Decel wobble around 50MPH - Page 3 - The Jockey Journal Board

Go Back   The Jockey Journal Board > General Discussion > The Board

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-16-2017, 12:45 PM   #41
rhysmort
Senior Member
 
rhysmort's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: UK
Posts: 680
Default Re: Decel wobble around 50MPH

Quote:
Originally Posted by magnum45pete View Post
POINT....No such thing as Suicide SHIFT !!!.... suicide Clutch yes, & Jockey shift....

In reality unless you have a shaft drive you don't need to balance the rear wheel as the chain is only ever on part of the sprocket.
thus your rear wheel is always out of balance,...
but fronts should be balanced and correct tyre pressures used,
check them weekly,
it takes seconds and saves lives and makes riding more pleasurable, better & easier steering with less Vibrations to give ya White knuckle.....
& ya Tyres will last longer.....
also, remember a cross-ply on the rear & radial on the front is Illegal in England, if plod stops ya its 6 points + a fine........


I stand corrected!

Yeah I need to have a look at my front wheel! I do wonder Pete who would be knowledgeable in the plod to know the difference! I wasn't aware it's illegal though!
rhysmort is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-16-2017, 01:49 PM   #42
magnum45pete
Senior Member
 
magnum45pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Brighton England
Posts: 1,340
Default Re: Decel wobble around 50MPH

I don't know where you are but here in Sussex most Traffic police are qualified MOT inspectors,...
they know their stuff for sure.....
local Plod are thick as shit & twice as Runny !!!.....
they are also on a purge here at the moment, being PC about Bike safety,...
they would have a field day on you with no front brake or mudguard,
like I said 6 points for the tyre....
the no front brake may even get you a ''Dangerous Condition'' charge if they are in a bad mood, not sure if points go with that.....just be careful,....
personally I don't follow trends, too old for that shit, so when I build I do the basics
BETTER than is needed,.. top performance tyres, brakes and bearings, forks that work etc etc etc.....
then the fucks can't touch ya,....
nothing more satisfying than being stopped by Plod and they cant find anything wrong....pisses them off, makes me laugh.
I gotta admit we here in England do get it easier than most,... I'm American but have been here many years now because of the shit from NJ state Troopers,...fucking Nazi's !!... Brit Cops are fairly laid back, but don't push it,they ARE out to get you, it's in their Nature.
magnum45pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-16-2017, 02:34 PM   #43
richbob
Senior Member
 
richbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Toscana Italy
Posts: 1,916
Default Re: Decel wobble around 50MPH

Glad you said it


Sent from Motorcycle.com Free App
__________________
Rush Rush to the Yayo. Blondie

"Ultimately were all dead men"(Oliver Reed.Gladiator)
richbob is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Old 05-17-2017, 02:30 AM   #44
richbob
Senior Member
 
richbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Toscana Italy
Posts: 1,916
Default Re: Decel wobble around 50MPH

And if you do get stopped 1st impression is important.(policeman will probably be a little brusk or sarcastic they are taught to do this to gauge you.("who do you think you are? Barry Sheene" )
Get straight off the bike and Helmet and shades off , arms by your sides (not crossed)
and be the nicest guy on earth. Hello officer (good morning or whatever)
I have been stopped alot and and rode or driven away when i was clearly in the wrong
Purely by being nice,(Important helmet off then you become human not a traffic offender)
__________________
Rush Rush to the Yayo. Blondie

"Ultimately were all dead men"(Oliver Reed.Gladiator)
richbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2017, 07:34 AM   #45
joe49
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Tonica Il
Posts: 1,074
Default Re: Decel wobble around 50MPH

too add to richbob's advice. One of those gauges, I was told about by a old friend many years ago. It's the picture on your license. Mine has this happy smiley old guy. Also always got a pass when stopped though that wasn't often.
joe49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2017, 07:45 AM   #46
joe49
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Tonica Il
Posts: 1,074
Default Re: Decel wobble around 50MPH

... not getting stopped often is the result of looking real carefully around before doing something that LEO's may think is a violation.
joe49 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2017, 11:14 AM   #47
rhysmort
Senior Member
 
rhysmort's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: UK
Posts: 680
Default Re: Decel wobble around 50MPH

Yeah of course, I ride with an open face helmet and I'm genuinely nice enough haha. Not sure where I stand, I don't have to MOT my bike as pre 1960 it's not needed so I don't know where I stand with some laws!

