just moved back to the UK and am looking for a new bike. Previously had a few adventure bikes including KTM Adventures and BMW GS's but as circumstances have changed am looking for an alternative
We have just had a baby so my riding is limited and therefore dont want huge sums of cash tied...
Anyone tried those cheap brake discs you can get these days?
Nasty rubbish or worth a punt?
Comments from people who actually know please, count the Chinese parts on your jap, beemer or triumph bikes before coming out with "its Chinese so it must be crap"
After many months of dedicated loving care ;), me ol beemer cranked up after me fixing the carb that I fessed up :D
Sounds a little bit rough --- Steve T, need me carbs balanced :thumbleft: Hot chocolate and home made scones as payment ;):D
Here she is when I first got her, laid up for...
I took the old Beemer down to my local Biker Cafe at the weekend and unlike my other bikes it generated a bit of interest amongst the patrons who are mainly ex forces (real or pretend), patch wearing rebels. I suppose all the rattling made them think it was a Harley :)
Anyway I ended up...
That's what I am :(
I was trying to get one of the main jets out of the old beemer and the friggin thing came off in my hand :mad::mad:
Are all main jets the same ? and should I buy the main jet holder thingy as well ?
Oh, it's a '78 R80/75
Twice is downright daft.
OK so I've been out for a run on the old Beemer and I return to a packed garage with four biles already there with my lads f650 blocking the door so I set about moving it forward a bit to free up the space at the door. Rolled it off the mainstand, forward a bit then...
I've been working on the old beemer today and while the wheels were off I stripped and cleaned the carbs and changed the alternator brushes.
As you do when you are done you fire it up and check everything is OK. Problem is I forgot that the front straps that were holding the bike on the lift...
The upper switchgear castings on the old beemer are looking pretty bad. they're corroded and a previous owner has smoothrited them but they still look crap. Any suggestions as to what would be a good protective matt black paint that works well straight from the can?
Im looking for a shaft driven mile muncher. must have excellent mpg. offroad capability irrelevant.
Now on this forum, that description will mostly mean beemer, most likely in its many GS flavours. If you're looking to sell something that fits the bill, either a direct...
Well after trying few bikes gave in and bought a 2001 gs 1150 with full luggage , Remus headers and can , really pleased with it run home form collecting bike was 120 miles :toothy10: wife wanted ride so another 55 miles to call in and see mate with gs , been out again today so about 350 miles...
Great site - have been flicking through various posts etc
Ive not long purchased the 05 Transalp and has no service history ( imported to NZ from Ausy )
One question I have - Im replacing the clutch plates and springs etc as have noticed a bit of
slippage thats starting to increase - 105,000...
Hello everyone. I just wanna spread the word that my Beemer is for sale on ebay. Looking for a nice example of a 2000yr + Africa Twin. Spread the word. Cheers, Paul
Recently signed up to the forum.
Changed my old BMW K100 last year for a Honda SLR650 (in green) as a house move meant nowhere for the Beemer.
Quite enjoying the SLR though and also the forum.
Brian, Torquay in sunny Devon.
Anybody bought any of this kit ?, any pros and cons ??
Don't want to go overboard wonga wise as it is just for de scaling the beemer :D
I may have access to a compressor which may simplify the issue:thumbup:
Any recommendations would be appreciated
Well I finally got round to fitting the spare set of wheels I've got that are shod with TKC's.
I've been running on the Tourances now for some 6 months now and it felt really really strange again going back to the TKC's.
Boy they turn in quick! Quite scary in fact.
Interesting to note that they...