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by windmill john
Sun May 31, 2020 3:32 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Eye test
Replies: 21
Views: 312

Re: Eye test

Forsooth Sir John of the Marshall, I shall pay you handsomely in groats, once I have walked a hundred chains.
by windmill john
Sat May 30, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Front Wheel Removal
Replies: 39
Views: 906

Re: Front Wheel Removal

Shame it’s heavy to post and time, as I’d like the challenge of trying to remove the piston; furlough you know. :smile: Of course, no repercussions if I bugger it!
by windmill john
Sat May 30, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Front Wheel Removal
Replies: 39
Views: 906

Re: Front Wheel Removal

Depending on the caliper design, I clamped a Kawasaki one in a vice, used a block of wood in place of pads. This ensured that, once released, the piston would only travel a few mill. Still... the “CRACK” when they released! Scared the bejesus out of me!
by windmill john
Sat May 30, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Eye test
Replies: 21
Views: 312

Re: Eye test

The language one that gets me most that is not grammar is the glottal plosive "T" or in fact, missing "T" completely.
Don’t start me on this one ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) the lazy b&@*&rds!! It is actually easier to pronounce the ‘t’, so why do they do it! Can’t be laziness then?!
by windmill john
Sat May 30, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Eye test
Replies: 21
Views: 312

Re: Eye test

Yes, this is one example where the American are right! I know! Perish the thought :grin:

They still use gotten where we do not.

Although it does drive me crazy when they ‘bring something to a party’ ](*,)


John
by windmill john
Fri May 29, 2020 6:32 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Tirol locks out loud motorbikes
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Tirol locks out loud motorbikes

It’s a shame you can’t send that face/smacebook posting to a psychiatrist to put the lunatic in a hole somewhere.
by windmill john
Fri May 29, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: R90s model engine build
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: R90s model engine build

No torque wrench in site. #-o

Look, if you have trouble fitting the down pipes to the model, please, please... don’t apply heat! :-" :wink:
by windmill john
Fri May 29, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Tirol locks out loud motorbikes
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Tirol locks out loud motorbikes

I think that figure is a good choice. I’ve got a decibel app as a test as my wife doesn’t like going on my Bullet. It’s as quiet as I can get it, but it is the loudest bike I’ve had. It pumps out 87-92 ish DB at tick over. Note it’s my loudest bike and I’ve had a few! There is one more, possibly qui...
by windmill john
Thu May 28, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: R90s model engine build
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: R90s model engine build

Brilliant!
by windmill john
Thu May 28, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Front Wheel Removal
Replies: 39
Views: 906

Re: Front Wheel Removal

Having one bike out of order just stresses me out. :smt089 I remember the butchered quote: ‘A bike on the road is worth two in the shed.’ If ever I have an issue, I resolve it as quick as I can. As very simply another issue can crop up. To the same bike or bike and then things can escalate. I know ...
by windmill john
Thu May 28, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Missfire
Replies: 6
Views: 183

Re: Missfire

Let me give you a couple of possibilities. Actually three, just changed it. HES is beginning to fail. Fuel injectors are partially clogged. Fuel filter needs changing. Of course, it could just have been a glitch............ a bit of muck on the TPS.... nothing....... or....... :shock: ..... :smile:
by windmill john
Thu May 28, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: There be Wales
Replies: 11
Views: 383

Re: There be Wales

I’m sniggering to myself reading this. Leaving the town of Cassel in Belgium a few years back, there is an ‘s’ curve. More of a switchback, almost two hairpins and I cranked my bike over. It felt superb. My wife is screaming on the back. I’m saying What!? What!? She said ‘Do you have to go so fast?!...
by windmill john
Wed May 27, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Spark plugs
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: Spark plugs

Look what they list here Andy. You could then cross reference the bike model against others

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Spark-Plug-C ... 3315282043


Looking at Motorworks, I’m guessing your 850?


Of course the eBay site might be wrong.

