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by windmill john
Fri Jan 08, 2021 8:03 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Yamaha FJR recall
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Re: Yamaha FJR recall

And what are ‘main axles and drive axles’? Sounds like some non technical journalists offerings. :-k

They’re probably layshaft, sorry, layman’s terms :wink:
by windmill john
Thu Jan 07, 2021 5:00 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: ADMIN FEE?
Replies: 7
Views: 305

Re: ADMIN FEE?

I’m guessing it’s the same reason as some do with new models.

When they advertise the bike online, theirs comes up first because it’s the cheapest...... then you have the fee.
by windmill john
Thu Jan 07, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Yamaha FJR recall
Replies: 10
Views: 426

Re: Yamaha FJR recall

Now that is not a two minute fix! That’ll please the service departments...
by windmill john
Wed Jan 06, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: 1988 R80RT battery
Replies: 14
Views: 637

Re: 1988 R80RT battery

I’ll have to whisper this, I don’t want Barry to hear :wink: Financially-wise I didn’t want to spend as much as I did on Odyssey batteries. But as my bikes live outside and one of Odyssey’s key selling points was their operation at zero degrees, I was happy to go ahead. Then again, my current bikes ...
by windmill john
Wed Jan 06, 2021 1:34 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: I have to ask
Replies: 236
Views: 7233

Re: I have to ask

That’s why I stressed they were my views. I made sure I worded it to make it clear I wasn’t forcing my view on anyone.

Except you Rob :wink:
by windmill john
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:51 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: 1988 R80RT battery
Replies: 14
Views: 637

Re: 1988 R80RT battery

Plus 1 for Odyssey, had one in three bikes.
I wonder if Andymcg still has the one I fitted to Walter...
by windmill john
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:48 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Spray washer
Replies: 28
Views: 1097

Re: Spray washer

To be honest Andy, I didn’t want to run a hose pipe from the tap at the back of the house to the road at the front.
And as I didn’t have a hose anyway, it seemed like a good plan.
by windmill john
Wed Jan 06, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: I have to ask
Replies: 236
Views: 7233

Re: I have to ask

I fully appreciate we don’t want to overwhelm the NHS and theses comments are my personal thoughts I stress. Comments okay, no arguments please. In 2015 522,000 died in Britain. Over 210,000 of those was due to cancer. Now we know the COVID deaths stats are for any reason within 28 days. The positiv...
by windmill john
Sun Jan 03, 2021 4:59 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Royal Enfield. Interesting
Replies: 26
Views: 1247

Re: Royal Enfield. Interesting

Where’s the clutch on the 500?..... Oh it’s right there in front of me and fully accessible :grin: One of the reasons I like my Bullets, accessibility. Nice bike Tincan and as you’ll discover, very nimble. Here’s my two, taken back to the 50s by Mr Photoshop. 75C3F261-2EB4-4499-A186-3290B2E4D50D.jpe...
by windmill john
Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: The era of printed Haynes Manuals ends
Replies: 27
Views: 1069

Re: The era of printed Haynes Manuals ends

I’m in East Sussex and Mjolinor, I have that, but unsure of selling if I get another Airhead. Can you not order one?
by windmill john
Tue Dec 29, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: The era of printed Haynes Manuals ends
Replies: 27
Views: 1069

Re: The era of printed Haynes Manuals ends

3... “hah” I say in my very best Errol Flynn voice with my hands on hips :grin: These are my BM books and I haven’t got a BM anymore! And there’s a tiny Bing book and Airhead charging book to the right of the BMs. I don’t want to lose so much money by selling them, but if people were more local I mi...
by windmill john
Tue Dec 29, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: The era of printed Haynes Manuals ends
Replies: 27
Views: 1069

Re: The era of printed Haynes Manuals ends

You’ve only just got yourself a Clymer!!

Call yourself a mechanic!! :grin:

Brilliant books. And where Haynes says take it to a mechanic, Clymer shows you how.

I have occasionally had to refer to both, but...
by windmill john
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: SAE to metric conversion?
Replies: 87
Views: 2466

Re: SAE to metric conversion?

