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by King Herald
Sat Dec 14, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Slipping Clutch, Not Necessarily?
Replies: 23
Views: 1205

Re: Slipping Clutch, Not Necessarily?

I had my R1000RT clutch changed, under warranty. After a short period, above 4000 revs , the clutch suddenly let go. I lowered the engine oil level to 1/2 way up the sight glass. This cured it & I could then rev to 5/6000 without any slip. Oil level is the secret. Obviously my rear crankshaft oil s...
by King Herald
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Petrol - Use by date?
Replies: 11
Views: 666

Re: Petrol - Use by date?

Is it not 2030 or when ever we are supposed to be “carbon neutral” and all transport is electric, or horse drawn. We 60 million Brits will smiling, as we save the world in our proudly carbon free atmosphere..... ...but 1200 million Chinese, 1000 million Indians and 500 million Indonesians will stil...
by King Herald
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Recommended service manual
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: Recommended service manual

Can anyone please recommend the best, (ease of use) service manual. I find the haynes efforts woeful. When I was in the Yamaha FJ club the guy that ran it, who was also an expert mechanic, found a couple of mistakes in the Haynes that if followed to the letter would have resulted in catastrophe. I ...
by King Herald
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Bike crushed
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: Bike crushed

It’s a bit unfair, as the ‘punishment’ varies depending on whether you are riding a brand new bike, or a 20 year old clunker.

Why wouldn’t they confiscate it and sell it off, put the money to use somewhere, seems more like sheer bloody mindedness to me.
by King Herald
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Hexhead (Watercooled R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Rear Brake shoe mileage???
Replies: 6
Views: 1625

Re: Rear Brake shoe mileage???

I’ve done 32,000 miles on my 1100r since I bought it, and all the brake pads still have about 2+mm of material on. Slow and steady...... :cool:
by King Herald
Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:55 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Burst brake pipe
Replies: 13
Views: 513

Re: Burst brake pipe

I had to make a short adaptor pipe with flared fittings for mine, when I installed stainless hoses, as the ABS has been deleted, and the brake set I got was based on certain ABS components still being there.
by King Herald
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Choppers, Bobbers, Trikes & other strange types Q&A's
Topic: K100 /1100 Streetfighter update
Replies: 105
Views: 21072

Re: K100 /1100 Streetfighter update

And for those that get all excited about front and rear wheel offest with these wheel combos .... it makes NO DIFFERENCE to the handling . Even BMW give offset values in the OEM manual I recall many years ago, Bike magazine, some team that raced an airhead chopped the steering head off to align it ...
by King Herald
Mon Nov 04, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Burst brake pipe
Replies: 13
Views: 513

Re: Burst brake pipe

That’s a close call, a brake hose bursting when not actually in use. :???: Far better than it happening when heading into some tight bends.....
by King Herald
Fri Nov 01, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: iphones the reality
Replies: 5
Views: 278

Re: iphones the reality

Most all phones and ‘gadgets’ are the same, they connect people from far away, but disconnect those right next to us.
by King Herald
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: tips for supporting bike in workshop
Replies: 9
Views: 450

Re: tips for supporting bike in workshop

My bike shop owner buddy ratchet straps the bike down whenever he has one up on the ramp for work. With the front wheel removed the bike will naturally sit on its back wheel, so removing the forks is a doddle. My 1100 oil head sits rear wheel down normal, as I have added a rack and boxes to the back...
by King Herald
Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Throttle adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 410

Re: Throttle adjustment

. I wouldn't ride a motorcycle more than a few metres without gloves, and the crampbuster wouldn't allow me to take my hand clear of the twist grip so I'll stick to my cruise control. Each to his own though ..... :grin: Back in the day lots of bikes did come with a tensioner screw to hold the throt...
by King Herald
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Throttle adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 410

Re: Throttle adjustment

This might work, on the throttle side.

https://www.amazon.com/Crampbuster-CB4- ... 464&sr=8-5
by King Herald
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: LED RUnning LIghts
Replies: 20
Views: 1071

