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by Jon S
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Water in petrol
Replies: 12
Views: 360

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: 704

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: 704

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: 704

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: 329

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:

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by Jon S
Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Jokers Corner
Topic: Teeth
Replies: 2
Views: 358

Re: Teeth

Little Lad: "Grandad, last night I pulled out a tooth and put it under my pillow. When I woke up I found a £1 coin"
Grandad: "That's not fair, I pull my teeth out every night and nobody leaves me anything"

JonS
by Jon S
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Not riding for a while !
Replies: 282
Views: 30536

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: 282
Views: 30536

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: 2271

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: 798

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: 442

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: 881

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: 881

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: 881

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: 2271

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: 825

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: 825

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: 44
Views: 2709

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: 623

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: 1211

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: 365

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: 872

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: 1890

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: 1718

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: 44
Views: 2709

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

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