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Forum: Airheads Today, 02:28 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 42,150
Posted By chasbmw
. Most ex police bikes have had a hard...

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Most ex police bikes have had a hard life so that makes 12500 miles 125000 miles. Mind you 1000 is not that overpriced for a parts bike. I might pay 500!
Forum: Airheads Today, 02:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,744
Posted By chasbmw
I can't remember which thread it was, but SS did...

I can't remember which thread it was, but SS did have a real go at Dirk, it must have been one of the cam threads.
Forum: Airheads Today, 01:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By chasbmw
If it becomes 'your' bike, please don't bugger it...

If it becomes 'your' bike, please don't bugger it up by turning it into a 'cafe, scrambler, bobber' etc etc. it looks too good for that and you would destroy value.

That bike looks as if it is...
Forum: Airheads Today, 10:50 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 24,581
Posted By chasbmw
I'm currently replacing the neutral switch on my...

I'm currently replacing the neutral switch on my 90/6, unfortunately the brass one is not available for the 74/75 switch, but I sealed it with epoxy, operating the switch with the expoxy still...
Forum: Airheads Today, 08:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 392
Posted By chasbmw
Sounds good to me. There is no going back,...

Sounds good to me.

There is no going back, after you Rok Strap!
Forum: Airheads Today, 07:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 392
Posted By chasbmw
I weighed all my luggage after my recent trip, it...

I weighed all my luggage after my recent trip, it weighed 100 lbs!, which was a bit of a shock, of this 35ilbs was split between rear of seat and Hepco rack.

Bike was fine and stable, nothing...
Forum: Airheads Today, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By chasbmw
I've just ridden my 90/6 for 6000 miles around...

I've just ridden my 90/6 for 6000 miles around some of the roughest roads in Eastern Europe, very few issues. These are great bikes that can run with modern traffic.

The 74 model is different...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,959
Views: 298,473
Posted By chasbmw
That could be why I had not seen it!

That could be why I had not seen it!
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1,959
Views: 298,473
Posted By chasbmw
BMW WC 2014 RT recall

In the UK bmw have recalled all of the new WC RTs, due to a defective link in the rear suspension.

It's a Stop Riding recall, people travelling abroad have been told to not use their bike until...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 02:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 419
Posted By chasbmw
We do, quite a lot of 10% (E10) in Europe, in the...

We do, quite a lot of 10% (E10) in Europe, in the uk it's around 5% I think! not marked. It certainly ate the fibreglass tank from my Norton Fastback.

I think that cleaning out the tank should be...
Forum: Parallel Universe Yesterday, 12:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,764
Posted By chasbmw
The new 2015s are available to order, paint...

The new 2015s are available to order, paint changes only.......

If you did want to spend $2000 on WP suspension, buy a second hand bike.

You can be very sure that BMW won't be spending $2000 on...
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,964
Posted By chasbmw
What really p##es me off about SS is that he...

What really p##es me off about SS is that he really annoys people who bring some expertise and different experiences to the forum.

I think that he tends to pick his stupid arguments with those...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-06-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 27,533
Posted By chasbmw
BMW don't offer a centre stand with the factory...

BMW don't offer a centre stand with the factory lowered gs700/800s. The factory lowered bikes only cost an extra 170 in the UK.

Motorworks in the UK supply a lowering kit consisting of lower...
Forum: Airheads 07-06-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 873
Posted By chasbmw
Two things to help reduce pinging Use the...

Two things to help reduce pinging

Use the thick base gasket that BMW supply , I think that it's 1.5mm thick rather than 1 mm as standard to lower the compression.

And/or fit a Boyer ignition,...
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,533
Posted By chasbmw
So how long does a typical 28AH or even 32AH...

So how long does a typical 28AH or even 32AH battery last, before voltage drops to the extent that the bike won't start?

My experience has been that in fairly normal use battered charging is not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-05-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,567
Posted By chasbmw
I have found that the GPS on my IPhone works very...

I have found that the GPS on my IPhone works very well even when there is no cellular coverage and it works much quicker than my old Garmin SP111. As far as I'm concerned it's a really good all in...
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,964
Posted By chasbmw
+1

+1
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,533
Posted By chasbmw
That's internet bollocks......back in the day I...

That's internet bollocks......back in the day I used my Bosch starter R76 and R80 for all sorts of day to day stuff, usually with headlamp on and the only times that the bikes got close to not being...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-04-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,198
Posted By chasbmw
I suppose it might be fitting the WADS...

I suppose it might be fitting the WADS (adaptive?) suspension from the bigger bikes?

