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by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Cleaning alloy castings
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Cleaning alloy castings

Thanks for that info Clockdoctor - very impressive result - may give it a try! :grin:

Using 'Rub 'n' Buff' colour 'Silver Leaf' afterwards may preserve the finish for longer - available on Ebay, apply sparingly with a toothbrush then buff up.
by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Hexhead (Watercooled R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Day running lights
Replies: 15
Views: 2614

Re: Day running lights

.....The strobe thing is a bit of a pain as you can't tell if it's on if using the lights for daylight running...... In the '50's, car headlights sometimes had a glass triangular telltale lug cast at the top of the headlight glass. This could be seen from the driving position and reflected the ligh...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Bevel Box level plug stripped thread
Replies: 8
Views: 177

Re: Bevel Box level plug stripped thread

.......I'd post a photo if I knew how :roll: And here it is - again! :grin: : Posting Photos: METHOD 1: Using the Forum 'Upload Attachment' method you are limited to uploading a picture of not more than 1200 x 1200 pixels max dimensions, 250Kbytes max file size. Any problems will be advised when yo...
by Galactic Greyhound
Fri Oct 11, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: 1100R cf 1150R - Thoughts..?
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: 1100R cf 1150R - Thoughts..?

....although I have seen a few 1150s advertised as non- ABS....., That would indicate to me that the bike has likely had a 'Servectomy' done to it and the factory-fitted iABS-1 has been removed thus modifying the bike to having a standard hydraulic braking system. It has been said by many R1150 own...
by Galactic Greyhound
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Northern Meet 13/10/3019... or not?
Replies: 9
Views: 150

Re: Northern Meet 13/10/3019... or not?

Sorry Rob - I will be on my way back home in the car from a family event in Edinburgh on Sunday 13 Oct.
by Galactic Greyhound
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: 1100R cf 1150R - Thoughts..?
Replies: 6
Views: 149

Re: 1100R cf 1150R - Thoughts..?

Hi Doug, The R1100 Series have ABS2 which is a very robust and reliable ABS system albeit that it is sensitive to low voltage from an aging battery causing it to fail to set when starting. The ABS2 system merely sits on top of a standard hydraulic braking system and only operates should an ABS event...
by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: First BMW R80
Replies: 33
Views: 604

Re: First BMW R80

And here it is - again! :grin: : Posting Photos: METHOD 1: Using the Forum 'Upload Attachment' method you are limited to uploading a picture of not more than 1200 x 1200 pixels max dimensions, 250Kbytes max file size. Any problems will be advised when you try it. You can then add up to three picture...
by Galactic Greyhound
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: K75c mirrors...... handed?
Replies: 6
Views: 123

Re: K75c mirrors...... handed?

The following RealOEM Parts Fiche will allow you to determine the answer to your question - if the mirrors are handed then their BMW Part Numbers will be different. Also, a lot of the BMW Parts have the Part Number marked on them. A BMW Part Number looks like this: '61 11 1 244 098' with or without ...
by Galactic Greyhound
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RS dangerous design fault.
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: R1100RS dangerous design fault.

[quote="windmill john" post_id=202066 time=15
Ahhh, now I know why you leave your fairing lowers off, in case you get another phone call and forget again.... it's an age thing :grin: :grin: :grin:
[/quote]

I think I just forgot to put them back on initially John! :grin:
by Galactic Greyhound
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from the wilds of Cumbria.
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: Hello from the wilds of Cumbria.

Hi Tom, It's a couple of decades now since I had my R100RT but if I remember correctly getting the petrol pipe through the Airbox is a bit 'tight'! I think you are on the right track to use a straightened coat hanger wire to help guide the pipe through. The Airhead guys will be in a better position ...
by Galactic Greyhound
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: First BMW R80
Replies: 33
Views: 604

Re: First BMW R80

Put the last 7 digits of your VIN into the RealOEM Parts Fiche Serial No. box to see what it says about the VIN as per my earlier post.
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from the wilds of Cumbria.
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: Hello from the wilds of Cumbria.

Hi 7omly,

Sounds like you are in a similar situation to Alex [Alexxx] from Edinburgh.

