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Re: SOUTHWEST MEET UP

Post by #skippy1970 » Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:07 pm

Jannersbee wrote:and i was looking forward to some stories aswell :roll:
We can talk about him and make stuff up while he's not there ;)
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Re: SOUTHWEST MEET UP

Post by NVNL » Sat Jul 01, 2017 5:05 am

Right then, I'll look in at elevenish after the Tesco run.
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Post by NVNL » Sat Jul 01, 2017 12:13 pm

Good "do" nice to meet up.

Nice to be at Louis Tea Room in full sun and have room to move, I'll be there again tomorrow for the VMCC ride-in, and walking round the park will be a less relaxed experience I'm sure.

For Jannersbee, a little story from IKBA about metal-on-metal action - "Plagiarized from Aussie Enfields. Just for amusement. That BMW 650RLS petrol tank. All of them have a 1cm right angle bracket welded onto the right side, in the middle and near the bottom seam. There is a nut welded on the inside next to the tank underside on the right hand side. It seems to have been done to enable the tank to be screwed to a mounting in the factory so that the German welder or robot welder can weld the tank seams when making the tank.

"Here's the smart bit. The bracket is made of stainless steel and is welded to mild steel. And thus galvanic action can occur when the tank gets damp or wet. The mild steel is the steel that corrodes. This puts a nice little 1mm hole in the tank right by the corner of the stainless steel bracket where electric charge would concentrate.

"And I thought that Germans knew all about science and things like that. After all, they built submarines most effectively, not to mention the Bismarck.

"So all 650RLSes need fitting with a sacrificial zinc anode and I am surprised that in their Teutonic thoroughness BMW didn't do that."


And that's almost why graphite (foliac?) grease is useful for exhaust threads.
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Re: SOUTHWEST MEET UP

Post by Jannersbee » Sat Jul 01, 2017 3:43 pm

Wow :lol: nice design flaw, petrol and electricity, perfect. On another note Scooter has exploded into life now ! thanks so much for your logic. it's ready for MOT, i think it just needs a little fine tuning to make it idle more reliably now, so chuffed with it.
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Re: SOUTHWEST MEET UP

Post by STEELPONY » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:49 pm

Won't make September meeting I will be in France
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Re: SOUTHWEST MEET UP

Post by NVNL » Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:20 pm

New Forum working well here, thanks.

Are we due to meet up at Kit Hill next Saturday morning?
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Re: SOUTHWEST MEET UP

Post by lardmarc » Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:00 pm

Tomorrow ?
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Re: SOUTHWEST MEET UP

Post by #skippy1970 » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:15 pm

I can’t make it
Being a big girls blouse (a little bit of man flu) :roll:
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Re: SOUTHWEST MEET UP

Post by NVNL » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:20 am

So, I wheeled the MT out of the shed, turned on the tap, opened the cold start, and pressed the starter button - result a little weedy growling then nothing.

Battery fully charged by teatime, by which time the moment was long past.

Moral - do more riding and less moping around whining about sacro-ileac joint.

Will try harder.
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Re: SOUTHWEST MEET UP

Post by NVNL » Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:03 am

lardmarc wrote: ↑
Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:00 pm
Tomorrow ?
Hmmn. Are we on Sundays again?

I'm easy either way but it might explain why no-one else is there when I turn up on a Saturday.
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