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It's hello from me...

Postby Blapper » Fri Sep 03, 2021 10:35 pm

Hi everybody, glad to be here. Thanks to the admins and mods for making it possible.

Back in the day I had an R65LS and R100RS before moving on to the K range. I always liked the airheads, their low C of G, reasonable weight and shaft drive made them very attractive to me. Now I'm retired, their simplicity has tempted me back. I have bought a 1991 R80RT which alas needs a lot of work.

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Re: It's hello from me...

Postby Mark Esposito » Sat Sep 04, 2021 10:30 am


You will find loads of airhead knowledge here.


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I have a 2008 R1200 RT in case i forget to mention it when asking a question ! and I'm based in South Wales

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Re: It's hello from me...

Postby DEEP DIVER » Sat Sep 04, 2021 12:03 pm

Welcome to the forum from Suffolk
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Barry the old goat!!!!
1985 R80ST being rebuilt #-o
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And a VW trike so I don't fall off :shock:

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Re: It's hello from me...

Postby Jockboxer » Sat Sep 04, 2021 12:27 pm

Welcome aboard.

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Re: It's hello from me...

Postby Ruralman » Sat Sep 04, 2021 8:31 pm

Hi blapper,
Welcome to the Forum
Safe riding

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Re: It's hello from me...

Postby george baker » Sat Sep 04, 2021 10:21 pm

Member 21, R100R, and an under used K75

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Re: It's hello from me...

Postby P-K » Sun Sep 05, 2021 11:17 am

Hi there

Welcome to the forum :smile:
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Re: It's hello from me...

Postby twinpot » Sun Sep 05, 2021 1:19 pm

Hello and welcome to the forum. :smile:
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Re: It's hello from me...

Postby tigcraft » Sun Sep 05, 2021 8:29 pm

Welcome in and any pictures?

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Re: It's hello from me...

Postby Blapper » Tue Sep 07, 2021 7:29 pm

Thanks fellas.

@tigcraft - how do I get pics up on here?

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Re: It's hello from me...

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Wed Sep 08, 2021 10:06 am

There are basically three ways to get pictures to show on this forum...

1) Use the inbuild image display option. You'll find that at the bottom of the editing page (you must be in 'Full Editor and Preview' if you are posting a reply but you're automatically in that page when you start a new thread), there is a tab marked attachments. Click into that and you'll find you have an 'Add Files' option Once the file has uploaded you are able to place the attachment in line... like this...


The only drawbacks with this method (a) is that it will only allow quite small attachments... around 200 KB max and most images straight from the camera or phone are substantially bigger than that so you have to post process many omages to a smaller size before loading them and (b) that only three attachments are allowed to each post.

2) The second method is to use an image hosting service. This seems more involved but is actually quite simple and you can post just about any size of image. I will talk about the service called 'ImgBB' because that's the one I use. There are many others and the method of usage is pretty much the same.

First log into the service and create an account. Most services allow a limited free account which is quite adequate for occasional posts to bulletin boards and forum.

Next use the hosting services web page to upload your chosen images... normally just a 'drag and drop' or 'point and click' method... and wait till you get the 'uploaded' message.

On the webpage, there will be a link marked 'embed codes' or similar. Click the link and you will see a series of code segments which can be copied to the clipboard. For the forum chose the segment marked 'BB Full' and copy it. Next go to your post and paste the link where you want the image to appear. (Incidentally, you can also use the other links to paste into other forms of document or email). Once done, you're image will appear full size in the post like this...


There are effectively no limits either on size or number of images as it is only the 'embed' code that is saved on the forum. Drawbacks... The one off sign up process, the fact that big images can take a while to download if the reader is on a poor broadband service and the possibility that the host may go down or decide to charge at sometime in the indeterminate future...

3) If you have a domain and are adept at saving files online, you can insert a 'URL' link to an image in your post (like this). ... h:700,a:cc

or an image link (like this).


Hope that helps

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Re: It's hello from me...

Postby vmx1200 » Thu Sep 09, 2021 1:56 pm

Hi and welcome from SW Surrey
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