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by DAVE M2
Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Does ethanol in petrol make it harder to start bike
Replies: 28
Views: 3428

Re: Does ethanol in petrol make it harder to start bike

my car won't run properly unless on shell vv power or equivalent, and i tend to shift fuel from the bike to the car, then refill a can and top up the car with fresh V [power.

so i run all my bikes on V power or super unleaded. On a bike, it is hardly a massive cost
by DAVE M2
Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: 750 Enfield in line twin
Replies: 8
Views: 915

Re: 750 Enfield in line twin

yes, I was wracking my brains for an inline (nonV) tbh
by DAVE M2
Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: 750 Enfield in line twin
Replies: 8
Views: 915

Re: 750 Enfield in line twin

am i being picky in that to me an inline twin is a harley, or sunbeam? as in along the spine of the bike?
Don't they mean parallel twin?
by DAVE M2
Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:38 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Petrol Tap Copper Washers
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: Petrol Tap Copper Washers

yeah,

rockerbox don't tend to stock crap bits.

if you bought the lever type taps they bed in after a few turns on/off
by DAVE M2
Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:36 am
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: tonight TV
Replies: 5
Views: 807

Re: tonight TV

yeah, very disappointing.

an ex g/f in about 1980 used to have a B120.

his restorations seem to be no more than a bit of solvol and a service, then sell the bike for less than the cost of getting the bike back home.

if the programme was interesting, i could forgive the boring presentation.
by DAVE M2
Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:33 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Ethanol in petrol - effects & treatment
Replies: 6
Views: 596

Re: Ethanol in petrol - effects & treatment

I use shell V power or sometimes the BP equivalent.

amal do ethanol proof kits
by DAVE M2
Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: tonight TV
Replies: 5
Views: 807

tonight TV

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Henry cole looks for old bikes?

I spotted him at Kempton "pretending" to have a stall.
by DAVE M2
Tue Apr 07, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Petrol Tap Copper Washers
Replies: 4
Views: 545

Re: Petrol Tap Copper Washers

they are doughty washers.

perhaps they are old? I replace mine when buying new taps. I would complain to the seller, the actual use is fine, i think the item is faulty?
by DAVE M2
Wed Mar 25, 2015 9:08 pm
Forum: Technical Advice
Topic: Wheels and Tyres for Triumph 5TA
Replies: 3
Views: 451

Re: Wheels and Tyres for Triumph 5TA

From the 1960 parts catalogue TRP-c60

Engine number H 11512 onwards
WM2-17 front and back

I have had the last couple of bikes wheels built by central wheels and was happy. They keep data so might be able to help
by DAVE M2
Wed Mar 25, 2015 4:15 pm
Forum: Biking Chat
Topic: insurance?
Replies: 6
Views: 761

Re: insurance?

Thanks

they want £150 off me for a couple of bikes.
Might see if I can beat them down £20