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by Brickboy
Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Electrical frustration
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Re: Electrical frustration

Thanks Ced,

Standard loom as far as I can see except the indicators are no longer on the 6 block that does the clock/voltmeter. No signs of bodging anywhere.

I'm surprised how many things aren't fuse-protected - so much so I was wondering if there's a master fuse. No sign tho.

Simon
by Brickboy
Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Electrical frustration
Replies: 4
Views: 111

Electrical frustration

Grrr! I've spent ages gathering the connectors and such to wire in my voltmeter and clock on my R80 that has been converted to a 90S lookalike. Today, I put it all together. Everything worked. Then, after replacing the old petrol pipes and bolting on the tank I find that the voltmeter, indicators, h...
by Brickboy
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: S reg 1100
Replies: 1
Views: 76

S reg 1100

Hi all,
Am I right in thinking that the gearbox issues of the earlier bikes were sorted by S reg ones?

Thanks

Simon
by Brickboy
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Aluminium seals around instrumebt glass
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Aluminium seals around instrumebt glass

I'd love a pair too:)happy to contribute to your beer funds!

Simon
by Brickboy
Tue Jan 01, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R80 starting problem - sluggish turnover
Replies: 7
Views: 624

Re: R80 starting problem - sluggish turnover

Many thanks folks. I'm on the case. The '83 starter button is very tricky to get at but at least I've made a start!

Simon
by Brickboy
Sun Dec 30, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R80 starting problem - sluggish turnover
Replies: 7
Views: 624

R80 starting problem - sluggish turnover

Happy New Year, all, I'm about to investigate my R80 of 83 vintage. It frequently turns over slowly but always starts. Today it couldn't turn fast enough to start. Ten minutes later it just managed it. The starter button is definitely faulty. It works best as it's partially released from the fully p...
by Brickboy
Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: New(ish) bike
Replies: 7
Views: 595

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: 568

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: 568

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: 568

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: 568

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: 1194

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: 595

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: 382

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: 780

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: 364

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: 822

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: 364

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: 822

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!

Image

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: 616

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: 380

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: 380

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: 2071

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: 12
Views: 1153

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: 1015

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...

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