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by CharlieVictor
Mon Jul 13, 2020 12:58 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: R100T
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: R100T

Hey PG, welcome here,

Do I detect that you are in Brittany? Loire Atlantique? (Which true Bretons do not consider that it belongs to Brittany...)
by CharlieVictor
Sun Jul 12, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Mobile phone GPS on an R100RS
Replies: 15
Views: 449

Re: Mobile phone GPS on an R100RS

I use a Sat Nav on my mobile called Waze which is really good. Google took them over a while ago, which is why Google maps has got better at navigation as they are using some of Waze's technology. So far they haven't interfered much and let Waze stay independent. I don't use a Sat Nav often on the ...
by CharlieVictor
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: BMW R80, Oxford lock?
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: BMW R80, Oxford lock?

Never wash it, encourage rust growth and have such a peculiar starting procedure that there is no way anyone could have it away.
Ditto.
by CharlieVictor
Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: This is worrying
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: This is worrying

Well I don’t know of the exact or real reason behind it, but personally after market noisy silencers should have been banned at birth; remember, that’s a personal feeling. Completely agree This short clip sums up my sentiments perfectly https://youtu.be/ipDmsxQVxIM The group riding and the fake bad...
by CharlieVictor
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:18 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: I am going to sell my bike.
Replies: 6
Views: 222

Re: I am going to sell my bike.

1500 sounds fair... prices are very similar in France:

R 60/6 1973-76 1 500 (rough or non runner) 3 000 (running in decent shape) 4 000 (mint, 1st owner, or documented resto)
by CharlieVictor
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: BMW R80, Oxford lock?
Replies: 9
Views: 230

Re: BMW R80, Oxford lock?

Never used a lock, I use old gits.
Always a couple of those hanging around the bike, reminiscing about their buddy who had "the béhème double vé" :grin:

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by CharlieVictor
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Windshield
Replies: 64
Views: 3151

Re: Windshield


Also keep in mind the given height does not take the rake in account. Rake is significant and will "lower" the highest point, as you can see on this profile picture.
Hooray for Pythagoras. :)

Or should that be trigonometry?
:grin:

Basic geometry.
Better safe than sorry :wink:
by CharlieVictor
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:23 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Windshield
Replies: 64
Views: 3151

Re: Windshield

Hi CharlieVictor, Could you please tell me how high is the Pulman screen from the top of the headlamp cutout to the top of the shield? Thank you Hi PG... The link is on page 1, but here it is again: https://www.secdem.fr/fr/catalogue-produit.php?reference=BB027PB Also keep in mind the given height ...
by CharlieVictor
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Getting out there...
Replies: 6
Views: 178

Re: Getting out there...

Breathtaking sceneries indeed.
by CharlieVictor
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Early points or beancan?
Replies: 26
Views: 355

Re: Early points or beancan?

Very interesting reading. Besides a trip in the Badlands of a third world country where simplicity of use and self-reliance are the key, I still fail to understand the craze about reverting to point ignition when a) the likelihood of an electronic ignition failure is low, frequence of event even low...
by CharlieVictor
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Gearbox Issue Explained
Replies: 18
Views: 350

Re: Gearbox Issue Explained

Fascinating stuff... Far beyond what I expected with my question... :neutral:
by CharlieVictor
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Numb fingers
Replies: 9
Views: 256

Re: Numb fingers

Grip puppies?
Different gear?
Lighten your grip?
Bar end weights?
+1

You might at 3000 be in the most vibration-prone segment of the engine, depending on the drive ratio.
by CharlieVictor
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: RT written off....
Replies: 39
Views: 1280

Re: RT written off....

It's a late '13 reg. The owner did 1-and-a-bit k miles a year! :smile: Comes with dealer-fit Garmin too, and the heated comfort seat.

Pete
Proper senior bike then? :cheers:



I'm already outside....
by CharlieVictor
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Gearbox Issue Explained
Replies: 18
Views: 350

Gearbox Issue Explained

A neighbor of mine had bought an old 125cc 4 stroke trail about two years ago. Since day one, he's had problems with the gearbox or the clutch, or both (he had asked me to help him find a bike, but went to buy that one without telling me. It's a lemon, he got screwed over, and he overpaid... but tha...
by CharlieVictor
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Fork oil in an early R100
Replies: 15
Views: 359

Re: Fork oil in an early R100

Haynes seems to suggest both SAE 5 and SAE 10 as possibilities, with a handy 250cc per leg. Is the heavier oil better for damping the long travel BMW forks? I'm also fitting progressive springs, probably with spacers to sort out the sag. Disappointed to see there is no drain plug so I have to remov...
by CharlieVictor
Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Gas In Oil?
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Gas In Oil?

Indeed!

On a even more joyous note, I have for the first time actually cut open the old oil filter to check what it actually filtered... and what did I find?


Nothing! :cheers:
by CharlieVictor
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Gas In Oil?
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Gas In Oil?

100% agree with Rob, the chance of petrol getting in the oil is very remote, but sniff the dipstick somewhere you cannot already smell fuel Absolutely... I took it 20 feet away from the bike and there was no smell at all. Having said that, she's due for an oil change sometimes in July, so it won't ...
by CharlieVictor
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Gas In Oil?
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Gas In Oil?

Right on.
Thanks a mil Rob. Prompt reply greatly appreciated.

I needed to confirm my "theory" and reasoning.
by CharlieVictor
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Gas In Oil?
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Gas In Oil?

After the four weeks off the road, I had to change some fuel lines on my R100S. I'm afraid that during that process I overlooked the open tap on one of the final tests, resulting in the bike sitting 24h with the taps "on". Never happened in the five years I own that bike. I still kick mysekf for tha...
by CharlieVictor
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:35 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Tyres... sorry!
Replies: 15
Views: 406

Re: Tyres... sorry!

New to me, early R100/7 wire wheel. What tyres would be a good choice, and what shocks too (I always found Hagons very harsh) Cheers, Simon There are no bad tires if you go main brands, and as long as you buy the tires in OEM sizes for their designated use. Everything else is only opinion. So the c...
by CharlieVictor
Fri Jun 26, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Molly grease
Replies: 6
Views: 397

Re: Molly grease

The specified product has around five times the moly content, and a tube will last a lifetime, or longer, I don't think I will live long enough to use mine. 'FWIW my plate has over 450,0000 km on it and the splines are fine, all the writing is worn off the tube! I think Castrol now make Optimoly, o...
by CharlieVictor
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Contacts at BMW for historical info
Replies: 16
Views: 786

Re: Contacts at BMW for historical info

In case anyone is interested here is the nineT, a very different beast DSCF8308.jpg I really like the Pure.. veru close in spirit to a basic R100/7 in my opinion. That color looks like Burnt Orange 534 vmx... No, not necessarily a factory model. Importers were in the habit of dessigning their own v...
by CharlieVictor
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Contacts at BMW for historical info
Replies: 16
Views: 786

Re: Contacts at BMW for historical info

In case anyone is interested here is the nineT, a very different beast

DSCF8308.jpg
I really like the Pure.. veru close in spirit to a basic R100/7 in my opinion.


That color looks like Burnt Orange 534 vmx...
by CharlieVictor
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: RT written off....
Replies: 39
Views: 1280

Re: RT written off....

Damn right turners !
Get well bro.

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