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by John Marshall
Sat Jul 11, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: BMW R80, Oxford lock?
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: BMW R80, Oxford lock?

I have a pushbike lock like an Abus which I take on my motorcycle as well.It is not long enough on the motorcycle to lock to anything but it will go through a wheel.Depending on the bike you can lock it on the frame/rack. Hardish to break this type of lock.
by John Marshall
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Windshield
Replies: 64
Views: 3153

Re: Windshield

That is very true for a range of situations.I thought about the NACA duct approach some years ago but the Dirty Harry question put me off cutting into an expensive piece of plastic.
“Do you feel lucky? Well do you, punk?”
As I wrote before earplugs are the simple way to cut out wind noise.
John
by John Marshall
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:09 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Getting out there...
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Getting out there...

I can hear the midges smacking their “lips” from here. Mind you I ‘ll take them over sandflies or the jolly mosquitoes in Cooper Creek any day.
Lovely scenery. Haven’t ridden in Scotland since 1979.
John
by John Marshall
Tue Jul 07, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Early points or beancan?
Replies: 26
Views: 355

Re: Early points or beancan?

My R60/7 came with Boyer 20 years ago and aside from checking the ignition timing once I never touched it. My R100RS had the same set up and never needed touching. My current beemer is a 75/7 and this also has a Boyer. I presume this was fitted because the end of the camshaft wobbles ( one out of th...
by John Marshall
Mon Jul 06, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Airhead oil cooler thermostat leaking
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: oil cooler thermostat leaking

I have an unused cover and unused short spigot sitting here doing nothing as I sold my RS.I don’t think they are big bucks from the usual suppliers but if you want them let me know I never had a leak from the thermostat so cannot help with your problem. I think it did come on once or twice after bla...
by John Marshall
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Fork oil in an early R100
Replies: 15
Views: 359

Re: Fork oil in an early R100

Drain and fill 235mL or 250mL if disassembled.If you have a long rod inserted via the top it should be 437mm With bike in centre stand and front wheel extended. Below the top nut.( ref Snowbum) I think I used 5 or 7.5 wt fork oil, certainly not above 7.5. When completed do pump the forks half a doze...
by John Marshall
Sun Jul 05, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Fork oil in an early R100
Replies: 15
Views: 359

Re: Fork oil in an early R100

Will you also renew the fork seals? I have once snapped the bolt on the damper rod when tightening the nut after draining oil. Unexpected as not over tight. The other gotcha is make sure you can undo the fork tops before draining oil.I have had the chrome fork caps being reluctant to undo with a peg...
by John Marshall
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Tyres... sorry!
Replies: 15
Views: 406

Re: Tyres... sorry!

I’ve used BT45s for years. Had Avon’s on a 60/7 because the BT45s were not in stock on the day. I have Contis on a 75/7.These seem to have less deep treads from new. Have not noticed anything handling wise etc. Key points Run at a modern pressure e.g. 2.2 front and 2.4 bar rear. Aim for the correct ...
by John Marshall
Sun Jun 28, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Molly grease
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Molly grease

LM47. Spline grease , high load bearing, long lasting etc... I have a small tube bought about 20 years ago but always reapply whenever a wheel is off.They wear out eventually whatever you do. My experience is that only happens after you have been around the clock when you get an effect like having a...
by John Marshall
Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: MOT extension - a word of warning...
Replies: 33
Views: 847

Re: MOT extension - a word of warning...

My Dad used to drive in the middle of the road in his A30. (WPP848) When I was old enough to notice it gave me the willies. Then he got a VW beetle, without doubt the worst contraption it was possible to own. Absolute rubbish.
John
by John Marshall
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Allo allo
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: Allo allo

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Hope this works. As seen in Bristol
by John Marshall
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: console clocks(Speedo Tacho)
Replies: 16
Views: 492

Re: console clocks(Speedo Tacho)

My 77 R60/7 and 75/7 have the yellow indicator at the bottom, whereas the 79R100RS had the indicator at the top. This also had the electronic tacho.Much better in my opinion.Mind you not having that rear disc set up trumps it. All with the under the tank paint stripper container. I am very close to ...
by John Marshall
Sun Jun 07, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: MOT question re KPH speedo
Replies: 24
Views: 942

Re: MOT question re KPH speedo

What you need is a bike that no longer requires an MOT ( or VED). Wonderful. The only bike I currently own which does require both has a KPH clock but I fitted a proprietary conversion gear on the speedo drive so it now reads MPH.As it is a QD device I can swap back when abroad. Whenever and if ever...
by John Marshall
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Noise from clutch - anything to worry about?
Replies: 5
Views: 301

Re: Noise from clutch - anything to worry about?

