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1Back to top Go down    In the news (UK)...Haynes on Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:05 pm

Born Again Eccentric

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As we mourn the loss of our friend Inge K, the UK news reports the loss of another legend in the world of vehicle maintenance - John Haynes.

Creator of the now world renown "Haynes Manual" and selling over 200 million copies since producing his first edition in 1966, John Haynes has helped many of us (especially in the pre-internet and YouTube days) maintain and fix our cars and bikes over the years. Love them or hate them, with a familiar layout, filled with detailed photographs, Haynes Manuals have undoubtedly helped advance the capabilities of amateur mechanics around the world - certainly, my K100 manual bears the greasy finger marks and discoloured pages that can only be associated with active use (used alongside my Clymer manual). Haynes publishing group and the Haynes motor museum are both based in Sparkford, Somerset UK, a few miles down the road from me.


John died peacefully, after a short illness, on 08 Feb 19 at the age of 80.
RIP


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Paul

"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurancewrite-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red) (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike). June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

2Back to top Go down    Re: In the news (UK)...Haynes on Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:17 pm

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Back before The Internet existed, Haynes manuals were invaluable to shadetree mechanics. It's the first thing I bought for any bike or car I ever owned. (And a few more to work on girlfriends' cars.)

I'm somewhat surprised that number is only 200 million.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

3Back to top Go down    Re: In the news (UK)...Haynes on Tue Feb 12, 2019 3:27 pm

Dai

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Don't rely on the diagram of the gearbox in the Honda 400/4 manual... it's actually for a 500/4 and I have the shattered remains of two gears to prove it.


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

4Back to top Go down    Re: In the news (UK)...Haynes on Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:03 pm

Two Wheels Better

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I've been using Haynes manuals since the mid-'70s. They have proved invaluable many times when adventuring into the unknown on a bike (or car) I'd not previously worked on. Like Duck I bought them as soon as I obtained a new-to-me vehicle. I once had a stack of them but have given them away or they've become so dog-eared as to be illegible, over the years. The other manual I used was Clymer but I'd sometimes have to refer back to Haynes because Clymer was often plain wrong or missing critical steps of a procedure. Between the two I'd usually have enough info to stumble ahead. The stock phrase I'd use for them (Clymer) was "park motorcycle, fix engine, ride away".

RIP Mr Haynes, and thank you for being an integral part of my motorbike learning curve.



Last edited by Two Wheels Better on Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:22 pm; edited 2 times in total


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1987 K100RS, '93 Framed K11/K12 engine 'Big Block', '09 K1300GT, '07 K1200R, '95 R100 Mystic & '77 R75/7.

    

5Back to top Go down    Re: In the news (UK)...Haynes on Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:20 pm

duck

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@Dai wrote:Don't rely on the diagram of the gearbox in the Honda 400/4 manual... it's actually for a 500/4 and I have the shattered remains of two gears to prove it.

It's not fair to compare Inge to Haynes. Inge was always right.


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
http://www.ClassicKBikes.com
    

6Back to top Go down    Re: In the news (UK)...Haynes on Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:10 pm

Dai

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Is true Very Happy


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec
Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

7Back to top Go down    Re: In the news (UK)...Haynes on Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:19 pm

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Two things in life are certain: death and taxes


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Paul
1984 Honda V65 Magna
1985 BMW K100RT
2011 BMW K1600GTL (gone)
2018 BMW K1600GTL
    

8Back to top Go down    Re: In the news (UK)...Haynes on Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:01 pm

Born Again Eccentric

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@duck wrote:It's not fair to compare Inge to Haynes. Inge was always right.
Quite right Duck.

While Inge was always right, at least Haynes was generally more right than I would have been if left to my own imagination and gave me the confidence to get stuck in and learn by trial and less error.


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Paul

"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurancewrite-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red) (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike). June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

9Back to top Go down    Re: In the news (UK)...Haynes on Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:47 pm

BobT

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Haynes was an ex-RAF man, us other RAF veterans get a decent discount for access to the museum.
If anyone is in that area, then look out for the museum biker breakfast meets, I think that they are once a month. I want to one last year on the Ducati and was amazed by the amount of bikes there.

    

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