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Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2,582
Views: 986,757
Posted By foggy50361
It's so people can chew up the nuts and bolts on...

It's so people can chew up the nuts and bolts on a bike instead of using the correct spanner/socket for the sake of 500g.

:kboom
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By foggy50361
I wouldn't do that!

Don't you just hate it when certain workshop manuals do that

http://i1019.photobucket.com/albums/af320/foggy50361/G450%20Front%20Wheel%20Bearing/IMG_0445.jpg
All the bits layed out ready....
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 354
Posted By foggy50361
BMW G450X Front Wheel bearing change!

right guys I did search to see if anyone had posted this, and as far as I can tell they haven't so here goes to my first bit of mechanical molestation. (Moderators if this has been posted please feel...
Forum: Thumpers 04-20-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 6,083
Views: 1,307,368
Posted By foggy50361
Laugh Just broke 150 hrs and fitted my new seat

Look what turned up last week.
http://i1019.photobucket.com/albums/af320/foggy50361/G450X%20Seat%20Swap/IMG_0501.jpg
A large box, oh what could it be?...
Forum: Thumpers 04-16-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 6,083
Views: 1,307,368
Posted By foggy50361
Wicked I feel a Blue Peter moment coming.

you'll need a continuity tester (multimeter) and a pan of water with a thermometer in it to check the switch point, just connect the meter to the switch and immerse the tip in the water as you heat...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6,083
Views: 1,307,368
Posted By foggy50361
Birthday pressent to me.

Ordered mine in March too, and it arrived yesterday.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/122592146@N08/13860926663/https://www.flickr.com/photos/122592146@N08/13860926663/
First impressions.

feels...
Forum: Face plant 04-06-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,525
Posted By foggy50361
These are the type I'm on about

Costs £2.50

A lots less than your sight!
And they come in 5 shades, for all you fashion conscious folks out there.
Forum: Face plant 04-03-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,525
Posted By foggy50361
Cool2 There is no replacements for your eyes

I always use either clear or tinted safety glasses, for approx £3 it just isn't worth risking it. It's not only branches you have to be careful about, insects on a beautiful sunny day with the visor...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2,582
Views: 986,757
Posted By foggy50361
Talking My thoughts exactly, I don't get why you would...

My thoughts exactly, I don't get why you would put one of these in your tool bag. In my mind they are not a replacement for a spanner, will not hold something for say sawing, filing or bending better...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-17-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,717
Posted By foggy50361
Laugh You only have two decision's to make: 1. How...

You only have two decision's to make:
1. How much road/dirt you gonna do
2. Do you like the look of the bike

If you plan to do more than 50% dirt, the question is mute.
They all have bad points...
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 2,582
Views: 986,757
Posted By foggy50361
"I know I need knipex pliers and are having a 3...

"I know I need knipex pliers and are having a 3 set shipped to me in Australia."

Why ?

If you have the correct size spanner why do you need the Knipex Pliers?
Forum: Thumpers 01-19-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 6,083
Views: 1,307,368
Posted By foggy50361
Any progress

So did anything happen with the tank buy.

Interested in case I keep my bike.
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,499
Posted By foggy50361
Thumb I'm no expert

I've got a Velbon Sherpa 600R, doesn't quite come under your requirements, it's 24" packed or 21" if you split the camera mount from the tripod, but it is very versatile and with the additional...
Forum: The Garage 12-22-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,036
Posted By foggy50361
First bit yes, it is a transformer Second...

First bit yes, it is a transformer

Second half

Ah! NO.

If you pass a current through a conductor it will generate a magnetic field. If you concentrate the focus of the field at...
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,218
Posted By foggy50361
+1 on the tools. You'll need only a fraction...

+1 on the tools.

You'll need only a fraction of the tools included with that kit. As said look at the DR forum. Also your requirement will be determined by you skill level, e.g. Pointless buying...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 2,582
Views: 986,757
Posted By foggy50361
Laugh Someone who speaks my language!:rofl 3a5f38...

Someone who speaks my language!:rofl

3a5f38 122d0

And Marchyman do you really think 2 Ohms has an impact on voltage measurement.
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2,582
Views: 986,757
Posted By foggy50361
Whoa! there fella, I was only explaining that the...

Whoa! there fella, I was only explaining that the reading was down to the leads. I did not intend to get technical but if you so wish. The total connectivity resistance of the leads will be based on...
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2,582
Views: 986,757
Posted By foggy50361
2p

Just for Info, the resistance, or at least some of it your getting are the leads.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-27-2013, 12:07 AM
Replies: 3,619
Views: 695,313
Posted By foggy50361
Laugh Genius! Want a longer screwdriver, don't waste...

Genius! Want a longer screwdriver, don't waste your money on fancy tools. Just duck tape a stubby to any length of wood you require.
I've had to wrap assembly tape around my waist to stop my sides...
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,391
Posted By foggy50361
+1 on Snap on, buy the best you can afford, look...

