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by King Herald
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: 98 R1100RT side stand extension
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: 98 R1100RT side stand extension

Thanks for the feedback and suggestions. Every little bit helps. This morning, with the bike on the center stand, I lowered the side stand and from the ground to the bottom of the side stand pad it was 3.75" or 9.5cm. I'm curious how that correlates to what others have. I've had a lot of bikes and ...
by King Herald
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: 98 R1100RT side stand extension
Replies: 11
Views: 190

Re: 98 R1100RT side stand extension

I cut a larger footprint for mine, from 2mm steel, and welded it on with some small stitch welds so it can be removed if ever I decide to. It's about 5/8" (16mm) bigger all the way round. I put the bike on the stand, on the patch, before I welded it, so it definitely sat flat to the ground when in u...
by King Herald
Sun Jun 28, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: tyre pressure
Replies: 7
Views: 262

Re: tyre pressure

Thanks guys all makes sense Rob. So it seems 36 front and 42 rear is a good way to go. many thanks. Dave. What happens to the 36/42 tyre pressures if a lone rider then adds a large passenger, and the almost obligatory giant alloy 5’ wide boxes and suchforth? How much extra tyre pressure do you add?...
by King Herald
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: R1200RT Loss of Power - Repeat incident
Replies: 7
Views: 904

Re: R1200RT Loss of Power - Repeat incident

Evening all. 20th June. Decided to change the alternator belt! Looking back through the service history it was last changed in 2012. Bike has covered around 11K since the change. On removal the old belt was larger than the new replacement so I'm sure the belt was occasionally slipping when it hrd w...
by King Herald
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Drinking Time
Replies: 68
Views: 7035

Re: Drinking Time

I had several bottles of Old Speckled Hen last night, chased down with several bottles of Doom Bar. Shouldn't have had quite so many, my head tells me today.... :sad:
by King Herald
Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:05 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Time for a new battery?
Replies: 12
Views: 598

Re: Time for a new battery?

My car has always warned me ‘low battery’ if I leave the radio on for even a few minutes with engine off. I assume it drops below a certain set voltage and starts screaming for help. It’s never had a problem starting, in three years and 20,000 miles though. When I bought my Oilhead 3 years ago the v...
by King Herald
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: MOT extension - a word of warning...
Replies: 33
Views: 786

Re: MOT extension - a word of warning...

The thing is that your vehicle should pass the MOT at any time and if there is anything at all that would fail the vehicle should not be on the road anyway. I am sure we all do that of course. :angel: We wouldn’t need an MOT inspection if we were all skilled and honest enough to know our vehicle we...
by King Herald
Wed Jun 10, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: MOT extension - a word of warning...
Replies: 33
Views: 786

Re: MOT extension - a word of warning...

Even in normal times, if you take your vehicle to MOT early and it fails, it is then not MOT’d, you have to fix it or take it off the road. It’s not like the old days, when you were still covered until 12 months ran out.
by King Herald
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member - ish
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: New member - ish

Welcome back. :grin:
by King Herald
Fri Jun 05, 2020 8:23 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Insurance renewal
Replies: 7
Views: 347

Re: Insurance renewal

Years ago Carole Nash sent my Sportster renewal through, at nearly double the first years cost, £178 for full comp. I checked the price for a new applicant on their web site, then called them up to do battle and the girl immediately offered £30 off, and when I told her I could book it myself on line...
by King Herald
Fri May 29, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Tirol locks out loud motorbikes
Replies: 8
Views: 368

Re: Tirol locks out loud motorbikes

This is the result of the smart a**es who think their howling open pipe impress everybody they pass. Usually the Power Ranger types, but quite a few others. Try to tell them what the end result of their stupidity is and they won't have it. Just yesterday I was berating some clown on Feacesbook who w...
by King Herald
Fri May 29, 2020 8:46 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Missfire
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Missfire

No taco on mine but usually at about 60 to 70mph. Thanks for inf 70 is 4000rpm, so a bit high for it to be the same problem as mine. Is it dead smooth at low rpm, meandering around town etc? HES tends to be either alive, or suddenly dead. When mine failed it just died, totally, like I'd turned off ...
by King Herald
Thu May 28, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Missfire
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Missfire

Would it happen to be around the 2800rpm point, or thereabouts? If so it is a common issue with the oil heads of this ilk, when the throttles bodies are slightly out of balance. Mine does it quite a bit, and I really ought to balance them.
by King Herald
Tue May 26, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: What are your thoughts on this
Replies: 28
Views: 1057

