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Forum: Old's Cool Today, 03:32 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 64,416
Posted By chasbmw
Fraud warning UK EBay

This item,looks dodgy

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/NORTON-Commando-750-Fastback-/261529699877?ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:GB:3160

Together with the other 100 or so items this Zero feedback sell or has...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 10:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,150
Posted By chasbmw
Not really, very different bikes! Airheads...

Not really, very different bikes!

Airheads can be made unstable by the wrong sort of loads, bit like other bikes from the 70s


I found it really quite interesting to weigh my luggage after my...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 10:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,114
Posted By chasbmw
Looks great

Looks great
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 08:29 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,150
Posted By chasbmw
200ilbs is a lot......and will be real handful on...

200ilbs is a lot......and will be real handful on small roads and in campsites etc.

I had 100lbs of luggage on my recent 2 month trip including camping and cooking stuff, seat etc ect I reckon...
Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 01:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,157
Posted By chasbmw
With the new wiper rings fitted and the damper...

With the new wiper rings fitted and the damper rods inside the fork stanchions, the damper rods should slide up and down inside the stanchion, with very little pressure, if they stick this will...
Forum: Airheads 07-09-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 458
Views: 42,638
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 07-09-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,566
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 07-09-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,114
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 07-09-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 496
Views: 24,892
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 07-09-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,150
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 07-09-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,150
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 07-09-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,114
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 07-08-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 1,960
Views: 299,262
Posted By chasbmw
That could be why I had not seen it!

That could be why I had not seen it!
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1,960
Views: 299,262
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 07-08-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
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 07-08-2014, 12:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,819
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: 1,997
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: 27,599
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: 925
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: 1,560
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: 2,686
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: 1,997
Posted By chasbmw
+1

+1
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,560
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: 2,490
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: 1,560
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: 483
Views: 64,416
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: 2,686
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: 658
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: 6,044
Views: 1,213,039
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: 14,324
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: 1,819
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: 2,490
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: 2,686
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: 501
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: 14,324
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: 658
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: 1,118
Posted By chasbmw
Tom cutter also sells them

Tom cutter also sells them
Forum: Airheads 07-01-2014, 04:29 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,716
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: 1,716
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: 1,118
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
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