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by milleplod
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Very handy S100RR....
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Re: Very handy S100RR....

You have misplaced a zero there Pete, I have a couple spare if you'de like to borrow one :razz:
:lol:
by milleplod
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Very handy S100RR....
Replies: 3
Views: 114

Very handy S100RR....

https://www.cravenherald.co.uk/news/177 ... -his-hand/

Over £2k fine and costs and a month of hard labour! :shock:

Personally, I'd have covered the plate up and cleared off in the opposite direction..... :lol:

Pete
by milleplod
Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:48 am
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Oil level
Replies: 18
Views: 325

Re: Oil level

I believe the issue when checking cold is that some oil will still be in the oil cooler, so it'll never be a 100% accurate check. Having said that, as I said earlier....no oil in sight glass when it's cold, put a bit in till you can see it, even if it's only just showing at the bottom of the glass. ...
by milleplod
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Oil level
Replies: 18
Views: 325

Re: Oil level

As I said above....if there's no oil in the glass when the engine's cold, the level is low. That, of course, is with the bike on the centrestand, as per the handbook. It might have enough in there for the engine not to go into meltdown....but it might not, and why would you risk it?! :smile: I don't...
by milleplod
Mon Jun 10, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Oil level
Replies: 18
Views: 325

Re: Oil level

If the glass is empty before a ride....when the engine's cold....it's low on oil! Top it up till you can see some in the glass, perhaps halfway, go out for a blast, then, when the engine's properly hot, park up, on the centrestand, have a brew, admire the view or whatever....and then check it again ...
by milleplod
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Puncture repair kit
Replies: 24
Views: 441

Re: Puncture repair kit

This, every time, it's unbeatable - http://www.dynaplug-uk.com/dynaplug-repair-tools-c-29/dynaplug-ultralite-tubeless-tyre-repair-kit-p-98 Simple to use, self-contained, you just need a pump - I carry the Airman Tour. I've tried the Dynaplug on a couple of scrapyard-bound car wheels/tyres kindly don...
by milleplod
Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: R1200ST fuel filter/ brake fluid/servo abs
Replies: 3
Views: 103

Re: R1200ST fuel filter/ brake fluid/servo abs

I changed the fuel filter 3 times in 6/7 years of ownership on my ST - total overkill, but cheap and easy.....why not?! :grin: Regarding the servo brakes and fluid changes - my current RT has them, and I had an interesting chat with Steve at Rainbow Workshop (an indy near Sheffield/Rotherham) a few ...
by milleplod
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Brake caliper pin spring
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Brake caliper pin spring

No, there is no hole in the pin which in any event screws in so cannot come out. The clip slides over into a machined groove..I presume it helps locate the pads My bad.....as my daughter might say!....I was thinking of the rear pin! I can only assume it's to prevent the pin unscrewing itself, I don...
by milleplod
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Brake caliper pin spring
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Brake caliper pin spring

Do you mean the clip that goes through the hole in the pin? If so, I would think it's there to stop the pin vibrating loose and coming out! There's nothing else there to prevent that.

Pete
by milleplod
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Throttle position sensor.
Replies: 17
Views: 859

Re: Throttle position sensor.

And I continued it Ced....I'm mortified! :oops: :grin: P'raps move it from Nick7's reply onwards - can that be done? Pete Ha ha! No harm done Pete! :grin: Only making posters aware of the problems 'hijacking' can cause! As it was caught early I think we can leave the posts as they are. If Nick7 wan...
by milleplod
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Throttle position sensor.
Replies: 17
Views: 859

Re: Throttle position sensor.

And I continued it Ced....I'm mortified! :oops: :grin:

P'raps move it from Nick7's reply onwards - can that be done?

Pete
by milleplod
Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Throttle position sensor.
Replies: 17
Views: 859

Re: Throttle position sensor.

I read this with interest, though have an ST. I think it came up on the youtube vids, but turns out the ST has a replaceable fuel filter! So have just replaced though, not mentioned in the Haynes manual as a routine thing. Must i think have been done before because the old filter had a 2011 date of...
by milleplod
Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: 2006 R1200gsa cut out and would not restart!
Replies: 33
Views: 867

Re: 2006 R1200gsa cut out and would not restart!

