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    Mally reacted to Bfg in Garage Diary : Sunbeam Motorcycle resto's..   
    ^ If I'm not mistaken at one time the Dunlop TT100 tyre was unavailable .. credit where due to Sumitomo, to have maintained old product lines like the TT100 and indeed to have now re-introduced it in two or three guises ; TT100 Classic, TT100 GT, and perhaps another.  Furthermore credit to that tyre's original design engineers who must have got the pattern pretty darn good as the new ones are very much the same but with different rubber composites and construction. 
    I rode 65 miles today and, apart from a brief pause to take a photo, that was non-stop.   The new front tyre behaved just as it should, ie., unnoticed ! That is to say that there was nothing detrimental in its grip, steering or comfort at all, indeed the bike's usual ridge-riding and white-line tracking appear to have gone altogether, and aside from that - the tyre was comfortable and seemingly sure-footed.  
     

    ^ my piccie of the day (again sorry for my camera phone's lack of quality).
    Mostly today I was riding B-class roads at 30 - 45 mph, but at one turning I found myself on the, busy with heavy lorries, A14 dual-carriageway  ..and so i needed to maintain a minimum of 50 - 55mph.  And as it was a steady incline between junctions - I was concerned that the engine would seize again, not least because the hard shoulder was just 2ft wide (most likely really intended for road drainage rather than a panting old Sunbeam motorcycle.  Other sections of today's route included narrow unclassified, with subsidence, country lanes with passing places, pot holes, wet in the shadows, and mulched leaves on corners. 
    I'm pleased to report that, in contrast to Tuesday's record breaking, the engine didn't seize at all today..  Mind you when I got back at 4pm the air temperature was 44 degrees F  / about 6 degrees C.  I'll let you guess what the wind-chill factor was ! ..I don't need to because I felt it first hand.  Indeed I was in quite a cold shaky dither as I put Nudge  away for the night. 
    Keen to get home and into the warmth of the apartment I quickly raised the bike on blocks and pulled the plug out . . .

    ^ Following the very timely prompt from Asimo, and while the oil was hot from the run - I decided to drain it today, in readiness of dropping the sump tomorrow.
    As an aside., the speedo now reads 08569 miles,  and on the 2nd November it was 08152.  So in the past 17 days we've done 417 miles.  I'd only had time to do 26 miles before I moved house - so the total since engine rebuilt is now 443 miles  .. just a little further than driving London to Edinburgh (..or vice versa as a Scotsman might say).
    Bidding you a pleasant and warm evening,
    Pete
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    Mally reacted to juular in Vanshite - sleeping in Trafic. Almost compleat.   
    Water and waste
    While the floor is up it's a good time to be drilling holes for bolts and pipes.
    I initially intended for both the waste and clean water to be stored underneath the van in tanks.  After a bit of research I found that bacteria is a common problem in the water supply of campers, especially when used in a warmer climate. The tank itself can get lined with bacteria, but also the supply and filler lines, connectors etc.  The only solution is to boil any water used for drinking, regularly disinfect the lines and tank or to remove them and clean them manually.  Neither was going to be much fun with an external tank, and so I started turning away from the idea.
    I made the decision that I would use an external waste tank but keep the clean supply inside in a removable container that could be easily cleaned.  This also helped cut a little bit of cost as I wouldn't then have to mess around with a filler neck in the side of the van and building tank mounts.  The downside is that it would take up a bit of internal space.
    For the waste, there is a great space right under the kitchen area next to the offside sill that will hold a waste tank of around 18 litres. There are premade 20L Vivaro/Trafic plastic tanks for this area but you are talking hundreds of pounds plus £30-£50 postage.  You'll have noted the common theme in this thread - prebuilt stuff is very expensive and I'm a cheap bastard. I will be making the waste tank myself for a tiny fraction of that cost - less than the postage.
    Roughly a fiver's worth of steel.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Finished and primed

     
    Leak testing

     
    Checked for fit, with a drain pipe and valve tested for clearance.

     
    Paint.

     
    I'm using household solvent weld tank fittings for which cost is measured in pennies. A bit of solar panel sikaflex was also pushed around the fittings for good measure.

     
    Drain fitting through the floor, sikaflexed in.

     
    I made up a pair of support brackets for the drain pipe and valve.

     
    I only needed one.

     

     
    Finished result

     

     
    With that being the last hole needing made, the new flooring went in.

