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#2401 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 06:55 PM

I'd say 1) on the theory test too. They are trying to get people to understand the reason they put cones where they do is THAT is where you need to stop using that lane, not 15miles back.



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 06:57 PM

You know what I mean!

 

I don't get how adding a non-compressible fluid to the mix makes it stop working anyway

youve seen what happens when a bore lets in water.......then a piston tries to go for a swim>??



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 06:58 PM

Yeah but it happens as soon as the fluid is buggered, long before the parts are damaged.



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 06:59 PM

It doesn't say anything about cones in option 1 though. It just says motorway/dual carriageway.

By that logic the same answer could also be C. A lane be coned off due to roadworks, hence the temporary traffic lights.

I don't think there is enough information provided to answer the question.

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 07:04 PM

You only need to merge if a lane is vanishing, such as road works or the end of a dual cabbage way etc.

 

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 07:09 PM

It's the slowly bit that's throwing me

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 07:10 PM

Merging isn't recommended at high speed, I think the highway code says that. It's in the link I put up anyway but I'm too lazy to look & quote it :)



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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:12 PM

Might not be air. The fluid absorbs water over time & goes 'soft' so it compresses rather than works the clutch. Engine heat makes it happen quicker too, I have to bleed the clutch on my 14 every year as the lever creeps back due to that.


Same thing as my Bandit 12 used to do. Found replacing the fluid once a year (when changing the brake fluid) was the best plan.
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Posted 17 July 2017 - 08:38 PM

oh shit

 

im home a week and.........

 

 

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Posted 18 July 2017 - 01:51 PM

Wow... that was quick.

 

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 09:47 AM

Erm, I've sort of just ordered this...


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...second hand with 262 miles or something on the clock. I've wanted one for a while, and pondered a few days first. I've not actually seen it yet obvs.


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Posted 19 July 2017 - 10:00 AM

Erm, I've sort of just ordered this...


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...second hand with 262 miles or something on the clock. I've wanted one for a while, and pondered a few days first. I've not actually seen it yet obvs.


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Nice one!!

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 10:01 AM

Erm, I've sort of just ordered this...


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...second hand with 262 miles or something on the clock. I've wanted one for a while, and pondered a few days first. I've not actually seen it yet obvs.


Fireblade can go now!

 

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Posted 19 July 2017 - 10:13 AM

Scomadi 200.

Good: looks like a bit like a Lambretta. Automatic, decent ride height, supposedly quite quick for a scooter.

Cons: Probably as reliable* as a Lambretta, made in the Far East. Four stroke.
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Posted 19 July 2017 - 10:15 AM

A 4-stroke auto scooter? That's going to feel more Japanese than Italian IMO.


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Posted 20 July 2017 - 11:35 AM

You're in the wrong thread
Go fetch from lancaster
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Posted 20 July 2017 - 11:19 PM

So, as mentioned earlier in this thread, I have to bleed the clutch on my CBX 750.

 

I had a spare hour this evening so I popped down to the unit to do just that. And I took my c&s kit as well, thinking that I might have time to do that too.

 

Honda says 'no'.

 

The clutch fluid reservoir cover is held in place with two tiny screws. One of them came out nicely but the other was a RIGHT BASTARD... despite me using the correct screwdriver & leaning heavily on it before trying to turn it, the swine rounded off. I spent 40 minutes working on it with a hammer & centrepunch, now I'm left with a mangled mess that's showing no sign of loosening. The last option before drilling it out is to try welding a penny washer over the remains of the screw head & hoping that the heat is enough to release it without ruining the cover or any of the internals.

 

Not chuffed.


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 06:31 AM

The clutch fluid reservoir cover is held in place with two tiny screws. One of them came out nicely but the other was a RIGHT BASTARD... despite me using the correct screwdriver & leaning heavily on it before trying to turn it, the swine rounded off. I spent 40 minutes working on it with a hammer & centrepunch, now I'm left with a mangled mess that's showing no sign of loosening. The last option before drilling it out is to try welding a penny washer over the remains of the screw head & hoping that the heat is enough to release it without ruining the cover or any of the internals..

 

I've had this with several Honda brake fluid reservoir cover screws over the years, I swear they are made out of cheese. I've always managed to get round the problem by drilling enough of the heads off to allow the cover to be removed, then you're left with enough of the screw sticking out to wind the bastard out with a small pair of pliers.


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 07:22 AM

Good old corroded-in JIS screws.

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 09:09 AM

Yep, some Jap OEM fasteners are total bastards.

