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by steve_earwig
Mon Jul 13, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Polls
Topic: How many forum users still actually drive a 406
Replies: 88
Views: 26694

Re: How many forum users still actually drive a 406

They can rust, if the clips that hold the rubbers on the sills break off water can get inside the sills, which do have drains but they're usually full of clinker, resulting in water sloshing about inside the sills eventually making its own exit. Anything that puts them "beyond economical repair", de...
by steve_earwig
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned
Replies: 15
Views: 2050

Re: Sump 'crush' washers - a lesson learned

I don't think it'll stick to anything if it's all oily. Probably best to suffer it, shove something under it to catch the drips, keep an eye on it and then shove some goop in it at the next oil change.
by steve_earwig
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2804
Views: 258609

Re: and today i have mostly been...

Or you start doing the job only to realise you need even more bits :roll: Post is variable here at the best of times, recently we ordered some computer-type stuff from Zagreb and a centre stand for the Yamaha from the UK at roughly the same time, guess which got here first :roll: Meanwhile I sent my...
by steve_earwig
Fri Jul 10, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: and today i have mostly been...
Replies: 2804
Views: 258609

Re: and today i have mostly been...

That is pretty amazing 8)

Could you try sending it back? Other than that BNIB...
by steve_earwig
Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: Wanted bonnet for 2002 406
Replies: 9
Views: 193

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: 2804
Views: 258609

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: 193

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: 2804
Views: 258609

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: 2804
Views: 258609

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: 2804
Views: 258609

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: 2804
Views: 258609

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: 2804
Views: 258609

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: 2804
Views: 258609

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: 15
Views: 2050

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: 2804
Views: 258609

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 ...