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by Mike D
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity
Replies: 67
Views: 1466

Re: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity

And a gazillion flies!

You can be driving at speed, then stop the car seemingly nowhere and by the time you are out the flies are around your head. I learned the 'Aussie Wave' very quickly!

Mike
by Mike D
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Advice on fuel consumption
Replies: 63
Views: 1797

Re: Advice on fuel consumption

My RS was made in the same month, about 250 units after yours.

It was/is points ignition and has the electronic rev counter unit. The dial numerals are green (the previous year they were white).

Mike
by Mike D
Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: /7 rockers on /5 heads
Replies: 6
Views: 517

Re: /7 rockers on /5 heads

Recently, a similar question was raised the BMW Club forum.

Have a look at:

http://www.largiader.com/tech/rockers/

Mike
by Mike D
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Multi-bike insurance again
Replies: 19
Views: 504

Re: Multi-bike insurance again

I am also with Peter James.

1978 R100RS, 1979 R80/7, 1994 K1100LT, 2001 R1150RT.

Well worth a call.

Mike
by Mike D
Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: BMW R100RS 1983 Jahre / Last Edition??
Replies: 35
Views: 3024

Re: BMW R100RS 1983 Jahre / Last Edition??

Hi Rob,

I haven't.

Mike
by Mike D
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: BMW R100RS 1983 Jahre / Last Edition??
Replies: 35
Views: 3024

Re: BMW R100RS 1983 Jahre / Last Edition??

Hi Steve, I am also in the BMW Club UK (Tool Hire Secretary), and bought my R100RS in 1978 so in that era. I hadn't hear of the PL special until when it was raised here. There were other dealer specials, one that I recall was the Ongar M/C K75 with an RS fairing fitted. I lived in Essex back then so...
by Mike D
Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K100RS question
Replies: 6
Views: 372

Re: K100RS question

Oil dripping from that particular hole could be engine or gearbox. Have a sniff you will be able to tell what oil it is. Gearbox oil has a distinct aroma! The other weep hole is near the front. This is for the water pump. If you get either water or oil from that one, then it's time to look at the pu...
by Mike D
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: BMW R100RS 1983 Jahre / Last Edition??
Replies: 35
Views: 3024

Re: BMW R100RS 1983 Jahre / Last Edition??

Looks like the starter motor cover is off a later model. It should have the legend BMW R100RS, unless that was part of the 'PL special'
I would have thought spoked wheels as well, but again 'special'

Mike
by Mike D
Fri Sep 04, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Most stupid recall yet !
Replies: 3
Views: 264

Re: Most stupid recall yet !

It was reported on the UKGSer forum a few weeks ago. Dealers were refusing to release new bikes to customers because the compliance label was peeling off!

Mike
by Mike D
Tue Sep 01, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R1100RS 1994 Advice
Replies: 14
Views: 838

Re: R1100RS 1994 Advice

Second vote for Mike at Overland & Classics.

Mike
by Mike D
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: This is extremely cool.
Replies: 3
Views: 208

Re: This is extremely cool.

That needs some ACF50 :grin:

Mike
by Mike D
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Motorcycle storage
Replies: 16
Views: 628

Re: Motorcycle storage

Which did you buy, the bottle or the metal spray can.

A little goes a long way!

Mike
by Mike D
Wed Aug 26, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Fuel flange recall. It's new.
Replies: 6
Views: 616

Re: Fuel flange recall. It's new.

I seem to recall :smile: that in the UK it was a 'look see' check during a service, and if the fuel flange was cracked they replaced it.

Mike
by Mike D
Wed Aug 26, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Motorcycle storage
Replies: 16
Views: 628

Re: Motorcycle storage

I've used it for years, recently also tried the XCP Rust Blocker, which according to Bennets test is better. I found that the lever pump bottle tended to squirt it out too thick, unlike the spray cans of ACF50. If you use ACF50 it benefits from being warmed up. so in winter I pout the metal can in s...
by Mike D
Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Off manufacturer question - Moto Guzzi voltage regulator
Replies: 17
Views: 825

Re: Off manufacturer question - Moto Guzzi voltage regulator

On a milder tone it's a name given to pork pies in Yorkshire :smile:

Mike
by Mike D
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: High idle and rough acceleration
Replies: 57
Views: 2382

Re: High idle and rough acceleration

As an introduction,. have a look at the following, skip to around the 46.37 mark for the carbs tuning:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRbaKhue-eo

Some further info in this post:

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=29168

Mike
by Mike D
Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: High idle and rough acceleration
Replies: 57
Views: 2382

Re: High idle and rough acceleration

As the bike is new to you, do you have any information on it's maintenance history, and the ability of the previous owner to carry it out? You probably will need to start from the basics. Have you a decent workshop manual? Having said start from the basics, the change in idle speed can sometimes be ...
by Mike D
Tue Aug 11, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: '87 R65 instrument cluster wiring
Replies: 103
Views: 4962

Re: '87 R65 instrument cluster wiring

Blimey Rob,

Your last post took me all the way back to 1970, any my Princilples lecturer at college.

He favourite phrase was 'Read, mark, and inwardly digest'

Mike
by Mike D
Sun Aug 09, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K1200GT (06) K44 model
Replies: 15
Views: 1020

Re: K1200GT (06) K44 model

The wheel carrier/flange that Jaythro, Rae and myself mentioned was for the REAR not the front. The rear ones carried the disc and originally were aluminium, then were changed to steel.

The front forks on the K44 model are called wheel carriers
by Mike D
Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K1200GT (06) K44 model
Replies: 15
Views: 1020

Re: K1200GT (06) K44 model

Just noticed your advert for a rear wheel flange. Did you get a check done for the recall (aluminium one replaced by a steel one)?

Mike
by Mike D
Tue Jul 21, 2020 2:23 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Servoectomy
Replies: 30
Views: 3633

Re: Servoectomy

As a modification from standard then yes, you should inform your insurance company. It shouldn't make any difference to the premium.

Mike
by Mike D
Mon Jul 20, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Hexhead (Watercooled R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Fork seals on 1200r lc
Replies: 1
Views: 428

Re: Fork seals on 1200r lc

According to the BMW Reprom, there are some special pre-tensioning tools required to strip the innards out of the fork leg before you can get to remove the oil seal. unless you have good facilities to fabricate something, I wouldn't be trying it without the tools.

Mike
by Mike D
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: OBD2 reader routine servicing
Replies: 1
Views: 222

Re: ODB2 reader routine servicing

Don't know about the Motoscan, but on the GS-911 there was a bleed test function. This was for ensuring all the air had been bled from the system after you had performed the physical bleed. I recall it was introduced for the iABS (servo) system. There is still a sub function for the later models wit...
by Mike D
Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Raising R1100RS
Replies: 6
Views: 523

Re: Raising R1100RS

Hi George,

i don't recall it being being in an article for the BMW Club, or on their forum. I thought it was on here or maybe the K100 forum, I'll have a look.

Mike
by Mike D
Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Faulty regulator?
Replies: 124
Views: 5435

Re: Faulty regulator?

We certainly wandered off from a 'Faulty Regulator' :smile:

Mike

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