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    Quote Originally Posted by Beobloke View Post
    Regardless of whether it’s good for the car or the environment, I would have thought that the biggest issue would be that sitting revving a car IN A GARAGE wouldn’t be good for me!
    Lol... You know you love inhaling the intoxicating aroma from a nice oil burner!!

    My point was that sitting revving the engine for 20 mins is fruitless (in terms of properly charging the battery) and also bad for the engine, so if you've going to start the car, and subsequently pollute the environment, then you may as well drive the bloody thing!

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    Curious mixture of advice here concerning running the engine either at tickover or at a higher than tickover rate to top up a battery. Half the advice (including that of the AA) say one thing, the rest the other.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    Curious mixture of advice here concerning running the engine either at tickover or at a higher than tickover rate to top up a battery. Half the advice (including that of the AA) say one thing, the rest the other.
    i'd say 1500 to 2000rpm is about right.. a run is better tho all round, as ticking over speed isnt great for the car . brakes, sprigs etc need a workout too. at tickover if youve got a few things on like heater etc you may not actually charge anything
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    Give the man a cigar - that was the rpm I used.
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    Was just catching up on this thread then heard the sad news on the radio that Sabine Scmitz has passed away. RIP Sabine.

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    Shit, that's terrible news... She was awesome and a fantastic ambassador for women

    RIP Sabine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pigmy Pony View Post
    How you going on with the KTM Jon? You managing to give it any exercise? It's pretty bad round here, apparently coppers have been using ANPR to check if people out on the road are local
    All good thanks, I dragged it out of the garage today and had a ride for the first time in ages.
    I completely forgot Iíd left it in sport mode with the traction control off and went up the road like a speedway rider
    That little 125 behind it is good looking thing with an awesome can on it




    One thing about the Superduke I really donít like is the shitty steering damper.
    I did strip it down and put a heavier weight oil in it, which helped, but it wasnít adjustable, so..
    This arrived today and has 22 damping positions




    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Where the bloody hell have you been, mate? Hope all is well in your world
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    Itís done me a power of good.
    Just waiting for some decent weather so I can attack the garden.

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    [QUOTE=InThe Sticks;1260609]All good thanks, I dragged it out of the garage today and had a ride for the first time in ages.
    I completely forgot Iíd left it in sport mode with the traction control off and went up the road like a speedway rider
    That little 125 behind it is good looking thing with an awesome can on it




    One thing about the Superduke I really donít like is the shitty steering damper.
    I did strip it down and put a heavier weight oil in it, which helped, but it wasnít adjustable, so..
    This arrived today and has 22 damping positions




    So you don't like a good tank slapper then? I've never had a steering damper on the Blade, but then I don't push it that hard, and it's not so much of a beast as the KTMs.

    I did once get a morning riding an RR5 Fireblade which had a factory damper, and I didn't like it. Just less "entertaining" somehow. Might have been the bike though, not the damper, but it put me off buying one for mine.
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    Agreed.
    I had a RR5 Blade with the HESD electronic damper and as Iíve said on here before, it was the most predictable and dare I say a little boring bike to ride.
    Everything was just a little too clinical for me.
    I like a little danger and excitement as I'm sure you do

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    Quote Originally Posted by InThe Sticks View Post
    All is extremely well here, I just decided to take a break from forums, social media, the news and pretty much everything and just enjoy my world rather than hear about everyone else’s.
    It’s done me a power of good.

    Just waiting for some decent weather so I can attack the garden.
    Good stuff, mate. A sensible plan [one which I can totally relate to] and that I'm glad has worked out well.

    Anyway, good to see you back and getting stuck in again. Bike's looking tops!

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    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310, fully restored and recalibrated as new, by RDE, plus upgraded with heads from a TCD-420.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW16.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


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