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Battery; Sat, 08 January 2022 15:07

I have a Honda cbf600 faired sa8 the battery keep going flat after about 5 times of starting in about 3 weeks it is charging the battery is a Yuma yt10 as it has a tracker fitted and the hiss security when it’s off there is no lights on what is causing this problem thank you dai

Workshop | 4 comments

BMW Q

Wed, 05 January 2022 20:52

One for Kak maybe,or anyone else Wink
On the new bike i got two keys,one like any other key,metal body and plastic handle,
second key,metal body rubber handle,the one with the plastic handle doesnt work,
when its in the ignition and turned on,ESW appears on the dash,but if i use the
rubber handled key everything works ok think
Thanks in advance Baza Thumbs Up

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Crows

Sun, 02 January 2022 18:21

The NSW Police have found a large number of dead crows on the Sturt Highway just outside Wagga Wagga early this morning, and there was concern that they may have died from Avian Flu.

A Pathologist examined the remains of all the crows, and, to everyone's relief, confirmed the problem was NOT Avian Flu.

The cause of death appeared to be from vehicular impacts. However, during analysis it was noted that varying colours of paints appeared on the bird's beaks and claws.

By analysing these paint residues it was found that 98% of the crows had been killed by impact with motorbikes, while only 2% were killed by cars.

The investigators then hired an Ornithological Behaviourist to determine if there was a cause for the disproportionate percentages of motorbike kills versus car kills.

The Ornithological (Bird) Behaviourist quickly concluded that when crows eat road kill, they always have a look-out crow to warn of danger.

They discovered that while all the lookout crows could shout "Cah", not a single one could shout "bike"

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Old Cars and Bikes

Tue, 28 December 2021 14:29

Just curious thinking about my own car and my now 'classic' CBR929, who likes to run their cars and bikes into the ground or to put it in a kinder way, who likes to look after their cars and bikes and get every bit of value out of them?

Re my 929, thats not exactly run into ground as I barely put any miles on it (think its about 24K) so maintenance is easy with long intervals between needing anything other than oil and filters and a bit of TLC.

We my current car (for the last 12 years), is a 2008 Mondeo TDI (140bhp which I find plenty enough given I have the bike), bought iirc with ~8000 miles on it and 7 months old by my company for £12.5K as slightly used car values where low in post banking crisis period). RRP with its extras was about £22k. About 3-4 years ago my company transferred it to me as I no longer need to travel for work these days with remote access to computer systems and I was fed up with my tax free allowance of £10-11K being down to £5K or so being based on its £22k new price even when it was 6+ years old so did a deal with the company. The car cost me nowt due to working enough overtime that month to cover the £2k value the company needed to charge me to keep its books in order Wink

I worked out last night (and hence this thead idea) given its about 12 years old, cost ~£12k, it cost about £1K per year in devaluation excluding running costs and repairs and think its doing a grand job although issues are starting to come about more frequently but I'm loathe to spash out £15-20K on a nearly new replacement for the sake of not much gain and like the challenge of keeping it going with minimal outlay and DIY as much as possible.

That said, I do get tempted by leasing deals but so far have resisted as I prefer to own something rather than rent it lol

What do the rest of you do with cars/bikes, keep them and get the mileage up or chop and change regularly?

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Best Wishes

Fri, 24 December 2021 18:22

For 2022 folks,lets hope for a bit more riding,and a shed load of members Thumbs Up

General Discussion | 5 comments

2021 F1 Championship Decider - Discuss

Mon, 13 December 2021 19:23

As the title says Grin popcorn Beet #1

General Discussion | 6 comments

Help needed on Honda wheels

change 16" to 17" or 18"; Sat, 11 December 2021 20:31

Hi all out there. I have for my sins a VF750FD highly modified. Ruggerini 950 diesel engine and a Yamaha RD250 gearbox. It hasn't been used while covid is about as it is mainly used for rallies where it tows a large trailer full of camping gear. Like a lot of bikes of this era it has a 16" front wheel and tyre. The tyres are not made anymore. So I would like to change to a 17" or 18". The wheel as standard is a comstar boomerang gold anadized, 2.5 X 16. Two disks and a speedo drive. Does any body know of a wheel that would fit. Or has anyone compiled a list of bikes that could be looked for?
regards Sam.

Workshop | 4 comments

BMW Q Time

Fri, 10 December 2021 20:18

Now sorted RollEyes Thumbs Up

General Discussion | 5 comments

Cbf600 n cluster removal

Sat, 04 December 2021 15:41

Hello all.
Brand new member today. Thanks for having me.
I recently bought a 2005 cbf 600.
It's been through the wars but I can get it back to
Reasonable shape.
The back of the cluster casing was broken of course. Got a new
One but I'm not sure how to get the instrument cluster off?
Got the 2 bolts and 2 nuts off but not much movement.
Does the head stock need to come off to let the bracket free?
Seems a bit excessive .

Thanks for any help 😉

General Discussion | 1 comment

Car Tyre Screw - Repairable?

Tue, 30 November 2021 20:35

Possibly one for GB with his MOT knowledge but I guess there's good knowledge from others too smile

My car passed its MOT today with no fails but a few adviseries, one number plate bulb blown (already fixed), exhaust bracket something or other (not looked yet but exhaust not hanging off, possibly just one of these rubber things) and a screw in the NS front tyre (not going down although it was fairly flat last week for reasons unknown & in hindsight must have been just after this embeded itself in the tyre but over the last week, its been fine pressure wise.

I took the car down to a local tyre place to get them to check out if repairable, after a bit he came back and said no as "its on the shoulder". Personally I disgree and I think I'm right that in the UK repairs are legal in the middle 75% of the width of the tread. This sort of looks like its the start of the shoulder/sidewall but its a fairly slick tyre and that bit almost certainly is always planted flat, its not quite on the bit that starts to curve down into the sidewall.

He then wanted to sell me 2 new front from "Imperial" at £90 fitted each which is a good price for 235/40 R18 and when I enquired about a proper brand (Pirelli, Michellin etc) he said they'd be double that so went ahead with the £90 tyre order and supposed to be going to have them fitted tomorrow but having second thoughts mainly as googling I can see proper branded tyres including the current Dunlop Sportmax tyres in my size for £125-135 locally and similar for Pirelli, Michelin etc so not double price Sad

Thoughts on the repair as I'm tempted to get a kit and fix it myself, let them get me through a winter (hope not much more snow as these tyres are shite in snow) then get proper replacements inteh spring.

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