The Get You No-Where Break It Service
As is well known, the weeklies and certain monthlies run an assistance service for their readers; mainly answering technical problems.
Whilst such a service wouldn't be of any use to the members of the Phoenix (they think they already know it all, cocky devils they are), the following may be a typical month's answers.
Q. My two stroke motorcycle started readily enough the other day on the kickstart but when I tried to pull off the machine went backwards. A friend has told me my timing was out. Is he right?
Q. Dear Sir, my BSA single model 2+2 2+2 seems to lack all the usual benefits of a motorcycle; it will not go very quick because it will not rev, it is not at all reliable and its brakes are virtually useless. However it does handle quite well. Can you help me?
Q. When I apply the front brake on my Suzuki it snatches badly, usually locking the wheel. Indeed the brake only seems to work in this way, very much like a stick through the spokes.
Q. I always get wet when I go out riding in the rain. Have you any hints you can pass on to keep me dry?