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by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: tyre pressure
Replies: 7
Views: 286

Re: tyre pressure

I have an R1100RT & run at 36psi front & 42psi rear. Low pressures affect the handling' with
white lining & following defects in the road surface being the first indication of a problem. I've
never tried to over inflate a tyre so can't help you with running high pressures
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: RT written off....
Replies: 37
Views: 1177

Re: RT written off....

Decidedly scary, glad to hear you are OK.
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Time for a new battery?
Replies: 12
Views: 612

Re: Time for a new battery?

The muppet who decided that checking battery voltage for the ABS as you start
the bike was a good idea, should have been hung, drawn, & quartered. I have
never felt the need to press the starter button whilst braking, let alone while
doing it in an emergency situation.
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Sun May 24, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: What are your thoughts on this
Replies: 28
Views: 1095

Re: What are your thoughts on this

Yes, it was great. I am not venturing out at weekends or evenings as you can hear the TT wannabes with their illegal pipes from the garden. Too many selfish idiots out there for my liking. Perhaps Mr Plod and the MoT man need to stop a few more bikes, as since the lockdown eased the sound has been ...
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Mon May 18, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Jokers Corner
Topic: An Important Moral Question
Replies: 9
Views: 440

Re: An Important Moral Question

A good photojournalist would have a digital camera & could shoot in colour &
black & white to make sure he gets the desired effect.
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Sat May 16, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Motorcycling is a good transport option during Covid 19
Replies: 25
Views: 768

Re: Motorcycling is a good transport option during Covid 19

It's an argument that's been raging for decades and I'd love to go along with it but unfortunately any advantages our chosen mode of transport has at any time, is wiped out and overtaken by our horrendous accident and fatality rates. At the moment (just going from memory) in the UK we account for l...
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: What’s this?
Replies: 19
Views: 1210

Re: What’s this?

As you need to drop the oil you might as well put a new filter in as well.
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Tue Apr 14, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: What’s this?
Replies: 19
Views: 1210

Re: What’s this?

Motorworks sell them, they are easy to replace. Just done the same job on my R1100RT. Empty oil from sump, undo the banjo bolt, ease the pipe away from the engine far enough to remove/replace the washer on the inner face. A pair of fine nosed pliers, or long forceps make the job easier. Make sure th...
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: So what are you up to during this enforced hobby time?
Replies: 203
Views: 7295

Re: So what are you up to during this enforced hobby time?

Still at work, delivering animal feed down here in the
sunny south.
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Now THAT Really Sucks !!
Replies: 88
Views: 4174

Re: Now THAT Really Sucks !!

Here's what's worrying me, next to the sad loss of life connected with this virus. The government have rushed through new laws making non essential travel by vehicle an offence punishable by fines. Will that law ever be repealed. How long will non essential vehicle use remain in place after this is...
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Anything else I should do?
Replies: 5
Views: 493

Re: Anything else I should do?

Clean as many of the electrical connectors as you can, & if you can get at them
remove the cable ties that hold the clutch switch connector in place. if the switch
fails it is a royal pain in the bum to get at without removing the plastic.
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:45 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Happy birthday Mjolinor
Replies: 6
Views: 294

Re: Happy birthday Mjolinor

I will second that,
Happy Birthday Mjolinor =D> :king:
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Wed Apr 01, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Hair cut?
Replies: 21
Views: 925

Re: Hair cut?

The better half cuts mine, saves me looking for a barber,
& the silly prices they charge for a trim.
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Who is to blame here?
Replies: 13
Views: 400

Re: Who is to blame here?

The jag is at fault. Both cars had to give way to traffic on the main carriageway,. The jag when exiting the junction wants to turn right across the path of oncoming traffic, so must give way to them before proceeding. From the footage you can see he starts to move while his view blocked by the car ...
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Tue Mar 17, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: What does this sign mean?
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: What does this sign mean?

Having re-read the sign, I think the correct
meaning is no motor vehicles, except buses, taxis,
& cycles. & loading by goods vehicles between the
times stated. The time restriction only applies to
loading/unloading by goods vehicles. Buses & taxis
can use the street at any time.
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: What does this sign mean?
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: What does this sign mean?

No motor vehicles, except those listed, between the times
stated on the sign.
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Sat Feb 29, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Heated Grips rocker switch
Replies: 10
Views: 467

Re: Heated Grips rocker switch

If the blue smoke is only on starting your bike it is probably
just a small amount of oil getting past the rings as it cools,
more obvious if the bike is left on the side stand.
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:41 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Heated Grips rocker switch
Replies: 10
Views: 467

Re: Heated Grips rocker switch

On the R1100RT the switch is mounted vertically & has 3 positions, up is high, centre is off, & down is low. If the switch is not working remove it from the bike & spray contact cleaner into the back of the switch, then operate the switch several times, leave to dry then test to see if the switch wo...
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Parking on double white lines
Replies: 8
Views: 454

Re: Parking on double white lines

In a lot of areas parking enforcement has been put over to the
local councils. I assume to free the police for more important
work. Chances of finding a parking warden away from shopping
areas, & similar places with pay & display, or short parking time
limits is slim.
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Puncture repair kits - review and thoughts
Replies: 50
Views: 3095

Re: Puncture repair kits - review and thoughts

I have used the sticky string repair kit twice, both times it allowed me to get to work & home afterwards, the
next trip both times, was to my local tyre fitter, to get the tyre checked & repaired/replaced as required.
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:57 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: No rear lights on cars
Replies: 19
Views: 989

Re: No rear lights on cars

There is far too much automation & driver assistance aids these days, & not all of it is of real benefit. Safety aids like ABS parking senors, & blind spot sensors I can understand the need for, although I feel that some people rely on them too much. Auto headlights, remote starting, auto braking sy...
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Fri Dec 20, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 10
Views: 744

Re: Merry Christmas

Happy Christmas to everyone
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K75S rear shock replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 583

Re: K75S rear shock replacement

I bought one from ramshox for my K100RS.
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Do you remember these
Replies: 10
Views: 741

Re: Do you remember these

I never had a problem with the width, even through London on a Friday
afternoon. Being a learner had it's drawbacks when traveling longer distances :lol:
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Do you remember these
Replies: 10
Views: 741

Re: Do you remember these

I had one on a 400 superdream. It would take a small load strapped to it, all the cones for the part 1 test on one occasion. It handled quite well to be honest, up to & above the speed limit. They did not like pot holes or large bumps, due to low weight allowing them to bounce easily. The 400 was a ...

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