Who knows stuff about oilheads?

Discussion in 'Australia' started by OldDog, Jun 4, 2018.

  1. Kiwirich

    Kiwirich Been here awhile

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    The other easy issue is the stick coils
    Its 12v switched supply straight to the coil

    They're actually a really good bike .. once it's sorted.

    Kiwirich
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  2. Dave Ward

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    Don't forget the turbo...
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  3. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Well if you insist!
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  4. Kiwirich

    Kiwirich Been here awhile

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    Hey @OldDog
    For your rough running, check the left side plugs ,
    Police bikes used to spend too much time idling on the sidestand apparently fouling left side ( low side) plugs.

    Kiwirich
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  5. Richarde1605

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    All my plugs are left side, after a couple of lazy/smoky occasions on early k bikes when stopped they are on the centre stand.
    And people stretch and break cables trying the clutch if it's on the sidestand, anti theft feature?

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  6. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Got the plugs out and they're lookin sooty. Not really improving on restart but i could swear its now running happily on one cylinder:eek7. I've got Friday off and i have some stuff coming from Munich motorcycles in Perth so we'll have it right soon enough. Most importantly....i'm enjoying the challenge!
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  7. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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  8. numbat

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    G’day OldDog,
    if it has surging at around town speeds have a look at the ‘Brad The Bike Boy’ site.
    There is a ‘zero=zero’ setup that cures the surging in early 1150s.
    If it gives you the shits, I need a gearbox and will take the whole thing for those dollars.
    Glenn.
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  9. Andrew2

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    Have you tried this yourself numbat?.
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  10. LeglessOne

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    Bugger off buddy I've got first dibs :deal:lol3
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  11. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    I know one thing about oilheads: When the gearbox/clutch needs to come out it is a hell of a job and will be very expensive. :-)
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  12. numbat

    numbat Been here awhile

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    Worked well on an ‘01 1150R about 16 years ago, no such troubles with an ‘02 1150GS.
    I would have preferred surging in the ‘R to being stuck between 5th and 6th in the GS.

    When I find another gearbox, putting it in and getting it on the road again will be a headache.
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  13. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Well if its something you want before i modify it mate please flick me a pm.
    On other news.....i got my box of spares today......its running very smoothly now. The solution? Dud sparkplugs on the left side. Ive replaced all now and will finish the service tomorrow fit a new front tyre and go for a ride :)
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  14. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    Well, that sucks... here I was reaching for the :lurk and settling in to see what abomination you'd convinced yourself was going to be the next best you beaut thing.

    Damn.

    :lol3
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  15. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Early days yet Mouse
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  16. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Gday Glenn, well, like Andrew im down to a mild miss at idle. Ive done air and fuel filters to night, plugs and used the old twinmax to balance the throttles. Had a read of the zero=zero thing but then read some stuff refuting it! Confusing. So gonna take it for a good ride tomorrow to see if it clears up. Im wondering about injectors also.
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  17. Kwakanine

    Kwakanine Kawasaki Z'ds, BMW Oilheads,

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    Hi OldDog been reading about the 1150RT. I have a 1150R single spark, totally original and 92k's. These are great bikes and can go enormous distances troublefree if regularly maintained. I would not modify it, it will cost and frankly not worth it. The RT (like the R1150R) are essentially the same except dressing and so will surprise how far off-road it can go. Service it and enjoy!!!!!
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  18. numbat

    numbat Been here awhile

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    If you can sort it without having to fiddle with it much you will, as Kwakanine said, have a great bike. Mine gave no trouble, apart from the initial surging, for 100,000 k’s.
    Capable, stable and predictable on tar and dirt, and much quicker than it feels, or others expect, as long as you don’t want much more than 200k’s.
    Good fun on The Oxley and I did Ophir to Hill End across the Macquarie River.
    I liked it better than the GS but less weight would be good.
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  19. vagueout

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    I'm of the same mind as Numbat, in that the bike looks promising at this point, don't butcher it, other than exploring options in tyres and perhaps keep an eye out for 2nd hand ohlins or wilbers, they make a world of difference.:*sip*
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