     
    I left the bolt holes for the tank exposed, just in case it needed dropped at any point.

     
    Here you can see the gas dropout as well.

     
    The fresh water tank will come much later in the build.
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    Mally reacted to juular in Vanshite - sleeping in Trafic. Almost compleat.   
    Power :  Part 2 of 2
    Since I was occasionally planning a trip to warmer parts of the world I thought solar power would be a good idea. This is one area where I tried not to be too tight fisted.
    I went for an 80W semi flexible panel in a kit with a MPPT controler. These have a an advantage over cheaper PWM controllers on dull days so I thought it would be worth the extra. With the 80W panel dimensions I have space for a second panel on the roof if I ever decide I need it, whereas I couldn't fit two 120W ones on if you catch my drift.
    First step was to give the roof a good clean, which I'd never done before so it was a bit of a shock scraping off all that green crap!
    I marked out the space.

     

     
    I decided to sikaflex the panel on rather than bolt through the roof. Partly to avoid future leakage, but also because lazy.

     
    Plop

     
    Next up is to make a hole for the cable grommet.

     

     

    Cables fed through.

     
    Had to take a bit of the ceiling away temporarily.

     
    The cables come through just behind the driver's seat, which is where I'd planned to fit the fuse box anyway.

     
    Junction box glued on. In retrospect I should have put on a lower profile one or at least painted this silver. Meh.

     
    A quick test.  On a sunny mid-morning in Scotland with the battery already at full charge, I'm led to believe 1.9 amps is quite good.

     
    I've since seen up to 4 amps on a low battery and a high sun, which is really pretty good.  I also recently found out that the split charge relay is dual sensing, and so the solar panel will charge both the leisure battery and the starter battery should there be spare electrical faeries without a job to do.
    Next : water
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    Mally reacted to juular in Vanshite - sleeping in Trafic. Almost compleat.   
    Power - Part 1 of 2
    The 100Ah leisure battery arrived. The battery was being slung underneath the van for a number of reasons. Safety - batteries give off hydrogen fumes whilst charging, not to mention are a particularly large weight to be coming at you from behind should they break free in an accident.  It would also free up a lot of space not having the battery and associated gubbins kept inside. Finally it would save on cable runs, as the only place I could fit it inside the van would be right at the back under the bed. I don't fancy sleeping with my head over a big battery.
    Underfloor battery mounts are again one of those things that are surprisingly difficult to buy in the UK, and if sourced from the US - incredibly expensive. We're talking in the region of £500 for the size that I need. Fortunately I had some angle iron and a plan.

     
    Yes this bit of wood goes on fire a lot. It's sacrificial.

     

     

    Welded both sides to be 100% sure.

     

     

     

     
    The battery is held down at its base by stops inside the frame, and then held in place by a bolt that tightens a plate into the ridges on the battery.

     
    Despite being a van, there's not a lot of free space under a Trafic that's of much use. There's cable looms, fuel lines, brake lines, spare wheel and a 90 litre fuel tank under there that takes up most of the underside.  The starter battery is also slung under there in a gigantic box.
    There's really only one spare location where it will fit; under the passenger seat floor right next to the starter battery.
    There is a big grommet in the way, but we can deal with that.

     

     
    At this point while I still had room I attached the negative cable to the chassis, and the positive (blue) one through a rubber grommet into the van.

     
    Stripped the mill scale and gave it a coat of Bilt Hamber's finest.

     
    Plenty of good quality bolts with nyloc nuts, just to be safe.

     
    At this point before fitting the battery I installed the Altec 140A split charge VSR relay.  This relay automatically closes and makes a connection between the starter and leisure battery at somewhere above 13 Volts, ie: when the alternator is supplying charge. That way, the engine keeps the leisure battery charged, but the connection is dropped when the engine is off so that the starter battery is not drained.
    I installed the relay into the starter's battery box. From there it's a short hop to the leisure battery, which then supplies the living area with power.

     
    It's not a great photo, but the VSR is the box in the top middle there.  It then feeds into a breaker switch to the right of it. Both batteries are fused at their positive terminals by 100A link fuses in waterproof holders.
    The breaker switch is utter shite and kept cutting power without actually tripping. It would actually break the connection if you sneezed near it. It was soon replaced with a fixed inline fuse. When I dissected the breaker switch, I realised that inside the terminals were loose and had been arcing in several places. I should have read the reviews, it's not the first one I've since dumped from the build. Total shite.
    At the leisure battery end, the VSR is connected to the positive terminal via a quick release clamp. The reason I chose this is that it's completely insulated so there's a far reduced chance of any nasty things happening up there.

