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by Galactic Greyhound
Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:53 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Poor head lights!
Replies: 8
Views: 172

Re: Poor head lights!

For the R1100rt bikes with dual 'High' and 'Low' filaments in the same headlight bulb (H4 type): OSRAM H4 NIGHT RACER PLUS HEADLIGHT BULB 12V 60/55W P43t Up to 90% more light, 35m more distance, 10% whiter light, less lifetime. For the R1150rt bikes with a single filament in the headlight bulbs (H7 ...
by Galactic Greyhound
Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous & Restoration Q&A's
Topic: After market heated grips.
Replies: 10
Views: 153

Re: After market heated grips.

Hi Pete, You may be able to use the existing Heated Grips switch with aftermarket grips depending on the setup with the aftermarket grips which will likely come with their own switch/controller anyway. I would do as Brian has suggested and get a pair of used grips and the appropriate cable harness f...
by Galactic Greyhound
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R60/6 horn failure
Replies: 3
Views: 77

Re: R60/6 horn failure

This is a duplicate thread of: http://www.bmbikes.org.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=26120&start=25 See the attached diagrams Fig. 1 and Fig. 2 - determine what type of Horn you have i.e. One or two terminal. If the Horn has only one terminal, then the body of the Horn is earthed and the Horn is supp...
by Galactic Greyhound
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Gone and done it again.
Replies: 28
Views: 754

Re: Gone and done it again.

See the attached diagrams Fig. 1 and Fig. 2 - determine what type of Horn you have i.e. One or two terminal. If the Horn has only one terminal, then the body of the Horn is earthed and the Horn is supplied with +12v via the Horn Button to make it operate i.e. it is an Earth-connected Horn. If the Ho...
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Left pot miss fire back fire
Replies: 42
Views: 1399

Re: Left pot miss fire back fire

Thanks Phil, my friend has delivered a pair of working coils to borrow, so it makes sense to try them out. I understand what you mean about just replacing stuff, it can be very expensive, and perhaps fruitless. I'll swap out the coils and have a go at a compression test and post again next week to ...
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Rid issue r1100rt
Replies: 27
Views: 377

Re: Rid issue r1100rt

Hi Alan, At a guess I would say that the Display chip has blown. If you are good with electronics you might try replacing it if you can get the old one off the board and can get a replacement. It's probably easier to fit a used RID though. Don't forget to remake the cut Red/White wire on pin 5 RID c...
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Over filled R1100RT sump
Replies: 5
Views: 118

Re: Over filled R1100RT sump

Remove and empty / refit the oil filter That's so easy I never thought of it. Only one BIG problem!! That would mean the engine firing up with an empty filter & would get NO oil till the pump filled the filter again. Don't think I dare try that one. Thanks anyway. If you pull Fuse #6 on your R1100R...
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Nov 21, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Rid issue r1100rt
Replies: 27
Views: 377

Re: Rid issue r1100rt

Ah... right, I see what you mean now! :lol:

Was it doing this right at the beginning or is this since the RID was taken apart?
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:55 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Rid issue r1100rt
Replies: 27
Views: 377

Re: Rid issue r1100rt

Hi Ced, sorry I meant "everything" lights up (every LCD) like before but now only when the ignition is on & when the bike is running. Regards Alan Hi Alan, Well, that's what you want to happen surely? If I understood the original fault correctly, the whole RID was staying On when the Ignition was s...
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Rid issue r1100rt
Replies: 27
Views: 377

Re: Rid issue r1100rt

Hi Alan, It's supposed to all light up when the ignition is switched On! By cutting the Red/White wire from pin #5 on the RID side of the connector half that should prevent the RID from staying lit when the Ignition is Off as per the original fault. When you switch the Ignition On the RID should now...
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous & Restoration Q&A's
Topic: After market heated grips.
Replies: 10
Views: 153

Re: After market heated grips.

If you have the standard BMW Heated Grips fitted then under each rubber grip is a tube which is wound with heating wire. The tube has a shellac coating which embeds and protects the wire. IIRC the tube wire is connected to the harness wiring at the inside end of the tube and then the wires go to a c...
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Nov 20, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous & Restoration Q&A's
Topic: After market heated grips.
Replies: 10
Views: 153

Re: After market heated grips.