I do have a similar sound though faint on one bike but only audible at a standstill without my skid lid on. You could try listening with a screwdriver on the gearbox area. The thrust bearings are not the best design, you probably have the flat roller bearing type. Easy enough to remove ,inspect and ...
by John Marshall
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Insurance renewal
Replies: 8
Views: 407

Re: Insurance renewal

I just get 3 quotations with a specification that meets my requirements, then the best value one wins.It is not always the case that the current supplier will be more expensive but frequently the gap between the highest and the lowest can be significant. I am always amused when a prospective supplie...
by John Marshall
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Electriall fault R60/7
Replies: 20
Views: 836

Re: Electriall fault R60/7

Also make sure each of the indicator bulb contacts are clean. I have had odd problems due to contacts which we’re visually OK but still needed a quick going over with emery etc. In your case this doesn’t sound like that would be the cause however.
by John Marshall
Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Front Wheel Removal
Replies: 60
Views: 2098

Re: Front Wheel Removal

Perhaps with all this spare time we could reconstruct the Warwolf and simply fire it across.
by John Marshall
Sun May 31, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Eye test
Replies: 22
Views: 652

Re: Eye test

I should be listening to Miri it is whilst Sumer ilast.
However as it is May 31st this would be more appropriate. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iRvqHwfnTMg
by John Marshall
Sun May 31, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Eye test
Replies: 22
Views: 652

Re: Eye test

My eyesight, augmented as it is by a pair of bins still noted the use of the word “gotten” earlier and though it may once have been in use In English it now seems to be standard in American, or at least that is what I reckon (that’s another one). Shall we go back to pronouncing silent K? What about ...
by John Marshall
Sat May 30, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Front Wheel Removal
Replies: 60
Views: 2098

Re: Front Wheel Removal

Or get another second hand good caliper. I did this a long time ago when I discovered the reason I was struggling to wheel the bike in and out was because the brake was”on”. I still have the old one which I must get around to rebuilding.Don’t know what the cost for one is these days. I seem to think...
by John Marshall
Thu May 28, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Front Wheel Removal
Replies: 60
Views: 2098

Re: Front Wheel Removal

Glad it came out. Maybe the pin end was seizing in the leg. I have known one bike where you struggled to turn it when adjusting and it needed a good tap with a light hammer to get it back in again.I have had success with a bit of abrasive paper wrapped around a chop stick of all things, to clean out...
by John Marshall
Wed May 27, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: There be Wales
Replies: 11
Views: 547

Re: There be Wales

Yes but it is a long way away. My son lives over there, about opposite where I was.He’s got my ladder, an unexpected consequence of the lockdown.
Actually I have never bothered to post an image, the originals were too large so I chose the smallest.Oh well....
John
by John Marshall
Tue May 26, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: There be Wales
Replies: 11
Views: 547

Re: There be Wales

Yes indeed. The cliffs hereabouts are the highest in the UK.Fortunately the roads were quiet.
Riders often do a fair impression of the TT circuit style up there, with the inevitable consequences.
John
by John Marshall
Tue May 26, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: There be Wales
Replies: 11
Views: 547

There be Wales

Hope this works , if not you will be looking at meaningless code.Quick run to the frozen north.
And on the way up Countisbury Hill
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by John Marshall
Mon May 25, 2020 6:48 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Is the K1100RS the best bike BMW has ever made?
Replies: 7
Views: 344

Re: Is the K1100RS the best bike BMW has ever made?

Best bike is usually one you have sold. I often wax on about my beloved T160V, sold to get a Le Mans. Big mistake. Hated it. If I had the money, skill and tools I could have made it wonderful. Although I rode the Trident around the coast of Britain, using the good beer guide in lieu of a yet to be i...

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