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by vmx1200
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100 gear selection problem on the down-shift
Replies: 11
Views: 185

Re: R100 gear selection problem on the down-shift

Just a thought has the bike got a standard gear change linkage; you haven't got rear sets or some other after market system?
by vmx1200
Wed Oct 28, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Odd Vincent luggage rack fixing
Replies: 16
Views: 206

Re: Odd Vincent luggage rack fixing

Seeing that Comet and the price reminded me of a small "emporium" in Epsom where I grew up its motto was "from a cycle to a Rolls". In 1969 when I started riding my friends and I used to visit it regularly and there were two Comets there and the sign above them was £45 each or £75 the pair According...
by vmx1200
Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Heated grips
Replies: 65
Views: 6051

Re: Heated grips

Thanks George, I read that, not sure if the Commuter grips are a different internal diameter as the fitting instructions are not available on the Oxford website; all of the others state the 25.6mm diameter. I am loath to try machining out the plastic core of the grip as I have no idea where the heat...
by vmx1200
Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Heated grips
Replies: 65
Views: 6051

Re: Heated grips

I will answer my own question in case anyone in the future wants to know it. The Oxford "Hotgrips" grips require, according to fitting instructions, a throttle tube of a consistent 25.6mm and any raised areas must be smoothed off. The throttle tube on my machine is 26.25mm in diameter with two raise...
by vmx1200
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R100rs new owner
Replies: 20
Views: 428

Re: R100rs new owner

Iwill confess that, on a long ride, when my increasingly arthritic left hand starts to play up, I sometimes use clutchless up changes between the higher gears but not in general use... I prefer to treat the box as gently as I can. I was just going to post exactly the same thing, shame I cannot do t...
by vmx1200
Sun Oct 25, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Fuel tank cap stack.
Replies: 7
Views: 177

Re: Fuel tank cap stack.

by vmx1200
Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Heated grips
Replies: 65
Views: 6051

Re: Heated grips

Just reviving this thread again I have just fitted a set of K75S bars to my RS as the riding position was getting too much for my senior citizen neck and thought it would also be the ideal opportunity to fit the Oxford touring heated grips I received last Christmas. Reading the threads on here there...
by vmx1200
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:39 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Handle bar controls
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: Handle bar controls

Thanks Rob, exactly as you said
by vmx1200
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:25 am
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Starter overhaul
Replies: 11
Views: 260

Re: Starter overhaul

No, I used one to rebuild the Valeo starter on a R80RT Rob, thanks for the prompt reply, a couple of clarifications please When you say "no" do you mean they are not to good to be true and do you mean you bought one and cannibalised it to rebuild you existing starter, if so did you just take the ne...
by vmx1200
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:28 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Handle bar controls
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Handle bar controls

Hi all I need some help please; I have acquired a set of K75S bars to fit on my 78 RS as these are supposed to be ideal for improving the riding position; same width with a 4 cm rise. Please could someone let me know or preferably send a link with an idiots guide of how to separate the two halves of...
by vmx1200
Thu Oct 22, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Starter overhaul
Replies: 11
Views: 260

Re: Starter overhaul

My friend has just bought an R1150R (yes I know it is an oilhead) and the starter magnets (Valeo) have detached from the "cylinder" around the armature. Has anyone experience of buying there cheap replacements starters advertised on ebay. The company on the box in the picture do one for £79 but they...
by vmx1200
Tue Oct 20, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: 98 R1100RT winterizing
Replies: 12
Views: 256

Re: 98 R1100RT winterizing

What are other folks doing?
Riding them :roll:

Seriously things like an Optimate are designed to be left on for extended periods
by vmx1200
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Advice on fuel consumption
Replies: 63
Views: 1797

Re: Advice on fuel consumption

This doesn't really answer the question but it might put things a little in perspective.
Thanks Rob, indeed it does
by vmx1200
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Advice on fuel consumption
Replies: 63
Views: 1797

Re: Advice on fuel consumption

I just thought I would see where my 78 RS fitted into the production line compared to dacsceilings and Mike D's. I have always thought it was manufactured in July 78 (I thought I got that from Real OEM) however its VIN is 929 before dacsceilings and appears to have been made in June 78 :???: In all ...
by vmx1200
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Advice on fuel consumption
Replies: 63
Views: 1797

Re: Advice on fuel consumption

For those RS riders with a sore neck
:oops: :oops: :razz:
by vmx1200
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:52 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Advice on fuel consumption
Replies: 63
Views: 1797

Re: Advice on fuel consumption

Scan23.pdf
Here is the info from the original technical guide that came with my 78 RS
by vmx1200
Tue Oct 13, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Cafe racer
Replies: 57
Views: 1455

Re: Cafe racer

I would argue that the original cafe racers paid homage to the racing bikes of the sixties. Visual clues were dropped or ‘clip-on’ handlebars, an alloy or fibreglass tank modelled on a Manx Norton or BSA Gold star racing tank, rear set footrests, swept-back exhaust pies with Gold Star type or megap...
by vmx1200
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity
Replies: 67
Views: 1466

Re: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity

Hi CV

What John was referring too is this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wlzfoV ... l=SealMate

I used one on my Vmax and it actually worked =D>
by vmx1200
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:12 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity
Replies: 67
Views: 1466

Re: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity

Hi CV BMW originally used Shell aero in our bikes which I think was about 3 -5w but later updated recommendation to 7.5w which is what I use in my 1978 RS (avec fairing) personally i wouldn't go any higher than 10w but others may have different ideas. I also think our forks are different to later mo...
by vmx1200
Tue Oct 06, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Multi-bike insurance again
Replies: 19
Views: 504

Re: Multi-bike insurance again

1978 RS fully comp agreed value 5k unlimited mileage plus 1 named rider £98 Peter James
2017 R nine-t fully comp inc pillion £131 Bennet's

67 years old full NCB
by vmx1200
Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: RS alternative bars
Replies: 2
Views: 198

RS alternative bars

Hi all apologies if this has been answered but the search function has returned too many results! As Mjolinor's friend has said riding an RS is like riding in handcuffs and a few of you have complained about all your weight being on your wrists, neck ache and back ache. This never bothered me when I...
by vmx1200
Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: BMW R100RS 1983 Jahre / Last Edition??
Replies: 35
Views: 3024

Re: BMW R100RS 1983 Jahre / Last Edition??

Nor me and my bike (and me) are from that era and part of the world
by vmx1200
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Advice on fuel consumption
Replies: 63
Views: 1797

Re: Advice on fuel consumption

Hi Neal

My 78 R100RS has consistently averaged out at 40 mpg over the 40 years I have had it (No I don't keep records but do check every now and again)

That is 5.9 l/100 km which is about 17km/l

Never heard of km/litre being quoted before
by vmx1200
Thu Sep 17, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Sat Navs
Replies: 40
Views: 1406

Re: Sat Navs

If you export the KML/KMZ, you're fine, because they'll include the entire 'line' that is drawn. Yes that is what I do h - the other trick, to save on download bandwidth is to 'save' the map tiling information for the area you're riding in. and that too I havent used this for a while but, as you sa...
by vmx1200
Thu Sep 17, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Sat Navs
Replies: 40
Views: 1406

Re: Sat Navs

John
This gives an overview of how to use it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxuZZzg ... lObsession

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