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by Howard64180
Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: HEL brake lines
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: HEL brake lines

First, let me say that none of the below is HEL's fault. They have been brilliant. The problems I've had are all of my own making. And it's also all guesswork. Sometimes I can be incredibly slow. I'm guessing that HEL don't stock 'off the shelf' lines for my bike, which is why they asked me to send ...
by Howard64180
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: HEL brake lines
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: HEL brake lines

Yes, I noticed that but thought 'I'll give them a ring anyway'. Glad I did! I posted the old brake lines yesterday and they rang me today with a query about one of the fittings - replacement lines to be posted today.
by Howard64180
Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: HEL brake lines
Replies: 7
Views: 230

HEL brake lines

Hugely impressed by the HEL company. My R1100RT is fitted with their brake lines. Having rebuilt my calipers, I found a small brake fluid leak at one of the swaged joints on the short line leading to the left caliper. I rang HEL to try to purchase a replacement part. 'No', they said, 'Remove all you...
by Howard64180
Sat Sep 15, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: A theory (R1100RT)
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: A theory (R1100RT)

Thanks, what I have done is drill the screen fitting holes higher, which effectively lowers the screen. I can now see over it and I still have the raise/lower control. A very cost effective fix!
by Howard64180
Sat Aug 25, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: A theory (R1100RT)
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: A theory (R1100RT)

Well, that makes a change: I was right for once. The temperature gauge now reaches 5 bars and the fuel consumption appears to be normal. If anything it seems to be running slightly lean now, as it has lost some of its 'oomph' at higher speeds in top gear when pulling uphill. When I first completed t...
by Howard64180
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100 RT Ramp or lift?
Replies: 8
Views: 374

Re: R1100 RT Ramp or lift?

If I had the space, and I could afford it, I'd love one. I've spent an awful lot of this summer on my knees! Just one recent event makes me slightly wary. My R1100Rt went off balance the other day (shouldn't mess with bikes when I'm unwell) when I was stood alongside and there was no stopping it. De...
by Howard64180
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: A theory (R1100RT)
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: A theory (R1100RT)

You're right, I really should check that. I did try a replacement, which had no effect. That doesn't mean it's working, of course.
by Howard64180
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: A theory (R1100RT)
Replies: 7
Views: 393

Re: A theory (R1100RT)

I now have the sensor out. At room temp (approx 60f) it was showing around 15,000 ohms. In boiling water it was dropping only to 1,230 0hms, which according to post 12 here: https://www.bmbikes.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=18126&p=113942&hilit=oil+temp+gauge#p113942 is far too high. A replacement sen...
by Howard64180
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: A theory (R1100RT)
Replies: 7
Views: 393

A theory (R1100RT)

My 1996 R1100RT is on the road and the rebuilt gearbox is working well. I have, however, had some problems. When I got the bike it was hard to start, 'chugged' and blue smoked for a while before clearing. After all the work, which included new plugs, BBS clean, etc, it started and ran well from cold...
by Howard64180
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Front brake light switch
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Re: Front brake light switch

After more searching I found this (see last post): http://www.motobrick.com/index.php?topic=7557.0 And this, which looks like it has the same part numbers: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cherry-MicroSwitch-Micro-Switch-SPDT-6A-250V-AC-Short-Lever-Leads-IP67-DC1C-C3LB/122810566925?epid=2266682395&hash=it...
by Howard64180
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Front brake light switch
Replies: 1
Views: 124

Front brake light switch

I've been having fun with the front brake light switch on my R1100RT today. I took it off to add a bit of tape where the wiring casing was split - I think I then over tightened one of the screws. It will now work only with the rear screw just slightly loose - held in place by a dab of silicone. Anyw...
by Howard64180
Wed Jun 27, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RT gearbox
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: R1100RT gearbox

I put the shaft in the freezer and the bearing in the oven - dropped on easily.
by Howard64180
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RT gearbox
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: R1100RT gearbox

I've fitted the bearing to the intermediate shaft and measured it against the 'old' one. Spot on.
by Howard64180
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RT gearbox
Replies: 7
Views: 356

Re: R1100RT gearbox

Thanks Ced, just read through the thread. Some very useful information all the way through, but although he clearly shows how the input shaft is assembled, my problem is with the intermediate shaft. What is very helpful is that he states that the bearings can be dropped on by cooling the shaft and h...
by Howard64180
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RT gearbox
Replies: 7
Views: 356

R1100RT gearbox

I'm getting all the parts together for a gearbox rebuild on my R1100RT. I have bought 80% of a used gearbox, as mine has a damaged swinging arm pivot pin thread (not by me!). This gearbox has much better condition intermediate shaft third gear dogs than mine, but the bearing at the clutch end is mis...
by Howard64180
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: R1100RT, the story so far
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: R1100RT, the story so far

No, I don't blame Ebay. To be honest, that was a senior moment, it was Gumtree :smile:
by Howard64180
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: R1100RT new owner
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: R1100RT new owner

Yes, sure, it's Askam in Furness.
by Howard64180
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: R1100RT new owner
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: R1100RT new owner

Hi Jon, I'm in South (West) Cumbria.
by Howard64180
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: R1100RT, the story so far
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: R1100RT, the story so far

Hi Ced, thanks for your detailed reply. The wiring on the HES looks untouched, so I'm hoping it was replacement rather than repair. (Ah, just realised - When I say sheathing, I mean the plastic cover on the connector.) It was actually the main swinging arm threads in the gearbox that were stripped. ...
by Howard64180
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: R1100RT, the story so far
Replies: 8
Views: 401

Re: R1100RT, the story so far

It was an Ebay purchase (no, I never learn). I've had it about a month and have spent many hours in the shed!
by Howard64180
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: R1100RT, the story so far
Replies: 8
Views: 401

R1100RT, the story so far

Hi, I'm new here and have just posted in the 'Introduce Yourself' section. I have recently purchased a 1996 R1100RT that, as expected, needed lots of work. The 'new' front brake pads that had been fitted recently were not new at all - one of them was delaminating. Overall at the front end, I have fi...
by Howard64180
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: R1100RT new owner
Replies: 10
Views: 472

Re: R1100RT new owner

PS, I'm in Cumbria.
by Howard64180
Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: R1100RT new owner
Replies: 10
Views: 472

R1100RT new owner

Hi, I have recently bought a 1996 R1100RT showing 45k, on which I fully expected to have to do 'some' work. I wasn't wrong. It's keeping me very busy!

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