Motobatt MBTX12U for a Tiger 800

Another in a series of posts answering questions I’ve googled for – if you want a Motobatt battery for your Tiger 800, you want a MBTX12U, and it’ll save you enough space for you to carry a multimeter round with you:

 

Keeping a ride together – The Cornerman System

The cornerman system works pretty well for larger groups, and those with some slow and some fast riders; it encourages overtaking. Most forums try to explain it but make it sound far more complex than it is. In short, there is a ‘leader’ and a ‘tailgunner’, and everyone should be able to recognise the front … 

 

Heidenau K60s on a roadie Tiger 800

I was concerned about this, but they do easily fit under the front mudguard without raising it: These are 110/80B19.

 

Metal Mule pannier frames and a Fuel exhaust on a Tiger 800

The exhaust pipe on the Tiger is ginormous so almost all luggage options require assymetric panniers which look daft. Metal Mule, however, sell a set of their hard-bastard frames in a symmetrical form, for use with with a new narrower silencer (a rebranded Scorpion). That silencer costs £250 and, since the only reason for it … 

 

Keeping a ride together – follow the leader

Everyone loves the cornerman system, which is explained both in great depth and with much convolution on most motorbike forums. But I quite like playing follow the leader, and much as it’s probably how you ride anyway, sometimes people ask how a ride is going to work. Here’s what I call ‘follow the leader': * … 

 

Postfixadmin Installer for Wheezy

Debian Wheezy ships with Dovecot 2.x which has a different config layout to the 1.x verion in Lenny and Squeeze. In response, I’ve created a wheezy branch of postfixadmin-installer (there’s an issue for it, too) which configures Dovecot 2.x and it’s actually been a really easy switch. In much the same way as the current … 

 

Tidying up postfixadmin installer

I’ve *finally* merged about a billion changes into master in postfixadmin installer, chief amongst them is that most of the boring output now goes to a logfile, the vacation plugin might work after install and it the setup password is randomised. This is all procrastination in order to avoid working out how to configure Dovecot … 

 

Sitecreator

I’ve just spent a few days using up spare holiday, which means I’ve been making things for work that work doesn’t want but I do. This time it’s sitecreator, a tool for configuring websites and all their dependencies (Unix users, databases, ssh keys, DNS records etc.) on servers. Since there’s so many possible things for … 

 

Network Manager disabling Virt-manager’s bridge

This doesn’t work, and it’s filed as bug 1099949 in Ubuntu. So we’ll see how that goes. As of about six hours ago, I’ve had this regularly popping up in my syslog: Jan 13 20:13:54 amazing NetworkManager[1347]: (virbr0): device state change: unavailable -> disconnected (reason ‘none’) [20 30 0] virbr0 is the bridge created by … 

 

Converting from Apache1-style to (Debian-style) Apache2-style vhosts

Yeah, some of us are still doing that migration. Anyway, historically Apache vhosts are all in one file at /etc/apache/httpd.conf or if you’re really lucky something like /etc/apache/vhosts.conf. Apache2 in Debian uses two directories – /etc/apache2/sites-available and /etc/apache2/sites-enabled. sites-available contains one file for each vhost and in order to enable them they’re linked to from …