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by CharlieVictor
Sun Sep 13, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100rs 1980 70k kilometers Carb balancing
Replies: 18
Views: 762

Re: R100rs 1980 70k kilometers Carb balancing

All I'll say is that I've 'done it by ear' on a number of occasions, for various reasons but, when I have checked it with vacuum gauges, it's always required further adjustment. Might be my ears... might be my bikes but I wouldn't be satisfied with a 'by ear' setting except for the short term in an...
by CharlieVictor
Sat Sep 12, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R80/7 valve cover
Replies: 10
Views: 727

Re: R80/7 valve cover

Hello, I am trying to replace my squary covers with the "peanut" ones. Would these fit my R80/7

Thanks
el__burro
No, they are for an Ural, not a BMW series.

Spare rocker covers are aplenty in the classifieds, get some from a /6, a real BMW. :wink:
by CharlieVictor
Sat Sep 12, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Tyres for an R100RS
Replies: 9
Views: 355

Re: Tyres for an R100RS

Please, no... Not here....
by CharlieVictor
Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Heated waistcoat
Replies: 20
Views: 2043

Re: Heated waistcoat

I noticed a couple of bmw shops selling their branded waistcoats cheap. I got mine for £170 including the controller which you have to pay extra for. The lot usually costs about £220 so I'm happy. First trial run on a chilly morning and it felt very promising. The science behind a heated waistcoat ...
by CharlieVictor
Sat Sep 05, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Burgundy Sceneries
Replies: 65
Views: 5164

Re: Burgundy Sceneries

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by CharlieVictor
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: This has just appeared
Replies: 14
Views: 387

Re: This has just appeared

That's it. I have seen "crotch rockets" here with very light license plates mounted on an axle in such a way that it was constantly flapping in the wind when in motion, as well as "flying" horizontally, hence protected from vicious speed camera shots", when the motorcycle was being ridden at speed.....
by CharlieVictor
Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: This has just appeared
Replies: 14
Views: 387

Re: This has just appeared

Sounds a bit extreme, but it's definitely a traffic offense comparable to riding with no or false license plates. It's an old trick though... I remember a TV show at least ten years ago showing a Paris Anticrime Unit which had busted a biker riding like mad on the "périphérique" at night... One of t...
by CharlieVictor
Sun Aug 30, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Burgundy Sceneries
Replies: 65
Views: 5164

Re: Burgundy Sceneries

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by CharlieVictor
Sat Aug 29, 2020 5:26 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Bit damp out
Replies: 8
Views: 299

Re: Bit damp out

Hi
I'm not getting mine out in this weather

George
I suppose we should be grateful for that.
Good one. =D>
by CharlieVictor
Sat Aug 29, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Battery 1978 R100rs
Replies: 8
Views: 357

Re: Battery 1978 R100rs

TecGel AGM. Slightly smaller than OEM, which will avoid dismantling the rear frame next time.

If you do a little search I had posted a full list of available batteries for our airheads.
by CharlieVictor
Sun Aug 23, 2020 9:56 am
Forum: Veteran, Vintage & Classic Q&A's (Pre /5)
Topic: USA trip on an R60/6
Replies: 11
Views: 1879

Re: USA trip on an R60/6

It doesn't matter whether it is an old thread or not. The reasons the threads stay is for other people at a later date anyway so any info at any time as long as it is relevant. (Relevant << that is rich coming from me, the most abstract, off topic poster on the forum) Absolutely. Still, checking on...
by CharlieVictor
Sat Aug 22, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Jokers Corner
Topic: Touchy Taxi Driver
Replies: 1
Views: 238

Re: Touchy Taxi Driver

Last Wednesday a passenger in a taxi heading for Salford station leaned over to ask the driver a question and gently tapped him on the shoulder to get his attention. The driver screamed, lost control of the cab, nearly hit a bus, drove up and over a kerb and stopped just inches from a large plate g...
by CharlieVictor
Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Modern v Classic
Replies: 26
Views: 1138

