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by Baggy Trousers
Thu Feb 11, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: Jokes
Topic: From another forum
Replies: 2
Views: 7410

From another forum

A duck walks into a pub and orders a pint of beer and a ham sandwich. The barman looks at him and says, "Hang on! You're a duck." "I see your eyes are working," replies the duck. "And you can talk!" Exclaims the barman. "I see your ears are working, too," says...
by Baggy Trousers
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:21 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1460
Views: 606495

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Since it’s been fairly quiet around here recently and as a rather feeble antidote to all the misery being heaped upon us, I thought I might offer a little inconsequential whimsy. Getting on for a year ago (although thanks to the removal of the usual milestones measuring the passage of our progress t...
by Baggy Trousers
Thu Nov 05, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1460
Views: 606495

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

From what I can see theres nothing to stop any travel when there's exercise involved during lockdown. The cafe we normally stop at is doing takeaways only, so will be open. No one is saying what the definition of exercise is. So it looks to be close to pre lockdown in many ways.. Never the less I'l...
by Baggy Trousers
Wed Nov 04, 2020 11:22 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1460
Views: 606495

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Looks like might be, try Draganfly, Classic Bike Shop, kind of thing. Draganfly have exploded diagrams on their site giving all the OEM part numbers which is really handy. Doesn't always mean they got that bit tho. Draganfly under Roger Gwynn and his brother started as exclusively Ariel people and ...
by Baggy Trousers
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1460
Views: 606495

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Yup, thirdedededed. Keep posting (please) Mike. And quadsomething. I don't stick my head above the parapet often but do pop in from time to time and always enjoy Mike's contributions. As Philip has suggested, in these times of impotent frustration with the authoritarian and ultimately ineffective r...
by Baggy Trousers
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:27 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1460
Views: 606495

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

https://i.imgur.com/OXvZPVU.jpg OK as you were :D Thanks Mike - I'll just quickly add this; I just love that simple and effective method of securing the sprocket. So much easier than the old nuts and tab washers, drive cushion spring and cams of the days when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Some progre...
by Baggy Trousers
Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:28 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1460
Views: 606495

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

I'd sooner be cruising around in an old Rover (P4 - 95/110 or P5b) these days. In my view, the P4 was quite the nicest of British quality cars (although I liked the Alvis too). Had several from a Cyclops 75 to a 105S and loved them all. As an unconnected aside, I still have the letter from Peter Wi...
by Baggy Trousers
Sun Aug 16, 2020 11:21 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1460
Views: 606495

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

I was going to ask if it was safe to exceed 450V plate voltage on the 6550 but realised that I was in the wrong department, so I'll pose a question of some philosophical consequence concerning a motorcycle instead. The machine pictured is 30 years old, only assembly oil in the engine, 1,9 (instrumen...
by Baggy Trousers
Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1460
Views: 606495

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

I would have lioke the thought, Baggo, considering the bike the chain is to be fitted to, a split link would be fine. Just buy a decent quality chain around the length you need, but slightly longer and split the chain and remove the unwanted links before fitting the split link. Simples! Sorry for s...
by Baggy Trousers
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1460
Views: 606495

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

I have just ordered replacement sprockets and chain for my XBR Honda. I requested a spring-link connection but received a reply to the effect that they could not supply this as all chains intended for 400cc and above had to have riveted links. In 65 years of biking and having owned large (for those ...
by Baggy Trousers
Mon Jul 13, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1460
Views: 606495

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Now I'm told that this year's attempt at the record on The Island is cancelled - no ferries and no accommodation. Ah, the Isle of Man TT. The very best motorcycling holiday in the world. There's no question that, at least for a biker, there is a special magic which is unique to the island. I first ...
by Baggy Trousers
Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:04 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1460
Views: 606495

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Smart move to change the tyres, Mike. I bought some new tyres for dear old Balthazar and since his level of performance is not much better than that of a Bantam, I thought £59 the pair from Wassells probably was enough. These covers were by a manufacturer of whom I had never heard but since he haile...
by Baggy Trousers
Sun Jul 12, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 1460
Views: 606495

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Smart move to change the tyres, Mike. I bought some new tyres for dear old Balthazar and since his level of performance is not much better than a Bantam, I thought £59 the pair from Wassells probably was enough. These covers were by a manufacturer of whom I had never heard but since he hailed from t...
by Baggy Trousers
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Tannoy Enclosure
Replies: 80
Views: 60305

Re: Tannoy Enclosure

I have no personal knowledge of the Amesbury, which, I think was a R-York. The triangular variants of Tannoy cabinets were designed by Ronnie Rackham before the widespread adoption of stereophony and were intended for corner placement. The rectangulars were introduced to meet a marketing requirement...
by Baggy Trousers
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:09 am
Forum: Speakers
Topic: Tannoy Enclosure
Replies: 80
Views: 60305

Re: Tannoy Enclosure

I've only just stumbled across this thread - it's not often that Tannoy is remembered these days. I haven't read all the contributions to the thread (it's getting late) and can't add much to the discussion from a theoretical standpoint but I am familiar with Tannoys of the original type. I continue ...