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by CharlieVictor
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Wet Spots At The Final Drive
Replies: 21
Views: 577

Re: Wet Spots At The Final Drive

Roy G rides in much warmer climes than us - lucky man - so the oils in his bike run hotter. I would think in UK that any correct grade of oil will be OK but in OZ a synthetic will be best. In France? Je ne sait pas, as les Anglais say. Like John, I also fill the diff to the lowest thread of the lev...
by CharlieVictor
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Dashboard With Extra Gauges For Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: Dashboard With Extra Gauges For Sale

That's his asking price. I burst laughing (electronically that is), and he came quickly back with "how much would you be willing to pay?" Which leads me to believe he's got no clue about the value or the market, probably overpaid the donor bike (a nice 77 R100/7), and is a "custom builder" hipster w...
by CharlieVictor
Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Dashboard With Extra Gauges For Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Re: Dashboard With Extra Gauges For Sale

Gese there are some real abominations there. All those wonderful BMWs reduced to garbage. Though I would not mind having a pair of those pods I could not give money that may help to prolong the existence of such people. I agree... The man did butcher a pretty nice /7, far from being a wreck... Anyw...
by CharlieVictor
Sun Jan 26, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Dashboard With Extra Gauges For Sale
Replies: 7
Views: 154

Dashboard With Extra Gauges For Sale

I know it's not the proper section, but I was afraid you guys might miss it if posted elsewhere. Basic /7 dash with the rare extra gauges (the seller is in the process of butchering a nice /7) Someone here might wanna snap it ? https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10215903646246094&set=gm.1546318...
by CharlieVictor
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Windshield
Replies: 55
Views: 1700

Re: Windshield

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by CharlieVictor
Sat Jan 25, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Show Us Your Favorite Joint
Replies: 15
Views: 257

Re: Show Us Your Favorite Joint

Thank you!

Well, if you plan on travelling over here eventually, be sure to let me know !
by CharlieVictor
Sat Jan 25, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Wet Spots At The Final Drive
Replies: 21
Views: 577

Re: Wet Spots At The Final Drive

As to the misting round CV's final drive, a couple of points... 1) When ridden in winter in salted conditions, the road debris, salt and water can form a gunge (technical term) that may be mistaken for a fine film of oil. 2) A slight misting from the drive housing vent is not very unusual on a hard...
by CharlieVictor
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Show Us Your Favorite Joint
Replies: 15
Views: 257

Re: Show Us Your Favorite Joint

Hey, I learned my English in Ontario. Cut me some slack please :grin:
by CharlieVictor
Sat Jan 25, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Now I’m not into bobbers and chops....
Replies: 10
Views: 175

Re: Now I’m not into bobbers and chops....

"Modernizing" a classic has become "almost" a frequent exercise. Personally I have more respect for that kind of craftsmanship than every horror fashion bike spilled out by self-proclaimed "custom garages" or other "yardbuilt" bull... These guys did a rather impressive job on three British classics....
by CharlieVictor
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Show Us Your Favorite Joint
Replies: 15
Views: 257

Show Us Your Favorite Joint

Whether a bistro, café, lay-by trailer... Where do your BMW and you go for a large? This is mine... (picture from 2016, but it hasn't changed and it's still my regular waterhole) By the time I have parked, turned off the engine, undone my gear and walked in, there is a hot espresso waiting for me :s...
by CharlieVictor
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Rukka trousers ...
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Rukka trousers ...

These technical discussions are always fascinating.... :---)
by CharlieVictor
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Be rude not to
Replies: 5
Views: 169

Re: Be rude not to

Good to see a 90S with dirt, oil stains and dust.... For once not a trailer queen !
Nice area... Could be my Burgundy Dales, sceneries look alike.
by CharlieVictor
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Wet Spots At The Final Drive
Replies: 21
Views: 577

Re: Wet Spots At The Final Drive

I read somewhere that a good way of discovering where the oil is coming from is to clean everything then sprinkle talc powder.
AndyB
#-o
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by CharlieVictor
Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Wet Spots At The Final Drive
Replies: 21
Views: 577

