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by R-man
Mon Jul 27, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: R1100S gearbox oil drain hex key size
Replies: 14
Views: 2917

And my drain plug also doesn't have a washer. Inch off a hex key, gaffer and ring spanner -every time. Recently added a metal hook to cut-down plastic drain bottle, that clips over the exhaust oil changes are less messy. I know it has a magnet, but do you believe the weight of that drain ...
by R-man
Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:07 am
Forum: Photographer's Corner
Topic: Crackin day out
Replies: 0
Views: 2294

Crackin day out

Spent the weekend staying at a favourite B&B in Wiltshire, to visit at RAF Fairford for the Royal International Air Tatto...a really spectacular day. And no, I didn't come away with a sore patch of colour :) If I had got the bike finished (still swapping gearbox seals and bearings) I would have ...
by R-man
Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Humour
Topic: Banned from Tesco...
Replies: 1
Views: 1797

That's delightful...

Whassat, really, you are serious - I'm going to try it (minus the Setter part)
by R-man
Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: on deaths door
Replies: 45
Views: 6947

Sorry to hear that, Steve. Next time be sure you catch Old Monia, cos it's less virulent - just nags...
by R-man
Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:19 am
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: r1200s stripped engine damage
Replies: 15
Views: 3141

'Trick parts going in' -sounds like a good there's not much left of that one! I admire your attitude to mechanical failures; and its always good to hear how you are progressing. Keep up the good work helping keep the ability of the boxer series in front of the horsepower obsessesed hordes.
by R-man
Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:02 am
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Removing timing cover
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

Good idea Gus - will do that. I will borrow a puller from a mate, and report back after the deed is done.
by R-man
Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:35 am
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Removing timing cover
Replies: 4
Views: 1131

Removing timing cover

Inspired by other 1100s riders accounts of repainting the engine front cover, I plan to refresh mine. It has already been removed twice by trusty mecahnic, once to be powder-coated -when it looked a treat; and since to cure a persistent oil weep from it, using some sort of RTV silicone goo. Now I wa...
by R-man
Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:08 am
Forum: Trade Section
Topic: Exchange 10mm offset Telelever.
Replies: 38
Views: 16660

Achey hands and hips have led me to consider the life of my S to be short, hence spend no more than basic maintenance...but I really like the idea of lighter steering whilst retaining the stability. I have a spare Telelever arm in the loft, and would opt for satin black. What sort of money for an ar...
by R-man
Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Val Singleton filter
Replies: 4
Views: 1223

Heavy breathing

Using the VS pattern, gives a massive increase in filter area that really changes the way the bike breathes. [img] [img][/img] IMG_0162 by John Morgan , on Flickr[/img] I was amazed at how small the original, and the K&N direct repla...
by R-man
Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Boxerspex
Topic: Final drive service
Replies: 39
Views: 16146

Nice job with the final drive...must have taken patience, but rewarding to know it should last longer for that. Sympathy over the corrosion - need to sort out my bike too, and your result shows it can be done at home. I see you have same hydraulic platform (mine is currently holding up the 1100s as ...
by R-man
Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:41 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Oil recommendation Castrol Actevo 20/50
Replies: 11
Views: 1615

Oil specs

The key thing with picking oil is the grade (of protection) it provides. Our boxer engines are mainly oil-cooled and being simple don't really benefit in normal use from fully synthetic, nor does the viscosity matter that much. Decent oil with the right code letters (I think its SF or SG?) will do. ...
by R-man
Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Caliper Rebuild (or not?)
Replies: 19
Views: 3185

Unsure about calipers

1100 S's were fitted with three different calipers at the front. It makes a big difference to how you go about overhauling - see James Sherlock, Motorworks, MotoBins websites for parts. Early bikes had Brembo opposed 4-piston calipers, which look sort of triangular from the road side. These are full...
by R-man
Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Bits'n'bobs for sale
Topic: Rapid Dog Barbacks
Replies: 2
Views: 1590


Hmmm, knees tired, arms too short...yep, I'd like those -PM sent with details.
Cheers, John :)
by R-man
Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Niggling running fault on 11s
Replies: 9
Views: 2217

Normal service resumed

Well well, it was after all the head-scratching the Lambda sensor. Thanks to the many Trixters who offered ideas and experiences; once I'd tested everything else, £30 spent at a 'breaker sorted it. Immediately the idle (which has been lumpy, swinging mostly upwards and unstable), part-throttle runni...
by R-man
Wed Jul 09, 2014 8:30 pm
Forum: Boxerspex
Topic: Easier gear-changing
Replies: 3
Views: 4552


Just done a major service, and for the first time used fully synthetic Comma gear oil (GL5) in the gearbox...cost £9 more than the Comma semi-synth oil I have been using. Oh boy, what a difference! Up-changes are much smoother, and Down shifts are like having a new box (steady boys!) fitted -the tra...

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