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by boxerman
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K75S Top Box
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: K75S Top Box

They are referred to as the 22L top boxes.
Or, more commonly, a sandwich box... :grin: That's about all they have room for.
by boxerman
Sun Feb 18, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: 1989 BMW R80
Replies: 52
Views: 1762

Re: 1989 BMW R80

but anyone know what might’ve happened here?
Yes, it's simple. You've read the spec for a twin shock bike!!! ALL Airhead Monos use 18" front and rear.
by boxerman
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Airhead values
Replies: 31
Views: 558

Re: Airhead values

So throw a couple of thousand at it and you've got a clean and shiny R90s
:lol: In who's dream? Anything resembling a restoration (and that has to be what you're talking in terms of) is likely to cost £5 - 7,000 for parts and paintwork..
by boxerman
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: 1989 BMW R80
Replies: 52
Views: 1762

Re: 1989 BMW R80

The breather pipe.
by boxerman
Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: The Faroe Islands
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: The Faroe Islands

No, Scott & Lolo didn't make it to there.

I, along with a few friends spent a wonderful week touring the islands on the bike back in '95. It was easier to get to back then as a very small ferry ran from Aberdeen to Torshaven.

http://www.bmridersclub.com/landofmaybe.htm
by boxerman
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Heated Grips.
Replies: 12
Views: 251

Re: Heated Grips.

The other option for repair is something that I did many a time in the early days of the grips when they were seriously fragile and that's to salvage the wire from an old heated blanket and re-wire with that - much stronger but you do need to play with length to get the temp right and as Ced says, i...
by boxerman
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Tyre mileage
Replies: 20
Views: 482

Re: Tyre mileage

Ah, but the difference is that I can do it at my speed (these days that's Dead slow with 10 minutes work and 10 minutes sit down to recover) and, of course, dinner doesn't depend on me getting it done...

Looking forward to your sofa and must get my booking sorted in the next week or so..
by boxerman
Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Tyre mileage
Replies: 20
Views: 482

Re: Tyre mileage

Its what happens when you retire 15 years early
If that amount of grafting is retirement I think I need to go back to work... I wouldn't last 5 minutes with your idea of retirement... :queen: :shock: :smt055
by boxerman
Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Brake lever bending
Replies: 23
Views: 479

Re: Brake lever bending

R45/65 and Monos have steel ones - the rest all have crap alloy ones..
by boxerman
Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Tyre mileage
Replies: 20
Views: 482

Re: Tyre mileage

Dropped yourself in it there KH ...... Lolo's here! :lol:
:grin: Lolo'll make mincemeat of you..
by boxerman
Mon Feb 05, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Historic vehicle status
Replies: 6
Views: 341

Re: Historic vehicle status

No such thing as a 76 R100
Actually the R100RS was introduced in late '76 so there will be some of those that are 1976 although they will technically be '77 models.
by boxerman
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Anyone with an R80/R100RT post 86
Replies: 2
Views: 131

Re: Anyone with an R80/R100RT post 86

That's how it's supposed to be so both clear the barrels which are also offset.
by boxerman
Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Winter Weather Pictures
Replies: 19
Views: 674

Re: Winter Weather Pictures

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Not exactly recent but here's one from January 1947 taken by my mother...
by boxerman
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: /5 swb or LWB?
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: /5 swb or LWB?

The LWB has a welded on extension to the swing arm.
by boxerman
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Official Club Event Listings
Topic: Re: Yorkshire Lunch Club Meetings - 2018 - Final List
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Re: Re: Yorkshire Lunch Club Meetings - 2018 - Final List

OK, done. You may want to double check tho, Phil
by boxerman
Tue Jan 23, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: handle bars
Replies: 7
Views: 282

Re: handle bars

Are you sure it doesan't have the rubber mounted bars that are designed to flex?
by boxerman
Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: no caliper pressure
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: no caliper pressure

Telling us what bike you have would help.
by boxerman
Fri Jan 19, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Weeping Cylinder Base
Replies: 41
Views: 827

Re: Weeping Cylinder Base

It was a common mod on the 600's as many of the early ones suffered 'pinking' and in many cases it turned out to be that (presumably due to machine faults) the standard compression was way higher than intended. They are available for the larger engines but not normally recommended. The 100/7 does ha...
by boxerman
Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Weeping Cylinder Base
Replies: 41
Views: 827

Re: Weeping Cylinder Base

That's not a gasket but a compression plate that someone has fitted to lower compression
by boxerman
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Official Club Event Listings
Topic: Re: Yorkshire Lunch Club Meetings - 2018 - Final List
Replies: 15
Views: 434

Re: Yorkshire Lunch Club Meetings - 2018 - Provisional

Give him a chance, Colin - he only went yesterday...
by boxerman
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Stainless steel exhaust systems on airheads
Replies: 6
Views: 313

Re: Stainless steel exhaust systems on airheads

Just to add to IanB's reply. Yes, the mono's had stainless silencers BUT it was purely cosmetic and the internals were still mild steel.
by boxerman
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Insurance Company Madness
Replies: 10
Views: 342

Re: Insurance Company Madness

Well done, Bill.
by boxerman
Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Weeping Cylinder Base
Replies: 41
Views: 827

Re: Weeping Cylinder Base

If it's only a slight weep then no, I wouldn't worry too much.
by boxerman
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Weeping Cylinder Base
Replies: 41
Views: 827

Re: Weeping Cylinder Base

No, the head gasket goes between the cylinder barrel and the head, A slight weep from the base isn't unusual as there is no gasket there. It's worth carefully smearing silicone around the base and then fastening it down as quickly as you can but don't get it in the top stud holes or you could block ...

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