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by Jeff Highland
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: oil level
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Australia

Re: oil level

It's often difficult. with fresh oil to tell whether you have underfilled it or overfilled it since an empty sight glass will look the same as a overfull one. I presume you are checking level on the centrestand as you should If you don't get a result after doing as Mr Charrington suggests then -chec...
by Jeff Highland
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Oil filler cap
Replies: 6
Views: 287
Australia

Re: Oil filler cap

I have read that some people have had success using a slightly thicker than stock o ring on the insert. No personal experience.
by Jeff Highland
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Front brake on the R 100?
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Australia

Re: Front brake on the R 100?

I don't really see a problem with this arrangement, BMW just wanted to locate the MC more discretely. Most every car has a pushrod from brake pedal to MC. The main problems early 20th century vehicles had with mechanical brakes was balancing out forces to each wheel and accounting for wear of brake ...
by Jeff Highland
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Is a paralever front end less inclined to tuck ?
Replies: 14
Views: 776
Australia

Re: Is a paralever front end less inclined to tuck ?

Shorter GS paralever not longer
by Jeff Highland
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: R1100S throttle response
Replies: 12
Views: 1322
Australia

Re: R1100S throttle response

I'm interested in one of these too, let us know how you get on with it Its not lack of power that is the issue, it's the ergonomics of getting the twist grip rotated to WOT that is the problem. Attempting to go from cruising to WOT gives quite an exaggerated wrist position, or often does not quite g...
by Jeff Highland
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: WONT START
Replies: 33
Views: 2101
Australia

Re: WONT START

Steve, this is probably the best non-running diagnosis guide. http://www.bmbikes.org.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=21616 In particular the method of testing the fuel pump by bridging the relay and checking for flow at the return line The poor running last time it did start sounds very much like ...
by Jeff Highland
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: WONT START
Replies: 33
Views: 2101
Australia

Re: WONT START

My normal diagnosis procedure is to pull everything apart, breaking something in the process, and then find that the kill switch is engaged or the kickstand down.
by Jeff Highland
Mon Oct 02, 2017 1:44 am
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Sight glass???
Replies: 37
Views: 2278
Australia

Re: Sight glass???

Near as dammit upright may not be close enough on a propped up sidestand.
The sightglass may be full of oil in this situation and hence not showing a line, while on your abba stand at true vertical it shows a line at the 3/4 position.
by Jeff Highland
Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Sight glass???
Replies: 37
Views: 2278
Australia

Re: Sight glass???

Were you just trying to hold the bike upright before while checking the oil, rather than having it on a centrestand?
by Jeff Highland
Sun Oct 01, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: BMW Build Quality, has it improved?
Replies: 8
Views: 1221
Australia

Re: BMW Build Quality, has it improved?

Absolutely
by Jeff Highland
Sat Sep 30, 2017 8:39 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: BMW Build Quality, has it improved?
Replies: 8
Views: 1221
Australia

Re: BMW Build Quality, has it improved?

That's about the same level of corrosion as my '93 RS
by Jeff Highland
Tue Sep 26, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Oil changes
Replies: 17
Views: 1527
Australia

Re: Oil changes

When it comes to oil changes, I do something quite radical. I read the manual and use the spec / grade (though not necessarily the brand) recommended by the manufacturer after thousands of hours of testing and development. Do this and you won't go far wrong. Alternately you could ask the opinion of...
by Jeff Highland
Sat Sep 02, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Ride Reports
Topic: FLASH broke my bike
Replies: 11
Views: 1286
Australia

Re: FLASH broke my bike

I can see a R1200RS in my future, but at the moment It's me broken not the bike (recovering from bypass a week ago)
by Jeff Highland
Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Sight glass???
Replies: 37
Views: 2278
Australia

Re: Sight glass???

Seems to be an issue even if you do a standard installation perfectly
https://forums.bmwmoa.org/showthread.ph ... l-fill-cap
by Jeff Highland
Tue Aug 15, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Sight glass???
Replies: 37
Views: 2278
Australia

Re: Sight glass???

seems to be a common problem on oilheads, solved by aftermarket filler assembly, or by removing the valve cover, thouroughly degreasing and installing the insert with both a new o-ring and quality silicone sealant

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