     
    Easy does it.

     

     
    It's solid. I've kicked it, shook it, taken it down some of the worst roads imaginable. I asked the MOT guy to give it his worst. It's not going anywhere.
    Next up : Solar Power
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    Mally reacted to juular in Vanshite - sleeping in Trafic. Almost compleat.   
    Initial woodworking
    Since I now had fixed measurements I could order timber and parts and make things.
    I started by creating a worktop. Instead of buying a premade timber board or a kitchen worktop I thought I'd try my luck at edge-gluing strips of timber. It seemed to make more sense than starting with a full board and chopping most of it away to fit the hob and sink into.


    The hob and sink arrived. Fitting was a challenge as no instructions or template was supplied, so I flipped it over and drew round it.

    The surface needs cut with a router halfway through so that the metal fits, but the screws have material to bite into.

    Lots of swearing and angry words got it flush.


     

     
    A lid for the gas box made in the same manner.

     
    Test fit in place.

     
    I'd also started a shite paint lab in my shed, trying to find the colours and finishes I wanted. This took me ages and it soon occured to me how difficult it can be to make pine look less, well, pine-y. With the majority of stains it has a tendency to just go a bit stripy, a bit orange, pink or some other random variations in-between.

     
    With the worktop height finalised I scribed and cut some finishing trim to cover the ugly remnants of the bulkhead.

     

     

     
    I tested out a concoction that darkened and aged the wood and finished up with a sort of mild rosewood / dark walnut colour that I was quite happy with.  I bought some simple brass screw caps that covered the ugly self tappers that held it all in place. Will probably have to restain the roof to match.

     

     
    I then celebrated by ripping everything out of the van!

     
    Next job while the floor is out - welding some more things.
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    Mally got a reaction from gm in gm's unhealthy obsession with mx5s - measure twice, cut once, you pie ! centre console 'upholstered' and fitted   
    I think the back mudguards are fine.
     The front's were good enough for my Dutton and Robin Hood, which says very little, but we even had a Dax Rush with those on.
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    Mally reacted to TripleRich in 1975 Ford Granada Coupe - 1254 hours of work - Its Running!   
    Continued doing various small jobs all over the place.  The seats now have the plastic side trims fitted.  These are usually broken to some extent but luckily I had some spare ones and made an almost perfect set.
     
    The engine is now ready to start.  Everything is fitted/connected and I've filled it with coolant and oil.  I've also put some ATF in the power steering and will top that off once its running.  The gearbox is ready to go back in so a few more hours and I should be ready to turn that key.
    The oil is Millers 10w40 which is the recommended grade for these engines.
    Coolant is Comma 50/50 premix - The water here is liquid rock so some premixed stuff will do a much better job than a rad full of limescale. 
    I've used waterless coolant several times in the past and I'm personally not convinced after trying it in several different restored cars/vans.  Everything I've poured it in runs hotter because the waterless coolant is so thick.  From my experience you need extra coolant capacity over standard if you wish to run waterless coolants.

    A square post battery is in the post and that should complete the look inside the engine bay.  I've lots of little jobs and details to fuss over but it only makes sense to do that once its proven it can run and drive.
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    Mally got a reaction from Jerzy Woking in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Just cut short a Spanish holiday, returned 2 weeks early. Left my December return fight running in case of mishap.
    Ryanair have moved the December fight, which I no longer need, and offered a refund!
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    Mally reacted to PhilA in 1951 Pontiac Chieftain   
    First buzz down, 120 grit.

    Got it to here, bashed the dents out.

    220 grit to here

    First coat of black.
     
