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by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Rochdale 1900
Replies: 5
Views: 78

Re: Rochdale 1900

hi
i was in rochdale wednesday, but can not recognise anywhere

george

George - see Comments by Cuppa Tea:

@ 3:40 the road to the left is Edenfield Road and to the right is Rooley Moore Road.
by Galactic Greyhound
Fri Feb 23, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Rochdale 1900
Replies: 5
Views: 78

Re: Rochdale 1900

An interesting film of time gone by ......of people, things and customs which once were.... :smile: I find these old films fascinating for what is not immediately noticeable such as the writing on notices, billboards and shop windows which reveals the daily concerns of a live community. Also what p...
by Galactic Greyhound
Fri Feb 23, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Rochdale 1900
Replies: 5
Views: 78

Rochdale 1900

A tram ride through Rochdale in 1900:

https://youtu.be/UxrTfLn_Nv8
by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous & Restoration Q&A's
Topic: Final Drive Paint K1100
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: Final Drive Paint K1100

Nice job! :smile:
by Galactic Greyhound
Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Removing Exhaust Studs.
Replies: 10
Views: 181

Re: Removing Exhaust Studs.

If decide to drill them out and fit a Helicoil/Recoil insert - do NOT drill deeper than the depth of the stud in the head or you will break into the pressurised oil cooling chamber which surrounds the studs and get an oil leak. The most likely method to succeed as you have already tried a lot of hea...
by Galactic Greyhound
Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Servoectomy
Replies: 5
Views: 116

Re: Servoectomy

DO NOT CUT ANY WIRES!!! As Douglas C has intimated above - As long as the Electronic Controller (Brain) is working and the fault is only in the Servo, the Electronic Controller can be unscrewed from the iABS Servo module which is discarded. and the new brake plumbing is then undertaken. The iABS Con...
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Not riding for a while !
Replies: 221
Views: 16714

Re: Not riding for a while !

That's good news! :grin:

Don't overdo things!
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: AGM or Lithium battery
Replies: 24
Views: 968

Re: AGM or Lithium battery

Thanks for the update Mark!

It won't be freezing down there much longer once the lava starts to flow! :grin:
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Feb 17, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Lone Rider
Replies: 10
Views: 197

Re: Lone Rider

Reading the review link, that response from an Editor of 'Bike' magazine to a potential contributor was quite frankly shocking and puerile. It undermines any integrity the magazine might hold and disrespects the efforts of hard working conscientious staff. I would question how and why such a person ...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: To Li-on or not to Li-on that is the question...
Replies: 23
Views: 557

Re: To Li-on or not to Li-on that is the question...

Hi Rob, I found this excellent article with a section on Lithium batteries pertaining to bikes: https://www.sportrider.com/motorcycle-battery-basics-lead-acid-or-lithium The article is manufacturer related (Bosch and Yuasa) but nonetheless gives what I believe is an honest appraisal of the technolog...
by Galactic Greyhound
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: To Li-on or not to Li-on that is the question...
Replies: 23
Views: 557

Re: To Li-on or not to Li-on that is the question...

Thanks Ced

I'll look at the spec of the Li-Ion batteries we can get.

Brian

Sent by me using tapety talky

See my 'Later Edit' Brian!
by Galactic Greyhound
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: To Li-on or not to Li-on that is the question...
Replies: 23
Views: 557

Re: To Li-on or not to Li-on that is the question...

I bought some Li-on batteries to replace the battery pack on a battery drill I have and I had to buy a special charge/discharge control board as well Is the same required when they are used on bikes? Brian Sent by me using tapety talky Hi Brian, There has been a previous thread on the forum within ...
by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: To Li-on or not to Li-on that is the question...
Replies: 23
Views: 557

Re: To Li-on or not to Li-on that is the question...

