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by King Herald
Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Motorcycle airbag jeans
Replies: 13
Views: 204

Re: Motorcycle airbag jeans

How many people are going to throw this rubbish in the nearest bin after they have exploded ludicrously one too many times just getting off their bike on a garage forecourt, or in the Chunnel train.....

Who dreams this dung up? ](*,)
by King Herald
Thu Jan 21, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Moutaintop Motorcycle Museum fire!
Replies: 16
Views: 373

Re: Moutaintop Motorcycle Museum fire!

I spilt a spoonful of white spirit on my wood worktop a few weeks ago, wiped it up immediately, and then did a couple of small tack welds nearby. I was amazed to look up and see what appeared to be a candle size flame coming off the work top, which grew in seconds to a fist sized flame. I took a pho...
by King Herald
Tue Jan 19, 2021 9:21 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Moutaintop Motorcycle Museum fire!
Replies: 16
Views: 373

Re: Moutaintop Motorcycle Museum fire!

It’s a tragedy, but same as the National Motorcycle Museum, no firefighting, sprinkler, halon, CO2 type system in place, despite having a million quids worth of motorcycles in there. :sad:
by King Herald
Mon Jan 18, 2021 9:51 am
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Wind Deflector for R1200ST
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: Wind Deflector for R1200ST

I invested £13 in a cheap ebay one from china, knowing full well it would fall to bits after 3 weeks.... But it didn’t, it stayed where it was, even after 5000 miles around europe in 2019, and loads on crappy U.K. roads, and after a few minor adjustments it worked very well. Noise and wind buffeting...
by King Herald
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:53 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: I have to ask
Replies: 188
Views: 5070

Re: I have to ask

I got told off by the cops, sitting on a bench in the park, sipping my hot chocolate... :shock: And apparently benches are only for stopping for brief pauses whilst exercising.....
by King Herald
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: I have to ask
Replies: 188
Views: 5070

Re: I have to ask

I think you'll find that you most certainly can drive to the shops if you've got none locally. How do you get your shopping? I doubt going for a coffee qualifies as ‘going shopping’, especially in the eyes of the nazi covid police, considering some of the video I have seen of them arresting some wo...
by King Herald
Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:03 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: I have to ask
Replies: 188
Views: 5070

Re: I have to ask

I think you'll find that you most certainly can drive to the shops if you've got none locally. How do you get your shopping? I doubt going for a coffee qualifies as ‘going shopping’, especially in the eyes of the nazi covid police, considering some of the video I have seen of them arresting some wo...
by King Herald
Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: I have to ask
Replies: 188
Views: 5070

Re: I have to ask

I can’t even go and sit in a local coffee shop, people watching, as there are no coffee shops, an no people. The coffee shop in my town is open for takeaways. I'm making a point of going in everyday on my morning walk, I get my coffee and sit on a bench in the town square for 10 minutes or so. I'm ...
by King Herald
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: I have to ask
Replies: 188
Views: 5070

Re: I have to ask

Lots of examples of idiocy: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-london-55668521 More important to get home quickly than to get there alive. That hasn’t changed since March, numerous videos and photo all over the news of exactly the same thing. We are discouraged to car share, but told to take ...
by King Herald
Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:19 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: I have to ask
Replies: 188
Views: 5070

Re: I have to ask

And off the subject of the actual illness, personally, even though I don’t have children, have access to a garden, mortgage paid etc, I am finding the whole period quite..... hard, depressing, difficult, not quite sure to be honest. Same here, I’m one of the luckier ones, got my own place, with a g...
by King Herald
Tue Jan 12, 2021 11:09 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Gearbox input splines & crankshaft seal?
Replies: 19
Views: 588

Re: Gearbox input splines & crankshaft seal?

I used to spend endless hours researching and worrying about input splines, not helped by BMW guru Chris Harris videos on YouTube. In the end I just put the whole thing to bed and decided if it goes it goes. Shortly after that I got to see an 1100RS like mine having its clutch done at the dealers. ...
by King Herald
Sat Jan 09, 2021 11:50 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Spray washer
Replies: 28
Views: 946

Re: Spray washer

Spray it on, agitate into all the nooks and crannies with a wet paint brush and then just hose off. That’s the problem, there are literally hundreds of nooks and crannies on a motorcycle, and the pressure washer is great for getting in right where your fingers don’t. I think the Autoglym cleaner wo...
by King Herald
Thu Jan 07, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Yamaha FJR recall
Replies: 10
Views: 321

Re: Yamaha FJR recall

I find myself wondering what kind of bike will go fast and under load in second gear. :eek: I reckon something would throw its hand in if you went fast in second gear on most bikes. Why would that be? Don’t people run their bikes hard through the gears any more? I really don’t get the bit about the...
by King Herald
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: I have to ask
Replies: 188
Views: 5070

Re: I have to ask


There are no magical bill gates chips in the vaccine.
Hmm, Bill Gates can barely get electrons to flow in the direction that the laws of physics dictate that they should never mind do anything magic or even remotely useful.


