Anyone Know good Bike Mechanic.. Oldham area?

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Dave Eades, Feb 11, 2004.

  1. Dave Eades

    Dave Eades Guest

    The K100 has decided it wants to fire on 2 cylinders (intermittantly) it
    also needs the oil/water pump stripping and new seals putting in.

    As I will be the first to admit, I am a total numbty when it comes to
    anything other than servicing it, can anyone reccommend a decent mechanic
    somewhere near Oldham that would be prepared to sort it out?

    been on to williams BMW in Manchester and they will carry out the work but
    want £52 an hour just for labour.
    so something a little cheaper would be appreciated.

    Dave Eades, Feb 11, 2004
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  2. The K100 has two ignition coils, each with two outlets, to fire the four
    plugs. What I suggest you do is start the thing up and lay down beside the
    bike with a plant sprayer full of water. Spray the exhaust headers as it
    warms up, and see which cylinders aren't firing. Then, while it's all
    cooling down again, hoick the tank and seat off and check that all the coil
    connections are good. If not, clean them up and see if that fixes it. If
    not, swap over the coils. Put everything back together again and repeat the
    exercise. If it's running on the other two cylinders now, then you've got a
    duff ignition coil. A new one is £70-80 from Oddbins or Motorworks, s/hand
    about half that.

    Even a total numpty can manage that. Now the water pump: that's under the
    front of the engine, behind that nautilus cover with all the screws. It
    would be real easy, wouldn't it, to undo those screws and have a quick peek
    pseudoplatypus, Feb 11, 2004
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  3. Dave Eades

    Dave Eades Guest

    Thanks for the advice, but as mentioned earlier, the problem is
    intermittant. The bike might run on all four cylinders for an hour or so
    before the problem occurs, it doesn't usually misfire at start up and on a
    couple of trips to work recently, it hasn't done it at all on other
    occasions it's started running on 2 cylinders within 5 minutes and the worst
    one of all was at 70 miles an hour it just gave up the ghost on the
    motorway, very un-nerving.
    so what else could it be and do you reckon the BMW dealership is my safest
    bet for getting it done correctly?

    Dave Eades, Feb 11, 2004
  4. wires warm up they get a little more flexible and break the contact
    steve robinson, Feb 11, 2004
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