Hi Rob, I have never favoured the use of Li-ion batteries on commuting/touring motorcycles and always believed that the AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) type offered a much better specification. That said, the original Lead-acid wet battery still offers a good specification at the lowest price. The problem ...
by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Left pot miss fire back fire
Replies: 53
Views: 2526

Re: Left pot miss fire back fire

Leaky/sticking LH Inlet valve allowing combustion pressure into Inlet tract? If this is suspect remove the inlet pipe from the Air Filter to the Carb and watch for a flame - keep a fire extinguisher handy! Is the LH inlet rocker arm OK or is it jamming down - is the Oil Supply to the rockers present...
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: round terminal ends
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: round terminal ends

.....The special tools that are sold by VWP ( £19.99) are too small to fit over the pins to compress the locking tangs,( I only found that out after buying them!) so I suppose a small screwy driver will have to do, I would prefer to have the correct tool, less damage that way..... For releasing the...
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: round terminal ends
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: round terminal ends

Have you tried using the Real OEM fiche as connectors/pins repair kits are available as repair parts from BMW? www.realoem.com To see what might be available for your bike put the last 7 digits of your VIN into the 'Serial Number' search box. This will identify the exact build of your bike and show ...
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Non Adjustable screen
Replies: 5
Views: 134

Re: Non Adjustable screen

R1100RT Windscreen - Operation & Testing: Windscreen problems can be a corrosion problem on the relay sockets themselves, faulty relay/s, the Screen Limit Switches (LS) or associated connectors in the Screen circuit. See the link below to a PDF Ladder Type Wiring Diagram by Doug Raymond for the R110...
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: The Faroe Islands
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: The Faroe Islands

Oooo that video brings back happy memories

We didnt get off the ferry at the small islands!......

Hi Lolo,

Well you couldn't get much closer to the Faroes than that!

At least you can say you passed by the Faroes with your bikes! \:D/
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: The Faroe Islands
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: The Faroe Islands

No, Scott & Lolo didn't make it to there. I, along with a few friends spent a wonderful week touring the islands on the bike back in '95. It was easier to get to back then as a very small ferry ran from Aberdeen to Torshaven. http://www.bmridersclub.com/landofmaybe.htm Hi Phil, That's a great write...
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: The Faroe Islands
Replies: 4
Views: 112

The Faroe Islands

Here's an unusual place to visit on your bike - not sure if Scott [pirate] and Lolo went there.
I believe you have to get the ferry from Denmark:

https://youtu.be/ec5KwR41_iI
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Poor head lights!
Replies: 20
Views: 672

Re: Poor head lights!

The type of headlight bulb fitted will be given in a Service Manual such as Haynes or Clymer and also in the User/Owners Manual. For the BMW R1100 series and earlier bikes this is likely to be a Halogen H4 12v 55/60W fitting which has two bulb filaments (Low and High beam) inside the bulb and a thre...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Heated Grips.
Replies: 12
Views: 251

Re: Heated Grips.

You're welcome - remember that with Used grips you may have to disconnect & then reconnect the grip connectors to get the wiring inside the bars so it might be less of a palaver removing the rubbers to have a go at a repair first. The heating wire (Constantin) is not easily soldered so, if possible,...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Heated Grips.
Replies: 12
Views: 251

Re: Heated Grips.

You have nothing to lose by attempting to repair the grips:

Heated Grip Repair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NBX2qWHfHHc
by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Hannah Hauxwell - Obituary
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Hannah Hauxwell - Obituary

For those who remember this fine lady of the North Pennines, sadly she passed away on January 30, 2018, aged 91 years. Her life is a testimony to courage and fortitude. Hannah Hauxwell (1 August 1926 – 30 January 2018) was an English farmer who was the subject of several television documentaries on ...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Poor head lights!
Replies: 20
Views: 672

Re: Poor head lights!

See my earlier post of 22 Nov. If your bike does not have a Headlight relay then all of the headlight bulb current is fed through the headlight Hi/Lo switch. For a standard 60W bulb the current is: I = W/E = 60/12 = 5 Amps. For an uprated 100W bulb the current is: I = W/E = 100/12 = 8.3 Amps. The sw...

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