John
by windmill john
Tue May 26, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Jokers Corner
Topic: That virus.
Replies: 5
Views: 208

Re: That virus.

Maybe it’s bad of me, but that was funny. :grin:

Reminds me of Les Dawson saying “you’ll have to excuse me, it’s been a difficult week. Tomorrow was meant to be the mother in law’s funeral.... she's cancelled it”
by windmill john
Fri May 22, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Is the K1100RS the best bike BMW has ever made?
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Is the K1100RS the best bike BMW has ever made?

To me it depends on looks, ride and maintenance. Subjective of course: Best looking bikes: 1976 Honda Elsinore 250CM - still like the look, but bear in mind when I first saw it, I had the opportunity to ride in the desert. Actually, when I first saw it, it took my breath away, in the same was as a b...
by windmill john
Fri May 22, 2020 7:46 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: So what are you up to during this enforced hobby time?
Replies: 203
Views: 5892

Re: So what are you up to during this enforced hobby time?

Today, I was mostly cutting lawns - five and a half hours with a ride on tractor mower and that doesn't include edge clipping or strimming

Rob

Cor my wife would have a horse on something that size!
by windmill john
Tue May 19, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: What are your thoughts on this
Replies: 28
Views: 772

Re: What are your thoughts on this

Two great things about this forum:

Knowledge.
No swearing.

I used to be on XRV. Generally a different feeling on that site.
Some great guys and great knowledge, but the use of the English language was more colourful.
by windmill john
Tue May 19, 2020 3:25 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: What are your thoughts on this
Replies: 28
Views: 772

Re: What are your thoughts on this

Steve Berry sounded like a total idiot. He was very rude to the lady on the show. Let’s be frank, groups of bikers together, unless it was a classic show displaying their bikes are going to be a bit loud etc. But it’s my opinion and I think I if I were making a decision on whether to get rid of moto...
by windmill john
Tue May 19, 2020 7:15 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Left cylinder smoking on my 1980 R65
Replies: 16
Views: 811

Re: Left cylinder smoking on my 1980 R65

It’s the decelerate bit that gets me !?
by windmill john
Mon May 18, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Bridgestone BT45 3.25-19 Unavailable
Replies: 13
Views: 348

Re: Bridgestone BT45 3.25-19 Unavailable

I tried to go to the Bridgestone website they don't allow the visitor to disable cookies. If that's there attitude, they can keep their tyres!

Rob


Dear visitor,

Please enable cookies to continue posting on this site.........



:-"
by windmill john
Sun May 17, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Fantastic film - how to for older bikes
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Fantastic film - how to for older bikes

Just finished watching all three. I think all new motorcyclist should watch all three. The first teaches you to ride. The second one teaches you mechanics and about not over-tightening fittings; quite apt with our alloy fittings. The third teaches you how to ride any terrain. Seen many films on all ...
by windmill john
Sun May 17, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Fantastic film - how to for older bikes
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Fantastic film - how to for older bikes

This was posted on the Royal Enfield forum. A very simple film which teaches you how a four stroke works. How to start a bike with retard and advance. How to ride as a newbie. Of course it might just be me, but I’m really enjoying watching this; especially with the Pathe style voice :smile: https://...
by windmill john
Sat May 16, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: So what are you up to during this enforced hobby time?
Replies: 203
Views: 5892

Re: So what are you up to during this enforced hobby time?

Yup, shouldn’t have sold Friedrich, my R80RT
by windmill john
Sat May 16, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Bing carb enquiry
Replies: 11
Views: 514

Re: Bing carb enquiry

You’re right John, a carb strip of a four cylinder bike blindfold is easier than sorting out the early BM choke.
by windmill john
Sat May 16, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: So what are you up to during this enforced hobby time?
Replies: 203
Views: 5892

Re: So what are you up to during this enforced hobby time?

I cannot believe you’ve sold the R80 without offering it to me FOC! :smile:

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