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by Ol' Jeffers
Tue Apr 01, 2014 5:46 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Cold and QD's don't mix well
Replies: 11
Views: 2052

Re: Cold and QD's don't mix well

Nice to hear you're back out on the road, Wayne (and working too!).
I changed my QDs a couple of years back with some sturdy chromed brass ones.
by Ol' Jeffers
Fri Mar 28, 2014 9:14 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: A very sad day today.....
Replies: 10
Views: 2407

Re: A very sad day today.....

Not at this stage RB.....although a lighter bike bike may appeal.
by Ol' Jeffers
Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:00 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: A very sad day today.....
Replies: 10
Views: 2407

Re: A very sad day today.....

Hope to see a New Jeffers arise from the ashes of Bike Trader, and as the poet would say (not sure if it's Homer or Clapton) regale us with Tales of Brave Ulysses on two wheels. And I, too, have a few years on you! You're a young man. Having parted with Stella! a few months back I can tell you ther...
by Ol' Jeffers
Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:00 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: A very sad day today.....
Replies: 10
Views: 2407

Re: A very sad day today.....

Thanks Wayne and all those others who have replied. The 1150 goes on Monday to a guy who is flying in from Spain, an English ex-pat now living near Malaga. So my BMW (Black Magic Woman) is off to sunnier climes and a new owner. Wayne, I sincerely hope that you make a full recovery from your recent e...
by Ol' Jeffers
Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:52 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: A very sad day today.....
Replies: 10
Views: 2407

A very sad day today.....

I have finally had to admit that the combination of a permanent injury to my foot and a very unpredictable back is not going to allow me to ride a big Beemer again. So today I've had to put the R1150R up for sale. :cry: I've done a lot to it and I'm going to miss not having a big bike to ride.....fi...
by Ol' Jeffers
Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:23 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: black spots..dots..speckles on exhaust pipe?
Replies: 7
Views: 1791

Re: black spots..dots..speckles on exhaust pipe?

I use a worn nylon scouring pad and Solvol Autosol first and then Maguires or similar.. It requires a lot of elbow grease to shine them up
but they can be made to look as good as chrome. It helps greatly if you have access to a motorcycle bench! :roll:
by Ol' Jeffers
Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:13 am
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: Season's Greetings to you all!
Replies: 3
Views: 2277

Season's Greetings to you all!

Well it's that time again!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL THE GUYS & GALS HERE!!


I do hope you all have a great time over the holiday and into 2014. :mrgreen: :smt114 :smt111

I am not a religious person but to all of you "May your God go with you"
by Ol' Jeffers
Sat Dec 21, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: My body is wearing out!! Getting old!
Replies: 8
Views: 5386

Re: My body is wearing out!! Getting old!

First, apologies to sjbmw for not replying to his post in a timely manner. I do eat only what my body needs with almost no sugar or salt. Pretty much no red meat but lots of fish. The only fried food I eat is a portion of french fries with a meal maybe twice a month. I also started going to the gym!...
by Ol' Jeffers
Sat Dec 21, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: UK Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 3332

Re: UK Advice

Hi! Agree that Cheltenham is a nice area. Personally, I would sell the Fiat rather than bring it to the UK. A left hand drive car is not too popular in the UK and especially if it can be obtained here with right hand drive. It also affects insurance premiums and may double the amount you have to pay...
by Ol' Jeffers
Fri Oct 25, 2013 6:00 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Fuel Injector Cleaning
Replies: 2
Views: 1075

Re: Fuel Injector Cleaning

That may be a comment on the effectiveness of Seafoam.
I run a Millers fuel additive through all of my vehicle engines, both diesel and petrol (gas) which keeps the injectors
clean.
by Ol' Jeffers
Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Adding A Screen
Replies: 25
Views: 6425

Re: Adding A Screen

Yep! I too have an MRA screen, a VNTB. I like the adjustability of the air flow. See this for a picture: http://www.twistedthrottle.com/mra-variotouringscreen-style-vtnb-windshield-for-naked-sport-bikes-cruisers-enduro-and-dual-sport-motorcycles and here for another thread on this site: http://www.r...
by Ol' Jeffers
Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:22 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Question about aging headlamp bulbs and eyes.
Replies: 9
Views: 2477

Re: Question about aging headlamp bulbs and eyes.

I can only speak for what I use in the UK. Osram Nightbreakers which are 90% brighter yet use the same current as standard. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Osram-Night-Breaker-64193NBP-Headlight/dp/B003Y7FKTC One thing I wouldn't do. Put in higher wattage bulbs....the stock wiring may not be up for the extr...
by Ol' Jeffers
Sat Oct 19, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: New guy here
Replies: 33
Views: 6848

Re: New guy here

I have a 2001 with only around 15,000 miles on it now! Love it! Handling is sublime and the ability to brake well into a curve is welcome, although, thankfully, not often required! It's a push-rod engine so it will be a little noisy, the left pot 'tick' is common. I have an excellent private enginee...
by Ol' Jeffers
Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:04 am
Forum: R nineT
Topic: R NineT is OFFICIAL!! :)
Replies: 15
Views: 9452

Re: R NineT is OFFICIAL!! :)

Coupla things I'm not too sure about... Bearing in mind it's supposed to be a retro stylee....I think the headlight could be mounted a few inches higher to stop it looking like a Duke Monster.....I have never liked this trend to mount the headlight low. Perrenial complaint is that the mirrors don't ...
by Ol' Jeffers
Thu Oct 17, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Apologies for not being around.
Replies: 4
Views: 1067

Apologies for not being around.

One thing after another here in the UK! PC went bang (literally!!) PSU fault dumped mains on the MoBo and NOTHING survived.....both hard drives were screwed and one was the back up drive! Then I had to have an operation on my right eye to get rid of a rapidly (3 months) developing cataract and impla...
by Ol' Jeffers
Sun May 12, 2013 1:52 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: After 13 days shy of 3 years I rode my R again
Replies: 29
Views: 3188

Re: After 13 days shy of 3 years I rode my R again

Good to hear Wayne! As was said above: Don't try to do too much at once...gently gently! =D>
Obviously no problems with anti-freeze leaking either!! ;)
by Ol' Jeffers
Thu May 09, 2013 4:04 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Need a 2006 R1150/R850 service manual
Replies: 5
Views: 1306

Re: Need a 2006 R1150/R850 service manual

FWIW Nm stands for Newton /Metres.

1 Nm = 0.737562175569 ft-lb.

There are a few conversion charts for download on Google.
HTH
by Ol' Jeffers
Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:09 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: How to use my new zumo?
Replies: 7
Views: 3193

Re: How to use my new zumo?

Hey DD, my pleasure! I'm glad I could help.
We're not born IT literate but with a little practice
it's not too scary!
by Ol' Jeffers
Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:05 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: This may be normal, but...(clutch activation when cold)
Replies: 10
Views: 1288

Re: This may be normal, but...(clutch activation when cold)

I have to say that my 2002 R1150R has never given me that problem
but the first thing I had done by my BMW privateer engineer on purchasing the bike was to change all fluids.
7000 miles later she runs like a dream. I would suggest double-dipping the clutch when cold.
by Ol' Jeffers
Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:47 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: How to use my new zumo?
Replies: 7
Views: 3193

Re: How to use my new zumo?

http://snpi.dell.com/sna/manuals/A2911769.pdf

And.....

http://www.manualslib.com › Brands › Garmin › GPS › Zumo 660

Here's a basic 'How to' :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYKVDPT-UxU

HTH!! :)

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