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by CharlieVictor
Sun Feb 21, 2021 1:58 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100RS/R100RT values
Replies: 68
Views: 2523

Re: R100RS/R100RT values

Just speculators trying to make a big buck.... What's worrying is that they call themselves "classic vehicle specialists"... This is more like reality: https://re-psycle.com/Motorcycles-BMW-R100RT-1984-Lithopolis-OH-08181fa7-2323-4898-bc75-a66c0030ab20?fbclid=IwAR1rFpGtPx1pnJ4wWHVxDes-Hen61LHpAlWmXg...
by CharlieVictor
Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:39 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Friction plate wear rate
Replies: 17
Views: 326

Re: Friction plate wear rate

You misunderstand my obviously poorly worded question. It is not about do I or do I not change it for a new one, I know the answer to that. I was just trying to understand how long they last by receiving a collection of data. The bike I have purchased, via eBay from USofA, was stated as 36k miles. ...
by CharlieVictor
Sat Feb 20, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Battery help
Replies: 24
Views: 365

Re: Battery help

No question, I would definitely go for an AGM or gel battery. Rob, do you have a site recommendation for the Xtreme? I’ve got my measurements, smaller than Airhead needed. Bear in mind my bikes are not garaged. One of the reasons for choosing Odyssey. I ride all year and need low temp starting. Sou...
by CharlieVictor
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Battery help
Replies: 24
Views: 365

Re: Battery help

My '97 r1100r would barely even turn over two weeks ago when it was -4c, and no way would it start, but 8c yesterday she span over as normal and fired right up. 20/50 dinosaur oil turns pretty gooey and sticky at freezing point or lower. Same here... Despite the Optimate all week long (not running ...
by CharlieVictor
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Oil question.
Replies: 14
Views: 354

Re: Oil question.

Hi
Avon or Bridgestone?

CV you had a 50:50 chance with the ongoing topics
George
:grin:
I'm not here often enough George !
by CharlieVictor
Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Oil question.
Replies: 14
Views: 354

Re: Oil question.

4.00x18

Oh darn, wrong thread! ](*,)
by CharlieVictor
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:13 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Internet radio
Replies: 4
Views: 159

Re: Internet radio

I’ve had that for a while, I use it to go all nostalgic and watery eyed over the various places I’ve lived across the world. Did you know that Radio Caroline was actually pipe into Brunei for many years. I worked there in the late 90’s when I was living in the Philippines, and it was grand and nost...
by CharlieVictor
Sun Feb 14, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: This is an absolute joy to watch
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: This is an absolute joy to watch

It was in the plans for a buddy of mine and me... The pandemic and its consequences unfortunately ruined said plans.... :mad:
by CharlieVictor
Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:51 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: This is an absolute joy to watch
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: This is an absolute joy to watch

Goodwood...
I want his tires !
by CharlieVictor
Sat Feb 13, 2021 10:04 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Call me mad if you like
Replies: 11
Views: 321

Re: Call me mad if you like

I despair at my English sometimes:

Ridicule SHALL follow.

Sorry about that.

I speak England very best or at least I try to.
I speek english gooder zen you. 8-[
by CharlieVictor
Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:27 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Most reliable BMW motorcycle ever
Replies: 8
Views: 310

Re: Most reliable BMW motorcycle ever

Mine. Well maintained.
by CharlieVictor
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:03 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Choke On?
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Re: Choke On?

I have to say I can't see it making much difference. If there was likely to be an extensive movement of air into and out of the inlet tract, I might see the point but there isn't. In any case, air has pretty free movement into the carb via the ports which avoid the venturi for any movement that the...
by CharlieVictor
Sun Feb 07, 2021 7:01 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100RS/R100RT values
Replies: 68
Views: 2523

Re: R100RS/R100RT values

Tomorrow, I’m buying a bike. Not only is it not the bike I was looking at, it is a make I’ve never had. Since I got the money for my Transalp that was written off, I was in the position to but any bike I wanted.... well, any bike of about £3 to £4000. Last bike purchase for a while, a chance to get...
by CharlieVictor
Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:44 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Choke On?
Replies: 7
Views: 250

Choke On?

