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The nearest bar is 15 minutes walk Dave. 
Or if you shut your eyes and walk around a bit -- about 7 seconds.
The area is called Paraiso (paradise) and fortunately one does not have to die to gain entry.
In fact it is illegal to die in Lanjaron.

Got some oil in Orgiva this morning, plus some STP flushing oil.
Also got 2€ per kilo for my avocados, rather than the 1:25€ I get in Lanjaron. 
And I've got a shed-load.
 If I can reach them...

I bought a book a few weeks ago "The Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment".
Haven't got round to reading it yet.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 May 2019 at 14:27
Yes that one was in the list, but also an Alpaca farm near Ronda, and another country house in Gonar. Plus others.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Andyb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 May 2019 at 19:54
Mine dropped oil onto the rim for about 500 miles after I changed it as I was careless and spilt oil when filling
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10 May 2019 at 19:59
Originally posted by Dave P. Dave P. wrote:

WOW !! I looked at the video.What a cracking location. Jealous, me???
You bet!

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Originally posted by Ben. Ben. wrote:

In fact it is illegal to die in Lanjaron.


That could be awkward! Shocked



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Oh dear -- with zillions of videos being uploaded daily, I assumed 877 was a reasonable reference.
Please assume an emoticon with a red face, I'm too old to employ such devices, but I'm beginning to see why they catch on ...

Andy, I get oil EVERYWHERE.
Oil has a mind of its own --
It's like socks.

I ventured into Orgiva, and spent half my pension on the slippery stuff.
I have  also found a can of molyslip engine flushing liquid which promises to rid me of all my problems, and will treat my hub to a few miles of the 'concrete road' which resembles a continuous cattle grid.
Short of taking it apart and perhaps regretting it, I reckon that's the best option. 

I don't know what we'll do now the Origami group has folded ...


 
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Originally posted by Ben. Ben. wrote:

I don't know what we'll do now the Origami group has folded ...

There must be a local branch of the Flat Earth Society's global movement.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Cylvabirch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 May 2019 at 07:40
When I changed the rear hub oil on my V7 for the first time the liquid that came out was like milky coffee. It may have been changed before I became the owner, but I suspect not.
I am not sure what the factory put in new bikes, but perhaps they add a bit of molybdenum disulphide like the old days?
Anyway, since then I have changed the oil three times and the old oil has been as clean as the new stuff. I only do small mileages though so I suppose it never gets really hot. I always blow through the breather cap to make sure the airway is clear.
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That's intriguing, thanks David. As you have done three changes since, it sounds like no damage was done. 
Still can't work out why oil should suddenly start coming out of the breather, I did ride up to Pampaneira, and down again, that's 1,000 metres above sea level (the earth being far from flat in these parts) but I've done that run several times without trouble. 

Should get the chance to do some further tests this week-end.
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Filled up with recommended oil and had a tootle round the village under a blistering sun -- pleased to see no leaks, nasty noises or funny smells.
Well, not from the bike anyway.
In Yorkshire I was definitely an ATGATT sort of a person, here people ride around in shorts sandals and shirtsleeves unless you're one of the many two-wheeled tourists. 
If I put my gear on today I'd simply melt, and one thing about riding in shirtsleeves and sandals --
It doesn't half make you careful.

Longer run tomorrow then drop the oil. I might just put the whole business down to 'character.'
I used to run a retired London cab, one day climbing Buckhaw Brow, the temperature gauge steamed up. That's character.
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My 650 NTX has had the same behavior from the drive box.....intermittent but it does seem to get very hot. The quick get around I devised was to take off the top hat part of the breather which leaves you with a tube so you can put a clear and long venting tube to catch the spill and it can run back down.
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That sounds a very reasonable solution Chris, many thanks -- certainly my drive box was very hot today, after a short slow ride. 
A mechanic told me he had seen gearbox oil emulsified, and warned me to cover the top hat if I power-washed the bike. I suppose the same can be said for the hub breather, and though I never power wash, the combination of wind and rain on my patio could be comparable.

If the hub does have a tendency to dump oil in these conditions, certainly a clear tube with a rain proof cap, zip-tied to the rear shock spring perhaps, would save me finding out the hard way that my hub was loosing oil.
These roads have mountain on one side, and absolutely nothing whatsoever on the other.
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Sorry chaps I couldn't resist it.

It was the "folded" that did it.
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Red Leader One, for a suitable emolument, I can introduce you to an osteopath who will positively veto any ironing or washing up activity.
He doesn't come cheap...
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We ride on similar roads Ben !
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