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by CharlieVictor
Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity
Replies: 72
Views: 1985

Re: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity

Available from Motorworks. Not cheap at around £15.00 + p&p but not a bad investment. The other end of the spanner is for adjusting the steering head bearings and is designed so that it can be used with the upper yoke in place... Perhaps a letter to père Noël. Rob Thanks Rob! I'd say a very good in...
by CharlieVictor
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity
Replies: 72
Views: 1985

Re: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity

Thanks Rob. Unfortunately my 78 S had lost her toolkit (and her headlight fairing) a while back when I brought her home in 2015. :sad:

I understand it's the pin wrench that I need to remove the fork's top filling caps. This:

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by CharlieVictor
Sat Nov 28, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity
Replies: 72
Views: 1985

Re: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity

Back to the subject at hand if you don't mind... Not had a chance to get around doing the fork seals, but I wanted to check if a lot of oil had seeped away.. Well, it looks like the fork's top nuts need a special BMW tool to be unscrewed !! Which I do not have of course... So much for an oil check.....
by CharlieVictor
Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Some good news at last
Replies: 27
Views: 622

Re: Some good news at last



You'd never believe we are in the middle of the countries biggest commercial/financial shrinkage in 300 years. :shock:

That sounds a bit exagerated :grin:
by CharlieVictor
Sat Nov 28, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Colours for police motorcycles (early 1970s)
Replies: 17
Views: 459

Re: Colours for police motorcycles (early 1970s)

Nurburg green and polise green are both listed in the paint code page on the late Phil Hawksleys 'BM bikes' web page linked from this forum or here... http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/paintcodes/greens.htm They appear to have different codes. Rob The German Polizei green is a police-specific color, has bee...
by CharlieVictor
Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Colours for police motorcycles (early 1970s)
Replies: 17
Views: 459

Re: Colours for police motorcycles (early 1970s)

No problem ...


Might be the original POLIZEI green then !

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by CharlieVictor
Sun Nov 22, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Colours for police motorcycles (early 1970s)
Replies: 17
Views: 459

Re: Colours for police motorcycles (early 1970s)

Hello all. Was 'Police white' (code 083) the most common colour for R50/5 motorcycles or was it painted with 'Cream white/Feather white'? Were other colours used (I suppose this would depend on the country)? Kevin Your answer is in your question. Furthermore, police services had also their own colo...
by CharlieVictor
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: This man is a genius
Replies: 10
Views: 313

Re: This man is a genius

Just reading the post title I thought "Gotta be Myilliard"
by CharlieVictor
Sat Nov 14, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Oh dear
Replies: 19
Views: 535

Re: Oh dear

Got the same stuff on my W this past weekend.
But it was only a muffler deciding to live its own life and leaving the bike.. Phew!
by CharlieVictor
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Burgundy Sceneries
Replies: 74
Views: 6667

Re: Burgundy Sceneries

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by CharlieVictor
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Burgundy Sceneries
Replies: 74
Views: 6667

Re: Burgundy Sceneries

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by CharlieVictor
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Burgundy Sceneries
Replies: 74
Views: 6667

Re: Burgundy Sceneries

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by CharlieVictor
Sun Nov 08, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Fork Dust Seal
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Fork Dust Seal

Thank you sir
by CharlieVictor
Sun Nov 08, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Fork Dust Seal
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Fork Dust Seal

As I was afraid, the fork seals on the R100S have seen better times. The left one is leaking, the right one is "merely" wet... But they will require taken care of. Just as a preliminary look around, I lifted the rubber boots and was surprised to see no plastic dust seal. Is it the way it's supposed ...
by CharlieVictor
Sun Nov 08, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Correct adhesive
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Correct adhesive

https://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B000VD5O84/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_4?smid=A1I9GXVI6256JU&psc=1 Nothing beats this. We used to lease cars on which neither drilling nor gluing was allowed. Our shop guys used this tape to install the front grille LED heads. After four years the cars were returned, yet ...
by CharlieVictor
Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Correct adhesive
Replies: 7
Views: 146

Re: Correct adhesive

https://www.amazon.fr/gp/product/B000VD5O84/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_4?smid=A1I9GXVI6256JU&psc=1 Nothing beats this. We used to lease cars on which neither drilling nor gluing was allowed. Our shop guys used this tape to install the front grille LED heads. After four years the cars were returned, yet d...
by CharlieVictor
Sun Nov 01, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Recommended Reading
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: Recommended Reading

Hi I didnt even know the Classic Bike Guide still existed George Sure does. And Frank still writing editorials. I used to have a subscription, but after three years the same stuff was coming back around, and the latest editor seemed to have succombed to the "custom/café/scrambler" hip trend. So now...
by CharlieVictor
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Recommended Reading
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Recommended Reading

In the October issue of Classic Bike Guide, an interesting piece on riding a 1996 R100RT mono and the 2020 K1250RT



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by CharlieVictor
Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Royal Enfield. Interesting
Replies: 21
Views: 638

Re: Royal Enfield. Interesting

Just read that the Bullet is on her way out this year.
RE is to offer a limited, "Tribute" version in black, aka The Black Bullet.... 1000 bikes worldwide, including 200 for the UK
by CharlieVictor
Sun Nov 01, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Is my battery dead?
Replies: 33
Views: 847

Re: Is my battery dead?

Yes it seems there is quite a bit of choice of new batteries. I will have a look at the AGM. Always good to get a recommendation. I did renew the earth cable a few years ago- still seems Ok. Didn't renew the positive one though. keef Batteries available in Europe that would fit an airhead: Nom Nom2...
by CharlieVictor
Sat Oct 31, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Is my battery dead?
Replies: 33
Views: 847

Re: Is my battery dead?

Boost the bike with a car battery (without firing up the car!). If the bike starts on the button, your battery is shot. If it does not, investigate further.
by CharlieVictor
Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:30 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Royal Enfield. Interesting
Replies: 21
Views: 638

Re: Royal Enfield. Interesting

I had rented a 500 a few years back, and it didn't float my boat one bit. 50s bike with 50s performance. The only way to scrap the footpegs is to fall down... The 535 was a little better, although still underpowered AFAIAC. I would love to test ride the New Interceptor (which cost about as much as t...
by CharlieVictor
Sun Oct 25, 2020 11:43 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Royal Enfield. Interesting
Replies: 21
Views: 638

Re: Royal Enfield. Interesting

Ah, crap. One should never trust ones eyes when one has just woken up. :) Is "Made In Thailand" a better thing to be written on a bike. :) Well, Made In India being the alternative, why not... It is to be noted the Thai factory would cater to the Asian market only. So no big change for us if we wer...
by CharlieVictor
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity
Replies: 72
Views: 1985

Re: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity


Absolutely.

I have never killed a living animal in 40 years of driving motor vehicles, including G-Wagens in the military.


What, not even a fly or a mosquito?

Rob
Nope. They had clearly committed suicide by car :grin:

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