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I Used To Have One Of Those

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  2. Wolds Wanderer

    Mechanical seal weeping

    Samnav...it has always leaked since the seal was replaced. thanks for your advice.
  3. Peter

    just for fun . Word Association.

    Malaria 🤤
  4. mogsman

    Fitted a top box.

    They are reflectors. my last one did have a brake light. They do one with a brake light for around £40. I was going to get one but saw this one as well.
  5. Today
  6. Tel

    Fitted a top box.

    Are they tail lights or just reflectors .looks a bargain for what you paid.
  7. Samnav2

    Mechanical seal weeping

    Has it leaked for the whole 4000 miles since being replaced or just started after standing for a long period? If it has leaked since being replaced it needs attention but if it has started after a period of standing usually a 200 mile run cures it. The "shep" method is probably the best for z and a models with the smaller diameter seal. Radweld will not solve the problem..
  8. mogsman

    Fitted a top box.

    I was thinking the worst when unpacking it. The seller did say it had several marks over it and there were a few. After fitting it I sprayed some auto finesse dressle over it. Got rid of all the marks and I'm just left with a few small scratches. Happy with that.
  9. mogsman

    Mechanical seal weeping

    If it was my bike, I wouldn't touch radweld. I would fix the mechanical seal properly. Radweld will probably restrict the small passage ways in the coolant system.
  10. Wolds Wanderer

    Mechanical seal weeping

    Eric, I removed the engine. Dave
  11. Wolds Wanderer

    Mechanical seal weeping

    Thank you very much for your thoughts. Plenty of differing opinions to consider. Dave
  12. Mike in France

    just for fun . Word Association.

    night
  13. Wirral Mike

    Mechanical seal weeping

    Whatever you do don't put rad weld anywhere near a CX engine. It won't make any difference to the mechanical seal as it is a product designed to block holes, not seal moving parts. However rad weld is excellent at blocking radiators thus causing overheat then leading to head gasket failure. Other people may have other options on rad weld that's mine.
  14. F.W.R

    Well it is Christmas !!!!!

    Well first ride gave me this impression, these indicators are a bloody pain, bugger the hazard lights don’t work, Christ the bloody fuel light has come on, tight git didn’t put much fuel in the tank. Pulled into petrol station, Hey that was so easy to get the bike on the main stand, filled tank, paid, came out started engine fasten helmet pulled gloves on rolled bike off stand. Off we go wow gear box is so smooth not the usual clunky gear change at all, no false neutrals either, engine pulls steadily through the gears not bad for a 27yr old plodding machine. Not feeling the cold at all from behind this fairing, bike sits nicely on the road, I let go of handle bars and it tracks dead straight, brakes are really positive (find out later when going through the paperwork) it's just had a major service, new pads front and rear, change of brake fluid, new battery, two new tyres, new rear light with BMW genuine switch. Arrived home indicated to pull into my road, ha had forgotten all about those pain in the arse indicators, they work so easily. So do I think it’s boring well it’s not going to win any prizes round Oulton park unlike my Honda VFR’s bit it does exactly what it says on the tin, a big comfortable touring machine that I'm certain will go on long after others have given up. I’m well chuffed.
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  16. ericry

    Well it is Christmas !!!!!

    Nice Christmas present to yourself! Supposed to be a very smooth bike, never rode one, had a few old Air heads and didn't like the BMW gearbox. Wouldn't mind a ride on one but not common in Ireland. Reviews have them as utterly reliable but boring, doesn't mean much to me as unless it's snarling and pulling your arms out of your sockets many reviewers don't rate a bike. Post your first ride impressions here please! Eric
  17. Tel

    Well it is Christmas !!!!!

    Quite a few guys in this club ran K75's a few years ago , seem very reliable .
  18. ericry

    Mechanical seal weeping

    Worth a try Howard. Not a fan of the shep method as I was the recipient of lots of random on/off leaking issues from one of those jobs by a previous owner until it started leaking really bad on the way to a National despite being OK for 2 weeks before that. Fell out in pieces when I pulled back off engine. Eric.
  19. gunna trev

    Soft or what

    That's wot I said gods own country is Yorkshire lawrie
  20. gunna trev

    Rear brake disk for CX650E

    If you got it from ds it's made from Mike's drawings I beleave
  21. F.W.R

    Well it is Christmas !!!!!

    Ok I admit it I'm a sucker for a bargain, my mate phones me and asks me what I think of A BMW K75, good bike I tell him has a few problems like most but is well known for being a solid long lasting go anywhere machine. Will you come with me to see it he asks, long story cut short, he didn't like it as almost every panel was scratched and it needed a new screen but it had an excellent service record and was mechanically spot on. We walked back to my car and i stopped and went back, a chat with the seller and oppps call me impulsive or whateve, I bought it.
  22. Andrew B

    just for fun . Word Association.

    Disaster
  23. LAWRIE

    Soft or what

    From Gods own country mate" I towd em Owdham"
  24. F.W.R

    Fitted a top box.

    Quality, looks excellent, nothing like a bargain and a job well done to put a smile on your face.😀
  25. Mad Max

    Mechanical seal weeping

    Hi Dave Now here is one that is going to cause a debate. 1 = Empty the coolant out of the bike into a container. 2 = Run the bike for 1 min (no more) without coolant. 3 = Refill the bike with the coolant and bleed. 4 = Re-run the bike and see if it leaks. Dave I have tried this method on one of my cx500 and it worked and it is still water tight after 1 year What it does is it cleans up the face of the white ceramic polo seal and the end the mechanical seal. Dave what have you got to lose? If it leaks again and you cannot live with the leak then its an engine out job and a new seal needs to be fitted. (Seals are available from the club shop). P.S The shep method seems to work OK ( I have tried that as well with success ) That way you do not have to split the rear engine case.
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