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by Tincan3
Mon Sep 20, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: reverse gear
Replies: 9
Views: 212

Re: reverse gear

A modified airhead gearbox to provide a reverse gear has been done. I think an Israel based company have sold these. However, they are quite expensive as they involve a lot of engineering work and, also, I think they were only available in part exchange for a working gearbox. I saw one for sale a fe...
by Tincan3
Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Motorcycle Dolly
Replies: 6
Views: 234

Re: Motorcycle Dolly

A dolly certainly is useful. For a while last year I had two solo machines and my R75/6 combination in my garage and so, space was limited. The Yamaha 'Diversion' was easy to mount on the dolly but the Royal Enfield 'Classic' is another matter and requires assistance. It all just seems to depend on ...
by Tincan3
Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet - Highland Folk Museum - Sunday 12th September 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 473

Re: Northern Meet - Highland Folk Museum - Sunday 12th September 2021

Ah yes Andy, free dinners, sorry, well, we can all dream! For sure, inside on a carpet is much better than outside in a tent dealing with midges. I was impressed all your camping gear was inside the panniers and top box. Now you can add Oban to your list. Be sure to give me a shout if your wandering...
by Tincan3
Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:33 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet - Highland Folk Museum - Sunday 12th September 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 473

Re: Northern Meet - Highland Folk Museum - Sunday 12th September 2021

It was a dry day! Rob arrived about ten mnutes after me and we repaired to the cafe to get soup and coffee to consume on a outside bench. The museum was busy with three coaches and many cars in contrast to last year's deserted drizzly day. I was on the Enfield (classic 500 'Tribute') to which I had ...
by Tincan3
Sat Sep 11, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet - Highland Folk Museum - Sunday 12th September 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 473

Re: Northern Meet - Highland Folk Museum - Sunday 12th September 2021

Rob, you missed out last time with the atlatl. Shall I bring that again? We were all able to have a go at the shinty pitch from its 1904 pavilion.
by Tincan3
Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:02 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Vacuum take off screws.
Replies: 10
Views: 357

Re: Vacuum take off screws.

Wouldn't heating expand the screw and make it tighter? What about a few cycles of heating followed by touching the screw head to something from the freezer? Good luck!
by Tincan3
Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:21 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet this Sunday 29th August 2021 at the Pillars of Hercules Fife
Replies: 19
Views: 526

Re: Northern Meet this Sunday 29th August 2021 at the Pillars of Hercules Fife

Rob, maybe this is a non-starter idea, but would it not have been possible to put the front wheel on a garage skate or dolly, for winching up onto a recovery flatbed?
I presume you are all sorted now - you can't leave us with an unresolved cliff-hanger!
by Tincan3
Mon Aug 30, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet this Sunday 29th August 2021 at the Pillars of Hercules Fife
Replies: 19
Views: 526

Re: Northern Meet this Sunday 29th August 2021 at the Pillars of Hercules Fife

Oh dear! Lost keys - the stuff of nightmares Rob. That's why I have another set cunningly hidden on the combination. Once, in Portugal, I parked up and went into a nearby restaurant, very tired and ready for something to eat A few minutes later, two young lads came in and presented me with my keys t...
by Tincan3
Mon Aug 30, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet this Sunday 29th August 2021 at the Pillars of Hercules Fife
Replies: 19
Views: 526

Re: Northern Meet this Sunday 29th August 2021 at the Pillars of Hercules Fife

Hi Stuart, If you are ever there again the Dupplin cross is worth a visit. In Dunning is St. Serf's church which now houses the Dupplin cross. This is a large Pictish cross that was previously at Forteviot, not far away. Forteviot was a royal centre at one time. The rear of the cross has a panel wit...
by Tincan3
Sun Aug 29, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet this Sunday 29th August 2021 at the Pillars of Hercules Fife
Replies: 19
Views: 526

Re: Northern Meet this Sunday 29th August 2021 at the Pillars of Hercules Fife

Weird things happen when I try to enter photos!
Here is the proper one:
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by Tincan3
Sun Aug 29, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet this Sunday 29th August 2021 at the Pillars of Hercules Fife
Replies: 19
Views: 526

Re: Northern Meet this Sunday 29th August 2021 at the Pillars of Hercules Fife

My trip over to the Pillars of Hercules was uneventful and I thought I would have been first there but Keith had beaten me to it! Then Rob arrived and we had a pleasant chat. The outside seating area had been roofed with a new shelter roof and we were attended by a blackbird and a robin looking for ...
by Tincan3
Sun Aug 08, 2021 9:11 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet this Sunday 8th August 2021
Replies: 25
Views: 860

