than one injection inlet. Not needed for a long time with modern chip ...
by cycleruk
27 Feb 2020, 5:42pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 232
Views: 6343

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

kwackers wrote:Hate carbs.
Horrible things.
So many little jets and orifices, too much of a compromise. I've still got my carb balancing gauges in the garage.

Give me fuel injection any day.

Even fuel injection needs balancing if there is more than one injection inlet.
by cycleruk
26 Feb 2020, 6:58pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Visitors
Replies: 259
Views: 24539

Re: Visitors

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Sparrow Hawk ? chasing sparrows in and out of the bush. Active for quite a few minutes but didn't catch any. As he dived and circled the bush the sparrows scurried to the other side out of the way. In the end it gave up and flew away.
by cycleruk
26 Feb 2020, 6:27pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Unwelcome visitors
Replies: 37
Views: 1315

Re: Unwelcome visitors

We had one in our kitchen a couple of years back. Tried a "humane" trap but like yours got in and out. Bought a couple of traps and mouse no more.
Now got a mouse or mouses in the garage but for the life of me I can't find the traps.
by cycleruk
25 Feb 2020, 11:33am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 232
Views: 6343

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

If/when harley make an electric bike I suppose they will add sound effects? :lol: where would the speaker be? The sound of your heart racing apparently. https://www.harley-davidson.com/gb/en/motorcycles/livewire.html I look forward to electric Harleys instead of the gut wrenching racket imposed on ...
by cycleruk
25 Feb 2020, 9:52am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 232
Views: 6343

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

Some "twins" have the cranks set at 270 degrees so they have a more distinctive sound.
(trying to sound like a V-twin :roll: )
by cycleruk
24 Feb 2020, 11:15pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Epoxy
Replies: 27
Views: 1002

Re: Epoxy

I have "soldered" an ABS case that had a piece knocked out of it. Basically using a soldering iron I replaced the piece back in and melted the join between the 2 parts. Initially spot welding and then slightly melting the ABS and moving the iron about to seal the crack. The outside of the ...
by cycleruk
15 Feb 2020, 10:08am
Forum: Touring & Expedition
Topic: Lancaster to Burton in Lonsdale
Replies: 10
Views: 588

Re: Lancaster to Burton in Lonsdale

Lancaster station to Burton. :- https://ridewithgps.com/routes/31931457 For touring Burton is on the doorstep of Arnside and Silverdale (AONB). Possibility of getting the train from Silverdale or Arnside station over to Grange and cycling back round Morecambe Bay. (There is the RSPB Leighton Moss at...
by cycleruk
9 Feb 2020, 8:17pm
Forum: Does anyone know … ?
Topic: Cycling around Cala Bona, Majorca
Replies: 5
Views: 302

Re: Cycling around Cala Bona, Majorca

Petra is a must. The square is where all the cyclists meet and various cafes to chose from. (19 miles one way) Manacor. Biggish town but plenty of cafes. (12 miles one way) Most towns and villages have a cafe or two. For a real test then San Salvador monastery but low gears and stamina needed. (23 m...
by cycleruk
30 Jan 2020, 11:12am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Any other motorcyclists here?
Replies: 232
Views: 6343

Re: Any other motorcyclists here?

bought an older BMW today ... a 1987 BMW R850R . Never had a chance to ride it before buying, but it arrives tomorrow and I wont be able to ride it on the road for a while.... I have to redo my licence as my old South African licence is no longer valid in the UK ... :cry: Not far from me is a motor...
by cycleruk
28 Jan 2020, 11:34am
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently
Replies: 689
Views: 61598

Re: Funniest clean joke I've heard recently

Little boy tells his nursery teacher he found a dead cat. "How did you know it was dead?" asks the teacher. "Because I pissed in its ear & it didn't move" says the boy. "You did what!?" shrieks the teacher. "You know" explains the boy, "I lent over an...
by cycleruk
25 Jan 2020, 8:58am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Getting home from John O'Groats
Replies: 49
Views: 2917

Re: Getting home from John O'Groats

Mick F wrote:Yes.

When people get to JOG from LE, they have all been fretting about how to get home.
They are sitting on the best form of transport known to man.

Turn round and ride home! :D

Fine if you have the time and no other commitments.
by cycleruk
23 Jan 2020, 9:15am
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Getting home from John O'Groats
Replies: 49
Views: 2917

Re: Getting home from John O'Groats

I think if you’re not used to using train + bike it can be a bit daunting. We all read of journeys that go wrong and refusal of allowing bikes. It’s as well to be aware these things can happen. But... IMOE I’ve been travelling the north of England and Scotland by train with bike for the last 7 year...
by cycleruk
22 Jan 2020, 8:13pm
Forum: Lands End to John O'Groats
Topic: Getting home from John O'Groats
Replies: 49
Views: 2917

Re: Getting home from John O'Groats

Just been testing the water, :wink: Currently a train ticket = £132. That is Wick to Lancaster with two changes. I did come across a ticket for Wick to Glasgow for £32 but would then need to get on to Lancashire. (And still need to guarantee the bike as well?) (And is the bike going to be free?) If ...
by cycleruk
22 Jan 2020, 6:33pm
Forum: The Tea Shop
Topic: Skill on the green.
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Skill on the green.