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by Welly
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2800
Views: 257130

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Bloody spoil sport gubbermints :( I had visions of me bezzing along at 60mph on an e-bike laughing in the face of all the car drivers :mrgreen: You can do your own 'build' with a hub motor capable of silly power/speed but it would be a right faff registering it as a 'motorised vehicle' and all that ...
by Welly
Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:52 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2800
Views: 257130

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Great! a non-compassionate fine from a jobsworth :frown: surely a 'sorry' from you on yer 2-wheels would've cut it on this occasion but obvs not - and they wonder why they get a bad name... I know exactly about your old bike, sure you can fix everything again, you can even get silly-cone hoses made/...
by Welly
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2800
Views: 257130

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Sorry if you've already said but will the new bike be 'in addition to' or 'instead of' the Yammy?
by Welly
Mon Jun 29, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned
Replies: 12
Views: 1980

Re: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned

To be honest I drained the oil into a 'very clean' container and re-used it :cheesy: I do have a Torque Wrench, the sump nut is supposed to be 35NM or thereabouts. Trouble is trying to frig up a socket to fit the stupid square-shaft key thing for the sump nut. Yesterday I used a small ring-spanner, ...
by Welly
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2800
Views: 257130

Re: and today i have mostly been...

steve_earwig wrote:
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:02 pm
Completely outclassed I suspect. Well spotted sir, it's actually a Chinese copy of a T55.
Army Sergeant: "Smithy.....where's the enemy now?"

Soldier: "Over there Sarg....see where that blue smoke is".....
by Welly
Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned
Replies: 12
Views: 1980

Re: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned

More washer woes.... Armed with my stock of Renner Dealer copper washers, the recent oil change with new washer produced a slight weep again :frown: Yesterday I drained the oil out and noticed some surface corrosion around the sump 'hole' so cleaned that up real good with some wet-n-dry paper thinki...
by Welly
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2800
Views: 257130

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Looks VERY nice that 8)

So t'wife would be happy if it cost you ~ £34.50.

Sounds like mine :frown:

I know, suggest spending MORE to add a side-car to it so she can come out with you, then the bike would seem 'cheaper' on its own :lol:
by Welly
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: can i join the volvo crew?
Replies: 12
Views: 426

Re: can i join the volvo crew?

Can you not just wet sand the rear lights to take the oxidisation off?
by Welly
Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: can i join the volvo crew?
Replies: 12
Views: 426

Re: can i join the volvo crew?

GingerMagic wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:51 am
not so easy on the eye though - unless you like red, lots of red.
Thinks: What's he on about? :?

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Holy sh*t!! :shock:

From the days of interior/exterior colour matching. I'm sure there's a fetching Blue interior option and Brown even.
by Welly
Mon Jun 22, 2020 11:37 am
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: can i join the volvo crew?
Replies: 12
Views: 426

Re: can i join the volvo crew?

Truth be told, I've been hankering for a good condition Olive Green 850 T5R (preferably the TSW version ) for many years, however it seems they have increased in price by wallet-rape% so I've probably missed the boat.... Always had a soft spot for old Volvo's, after seeing a family friend with a mi...
by Welly
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:24 am
Forum: Volvo Corner
Topic: can i join the volvo crew?
Replies: 12
Views: 426

Re: can i join the volvo crew?

You certainly can! this is where all the best ex-Peugeot owners go :P Sign up to Volvo Forums.org and enjoy the friendly* help there!.....actually your model range is much more likely to have a friendly helpful following. I still look out for late 1990's V70's similar style to yours, always liked th...
by Welly
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2800
Views: 257130

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Lovely pics there steve 8) however, clean Dogs aside for the moment, I'll resist being thoroughly impressed until you post pics of at least 4 Cats being Bathed in your company :mrgreen: Motorbike - not sure I'd want something that needs its neck ringing every ride? something lazy/torquey would be ni...
by Welly
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Beware of cheap wheel bearings
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Beware of cheap wheel bearings

Our C4's original front bearings crapped out at 8 years/60K miles (great service eh?) and the noise was unbelievable (all happened over about 2 weeks).... That was precisely 2 years/15K miles ago.....and guess what? yep they've gone again :frown: I remember the mechanic asking which bearings I wante...
by Welly
Fri Jun 12, 2020 7:54 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2800
Views: 257130

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Cruise Control? What you supposed to do? let go? sit there with arms folded :lol: I live near a race tra....err Dual Carriageway and I can here bikers at the weekends accelerating gently* ....thing is lately I can here what can only seem like auto gearboxes? they change gear that fast. Can you get a...
by Welly
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2800
Views: 257130

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Oh yeah I meant Tenere 600 :? they look like you could ride one for hours....days...

Maybe you could try e-mailing them about making a visit? not sure how it works test-riding a bike, how do they safeguard against you dropping it/riding off/not coming back... :?