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by sykospain
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Hydraulic Clutch Slave Cylinder - the absolute effing load of total garbage
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: Hydraulic Clutch Slave Cylinder - the absolute effing load of total garbage

Jürgen Tills at tills.de was reasonably fast delivery of the better-quality Slave Cylinder, about a week, Ian plus he supplied the Mickey Mouse green paper gasket but no hollow banjo bolts and new crush washers, which thankfully I had already got from MW in Meltham Bridge.. My holdup continues thoug...
by sykospain
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Fuel Leak
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: Fuel Leak

P.S.
You might also want to watch the Illinois BMW Riders' video made by the resourceful Kirk as he struggles to cut off the OEM hose clamps when replacing the pathetic plastic male QDs on his K 1200.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIaq4e42v4I
by sykospain
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Fuel Leak
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: Fuel Leak

Hi Richard, you're located not far from me here on the s.e. Med coast of Spain. A namesake of yours, who's a Brit riding a K1200RS in the USA, has made a short video showing what has almost certainly happened to the Quick Disconnect high-pressure male fitting on your tank-output fuel line. The OEM p...
by sykospain
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Headlight changeover
Replies: 24
Views: 485

Re: Headlight changeover

Enjoy it, Rich. Lucky for you that your Mrs ( Her Indoors ) also likes biking. The 1100 machines were great - cable operated clutch ! Not the dad-blasted hydraulic type that plagues us 1150-ers. When I did what you're currently fixing, I offered my driving-on-the-right-hand-side-of-the-road headlamp...
by sykospain
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Oil cooler leak
Replies: 16
Views: 424

Re: Oil cooler leak

I was stranded roadside in the lovely countryside of southern Eire a couple of decades ago with only 3 hours to go for the return ferry from Dun Laoghre, when a small stone hit the side-mounted oil cooler radiator on my then-pristine-new, metallic green R1100R. BMW Roadside Rescue in Bracknell or so...
by sykospain
Sat Oct 06, 2018 5:15 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Headlight changeover
Replies: 24
Views: 485

Re: Headlight changeover

See this thread on the 'other ' good BMW Oilhead forum....
It explains all.

http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthreads/u ... w=1#UNREAD

AL in sunny Andalucía
by sykospain
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Hydraulic Clutch Slave Cylinder - the absolute effing load of total garbage
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: Hydraulic Clutch Slave Cylinder - the absolute effing load of total garbage

Thanks Ian ( lurchio ). As you know from our WhatsApp chats, the new seal is installed and I await the arrival of the new non-Magura slave cylinder from tills.de in the Ruhr. See you Friday - and a blob of your hi-temp sealant would be welcome and might be worth a smear in here :- https://i.postimg....
by sykospain
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Headlight changeover
Replies: 24
Views: 485

Re: Headlight changeover

The square-shaped RT headlight is available in two different versions - right-hand- and left-hand-drive. It's not adjustable- like it should be. More loot for the Greedy Berlin Pig. BMW = Bring More Wallet. On my New Concept Honda, the headlamp sensibly dips DOWNWARDS not sideways, so the vehicle ca...
by sykospain
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Hydraulic Clutch Slave Cylinder - the absolute effing load of total garbage
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: Hydraulic Clutch Slave Cylinder - the absolute effing load of total garbage

Hi there Boxer1.... He's called Jürgen Tillmann and has a very good website called tills.de and you have the option of clicking the Divided Kingdom flag in the top right-hand corner. He ships for a mere 10 snoojits and his price for the non-Magura Slave Cylinder is just one hundred plus Mehrwertsteu...
by sykospain
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1150 seperating gearbox from swingarm ?
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: R1150 seperating gearbox from swingarm ?

Here's my pull-together of several different Chris H videos - particularly showing how one of his former musclemen carries the entire rear wheel / tranny / gearbox unit away from off the bike lift table after the bell-housing bolts and various cables, rods, throttle connections, starter, rubber tuni...
by sykospain
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Hydraulic Clutch Slave Cylinder - the absolute effing load of total garbage
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Re: Hydraulic Clutch Slave Cylinder - the absolute effing load of total garbage

Like it, Chris.... Just waiting now until next Tuesday for the seal pick kit to arrive from Madrid, so I can tackle the unpleasant job of trying to pull out the damaged oil-seal. There's a new one on the way from Tills.de in Germany, and I believe it's made of ¿ viton ? not just your bog-standard ru...
by sykospain
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Clutch or gearbox gone........? (fek!)
Replies: 16
Views: 505

Re: Clutch or gearbox gone........? (fek!)

