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Misc / Open / The Covid Thread
« on: March 23, 2020, 06:47:17 AM »
As we move inexorably towards lockdown here in the UK (some of you in other countries may already be locked down), I thought we should have a general chat thread.

We’re not Facebook so can’t do instant messaging or chat (other social media products are available) but I look forwards to reading all your posts every day and would hate to see the volume drop as we all hunker down.

So, jokes, pictures, notes, thanks welcome.

Anything goes (except blatant politics please)

Keep safe.


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Humour / At the Gym
« on: March 15, 2020, 08:55:17 PM »

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Misc / Open / Poor old Pam (sadiassa)
« on: February 13, 2020, 05:16:43 PM »
I’ve no idea how this spammer managed to register as I have it set to manual approval and I certainly never approved anyone today.

A bit worrying that.

Anyhow, they are in the bin. Unfortunately James’ post about the 24,000mg ketamine tablet (shaped like an apple) is also in the bin

Beverley (my wife) laughed out loud at that - and there’s not much on here that she finds interesting (or amusing)

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Misc / Open / Pictures not showing on Tapatalk
« on: January 06, 2020, 12:40:00 PM »
This is a bit more complicated than I thought at first...

Anyone seeing this problm please report back here with the version of iOS or Android that they are using.

Me: iOS 13.3

Misc / Open / Toy Runs?
« on: December 08, 2019, 03:12:33 PM »
Just got back from the Reading Toy Run. A good turnout of about 1500 bikes. One blue 750, two Kettles, a KZ1300 and loads of 1960s scooters with mirrors and blue smoke. Love that smell!

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Announcements / Changing your displayed name on the forum
« on: November 24, 2019, 09:15:56 AM »
One of the things that have been fixed on this forum from the beginning (2007) is that the users are not allowed to edit their displayed username (not their actual username - just what shows on the posts)

This always caused mayhem on the US site as some people would change their name every other day - some to political slogans etc.

Sorry that it has taken 12 years to trust you lot...

I ran the forum for my local IAM advanced motorcyclist group for many years ( and still run the website. There I decided that members could only use their real names. I'm sure it contributed to a much more polite discourse.


Go to "Profile" on the menu
Select "Account Settings"
Edit your displayed name

Please don't let me down here :)


PS: Having met quite a few of you, it would be nice to see a few real names - it's hard enough to remember sometimes!

Member 4 Sales / 500/4 Cylinder Block
« on: October 24, 2019, 09:32:15 AM »
Found this in the back of the garage.

Some fin damage and comes with four fitted (jammed) pistons!

Free to anyone who could use it.
Would prefer not to post…


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Announcements / Email notifications
« on: October 17, 2019, 09:42:11 AM »
Hi all.

I've just had a note from my hosting company that the server has sent 77 emails in a very short time (and they suspect I have been hacked)

It seems that these are all new post notification emails which for some reason have been queued and all sent at once!

They have suspended my outgoing emails as a protection against their server being black flagged as a spam source.

I've told them the emails are OK and asked them to reinstate the service. In the meantime you may not receive your normal notifications. Sorry.

It also means that the new members won't get their welcome/password email :(


Member 4 Sales / 500/4 clock mounting parts
« on: October 11, 2019, 01:20:02 PM »
When Peter rebuilt my clocks he sent all new fixings. I can’t see myself ever needing these so if anyone is interested I’ll pop them in the post.


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Misc / Open / Spitting Image
« on: September 28, 2019, 06:44:36 PM »
For those of us that weren’t allowed to stay up late enough to watch Monty Python, Spitting Image was the hard hitting satire of the 80’s

I see that it is back.

Personally, I can’t wait

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Misc / Open / Spitting Image
« on: September 28, 2019, 06:44:06 PM »
For those of us that weren’t allowed to stay up late enough to watch Monty Python, Spitting Image was the hard hitting satire of the 80’s

I see that it is back.

Personally, I can’t wait

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Tricks & Tips / Fitting decals/stickers (by Menno)
« on: September 20, 2019, 10:12:38 AM »
Placing decals almost on a daily basis I would advise you to do as follows:

Take a atomiser or sprayer or what it is called in English... to spray water on plants.
Fill it with water.
Ad a drop of liquid soap. The kind you use to wash the dishes.
A drop is enough.

Spray on tank.
Free the decal and keep it above the tank when doing so.

It will probably fall out of your hands -  that is ok - as long as it lands on the tank.
Remember - as long as the tank is wet and the decal has its sticky part free the tank is the best place to keep the decal (for instance when the phone rings).
Sticky part down -  that is

The water on the tank will make sure the decal will not stick permanently.
Now take the decal and place it how you want it.
You can take it off again and on again as often as you like.
But keep the tank wet.

The moment you are really satisfied you can leave it on.

Now take a credit card and push the water from underneath the decal.
Watch out for wrinkles when doing this.

750K2 Decal - 16 cm at the front measured from the bottom front corner, first pinhole (From the HONDA logo attachment) 4,6 cm straight up. Second pinhole 4,5 cm straight up. At the rear... now this is a bit difficult since those decals are all quite different. Some are longer than others, but watch out for this: the K2 tank has 2 'corners' where the decal should be placed in. The decal should not go over or UNDER(!) this bent.

One small thing though: decals are like bread; they have an expiring date.

Using old stickers (6 months or older) might leave them not sticking enough, leaving airpockets under the decal which will not go away.
Or the decal will stick immediately to the tank through the water. If the decal sticks to aggressive throw it away. It might damage the paint  when trying to correct the decal.
Ask the seller for a fresh decal.

Or even better:


(Best advice ever)

First posted by Menno on the CB750 page.

Misc / Open / …with a 1970’s Honda rear light?
« on: August 19, 2019, 07:03:14 PM »
'Most unusual' vehicle stopped on M25 in Hertfordshire

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Member 4 Sales / CBX550FII
« on: July 08, 2019, 12:54:39 PM »
"Selling this for a friend"...

No, really :)

My old biking mate Jim Shea (a lapsed member on here) has used this bike as his daily runaround for the last 10 years and 10,000 miles.

It was owned by Eamon and tested by MCN vs a CBR600RR  :o

This picture is from 2008. The bike needs a loving new owner and some TLC - new fork seals, fix the leaking exhaust and a general refurb.

It has been in a bunch of other magazines in the meantime as well.

Jim wants to sell it to someone who will care for it, hence the asking price of £500

The bike is in Canterbury. I will not introduce anyone who's not a member of this forum and it won't go on ebay if nobody is bothered...

PM me if interested.


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