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by Jockboxer
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Triumph motorcycle heritage
Replies: 19
Views: 338

Re: Triumph motorcycle heritage

It works the other way. AMC bought Norton for its heritage but did precious little to invest in that so that Norton struggled to compete with the Italian and then Japanese multis and the rest is history. Bloor bought the name but put his money where his mouth was and Triumph is now a global player a...
by Jockboxer
Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: The future
Replies: 37
Views: 682

Re: The future

Happy to donate or pay a subscription to access the forum. May I suggest the formula that other fora use? Viz... a varying level of sub depending on what access is granted. The normal levels are access to sales and wanted ads as opposed to general access however, given the immense level of effort ma...
by Jockboxer
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Proposed New Northern Meet
Replies: 14
Views: 377

Re: Proposed New Northern Meet

Glenlyon tea room (part of the PO) is good and lovely rides to get there from both directions.
by Jockboxer
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet in Biggar this Sunday 30th September 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 327

Re: Northern Meet in Biggar this Sunday 30th September 2018

No can do (again). Will be en route from BC. (Canada, not having a time machine!) :D. Enjoy folks!
by Jockboxer
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R90S Kinematic or Not
Replies: 10
Views: 381

Re: R90S Kinematic or Not

Not. Introduced with /7 series.
by Jockboxer
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet in Ceres this Sunday 26th August 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 388

Re: Northern Meet in Ceres this Sunday 26th August 2018

Off to the Manx so no can do. Next time maybe.
by Jockboxer
Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Moray coast SCOTLAND
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: Hello from Moray coast SCOTLAND

thank you everybody for their greetings I live in Kingston on spey moray and have the rs long time project and the rt one fault to fix
alan
Nae ower faur fae Lossie, far the wifie comes frae! Welcome aboard ma loon!
by Jockboxer
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Moray coast SCOTLAND
Replies: 14
Views: 379

Re: Hello from Moray coast SCOTLAND

Fit like Alan?
by Jockboxer
Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: how reliable 1200gs
Replies: 13
Views: 478

Re: how reliable 1200gs

First question: how much cash can you spend? Below £5k. You are looking at an older "hexhead" GS. Some issues with the final drive and the earlier ones may have the servo brakes. These can and do fail. Try to find one which has had the servo removed. Above £5k. You are looking at later hexheads with...
by Jockboxer
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Another Kiwi
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: Another Kiwi

Plenty of help with airheads here.
by Jockboxer
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Canada
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Hello from Canada

Welcome. Enjoy the RT. There's no shortage of advice here
by Jockboxer
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Jokers Corner
Topic: The Perks of Being Over 50
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: The Perks of Being Over 50

They may may take my freedom but they'll NEVER take my bus pass! :grin:
by Jockboxer
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: RIP Boxerman
Replies: 72
Views: 4899

Re: RIP Boxerman

Very sorry to read this. Sincere condolences to those near and dear to Phil.
by Jockboxer
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: A theory (R1100RT)
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: A theory (R1100RT)

Sounds convincing. Changing the sensor for a known good un will tell.
by Jockboxer
Mon Aug 06, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Do you ever think of giving it all up
Replies: 30
Views: 1233

Re: Do you ever think of giving it all up

I think it was Buzz Aldrin (now 88) who addressed an audience thus ... "Thank you for inviting me, it's great to be here. Hell, it's great to be anywhere!" I count myself pretty fortunate to have been born in the second half of the 20thC. Any other century would have been pretty limiting of my chanc...
by Jockboxer
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Btw r1200r
Replies: 15
Views: 478

Re: Btw r1200r

Is the headlight oem in every other respect?
by Jockboxer
Fri Jul 27, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Brew kit at home
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: Brew kit at home

Used to brew my own using the late Dave Line's book as my bible. Made some pretty tasty pints though I say so myself! Improvements to malts have apparently made things a little easier these days according to my local home brew shop. Looking at the boom in craft beer, I rather wish I'd stuck at it!
by Jockboxer
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Accents.
Replies: 22
Views: 894

Re: Accents.

- when I was in the RAF, my accent disappeared and morphed into a quite nondescript, middle-of-the-road, non-accent. When I was home on leave, my mates, mainly miners, said I'd become a posh ****! Pete I'm from Clydebank and Glasgow, but when I was a chaplain in the RAF I remember one Station Comma...
by Jockboxer
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Policeman with a grudge?
Replies: 36
Views: 1199

Re: Policeman with a grudge?

I am saying just that. Blue lights and sirens are for genuine emergency vehicles only and my understanding is that BBs do not count as such. If this job was a genuine (as in life threatening ) emergency, then an emergency vehicle (Police or Ambulance) should have been used. This is one of the reason...
by Jockboxer
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Policeman with a grudge?
Replies: 36
Views: 1199

Re: Policeman with a grudge?

The rider in question should not have used his siren when filtering. The cop should have exercised common sense and had a quiet word with the rider or group admin people at a later date. Discretion. It's what sensible people exercise all the time.
by Jockboxer
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Ooooops/merde!
Replies: 18
Views: 567

Re: Ooooops/merde!

To the tune of the Marseillaise ...

A Gendarme crashed on his 12RT ...

Over to you, gentlemen!
by Jockboxer
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: help required please
Replies: 12
Views: 449

Re: help required please

BMW Motorrad dealers tend only to be interested in current bikes. Suggest you contact Keith Garage. The mechanic there is BMW motorrad trained. Ask if you can chat to him over the phone before you bring it down to him. Bit of a distance but more likely to get a result i think. https://www.bing.com/m...
by Jockboxer
Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet in Moffat this Sunday 24th June 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 709

Re: Northern Meet in Moffat this Sunday 24th June 2018

Planned to be there but fate and family decreed otherwise. Next time.
by Jockboxer
Sun Jun 24, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Headlight Upgrade R1100RS
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: Headlight Upgrade R1100RS

Got an HID unit in the shed you can have for a few quid. Was on 11RT so will fit ok. Original will have to be fitted for MOT.

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