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Upt'North said :-
Good luck with that Borsuk.
There have been many technical questions lately and I was wondering if this flow chart might be of assistance for future enquiries. I found it works amazingly well.

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01/06/2020 09:26:19 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
A DRIVEWAY!!! Good heavens man you are truly living la vida loca ain't ya. Now please don't tell me you have an interior toilet too? So unhygienic doncha know. There's nothing like having a morning poop in winter at -6 degrees Celsius with the cistern water and newspaper both frozen.

Good to hear you're home Borsuk. I am correct in thinking Mrs Borsuk is still in España though?

Upt' - does that work with electrical items?
01/06/2020 10:10:59 UTC
Jim said :-
ROD - yes, the standard screen just doesn't collect enough flies, so added a bit extra. Seriously, the 'fly' screen is an attempt to reduce the terrible buffeting that results from going over 50mph with the standard screen. I've been trying all sorts to cure it, even made up some aluminium bodgers brackets to vary the screen angle but no luck. The small extra screen does stop buffeting from the airflow off the top of the screen, but has in its place introduced a vigorous draft that runs up my front and buffets the helmet from below. I'm thinking of wearing an inflatable life belt under my armpits now to disrupt that upwards airflow, which can also double as a pre-inflated airbag suit.
01/06/2020 10:38:57 UTC
Jim said :-
I have found that the only way to quieten the buffeting is to ride along with my left arm held across my chest, in the manner of one preparing to give a Nazi salute. Aerodynamics is a funny thing.
01/06/2020 10:42:05 UTC
ROD said :-
As you say Jim, Aerodynamics is a funny thing.
It is not just the screen to consider. With a stand alone screen (no fairing) you my have dirty air flow from around the headstock. Some owners of the Africa Twin have found this problem.
01/06/2020 11:12:47 UTC
Upt'North said :-
This may sound stupid, what's new there?
If the screen is quickly and easily detachable take it off and try it without.
Sometimes a steady blast at not daft speeds might be more comfortable than the buffeting with the screen attached. Worth a try. At least you wouldn't have to get the flies off it.
All depends what you intend to use it for too, warm weather rides in the dry or long tours with the meteorological uncertainty that brings.
If you haven't already check out the specific forum for like affected riders.
Good luck.

01/06/2020 01:09:50 UTC
Borsuk said :-
The standard screen on my Himalayan seems to be pretty good I don't get any head buffeting and at the end of my ride the dead flies are all at the top of my helmet with a pretty clean visor. It does suffer a bit if the wind is from the quarter and pushes the front end about a bit.

The little one I fitted to the Interceptor is not bad but I have one of those extension bitties to fit to it to improve it a bit.

Ren: Sadly Mrs B is still in Espana. I am quartered with the boy and his sister. Hopefully I will get to see herself before I go back to work.
02/06/2020 09:03:38 UTC
Jim said :-
Got out for a spin last night without the screen. As you suspected, had a clean flow of air about my ears and no buffeting at all. It's literally the work of a moment to remove the screen, so it's the naked look for summer, and the screen the rest of the time. Still intriguing how the screen induces a stiff breeze that runs up the front of the rider and hits the helmet from below. Must be air rushing in to fill the low pressure behind the screen. The T'Bird owners on the Triumph forums have reported this problem in droves, but no-one seems to have solved it. A number of folk recommend lowers that fit to the fork legs as a partial solution. Triumph charge over £200 for a couple of bits of chrome and perspex, so I'm off to make my own version. I shall report back.
02/06/2020 03:56:39 UTC
Keith m said :-
Technical heads on please. Yamaha MT07. The other week I changed the spark plugs apart from a huff and puff no problem. But ever since then when you initially turn on ignition and the bike goes through it’s start up cycle I can no longer here the fuel pump run for a few seconds. The bike runs and starts no problem So I presume the fuel pump is working fine and have done a few hundred miles but Just niggles me. I’ve since had it all apart and checked all connections and can’t find anything that I’ve knocked or left unattached. Any ideas.
02/06/2020 06:56:12 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
Initially Keith m I'd double double check the connectors. Maybe the computer is expecting a signal from something on key turn that it's not getting? Not just under the tank it could be anywhere. I'd ask on the MT07 forums too, I'm pondering if the computer has something in the program that needs to be reset after work has been done. Tell ya what - disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, it won't do any harm and might just reboot the computer.
03/06/2020 09:06:59 UTC
Upt'North said :-
I'm with Ed here. Gawd help us.
If the bikes are serviced at a dealer franchise do they have to plug them in after work to let the brain know all is well. Certainly on lots of cars new parts have to be logged in correctly. It's the modern way. But then I can't see why the bike would run normally if it required plugging in to said service interface.
Is it still under warranty? Now the dealers are open can you run it to a dealer to ask what may be going on. Good luck.
03/06/2020 09:17:33 UTC
Mark Noel said :-
Sounds like a Subsystem Interface Mismatch Error in the Boot Segment. Never get such messages when I connect my BBC Micro to my BSA Bantam via the Econet port.

