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by Jockboxer
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Another Kiwi
Replies: 3
Views: 97

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: 7
Views: 91

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: 151

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: 57
Views: 2360

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: 4
Views: 148

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: 950

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: 326

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: 186

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: 20
Views: 591

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: 954

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: 954

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: 476

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: 379

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: 585

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: 170

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.
by Jockboxer
Sat Jun 23, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet in Moffat this Sunday 24th June 2018
Replies: 21
Views: 585

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

If coming from the north, cut through sunny West Lothian via Linlithgow and Whitburn and over to Biggar and then Moffat. If there is a large ish turn out can i suggest an outdoor blether after any eats? The weather looks good and the caff may be (almost certainly will be) busy.
by Jockboxer
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Engine Emblem Removal?
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: Engine Emblem Removal?

As above. Use wet n dry to smooth existing paint (or get it bead blasted if too bad) then paint with smoothrite or similar. Wet n dry again to remove the paint and polish. Job done. I really must get around to doing mine! 😀
by Jockboxer
Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Low speed slapper
Replies: 32
Views: 1045

Re: Low speed slapper

I am struggling with why CH thinks the fork tube clamps need to be loosened? Because as you tighten the adjuster you are very slightly reducing the distance between the top and bottom yoke.....pulling the lower yoke up as you turn the adjuster to remove the excessive clearance.....and given that th...
by Jockboxer
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Replacing Pushrods.
Replies: 4
Views: 197

Re: Replacing Pushrods.

i would suspect a broken cam chain guide. Take the circular inspection cap off and have a look.
by Jockboxer
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Low speed slapper
Replies: 32
Views: 1045

Re: Low speed slapper

Bmw's (airheads at least) are prone to such antics. A crank in line with the drive shaft, narrow ish tyres and if a top box or panniers are added, not a lot is required for it to nod its head! If you have back and forth movement as you say then the races either need adjusting or replacing. Not a di...
by Jockboxer
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Low speed slapper
Replies: 32
Views: 1045

Re: Low speed slapper

Bmw's (airheads at least) are prone to such antics. A crank in line with the drive shaft, narrow ish tyres and if a top box or panniers are added, not a lot is required for it to nod its head! If you have back and forth movement as you say then the races either need adjusting or replacing. Not a dif...
by Jockboxer
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Hexhead (Watercooled R1200) Q&A's
Topic: R1200GS Engine Video
Replies: 4
Views: 236

Re: R1200GS Engine Video

Didn't hear the clunk as first was engaged. No sign of the butterfly valve in the exhaust manifold. The one that fails and the whole manifold has to be replaced?

Ok. I'm being curmudgeonly. Nice video Ced.
by Jockboxer
Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: ESA opinions on used bike to buy?
Replies: 4
Views: 290

Re: ESA opinions on used bike to buy?

Correction. If you are happy to remove and replace yourself, the job can be done for £595.

http://wilberssuspension.co.uk/wilbersesa.php

Just chatted to the guy re my RT. Very friendly and helpful. :D
by Jockboxer
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Exhaust removal R1150RT
Replies: 17
Views: 725

Re: Exhaust removal R1150RT

Have an angle grinder handy!

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