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As you say, it can't do any harm. It's probably worth getting a copy of roadcraft to read too, I've found some useful stuff in that over the years.

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I did

 

I don't know anyone else who's done one so taking a bit of a punt, but £50 for 7 hours with a TV police rider doesn't seem like bad value even if it is dead basic :)I

I did one a few years back and it was a great day out, learned a lot, and there were only 3 of us so got a lot of time 1-1. They were free up here at the time and I'd have happily paid £50 or whatever for the day we had. Even better- the cop's name was Gordon Jackson. I think he rather liked being called Cowley the whole day.. We were the only 2 old enough to get it...

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I've heard mixed reports, Thames Valley plod are often said to do excellent interesting courses. I did one with South Yorks & it was so basic I'm amazed anyone could pass their test without knowing it all.

 

What did they say about use of speed, I know one rider in South Yorks who had a right argument with the instructor (who he knew anyway) about when it was appropriate and when it wasn't, boiling down to back lanes v A roads/ dual carrigeways,

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Is anyone going to the Motorcycle Show at the NEC?

 

I quite fancy doing either the Saturday (24th) or Sunday (25th). I havent been for years, but want to have look at the latest stuff. I'll go up on the bike [unless it snows].

 

If anyone wants to join me there, then let me know.

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Now I can get my bike out again I thought it was rude not to enjoy the sunshine today. Been out, got my bike boots fixed, popped down & visited Bub and watched the odo tick over 124k meaning it needs yet another service. It needs a back tyre too so will shortly get parked up for a bit as I want to strip the oil cooler off to replace the seized fan & treat the pipe work for rust before it becomes an issue.

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Managed to get the afternoon free for a bit of new biking, but as it was raining I settled for fettling.

 

First up, replace bodge chain adjuster with the real deal.

 

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Much better.

 

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During this process discovered the previous owner had set the chain way too tight, so I set that up properly. Cleaned all the gunk off, rehung the silencers properly (one needs reriviting a bit) and set the chain guard straight.

 

 

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Much better.

 

 

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Then round to the front to replace the massively shite aftermarket indicators with proper ones that people have a chance of seeing. Must be getting old. I also investigated why there was insulation tape round the headlight, which seems to be just a lost locating screw, which I happily had a spare of.

 

 

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Should be seeable.

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Then time was up, but I’m happy with my work.

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I dragged the MT out of the garage and washed the flies and mud off it from when I last rode it a month ago, dried it off and gave the chain a clean and lube and locked it up under a couple of blankets, I won't be riding until April now so need to find something to do over the winter.

 

Might buy a cheap blackbird or something to fettle over winter as the MT is hopeless as a tourer/distance bike.

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That Aerial is fantastic - doesn't seem to be locked up either. Not sure there's much of a market for second hand Aerial spares though (now if it was an LC...).

He just got off of it and walked away. The alarm did bleep like a mental thing though.

 

 

One’s too many, ten’s not enough!

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Popped into Millsport Ducati in Ballymoney earlier (hometown of the Dunlop dynasty, and across the road from Joey's Bar)

 

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Fitted a “dash cam” on my pals one of these in the summer. Lovely things in the flesh but bastards to maintain, oil change is a ball ache of the highest order.

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Has anyone got any 2 stroke experience on here well more specifically the carburettor. This specimen belongs to a Gilera Dna 50 that I bought in haste and now get to stare at for hours on end. I have never seen a carburettor with a throttle slide with the arched section facing toward the engine and the flat side to the air filter box. The idle screw slot and slot down its side dictate which way it goes but every picture I see has it the other way round and makes me think someone did a carb swap but not the needle and slide?? 11eec0bb66dcc94969bf79d1935ab8cf.jpgf257c0b85a9c8d8e51f54f1351a0d4c3.jpg

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It looks vaguely familiar, I don't think the slide is wrong.

 

Strangeangel is the #1 pedboi around here and has experience of similar heaps, don't think he posts much at the minute but a PM might work.

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Thats the same as you have it, the big end of the carb points toward the airbox, the engine end is much smaller.

 

All the carbs for these things are just assorted copiesnof pretty much the same design, so it seems unlikely that you could get a slide that was opposite but assembled OK.

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I had to turn the slide around to show the curved bit after removing it from the carb in second picture. My limited experience with these carbs still tells me it's wrong as carb fitted seems to simple to have an air bypass passage for idle and then would not need that curved section at all. But as its facing the wrong way the only way to correctly get the air for idle is to adjust up the slide which in turn enrichens the fuel as the fueling needle come up with it.

I also spoke to motorbike shop who could only recommend finding out the carb fitted from Piaggio dealership and get one and start again with that.

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I've been offered this slightly* modified MBK.

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Is water cooling standard ? There's a bloody great expansion chamber on it too, I suspect it's one of those peds that do 50mph +

I know nothing about these.... is it worth 100 euros ?

Definitely get that for 100€!

 

I used to be into tuning these and that’s got all the trick bits you could possibly want: exhaust variator etc..

 

You’ll need to bump it though since no kickstart or pedals.

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Definitely get that for 100€!

I used to be into tuning these and that’s got all the trick bits you could possibly want: exhaust variator etc..

You’ll need to bump it though since no kickstart or pedals.

Is it an MBK 51 ?

 

There's no log book,forks are jammed,stem bearings are fucked,rads held on with meccano, I've no real use for it,so I'll probably pick it up next weekend ☺

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Have been out of my FZR1000 yesterday and today. Slightly annoyed when it start pissing coolant and thought it was coming from the waterpump. Fairing off showed it to be a union which too all of 10 seconds to nip up.

 

Really rides well and feels fit. Might be time to move it on though - quite fancy a busa.

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I had a quick blast out in the Peaks today, the weather was lovely & not that cold till it got dark. Loads of Deer out in Chatsworth too, not that you can see them in this pic because phonecam.

 

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I've been offered this slightly* modified MBK.

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Is water cooling standard ? There's a bloody great expansion chamber on it too, I suspect it's one of those peds that do 50mph +

I know nothing about these.... is it worth 100 euros ?

I know nothing about MBK other than there was some tie in with Yamaha at one point and anything built by them could be made to go faster than 30mph.

Is the YZ behind it also for sale?

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I dragged the MT out of the garage and washed the flies and mud off it from when I last rode it a month ago, dried it off and gave the chain a clean and lube and locked it up under a couple of blankets, I won't be riding until April now so need to find something to do over the winter.

 

Might buy a cheap blackbird or something to fettle over winter as the MT is hopeless as a tourer/distance bike.

pffft

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I know nothing about MBK other than there was some tie in with Yamaha at one point and anything built by them could be made to go faster than 30mph.

Is the YZ behind it also for sale?

He wants 600 euro for it.

Is it not a KTM ?

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