Here you go - it fits lots of different models. BMW call it 'fuel pump, electronic' for some reason. :???:
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by milleplod
Sat Jun 01, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: 2006 R1200gsa cut out and would not restart!
Replies: 33
Views: 867

Re: 2006 R1200gsa cut out and would not restart!

Lovely stuff, glad it's sorted! :grin:

Pete
by milleplod
Wed May 29, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: 2006 R1200gsa cut out and would not restart!
Replies: 33
Views: 867

Re: 2006 R1200gsa cut out and would not restart!

Remember if you have the same issue after fitting it, it was S/H. Jaythro, the 800GS also had that same blooming water collection device! I replaced the silicone seal and used 78 tonnes of Corrosion Block on the new seal. Or there was nothing wrong with the fpc and it's the pump that's failed....! ...
by milleplod
Tue May 28, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: 2006 R1200gsa cut out and would not restart!
Replies: 33
Views: 867

Re: 2006 R1200gsa cut out and would not restart!

Hi Ced. I believe the fpc actually regulates the supply voltage to the pump, and therefore the speed at which the pump runs. Bypassing it means the pump runs at full speed all the time - I'm sure I've read somewhere that, if you do bypass it, you should always maintain a minimum half-tank of fuel, o...
by milleplod
Tue May 28, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: 2006 R1200gsa cut out and would not restart!
Replies: 33
Views: 867

Re: 2006 R1200gsa cut out and would not restart!

I always carry a spare fpc - once the plastics are off, it's as easy to fit the spare as it is the bypass gizmo.....and you'd replace the gizmo with another fpc anyway, or at least you should.

Pete
by milleplod
Fri May 17, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: French toll roads
Replies: 10
Views: 470

Re: French toll roads

That’s all clear now. Thanks for the responses.
If they scan the width they may charge my 1200RT as a lorry :grin:
Keith
They might charge me as a wide load....on any bike! :lol:

Pete
by milleplod
Fri May 17, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: French toll roads
Replies: 10
Views: 470

Re: French toll roads

All vehicles using the height-restricted lanes get charged as Class 1, there's no way for that lane to differentiate between vehicle classes - it's that simple! I always say to myself 'avoid the goalposts' as I approach them! :smile:

Pete
by milleplod
Wed May 08, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Valve Clearances TDC
Replies: 15
Views: 398

Re: Valve Clearances TDC

Does this help, one of Jim von Baden's tutorials - it's for the 1200, but 1150 differences are explained.

http://www.jvbproductions.com/R1200_Hex ... rvice.html

Pete
by milleplod
Sat May 04, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Please help. Really panicking. R1150r
Replies: 12
Views: 484

Re: Please help. Really panicking. R1150r

Read this thread here - http://www.r1150r.net/board/viewtopic.php?t=34820

I think you've undone the camchain tensioner pivot pin - there's guidance on the thread as to how to sort it.

Pete
by milleplod
Sat May 04, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Please help. Really panicking. R1150r
Replies: 12
Views: 484

Re: Please help. Really panicking. R1150r

Have a look at these pics and see if you can spot which one you undid, that might help somebody to tell you what you've done! Don't panic - most things are sortable, especially with all the help available on here. Welcome to the Forum, btw! :smile: http://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/partgrp?id=0439-USA...
by milleplod
Fri May 03, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K75 query
Replies: 3
Views: 220

Re: K75 query

If you're wanting to know if it will 'fit' you, have a play with this -

http://cycle-ergo.com/

Pete
by milleplod
Mon Apr 29, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Paint matching help...
Replies: 12
Views: 330

Re: Paint matching help...

Tieing in with what Jockboxer says above, I recently had one of the rocker covers on my RT repaired by my local mobile 'smart repair' guy. There was no code available for the satin-finish silver colour, but he was able to mix up a perfect match. Might be worth giving one a call to see if they'd be p...
by milleplod
Fri Apr 26, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: K&N oil filter - which model?
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: K&N oil filter - which model?

Why buy those filters????

Mahle original manufacturer for the BMW Part number OC306 and If you can order an OC 306D you get the crush washers too!
Yup! :grin:

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