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by Brickboy
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New(ish) bike
Replies: 7
Views: 410

Re: New(ish) bike

Yes, I hear you! I got the R80 as the any weather bike to protect the 100 from emergency, broken car commute situations. Of course once I saw it I thought, blimey, that's clean! Still, not as clean as the R100R so it's become my go to bike: 40k but loads of excellent period mods and looks like a wel...
by Brickboy
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: 1983 R80RT clock/voltmeter wiring
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: 1983 R80RT clock/voltmeter wiring

That does look like it, Steve. Is it surplus to requirements? Do PM me if so. Cheers, Simon
by Brickboy
Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: 1983 R80RT clock/voltmeter wiring
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: 1983 R80RT clock/voltmeter wiring

That does look like it, Steve. Is it surplus to requirements? Do PM me if so. Cheers, Simon
by Brickboy
Sat Oct 27, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: 1983 R80RT clock/voltmeter wiring
Replies: 7
Views: 446

Re: 1983 R80RT clock/voltmeter wiring

Cheers Ian, I'll give them a bell on Monday

Many thanks for your expertise

Simon
by Brickboy
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: 1983 R80RT clock/voltmeter wiring
Replies: 7
Views: 446

1983 R80RT clock/voltmeter wiring

I have a 1983 RT which came with a working clock and voltmeter - these are not attached and the bike came with an R90S fairing attached. I'm hoping to hook them up together for the ultimate joy ;) Looking at Motorworks there is a R-Mono clock/voltmeter loom that looks like it has a multi-connector b...
by Brickboy
Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Is this K1200LT a good buy
Replies: 13
Views: 869

Re: Is this K1200LT a good buy

LOL, why do I stick to airheads? Let me remember... Hats off to anyone prepared to go to those lengths for a big old barge (or anything else, except maybe some rare, vintage machine). Perhaps it's my limited riding ability but I just can't see that the super-complexity makes it sooo much better than...
by Brickboy
Thu Oct 25, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New(ish) bike
Replies: 7
Views: 410

New(ish) bike

I've enjoyed getting hold of this - my all time favourite motorcycle colour scheme but applied to an R80, probably the nicest boxer to ride and own. https://i.imgur.com/59nPQzC.jpg Makes a fine companion for the bike I'm finding myself increasingly loathe to actually ride as it's never seen rain and...
by Brickboy
Thu Oct 25, 2018 4:58 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Bilateral sticking choke..
Replies: 4
Views: 281

Re: Bilateral sticking choke..

Loosen the (10mm, IIRC) nut that holds the choke lever to the carb body - it's on the back of the carb. The PO probably did it up too tight for the spring to overcome the friction when he serviced the carbs.
by Brickboy
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Laverda jota
Replies: 16
Views: 566

Re: Laverda jota

Same here: loads of fast Jap 4s, had a 1200 Laverda but now very happy with my R100R Classic and even happier with my R80 disguised as an R90S. Cheap, smooth and very enjoyable to ride and look at - so happy that the R100R might be at risk of leaving. Laverda spare prices made my wallet shriek!

Simon
by Brickboy
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: And centrestand ID!
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: And centrestand ID!

Thanks Nate, no wonder I couldn't id it! I'm going to replace it with the real thing, I think.

Simon
by Brickboy
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Can anyone identify this top clamp?
Replies: 13
Views: 592

Re: Can anyone identify this top clamp?

Cheers Anthony. This forum is just great!
by Brickboy
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: And centrestand ID!
Replies: 4
Views: 272

And centrestand ID!

New bike fun... I've realised that the stand on my 83 R80 is off something else entirely. No wonder it isn't any good! Anyone know what it's from? Cheers, Simon

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by Brickboy
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Can anyone identify this top clamp?
Replies: 13
Views: 592

Can anyone identify this top clamp?

I'm lost in this one, aftermarket ally top clamp but I can't see it anywhere on the net!

