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Ruralman
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What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby Ruralman » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:05 pm

Rode to work and back again, lovely to see the sun shining ImageImageImageImageImage☃️


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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby george baker » Thu Mar 08, 2018 8:06 pm

Hi
messed with a tank bag for the R, tried to fit cheap muffs to the K, they ripped

George
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby Memphis Twin » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:19 am

Hi Memphis
860 is an odd size- I guess it is 100 barrels on the 65 crank? What else have you done to it?

George
Hi George,
I treated it to a Siebenrock 860cc conversion using special barrels and forged pistons. Heads are standard R65 Mono, but the valves are bigger than the earlier 650 on this model. It gives a very oversquare engine which loves to rev, and the bike is very lively!
Carbs are standard 32mm; this is a misnomer as that is the venturi size; the butterfly is actually 36mm so plenty big enough. I fitted bigger main jets, lifted the needles and adjusted the pilot screw. It goes like stink; but only on Shell V Power!

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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby george baker » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:07 am

Hi
thanks
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby Pannier Down » Fri May 18, 2018 7:10 pm

The big K developed the slight whine from the rear, and a check revealed very slight play when I rocked the wheel at 12 and 6. I'm off to the IOM TT with it next week, so guess what I'll be doing this weekend.....

Bugger!
K100LT sold
K1100LT sold
K1100LT sold
K1100LT bought for brother
K1100LT broken for parts
K1100LT sold
K1100LT sold
K1100LT Bought from brother, in service

spot the pattern,
Mike

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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby Jon S » Sat May 19, 2018 3:08 pm

My new rear shocks arrived the other day so I've spent the morning avoiding Harry Wales's nuptials and fitted them to Brunhilde', my 79 reg R100RT. The old (probably original) shocks seemed a bit too soft at the lowest setting an too bouncy at the mid/high setting. :cry:
Now after fitting the nice shiny new Hagons I can see why, the LHS shock had a leaky seal and the springs on both could be compressed fairly easily by hand. :shock:
The ride seemed ok (ish) but now, wowser, almost like a new bike. :grin:
It's surprising what you get used to with time.
Jon S
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby CaptAirhead » Wed May 23, 2018 7:24 pm

Tidied up some wiring in the headlamp bucket. Wired in some indicator repeaters in the dash board and charged up the battery:-

Image1979 BMW R80/7 ex-police. by Ian Beat, on Flickr

Meanwhile, the local stray cat decided to slob out on my bike cover:-

ImageCat slobbing out on my bike cover. by Ian Beat, on Flickr

Once I've got the wiring 100%, I'll have a go at starting her up after a 13year lay up.

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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby gogs01 » Thu May 24, 2018 8:30 pm

Can't wait to see it running Ian ..... :smile:
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Previous BMWs : R1200RT SE (2007 then 2010), R1200RT 90th Anniversary model (2013). :smile:

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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby Jon S » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:29 pm

Took Brunhilde' up to my local trusty bike fettler for the MOT. Passed with flying colours and no advisories as expected :grin:
Now we are ready for another year of tootling round the far flung corners of the English Northwest Frontier, the borderlands of southern Scotia and maybe even straying over the border to the badlands of Yorkshire :lol:
With a bit of I might even cross paths with some of you fine folks too :cool:
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby Tincan3 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:57 pm

Finished modifying my Givi tank bag.
It had a magnetic base and the magnets had to go for my new navigation aid. The problem then was how to attach the bag for easy removal?
The solution was velcro in the form of two patches sewn to the leather cloth tank cover with hooks on the tank cover and loops on the inside of the tank bag flaps. The Givi bag has a velcro closure patch on the outside of each flap so that the magnet weighted flaps can be joined together when the bag is removed. So, another length of loop velcro on the tank cover can be stuck down onto the original velcro on the outside of the flaps making a more secure attachment than just the flap inside velcro alone. When the tank bag is off the tank the extra lengths of loop velcro can be stuck to the hook patches to keep them out of the way.
Probably easier to follow the arrangement in the following photos.
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Oh yes, the navigational aid? A compass of course.
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby Jon S » Sun Jun 10, 2018 9:30 pm

Got some LED bullet SMIDSY lights from Bikeviz for my R100RT the other day so as Mrs JonS was out for the day with her walking group I got round to installing them today. So armed with screw drivers, pliers, snips, soldering iron, drill and compulsory mug of coffee I decided to tuck the bullet lamps up inside the air vents intakes so they not noticeable until lit up :grin: .
Out with front indicators and air ducts. Using the include templates I drilled a couple of small holes and stuck the lights on using the stick pads, (also provided).
Run the wires through to the fairing to connect to the marker light via an inline fuse (not necessary but as I had it lying around so why not). Positive wires connected to the live feed, negative to the earth and switch on. SMIDSY's lit up no problem, not so with the marker light 8-[ . A quick check with the old Fluke meter found nothing more serious than a U/S bulb #-o .
Everything back together, switch on, blow me they're bright and stand out like a dogs bits and pieces. :drunken:
"Never push a full commode" :grin:

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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby jfcoleman » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:09 pm

What have I done to my bike today? Answer - absolutely nothing, not even ridden it! Had a fall on Easter Monday on day 1 of what was meant to be a 6-day walking holiday on the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, managing to break two ribs in the process. Over 10 weeks later the ribs are still causing some discomfort, but as they have gradually improved I've noticed pain in my right shoulder. Turns out I might have broken something there also, but missed it originally because of the greater pain in my side! Had an x-ray this morning, but upshot of all this is that I haven't felt able to hang on to handlebars long enough to ride. Doubtless I'll be fit again just in time for the monsoon season! :mad: :sad: :cry:
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Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Postby bryce » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:48 pm

Maybe that is why, statistically, being a pedestrian is more dangerous than being a motorcyclist! :smile:

Hope you get well soon and back to safer pursuits on your bike.

Bryce


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