Now on to rebuilding my tranny.
rhysmort is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2017, 12:52 PM   #48
magnum45pete
Senior Member
 
magnum45pete's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Brighton England
Posts: 1,340
Default Re: Decel wobble around 50MPH

you may be MOT exempt BUT you still have to comply with ALL the ''Construction & Use'' Laws.
it doesn't mean you don't need brakes, foot pegs, mudguards, securely mounted seats, etc....bent handlebars are still a No No,... Bald or incorrect Tyres a no no (+6 Points) ...
some things are NOT on an MOT ,like mudguards and chain guards but if you have a rear seat & rear passenger pegs a chain guard is required under the Construction & Use law, front muddy is also required again even though it's not an mot item.....
MOT exemption was brought in because so many people with older cars and bikes were failing MOT's as they were being tested to todays standards & VOSA was inundated with appeals that clogged the system,......... it Doesn't mean ''anything goes'' ... it means they Trust the owner of a vintage vehicle to keep it in a proper, roadworthy safe condition, ....death traps will be treated by the police in the same way as always.
also the down side in a worst case scenario,if every other Pre 1960 car/bike take the piss and drive dangerous vehicles they could very easily ban all made before 1960, that NO one wants.....
magnum45pete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2017, 01:13 PM   #49
rhysmort
Senior Member
 
rhysmort's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: UK
Posts: 680
Default Re: Decel wobble around 50MPH

Quote:
Originally Posted by magnum45pete View Post
you may be MOT exempt BUT you still have to comply with ALL the ''Construction & Use'' Laws.
it doesn't mean you don't need brakes, foot pegs, mudguards, securely mounted seats, etc....bent handlebars are still a No No,... Bald or incorrect Tyres a no no (+6 Points) ...
some things are NOT on an MOT ,like mudguards and chain guards but if you have a rear seat & rear passenger pegs a chain guard is required under the Construction & Use law, front muddy is also required again even though it's not an mot item.....
MOT exemption was brought in because so many people with older cars and bikes were failing MOT's as they were being tested to todays standards & VOSA was inundated with appeals that clogged the system,......... it Doesn't mean ''anything goes'' ... it means they Trust the owner of a vintage vehicle to keep it in a proper, roadworthy safe condition, ....death traps will be treated by the police in the same way as always.
also the down side in a worst case scenario,if every other Pre 1960 car/bike take the piss and drive dangerous vehicles they could very easily ban all made before 1960, that NO one wants.....
As always Pete, appreciate the advice and knowledge. De railing this a little though, it's about my wobbly front tyre! I've put more pressure in, tightened the bearings, but not ridden since as I'm sorting my leaky 4 speed out.
rhysmort is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2017, 04:28 PM   #50
richbob
Senior Member
 
richbob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Toscana Italy
Posts: 1,916
Default Re: Decel wobble around 50MPH

Get that tranny fixed
And back to your suicide shifting !


Sent from Motorcycle.com Free App
__________________
Rush Rush to the Yayo. Blondie

"Ultimately were all dead men"(Oliver Reed.Gladiator)
richbob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2017, 05:52 PM   #51
CookieMonster
Senior Member
 
CookieMonster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: England
Posts: 437
Default Decel wobble around 50MPH

You obviously haven't met a Welsh copper Rich, they'll go to any length to prove a point round these parts

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/nort...police-2853541

Sorry Rhys, couldn't resist.
__________________
'Well, I just threw my guns down and walked away. Little bastard shot me in the ass.' RIP Gene Wilder 1933-2016.
CookieMonster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-17-2017, 06:08 PM   #52
rhysmort
Senior Member
 
rhysmort's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: UK
Posts: 680
Default Re: Decel wobble around 50MPH

Quote:
Originally Posted by richbob View Post
Get that tranny fixed
And back to your suicide shifting !


Sent from Motorcycle.com Free App
Already on it rich! stripped down and all seals replaced!
rhysmort is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2017, 01:10 PM   #53
rhysmort
Senior Member
 
rhysmort's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: UK
Posts: 680
Default Re: Decel wobble around 50MPH

Turns out my front wheel isn't running true. That could be it! so will attempt to lessen it with spoke adjustment!
rhysmort is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:08 PM.