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by george baker
Sun Sep 20, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Heated waistcoat
Replies: 21
Views: 2088

Re: Heated waistcoat

Hi
mine is like that, elements have failed but its still useful, warm and windproof

George
by george baker
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Rockster Addict saying hello
Replies: 2
Views: 75

Re: Rockster Addict saying hello

Hi
welcome
George
by george baker
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Sticking brakes
Replies: 45
Views: 2900

Re: Sticking brakes

Hi
Back together, still dragging on one side, every seal 0out, every piston out, new hoses, new fluid. Jaythro sorted me a new piston

Master cylinder must be ok cos seems to be only dragging one side?

No idea what I've done wrong, busy for a while so I will look again next week

G
by george baker
Mon Sep 14, 2020 10:05 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Considering airhead mono purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: Considering airhead mono purchased

Hi I expect a
Yep 100s can be rough but also my 80 was better for my ride to work due to aa combination of speed limits, peek power and final drive ratio I think.

The 100 tempted me to go faster than the 80 ever did

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by george baker
Sun Sep 13, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Considering airhead mono purchase
Replies: 10
Views: 320

Re: Considering airhead mono purchase

Hi
Search around cos this question has been Asked before a couple of times

My Take ymmv
80s are a bit cheaper and less complicated twin disk, oil cooler, 100s have less gear changes so more relaxed to ride



Good luck with your search

G
by george baker
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:35 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous & Restoration Q&A's
Topic: Good candidate for first renovation
Replies: 17
Views: 1204

Re: Good candidate for first renovation

Hi
very generous John, maybe next year

George
by george baker
Sat Sep 12, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous & Restoration Q&A's
Topic: Good candidate for first renovation
Replies: 17
Views: 1204

Re: Good candidate for first renovation

Hi
I make a loss every time but enjoy the planning
G
by george baker
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous & Restoration Q&A's
Topic: Good candidate for first renovation
Replies: 17
Views: 1204

Re: Good candidate for first renovation

Hi
Yep you gave me a frame, sadly passed on along with most of my project bits and my 250.
I really should make more garage space before I get too old to do it. Time to think about selling the 750 as well

How did the k front end swap go?

G
by george baker
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:49 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Another Scot
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Another Scot

Hi
Keep a look out for loacl meets

Ced from Dumfries has led me to quite a few interesting places

When cv19 is over I plan to come and do the SW300

G
by george baker
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Another Scot
Replies: 11
Views: 282

Re: Another Scot

Hi
welcome,

People in Scotland seldom give a decent location in their profile, if you could change your location to "SW Scotland" it would help us English people get a grip of where you are cos to us it's a BIG place

George
by george baker
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R80/7 valve cover
Replies: 10
Views: 730

Re: R80/7 valve cover

Hi
The reference to it fitting ............ is I think a 'mistake'.
Seem a number of items for sale on line have a similar 'mistake'.

George
by george baker
Thu Sep 10, 2020 12:55 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R80/7 valve cover
Replies: 10
Views: 730

Re: R80/7 valve cover

Hi
https://www.aliexpress.com/i/4000310556 ... 7978E95we0 shows them as a Left and a Right but alsoshows them fitted to a 75/5

George
by george baker
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Veteran, Vintage & Classic Q&A's (Pre /5)
Topic: Tank repair / refurbishment
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Tank repair / refurbishment

Hi
Frost products are well regarded but I've never used them
G
by george baker
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Sticking brakes
Replies: 45
Views: 2900

Re: Sticking brakes

Hi
thanks but a lot of the problem is around getting all the bits working together, every time I get a bit apart in isolation I still have a second caliper, or 3 other pistons. If I had it on a bench with test rig it would be simple(R)

Partly it is lack of dexterity & ability on my part

George
by george baker
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Sticking brakes
Replies: 45
Views: 2900

Re: Sticking brakes

Hi
back together thanks to Jaytho, still not sorted. Playing with 2 disks, 4 pads, 2 pins and 8 pistons is a lot for my little brain, When you get one side sorted the other side binds

Onwards and upwards

George
by george baker
Wed Sep 09, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Those clever Germans
Replies: 18
Views: 485

Re: Those clever Germans

Hi
"And many of them are the same dog" Norfolk terrier by any chance?
George
by george baker
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:37 pm
Forum: Veteran, Vintage & Classic Q&A's (Pre /5)
Topic: Tank repair / refurbishment
Replies: 5
Views: 187

Re: Tank repair / refurbishment

Hi
I don't know and it's your bike now so up to you what you do with it but I would consider sticking the knee rubber on and keeping the out side of the tank paint original

Good luck with what ever you decide

G
by george baker
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 200

Re: Newbie

Hi
Welcome to the forum
G
by george baker
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Those clever Germans
Replies: 18
Views: 485

Re: Those clever Germans

Hi
mongrel with good PR
George
by george baker
Tue Sep 08, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: F650 GS gear changing
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: F650 GS gear changing

Hi
welcome to the forum, where are you based?

How long have you had the 650? Have you changed the fluids especially the oil in your gearbox?

George
by george baker
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Rigid brake lines (with stainless fittings).
Replies: 28
Views: 514

Re: Rigid brake lines (with stainless fittings).

Hi
K75's crack their exhausts too Keith
G
by george baker
Fri Sep 04, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Most stupid recall yet !
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: Most stupid recall yet !

Hi
Sure is to me
G
by george baker
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Rigid brake lines (with stainless fittings).
Replies: 28
Views: 514

Re: Rigid brake lines (with stainless fittings).

Hi I'm confused--often. Do you mean the pipe that goes over the mudguard? If so I had mine removed on the R100R and each side is fed by a stainless pipe with a double length banjo bolt. The reason I had this done was because I was bothered that I would break the link pipe one day when changing pads....
by george baker
Fri Sep 04, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R1100RS 1994 Advice
Replies: 13
Views: 433

Re: R1100RS 1994 Advice

Hi if you want to check the pivot bearings Undo the lower torque arm and move the FD up and down and see if its notchy I do recommend those Nushings though!! Definitely a good alternative as they spread the load considerably as opposed to the very expensive BMW paralever bearings Is the paralever be...
by george baker
Thu Sep 03, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Sat Navs
Replies: 36
Views: 832

Re: Sat Navs

Hi
I think sat navs are good for

getting away from the overnight stop -- on to the open road
getting back on track -- after you have pottered up an interesting road
getting back on track -- after you have ended up lost in a town
last mile or 2 -- getting to the overnight stop

George

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