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by Jaythro
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: BMW Owners Club
Replies: 20
Views: 462

Re: BMW Owners Club

interesting thread!

Have you asked them what the registration is and then chase that up ??

Maybe it is your bike ?? :D
by Jaythro
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Brake Pad pin - R1100GS
Replies: 4
Views: 188

Re: Brake Pad pin - R1100GS

Don;t worry about it You can;t get it separate You have to buy a small kit Do an internet search on BRA30313

The split ring on the other end keeps the pin in the calliper If you are worried then use a small cable tie or as I did a short length of copper wire twisted around and tied
by Jaythro
Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: I think this is a complete bargain for someone up there North of the border.
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: I think this is a complete bargain for someone up there North of the border.

Maybe the bloke just worked out that it was too cheap after being bombarded with phone calls ;)
by Jaythro
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Blocking the crank.
Replies: 8
Views: 248

Re: Blocking the crank.

Its a good idea as You can move the crank off the thrust washer locating pins if you push and haul at the flywheel too much

Then when you tighten it all up again it locks up solid and you may have trouble getting the thrust washer shim back to its place!
by Jaythro
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: FORUM ATTACHMENTS - NOT WORKING!
Replies: 33
Views: 739

Re: FORUM ATTACHMENTS - NOT WORKING!

Hopefully sorted now ??? Is there a very damaged 1200 piston above >?

Pardon for slow rectification I didn;t see the issue initially
by Jaythro
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: FORUM ATTACHMENTS - NOT WORKING!
Replies: 33
Views: 739

Re: FORUM ATTACHMENTS - NOT WORKING!

gertie piston.jpg
by Jaythro
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Gearbox Oil
Replies: 9
Views: 455

Re: Gearbox Oil

ONLY proviso IS that the gear oil that you are putting in is GL5 specification ! IF you have milky fluid coming out ??? YOu need to top up with paraffin and then with ATF and run the motor for a bit with the paraffin whilst flicking up and down through the gears with the rear wheel off the deck So t...
by Jaythro
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello to you all
Replies: 23
Views: 710

Re: Hello to you all

Under 30k miles and probably not over stressed looking at the condition of the bike. I think a few emergency stops and the cracks will appear, age and general use will not make them fail, it is the extremes that cause the failures. One good pothole is all it takes !!! Please take heed I know its no...
by Jaythro
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:38 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello to you all
Replies: 23
Views: 710

Re: Hello to you all

I don't know if replacement wheels are still available under the recall! No Longer available If I recall correctly It may be worth sourcing a used replacement yourself and having it painted the correct colour and get it fitted and retain the original for a all mounted souvenir https://forum.boxerwo...
by Jaythro
Thu Oct 17, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RT - Engine Cut Out
Replies: 32
Views: 1212

Re: R1100RT - Engine Cut Out

Coil fires simultaneously on both cylinders its a wasted spark system Even the 1150 twin sparks fire the lower plus simultaneously a few degrees after the upper plugs

I have seen coils split under neath where the red infill material meets the outer where the out lets are
by Jaythro
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RT - Engine Cut Out
Replies: 32
Views: 1212

Re: R1100RT - Engine Cut Out

Rain Hmm ??? Cracked Coil Ced???

What colour is your Coil??
by Jaythro
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RS dangerous design fault.
Replies: 11
Views: 482

Re: R1100RS dangerous design fault.

There is a warning "Not to leave the bike idling" in the Owners manuals as damage to fairing lowers may occur
by Jaythro
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: ABS
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: ABS

with a K1200RS it is normal to keep the ABS "brain" fitted into the wiring loom (but without the hydraulic assembly ) as it interprets signals from the rear ABS sensor ( and can read front if rear signal disappears ) There is no mechanism to turn off the ABS warning except to remove the light blue c...
by Jaythro
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Fork oil weight 1988 R80RT mono
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Fork oil weight 1988 R80RT mono

Yes in deed but its good practice to strip and clean all those bits just to make sure you can! It also allows you to "Properly" clean out all the poo from inside the slider section and reassemble with anti seize grease and inspect and run a tap through threads etc that may well be corroded etc etc e...
by Jaythro
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Fork oil weight 1988 R80RT mono
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Fork oil weight 1988 R80RT mono

