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by Jonquirk
Mon Jan 18, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Corner lines - thoughts?
Replies: 19
Views: 106

Re: Corner lines - thoughts?

I got the impression from the screen grab that the bike was on the “wrong” side of the hazard markings as a result of straightlining the two minor bends. Without a riders eye view it is difficult to say how advisable that would be, but the slow marking on the road suggests that it would not be witho...
by Jonquirk
Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Technology
Topic: What gear is best?
Replies: 37
Views: 502

Re: What gear is best?

Lifting off will reduce the load on the transmission. Reapplying power will be sensed as an increase in load; the box will downshift to meet the expected demand for power and remain in that gear until the load eases again. On an unrelated note: I used to drive John Deere Gators, which are utility ve...
by Jonquirk
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:19 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Blimey it's quiet...
Replies: 26
Views: 461

Re: Blimey it's quiet...

I have an extra set of wheels for my Yaris and winter tyres. I have seen the benefit a couple of times, once watching a Focus slide wide turning left while I stayed on course, and once where I was on a wet and muddy field being used as a car park. The last time we had significant snowfall I passed u...
by Jonquirk
Tue Dec 15, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Santa bringing you anything driving/riding related?
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Santa bringing you anything driving/riding related?

I recently saw a motorbike with a top box on a rack. There was a rack on top of the top box, just crying out for a smaller top box to go on it. And so on, ad infinitum
by Jonquirk
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Cars
Topic: Driving in the dark
Replies: 48
Views: 1855

Re: Driving in the dark

During my motoring career nothing has lit the way ahead as well as a pair of driving lamps on the roof of my Land-Rover.
by Jonquirk
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Insurance during lockdown
Replies: 13
Views: 1030

Re: Insurance during lockdown

If this silly story was true, anyone who parks on the street would have to remove their vehicle to an off-street parking place before lockdown started. Insurance doesn’t only provide cover while the vehicle is being driven
by Jonquirk
Sun Nov 08, 2020 3:39 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Oh dear oh dear ....
Replies: 7
Views: 572

Re: Oh dear oh dear ....

I don’t suppose we should take a space filler article in the Daily Fail too seriously, but I think some of those steering techniques would leave the driver open to being charged with not being in proper control of the vehicle.
by Jonquirk
Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Advanced Driving - Bikes
Topic: Motorcycle videos
Replies: 29
Views: 1896

Re: Motorcycle videos

Your Speedo error matches my Yaris!
by Jonquirk
Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Declining Standards
Replies: 33
Views: 2922

Re: Declining Standards

I do think the curse of “late indicating” is becoming endemic. My desire to plan is being frustrated by having to wait until others can be bothered to use their indicators. Sometimes I am just having my suspicions confirmed but at other times the signal is a revelation.
by Jonquirk
Tue Aug 25, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Older cars become more attractive by the day
Replies: 26
Views: 3400

Re: Older cars become more attractive by the day

My daughter has the posher one: sunroof, a/c, central locking, electric windows and mirrors. More to go wrong!

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