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by steve_earwig
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted bonnet for 2002 406
Replies: 9
Views: 143

Re: Wanted bonnet for 2002 406

Lord no, it's not something we've had to look for before but I guess, as PSA hang us out to dry and parts become hard to find, it's something we'll (you'll :cry: ) have to do more of. I have tried to do this sort of thing before, but manufacturers are rather reluctant to give out the oem's part numb...
by steve_earwig
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2800
Views: 257127

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Ebikes can go anywhere a normal bicycle can go, so they can already use cycle paths (where available :roll: ). perhaps with boxing rings every so often for resolving disputes? And maybe raise some revenue buy placing vending machines nearby, stocked with knuckledusters, cudgels etc. :supafrisk: Back...
by steve_earwig
Thu Jul 02, 2020 6:40 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted bonnet for 2002 406
Replies: 9
Views: 143

Re: Wanted bonnet for 2002 406

Wow! That's some great outside the (small, blue with chevrons and lions) box thinking 8) Nicely done sir. The actuator looks kind of familiar too, shame the back plate is rather different. http://www.2040-parts.com/_content/items/images/47/1483047/001.jpg The lesson is: Vehicle manufacturers don't a...
by steve_earwig
Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2800
Views: 257127

Re: and today i have mostly been...

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 caper....... Tax, insurance, registration, type approval, sodding huge parachute of a numberplate :roll: Mind you, it is very quiet around wher...
by steve_earwig
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2800
Views: 257127

Re: and today i have mostly been...

15.5mph https://www.gov.uk/electric-bike-rules Not that a pedal cycle is incapable of exceeding that. Oh I see should not be able to propel the bike when it’s travelling more than 15.5mph So you can go faster than that but the motor won't be helping you. I can imagine Welly on his way to work, in am...
by steve_earwig
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2800
Views: 257127

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Nah, the cops are like that here, once they've got their claws into you they aint letting go. It counts as government income and they need every penny. They probably have a quota. They're not adverse to making things up either (e.g. the parking space that suddenly wasn't) but this time I had no excu...
by steve_earwig
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2800
Views: 257127

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? TBH I'd prefer to have both. Err, all 3 that is. But then I'd have to insure the new bike on a separate policy (with no NCB - I can't just swap the policy between bikes like I used to do back in Blight...
by steve_earwig
Tue Jun 30, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2800
Views: 257127

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Instead of :( Guess what? https://i.imgur.com/0Zetf87.jpg https://i.imgur.com/hONOTtG.jpg It made it to Svete Jana! :cheesy: And then it fowled a plug on the way home :( And then I got nicked :cry: I'll explain. Last year they had the old station road up to lay a new, er, something. They never put t...
by steve_earwig
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2800
Views: 257127

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Not today anyway, it's been blowing a gale (4 toms on the deck :( ), dark skies, followed by a light sprinkling of rain :evil: At least the temperature's dropped, from a club-over-the-head 34 to a more life-friendly 19. Hopefully tomorrow morning will be the moment. Hills is what I need, but where w...
by steve_earwig
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned
Replies: 12
Views: 1979

Re: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned

35Nm comes out at 25.8lbffffft whatevers, that's on the scale of a normal torque wrench, so it's hardly nothing and I doubt you could put more than that on with an ickle ring spanner (unless you're reefing on it like a loon) :frown:
by steve_earwig
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:08 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2800
Views: 257127

Re: and today i have mostly been...

and today i have mostly been... Fitting an electric fuel pump to the Yamaha. The latest theory is the OE vacuum-powered one is kerplunked, leaking fuel into the l/h cylinder where it gets the vacuum. It seems fine to me though, not that I have any test gear more sophisticated than my gob. And now I ...
by steve_earwig
Mon Jun 29, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned
Replies: 12
Views: 1979

Re: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned

Oh lordy :( And to fit the new washer you'll have to drain the oil again :cry: I guess you don't possess a torque wrench? It sounds to me like what you did there is exactly what I'd have done though, mind I've not changed oil for a long time (not since the D9) so maybe these modern washers are far m...
by steve_earwig
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2800
Views: 257127

Re: and today i have mostly been...

It's not exactly quiet either, so there's no point in moving it at night 'cos stealthy it aint. The Iraqi's also stuffed a box around the exhaust outlet and ran 2 steel pipes to the front of the tank in an attempt to throw off IR detection, I'll bet that made driving them even more of a "pleasure". ...
by steve_earwig
Sat Jun 27, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2800
Views: 257127

Re: and today i have mostly been...

No, but they already have a shed full of trekkers (tractors...)

A whuh? :?
by steve_earwig
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2800
Views: 257127

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Completely outclassed I suspect. Well spotted sir, it's actually a Chinese copy of a T55.