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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Today, 01:11 PM
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Posted By JimRidesThis
Thumb On 'The Struggle' looking up to the Kirkstone...

On 'The Struggle' looking up to the Kirkstone Pass Inn, The English Lake District.

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Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12,749
Views: 1,181,211
Posted By JimRidesThis
So, just to be clear... 85mph cruising. Yes...

So, just to be clear...

85mph cruising. Yes or No?

;)



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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-29-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2,585
Views: 339,207
Posted By JimRidesThis
and another one... ...

and another one...

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Sunset over the Western Isles, Scotland.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-29-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 254,448
Posted By JimRidesThis
OK, no bikes but I thought I'd share some images...

OK, no bikes but I thought I'd share some images from a couple of weekends ago. The cars were from some local club and have responded nicely to HDR treatment...
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-29-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 2,585
Views: 339,207
Posted By JimRidesThis
One from a few years ago... ...

One from a few years ago...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7391/14071779936_5cb6b23bf9_b.jpg

...and a couple with no bike.

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...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-14-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 254,448
Posted By JimRidesThis
Brilliant shot! Good composition; bike in focus;...

Brilliant shot! Good composition; bike in focus; good looking stretch of road; plenty of background interest; subtle use of HDR to retain detail in both the shadows and highlights...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-07-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 646
Views: 243,447
Posted By JimRidesThis
I've got to say, I'm envious of all these huge...

I've got to say, I'm envious of all these huge garage spaces you've got.




If I had your vehicles all under one roof, I'd have the fire suppression system. Sounds like a wise buy.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-27-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 109,415
Posted By JimRidesThis
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8376/8581668443_bff...

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'59 Thunderbird :evil
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-13-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,729
Posted By JimRidesThis
Mrs JimRidesThis' Honda 400/4 taken about 10...

Mrs JimRidesThis' Honda 400/4 taken about 10 years ago. Haven't got it now and don't really miss it!

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-11-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 254,448
Posted By JimRidesThis
Talking ...and another :evil ...

...and another :evil

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-11-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 245,311
Posted By JimRidesThis
Kirkstone Pass. ...

Kirkstone Pass.

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-11-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 254,448
Posted By JimRidesThis
Just playing with another 'old' pic. Glen Coe, I...

Just playing with another 'old' pic. Glen Coe, I think.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5105/13976208317_daf9024b92_b.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-11-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 254,448
Posted By JimRidesThis
Thumb I like that Dave (and the B/W one too) but this...

I like that Dave (and the B/W one too) but this reminds me of a hyperrealist painting.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-11-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 245,311
Posted By JimRidesThis
Glen Coe. ...

Glen Coe.

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-10-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 245,311
Posted By JimRidesThis
Italy. Colle dell'Assietta ...

Italy. Colle dell'Assietta

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-10-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 245,311
Posted By JimRidesThis
Italy, Passo del Stelvio. ...

Italy, Passo del Stelvio.

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-10-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 245,311
Posted By JimRidesThis
The English Lake District. ...

The English Lake District.

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-10-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 245,311
Posted By JimRidesThis
Bonny Scotland. ...

Bonny Scotland.

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Forum: Thumpers 05-10-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 12,749
Views: 1,181,211
Posted By JimRidesThis
But the question is, are you some kind of hairy...

But the question is, are you some kind of hairy weird spaceman?

Hope you enjoyed your ride :D
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12,749
Views: 1,181,211
Posted By JimRidesThis
Have a look here -...

Have a look here - http://johnsmotorcycletravels.blogspot.co.uk - 5000 mile eurotrip on an XL500R. Not me btw :D Oh to be 21 again! Like davek181, my backside is the limiting factor.
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 12,749
Views: 1,181,211
Posted By JimRidesThis
I used OE seals. The price difference between...

I used OE seals. The price difference between them and pattern parts worked out about 5UKP for the pair and I've had bad experiences with pattern seals in the past - particularly on Yamahas for some...
Forum: Thumpers 05-09-2014, 10:44 AM
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Views: 1,181,211
Posted By JimRidesThis
I went with Castrol 15w in the end. The ATF that...

I went with Castrol 15w in the end. The ATF that came out was pretty clean but there was a bit of sludge in the bottom. The difference is noticeable, much more stable, less initial dive and good...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12,749
Views: 1,181,211
Posted By JimRidesThis
Unless I'm mistaken (and I have been before) ...

