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by windmill john
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:14 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100rs new owner
Replies: 12
Views: 198

Re: R100rs new owner

Richard, I did understand, it’s just that I wouldn’t voluntarily do it with a working clutch. Like you, I have had the experience of riding home with a non working clutch cable.
by windmill john
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Fuel tank cap stack.
Replies: 4
Views: 66

Re: Fuel tank cap stack.

Carrying on from Barry’s post, see here:

https://bmbikes.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f= ... rol#p81062
by windmill john
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:01 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100rs new owner
Replies: 12
Views: 198

Re: R100rs new owner

I always felt it was a way to bugger the dogs and teeth.

I remember forgetting to use the clutch a few times when I first starred riding! A couple of those times, I think I also forget to drop the revs as I kicked up :roll:
by windmill john
Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100rs new owner
Replies: 12
Views: 198

Re: R100rs new owner

Mike, this is not a dig and it’s a question, coincidentally, I wanted to ask the other day.... Why clutchless!? I’ve ridden for decades and never understood it. Don’t get me wrong, I do understand, I just don’t.... understand!.... I’m guessing it’s a test to show whether a box has been put together ...
by windmill john
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity
Replies: 67
Views: 1394

Re: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity

I’ve killed two birds and a rabbit. I remember the total because every time I think about it, it still bothers/upsets me.

As a consolation, we did rescue a tawny owl off the road and a few wood pigeons at different times.
And a sheep that had fallen into a water filled stream.
by windmill john
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100rs new owner
Replies: 12
Views: 198

Re: R100rs new owner

I found on all Airheads that I’ve had, 3rd to 2nd was at a much lower speed than with any Japanese bikes I’ve had. You can change at a higher speed, but you’ll get your symptoms.

I’ve got a 350 Bullet. Love him, but I..... know about gear changes :grin:
by windmill john
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Heat sink and moly paste
Replies: 13
Views: 253

Re: Heat sink and moly paste

No worries, I won’t rush out for stamps. But do consider renewing it anyway as it does dry out.
by windmill john
Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:02 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Heat sink and moly paste
Replies: 13
Views: 253

Re: Heat sink and moly paste

If you’re happy to wait for me to get a stamp, I’ll stick this in an envelope.
I got it to do my R80 ecu. Used half, there’s enough to do another; if that’s enough for you.

John


Hope it hasn’t dried up!

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by windmill john
Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Cleaning materials
Replies: 12
Views: 216

Re: Cleaning materials

I think it is:

ID10T :grin:

Love you really :smile:
by windmill john
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Cleaning materials
Replies: 12
Views: 216

Re: Cleaning materials

I asked BMstores for some elbow grease. They told me they’d run out, but had just taken supply of some radiators for the early Volkswagen Beetles.
by windmill john
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:50 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Cleaning materials
Replies: 12
Views: 216

Re: Cleaning materials

Never heard of BMstores until now. As my wife was swinging by Bexhill, I asked her to pick up 5 bottles. They did not have any, but she came home with 5 twin packs of LED torches!! Ten torches!! I asked why... they were 10p each! 10p for a pair of Eveready torches including 6 batteries!!! Worth it e...
by windmill john
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Heat sink and moly paste
Replies: 13
Views: 253

Re: Heat sink and moly paste

I’ve used Corrosion Block in three head bearings - note it is not designed for wheel bearings, or applications with a lot of rotational load.

Perfect for head bearings and of course... corrosion resistant.
by windmill john
Thu Oct 22, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Veteran, Vintage & Classic Q&A's (Pre /5)
Topic: 1950s-60s usability, what do they ride like?
Replies: 10
Views: 1074

Re: 1950s-60s usability, what do they ride like?

That’s one of the reasons I initially got Gupta, my 350 Bullet. Being an Indian version, he was affordable, yet same design as the 56 Bullet, it gave me a taste of riding a classic bike. A taste I’ve really come to enjoy. The bike could do it, just not sure I’d want a decent Euro trip on him; purely...
by windmill john
Wed Oct 21, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Cleaning materials
Replies: 12
Views: 216

Re: Cleaning materials

That’s why I mentioned the Autosol from there. Great little shop for odds and sods.
by windmill john
Wed Oct 21, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Ahhh, so that’s what a scrambler is
Replies: 11
Views: 239

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

Yes I agree Andy, but I’m British, moaning is in my jeans. I do live in the past. Personally I don’t think it is a fault, but I understand. I personally don’t like bikes being a trinket, but again, I’m a function before form Luddite. I can’t fully accept the ‘progress is good’ for everything. I thin...
by windmill john
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Ahhh, so that’s what a scrambler is
Replies: 11
Views: 239

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

Ahh, now I get it, a scrambler is a bike that has even lower ground clearance than a road race bike :roll:

https://www.bikeexif.com/triumph-bonnev ... -scrambler
by windmill john
Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity
Replies: 67
Views: 1394

Re: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity

My wife closed the A27 one evening. Swerved to miss a fox, over steered, spun car, wrote off three cars. We've talked about it a number of times and she would still swerve. I think as mentioned, it's a natural reaction to something suddenly appearing in front of you. The police had no issue, no dang...
by windmill john
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity
Replies: 67
Views: 1394

Re: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity

They can travel at 25 to 30 MPH and have developed no concept of roads or motor vehicles Having seen the way some people drive through the New Forest, no wonder animals get hit. I've seen some drivers in other areas take no action at all to avoid hitting an animal... And... before someone says it's...
by windmill john
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Cafe racer
Replies: 57
Views: 1439

Re: Cafe racer

Ahh bugger it, it’s air force blue, I like it :grin:
by windmill john
Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Cafe racer
Replies: 57
Views: 1439

Re: Cafe racer

If I were on the fence, I’d have to fall to the side that preferred that mudguard than the other way
Maybe overkill and cleaning the wheel/tyre removal might be a pain, but as a winter rider, I can see its merits.
by windmill john
Thu Oct 15, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Cafe racer
Replies: 57
Views: 1439

Re: Cafe racer

I like the Guzzis. But, as Rob said, let’s have a bigger front mudguard
by windmill john
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:45 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Cafe racer
Replies: 57
Views: 1439

Re: Cafe racer

The more I stay on BMW forums the more convinced I am that we are the motorcycling equivalent of the Amish 🤔 Nothing wrong with being a Luddite and believing in function over form :smile: Mjolinor, nothing wrong with that last one, it’s a racing sidecar outfit and the BMs always did well in that.
by windmill john
Thu Oct 15, 2020 6:42 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Motorbike lift
Replies: 8
Views: 439

Re: Motorbike lift

Don’t worry about search, like I did which didn’t do anything! Just scroll down on the page Mjolinor sent, you’ll see it under ‘other’
by windmill john
Wed Oct 14, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Cafe racer
Replies: 57
Views: 1439

Re: Cafe racer

What’s your problem Keith! I think the alternator exposed to all road crap is a brilliant idea. :wink: :grin:
by windmill john
Mon Oct 12, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Cafe racer
Replies: 57
Views: 1439

Re: Cafe racer

I'll pass thanks, I've seen Predator.

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