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by King Herald
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Stand aside McGreggor and Boorman
Replies: 9
Views: 417

Re: Stand aside McGreggor and Boorman

Jupiter’s Travels. A great read :cheers: I have to admit, that book changed my life, the whole concept of travelling alone, and the freedoms and opportunities it holds. I’d done loads of motorcycle travelling with other people and always found it a tedious chore after a few days, but Ted inspired m...
by King Herald
Sun Oct 18, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Sat Navs
Replies: 40
Views: 1372

Re: Sat Navs

The iPhone TomTom is now over since the latest upgrade. I’m back to having a full working Live system. Great tool especially in the car when visiting new places. Is that the TT upgrade, or iPhone one? All along it has been TT who refuse to make their devices work to the iPhone system. Facebook Tomt...
by King Herald
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Stand aside McGreggor and Boorman
Replies: 9
Views: 417

Re: Stand aside McGreggor and Boorman

She has an excellent book too, bested only by the iconic Jupiter’s Travels.

https://www.elspethbeard.com/shop
by King Herald
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Drilling out exhaust studs
Replies: 15
Views: 629

Re: Drilling out exhaust studs

If it leaks just use a good dose of plumbers tape It works I think we cured one on here or on UKgser when I suggested that after various loctite etc etc etc suggestions I had a Chevy V8 that leaked water past an exhaust stud. Quite a common problem apparently, drilling into the water jacket, though...
by King Herald
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Interesting read
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Re: Interesting read

Didn’t Cliff Richard make this into a movie? :grin:
by King Herald
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Motoworks Swing arm upgrade kit
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Motoworks Swing arm upgrade kit

Hello, does anyone have any experience with the above kit, i have a problem with the Taper Roller Brgs connecting the Swingarm to the Bevel box on my R1150R. Thanks in advance. I had a little slack on the bearings on my '97 1100r, so I bought the correct socket tool and loosened them up, shoved som...
by King Herald
Thu Oct 01, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Drinking Time
Replies: 81
Views: 9208

Re: Drinking Time

Hi
enjoy a bit of Sabbath !
Only time I saw them I could not hear properly for 3 days
George
I saw them at Bingley hall in Stafford, back in 1975. And many other bands as well, over the following years.

I think my tinnitus started round about that time..... :???:
by King Herald
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Scar bragging contest
Replies: 12
Views: 682

Re: Scar bragging contest

Hardly a scratch. :grin:
by King Herald
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 30
Views: 1841

Re: Coronavirus

Yup. The press exist to make money. They will write their headlines to make you buy the paper. They will write the stories to make you go "Oooh!" so that hopefully you'll buy the paper again tomorrow for more "Oooh!".. Exactly. The last time I even picked up a newspaper in a shop was during one of ...
by King Herald
Tue Sep 22, 2020 12:27 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Mandatory face masks coming
Replies: 7
Views: 526

Re: Mandatory face masks coming

I have a ‘Hannibal Lecter’ neoprene mask I wear, it has holes in to breathe through, which pretty much negates it’s purpose, but it will at least contain any cough, sneeze, or ‘spray it again’ type conversation spit globules from heading directly at the world. I wore it down town earlier, a pointles...
by King Herald
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 30
Views: 1841

Re: Coronavirus

To be fair, the media can only report the figures they are given and the government can only give them the figures they are aware of. Rob Hmm, the media report whatever they want the figures to say, no matter what figures they are given. :---) The media are THE biggest cause of problems in the U.K....
by King Herald
Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:03 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 30
Views: 1841

Re: Coronavirus

There was a story recently of a young girl who it was claimed died from coronavirus. However it later emerged that tragically she had succumbed to a heart attack but she had a cough at the time. I suspect this is happening a lot. My suspicions were aroused by a friend who told me that in her hospit...
by King Herald
Mon Sep 21, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Your Travel Tales
Topic: One fine autumn Sunday
Replies: 6
Views: 332

Re: One fine autumn Sunday

Great scenery, nice day out. :cool:

I rode over to the Elan valley in Wales on Saturday, took some ‘mountain roads’, some great scenery there, but I only took about four pics. #-o
by King Herald
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: F650 GS gear changing
Replies: 8
Views: 321

Re: F650 GS gear changing

A dragging clutch is a common cause of klunkiness in gearboxes.