Says 'mjolinor :- "one serious design fault. Did they never fix it at manufacture?" Yes they did - by totally redesigning the motor and transmission in 2012 and fitting a Chinese-outsourced WET clutch. But it's true in 30 years they never fitted a balancing, stiffening thrust bearing at the far end,...
by sykospain
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Hydraulic Clutch Slave Cylinder - the absolute effing load of total garbage
Replies: 9
Views: 404

Hydraulic Clutch Slave Cylinder - the absolute effing load of total garbage

When yesterday I ruined a perfectly pleasant Sunday morning by pulling the wretched, gold-durned, copper-bottomed, atrociously-pathetic thing off Motorcycling Mo's giant year-'04 GSA, there for us both to see with the aid of the flashy CREE flashlight.....was the typical little puddle of rank-smelli...
by sykospain
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Clutch Slave Cylinder
Replies: 0
Views: 78

Clutch Slave Cylinder

Middle son Tim The Mechanic just reminded me from the cop-shop about the refurb / servicing / bleeding of the hydraulic clutch - see foto...

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by sykospain
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: SpeedBleeder
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: SpeedBleeder

Found the foto...

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by sykospain
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Oil cooler leak
Replies: 16
Views: 424

Re: Oil cooler leak

The Rider's Handbook that came with the bike sternly warns against any jet-wash cleaning operations. On my first lovely Rockster, five years ago, I noticed severely bent and squashed fins visible inside the back of the oil-cooler radiator on the L/H side of the tank. I'm certain that this damage was...
by sykospain
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: SpeedBleeder
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: SpeedBleeder

IanT - just log onto the Goodridge USA site and read it all. Everything is explained. I fitted two of the new gizmos to the front calipers yesterday morning in the sweltering heat here and did exactly what it says : - Crack open the nipple off the seating in the caliper to let a whisper of fluid pa...
by sykospain
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: SpeedBleeder
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: SpeedBleeder

Hah ! https://s26.postimg.cc/yqn1y0xi1/Goodride_SPeed_Bleeder_x-section.jpg Thanks to Merlin Motorsport in the UK for the cross-sectional drawing of the new titchy Goodridge SB on their website. So it DOES have a microscopically-tiny ball-valve. Let's hope they work. Apparently you still crack the ...
by sykospain
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: SpeedBleeder
Replies: 9
Views: 311

SpeedBleeder

¡ H E L P ! The one on the right in this picture was supplied to my pal Motorcycling Mo for his enormous 1150 GSA as a SpeedBleeder. I looks nothing like the silver Goodridge item on the left which is fitted to my bike. But on the Bay, all the so-called Goodridge SpeedBleeder pictures are like the o...
by sykospain
Thu Aug 23, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Brake bleeding
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: Brake bleeding

In a conversation on the UKGSer forum, I was glad of a really useful tip from the esteemed member "Steptoe", that's Neil who runs the GS Shop in London SW15, UK, specialising in boxer bike maintenance issues. www.gsshop.biz It concerns not so much brake caliper cleaning as clutch hydraulics bleeding...
by sykospain
Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Brake bleeding
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: Brake bleeding

The esteemed Mr. Hager's exhaustive how-to from many years ago is a first-class guide to the complicated job of servicing ABS-equipped bikes' brakes. I'd take issue with only one aspect of it though, and that concerns caliper pistons cleaning. These calipers sit in the direct blast of dirt and weath...
by sykospain
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Rockster Budget screen ideas?
Replies: 6
Views: 330

Re: Rockster Budget screen ideas?

I fitted this Givi screen with the two handlebar-mounted support rods. Kushtie. A601 - Universal screen with 2 point handlebar, bronzè 36,9 x 42,5 cm (H x W) https://www.givi.co.uk/screens-spoilers/Universal-screens/A601 The roadster handlebar fitted to my Rockster improves the wrist-angle to reliev...
by sykospain
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Exhaust removal R1150RT
Replies: 17
Views: 911

Re: Exhaust removal R1150RT

A Y-pipe is normally needed when dispensing with the 15kg lump of a cat. Then the replacement end-can. 'Black Widow or Dominator are usual sources. https://www.ebay.com/itm/DOMINATOR-DECAT-Cat-Eliminator-Pipe-Exhaust-Muffler-BMW-R850R-04-R1150GS-R1150R/282768600607?epid=0&hash=item41d6526e1f:g:9ksAA...
by sykospain
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: ABS strange behaviour.
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: ABS strange behaviour.

Brilliant comprehensive reply Ced, as always. Right on the button. But this problem of falling Voltage doesn't arise with the magnificent Li-Po latest generation of 'new technology' polymer-based batteries. A third of the weight, five times the cranking power and virtually no self-discharge. I'm a g...
by sykospain
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Rejuvenating my R1150RS _ a few questions
Replies: 21
Views: 829

Re: Rejuvenating my R1150RS _ a few questions

Two issues that you need to attend to before any further standard lubricant replacements and any cosmetic changes :- 1) the single-plate hydraulically-operated dry clutch. It's like an ancient Morris Mini-Minor dry clutch but without the stability and correct alignment provided by a thrust-bearing, ...

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