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Forum: Battle scooters Today, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 190
Posted By Tarka
How did you go about fitting the 10" Vespa wheel...

How did you go about fitting the 10" Vespa wheel ??

I ask because I've got a P200 fitted with a Squire sidecar that has an 8" wheel.
Although I've fitted an 8" spare under the sidecar,having all...
Forum: Hacks Yesterday, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 709
Posted By Tarka
An old RR of mine. Just to get the OP envious...

An old RR of mine.
Just to get the OP envious about street legal quads.....:deal:evil

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=615694&highlight=bank+holiday+breakfast+bimble
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By Tarka
Cross hatched areas in car parks over here (and...

Cross hatched areas in car parks over here (and most of Europe at least) denote no parking areas....subject to any permitted exemptions mentioned on a fixed notice plate.
In the case of the...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 01:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By Tarka
No,we're not. :evil And the PROPER sign...

No,we're not. :evil

And the PROPER sign would have said 'Scooter Parking Only...All Others Will Be Crushed.' :deal :D


P.S. Furthermore,it looks like you've parked obliquely rather than...
Forum: Europe 02-23-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By Tarka
Carole Nash are usually pretty good about...

Carole Nash are usually pretty good about modifications which aren't turbos or nitrous.
Bear in mind they are a broker rather than actual insurer (the actual insurance company may vary) but they...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-22-2015, 12:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 456
Posted By Tarka
I used to have one. Bought as a non runner...

I used to have one.

Bought as a non runner that I scoured the earth for parts for...got it running and renovated in the end.
Lovely to ride.....good luck with it.

Pete at Reboot may help with...
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,109
Posted By Tarka
I believe that camping was stopped at the...

I believe that camping was stopped at the Krystall due to people freezing to death in their tents.
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,109
Posted By Tarka
Elefant rally....not elephant. The crucial...

Elefant rally....not elephant.

The crucial difference is that there's no longer camping at the Krystall.
Forum: 2 smokers 02-17-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,927
Posted By Tarka
WOW !!! Is that yours ??? Is that a...

WOW !!!

Is that yours ???

Is that a standard factory machine ???

Incredible....want,want.....(ignoring the spare parts situation).........
Forum: Europe 02-17-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 759
Posted By Tarka
FFS. Look on a map for twisty and...

FFS.

Look on a map for twisty and interesting ways to get where you aim on heading to.

Then go and ride.

If you start to tire,look for somewhere to stop.

Just go and do it.
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,238
Posted By Tarka
The K37s are good but I've found the Mitas E-05...

The K37s are good but I've found the Mitas E-05 to be better.

May be worth a try.....contact Mick at TyreFinder. :deal
Forum: Hacks 02-16-2015, 08:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,417
Posted By Tarka
The nut will go on the end of the thread if you...

The nut will go on the end of the thread if you have the carb away from the cylinder head.
As in,don't put the carb fully on first and then try to fit the nut.
Have a gap between carb and cylinder...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-16-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,359
Posted By Tarka
If any given machine that I desired was available...

If any given machine that I desired was available with or without ABS I would choose the non ABS.

I don't give a tinker's cuss about whatever pro ABS argument anyone can come up with.
I'd simply...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,653
Posted By Tarka
1.06 here yesterday. One UK Pound Sterling...

1.06 here yesterday.

One UK Pound Sterling and Six Pence.

For a litre,that is.
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,239
Posted By Tarka
It looks shit on that R90. It'll look even...

It looks shit on that R90.

It'll look even more shit on a Mystic.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-14-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3,533
Views: 1,394,016
Posted By Tarka
Nope,not a twin.....the original had twin...

Nope,not a twin.....the original had twin silencers yet was a single cylinder.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-14-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 3,533
Views: 1,394,016
Posted By Tarka
Huh ?? Twin exhausts?? Where dem den ??

Huh ??

Twin exhausts??

Where dem den ??
Forum: Battle scooters 02-03-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 739
Posted By Tarka
Can somebody translate the above post into...

Can somebody translate the above post into coherent English please?

What does it mean ?
Forum: Hacks 02-03-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,238
Posted By Tarka
Thanks JerseyBiker....great advice from you too...

Thanks JerseyBiker....great advice from you too mate.

The mechanical issues/maintenance scenario is a very valid consideration.

I love/eat/breathe/sleep Ural and will go anywhere at any time in...
Forum: Hacks 02-03-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 3,066
Views: 535,415
Posted By Tarka
Oh yeah? So that's why in 18 months I had two...

