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by keiththeoutfitter1
Sun Apr 22, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: It's a mystery to me
Replies: 4
Views: 125

Re: It's a mystery to me

This unit cancels indicators after a set number of flashes and stays on if you are stopped with the brakes on. They say it will fit any 12v bike with a single switch on the left bar

http://www.kriss.com/tscancel.php

There are other similar systems, I think
by keiththeoutfitter1
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: Anyone want to join me?
Topic: April 17th Pately Bridge
Replies: 18
Views: 385

Re: April 17th Pately Bridge

I won't be able to make it after all. Have a good day everyone.
Keith
by keiththeoutfitter1
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Anyone want to join me?
Topic: April 17th Pately Bridge
Replies: 18
Views: 385

Re: April 17th Pately Bridge

I should be able to make it, too.
Keith
by keiththeoutfitter1
Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K1100LT - Cover to conceal battery
Replies: 4
Views: 122

Re: K1100LT - Cover to conceal battery

I sprayed the battery satin black when I had mine.
by keiththeoutfitter1
Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Siebenrock power upgrade
Replies: 62
Views: 1707

Re: Siebenrock power upgrade

I'm not certain but I think the 1000 pistons are heavier than the 800 ones and this affects the balance if you fit R100 barrels, pistons and heads to an 800 bottom end. The Siebenrock pistons are made to be the same weight as the original 800s so the balance is unaffected. Incidentally, I thought th...
by keiththeoutfitter1
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Siebenrock power upgrade
Replies: 62
Views: 1707

Re: Siebenrock power upgrade

I put a Siebenrock kit on my 1978 R80 and was very, very impressed. There was no discernable wear on my barrels but I wanted the extra oomph as I was going to put a sidecar on. The increase in torque was incredible. The bike was transformed, as a solo it was absolutely fabulous. I made no changes to...
by keiththeoutfitter1
Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Official Club Event Listings
Topic: March 20th Beadlam farm shop cafe Lunch Meet
Replies: 8
Views: 253

Re: March 20th Beadlam farm shop cafe Lunch Meet

Layer up, Steve, layer up!
I'm planning to be there, did 180 miles round the moors last Tuesday on the Kwacker with a couple of mates - there wasn't too much snow :grin:
Keith
by keiththeoutfitter1
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Steering.
Replies: 8
Views: 277

Re: Steering.

Forks twisted in the yokes?
Keith
by keiththeoutfitter1
Mon Mar 12, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Stainless Steel
Replies: 26
Views: 690

Re: Stainless Steel

This is the kit that I used.

http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stor ... &langId=-1

They do a similar kit for aluminium too

Keith
by keiththeoutfitter1
Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Stainless Steel
Replies: 26
Views: 690

Re: Stainless Steel

Halfords do a very good stainless polishing kit - three grades of mops and three different grades of polishing material bars. I used one on a stainless MZ exhaust using a power drill and the results were very good indeed. I'm sure you can get similar kits on ebay, too.
Keith
by keiththeoutfitter1
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:52 pm
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: Fairing?? Identification help please
Replies: 5
Views: 171

Re: Fairing?? Identification help please

Any numbers or markings on the inner faces?
Keith
by keiththeoutfitter1
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Strange place for a BIG oil leak
Replies: 93
Views: 2250

Re: Strange place for a BIG oil leak

Quzzy,
I can understand that.
Keith
by keiththeoutfitter1
Mon Mar 05, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Strange place for a BIG oil leak
Replies: 93
Views: 2250

Re: Strange place for a BIG oil leak

Going right back to square one, the bike seems to have been running perfectly well for some months, if not years, with a stripped bolt, except for the oil leak. The main bearing 'cap' which is mentioned is, I believe, an integral part of the left crankcase which is securely bolted to the right half ...
by keiththeoutfitter1
Mon Mar 05, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Strange place for a BIG oil leak
Replies: 93
Views: 2250

Re: Strange place for a BIG oil leak

I was concerned that it would be the last three remaining threads that might form a hydraulic lock, and they are important to the ultimate strength. Maybe just slot the last four threads of the bolt
Keith
by keiththeoutfitter1
Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Strange place for a BIG oil leak
Replies: 93
Views: 2250

Re: Strange place for a BIG oil leak

Ced, 135 is getting close to the service limit of 150c, particularly when you consider that: 1, the quoted strengths are obtained under 'laboratory' conditions, perfectly clean and prepared hole, perfectly proportioned and mixed material etc 2, Quzzy is in France -I don't know what part - but it can...
by keiththeoutfitter1
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Strange place for a BIG oil leak
Replies: 93
Views: 2250

Re: Strange place for a BIG oil leak

Ced
Re foot-pounds, strictly speaking, foot-pounds is a unit of energy and pounds-feet is torque but they seem to be interchangable in everyday use although my torque wrench is in Nm. ie force then distance.
Keith
by keiththeoutfitter1
Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Strange place for a BIG oil leak
Replies: 93
Views: 2250

Re: Strange place for a BIG oil leak

Ced, 300f is to all intents and purposes 150c. The problem is that I have no idea what temperature the inside of the crankcase gets up to. Maybe someone who has an infrared thermometer could check the crankcase outside temperature at the location in question after a good run which may provide a clue...
by keiththeoutfitter1
Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Strange place for a BIG oil leak
Replies: 93
Views: 2250

Re: Strange place for a BIG oil leak

Another point I've just thought about is the service temperatures of the fillers. In the Middle East, we had to be careful to check these as some epoxy-based fillers that were proposed for anchors into concrete start to creep at relatively low temperatures and the crankcases get pretty hot!
Keith
by keiththeoutfitter1
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Strange place for a BIG oil leak
Replies: 93
Views: 2250

Re: Strange place for a BIG oil leak

If you do want to try the stud method, than I would say that the part-fill method would be the best way to go but I would recommend cutting a hacksaw slot to slightly deeper than the depth of the thread form along the length of th bolt to allow any excess filler to squeeze out. If you don't, you run...
by keiththeoutfitter1
Wed Feb 28, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Strange place for a BIG oil leak
Replies: 93
Views: 2250

Re: Strange place for a BIG oil leak

A quick and cheap test for a crack is to clean the area with tissues or a paper towel and then puff talcum powder around it. The crack will be holding some oil and it will show as a dark line on the talc. Not as sophisticated as the proper dye-pen test but worth a try initially.

Keith
by keiththeoutfitter1
Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: More memories
Replies: 12
Views: 393

Re: More memories

Some nice R90S shots in this one

https://youtu.be/Clw64ntcIVo

Keith
by keiththeoutfitter1
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Veteran, Vintage & Classic Q&A's (Pre /5)
Topic: Need info on thread pitches used on my 1937 R12
Replies: 6
Views: 411

Re: Need info on thread pitches used on my 1937 R12

If I'm not mistaken, .85mm pitch equates to 29.9 threads per inch so if you say that 1/4" x 28 appears close then you most probably have the .85mm thread pitch.
Keith
by keiththeoutfitter1
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Non Adjustable screen
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Non Adjustable screen

I'm afraid I can't help you with getting behind the dash as it's a few years since I had my 1100 but I'm sure someone will be along with some information.
Keith
by keiththeoutfitter1
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Non Adjustable screen
Replies: 5
Views: 227

Re: Non Adjustable screen

Sounds as if the 'up' relay has failed. There are two grey relays under the dash at the right-hand side, one to power the screen up and one for down. If you remove the screen and loosen the dash you should be able to get to them. Swap them over and see if the screen goes up and not down. If one has ...

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