Unless it is an Oilhead, and the agricultural noise was designed in from the factory... 8-[
by King Herald
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Rigid brake lines (with stainless fittings).
Replies: 28
Views: 808

Re: Rigid brake lines (with stainless fittings).

. It does seem strange that I can go to virtually any site and pick up stainless braided flexible hoses with stainless fittings but no one seems to want to make up rigid pipes with stainless fittings. Rob I plumbed my last hot rod in copper brake pipe, or rather a copper alloy that is a bit tougher...
by King Herald
Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Jokers Corner
Topic: Admin please....
Replies: 4
Views: 343

Re: Admin please....

:lol: :lol: :lol:
by King Herald
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Rigid brake lines (with stainless fittings).
Replies: 28
Views: 808

Re: Rigid brake lines (with stainless fittings).

Give the steel tube a shot of ACF50 after you clean it, that will preserve it. I put a drop into every nut, bolt and fitting every so often, as it soaks into the inner guts of them and prevent corrosion.
by King Herald
Fri Sep 04, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Sat Navs
Replies: 40
Views: 1372

Re: Sat Navs

It is indeed the A75, I just checked the map. I had stayed overnight in a beautiful big old B&B, Les Volets Bleu, near Narbonne, not Beziers.

You can see why I need a gps now. :grin:

I stayed there the following year too, lovely place, right on the side of a big canal.
by King Herald
Thu Sep 03, 2020 6:56 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Sat Navs
Replies: 40
Views: 1372

Re: Sat Navs

Could that be Viaduc de Millau ? If so, you should make the effort to go and see it. You have to pay a small toll to cross it but it is definitely worth it - it's spectacular ! There's a visitor centre in the valley below, and looking up at it is also spectacular. The A75 is my favourite autoroute ...
by King Herald
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Sat Navs
Replies: 40
Views: 1372

Re: Sat Navs

The big problem with sat navs is you never see loads of places that you were not looking for. I found the Pont Du Gard like that while trying to get to Agde after taking the road from Paris to Avignon. One of the good memories that I would never have gained had I used a sat nav. A little 'thing' I ...
by King Herald
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Sat Navs
Replies: 40
Views: 1372

Re: Sat Navs

now that roads are so complex. I never thought about that before but you are right. When did road planners get so stupid? One of those gradual things that sneaks up on you with little changes. Traffic lights on roundabouts. One lane at a time on cross roads. Lane markings that start before signpost...
by King Herald
Thu Sep 03, 2020 9:48 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Sat Navs
Replies: 40
Views: 1372

Re: Sat Navs

The only advantages of a dedicated bike gps are ... 1. The ability to pre-plan and then load up routes and waypoints via laptop or other pc. 2. They're waterproof. If you don't need the above then using a car unit would be much cheaper. There are work arounds for the waterproofing issue also. ... I...
by King Herald
Wed Sep 02, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Sat Navs
Replies: 40
Views: 1372

Re: Sat Navs

Tom Tom used to be good but they are a really bad company when it comes to support and honesty. Long ago I would have recommended them to anyone but I would piss on a burning one now. I have a Tomtom 550 myself, bought it a couple of years ago. It was a 500 but after I returned it due to the common...
by King Herald
Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RT - front brake light switch replacement
Replies: 12
Views: 728

Re: R1100RT - front brake light switch replacement

Think I would go with a hot glue gun myself. :)
Oddly enough, I was thinking about suggesting epoxy metal just seconds before I read that. :lol:
by King Herald
Sun Aug 23, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Veteran, Vintage & Classic Q&A's (Pre /5)
Topic: USA trip on an R60/6
Replies: 11
Views: 2015

Re: USA trip on an R60/6

Health insurance, get the very best you can, make sure it covers motorcycling, repatriation and unlimited cost.

An accident could see you in hospital with potential for a million dollar bill.

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