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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,709
Posted By Oilybimmer
Idiot.

Idiot.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,216
Posted By Oilybimmer
I dont think he got on the front brake at all...

I dont think he got on the front brake at all WANKER
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 865
Posted By Oilybimmer
As an 1100 rider my setup is rather different,...

As an 1100 rider my setup is rather different, what I do see is the head of a torx bolt, so the thing is still in there, the other thing I see is what looks like a bearing with play in it, my bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,890
Posted By Oilybimmer
97 model with 114k miles, clutch at 80,000 and...

97 model with 114k miles, clutch at 80,000 and Hall sensor at some point.
I am the second owner, the previous owner used the bike hard even competing in enduro with it, I love this bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 314,348
Posted By Oilybimmer
The guy in the video corners like he is driving a...

The guy in the video corners like he is driving a van.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,694
Posted By Oilybimmer
Dumb

Dumb
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2012, 03:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,731
Posted By Oilybimmer
I have met the fire service FJR rider, its a...

I have met the fire service FJR rider, its a publicity tool, though they get involved with Bikesafe too, there have been trials of "firebikes" too, but these days lone working and the need for the...
Forum: Airheads 08-25-2012, 03:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,277
Posted By Oilybimmer
I had similar problems with my R100s, ended up...

I had similar problems with my R100s, ended up with RS fork springs plus 4"pieces of spring as anti bottoming springs at the front, Koni dial a rides at the rear, no more ground clearance problems.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,591
Posted By Oilybimmer
Avoid Motorcycle accidents, leap off and have...

Avoid Motorcycle accidents, leap off and have them as "flying person" accidents instead :norton
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 31,141
Views: 7,545,394
Posted By Oilybimmer
Me too. :ear

Me too.
:ear
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,988
Posted By Oilybimmer
I am sure those modulators would be illegal here,...

I am sure those modulators would be illegal here, high beam would also not be acceptable, I show a triangle of lights, Led pilot light and a pair of LED daytime riding lights, I also practice the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2012, 02:23 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,029
Posted By Oilybimmer
Kill switch, yep, sissy bar/rack shake, yep,...

Kill switch, yep, sissy bar/rack shake, yep, gearchange assist :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By Oilybimmer
I once rode a seventies Bonneville where the...

I once rode a seventies Bonneville where the Speedo and Tacho both seemed to be rotating completely, it was called Character :D
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By Oilybimmer
How old is the fuel filter ? how full is the tank...

How old is the fuel filter ? how full is the tank ? mine is loud when the fuel is low.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2012, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,413
Posted By Oilybimmer
Looks wholesome enough to me, mileage is not...

Looks wholesome enough to me, mileage is not scary, seems to have been owned by a sensible guy, I see a bike in your future, enjoy.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2012, 06:04 AM
Replies: 31,141
Views: 7,545,394
Posted By Oilybimmer
He probably thought "OOH look, see how close the...

He probably thought "OOH look, see how close the ground is, bet I could reach out and touch it" and the rest is physics.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,813
Posted By Oilybimmer
A very interesting thread, riding well, and all...

A very interesting thread, riding well, and all of the mental processes that go with it give me clear head time, singlehanded sailing used to as well.
Glad I am not the only one.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,041
Posted By Oilybimmer
Well done for your positive attitude, keep it...

Well done for your positive attitude, keep it shiny side up :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 12,803
Posted By Oilybimmer
Most of you seem to be riding on the wrong side...

Most of you seem to be riding on the wrong side of the road :D British based but I have ridden and driven in a number of European countries for many years, little problem with switching sides, just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,634
Posted By Oilybimmer
I have been trained in helmet removal by the...

I have been trained in helmet removal by the North West Ambulance service, even as a longtime helmet wearer it is surprisingly difficult to do, it goes some way to redeem my choice of a flip front...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 154,400
Posted By Oilybimmer
It looks great, heavy on skills and reasonably...

It looks great, heavy on skills and reasonably easy on the bike, I would really like to try it.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,349
Posted By Oilybimmer
Nope, been out on the bike again and not a...

