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by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RS diagnostics
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: R1100RS diagnostics

Hi Murphy, The UK R1100RS MA2.2 ECU carries out much of the same engine management functions as the later 'intelligent' MA2.4 version fitted to the R1150 bikes except for R1150 exhaust Lambda sensor emission management, learning offsets table creation and the better diagnostics. Unlike the later MA2...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RS diagnostics
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: R1100RS diagnostics

Your R1100RS uses the ABS2 (ABSII) braking system and the MA2.2 Motronic ECU. The ABS2 system is very rugged and reliable. The MA2.2 Motronic is a simple non-learning ECU. The Motobins ABS/Motronic Diagnostic and Reset Tool Part No. 95540 works with the R1100 3-pin diagnostic socket to read the ABS ...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Jul 22, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Will e85 kill my motor?
Replies: 1
Views: 95

Re: Will e85 kill my motor?

I don't think there is any great short-term problem with your R1100R - just top up with regular fuel at every opportunity to dilute the ethanol content in the tank:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/E85?wprov=sfti1

Dream on for the GS! :lol:
by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Jul 22, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: I got myself a "bike"
Replies: 177
Views: 3050

Re: I got myself a "bike"

If you contact Boyer Bransden tech dept they are very helpful and will provide the info you require:
http://www.boyerbransden.com/
by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Jul 22, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R90/6 rebuild
Replies: 17
Views: 210

Re: R90/6 rebuild

BMW Parts Fiche: www.realoem.com Put the last 7 digits of the original VIN into the Serial Number search box for the most accurate build info in the Parts List below the generic diagrams. Electical supplies: Vehicle Wiring Products http://www.vehicle-wiring-products.eu/ All things electrical includi...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R80 won't start or idle without throttle
Replies: 22
Views: 318

Re: R80 won't start or idle without throttle

When you have the Float Chambers off: Check out the Starting Jet in the well at the bottom of the Float Bowl to make sure a blocked jet is not the cause of your starting problem. Also check that the carb well dip tube and body passageway to the Enrichener is not blocked. Click to Enlarge/Save as Bin...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: ABS strange behaviour.
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: ABS strange behaviour.

.........….But this problem of falling Voltage doesn't arise with the magnificent Li-Po latest generation of 'new technology' polymer-based batteries. A third of the weight, five times the cranking power and virtually no self-discharge...……….... Hi Al, That is interesting about the Li-Po batteries....
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Foxes ate my wiring, bike won't start
Replies: 20
Views: 321

Re: Foxes ate my wiring, bike won't start

Leave it for 24 hours to see if it completes the charging process. It may be with your CTEK smart charger that if it is left connected to a completely flat battery for a period then it will determine the situation and try a test charge. If the test charge appears to be going OK then the CTEK will li...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Jul 21, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Foxes ate my wiring, bike won't start
Replies: 20
Views: 321

Re: Foxes ate my wiring, bike won't start

That metal Motronic holder should be well clear of the Battery Positive terminal or you risk a serious short-circuit, fire or battery explosion if it shorts the Positive terminal to the frame/earth.
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Foxes ate my wiring, bike won't start
Replies: 20
Views: 321

Re: Foxes ate my wiring, bike won't start

If your new Odyssey battery has been run flat by something on the bike draining the battery, then it CANNOT be recharged using a smart charger like your CTEK! This is because smart chargers see a completely flattened battery as faulty and will not initiate a charge under this condition. What you nee...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Hard to start
Replies: 36
Views: 607

Re: Hard to start

Is the rubber cap fitted to the vacuum take off tube at the underside of the throttle body by the rubber mount? If so, it may be that the rubber mount is damaged given the past repair attempt. Confirm this by removing it for inspection. If you need a new one you may be able to get a used one from Mo...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Hard to start
Replies: 36
Views: 607

Re: Hard to start

Is it leaking because the rubber mount is cracked or damaged? If so, it is better to replace the rubber mount. Is it leaking because the rubber mount has not been fitted properly to the cylinder head or throttle body? If so, remove the rubber mount, inspect and refit correctly. Is it leaking because...
by Galactic Greyhound
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: ABS strange behaviour.
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: ABS strange behaviour.

……...I've noticed that while it's the weathers been hot, even when the bikes been left a few days, the ABS set's fine first start. So why does the ambient temperature make a difference. On the ABS2 system, the designers set the 'ABS Fail' trip-out point at too high a voltage. The result is that whe...
by Galactic Greyhound
Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: I got myself a "bike"
Replies: 177
Views: 3050

Re: I got myself a "bike"

......….One would think I could be Scottish with my ability to not get my wallet out.

In Scotland we call that being 'canny'! :lol:

Scots Glossary: https://mudcat.org/scots/index.cfm
by Galactic Greyhound
Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Screwfix - Helicoil Kits
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Re: Screwfix - Helicoil Kits

…..What success rate? I really struggle in blind holes with a failure rate of about 50%. I used (and still have) the Australian 'Recoil' helicoil kits sold in the UK by Arconic Fastening Systems: https://www.recoilshop.net/ I started using 'Recoil' because I could get insert refills of various leng...
by Galactic Greyhound
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Screwfix - Helicoil Kits
Replies: 7
Views: 157

Screwfix - Helicoil Kits

Screwfix are now selling Helicoil Thread Repair Kits:

https://www.screwfix.com/c/screws-nails ... oilFixings
by Galactic Greyhound
Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R80 Mono 1986 Front Brake Light Switch
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: R80 Mono 1986 Front Brake Light Switch

If the Master Cylinder (M/C) rubbers are swollen or the M/C bore is gunged up, especially at the front brake lever end, then there may not be enough power in the M/C bore internal compression spring to return the piston assembly and brake lever to their home positions so causing the brake switch to ...
by Galactic Greyhound
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Cylinder not firing.
Replies: 21
Views: 413

Re: Cylinder not firing.

Fair comment guys! :grin: Roy: Yes - I was one of those folks who always changed the Condenser when changing the points way back in the '60's :smile: Rob: Good point about the vibration - this along with heat is what probably killed most Condensers back in the good old days! The difficulty is knowin...
by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Foxes ate my wiring, bike won't start
Replies: 20
Views: 321

Re: Foxes ate my wiring, bike won't start

.........I'm away for a couple of weeks but if you are still struggling I would happily pop by. If nothing else I can share the most therapeutic swear words to curse it with...….... Good man Mike! From your bike history you would appear to be our resident K1100LT guru and will know all the right wo...
by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Confirmation of being an idiot
Replies: 17
Views: 402

Re: Confirmation of being an idiot

Very good Barry, you've got dogs and cats down to a tea! :grin:
by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Engine noise....
Replies: 4
Views: 136

Re: Engine noise....

Wow!!! That's a beast! :lol:
by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Cylinder not firing.
Replies: 21
Views: 413

Re: Cylinder not firing.

It's best to change the Condenser (Capacitor) around every 5 years or 25,000 miles whichever is sooner. It gets a hard time as it forms a series resonant circuit with the coils and so contributes to higher energy in the spark. Note that when observing a spark, it is usually done by cranking over the...
by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Your Travel Tales
Topic: Sewell's In France 2018
Replies: 28
Views: 646

Re: Sewell's In France 2018

At least you found a dry garage for the bike! :grin:
by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: I got myself a "bike"
Replies: 177
Views: 3050

Re: I got myself a "bike"

Well that's the second time I've posted and my thread disappeared!

Ced, was that you again?!


I posted about using Hypoid.

Not guilty m'lud!

Been cutting a hedge :lol:

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