Suggest you call Clive Sinclair.

Seriously though, I do wonder how much more complicated motorcycles can become until eventually the start up sequence will take several minutes, (rather like my Windows XP computer), as all the electronic modules sign in and handshake with the 100 gigahertz Android processor buried beneath the tank.

You can't beat the simplicity of a carburetor and a kickstart!
03/06/2020 09:35:36 UTC
Ren - The Ed¹ said :-
It seems basically this whole website is presently about reminiscing the "good 'ole days" when bikes were bikes and men were men and sheep were worried.

OK. So. 125/250cc single. Screw & locknut tappets, preferably pushrod. Are we going with points, magneto or dare we be advanced enough to try CDI? Fixed timing, mechanical advance or even electronic advance? It would obviously need to be BOTH kickstart and electric foot. Twin shock or (most definitely) linkage-less monoshock? Do we have an upright engine or be radical and slope it or lay it flat? Flat would make tappet access easier unless we have old Bullet style adjusters in the pushrods at the side of the motor. Definitely no lambda sensors, catalytic converters or secondary air injection systems.

All this being said it needs to have a 30 litre tank and a fuel economy in excess of 100 imperial mpg. It really ought to pass the current emissions (impossible without efi, catalytic converters, lambda sensors etc etc). It ought to be able to carry 2 full size humans with camping equipment but weigh less than, I dunno, 140kg? Some off road capability would be good alongside 70mph motorway cruising.

Not asking for much, am I?
03/06/2020 01:36:19 UTC
Keith m said :-
Of course I turned the key this morning and it worked fine. Obviously scared it by getting you guys involved. But I’ll investigate further, the bikes four years old, 16k miles and by the look of the dust under the tank don’t think anyone has been in there since it Japan. Thanks for help I’ll report back. Regard to future bikes TFT screens seem to be the way things are going and I wonder what happens when they go wrong outside warranty. Or how much it will cost to replace them.
03/06/2020 01:36:26 UTC
Keith m said :-
Personally I don’t want a bike from the past but I would like to buy a no frills bike 70ish bhp that has a descent two person seat and a rear mudguard.
03/06/2020 01:49:29 UTC
Upt'North said :-
When you find it Keith let me know, and can you make it a non "Adventure" stylee.
Plus around 6 to 7 bags of sand would be good.
Maybe a good half fairing.
Shaft drive but belt at a push.
35 litre panniers......
Like I said let me know.

03/06/2020 07:01:10 UTC
ROD said :-
Is this close enough Upt'
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03/06/2020 09:14:07 UTC
Upt'North said :-
Power - tick
Belt - tick
Fairing - tick
Seat - x not for two normal sized people
Pillion Pegs - too high set
Luggage - x I'm guessing a little low, I'd be looking for about 120 litres of fixed luggage space
I have tried one for size Rod, but for two up long days and extended tours not quite there.
I think for just moi it would be just about right but only if it wasn't likely to cost two arms and two legs to service due to the blue and white badge attached.

03/06/2020 11:11:08 UTC
Mark Noel said :-
Following up from these comments I wonder whether we can postulate, conjecture, envisage and predict what regulations the suited Eurocrats in Brussels will force on us next in an effort to destroy our fun in the name of safety. Let me imagine what the 2025 Euro 8 Regulations for Motorcycles might mandate:

1 Anti-collision detectors linked to the ABS

2 Inertial Motion Sensor linked to the ECU to prevent wheelies, as already fitted to the new Honda Monkey.

3 Load sensor in seat to prevent starting unless aboard.

4 Reversing sensor linked to the rear light flashing.

5 Auto-retracting rectal thermometer in the seat to verify Covid Free status of rider.

6 Thermal sensor in handlebars to kill engine if trying to ride hands-free.

7 Auto-cancelling indicators.

8 Capture of exhaust gas emissions with storage in a zeolite matrix in a tank inside the (very large) seat hump.

9 99% bioethanol content of fuel from sugar cane grown in the Amazon.

10 Engine stop at the lights when halted for more than 10 seconds (as with modern cars).

11 ... and of course power and speed restrictions that effectively limit machines to 50cc.

Perhaps you can see more things coming our way....
04/06/2020 09:30:26 UTC
Ian Soady said :-
Good(?) to see hysteria and paranoia alive and well. And it may have escaped someone's notice that we are no longer in the EU......
04/06/2020 10:06:33 UTC

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