That’s why he is a destitute failed computer tech... :---)
by King Herald
Thu Jan 07, 2021 9:07 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: ehic replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 194

Re: ehic replacement

Apparently current Ehics are still valid until they expire, mine still has a couple of years on it, I think.

I’d say that is the old website, still up, as the new card is called a GHIC.
by King Herald
Wed Jan 06, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: I have to ask
Replies: 188
Views: 5070

Re: I have to ask

I fully appreciate we don’t want to overwhelm the NHS and theses comments are my personal thoughts I stress. Comments okay, no arguments please. In 2015 522,000 died in Britain. Over 210,000 of those was due to cancer. Now we know the COVID deaths stats are for any reason within 28 days. The positi...
by King Herald
Sat Dec 26, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: SAE to metric conversion?
Replies: 87
Views: 1936

Re: SAE to metric conversion?

7/16 - 10c :) The only thing in favour of Metric is that it is universally used in the civilised world. That alone is enough to ensure the survival no matter how stupid it is in usability terms. Had we evolved with 8 digits then for sure we would have proper hoverboards by now. Petrol has been sold...
by King Herald
Fri Dec 25, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Indicators flashing double time. Urgent.
Replies: 32
Views: 5150

Re: Indicators flashing double time. Urgent.

So, two years down the track, with nary a problem, until a month or two ago...... intermittent double flashing.... And then last week all I get is double time, all the time. I have discovered today, after repeating all the tests and checks again, that switching the kill button on and off affects the...
by King Herald
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: I have to ask
Replies: 188
Views: 5070

Re: I have to ask

The problem we have in reality is too many people on this planet and how do we get rid before the earth does it for us? "Logan's run" had a solution. China also had a solution: the one child policy. Every one wanted a son, baby girls were killed, and than there was an unexpected shortidge of female...
by King Herald
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:32 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: I have to ask
Replies: 188
Views: 5070

Re: I have to ask

It stands to reason that if they are testing several hundred thousand a day, as opposed to 30,000 a day 8 months ago, the number of positive results is guaranteed to be far, far higher. They need to show a percentage of positive results against tested numbers to give any sense to the numbers.
by King Herald
Sun Dec 20, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: I have to ask
Replies: 188
Views: 5070

Re: I have to ask

Has anyone noticed that the rich and powerful are kind of avoiding their vaccinations? Trump `rescheduled`the Whitehouse staff`s planned vaccination for a future date. Sadiq Khan posed for the cameras for his jab, but chose to keep the plastic cap on the needle. And poor old Prince Charles, while v...
by King Herald
Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: I bought this lid
Replies: 12
Views: 748

Re: I bought this lid

I should have said I bought this lid a few years ago now. Its my wife's. The actual manufacturer name is Crivit who it seems also do a line in cycle helmets. As we all know, a good fitting cheap helmet is safer than a poorly fitting expensive one and this one fits her like a glove. I posted this up...
by King Herald
Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Warning, going faster than 30 causes Corona virus
Replies: 26
Views: 910

Re: Warning, going faster than 30 causes Corona virus


Yes, that does seem like a splendid way to build bridges. IK Brunel would have been proud of you... :smile:

Rob


Why should I kowtow to the ungrateful indigenous, when they can’t understand who their betters are? :grin:
by King Herald
Tue Dec 15, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Warning, going faster than 30 causes Corona virus
Replies: 26
Views: 910

Re: Warning, going faster than 30 causes Corona virus

......The best advice with the English est country (Cornwall, Devon and to a lesser extent Dorset and Somerset) is to visit out of high season when the area id invaded by hordes of 'Grockles'. (Grockles is a West Country term for visitors, especially tourists... believe me it isn't complimentary).....
by King Herald
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Warning, going faster than 30 causes Corona virus
Replies: 26
Views: 910

Re: Warning, going faster than 30 causes Corona virus

I love caravans... A nice big caravan on a 4 x 4 doing 30 miles an hour with a 2 mile queue of cars behind it is the best thing since... With the usual knob of a car driver hanging off the caravans rear quarter, as if he is just about to overtake...but he never does, even on a two mile open stretch...

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