Someone at work had a Bluetooth Jambox. I couldn’t justify buying one so I thought I’d make one. So what set out to be a cheap Bluetooth speaker, ended up costing me £100! Superb quality sound, but absolute crappy bass. I had read about size of woofer magnet to cabinet depth etc and it is solid wood...
by windmill john
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: 1977 R100RS Starter issue
Replies: 20
Views: 931

Re: 1977 R100RS Starter issue

My 1977 R80/7 did this and turned out to be a bad connection for the red power lead going to the relay left of the frame half way along under tank.
Remove tank and try again whilst holding/moving the wires.

Sorry John, was typing this as you wrote.
by windmill john
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: The era of printed Haynes Manuals ends
Replies: 27
Views: 1069

Re: The era of printed Haynes Manuals ends

I remember blowing out drum brakes by mouth before I learned not to! Probably explains a lot :clown:
by windmill john
Mon Dec 28, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: SAE to metric conversion?
Replies: 87
Views: 2466

Re: SAE to metric conversion?

The highlight of the visit was the 'WINCHESTER DISK' (read hard drive) A cabinet the size of a commercial washing machine, which would or so we were proudly informed, hold 8 million bytes of data... (not that any of us had any idea what a byte was). Rob Cor, 8 meg to play with... luxury :grin: I re...
by windmill john
Sun Dec 27, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: SAE to metric conversion?
Replies: 87
Views: 2466

Re: SAE to metric conversion?

That’s it, blame Mr Haynes as he’s not here to defend himself :smile:

Have you noticed that all manuals show the torque settings for finned Airhead exhaust nuts show 160Nm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by windmill john
Sun Dec 27, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: SAE to metric conversion?
Replies: 87
Views: 2466

Re: SAE to metric conversion?

The very first time I did the head on a Jap bike I snapped the studs with exactly that mistake. Had it been quoted in lb ft my brain would have stopped me.

There’s only one person to blame for this, but data protection prevents me from naming him :wink:
by windmill john
Sun Dec 27, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: SAE to metric conversion?
Replies: 87
Views: 2466

Re: SAE to metric conversion?

I’m sure it applies to many things, but when it comes to mechanics ( read fixing vehicles ) Newton metres are just a name to me. I have my physics O level so know the calculations, but my rear axle nut, 85Nm. That could read 85 potatoes as long as my torque wrench reads in potatoes. The point I’m ma...
by windmill john
Sat Dec 26, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: SAE to metric conversion?
Replies: 87
Views: 2466

Re: SAE to metric conversion?

Okay, I’ve done the maths and judging by the answers on this page, you’re all old gits :grin: I’m 60. Not an engineer and started fiddling with bikes in 1978; Japanese bikes. Since that day, I’ve dealt metric when it comes to bikes and both with other things. Not being an engineer, I’ve never dealt ...
by windmill john
Fri Dec 25, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: SAE to metric conversion?
Replies: 87
Views: 2466

Re: SAE to metric conversion?

I think you mean 3/8. :)

Nooooooooooooo ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) :grin:
by windmill john
Fri Dec 25, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: SAE to metric conversion?
Replies: 87
Views: 2466

Re: SAE to metric conversion?

Just watched a video. Interesting how the Americans refer to 0.375 as 375 thousandths of an inch and not what I would have said .375 of an inch.

Maybe I should start viewing it differently. Maybe I should sell my soul and buy a 1949 something bike..
by windmill john
Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: SAE to metric conversion?
Replies: 87
Views: 2466

Re: SAE to metric conversion?

I think for me, it’s just lack of knowledge. In my world of fiddling I would assume that the next size up from a 7/8th spanner is 1 inch. I’ve heard of 15/16th so in this case I know, but generally speaking, I’ve no idea if I had a certain size British size spanner in my hand, what the next up or do...
by windmill john
Thu Dec 24, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: SAE to metric conversion?
Replies: 87
Views: 2466

Re: SAE to metric conversion?

Well, off to bed soon. I hope Santa has left something special at the 30 centimetres of my bed :roll:
by windmill john
Thu Dec 24, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: I have to ask
Replies: 236
Views: 7233

Re: I have to ask

The problem we have in reality is too many people on this planet and how do we get rid before the earth does it for us? Anyone who cuts down a tree because it blocks light. We need millions of trees planted, especially along railway embankments and river banks to stop erosion... oh no... leaves on ...

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