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by Jockboxer
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: 20-50 oil for airheads
Replies: 0
Views: 92

20-50 oil for airheads

Some information which should prove useful: I used to run my GS paralever on Unipart 20-50. This was available some time even after the demise of the business. I then switched to Comma Motorway 20-50. Then this disappeared from shelves! Searching around, I came across another Comma 20-50. Here it is...
by Jockboxer
Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet 13/10/3019... or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 177

Re: Northern Meet 13/10/3019... or not?

No can do. Local IAM run to the Jim Clark museum in Duns.
by Jockboxer
Fri Oct 11, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: First BMW R80
Replies: 42
Views: 965

Re: First BMW R80

Thank you. Could anyone tell me about the small tube on the underside of the fuel tank, it appears to be some kind of breather that link to the filler cap area? I noticed some engine oil at the bottom of the mixture screw jet, opened up the air filter box and found there was a pool of oil at the bo...
by Jockboxer
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:57 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: First BMW R80
Replies: 42
Views: 965

Re: First BMW R80

Is the oil shared with the gears or is it separate? I put at least 2 litres in last night, maybe more, so it has had an oil change :) but I will let it run in the garage on and off for a while then change it. Regards, Alex Tell you what, shall I pop over and take you through some basics? I'm in Emb...
by Jockboxer
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Airheads compared to later
Replies: 12
Views: 335

Re: Airheads compared to later

Max Bygraves?
by Jockboxer
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Oh dear
Replies: 2
Views: 104

Re: Oh dear

Maybe not in the UK ...
by Jockboxer
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Your Travel Tales
Topic: North Coast 500
Replies: 19
Views: 788

Re: North Coast 500

Had forgotten about this. I will post again in early spring 2020 and organise a wee jaunt to Achmelvich. Them as wants to take part can register interest then. I may need to be reminded!
by Jockboxer
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:12 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: R80RT Edinburgh
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: R80RT Edinburgh

Join the MZOC. They have regular meets and a stand at the Ingliston bike show every year. PM me and I'll send you an email address.
by Jockboxer
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Trip planning
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Trip planning

Hi
thanks Steve, just where so you get sperm oil these days?

George
Used to be an ingredient in leather treatments.

Interesting list though. One would have to take one's man along to carry it all! :grin: I love the last bit! Times have changed somewhat!
by Jockboxer
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: R80RT Edinburgh
Replies: 6
Views: 174

Re: R80RT Edinburgh

Welcome from a fellow Ebinbugger! Also an MZ and airhead fan albeit withut an MZ these days.
by Jockboxer
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Returning to the Beemer world.
Replies: 9
Views: 434

Re: Returning to the Beemer world.

K75? Rated the best of the K series by those who know. Cosmetics and wiring may be getting a bit worn now but still a great bike.
by Jockboxer
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Scotland
Replies: 15
Views: 511

Re: Hello from Scotland

Fit like min?
by Jockboxer
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet - Biggar - Sunday 29/09/2019
Replies: 18
Views: 610

Re: Northern Meet - Biggar - Sunday 29/09/2019

No can do. Sorry. Meeting an American friend in Embra.
by Jockboxer
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Your Travel Tales
Topic: North Coast 500
Replies: 19
Views: 788

Re: North Coast 500

My suggestion would be a couple of nights at Achmelvich. They have two 5 room dorms, a twin room (double bed) and an 8 room dorm. Realistically, I think the two smaller dorms would be achievable via normal booking. If the whole hostel was to be hired, this would cost £425 per night in the low season...
by Jockboxer
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Your Travel Tales
Topic: North Coast 500
Replies: 19
Views: 788

Re: North Coast 500

There are twenty beds in the hostel. £400 per night off season. I think we'd be very lucky to get twenty, so I suggest pre booking one of the dorms and maybe a private room or two.. My suggestion would be some time in early May ish? Pre midges hopefully?
by Jockboxer
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Your Travel Tales
Topic: North Coast 500
Replies: 19
Views: 788

Re: North Coast 500

I rode around the North and West coast of Scotland before I'd ever heard of a "NC500", but I don't think I encountered this wee mad road. Must keep it in mind for next year ..... Book in at the YHA hostel at Achmelvich Bay or camp at the site at Clachtoll. Hmmmm ... there's a thought. The hostel ca...
by Jockboxer
Sat Sep 21, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100RS 1978 Rear Brake Master Cylinder
Replies: 49
Views: 1554

Re: R100RS 1978 Rear Brake Master Cylinder

That particular hydraulic system was designed by Helmut von Fexstein. His dad was responsible for the rear brake light switch design on the /6 airheads and the clutch splines also. The Von Fexsteins were genetically interesting in that the knuckle joints of both hands were treble jointed while their...
by Jockboxer
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Your Travel Tales
Topic: North Coast 500
Replies: 19
Views: 788

Re: North Coast 500

by Jockboxer
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet - Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore - 15/9/2019
Replies: 33
Views: 943

Re: Northern Meet - Highland Folk Museum, Newtonmore - 15/9/2019

Been away in Ireland for a week. Hopefully, I'll make the next one.
by Jockboxer
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from NJ, USA
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: Hello from NJ, USA

A tinkerer!!!! judging by the photo, you have already mastered the art of British understatement! You should fit in here ... Welcome.
by Jockboxer
Sun Jul 28, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Self policing
Replies: 22
Views: 658

Re: Self policing

It'll be interesting to see what happens if any of the accused choose to go to court.
by Jockboxer
Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet this Sunday 28th July 2019 in Hawick
Replies: 14
Views: 549

Re: Northern Meet this Sunday 28th July 2019 in Hawick

Apologies. Daughter no 2 at home this weekend.
by Jockboxer
Wed Jul 24, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: handlebars
Replies: 14
Views: 657

Re: handlebars

I think you'd be better drilling the top clamp and fitting bar holders from a suitable Jap bike.
by Jockboxer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: New Guzzi V85
Replies: 11
Views: 834

Re: New Guzzi V85

Tried one and liked it very much. I decided however that the additional £5k I would have to find was hard to justify at the moment. Definitely a nice bike with the character you would expect from a Guzzi.
by Jockboxer
Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet this Sunday (July 14th 2019) at The Beach Cafe, Montrose
Replies: 7
Views: 373

Re: Northern Meet this Sunday (July 14th 2019) at The Beach Cafe, Montrose

Sorry, raincheck. I'll be off down south on the Monday.

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