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by Jaythro
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: audio
Replies: 11
Views: 208

Re: audio

Try to avoid WD40 in any of the BMW switchgear

It attacks the rubber membrane that BM have used to seal the contacts

You could also do what Id did and strip the switchgear off the handlebar and fill it with red rubber grease
by Jaythro
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Treating R1100 clutch spring.
Replies: 2
Views: 89

Re: Treating R1100 clutch spring.

Probably somewhere there is a method But the fool proof one "is" :- after the grief of stripping the bike down stick a new one in That bit is probably the cheapest part of the clutch kit Stick a New one in and Dont bother with Oil safe or High strength I have yet to see a bike that the clutch cannot...
by Jaythro
Sun Nov 26, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: ABS servo ectomy
Replies: 6
Views: 238

Re: ABS servo ectomy

Heads Up SykoSpain Please be aware that no extra switches or parts are usually needed to do this removal! (Except maybe on occasion, a slightly longer rear brake hose or front coupling!) I have posted before but basically You remove the ABS unit and repipe the brakes as they would normally be on a n...
by Jaythro
Fri Nov 24, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K75S: loss of power and ticking sound
Replies: 18
Views: 499

Re: K75S: loss of power and ticking sound

Thanks, gents. I have the caps on order (as well as the air and fuel filters). I did put my finger over the one open vacuum port, and it didn't seem to make any difference, FWIW. The intake backfiring continued. Still little power on revving. I suspect that You will not get a definitive answer on t...
by Jaythro
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: FAO Brickboy
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: FAO Brickboy

Mine
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by Jaythro
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: FAO Brickboy
Replies: 2
Views: 121

FAO Brickboy

We can't reply in the for sale section You have piqued my interest, as far as I am aware there is very little difference between the first of the post /7 models up to the last of the twin shock models pre Monoshock I'm pining for the ones I sold in the past. Doh! So, any RS up to the 1981 model - bu...
by Jaythro
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:39 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Air Box on pre-2013 bikes
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Air Box on pre-2013 bikes

The length of the Intake trumpets to the airbox are pretty important to these bikes (You could fit GS ones to an RT to increase low end Torque but sacrificing top end power) You also have the issue of supporting the Throttle bodies when they are held at only one side The best HP gain you will get is...
by Jaythro
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K75S: loss of power and ticking sound
Replies: 18
Views: 499

Re: K75S: loss of power and ticking sound

P.S. the hose with the spring around it is the vacuum for the fuel pressure regulator that is in behind the throttle body bank I never had a K75 in to work at, but there used to be an S shaped hose at the airbox just at rear most throttle body If it cracked you would get strange running Basically th...
by Jaythro
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K75S: loss of power and ticking sound
Replies: 18
Views: 499

Re: K75S: loss of power and ticking sound

Jaythro: You're right -- cylinder one has a (cracking) rubber cap over its "hole." Cylinder 2 is open (no cap; sparks seen inside). Cylinder 3, though, has a hose coming off of it (with a spring around it -- much like the one in the OEM fiche pic you linked me to, but not connecting in the same pla...
by Jaythro
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:04 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K75S: loss of power and ticking sound
Replies: 18
Views: 499

Re: K75S: loss of power and ticking sound

Phil that looks like the Vacuum take off point rubber is missing rather than the screw itself The one on Number 1 cylinder looks like it is dozed and ready to fall off Part Number 13541460594 Part 2 Here Dave Labreque, 2 things!! Number 1 Have you been starting this in the garage "lots"? If you have...
by Jaythro
Fri Nov 17, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: ABS Problems After Changing Brake Hoses
Replies: 16
Views: 338

Re: ABS Problems After Changing Brake Hoses

Did you by any chance have the front wheel out? I have know a friend fitted his wheel the wrong way round and the primary checks are okay but the pulse ring or tone wheel was on the other side from the sensor! True Story! It sounds more like an Airgap problem "Or" is your sensor ring very rusty at t...
by Jaythro
Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Starting problems.
Replies: 19
Views: 409

Re: Starting problems.

The are fairly robust and the wiring is mostly protected There is a problem that if you remove the tank you can dislodge the throttle cable on the right hand side Which leaves the throttle slighly open and you get backfires etc If It was me I would take out a spark lead and connect a plug into it an...
by Jaythro
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:27 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: another newbie
Replies: 9
Views: 194

Re: another newbie

Check that both the Throttle body butterflies are on their stops with throttles closed

If the cable ferrule has lifted out on one side (Usually the right Side) It will run like a bag of nails!!

