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by jacksgp
Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Other BMW Bikes (OBB)
Topic: speedometer cable
Replies: 1
Views: 2637

Re: speedometer cable

No Takers......Anybody ! Winter is here and I like to do most of my maintanice this time of year. I searched youtube hoping to find a solution but no luck! I cannot get the cable to pull out from the speedo unit....pulling as hard as I can! NO GOOD I sprayed wd-40 up toward the speedo, let it sit ov...
by jacksgp
Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Other BMW Bikes (OBB)
Topic: speedometer cable
Replies: 1
Views: 2637

speedometer cable

Recently I had a clutch cable "snap" as I was riding that required a new one to be installed! Well...because my bike is 18 years I decided to change all the cables as a precaution! I ride a 1996 r850r with 107,000 miles on the clock. The speedometer needs to be disconnected at the front wh...
by jacksgp
Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Other BMW Bikes (OBB)
Topic: transmission problem
Replies: 5
Views: 3454

Re: transmission problem

Just thought you would like to know.......On a short trip not to far from home I downshifted as I approched a traffic circle. Well....after I shifted the clutch lever did not return. Interesting. As I rode around the circle 4 times thinking what to do I decided to head homeward and made it to the fi...
by jacksgp
Fri Aug 09, 2013 7:25 pm
Forum: Other BMW Bikes (OBB)
Topic: transmission problem
Replies: 5
Views: 3454

Re: transmission problem

Thanks again omg1010. My "to do " list for winter now includes checking/replacing the shrifter bearing!
by jacksgp
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: Other BMW Bikes (OBB)
Topic: transmission problem
Replies: 5
Views: 3454

Re: transmission problem

Thank you omg1010 for your advice and link to lirgiadar.com. I will take a wait and see approch before I do anything. I do have a question if you don't mind. What do you mean about the shifter being stuck? Stuck how ? The reason I'm interested is this spring I raised my shift lever all the way up to...
by jacksgp
Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Other BMW Bikes (OBB)
Topic: transmission problem
Replies: 5
Views: 3454

transmission problem

Here goes....1996 r850r with 106,000 miles on the clock. Never had a problem until now. My bike somehow shifts itself out of first gear and into neutral while I'm waiting at a light. Other times I'm going slow with the bike in first gear (coasting) with the clutch pulled in waiting for the green lig...
by jacksgp
Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Other BMW Bikes (OBB)
Topic: Shocks
Replies: 14
Views: 7424

Re: Shocks

Captaincable Sounds like a plan. I goggled "motorcycle shock rebuilders" and was surprised to see there were a few. The rates seemed resonable but I have no idea about the quality of their work. Just curious....Why do you think you need new shocks? Any handlings issues or suspension proble...
by jacksgp
Fri Jan 25, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Other BMW Bikes (OBB)
Topic: Shocks
Replies: 14
Views: 7424

Re: Shocks

Thanks everyone for all your replys to my question. Ebay still looks like a good option but so does rebuilding and aftermarket parts.
All good suggestions, I just need to figure which way to go!
Thanks again!
by jacksgp
Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:35 pm
Forum: Other BMW Bikes (OBB)
Topic: Shocks
Replies: 14
Views: 7424

Re: Shocks

tipirate

Thanks for the advice.....no easy fix for sure. I know parts are expensive but WOW this is nuts!
by jacksgp
Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Other BMW Bikes (OBB)
Topic: Shocks
Replies: 14
Views: 7424

Shocks

Why are shocks for a bike so *amn expensive? I have a 1996 r850r BMW with a 104,000 miles and would like to "replace" them but wow they are $600 to $700 each. Are they gold plated? I have bought used shocks on ebay in the past, that worked ok but you really have to place your trust in the ...
by jacksgp
Wed Aug 29, 2012 7:01 am
Forum: Other BMW Bikes (OBB)
Topic: front rotors
Replies: 5
Views: 3670

Re: front rotors

Just back from vacation at the outer banks in NC. Computer free for 3 weeks so I did not have a chance to view the replys to my question. Thank you all for your info...rotors are on my "to do list". Probally will look for aftermarket parts but will first measure rotor thickness first Thank...
by jacksgp
Mon Aug 06, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Other BMW Bikes (OBB)
Topic: front rotors
Replies: 5
Views: 3670

front rotors

Does anyone know of a aftermarket brake rotor dealer? Bmw wants about $300 each and I hope to do better. I have a 1996 r850r non/abs front spoked tire and would like to replace them both.(102,000 miles) Can the old rotors be cut? Thanks
by jacksgp
Mon Aug 06, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Other BMW Bikes (OBB)
Topic: Start up lights 1997 R850R
Replies: 3
Views: 2898

Re: Start up lights 1997 R850R

I have a 1996 r850r and with the key in the "on position" I have the oil light (red) and neutral light(green) on!
by jacksgp
Sun Nov 20, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Other BMW Bikes (OBB)
Topic: rear wheel play R850R
Replies: 8
Views: 4871

Re: rear wheel play R850R

Agree totally...I sometimes see one on ebay or other motorcycle sites and cotempate buying another one.

What a wonderful machine!
by jacksgp
Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:38 am
Forum: Other BMW Bikes (OBB)
Topic: rear wheel play R850R
Replies: 8
Views: 4871

Re: rear wheel play R850R

The job went real smooth...the hardest part was getting the courage up to "take it apart". The help on this site is first rate!

The r850r is a awesome machine...not the fastest.....not the coolest...but absolutaly a solid bike. Too bad they were only imported here for two years!
by jacksgp
Tue Oct 11, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Other BMW Bikes (OBB)
Topic: rear wheel play R850R
Replies: 8
Views: 4871

Re: rear wheel play R850R

I can answer my own question...the printed side of the bearing goes to the inside. Hope to be back on the road shortly!
by jacksgp
Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:28 pm
Forum: Other BMW Bikes (OBB)
Topic: rear wheel play R850R
Replies: 8
Views: 4871

Re: rear wheel play R850R

Good news...no metal shaving in the rear drive! Yippeee I removed the final drive housing and discoverd that the needle bearing on the right side are shot. The left side is fine but I will replace both of them. The roller bearings are worn so they will also be replaced also. The pivot pins are good ...
by jacksgp
Sat Oct 08, 2011 7:40 pm
Forum: Other BMW Bikes (OBB)
Topic: rear wheel play R850R
Replies: 8
Views: 4871

rear wheel play R850R

It's rare I get my wife out on the bike but today was one of those days. She is a light weight so it's almost like riding alone. Now ...my question! I noticed right off that my bike was not handling as usual. I thought maybe I needed air in my rear tire so I checked the pressure and all was good. I ...
by jacksgp
Mon Aug 01, 2011 9:56 pm
Forum: Other BMW Bikes (OBB)
Topic: wheel bearings
Replies: 0
Views: 932

wheel bearings

1996 r850r need new front wheel bearings. Any info would be apprciated!

Any special tools needed .....Thanks!
by jacksgp
Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Other BMW Bikes (OBB)
Topic: fork oil change r850r
Replies: 8
Views: 3133

Re: fork oil change r850r

OU812 wrote:When the seals go bad let me know. I have an old trick from my dirt-bike days. ;)




Will do,thanks!

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