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Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,337
Posted By Tarka
It does compute if you are aware of motorcycle...

It does compute if you are aware of motorcycle loading and the 'safety triangle'.
All topboxes are way outside of that triangle.

Don't start getting arsey with people who have been trying to help...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,337
Posted By Tarka
So in reality,you're wasting helpful people's...

So in reality,you're wasting helpful people's time by asking for a top box recommendation.

You need to look for a sturdy wooden crate or metal storage box and rig up a mounting for it.....and stop...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By Tarka
It can also be excessively tight valve clearances...

It can also be excessively tight valve clearances (tappet gaps to the old skoolers).
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15,195
Views: 8,656,593
Posted By Tarka
More to do with a cheap way of locating the brake...

More to do with a cheap way of locating the brake lever when footboards are used and mounted quite a bit forward of a footpeg position,methinks.
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,337
Posted By Tarka
The most useful for two-up touring that I've...

The most useful for two-up touring that I've found is the E52 Givi.

Takes two full face helmets easily.
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By Tarka
Ok...amend to "someone who considers trailering...

Ok...amend to "someone who considers trailering the bike back to the dealership"...:evil




You the man. :wink:
Forum: Beasts 08-12-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By Tarka
I hardly think that a bike owner who gets a...

I hardly think that a bike owner who gets a dealership to adjust their lever positions for them (and who also doesn't own any tools) and then trailers a bike back to the dealership due to a non...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-11-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By Tarka
Great one...congrats! If I didn't have my...

Great one...congrats!

If I didn't have my 650 Burgman Executive I reckon I'd have one of those.

It's much more appealing to me than a Tmax.

Enjoy!
Forum: Hacks 08-10-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,715
Posted By Tarka
Looks like it's got CV carbs on it. ...

Looks like it's got CV carbs on it.
Interesting....never thought of that as an option if my Jikovs ever give up the ghost.
Forum: Hacks 08-10-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,715
Posted By Tarka
Congrats and enjoy! I prefer my 650 to my...

Congrats and enjoy!

I prefer my 650 to my 750...it's got way more character and a lovely feel to it.


Bin the Hand Grenade soon as poss...I fitted an L424 and solid state regulator to my 650.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 872
Posted By Tarka
I can't help you very much. I've got seven...

I can't help you very much.

I've got seven scooters.

And five motorbikes. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 07-30-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 699
Posted By Tarka
Oh dear...not again. Running-in (or...

Oh dear...not again.

Running-in (or "breaking in") is best done to the manufacturer's recommendation.

That's it.

It'll vary from make to make and whether 4 stroke or 2 stroke.

There'll be...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-28-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By Tarka
Being a Vespaholic with 4 Vespa PX models in...

Being a Vespaholic with 4 Vespa PX models in various states of modification,I'd recommend...

A Vespa PX :D

What I've got and what would easily suit you are...

PX 125 with LML 5 port 150cc...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-16-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,098
Posted By Tarka
Here's hardcore Vespa scootering on sand !...

Here's hardcore Vespa scootering on sand !...
Forum: Hacks 07-16-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,301
Posted By Tarka
Red Menace...thanks again for the time and...

Red Menace...thanks again for the time and trouble in replying to my post.
Thanks also for the spirit in which you have done so.....this is after all just an exchange of differing viewpoints rather...
Forum: Hacks 07-15-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,301
Posted By Tarka
Thanks for the reply and explanation about not...

Thanks for the reply and explanation about not wanting sectioned poles.


But.....



Firstly,they are considerably more than "sticking out a little past".

Secondly,you're displaying the...
Forum: Hacks 07-14-2014, 01:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,301
Posted By Tarka
You'd (quite rightly in my opinion) get done over...

You'd (quite rightly in my opinion) get done over here for any of the setups shown above.

Why don't you have the poles in short sections with sleeve joints ?
Forum: Thumpers 07-14-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By Tarka
1.6mm across the tread is our legal limit. ...

1.6mm across the tread is our legal limit.

3mm across the tread is police and tyre manufacturer recommended limit.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-13-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 15,195
Views: 8,656,593
Posted By Tarka
Blonde bimbette should have tightened the...

Blonde bimbette should have tightened the headlamp bolts before leaning on it. :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 07-02-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By Tarka
That was the Neval importer....and they fitted...

That was the Neval importer....and they fitted BMW engines into Dneprs,not Urals.

That was to more to overcome Ukrainian quality control as Dneprs were made in Ukraine and there was a series of...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-30-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 705
Posted By Tarka
Cossack was the generic name given by the...

