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by andys
Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R 1100 RS - buyer tips?
Replies: 21
Views: 464

Re: R 1100 RS - buyer tips?

Where in the west country did you see the RS. James Sherlock by any chance. I bought mine from him a few years ago. It's a Japanese import and is in stunning condition. No paint flaking anywhere. Then it had 18,000 miles. I've used it extensively including trips through Europe and it hasn't missed a...
by andys
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Spline lube
Replies: 2
Views: 67

Spline lube

Just wondering at what mileage the gearbox splines need lubrication on a early non paralever K100.
Thanks.
by andys
Wed Feb 06, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R 1100 RS - buyer tips?
Replies: 21
Views: 464

Re: R 1100 RS - buyer tips?

Thanks, Gents - all useful, although I don't know what a 'hes' unit is. You are certain it is the 1100 and not the 1150? Of course, I'm certain!! But of course, I was wrong .... it IS an 1150. Silly me! (and well spotted, Andys) I've heard so much about ABS issues on mid-naughties bikes, that I've ...
by andys
Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: S reg 1100
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Re: S reg 1100

This might be of interest.

http://www.largiader.com/tech/oiltrans/
by andys
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Sums it up
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: Sums it up

In a nursing home my wife used to work for, each of the residents had photos of themselves in their young days on their bedroom doors for others to see.
I always thought that was a nice touch.
by andys
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:30 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R 1100 RS - buyer tips?
Replies: 21
Views: 464

Re: R 1100 RS - buyer tips?

I know 75,000 miles is not a huge amount for one of these, but I'd be wanting to know if and when the clutch has been done. If it hasn't, then it's most likely on the cards soon. I did hear that BMW had issues with the earlier oil head gearboxes, which were sorted by about 1999. You have a late bike...
by andys
Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: International Driving permits after Brexit
Replies: 21
Views: 510

Re: International Driving permits after Brexit

Don't panic.
I regularly drive in the far east where I need an international license.
Just take your license, passport and photo's into the post office.
Takes 5 minutes and costs a fiver.
by andys
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Getting a face full.
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Getting a face full.

Looks a bit staged to me.
by andys
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: A New Study....
Replies: 5
Views: 224

Re: A New Study....

What always amazes me that so many riders, don't actually get what motorcycling is.
by andys
Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: About Buying Unseen...
Replies: 27
Views: 866

Re: About Buying Unseen...

I don't know if individuals pursued their own claims, but forum admin, quite understandably I think, decided they wanted to distance themselves from the whole fiasco. Here's what they said. Its time to move this thread out of the "For Sale" area. I know there's some hard feelings out there, and ther...
by andys
Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Some sweet bikes at a USA auction
Replies: 8
Views: 289

Re: Some sweet bikes at a USA auction

What an aptly named site.
O:)
by andys
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: About Buying Unseen...
Replies: 27
Views: 866

Re: About Buying Unseen...

BUT If you buy from a long term forum member you have their reputation on the site, possibly a history of problems / fixes as well George I won't mention details but many years ago I was a member of a one model forum where one of the longest serving members, who was an engineer, designed a centre s...
by andys
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: About Buying Unseen...
Replies: 27
Views: 866

Re: About Buying Unseen...

Well this makes me the best type of person to buy a used bike from then. I could never sell a bike without declaring any faults I was aware of, no matter how small. I just couldn't do it. I'd rather not sell a bike than be dishonest about it. A few years back I sold my mint K1100RS. A few months lat...
by andys
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: About Buying Unseen...
Replies: 27
Views: 866

Re: About Buying Unseen...

If buying unseen, goods become subject to distance selling regulations over 12 miles, and you have the right to return them under these sort of circumstances.
I'm not sure if this applies to private sales, but certainly does to dealers.
by andys
Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Just treated myself to a Tomtom Rider 500
Replies: 15
Views: 1077

Re: Just treated myself to a Tomtom Rider 500


Question; is there a dedicated switched circuit I should use to power it, as I have simply wired direct to the battery
I have mine spliced to the pilot light.
Easy to do as nearby the mount and always gets turned off with the ignition.
by andys
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Self riding GS
Replies: 4
Views: 233

Re: Self riding GS

It's a BMW factory test bike. Obviously non sense for true riders or as a commercial venture.. Unlike car drivers who often drive by necessity, without any propensity, talent or taste for the task, motorcyclists do ride motorcycles because they enjoy doing it. But to test new gizmos, hey, why not. ...
by andys
Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: 2019 Scrambler Six Days
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: 2019 Scrambler Six Days

Yes but we're talking about the R NINE T, not the GS.
by andys
Mon Jan 14, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Her indoors
Replies: 7
Views: 320

Her indoors

Image
by andys
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: 2019 Scrambler Six Days
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: 2019 Scrambler Six Days

I'm a huge fan of the 9T range.
I have one myself
However the custom scene that surrounds it leaves me cold.
I mean as if anyone's going to go to that much time, trouble and expense in creating a bike like that, only to get it filthy and dinged while off roading.
by andys
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Swapping R1100RS fairing panels
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: Swapping R1100RS fairing panels

Once you get the rubbers and washers for the brackets in place you can leave them there and switch between half and fully faired when the mood takes you in about 10 minutes.
Yes these are excellent bikes, but sadly, generally overlooked.
by andys
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Swapping R1100RS fairing panels
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: Swapping R1100RS fairing panels

As luck would have it, I have a photograph I took while I was doing the job, in which you can see the mounting point I'm talking about. It has the washers, bolt etc in situ. https://i.postimg.cc/dtdjQJFr/IMG-20171116-125900.jpg And here's the one on the other side, just below the wiring harness. You...
by andys
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Swapping R1100RS fairing panels
Replies: 5
Views: 318

Re: Swapping R1100RS fairing panels

I had thw short fairing side version and I think there is an extra bracket at the underside of the cylinder for the longer ones each side I've done exactly the same. When you remove the lower fairing panels you will find a bracket on each side, roughly in line with the upper edge of the panels. The...
by andys
Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Talk about luck
Replies: 3
Views: 210

Talk about luck

by andys
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Hustling an RS
Replies: 18
Views: 812

Hustling an RS

Quite impressive
=D>
https://youtu.be/xU2UxditML8
by andys
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: This is a very good thing
Replies: 0
Views: 155

This is a very good thing

I saw this site "car guru" advertised on TV. You enter the make and model you're looking for you and they give you a list of cars that match your criteria and tell you if the deal is good, fair, or overpriced. They also tell you by how much. I gave it a try and it works well. One dealer was selling ...

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