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by CaptAirhead
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R65 Ringear fell off !
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: R65 Ringear fell off !

Anyone seen this before ? Not on a motorbike but same thing happened many moons ago with a Mk1 Cortina. The starter ring gear split in half. It wasn't a big deal, bought a new one, heated it up in the oven while I dropped the box, pressed it on and was up and going same day. Don't know if it's that...
by CaptAirhead
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: serial number
Replies: 8
Views: 201

Re: serial number

From the web:- "R1200 On a metal plate welded near the head stock either facing up or in viewed by looking between the top cover and the handlebars A VIN sticker may be found on the left hand frame in the centre above the engine or under the seat engine code may be on the right hand side and in the ...
by CaptAirhead
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Heated grips wiring
Replies: 14
Views: 309

Re: Heated grips wiring

Hi,
Here is a link to a page with loads of useful info including wiring diagram.

http://faq.f650.com/FAQs/HotGripsInstallationFAQ.htm

Hope thats useful.

Ian.
by CaptAirhead
Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100RS model year identity ??
Replies: 18
Views: 892

Re: R100RS model year identity ??

I always keep a good stock of A2 stainless nuts, bolts and washers which I buy from one or two Ebay suppliers which have proved reliable and cost effective. For anything more 'exotic' , I try eBay first and often find what I need so only turn to the more expensive suppliers like Motorworks etc. for ...
by CaptAirhead
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Broquets, Fuel Cats and other crackpot claims
Replies: 6
Views: 260

Re: Broquets, Fuel Cats and other crackpot claims

I have read umpteen posts on various forums and several articles on this subject over the years and it is very clear to me that the only people who claim that these devices actually work are the sellers and some of the buyers. No independent person or body has ever been able to substantiate the clai...
by CaptAirhead
Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: First Time Airhead Owner - 1983 R80 with RS Fairing
Replies: 24
Views: 739

Re: First Time Airhead Owner - 1983 R80 with RS Fairing

I don't know about Castrol Valvemaster but Miller Oils sell VSPe Power Plus Lead Replacement Ethanol Additive which offers valve protection and a 2 point octane boost. It is however, at £12.40 per 250ml, almost twice the cost of TetraBoost .

Ian.
by CaptAirhead
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: First Time Airhead Owner - 1983 R80 with RS Fairing
Replies: 24
Views: 739

Re: First Time Airhead Owner - 1983 R80 with RS Fairing

you need a fuel additive for that, but you can't actually get them with lead in any more (inevitably). Can you not? I thought TetraBOOST was the fuel additive that actually was tetraethyl-lead? Yes. TetraBoost is the real deal so when mixed with Unleaded 95 actually makes the equivalent of 4 star l...
by CaptAirhead
Wed Oct 18, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous & Restoration Q&A's
Topic: Fitting a clutch cable adjuster grommet.
Replies: 2
Views: 165

Fitting a clutch cable adjuster grommet.

I bought a new grommet for the clutch cable adjuster and discovered that fitting it is not at all very easy since a very small aperture has to slide over a very big chunk of metal. You can just see the remnants of the old grommet still on the cable. This was my solution. You will need an old pen bar...
by CaptAirhead
Tue Oct 17, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous & Restoration Q&A's
Topic: R80/7 electrical shenanigans. A tale of woe with a happy ending!
Replies: 2
Views: 142

Re: R80/7 electrical shenanigans. A tale of woe with a happy ending!

Thanks for that Ced. I've actually ordered a couple of sets of crocodile clips so I can make up good earthing cables so I can check the plugs for a spark while they are out and, as you point out, the cranking speed is better with the plugs out. I'll be taking the rocker covers off for a re-paint so ...
by CaptAirhead
Mon Oct 16, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: The Random Picture Topic
Replies: 308
Views: 20157

Re: The Random Picture Topic

You might consider using Flickr. ( https://www.flickr.com ) It's free to use, it's in English and it has many options which make it easy to share photos. You can edit and resize photos and if you want to embed a photo in this forum, you just click on the share arrow, select or change size, select BB...
by CaptAirhead
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous & Restoration Q&A's
Topic: R80/7 electrical shenanigans. A tale of woe with a happy ending!
Replies: 2
Views: 142

R80/7 electrical shenanigans. A tale of woe with a happy ending!

