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by brettchallenger
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:36 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Covid....... Interested in people's opinions.
Replies: 22
Views: 790

Re: Covid....... Interested in people's opinions.

I am afraid of the vaccine for Covid....
Go for a recombinant vaccine. Though whichever one you get I am sure you will be fine. You don't want to be going down with Covid-19 at 78 yrs. But it's your choice of course and I wish you well and good health.
by brettchallenger
Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Covid....... Interested in people's opinions.
Replies: 22
Views: 790

Re: Covid....... Interested in people's opinions.

so when it is convenient for me to go get a vaccine without waiting in line for hours I was vaccinated against C19 a couple of weeks ago, it was a refreshing experience. I had to drive 35 miles to the vaccine centre after booking it online, and arrived 10 minutes early. I was vaccinated and sat bac...
by brettchallenger
Tue Mar 02, 2021 3:44 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: tell me why ....
Replies: 18
Views: 1082

Re: tell me why ....

that scam came to us from the Greenie Weenies.
Climate change was also an issue at this time. Only then we were being told that mankind was going to be wiped away because another ice age was coming.
by brettchallenger
Mon Mar 01, 2021 5:27 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: tell me why ....
Replies: 18
Views: 1082

Re: tell me why ....

but the law ended up never being implemented It was law in the UK for a short time to reduce the amount of fuel needed - it was aimed primarily at cars which back then, used significantly more fuel at 70mph than 50mph. Indeed, the government went so far as to issue old wartime coupons with the aim ...
by brettchallenger
Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:07 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Do you wear your " Helmet "
Replies: 345
Views: 31963

Re: Do you wear your " Helmet "

The problem I've always had is when I don a helmet I become irrational and invincible,,, This has been shown to be a factor with regard to pedal cyclists who wear helmets. There is evidence to suggest that some riders take greater risks when wearing a helmt. It has also been noted that some car dri...
by brettchallenger
Thu Feb 04, 2021 4:22 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How often do you use your centerstand
Replies: 35
Views: 1622

Re: How often do you use your centerstand

So instead of maybe 150 lbs of force required, you need more like 200 lbs. This is the problem with my relatively small and light Jawa. When the machine is on its centre stand the front wheel is off the ground completely and the wheel can by spun quite freely; whereas the rear wheel is very firmly ...
by brettchallenger
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: How often do you use your centerstand
Replies: 35
Views: 1622

Re: How often do you use your centerstand

despite any hernia-inducing risk.
I find my gl1500 to be balanced beautifully and is not hard to put on its centrestand. My little 350 Jawa's stand is much harder to use and certainly takes a great deal more effort, despite it weighing less than 200 kilos.
by brettchallenger
Mon Jan 25, 2021 5:19 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Don't shoot me for posting this please
Replies: 17
Views: 809

Re: Don't shoot me for posting this please

Bring back Capital punishment! Our useless police and courts have convicted too many innocents for that. We (UK) have one of the lowest murder rates in the world, I don't think capital punishment would make much difference - it might make it worse. "He that is without sin among you, let him fi...
by brettchallenger
Sun Jan 24, 2021 4:00 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Don't shoot me for posting this please
Replies: 17
Views: 809

Re: Don't shoot me for posting this please

Don't shoot me for posting this please
(Donning black cap)

You shall be taken from hence to a lawful place of execution, and there hanged by the neck until you are dead. May the Lord have mercy upon your soul.

Take him down.
by brettchallenger
Wed Jan 20, 2021 4:39 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: DCT Transmission
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: DCT Transmission

I am certainly interested in the nc750 dct. Can't wait to try it out.
by brettchallenger
Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:55 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Another Sentimental Journey
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Another Sentimental Journey

You are welcome. In my youth, a used MZ was the only bike I could afford and I still have a soft spot for them now.
by brettchallenger
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:35 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Another Sentimental Journey
Replies: 4
Views: 309

Re: Another Sentimental Journey

DKW's motorcycle factory was in Zschopau eastern Germany, near the border of Czechoslovakia. After the war, Zschopau was in communist East Germany (DDR) and the factory continued making motorcycles under the name of MZ - Motorenwerke Zschopau. After unification, the factory closed for good. MZ still...
by brettchallenger
Thu Jan 14, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: End of an era: Haynes/Chilton
Replies: 10
Views: 446