    Phil
     
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    Mally reacted to Zelandeth in 1951 Pontiac Chieftain   
    Keep it up Phil.  You'll get the thing licked eventually then it'll hopefully give you years of trouble free service.
    Refreshing to see someone who's not afraid of taking an auto box apart (well, kinda...but it's near as dammit an automatic from a mechanical perspective).  Can't see me trying the same sort of "I'll just take that apart and clean it..." approach on the GM400 in the Jag!  Admittedly the fact I'd need to probably dismantle the car down to it's individual atoms first may have a lot to do with that.
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    Mally reacted to chaseracer in Six Cylinders Motoring Notes - Wanted trailer ramps, has anybody got anything to sell?   
    OK, all the individual words are familiar, but... 🤔😉
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    Mally got a reaction from Floatylight in A midlife crisis "What would you do?" Thread   
    It's Scotland, might rain.
    Get a sports car with a  good heater and massive boot.
    Or hire an expensive campervan with all mod cons.
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    Mally got a reaction from steveo3002 in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Just cut short a Spanish holiday, returned 2 weeks early. Left my December return fight running in case of mishap.
    Ryanair have moved the December fight, which I no longer need, and offered a refund!
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    Mally got a reaction from Shite Ron in What makes you grin? Antidote to grumpy thread   
    Just cut short a Spanish holiday, returned 2 weeks early. Left my December return fight running in case of mishap.
    Ryanair have moved the December fight, which I no longer need, and offered a refund!
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    Mally got a reaction from juular in Vanshite - sleeping in Trafic. Almost compleat.   
    I did ours with similar carpet. stuck the carpet direct to the bubble wrap.
    I laid the carpet on a privet hedge to spray the glue, Looked like an Xmas tree when I'd finished spraying.
    Trimmed the hedge later.......glue all gone.
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    Mally reacted to juular in Vanshite - sleeping in Trafic. Almost compleat.   
    Carpet

    I didn't take pictures of the work in progress because the spray glue is like silly string and gets on everything, plus it was a three handed job keeping the carpet held up while trying to align and stretch it. I did the whole offside in one bit of carpet so it was pretty awkward.
    It's a really satisfying job though. The carpet has a lot of stretch and it's quite easy to get a good finish. The knack is to start from the centre of where you're working and push outwards, stretching it into every contour with the handle of a small screwdriver.


    I lifted the rubber trims and carpeted under them.

     

     
    Then onto the back and side doors. As before, a layer of bitumen, then insulation, bubble wrap, ply and carpet.

     

     

     

     
    Fittings removed from back doors before carpeting.

     

     
    Back doors were shut and a line drawn around the inside of the seal for trimming.

     

     
    The trimmed end of the carpet was a bit ugly, so it was hidden in rubber U-channel which also gives a better seal when the doors are closed.

     

     

     
    The best thing about all this is that the doors now shut like a vault, with a proper satisfying thunk.  Before this they were a bit vanny and a bit clangy.
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    Mally reacted to juular in Vanshite - sleeping in Trafic. Almost compleat.   
    The upshot of the whole #vanlife thing with cute couples quitting the rat race and posing on top of their vans watching sunsets is that everyone wants to make a conversion, which is great. Except that now anyone flogging overpriced tat on eBay can add 'camper' to the keywords and sell it for three times as much. Bubble wrap? Camper insulation! 12v pc case fan? Camper ventilation!
    I'm not rich, I can't really afford to buy £400 of laminated ply to make some cupboards or blow a grand on a rock and roll bed. Even simple things like water tanks, battery boxes etc seem to be massively overinflated. When you add it all up it's a massive industry of making money from very little and you can very easily barf £10k- £15k on a small van like this. That figure would keep me up at night.
    From the beginning I vowed to make pretty much everything I could from scratch. At the same time I'm aiming to stay away from the whole rustic look, union flag bunting and furniture made from rotten old pallets. 
    Budget wise I didn't really want to break a couple of grand absolute tops.
    Here is what I started with. 

    I found a pair of tinted sliding windows online for not too much. I like privacy but one thing I learned is how hot a van gets in the sun and you need airflow.
    I didn't take enough photos of this part as to be frank I was shitting myself. It's pretty straightforward though. Cut hole using Jigsaw. Sticky stuff goes on van. Primer goes on window. Stick the windows on and pray. It's a noisy and messy job but doing one side makes the other easier.



    Mrs J put some cheap Chinese parking sensors in while I was doing that. They're totally fine.

    The bulkhead then got taken out. It's just a few bolts and then a hammer and chisel to smack the rivets out.


    Mrs helped chop up the ply lining while it was out. The window hole needed cut out but I also wanted the lining to fit flush into the gaps.



    Meanwhile I took the floor out and filled and tidied up all the screw holes.

