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by andys
Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:43 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: New R80GS
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: New R80GS

Isn't that a bit like saying the BMW S1000RR bears more than a passing resemblance to every other Japanese in line four cylinder sports bike ? Or that the R NINE T bears a striking resemblance to the Moto Guzzi Griso that came out eight years earlier ? https://i.postimg.cc/G2yHXhpS/2016-R-Nine-T.jpg...
by andys
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Always check your rubber....
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: Always check your rubber....

Let's not forget the rubber boot at the other end.
Probably just as susceptible.

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by andys
Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Always check your rubber....
Replies: 10
Views: 222

Re: Always check your rubber....

Interesting this should come up now, just a couple of days after I had a long chat with my BMW dealer's mechanic about final drive issues. He said the vast majority of problems arise as a result of owner neglect, specifically around the area of these rubber boots. I took it with a pinch of salt but ...
by andys
Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: New R1250 bikes
Replies: 1
Views: 86

Re: New R1250 bikes

Very clever stuff.
by andys
Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Triumph motorcycle heritage
Replies: 19
Views: 338

Re: Triumph motorcycle heritage

Check Triumph adverts of the time.. Besides a "The British Motorcycle Is Back" , there is absolutely no association or connection to Meriden, which was perceived as a failure, both technically and industrially. But look at the advertising now. They are more than happy to be associated with the meri...
by andys
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Father Bill
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Re: Father Bill

There is another interview I saw where he was on his way to the Ace to introduce himself to the rocker community but bottled it when he saw a group of them coming the other way which "filled him with fear" He summoned up the courage for another go a few weeks later and was amazed at how well receive...
by andys
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Father Bill
Replies: 2
Views: 81

Father Bill

Found this wonderful old film about Father Bill who founded the 59 club.
A real hero of biking.
=D>
https://youtu.be/fulDzcCKDRk
by andys
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Triumph motorcycle heritage
Replies: 19
Views: 338

Re: Triumph motorcycle heritage

Bloor did indeed purchase the triumph brand name shortly after the original company went under but his first bikes didn't appear till 1991almost 10-years later. What was interesting at the time was that Bloors bikes had virtually nothing in common with the Meridan companies. What people often say is...
by andys
Sat Oct 13, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RS Satnav mounting
Replies: 9
Views: 400

Re: R1100RS Satnav mounting



Andy, where did the gear come from?
Cheers,
Murph
Just one of those random ebay finds.
No idea who makes it.
The mobile phone cradle comes off and I can just fit a ball mount to the bar.
by andys
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:55 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Triumph motorcycle heritage
Replies: 19
Views: 338

Re: Triumph motorcycle heritage

Polaroid is an example of just a name sale. The stuff they sell now is about as cheap as China can make it. I repair a lot of their products which are then sold on ebay by their returns department and believe me when I tell you that it is not the quality you would like it to be. (very conservative ...
by andys
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Triumph motorcycle heritage
Replies: 19
Views: 338

Re: Triumph motorcycle heritage

The situation with 'Mini' is quite different. Mini was never a marque until BMW purchased the rights in the name, it was a model name used by Morris, Austin and BL. Rob OK then, so what about another British motorcycle brand. AJS. Now being manufactured in China I believe. Royal Enfield ? Another g...
by andys
Fri Oct 12, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Triumph motorcycle heritage
Replies: 19
Views: 338

Re: Triumph motorcycle heritage

It works the other way. AMC bought Norton for its heritage but did precious little to invest in that so that Norton struggled to compete with the Italian and then Japanese multis and the rest is history. Bloor bought the name but put his money where his mouth was and Triumph is now a global player ...
by andys
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Fuel Leak
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: Fuel Leak

I would have thought if you were losing that much fuel you'd smell it.
The last leak I had took me ages to find, and turned out to be the fuel pump gasket.
The R1200C fuel pump is inside the tank.
by andys
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Triumph motorcycle heritage
Replies: 19
Views: 338

Triumph motorcycle heritage

I know Triumph are excellent motorcycles, but does the Hinckley incarnation of the brand have any right to lay claim to the heritage and lineage of the original Meridan factory.
Just wondering what people think.
by andys
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: New gearbox input shaft deperately needed !!
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: New gearbox input shaft deperately needed !!

Sounds like main dealer if they've been specific about when they're in the country.
December's only around the corner.
by andys
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: How rude
Replies: 11
Views: 248

Re: How rude

Bikes are such a personal thing.
I felt as insulted as I might if similarly derogatory remarks were made toward my wife, although in that instance he would have got a full volley of abuse in return.
It's tough sometimes to keep in mind these are inanimate lumps of metal and plastic.
by andys
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Interesting appeal ruling on mobile phone usage.
Replies: 31
Views: 575

Re: Interesting appeal ruling on mobile phone usage.

I was reading an article which said technically, using your phone as a means of payment in a drive thru or for paying for fuel at the pump is also an offence.
I'm all for banning mobile on the move, but it's getting a bit ridiculous.
by andys
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: How rude
Replies: 11
Views: 248

How rude

Was rounding off a nice ride today with a coffee in glorious weather, and as I walked towards my bike I clock this chap checking it out. He said straight out that he thought the engine was ugly. Doesn't look like a proper engine, pots look stupid sticking out like that, amazed they still make it in ...
by andys
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: The future
Replies: 37
Views: 682

Re: The future

I'll be more than happy to donate.
by andys
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: NHS view
Replies: 22
Views: 548

Re: NHS view

I really don't think our wonderful doctors and nurses get the recognition they deserve. We hero worship footballers and movie star's, but if we need life saving treatment, it's not going to be Cristano Ronaldo or Tom Cruise who are going to come to our rescue. Don't get me wrong. I'm sure the last t...
by andys
Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Led indicators
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Re: Led indicators

Interesting.
I wouldn't have thought motorcycle indicators would have enough width in them for the sweeping effect.
by andys
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: I know violent reprisal is wrong
Replies: 45
Views: 782

Re: I know violent reprisal is wrong

....Sharia is a misogynistic violent medieval system of control that has no place within a civilized society. Yes it is.... but are we living in a civilised society where people are getting murdered in London daily and the criminals are getting away with this? Is it a civilised society where your b...
by andys
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: New Guzzi on the way
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: New Guzzi on the way

I don't think the V85 can be fairly compared to the 1200GS.
I don't think that's the market Guzzi are going for.
It's more likely aimed at the trendy urban types who'd buy an R NINE T.
Like me
:-"
by andys
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: I know violent reprisal is wrong
Replies: 45
Views: 782

Re: I know violent reprisal is wrong

You don't need to cut off peoples hands and stone women to death for adultery to live in an orderly society.
Sharia is a misogynistic violent medieval system of control that has no place within a civilized society.
by andys
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: New Guzzi on the way
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: New Guzzi on the way

Actually BMW and Moto Guzzi have a very similar history and produced a very similar product up till the late 80's. One could argue that Guzzi were the sporting alternative to BMW. I like Guzzi's and there can be little argument that a few of their models have become icons. https://i.postimg.cc/PfyRc...

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