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by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K75S rear shock replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 247

Re: K75S rear shock replacement

I bought one from ramshox for my K100RS.
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Do you remember these
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: Do you remember these

I never had a problem with the width, even through London on a Friday
afternoon. Being a learner had it's drawbacks when traveling longer distances :lol:
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Do you remember these
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: Do you remember these

I had one on a 400 superdream. It would take a small load strapped to it, all the cones for the part 1 test on one occasion. It handled quite well to be honest, up to & above the speed limit. They did not like pot holes or large bumps, due to low weight allowing them to bounce easily. The 400 was a ...
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Sidecar Chat
Topic: Blooming heck!!!!
Replies: 8
Views: 544

Re: Blooming heck!!!!

I don't think my K100RS outfit will do that, but then
I'm not about to try either.
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Sidecar Chat
Topic: Now dont get upset but !
Replies: 72
Views: 12833

Re: Now dont get upset but !

So, obviously pretty important to Tincan3, it looks like it’s: Something to try. A hoot. Gets people talking to you Used up be a cheap practical method of transport. A passion. But, as you cannot filter, nowadays would not a small car be better? Or... is it that I’m just missing the point? I don’t ...
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Slipping Clutch, Not Necessarily?
Replies: 23
Views: 1212

Re: Slipping Clutch, Not Necessarily?

Pre-loading helps up & down the box.
Blipping the throttle is giving it a quick, light, twist as you shift down the gearbox, to
bring the revs up to match engine & gearbox revs for a smoother change.
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Fri Oct 25, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: F650 GS 2007 Rear wheel
Replies: 5
Views: 487

Re: F650 GS 2007 Rear wheel

Chains do not stretch evenly as they wear. When you adjust the chain you need to find the
tightest point on the chain & adjust to the correct tension at that point. If you clean & lubricate
the chain before adjusting you can check for stiff links before you adjust the chain.
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: BMW R65 Head and Valves Hitting Piston - Valve Clearance?
Replies: 154
Views: 4405

Re: BMW R65 Head and Valves Hitting Piston - Valve Clearance?

Have you tried Motorworks or James Sherlock for a replacement engine?
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Slipping Clutch, Not Necessarily?
Replies: 23
Views: 1212

Re: Slipping Clutch, Not Necessarily?

The trick to a smooth gear change is slightly pre-loading the gearshift
before pulling in the clutch lever, closing or blipping the throttle depending
on going up or down the box
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: First BMW R80
Replies: 42
Views: 1441

Re: First BMW R80

Hi Alex, if the bike is left on the side stand, oil can seep past the rings as the engine cools, causing the bike to smoke when started, this should clear as the bike warms up. Most of my bikes have had the generator light come on at low tickover speeds. The clutch is a single plate dry clutch, & th...
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: R1200RT LC Replacement instrument Cluster
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Re: R1200RT LC Replacement instrument Cluster

Thanks to all who has responded - in a nut shell I am looking for advise from someone who has changed out an instument panel with a used unit to see if it is both viable and possible, if not off to the stealership. What's a "stealership"? Main Dealer for the make of bike or car your trying to get p...
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Slipping Clutch, Not Necessarily?
Replies: 23
Views: 1212

Re: Slipping Clutch, Not Necessarily?

I did a check on my 1100RT 60mph is 3,500rpm, 70mph is 4,000rpm, & 80mph is 4,500rpm. I may
not be spot on, but near enough to watch while riding
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Slipping Clutch, Not Necessarily?
Replies: 23
Views: 1212

Re: Slipping Clutch, Not Necessarily?

From memory 80 mph is around 5,000 rpm on my R1100RT
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Mon Sep 30, 2019 9:42 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: I SHOULD OF KEPT THIS BIKE !!
Replies: 21
Views: 1138

Re: I SHOULD OF KEPT THIS BIKE !!

There is one bike I was glad to see go. A Honda 250 Dream from the late 70s. The six speed one, it was gutless. 60 into a head wind if lucky.
I had the 400 super dream, the extra cc's & 2nd front disc made it a far better bike than my
Suzi GS125 for the weekly run from Colchester to Portsmouth.
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: The faster the bike, the harder to work on
Replies: 5
Views: 299

Re: The faster the bike, the harder to work on

Basic service on my old R100RS meant tank off to do the air filter, all the other bits could be done without removing any thing, engine turned over using the back wheel. My R1100RT needs two thirds of the plastic off to do the valves & oil filter, the air filter is under the seat, which has to come ...
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Mon Sep 16, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: I SHOULD OF KEPT THIS BIKE !!
Replies: 21
Views: 1138

Re: I SHOULD OF KEPT THIS BIKE !!

All of the Kawasaki GTR1000's I've had, I'm still undecided which I prefer between the GTR & R1100RT,
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Pay German parking fine
Replies: 10
Views: 556

Re: Pay German parking fine

I'm sure I paid a speeding fine in the bank when I was based in Germany, but that was
in 1990. Things may well have changed since then. It wouldn't hurt to visit a local branch
& ask. Assuming you are in Germany that is.
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Self policing
Replies: 22
Views: 775

Re: Self policing

I thought traffic offences required date, time, & location to be
provided for a prosecution to take place.
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Hazards
Replies: 45
Views: 2165

Re: Hazards

"Indeed - many was the time that that very cloak descended over me.....while I had the blue strobes and autoflash headlight blazing away on my work Pan Euro. " I was a firefighter employed by the local authority years ago and I soon discovered that the cloak of invisibility very often extended to c...
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Mon Jul 08, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Hazards
Replies: 45
Views: 2165

Re: Hazards

One of the better tips I was given as a new rider was, 'always
assume you haven't been seen'.
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Hazards
Replies: 45
Views: 2165

Re: Hazards

I think the bike rider was completely to blame. At that speed the car driver has no experience of how long he has to make the turn and it is not right to expect him to be able to. The bike should not have overtaken the car before the junction anyway with the central reservation painted where it was...
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Thu Jul 04, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Hazards
Replies: 45
Views: 2165

Re: Hazards

It was avoidable , or at least the impact could have been reduced if the rider had slowed down on the approach. That said it is the car that is at fault for turning across the path of an oncoming vehicle. There seems to be a general failing in both instruction & application of the highway code, not ...
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Using a Disk Lock?
Replies: 44
Views: 2012

Re: Using a Disk Lock?

Never used a disc lock, always bee a heavy duty chain & padlock, through
the back wheel & over the seat, passing through part of the frame on route.
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Hazards
Replies: 45
Views: 2165

Re: Hazards

All I get on the way to work is homicidal deer :pale: & suicidal birds #-o :smile:
by Richard(Sande)Sanders
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RS decals
Replies: 2
Views: 346

Re: R1100RS decals

You could try Motorworks, James Sherlock, or Motobins. If
they don't list what your after, give them a call to see if they
can get them for you.

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