View Full Version : Goodbyeeee
18-09-2004, 07:38 PM
As of 1015 am today, I am no longer a BMW R1100Rs owner.
Although I will probably drop in from time to time, I just want to thank everyone for their advice, experience, humour, re-assurance, technical asisstance, comradeship and general biking banter over the last few years.
I subscribe to a number of forums (fora) from cameras, cars, games, phones to all sorts and without a doubt this is the best. :Bow:
The guy who bought my bike (Chris Taylor from Gloucester) knows about this board and will surely sign up soon.
Good luck to you all and keep the rubber side down. :Beer:
RIDE ON :yo:
(in case anyone is wondering, I did buy a megascooter - a Piaggio X9 500)
18-09-2004, 08:51 PM
I for one will hate to see you leave, Terry. You have been very helpful and shared a great amount of information with us, and will be missed. We will welcome you anytime!!
18-09-2004, 10:04 PM
Glad you managed to sell the RS eventually, Terry. I've enjoyed your company and the wit. You were the person that pointed me to this BBS way back, so I have to thank you for that. Hang around for the Craick anyway and let us now when you get another machine. :Beer:
18-09-2004, 11:59 PM
What they all said.
I've enjoyed your company and advice. You keep the rubber side down, too. :Beer: is as good a salutation as any.
19-09-2004, 12:35 AM
Sorry to see you go. You've always been a good source of information on this board. Good luck!
19-09-2004, 01:29 AM
Enjoyed your posts as well, since almost from the inception of the board. Sorry to see you go, hopefully you'll check back in--RS or no RS. Best of luck!
19-09-2004, 01:38 AM
What everyone else said. Once an owner, always an enthusiast.
19-09-2004, 02:26 AM
19-09-2004, 03:44 AM
Can't add anything to what's been posted here. Happy riding, Terry.
19-09-2004, 04:03 AM
Sorry to see you leave the BMW fold, you will be missed! If I may...what will you replace the R RS with?
Dee Duble Yuh
19-09-2004, 01:28 PM
You've changed it for a WHAT?!?!?!? :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
19-09-2004, 01:42 PM
You'll be sorely missed. Thanks for all you've done to make this site one of the very best. Good luck.
19-09-2004, 02:39 PM
Terry if my memory serves me correct, we have been hanging out together on this site for a couple of years now, so saying a simple goodbye doesn't feel good. So stop in once in awhile to keep us posted on your activities.
Actually I have a great idea! Why don't you sell one of the Citroens and get another RS.... great idea... eh?
19-09-2004, 05:36 PM
Well just cause you don't own one anymore doesn't mean you can't visit once in a while. Hope to see you around from time to time.
19-09-2004, 05:41 PM
Thanks for your kind words. Here is my RS replacement :D
19-09-2004, 06:27 PM
Very nice - It just needs a whip ariel on the back, covered with little flags, and you with the fir trimmed Parka Terry. :laugh:
19-09-2004, 09:14 PM
.......and loads of mirrors with coloured tassels from the handlebars. What about a Goretex Parka (!!!)? My favourite accesory would be the Twiggy type character on the back though :laugh: .
Good luck Terry
20-09-2004, 01:37 AM
Sorry to hear you've sold the RS. :bawl: I've enjoyed your posts, anecdotes, and wit. Pop back from time to time and say hi to the gang. We'll still be here, talking windscreens, exhausts, and tires :o .
20-09-2004, 08:35 AM
End of an era mate, I think you were one of the first people to register on the original BBS. Good luck with the Piaggio, see if you can keep it running for 11 years.
20-09-2004, 01:38 PM
I'm sorry the RS had to go but I understand the reasoning. You have have been a great help to the forum and we will miss you if you disappear. Good luck with the Piaggio.
Are you going to start an X9 forum.
20-09-2004, 02:34 PM
Are you going to start an X9 forum.
There's already a good one at http://x9.ipbhost.com/index.php?act=idx
In fact, the presence of this kind of community (like ours) was one of the things that sold me on the X9 over the Bu****n or the T**x (the built in radio/handsfree mobile phone and trip computer helped :cool: )
21-09-2004, 12:48 AM
You should add a huge stuffed animal to the pillion seat. If you talk to it while parking, I bet no one steals your scooter.
21-09-2004, 08:01 PM
Hello everyone. I'm Chris, I've been lurking in the background for a while now trying to find out as much as possible about these oil heads as I fancied a solid but worn one as winter transport.
I bought Terry's bike, it's now far removed from the big city, it will live out it's retirement in the Cotswold hills transporting me between cottage hospitals that I look after as district engineer. All A & B roads plus one or two with no tar on at all.
The bike is in a state of undress at the moment, I decided to go through the whole thing and start with fresh consumables now, as I hate working on them outdoors in the middle of winter. Mechanically, Terry hasn't left me much to do other than basic servicing. The bike is still a joy to ride and with the suspension improvements he did, it feels like a much newer machine. It would be interesting to ride a selection of them with milages covered up....guess the milage.
Things I will do are: replace the corroded metal oil line to the cooler, renew the exhaust studs (helicoils) & next spring change the brake disks and rubber lines for braided s.s.
Some things I need advice on: when should the timing & cam chains be replaced? Alternator brushes? Is there a service life to the valves like on some air heads?
I'm not scared to get my hands dirty!
All the best and thanks Terry.
21-09-2004, 10:20 PM
Good luck Terry, I am sure we will still hear from you now and again
Welcome Chris, the group is responsible for me getting my hands dirty more than once, but my confidence is building at a good rate and bike is going great.
23-09-2004, 09:03 PM
As far as I am aware, the cam chains are long lived and it is unlikely that they will break. I think that the gearing from the crankshaft might mean that they are low stress/ wear items. It appears that the tensioners are more likely to need replacing. However, I don't know anyone who has actually done that job. I guess that you do need to check the cam tolerances within each head to ensure that you are within play limits. As for the valves, once you are in there, you might as well check that the valves seat properly and that tolerances are also within limits. Don't have a clue about lifespan of the valves but I can see that the engines 'tar' up and some kind of head cleaning is necessary at intervals.
24-09-2004, 06:00 PM
Good luck with your new steed. Sorry to see you go. I guess your a mod now?
Built in radio/hands free mobile phone. wow...
25-09-2004, 01:09 AM
Sorry to see you leave....It was great having you here with us on this board. I'm glad you finally did sell your RS (Hope you got a decent price)....I was in fact feeling a wee bit guilty that I had your Wudo and Hunter seat and that the bike hadn't sold ;) Thanks so much anyway....both seat and screen does make the RS alot comfier than it is.
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