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by windmill john
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Electric bikes
Replies: 24
Views: 466

Re: Electric bikes

I used to wonder..... If a pedal car with a single chain works well as a kid, why could you not add additional gears to get a decent speed. Okay, a very simple premise and maybe you’d need too many gears to get it comfortably up to 50mph say. But surely it must be possible to make a vehicle that cou...
by windmill john
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Good Advice About Buying a Classic Car
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: Good Advice About Buying a Classic Car

Hope you don’t think I’m being rude Andy, might just have been a slightly deflated rear tyre.
When I private’s picked up my R1100RS it would not turn or lean. Tyres looked okay, but rear down to 20 something.
by windmill john
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Good Advice About Buying a Classic Car
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: Good Advice About Buying a Classic Car

True CV. But for me, depending on the bike, cost etc. one could fix anything being a bike... to a point. A buggered frame..... well easier to do on a Bullet, wouldn’t fancy it on an R1100S. I’d lose half the wiring and the other half would be badly routed and connected incorrectly! I would never do ...
by windmill john
Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Good Advice About Buying a Classic Car
Replies: 13
Views: 401

Re: Good Advice About Buying a Classic Car

My brother rode his Superdream into the ground. With bikes, it depends what it is if I bought it unseen. Without a garage, there are bikes I’d never buy. Some bikes you can’t get parts for, so needs to be seen. Now owning a Bullet, I would definitely buy one unseen. The reason... parts for royal Enf...
by windmill john
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Do you remember these
Replies: 10
Views: 324

Re: Do you remember these

Yes. If I recall, didn’t it allow you to ride any bike, even if you hadn’t passed your test as it was classified as a sidecar?
by windmill john
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: OPS Possible Leak
Replies: 12
Views: 406

Re: OPS Possible Leak

Most likely your pushrod tubes; well the seal anyway.
by windmill john
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: narrow escape
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: narrow escape

Damn, just burned my hand on a packet that says hot when hot....
What John????? no welding gloves.

I use them when pulling thistles in the garden :grin:
by windmill john
Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Airhead rocker noise reduction
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: Airhead rocker noise reduction

The clamping is /5 and possibly pre as per Jim’s posting.
by windmill john
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: narrow escape
Replies: 6
Views: 246

Re: narrow escape

Now remember this is just my view, but we cant keep making allowances for everyone's mistakes.... things happen. We could end up in a namby pamby, wrapped up in cotton wool, don't go out, hold my hand society. We're almost there with lots of things... Damn, just burned my hand on a packet that says ...
by windmill john
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: FORUM ATTACHMENTS - NOT WORKING!
Replies: 33
Views: 660

Re: FORUM ATTACHMENTS - NOT WORKING!

I assume in the second picture you listed above, that is a crude cruise control method :wink:
by windmill john
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Gearbox Oil
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: Gearbox Oil

Good god, John Marshall is Wallace!

Sorry, couldn’t resist :oops: :wink:
by windmill john
Mon Oct 21, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Sidecar Chat
Topic: Now dont get upset but !
Replies: 72
Views: 12655

Re: Now dont get upset but !

So, obviously pretty important to Tincan3, it looks like it’s: Something to try. A hoot. Gets people talking to you Used up be a cheap practical method of transport. A passion. But, as you cannot filter, nowadays would not a small car be better? Or... is it that I’m just missing the point? I don’t m...
by windmill john
Mon Oct 21, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Rob, Pete, gimme answers...
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Re: Rob, Pete, gimme answers...

Bottom line, I don't think he'll brake check again :grin:
by windmill john
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Rob, Pete, gimme answers...
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Re: Rob, Pete, gimme answers...

Morning Pete,

So, in this example, there would be no prosecutions?

Some upset people, yes, but....

Be interesting then what they say to their insurance companies.
by windmill john
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Rob, Pete, gimme answers...
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Rob, Pete, gimme answers...

https://youtu.be/rJKdmRyBCfY First video in. What’s the legal standpoint? Is brake checking illegal? Yes, stupid in this situation, but is it illegal? The car that brake checks is the one that flipped, but under law, is the car that hit him in the wrong for being too close? Yes the collision was in ...
by windmill john
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: V5 Clarification
Replies: 13
Views: 284

Re: V5 Clarification

I appreciate you might not know the answer specifically, but having just received my V5, why isn’t it proof of ownership?

Give me a situation where the registered keeper is not the owner?
by windmill john
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Sidecar Chat
Topic: Blooming heck!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Re: Blooming heck!!!!

I used to fancy one.

Check this out. No need to watch the first half. I’m not talking about the flooded engine, more why the drive had gone.

https://youtu.be/FZdoaUx-jjg
by windmill john
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Sidecar Chat
Topic: Blooming heck!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 370

Blooming heck!!!!

I think the title is good enough!!

Where the heck is the air intake! Probably up his top....

And check out the ride across rocks!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUZOzT4 ... e=youtu.be
by windmill john
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Honda SOHC open day at the David Silver collection
Replies: 30
Views: 954

Re: Honda SOHC open day at the David Silver collection

Thanks Barry, They are on my radar.
Body parts are hard to come by, but my bike is complete :smile:
I will just fend off the rust getting worse as long as I can; ACF by the gallon.

John
by windmill john
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RT - Engine Cut Out
Replies: 32
Views: 1088

Re: R1100RT - Engine Cut Out

Rain Hmm ??? Cracked Coil Ced???

What colour is your Coil??
It’s an oilhead. Surely this only applies to the old grey jobbie on Airheads?
by windmill john
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Caught out - Text scam
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: Caught out - Text scam

Was it an email? I thought it was an SMS.

Still had a link though.... alright, I forgot that bit okay! :grin:
by windmill john
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: What do you think of this
Replies: 28
Views: 815

Re: What do you think of this

I had a T3, I can’t recall but I think the filter was in the sump, so a sump drop
by windmill john
Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Caught out - Text scam
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: Caught out - Text scam

Straight forward approach to emails, if any say they are from provider, PayPal for example, and that things have changed, I come out of the email program, open a browser and go to the provider's site direct to check.
by windmill john
Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: What do you think of this
Replies: 28
Views: 815

Re: What do you think of this

Isn't there an danger using this method, of dredging up all the sludge and nastiness and possibly blocking up oil ways. Unless someone is using a Vintage/Veteran vehicle with a gauze type oil filter and an oil designed to drop particulates into the sump, modern engines and oils carry any particulat...

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