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by HughMcQ
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Rusty oil filter
Replies: 11
Views: 319

Re: Rusty oil filter

Dode - watch some of the Chris Harris you tube vids on servicing. Oil filter should be hand tight and then approx 1 full turn and seal should be smeared with old engine oil (presumably avoids sticking)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1uPriXhVJ8
by HughMcQ
Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Starling bank account for traveling
Replies: 22
Views: 666

Re: Starling bank account for traveling

I tend to use a Revolut https://www.revolut.com/ card when abroad - the Starling account sounds like a similar sort of thing.... Hi Hugh, I have revolut as a emergency backup, the main downside for me is that with revolut ATM withdrawals abroad are limited to £200 per month before charges kick in w...
by HughMcQ
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Starling bank account for traveling
Replies: 22
Views: 666

Re: Starling bank account for traveling

I tend to use a Revolut https://www.revolut.com/ card when abroad - the Starling account sounds like a similar sort of thing....
by HughMcQ
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Latest Bike Models
Replies: 14
Views: 423

Re: Latest Bike Models

People buy newer bikes for all sorts of reasons but ultimately its probably the heart ruling the head. Lets say you want a newer bike because of the reliability but you could argue new bikes can be just as reliable/unreliable as old properly maintained ones. Or maybe its the additional safety featur...
by HughMcQ
Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Hexhead (Watercooled R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Recommended .... Puig Screen
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Re: Recommended .... Puig Screen

You mean one of these? https://puig.tv/en/tuning-motos/windscreens-for-fairing-bikes/touring-screen?bike=12446 Tempting - not a bad price either....£87 from Buster If you are thinking of mounting additional spotlights, I thoroughly recommend these brackets https://www.nippynormans.com/r1200gs-mark-3...
by HughMcQ
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Engine bars for R1250RT
Replies: 2
Views: 196

Re: Engine bars for R1250RT

Congrats on your new bike...... Depends on your reason for wanting them. If its to stop scratching the heads if you drop it then head covers look slicker but if you want protection in a minor slide then personally I think bars would be better. If you decide you want bars then you have several to cho...
by HughMcQ
Mon Jun 24, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Your Travel Tales
Topic: Scotland to Normandy France
Replies: 6
Views: 381

Re: Scotland to Normandy France

Went to Normandy last year with Battlefields on a bike. Its a 7 hour ferry from Portsmouth to Caen so you could overnight on the ferry. Tunnel is an excellent way to cross the channel and will be much cheaper and only takes 40 mins (about hour and a half if you include checkin). Love going across on...
by HughMcQ
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Tank bag
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Tank bag

I have the givi tank lock fitted to my RT LC and have two different sizes of bags. The one I think looks and fits better is the ST602 (but it has less room). I also have the larger XS307 but this hangs over the rear of the tank (it needs shifted back to avoid fouling handbars) and it looks a bit odd...
by HughMcQ
Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Puncture repair kit
Replies: 24
Views: 784

Re: Puncture repair kit

I carry a stop n go kit - never had to use it, so can't comment on its effectiveness
https://www.stopngo.com/
Watch some repair videos for the different kits and choose which one you like best....
by HughMcQ
Wed May 22, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Was I out of line.
Replies: 23
Views: 1048

Re: Was I out of line.

You did the right thing and any normal person would have thanked you....
Blooming heck, being grumpy is abnormal! Where is this failed land peopled by the normals!


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Sorry that was poorly phrased - "polite/considerate" might have been better.....
by HughMcQ
Wed May 22, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Hexhead (Watercooled R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Mirror pods
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Re: Mirror pods

That would mean drilling in to my lovely pristine mirror pod....I was just wondering if anyone else had the same problem and whether they had come up with a less invasive solution.
by HughMcQ
Tue May 21, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Hexhead (Watercooled R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Mirror pods
Replies: 3
Views: 271

Mirror pods

There seems to be a bit of a design fault with these. When washing the bike (and presumably if left in the rain) water collects in the inside corner of the mirror pod so you have a nice puddle of water inside the pod. I have to resort to blowing out the water with an air compressor or pet dryer. BMW...
by HughMcQ
Tue May 21, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Was I out of line.
Replies: 23
Views: 1048

Re: Was I out of line.

