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by Mjolinor
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: inexperience and not reading road
Replies: 12
Views: 182

Re: inexperience and not reading road

I have never been on any of these roads on a bike. I went to Andorra in a mini some years ago and that had some pretty steep roads and hairpins. The thing is that they do not seem that sharp to me or that onerous. None of them seem anywhere near as tight or steep as these close to my home and they a...
by Mjolinor
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: inexperience and not reading road
Replies: 12
Views: 182

Re: inexperience and not reading road

we slipped off on some unloaded grapes!
Unloaded from the bottle down your neck?
by Mjolinor
Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member offering tyre advice
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: New member offering tyre advice

Hi
No, but I think he should know that Tyres are second only to Oil as the most important topic here
G
Maybe true but neither offer up entertainment generally, just venomous disagreement. :)
by Mjolinor
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member offering tyre advice
Replies: 6
Views: 109

Re: New member offering tyre advice

Hi
Welcome to the forum.

Entertain your self reading all the tyre threads, more opinions than posts I suspect. I'm sure your experience will be welcomed
G
Are you trying to scare new members off?
by Mjolinor
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: '87 R65 instrument cluster wiring
Replies: 65
Views: 2497

Re: '87 R65 instrument cluster wiring

Does the behavior change when you apply the brake?
by Mjolinor
Wed Aug 05, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Bike covers - again R80RT
Replies: 2
Views: 393

Re: Bike covers - again R80RT

There is a sale on this one at the moment. £5 off
by Mjolinor
Tue Aug 04, 2020 7:55 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Too much money in your bank?
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Re: Too much money in your bank?

I could fancy one of the LE. I am not afraid to admit that I actually like LEs and they are a dream to ride.

If this went for £800 I would consider it to be well worth it:
https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26111/ ... 580&page=1
by Mjolinor
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:45 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: inexperience and not reading road
Replies: 12
Views: 182

Re: inexperience and not reading road

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Is there a connection between these two posts and the YouTube clip ?
No. :)

Watched the clip and I agree, it is just riding inability, whether ABS played a part or not I have absolutely no idea.
by Mjolinor
Tue Aug 04, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: inexperience and not reading road
Replies: 12
Views: 182

Re: inexperience and not reading road

I have never ridden a bike with ABS and the thought of it worries me. I can't see how it can be effective as it must Shirley alter the intended line on a corner if it comes in unexpected. I do tend to think that ABS is something for people that can not drive and cannot think of a single instance whe...
by Mjolinor
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Scenic rides in Scotland
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: Scenic rides in Scotland

Yes, people don't seem to get it... when it says 'No through road in Winter conditions' it isn't just some bureaucrat playing games, it means 'NO THROUGH ROAD Rob Unless of course.... you’re 18 years old, prepared, popped a shovel in the back, grabbed your friend so there’s two of you.... to help w...
by Mjolinor
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:41 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Scenic rides in Scotland
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: Scenic rides in Scotland

I miss that weather. Sold my Land Rover in 1986 and haven't had a need for it since.
by Mjolinor
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Too much money in your bank?
Replies: 5
Views: 345

Too much money in your bank?

This will relieve you of that problem:
https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26111/ ... =list&m1=1
by Mjolinor
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: What is it?

Well whatever you call it I call it a clear sign of abuse in the spannering. :)
Getting warner...

Rob
Confused now, cannot see any relationship between a stripped thread and Dixon of Dock Green. :confused:
by Mjolinor
Mon Aug 03, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: What is it?

Well whatever you call it I call it a clear sign of abuse in the spannering. :)
by Mjolinor
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: What is it?

Hmm. I think you need to try harder. Calling the file 'thread.jpg' gives it away somewhat. :)
by Mjolinor
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: What is it?

Looks like an old helicoil
I concur. One of the most depressing sights one can have when one is rebuilding stuff. :)
by Mjolinor
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Injection?
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Re: Injection?

It needs to be at that price. :)
by Mjolinor
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Injection?
Replies: 9
Views: 189

Injection?

Has anyone ever had hands on one of these: http://www.silent-hektik.de/ICM_Boxer_1.htm I have sort of been thinking F650 computer and throttle bodies / injectors just as a hobby to try it on an Airhead. I was trying to find if they have mass air flow sensors and lambda sensors on the F650 when I cam...
by Mjolinor
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Modern v Classic
Replies: 10
Views: 230

Re: Modern v Classic

I don't think modern bikes will get to be classics. If you look at the history you see that rebuilding a 60s Jap is nigh on impossible unless you have a budget similar to Switzerland. Parts do not last so you either get one of the "low mileage because nobody liked it" or you go for what was a proper...
by Mjolinor
Sat Aug 01, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: '87 R65 instrument cluster wiring
Replies: 65
Views: 2497

Re: '87 R65 instrument cluster wiring

Have to say: Totally impressed with this thread. I stayed out of it and wondered if it would get resolved. Really good input from both parties for a resolution.
by Mjolinor
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Low Mileage As A Sales Argument
Replies: 13
Views: 338

Re: Low Mileage As A Sales Argument

If no one buys new then prices will drop to a level where people will buy. It is way more complex than that. The government control it ultimately so that the sales are at a level that guarantees employment but sales not so high that everyone can afford it. It's a proper can of worms and thankfully i...
by Mjolinor
Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Low Mileage As A Sales Argument
Replies: 13
Views: 338

Re: Low Mileage As A Sales Argument

Buying new is a mugs game and I speak as someone who has bought several new bikes.
That said it's worth remembering that if we all thought this way, we wouldn't have all these nice used bikes to choose from.
But we would be able to buy new at a reasonable price then so no need for used ones.
by Mjolinor
Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: What Is This Part Please?
Replies: 26
Views: 525

Re: What Is This Part Please?

Well that's disappointing. I was looking forward to embarrassing you into ripping it apart and now the opportunity has evaporated. :(
by Mjolinor
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:39 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: What Is This Part Please?
Replies: 26
Views: 525

Re: What Is This Part Please?

Personally I would use it as long as it is not losing huge amounts.

If the only indication is stains on the ground and it is not disappearing fast enough to be noticeable on the dipstick then just let it develop but don't do any trans alp journeys.
by Mjolinor
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: What Is This Part Please?
Replies: 26
Views: 525

Re: What Is This Part Please?

The long bolts are to remove the clutch, not the flywheel. Be pretty disappointing to go and get long flywheel bolts then rip it apart. :)

Really none of the special tools are essential and it is a pretty easy job to do. Without the long clutch bolts it can be stressful but is perfectly doable.

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