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Re: RE:Manual choices

- ----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Minor, Bob" <Bminor@xxxxxxxx>
To: <oilheads@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, August 08, 2005 12:16 PM
Subject: RE:Manual choices

> The Haynes manual is great as a quick reference for torques and things
> but if you're going to do anything serious you better have the factory
> manual too.  I've done the clutch and head gaskets on my 96 RS, I
> wouldn't recommend doing this work with only the Haynes.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Clive Liddell
> Sent: Monday, August 08, 2005 2:56 AM
> To: oilheads@xxxxxxxxx
> Subject: RE: RTP
> Fritz,
> No-one addressed your brake light problem :)   BTW welcome to this list.
> If you lie down and look under the foot brake pedal you will clearly see
> the contact arrangement which is activated by the adjustable screw and
> locknut. I suspect this may be No 1 cause of your problem.
> If not, take a phillips screwdriver and remove the one countersunk screw
> holding a cover over the inboard side of the front brake.  With a bit of
> manoevering(sp) it will come off and reveal a tiny microswitch.  As you
> start to pull the brake lever you should hear a small click and you can
> also see it's action.
> Take great care if you ever want to R&R the front microswitch - the
> holding screws must be around 1 or 2 mm dia and I think they have been
> loctited and they twist off easily (DAMHIK).
> Oh, yes, I have the Factory Manual as well as the "Oilhead" Haynes and
> have found that they correspond to one another fairly well...
> Regards
> Clive Liddell
> Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
> '96 R850R ~79k.km
> '01 R1100RT ~59k.km
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-oilheads@xxxxxxxxx]On
>> Behalf Of Fritz Curtis
>> Sent: 07 August, 2005 15:47
>> To: Oilheads
>> Subject: RTP
>> Just bought a "Chips" bike from a dealer.  Upon arriving home with the
>> bike, I discovered the brake light is always on!! The dealer will fix 
>> it for me but it means a 100 mile ride without a brake light.  Yes I 
>> know how to give hand signals but most cage drivers don't understand 
>> them.  I just wondered if this is an idiosyncrosy associated with the 
>> R1100RT and involves a "quick fix" of some sort.
>> By the way, I am a newbie on this list as I have retired from the
> Airhead
>> group since I sold my two airheads.  I was hoping I could do more
> riding
>> and less wrenching.
>> Also, could anyone tell me about a good readable manual for my
>> oilhead?  Is Clymer still the best or at least most popular?
>> Fritz in Owosso, Michigan