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by Rob Frankhamr
Sun Jul 12, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Faulty regulator?
Replies: 89
Views: 1829

Re: Faulty regulator?

Don't worry, we wont austras... ostris... refuse to talk to you. You're always welcome here...

Rob
by Rob Frankhamr
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Faulty regulator?
Replies: 89
Views: 1829

Re: Faulty regulator?

May Hans und Kurt forgive you... :smile:

Enjoy...

Rob
by Rob Frankhamr
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:39 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: YouTube
Replies: 74
Views: 5567

Re: YouTube

Was that sponsored content or do you really think that guy actually knows anything that you don't get from Haynes ? The little that I read of his final drive article was simply stuff and nonsense and following his steering head bearing article there is the possibility that you would have the wrong ...
by Rob Frankhamr
Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Winter Happy Hour
Topic: Northern Meet Sweepstake
Replies: 32
Views: 1109

Re: Northern Meet Sweepstake

Haven't been there for some years but it was very good when I did. Perhaps another venue to consider for the group as things start to settle down.

Rob
by Rob Frankhamr
Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:58 am
Forum: Winter Happy Hour
Topic: Northern Meet Sweepstake
Replies: 32
Views: 1109

Re: Northern Meet Sweepstake

Hi Rob, I’d feel better aiming for the House of Bruar, the facilities seem more appropriate. Regards Keith Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro I know the shop is 'fully open' and I know that the Fish and Chip shop has been open for some time with outside tables for them as wants 'em. Don't know ...
by Rob Frankhamr
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Winter Happy Hour
Topic: Northern Meet Sweepstake
Replies: 32
Views: 1109

Re: Northern Meet Sweepstake

My thinking is that a supermarket cafe possibly isn't the best venue in the current circumstances... although things might change. House of Bruar is next on the list and that is definitely open, currently with seating in the courtyard and, failing that, plenty of green areas to sit, weather permitti...
by Rob Frankhamr
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Windshield
Replies: 64
Views: 3153

Re: Windshield

I use a standard BMW screen, the same as they supplied for the K75 - with an extension on the top. A couple of inches taller made a big difference to noise levels. I will try and get a photo tomorrow. Also hand guards, leg shields and rubber foot flaps below the cylinders. One school of thought is ...
by Rob Frankhamr
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:25 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.

Hmm, it's a Northern bike. Not for ownership by soft southerners. :) I'm not trying to sell it, just trying to get an idea of value. It's a big decision as I love the thing for all of my inability to change down the gears in a satisfactory manner. Really sad to hear you're going to have to take a (...
by Rob Frankhamr
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Getting out there...
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Re: Getting out there...

A couple more images as promised...

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The road climbs into the distance over the Ben Lawers pass.
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The mountainside looms over the bike.

A pleasant little trip and the bike ran well.

Rob
by Rob Frankhamr
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:35 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Getting out there...
Replies: 6
Views: 179

Getting out there...

The first 'pleasure' ride today. Just a short trip along Glen Lyon and Strathtay. before returning home... around 75 miles.Here are a few images to show the scenery is still there... :grin: IMG_7507(a).jpg Doon by the riverside - Glen Lyon IMG_7517(a).jpg Along the River Lyon IMG_7523(a).jpg On the ...
by Rob Frankhamr
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Insurance quote weirdness.
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: Insurance quote weirdness.

Hate to say this but my insurance (renewal) via Carole Nash came in at £203 this year... That covers 4 bikes full comp. Don't know why you guys are getting such bum quotes but it might be worth reviewing the cover to see if there are some things you don't need.

Rob
by Rob Frankhamr
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:04 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 lo...
by Rob Frankhamr
Tue Jul 07, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Early points or beancan?
Replies: 26
Views: 355

Re: Early points or beancan?

