CR500 Smart Carb SC2.

CR500 Smart Carb SC2.

Yay! It lives!

Took a while, spark was shit in spite of a Faraday high output stator from MSR. Happily it was only a shit connector to the coil low tension side.

And no more jetting ever! However I may need to get a new throttle cable as I reckon the one that’s in it is just a shade too short.

Pulls like a feckin train. No surging and if I had actually put enough petrol in it I might have avoided a long push home. Doh!

Anyway live and learn and enjoy the ding ding….

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personal accident insurance

personal accident insurance

Was offered personal accident insurance from Carole Nash yesterday, its only 35e but only pays 20 grand max.

Anyone got any recommendations for proper cover? I’ve seen a few that don’t cover when on a motorbike or will only pay half etc


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Stiffening up the front end (so to speak..)

Stiffening up the front end (so to speak..)

The forks on the recently acquired PC800 are too soft. My 80kg alone uses up about 1/3 of the free travel – and if you hit a speed bump at anything other than a crawl it bottoms out. If you miss spotting a pothole and hit the thing at speed – well that’s pretty brutal altogether.

A quick google confirms that they came out of the factory like that. It’s never going to be a taut handling thing, but I’d like to do something to stop the thing taking such a bang every time it bottoms out.

Rather than go chasing stiffer springs and playing with the fork oil, I was looking for an easier fix – and one with a certain amount of adjustability, so I can play about with the preload to a degree.

One option seems to be to track down and fit (or make up) a set of air-fork caps like this:…4AAOSwiEFfPwCP

Or another – see if I can chase down something more modern in the from of a preload adjuster like this (if I could find one that fits the internal threads on the original forks):…Cclp%3A2563228

Worth pursuing one or other of the above d’ye think – or should I just bite the bullet and try to track down some stiffer fork springs ?

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Hotel in Madrid

Hotel in Madrid

Not a bike topic but just wondered if anyone could recommend a hotel in Madrid for a few nights in September. I don’t know the city at all but someplace central and not mental money.

Gracias amigos

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