Hi Pete, Are you sure the BMW Heated Grips have been removed? The circuit might just be faulty. Check your User manual for the Heated grips fuse - possibly Fuse 7 (see Fuse Box diagram below). Here is a typical BMW Heated Grips wiring diagram: Click to Enlarge/Save As Heated grips wiring_CM.jpg 1150...
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Rid issue r1100rt
Replies: 27
Views: 377

Re: Rid issue r1100rt

Hi Ced, I'll try option 1 first and let u know how I get on. If you can post the procedure that would be great.👍 Cheers buddy Here you go - you may be able to see any corrosion problem at Stage 7 without having to dis-assemble the whole thing completely. Also look for any short between the pin 5 (R...
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Nov 20, 2017 1:11 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Rid issue r1100rt
Replies: 27
Views: 377

Re: Rid issue r1100rt

Hi Alan, Laptop now up and running on Creators Update! Yippee! OK - with your earth return connected between the two RID connector halves on pin #4 (Brown wires) and pin #5 Red/White wire connected similarly you are finding that the WHOLE RID lights up. This confirms that there is a short between pi...
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Rid issue r1100rt
Replies: 27
Views: 377

Re: Rid issue r1100rt

Hi Alan,

Yes, you are correct re Test 6 - you also need the earth return (Brown wires) to be connected so that will be two fine wires you need to connect between the two connector halves.

Sorry about that!

Laptop for wiring diagram is down at present so will come back later today on this.
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Gone and done it again.
Replies: 28
Views: 754

Re: Gone and done it again.

Hi Pete, Can't get to the Wiring Diagram on my laptop at the moment as it is updating to the Windows 10 Creators Update. However, you can wire your Horn button any way you like. From memory, it appears that you have a BATTERY connected Horn with a Brown/White wire going to the Horn button via the 'H...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Incorrect voltage reading from bench supply
Replies: 15
Views: 263

Re: Incorrect voltage reading from bench supply

Hi John,

See the following - lots more on YouTube!

Linear Mode Power Supplies:
https://youtu.be/brB1sZyJPls


Switched Mode Power Supplies:
https://youtu.be/nbKwUSH9NiY
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: ABS Problems After Changing Brake Hoses
Replies: 6
Views: 153

Re: ABS Problems After Changing Brake Hoses

As long as the ABS Lights are flashing TOGETHER before you ride off and only start flashing ALTERNATELY when you are riding, then this points to a high probability of it being a wheel sensor problem. What is the air gap between the front wheel sensor and the Tone Wheel (Pulse Ring)? [Sensor - Tone W...
by Galactic Greyhound
Fri Nov 17, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Gone and done it again.
Replies: 28
Views: 754

Re: Gone and done it again.

Hi Pete,

Glad the lights are now working!
Thanks for the update! :smile:
by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Veteran, Vintage & Classic Q&A's (Pre /5)
Topic: 1933 BMW R2 Wheels
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: 1933 BMW R2 Wheels

Hi! Welcome to the forum! :smile: There are a few members on here running Vintage and Veteran BMW bikes who may be able to help you or provide contacts who can. If you don't find an answer to your query here, you might try the American 'Vintage BMW Motorcycle Owners (VBMWMO) Club' some of whose memb...
by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: wont start
Replies: 17
Views: 227

Re: wont start

Hi Steve, George has given you a series of tests to do so I'll not add to your work loadload on this at present and will follow what is happening. One thing to keep in mind though is that you have TWO primary faults: 1. Fuel Pump is not priming. 2. Engine is not cranking over. I have had a look at t...
by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: '83 R80RT. A Realistic Ownership Prospect?
Replies: 21
Views: 414

Re: '83 R80RT. A Realistic Ownership Prospect?

Hi Ced you mis-typed would you prefer a more modern and possibly more reliable bike like your R1150GS What I think you should have typed was-----would you prefer a more modern and possibly more reliable bike like AN R1100RT George Ha ha - yes you are right George but I was exercising restraint in s...
by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:00 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: horns not working
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: horns not working

Hi The main wire to the horns are black with both having seperate earths now that you have identified the relay wires i can feel the relay clicking and hear it and it does look a little rusty on the outside I will take some time and clean up the relay connections and make sure all is good before i ...
by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: wont start
Replies: 17
Views: 227

Re: wont start

Hi all, again thanks for all the advice, I attempted to make a test lamp out of a tail light bulb and wire's etc. Didn't go too well as attempt 1 melted the blob on the bottom of the bulb. Attempt 2 got the wires soldered on but not very well and became quickly unattached again. Went to halfords to...

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