Oh yeah? So that's why in 18 months I had two rotor windings fail is it ? :D

Then a third unit sheared its shaft at the keyway inside of 12 months yet the replacement L424 is still perfectly okay...
Forum: Hacks 02-03-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,238
Posted By Tarka
Regarding you 'taking the tests' ....I assume you...

Regarding you 'taking the tests' ....I assume you mean to get your bike license?

A full bike license,and a newly gained one for a total novice in particular, is bugger all help in gaining the...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-31-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 855
Posted By Tarka
The paratrooper bike was actually known as a...

The paratrooper bike was actually known as a Welbike not a Corgi.

The Corgi was a postwar civilian version and differed in several ways.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-26-2015, 01:07 AM
Replies: 16,666
Views: 10,224,609
Posted By Tarka
Ural 650.

Ural 650.
Forum: Trials 01-26-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,659
Posted By Tarka
The bike's got a short leading link if you look...

The bike's got a short leading link if you look at it properly.

The dome is over the link pivot pin.

The 'axle'...is really called a spindle.
Forum: Hacks 01-25-2015, 02:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,075
Posted By Tarka
I must have got bored before they appeared then.

I must have got bored before they appeared then.
Forum: Hacks 01-25-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,075
Posted By Tarka
Not really relevant to the hacks forum though,is...

Not really relevant to the hacks forum though,is it ?

More of an Old School thing.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 404
Posted By Tarka
Very neat job if it's been cut down. Not a...

Very neat job if it's been cut down.

Not a Preston Petty one ?
Forum: Battle scooters 01-19-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By Tarka
Dunno about gel pads but have a look at the...

Dunno about gel pads but have a look at the Airhawk range of inflatable seat pads.
Forum: Hacks 01-18-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3,066
Views: 535,415
Posted By Tarka
Urals all change noticeably for the better after...

Urals all change noticeably for the better after 10000km.

Consider them fully run-in then.

After that they just keep getting better...43000 on my 650 and 35000 on my 750.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-18-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By Tarka
It's only the LT version of the Fuoco or MP3 that...

It's only the LT version of the Fuoco or MP3 that can be ridden on a car license.

And then that car license must be pre January (15th I think) 2013.
After that date a separate test must be taken...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-18-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,653
Posted By Tarka
The 'BS' started when you appeared mate. ...

The 'BS' started when you appeared mate.

Higher fuel prices here has lead to a significant drop in leisure driving and thus quieter roads and sometimes even empty ones where they never were....
Forum: Battle scooters 01-16-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,653
Posted By Tarka
Kantuckid.......what kind of troll blend have you...

Kantuckid.......what kind of troll blend have you been smoking ? :bubba :snore
Forum: Hacks 01-12-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,417
Posted By Tarka
With carbs leaking petrol that's most likely...

With carbs leaking petrol that's most likely where your misfiring is,so yeah, get them off and go through all the jets looking for blockages but also don't forget the blow through all the internal...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-12-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,653
Posted By Tarka
It's pretty much the same all over now...

It's pretty much the same all over now mate.....more to do with ours becoming incredibly expensive rather than theirs getting cheaper.

Mind you,a couple of years ago I did see it at an eyewatering...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-11-2015, 01:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,345
Posted By Tarka
That simplicity is exactly what I love about my...

That simplicity is exactly what I love about my Vespa PXs.

And on the electric start ones there's still a kickstarter for if the battery gets low.

Bikes and scooters are generally far too...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-10-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 9,653
Posted By Tarka
My Dad who seems obsessed with petrol prices (and...

My Dad who seems obsessed with petrol prices (and will inevitably spend any saving he may make by travelling to a distant but 'cheaper' filling station) was all chuffed because my local one was down...
Forum: Hacks 01-09-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,544
Posted By Tarka
Well done fella. :deal

Well done fella. :deal
Forum: Hacks 01-09-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,417
Posted By Tarka
I wish your knees,hips and arse the very best of...

I wish your knees,hips and arse the very best of luck should you ever take a tumble.
Even a fairly slow slide will burn through fashion or workman's denim in no time at all,and landing on the above...
Forum: Hacks 01-09-2015, 12:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,825
Posted By Tarka
It has indeed done before. However,I don't...

It has indeed done before.

However,I don't have a sidecar brake on either of my Urals or on my Vespa outfit.

Nor do I want one.

For me,I feel that a sidecar brake removes part of the very...
Forum: Hacks 01-07-2015, 03:03 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,417
Posted By Tarka
You'll think twice about 'it's just a...

You'll think twice about 'it's just a short,slow,local ride so I won't wear any gear' come the day that there is an 'off'....and it's not something you can plan to not have or get advance warning of...
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