Just wanted to know what you guys thought....

Someone gave me a tip he got from his old man, to leave the choke "on" (pulled) when leaving the motorbike for several days without running, the rationale being it would prevent condensation from building up inside the carb.

How does that sound?
by CharlieVictor
Sat Feb 06, 2021 2:28 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100RS/R100RT values
Replies: 68
Views: 2523

Re: R100RS/R100RT values

I see the RT is on Ebay now. Will be interesting to see the final figure.
So its owner just came here to pump information?

Some contribution... :-k
by CharlieVictor
Sat Jan 30, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Motorcycle airbag jeans
Replies: 25
Views: 971

Re: Motorcycle airbag jeans

Oh my, where is this heading?

:razz:
by CharlieVictor
Fri Jan 29, 2021 10:48 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R60/6 drive train backlash
Replies: 7
Views: 451

Re: R60/6 drive train backlash

Oil from the engine main seal, the oil pump cover, the gearbox input shaft seal or the neutral switch will tend to accumulate on the shelf under the gearbox. Oil from the oil pressure switch will be obvious from that location long before it gets to the rear of the gearbox. Rob +1 Although oil from ...
by CharlieVictor
Sat Jan 23, 2021 9:48 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: It’s actually up to £4300!
Replies: 20
Views: 769

Re: It’s actually up to £4300!

Those "custom builds" all look alike.
by CharlieVictor
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:52 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: RT 100 Factory pop out spot and fog light fitting
Replies: 44
Views: 1238

Re: RT 100 Factory pop out spot and fog light fitting

I apologise, I do tend to get a bit verbose, however there is a tendency with airheads (and to be fair most other enthusiams) for people to get very polarised about what is 'right' and what is 'wrong' for any individual machine or modeland I think it's important to realise that there are very few i...
by CharlieVictor
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Fuel tanks
Replies: 3
Views: 200

Re: Fuel tanks

No.. There was a smaller tank available known as "toaster", and the regular full size. If I recall well the buyer, either American or European, had the option of chosing. Both tanks are seen below in the brochure's picture https://i.ibb.co/dP5F0Wk/1975-116.jpg https://i.ibb.co/w7HDh5P/mj4.jpg
by CharlieVictor
Sat Jan 23, 2021 11:07 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: RT 100 Factory pop out spot and fog light fitting
Replies: 44
Views: 1238

Re: RT 100 Factory pop out spot and fog light fitting

Absolutely Rob... I just didn't want to go into the "director's cut" and just bluntly shared the piece of info !! :grin:

But this is an exhaustive and totally accurate explanation... Actually my own comment, hastily typed up, should have read "could be equipped with"... :???:
by CharlieVictor
Fri Jan 22, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: RT 100 Factory pop out spot and fog light fitting
Replies: 44
Views: 1238

Re: RT 100 Factory pop out spot and fog light fitting

On TIC/Police models those lights were blue strobes....

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by CharlieVictor
Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Battery Booster
Replies: 13
Views: 526

Re: Battery Booster

I have this Lidl starter pack, it cost £40 and has a 3 year Gtee which is the best I could find.


https://youtu.be/OL3Y9-QlQww


Mark

Sent from my motorola one vision using Tapatalk
Thanks Mark... yes that's the idea... Have you used it on your airhead? Are you satisfied with the product?
by CharlieVictor
Sat Jan 16, 2021 12:44 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Battery Booster
Replies: 13
Views: 526

Battery Booster

As I had already mentioned, my airhead is hard to start when the temperature gets below 0c and she's not used on a regular basis. The bikes lives under a carport, but it's not enough. This morning, after two weeks not running and last nights' temps going down to 7 below, a boost with the car battery...
by CharlieVictor
Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:39 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Vacuum Gauge Adaptor
Replies: 7
Views: 314

Re: Vacuum Gauge Adaptor

What gauge set do you have?

I use a Morgan Carbtune and its rubber pipes fit every BMW I've used it on (including injection models).

Mike

.
Same here.
Although after doing it a few time my ear has become as efficient as the carbtune :smile:

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