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by milleplod
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Run n buff silver leaf on forks
Replies: 9
Views: 511

Re: Run n buff silver leaf on forks

I used it on the lower forks on my 1200RT - they came up a treat, for very little effort. I applied it with a toothbrush, quick buff up with a cloth, they look good again! :smile: Not sure how long it'll last, but it only took 10 mins so re-doing them is hardly a graft. I got mine for around £6/7 de...
by milleplod
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: International Driving permits after Brexit
Replies: 21
Views: 480

Re: International Driving permits after Brexit

Let's not get into a debate about Brexit, I get enough of that in the media ! #-o On the issue of riding abroad if / when we come out of the EU, I'm with CaptainAirhead on this one - I travelled abroad when I needed a green card and an International Driving Permit. I don't recall either being diffi...
by milleplod
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:49 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Interesting, and welcome, Scottish court judgement.
Replies: 15
Views: 533

Re: Interesting, and welcome, Scottish court judgement.

I think there are a couple of legal (and other) points here that haven't been mentioned... The case is a civil case... in England, it would have been held in the County Court... and, as such, isn't about apportioning blame but liability, All traffic law cases are Criminal Cases and are about breach...
by milleplod
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Interesting, and welcome, Scottish court judgement.
Replies: 15
Views: 533

Re: Interesting, and welcome, Scottish court judgement.

" He further considered that O’Donnell was riding his motorcycle at around 55mph and was 50-60m behind the vehicle in front. As such, the motorcyclist complied with the Highway Code in relation to stopping distances and the so called “two second rule”. The accident was caused by the driver's neglige...
by milleplod
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Interesting, and welcome, Scottish court judgement.
Replies: 15
Views: 533

Re: Interesting, and welcome, Scottish court judgement.

The salient point is that the car driver had absolutely no reason to brake harshly. Many will say 'what if she'd braked hard because a child ran into the road', or something similar. But she didn't do that. The crux of the matter is the complete lack of a need to brake, hence the judgement. If it co...
by milleplod
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Interesting, and welcome, Scottish court judgement.
Replies: 15
Views: 533

Re: Interesting, and welcome, Scottish court judgement.

Have you ever seen how quickly a vehicle stops when the hardy spicer on the prop shaft lets go? As the follower rarely has any personal knowledge of the vehicle in front or the driver of it then it makes sense to stay far enough away to be stopped by the time you reach the current position of the v...
by milleplod
Sat Jan 19, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Lost Password
Replies: 23
Views: 948

Re: Lost Password

How about - hidden in a drawer in a house with all doors and windows locked ? :cheers:
What if you forget where you live though.....
by milleplod
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Lost Password
Replies: 23
Views: 948

Re: Lost Password

I am old fashioned and still write them down in a note book.
Titled "passwords" ?
Good idea - why not ? :smile:
As long as it's password-protected..... :lol:

Pete
by milleplod
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Ginger.
Replies: 20
Views: 1219

Re: Ginger.

Pete how are you getting on with the ginger pills? I had the last one today and I will not have any more to see if the joints start to ache again. I'm still taking them, one a day, and my knees continue to be relatively pain-free, certainly much better than they were pre-ginger. I've not tried knoc...
by milleplod
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: OBC2 and GS-911
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: OBC2 and GS-911

by milleplod
Fri Jan 11, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Gullibility....
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Gullibility....

Pete - you may have to revise the title of this thread as I understand the Oxford English Dictionary plan to remove the word "gullible" from the dictionary before the next reprint.
:grin: I do love the old ones.
by milleplod
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Lost Password
Replies: 23
Views: 948

Re: Lost Password

Yep! but I had just done an upgrade and clean windows install so nothing was saved. Ian Ah, right. Which browser do you use, as a matter of interest? I've used Firefox for years - even with a clean install situation, it still saves everything. Pete Impossible, unless you have saved your browser set...
by milleplod
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Lost Password
Replies: 23
Views: 948

Re: Lost Password

Most of the mainstream browsers usually save your passwords - Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Safari...they all have them safely tucked away somewhere. Pete Yep! but I had just done an upgrade and clean windows install so nothing was saved. Ian Ah, right. Which browser do you use, as a matter of interest? I...
by milleplod
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Lost Password
Replies: 23
Views: 948

Re: Lost Password

Most of the mainstream browsers usually save your passwords - Edge, Firefox, Chrome, Safari...they all have them safely tucked away somewhere.

Pete
by milleplod
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Gullibility....
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Re: Gullibility....

I think fake new is meant to be taken seriously. If anyone took, for example, a chapter of 'Mein Kampf' as being a serious paper on some obscure take on feminism, something worthy of, perhaps, disseminating amongst students, then I'd contend the professor's done a good job! :-k

Pete
by milleplod
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Gullibility....
Replies: 5
Views: 287

Gullibility....

It's been reported that a professor from Oregon is being sacked because he's made one or two people look a bit stupid. He's been knocking out spoof academic papers that have been published in academic journals, which took them seriously. One was called 'Our Struggle is My Struggle : Solidarity Femin...
by milleplod
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Ignition Ring Antenna - fault? SOLVED
Replies: 11
Views: 380

Re: Ignition Ring Antenna - fault?

Job done then! \:D/
by milleplod
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Ignition Ring Antenna - fault? SOLVED
Replies: 11
Views: 380

Re: Ignition Ring Antenna - fault?

Glad you've got to the bottom of it. :smile: Motobatt are good, and have extra terminals which are handy for connecting accessories to. I've currently (!) got an Exide gel OE spec one on my RT, which I picked up cheap - it seems really good, plenty of ooomph. Don't you have to faff about with the co...
by milleplod
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Ignition Ring Antenna - fault? SOLVED
Replies: 11
Views: 380

Re: Ignition Ring Antenna - fault?

Commence the investigation! :lol: At least you've not bought something, fitted it....and found you've still got the fault - that's really annoying! Let us know how you get on and what the problem was.

Pete
by milleplod
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Ignition Ring Antenna - fault? SOLVED
Replies: 11
Views: 380

Re: Ignition Ring Antenna - fault?

Hmmmm. I still don't think its the ring antenna - if it fails, it immobilises the starting, so you wouldn't get the clicking of the starter solenoid. I assume you get the same clicking with the other batteries? Disconnecting the ring antenna will, I think, inhibit the starter electrics, hence no cli...
by milleplod
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Ignition Ring Antenna - fault? SOLVED
Replies: 11
Views: 380

Re: Ignition Ring Antenna - fault?

In my Malbec-induced haze :lol: I might be mistaken.....but if the ring antenna was faulty, I don't think the bike would even attempt to start....which it is doing, as evidenced by the clicking. I think the clicking might be a duff battery, even though you say it's fully charged - they just seem to ...
by milleplod
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Smashing wee book re touring in Scotland.
Replies: 11
Views: 620

Re: Smashing wee book re touring in Scotland.

My copy came yesterday, together with a personal note from the author....a nice touch, that. :smile: It's a cracking book, lots of routes and information about the stuff you'll see on said routes. Highly recommended!

Pete
by milleplod
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Commitment issues....
Replies: 17
Views: 837

Re: Commitment issues....

I've been accused of being a little sceptical, yes :grin: ..... but I also remember watching Randy Mamola & co racing the Boxer Cup bikes and cylinder head guards didn't last long as I recall ..... Happy days! Here you go, some pretty extreme lean-angles here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RYXk...

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