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by Jaythro
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: R100 BMW private plate for sale!
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: R100 BMW private plate for sale!

Put A Price on it!

Nice of you to pop in and chance your arm !
by Jaythro
Thu Oct 15, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Wheel compatibility
Replies: 4
Views: 238

Re: Wheel compatibility

You need to know how many ribs in the centre of the front wheel
by Jaythro
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K1100/100 RS or K1200RS
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: K1100/100 RS or K1200RS

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=12470 this may cover the Early rivet issue

and this may let you see the album for the K100RS on Photobucket https://photobucket.com/u/Jaythro55/a/1 ... 5e8a0592fa
by Jaythro
Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K1100/100 RS or K1200RS
Replies: 5
Views: 357

Re: K1100/100 RS or K1200RS

Okay the best of the bunch is the K100 16Valve the K100 or K75 Then the K1100 and finally the K1200 Basically to quantify that the K100 16Valve has a great power set up but maintains that easy to work at simplicity Then the other two earlier bricks but avoid very early K100's ones as they only have ...
by Jaythro
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100rt neutral light
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: R1100rt neutral light

what age of bike there were a couple of variations but yes either internally (or tagged on the back of the gear position switch as per first models)
by Jaythro
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RS raised from the dead but...
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: R1100RS raised from the dead but...

Then about a year later a short out in the radio burned out the entire wiring loom, but that's another story. Aww No Andy so that is what happened to it :( They are an Awesome machine IF I could find a decent one for not silly money I would clear my garage of all my bikes except my Airhead GS (and ...
by Jaythro
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RS raised from the dead but...
Replies: 5
Views: 368

Re: R1100RS raised from the dead but...

Pre Stick coil Andy 2003 onwards for stick coils JTReg First things first Does it turn over on the button??? Or is that where the trouble begins ?? Do you have fuel? Slip the injectors back and spin it over and do they atomise well or squirt? Squirting is bad (Behave you lot!!) N.B. Make sure you ha...
by Jaythro
Sun Oct 11, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity
Replies: 55
Views: 1169

Re: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity

Well, my R100S has 10w now, and I find it too soft... I can't imagine what 2.5w would feel like!
Perhaps its time to start looking at fork internals rather than adding thicker oils??
by Jaythro
Sat Oct 10, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity
Replies: 55
Views: 1169

Re: Changing Fork Oil Viscosity

Definitely do not go for 10W

Just stick with 5 for a naked and 7.5 for a faired

Other wise it is like riding on bricks
by Jaythro
Thu Oct 08, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: R1200R or R1150R ???
Replies: 26
Views: 776

Re: R1200R or R1150R ???

Why would anyone want CANbus on a bike? Canbus is brilliant it definitely reduced the amount of wiring on the 1200's versus the 1150 Basically one sensor can feed info to multiple units instead of each unit needing its own sensor hence one set of 3 wires instead of one two or three wires to each un...
by Jaythro
Thu Oct 08, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: R1200R or R1150R ???
Replies: 26
Views: 776

Re: R1200R or R1150R ???

I recommend the 1150 because apart from an ABS ECU *** the main engine ECU is just a big calculator with basic analogue inputs rather than a multitude of canbus links Mechanically it is a more robust motor and you can easily fix the final drive Whereas the 1200 final drive is poop and requires 5 die...
by Jaythro
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: R1200R or R1150R ???
Replies: 26
Views: 776

Re: R1200R or R1150R ???

I was left the 1200GS by a friend who departed this world way too early I did my best to keep it maintained for him, It dropped a valve when I rode it in a loop from my place to warm the oil to do the 12000 mile service for him, I wasn't revving it at all I was being careful due to loads and a loads...
by Jaythro
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: R1200R or R1150R ???
Replies: 26
Views: 776

Re: R1200R or R1150R ???

1150R every time the 1200 is a sad depreciation from the 1150 !!

It is rebuildable whereas a 1200 is just disposable!

Price up a final drive rebuild

Most fragile bike I have ever owned 04 1200GS 1 FD and twice dropped exh valves 12000 miles apart
by Jaythro
Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Cafe racer
Replies: 57
Views: 1397

Re: Cafe racer

Worse still when the idiot who did that abomination would think it is worth £6000

I think the expression we seek is Saints Protect us!!
by Jaythro
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:15 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Motoworks Swing arm upgrade kit
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Motoworks Swing arm upgrade kit

also look at www.nushings.com

Similar idea to M'works but in Nylon
by Jaythro
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100rt rear drive oil leak
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: R1100rt rear drive oil leak

Run it for a while to be sure But If the FD level is good and gearbox is low?? (P.S. How Low? A mm, 2 mm below the filler plug?) Anyway I would say Gearbox output seal And yes it is a pain in the arse as you need the swingarm out of the way and nearly everything I have looked at that was 10 years pl...
by Jaythro
Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100rt rear drive oil leak
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: R1100rt rear drive oil leak

Slip boot back and drain out as Much as possible Clean boot well resecure Check oil levels in FD and Gearbox Top up if needed I do not know why But it happens they "burp" a tablespoon or so in there and it looks horrendous and messy Obviously if you have a half a litre in there It may be gearbox out...
by Jaythro
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Sticking brakes
Replies: 55
Views: 3665

Re: Sticking brakes

In actuality, the disc being slightly offset shouldn't make any material difference in the performance of the brake as long as the disc isn't in any danger of touching the caliper. Its all guess work as we cant really see the bike or the set up But Nail on the head Rob with centralising that centre...
by Jaythro
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: k1200 rs battery holder
Replies: 1
Views: 162

Re: k1200 rs battery holder

There is no top of the battery box on a K just that top bracket on the battery itself
by Jaythro
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Drilling out exhaust studs
Replies: 15
Views: 630

Re: Drilling out exhaust studs

If it leaks just use a good dose of plumbers tape

It works

I think we cured one on here or on UKgser when I suggested that after various loctite etc etc etc suggestions
by Jaythro
Wed Sep 30, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Differential Bearing Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Differential Bearing Replacement

James there are differing schools of thought about these repairs "but" mine is as such If there is a Smidgeon of play ?? "but" no grindy groany noises whilst riding (the bike Not you!) and more importantly no silver sparkles in the FD oil when you drain it ???? That is the biggest indicator of a pr...
by Jaythro
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Sticking brakes
Replies: 55
Views: 3665

Re: Sticking brakes

Are you sure you don;t have a collapsed hose ? you apply the brakes and then when you try to release the pressure the flap pin the pipe doesn;t let it all away to release the pressure and keeps the pads partially applied Which then heat up and so does the fluid Which then expands and applies them ha...
by Jaythro
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Differential Bearing Replacement
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Differential Bearing Replacement

Big bearing Seal Big O ring 220 ish ml of 85W140 gear oil (to bottom of filler plug threads ) There is a video of checking the clearances I think I may have linked you to it getting that inner bearing cage out can be problematic between using heat or welder Just make sure no weld or swarf gets on th...
by Jaythro
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Drilling out exhaust studs
Replies: 15
Views: 630

Re: Drilling out exhaust studs

Be careful there is an oil gallery just behind one of those so

M8 x 40 is the standard size

https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpa ... Id=11_1838
by Jaythro
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RT 96 Mirror Pods
Replies: 2
Views: 229

Re: R1100RT 96 Mirror Pods

You will likely need to replace that front fairing subframe When I was at the dealers We tried everything to get stuff to line up again and then there was an order from teh manager It was cheaper to buy a replacement subframe than have us mess about for 5 hours trying to get stuff on straight Check ...

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