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by smiffy60
Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Basket Cases
Replies: 2523
Views: 1174669

Re: Basket Cases

Yep David HDPE pipe is translucent until carbon is added to make it black some add the carbon on the sides only. Think beer line in pubs its HDPE and translucent so you can see if the lines are dirty! But you have to think long term the plastics will be affected by the fuel in its various formula's....
by smiffy60
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Basket Cases
Replies: 2523
Views: 1174669

Re: Basket Cases

ON the plastics affected by fuel. Most plastics have issues with petro chemicals permeating through the plastic upsetting paint and stickers. Here's an interesting one poly pipe cant be used where petro chemicals are in the ground as it will soak through! so don't pour your old fuel over where your ...
by smiffy60
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Basket Cases
Replies: 2523
Views: 1174669

Re: Basket Cases

Being an old school plumber I can support that the tank rollers can roll tanks and or by hand bull nose veranda iron did hundreds of bullnose sheets and hundreds of tanks a lot soldered and then glued with sealant ! I was taught the old school way and did many colonial copies and restos as a young b...
by smiffy60
Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:17 am
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Basket Cases
Replies: 2523
Views: 1174669

Re: Basket Cases

I can vouch for the Montessa not having brakes when wet !
Actually there is one like I had, for sale at a good price in the bikes for sale section right now!
Looks like a good buy maybe Graham should try a life change ?
by smiffy60
Thu Oct 13, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Basket Cases
Replies: 2523
Views: 1174669

Re: Basket Cases

Hey Roger can I say I have always enjoyed seeing the old classics taking part in event (not that I have been to many of late). I agree the skill set may be lost in time but its good blokes like you who help stir the interest and keep them turning up. I was disappointed with your early retirement fro...
by smiffy60
Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:08 pm
Forum: Trials Tips & Techniques
Topic: Letting the bike go
Replies: 14
Views: 60017

Re: Letting the bike go

In 2010 I got my first new motorcycle EVER a new Sherco 250 second time at a trial out gave it some and it wheeled off and I stood off and watched it fall in a pile of boulders. No injury just devo about the scratches in the fuel tank and broken lever. Still there and only marks on the bike still. M...
by smiffy60
Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:33 pm
Forum: Trials Talk
Topic: Sherco Shock Spring
Replies: 5
Views: 18481

Re: Sherco Shock Spring

Springs are us are the go
Used them for me, about the same weight and works a treat.
Easy to deal with and fast postage.
Cheers
by smiffy60
Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:22 pm
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: RL250 project and other pics for your amusement
Replies: 10
Views: 7195

Re: RL250 project and other pics for your amusement

Hi All I bought a RL 250 from a mate who bought it from the Giltrap collection at the coast when it closed. IT was road registered and I rode it to work every day for a few years. It was good bike on the road and then you rode it to the bush you could go bush bashing and then ride it home so cool no...
by smiffy60
Wed Aug 22, 2012 8:43 pm
Forum: Twinshock & Classic Trials
Topic: Basket Cases
Replies: 2523
Views: 1174669

Re: Basket Cases

Hi Paul I think he must be related to my missus she had 3 years interest free !! No no interest at all just as well I like to ride my bike instead !!! Sorry about the hijack but couldn't let it go ! And Mark K you would be looking forward to me riding with you next time so I can make you look good I...
by smiffy60
Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: All about....me!
Topic: New(ish) member
Replies: 3
Views: 2598

Re: New(ish) member

Hi Mate and welcome I have been a watcher here for some time and started back with an old montesa. I thought that would be fun but I made the mistake ? of riding a modern I then had to have a modern and within 2 weeks some thing popped up here. Best part is this forum is full of people with the same...

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