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by windmill john
Sat Aug 08, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: using the centre stand on 83 rs is a two man job!
Replies: 12
Views: 180

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

If you do continue to struggle Tommy, I now use wood at home. I’ve had a lot of bikes of all types and the 700 Transalp by FARRRRR is the hardest bike to get on the main stand. I have technique and most bikes are a doddle. I have to now leave the Transalp on the side stand when not at home. but with...
by windmill john
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Short Ride Through Paris
Replies: 7
Views: 90

Re: Short Ride Through Paris

It take great skill to produce great shots/video. I cannot produce great video but my knowledge is very good. Spent six years with City Camera Exchange, know about circles of confusion, inverse square law etc. Still take crappy pictures. But along Mjolinor’s line, this video should stick with clean ...
by windmill john
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:20 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: inexperience and not reading road
Replies: 18
Views: 279

Re: inexperience and not reading road

Yes I watch people’s paddling as a benchmark for experience. Used to go to Wessons cafe. Lots of bikers would turn up and I would, sadly, watch who put both feet down when they arrived on their way to find a space.
by windmill john
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: BMW R80 clutch safety wiring
Replies: 5
Views: 89

Re: BMW R80 clutch safety wiring

In the seven years I had my R65, with the wired connection to the clutch lever, my bike would start in, out, up or down, in gear out of gear. Never looked into it. I’m sure Rob will give a clearer explanation to the interlock.
by windmill john
Fri Aug 07, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: inexperience and not reading road
Replies: 18
Views: 279

Re: inexperience and not reading road

I remember going over the St. Gotthard Pass. We were going to Mandela De Lario, Guzzi World Day. The weather was awful, but still wanted to do the pass. Once we got up there we had no choice but to carry on. Visibility was zilch, rain lashing down. Still..... much better than the return when we came...
by windmill john
Fri Aug 07, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: '87 R65 instrument cluster wiring
Replies: 70
Views: 2568

Re: '87 R65 instrument cluster wiring

I remember eight years ago plus, under your guidance Rob possibly, of running separate main earths from the diode board and the main earth point back to the battery. I know it's not this issue, just mentioning. Of course having these main earths doesn't mean you can forget to check all earths occasi...
by windmill john
Fri Aug 07, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: inexperience and not reading road
Replies: 18
Views: 279

Re: inexperience and not reading road

Yup, Hebden Bridge up to Heptonstall Slack; lovely. These continental hairpins do need someone who is comfortable with their bike. There are tight bends, serious cambers steep, up or down. I sure there are experienced riders who would come off if they came to a stop in the middle of those tights one...
by windmill john
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: inexperience and not reading road
Replies: 18
Views: 279

Re: inexperience and not reading road

In this first one, his girlfriend is against the wall and he picks his bike up first! Lets ignore the fact I did something similar in Greece with a hired Scooter 40 years ago when we slipped off on some unloaded grapes! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rT1ra9mI8r8 In this one, I think it is fear; and...
by windmill john
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: '87 R65 instrument cluster wiring
Replies: 70
Views: 2568

Re: '87 R65 instrument cluster wiring

As I mentioned above, being an R65, did you also inspect the multi plug from the back light cluster? It should be against the back mudguard under the seat-ish; although your issue sounds more to the front of the bike.
by windmill john
Wed Aug 05, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: '87 R65 instrument cluster wiring
Replies: 70
Views: 2568

Re: '87 R65 instrument cluster wiring

I had this on my CB500T and it was just a slightly dirty connector to the rear indicator.
Separate all connectors, clean, protect and hopefully that’s all.

If not...... ROB....ROB.... :grin:


John
by windmill john
Tue Aug 04, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: inexperience and not reading road
Replies: 18
Views: 279

Re: inexperience and not reading road

gogs01 I only mentioned ABS to be... polite? You want my real feelings? The two crashes are down to lack of experience. I’m not mocking them, but really..... they should have done a few years on smaller bikes. Obviously I don’t know their background, but I’d be pretty sure they haven’t spent years o...
by windmill john
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Modern v Classic
Replies: 11
Views: 254

Re: Modern v Classic

Classic V7, very nice Gordon. Years ago, I got a Nevada. All the guys on the forum said, ooh it's not a big block Guzzi.... ooh ooh. I PXd for a T3. Great bike, but I still think the Nevada was one of the comfiest and had great torque. The V7 will fit both camps; very nice. I don't listen to others ...
by windmill john
Tue Aug 04, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: inexperience and not reading road
Replies: 18
Views: 279

inexperience and not reading road

I just think this is all lack of experience.

