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by windmill john
Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R80/R850R
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: R80/R850R

Andy, I have PMd you.
by windmill john
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R80/R850R
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: R80/R850R

Hi Andy,

I know when I was looking, some reviews said that the capacity was 1. something litre in the sump so needed to be watched.
More than happy to listen an owner’s perspective.
by windmill john
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R80/R850R
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: R80/R850R

I find it quite interesting how many Oilheads have issues with the exhaust bolts in the head. I guess they can be hidden and ignored. Small point, but if I had one again, I’d occasionally undo the nuts and copper grease. I looked at the Breva. Very small sump, very low oil quantity, so you need to w...
by windmill john
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Motorcycle airbag jeans
Replies: 13
Views: 206

Re: Motorcycle airbag jeans

"Excuse me miss, please can you help me get my pants off?"

Is this why you have been banned from all supermarkets in Burnley?
by windmill john
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: SAE to metric conversion?
Replies: 87
Views: 1937

Re: SAE to metric conversion?

I wonder how many people born after - say - 1980 would be able to visual one sixtyfourth or work easily in fractions... let alone spell the words... Rob I was born quite a bit before that, okay with factions, :grin: but can’t really recall using fractions or imperial since school; let’s ignore full...
by windmill john
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Motorcycle airbag jeans
Replies: 13
Views: 206

Re: Motorcycle airbag jeans

This is me out for a ride on my R100 talking to a couple of chaps.

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by windmill john
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: SAE to metric conversion?
Replies: 87
Views: 1937

Re: SAE to metric conversion?

3/64”... now is that in:

Whitworth
AF
BSP
UNC
BSW
BSP
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :roll:

Give me metric :grin:

I can almost hear Mjolinor running to his keyboard.
by windmill john
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R80/R850R
Replies: 9
Views: 174

Re: R80/R850R

I’ll give you a simple, as far as I’m concerned, answer. The Oilheads are lovely bikes to ride. I’ve had an 1100 and an 850GS. The Airheads are much easier to work on. It all depends on how much mileage you intend to do, own maintenance.... There’s no answer there :grin: Okay, here’s the answer :rol...
by windmill john
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R60/6 Bing 53 question
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: R60/6 Bing 53 question

Don’t you mean part 6?

Part 11 is the anti slosh doohickey.
by windmill john
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: It’s actually up to £4300!
Replies: 16
Views: 277

Re: It’s actually up to £4300!

As I’m looking for a bike, this came up as one of the cheapest: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-r80-monolever-1986-MOT-August-2021/324462160288?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Dea41cf33022740e293cbf4988a37b676%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D15%26mehot...
by windmill john
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Cycle V motorcycle comparative risks
Replies: 1
Views: 59

Re: Cycle V motorcycle comparative risks

I do like his videos.
by windmill john
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: It’s actually up to £4300!
Replies: 16
Views: 277

Re: It’s actually up to £4300!

Don’t you just love those painted exhaust threads on the cylinder heads..... yes, they’ll help create a better seal......!
by windmill john
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R60/6 Bing 53 question
Replies: 10
Views: 214

Re: R60/6 Bing 53 question

I would assume the o ring is fitted to the pilot jet, they normally are in Bings. I’ve had many Bings, but mine were all CV types. I looked at your carb in my Clymer and it doesn’t make it clear, but checking page 314, I still say the o ring is on the jet. Yes they can be a bugger to stretch over, m...
by windmill john
Sat Jan 23, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: It’s actually up to £4300!
Replies: 16
Views: 277

It’s actually up to £4300!

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-R65-Caf- ... Sw~DVf-abS


And my question is....

I’m not saying...
by windmill john
Thu Jan 21, 2021 6:55 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Moutaintop Motorcycle Museum fire!
Replies: 16
Views: 373

Re: Moutaintop Motorcycle Museum fire!

There are some woodworking products which I would never use as they virtually catch light if you mention their names!
by windmill john
Thu Jan 21, 2021 11:22 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Moutaintop Motorcycle Museum fire!
Replies: 16
Views: 373

Re: Moutaintop Motorcycle Museum fire!

If I take the welder to the shed, I take the small extinguisher I bought when I bought the welder. What used to scare me in the shed was Danish oil when doing wood working. The number of threads that said to ensure that you do not leave the rag screwed up after use, as it can instantly combust. Shed...
by windmill john
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:38 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Moutaintop Motorcycle Museum fire!
Replies: 16
Views: 373

Re: Moutaintop Motorcycle Museum fire!

Not sure whether to say thank god there are hoarders, or to say at least these will help keep parts going or make up for the museum fire.

https://www.visordown.com/news/viral/be ... ection?amp
by windmill john
Tue Jan 19, 2021 3:58 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Moutaintop Motorcycle Museum fire!
Replies: 16
Views: 373

Re: Moutaintop Motorcycle Museum fire!

English version:

https://www.visordown.com/news/general/ ... s-lost?amp

What an absolute waste. Beautiful building, typical Tyrol, so much wood.
by windmill john
Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Love the description
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: Love the description

I’m a mere strippling compared to you :grin:
by windmill john
Sun Jan 17, 2021 9:11 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Love the description
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: Love the description

Check out these prices from my birth month magazine I picked up:


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by windmill john
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:29 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Love the description
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: Love the description

It’s an interesting hobby. Do I buy a British bike (can’t afford 99.9% of them) and spend a lot of time tinkering; isn’t that part of the interest.... Or go Japanese for an easier time. Now.... the only problem here is that British parts are pretty accessible and lots of people are fabricating stuff...
by windmill john
Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:24 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Battery Booster
Replies: 13
Views: 392

Re: Battery Booster

Nah.... just get an Odyssey battery :grin: :grin: :grin:

Light blue touch paper and retire :grin:
by windmill john
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Plastics cleaner? BMW R80RT
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: Plastics cleaner? BMW R80RT

I’ve never thought of it as a polish, but I guess it could be... not sure how effective it will be on top of ACF50. I treat the one I mentioned as a cleaner/shiner. Not cheap, but it does looks good when done. If panniers have mud on them, then I’ll wash that off. When dry, apply the vinyl cleaner. ...
by windmill john
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:41 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Spray washer
Replies: 28
Views: 946

Re: Spray washer

That’s the benefit of the OC3, the power wouldn’t hurt you, but good enough to use with a brush and get crud away.
by windmill john
Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:39 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Love the description
Replies: 11
Views: 285

Re: Love the description

Rob and Mjolinor are the sparkys :grin: It’s small enough to get in my shed and I could take all the time in the world. I’m not going for this one. I think even though British, too high a price and with the current situation, too far. Actually, if I couldn’t retire this, I don’t deserve to be a home...

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