I think the point being made is that it's not a simple choice of fitting one or the other. The beancan can't be fitted to an earlier timing cover and equally 'original' points can't be fitted to a timing cover designed to take a bean can. There are three variations on the ignition control systems fi...
by Rob Frankhamr
Tue Jul 07, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Fork oil in an early R100
Replies: 15
Views: 359

Re: Fork oil in an early R100

As has been said, the whole thing is pretty subjective and I think you're going a very sensible way about deciding what's right for you. A couple of observations though... (I think these may have come up before in this thread but I'm not going through the whole thread to check and I think they're wo...
by Rob Frankhamr
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:28 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Gearbox Issue Explained
Replies: 18
Views: 350

Re: Gearbox Issue Explained

:thumbright:
[(don't know about Guzzi)

Rob

Same as BMW


John
:thumbright: - Now I do :grin:
by Rob Frankhamr
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:19 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Airhead oil cooler thermostat leaking
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: oil cooler thermostat leaking

Haynes gives the spec for a 5mm bolt as between 3.5 and 4.5 ft/lbs. This is pretty much born out in other lists I've checked which show around 4 ft/lbs. This is a generic figure for 5mm bolts. BMW don't specify for this bolt and don't show a generic figure for threads below 6mm. For practical purpos...
by Rob Frankhamr
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Gearbox Issue Explained
Replies: 18
Views: 350

Re: Gearbox Issue Explained

I have never owned a Japanese four stroke other than very briefly a 450 Kawasaki and a few Honda generators. That would be why I have never (knowingly) seen a bike that has the clutch running in the same oil as the engine. It is strange how Japanese has come to mean "All", clever marketing that. :)...
by Rob Frankhamr
Mon Jul 06, 2020 5:07 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Airhead oil cooler thermostat leaking
Replies: 9
Views: 217

Re: oil cooler thermostat leaking

12 is the drain bolt, 11 is the service bolt that overides the thermostat so that you can make sure the cooler fills with oil after a refill. No really sure what 8 is for, I'll have a look one day...

Rob
by Rob Frankhamr
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Faulty regulator?
Replies: 89
Views: 1829

Re: Faulty regulator?

Don't worry to much about the wiring... after all, how often do you disconnect the wiring on a bike... I think I've done it twice on my RS in the 20 some years I've owned it. Rewiring the board from scratch isn't hard, you just need to approach it methodically connecting one or two circuits at a tim...
by Rob Frankhamr
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Fork oil in an early R100
Replies: 15
Views: 359

Re: Fork oil in an early R100



Hate to say this but... what a wonderful source of additional confusion. Everything you need to know about shock absorber fluid... except which one to use in a particular circumstance.

Rob
by Rob Frankhamr
Sun Jul 05, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Faulty regulator?
Replies: 89
Views: 1829

Re: Faulty regulator?

exhaust emission testing still isn't part of the bike MOT test. Rob Hmm, I didn't know that. It seems like an oversight to me. You may be right but that's the way it is... I think a lot of 'modified' bikes and a lot of older machines would fail... but I'm not not convinced that would be a bad thing...
by Rob Frankhamr
Sat Jul 04, 2020 10:22 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Faulty regulator?
Replies: 89
Views: 1829

Re: Faulty regulator?

Is it likely to have an MOT problem with the emission control being modified?
No, the equipment was never required in the UK (or most other territories come to that). In any case, exhaust emission testing still isn't part of the bike MOT test.

Rob
by Rob Frankhamr
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:16 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Faulty regulator?
Replies: 89
Views: 1829

Re: Faulty regulator?

Got to be worth a look John... just down the road for you.

Rob
by Rob Frankhamr
Sat Jul 04, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Gearbox Issue Explained
Replies: 18
Views: 350

Re: Gearbox Issue Explained

He needs (a) to find out the recomended oil for the machine and use it and (b) sort out what's wrong with the clutch/gearbox. Changing the oil viscosity at random is unlikely to help and could well damage the engine. But of course, his other friend might well know better (they often do you know) so ...
by Rob Frankhamr
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Tachometer r100s
Replies: 2
Views: 88

Re: Tachometer r100s

UPM - Umdrehungen Pro Minute = Revs per minute

Rob

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