You did the right thing and any normal person would have thanked you....
by HughMcQ
Sun May 19, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: French toll roads
Replies: 10
Views: 642

Re: French toll roads

I'm sure I read somewhere that if you keep your bike to the left of the lane, it senses you are not a full width vehicle and are a motorcycle but if you stop in the middle you pay full price.....but then again that could just be an urban myth !!
by HughMcQ
Wed May 15, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: re twin spark secondary plug locaation
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: re twin spark secondary plug locaation

...I believe its a different size, so be careful.
by HughMcQ
Mon May 13, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Valve Clearances TDC
Replies: 15
Views: 655

Re: Valve Clearances TDC

I find Chris’ videos, cussing and sighing all the time, like it is all such a chore to do the job. :grin: :lol:
To be fair any work I did on my R1150RT usually involved a fair bit of cussing and sighing :grin:
by HughMcQ
Sun May 12, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Valve Clearances TDC
Replies: 15
Views: 655

Re: Valve Clearances TDC

by HughMcQ
Wed May 08, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Satnav mount for R1100RT
Replies: 6
Views: 496

Re: Satnav mount for R1100RT

You can get a ball mount which replaces one of the handlebar allen bolts but I found this to be a bit low on the R1150rt. A good (but pricey option) is a migsel mount, absolutely loved mine. There is an earlier thread with some homemade/diy ones......
by HughMcQ
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Clutch issue.
Replies: 11
Views: 868

Re: Clutch issue.

Never done it myself but I think you can get a special tool. I've read you can remove the existing unit (with heat, it is threadlocked) and replace with a speed bleeder.......
Have a look at item BRA36793 on the Motorworks site....
by HughMcQ
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Blood bike volunteers replaced by private firm in £14m deal
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: Blood bike volunteers replaced by private firm in £14m deal

It does stink and its no way to treat the volunteers.

As for the new contract it sounds like the it is for routine delivery services. Have they said what arrangements are in place for more urgent deliveries in the middle of the night?
by HughMcQ
Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Blood bike volunteers replaced by private firm in £14m deal
Replies: 6
Views: 494

Re: Blood bike volunteers replaced by private firm in £14m deal

Services being provided by Gateshead Hospital.......the Trust are saying that the blood bikes only carried out 0.01% of that contracted so presumably the £14m is for all delivery services. Wonder what will happen if they need something urgently at 2am in the morning..........local taxi service maybe?
by HughMcQ
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: BMs versus other marques
Replies: 10
Views: 707

Re: BMs versus other marques

Age of owners is probably a big factor. BMs were just as expensive in the 70s and probably attracted the more mature (in age) rider and because of the money invested probably looked after better. Honda superdreams were for teenagers who couldn't afford a car........... Bottom line is - if you have a...
by HughMcQ
Thu Feb 28, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: An interesting trend?
Replies: 61
Views: 3766

Re: An interesting trend?

I've done Bikesafe and I would not in any way describe it was a proper assessment but thats just my opinion - others might feel differently.
by HughMcQ
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:08 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: An interesting trend?
Replies: 61
Views: 3766

Re: An interesting trend?

From their blurb - the goals of the ERS are become a safer rider get more from their motorcycling So comparing this to doing IAM - presumably the objectives are the same but the way in which you get there is done differently? Is there any advantage to doing this, if you have (or are) completing IAM?
by HughMcQ
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Sums it up
Replies: 5
Views: 663

Re: Sums it up

This is based on Crabbit old woman which has been around for quite a while and is well known amongst nurses......

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