How Bmw cylinder heads save your legs.

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by CAV.Dott.Ing.HatzOlah®, Oct 12, 2003.

  1. Shit,we nearly got rid of you that would be sad... :))

    Did you get the trucks rego and report it,that is a offence

    CAV.Dott.Ing.HatzOlah®, Oct 12, 2003
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  2. CAV.Dott.Ing.HatzOlah®

    Smee Guest

    Coming home tonight on the Freeway doing 100kmh in the right lane.
    A semi trailer about 40 metres agead of me is in the middle lane when
    all of a sudden something flies off the top of it.
    Of course it falls in my lane so I immediately countersteered and missed
    running over the top of it.
    I feel a "thud" as it bounces and hits the right hand cylinder head then
    hits the sole of my boot befoore bouncing off down the road to be hit by
    another semitrailer behind me.
    Needless to say I was a tad shaken up but no worse for wear and the bike
    handled beautifully.
    In fact, considering the speeds it felt like it was all in slow motion.
    I couldn't really do much about the truckie as it was all freeway and
    nowhere to stop without creating a huge traffic mess so i let it be.
    When I got home i had a good look at the bike.
    The front of the right hand cylinder head has a gouge the size of a ten
    cent piece in it and the cap that covers the spark plug was ripped off.
    (nothing broken it just needs to be replaced)
    Considering the size of the gouge I was wondering what that object would
    have done to my leg had the cylinder head not taken the blow.
    Anyways gotta get another spark plug cap tomorrow so I count my blessings.
    Smee, Oct 13, 2003
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  3. CAV.Dott.Ing.HatzOlah®

    Smee Guest

    You gotta try harder:)

    Happened too quickly to do that I was happy to have a leg still.
    Besides its not like u can grab a pen and write down the rego on a bike
    at 100kmh.
    I was too busy avoiding obstacle
    Thanks for the concern;-)
    Smee, Oct 13, 2003
  4. CAV.Dott.Ing.HatzOlah®

    Tim Guest

    Lucky you...heres another way...

    your riding your GS in the Icelandic desert and topple over in the
    middle of a corner, the bike looks like its on your leg, its the real
    middle of nowhere situation, but alas the bike is resting on the
    cyclinder and side pannier, your foot wriggles free with only a slight

    And once the bikes picked up, no small task, it starts first time - no


    your riding out of a gravel car park and for some reason the bike
    falls over, it slides down the road on one cyclinder and a pannier. As
    it stops, it momenteraly stands up before slamming down on the ground.

    The cyclinder guard is worn, the cyclinder head cover is gouged and
    the case is bent - but the rest of the bike is unscaved, it starts
    first time.


    your riding up a French mountain on a military road made from orange
    sized rocks, they keep hitting the sole of your boot and bouncing of
    the cyclinders, it feels OK, once you get to the top you see all the
    deep scratches in the engine guard and begin to think that the GS was
    a good choice.

    10K between services, no chain, fuel efficient and comfortable!

    Cheers, Tim.
    Tim, Oct 13, 2003
  5. CAV.Dott.Ing.HatzOlah®

    Johno Guest

    Snip most....
    Smee, glag to hear you all OK and the bike..

    errr..... they allow tractors on the freeway in Victoria??

    Johno, Oct 15, 2003
  6. CAV.Dott.Ing.HatzOlah®

    Smee Guest

    Remember how I was gonna have a beer in your absence at Philip Island?
    Smee, Oct 15, 2003
  7. CAV.Dott.Ing.HatzOlah®

    Moike Guest

    Any volunteers to help enforce Smee's undertaking to avoid beer at the

    Moike, Oct 15, 2003
  8. CAV.Dott.Ing.HatzOlah®

    Nev.. Guest

    I'd be happy to drink his beer :)

    '02 CBR1100XX #2 lives on !! no ZX12R yet...
    Nev.., Oct 15, 2003
  9. 10K between services, no chain, fuel efficient and comfortable!Glad to hear you're all OK.
    I might get some stick on cylinder heads for my zxr it'd be grouse.
    10K between oil changes? does it have separate oil for the engine and
    the transmission or all-in-one like a normal bike?
    either way 10K is pretty good, my zxr lasts about 1000-1200km before
    the gearchange goes all notchy
    allgoodnamestaken, Oct 15, 2003
  10. CAV.Dott.Ing.HatzOlah®

    conehead Guest

    Yeah, Johno, surely you've seen the signs on the Sturt Hwy, "Caution,
    slow-moving agricultural machinery uses this road"
    conehead, Oct 15, 2003
  11. CAV.Dott.Ing.HatzOlah®

    Smee Guest

    Definitely separate oil for engine and transmission.
    Smee, Oct 15, 2003
  12. CAV.Dott.Ing.HatzOlah®

    Smee Guest

    I said I wouldn't have a beer for johno now:pPPPP
    I didn't say I was avoiding beer all together.
    And Nev
    Piss off:p
    Smee, Oct 15, 2003
  13. CAV.Dott.Ing.HatzOlah®

    Smee Guest

    In his case it would be more the clutch rather than the gearbox.
    Smee, Oct 15, 2003

  14. Hey hey hey, take it easy. I've never used the clutch so how can there
    be a problem with it? ;)
    I use Silkolene comp4 and always have. She's only done 38000km so I
    wouldn't think the gearbox is fucked, though she occasionally falls
    out of gear. Though that was more likely a lazy shifting problem.
    How long does the average sportsish type bike last before going
    allgoodnamestaken, Oct 17, 2003
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