Re: LED RUnning LIghts

I tried a similar thing with my TomTom, finding a switched live, but eventually ran straight to the battery. Your method sounds better. Are the light any good? I see loads of BMs with the obligatory white lights on the engine bars, they always seem a bit bright at night to me. To oncoming traffic an...
by King Herald
Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Throttle adjustment
Replies: 12
Views: 410

Re: Throttle adjustment

I used to get numb hands from gripping the bars all the time, had it for years, despite trying different grips, rubber mounted bars etc. Nothing worked. After a break from riding for several years I bought another bike, a Bandit 1200, and the numbness soon came back. :cry: Asking questions on a bike...
by King Herald
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Choppers, Bobbers, Trikes & other strange types Q&A's
Topic: OILHEAD [ R1100S BASED ] CAFE RACER.
Replies: 43
Views: 4936

Re: OILHEAD [ R1100S BASED ] CAFE RACER.

Something seems to have gone amiss with the Photophuckit images - they are rubbish those peeps.

I'll try to send via someone else.
It’s the latest Photobucket ‘thing’ to try and drive people to buy an expensive membership. Every month or two they pull a different stunt.
by King Herald
Fri Oct 18, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: Sidecar Chat
Topic: Blooming heck!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 542

Re: Blooming heck!!!!

Pretty impressive, and crazy, and very Russian. :grin:
by King Herald
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Airheads compared to later
Replies: 12
Views: 497

Re: Airheads compared to later

I don't think it's all that bad. I remember back in the early 80s when I started to drive a 10 year old car would likely be rusted out and at more than 100,000 miles would be worth nothing. With very few exceptions rust isn't a problem anymore and cars with well over around the clock mileages still...
by King Herald
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Caught out - Text scam
Replies: 15
Views: 469

Re: Caught out - Text scam

Several friends got ‘hacked’ on Messenger, when a picture was sent to them, apparently from a friend, and when linked was clicked,on it asked them to sign into Facebook to see it...... And of course the link wasn’t to Facebook but another private site, that then knew their password, changed it, and ...
by King Herald
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: This is disgusting
Replies: 16
Views: 556

Re: This is disgusting

Why waste the money. Nothing can correct what happened. Why bother prosecuting any driver, robber, mugger, rapist, as you can’t undo what happened. ](*,) ??????????????????? Because in most cases it will help prevent them or someone else from repeating the offence, is that not obvious? In this part...
by King Herald
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: What do you think of this
Replies: 28
Views: 910

Re: What do you think of this

:eek: Honda fit dysons in their engines.

And Dyson have just this week abandoned their electric vehicle research. :drunken:
by King Herald
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: What do you think of this
Replies: 28
Views: 910

Re: What do you think of this

Standard practise on many industrial engines. Usually with a lockable ball valve to stop accidental drainage, though it’s not foolproof.

Ask me how I know. :oops:
by King Herald
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: This is disgusting
Replies: 16
Views: 556

Re: This is disgusting

Why waste the money. Nothing can correct what happened.

Why bother prosecuting any driver, robber, mugger, rapist, as you can’t undo what happened. ](*,)
by King Herald
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RS dangerous design fault.
Replies: 11
Views: 485

Re: R1100RS dangerous design fault.

My manuals in Japanese which is my excuse but its still not very good is it. Crawling through heavy traffic at a few mph is pretty much the same as idling, so perhaps they should have warned owners not to use their bikes in heavy city traffic. The thing is it would have been such an easy thing to r...
by King Herald
Fri Oct 11, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Blood bike volunteers replaced by private firm in £14m deal
Replies: 14
Views: 913

Re: Blood bike volunteers replaced by private firm in £14m deal

Hi I heard of a Blood Bike last year who had to deliver, in the rain, at night, a package containing a patient's notes -- in the days of email That is stupid George According to people I know in the NHS, that stupidity and waste of resources is the very reason the NHS is grinding to a halt nowadays...
by King Herald
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Blood bike volunteers replaced by private firm in £14m deal
Replies: 14
Views: 913

Re: Blood bike volunteers replaced by private firm in £14m deal

It does stink and its no way to treat the volunteers. I think the scandal goes much deeper. Most voluntary workers at least get their expenses paid but these guys and gals have to pay for the fuel. That wouldn't sit well with me knowing the people back at the warm hospital cleaning the toilets are ...

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