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by FordPrefect
Tue Sep 11, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: Workshop Banter
Topic: Welding for a beginner advice
Replies: 13
Views: 360

Re: Welding for a beginner advice

I would agree with the advice to take a short course in welding if you can. Then once you're set up with a welder let out your inner skip rat and scrounge up as lots of scrap bits of mild steel, clean them up with an angle grinder and set about practicing. You don't need to be coded to weld bits up ...
by FordPrefect
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Members Own events
Topic: Yorkshire Dales weekend 27/28th July 18.
Replies: 78
Views: 1640

Re: Yorkshire Dales weekend 27/28th July 18.

bike all clean now https://s19.postimg.cc/3rdftfz4f/20180730_113425.jpg found this in the bash guard while cleaning https://s19.postimg.cc/9fjqkbvr3/20180730_113442.jpg nice paperweight https://s19.postimg.cc/444tzlu8v/20180730_161420.jpg just need to catch up with jonathan now for a bit of chisler...
by FordPrefect
Sun Jul 29, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: Cutting out when hot and then not responding to starter switch
Replies: 21
Views: 510

Re: Cutting out when hot and then not responding to starter switch

That's the one. EBay name of The Ginger Prince, why???? Have I been sold a ringer? When I picked it up it did contemplate changing the oil before the ride home, twas amongst worst I've seen.. Re fuel tap etc: I stripped it and cleaned it up whilst the tank was off and there was no anti tilt or in-l...
by FordPrefect
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Members Own events
Topic: Yorkshire Dales weekend 27/28th July 18.
Replies: 78
Views: 1640

Re: Yorkshire Dales weekend 27/28th July 18.

Made it back home safely at 8 o'clock yesterday evening, judging by the weather I gambled right because I left the rain behind in Wensleydale and just had sunshine and strong winds on my ride back. Still a really great weekend regardless of the weather, thanks again to Steve for organising it all an...
by FordPrefect
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: Cutting out when hot and then not responding to starter switch
Replies: 21
Views: 510

Re: Cutting out when hot and then not responding to starter switch

Ok, problem sorted. The carb was dragging all manner of crap from the rusty tank. I'm amazed it got me back from Oswestry when I bought it a couple of months back. Anyway I lined the tank and cleaned the carb and threw in a new coiland plug just for good measure. She now starts and pulls well. Pret...
by FordPrefect
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Members Own events
Topic: Yorkshire Dales weekend 27/28th July 18.
Replies: 78
Views: 1640

Re: Yorkshire Dales weekend 27/28th July 18.

Just got to load the bike up in the morning and head out. Hoping to arrive around dinner time all being well.
by FordPrefect
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Members Own events
Topic: Yorkshire Dales weekend 27/28th July 18.
Replies: 78
Views: 1640

Re: Yorkshire Dales weekend 27/28th July 18.

It can't be as wet as our holiday at the Bushmoot in Wales in 2016, we couldn't get to camp the first night as the road was several feet deep in water! It would just be nice to be able to arrive and get set up before the rain arrives. This brings us back to Monty Python..... I remember the year we ...
by FordPrefect
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Members Own events
Topic: Yorkshire Dales weekend 27/28th July 18.
Replies: 78
Views: 1640

Re: Yorkshire Dales weekend 27/28th July 18.

By "damp" do you mean "MET office warning in place"? :P It would appear someone jinxed us^^ I'm sure you'll enjoy the liquid sunshine in Yorkshire. A little damp will keep the dust down and freshen the vegetation PS Just checked BBC Weather forecast for Hawes- Lightning Friday 1200 to 2200 Only 65%...
by FordPrefect
Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Members Own events
Topic: Yorkshire Dales weekend 27/28th July 18.
Replies: 78
Views: 1640

Re: Yorkshire Dales weekend 27/28th July 18.

dinkel acker wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:38 pm
looking forward to it and hope lots of rain as well just to soften the ground a bit ,see ya all there
deadgrass. wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:16 pm
friday's weather looking a bit damp,
should keep the dust down.

dave.
By "damp" do you mean "MET office warning in place"? :P
It would appear someone jinxed us^^
by FordPrefect
Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Meetings/ Ride outs/ Whats on
Topic: Yorkshire Ride Out Shop!
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Yorkshire Ride Out Shop!

Can you bung an MTRC tin mug in there for me please? I'll be there Friday onwards, see you then.