Thank god for that, 2019 has ended, as some of you know it was an awful year for me and my family and seriously impacted my ability to not only get work done, but even get logged onto the site for a bit of banter - looking at a few of the posts, it seems I've missed a few interesting posts!
Anyway, I am starting 2020 with a fresh outlook and eager to get back on track, I've got lots of jobs backed up and loads of my own stuff I want to get on with
I'd like to thank everyone who sent their thoughts and wishes and provided words of encouragement when times where tough, anyway, I am back and hopeful that this year will be much better (surely it couldn't be worse than last year !)
So I am back to work today, loads of emails, text's, phone calls and other stuff to wade through and I am planning on being at Newark on Saturday if any of you guys are going I'll hope to see you there for a catch up and a natter
If you've been waiting on me to reply to messages, emails etc, I can only apologise, but promise things will be better going forward now that the family is sorted (hopefully, fingers, toes, legs and everything else crossed!)
Hope its a much better one for you Dave, and hope to see you at Newark on Saturday.
RD 350 LC - 1982 - white/blue like my bike in the 80's, finally got an original UK one. RD 350 LC -1981 project in planning stage 31K based hybrid - ex Yogi and Muttsnuts bike - recent acquisition and intro into hybrids for me Triumph Street Triple R (sorry!)
yes 2019 did suck and i'm expecting the same crap for 2020 . No matter what i do any try to to get a handle on things crappy stuff just keeps on happening. Im sure you'll have a great year as will every one.
Well my year has started off quite well, met Dave at the Newark show to pick up a 350lc engine, saw he had an empty van and sent him away with a 400f to get sorted. Some serious saving to get done now then.
If your not gonna thrash it leave it in the garage !! Toys include, 99 Honda Blackbird 03 Honda CBR600F 1980 Yamaha RD400F 81 250lc (in process of being restored, very slowly !!) 1980 Honda XL500S (finished!!) 1980 Yamaha RD250f (most recent purchase, light restoration)
2020 is off to a flyer. Fridge freezer packed up the other day and now my toaster has gone to silicon heaven. f**ks sake.
Yep I just had a great start to the year Cam chain of car rattling. its now in garage for new chain £2.5k engine out and gear box split to replace. Thanks BMW for this..... better than it breaking or that would have been a £5k hit and would have resulted in me scrapping the car!
I was going to remove RH exhaust from LC to and reseal with sealant (TSA pipe) as its slightly leaking but decided to leave alone, don't want another disaster!
Anyway good to see you back Dave lets all have a fantastic year and plenty of rides out
Mate of mine was off on his travels after new year in his BMW X5. 3.0 diesel. started car, pulled away and lots of noise... a bolt had snapped on the altenator. just let go with no warning and unshipped belt etc. Checked the recalls and lo n behold there is a recall in Europe and USA for this very fault. Rang BMW Aus and they said, 'nope, we dont have that problem here'. Er... im stood in front of a car with that very issue. BMW said bring it in and it'll be engine out at your cost. He managed to get in there and weld on a nut and pull the last bit out. New bolt was a few quid. His love affair with German cars is waning now after a few faults like this. Great to drive, awful to own.
Sounds like my dealings with Fonda Australia & a simple fuel pump...pump failed on a brand new bike with 75km on clock. After many weeks of bs was told no wattantee as thete is no recall on these pumps. Meanwhile the rest of the world has recalls for same pump.....never buy another honda....new one at least hey Jon lol.
Luck white heather,took my Audi a8 4.2tdi for an mot during the week and on the way the sports diff warning came on so its not just bmw who cant do reliable any more everyone makes stuff that breaks/wears out prematurely bmw 2.0 d timing chains are because the drive sprkt on the crank is misaligned focus rs - cracking blocks due to some fud trying to save 10 gramms of metal ford 1tr ecoboosts with plastic water pipe connections and no temp gauge audi rs6,s buggering injectors frying the ecu and needing the engine out to replace, gauze filters in the turbos clogging and knackering them transporter t5,s drinking oil and knackering engines (they sorted it by installing an 8ltr sump on the t6) Anyway must,nt grumble im sure sports diffs only have a design life of 30k so ive knocked it off at 44k on a 14 plate!! i knew i should have bought an original quattro at least i can fix that myself ha ha, hope everyone here has a good year, chin up and stay positive John.