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by Jon S
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: RIP Boxerman
Replies: 77
Views: 14892

Re: RIP Boxerman

Another one gone on the big ride out.
Never met the man but from his posts he seemed to have been one of the good un's.
Rest easy now you've reached the end of your road.
Jon S
by Jon S
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Not riding for a while !
Replies: 293
Views: 40457

Re: Not riding for a while !

I feel for you buddy. Did a similar job on my left wrist nearly a year back. Although the bones healed up ok I also did some damage to the nerve wiring and the elastics that make the fingers work. The some total is that I have a problem with touch sensation which may come back or not and, my fingers...
by Jon S
Tue Jul 09, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Fork Oil Change
Replies: 10
Views: 918

Re: Fork Oil Change

My old girl, a 1960 Norton Slimline 99 with the worlds best suspension has a drain hole in the bottom of the Roadholder forks. This makes fork oil changes a doddle. Remove the screwed plugs, leave to drain while you have a brew and a bacon butty. Put new fibre washers on plugs and re-fit. All you ne...
by Jon S
Sat May 25, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Cheesy commercial
Replies: 10
Views: 1089

Re: Cheesy commercial

Those were the days (my friend those days would never end).
Knee length PVC kinky boots, hot pants, trouser suits etc, and that was just some of the blokes
Jon S
by Jon S
Fri May 24, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Shattered illusion
Replies: 22
Views: 1824

Re: Shattered illusion

Ah the joys of being a senior citizen. I retired 5 years ago when I reached the Big 60 and have milked it shamelessly. Free medications from the doctors if and when required, cheaper hair cuts, chatting up those of the younger female persuasion, being credited with having 'experience' when doing man...
by Jon S
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Water in petrol
Replies: 12
Views: 1033

Re: Water in petrol

The Snap On strobe I have used to give a intermittent double flash when the induction clip was connected to the HT lead, (same on either HT lead) and the croc clips coupled to the battery on the BMW. If I connected it to a separate battery it was fine, a nice stead pulse every time the plug fired. E...
by Jon S
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: The End of The Road, Well Almost
Replies: 10
Views: 1763

Re: The End of The Road, Well Almost

Thanks for all the suggestions but, I've never liked ridding a scoters, I never felt comfortable without something to grip with my knees.

Jon S
by Jon S
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: The End of The Road, Well Almost
Replies: 10
Views: 1763

Re: The End of The Road, Well Almost

Yep, the thought did cross my mind, but, the 'Long Haired General' has 'other opinions'

Jon S
by Jon S
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: The End of The Road, Well Almost
Replies: 10
Views: 1763

The End of The Road, Well Almost

Well after several months of various complications / problems that have arisen from a busted wrist, the medics have finally come out and STRONGLY ADVISED that I refrain from riding motorcycles if I want to keep the full use of my hand. [-X It seems that although the primary damage has healed fully a...
by Jon S
Tue Mar 05, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Potential Problem with older GPS and SatNav units.
Replies: 6
Views: 871

Re: Potential Problem with older GPS and SatNav units.

Does this mean that all these under 30's types will be wandering round lost because they can't find their way without staring at their mobile phones? =D>

If the GPS system does go 'bum up'ards' so what, my trusty AA Road Atlas will still work :grin:

JonS
by Jon S
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Not riding for a while !
Replies: 293
Views: 40457

Re: Not riding for a while !

Well here I am a new year and still not much progress on the busted wrist problems. :cry: The medics seem to think my biking days maybe over due to the limited motion of my fingers and lack of feeling in my left paw. They, (the medics), say that I might not recover the full range of motion of my fi...
by Jon S
Sun Jan 27, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Not riding for a while !
Replies: 293
Views: 40457

Re: Not riding for a while !

Well here I am a new year and still not much progress on the busted wrist problems. :cry: The medics seem to think my biking days maybe over due to the limited motion of my fingers and lack of feeling in my left paw. They, (the medics), say that I might not recover the full range of motion of my fin...
by Jon S
Thu Dec 13, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Thin end of the wedge....?
Replies: 44
Views: 4206

Re: Thin end of the wedge....?