Maybe bikes too big for the amount of experience.
Yes I can see the roadworks, they should have too.
Do these bikes not have ABS? Shouldn't rely on it anyway.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MZspR9Mj5uo



John
by windmill john
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Scenic rides in Scotland
Replies: 18
Views: 330

Re: Scenic rides in Scotland

Even though I'm a lot more mature now........ ahem..... I still don't see an issue. We had the right clothes, stuff to dig us out, no pedestrians, animals, road signs, ditches etc. Not too far from houses if we needed to walk if there was a major issue. Wrong maybe, I still enjoyed it. Therefore... ...
by windmill john
Tue Aug 04, 2020 8:07 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Scenic rides in Scotland
Replies: 18
Views: 330

Re: Scenic rides in Scotland

Yes, people don't seem to get it... when it says 'No through road in Winter conditions' it isn't just some bureaucrat playing games, it means 'NO THROUGH ROAD Rob Unless of course.... you’re 18 years old, prepared, popped a shovel in the back, grabbed your friend so there’s two of you.... to help w...
by windmill john
Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Modern v Classic
Replies: 11
Views: 254

Re: Modern v Classic

I'll just stay away from the big cities which don't like old stuff.

You could always just wear a face mask Barry :wink:
by windmill john
Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:41 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Modern v Classic
Replies: 11
Views: 254

Re: Modern v Classic

The good thing about British bikes, BMW to point and Royal Enfield is that they have an amazing parts backup. British must be a passion thing, but there are hundreds of little specialists willing to make parts etc. Royal Enfield has over 180 small independents in India making all sorts of things. Qu...
by windmill john
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: What Is This Part Please?
Replies: 26
Views: 525

Re: What Is This Part Please?

When I did my oil seal, I also felt intrepidation. Whilst I’d done wet clutches, I feared the dry clutch! Thank god for the forum and YouTube. It’s a straight forward job, just if you haven’t done it, scary.. Come on CV... go on.... :grin: at least you’re bikes are under cover \:D/ :grin: Joking apa...
by windmill john
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: Vario top box
Replies: 4
Views: 129

Re: Vario top box

A question for Motobins I would say, as they show most BMW luggage.


John
by windmill john
Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: 1980 R65 Centre stand top spring bracket
Replies: 8
Views: 191

Re: 1980 R65 Centre stand top spring bracket

Good job.
Also a good opportunity to copper grease the engine bolts.
by windmill john
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: taking a while to get down to tickover
Replies: 29
Views: 604

Re: taking a while to get down to tickover

I’ll stick with the simpler version from school, where you stood on the block for the Van Der Graf generator, then the teacher asked you to touch another pupil’s hand.... Or the time I was six years old... I still remember this as clear as day. We were just moving into a flat. I got in the lift at t...
by windmill john
Mon Jul 27, 2020 7:37 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Converting an R80RT to a naked bike
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Converting an R80RT to a naked bike

Putting the ignition switch in the headlight, depends on which headlight it is. You may need to change the headlight, or fit the switch into the handlebar pad. There’s a great video, I’ll see if I can find the link. Not sure if this link mentions the headlamp change: https://youtu.be/NfZFEZPju6M John
by windmill john
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:01 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Low Mileage As A Sales Argument
Replies: 13
Views: 340

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 able...
by windmill john
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Heavy throttle action
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: Heavy throttle action

Ahh... John you remind me. I had a slightly stiff throttle once, but it more the fact that the throttle would not return freely. Turned out the alloy throttle slider inside the twist grip had deformed and was catching in the handlebar.
by windmill john
Sun Jul 26, 2020 7:56 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: taking a while to get down to tickover
Replies: 29
Views: 604

Re: taking a while to get down to tickover

Don’t forget you need at least a 15 mile run to warm up fully, before you sync them correctly.

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