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by Skatrekker
Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: anyone try a 190/55 rear tire?
Replies: 11
Views: 303

Expensive if it doesn't improve things, why bother, all it will do at best is give you bigger chicken strips for people to mock. The fact that you are forcing the tyre onto a relatively narrow rim means that the profile will be different to that it was designed to have. Unless you have several years...
by Skatrekker
Fri Jun 02, 2006 8:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: speed camera loophole?
Replies: 2
Views: 133

It's on their website, it's not foolproof and you will still need a solicitor.
However it revolves around sending a letter indentifying the rider and then stating that as they have not cautioned you they cannot use this admission as evidence. Read the whole article and make up your own mind
by Skatrekker
Thu Jun 01, 2006 3:11 pm
Forum: Jokes
Topic: World cup
Replies: 2
Views: 177

when I last saw this it was part of the rules for a drinking game : All players must sit in a circle The play goes anti clockwise If any of the guidelines 1 -20 are fulfilled the player whose turn it is has to have a drink chosen by the player on their left. The starting player is the one who by gen...
by Skatrekker
Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Endowment policies
Replies: 6
Views: 208

I have done it and got back just about what I had already paid in. You are however running out of time to claim anything, you need to act fast.
by Skatrekker
Wed May 31, 2006 3:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: How depressing!!
Replies: 10
Views: 262

At least you'll know where to look next time :twisted:
by Skatrekker
Wed May 31, 2006 8:18 am
Forum: Bike Chat
Topic: Hello
Replies: 20
Views: 681

That belly pan looks like a cut down GPz900/750r type.
by Skatrekker
Tue May 30, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Another vtr virgin from manchester
Replies: 22
Views: 724

Mine very ocaisionally gets the vapour lock after refuelling thing, I think I've probably tried to get too much fuel in, the only other time it cut out was a faulty spark plug. The original reg/rectifier boiled the battery once as well but they almost count as a service item unless you buy a finned ...
by Skatrekker
Tue May 23, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 16
Views: 391

I've just bought genuine new discs from David Silver, £85 each + vat + Delivery. I also bought new disc bolts as I think they should only be used once.
by Skatrekker
Sat May 20, 2006 12:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: So, what's the concensus?
Replies: 26
Views: 581

I tend not to wave, maybe a nod of the head. I don't want to take my hands off the bars unless I have to. However in France most bikers acknowledge on another by either raising the middle and index fingers on the clutch hand or by waving the left leg ? which is a lot easier as you are on the right h...
by Skatrekker
Sat May 20, 2006 11:14 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: tight spot on rear wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 396

Try FWR at Brixton for the Chain + Tyres, website is unsuprisingly http://www.fwr.co.uk. They do fitting,servicing + all sorts and some very good deals on tyres
by Skatrekker
Fri May 19, 2006 12:55 pm
Forum: Sunday Runs, Rideouts, Track days ,Rallys, Events
Topic: anybody from here doing a euro trip in the summer?
Replies: 2
Views: 276

I'm off to the Bol D'Or in September, £36 return Dover - Dunkerque on Norfolkline (Bike + rider + pillion). 2 days for the Race, 2 days rushing around the Ardeche/Massif central. It just has to be done!!! If you've never been to a 24hr Bike race you are missing out. Tickets cost about 50-60 euros, ...
by Skatrekker
Thu May 18, 2006 8:36 am
Forum: Workshop
Topic: check there...
Replies: 24
Views: 2064

motorways are so dull to ride on it gives me something to work at. On twisty roads/trackdays I can get it down to 31mpg. I often go touring in France with a mate who rides a 96 Triumph Sprint and we inevitably fill up the same amount of fuel, but he has a much larger tank. I'm currently talking to S...
by Skatrekker
Wed May 17, 2006 9:46 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: check there...
Replies: 24
Views: 2064

I do 90 miles a day commuting at 70 - 90 mph on Mway/A roads. I use between 8.3 to 9.3 litres for the round trip which is approx 48 - 44 mpg. Today I filled up with 12.66 ltrs having done 131 miles and the red light had still not come on. My storm is an FV, standard, has recently been serviced and h...
by Skatrekker
Fri May 12, 2006 5:27 am
Forum: The Workshop Knowledgebase
Topic: Regulator / Rectifier Modification
Replies: 78
Views: 24432

My R/R went again last year so I ordered a replacement from David Silver which came with a heat sink on it already and bolted straight into place and no wiring mods. It was advertised as an original replacement but it's worth phoning them to make sure it's the finned type. It was expensive £55 + va...
by Skatrekker
Thu Mar 17, 2005 2:48 pm
Forum: Workshop
Topic: Storm stalling and tickover speed
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Doh!

My VTR had been stalling at the lights etc even when warmed up so I upped the tickover speed to 1100-1200 rpm. This worked for a while but last week I was setting off on a 200 mile ride when it started running on one pot. Stopped at the roadside and found the front exhaust was cold. Whipped the plug...