Changing the rear drive oil

November 29, 2008

Yet another “R” tutorial 😀 Well, it’s understandable from my point of view, I really love the R engine. As I see it, I would recomend changing it while you do the engine oil change, just to be on the safe side, but most people do it at every other oil change. But if you’re already soacked in oil, why not do it? It’s only about 20E/liter. Just basic maintenance procedure.

http://www.r1200gs.info/howto/reardrive.html

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Bleeding the Integral ABS

November 29, 2008

A very detailed tutorial about bleeding the servo integral ABS brakes. It should work on all R 1150 and R 1200 bikes.

What happens:

– brake overheats during extensive heavy braking (like going fast on twisties or on the race track)

– brake levers feel spongy

– brake loses power

When happens:

– brake fluid too old (recomended change every 1 year, to be on the safe side)

– riding for prolonged periods of time in rain or wet environement, like in UK (brake fluid absorbs 2% moisture per year through hoses/brake reservoir; when it reaches 8%, it will overheat)

– problems with old o-rings or brake lines

http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/service_abs3.pdf

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Setting the throttle position sensor (TPS) on oilheads

November 19, 2008

This is a maintenance procedure for all oilheads. If it’s locked securely into place, it shouldn’t budge, but, from time to time, you could just check it. On the other hand, I don’t know why would anyone want another position apart from the factory standards.

http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/tps3.1.pdf


Oilhead Fork Replacement

November 14, 2008

So you smashed another fork seal… Not a problem. Just try not to do so much wheelies or trail riding behind another motobike. Oh, and it doesn’t affect the damping as all suspension is carried out by the shock, it’s only used to lubricate. Make sure the oil doesn’t get on the brakes.

What happens:

– one of the forks leak

When happens:

– riding a dusty forrest road; it’s exacerbated if you’re not the first rider in the pack, but, obviously, a Bimmer is always the first ( 😀 )

– doing wheelies

– running bad tarmac roads for long periods of time

So there’s the tutorial:

http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/Oilhead%20Fork%20Seal%20Replacement.html

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