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by Jon S
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Not riding for a while !
Replies: 280
Views: 27229

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: 280
Views: 27229

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: 1595

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: 577

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: 319

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: 627

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: 627

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: 627

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: 1595

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: 527

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: 527

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: 42
Views: 1939

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: 420

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: 964

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: 243

Re: An old un returns

Welcome back Carbman

Jon S
by Jon S
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Bargain of the year
Replies: 14
Views: 607

Re: Bargain of the year

I'm green with envy, I hope your tailstock rots and drops off, (only joking).
I could do with a small bench lathe but Mrs Jon S says NOooooooo!

Jon S
by Jon S
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Came off the bike tonight!
Replies: 38
Views: 1519

Re: Came off the bike tonight!

Bad news Fella Could have been so much worse but at least you're up and talking about it :smile: You'll mend and your bike will mend and only your wallet that'll suffer. Those leaf thingies can be a re-et burger at this time of year, they cause mayhem on the trains as well as for bikers. I've heard ...
by Jon S
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Is all stainless steel......
Replies: 34
Views: 1399

Re: Is all stainless steel......

I initially learned gas welding as an apprentice fitter, (we didn't get taught stick welding coz that's for welders). I was taught both MIG and Stick welding by my daughters partner who is a coded welder with his own plant equipment maintenance & repair business. Lucky for me he was chucking out a p...
by Jon S
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Drinking Time
Replies: 42
Views: 1939

Re: Drinking Time

Last night saw the last of the Spitfire squadron I was given for doing a couple of welding jobs on a mates Honda C90 body work. :cry:
Now I'll have to start on the Bombardier Battery. O:)
Jon S
by Jon S
Sun Nov 18, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Is all stainless steel......
Replies: 34
Views: 1399

Re: Is all stainless steel......

At this rate the Youngs Modulus and Co-efficient of Thermal Expansion will be cropping up soon :grin: Jon S Despite being crap as far as home engineering goes it is really nice to weld. :) True it welds nice. I used to tig for a while but went back to arc welding 306L 4mm plate with 2.5mm rods as i...
by Jon S
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Is all stainless steel......
Replies: 34
Views: 1399

Re: Is all stainless steel......

Strangely enough just about all of what I've read on this thread is basically true even down to the magnetic/non-magnetic transient phases and the Austensitic/Martensitic phases. (At this rate the Youngs Modulus and Co-efficient of Thermal Expansion will be cropping up soon :grin: ). I've worked wit...
by Jon S
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Antique returning motorcyclist
Replies: 14
Views: 894

Re: Antique returning motorcyclist

Hi Chap, welcome to the forum etc. Like you I returned to the joys of two wheels at the not so grand age of 60 after a longish lay off. If you're looking for a reliable air head you can't go far wrong with a R80 or R100. Personally I have a 79 reg R100RT that's as solid as the day it was released fr...
by Jon S
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Old Fart but still riding
Replies: 11
Views: 670

Re: Old Fart but still riding

Hi from a Lancastrian old fart (64) with a 39 year old 100RT living in the Lake District. My daughter lives near Airth in your bit of Scotia BTW so we get up there a few times each year for house, dog and donkey sitting. Jon S PS. The Castrol treatment works fine in my RT but I don't rack up thousan...
by Jon S
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Bike cover
Replies: 21
Views: 1157

Re: Bike cover

My 100RT lives out doors all year round so I need a good quality cover. This firm was recommended by one of my wife's friends who got a cover from them for their caravan.
http://www.specialisedcovers.com/

Jon S
by Jon S
Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Not riding for a while !
Replies: 280
Views: 27229

Re: Not riding for a while !

Well it looks like my riding for 2018 is over due to busting my wrist some weeks back while helping a neighbour :cry: . Any how initial x-rays showed that my wrist was broken (knew that before I got to A&E), the medics did a good job of clarting me up in plaster. A further x-ray a few days later sho...

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