Is the electronic suspension adjustment EADS worthwhile, or is it a gadget that you play with for a while, then...
Forum: Airheads 07-04-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,533
Posted By chasbmw
The comment made back in the day was that at low...

The comment made back in the day was that at low temperatures and short commutes, (remember your bike was often your only means of transport then), then sometimes airheads ran out of battery before...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-03-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 63,879
Posted By chasbmw
And isn't that a norton engine in the 'Matchless'

And isn't that a norton engine in the 'Matchless'
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-03-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,567
Posted By chasbmw
The IPhone also uses GPS, though satellite pickup...

The IPhone also uses GPS, though satellite pickup may be quicker with Cellular data enabled. I travel in Europe and so use my IPhone with data turned off. To use an IPhones as GPS you need to have...
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By chasbmw
Are you sure about that, the last 4.00 BT45 I...

Are you sure about that, the last 4.00 BT45 I measured was 118mm in width, that's oversized in my view. You really need to try the Michelins, they seem to be producing really good tyres at the...
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 6,035
Views: 1,210,106
Posted By chasbmw
There are quite a lot of late model RSs in Europe...

There are quite a lot of late model RSs in Europe with Paralevers, fitted with late model Bings that were also a significant improvement according to some.

If you are doing RTW trips, many stick...
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,270
Posted By chasbmw
What I meant to write was 4.4 liters per 100 km...

What I meant to write was 4.4 liters per 100 km...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,764
Posted By chasbmw
You could always get a standard GS and fit a...

You could always get a standard GS and fit a camel tank, extra 7 liters of fuel.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,198
Posted By chasbmw
Changes for 2015?

BMW in the UK are currently offering cheap finance on the GS 7/800s, usually this means that there are going to be some substantial changes in the 2015 model year.

Can anyone confirm if this is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-02-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,567
Posted By chasbmw
My IPhone 3 did around 20k miles on the bike with...

My IPhone 3 did around 20k miles on the bike with no problems, my IPhone 5 has just done 6000 miles on some of the rougher roads in Europe without any problems.

I use CO Pilot sat nav maps and...
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 484
Posted By chasbmw
I have a deep pan on my 90/6, it's supposed to...

I have a deep pan on my 90/6, it's supposed to add an extra litre of volume, so I split that between oil and extra crankcase air volume, so I filled the bike with 2.75 litres of oil and saw where...
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 14,270
Posted By chasbmw
My R90/6 has been up to 4.4 KM per litre, which...

My R90/6 has been up to 4.4 KM per litre, which is around 63MPG (imp)

This was on the highway , fully loaded for 2 month trip at around 60-65, really amazing.
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 636
Posted By chasbmw
They are very good tyres......just done 6000...

They are very good tyres......just done 6000 miles around Eastern Europe on my R90/6 and Greece on them, lots of grip, seem to be impervious to tar snakes, the rear still has plenty of tread left and...
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,091
Posted By chasbmw
Tom cutter also sells them

Tom cutter also sells them
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,657
Posted By chasbmw
Probably, but I know that when it is showing 12.5...

Probably, but I know that when it is showing 12.5 volts on the gauge, it's 14.00 at the battery
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,657
Posted By chasbmw
Mine reads about 1.5volts low, easy enough for...

Mine reads about 1.5volts low, easy enough for the brain to adjust the reading.

Fit electronic regulators, they are very robust. The higher voltage regulators are not worth the substantial...
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,091
Posted By chasbmw
As far as I am aware no carb equipped vehicle has...

As far as I am aware no carb equipped vehicle has a cat, but I might be wrong
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,657
Posted By chasbmw
Motobins have been providing parts for BMWs for...

Motobins have been providing parts for BMWs for 30+ years and you don't stay in business that long without doing something right. They and Motorworks probably have 80% of the UK airheads parts...
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By chasbmw
Almost certainly 40mm callipers, the 38s were...

Almost certainly 40mm callipers, the 38s were only fitted until end 75 model year and are I think only in black.
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2014, 01:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 458
Posted By chasbmw
This is the way to go, when adjusted properly the...

This is the way to go, when adjusted properly the brakes will be almost as good as Brembos. You can get a 13mm handlebar MC with twin throttle cables, the controls will switch right over. It's...
Forum: Airheads 06-27-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 755
Posted By chasbmw
What I have read is that the system can result in...

What I have read is that the system can result in burnt exhaust valves..... But it's not fitted to many airheads in Europe, so I don't know if this is true.
Forum: Airheads 06-23-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 920
Posted By chasbmw
On your 72, remember that the stator is of a...

On your 72, remember that the stator is of a smaller diameter than the later post 76 bikes. This might reduce your options. I have fitted the 450 w kit as made by Emerald Isle and sold by Rick and...
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