ON looking for tech articles
Know a lot about Oilhead tech?
Plan on wrenching this winter?
The [I]Owners News[/I] is looking for technically proficient people who know how to wrench to share their knowledge. If you are interested in writing one or more technical articles and explaining anything from simple maintenance to complex repairs, please e-mail [email]email@example.com[/email]. Please be prepared to submit photos of your project, and captions explaining what is in the pictures.
Pursuant to one of my questions in the Oilheads forum
Now if we could get some of the "IS" members to develop an index for these and other great contributions.... that could provide a membership incentive, member participation incentive or even a SURGE in BMW ownership. Why, we could start a movement.
But seriously, I am not an "IS" person but I"ve been a Tech of one kind or another for over 35 years and would be happy to volunteer to help in what ever capacity I might be qualified for. Perhaps sorting and cataloging once a database framework has been established or writing really really short tech blurbs like on wiring in Kisan tailblazers. I'm no BMW expert but have been finding my way around a wide variety of technical devices for many years and love all the one on one information exchange on this site. It would be great if we could find a way to save and organize it for future referance
Calling all database programmers!
an r1100s, a joy on steriods
I recently purchased an Ebay bike and picked it up in kingman az, its a 2001 r1100s yellow and black, I bought this for my wife but after riding it 1200 miles home in the middle of a snow storm in march to Spokane i gradually fell in love with the handling and comfort, I left Las Vegas which i thought was on sterouids--What a Town gone off the scale in all areas of growth, on a Monday it was 70 deg got into winnamuca late at 7:15passed a stater at 95 he just let his lites flash as i slowed down, that was close later in the day it was snowing so hard I slowed down to 35 on the freway all i could do was not wreck my wifes new bike as i creeped i town, the semis followed me into the town offramp at 35 miles an hour that was so nice of them, within an hour there was 3inches of snow what a ride that was the bike never missed a beat or seemed like it was going to slide out from under me, i had my new BMW Gear on a New streetgaurd jacket,widder vest,satiago pants and bmw boots with heators, very toasty the next day i waited in my motel till 11:00, thats when the water started misting behind semis as I glance perodicly out my room window I new It was time to blow out of town,so i suited up got coffee and proceeded out of town like riding on a ice lake bed to Baker city in oregon, it was 28-32 degrees all day the wind blew so hard my helmet felt like it was coming off I rode between the snow in the trucker dually marks, the bike purred like a kitten on steriods it has a Remus street exhaust and sounds great, as i neared baker city I new i needed to pick up the pace at 90-105mph for the sun was going down and the snow on the corners all day was melting, into baker city where the corners were ramped and wet, I made it just as the sun went down the bike tracked straigt even over ice ,snow,pee gravel in the corners, the next day i rode home to spokane, I showed the bike to my wife she rode it and liked it but it seemed like to much bike for her so I bought her another bike a f650 2003 and she love it, she informed me tonight that I could have her r1100s becouse she likes her f650 so incredibly much, so here I am with two bikes a k1200lt anf this remarkable fun r1100s thats better than Las Vegas...matthew
Some who rebuilt a R1100S, great photos
If this isn't a great overview of an engine rebuild, then I don't know what is. This includes the clutch and transmission. He balances the clutch plate, the pistons, piston rods, hones the cylinders, sand blasts with baking soda the heads. Check it out, it's worth the 5 minutes.
If one of the writers for ON is interesting in doing an article, it may be worth riding up to the cape and interviewing this guy.