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Old 03-13-2009, 02:04 AM   #901
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A friend and brother fireman is slowly loosing his knife-fight with cancer. He's asked me to sell his R1100RT for him since he doesn't have the energy left to show the bike and follow up all the leads. I spent the day riding around my local area snapping some photos for the sale.

If anyone's interested in big touring bikes the photos are here:

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If anyone in the western part of N. America is interested in this bike, please contact me.

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Old 03-13-2009, 05:51 AM   #902
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I second that - sometimes I switch to 10/40 but do not care much for brand. When I burned some oil in Norway I just went and got usual semi-synth of some local brand from fuel station and it worked just as well :)
I'm getting the oil change done this week; 10/40 or 15/40? Much difference?

How often are you guys doing oil changes?
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Old 03-13-2009, 07:40 AM   #903
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I'm getting the oil change done this week; 10/40 or 15/40? Much difference?

How often are you guys doing oil changes?
I keep on using 10W40, but check somewhere before in this tread - there is new castrol oil subtype perhaps you may try that one specially aimed at large aircooled bikes.
Changing usually every 5000-6000 km - want my motor healthy
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:50 AM   #904
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HELLO to all!

Greetings form Bulgaria!

If I may introduce myself, I'm Kamen (Stoney) Angelov. Im form Bulgaria. It's a year and a half now, that I bought a DRBIG 750 (90') - a great motorcycle! I'm an IT Specialist in Sofia, Bulgaria and I preferred this bike, so it would be perfect for the lack of roads in my country, the hard traffic, the abillities to go off the road. In Bulgaria there are no more than 50 BIG bikes on the roads, so it's hard here to find friends and share experience. I wish I'll find an answer to my questions here, and friends as well. :)


I opened the moto season on the first of march, there is some snow here now, but with the proper speed and equipment, I dare to drive every sat and sunday. I'm stuck with a problem now, if You might help me?


In advance I apollogyze myself if I'm misunderstood - English is not my native language - espesially technical, so I'll try to explain myself. I'll write a question mark after each uncertain word in my vocabullary :)

I have troubles with the battery of my motor. It is a new one, 14 AH. When the frontlight is off, at 5000RPM I get 14,30V DC on the multimeter, which I think is enough. But with Lights ON ( H4 55/60WATT and a tail-light? of 10WATT), I get 12,5V. As I'm driving always with the lights ON, I get my battery exhausted. I checked for leaks with the amp meter when the motor is off - there aren't any. I guess I have to check my generator and my rectifier?. I'm familiar with these operations, but I do not have the service manual, which could help me findind the right wires. What would you advice me?

I guess the voltage ot each coil in the generator is at least 70-80 V AC with no load, I'll check that at first, as well as coil continuity. Next, I'll try to guess the wire pins of the rectifier, checking resistances.

Am I on the right way?
Thanks in advance for any help...


That is me... Nowadays the motorcycle is painted in white, green and red - the colors of my country's flag, I'll update some pictures next week.
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:54 AM   #905
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Here is Castrols I am talking about
my usual semi-synth (available in 4 liter cans - cheaper!)


One I want to try - in Belgium it called Act Evo GP

http://www.castrol.com/castrol/secti...tentId=7046695

This one? The Act Evo GP?

It's on ebay UK. I may get some.
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Old 03-13-2009, 08:58 AM   #906
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Greetings form Bulgaria!

If I may introduce myself, I'm Kamen (Stoney) Angelov. Im form Bulgaria. It's a year and a half now, that I bought a DRBIG 750 (90') - a great motorcycle! I'm an IT Specialist in Sofia, Bulgaria and I preferred this bike, so it would be perfect for the lack of roads in my country, the hard traffic, the abillities to go off the road. In Bulgaria there are no more than 50 BIG bikes on the roads, so it's hard here to find friends and share experience. I wish I'll find an answer to my questions here, and friends as well. :)
kacho! welcome to the thread!
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:12 AM   #907
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This one? The Act Evo GP?

It's on ebay UK. I may get some.

Yep, Act Evo. I doubt it will make so much difference, but my engine is at something like 86 (or 87?) thousands KM now and had no rebuilds, it is not smoking at all but I have suspicions it starting to kinda like oil more :)
One of reason to try Act Evo - it has additives to better stand against evaporation, which seems to be main reason for oil loss in my DR.
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:15 AM   #908
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Yep, Act Evo. I doubt it will make so much difference, but my engine is at something like 86 (or 87?) thousands KM now and had no rebuilds, it is not smoking at all but I have suspicions it starting to kinda like oil more :)
One of reason to try Act Evo - it has additives to better stand against evaporation, which seems to be main reason for oil loss in my DR.
Also spotted this on the Castrol site:

http://www.castrol.com/castrol/secti...tentId=7040549
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:17 AM   #909
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Kacho, welcome - and just a note - to me you can write in Bulgarian in Cyrillic since I believe I very much can understand Bulgarian (being from Soviet Union originally)

Normally voltage when bike running should stay around 13.8-13.9 volts minimum no matter lights on or off.
E.g. you right - eithe it is RR or generator. Please note, that DR have separate coil for ignition and separate for "lightning etc."
Usual sign of shot RR is either what you see (drop of volatge to 12.5) or no voltage to battery or just big instability of voltage. But I think you are on correct route anyway :)
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:53 PM   #910
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Service Manual

Wasn't there an online service manual here somewhere that Kacho (Welcom by-the-way) can download.

I don't have my manual with me now but I know there was a section describing which wires should be checked for both the stator (generator) and voltage regulator/recifier.
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:04 PM   #911
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Right then chaps.............
Rear shocks.......
White springs
Black springs
What's the difference?
Any other stock spring colours?
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:05 PM   #912
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I have all manuals for all models, I can send scan of wiring sections to email, just tell me year of bike and email address.
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:43 PM   #913
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:09 PM   #914
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Right then chaps.............
Rear shocks.......
White springs
Black springs
What's the difference?
Any other stock spring colours?
Blue springs.
Black - hardest, white as far as I remember - softest.
It is all to do with heat treatment of springs, size is same.
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There's also one on Biketrader for 800.
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