Just saying Hi.

We're a friendly bunch here so why not introduce yourself to the community

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Pavo
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Just saying Hi.

Postby Pavo » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:31 pm

Hello everyone. BMWs are great bikes, aren't they?

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Re: Just saying Hi.

Postby j8ejc » Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:48 pm

Hi and welcome

Interesting introduction and asks more questions

John
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Re: Just saying Hi.

Postby gogs01 » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:08 pm

Hi, welcome to the forum. I like my BMW. Do you have a bike and, if so, is it a BMW ?
Current BMW : 2017MY R1200RT LE in Platinum Bronze :smile:
Previous BMWs : R1200RT SE (2007 then 2010), R1200RT 90th Anniversary model (2013). :smile:

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Re: Just saying Hi.

Postby P-K » Thu Aug 09, 2018 6:43 am

Hi there

Welcome to the Forum :smile:
Phil,
''93 R100GSPD : '17 R9T Urban G/S : '12 R1200R
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Re: Just saying Hi.

Postby Lolo » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:46 pm

Hi, welcome and yes!
Living the dream :sunny:

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Pavo
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Re: Just saying Hi.

Postby Pavo » Sat Aug 11, 2018 9:56 am

Thanks for the welcome. I joined because I want to become more familiar with the BMW community and the practical ways of the machine. I have two very different bikes, a 1980 Honda CB250RSA and 1981 BMW R65. The Honda is in great condition and the R65 is not quite there yet but I have been working on it. That's the bike I'm least knowledgeable about and it has been stretching my skills. I have given it a good tidy up and service apart from a couple of things that I'm not sure about i.e. checking the ignition timing, balancing the carbs and generally trying to acertain whether it's as well as it can be. It seems quite happy to run once it's started and warmed up. But I've failed to start it and flattened the battery a couple of times and that's putting me off using it on the roads somewhat as I don't have breakdown cover and I don't want to breakdown and be stuck for recovery - yes a bit pathetic I suppose. I keep finding other little 'improvements' to postpone taking the R65 out!

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Re: Just saying Hi.

Postby george baker » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:23 am

Hi
where are you based? Put it in your profile to get local information

The starting technique I use is
Fuel on --- Wait 30 seconds
Choke on
Throttle closed
Press button

The received wisdom is that if you open the throttle the bike wont start

George
Member 21, R100R, K75 and a Hyosung 250 FOR SALE

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Re: Just saying Hi.

Postby Pavo » Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:08 am

I have been using your starting procedure George and I'm happy to say its working well - it starts straight away. It does seem to cut out if the throttle is neglected until its warmed up. Thanks for the advice.

Paul (Pavo)


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