 

I'll try welding on a washer first, I don't have a spare screw & hope to be able to re-profile the stuck screw with a slot if/when I get the bastard out. I can't even find a non-OEM supplier for the screws, which means a replacement is probably £shitloads from Honda & will take eight years to arrive from Japan.


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 10:39 AM

A bit more moped bothering...

 

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That's a bit rank, isn't it? New fluid and pads have improved the front stopper immeasurably.

 

Stripping and cleaning the indicator switch got it working again, so time to get the bodywork back on. Bit of Mer first, though eh?

 

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Then out with the tins of fasteners and plastic bodywork clips and try to get it all back together so it doesn't rattle (too much):

 

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I've got the Fusion to service for a trip to Wales next weekend, so that'll do for today!


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 10:47 AM

Just had a flick through the build photos for this on imgur. Some serious attention to detail.

 

https://imgur.com/gallery/IoY99

 

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 12:01 PM

Yep, some Jap OEM fasteners are total bastards.

 

I'll try welding on a washer first, I don't have a spare screw & hope to be able to re-profile the stuck screw with a slot if/when I get the bastard out. I can't even find a non-OEM supplier for the screws, which means a replacement is probably £shitloads from Honda & will take eight years to arrive from Japan.

 

I just go down the local fasteners place & get allen headed machine screws with the same thread.


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 12:06 PM

I can't even find a non-OEM supplier for the screws, which means a replacement is probably £shitloads from Honda & will take eight years to arrive from Japan.


Is it not just a countersunk M4 x 12mm? https://www.cmsnl.co...2_93600040120g/

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 12:50 PM

 

ACE. Thanks for that.


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Posted 21 July 2017 - 09:09 PM

So having had my first day of training for my full license, it turns out that riding a bike with more BHP than my car is rather fun. I really don't know why everyone doesn't ride a motorbike.

 

For the record, it is a 15 plate CB650 that I'm doing my training on. I loved not having to worry about what gear I was in as it would pull smoothly enough from 30 in 6th, less keen on having less room on it than my TDR, I thought all big bikes should be big enough for adults! 

 

Really, enjoyed today but the next two days (over the next couple of weeks) are training plus test so won't be as relaxed. There isn't anything I can't do for the mod 1 exam but there are so many silly small things you can fail it on it feels like it can be a bit of a lottery.


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 09:30 AM

Have fun. The first big bike I rode on training was a CB500, pinning the throttle down a sliproad like I always did on my 125 gave me a huge grin.

 

I now ride a bike bigger than a lot of mate's cars :)


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 10:08 AM

I own,  and have owned, quite a few V-twins,  but never a Ducati. And now I have a hankering for one, specifically a mid nineties, carb fed 900SS. Not the fastest or prettiest Ducati, but something about them that's got under my skin. It will be just a bike to ride on a sunny Sunday - I've other bikes that I use to commute and tour on.

 

I am well prepared to accept if I do buy one it will need a fair bit of care and maintenance, and may not be the most reliable bike I'll own. Is this the two wheeled equivalent af a Maserati I ask myself.


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Posted 22 July 2017 - 10:46 AM

If you keep on top of the maintenance then they can be pretty reliable, when I was in the bike shop one of the mechanics used his every day through the year - apart from in the snow.
I still kick myself for not buying it when he part exchanged it for a big scooter.
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Posted 22 July 2017 - 05:23 PM

Jerzy Woking, on 22 Jul 2017 - 11:08 AM, said:

I own,  and have owned, quite a few V-twins,  but never a Ducati. And now I have a hankering for one, specifically a mid nineties, carb fed 900SS. Not the fastest or prettiest Ducati, but something about them that's got under my skin. It will be just a bike to ride on a sunny Sunday - I've other bikes that I use to commute and tour on.

 

I am well prepared to accept if I do buy one it will need a fair bit of care and maintenance, and may not be the most reliable bike I'll own. Is this the two wheeled equivalent af a Maserati I ask myself.

 

I rode a mate's 900SS back in the late 1990s. It was fast without feeling fast, it did surprise me when I looked down at the speedo & realised I was doing 40 mph more than I thought I was.

 

That being said, I found that it lacked the oomph of a Jap multi and didn't justify the price tag.

 

(It doesn't have enough bodywork to be the 2-wheeled equivalent of a Maserati, although the electrics might have a go I suppose.)

 

Other news: I've sorted out the clutch on my CBX. I ended up drilling out the borked master cylinder screw in the end, and managed not to damage the master cylinder cover. Which was nice.

 

The clutch fluid was dark grey, with bits floating in it. Normal service has been resumed with fresh fluid, and a cut-down switch cluster screw from my old 650 Katana as a replacement MS cover screw.

 

Tomorrow's mission is to replace the chain & sockets.


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