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by george baker
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Ahhh, so that’s what a scrambler is
Replies: 8
Views: 176

Re: Ahhh, so that’s what a scrambler is

Hi AndyS is right, the motorcycle industry needs more buyers and if people buy bikes it is good for us all, even gumps like me. The fact that people buy on looks is OK, even if the bikes are only used to pose on, Car buyers do the same, how many Range Rovers go off road before the 4th owner? AND it ...
by george baker
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Starter overhaul
Replies: 4
Views: 63

Re: Starter overhaul

Hi
take it to a Bosch agent: you will find your local one in whatever replaced Yellow pages: they have been helpful to me in the past

George
by george baker
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: template
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: template

Hi
I will have a look cos I made one to do this 20 years ago.

I will forget I have offered to prod me once a week until I tell you I can not find itt, or until I send it to you

George
by george baker
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Stand aside McGreggor and Boorman
Replies: 9
Views: 419

Re: Stand aside McGreggor and Boorman

Hi
She looked even better 2 years ago in Lincoln when I bought her a coffee
G
by george baker
Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: [solved] Problem with light K1300GT import
Replies: 9
Views: 581

Re: [solved] Problem with light K1300GT import

Hi
I'm pleased you got it sorted
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by george baker
Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Interesting read
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Re: Interesting read

Hi
Els eth beard, ted Simon and Sam manicom were at the airhead meet in Lincoln a couple of years ago talking about Rtw trips.
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by george baker
Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: bikes for sale
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: bikes for sale

Hi where
Prices
Condition
Thanks
G
just got a 1977 r80 1980 r80 2000 k100 and a r100rt all been stood for years all need work for sale
by george baker
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Main earth cable failure
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: Main earth cable failure

Hi
well I think it would be more convenient if they put harbours half way up the town so you did not have to ride all the way down to sea level to get to them.

On the subject of water, where do you find sloping lakes to learn water skiing?

George
by george baker
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R80/7 valve cover
Replies: 17
Views: 1054

Re: R80/7 valve cover

Hi
I suspect the transparent one would fill with mayonnaise, my fibreglass copy on a Ural did

George
by george baker
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: R18
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: R18

Hi
Yep I understood that you only test rode it, just didn't express myself clearly
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by george baker
Wed Sep 30, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: R18
Replies: 5
Views: 334

Re: R18

Hi Tony
where did you get it from? Did you come over to Williams?

George
by george baker
Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Sticking brakes
Replies: 55
Views: 3665

Re: Sticking brakes

Hi All seals, wipers and pistons have been out. I have replaced some of the seals but it now seems to me, that it is the pads that cock. So that even though the pistons seem to be retracting the pads are binding The discs, pads and hoses were replaced for me last year, (As I said further up my arm w...
by george baker
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Sticking brakes
Replies: 55
Views: 3665

Re: Sticking brakes

hi
thanks Jay, new hoses last year so i hope not hose

not sure i understand "the centre line of the disc and caliper were not spot on and a stainless washer was used "

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by george baker
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Sticking brakes
Replies: 55
Views: 3665

Re: Sticking brakes

hi i went round the block, one side ice cold the other too hot to hold, all pistons red rubber greased, all push back fairly easily so im thinking cocked pads? wrong pads fitted by the garage who changed discs? The work was done for me after i came off at the railway trip 2 years ago, which if nick ...
by george baker
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Drilling out exhaust studs
Replies: 15
Views: 630

Re: Drilling out exhaust studs

hi
how about a cup on the end of the stud if you have touched the oil gallery and a ball bearing to act as a seal ?

good luck

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by george baker
Tue Sep 29, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Sticking brakes
Replies: 55
Views: 3665

Re: Sticking brakes

Hi Jim
Good thought but they are new 500 miles ago and were ok until I laid it up so loathe to introduce a new fault
G
by george baker
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Motoworks Swing arm upgrade kit
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Motoworks Swing arm upgrade kit

Hi
how about reading this viewtopic.php?f=15&t=29251&p=209452&hil ... ng#p209452 which I think is what you are talking about

If it's not what you are asking about sorry for the diversion

George
by george baker
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Sticking brakes
Replies: 55
Views: 3665

Re: Sticking brakes

Hi
still not sorted, still hot disc, I think the pads are tilting over so they don't slide back to retract properly.

Anyone got any other idea?



George
by george baker
Tue Sep 29, 2020 11:07 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K100RS question
Replies: 6
Views: 364

Re: K100RS question

Hi
Ive forgotten where you are AndyS, if you are local to Manchester I will recommend a good independent repairer who always has a waiting list of customers

George
by george baker
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: New Here
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: New Here

Hi
Welcome
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by george baker
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Northamptonshire
Replies: 8
Views: 287

Re: Hello from Northamptonshire

Hi
Welcome, it's pretty in green and nice leg shields
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by george baker
Sun Sep 27, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Drilling out exhaust studs
Replies: 15
Views: 630

Re: Drilling out exhaust studs

Hi
I don't know.
But if you can measure the height ofthe matching stud from the other side, then got it out you could establish it s depth
G
by george baker
Thu Sep 24, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: They're getting more devious
Replies: 14
Views: 449

Re: They're getting more devious

Hi
The call followed a large attempted overseas transfer , I'm happy they were just doing their job
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by george baker
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: They're getting more devious
Replies: 14
Views: 449

Re: They're getting more devious

Hi OR on a Friday I had a phone call from my bank's fraud group --- so I refused to believe it was them or confirm my details-- they said if I didn't comply they would put a stop on my card -- I said "do it" & they did! I had to contact my branch on the Monday to get the fraud group to ring me to re...

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