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by Jockboxer
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Heat sink and moly paste
Replies: 0
Views: 19

Heat sink and moly paste

I'm doing some work on the old GS and need heat sink paste and molykote or similar for the clutch splines. Can someone save me a lot of searcvhing put me onto a good (and cheap-ish :grin: ) source please?
by Jockboxer
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Starter overhaul
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Starter overhaul

Mea culpa. I didn't read the post carefully enough. I suggest the OP posts a pic of the starter motor and / or brushes.
by Jockboxer
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Starter overhaul
Replies: 7
Views: 129

Re: Starter overhaul

BMW used Valeo starters too!
by Jockboxer
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Menu changes?
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Menu changes?

That was it. Thanks.
by Jockboxer
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Menu changes?
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Menu changes?

There seems to have been a change in the menus at the top of the page? I used to click on "new posts" or to find a topic I'd already posted on "your posts". (These may be paraphrases!) Those links have gorn!
Is it me?
by Jockboxer
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Multi-bike insurance again
Replies: 16
Views: 430

Re: Multi-bike insurance again

Hi Andy, Have you considered classic bike insurance? To qualify as a classic with Peter James Insurance, the bikes have to be 20 years old or more. However, you can add a more modern bike but it's a bit dearer. I've been with them for several years, and they are well respected amongst classic motor...
by Jockboxer
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Interesting read
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Re: Interesting read

Cold war and the possibility of nuclear annihilation notwithstanding, the world was also a lot more stable than today. In fact, except for a few hot spots like Vietnam, maybe because of the cold war?

Great story anyway!
by Jockboxer
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet at Trossachs Pier this Sunday 11th October 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 332

Re: Northern Meet at Trossachs Pier this Sunday 11th October 2020

Got an IAM stint to do instead so could not have made it.
by Jockboxer
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Northamptonshire
Replies: 8
Views: 286

Re: Hello from Northamptonshire

Lovely bike. Bol d'Or green? You're welcome too!
by Jockboxer
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: New Here
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: New Here

Welcome Kyle. Lots of useful knowledge here.
by Jockboxer
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet at the Highland Folk Museum,Newtonmore this Sunday 13th September 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 857

Re: Northern Meet at the Highland Folk Museum,Newtonmore this Sunday 13th September 2020

Sorry, I missed the spear throwing! Having ridden the RS up from London (or just north of it) that week, a look at the forecast and the thought of the A9 was enough to put me off. See you next time guys.
by Jockboxer
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Tyres for an R100RS
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Tyres for an R100RS

Recommendations please, as I've just bought one. A monoshock. The Mitas seems to get good reviews?
by Jockboxer
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Another Scot
Replies: 11
Views: 419

Re: Another Scot

Auld Ayr! Wham ne'er a toon surpasses
For honest men and bonnie lasses!

Aye right! Well it was a work of fiction after all!

And welcome!
by Jockboxer
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Airhead keys
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Re: Airhead keys

Doh! Among the pile of stuff I inherited with the new (to me) bike, I came across 3 spare keys plus I discovered another taped under the seat! Thanks for the useful info though!
by Jockboxer
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Airhead keys
Replies: 6
Views: 337

Airhead keys

It's in my mind that it's possible to order additional keys for old BMs via their dealer network. Can anyone confirm? Are there (cheaper) alternatives?
by Jockboxer
Sun Sep 06, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Darned gear lever rubber
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Re: Darned gear lever rubber

I have heat shrink in various sizes so that's the next job.
by Jockboxer
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Darned gear lever rubber
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Re: Darned gear lever rubber

The kitchen is now missing a spirtle. I used it as a mandril to try to expand the rubber. A few attempts with a rubber hammer and it open up a bit but not yet enough. Another go and ... the damned thing split apart like the skin of a ripe banana!!!!! So it's now fitted but held on with a zip tie! Gr...
by Jockboxer
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Rigid brake lines (with stainless fittings).
Replies: 28
Views: 808

Re: Rigid brake lines (with stainless fittings).

As above plus a paint job every year. It does make me wonder why manufacturers use ferrous metal for such safety critical fittings though! Usually because it is the best material for the job. There are probably more "safety critical" things made out of ferrous materials than anything else by some o...
by Jockboxer
Sat Sep 05, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Darned gear lever rubber
Replies: 10
Views: 480

Darned gear lever rubber

The GS has not had a gl rubber since I bought it. I now have a hole in the re-inforcement of my left boot. So, having to get some service items, I chucked in a new rubber. Easy peasy fit, thought I - hot water to soften it, bit of lubricant, on she goes ... Not a chance! The rubber is hard as nails ...
by Jockboxer
Fri Sep 04, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Rigid brake lines (with stainless fittings).
Replies: 28
Views: 808

Re: Rigid brake lines (with stainless fittings).

As above plus a paint job every year. It does make me wonder why manufacturers use ferrous metal for such safety critical fittings though!
by Jockboxer
Tue Sep 01, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Veteran, Vintage & Classic Q&A's (Pre /5)
Topic: Painting a 1957 R50.....
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: Painting a 1957 R50.....

Very classy! Feldgrau ...
by Jockboxer
Tue Sep 01, 2020 5:16 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R1100RS 1994 Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 826

Re: R1100RS 1994 Advice

Give Mike a call at Overland and Classic in the Vale of Belvoir. If it can be fixed, he's the man to do it. I've sent you a PM with his mobile number.
by Jockboxer
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Sat Navs
Replies: 40
Views: 1372

Re: Sat Navs

The only advantages of a dedicated bike gps are ... 1. The ability to pre-plan and then load up routes and waypoints via laptop or other pc. 2. They're waterproof. If you don't need the above then using a car unit would be much cheaper. There are work arounds for the waterproofing issue also. An old...
by Jockboxer
Sat Aug 29, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hi everyone
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: Hi everyone

Bienvenue Trumftager! Posez vos questions sans peur. Ici nous sommes tous des motards amicables!

We're a friendly bunch here! Sometimes grumpy but always friendly!

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