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by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Now THAT Really Sucks !!
Replies: 88
Views: 4258

Re: Now THAT Really Sucks !!

....You can normally get a pretty good idea of what is true and what isn't with just a few minutes on Google. Like this? https://www.consumerreports.org/cars-how-to-protect-yourself-against-coronavirus-when-pumping-gas/ I posted that information because I thought that it was valid and important for...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Now THAT Really Sucks !!
Replies: 88
Views: 4258

Re: Now THAT Really Sucks !!

Hi guys, The article was in 'The Sun' news app - link below - scroll down for item: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11176662/coronavirus-live-uk-update-death-toll/ "PETROL PUMP RISKS Coronavirus could be being spread at petrol pumps as nurses warn “use gloves”. The contagious virus can linger on surfa...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Now THAT Really Sucks !!
Replies: 88
Views: 4258

Re: Now THAT Really Sucks !!

Copied my post from the 'Covid-19....' thread: "Riders need to be aware of the following: In some areas the rate of infection has not gone down as expected despite measures being taken. Some NHS nurses are reporting that they believe the virus is spreading via the handles of the Fuel Pumps at fuelin...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Replacing brake fluid/bleeding R1100RT
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: Replacing brake fluid/bleeding R1100RT

Is your bike an R1150 Andy? No its an R1100rs which I believe has the same abs as the RT? So this part has to be removed and replaced with an ordinary nipple? No its an R1100rs which I believe has the same abs as the RT? - Yes, ABS2 same as the R1100RT. So this part has to be removed and replaced w...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:46 pm
Forum: Jokers Corner
Topic: Covid-19 Important Information
Replies: 33
Views: 1606

Re: Covid-19 Important Information

Self isolating by bike ride seems eminently sensible to me. Even if it involves a small group, provided the individuals stand several feet apart during breaks in the ride. I can see tartan vacuum flasks coming back into fashion too! If HMG needs to further tighten up then that's fine too, if Parlia...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:34 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Replacing brake fluid/bleeding R1100RT
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: Replacing brake fluid/bleeding R1100RT

Funnily enough I'm about to undertake the same job but this has me stumped I believe that it's a Quick-Fill Adapter used at the BMW Factory and needs to be replaced by an appropriate bleed nipple. There is a photo-guide re brake bleeding which covers this - I'll see if I can find it and post again ...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: Hexhead (R1200) Q&A's
Topic: Oil Pressure warning light.
Replies: 6
Views: 604

Re: Oil Pressure warning light.

The 10W/30 oil viscosity seems a bit low to me especially on a 13 year-old bike which will have some engine wear. I would change the oil for a 20W/50 viscosity, MINERAL or SEMI-Synthetic oil - do NOT use a FULLY-synthetic oil. However, check first that the above advice is in keeping with the your R1...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Replacing brake fluid/bleeding R1100RT
Replies: 8
Views: 586

Re: Replacing brake fluid/bleeding R1100RT

Hi Simon, You are correct - to flush the brake fluid on the R1100RT it is normally done via the caliper bleed nipples only. If a substantial amount of fluid had been drained off due to replacing brake hoses/lines only then MAY you also need to bleed from the ABS2 Modulator bleed nipples if caliper b...
by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Jokers Corner
Topic: Covid-19 Important Information
Replies: 33
Views: 1606

Re: Covid-19 Important Information

But is a driver over 70 breaking any rules. If they are in a car on their own they are pretty isolated at least until some plod tells them to wind their window down. I am in the high risk category being 65, diabetic for 35 years and had a heart attack a couple of years ago but my mum is also high r...
by Galactic Greyhound
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Jokers Corner
Topic: Covid-19 Important Information
Replies: 33
Views: 1606

Re: Covid-19 Important Information

But the system can flag a specific license plate entered in "search" mode. It would then alert the authorities every time a network camera would have captured said plate. Correct? That is my understanding of how the system works as well. The 'Search' mode is therefore likely the primary use of the ...
by Galactic Greyhound
Wed Mar 18, 2020 12:01 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Weird windscreen problem ?
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: Weird windscreen problem ?

....Just having a problem trying to find the microswitches ( limit switches ) ! - any idea where they are ? Hi Bazzzer, I don't know but I think that the limit switches may be part of the motor assembly. The appropriate Limit Switch operates when the screen is either in the fully Lowered or fully R...
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Weird windscreen problem ?
Replies: 5
Views: 440

Re: Weird windscreen problem ?

Hi Bazzzer, Below is an article I wrote for the R1100RT Windscreen operation which may help in diagnosing the problem which could be a corroded Relay contact, corroded Limit Switch contact or corroded Raise/Lower Switch contact (strong possibility!). It is likely that leaving the windscreen in the h...
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Mar 16, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: Jokers Corner
Topic: Covid-19 Important Information
Replies: 33
Views: 1606

Re: Covid-19 Important Information

…..Who's to say the owner is riding the vehicle?