If you haven't read his Thread [First BMW R80], you can find it here along with some useful comments:

viewtopic.php?f=15&t=28556
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RS dangerous design fault.
Replies: 11
Views: 267

Re: R1100RS dangerous design fault.

This is similar to what can happen to the 'Sharks Fins' on the R1100RT. One cause, and it only has to happen once for the damage to be done, is that the bike has been left idling on the Mainstand or in stalled traffic for too long which causes the Header Pipes to glow red hot through lack of cooling...
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: BMW R65 Head and Valves Hitting Piston - Valve Clearance?
Replies: 75
Views: 1072

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

Bent valve stem?
Broken Cam Follower?

Can you get a large sucker onto the top of the piston and see if the piston can be pulled up & down?
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RT - Engine Cut Out
Replies: 14
Views: 525

Re: R1100RT - Engine Cut Out

You could try giving the bike a good wash down with water from a hose, which is precisely what I did, followed by a ten mile ride next day....followed by HES failure. Good idea KH! I'll give that a try. I wonder if there is any merit beforehand in idling the bike on the mainstand for 10 mins while ...
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: First BMW R80
Replies: 33
Views: 604

Re: First BMW R80

…..The flick up sidestand was introduced as a safety measure. Many don’t like it but you do get used to it.

I would go as far as to caution against removing the 'flick-up' sidestand feature as one who experienced what can happen if you ride off with the sidestand down.
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: R1100RT - Engine Cut Out
Replies: 14
Views: 525

Re: R1100RT - Engine Cut Out

Update: I received the HT Pen Tester yesterday (Mon 07/10/2019) - it took about a week to arrive. Here is the Ebay link again for anyone interested: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/CAR-VAN-VEHICLE-SPARK-PLUG-INDICATOR-TESTER-WIRE-COIL-IGNITION-TESTING-TOOL-UK/113743618025?epid=1422807920&hash=item1a7ba5d...
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Oct 08, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: First BMW R80
Replies: 33
Views: 604

Re: First BMW R80

Hi Alex, Welcome to the forum! Your questions indicate that you are very new to BMW bikes especially the Airhead series of which your R80RT is part of. If you intend to do much DIY on keeping your R80RT on the road then you will save a lot of time, effort and trouble by buying a Haynes and/or Clymer...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Slipping Clutch, Not Necessarily?
Replies: 18
Views: 637

Re: Slipping Clutch, Not Necessarily?

Hi
Several BM's I have ridden have the tachometer needle at the same angle as the speedo in top
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That's an interesting observation George! :-k
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Slipping Clutch, Not Necessarily?
Replies: 18
Views: 637

Re: Slipping Clutch, Not Necessarily?

#-o #-o Attack of the wierds today went out for a local saddle and I noticed that actually 4k revs in top is 70 mph whereas 4k in 4th is 60. I am sure I was just mistaken earlier or I have been riding around in 4th........ I am still waiting for my HT Pen Tester before I take my R1100RT out for a r...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: Burgundy Sceneries
Replies: 31
Views: 1482

Re: Burgundy Sceneries

Nice pics!

The weather is better than in Scotland which is a wee bit 'dreich' at the moment! :grin:
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: ABS
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: ABS

I don't know K-bikes very well but, if you follow the front solid brake pipe from the Master Cylinder, it will go the ABS module front brake INPUT port if the module is still fitted. The front brake OUTPUT port from the ABS module goes to the front brake callipers If a Servectomy has been done, the ...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: ABS
Replies: 4
Views: 336

Re: ABS

Hi Paul, ABS = Anti-lock Braking System. It prevents a wheel or wheels from locking up when braking by releasing/reducing the braking pressure on the wheel/s which is/are about to lock up. This is done by the ABS module monitoring the output signals from the front and rear wheel sensors on a bike. A...
by Galactic Greyhound
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Speed Limit repeater signs
Replies: 15
Views: 406

Re: Speed Limit repeater signs

Not sure if this is correct George but I have always believed that no speed limit repeater signs were required if the street lighting was spaced at the standard intervals as in most cities and towns. In rural areas, the situation is different, in that some villages may only have limited street light...

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