I agree there is generally nothing wrong with riding fast when the road/weather conditions allow, I do when I get the chance. :-" There is nothing wrong with 'swiftly with style' provided that you accept the risks, fines, bans injury or death, after all it's your choice. [-X What I don't agree with ...
by Jon S
Thu Dec 13, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Motorbike Show.
Replies: 12
Views: 1539

Re: Motorbike Show.

Being the proud owner of a 1962 reg Slimline 600cc Domi (1960 model) I deliberately set out to watch the sometimes annoying Mr Cole's latest offering because it was about the Unapproachable Norton. :grin: The guy is a bit of a t***er at times so it was nice to see him put firmly in his place when he...
by Jon S
Wed Dec 12, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Ah the good old days.
Replies: 5
Views: 782

Re: Ah the good old days.

Nostalgia ain't what it used to be.
by Jon S
Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: What we wore....
Replies: 16
Views: 1823

Re: What we wore....

The original issue combat highs were marginally better than the DMS boots. The later issue combat highs got better with every issue except the soles used to break up if they got oil etc on them. The current Altbergs are pretty good I believe. :lol: It was always best if you could acquire some boots ...
by Jon S
Mon Dec 10, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: What we wore....
Replies: 16
Views: 1823

Re: What we wore....

I know only too well about combat highs and puttee's but never worn together.
These look more like 'something for the weekend' in the privacy of your own home :shock:

Jon S

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by Jon S
Mon Dec 10, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: What we wore....
Replies: 16
Views: 1823

Re: What we wore....

Back in the day (early 70's) I had a pair of police issue boots donated by a cousin who was a bike plod. Lovely boots that looked like something the Household Cavalry wear but little or no protection and were as waterproof as a damp tissue. Over the years I have tried all sorts of boots but never th...
by Jon S
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Thin end of the wedge....?
Replies: 44
Views: 4206

Re: Thin end of the wedge....?

Speaking locally, it would be better if our local council did start prosecuting those who break the limits on my local roads. The main road that runs through the village has a 40 limit that is ignored by just about all drivers going through the village. It's the same on the majority of our other loc...
by Jon S
Sun Dec 09, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Whoot Whoot
Replies: 16
Views: 1676

Re: Whoot Whoot

To all of you's chaps who like me are suitably mature enough to remember the Golden Age when steam ruled the rails there are oodles of stuff on YouTube showing those grand old steamers flogging along the rails.

Jon S
by Jon S
Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Whoot Whoot
Replies: 16
Views: 1676

Re: Whoot Whoot

I'm guessing its the train, not the ship.
Stating the obvious old chap, it'd be a bit of a tight fit to get RY Britannia on the Leeds Liverpool canal :grin:

Jon S
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by Jon S
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Drinking Time
Replies: 68
Views: 7094

Re: Drinking Time

On the subject of distilled beverages my mind drifts back to a few trips to Germany whilst in the employ of Her Majesty :salute: . Such things as Apphelkhorne did wonders especially after a few steins of Warstraminer or a drop or two of Asbach added to some local sparkling wine :drunken: . On the 'm...
by Jon S
Mon Dec 03, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: So much for electric safety :)
Replies: 9
Views: 1129

Re: So much for electric safety :)

I've used lithium/iron batteries in my old day job to run low voltage inspection cameras etc and we were always told to be very careful and not to let them get punctured or over charged. When we asked why the safety police actually showed us demo video made in some standards/fire safety lab in the U...
by Jon S
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: At last
Replies: 23
Views: 2156

Re: At last

Saw it in the news the other day. I've been an advocate of these tactics for years after witnessing a US feds 'end a pursuit' while I was working in Georgia a few years back. The US feds were chasing some hill-billy who had already caused a couple of RTC's so, to prevent further carnage they used th...
by Jon S
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: An old un returns
Replies: 3
Views: 815

Re: An old un returns

Welcome back Carbman

Jon S

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