Jump to content


Registered users
  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About dern

  • Birthday November 14

Personal Information

  • Gender
  • Bike(s)
    KTM 1190, Honda CBR1000RR , ZXR750L1
  • Location

dern's Achievements



  1. No one is being pedantic! As I said its not a clear cut no! and telling someone it is could have a lot of implications on their travel to work! what if its their only form of transport and the work for the NHS! they would have no way to get to work because you said no In the situation that the guy's bike is his only transport and he'd let the mot expire because he was ill or on holiday and had let it slip and now needs to get back to work, has realised his mot is now invalid and can't read a link then I gave bad advice. Or maybe if anyone has bought a car or bike remotely without an mot which will be their only transport to work I also gave bad advice. I apologise.
  2. I was trying to be helpful, I don't understand why you both decided to get all pedantic and focus on the edge cases, all the information was in the link. Anyway, stay safe but while you can delete it if you like but if it just comes down to straight insults I'm done. Cheers
  3. Car dealerships are closed and why would one sell a car without an mot? know it all strikes again... a dealer can still sell a car online, and deliver it safely, so if it needs an mot they can go mot it... Jesus, what the f**k is wrong with you? Did you just start this because you're bored? Get a grip.
  4. No, the answers 'no' because clearly this has been done to discourage people from doing this to reduce the transmission to save lives. Yes, it's different if it expired before the 30th, that's why I provided the link. You're right, if people don't know the bike they're riding isn't safe then they should take it in regardless if they need it. I was trying to provide helpful information that the guy ay not have been aware of. These responses seem petty at best.
  5. Car dealerships are closed and why would one sell a car without an mot?
  6. "Your car, van or motorcycle’s MOT expiry date will be extended by 6 months if it’s due on or after 30 March 2020" This will happen automatically, you don't need to go and get an mot. The original question was "right would i be able to take my steed for its mot or not plus the tax is up at the end of the month too" posted on the 6th of April. The answer therefore is no, you don't need to.
  7. You started this with "what a load of bollox" and then proceeded with a load of generalised shit. The advice is clear, mots have been extended so you don't need to go so follow the advice.
  8. Is this a serious comment? If you're a key worker or need the car or the bike for essential journeys then they're open for you if you need them. If neither is the case then they're not open for you and you should stay home. They dumb down the instructions so literally anyone can understand them, and yet...
  9. No. "Your car, van or motorcycle’s MOT expiry date will be extended by 6 months if it’s due on or after 30 March 2020 - but you must keep your vehicle safe to drive." https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-mots-for-cars-vans-and-motorcycles-due-from-30-march-2020
  10. It is really good. Makes working on the bike so much easier in a small garage.
  11. Sorted out the valve clearances on my KTM and got most of it put back together before knocking it on the head.
  12. Took it apart to check the valve clearances. Will put it back together when shim kit, filter and spark plugs are delivered.
  13. dern


    I wouldn't bother buying one of those chain tools. Last one I had broke under the strain and took a chunk out of my thumb. The more expensive ones may be stronger but one you start getting to the price link in the thread you may as well get some more general use tools if you don't already have them and achieve the same result. To remove the chain I just cut it with an angle grinder with a metal cutting wheel. You can knock the heads off the rivets if you like and take it apart that way but if you're throwing the old chain away then just cut through the whole chain. To fit the new chain I fit the chain to the bike making sure it's the right length and put the link in place. I then use a ball pein hammer and a lump hammer to mushroom the rivet heads. I use the lump hammer as an anvil behind the chain and spread the rivet with the ball pein hammer. The trick is to deform the head of the rivet but while you're doing it keep checking that the link is freely moving. You don't have to deform the rivet that much, the force on the chain isn't lateral. I've done this for about 20 years and never had a problem. There are plenty of instructional videos on you tube.
  14. That makes sense... thanks. I’ll order a shim kit then. Should be fun.
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use Privacy Policy Guidelines We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.