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    :thumb All the Google images seem to show them...

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    All the Google images seem to show them inboard of the forks, mate.
    A lot seem to have a rigid 90 degree or S pipe from the caliper to just behind the fork slider.
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    Andy...you've done and are doing some incredible...

    Andy...you've done and are doing some incredible work on that bike, but the brake hose routing keeps jarring me.
    It somehow just doesn't look right.....should they be inboard of the forks rather...
  3. Thread: XL125S

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    And the XL500S.

    And the XL500S.
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    It's mounted on the piss. :augie

    It's mounted on the piss. :augie
  5. Thread: 1983 z650

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    Nice bike. Good find. :thumb There seems to be...

    Nice bike. Good find. :thumb

    There seems to be a lot of very good condition old bikes to be found in Germany.
    Montana Motorcycles often have some immaculate stuff for sale.

    You may have a bit...
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    I wonder why the book said to join the chain in...

    I wonder why the book said to join the chain in the middle of the run?
    It's a standard method to sit a split chain on a sprocket in order to join it.
  7. Thread: EUROTUNNEL?

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    It's a fairly safe assumption that you did...

    It's a fairly safe assumption that you did neither, so what did you do?
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    Low ceilings? :D :augie

    Low ceilings? :D :augie
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    Oy! :rob I was in Baghdad when you were in...

    Oy! :rob

    I was in Baghdad when you were in your dad's bag. :dabone
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    Give it a rest Arsey. I've simply had enough of...

    Give it a rest Arsey.
    I've simply had enough of going abroad...I don't find it worth the effort/cost/time and it no longer feels as special as it did.
    I've been to the places I wanted to go to, and...
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    I've stayed in the Carlton Hotel in Folkstone...

    I've stayed in the Carlton Hotel in Folkstone which was right on the esplanade and had marvellously quirky decor.
    Open air car park to rear, but I had no security worries or hassle.
    It was very...
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    I don't. Not for the last two or three years. ...

    I don't.
    Not for the last two or three years.

    What of it?

    Going into Europe no longer feels different enough to be bothered going, and the experience no longer justifies the cost.
    I've no...
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    For a first/last night stopover, it's ideal, so...

    For a first/last night stopover, it's ideal, so why mock it?
    All that's needed is a bed, bog and shower...and a bit of brekky before the off, so why pay more or go into a town/city for some poncy...
  14. Thread: Tax and MOT

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    I don't understand that. What do you mean about...

    I don't understand that.
    What do you mean about the cameras?
  15. Thread: Tax and MOT

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    I've been through this with someone else. ...

    I've been through this with someone else.

    Forget the old regulations.

    The fact is that once registered as a Historic Vehicle, a black/silver number plate can be legally fitted.
    Check the up to...
  16. Thread: Tax and MOT

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    No issue at all....the last one I did (mentioned...

    No issue at all....the last one I did (mentioned above) was on a SORN with no tax or MOT.
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    It's actually from the April of the year after...

    It's actually from the April of the year after the machine turns 40 years of age.
    That's when you can change it to Historic Vehicle.
    You have to fill in an additional statement that the vehicle is...
  18. There's easier (and cheaper) ways of killing yourself than this....

    Got thirteen grand to spend?


    Feeling suicidal?


    Buy this and take it for a ride....you'll soon realise that you don't really want to die. :D :D
    ...
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    Selling it rather than fixing a puncture's a bit...

    Selling it rather than fixing a puncture's a bit drastic mate. :D :augie
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    There's lots of classic/project bikes on eBay all...

    There's lots of classic/project bikes on eBay all at about 2000 from the same seller, but using what are clearly bikes that DK Motorcycles have for sale or have sold, and clearly photographed on...
  21. Thread: POSCPI

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    Chang Jiang. Usually "flat head" side valve...

    Chang Jiang.

    Usually "flat head" side valve engines but they also make OHV ones.
    Flatties are Chinese copies of the Ural M72 which is a Russian built licensed copy of the BMW R75 (actually, it...
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    I was. :thumb I don't know why, either. It...

    I was. :thumb

    I don't know why, either.

    It does absolutely nothing at all to improve a bike's performance, only being of scant help in an enclosed car engine bay.

    The bikes that have it...
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    There's always....................... ...

    There's always.......................



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    Nice one. I use rattle can zinc spray from Lidl...

    Nice one.
    I use rattle can zinc spray from Lidl as a base coat before applying black paint to exhausts.....seems to keep the rust at bay for much longer than normal. :thumb
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    Good stuff and a lovely looking bike. :thumb ...

    Good stuff and a lovely looking bike. :thumb

    You just need some retro 80s style riding gear now. :D
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