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by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Jun 25, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: Unusual lurch
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Unusual lurch

Hi Grob, Welcome to the forum! You are posting in the wrong forum section (BM Riders Club) to get technical advice on your R1100R question so it may not be seen by those likely to answer. The R1100R is known as an 'Oilhead' because it uses both air and oil for cooling the cylinder heads. Copy your p...
by Galactic Greyhound
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: 1991 BMW R100GS PD - choke
Replies: 19
Views: 302

Re: 1991 BMW R100GS PD - choke

Further pics to my previous post:

Click on photo for animation of Rotary Disc action:
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Credit - Photo by: barryh [BMRC]


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by Galactic Greyhound
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: 1991 BMW R100GS PD - choke
Replies: 19
Views: 302

Re: 1991 BMW R100GS PD - choke

I had this problem for a year with my R100RT but on one cylinder only. I checked out everything to no avail - it was worse in cold weather than hot. I eventually came to the conclusion that it must be down to a lean mixture when cold starting. I first checked the small starting jet at the bottom of ...
by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: NSU Kettenkrad (in German)
Replies: 3
Views: 126

Re: NSU Kettenkrad (in German)

Hi
looks fun, I want one Quickly

George

Very good! They were good fun too George! :lol:
by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: NSU Kettenkrad (in German)
Replies: 3
Views: 126

NSU Kettenkrad (in German)

Here is a German language video on the interesting NSU Kettenkrad HK 101 Technik tracked motorcycle/truck manufactured from 1940 to 1945:

https://youtu.be/I4KWJYtn0qg
by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: La Trochita
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: La Trochita

If you liked that then here's another, might even be the same guys as it's the same Producer 'Peter Hoffman' in 'La Trochita' and both the 'Extreme Railbiking' Part 1 & 2 videos below:

Part 1: https://youtu.be/viSJsOUCGu4

Part 2: https://youtu.be/GfXApajOnPI
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: no spark update and nem purchase plus which manual
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: no spark update and nem purchase plus which manual

Hi Dave, From the original thread, the integrity of the Hall Effect Sensor (HES) [aka Ignition Trigger Unit] was in question but at the time it was not possible to accurately measure the HES Ignition pulses being presented to the Engine Control Unit (ECU) to confirm if the HES was working correctly ...
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: no spark update and nem purchase plus which manual
Replies: 8
Views: 197

Re: no spark update and nem purchase plus which manual

Dave, As it was your intention to use this rough bike to parts swap onto your better bike in order to get it running again then it is not necessary to sort out the iABS-1 braking system on the rough bike. I think that you should assume that the iABS on the rough bike is best removed if you ever want...
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R65 ls no indicators
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: R65 ls no indicators

Hi Tomred, The R65LS model year would be helpful to have - put it in your Profile Signature Block and we will always know! :smile: However, start by going to the Turn Signal (Flasher) Relay which is likely inside the Headlamp shell. Look at the Turn Signal Relay terminals and wiring - it will likely...
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Electronic ignition
Replies: 104
Views: 4891

Re: Electronic ignition

Fit an RFI capacitor on the power supply to ground?

Screen from EM interference by fitting inside a grounded metal casing?
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: La Trochita
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: La Trochita

That looks a great way to see the countryside. Put a small 50cc engine to help you along on the hilly parts.

The same thought struck me and using an old Briggs & Stratton lawnmower engine! :grin:
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Jokers Corner
Topic: Now this is a bad day
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: Now this is a bad day

:shock: Now he is up for manslaughter! #-o :wink:
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Jokers Corner
Topic: The Deaf Book Keeper and the Lawyer
Replies: 1
Views: 140

Re: The Deaf Book Keeper and the Lawyer

:lol: Very good! :grin:
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: La Trochita
Replies: 4
Views: 167

La Trochita

Not your usual travel adventure but very relaxing to watch:

https://youtu.be/M8mhIdZoVow
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Puncture repair kit
Replies: 24
Views: 498

Re: Puncture repair kit

Hi CV, I tried this pre-puncture tyre sealant a few years back. The bike mishandled in the wilds of Cumbria going round a bend - I stopped for a look and the first thing I noticed was a line of blue gunge on the road and up the back of the rear number plate. It was the sealant from inside the rear t...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Puncture repair kit
Replies: 24
Views: 498

Re: Puncture repair kit

Thanks for the reply CV!

Noted your comment about the RE Classic 500 - could you make further comment about the reason?

The bike is for short City commuting and bimbling about solo on hill roads.

Any purchase I think will be next year so time enough to make a decision! :-k
by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Jun 09, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Fuel consumption
Replies: 32
Views: 826

Re: Fuel consumption

.....Also, it starts without choke and with throttle cracked open......

Starting without choke suggests that the mixture is too rich.
by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Puncture repair kit
Replies: 24
Views: 498

Re: Puncture repair kit

Thanks Steve - that is useful to know! :smile:
by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Puncture repair kit
Replies: 24
Views: 498

Re: Puncture repair kit

What do people recommend please Running tubes my best bet is a rattle can of tire foam..... :???: How effective is the tyre foam CV? Is it a 'temporary' repair or can it be left in for the life of the tube? Does it go hard or remain soft in the tube? What is the name of the product you use? I ask b...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Fuel consumption
Replies: 32
Views: 826

Re: Fuel consumption

Congratulations to Rob on completing the Lands End - John o' Groats ride! It's not nicknamed the Iron Butt ride for nothing:grin: The most I have ridden in 24 hrs was 500 miles on a National Rally on the R1100RT + the return trip from Doncaster to Glasgow - I slept for 24 hours solid afterwards! To ...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: piranha
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: piranha

Hmm, that's a bit too far. :) I will see if I can find someone to scan this piece of A4. The problem is that it is laminated so it may not work. I will try photographing it if scanning isn't possible. Mjolinor, Does what you have look anything like this?: http://www.piranhaoffroad.com.au/library/pu...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: piranha
Replies: 10
Views: 294

Re: piranha

Hmm, that's a bit too far. :) I will see if I can find someone to scan this piece of A4. The problem is that it is laminated so it may not work. I will try photographing it if scanning isn't possible. Mjolinor, Does what you have look anything like this?: http://www.piranhaoffroad.com.au/library/pu...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Puncture repair kit
Replies: 24
Views: 498

Re: Puncture repair kit

Ced, you forgot to mention the most important thing.....

You must keep a pair or two of nitrile gloves with sticky string, that stuff is a bloody nightmare to get off your hands!................

But it tastes great doesn't it John, like BBQ'd tyres! :-k
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Puncture repair kit
Replies: 24
Views: 498

Re: Puncture repair kit

For Tubeless tyres, I use a 'Sticky String' puncture repair kit available on Ebay for around £7. I used to use the more expensive 'Stop 'n' Go' repair kit but, although very easy to use, it is regarded only as a temporary repair up to 100 miles and I had instances of the mushroom plugs coming out wh...

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