It doesn't matter Rob, it's 'just cause' for a stop and all that entails from that.....
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Mar 16, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Jokers Corner
Topic: Covid-19 Important Information
Replies: 33
Views: 1606

Re: Covid-19 Important Information

I first thought I might get away with riding my bike rather than self-replicating in the house for 16 weeks but.... The Number Plate Recognition (NPR) camera database can be programmed to highlight any vehicle spotted whose registered owner is over the age of 70.... a very dystopian society has evol...
by Galactic Greyhound
Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Servo and brake lights
Replies: 14
Views: 723

Re: Servo and brake lights

Your 2002 K1200RS appears to have the iABS-1 braking system (electric servo). See if this YouTube video of an R1150RT (same iABS-1 braking system as your K1200RS) clarifies what SHOULD be happening at Start-Up and what you should NOT be doing at Ignition On: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiksK0MLh...
by Galactic Greyhound
Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Another clutch - 97 r1100r
Replies: 30
Views: 1293

Re: Another clutch - 97 r1100r

Good job!

How did it go getting the rear end off in one piece?
by Galactic Greyhound
Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Servo and brake lights
Replies: 14
Views: 723

Re: Servo and brake lights

I think that with the iABS-1 system, the rear brake light is activated at half-power if there is a tail light bulb failure.

Check that your tail light is working when the lights are switched On and don't confuse it with the rear Brake Light.
by Galactic Greyhound
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: 2nd, 3rd, 4th opinion re oil change
Replies: 25
Views: 1608

Re: 2nd, 3rd, 4th opinion re oil change

Yes - it looks the same item!

Much the same price when postage accounted for.

It all comes from China now with different brand names. :smile:
by Galactic Greyhound
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: General Off Topic Chat
Topic: 2nd, 3rd, 4th opinion re oil change
Replies: 25
Views: 1608

Re: 2nd, 3rd, 4th opinion re oil change

I have found this 500cc hand pump to be extremely useful - unlike other advertised hand pumps, this one has lasted a few years so far and appears to be impervious to seal failure caused by petrochemical reaction. I use it for syphoning Kerosene from my CH Oil Tank using a 2 metre copper pipe & tubin...
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Mar 03, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Another clutch - 97 r1100r
Replies: 30
Views: 1293

Re: Another clutch - 97 r1100r

well, I've been trying to upload pics, but website keeps telling me that the files are larger than they actually are...(???) Keep reducing the size - the pixel size limit (1200 x 1200) may have been reached. Posting Photos: METHOD 1: Using the Forum 'Upload Attachment' method you are limited to upl...
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Charging from flat
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: Charging from flat

I thought that the Aldi charger in motorcycle mode was 6 volt?..... No - the 6v Mode is a special mode on the Aldi AutoXS CPL-2054 charger. The charger automatically detects whether a 6v or a 12v battery is connected to it. The programmed Charging Modes can ONLY be selected when the charger is conn...
by Galactic Greyhound
Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:53 am
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Charging from flat
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: Charging from flat

.....but if sufficient long journeys are undertaken, will the battery not return to what was previously accepted as "fully" charged without resorting to an external charger ? If not, what is the difference likely to be ? If you are only talking of the battery being in excellent condition and only b...
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: General Motorcycle Chat
Topic: Charging from flat
Replies: 8
Views: 430

Re: Charging from flat

....Now, I can monitor the voltage on my R1200RT whenever the ignition is on, so I know that the charging system puts out a steady 14.2v at normal engine speeds. Isn't that sufficient to fully charge a battery, assuming a sufficiently long run ?... Well, I'll stick my neck out on this one... :lol: ...
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Another clutch - 97 r1100r
Replies: 30
Views: 1293

Re: Another clutch - 97 r1100r

hi all....quick question: I saw that Chris Harris pulled the rear end off one bike in one piece...saving on the dismantling of the paralever etc....is there any reason why I can't/shouldn't do the same..? I believe it is a quicker method but that you need two people to do it if you don't want to ri...
by Galactic Greyhound
Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:18 pm
Forum: Oilhead (R1100/1150/Cruiser) Q&A's
Topic: Another clutch - 97 r1100r
Replies: 30
Views: 1293

Re: Another clutch - 97 r1100r

I'm sure someone here has the manual for this model. Rob, I've got the Haynes R850 & R1100 93 - 97 Manual and the BMW Repair Manual but unfortunately both don't give the Clutch Diaphragm height measurement - maybe the Clymer does. There is not a big mileage on the bike (65,000 kms ~ 40,000 miles) s...

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