Get a set of progressive fork springs and an Alloy top yoke instead of that horrendous cut plate steel The normal Weight oil for them which is very hard to get is 3 w I usually just used 5 w for my customers and had no complaints 10W will make them very stiff and not fluid in movement a 50:50 mix of...
by Jaythro
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:50 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: ABS 2 R1100RT
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: ABS 2 R1100RT

Actually Ced it "could" also be due to the starter motor I have seen "serviceable" batteries cause this fault due to the current draw of a starter motor where the internal gearbox is full of dust and grime The Pinion etc are again covered in clutch dust and take extra energy to spin and of course th...
by Jaythro
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Beachcomber - back from the nearly dead !
Replies: 12
Views: 517

Re: Beachcomber - back from the nearly dead !

Really nice to hear from you Again

I often wondered how you were faring I sent a couple of messages or pms enquiring

Great to see you have enthusiasm again

(Oh and If you do have to go changing seals etc Don;t use those stupid BMW preformed rubbish PLEASE!!!
by Jaythro
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Testing for ULEZ
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Testing for ULEZ

Pre R259 (Oil Cooled engines) did not have any NOx testing

Some of the last of the 1150 versions did

Are you a resident inside the Ultra clean Zone? Or are you a commuter?

Surely there will be an allowance and or a get out for either a resident or a historic vehicle ?
by Jaythro
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Pirhana no more
Replies: 11
Views: 751

Re: Pirhana no more

there are quite a few systems that mount on the alternator nose these days which is a much more accurate method of timing
by Jaythro
Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Oughtred P no longer with us
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Re: Oughtred P no longer with us

Peter kindly forwarded this .. From the BMW NE Section On Thursday 6th June Phil Oughtred sadly passed away and we have lost another valued and treasured friend from our section. The arrangements for his funeral are as follows: On Tuesday 18th June at 2:00pm the cortege will be leaving from Phil and...
by Jaythro
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Oughtred P no longer with us
Replies: 5
Views: 517

Oughtred P no longer with us

I spotted this today and thought some of you may have known Phil

Just heard that Phil's funeral will be next Tuesday 18th June 2019 at 2.30pm. There will be a celebration of his life afterwards at Lumley Castle.

If clarification of location is needed I can ask the guy that posted it

RIP Sir
by Jaythro
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Diode Board / Rubber Mount Replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 446

Re: Diode Board / Rubber Mount Replacement

Damn Sorry to hear about the off If I recall you can "just" about get to those 2 x 8mm nuts with a long skinny extension and an 8 mm socket from a 1/4 drive socket Whereabouts are you ? I may be able to drop by and offer assistance Send me a private message with details rather than in a public forum...
by Jaythro
Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: 2006 R1200gsa cut out and would not restart!
Replies: 33
Views: 1803

Re: 2006 R1200gsa cut out and would not restart!

please hang on to the scrap one until we meet up. If I get a chance I would like to see if we can work out how they fail, if we can the club will have a swap out test unit George the water in the "Connection Well" just shorts out the solid state relay and burns it out Probably the the third stupide...
by Jaythro
Wed May 29, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: 2006 R1200gsa cut out and would not restart!
Replies: 33
Views: 1803

Re: 2006 R1200gsa cut out and would not restart!

Hi Guys, That’s me ordered a second hand fpc from James Sherlock, it should be here Thursday/Friday. If you get a length of twin core cable and a fuse holder you can make up the wires that are below the FPC via a fuse connected to your battery and ride the bike home to your own workshop Buy a NEW O...
by Jaythro
Tue May 28, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: 2006 R1200gsa cut out and would not restart!
Replies: 33
Views: 1803

Re: 2006 R1200gsa cut out and would not restart!

Fuel Pump controller The idiots in the design studio put the fecking thing in a well (Why it could not be the highest bit and let water drain away or even get near the circuits is beyond me!!) and it has a small silicone seal to prevent water ingress front Left hand side the fuel tank of the bike as...

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