    The lower parts of the voids were painted just as an extra bit of protection against condensation.

    I used bitumen flashing tape as an anti drumming layer. Bought in bulk off Amazon, a couple of large rolls did the whole van and was cheaper than one small roll at Screwfix.

    It's really good stuff this and way cheaper than the car specific stuff that comes in sheets. After adding it the whole van is noticeably quieter and the panels thud rather than clang.
    Meanwhile I was still using the van every day for work.. it's pretty good on diesel.

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    Mally reacted to yes oui si in Vanshite - sleeping in Trafic. Almost compleat.   
    Did your Mrs manage to get any photos of Uranus?
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    Mally reacted to juular in Vanshite - sleeping in Trafic. Almost compleat.   
    This is a broad church, right?
    Vans. I like driving with my elbow on the windowsill, being able to see over bridge parapets, being level with the folk at drive throughs, and generally having a nice view of everything. I like bullying owners of immaculate new Audis out of the way. I like having no centre mirror so that they just disappear when they aggressively tailgate me afterwards. I like big wing mirrors and being able to see the rear wheels when parallel parking. I occasionally like being everyone's best friend when they need long planks of wood shifted, but not when they tell me they've also got two tonnes of foosty leylandii to go to the dump.
    This is my old early ex-sky Vivaro which back in the day could be called my first entry into autoshiting, and was my only set of wheels for years.

    I found it languishing in a field under a pile of snow in Inverness. It was the most bASe you can manage, with rusty steel wheels, windy windows, a broken radio, bald winter tyres, and a throbbing 82 horses. Some of those horses had long been shot and had become ballast instead, as it could barely manage above 50mph. The turbo kicking in now and then was always a surprising bonus. The dash display pessimistically thought it was always -15C outside, and to be fair some of the places up north I took it, this was accurate.  
    I also like camping, which in the past would normally would be in my tent somewhere on a mountain like this.

    But to be honest, I'm getting lazy and quite enjoying sitting in a forest reading a book and drinking wine instead. I long wanted to combine the two interests and decided to build a campervan. I knew nothing about doing so at the time, so this involved an offcut of carpet from my spare room, an IKEA sofa bed, some LEDs, and a portable camping stove. It would have been ripe for a poking on the eBay tat thread. But we had some pretty great times. Here is Mrs Juular mucking about with a telescope trying to take pictures of Venus.

    I fixed the turbo by cleaning out all of the vacum hoses and the fannymold. I revived a few horses by swapping the MAF and deleting the blocked EGR. A lot of the electrical randomness was fixed by simply joining the very thin French wires back together.
    I loved this van and miss it dearly. It went well after being fixed, and handled better than any cars I'd driven. It only FTPd twice, once when the clutch slave spurted itself all over the bellhousing, and then when the alternator stopped alternating, which was crap as it's not very easy to get to.

    I always wanted to make a 'proper' camper, and had ideas of driving to sunnier climes where I wouldn't have wanted to travel/sleep in a tin oven without aircon. In a fit of madness I sold it and made a very poor decision to replace it with this.

    While it went like the wind, drove nicely, had a very pretty digital dash, and generally was very quiet and capable, this was the moment in my life where I realised I didn't actually like new things. I was on pretty good terms with the guy that sold it, and when I spotted he had an older Trafic for sale, it seemed like (sort of) returning to what I knew and so a deal was arranged.

    So, to get to the point, in this thread I will show how I turned this into a man-at-the-ministry™ approved hotel / drug lab on wheels.  Full disclosure - the van is a 13 plate and thus has few AS credentials. It's not a thread about the van however, but about the tinkering, drilling, welding, joinery, plumbing, gas and electrics that happened. 
     
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    Mally got a reaction from bunglebus in Sharleys Reliant Robin 1993 LX   
    Shortened version.
     
    What to do with it? Check water first thing. Then get it running. Check for spark, if no spark clean points. Check for fuel, brrrrm.
    If no brrrm , bit of easy start down carb. 
    If it has brakes, short test drive, If no brakes, best to fix brakes first.
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    Mally got a reaction from myglaren in The grumpy thread   
    I wouldn't over think it, try to help but don't push her.
    She.s not going to change her ways much now. She will just start seeing you as a pain, rather than as she sees you now, a help.
     
