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by Brickboy
Fri May 22, 2020 2:22 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Cam chain tensioners.
Replies: 6
Views: 437

Re: Cam chain tensioners.

I've just done mine, even though it didn't rattle yet. New spring very noticeably stronger :)
by Brickboy
Fri Apr 10, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Anything else I should do?
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Re: Anything else I should do?

Yes, alternator belt will be changed, check HES wiring is ok. I could add the Motorworks camchain tensioner whilst I'm in here. Mine seems ok but is original.
by Brickboy
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Replacing brake fluid/bleeding R1100RT
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: Replacing brake fluid/bleeding R1100RT

I had one of these on my 1150GS. Use a hot air gun to destroy the loctite and replace with an ordinary nipple from Motorworks. They'll tell you the size.
by Brickboy
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Anything else I should do?
Replies: 5
Views: 430

Anything else I should do?

I'm inside the depths of my R1100RT replacing the original brake hoses with Goodridge and adding a new battery, air and fuel filter then balancing the TBs once back in action. Whilst the plastic is off is there anything else I should look at? 30k, still has the original cam chain tensioner but runs ...
by Brickboy
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Replacing brake fluid/bleeding R1100RT
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Re: Replacing brake fluid/bleeding R1100RT

Cheers Ced,

As ever you are both an authority and super helpful.

I'll follow your excellent advice.

Simon
by Brickboy
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Replacing brake fluid/bleeding R1100RT
Replies: 8
Views: 470

Replacing brake fluid/bleeding R1100RT

Hi all, Am I correct in thinking that I bleed the brakes on my abs equipped RT in the traditional manner, just using the caliper bleed bolts, or do I need to bleed the abs modulator too. I'm only planning on running new fluid through to flush out the old - nothing involving removing/replacing pipes....
by Brickboy
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:41 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: BMW R1100RT Hall Effect Sensor..
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: BMW R1100RT Hall Effect Sensor..

If it's still available I'd be interested.

Cheers Simon
by Brickboy
Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: High screens for R1100RT
Replies: 1
Views: 140

High screens for R1100RT

Hi all,

I'm after a (much) higher and wider screen for my RT. At 6'4" the standard one is useless and the BMW high one still v noisy despite dropping the saddle to the middle position.

Does anyone have any recommendations?

Cheers,

Simon
by Brickboy
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: F800GS stops af if ignition...
Replies: 35
Views: 4205

Every now and then...

I think of 'modernising'. But there's this beauty: points ignition, Brembo brakes, old-style air filter, smaller and lighter (noticeably so) than an R80/100 and plenty of power for touring/commuting etc, with panniers and a screen too. Tax and MoT free next year, as well. They seem to be the 'cheap'...
by Brickboy
Sun Apr 07, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R65 fork oil
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: R65 fork oil

Thanks Barry,

Mine is a 79 and I'd be very grateful for a copy of your pdf if possible.

My email is teleborian1 at gmail dot com

Simon
by Brickboy
Sun Apr 07, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R65 fork oil
Replies: 4
Views: 584

R65 fork oil

Hi all,

I don't have a handbook but I'm under the impression that it's 190cc of 5w oil in each leg.

Anyone able to confirm that?

Cheers,

Simon
by Brickboy
Fri Apr 05, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Heated grips
Replies: 60
Views: 4452

Re: Heated grips

I've always found BMW heated grips to be great. The ones on my 1150GS were too hot on their max setting, in fact. Numerous K and R series bikes have kept me toasty of winter days.
by Brickboy
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Date of Manufacture for a '79 R65
Replies: 15
Views: 1375

Re: Date of Manufacture for a '79 R65

Hi all,

The date of manufacture is April 1979 - so I guess I'll have to wait although, according to regulations I should be able to class it as historic since it'll be over 40yrs old next month.

Well, possibly, perhaps, maybe!

Simon
by Brickboy
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Date of Manufacture for a '79 R65
Replies: 15
Views: 1375

Re: Date of Manufacture for a '79 R65

Thanks gents - that's really informative... much more so than trawling the DVLA website for ages :)

One more year of MOT and tax? Ican live with that!

