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by King Herald
Wed Jan 17, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Copaslip or Ceratec for brakes ?
Replies: 2
Views: 93

Re: Copaslip or Ceratec for brakes ?

‘White stuff’? Not sure what that would be, but what exactly is corroding, aluminum, steel? We use Copperslip for multiple purposes offshore, never heard any reports of it causing corrosion. There was a Facebook post a while back, on a BMW site. Some guy had used brake cleaner spray to quickly clean...
by King Herald
Wed Jan 17, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Motorcycling generation.
Replies: 10
Views: 244

Re: Motorcycling generation.

I often look at 'the hoops' and the cost for someone to qualify, and perhaps on initial viewing it is a bit daunting. My daughter wanted to take bike training as soon as she was 16, even sorted her own license. I told her I would much, much prefer she passed her car test at 17 and got some road exp...
by King Herald
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Miscellaneous & Restoration Q&A's
Topic: Spending pocket money!
Replies: 2
Views: 139

Re: Spending pocket money!

I have the same dealers network book in my BMW folder, came from the previous owner. I bet most are closed, moved, or sell something else now. A few years ago I was a prolific ebayer, buying all sorts of odds and ends at random; tools, metal offcuts, stuff like aircraft filler caps, Rolls Royce UNF ...
by King Herald
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:51 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: disc runout
Replies: 2
Views: 107

Re: disc runout

I’m not so sure the discs are ‘floating’ as such. There is no clearance for them to float with the bobbins and discs in perfect condition. The calipers have four pistons, they can all move to accommodate pad wear. The bobbins are merely to allow for thermal expansion of the disc without any distorti...
by King Herald
Wed Dec 27, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: ABS and REAR Brake
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: ABS and REAR Brake

I believe it depends on what ABS you have. Some systems apparently have FOUR fluid reservoirs, that need to be bled in some special technique.
by King Herald
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Abs removal.
Replies: 3
Views: 153

Re: Abs removal.

The ABS had been removed from the 1100r when I first bought it. I told my insurance people about it, pointed out it had been converted to a non-ABS model standard. They put a note on my insurance cover, no problem. On my bike the rear wheel sensor seals oil into the bevel drive, remove it and you wi...
by King Herald
Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Side Stand Switch
Replies: 8
Views: 218

Re: Side Stand Switch

Imagine; your R1100RT Sidestand has been modified and it has been left running outside your garage. As you are closing the garage door your mobile phone rings - you need to go back into the house. You get involved and come out 15 minutes later to find the bike revving its nuts off and a pool of bla...
by King Herald
Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: That heavy clutch...
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: That heavy clutch...

King H:- if you DO pull the bike down this winter to check out the clutch, swap the friction plate, whatever condition it's in, for one of the newer Thailand-made friction plates with the longer hub. Just to be sure... AL in sunny Andalucía - still no rain since last March. I may well do that, and ...
by King Herald
Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Time to lose all friends and alienation
Replies: 40
Views: 1380

Re: Time to lose all friends and alienation

Fitting a small brown uncomfortable seat and off road tyres seems to be the most common way to ‘customise’ a bike nowadays.

Then you can call it a bobber, tracker, street, or whatever else is the style currently in vogue in the motorcycling circles you frequent. :cool:
by King Herald
Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: That heavy clutch...
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: That heavy clutch...

Might well be worth pulling the whole clutch out this winter, just to check it all. 52,000 miles on it already.
by King Herald
Fri Nov 24, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: New Royal Enfielsd 650cc twin
Replies: 25
Views: 908

Re: New Royal Enfielsd 650cc twin

Thanks Barry [Deep Diver]!

I had never heard of that type of chain before so that's something new I have learned!
They were using Hyvo chains for primary drive on Jap bikes back in the 70s, so not a new invention.
by King Herald
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: New Norton 650cc unveil soon.
Replies: 13
Views: 505

Re: New Norton 650cc unveil soon.

You must be young jockboxer, Norton had already used the name and I think something else was called Dominator way back. Norton was calling certain models of bikes the Dominator before Sochiro Honda had even picked up his first spanner, so who owns the name, I wonder? :lol: At the show in NEC I saw ...
by King Herald
Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: That heavy clutch...
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: That heavy clutch...

