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Forum: Airheads 03-18-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,925
Posted By R100
Thanks for all the input. Not sure how I feel...

Thanks for all the input. Not sure how I feel about the slightly cynical comments pertaining to my mechanical ability. To set the record straight; I haven't owned the bike for long and, although I do...
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,925
Posted By R100
Interesting stuff wrangler, looks like that might...

Interesting stuff wrangler, looks like that might be a good place to start then, especially on a bike with the high mileage mine has. It's possible they've never been changed! I have receipts back to...
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,925
Posted By R100
All really good advice thank you. I haven't had...

All really good advice thank you. I haven't had an opportunity to do a compression test on the bike yet but I'll get that done asap. As for needle jets, according to past paperwork carb kits were...
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,925
Posted By R100
140 is an average based on when I usually have to...

140 is an average based on when I usually have to fill up having switched to reserve. I've updated the original post with some estimated MPG. Allowing for a few miles either way for more reserve and...
Forum: Airheads 03-17-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,925
Posted By R100
140 miles to a tank - '81 R100

Ok, putting all other threads, theories and claims on fuel economy to one side, this is what I get out of a 110,000 mile '81 R100 - about 140 miles from one tank of petrol. As far as I can tell this...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,181
Posted By R100
Have a look here - ...

Have a look here -
http://www.motorworks.co.uk/vlive/Shop/Parts.php?T=5&NU=15&M=20&Ct=MA&SbCt=BA_15_20_MA_45
for the one I've ordered, part number FRA54750. Shows a photo of the new type. Click on...
Forum: Airheads 02-24-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,181
Posted By R100
Hi Dave, I have an 81 R100 that also has a...

Hi Dave, I have an 81 R100 that also has a Surefoot fitted. Your angle of lean looks about right and I don't like it either. Basically there are now two variations of the stand out there, the old...
Forum: Airheads 02-18-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 716
Posted By R100
Thanks for the replies. Too right about the UK...

Thanks for the replies. Too right about the UK summer but we can hope! The RSR is interesting, never seen one before.

100RT, the splits are there specifically to remove the lowers without...
Forum: Airheads 02-17-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 716
Posted By R100
'81 R100 with RS fairing - Pics & Qs

Hi all,

Below is a picture of my fairly new purchase, a 1981 R100. It's a standard naked model that has had an RS faring with matched paint and pin stripping fitted possibly from new, if not then...
Forum: Airheads 02-16-2013, 01:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By R100
Thanks for those pictures, they look very close....

Thanks for those pictures, they look very close. Maybe it is just a vintage helmet with a sticker but whoever owned it didn't wear it much making me think a race helmet is more likely. Either way...
Forum: Airheads 02-15-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 979
Posted By R100
A very special vintage item...

Hi all,

Thought I'd post up a couple of photos of this old helmet. It came into my possession from a friend who has no interest in bikes. He was clearing out the attic in a café he'd recently...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By R100
Thank you so much. You have given me exactly what...

Thank you so much. You have given me exactly what I need concisely and with great clarity. I'm very grateful for your help. Now I just need to put it to good use.
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 461
Posted By R100
'81 R100 center stand - simple question.

Hi all,

Have a question I need an answer to pretty quick. I'm at a crucial point in fabricating an improved center stand for my R100 (starting a thread with photos on the whole process soon). What...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,486
Posted By R100
I have an '81 R100 that is missing it's center...

I have an '81 R100 that is missing it's center stand, I'm in the process of making new bushes and fittings based on using the original frame brackets and spring plates which are both still present....
Forum: Airheads 02-06-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,358
Posted By R100
Thanks for all the good advice. As for my...

Thanks for all the good advice. As for my spelling, what can I say, I was brought up proper!

I've given the bike a very thorough going over. Valves, carbs and timing all checked and adjusted with...
Forum: Airheads 02-02-2013, 01:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,358
Posted By R100
Thank you, this is all great advice and pretty...

Thank you, this is all great advice and pretty much in line with my plan of action. Always good to get some other opinions.

I'll get some photos of her up soon and let you know how she's coming...
Forum: Airheads 02-01-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,358
Posted By R100
New bike: '81 R100 Advice Wanted

Hello all,

I've just bought a 1981 R100 and wanted some advice from you lot.

Basically it has 108,000 miles on it. This is confirmed by the huge stack of receipts and test certificates dating...
Forum: Airheads 01-30-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,187
Posted By R100
Thanks for the replies. Finding a reasonably...

Thanks for the replies. Finding a reasonably priced stand is proving difficult. Motorworks here in the UK seem to supply the right one but want £125 for it which seems a little steep. Are there...
Forum: Airheads 01-29-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,187
Posted By R100
'81 R100 questions from a new member

Firstly hello everyone,

I'm a long time rider and motorcycle wrencher from the UK. I've just bought my first BMW, a 1981 R100. She's in great, well ridden condition with an RS fairing...
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