Re: Northern Meet this Sunday 8th August 2021

Parting ways with Andy before Aberfeldy, there was no real rain to speak of for me and I made Oban in time to scoot down the road to catch my last ferry at 18:00.
Here are Rob, Andy and Keith finishing coffees and sandwiches.
by Tincan3
Tue Jul 27, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Oil pressure switch leaking
Replies: 13
Views: 485

Re: Oil pressure switch leaking

I had to replace the oil pressure switch on my bike recently (1975 R75/6). It was probably the original switch and over the years the wire leading to it had become very stiff as the insulation aged. The wire was also cable tied to the frame tube close by, so had a short run from frame fastening to s...
by Tincan3
Mon Jul 26, 2021 12:24 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet in Hawick this Sunday 25th July 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 719

Re: Northern Meet in Hawick this Sunday 25th July 2021

The Hawick meet for me started where I was camped at a sidecar meeting at a farm in Maidens, a small village just north of Trump Turnberry. I left early as there is no direct route and passed the infamous golf course HQ with a sinister looking security fellow at the front door. The A714 from Girvan ...
by Tincan3
Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet in Montrose at the Beach Cafe this Sunday 11th July 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 491

Re: Northern Meet in Montrose at the Beach Cafe this Sunday 11th July 2021

Dash it! I was just thinking it must be getting near another meet. Sorry, but bikes, car and me in all the wrong places. Next time . . . . .
by Tincan3
Fri Jul 09, 2021 5:48 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Carb tune tool.
Replies: 20
Views: 897

Re: Carb tune tool.

Yes, I can vouch for the $4 Carburetor Synchronizer, in my case made from 6m of 6mm tubing from Homebase.
Very sensitive and spot-on.
by Tincan3
Tue Jul 06, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Pin striping fenders (mud guards) on /5
Replies: 4
Views: 329

Re: Pin striping fenders (mud guards) on /5

Kevin, If you are going to try it yourself with a long hair brush, there are several Youtube sequences of the Kumar brothers applying the pinstripes to Royal Enfield fuel tanks that may be helpful to study. In particular, the way they hold the object and move the object they are pin striping and the...
by Tincan3
Tue Jun 29, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Jacket faded - remedy?
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Jacket faded - remedy?

Hi, Here are some images of the bottle with info that I hope help. It did not make my sidecar hood any stiffer. It is a really black black if you know what I mean. I am not sure if it is water based. The only other dyes I know of are the 'Dylon' dye range that used to be readily available in hardwar...
by Tincan3
Mon Jun 28, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Jacket faded - remedy?
Replies: 4
Views: 365

Re: Jacket faded - remedy?

I had a faded hood on the sidecar once and used one of those products. It was certainly black and transformed the fabric and did not wash off in the rain. I think it came from Frost and may have been called 'Renovo' but, if you want to know, I can look for the bottle tomorrow.
by Tincan3
Sun Jun 27, 2021 8:41 pm
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: mouse deterrent
Replies: 1
Views: 178

mouse deterrent

At the Moffat lunchtime northern meet I once again described the traumatic experience of evicting mice from a Yamaha Diversion air filter box where they had set up home for some years. I recount this to anyone sympathetic enough to listen. It helps my post traumatic stress syndrome! 'YUK' does not b...
by Tincan3
Thu Jun 17, 2021 8:42 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R60/6 Throttle and clutch
Replies: 40
Views: 1684

Re: R60/6 Throttle and clutch

Making the clutch easier to pull with that mechanical advantage due to the pulley, would have the effect of masking any increasing stiffness in the lever/push rod. Something to be aware of!
by Tincan3
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:22 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet Rannoch Station 13th June 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 786

Re: Northern Meet Rannoch Station 13th June 2021

I suspect that Gordon's "low fuel" indication was just a thinly veiled excuse and that he and Norman stopped for half an hour to polish his bike before arriving . . . . . . .
by Tincan3
Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:26 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet Rannoch Station 13th June 2021
Replies: 17
Views: 786

Re: Northern Meet Rannoch Station 13th June 2021

Yep, another convivial meeting and excellent lunch (giant Frankfurter hot dog!).
Gordon's new bike, as usual, much cleaner than mine . .
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and the off -
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by Tincan3
Sat Jun 12, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: E10 fuel
Replies: 3
Views: 345

Re: E10 fuel

My understanding is that larger petrol stations turning over a certain amount of fuel will be required to have one pump for 98 or 99 with a maximum of 5% alcohol. This is intended to cater for historic vehicle owners. Maybe the Tories between them have quite a few old Bentlys etc. so have ensured th...

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