Cossack was the generic name given by the importer SATRA in the 1970s/early 1980s to all their Soviet imports.
That shown is indeed a Ural but not knowing the year of it I can only guess at maybe an...
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 470
Views: 28,217
Posted By Tarka
I don't agree that traction control got anyone...

I don't agree that traction control got anyone out of any ditch or up any slope.

Nor do I agree that ABS got anyone around any corner,etc.

All that these things do is over ride poor throttle...
Forum: Hacks 06-26-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By Tarka
I'm not familiar at all with any 'genset' but if...

I'm not familiar at all with any 'genset' but if it's of any help I fitted an 'old style' L424 alternator and solid state regulator to my 650 Ural when I got sick of replacing failed 'Hand Grenade'...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-21-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 690
Posted By Tarka
If they're only slightly warped,why not get them...

If they're only slightly warped,why not get them skimmed true again ?

Subject to minimum thickness of course.
Forum: Thumpers 06-19-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 538
Posted By Tarka
Only really any good for decoration or as a rough...

Only really any good for decoration or as a rough guide to show if one lead of a multi system isn't working....it won't show a rough or duff plug and I can't imagine how it'd be any help at all in...
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 538
Posted By Tarka
From the link it sounds more like it's 'rich...

From the link it sounds more like it's 'rich cutting'.
Carburation problem.

Can you get it on a dyno anywhere ?
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 538
Posted By Tarka
If the engine's running there's a pretty good...

If the engine's running there's a pretty good chance that the coil's ok. :evil

You may get away with checking the LT winding resistance on a working coil but there's likely to be a false reading...
Forum: Hacks 06-18-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,369
Posted By Tarka
Or stick a 1WD final drive unit on it. :evil

Or stick a 1WD final drive unit on it. :evil
Forum: Old's Cool 06-18-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 415
Posted By Tarka
Light,shallow dents should come out using a dent...

Light,shallow dents should come out using a dent pulling sucker.
Kits of these can be bought for less than what some body shops will charge to remove dents but there's still a chance that it's worse...
Forum: Hacks 06-18-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,369
Posted By Tarka
One of my two Urals is a yr 2000 650 and it's...

One of my two Urals is a yr 2000 650 and it's fine.

Okay it's only happy to about 55mph max but it'll do 50mph all day even with three people and camping gear aboard.

Mine had stood outside and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-17-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,193
Posted By Tarka
I've got a 1981 Plain Jane GL1100. It's...

I've got a 1981 Plain Jane GL1100.

It's smooth as silk and will eat 200 miles a day no problem.

Fuel consumption increases massively over 80 mph or 5000rpm.

Parts are easily available and...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By Tarka
That's better,matey! :D Enjoy ! :clap

That's better,matey! :D

Enjoy ! :clap
Forum: Hacks 06-13-2014, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By Tarka
Not sure if you're looking this the wrong way. ...

Not sure if you're looking this the wrong way.

I thought the 2WD was direct drive without a diff?
In which case,once 2WD is selected,if the back wheel is 'dug in',there won't be any slip or...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,097
Posted By Tarka
I haven't got the foggiest idea,mate. :D

I haven't got the foggiest idea,mate. :D
Forum: Old's Cool 06-11-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By Tarka
On my NTX650 I searched and searched for the...

On my NTX650 I searched and searched for the frame number as all I could see on the 'usual' right hand side of the headstock area was a DGM homologation number.
In the end,the proper frame number...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-10-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,097
Posted By Tarka
There's no UK requirement for any fog lamps on...

There's no UK requirement for any fog lamps on bikes.

Just tail lamp and brake lamp.

You'll suss what it's for by tracing the wiring.

If it is wired as an auxiliary,such as a fog lamp,then...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-09-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
Posted By Tarka
Did you strip the bleed nipple or shear it off ??...

Did you strip the bleed nipple or shear it off ??

If it sheared off,very common,and the hole is still plugged you can get banjo bolts with bleed nipples incorporated.

Or do as I did on my 1981...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-07-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
Posted By Tarka
Result ! :clap

Result ! :clap
Forum: Old's Cool 06-07-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By Tarka
Have a look at the Mitas tyre range. They do...

Have a look at the Mitas tyre range.

They do some 'classic' tubed 4.00 sections.

I use their 4.00x19 tyres on my Urals.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-07-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,060
Posted By Tarka
Glad to be of help mate. For the airbox...

Glad to be of help mate.

For the airbox boots,just look down at the bike.....it should be easily visibly apparent to align the boots with the intake stubs on the carbs and airbox.
I too thought...
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