Re: Modern v Classic

Hi
it seems 3 cross who I think were the main dealer have gone into administration, no UK suppliers listed on the mash web site

George
Want me to ask SIMA who their UK rep is?
by CharlieVictor
Sun Aug 16, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Veteran, Vintage & Classic Q&A's (Pre /5)
Topic: USA trip on an R60/6
Replies: 11
Views: 1879

Re: USA trip on an R60/6

I think he has probably finished doing it by now. :)
Well, he wasn't very interested in the answers anyway, nor did he sound like he had done a lot of research on the model. :roll:
by CharlieVictor
Sat Aug 15, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Modern v Classic
Replies: 26
Views: 1138

Re: Modern v Classic

Where are they made? I have to say I'm not really impressed with the styling of any of the range. Obviously made by people who have never seriously ridden a bike before (or live in a country where there's no rain)... try to ride that in anything more than a shower and you'll end up getting soaked f...
by CharlieVictor
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Modern v Classic
Replies: 26
Views: 1138

Re: Modern v Classic

These new Mash 650, XT500-inspired are really neat... The importer is located not far from my place here.

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by CharlieVictor
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New member offering tyre advice
Replies: 15
Views: 496

Re: New member offering tyre advice

Hi all, my name's Ben and I run a motorcycle tyre shop in London called Two Tyres. I'm here to offer advice to anyone with any tyre questions. I won't post loads of links to the stuff we're selling but I'll hopefully be able to share with you what's popular, any discounts and deals and answer quest...
by CharlieVictor
Sat Aug 08, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Short Ride Through Paris
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Re: Short Ride Through Paris

Hey, I'm sure my buddy will appreciate the free feedback. Will help for the next ones!
Thanks gents.
by CharlieVictor
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Picking up a GS
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Picking up a GS

So did I. There goes the chain yanking...
by CharlieVictor
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:30 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: using the centre stand on 83 rs is a two man job!
Replies: 14
Views: 457

Re: using the centre stand on 83 rs is a two man job!

The motion is about rolling the bike over the stand, not lifting the whole machine. Indeed technique is everything.
by CharlieVictor
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:27 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: inexperience and not reading road
Replies: 18
Views: 488

Re: inexperience and not reading road

Unfortunately the "motorcycle tour" scene has become exactly that: people buying 40 grand worth of bike and equipment, and with hardly any riding experience beyond their riding licence, going into long distance travelling. Lots of them stopping by my regular joint since July... Old farts on shiny br...
by CharlieVictor
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Short Ride Through Paris
Replies: 7
Views: 225

Short Ride Through Paris

Friend of mine who is a motorcycle tour guide has just done this first vid on his (now) free time...

Enjoy...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycGLNWx0oJs
by CharlieVictor
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Low Mileage As A Sales Argument
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Re: Low Mileage As A Sales Argument

I can’t afford it, but I can understand getting a new bike and changing it every two to three years. You’ll never see an MOT, you’ll never see proper rust, corroded wiring, bad earths etc. If you are not into maintenance or need to know how things work, that could be quite nice. Well I might be abl...
by CharlieVictor
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Modern v Classic
Replies: 26
Views: 1138

Re: Modern v Classic

Personally I'm not interested in modern bikes, I never even considered buying one. If I had a lot of dough I would probably hire my own mechanic and add a couple old steeds to the stable, that's it. Old bikes have an emotional appeal you can't find in any modern, out of the showroom machine. Even "n...
by CharlieVictor
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R75/7 Rev Counter Noisy
Replies: 7
Views: 626

Re: R75/7 Rev Counter Noisy

Would be nice to know the end result of this,mine started to be very noisy,and the needle began waving about i greased the cable,took the tacho out of the binnacle and cleaned and lubricated the gears...for about 40 miles bliss...now..at tickover the noise has reappeared,and i assume will get worse...

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