Re: Wet Spots At The Final Drive

One way to find where its coming from is clean it all first, then cover with talc powder. Then take the bike for a 5/10 mile ride and look for damp talc powder. Its a tip I picked up from a Harley forum. #-o Thanks Deep Diver. Rob had offered similar advice four days ago and two posts above yours.....
by CharlieVictor
Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Scary
Replies: 27
Views: 595

Re: Scary

That video was posted also by Nutty Bikers, and I can only repeat my comment: Most times when riding a motorcycle, hard braking is NOT the first option when being suddenly confronted to a situation of "reduced horizon", contrary to when driving a car. There was (little) time for the rider to either...
by CharlieVictor
Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Wet Spots At The Final Drive
Replies: 21
Views: 577

Re: Wet Spots At The Final Drive

One way to find where its coming from is clean it all first, then cover with talc powder. Then take the bike for a 5/10 mile ride and look for damp talc powder. Its a tip I picked up from a Harley forum. #-o Thanks Deep Diver. Rob had offered similar advice four days ago and two posts above yours.....
by CharlieVictor
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Car starter power pack
Replies: 19
Views: 415

Re: Car starter power pack

I know, I was just after a recommendation. I’ll do some more googling I understood that... :wink: But short of a better answer I do recall those videos... Including one where the guy fires up an airhead with a dead battery by deep freeze temp, with a power pack the size of a cigarette pack.. Works ...
by CharlieVictor
Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Car starter power pack
Replies: 19
Views: 415

Re: Car starter power pack

YouTube is full of videos of various models, sometimes on the manufacturer's own channel (perhaps less credible). Just my 2 cent worth...
by CharlieVictor
Sun Jan 19, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Rukka trousers ...
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Rukka trousers ...

I can’t wear the body armour, it’s uncomfortable, bulky, looks ridiculous and if I desperately wanted to be that safe I’d take the car, not a bike. I’ve got a couple of pairs of Kevlar lined biker jeans that came with big rubber inserts in several places, I couldn’t wear them, pulled all that stuff...
by CharlieVictor
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:07 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Rukka trousers ...
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Rukka trousers ...

I suppose like many garments it 's a personal thing... Even if someone would tell you this or that model suits them fine, it doesn't mean that with a different morphology, riding position or size the same would apply.
by CharlieVictor
Sat Jan 18, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Wet Spots At The Final Drive
Replies: 21
Views: 577

Re: Wet Spots At The Final Drive

As to the misting round CV's final drive, a couple of points... 1) When ridden in winter in salted conditions, the road debris, salt and water can form a gunge (technical term) that may be mistaken for a fine film of oil. 2) A slight misting from the drive housing vent is not very unusual on a hard...
by CharlieVictor
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Scary
Replies: 27
Views: 595

Re: Scary

Well, I fail to understand the connexion, since with an airbag vest he still broke his back and his sternum. Well, at least he survived I suppose... It's an interesting thing that, for everything, there's always another way of looking at it... I recall talking to an A & E doctor just after the helm...
by CharlieVictor
Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Wet Spots At The Final Drive
Replies: 21
Views: 577

Wet Spots At The Final Drive

On my bike, there's always been some some kind of mist around the final drive housing. Yet the oil level never drops, and there never was any unusual sight of oil or other liquid when I removed the rear wheel.

Technically, there can't be any oil mist there, can it?
by CharlieVictor
Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: R90S
Replies: 7
Views: 279

Re: R90S

It is described as silver... Looks black to me. Had a couple of longer rides and it is a fantastic bike. Not sure I need anything else, except a Morini threenarf... I have a Morini Scrambler and two 31/2 Sports. Oh, and a Laverda 500 which everybody wants to buy from me. There were only two colors....
by CharlieVictor
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Scary
Replies: 27
Views: 595

Re: Scary

He was wearing an air bag suit ( £1.5k worth ish ? ), which he attributed his survival to ...... how many of us ride in one of those ? The police used the collision to further urge the wearing of appropriate protective clothing, failing to mention that conventional motorcycle gear probably wouldn't...

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