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by Jeff Highland
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Clutch
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Australia

Re: Clutch

This is fairly normal. With the dry clutch there is no drag between plates so the driven plate stops spinning quickly and the engagement dogs in the gearbox don't line up. A slight release of the clutch lever allows rotation and alignment. Also If you make sure you immediately engage gear after pull...
by Jeff Highland
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Fuel supply?
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Australia

Re: Fuel supply?

you need to register but it's free and worth the effort
by Jeff Highland
Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:05 am
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Fuel supply?
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Australia

Re: Fuel supply?

This is the best fault finding article I know of
https://www.bmbikes.org.uk/viewtopic.php?f=69&t=21616
by Jeff Highland
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: R1100s top end rattle
Replies: 16
Views: 960
Australia

Re: R1100s top end rattle

No personal experience, but pushrod ends are known to give this issue when warm, check the Chris Harris videos on Youtube.
by Jeff Highland
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: oil level
Replies: 4
Views: 397
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: 574
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: 768
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: 1222
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: 1681
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: 2486
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: 2486
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: 2849
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: 2849
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: 1521
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: 1521
Australia

Re: BMW Build Quality, has it improved?

That's about the same level of corrosion as my '93 RS

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