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by King Herald
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: where does my oil go?
Replies: 15
Views: 386

Re: where does my oil go?

Hi balanced by hand, I used a consistent method George Hi King I usually stand the bike up vertically on its' wheels BUT even though I check it the same way each time I get different readings. George I see a pattern developing here mate. How about taking the advice, put it on it’s stand, leave the ...
by King Herald
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Mobile Phone Mount
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: Mobile Phone Mount

That’s weird, my iPad went through about four different pages to get to your pic...except Facebook can’t find it.

I don’t think you can hot-link to Facebook piccies.
by King Herald
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Battery production (Third World)
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: Battery production (Third World)

I lived in the Far East for some 20 years, saw so much unbelievably unsafe stuff happening. And usually they simply don’t care, laugh even, if you try to point out a safer way to do things.

Safety boots, goggles, hard hats, dust masks, ear protection, no, no chance, they don’t want to bother.
by King Herald
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Naval 8" Rapid Fire Guns
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Naval 8" Rapid Fire Guns

I had a good look around the USS Alabama in Mobile a few years ago, that is an impressive day out. Crew originally had to climb down to the depths of the bilges to get up into the gun turrets. A long, scary escape route should abandon ship be called...... Later however they cut access holes further ...
by King Herald
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: where does my oil go?
Replies: 15
Views: 386

Re: where does my oil go?

You mean just balanced by hand? Theoretically it will work, but it is still free to wobble a bit, which spreads the oil, wetted surface etc. I’d use the stand each time, leave it sat for a minute minimum, when hot, to let it all drain to the lowest position. My 1100r will rise a 1/4 of the sight gla...
by King Herald
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: where does my oil go?
Replies: 15
Views: 386

Re: where does my oil go?

Hard to work out how you are checking the oil level. It HAS to be on the centre stand, on level ground, and stood still for at least five minutes, or you will never get a proper reading. It is not rocket science that leaning the bike over will alter the reading, so never even mention side stand and ...
by King Herald
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1150rt engine/crash bar's
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Re: R1150rt engine/crash bar's

Thee is a big hole through the front of the motor casting, underneath, and one bolt each side, by the injectors, but I don’t see any other obvious places. The aft lower mount is just fastened to a plate running backwards from the front tube, from what I can see. The pictures on the web site don’t sh...
by King Herald
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1150rt engine/crash bar's
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Re: R1150rt engine/crash bar's

That Heed web page is good, lots of pictures of details to copy. :lol: :cool:

Definite shortage of mounting points on these motors though. Got to be careful that the crash bar doesn’t lever a chunk out of the engine cases if you hit down hard. I have a plan......
by King Herald
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1150rt engine/crash bar's
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Re: R1150rt engine/crash bar's

I plan to build some for my 1100r, one of these days. I have found a few pics that show the best place to bolt them too, just need to get my finger out and design them. Not sure if the 1150rt differs much from my bike. I built a rack for the back a couple of weeks,ago, which turned out okay. It is i...
by King Herald
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Tyres - Stick or Twist
Replies: 38
Views: 1260

Re: Tyres - Stick or Twist

Mine are wearing in a sort of blocky fashion, like they are deforming under load, I guess I better put the recommended 42 and 36 in, not 36 and 30.....
by King Herald
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: New rear tyre
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: New rear tyre

Only 11 years old......still good to go. Did it ride okay..
by King Herald
Sat Nov 04, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Wagging speedo needle
Replies: 14
Views: 353

Re: Wagging speedo needle

Is it electronic, or a speedo cable? I once had a Honda that did that it, turned out to be the square on the end of the cable has worn and was slipping continually. After I fixed it, with a sliver of tin can wrapped around it and squeezed with pliers, my bike was suddenly going faster than I remembe...
by King Herald
Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Welding on the frame
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Welding on the frame

I would have tried to put the box over the pillion seat to bring the weight inside the wheelbase when riding solo. George That was plan A, with a rack behind it, but the daughter walked in and asked where she would be sitting if I put it there. #-o At least now I can stash a tent, sleeping bag etc ...
by King Herald
Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Rear Hagon shock
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: Rear Hagon shock

Ram shock fitted
Does that mean you have just fitted one, or you already had one on the bike and want to change it? Unhappy with it?

