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by Mike D
Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:29 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: RT 100 Factory pop out spot and fog light fitting
Replies: 44
Views: 959

Re: RT 100 Factory pop out spot and fog light fitting

The lights were an optional extra George.

Standard fitment was as you suggest just an air vent. The control knob being just like those found on an old Ford Cortina!

Mike
by Mike D
Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:01 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Gearbox input splines & crankshaft seal?
Replies: 19
Views: 588

Re: Gearbox input splines & crankshaft seal?

If you ever need to outsource gearbox or rear bevel drive repairs then Mike Overy at Overland & Classics is very highly recommended. he is based in the Vale of Belvoir, so postage could be an issue.

Mike
by Mike D
Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:15 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Vacuum Gauge Adaptor
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Vacuum Gauge Adaptor

At least it was a problem with an easy solution :grin:

Mike
by Mike D
Wed Jan 13, 2021 4:43 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Vacuum Gauge Adaptor
Replies: 7
Views: 255

Re: Vacuum Gauge Adaptor

What gauge set do you have?

I use a Morgan Carbtune and its rubber pipes fit every BMW I've used it on (including injection models).

Mike

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by Mike D
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Gearbox input splines & crankshaft seal?
Replies: 19
Views: 588

Re: Gearbox input splines & crankshaft seal?

I Didn't replace my rear main seals as there was no sign of any leakage. I did however need to replace the clutch master cylinder. To replace the input shaft and bearing is a complete gearbox spit and rebuild. I had it done by a guy who was well known for his work on gearboxes and rear bevel drives....
by Mike D
Tue Jan 12, 2021 6:38 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Gearbox input splines & crankshaft seal?
Replies: 19
Views: 588

Re: Gearbox input splines & crankshaft seal?

If you look at your I/P shaft the wear is from the end of the shaft, the portion nearest the gearbox not damaged because it does not come in contact with the splines of the OEM clutch plate. You can fit a different clutch plate from Motorworks which has a longer boss that does engage with more splin...
by Mike D
Tue Jan 12, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Gearbox input splines & crankshaft seal?
Replies: 19
Views: 588

Re: Gearbox input splines & crankshaft seal?

There was some debate years ago about the input spline problem. One reason given (but not admitted to by BMW) was that one of the Getrag fatories (who made all of the BMW gearboxes) had a misaligned jig. This meant that the locating dowel holes were fractionally off. This put pressure on the shaft l...
by Mike D
Sun Nov 29, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Spray washer
Replies: 28
Views: 946

Re: Spray washer

Careful, or the next step you will be investing in:

https://www.bikedryers.co.uk/browse/Bike-dryers

:shock:

Mike
by Mike D
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Engine identification.
Replies: 8
Views: 638

Re: Engine identification.

Looking at http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/chassispages/e ... is1000.htm

shows it being from a May 1979 R100RT (range 6157005 - 6157291)

Mike
by Mike D
Wed Nov 18, 2020 3:37 pm
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: Starting Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Re: Starting Issue

Multi XS 3600 Had it for years.

Mike
by Mike D
Tue Nov 17, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: Starting Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Re: Starting Issue

Which model CTEK as mine has a setting for AGM/Gel.

Mike
by Mike D
Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Looking after my RS
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Looking after my RS

For the TPS setting you can also just hook up a GS-911 and run the TPS setting function

Then use the Manometer or Morgan Carbtune to check the throttle body balance (just as you can with carbs).

Mike
by Mike D
Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Looking after my RS
Replies: 6
Views: 283

Re: Looking after my RS

You may not know how to perform the adjustment, but that shouldn't stop you from attaching a manometer and just checking. If all good then as has been said if it's not broke don't fix it. You can use a homemade manometer, or something like a Morgan Carbtune, which despite the name is suitable for th...
by Mike D
Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity
Replies: 83
Views: 2949

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: 2472

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: 632

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: 797

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: 3556

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: 3556

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: 537

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: 3556

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: 409

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: 17
Views: 1474

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: 326

Re: This is extremely cool.

That needs some ACF50 :grin:

Mike

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