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by mobydick
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Cold-Sensitive Coils
Replies: 15
Views: 975

Re: Cold-Sensitive Coils

Petrol tends not to vaporise as easy when temperatures drop which will have an effect.
by mobydick
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Trend: Used Airhead Prices Going Down?
Replies: 33
Views: 2889

Re: Trend: Used Airhead Prices Going Down?

This is interesting as I have sold my F650 Strada, couldn't get on with that Rotax engine, and am now looking for a sound, standard R80/R80rt. I last had an R80RT about 4 years ago, sold for £1250 on Ebay. Looking again at completed listings on Ebay, to me I think prices have gone up. I feel £2000 s...
by mobydick
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R80/R100 crank
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: R80/R100 crank

Thanks Rob
by mobydick
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: R80/R100 crank
Replies: 3
Views: 585

R80/R100 crank

If you Fit R100 barrels and pistons to an R80 does this upset crank balance?
by mobydick
Fri Apr 19, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: F650 front brake
Replies: 0
Views: 911

F650 front brake

Took the Strada in for MOT Thursday, passed ok, but comment on front brake slightly binding. Arrived home and front disc was warmer than I would expect. Removed the caliper which had new pads 1000 miles ago, slides easily on its pins and could push both pistons back with my thumbs. Could see no faul...
by mobydick
Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: F650 Strada Screen
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Re: F650 Strada Screen

Sadly the Strada doesn't get a mention. Took the screen of completely yesterday, what a difference! Why BMW passed that screen off as acceptable beats me. Just got to do something about the wind pressure on my chest now. All good fun . John
by mobydick
Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: F650 Strada Screen
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

Re: F650 Strada Screen

Thanks for taking the time to do this. That really is different and seems to be a lot further forward than on the Strada. My starting point must be to remove completely and work back from there. Stiff cardboard has work before when I experimented with wind deflectors so will try that. I am also goin...
by mobydick
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: F650 Strada Screen
Replies: 5
Views: 1155

F650 Strada Screen

I get a lot of wind buffeting from the screen and surfing the net it seems to be a problem for many owners. Is there a wider taller screen that goes some way to overcoming this. It gets expensive buying screens on spec. and then finding little improvement. I get the feeling that a wider screen is th...
by mobydick
Fri Oct 12, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: Handle bars
Replies: 5
Views: 1825

Re: Handle bars

Thanks for the info Roy. Never come across that one before and puzzled as to why they need to be. John
by mobydick
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: F650 vs 2016 EFI Enfield
Replies: 7
Views: 1790

Re: F650 vs 2016 EFI Enfield

Iv'e looked at at Bullets a number of time but they all seem to have the same failing as a Meteor Minor I owned 30 years ago, the foot rests are too far forward with no easy means of moving them back and find them uncomfortable to ride. The newer ones may be better but I never spend that sort of mon...
by mobydick
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: Handle bars
Replies: 5
Views: 1825

Re: Handle bars

its the angle I am having trouble with, they make my elbows stick out which has the effect of causing pain in the wrist. Now this may seem crazy but I can not work out how to move the left and right hand switch assemblies. When I look underneath them there are cap head screws but when slackened the ...
by mobydick
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: Handle bars
Replies: 5
Views: 1825

Handle bars

I like my F650 Strada, I dont like the handlebars. They are the original ones but are too straight and uncomfortable at my wrist joint. Anyone tried different bars or had the same problem?
by mobydick
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: ST Screen
Replies: 5
Views: 1273

Re: ST Screen

Well I cobbled up a piece of perspex and a clamp which added 3 inches to the height of the screen and the difference was considerable. The buffeting at 70 has just about gone. Plenty of wind noise but I can live with that. So will either make something a bit more presentable or put my hand in my poc...
by mobydick
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: BM Riders Club
Topic: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?
Replies: 178
Views: 28512

Re: What Have You Done To Your Bike Today ?

Going to replace the fork seals tomorrow on my F650ST. Thought I would save time by draining the forks tonight. Why o why do BMW make the bottom damper socket cap screws out of cheese? Will have to take the leg off tomorrow and hammer a TORX bit into it in the hope it will unscrew. I also notice the...
by mobydick
Tue Aug 21, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: ST Screen
Replies: 5
Views: 1273

Re: ST Screen

Yes its the same with helmets. You don't know what there like until you have paid yer money then its too late.
by mobydick
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: ST Screen
Replies: 5
Views: 1273

Re: ST Screen

Looks interesting. Have you actual experience using one? I was finding even at 30mph the tall screen was pushing so much wind onto my helmet and rattling my visor. I'm no speed merchant 60mph is fast enough for me. I have been spoiled with a K1100LT brilliant screen and fairing.
by mobydick
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: ST Screen
Replies: 5
Views: 1273

ST Screen

Is there a screen that works for the above? My recently acquired ST has the taller screen and the amount of buffeting is totally unacceptable to me. I am 5 feet 10 inches tall. Yesterday I removed it and is 100% better. I get the feeling it would have to be a very large thing to work. Any body else ...
by mobydick
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: F650 ST Tyres
Replies: 2
Views: 878

Re: F650 ST Tyres

Its an ME330 front and Lasertec rear. both road tyres. I agree with you on Metzelers white lining. Continentals were just as bad and always changed to Avons when the time came. Never did work out why BMW recommend them. Probably give the Road Riders a go.John
by mobydick
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: F650 ST Tyres
Replies: 2
Views: 878

F650 ST Tyres

My recently acquired ST is nearly ready for new tyres, running Metzeler's at the minute. Always had and favoured Avon Road Riders in the past on R80's and K's. Any one experience of these on the F650? John
by mobydick
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: Scottoiler
Replies: 3
Views: 1070

Re: Scottoiler

Thanks John. that link pretty well answered all my questions. Out of interest how thick is the genuine Scott oil, I had assumed it was something like gear oil (SAE90) but using ATF oil is very thin. John
by mobydick
Wed Aug 08, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: F Series Technical Q&A's
Topic: Scottoiler
Replies: 3
Views: 1070

Scottoiler

Have recently acquired an F60ST and have found a neatly installed Scottoiler under the seat which is empty! Is there a readily available lubricant to use or is their own oil the best? John
by mobydick
Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Sold My LT got an RS
Replies: 4
Views: 1194

Re: Sold My LT got an RS

How do you find the different riding position? I had a 1999 LT and found it very comfortable. John
by mobydick
Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Adjustable Screen Repair, a step too far?
Replies: 15
Views: 1658

Re: Adjustable Screen Repair, a step too far?

That's dead right Jaythro, I remember now. John
by mobydick
Sun Oct 23, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: K Series Q&A's
Topic: Adjustable Screen Repair, a step too far?
Replies: 15
Views: 1658

Re: Adjustable Screen Repair, a step too far?

Now my memory is getting rusty but 18 months ago I had the same problem and took the motor to bits to lube dry bearings and I'm sure there is a small commutator and brushes at the other end. I remember having a right old game getting the brushes? back over the commutator. Therefore at the moment the...
by mobydick
Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Airhead Q&A's
Topic: Mono lever drive box nuts
Replies: 2
Views: 680

Re: Mono lever drive box nuts

Yes they are a pain. I used a thin wall 1/4 drive socket with a short universal joint extension. Frustratingly slow. John

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