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Offline Stevieg

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Hooks
« on: February 03, 2019, 02:22:40 pm »
Hi alclowe to finish my C11 and was wondering what the two hooks on the bottom edge of the fuel tank were meant for ?

Cheers Steve

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Re: Hooks
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2019, 02:30:57 pm »
What do you do with a flat tyre?
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Re: Hooks
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2019, 03:18:33 pm »
Steve they are for a hand pump, tyre inflator

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Re: Hooks
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2019, 04:23:41 pm »
What do you do with a flat tyre?

Curse usually.  :)

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Re: Hooks
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2019, 04:48:29 pm »
Usually used to hang your meat pie from so it's still warm when you get home.

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Re: Hooks
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2019, 05:24:36 pm »
Here's the meat pie.  ;D
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Re: Hooks
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2019, 05:26:21 pm »
Are you sure it's the right way round Thomas?
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Re: Hooks
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2019, 05:38:23 pm »
Absolutely because driving direction is to the left!
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Re: Hooks
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2019, 05:54:44 pm »
Well that's a discussion I've had with others, and the consensus is to fit it this way round to reduce the water and mud that might enter the handle........I really must get out more :-\ Ron 

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Re: Hooks
« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2019, 05:58:56 pm »
Hmmm, that's a good point, Ron! I guess I should try to drive the other direction and turn the pump.  ::)
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Re: Hooks
« Reply #10 on: February 03, 2019, 06:16:49 pm »
if you fit a small jubilee clip just under the handle [paint it black and it's almost invisible] once it's in place it prevents it being shaken loose whatever the road and makes it more difficult to steal

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Re: Hooks
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2019, 09:00:20 am »
I've lost a couple of pumps over the years so I'll use the Jubilee clip trick, thanks.


You'll need to turn the pump round in the clips before wheeling the bike backwards, Thomas.



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Re: Hooks
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2019, 09:37:22 am »
You mean, I'm going backwards...?  :o Hmmm, I was wondering why the steering wheel is behind my back.  :(
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Re: Hooks
« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2019, 06:01:05 pm »
Thanks chaps, you really do forget how basic these bikes are sometimes 😁👍🏻

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Re: Hooks
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2019, 06:31:05 pm »
Basic but as I am finding out great fun