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by andys
Mon Dec 09, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: I think this is a complete bargain for someone up there North of the border.
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: I think this is a complete bargain for someone up there North of the border.

It was a R1100 GS priced at £300.

No surprise here that it has gone. :)
Definitely dodgy
by andys
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: New self catering studio apartments in Edinburgh
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: New self catering studio apartments in Edinburgh

When catering for motorcyclists, secure parking is an absolute must, especially in big cities.
No disrespect.
I know Edinburgh is a beautiful place but unfortunately theft is a problem in any big city.
by andys
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Provenance
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Re: Provenance

Hi There was loads of TVs which is probably on the internet, freeze frame and check the registration? Although it seems to me a bit odd to want to pay extra for a bike because of it's history G I contacted the seller asking about the last three letters on the reg plate. He replied with SEG confirmi...
by andys
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Provenance
Replies: 3
Views: 176

Provenance

But at a price.
Not sure how you'd verify the authenticity of the claim but even if true, I'm not sure something that was used at such a sad time is so sought after

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3413299114
by andys
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Electric bikes
Replies: 31
Views: 835

Re: Electric bikes

Here is an interesting news item about a Tesla car which crashed and went on fire in Austria: Motorist in Austria has tried FOR MONTHS to scrap his Tesla after it was reduced to ash IN SECONDS after crashing (VIDEO) https://www.rt.com/news/474190-austria-tesla-electric-car-ash/ Poor old Elon. https...
by andys
Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Winter gear
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: Winter gear

Hi
I often wondered about that sort of thing
George
You'd think that an undersuit designed to keep a diver comfortable in cold water would be ideal for a bike.
I'm temped to give it a go.
by andys
Mon Nov 18, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Winter gear
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Winter gear

I wonder how effective this would be on the bike

https://www.deepbluedive.com/diving/und ... cjEALw_wcB
by andys
Sat Nov 16, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Bike crushed
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Bike crushed

I was chatting to someone today who told me his friend got pulled over for doing about 100mph in Belgium on his new bike.
Not only was he fined on the spot but his bike was seized and crushed.
He couldn't claim on his insurance.
:shock:
by andys
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:02 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: The Elusive R100CJ (R100 Classic for Japan)
Replies: 11
Views: 1150

Re: The Elusive R100CJ (R100 Classic for Japan)

This is me riding a friends RS mono in Japan.
The heat was intense to the point of being unbearable and I remember wondering how an air cooled engine could operate efficiently at all in these temperatures

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by andys
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Electric bikes
Replies: 31
Views: 835

Re: Electric bikes

I see what we call mobility scooters as a viable means of urban transport.
I mean seriously, why not.
In some holiday destinations I heard there's a booming business in renting them to able bodied tourists to get around on.
There are some quite high tech ones with weather protection.
Great idea
by andys
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Good Advice About Buying a Classic Car
Replies: 13
Views: 480

Re: Good Advice About Buying a Classic Car

Hope you don’t think I’m being rude Andy, might just have been a slightly deflated rear tyre. When I private’s picked up my R1100RS it would not turn or lean. Tyres looked okay, but rear down to 20 something. That was the first thing I checked on the way home after picking it up. They were about ri...
by andys
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Burst brake pipe
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: Burst brake pipe

I've heard that with age BMW hoses can delaminate on the inside and cause blockages in a dangerous way
by andys
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Good Advice About Buying a Classic Car
Replies: 13
Views: 480

Re: Good Advice About Buying a Classic Car

The bike felt weird the minute I took off. It wouldn't bank in curves, I had to force it to lean... very disconcerting. I had exactly the same with a K1100RS. I bought it privately, and the bike was so mint I didn't even bother with a test ride. I just thought what could possibly be wrong with that...
by andys
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Electric bikes
Replies: 31
Views: 835

Electric bikes

With all the doom and gloom coverage climate change is getting at the moment its hard not to to think that the party's nearly over and if we want to carry on riding we're going to have to do it on batteries, sooner rather than later. So assuming that by the time it happens, we can get 200 - 300 mile...
by andys
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Vintage bike help needed
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Vintage bike help needed

Good result! :cheers:
Great steer.
Thanks
by andys
Mon Nov 04, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Vintage bike help needed
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Vintage bike help needed

It's just great and means a lot to me. The sad thing is I know he had a lot of bikes but these are the only photos that have withstood the passage of time. Knowing what they are and being able to look them up is a big deal for me. I'm hopeful the photos will make it into the magazine. He'd have love...
by andys
Mon Nov 04, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Vintage bike help needed
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Vintage bike help needed

Response from The Classic motorcycle magazine I'm over the moon. Hi Andy, Grandad’s bikes (the one with EY on the front number plate) are a Royal Enfield two-stroke, circa 1922/23, and just in case you fancied one yourself, this one is for sale… https://www.yesterdays.nl/product/royal-enfield-1922-r...
by andys
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Vintage bike help needed
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Re: Vintage bike help needed

If your request doesn't bring any answer Andys, I would suggest you write an "email to the editor" at either CBG or TCM (The Classic Motorcycle)... I'm pretty sure they will answer, and at best picture and answer might even be published in their period picture section..
Done

:wink:
by andys
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Vintage bike help needed
Replies: 9
Views: 347

Vintage bike help needed

I know my Grandfather was a true biking enthusiast in his younger days but alas I have very few pics. Here are a couple and I'd be very happy is someone with knowledge in this area could identify the bikes. Many thanks https://i.postimg.cc/zvFT4tKx/IMG-20191103-181139.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/B6c8v8...
by andys
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Do you remember these
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Re: Do you remember these

I would imagine it would have been easy to forget it was there and end up clipping a parked car or something
by andys
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Good Advice About Buying a Classic Car
Replies: 13
Views: 480

Re: Good Advice About Buying a Classic Car

I loved mine.
I had no idea how bad it was because it was only my second bike and all I had by way of comparison was my previous Kawasaki KC100 so the 250N felt like a rippling powerhouse.
I added a Rickman tempest fairing which just ruined everything.
by andys
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Good Advice About Buying a Classic Car
Replies: 13
Views: 480

Re: Good Advice About Buying a Classic Car

I was reminded how important this is quite recently. A friend asked me to go look at a 250 Superdream deluxe. Having owned one I was the right person to take. The deluxe model was distinguishable from the standard bike because it had a sculpted tank and tailpiece, and reverse comstar wheels. This bi...
by andys
Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Do you remember these
Replies: 10
Views: 387

Do you remember these

I nearly bought one
:oops:
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by andys
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: iphones the reality
Replies: 5
Views: 270

Re: iphones the reality

I was in a restaurant recently and sitting next to us was a family of four.
The two kids and mother were engrossed in their phones and the father was staring vacantly out of the window.
They barely spoke a word the whole time they were there.
by andys
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Police R1100RT
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Police R1100RT

To be fair the winning bidder on a bike I sold recently on ebay didn't contact me or even respond to any of my emails.

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