Re: What are your thoughts on this

I've been out for a few careful rides, on my own, over the last week. But nothing has changed, I rarely ride with anybody else anyway. I don't think I did more than a few 'bike nights' last year, and the idea of rubbing shoulders with hundreds of other bikes doesn't appeal in the slightest.
by King Herald
Fri May 22, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Latest Covid 19 News for Motorcyclists in England
Replies: 55
Views: 2059

Re: Latest Covid 19 News for Motorcyclists in England

This road in Burnley was a 40 limit all of my life: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.7805981,-2.273053,19.29z Not fund raising that they dropped it to 30 and for a year every day there were policemen with speed cameras then. :) Policemen with speed cameras? What, literally stood there, with hand h...
by King Herald
Fri May 22, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Latest Covid 19 News for Motorcyclists in England
Replies: 55
Views: 2059

Re: Latest Covid 19 News for Motorcyclists in England

Those are just the basic 'seek advice' guidelines... I think it's safe to say that, once it gets to stage 2, the symptoms are quite distinctive... Rob Ex wife tells me: Splitting headache that won’t quit. Total loss of sense of smell and taste. Chesty cough that brings nothing up. One pupil that do...
by King Herald
Fri May 22, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Cam chain tensioners.
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: Cam chain tensioners.

I had a problem with mine, 8000 miles after the install: it backed out, very suddenly, allowing 2 litres of oil to literally spew out as I was riding along. Luckily I noticed the oil light blinking red, reflecting in my screen, and managed to stop before the motor was damaged, and before I threw the...
by King Herald
Thu May 21, 2020 7:43 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Latest Covid 19 News for Motorcyclists in England
Replies: 55
Views: 2059

Re: Latest Covid 19 News for Motorcyclists in England

In any case we all have at least one conspiracy theory that others might find ridiculous. I suspect if you were being honest you'd say you have one or two, or maybe you really do believe that authority never lies. Oh yes, I definitely have a few ideas, religion being one of the biggest conspiracy t...
by King Herald
Wed May 20, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: So what are you up to during this enforced hobby time?
Replies: 203
Views: 7058

Re: So what are you up to during this enforced hobby time?

Sat in the garden last night burning loads of rotting wood and other rubbish, with the sounds of bikes along the roads till it was dark. Same in my sleepy little village, I can hear the sounds of bikes winding it on hard down the surrounding roads. None of them are hanging about. I went out myself ...
by King Herald
Wed May 20, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Latest Covid 19 News for Motorcyclists in England
Replies: 55
Views: 2059

Re: Latest Covid 19 News for Motorcyclists in England

I don't believe in conspiracy theories... in my considered opinion, they are all dream't up for political reasons or personal gain by an underground group intent on undermining all governments and bringing about the downfall of society as we know it... :smile: Rob I have a friend who believes in ev...
by King Herald
Mon May 18, 2020 1:22 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Motorcycling is a good transport option during Covid 19
Replies: 25
Views: 708

Re: Motorcycling is a good transport option during Covid 19

I can't do "down the middle" on the BMW, I don't feel safe doing it. Are there any figures for under / over say 40 years old motorbike accidents? I very rarely filter, one exception was M25 last July, coming back from Europe, 30 miles of solid traffic around M25 so after sweltering along for a half...
by King Herald
Mon May 18, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Motorcycling is a good transport option during Covid 19
Replies: 25
Views: 708

Re: Motorcycling is a good transport option during Covid 19

It's an argument that's been raging for decades and I'd love to go along with it but unfortunately any advantages our chosen mode of transport has at any time, is wiped out and overtaken by our horrendous accident and fatality rates. At the moment (just going from memory) in the UK we account for l...
by King Herald
Mon May 18, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Latest Covid 19 News for Motorcyclists in England
Replies: 55
Views: 2059

Re: Latest Covid 19 News for Motorcyclists in England

Very generous of you to think that the BBC would know the difference between the two statements. I’d wager they use those words specifically because there is a difference. And I’d assume it is typical media vagueness and ambiguity so nobody can come back later and sue them for something they have p...
by King Herald
Sun May 17, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Latest Covid 19 News for Motorcyclists in England
Replies: 55
Views: 2059

Re: Latest Covid 19 News for Motorcyclists in England

That isn't what I said. If a person is in hospital COVID 19 syptoms and subsequently dies, then there can be little doubt that they have COVID 19. A test really isn't necessary. As I read it, if there is any doubt, then there is a form of Post Mortem which may just be a test to confirm the presence...
by King Herald
Fri May 15, 2020 9:22 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: High torque induction
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Re: High torque induction

There is, apparently, something you can do to the actual air box inlet tube. Increase the diameter I think it was, and I'm sure I saw pics where a guy had added another tube on the righthand side of the box. He had made them from glass fibre. He reckons it made a hell of a difference to low end powe...

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