Nope, been out on the bike again and not a twitch.:huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 31,141
Views: 7,545,394
Posted By Oilybimmer
I used to have a mooring right off the slip,...

I used to have a mooring right off the slip, sometimes it was hard to tear myself away from the fun to go out sailing :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2012, 05:09 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,611
Posted By Oilybimmer
Congratulations on choosing your Strom then, you...

Congratulations on choosing your Strom then, you done good, any more consumer advice ?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2012, 09:05 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,164
Posted By Oilybimmer
A serving Police motorcyclist told me that he had...

A serving Police motorcyclist told me that he had a young sportbike rider bleed out in his arms after falling off at speed wearing shorts and a Teeshirt, no broken bones, no internal injuries, just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 31,141
Views: 7,545,394
Posted By Oilybimmer
I watched the video yesterday, you could hear...

I watched the video yesterday, you could hear stuff scraping on the corners, my guess is that he levered his tyres off the road and lowsided, perhaps a little more "body English" would have saved...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By Oilybimmer
There is no need to derate garden machinery :D

There is no need to derate garden machinery :D
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,483
Posted By Oilybimmer
Sounds like you have a great summer planned, I...

Sounds like you have a great summer planned, I quite like the yellow bike, enjoy.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,427
Posted By Oilybimmer
A lovely sunny spring saturday here, hundreds od...

A lovely sunny spring saturday here, hundreds od bikes out on the roads, most seemed to wave, I reckon the sunshine got to everyone :D
Forum: 2 smokers 03-24-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 13,140
Posted By Oilybimmer
I had an RD250 when I was seventeen, somehow I...

I had an RD250 when I was seventeen, somehow I survived, that bike was capable of taking on 650s and beating them, the 350 is even more of the same, then they made the liquid cooled ones which were...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,737
Posted By Oilybimmer
Since my MI and Stents experience last year I...

Since my MI and Stents experience last year I have Asprin, Clopidogrel, Ramipril, Bisoprolol sloshing around in my system, small cuts seem to bleed more, I bruise easily and for some reason I seem to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2012, 11:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 941
Posted By Oilybimmer
Change all of the flexible brake pipes as a...

Change all of the flexible brake pipes as a matter of some urgency, mine failed catastrophically, one minute brakes the next pull of the lever a brake fluid shower under the tank. NO Warning ! yours...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 31,141
Views: 7,545,394
Posted By Oilybimmer
Whips ? :norton never seen anything like that ? I...

Whips ? :norton never seen anything like that ? I thought for a moment that they had completely worn out the puppy :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2012, 04:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,668
Posted By Oilybimmer
I use disposable PET bottles, available in many...

I use disposable PET bottles, available in many sizes, completely free, very tough, can be stored flat.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,110
Posted By Oilybimmer
Riding with crossed arms is a great way of...

Riding with crossed arms is a great way of practising riding sitting the wrong way round, the first time I tried it on a bicycle I fell over immediately :D
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,256
Posted By Oilybimmer
I usually resort to tying the brake lever back to...

I usually resort to tying the brake lever back to the handlebar and let the bike sit on its sidestand with the steering turned left, that seems to cure the last little bit of sponginess, when my...
Forum: The Garage 01-19-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,180
Posted By Oilybimmer
Those plastic discs are not even there on one of...

Those plastic discs are not even there on one of my front calipers, just the hollow pistons, its all clean, no leaks, been that way for miles, as long as none of your putty is sticking proud then it...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,105
Posted By Oilybimmer
The rear caliper often seems to benefit from a...

The rear caliper often seems to benefit from a strip, clean and a dab of grease in the right place, mine are taken apart every spring and seem to need it every year (road salt)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 31,141
Views: 7,545,394
Posted By Oilybimmer
That round thing looks like my instant "pop up"...

That round thing looks like my instant "pop up" tent.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 225
Views: 41,339
Posted By Oilybimmer
I had a spell a few years ago of finding tools...

I had a spell a few years ago of finding tools that I needed lying on the road, not ones I did not need, but ones I was looking to buy ? very strange.
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