+1 on Snap on, buy the best you can afford, look after it and it will last you a lifetime.
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,534
Posted By foggy50361
How handy are you with the metal!

First things first can the broken bolt nut combo be removed from the bike to make it easier to work on, If you have difficulty determining this, proceed no further get help. You will cause more...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,138
Posted By foggy50361
Laugh Nice little unit

This is my contribution from the UK, Maplin’s fantastic unit I’ve had two (lost oneL)

http://www.maplin.co.uk/nikkai-heavy-duty-air-compressor-12v-140psi-225095
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2013, 07:06 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,094
Posted By foggy50361
It's human nature

I assume that you live in a home that has walls, soft furnishings etc. etc. etc. Have you changed the colour of the walls of the cushions on your sofa, cause if your have you’ve FARKLED. We all...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 111,162
Posted By foggy50361
Pissed 205 motorcycle riders intimidated by radical 4x4 driver armed with machine guns

NEWS FLASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Approximately 205 motorcycle riders were physically attacked by a the devil in a range rover, the motorcyclist who believed that it was “motorcycle only on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 111,162
Posted By foggy50361
It really is plain and simple

Even though I'm amazed at some of the driving I see by Chelsea tractor owners, I'm with the 4x4 driver, I genuinely believe he feared for his life and his family and was justified in his reaction. ...
Forum: Face plant 10-04-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,082
Posted By foggy50361
Thumb I think you did good

We all have to assume that in general people will abide by the traffic rules, or you'll never get anywhere. It is my right of way so I could accelerate how ever I want, yes you must be aware of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2013, 06:09 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,549
Posted By foggy50361
Pissed It should be manditory!

I personally think that if you want a car licence you MUST operate a motorcycle or moped for at least 2yrs, we’ve all experienced it when your in a cage and a guy/girl in front or behind doesn’t see...
Forum: The Garage 10-03-2013, 12:26 AM
Replies: 6,093
Views: 2,680,699
Posted By foggy50361
Pissed I hate the UK

Just to point out how lucky you guys in the States are, I'm guessing there are approx 60 bikes in the photo's and not including the cost of insurance to have all those bikes available to ride in the...
Forum: The Garage 10-02-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,568
Posted By foggy50361
Laugh Practice! Practice! Practice! Practice!

If you want to learn to weld, choose the method that suits your learning ability best i.e. Classroom or library etc. the only way you will get very good is practice. welding is (ball park figure)...
Forum: EMEA 09-30-2013, 05:50 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By foggy50361
Thanks for the info

Loved your blog, I, like you fancy the pyrenees area just the thought of all those backroads waiting to be found.
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2013, 01:43 PM
Replies: 6,093
Views: 2,680,699
Posted By foggy50361
Wicked Really!!!!!

Retired millionaire:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap:clap

As they say if it make you happy! Carry on!!!!!!!!
Forum: Europe 09-29-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By foggy50361
+1. This place is becoming a sh*thole..

+1. This place is becoming a sh*thole..
Forum: Europe 09-25-2013, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 705
Posted By foggy50361
Just be aware there are not many, if any choices...

Just be aware there are not many, if any choices for off road riding in the London area, and you can't just ride anywhere either (the British way means you aren't allowed to have fun). If work is...
Forum: EMEA 09-24-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By foggy50361
Question A little break after redundancy

Hi everyone, as it states above I've just taken VR in work so would like to take a 3wk wander around Spain or Portugal in November (know it's not the best time), so I'm asking for your thoughts from...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,283
Posted By foggy50361
I assume you have underground parking, is there...

I assume you have underground parking, is there any chance that you could mount a solar panel outside and pass the cable through any opening (window or door jam) close to your bike
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2013, 03:13 AM
Replies: 3,837
Views: 1,801,594
Posted By foggy50361
Noah setting the standard

Been reading your RR for the last 2 weeks off and on, I can only really say three things.
Stay strong,
Ride safe,
Keep the RR coming.

Reading your journey has inspired me to start preparing for...
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2,582
Views: 986,757
Posted By foggy50361
No projection, as Bengt Phorks did by referring...

No projection, as Bengt Phorks did by referring the rear wheel nut.
I've now given up on anybody answering logically why you would swap them out.
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 2,582
Views: 986,757
Posted By foggy50361
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 2,582
Views: 986,757
Posted By foggy50361
Can anybody answer my question?

Lets set the mood.

We all have a tool kit for our bikes, within that kit there is probably a screwdriver, spark plug socket (maybe), and some spanners that fit every nut/bolt on your bike. I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2013, 07:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,043
Posted By foggy50361
Laugh Rags and Pennies

This is proper Heath Robinson.

I to am In!:evil
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