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by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello to you all
Replies: 23
Views: 443

Re: Hello to you all

Do not ignore the post up there ^^^ that mentions the front wheel or you may well be driving down the road on your nose. Here's a Topic on the recalled Airhead 'Snowflake' wheels - see Posts by CaptAirhead » Thu May 31, 2018 12:21 pm and Rob Frankhamr » Thu May 31, 2018 9:28 am : https://bmbikes.or...
by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RT - Engine Cut Out
Replies: 30
Views: 823

Re: R1100RT - Engine Cut Out

Not to worry. All being well, I'm hoping to make it to Moffat and I usually pack a tow rope . . . . . .

Ha ha! :lol:

Great - Hope we can finally get to meet up then! :grin:
by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello to you all
Replies: 23
Views: 443

Re: Hello to you all

Hi, Welcome to the forum! ......Have you ever run the VIN by BMW's database to ascertain month/year of production? RealOEM Parts Fiche Below is a link to the RealOEM BMW Parts Fiche - put the last 7 digits of your VIN into the 'Serial Number' box and select 'Search' - the result of the Search will b...
by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Oct 17, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RT - Engine Cut Out
Replies: 30
Views: 823

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 Thanks Jaythro, If the faul...
by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Oct 17, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Motorcycle insurance Again!
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Motorcycle insurance Again!

I have my R1100RT insured Comprehensive Social Domestic Pleasure (no Commuting) via Devitts for around £100. My wife and I have AA Personal Breakdown Road and Relay cover (applies to any vehicle we are travelling in owned or not) for around £140. The AA tried to increase my breakdown cover each year...
by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RT - Engine Cut Out
Replies: 30
Views: 823

Re: R1100RT - Engine Cut Out

Hi Jaythro!

It's a 1996 R1100RT 82,000 miles - as far as I can remember it's the original Black HT Coil.

The rain wasn't all that heavy - both cylinders suddenly cut out simultaneously - no jerking, misfiring or any other warning.
by Galactic Greyhound
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RT - Engine Cut Out
Replies: 30
Views: 823

Re: R1100RT - Engine Cut Out

There does not appear to be much more that I can do to induce the fault to recur other than use the bike as normal and see what happens. I'll take it to the Northern Meet at Moffat at the end of the month - if it breaks down again I've got Gordon's [gogs01] phone number so he can help push it the 3...
by Galactic Greyhound
Wed Oct 16, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RT - Engine Cut Out
Replies: 30
Views: 823

Re: R1100RT - Engine Cut Out

Hi Brian, Thanks for that! When the bike stopped suddenly, I immediately checked to see if the Rider Information Display (RID) was working, which it was. If there had been a problem with a fractured power wire from the Ignition Switch, the Sidestand Switch or the Kill Switch then the RID would not h...
by Galactic Greyhound
Wed Oct 16, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Caught out - Text scam
Replies: 15
Views: 289

Re: Caught out - Text scam

Thanks for the warning Rob - it is getting difficult to know what is genuine and what is not nowadays! I got an email a couple of weeks back from supposedly the DVLA saying that my Road Tax had not been paid - please click on the link etc etc. After looking at the sender's actual email address and s...
by Galactic Greyhound
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RT - Engine Cut Out
Replies: 30
Views: 823

Re: R1100RT - Engine Cut Out

You’re focussing on the rain. Whilst a good point, is it not worth also taking the bike to a rough road as a loose connection/vibration test? John Thanks John, Good point! All the roads round here are rough! :lol: I rode the bike round the backroads and there is a very rough 1/4 mile track to the h...
by Galactic Greyhound
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RT - Engine Cut Out
Replies: 30
Views: 823

Re: R1100RT - Engine Cut Out

Sounds very similar to my RT...rode around for days trying to find a pattern to it's shutdowns(weather/oil temp etc.) but eventually had to admit that it was pretty much random...gave in and put a new coil in and the problem went away and never returned. Thanks Rasputin, It did appear to be total I...
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: What do you think of this
Replies: 28
Views: 575

Re: What do you think of this

Careful Ced, if we don’t go down the electric route, I could see government policy creating cars with sealed systems; no drain and no filler. Basically, engine goes until it doesn’t, then scrap..... get another.....

