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by CharlieVictor
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Low Mileage As A Sales Argument
Replies: 13
Views: 339

Re: Low Mileage As A Sales Argument

I can’t afford it, but I can understand getting a new bike and changing it every two to three years. You’ll never see an MOT, you’ll never see proper rust, corroded wiring, bad earths etc. If you are not into maintenance or need to know how things work, that could be quite nice. Well I might be abl...
by CharlieVictor
Sat Aug 01, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Modern v Classic
Replies: 10
Views: 230

Re: Modern v Classic

Personally I'm not interested in modern bikes, I never even considered buying one. If I had a lot of dough I would probably hire my own mechanic and add a couple old steeds to the stable, that's it. Old bikes have an emotional appeal you can't find in any modern, out of the showroom machine. Even "n...
by CharlieVictor
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R75/7 Rev Counter Noisy
Replies: 7
Views: 548

Re: R75/7 Rev Counter Noisy

Would be nice to know the end result of this,mine started to be very noisy,and the needle began waving about i greased the cable,took the tacho out of the binnacle and cleaned and lubricated the gears...for about 40 miles bliss...now..at tickover the noise has reappeared,and i assume will get worse...
by CharlieVictor
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: What Is This Part Please?
Replies: 26
Views: 525

Re: What Is This Part Please?

It is definitely not the oil pressure switch blowing and running back with wind pressure?
John
Yes it is/was John. Phew!! :smile:
by CharlieVictor
Fri Jul 31, 2020 8:24 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: What Is This Part Please?
Replies: 26
Views: 525

Re: What Is This Part Please?

Well that's disappointing. I was looking forward to embarrassing you into ripping it apart and now the opportunity has evaporated. :(
:grin:
I'm sure there will be another one sooner or later ! :razz:
by CharlieVictor
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: What Is This Part Please?
Replies: 26
Views: 525

Re: What Is This Part Please?

Hi clean up the oil spills then check that it's not the oil pressure switch which is the simplest of the repair/replacement jobs. If it is the switch there is a car replacement but I can not remember what If it's the switch that's 200Km saved, if it's not then you are no worse off than you are now....
by CharlieVictor
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:01 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: What Is This Part Please?
Replies: 26
Views: 525

Re: What Is This Part Please?

Hi clean up the oil spills then check that it's not the oil pressure switch which is the simplest of the repair/replacement jobs. If it is the switch there is a car replacement but I can not remember what If it's the switch that's 200Km saved, if it's not then you are no worse off than you are now....
by CharlieVictor
Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: What Is This Part Please?
Replies: 26
Views: 525

Re: What Is This Part Please?

"Shame you are so far away" My point exactly. If I had someone like you or one of the guys here who could check my work out, I wouldn't hesitate. Unfortunately even the closest motorcycle "general practitioner", not the best one either mind you, went bust because of the pandemic. Better safe than s...
by CharlieVictor
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: What Is This Part Please?
Replies: 26
Views: 525

Re: What Is This Part Please?

When I did my oil seal, I also felt intrepidation. Whilst I’d done wet clutches, I feared the dry clutch! Thank god for the forum and YouTube. It’s a straight forward job, just if you haven’t done it, scary.. Come on CV... go on.... :grin: at least you’re bikes are under cover \:D/ :grin: Joking ap...
by CharlieVictor
Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: What Is This Part Please?
Replies: 26
Views: 525

Re: What Is This Part Please?

Hi CV Well if it is engine oil there are only two places it can be coming from, either the rear crankshaft oil seal has gone or it is leaking from the oil pump cover, the oil will have run into the clutch housing and then out down the gearbox. There isn't any pressure in the gearbox to produce a sp...
by CharlieVictor
Thu Jul 30, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: What Is This Part Please?
Replies: 26
Views: 525

Re: What Is This Part Please?

Is it actually 'spraying'? If so then it can only be the oil pump I think and it needs doing NOW or the engine may depart. More like a mist. But the engine oil level is not any lower than usual. Hence my fear, as I have done an oil change not long ago, that I might have overfilled despite putting 2...
by CharlieVictor
Thu Jul 30, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: What Is This Part Please?
Replies: 26
Views: 525

Re: What Is This Part Please?

