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Chatter / Re: Lovely job....
« Last post by Moto63 on November 24, 2020, 08:47:58 PM »
Nice looking bike, personally not over keen on the colour but hey ho horses for courses 👍
Humour / Re: job application ...
« Last post by themoudie on November 23, 2020, 11:18:29 PM »
 ;D That made my face ache less after having a big molar pulled today. It's the way you tell'em!  ;D

Good health, Bill
Chatter / Re: Adrenalin rush!!!!! Facebook link
« Last post by SteveL on November 23, 2020, 09:35:13 PM »
yup, looking again, i think you may be right John
Humour / job application ...
« Last post by SteveL on November 23, 2020, 09:30:56 PM »
Murphy applied for a fork lift operator post at a famous Irish firm based in Dublin.
A Norwegian applied for the same job and since both applicants had similar qualifications, they were asked to take a test and led to a quiet room with no interruptions by the Manager.

When the results were in, both men had scored 19 out of 20.
The manager went to Murphy and said, "Thank you for coming to the interview, but we've decided to give the Norwegian the job.”

Murphy,... "And why would you be doing that? We both got 19 questions correct. This being Ireland and me being Irish surely I should get the job.”

Manager, "We have made our decision not on the correct answers, but on the question you got wrong.”
Murphy, "And just how would one incorrect answer be better than another?”
Manager "Simple; on question number 7 the Norwegian wrote down,   'I don't know.’

you put down neither do I !
Project Progress / Re: cb500rs
« Last post by tevie54 on November 23, 2020, 10:31:27 AM »
Hi Everyone
Yes I've still got mine, it's got a 1980 XL500 engine but you can use an XR or FT engine, these are the easiest to fit although it's not 'easy' there is a lot of fettling.
I have seen an XBR engine fitted to an RS but it's not an easy fit, the mounting points are all different and you have to find somewhere to put the oil tank as it's a dry sump engine. In my opinion it doesn't look right, the angle is all wrong but that's just me.
I've put a few videos on youtube over the years to show how I've done mine and it's in this months Practical Sportsbikes magazine.
If I can be of any help please feel free to ask any questions as I  want more of these bikes to exist.
Bike Problems/Questions / Re: Bar ends
« Last post by oldboy1952 on November 23, 2020, 10:12:06 AM »
Many Thanks to everybody for their help. Recovering in hospital at the moment after being chased by the police and falling off the church roof, (breaking a leg) I'll go down the plumbers merchant and buy some lead and give it a go!   :)  :) :)
Bike Problems/Questions / Re: Bar ends
« Last post by Rossco500 on November 22, 2020, 11:15:39 PM »
Just spotted this thread today. There's a slight difference in the bar weights and i'm not sure if they are right or left but one is 165g and the other is 175g. As for the individual handlebars they both weigh approx 444g including the internal end weight retainers which from memory are probably about 100g each.

Hope this is useful



Bike Problems/Questions / Re: Bar ends
« Last post by Moto63 on November 22, 2020, 04:45:11 PM »
Back to the main subject of this thread. BARS.. I’ve weighed a bar old boy, it was a completely clear bar, no grip or anything attached to it. However I don’t seem to have the bar end weight, it did have the metal threaded plug insert in the bar that the weight bolts to. The bar weighs it at 9oz... hopefully this helps you out in some way 🤞
Cheers, Michael
Chatter / Re: Adrenalin rush!!!!! Facebook link
« Last post by johnr on November 21, 2020, 12:12:43 AM »
iv watched this a couple of times now and i dont think its speeded up. i think the speeds are explained by thee fact that its essentially a very long downhill section of road. th first few seconds show that its clearly quite high on a hill and the ammount of time the hand cyclist coasts and maintains his speed indicates that its not a level or uphil section of road. plus the sound, whilst a bit duff, doesnt really seem to indicate the film has been speeded up, as the sounds would also be speeded up and they just dont seem to be.
Chatter / Lovely job....
« Last post by Ian on November 20, 2020, 09:45:31 PM »
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