Maybe a variation / modification of this might work ..... http://www.benchmarkworks.com/articles/howto/clutch.html That looks an effective way to halve the load. Bit of engineering involved, nothing too hard though. B I was toying with drilling the actual handlebar lever and bracket to give better ...
by King Herald
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: That heavy clutch...
Replies: 8
Views: 303

That heavy clutch...

I always thought the clutch was a bit stiff/heavy on my ‘97 1100r, and even after fitting a brand new genuine clutch cable it made no difference, but was manageable. Then I got tendonitis from playing PS4 gaming machine too much, and the clutch became painful to use. Today I took the cable off, chec...
by King Herald
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Poor head lights!
Replies: 10
Views: 354

Re: Poor head lights!

The headlight on my 1100r is pitiful. The dip beam pattern seems to suddenly stop dead about 50 feet out, then blackness. If I raise I touch it dazzles drivers as the bike moves, I find it very hard to get a perfect position. Main beam just seems to be an oddball shaped blob of light pointing out in...
by King Herald
Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: where does my oil go?
Replies: 16
Views: 712

Re: where does my oil go?

Hi balanced by hand, I used a consistent method George Hi King I usually stand the bike up vertically on its' wheels BUT even though I check it the same way each time I get different readings. George I see a pattern developing here mate. How about taking the advice, put it on it’s stand, leave the ...
by King Herald
Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:57 am
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Mobile Phone Mount
Replies: 6
Views: 321

Re: Mobile Phone Mount

That’s weird, my iPad went through about four different pages to get to your pic...except Facebook can’t find it.

I don’t think you can hot-link to Facebook piccies.
by King Herald
Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Battery production (Third World)
Replies: 7
Views: 301

Re: Battery production (Third World)

I lived in the Far East for some 20 years, saw so much unbelievably unsafe stuff happening. And usually they simply don’t care, laugh even, if you try to point out a safer way to do things.

Safety boots, goggles, hard hats, dust masks, ear protection, no, no chance, they don’t want to bother.
by King Herald
Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Naval 8" Rapid Fire Guns
Replies: 4
Views: 220

Re: Naval 8" Rapid Fire Guns

I had a good look around the USS Alabama in Mobile a few years ago, that is an impressive day out. Crew originally had to climb down to the depths of the bilges to get up into the gun turrets. A long, scary escape route should abandon ship be called...... Later however they cut access holes further ...
by King Herald
Mon Nov 13, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: where does my oil go?
Replies: 16
Views: 712

Re: where does my oil go?

You mean just balanced by hand? Theoretically it will work, but it is still free to wobble a bit, which spreads the oil, wetted surface etc. I’d use the stand each time, leave it sat for a minute minimum, when hot, to let it all drain to the lowest position. My 1100r will rise a 1/4 of the sight gla...
by King Herald
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: where does my oil go?
Replies: 16
Views: 712

Re: where does my oil go?

Hard to work out how you are checking the oil level. It HAS to be on the centre stand, on level ground, and stood still for at least five minutes, or you will never get a proper reading. It is not rocket science that leaning the bike over will alter the reading, so never even mention side stand and ...
by King Herald
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:06 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1150rt engine/crash bar's
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: R1150rt engine/crash bar's

Thee is a big hole through the front of the motor casting, underneath, and one bolt each side, by the injectors, but I don’t see any other obvious places. The aft lower mount is just fastened to a plate running backwards from the front tube, from what I can see. The pictures on the web site don’t sh...
by King Herald
Wed Nov 08, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1150rt engine/crash bar's
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: R1150rt engine/crash bar's

That Heed web page is good, lots of pictures of details to copy. :lol: :cool:

Definite shortage of mounting points on these motors though. Got to be careful that the crash bar doesn’t lever a chunk out of the engine cases if you hit down hard. I have a plan......
by King Herald
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1150rt engine/crash bar's
Replies: 8
Views: 272

Re: R1150rt engine/crash bar's

I plan to build some for my 1100r, one of these days. I have found a few pics that show the best place to bolt them too, just need to get my finger out and design them. Not sure if the 1150rt differs much from my bike. I built a rack for the back a couple of weeks,ago, which turned out okay. It is i...
by King Herald
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Tyres - Stick or Twist
Replies: 38
Views: 1628

Re: Tyres - Stick or Twist

Mine are wearing in a sort of blocky fashion, like they are deforming under load, I guess I better put the recommended 42 and 36 in, not 36 and 30.....

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