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24 February 2014 - 08:10 PMHad this sat around doing nothing for long enough so may as well get it sold on. Used for a couple of weeks only, one for testing, and one for a tour of Scotland.
This is an Autocom Super Pro Automatic Kit SPA but with some adaptation / options:
- One microphone
- Headphone socket for the earpiece (not speaker to stick in your helmet)
- Bluetooth module to enable phone / ipod / satnav to connect by bluetooth
It was purchased in this format so that I could have it set up with the TomTom connected via bluetooth to hear satnav directions, and then my ipod plugged in to the unit by cable (cheap ipod with no bluetooth that I just stuck under the seat) so that I could listen to music while on the go. When the satnav needed to tell me something it muted the music and played the satnav sound, then put music back on.
I used this to lead a group of us around Scotland for a week and in this format it worked amazingly. Clear instruction from Satnav and an awesome soundtrack to listen to while racing..... I mean cruising..... round the Scottish Highlands.
Can be used in other variations like by connecting your phone to it, or by adding another headset and mic and using it for rider to pillion. You can also connect it to friends with Autocom systems so you can talk bike to bike I believe too..... but you would have to read up on that yourself.
The unit is basically like new due to its very limited use. I was going to use it in my kit car build but not going to do that now so may as well be sold and the money put towards some more ponies in the kit car :D
PRICE: £175 (inc. overnight posatge)
- One microphone
27 December 2013 - 10:21 PMAm looking at perhaps buying a 1940's bike which the seller is advertising as having a "transferable registration". This registration happens to be the initials of a family member and when mentioned to them they showed an interest in perhaps buying the plate if I bought the bike. What I dont know though is; if I buy the bike then sell the plate, what type of plate will I then be given to put on the bike??
15 December 2013 - 08:50 PMHi guys. Bought myself a 1991 Kawasaki KMX200 last week as a potential bike for my learner (Lambretta rider) mate to use with me when I go take my Husbaberg 501 out at the off-road centre (Cowm Leisure) in Rochdale. The bike is road registered and came with 11 months MOT and tax and seems like a really good buy as it has had new tyres, c+s, clutch, oil etc etc etc.....
When I went to see it the engine was luke warm as he had just got back from work on it but when he went to start it, it kicked up with one dead easy little kick and I was impressed. Unfortunately though now I have it, when it is cold it just will not fire up when kicked, and I have tried it with the choke in so all places pretty much. I have then had to bump start it and its then run really well once started. Then even after only running a couple of minutes, if you turn it off then try kick start it, it starts really easy, just like when I went to see it.
So my question is what can be the potential cause of it struggling to start from kicking when cold?
To try cover a couple of bases I have now put the battery on charge as I think it almost dead (although I feel it could perhaps do with a new one), and I have taken the carb off and just given it a quick clean out to make sure there is no shit in there.
One thing I have noticed though is that the fuel tap doesn't seem to be able to shut off fully, and there is also a little leak from the bottom of the carb on the overflow. So I assume the float level isn't quite right and and its just filling up too much and then dripping out the overflow, and as the fuel tap wont turn fully off, it just keeps filling up as it overflows in a vicious circle. So could it be that it is just flooded when I go to kick start it from cold??
23 August 2013 - 08:55 PMAfter getting the Husaberg the other week I have been itching to get some experience off road riding (just riding on anything other than tarmac) to give me some practice before going on the hunt for some green lanes. So as it was my birthday this week my mate booked us a day at an off-road play centre called Cowm Leisure..... WOW...... what a place!! 150 acres of disused quarry which is now turned in to a private off-road centre for enduros, trials bikes, pit bikes, and 4x4's, incorporating loads of different inclines, surfaces, styles of track, 2 or 3 motocross tracks (predominantly for pit bikes but we were allowed to use them as long as no pit bikes turned up), obstacle sections for trials inlcuding tyres, logs, concrete, stone etc, and a full on extreme enduro track........ the place is mind bogglingly big.
Anyway..... for a first time riding off-road this was great. We paid an extra £10 each to be able to use and abuse a guide / marshall as long as we wanted for the day, to show us round and point out some easier and harder routes etc. After about an hour of following him though we decided to just tootle about on our own, going where we fancied and at whatever pace we fancied. As the day progressed confidence grew and we rode harder and faster over the terrain, getting more and more used to the bike shuffling around underneath you, and got more confidence to take on more challenging slopes and terrain.
One thing's for certain that it is great fun. We stayed for about 4 hours probably and didn't feel at any point like we were just riding over the same old same old trails. Although I got a basic jist of where some parts of the place were I by no means knew my way around even after 4 hours.
We had done some motoscross track riding. Some muddy bogs. Steep inclines and declines. Rock. Sand. Streams. And even riding through disused trailer.......... all for the normal day entry price of £20 each
I would definitely recommend this place.... and the off road riding experience. We had a great laugh and for £20 each for the day it was a bargain too. We just used our road legal enduro style bikes but just took the plates off before we got there in case we dropped the bikes and the number plate snapped, but you dont need to remove them if you dont want.
Can't wait to go again some time soon.
They even have a pressure washer for you to use for free when finished:
11 August 2013 - 09:35 PMWell after a few months without a bike whilst starting the build of my turbo bike engined kit car, I have got myself a new 2 wheel machine to play about on for a bit. After watching a few of GeoDudes green laning adventures, and as its something I've not tried before, and due to me having space to store it elsewhere whilst the kitcar is being built in the garage, and a million other reasons....... I got myself this:
Its a 2002 Husaberg FE 501. Basically a big 500cc single thumper motocross/enduro bike which is road legal. Just put it through its MOT this week and after the fitting of new swingarm bearings and new fork seals it passed its test.
Rode it about 20 mile on the road on Saturday and it definitely is not where it is at its most comfortable. Hoping to get it on to its prefered surfaces in the next week or two when I take it to an off-road pay-and-play centre, and then on to some green lanes up in North Yorkshire in the next week or two.