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by geoffbarnett
Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday Flying Dutchman
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Happy Birthday Flying Dutchman

Gelukkige verjaardag Jan!
by geoffbarnett
Mon Jul 06, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Other Bike chat
Topic: WWII.
Replies: 2
Views: 145

Re: WWII.

What a brilliant story.
by geoffbarnett
Fri Jul 03, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: Stolen MT500
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Re: Stolen MT500 a survey.

So, please reply if:

1. You have had an MT500 stolen or you know of someone who has.
2. You know that the bike in question was reported to the police.
3. You know that the bike was not recovered.

Please reply only if all of the above apply.
by geoffbarnett
Thu Jul 02, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: Stolen MT500
Replies: 9
Views: 394

Stolen MT500

The Police told me something astounding the other day. They said that they had no record of an MT500 being reported as stolen. MT350s do not apply because I know I told them when mine was stolen. My question is, has anyone on this forum had an MT500 stolen and reported that theft to the Police? Appr...
by geoffbarnett
Thu May 28, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Other Bike chat
Topic: Romaniacs Enduro 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 766

Romaniacs Enduro 2017

In an event that is held over 4 days, a huge BMW oilhead twin and some plasticky KTM twin that I can't identify (they all look the same to me), compete for the Iron Class. Well worth watching.

https://www.touratech.co.th/content/new ... e-Off-road
by geoffbarnett
Sat May 16, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Other Bike chat
Topic: Yet more lockdown fun.
Replies: 0
Views: 651

Yet more lockdown fun.

MT500, Tuareg 350, R1100GS all finished, so now time to resurrect the old R1100RS. I think this lockdown's great. I've never been busier.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/pmje2nxd4uhk8 ... 8.jpg?dl=0
by geoffbarnett
Mon May 04, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General MT chat
Topic: Separating head and cylinder
Replies: 14
Views: 1089

Re: Separating head and cylinder

I have recently replaced the exhaust studs and used these allen key studs: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Metric-Stainless-Steel-Exhaust-Studs-Manifold-Studs-with-Flange-Nuts-M6-M8-M10/123731483821?hash=item1ccef89cad:m:mYntgVcB_xxblqmAPQOr4WQ I heard somewhere that copper nuts are less likley to seize....
by geoffbarnett
Fri May 01, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: Meetings/ Ride outs/ Whats on
Topic: your first meet
Replies: 13
Views: 1183

Re: your first meet

I recall my first meet was at the Wye Valley. I had already acquired my MT350 but I didn't yet have an MOT for it. So I telephoned/emailed someone (Bunker?) to ask is it OK if I turn up on my R80RT/GS. I'm glad to say that was approved. We all had a very jolly weekend of mucho beer drinking and tack...
by geoffbarnett
Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Other Bike chat
Topic: More lockdown fun...
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: More lockdown fun...

The MT500 is ready to run as is the Tuareg. All I need now is some offroad to ride them on.

Ratty old R1100RS or K100RS get the treatment after I finish the GS.
by geoffbarnett
Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Other Bike chat
Topic: More lockdown fun...
Replies: 2
Views: 186

More lockdown fun...

Here's my 1995 BMW R1100GS. She's just undergone major surgery in that I have replaced the gearbox, shaft drive and final/bevel drive. Whilst I was in there I also put in a new clutch. Why the need for such mechanical carnage? Well, in 2017 a few of us rode the length of the Pyrenees offroad. We sta...