I think you could be right there John! :grin:
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: What do you think of this
Replies: 28
Views: 575

Re: What do you think of this

Isn't there an danger using this method, of dredging up all the sludge and nastiness and possibly blocking up oil ways. Unless someone is using a Vintage/Veteran vehicle with a gauze type oil filter and an oil designed to drop particulates into the sump, modern engines and oils carry any particulat...
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Oct 15, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: What do you think of this
Replies: 28
Views: 575

Re: What do you think of this

Having no drain plug but being able to suck out the oil is a good idea - there is no drain plug to come loose to: 1. Wreck your engine. 2. Pollute the road surface. 3. Cause an accident. 4. Drip onto the garage/parking floor. 5. Be over-tightened and strip the crankcase/sump threads. 6. Reduce manuf...
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RT - Engine Cut Out
Replies: 30
Views: 823

Re: R1100RT - Engine Cut Out

OK, set the bike idling on the Mainstand today and gave it an all-over light spray with a hose paying particular attention to the front engine area. I noticed that when spraying the LH Throttle Body the revs staggered a bit. Checking showed that the Hose Clip on the rubber Inlet Manifold next to the...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Cleaning alloy castings
Replies: 7
Views: 205

Re: Cleaning alloy castings

Thanks for that info Clockdoctor - very impressive result - may give it a try! :grin:

Using 'Rub 'n' Buff' colour 'Silver Leaf' afterwards may preserve the finish for longer - available on Ebay, apply sparingly with a toothbrush then buff up.
by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Hexhead (Watercooled R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Day running lights
Replies: 15
Views: 2643

Re: Day running lights

.....The strobe thing is a bit of a pain as you can't tell if it's on if using the lights for daylight running...... In the '50's, car headlights sometimes had a glass triangular telltale lug cast at the top of the headlight glass. This could be seen from the driving position and reflected the ligh...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Bevel Box level plug stripped thread
Replies: 9
Views: 260

Re: Bevel Box level plug stripped thread

.......I'd post a photo if I knew how :roll: And here it is - again! :grin: : Posting Photos: METHOD 1: Using the Forum 'Upload Attachment' method you are limited to uploading a picture of not more than 1200 x 1200 pixels max dimensions, 250Kbytes max file size. Any problems will be advised when yo...
by Galactic Greyhound
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: 1100R cf 1150R - Thoughts..?
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: 1100R cf 1150R - Thoughts..?

....although I have seen a few 1150s advertised as non- ABS....., That would indicate to me that the bike has likely had a 'Servectomy' done to it and the factory-fitted iABS-1 has been removed thus modifying the bike to having a standard hydraulic braking system. It has been said by many R1150 own...
by Galactic Greyhound
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet 13/10/3019... or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 177

Re: Northern Meet 13/10/3019... or not?

Sorry Rob - I will be on my way back home in the car from a family event in Edinburgh on Sunday 13 Oct.
by Galactic Greyhound
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: 1100R cf 1150R - Thoughts..?
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: 1100R cf 1150R - Thoughts..?

Hi Doug, The R1100 Series have ABS2 which is a very robust and reliable ABS system albeit that it is sensitive to low voltage from an aging battery causing it to fail to set when starting. The ABS2 system merely sits on top of a standard hydraulic braking system and only operates should an ABS event...
by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: First BMW R80
Replies: 42
Views: 965

Re: First BMW R80

And here it is - again! :grin: : Posting Photos: METHOD 1: Using the Forum 'Upload Attachment' method you are limited to uploading a picture of not more than 1200 x 1200 pixels max dimensions, 250Kbytes max file size. Any problems will be advised when you try it. You can then add up to three picture...
by Galactic Greyhound
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K75c mirrors...... handed?
Replies: 6
Views: 162

Re: K75c mirrors...... handed?

The following RealOEM Parts Fiche will allow you to determine the answer to your question - if the mirrors are handed then their BMW Part Numbers will be different. Also, a lot of the BMW Parts have the Part Number marked on them. A BMW Part Number looks like this: '61 11 1 244 098' with or without ...
by Galactic Greyhound
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RS dangerous design fault.
Replies: 11
Views: 332

Re: R1100RS dangerous design fault.

[quote="windmill john" post_id=202066 time=15
Ahhh, now I know why you leave your fairing lowers off, in case you get another phone call and forget again.... it's an age thing :grin: :grin: :grin:
[/quote]

I think I just forgot to put them back on initially John! :grin:
by Galactic Greyhound
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from the wilds of Cumbria.
Replies: 7
Views: 153

Re: Hello from the wilds of Cumbria.

Hi Tom, It's a couple of decades now since I had my R100RT but if I remember correctly getting the petrol pipe through the Airbox is a bit 'tight'! I think you are on the right track to use a straightened coat hanger wire to help guide the pipe through. The Airhead guys will be in a better position ...

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