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Simon
by Brickboy
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Tip for Removing Rear Footrest Rubbers?
Replies: 9
Views: 462

Re: Tip for Removing Rear Footrest Rubbers?

Stick an airline in one end - works really well on handlebar grips.

Si
by Brickboy
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: 1983 R80 centrestand replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 288

Re: 1983 R80 centrestand replacement

Ah! Thanks guys, time for a chat with Motorworks, I guess!
by Brickboy
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: 1983 R80 centrestand replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 288

1983 R80 centrestand replacement

Hi all, my new to me 1983 R80 has the correct centrestand, I think: one crossbar right at the bottom. It's knackered tho. I have the two bar stand that fits all years but the spring arrangements are obviously quite different. Could anyone point me to a diagram of how the two bar one fits so that I k...
by Brickboy
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Indicators flashing double time. Urgent.
Replies: 31
Views: 1586

Re: Indicators flashing double time. Urgent.

I bet it was remaking the relay connection just by removing it that fixed it. I'e done that on loads of bikes. Why BM need a super complex indicator system is one of the great Bavarian mysteries :)

Simon
by Brickboy
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Buying advice, best year to look at & Finish & Corrosion
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: Buying advice, best year to look at & Finish & Corrosion

I've ridden BMs for 30yrs+ and feel that there has been a marked deterioration in both the reliability and standard of finish. I've had getting on for 20 airheads and early K bikes (the Bricks), all utterly solid, reliable and largely corrosion resisitant despite all-year riding and frequent cosmeti...
by Brickboy
Sat May 12, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Non abs 1150GS. How do i tell whether the ABS was removed?
Replies: 18
Views: 834

Re: Non abs 1150GS. How do i tell whether the ABS was removed?

Got it - just by going to BMWVIN.com Here we go: Vehicle options X321A HEADLIGHT LEFT ASYMETRIC X326A Speedometer mph X381A Operating instructions, English X519A Heated handlebar grips X535A Additional instruments X589A Hand protector X681A Case holder left/right X716A Special scope, new model Y736A...
by Brickboy
Sat May 12, 2018 5:00 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Non abs 1150GS. How do i tell whether the ABS was removed?
Replies: 18
Views: 834

Re: Non abs 1150GS. How do i tell whether the ABS was removed?

Thanks guys, I tried the spec decoder but it didn't really help. Mind you, I might not have done it properly, perhaps?

Simon
by Brickboy
Sun May 06, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Non abs 1150GS. How do i tell whether the ABS was removed?
Replies: 18
Views: 834

Non abs 1150GS. How do i tell whether the ABS was removed?

Lovely weather... for the MX5: too sweaty for leathers! My GS has warning lights on the dash and also has the mounting parts for the abs rotor and sensors. Is that standard on a non abs bike? No sign of anything ever having been screwed/bolted into the various threads/sensor orifices. I just wondere...
by Brickboy
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Gearbox oil leak, possibly?
Replies: 2
Views: 284

Gearbox oil leak, possibly?

Previous owners! Blimey, they should be banned... Just returned from a pleasant long spin to warm up the oil prior to a full fluid change. On a couple of occasions I've smelled the distinctive cat's pee smell of gear oil and today I spotted the source - a smoking spot on the cat gave away what I ass...
by Brickboy
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: What's this instead of a bleed nipple?
Replies: 7
Views: 578

What's this instead of a bleed nipple?

Just came to bleed the brakes on my GS and found the front r/h caliper has this where I expected a bleed nipple. What is it, I wonder, and how do I bleed that caliper? Other calipers normal bleed nipples but this is a first! Anyone know? Cheers, Simon.

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by Brickboy
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: New GS owner
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Re: New GS owner

Cheers guys. Another rookie question... Rocker cover gaskets? They aren't in the Motorworks service kit as far as I can see. Are they reusable? I also plan to change the alternator belt (age not mileage) and the fuel filter looks like a fun job. Lots of YouTube videos. Isn't YouTube just great?

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