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by geoffbarnett
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Meetings/ Ride outs/ Whats on
Topic: Paddy Dakar?
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Re: Paddy Dakar?

Correction, we did the Taffy Dakar.
I used to do lots of offroad Rally of Discoveries in Ireland. Phil Gunn are you out there? A 350 or 500 would have coped easily with those events and I would be surprised if the Paddy Dakar was any harder than the old R o Ds.
by geoffbarnett
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Meetings/ Ride outs/ Whats on
Topic: Paddy Dakar?
Replies: 6
Views: 686

Re: Paddy Dakar?

Team Dave, Dave and Geoff did it in 2015 (see old, Members Own Events posts). Dave and Dave were on MTs, I was on my R80RT/GS hybrid. All of the bikes coped well. Just have good knobblies and a 350/500 will be fine.
by geoffbarnett
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Members Own events
Topic: 50th Sinterklaastreffen 29/11-1/12/19. Ostend, Belgium.
Replies: 67
Views: 3548

Re: 50th Sinterklaastreffen 29/11-1/12/19. Ostend, Belgium.

Problem: 1987 R100RS fails to charge the battery just before departure for Sinterklaastreffen. Symptom: No charge warning light coming on at low revs (when it should light). Remedy: Ride to Sinterklaastreffen on 1982 R100RT. Also - today investigate charging circuit. Result: The light is fine, but a...
by geoffbarnett
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Members Own events
Topic: 50th Sinterklaastreffen 29/11-1/12/19. Ostend, Belgium.
Replies: 67
Views: 3548

Re: 50th Sinterklaastreffen 29/11-1/12/19. Ostend, Belgium.

Maybe I will make it to the final Sinterklaastreffen. Today the over 100,000 miles ex-police 1982 R100RT passed it's MOT with no advisories. I've also today changed the engine oil and put in a new air filter, having found a mouse nest in the remains of the old one. Only a 15 mile road test today, so...
by geoffbarnett
Wed Nov 27, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Members Own events
Topic: 50th Sinterklaastreffen 29/11-1/12/19. Ostend, Belgium.
Replies: 67
Views: 3548

Re: 50th Sinterklaastreffen 29/11-1/12/19. Ostend, Belgium.

Oh dear. Stop the press. Odds lengthen on Lardmarc no-show! This morning I rode my 1987 BMW R100RS airhead twin to the NEC in Birmingham. On setting out to ride home I am greeted by click click click from the starter motor. The alternator has not been charging the battery, but there was no warning l...
by geoffbarnett
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: Members Own events
Topic: 50th Sinterklaastreffen 29/11-1/12/19. Ostend, Belgium.
Replies: 67
Views: 3548

Re: 50th Sinterklaastreffen 29/11-1/12/19. Ostend, Belgium.

Are you all coming on MT’s?

My MT is stripped of all excess weight, including lights. Hence, I'll be riding an old BMW airhead twin - if it gets there.
by geoffbarnett
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Members Own events
Topic: South East Camping Weekend (Nov 15-17th)
Replies: 23
Views: 1762

Re: South East Camping Weekend (Nov 15-17th)

I seizes with heat, which must (?) be caused by friction, so, possibly, pads are too close to the rotating disc when it's in motion? You know what you're doing, you'll suss it. I had a similar problem on one of my old airhead twins. It was solved by simply letting out some of the brake fluid - I had...
by geoffbarnett
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: A short but remarkable WW2 aviation film.
Replies: 3
Views: 255

A short but remarkable WW2 aviation film.

A guy in my local TRF group forwarded this link to members:

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ie3SrjLlcUY
by geoffbarnett
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Members Own events
Topic: 50th Sinterklaastreffen 29/11-1/12/19. Ostend, Belgium.
Replies: 67
Views: 3548

Re: 50th Sinterklaastreffen 29/11-1/12/19. Ostend, Belgium.

No need to advance buy a rally ticket - pay on arrival. So, definite/probable attendees so far: Geoff, Dave, Ian (Dave's pal), Kev, Doug Paul, Mick and Laurence. If we get a few more attending we may win a biggest single club attendance - if they have one - (as we did at the Oddballs Rally a couple ...