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    Mally reacted to Bfg in Garage Diary : Sunbeam Motorcycle resto's..   
    16th November ;   I've just ordered a new front tyre to replace the ancient Avon SM II ribbed that's perished.  I asked on the Sunbeam Fellowship forum about going up a width from 3.25-19 to 3.50-19 and two replies said it was OK.  So I looked on-line and had to decide what and which.?  I didn't want too modern a looking tyre and in the end I whittled my shortlist down to another Avon, a Pirelli City Demon, a Metzeler ME77, or a Dunlop.   Being a spoked wheel - I also needed a tyre which was comfortable with an innertube.
    Hoping to same myself a few quid - I did in fact look at used and NOS tyres being sold on ebay and surprisingly most were already five to ten years old. The wise recommend replacing motorcycle tyres every six years, personally I'm happy with ten years ..as long as I know the innertube was also replaced at that time or sometimes since. But I'm also guilty of forgetting to check mine are in date.  I bought this bike 8 years ago and the tyres were then fine, and I've had a puncture and replaced the inner-tube in that time. Since then it was fine but then the bike was off the road for a year (as I was riding others) and since then I've noticed the front tyre at least has perished noticeably.
    On the S7 (fat tyres on 16" rims) I am convinced tyre clamp are necessary to prevent the tyre from creeping around and then tearing at the valve, but on the S8 that doesn't seem to be an issue nor provisioned for.
    In my humble opinion ..  Avon tyres are good and are hard wearing rather than particularly sticky or reassuring handling. The SM ribbed seems to have a rather small footprint in contact with the road, which I find tends to track quite a bit along ridges.  Pirelli's 'City Demon' sounded like an annoying scooter's tyre so I figured that might be a little lightweight for the heavy old 'beam.   Metzeler I have used before on a BMW (a similarly heavy bike) and I found them good to start with but as they wore they lost traction.  When I read the same in a review I decided to pass. 
    Dunlop's TT100 is very familiar to me from my days on the Norton Commando. And despite their also having a tenancy to track along ridges - they were / perhaps still are a great tyre for that bike which I could trust for high-spirited all-season riding.  They are more expensive than the others but if the tyre is to last 10-years (with the mileages I now do) then the extra £30-45 fades into not being important.  So in the end I opted for the TT100 Classic ..and with it I'll be going up in size from the 3.25" width to 3.60".  I also like the fact that it is rated for use on either front and rear wheels. The mudguard (recesses around the forks) will be very close to rubbing but I'm hoping (..I'm taking a gamble now that I've spent the money) that it'll fit.
    Shopping around for best price - I found Demon Tweeks < here > cheaper than ebay or any other.  Their innertube and rim tape were also cheap.  Total bill for tyre, innertube and a 30mm wide rim tape was pence under £112.   That's a lot of money to me but I reckon it's good value for safety's sake, for the reassurance and better handling, and for the expected lifespan of that tyre.  Demon Tweeks didn't have the tyre in stock so it will be ordered new from Dunlop and therefore the Dot code (date) will be as late as I might get.  Delivery is anticipated to be in about a week.
    I'll let you know with fitting the new tyre myself and how the bike feels thereafter.
    Pete.
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    Mally reacted to Parky in The grumpy thread   
    Not actually a grump but miracle of miracles my VISA arrived about eight hours before I was due to fly.  Unbelievable.
    As a result I now live in New Zealand - I am here now having arrived about two hours ago.  Doing two weeks managed isolation in Christchurch, after which I am free to trawl TradeMe and buy some dreadful shite.
    Heres Cathedral Square, my view for the next fortnight.  Nice room, food and drink on tap, can’t complain at all!
     

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    Mally got a reaction from alf892 in Stupid question about truck brakes   
    I have a story from the distant past. I'm not sure if this can still happen.
    Trucker friend one day backed his cab up to an artic trailer, jumped on the back and plugged the airlines in.
    When he did this, air went into the trailer lines releasing the trailer brakes.
    Unfortunately he had not set the park brake on the truck, after he coupled up.
    Yard was on a slope, the whole unit rolled forward.
    He panicked, jumped off the back and tried to open the door and press the brakes. It crashed into a fence doing considerable damage.
    Had  he unplugged the air line that he just plugged in it would have stopped instantly.
     
     
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    Mally reacted to sharley17194 in Sharleys Reliant Robin 1993 LX   
    So here is part 1......still not sure what ive done but i def bought a lemon!!
     
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