Re: End of an era: Haynes/Chilton

TL;DR: In 1913, 33.38 people died for every 10,000 vehicles on the road. In 2018, the death rate was 1.42 per 10,000 vehicles, a 96% improvement. Similar picture in the UK, the first statistics recorded are from 1926 when 4,884 road deaths occured. In 2019 there were 1,870. Back to Haynes. A real s...
by brettchallenger
Sat Jan 09, 2021 1:36 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Looking for information on new boots
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Re: Looking for information on new boots

I use Daytona boots year round. Usually need slightly thicker socks in winter but that's all. They are very expensive but mine are now 22 years old and still working well though clearly they don't look as good as they did.

https://www.fc-moto.de/en/Daytona-Nonstop-GORE-TEX-Boot
by brettchallenger
Sun Jan 03, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?
Replies: 585
Views: 93134

Re: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?

That is the "Bridge of Sighs" in Oxford (university). It isn't all that old despite its looks, I believe it was built around 1914. It is also a long way from where I live. If the weather eases up I might go out and find a bridge I can park next to that meets the criteria, though it definit...
by brettchallenger
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?
Replies: 585
Views: 93134

Re: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?



Such things are very rare in England. And tend to be like the above.
by brettchallenger
Sun Jan 03, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?
Replies: 585
Views: 93134

Re: Photo Tag ---Anyone want to play?

What purpose does a covered bridge serve, other than to cross a river etc? What was the cover used for? Did it once have a toll booth under it?
by brettchallenger
Sat Dec 26, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Shipment delays
Replies: 0
Views: 155

Shipment delays

It's not just the US suffering from this. This pic is of the old Manston Airport (it was a fighter base in WW2) which is being used to park trucks backed up from the port of Dover in England - the shortest ferry route to France and Europe. Delays are due to Covid restrictions and the French being aw...
by brettchallenger
Fri Dec 25, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: 2021

by brettchallenger
Fri Dec 25, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: 2021
Replies: 10
Views: 332

Re: 2021



by brettchallenger
Fri Dec 25, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS
Replies: 5
Views: 258

Re: MERRY CHRISTMAS

Thank you for your post. Have a wonderful and holy Christmas.

We had at least three flakes of snow today - I don't think that counts as a white Christmas. Hopefully that's all we wil get. The days are getting longer now.
by brettchallenger
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: Just for Fun
Topic: So British Politics.
Replies: 6
Views: 1355

Re: So British Politics.

comparison of living in Britain to *name of the European country*. And almost always this comparison is not in favour of Britain. And yet people still risk life and limb, crossing the treacherous waters of the English Channel and North Sea in flimsy inflatable craft to leave Europe and live in Engl...
by brettchallenger
Fri Dec 11, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Reference Information
Topic: How to winterize your motorcycle
Replies: 72
Views: 46352

Re: How to winterize your motorcycle

I just looked up your weather in Kentucky, it hardly seems worth putting your bike away for your short, relatively mild winter. It looks like there would be plenty of days when you can use it, and things warm up significantly in March - the site says Kentucky is at its best in spring and autumn. I a...
by brettchallenger
Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: GL1500 Information & Questions
Topic: Rear Master Cylinder: reasons to remove exhaust?
Replies: 7
Views: 409

Re: Rear Master Cylinder: reasons to remove exhaust?

No idea if I'll be able to come up with a creative (non-destructive) solution for that hurdle!
If you do manage to come up with a solution then I will nip over the water and bring mine for you to work on. It would be a shame not to utilise all that knowledge you have acquired.
by brettchallenger
Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: Goldwing Chat
Topic: Flat tire. ARGHHH!!
Replies: 6
Views: 258

Re: Flat tire. ARGHHH!!

I had to order up a front tire a week ago and change it out,
It took three weeks for my rear tyre (Dunlop Elite 4) to arrive. It was ordered from Germany and I think they must have put it on a barge down the Rhine to Holland and then shipped it by sail boat to England.