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Forum: Hacks Today, 02:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
Posted By Tarka
I must have got bored before they appeared then.

I must have got bored before they appeared then.
Forum: Hacks Today, 01:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 445
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 Yesterday, 08:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 237
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: 356
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: 3,008
Views: 514,021
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: 374
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: 143
Views: 6,100
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: 143
Views: 6,100
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: 24
Views: 1,518
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: 143
Views: 6,100
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: 1,078
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: 143
Views: 6,100
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: 7,973
Posted By Tarka
Well done fella. :deal

Well done fella. :deal
Forum: Hacks 01-09-2015, 12:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,032
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: 1,538
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: 2,032
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...
Forum: Hacks 01-06-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,032
Posted By Tarka
As several have already said,you can still fall...

As several have already said,you can still fall off a combo and the outcome will be same as an 'off' from a solo (actually,potentially worse).
So I always wear protective/armoured gear when riding...
Forum: Hacks 01-05-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,518
Posted By Tarka
Ok mate....like I said,glad to help. But B6...

Ok mate....like I said,glad to help.

But B6 or BP6 ? It should be BP (P for 'protruding' electrode)
Forum: Hacks 01-05-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,518
Posted By Tarka
I had three of them fail but luckily they didn't...

I had three of them fail but luckily they didn't shatter my timing gears or the cases.
A home brewed Mitsubishi conversion failed too.

I fitted an earlier L424 alternator and solid state...
Forum: Hacks 01-05-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,518
Posted By Tarka
:evil Way 'too' easy. :evil Glad to...

:evil

Way 'too' easy. :evil

Glad to help,mate.

What plugs are you using now?
Also what ignition system?

On the pre Type 4 electronic ignition system if you've got resistor plug caps you...
Forum: Hacks 01-05-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,518
Posted By Tarka
Congrats on the Ural. I own a yr 2000 650...

Congrats on the Ural.

I own a yr 2000 650 and a 2004 750 and actually prefer the 650 most of the time.
It's got a lovely character to it..more akin to a old Brit bike...probably due to the iron...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-05-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,100
Posted By Tarka
I'll happily keep things the way they are over...

I'll happily keep things the way they are over here in Blighty,thanks.
I got paid for each night I spent in hospital when I had my 'off' and then got paid for my injuries and then got paid again for...
Forum: Hacks 01-03-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,045
Posted By Tarka
Nice one! But no pics.....so it didn't...

Nice one!

But no pics.....so it didn't happen. :D

C'mon...show us! :deal
Forum: Battle scooters 01-02-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,180
Posted By Tarka
All my list goes in each Vespa glovebox....plus a...

All my list goes in each Vespa glovebox....plus a few other bits and pieces.

Apart from the hidden key of course.:evil

On my Burgman it's partly in the gloveboxes and partly under the seat...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-01-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 16,396
Views: 9,942,426
Posted By Tarka
New to the GIRL on an old motorcycle thing...

New to the GIRL on an old motorcycle thing aintcha? :D
Forum: Battle scooters 01-01-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,180
Posted By Tarka
What's always carried on my machines. Full...

What's always carried on my machines.

Full toolkit capable of doing any task on the scooter.

Spare cable inners and cable nipples.

Full bulb kit.

Bottle of 2 stroke oil.
Forum: Hacks 01-01-2015, 01:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By Tarka
Get yourself trained on how to ride a sidecar...

Get yourself trained on how to ride a sidecar outfit.
Forum: Europe 12-28-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,156
Posted By Tarka
So in that case you didn't really "just make a...

So in that case you didn't really "just make a trade for a bunch of Russian license plates". :D
Forum: Old's Cool 12-26-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 16,396
Views: 9,942,426
Posted By Tarka
That's not an old Indian.

That's not an old Indian.
Forum: Hacks 12-22-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 872
Posted By Tarka
Out of your choice of the two,definately the...

Out of your choice of the two,definately the 2013.

If I was buying,it'd be an older one for half or less of the 2013.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 920
Views: 337,659
Posted By Tarka
I dunno about elves changing but the scooter...

I dunno about elves changing but the scooter certainly has.

Why...it's almost...ermm..it's exactly like a motorbike.

Oh...it is a motorbike. :wink:
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 6,100
Posted By Tarka
It always makes me chuckle when I read Americans...

It always makes me chuckle when I read Americans in particular discussing their highs and lows of petrol prices.

Oh yeah,sure,the price has 'dropped' over here recently too.

It's now 'only'...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 1,378,621
Posted By Tarka
And the point of your comment is ???? ...

And the point of your comment is ????

There's nothing 'hardcore' about the scooter (or its rider) in the photo.

Look at the snow build up in the footwell and on the seat....to say nothing of...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-16-2014, 01:59 AM
Replies: 16,396
Views: 9,942,426
Posted By Tarka
You may well have got arrested but for women it...

You may well have got arrested but for women it was quite the norm. :D
Forum: Battle scooters 12-16-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,273
Posted By Tarka
For what it's worth,unless you're a comedy mod...

For what it's worth,unless you're a comedy mod wanting a parka,there's really no separate distinction and there really shouldn't be a comment of a "jacket for scootering".

You'll be facing the...
Forum: Hacks 12-16-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By Tarka
Good one...glad you enjoyed. It does take a...

Good one...glad you enjoyed.

It does take a quick mental shuffle when you're used to a correctly handed (left side,heh heh) sidecar and then go to a right hand sided one but it's no issue,as you...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-15-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 3,489
Views: 1,378,621
Posted By Tarka
Not exactly...it's not like it's being ridden,is...

Not exactly...it's not like it's being ridden,is it?
It's just parked up.
Forum: Hacks 12-15-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,973
Posted By Tarka
Just how bloody wide a set of bars are you...

Just how bloody wide a set of bars are you talking about? :D

I've said it before and I'll say it again...those bars aren't particularly narrow at all.
And they're a decent height too.

The OP's...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-10-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,289
Posted By Tarka
I'd hardly call a CB400F 'vintage iron'. :D ...

I'd hardly call a CB400F 'vintage iron'. :D

Why shouldn't it work well as an only bike?

Okay,you could possibly buy one that's a neglected and lashed up dog but there's just as much chance (if...
Forum: Hacks 12-10-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,973
Posted By Tarka
Doubt it...looking at those fitted they look...

Doubt it...looking at those fitted they look perfectly fine,similar to Ural dimensions.

Is this the OP's first ever sidecar outfit ?

If so it's likely more a need for the rider to adapt than...
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