Thanks guys...
Definitely not gearbox oil.
by CharlieVictor
Thu Jul 30, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: sidestand retraction
Replies: 10
Views: 349

Re: sidestand retraction

bike is a 1984 r80rt, until recently the sidestand was self retracting when the bike was uprighted, I had to keep my foot on the stand to hold it down till the bike weight was on it, I assumed that was normal. While cleaning the bike I found the sidestand grease nipple, so lubed it and the spring p...
by CharlieVictor
Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: What Is This Part Please?
Replies: 26
Views: 525

Re: What Is This Part Please?

Yes, indeed, the neutral switch. a joy to replace... not! :cry: It can be done without removing the gearbox (although I have to admit I've never done it that way), Basically, you have to lever out the spacer where the rear engine stud fits (which, of course, means you have to take out the rear engi...
by CharlieVictor
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: What Is This Part Please?
Replies: 26
Views: 525

Re: What Is This Part Please?

An oil spray switch to make things more adventures? That makes no sense!
The neutral switch makes more sense but it should not spray oil.
And certainly not engine oil... :-k
by CharlieVictor
Wed Jul 29, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: What Is This Part Please?
Replies: 26
Views: 525

What Is This Part Please?

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpa ... Id=23_0256

#13 on the schematics,
part #61311243097 "switch". Neutral switch? Seems to be spraying oil... makes sense?

Thank you...
by CharlieVictor
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Converting an R80RT to a naked bike
Replies: 7
Views: 192

Re: Converting an R80RT to a naked bike

I surmise it's an RT mono?
by CharlieVictor
Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Burgundy Sceneries
Replies: 63
Views: 4518

Re: Burgundy Sceneries

I am beginning to dislike you.

Why can't I do that sort of riding, no fair.
:grin: :grin:

I suppose it's a French thing? :occasion5:
by CharlieVictor
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: taking a while to get down to tickover
Replies: 29
Views: 601

Re: taking a while to get down to tickover

checked the pilot jets, (thanks to you folks reminding me where they are) one side 2.5 turns out, the other side 1 1/4. Set them both at one turn out for a start, synchronised the idle adjusters with a feeler gauge to determine contact then added 1/2 a turn each. Got the bike warmed up, had to turn...
by CharlieVictor
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Burgundy Sceneries
Replies: 63
Views: 4518

Re: Burgundy Sceneries

A few errands this afternoon which gave me the opportunity to cover a hundred miles in a very pleasant Summer weather (25c and a gentle breeze). Quick stop by a buddy's place whose house nears the Burgundy Canal.... https://i.ibb.co/23chvkC/IMG-3057.jpg https://i.ibb.co/kMZp09j/IMG-3058.jpg
by CharlieVictor
Fri Jul 24, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Heavy throttle action
Replies: 14
Views: 306

Re: Heavy throttle action

one thing I dislike about my R80 is the heavy throttle action, I've stripped and lubed the throttle housing with wd 40 type as I wanted to use something light. The cables on their own feel free, the cable junction box is clean and free. I have removed the throttle stop screw. The grip is not bindin...
by CharlieVictor
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Low Mileage As A Sales Argument
Replies: 13
Views: 339

Low Mileage As A Sales Argument

I'm always surprised at how classic bike sellers will try to make their decades-old steeds "original mileage" a positive selling argument. And buyers will brag about the perfect, original 7500 miles R80/7 they just got ! :-k As far as I'm concerned: - At best it's suspicious. Back in the 60s and 70s...
by CharlieVictor
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Camping
Replies: 14
Views: 442

Re: Camping

Hey Dode,

Camping is really not my thing (I had enough for a lifetime while in the Military), but I have just came across a big camping gear sale at Silvermans that could be of interest to you:
https://www.silvermans.co.uk/collection ... g-survival
by CharlieVictor
Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: The Airhead - Big Ride Out
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: The Airhead - Big Ride Out

Thanks George, found it.

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