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by Baggy Trousers
Thu Apr 07, 2022 1:41 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
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Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

[quote="Mike H" post_id=195071 time=1649253992 user_id=192 I remember while I was still a kid my dad telling me car engines were specified in horsepower, e.g. for a while he had a second-hand (pre-war, most likely) "Standard Eight" (8 hp), altho I was very young at the time and h...
by Baggy Trousers
Sun Apr 03, 2022 10:41 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1460
Views: 607549

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

I claim no particular authority but here goes . . . The motor car and motoring essentially were European inventions of the late nineteenth century - notably German and French - so it was natural that metric units would be employed in vehicle manufacture. Many of the early British vehicles were Conti...
by Baggy Trousers
Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:56 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1460
Views: 607549

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

No worry, I learned something looking it up. :) Seemingly it was a highly tuned Empire Star at Brooklands in 1937 that got the Gold Star. " Four times TT winner Wal Handley, out of retirement thanks to the entreaties of BSA’s Bert Perrigo, was entered on what looked like a pretty standard Empi...
by Baggy Trousers
Wed Dec 01, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1460
Views: 607549

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

This is a smart-looking combo. I have to admit I'm not into outfits, but some sixty years ago when living in London, a retiring window cleaner gave me a sidecar chassis complete with ladders, buckets and other apparatus necessary to conducting his business. Attached to this was a very tired 16H Nort...
by Baggy Trousers
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:17 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1460
Views: 607549

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Bikes can be repaired. True, if you can get the parts. But why bother? You can buy a replacement for less than the cost of a repaint. A friend lent me a VFR 800 Honda for a week - I returned it after a couple of days. "Didn't you like it?" "Yes, I did." "Then why have you b...
by Baggy Trousers
Wed Nov 24, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1460
Views: 607549

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

My ktm superduke, when I picked it up had quite a limited lock to lock, I had read about it on a review so took it was normal . When I checked it out, I found that I could adjust the lock stops, which made such a difference. To the point it felt like any other bike Nothing was trapped or unduly str...
by Baggy Trousers
Tue Nov 23, 2021 11:21 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1460
Views: 607549

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Now, did I tell you I fell of my Ducati because the steering lock is so bloody poor that I was unable to negotiate the sharp, uphill hairpin bend? Bummer! It'll go on the market once the last of the salt has been washed away next year. Cripes !! Are you OK Baggo? Thanks for the solicitude Phil - th...
by Baggy Trousers
Mon Nov 22, 2021 9:26 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1460
Views: 607549

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

As you well know, the Boeing issue was a systematic failure - many many processes failed. If there is a positive from that, it's that the issues regarding changing flight control systems are now better understood and processes will be improved. Indulge me another off-topic moment please whilst I ma...
by Baggy Trousers
Sun Nov 21, 2021 12:04 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1460
Views: 607549

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

My point being that it may look like unpopular laws are eventually repealed if in the meantime you can assume they don't apply to you. In this case 1. The majority won't give a toss as long as they can get a new car on a PCP. And 2. Even if the law was repealed by then the small companies making af...
by Baggy Trousers
Fri Nov 19, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1460
Views: 607549

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

VEHICLE TAMPERING I can't find a "New Topic" box to tick, so will have to post this here. Shapps's dysfunctional department is proposing to outlaw any modifications made to any motor vehicle's manufactured specification. Stated at its simplest, this means that you will not lawfully be abl...
by Baggy Trousers
Thu Nov 04, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1460
Views: 607549

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Have to say I never enjoy riding solo on cold greasy damp and mud spattered country roads with occasional pot holes and gravel thrown in; still not totally got over stacking the blue X10 back in 2015 (all I did was lean it), however have to say that the Dunlop Arrowmax tyres performed faultlessly a...
by Baggy Trousers
Mon Oct 25, 2021 9:28 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1460
Views: 607549

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Took pains explaining the clutch and gearbox issues Vincent had and how he was rebuilding one of them with great precision and care in his ‘90’s. What a life event. I hope not forgetting to apply liberal quantities of Osotite to the shaft splines! Like a Velo, they could be tricky to set correctly ...
by Baggy Trousers
Fri Oct 22, 2021 1:24 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1460
Views: 607549

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

I'm slightly puzzled by the rear light.

Understood that the colour of LEDs was more intense if they shone through a lens of similar colour. Perhaps Signor Guzzi has proved me wrong. :oops:

Looks a very nice machine and a bit different from my Nuovo Falcone!
by Baggy Trousers
Sat Oct 16, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1460
Views: 607549

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Later that day he repeated the feat, but this time with 3-furrow plough attached . . . . .
by Baggy Trousers
Mon Oct 04, 2021 12:13 am
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1460
Views: 607549

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

So they need the by product of a fission reactor to provide the fuel for a fusion reactor..... Where did they get the data of 20kg world wide from? I would suggest that that is the commercial supply, presumably governments with nuclear power and/or weapon capability have their own supplies of triti...