I used to have a picture saved but can;t find it on my new computer
by Jaythro
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: 2005 R1200GS ABS modulator
Replies: 30
Views: 503

Re: 2005 R1200GS ABS modulator

I seriously think I would be walking away from that bike!!!

If that's what he "knows" and he is a respected BMW Mech???

I would wonder have the services been done correctly??

MikeD 2006 onwards is the next Evolution BMW ABS (the one with sticky brushes)
by Jaythro
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: 2005 R1200GS ABS modulator
Replies: 30
Views: 503

Re: 2005 R1200GS ABS modulator

Yes - but if the ABS is faulty you may not have 'full power servo' and are working with permanent 'Residual' braking! Absolutely correct Mike If there is a detected "critical" Fault Code the system won;t initialise the servo assistance at all Low fluid (in the ABS unit) and rearbulb failure will il...
by Jaythro
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: 2005 R1200GS ABS modulator
Replies: 30
Views: 503

Re: 2005 R1200GS ABS modulator

I thought that was the case as well Mike. However, if the ABS servo has failed then switching Off the ABS may not resolve a 'Residual' brakes issue. Deacticatiing ABS for off road use just switches off the ABS component Whatever fool thought it was a good idea to have full power servo with no ABS o...
by Jaythro
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: 2005 R1200GS ABS modulator
Replies: 30
Views: 503

Re: 2005 R1200GS ABS modulator

Too Generous When they fail they fail For me its a love hate relationship I love how they work and how the ABS works, I hate the way that some day it will fail I just hope its not when I need them most!!! When you De-acticate for off road you still have full power servo just no ABS function I recall...
by Jaythro
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:01 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: 2005 R1200GS ABS modulator
Replies: 30
Views: 503

Re: 2005 R1200GS ABS modulator

05 GS will have "likely" a float level system

until the "MU" (model update which was 2006 models
Thanks. I'll have to bone up on the fuel strip failures before I can comment on that. Maybe I should hang on to my 02 R1150RS?

Kevin
by Jaythro
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:34 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: 2005 R1200GS ABS modulator
Replies: 30
Views: 503

Re: 2005 R1200GS ABS modulator

The bike's been checked out by a reputable local shop specializing in BMWs and all is well save for the ABS modulator. The mechanic said if I don't want to go the expense of fixing/replacing it I could just ride it as is.
P.S. That rings a rather loud alarm bell in my mind!!!
by Jaythro
Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:27 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: 2005 R1200GS ABS modulator
Replies: 30
Views: 503

Re: 2005 R1200GS ABS modulator

You cannot "just" ride a Servo ABS bike, The Servo is basically a torque amplifier Think of it as a pair of Binoculars ... When you look through the lens correctly, it helps you see further (corresponding to the servo unit Braking normally) Now if your servo fails? You are basically in a position wh...
by Jaythro
Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: 98 R1100RS Starter motor noise - g-d-g-d-g-d-g-d-g-d-g-d
Replies: 12
Views: 295

Re: 98 R1100RS Starter motor noise - g-d-g-d-g-d-g-d-g-d-g-d

That is either low voltage or a loose battery connection Do you have a car nearby that you could attach a pair of jump leads to it (N.B. Car not Running!) If it spins over freely then the battery is likely shagged If it continues to make that sound recheck the leads and tray again Let us know the up...
by Jaythro
Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: My Woodland - A Walk Through
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: My Woodland - A Walk Through

Already in progress tho technically it require planning permission
Cough Cough not if you build it on wheels :grin:
by Jaythro
Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Broquets, Fuel Cats and other crackpot claims
Replies: 6
Views: 292

Re: Broquets, Fuel Cats and other crackpot claims

Broquets never made any fuel saving claims

The only purpose allegedly was to add a little lead to the fuel and prevent valve seat regression
by Jaythro
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:35 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Rear Hagon shock
Replies: 5
Views: 221

Re: Rear Hagon shock

If you are going to spend money on a shock might I recommend Ram shox

http://www.ramshox.com

Developed with the insight of one of the folks in this forum

a far superior shock and totally rebuildable

Build quality is much higher and built to suit you
by Jaythro
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K1200rs, 2001, Servo assisted brakes. Braking issues
Replies: 7
Views: 299

Re: K1200rs, 2001, Servo assisted brakes. Braking issues

You can remove the ABS yourself if you have the ability to change the oil and filters in it! Basically you remove the ABS pipework from the headstock to the ABS unit and from the foot pedal to the abs unit and repipe and bleed the brakes as normal On a K1200LT I used a car rear flexi brake hose from...

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