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by Jockboxer
Fri Oct 30, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Transmission Backlash.
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: Transmission Backlash.

Consider what the bike would be like to ride if there was a direct mechanical link (and no flexibility) between your right hand and the back wheel! I think it would be great, no slop and free play, however it would take some remarkable engineering to achieve it. It would also be near impossible to ...
by Jockboxer
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Transmission Backlash.
Replies: 9
Views: 271

Re: Transmission Backlash.

Consider what the bike would be like to ride if there was a direct mechanical link (and no flexibility) between your right hand and the back wheel!
by Jockboxer
Mon Oct 26, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Your Travel Tales
Topic: One fine autumn Sunday
Replies: 8
Views: 400

Re: One fine autumn Sunday

Image

Fairly topical this pic, given today's news. I popped in by the Commando memorial a few years back and spotted this Merlin in the distance. Dashed back to the bike for my camera and this was the result.
by Jockboxer
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet in Moffat this Sunday 25th October 2020
Replies: 10
Views: 371

Re: Northern Meet in Moffat this Sunday 25th October 2020

Sorry, in the middle of rebuilding the GS. Tomorrow is bookmarked for getting the engine back in!
by Jockboxer
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:20 pm
Forum: Hexhead (Watercooled R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Good RT review
Replies: 3
Views: 662

Re: Good RT review

Mega spam!
by Jockboxer
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Heat sink and moly paste
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Re: Heat sink and moly paste

If you’re happy to wait for me to get a stamp, I’ll stick this in an envelope. I got it to do my R80 ecu. Used half, there’s enough to do another; if that’s enough for you. John Hope it hasn’t dried up! 3D047446-E382-41C2-A4CD-DABE4F103AF2.jpeg Very kind of you John. However, I realised that I had ...
by Jockboxer
Fri Oct 23, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Heat sink and moly paste
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Re: Heat sink and moly paste

For future ref, I sent an email to Comma and got this reply re their Multi Purpose grease ... Dear Peter Thank you for your enquiry Hope you are well Looking at our data we can confirm that our High Performance Bearing Grease does meet the requirements for NLGI GC-LB specification. Best regards So n...
by Jockboxer
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Heat sink and moly paste
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Re: Heat sink and moly paste

Quick Q for the forum: will Comma multi purpose grease be OK for the steering head bearings? It's a lithium grease but I'm not sure about its waterproof qualities.
by Jockboxer
Thu Oct 22, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Heat sink and moly paste
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Re: Heat sink and moly paste

eBay UK for HSP syringe and Castrol Molub-Alloy paste white.About a tenner all in. Free postage. Will that do?
John
Got a link for that John? :grin:
by Jockboxer
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Heat sink and moly paste
Replies: 13
Views: 291

Heat sink and moly paste

I'm doing some work on the old GS and need heat sink paste and molykote or similar for the clutch splines. Can someone save me a lot of searcvhing put me onto a good (and cheap-ish :grin: ) source please?
by Jockboxer
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Starter overhaul
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: Starter overhaul

Mea culpa. I didn't read the post carefully enough. I suggest the OP posts a pic of the starter motor and / or brushes.
by Jockboxer
Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Starter overhaul
Replies: 11
Views: 273

Re: Starter overhaul

BMW used Valeo starters too!
by Jockboxer
Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Menu changes?
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Re: Menu changes?

That was it. Thanks.
by Jockboxer
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Menu changes?
Replies: 2
Views: 109

Menu changes?

There seems to have been a change in the menus at the top of the page? I used to click on "new posts" or to find a topic I'd already posted on "your posts". (These may be paraphrases!) Those links have gorn!
Is it me?
by Jockboxer
Thu Oct 08, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Multi-bike insurance again
Replies: 19
Views: 517

Re: Multi-bike insurance again

Hi Andy, Have you considered classic bike insurance? To qualify as a classic with Peter James Insurance, the bikes have to be 20 years old or more. However, you can add a more modern bike but it's a bit dearer. I've been with them for several years, and they are well respected amongst classic motor...
by Jockboxer
Thu Oct 08, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Interesting read
Replies: 9
Views: 412

Re: Interesting read

Cold war and the possibility of nuclear annihilation notwithstanding, the world was also a lot more stable than today. In fact, except for a few hot spots like Vietnam, maybe because of the cold war?

Great story anyway!
by Jockboxer
Wed Oct 07, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet at Trossachs Pier this Sunday 11th October 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 342

Re: Northern Meet at Trossachs Pier this Sunday 11th October 2020

Got an IAM stint to do instead so could not have made it.
by Jockboxer
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Northamptonshire
Replies: 8
Views: 300

Re: Hello from Northamptonshire

Lovely bike. Bol d'Or green? You're welcome too!
by Jockboxer
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: New Here
Replies: 5
Views: 386

Re: New Here

Welcome Kyle. Lots of useful knowledge here.
by Jockboxer
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet at the Highland Folk Museum,Newtonmore this Sunday 13th September 2020
Replies: 22
Views: 887

Re: Northern Meet at the Highland Folk Museum,Newtonmore this Sunday 13th September 2020

Sorry, I missed the spear throwing! Having ridden the RS up from London (or just north of it) that week, a look at the forecast and the thought of the A9 was enough to put me off. See you next time guys.
by Jockboxer
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:19 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Tyres for an R100RS
Replies: 9
Views: 501

Tyres for an R100RS

Recommendations please, as I've just bought one. A monoshock. The Mitas seems to get good reviews?
by Jockboxer
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Another Scot
Replies: 11
Views: 461

Re: Another Scot

Auld Ayr! Wham ne'er a toon surpasses
For honest men and bonnie lasses!

Aye right! Well it was a work of fiction after all!

And welcome!
by Jockboxer
Thu Sep 10, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Airhead keys
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Re: Airhead keys

Doh! Among the pile of stuff I inherited with the new (to me) bike, I came across 3 spare keys plus I discovered another taped under the seat! Thanks for the useful info though!
by Jockboxer
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Airhead keys
Replies: 6
Views: 353

Airhead keys

It's in my mind that it's possible to order additional keys for old BMs via their dealer network. Can anyone confirm? Are there (cheaper) alternatives?

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