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Member postings for colin wilkinson

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Thread: Motorcycle General Discussion
30/07/2018 15:17:42

Who can forget Jasper Carrott and "Funky Moped" or Chris Spedding and "Motor bikin' "

Thread: Mail order ban on bladed products
11/07/2018 13:18:56

Section 15 bans mail order of bladed products, definition is a bit vague, basically anything that can cut skin. Could this include saw blades, chisels, lathe or milling tools, etc? there is a petition to amend. Colin


Thread: Motorcycle General Discussion
08/07/2018 22:55:49

Ronan, sorry, motorcycles are inanimate objects until a human sits on it. I have just spent today at Mallory Park on my Greeves Silverstone and it was only as dangerous as I made it. It was only a "parade" but it was as fast as I could go given my age and self preservation. Having raced in Ireland in the 60s and 70s and them Isle of Man it is purely a self challenging and determination to be better than my fellow man not a look at me attitude which seems to prevail today. Colin

Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
17/06/2018 06:58:51

The best book I ever read about Vietnam and helicopters is Chickenhawk by Robert Mason. When I had a motorcycle shop in the 60s, not far from Burtonwood airbase, I became friends with a helicopter pilot and his crew chief who had done three tours in Vietnam. Scary stories. Colin

Thread: Thickening oil
17/06/2018 06:27:07

Available from Hichcocks Motorcycles for Royal Enfield gearboxes


Thread: Clean hands?
28/05/2018 21:29:18

Rob, are you using powder free gloves? Powdered are known to cause some problems. Colin

28/05/2018 07:21:08

The first time I saw a mechanic wearing vinyl gloves was probably in the early eighties. His brother worked at Shell research and warned him that many of the compounds used in modern motor oils were carcinogenic, including unleaded petrol, and he should avoid getting them on his skin. Also the reason some machinists developed testicular cancer through splashes from cutting oils whilst standing in front of lathes and milling machines wearing overalls and not protective aprons. Colin

27/05/2018 07:40:03

By far the best, and over many years of working on motorcycles I have tried most of them, is the Wurth hand cleanser. Not being able to get it free anymore is quite upsetting. thinking Colin

Thread: Aircraft General Discussion
13/05/2018 07:17:52

Hope there is a slot on the TV news


Thread: Motorcycle General Discussion
17/04/2018 06:16:30

I will be going to Stafford Classic Bike show this weekend displaying the Greeves Oulton on the Greeves Riders Association stand in the main hall. Anyone else going? Colin

Thread: Wind turbines get bigger and bigger
06/04/2018 05:46:42

Steamdave, my comment ( tongue in cheek ) was in response to the eighth post by Stephen Millward who quotes a 200 bn investment by the Saudis. Colin

Thread: How to paint aluminium
06/04/2018 05:41:32

Use a good mask when using etch primer, preferably outdoors as it is very nasty stuff. Only needs a very light coat, then conventional primer before top coating. Colin

Thread: Wind turbines get bigger and bigger
05/04/2018 09:05:35

When the Saudis have their solar panels generating perhaps they could modify all the redundant oil tankers, filling them with battery banks, charge them up and sail to wherever needs power? Fanciful ? Maybe, Who knows where battery technology will be in a few years time. Dogsbody

Thread: Pretty?, Mind-boggling? Pretty mind-boggling!!
26/03/2018 13:44:31

According to the song by Katie Melua " There are nine million bicycles in Beijing" so a few thousand more won't make much impact. I am sure if all those wrecked ones were sent to India and Africa most would be back on the road pretty quick. Colin

Thread: Fred Dibnah auction
07/03/2018 09:25:22

Lot 335, the mine headgear already has a bid on it. Now that would worry the neighbours if you erected it in the back garden..........

You could bid on the Beam engine, lot 325, on the pretence that you needed an original to scale it down accurately? Colin

07/03/2018 07:00:49

May be of some interest, although most of the small stuff could be found at any auto jumble . Colin

Thread: Tv tonight
04/03/2018 19:51:22

Actually 21.00. I think this is the one with my old boss doing some narrating. Colin

Thread: Motorcycle General Discussion
11/02/2018 12:19:17

Very nice Triton. Slimline Featherbed with a T100C motor from the look of the close finned alloy barrel? Colin

Thread: BSB vs Cycle Threads
11/02/2018 08:11:24

Sorry if I am missing something, my model engineering experience is zero, but as a motorcycle bodger of many years using Cycle thread 1/4 BSF has 26tpi not BSW. Common to find BSF fitted as replacements as normal suppliers don't carry BSC. Some bikes like the BSA Bantam have a mix of BSW, BSF, BA, UNF, and BSC originally as it was produced over many years. My pet hate is restoring a bike to find metric fasteners and even worse, threads re-tapped metric. Colin

Thread: Cat Litter Recommendation
21/01/2018 08:30:12

Quite some discussion on aquarists forums on using laterite as a substrate, but this was was one recommendation


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