Unless I'm mistaken (and I have been before) there's a very direct mechanical relationship between the handlebar decompressor lever and the front right exhaust valve actuation. If you adjust that...
Forum: Thumpers 05-07-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 12,749
Views: 1,181,211
Posted By JimRidesThis
Make sure the engine's at TDC before making...

Make sure the engine's at TDC before making adjustments to either cable (mine has separate kick & lever cables). You want the clearance on closed valves or the valves will be held open permanently. ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-05-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 15,948
Posted By JimRidesThis
The Big Water of Fleet Viaduct, Dumfries &...

The Big Water of Fleet Viaduct, Dumfries & Galloway. Featured in Hitchcock's 1935 film, 'The 39 Steps'

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-03-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 254,448
Posted By JimRidesThis
Thanks. Me too.

Thanks. Me too.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-03-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 254,448
Posted By JimRidesThis
Here you go. The original was exposed for the...

Here you go. The original was exposed for the sky.

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-03-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 254,448
Posted By JimRidesThis
Just playing with an old image of my Africa...

Just playing with an old image of my Africa Twin...

<img src="https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7391/14071779936_fe8433603d_o.jpg" width="1024" height="688">
Forum: Thumpers 04-25-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12,749
Views: 1,181,211
Posted By JimRidesThis
Question Fork oil weight

This evening I dropped the forks out of my XL6 - I've got new fork oil seals to fit. Obviously I'll be putting some oil in there when I put them back together and I see the factory spec is ATF. I'm...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-24-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1,561
Views: 254,448
Posted By JimRidesThis
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7236/13388529834_c5...

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Created from one image; three saves with levels adjustment in Photoshop; processed in Photomatix Pro.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-24-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 3,988
Views: 943,232
Posted By JimRidesThis
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7236/13388529834_c5...

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7236/13388529834_c529b32e6e_b.jpg

XL600R at Hermitage Castle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermitage_Castle), Scottish Borders.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,608
Posted By JimRidesThis
Mine did too until I took a file to it the other...

Mine did too until I took a file to it the other day. I don't have access to a lathe but I'm a careful filer! I figured the amount of material I took off it will be compensated for by disc float and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-12-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 12,749
Views: 1,181,211
Posted By JimRidesThis
Nicely put. I must be in the remedial class! ...

Nicely put. I must be in the remedial class!


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Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 12,749
Views: 1,181,211
Posted By JimRidesThis
I've not heard of a smoke test before and it all...

I've not heard of a smoke test before and it all sounds a bit hit and miss, or as Steve says, BS. What about a leak down test? I think you can pin down the source of a compression leak if you know...
Forum: Thumpers 03-11-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12,749
Views: 1,181,211
Posted By JimRidesThis
Laugh Come on Steve, get off the fence and tell us what...

Come on Steve, get off the fence and tell us what you really think :evil
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12,749
Views: 1,181,211
Posted By JimRidesThis
You're the man Bruce :clap not that I want to do...

You're the man Bruce :clap not that I want to do the swap now, but when I get as old as you guys... :rofl
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 12,749
Views: 1,181,211
Posted By JimRidesThis
This is a new one "my bike's uglier than your...

This is a new one "my bike's uglier than your bike" :D:D:D

Pleased to hear you're on the road, well the driveway anyway :clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12,749
Views: 1,181,211
Posted By JimRidesThis
Weird that. I just wrote a post (and have now...

Weird that. I just wrote a post (and have now nuked it) on this subject - will a electric start motor fit in an XL600R frame. I take it that that's what you have now, although yours looks a little...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12,749
Views: 1,181,211
Posted By JimRidesThis
Question NX650 engine > XL600R frame...

As the title says, will a electric start dominator or other RFVC engine physically fit in an XL600R frame (PD03)? Anybody done it? Anyone know of someone else who's done it?

I've no plan to swap...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-07-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 1,002
Views: 309,434
Posted By JimRidesThis
[QUOTE=SgtNapalm;23558170]The Fire Boss, ...

[QUOTE=SgtNapalm;23558170]The Fire Boss,

<img src="http://p1.bikepics.com/2014/03/03/bikepics-2647434-full.jpg">

Now that's a purposeful looking aircraft.
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