Thanks to Roger, and everyone else. I'm going to order the sensor from Beemer Boneyard and put it in. It looks like I need to take the tank off to get to it. I think I can somewhat see it from looking under the tank on the right side. I will let everyone know if that fixes the problem. From what I read in one of my manuals, the tank removal looks fairly easy. Probably not as simple as the airhead tanks are to get off, but still not too bad.
Off the topic but while I am ordering the sensor I am going to try to get a replacement rubber cover for the side stand return spring. It appears that there was one covering the whole length of the spring at one time. Is that right? Most of mine seems to be missing now.
Just where is the oil temp sensor is on an oilhead? Maybe this picture will help.
It's number 3 in the photo on the top of the motor on the right hand side. Follow the plug wire down to it.
MJM - BeeCeeBeemers Motorcycle Club Vancouver B.C.
'81 R80G/S, '82 R100RS, '00 R1100RT
Here is some more info in case you want to measure the sensor: http://www.uploadarchief.net/files/d...emperature.pdf
Here is a cross reference to Bosch: http://www.autopartoo.com/oem/463808.html
Here is a photo of the location from DR on bmwsporttouring: http://bmwsporttouring.com/ubbthread...&Number=780605
Last edited by roger 04 rt; 08-27-2014 at 11:15 AM.
This part? You are in Akron, right?
I should still have it from my '96 R1100RSL if you want to try it before you buy one. If it works, you can pay me Boneyard's price. If not, you can give it back. I can look for it tonight if you'd like.
Can't help with the spring covers - mine fell off years ago and I haven't figured out why I needed them in the first place.
When unplugged or wires are broken broken, it should register overheated. If you are not seeing your bike saying it is overheated it is problaby not bad.
For example when you unplug it, the thermostat will read hot. My RT has a cooling fan, the fan goes on when the themostat is unplugged.
Also, it is easier to change the oil sensor with the engine out. I had to make my own tool to put one in after I replace my motor in April.
The actual replacement of the sensor was pretty easy. The gas tank mounting system is ingenious, and simple. Unfortunately I haven't ridden it to see if that fixed it. I can't seem to get through a riding season without one of these things happening.
Just a final note. I got everything put back together and tested the bike. The display works well so it apparently was just the sensor that was bad. As I noted in a related thread, changing the sensor was fairly easy. Innocent as I am, I thought the tough part of the job was over. Not true. Putting all the plastic back on this time was a nightmare. It took days and the use of a Dremmel tool to get it all fitted back on. Mainly the tank cover screws lining up. But all is well, again. It, and I, am back on the road with an accurate temp display. Thanks to all who helped on this. I appreciate it.
Glad she's back together and functional. Equally glad that RS plastics are off and back on in just a few minutes.