The old girl has been off the road now for 12 years but following a major strip down and rebuild, I thought it about time to treat her to a new battery to test the electrics before I attempted a restart. Once the battery was connected, the first hiccup was that the vent on the side of the battery wa...
by CaptAirhead
Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: colour code for bumble bee forks
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: colour code for bumble bee forks

Take one of the yellow painted parts to a paint shop and get it colour matched. I used a local paint shop for my ex Police R80/7 and got a can of two pack and a small touch up for £18. The paint quality was excellent and the spray pattern far better than the usual rattle cans. Seat base painted with...
by CaptAirhead
Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:56 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: colour code for bumble bee forks
Replies: 4
Views: 314

Re: colour code for bumble bee forks

Not sure about the sliders but the paint scheme code is 640 which is Avus Black 086 and Yellow 230.
by CaptAirhead
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100RS Panniers
Replies: 28
Views: 1014

Re: R100RS Panniers

Some frames ( Like mine) don't have the bracket , need an adapter and the latch is held on by two bolts but some frames have a welded on bracket so don't need the adapter. They (the frames) are available from Motorworks and the part number is ACA39488.
Ian.
by CaptAirhead
Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:41 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100RS Panniers
Replies: 28
Views: 1014

Re: R100RS Panniers

This is the classic Krauser case with the seat belt type frame lock:- https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4491/36790979583_ef25da1105.jpg Classic Krauser cases with the seat belt type latch by Ian Beat , on Flickr This is the Sudhaus key set. The S150 usually locks the case and the frame lock is often th...
by CaptAirhead
Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100RS Panniers
Replies: 28
Views: 1014

Re: R100RS Panniers

Nice bike at a very good price. The new cases are a tad expensive although ( apparently) the locks are more reliable than the originals. I see your frames are fitted with the classic Krauser lock plate so you will have to change the lock plates if you go for the new cases. The original Krauser cases...
by CaptAirhead
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: KONI / IKON shock rebuild kits
Replies: 6
Views: 326

Re: KONI / IKON shock rebuild kits

I believe the UK Ikon distributors offer a rebuilding service. You could give them a try:-
Address:
Rigby Close
Heathcote
CV34 6TL Warwick , United Kingdom
Tel. 01926-430562
Fax (0)1926-832352
Email sales@ikonshocks.co.uk

Ian.
by CaptAirhead
Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Sulfated Battery
Replies: 20
Views: 701

Re: Sulfated Battery

As stated above, the powdery deposits on the outside do not indicate battery sulphation but are caused either by electrolyte or vapour reaction. To avoid battery sulphation, don't allow the battery to sit in a partially or fully discharged condition. A float charge battery charger is also a good inv...
by CaptAirhead
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Veteran, Vintage & Classic Q&A's (Pre /5)
Topic: Help needed please...
Replies: 11
Views: 1107

Re: Help needed please...

It is either a genuine BMW R71 or a Russian IMZ M-72 or a Chang Jiang which was a Chinese copy of the IMZ.
Reenactors and film companies often use Ural/Cossack/Dnepr/Chang Jiang bikes and tart them up to look like BMW's.
As George says, check the VIN or ID plate.
Ian.
by CaptAirhead
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?
Replies: 125
Views: 4443

Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Re-fitted my repaired mirror. Repaired and fitted the seat lock. Fitted the replacement silencers. About to fit the new battery. If there is enough time left in the day, I'll torque up the new drive shaft bolts and wrestle with the new rubber boot. Pic taken just before fitting the replacement silen...
by CaptAirhead
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Broken mirror repair on the cheap.
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Re: Broken mirror repair on the cheap.

I would have but the new mirror was right handed. The broken mirror was left handed. That's why I had to swap the glass which is symmetrical (not handed) so is the same left or right.
Ian.
by CaptAirhead
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Broken mirror repair on the cheap.
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Broken mirror repair on the cheap.

Having broken the left hand fairing mirror on my R80/7 TIC, I was shocked at the cost of a replacement. ( £68 new and £30 used). I was also quite miffed when I found out that a replacement glass was not available. I was even more miffed when I realised that the glass was convex so I couldn't even cu...
by CaptAirhead
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: BMW Wire Gauge
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: BMW Wire Gauge

For dip - H/L Flash - Horn:- you will need 1mm Green, Black, Green/Black, Yellow/White.
For Indicator -Start:- you will need 0.75mm Green/Yellow, Brown, Brown/Black, Blue/Red, Blue/Black.
That is on the assumption that we are looking at the same wiring diagram.

Ian
by CaptAirhead
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:17 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: I love a bargain: Part 2
Replies: 3
Views: 341

I love a bargain: Part 2

Having recently scored a nice wee bargain off eBay with the Corbin seat and tank:- http://www.bmbikes.org.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=25655&p=173795#p173735 , I managed to find another one while searching for a replacement silencer. My R80/7 is fitted with Keihan SS silencers but a previous owner ...
by CaptAirhead
Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:19 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous & Restoration Q&A's
Topic: Inexpensive Krauser Pannier mounts.
Replies: 1
Views: 243

Inexpensive Krauser Pannier mounts.

When I got my bargain eBay pannier racks for my '79 R80/7, I didn't realise that some had the bracket for the Krauser pannier lock and some had not. Mine didn't. On checking the price for the appropriate kit to mount my panniers, I discovered that I needed the seatbelt type latch and also a mounting...

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