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by exportmanuk
Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: BBC News article - Highways England launches campaign to stop tailgating
Replies: 20
Views: 292

Re: BBC News article - Highways England launches campaign to stop tailgating

If drivers actually used lane 1 as the driving lane and all others for overtaking only then maybe tailgating would not be such a problem
by exportmanuk
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Motorcycle Safety Campaign Video
Replies: 2
Views: 141

Re: Motorcycle Safety Campaign Video

Hi Mike

Saw this a few weeks ago without the lead in https://www.facebook.com/avernusbikerli ... 572158996/
by exportmanuk
Fri Jun 29, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Reg Local - Autobahn Driving (new video)
Replies: 9
Views: 461

Re: Reg Local - Autobahn Driving (new video)

Fuel consumption. Are all read outs limited to a minimum of 7mpg? I had an ex police Vauxhall Omega for a couple of years. When driving that spiritedly it would show 7mpg but no lower.
by exportmanuk
Mon Jun 25, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Use of ZF 8-speed auto gearbox (BMW and other makes)
Replies: 23
Views: 958

Re: Use of ZF 8-speed auto gearbox (BMW and other makes)

Bring back the Morris minor and Ford Popular. Life was much simpler then. For a start you have a maximum of 4 forward gears. :-)
by exportmanuk
Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Use of ZF 8-speed auto gearbox (BMW and other makes)
Replies: 23
Views: 958

Re: Use of ZF 8-speed auto gearbox (BMW and other makes)

Hi On the BMW box yes, works well and if you end up in full manual its easy to just flick the gear stick right to go back into auto.
by exportmanuk
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Roads they been a changin'
Replies: 33
Views: 1266

Re: Roads they been a changin'

I have a stop star on the car I find that if stopped just for a short time holding the foot brake keeps the engine stopped but reducing the peddle pressure in anticipation of moving off starts the engine and I can move forward smoothly. If Im stopped for any time and I want to have the engine off th...
by exportmanuk
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Use of ZF 8-speed auto gearbox (BMW and other makes)
Replies: 23
Views: 958

Re: Use of ZF 8-speed auto gearbox (BMW and other makes)

I have a 2017 220d M sport I find the box very good Sport mode only makes use of gears 1 to 7 pushing the stick left into sports mode is a quick and easy way to hold the gears a bit longer and drops box one gear handy when entering a motorway Changing the rocker switch to sport or sport + changes th...
by exportmanuk
Thu May 24, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Lane Conflict
Replies: 22
Views: 1010

Re: Lane Conflict

Not all bikers but there are a few: Not been over the new bridge yet its not too far from me and didn't know it was free for bikers
I can see it being included in the next group rideout :-)
by exportmanuk
Thu May 24, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Lane Conflict
Replies: 22
Views: 1010

Re: Lane Conflict

And as you have also found Sat Nav maps are not always up to date.
by exportmanuk
Thu May 24, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Lane Conflict
Replies: 22
Views: 1010

Re: Lane Conflict

Oh - the motorcycle-specific version of the Highway Code permits this sort of action in any lane under any circumstances. Perhaps. That's the one I've got Rule 187 watch out for and give plenty of room to " Motorcycles" 8-) :biker: But it also says vehicle straddling lanes or positioned i...

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