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New member - New R100RT owner

Postby DaveMc » Fri Jan 15, 2021 8:00 pm

Hi Folks,

After a fair few modern bikes throughout my motorcycling career of almost 45years, I fell in love with “Boxers” when I was just 17! An old boss had a R90RS which he let me use for months, then I was lucky enough to ride bikes in my old career, with my first works bike being the R80RT, many a working day spent on two wheels with a smile on my face.

I’ve now gone back in time and purchased a 1990 R100RT, The bike is in fair condition so I’ve just spent 2 days deep cleaning and setting up a switched live auxiliary circuit and converted the seat to a heated seat (kept the innards from an old electric seat!)

I’ve checked the oils and all seem new, however the spark plugs definitely need replacing, so may I take this opportunity to ask what the best plugs are for the bike, I was told to go for NGK from a friend, but I see the Bosch Super 4 plug is double the price of the NGK - is it better. Any advice welcomed.

Thanks

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Re: New member - New R100RT owner

Postby george baker » Fri Jan 15, 2021 11:03 pm

Hi
welcome, which bit of the uk are you in?
George
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Re: New member - New R100RT owner

Postby DaveMc » Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:35 am

Hi George,

I’m on the “leisure peninsular” as it used to advertise it self as! Otherwise known as Wirral.

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Re: New member - New R100RT owner

Postby Bav » Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:47 am

Hi George,

I’m on the “leisure peninsular” as it used to advertise it self as! Otherwise known as Wirral.
Also famous for Half Man Half Biscuit!!

Welcome from Rugby.


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Re: New member - New R100RT owner

Postby Rob Frankhamr » Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:48 am

Hi,

Welcome from me as well.

As for plugs, the spec is for Bosch W7D although I don't suppose the NGK equivalent would make a lot of difference. If the bike has standard BMW plug leads (or other resistor leads... or resistor plug caps) you shouldn't use resistor plugs but if it doesn't, then resistor plugs will reduce the chances of frying your coil and/or ignition unit. There is a margin for experiment with heat range but I've never found any benefit from going outside the spec.

If you want more advice or opinions, you would do well to post the question in the 'Airheads Q & A's' forum list.

Rob
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Re: New member - New R100RT owner

Postby DaveMc » Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:11 pm

Cheers Rob

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Re: New member - New R100RT owner

Postby DEEP DIVER » Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:14 pm

Welcome to the forum from Suffolk.
I tried to be normal once, worst two minutes of my life.
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Re: New member - New R100RT owner

Postby P-K » Mon Jan 18, 2021 11:07 am

Hi David,
Welcome to the forum :smile:
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Re: New member - New R100RT owner

Postby Ruralman » Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:58 pm

Hi David
Welcome to the Forum
Safe Riding
Regards
Keith


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Re: New member - New R100RT owner

Postby george baker » Mon Jan 18, 2021 6:15 pm

Hi
if you put "Wirral" in your profile you should get local invites and info

George
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