I'm thinking of changing my stock one, on my 1100r, as it seems rock solid with just me on. A touch lower, a touch softer, would be ideal.
by King Herald
Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Tyres - Stick or Twist
Replies: 38
Views: 1260

Re: Tyres - Stick or Twist

I’m about 5000 miles into my Battleaxe 023s on my 1100r and have noticed they are wearing incredibly square, almost like I have never leaned the bike. I don’t ride fast, don’t actually throw it into bends with great gusto, but I’ve never had tyres wear this square before. Must be a senior thing........
by King Herald
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Welding on the frame
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Re: Welding on the frame

The box came off Ebay and is actually a gennie K100 box. I didn't want some massive container back there, just something for spare gloves, a few tools, maybe a puncture repair kit and inflater. And I added a basic backrest for my daughter. :grin:

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by King Herald
Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Welding on the frame
Replies: 5
Views: 165

Welding on the frame

I grabbed some tube and my trusty welder and built a little rack for my Oiler, to carry a small box and make it easy to carry some throw-overs, for the day I go travelling... :drunken: I guess I should have inquired first, how to weld stuff bolted onto the frame, without frying any sensitive electro...
by King Herald
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Broquets, Fuel Cats and other crackpot claims
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Broquets, Fuel Cats and other crackpot claims

What about the magnet that goes on the fuel line to align the fuel molecules and cause better combustion? I read in a motoring magazine that that worked quite well...... :roll: ](*,) Not that I believe a word of it. If it were true, we would ALL have them on our vehicles from the factory, same as we...
by King Herald
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: Brakes! Abs or not? Front or both?
Replies: 7
Views: 236

Re: Brakes! Abs or not? Front or both?

I have NEVER understood the logic that calls silicon based brake fluid DOT 5.1 and the rest of the mineral based DOT 3, 4, and 5. Some clown in Halfords once insisted that 5.1 was virtually the same as 5.0 and could be used instead, and stupidly I trusted his word...... Luckily I did my own research...
by King Herald
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: I need new bobbins....
Replies: 12
Views: 398

Re: RE: Re: I need new bobbins....

For the little extra time to take the discs off I found it a far easier job with them flat on the bench. Plus my circlip wouldn't move with a screwdriver. I had planned to do that, but I was afear that I might snap off the screws that hold the discs in place. Apparently the bike stood unloved for a...
by King Herald
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: I need new bobbins....
Replies: 12
Views: 398

Re: I need new bobbins....

Yours look as bad as mine were. I got the clips off by slipping a ground down screwdriver into one of the two slots and twisting. It worked on most of them, but some needed a tap with a screwdriver. I also held the wheel upright in the vice to make it all easier, as I left the discs on the wheel. Be...
by King Herald
Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?
Replies: 125
Views: 4417

Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Fitted new front disc bobbins to my 1100r. Fairly simple job, but a bit fiddly. I took the wheel out to make life easier.

Now the discs don’t wobble 1/16” in all directions.
by King Herald
Mon Oct 16, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: I need new bobbins....
Replies: 12
Views: 398

Re: I need new bobbins....

My bobbins arrived today, well, 23 did. For,some,reason one packet had been opened and a bobbing removed, then stalled close, Motorworks will be sending it tomorrow. I got the other 23 fitted with no great dramas. Bit fiddly, getting the rusted old clips off, but no great drama to a handy guy. One t...
by King Herald
Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Servo Assisted Brakes - Safety Announcement
Replies: 42
Views: 11495

Re: Servo Assisted Brakes - Safety Announcement

How stiff is it to turn the key on and off? Is there a positive sort over ‘over centre’ that would stop it rotating back to off, or is it sloppy?

I cannot for one second imagine there is any sort of servo, magnet or drive that physically moves the key.
by King Herald
Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Stafford Classic Mechanics Show
Replies: 3
Views: 186

Re: Stafford Classic Mechanics Show

I live just 2 miles from Stafford show ground, so be rude not to go. :cool: Probably go Sunday though.

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