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by Jaythro
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Poor head lights!
Replies: 20
Views: 663

Re: Poor head lights!

Check out Eastern Beaver headlamp looms One of the problems is that the "power" has to travel through a LOT of wire to get there What an Eastern beaver loom does is plug in where your headlamp connection was and it switches two relays that are fed directly from the battery Its a great system as all ...
by Jaythro
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Brake lever bending
Replies: 23
Views: 469

Re: Brake lever bending

Nicely Explained there Rob
by Jaythro
Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Rear Shock Recommendations for a Mono?
Replies: 18
Views: 500

Re: Rear Shock Recommendations for a Mono?

check out realm engineering They are built in the UK and were developed with one of the inmates from this forum http://www.ramshox.com They were going to develop the Mono shock for the BM and They gave me a price except the bikes owner wanted it ready sooner rather than later and sending the shock o...
by Jaythro
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: no caliper pressure
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: no caliper pressure

NOTE: Re above methods

Warning! Pumping the lever without a cover on the master cylinder may leave you with a jet of brake fluid should it start working suddenly!!!

I normally spray all the paintwork / Dash with a film of good furniture polish and cover the screen with a plastic bag taped on!
by Jaythro
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: no caliper pressure
Replies: 9
Views: 219

Re: no caliper pressure

Removed the brake line and blocked the exit, still no pressure. What has gone wrong with the MC ? Am I looking at a replacement or am I missing something. . . It has an airlock at the bleed return, You can either backflush with fresh fluid in a syringe "gently"and move the air that way Or you can t...
by Jaythro
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Weeping Cylinder Base
Replies: 41
Views: 826

Re: Weeping Cylinder Base

so an accurate torque wrench is not really optional I may have misinterpreted your response above but An Accurate torque wrench is ABSOLUTELY essential especially with the later Mono Blocks which seem to have been made from a strange aluminium coloured cheese :grin: Also Erring to the lighter of th...
by Jaythro
Sat Jan 20, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Choosing coils.
Replies: 10
Views: 266

Re: Choosing coils.

When I built my 1985 Mono way back in 2003 "ish" I couldn;t afford the dual output 12V coil But I had a pair of Bosch blues that were in the boxes it came with So I fabricated coil mounts and extended the wiring a little and they have been on for more than 10 years and have over 50K miles more on it...
by Jaythro
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1150R Won't Idle
Replies: 37
Views: 818

Re: R1150R Won't Idle

I have to ask. What is the 'zero zero method'?
:shock: :shock: :shock:

PAT!!! You do not want to know! LOL If you think what I am telling you to do is a pain you really don;t want to go Zero Zero [-X [-X [-X

Windmill John can type it up LOL
by Jaythro
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1150R Won't Idle
Replies: 37
Views: 818

Re: R1150R Won't Idle

Be careful Jaythro, you almost crossed the line into the zero zero method! And you swore you never would Hmmmmm Back to your Hovel, Pheasant!!! [-X No John that is still no where near that Zero Zero DRIVEL Its all about common sense and the Yanks have none! or Very little I mean look at the Fiasco ...
by Jaythro
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: BMW k100rs final drive help
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: BMW k100rs final drive help

Okay Let me make this simple !!!

Cut a plywood cover and seal the area with Silcone that will peel out!

Do not strip that down They will make a bollix of it!

Sometimes working around is way better than toeing the line exactly [-X
by Jaythro
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Lowering a '83 R80RT?
Replies: 24
Views: 585

Re: Lowering a '83 R80RT?

forgive me if I'm being dense but won't adding a spacer make the front suspension higher rather than lower
Between the Damper rod and the inside of the bottom of the fork,

"Should" lower it Rob

I've never tried it myself
by Jaythro
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: POLISH Crankshaft
Replies: 51
Views: 1105

Re: POLISH Crankshaft

without actually seeing the offending blemish I would be more concerned with Ovality in the journal ? I use Graphogen paste on my rebuilds just smear the journals and bearings and bolt it up and turn it over a few hundred times with no oil in the motor (Oil pressure will wash the graphite out before...
by Jaythro
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1150R Won't Idle
Replies: 37
Views: 818

Re: R1150R Won't Idle

Thanks for the info, Jaythro. Most welcome Sir! What is 'Fast idle'? Is that the idle speed when the 'choke' is on? Yes Patrick the Choke as you refer to it is a fast idle lever and just opens the throttles a smidge to allow more air in to burn off the extra fuel that the ECU is putting in as it de...
by Jaythro
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1150R Won't Idle
Replies: 37
Views: 818

Re: R1150R Won't Idle

If it does not start "fine" just crack the throttle open at the handlebar about 3/16th to a quarter of an inch and hold it there It opens the butterflies just enough to allow the extra air in Give it 15 to 30 seconds and ride off. There should be a small cable adjuster on the front of your 1150 leve...
by Jaythro
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1150R Won't Idle
Replies: 37
Views: 818

Re: R1150R Won't Idle

**SNAP ** Ced

You type faster than me :D
by Jaythro
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1150R Won't Idle
Replies: 37
Views: 818

Re: R1150R Won't Idle

More than likely the cables have been adjusted and the butterfly valves are hanging on them The brass screws are air bypass screws, which set up to allow the correct amount of air past the butterfly valve to burn fuel at tickover If I were you I would slacken the locknuts on the cables and adjust th...
by Jaythro
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1150R Won't Idle
Replies: 37
Views: 818

Re: R1150R Won't Idle

The bikes are not so touchy its the owners that are at risk The three I went to collect had been left running one to charge a battery, another to warm up before a ride and his wife called him and the third saw his dog escape and ran off to catch it and put it back in the yard. All of them had been o...
by Jaythro
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1150R Won't Idle
Replies: 37
Views: 818

Re: R1150R Won't Idle

By idle screws do you mean the big brass ones? about 3/8" in diameter? (1cm to us modern peoples) Turn them out 1 and a 1/2 turns from closed as a start point and when the engine is up to working temp (Again don;t let it tick over to heat up! Go for a ride for 15 to 20 minutes to get it properly war...
by Jaythro
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1150R Won't Idle
Replies: 37
Views: 818

Re: R1150R Won't Idle

You shouldn't warm them, End Off! Open your fast idle lever, start the engine, Fasten your lid and Pull on your gloves and ride off You can usually knock the fast idle off, pretty much when you are moving Its not so much a "Choke" as an "Open" It holds the throttle butterfly open just a tad to allow...
by Jaythro
Sun Jan 07, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: leakproof oil filler cap
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: leakproof oil filler cap

Just replace the two O rings!! Parts 8 and 9 on this diagram Part Numbers 11141340901 and 11141340902 They are all the same O rings from the 850, 1100 through to the 1150s right to the final build One on the actual filler cap itself and one on the plastic insert that fits into the head When I replac...
by Jaythro
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Lowering a '83 R80RT?
Replies: 24
Views: 585

Re: Lowering a '83 R80RT?

Due to my vertical challenges (short) I plan on lowering my R80RT by installing 310mm 340mm are stock rear shocks and dropping the triple trees an equal amount. I wonder if there will be any clearance issues with the rear fender. The spec sheet tells me the rear wheel travel is 125mm or 4.9", seems...
by Jaythro
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100RS questions
Replies: 11
Views: 606

Re: R100RS questions

anyway time to track down a replacement tank , happy new year to all ..
I may have a Twinshock one in Good Nick??

What part of "ireland" are we talking about Its a "Big" Place :grin:
by Jaythro
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: audio
Replies: 12
Views: 386

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: 159

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: 344

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...

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