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by Mike D
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Clutch or gearbox gone........? (fek!)
Replies: 16
Views: 365

Re: Clutch or gearbox gone........? (fek!)

You should lube the splines, they need all the help they can get.

Mike
by Mike D
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Recommissioning 2004 RT1150
Replies: 57
Views: 1160

Re: Recommissioning 2004 RT1150

The R1150 bikes have only a few sensors that he ECUs collect data about, so I understand your reticence at buying a GS-911. You have also been able to set the TPS with a multimeter (which some people find a bit fiddly), so its use to you will be limited. Now if you had a 1200 then it's a different s...
by Mike D
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Gearbox output flange pull tool
Replies: 3
Views: 124

Re: Gearbox output flange pull tool

https://www.cycleworks.net/index.php?ma ... d890e8a25f

Or, if you are a member of The BMW Club (or know a friend who is), then they have the BMW tool in their tool hire facility.

Mike
by Mike D
Tue Sep 18, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Recommissioning 2004 RT1150
Replies: 57
Views: 1160

Re: Recommissioning 2004 RT1150

I have not read that any check of the TPS (throttle position sensor) has been made. This must be correct before you balance the throttle bodies as the ECU sorts out the fueling based on where the TPS is at any one time. You can check and adjust it using a multimeter, but there is a simple function t...
by Mike D
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Clutch or gearbox gone........? (fek!)
Replies: 16
Views: 365

Re: Clutch or gearbox gone........? (fek!)

How many miles has the bike done? The issue with the input spline stripping usually happens on lowish mileage bikes (less than 25K miles. One of the issues documented by our American cousins was that Getrag, who make BMW gearboxes, had a jig misalignment issue which resulted in the gearbox being off...
by Mike D
Mon Sep 17, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: I killed the engine :bawling:
Replies: 116
Views: 1752

Re: I killed the engine :bawling:

Can I get at the big ends by taking barrels and heads off?
It's the only way.


Mike
by Mike D
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: loss of spark
Replies: 50
Views: 974

Re: loss of spark

if I can buy an E.C.U from him and if it still doesn't cure my problem I can return it
You can usually do that with Motorworks.

Mike
by Mike D
Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Nice...
Replies: 9
Views: 278

Re: Nice...

All I can say for sure is that it shows the oil cooler equipment as applicable and definitely states that the non oil-cooler filter cover was not fitted. Who knows. Maybe it was a Canadian specific fitment, but certainly for the UK the oil cooler was fitted sometime after the 1978 models. My RS bou...
by Mike D
Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Bing slide carbs on a 60/6
Replies: 27
Views: 536

Re: Bing slide carbs on a 60/6

Fitting CV carbs to the stubs designed for slide carbs might be a bit of a challenge though, anyone done it?

I think Mike Fishwick in The BMW Club did just such a mod. I seem to recall he made up some inserts. I'll have a look and see if I have the drawing for insert.

Mike
by Mike D
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous & Restoration Q&A's
Topic: Wheel Bearing Remover Query
Replies: 9
Views: 284

Re: Wheel Bearing Remover Query

Strange that it wouldn't fit, was it to large in diameter to fit? I have a Sykes Pickavant set which has multiple sections so the collet expands evenly. I usually find this works on all kinds of bearings, including those set in blind holes. It seems to have more of a knife edge than the pullers with...
by Mike D
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Bing slide carbs on a 60/6
Replies: 27
Views: 536

Re: Bing slide carbs on a 60/6

It's coming from the breather. If you take off the filter covers you will see the pipes.

Mike
by Mike D
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Joining
Replies: 12
Views: 294

Re: Joining

Nice looking bike, not sure I recall that colour being an option for the RS in 1978.

