I want to know your thoughts on Chinese mopeds. Im working in delivery and I looking for a moped. I see lexmotos are the cheapest new but Im not sure how they would hold up doing thirty miles a day.
Ive researched this and people recommend japanese bikes instead.
What do you think?
Garden shed to store motorcycle?
Short version of a long story. To extend the rear of our house I have to lose my rickety block shed that came with the house.
The cost of building a block shed is out of the question, metal shed is a possibility but I really would prefer a wooden shed. Easier to live with, hang a tool wall and shelves, insulate etc.
Shed is gonna be 12ft x 10ft. Double doors, 2 windows. Not a log cabin just a decent shed.
It’s gonna store my Transalp, bicycles, surfboard, all the camping gear, all my tools and will also be getting a workbench put in.
Concrete or wooden floor?
I’d love a concrete floor. I could paint it like my old one which made finding screws, nails, bolts that fall nice and handy.
2 shed companies told me I couldn’t plonk a shed on a concrete slab….it would still need to be sat on paving slabs.
Does anyone have a wooden shed with a concrete floor?
Second question is two fold……
Would a wooden floor be strong enough for TA plus workbench etc??
Going in and out with a dripping wet bike, is that gonna eventually rot the floor?
Thanks for reading
Newbie needs help with starting!
I wont go into the long list of woes we had with it but we have figured that the previous owner didnt really put much into service wise.
My son and I decided that we will keep it and get it back running great and put the money into it. He loves the bike so wants to keep it.
So the main problem is starting.
On the choke its very hesitant and really hesitates to get going.
Once going and warmed up its fine and will re-start every time. Its the cold start on choke is the issue.
I put a new/refurbed carb into it and it started fine but didnt run right*.Then started to leak fuel from the overflow pipe. I adjusted the float height and this cured that issue and then was fine but cold starting on the choke is becoming an issue again.
I have tried all positions of the adjustment screw (I believe the yamaha setting is 1.5 turns out) and none of them give a good strong start.
The screw is located on the rear of the carb so presumably it controls the air.
*I discovered that the reed valve gasket was in bits and the reed valves were not in good shape either so were replaced and made a big difference. Everything has been replaced from the petcock valve up to the plug so is effectively a new bike from that end with the exception of the rubber boots coming in and out of the carb and they look in good condition.
How many bike models could you recognize by sight?
How many different models of brands would be on Irish roads do you roughly think?
How many do you think you could easily recognize? Would you be doing very well to know 50% by sight alone?
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