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by windmill john
Sun Feb 07, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100RS/R100RT values
Replies: 68
Views: 2612

Re: R100RS/R100RT values

It seems the more a bike is a ‘project’ the more it fetches!

andyB

Look how many people use the catch all ‘barn find’ in their adverts. In many cases for a standard used bike.
by windmill john
Sat Feb 06, 2021 6:26 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100RS/R100RT values
Replies: 68
Views: 2612

Re: R100RS/R100RT values

Nothing wrong with helping.

When I was first on this site, I asked lots of questions. Hopefully after a while I was able to contribute.
by windmill john
Thu Feb 04, 2021 8:46 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Looking after my RS
Replies: 15
Views: 897

Re: Looking after my RS

The reason that got me on this whole TPS zero zero malarkey, was when a dealer (last time I used a dealer) fitted my injector brackets upside down, used old injectors, not mine and when I rode the next two tank fulls, I got 140 odd miles before reserve light. Before that visit, I got 200 odd before ...
by windmill john
Wed Feb 03, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Great clutch explanation
Replies: 12
Views: 584

Re: Great clutch explanation

A million years ago, I worked for a Reliant main dealer/Ford retail dealer. A lady brought her Fiesta in for a clutch; actually her car was collected. As I was about to do the paper work for her less than a year old car and I said new clutch? Service manager said it’s her fourth clutch this year. I ...
by windmill john
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:49 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K1100rs rear diff
Replies: 34
Views: 1418

Re: K1100rs rear diff

The needle bearings that fell inside are nothing to do with the Final Drive They fell apart on Dismantling it and are unlikely to have got spun by the shaft because you would notice the rear wheel feeling like it was not bolted on My rear wheel bearing collapsed going to Portugal (reading above I d...
by windmill john
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:40 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Motorcycle airbag jeans
Replies: 25
Views: 995

Re: Motorcycle airbag jeans

Just the point that when (some)people feel better protected they are more inclined to take risks. I wonder if that’s the same as me riding faster when wearing my protective gear. Of course I could be just feeling safer. Re Mjolinor’s cocoon feeling comment, I think I’ve said before, but a year or s...
by windmill john
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:29 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Mannol oils for airheads
Replies: 13
Views: 664

Re: Mannol oils for airheads

Why are we all so tight on paying for oil?

AndyB

It’s okay for you, the Guzzi only takes 5ml of oil :wink:

Yes, my oils cost anywhere from £30 to £40 per 4 litre. I hate spending that, but always want to put the best in my babies.



John
by windmill john
Fri Jan 29, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: All my photos attached appear rotated......why?
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: All my photos attached appear rotated......why?

I can see what Mjolinor is saying. A 2014 bike would way surpass the requirements of 1966.

I’m surprised the front brake of my 350 Bullet passes the MOT. I mean it does work and to spec, but needs a serious pull if you were in a hair raising moment.
by windmill john
Thu Jan 28, 2021 10:00 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Soldering iron
Replies: 9
Views: 559

Re: Soldering iron

I picked up one of these for £10.

https://www.mytoolshed.co.uk/weller-920 ... ng-gun-kit

Sooooooperb.

Unwieldy for bike work, but heat is instant so great for wire work.
by windmill john
Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:37 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: It’s actually up to £4300!
Replies: 20
Views: 802

Re: It’s actually up to £4300!

The only thing about it Rob, is that if I were to build one, it would end up looking like that!
by windmill john
Wed Jan 27, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Rewiring with new wiring products and switchgear
Replies: 1
Views: 249

Rewiring with new wiring products and switchgear

Interesting video: https://youtu.be/I2bcxIb0Oug Compelling argument to replace all existing items, wiring and switchgear?..... They do say that if you’re only doing one job on the bike, you wouldn’t use an M unit. This is for full rewires really. My initial thought was, how do you troubleshoot years...
by windmill john
Tue Jan 26, 2021 5:03 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R80/R850R
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: R80/R850R

Andy, I have PMd you.
by windmill john
Tue Jan 26, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R80/R850R
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: R80/R850R

Hi Andy,

I know when I was looking, some reviews said that the capacity was 1. something litre in the sump so needed to be watched.
More than happy to listen an owner’s perspective.
by windmill john
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:35 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R80/R850R
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: R80/R850R

I find it quite interesting how many Oilheads have issues with the exhaust bolts in the head. I guess they can be hidden and ignored. Small point, but if I had one again, I’d occasionally undo the nuts and copper grease. I looked at the Breva. Very small sump, very low oil quantity, so you need to w...
by windmill john
Tue Jan 26, 2021 3:31 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Motorcycle airbag jeans
Replies: 25
Views: 995

Re: Motorcycle airbag jeans

"Excuse me miss, please can you help me get my pants off?"

Is this why you have been banned from all supermarkets in Burnley?
by windmill john
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: SAE to metric conversion?
Replies: 87
Views: 2465

Re: SAE to metric conversion?

I wonder how many people born after - say - 1980 would be able to visual one sixtyfourth or work easily in fractions... let alone spell the words... Rob I was born quite a bit before that, okay with factions, :grin: but can’t really recall using fractions or imperial since school; let’s ignore full...
by windmill john
Tue Jan 26, 2021 1:46 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Motorcycle airbag jeans
Replies: 25
Views: 995

Re: Motorcycle airbag jeans

This is me out for a ride on my R100 talking to a couple of chaps.

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by windmill john
Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: SAE to metric conversion?
Replies: 87
Views: 2465

Re: SAE to metric conversion?

3/64”... now is that in:

Whitworth
AF
BSP
UNC
BSW
BSP
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :roll:

Give me metric :grin:

I can almost hear Mjolinor running to his keyboard.
by windmill john
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:14 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R80/R850R
Replies: 9
Views: 316

Re: R80/R850R

I’ll give you a simple, as far as I’m concerned, answer. The Oilheads are lovely bikes to ride. I’ve had an 1100 and an 850GS. The Airheads are much easier to work on. It all depends on how much mileage you intend to do, own maintenance.... There’s no answer there :grin: Okay, here’s the answer :rol...
by windmill john
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:38 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R60/6 Bing 53 question
Replies: 10
Views: 334

Re: R60/6 Bing 53 question

Don’t you mean part 6?

Part 11 is the anti slosh doohickey.
by windmill john
Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:36 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: It’s actually up to £4300!
Replies: 20
Views: 802

Re: It’s actually up to £4300!

As I’m looking for a bike, this came up as one of the cheapest: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BMW-r80-monolever-1986-MOT-August-2021/324462160288?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3Dea41cf33022740e293cbf4988a37b676%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D15%26mehot...
by windmill john
Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Cycle V motorcycle comparative risks
Replies: 6
Views: 388

Re: Cycle V motorcycle comparative risks

I do like his videos.
by windmill john
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: It’s actually up to £4300!
Replies: 20
Views: 802

Re: It’s actually up to £4300!

Don’t you just love those painted exhaust threads on the cylinder heads..... yes, they’ll help create a better seal......!
by windmill john
Sat Jan 23, 2021 10:11 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R60/6 Bing 53 question
Replies: 10
Views: 334

Re: R60/6 Bing 53 question

I would assume the o ring is fitted to the pilot jet, they normally are in Bings. I’ve had many Bings, but mine were all CV types. I looked at your carb in my Clymer and it doesn’t make it clear, but checking page 314, I still say the o ring is on the jet. Yes they can be a bugger to stretch over, m...

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