Mike
by Mike D
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K fuel pumps
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: K fuel pumps

Hi George, From the K100 forum, but note I haven't tried to use any of the following...…… From various cars (most seem to be Australian): HOLDEN Commodore VK EFI, VL turbo and non turbo, VN onwards V6 and V8 sedan wagon statesman HOLDEN Camira JD JE Astra Calibra FORD Falcon XE XF EFI sedan only FER...
by Mike D
Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous & Restoration Q&A's
Topic: Factory tools with engineering drawings.
Replies: 13
Views: 375

Re: Factory tools with engineering drawings.

Not so much about how to fix things, there's plenty of that around the internet, more about bringing some of the diverse information that's floating about the internet together in the one place in an easy to digest format with lots of nice pictures. Included in that, of course, would be a section o...
by Mike D
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous & Restoration Q&A's
Topic: Factory tools with engineering drawings.
Replies: 13
Views: 375

Re: Factory tools with engineering drawings.

I agree on owners wanting originality for the tools on the bike, but your original post was for strip and rebuild tools and they would not affect working on a bike even to bring it to a concourse state. having said that, then from an engineering viewpoint recreating tools from original drawings woul...
by Mike D
Mon Aug 27, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous & Restoration Q&A's
Topic: Factory tools with engineering drawings.
Replies: 13
Views: 375

Re: Factory tools with engineering drawings.

The list of tools is direct from the original BMW manuals. However, for the engine you can now buy an All-In-One tool from Cycle works in the USA that replaces many of the old (heavy) tools shown.

Mike
by Mike D
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R90S Kinematic or Not
Replies: 10
Views: 343

Re: R90S Kinematic or Not

My October 1978 RS has the kinematic set up, and was like that from day 1.

Mike
by Mike D
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Slipping clutch - what should I expect on stripping down?
Replies: 20
Views: 460

Re: Slipping clutch - what should I expect on stripping down?

Okay, Mike - the "sniffy" accusation is withdrawn
Harmony restored :occasion5:

Mike
by Mike D
Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Slipping clutch - what should I expect on stripping down?
Replies: 20
Views: 460

Re: Slipping clutch - what should I expect on stripping down?

Hi Goldie, It wasn't meant to be a condescending 'sniffy' comment. You have no idea of my biking budget, but I too have been in a position where money was very tight, and where required second hand parts have been bought and used with success. However, you didn't mention the plate had been measured ...
by Mike D
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Slipping clutch - what should I expect on stripping down?
Replies: 20
Views: 460

Re: Slipping clutch - what should I expect on stripping down?

You're never too old. Ask Bill Smithson, he did Land's End to Joh O'Groats and he is quite senior.

Mike
by Mike D
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Slipping clutch - what should I expect on stripping down?
Replies: 20
Views: 460

Re: Slipping clutch - what should I expect on stripping down?

Not if you planned on a 2000 mile holiday though surely :grin:

Mike
by Mike D
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Slipping clutch - what should I expect on stripping down?
Replies: 20
Views: 460

Re: Slipping clutch - what should I expect on stripping down?

and fitted a second-hand clutch plate about 20K miles ago.
I assume you measured it and inspected it for contamination. Honestly, I think in this situation fitting a second hand plate, potentially of unknown provenance, is false economy.

Mike
by Mike D
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Slipping clutch - what should I expect on stripping down?
Replies: 20
Views: 460

Re: Slipping clutch - what should I expect on stripping down?

I believe the metal piston is no longer available (new).

Mike
by Mike D
Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Slipping clutch - what should I expect on stripping down?
Replies: 20
Views: 460

Re: Slipping clutch - what should I expect on stripping down?

I may be wrong, but thought it was when the first light flywheel models were introduced circa 1981?

Mike
by Mike D
Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Slipping clutch - what should I expect on stripping down?
Replies: 20
Views: 460

Re: Slipping clutch - what should I expect on stripping down?

clutch actuating piston is expanding and jamming in the housing. That normally happens on the later non-metallic piston. The 1978 bike, if original, should have a metal piston, but worth a check anyway. I would also check the bearing that bears on the piston as the needle rollers get squared off an...

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