Simon
by Brickboy
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Date of Manufacture for a '79 R65
Replies: 15
Views: 1375

Date of Manufacture for a '79 R65

Hi all,

The latest in my long obsession with airheads is a new one to me - an R65.

As it's a 1979 bike, registered in August, I'm hoping to discover that it was manufactured before April so as to enjoy the tax and MoT exemption. Any ideas how I find out the date of manufacture?

Cheers,

Simon
by Brickboy
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Tyres? Aaargh! I'm sorry... at least it's not oil!!
Replies: 20
Views: 1663

Tyres? Aaargh! I'm sorry... at least it's not oil!!

Hi all, It's seems seven million decades since I last had to reboot a /7 Boxer. Metzler ME33/99 were the choice back in that day. Are they still the tyre of choice? I see they are called Laser Tech these days. It's for my R80, I'm no footpeg grinding warrior but as I do low miles I'm not too concern...
by Brickboy
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Properly protecting /7 electrics
Replies: 21
Views: 2015

Re: Properly protecting /7 electrics

I've come to the conclusion that there is a lot of investigation needed. Despite the professional appearance of my wiring inside the headlamp the colours are wrong and the back connector board has many more positions than an R80 should. Clearly someone has worked hard on this as the wiring, connecto...
by Brickboy
Thu Feb 21, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Properly protecting /7 electrics
Replies: 21
Views: 2015

Re: Properly protecting /7 electrics

Andy, many, many moons ago as a 16yr old gardener on a very posh estate cum stud-farm, I was sitting on the Atco, old-fashioned cylinder mower with articulated roller behind the main mower and a seat on top. It was very grand until I wanted to stop. No sign of a kill switch anywhere (did I think of ...
by Brickboy
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Properly protecting /7 electrics
Replies: 21
Views: 2015

Re: Properly protecting /7 electrics

The little bulb in the headlamp shell. I've not known it by any other name. Does it have another title, perhaps?
by Brickboy
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Properly protecting /7 electrics
Replies: 21
Views: 2015

Re: Properly protecting /7 electrics

Lol, it's getting better, and worse! Rob, there is indeed a clacking from the relay. That's now been eliminated by the simple expedient of swapping over the pilot light connectors. There were connected such that the live was direct to the headlamp earth making the shell live. The starter is now full...
by Brickboy
Thu Feb 21, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Properly protecting /7 electrics
Replies: 21
Views: 2015

Re: Properly protecting /7 electrics

Cheers Ced, I'm on the case today, and will follow your procedure. The shell is live every time the button is pressed, no matter what position the steering is in. It is only able to earth when the brake line is in a close proximity ie when the bars are in one position. It's a R80RT that the previous...
by Brickboy
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Properly protecting /7 electrics
Replies: 21
Views: 2015

Re: Properly protecting /7 electrics

Ah! Using my voltmeter (not the bike one) the headlamp shell goes live when the starter button is pressed. I do see the arc, and the sooting on the brake line and headlamp ear, where the top layer of paint has been burned through, shows it's been happening for a bit, but not consistently - it depend...
by Brickboy
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Properly protecting /7 electrics
Replies: 21
Views: 2015

Re: Properly protecting /7 electrics

Ced, the evidence is very clear on the starter: arcing to the brake hose = weak/intermittent starter operation. Perhaps the hose is an easier path than the relay? Insulated hose = full beans at the starter. It's consistent so I can only think that the easier path to earth causes the relay to fail to...
by Brickboy
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Electrical frustration
Replies: 20
Views: 1818

Re: Electrical frustration

Wow! It certainly pays to ask on here! I've got an awful lot to consider: what seemed at first glance a simple solution to a potential problem has turned out to have some very thought-provoking ramifications. I think that I'll follow the advice here and leadership it all standard. The indicator/volt...
by Brickboy
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Properly protecting /7 electrics
Replies: 21
Views: 2015

Re: Properly protecting /7 electrics

Thanks Ced, I've no intention of trying to fuse the solenoid lead! The problem has been highlighted as I have a short, from the starter button return onto the headlamp shell. The starter has been sluggish and I spotted a puff of smoke when pressing the button. Investigation suggests that the live re...

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