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by windmill john
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Modern v Classic
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: Modern v Classic

I'll just stay away from the big cities which don't like old stuff.

You could always just wear a face mask Barry :wink:
by windmill john
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Modern v Classic
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: Modern v Classic

The good thing about British bikes, BMW to point and Royal Enfield is that they have an amazing parts backup. British must be a passion thing, but there are hundreds of little specialists willing to make parts etc. Royal Enfield has over 180 small independents in India making all sorts of things. Qu...
by windmill john
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: What Is This Part Please?
Replies: 26
Views: 505

Re: What Is This Part Please?

When I did my oil seal, I also felt intrepidation. Whilst I’d done wet clutches, I feared the dry clutch! Thank god for the forum and YouTube. It’s a straight forward job, just if you haven’t done it, scary.. Come on CV... go on.... :grin: at least you’re bikes are under cover \:D/ :grin: Joking apa...
by windmill john
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: Vario top box
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Vario top box

A question for Motobins I would say, as they show most BMW luggage.


John
by windmill john
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: 1980 R65 Centre stand top spring bracket
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: 1980 R65 Centre stand top spring bracket

Good job.
Also a good opportunity to copper grease the engine bolts.
by windmill john
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: taking a while to get down to tickover
Replies: 29
Views: 532

Re: taking a while to get down to tickover

I’ll stick with the simpler version from school, where you stood on the block for the Van Der Graf generator, then the teacher asked you to touch another pupil’s hand.... Or the time I was six years old... I still remember this as clear as day. We were just moving into a flat. I got in the lift at t...
by windmill john
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Converting an R80RT to a naked bike
Replies: 7
Views: 168

Re: Converting an R80RT to a naked bike

Putting the ignition switch in the headlight, depends on which headlight it is. You may need to change the headlight, or fit the switch into the handlebar pad. There’s a great video, I’ll see if I can find the link. Not sure if this link mentions the headlamp change: https://youtu.be/NfZFEZPju6M John
by windmill john
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Low Mileage As A Sales Argument
Replies: 13
Views: 319

Re: Low Mileage As A Sales Argument

I can’t afford it, but I can understand getting a new bike and changing it every two to three years. You’ll never see an MOT, you’ll never see proper rust, corroded wiring, bad earths etc. If you are not into maintenance or need to know how things work, that could be quite nice. Well I might be able...
by windmill john
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Heavy throttle action
Replies: 14
Views: 287

Re: Heavy throttle action

Ahh... John you remind me. I had a slightly stiff throttle once, but it more the fact that the throttle would not return freely. Turned out the alloy throttle slider inside the twist grip had deformed and was catching in the handlebar.
by windmill john
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: taking a while to get down to tickover
Replies: 29
Views: 532

Re: taking a while to get down to tickover

Don’t forget you need at least a 15 mile run to warm up fully, before you sync them correctly.
by windmill john
Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Heavy throttle action
Replies: 14
Views: 287

Re: Heavy throttle action

I don’t recall my R80/7 or R80RT being that hard.
If the cables feel as free as can be and you can move the slides easily, you could look at changing the throttle return springs on the carbs.
by windmill john
Thu Jul 23, 2020 5:59 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Worn sprocket by hook or by crook
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Worn sprocket by hook or by crook

Yes that was a big topic on the XRV forum.

I used to have a 650 Transalp. Went to Portugal on that and Germany, plus commuting; very good bike.

I recall all the threads about the sprocket and a German guy who made a special sprocket to spread the load.

PM sent jockboxer.
by windmill john
Thu Jul 23, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Worn sprocket by hook or by crook
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Worn sprocket by hook or by crook

Ahh, makes sense. So basically the teeth have worn in, on the left side of each tooth; as viewed near the top of the sprocket of course.

Thanks Keith.
by windmill john
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Worn sprocket by hook or by crook
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Worn sprocket by hook or by crook

Found a row of sharks on my Transalp yesterday. Don’t worry, I’ll soon be ordering a chain and sprocket set. But... what plays with my mind is I would have thought the hooking would go the other way! I’d have thought applying power would wear them to lean the other way! Please explain :grin: D13C283...
by windmill john
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Low Mileage As A Sales Argument
Replies: 13
Views: 319

Re: Low Mileage As A Sales Argument

It drives me bonkers when you take your bike to a dealer for a PX and they say ooh the mileage is a bit high!

Yes, I say, I ride it....

Happened to me again a week or so back when I went to PX against a 500 Classic. Actually bought it privately in the end, as the dealer messed me about.
by windmill john
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: I am going to sell my bike.
Replies: 13
Views: 498

Re: I am going to sell my bike.

Good on ya Mjolinor
by windmill john
Tue Jul 21, 2020 7:28 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Horses, swords, The French and side stands.
Replies: 12
Views: 241

Re: Horses, swords, The French and side stands.

I switch between lhs and rhs gear change sometimes each day. I can generally cope but there has been a couple of times where I’ve had to reach for the brakes quickly and found myself naturally stamping on the rhs as a brake.
by windmill john
Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: engine cut out, no spark
Replies: 23
Views: 455

Re: engine cut out, no spark

Don’t forget to apply new thermal paste.
by windmill john
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Faulty regulator?
Replies: 124
Views: 2884

Re: Faulty regulator?

Cor, that’s a nice bobber Mjolinor.... let me get a bank loan........ NOTTTTTT!! [-X
by windmill john
Sat Jul 18, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Faulty regulator?
Replies: 124
Views: 2884

Re: Faulty regulator?

No, but neither do I have any ribs left now! Whoa, vibes above 60.... ah well, I was warned. The seat is solid cast iron. I have never even sat on a wall as hard as this. Ah well, I was warned :roll: :grin: Still, there are fixes for the seat. That’s down the line when I have some money. The vibes.....
by windmill john
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:13 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Faulty regulator?
Replies: 124
Views: 2884

Re: Faulty regulator?

Just to close this thread.... stop it Rob :wink:

The eagle has landed:


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by windmill john
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Numb fingers
Replies: 14
Views: 514

Re: Numb fingers

Even with the newer Royal Enfields, even the factory suggests starting the engine, loosening the engine mounting bolts and re-tighten whilst running. This is known to stop or reduce many vibrations in them; engine is a stressed member of the frame.
by windmill john
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: BMW logo for cv carb top
Replies: 14
Views: 343

Re: BMW logo for cv carb top

So it’s true what they say about our northern brethren :grin:

Check out these prices then!

https://shop.maxbmw.com/fiche/PartsDeta ... ARBROUNDEL



John
by windmill john
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R65 cutting out
Replies: 8
Views: 220

Re: R65 cutting out

He has points.

But I’ll stick with condenser, loose wire/corrosion, carbs or possibly a coil.
by windmill john
Thu Jul 16, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: engine cut out, no spark
Replies: 23
Views: 455

Re: engine cut out, no spark

Hi Alex,

Don’t forget to say what bike and year.

Whilst waiting for the spare, you could just check all electrical connections.
Don’t forget to disconnect the battery before you remove the front cover where the alternator is.


John

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