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by bobthedog
Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:43 pm
Forum: General Scooter Discussion
Topic: Headlamp bulb
Replies: 2
Views: 2412

Re: Headlamp bulb

There are 2 available versions for the 35/35 Watt bulb. My Piaggio uses one with a large glass bulb, as opposed to something Halfords sold me a couple of years back, which is akin to a Halogen bulb. My experience was that despite having fittings that look similar, and the Halogen does fit the Piaggi...
by bobthedog
Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: General Scooter Discussion
Topic: Petition-Restricted Moped Speed Increase advocated
Replies: 6
Views: 3905

Re: Petition-Restricted Moped Speed Increase advocated

Granted that there are different rules that exist in different countries, the 45KMh ruling is applied in Holland to Mopeds/Invalid carriages that are allowed to use cycle paths, and don't require the wearing of a helmet. Additionally in Holland, as in France you can ride a moped restricted to 45KMh ...
by bobthedog
Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: General Scooter Discussion
Topic: Petition-Restricted Moped Speed Increase advocated
Replies: 6
Views: 3905

Re: Petition-Restricted Moped Speed Increase advocated

Why should she, the restrictions are an EU requirement not something dreamt up in Westminster. If you want this changed you need to petition Brussels not London.
by bobthedog
Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Bulbs
Replies: 2
Views: 2617

Re: Bulbs

Can I suggest either the dealer, or a scooter scrapyard. Probably the best bet would be a dealer, if only to identify the bulb type.
by bobthedog
Thu Oct 06, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: General Scooter Discussion
Topic: LED Bulbs
Replies: 8
Views: 3911

Re: LED Bulbs

Try 35/30 watt as currently fitted to the bike. I think the wiring looms will be built to the standard fit on original build, rather than putting in cables to cope with a possible 55w by a future owner........ Have you checked the manual?
by bobthedog
Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: General Scooter Discussion
Topic: Aldi Battery Charger
Replies: 7
Views: 3613

Re: Aldi Battery Charger

Purchased the battery charger/conditioner this morning, and it seems to be a comprehensive device to keep in the garage for those cold winter days and nights when the energy used to start your engine is hard to recoop due to the cold. Dont forget that a battery's efficiency diminishes by up to 75% a...
by bobthedog
Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Frame issue!
Replies: 2
Views: 2507

Re: Frame issue!

Does this actually have an MOT, I would have thought with rust/damage like that it would have been a failure! Certainly worth getting checked out, as this may actually be dangerous to ride.
by bobthedog
Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:46 pm
Forum: General Scooter Discussion
Topic: New Honda Vision 110
Replies: 5
Views: 9215

Re: New Honda Vision 110

Its all insured now so just potluck if its nicked or not. Making it hard for them though lol. Thats the best you can wish for, there is no 100% guaranteed security device for a bike, what you are trying to achieve is to show the thief that its a risk to take your bike and let him go and thieve some...
by bobthedog
Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: General Scooter Discussion
Topic: Insurance and topbox recomendations please
Replies: 15
Views: 5568

Re: Insurance and topbox recomendations please

Garaged at night is good news for the insurance, the only issue as you say, is the daytime, a good lock, and probably an alarmed disc lock like those from Xena may help to bring the cost down a bit, have you considered datatag? That seemed to make a significant difference to my premiums. Mine is a Z...
by bobthedog
Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:53 pm
Forum: General Scooter Discussion
Topic: Insurance and topbox recomendations please
Replies: 15
Views: 5568

Re: Insurance and topbox recomendations please

Try Devitt, or Aviva, where I am currently insured, for my 100cc Zip it costs me £70 fully comp, I only have 4 years NCB, the best advice is to shop around while you are waiting for the delivery of your bike. Top boxes are supplied by many motorcycle dealers, shop around, there are numerous fitting ...
by bobthedog
Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:44 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Kymco Miler 125 fuel sensor
Replies: 2
Views: 2675

Re: Kymco Miler 125 fuel sensor

Good to hear that you got it fixed, so often on this forum someone comes for support and never posts how his/her problem was fixed, or whether advice given by others has actually worked

Thanks

Bob
by bobthedog
Fri Jun 24, 2011 11:14 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Piaggo Zip 125 Headlamp flickers and goes off
Replies: 5
Views: 3850

Re: Piaggo Zip 125 Headlamp flickers and goes off

Check the correct type of bulb is fitted, there are halogen lamps that fit, but the original has a large glass bulb envelope, not the fancy car style halogen version. I bought one by mistake in Halfords, 12V 35W, but it fails once the bulb is hot, it loses its connection. The original bulb cost me a...
by bobthedog
Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:19 pm
Forum: General Scooter Discussion
Topic: OTHER ROAD USERS
Replies: 8
Views: 3583

Re: OTHER ROAD USERS

This is abit long but this is how it goes, there was a bus stopped on the opposite side of the road and as I was about to go along normally and this daft cow didn't want to wait and came straight at me and caused me to brake hard and swerve to the side, Says it all really, the fact he had to Brake ...
by bobthedog
Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: General Scooter Discussion
Topic: OTHER ROAD USERS
Replies: 8
Views: 3583

Re: OTHER ROAD USERS

Its all about "reading the road ahead" and driving to the prevailing conditions. Like I said earlier, don't rely on other drivers to care about your safety on the road, at times you have to take the initiative before an oncoming driver does it for you. It all comes with experience. IIRC a ...
by bobthedog
Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: General Scooter Discussion
Topic: OTHER ROAD USERS
Replies: 8
Views: 3583

Re: OTHER ROAD USERS

Of course if you used "defensive riding" techniques, seeing a bus stopped on the opposite carriageway, you could have moved your road position to anticipate a car overtaking the stationary bus, obviating the need to swerve and brake hard. Its not about other road users all the time, some o...

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