The Achievable Dream 5-part series - the definitive guide on DVD for planning your motorcycle adventure. Get Ready! covers planning, paperwork, medical and many other topics! "Inspirational and Awesome!" See the trailer here!
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So you've done it - got inspired, planned your trip, packed your stuff and you're on the road! This section is about staying healthy, happy and secure on your motorcycle adventure. And crossing borders, war zones or oceans!
On the Road! is 5.5 hours of the tips and advice you need to cross borders, break down language barriers, overcome culture shock, ship the bike and deal with breakdowns and emergencies."Just makes me want to pack up and go!" See the trailer here!
Tire Changing!Grant demystifies the black art of Tire Changing and Repair to help you STAY on the road! "Very informative and practical." See the trailer here!
Ladies on the Loose! For the first time ever, a motorcycle travel DVD made for women, by women! These intrepid women share their tips to help you plan your own motorcycle adventure. They also answer the women-only questions, and entertain you with amazing tales from the road! Presented by Lois Pryce, veteran solo traveller through South America and Africa and author of 'Lois on the Loose', and 'Red Tape and White Knuckles.'
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I have a R80GS '92 model with a 1000 Siebenrock conversion.
Starting up and riding all fine. Once the engine is hot and I come to a stop the oil lamp comes on. When I pull away the lamp does off again.
Have fitted a new oil filter and increase to 20W50. I also replaced the oil pressure switch. Problem persists.
Any immediate ideas?
I had the bike on the market but with this problem word has got around and the bike now comes standard with a "barge pole".
As I am stuck with the bike I am now thinking of using the opportunity to carry out a rebuild over the next for months/year and thereafter go further to a sidecar rig. Just in time for my daughter to be old enough to ride with us. I have spotted Shadow Raven's thread for motivation...
Have a look at the wiring for the oil pressure switch and the alternator charge warning lamp. May just be a crossed feed or minor short.
You can often rent oil pressure check guages which would prove/disprove low oil pressure at idle.
I think that the oil pump also has a high pressure bypass - ball bearing and spring arrangement - its so many years since I had an R series pump in bits that I am probably wrong - anyway check that the ball is seated.
As Alibaba points out this is a problem that needs checking, my r80gs did the same as you are saying the problem first appeared after covering over 80000 miles and it turned out the canister sleeve in the oil filter chamber had with time recessed - causing a drop in low rev oil pressure - ignore it at your peril - it ended up being a full engine rebuild for me everything needed replaced as the low oil pressure destroyed almost every component. It sould have a measurement of between 3.2 and 3.8mm max. It can be re-sleeved if it turns out to be the problem and a temporary (or depending on your mindset - permanent) repair to add an extra shim to the end of the canister if this is the problem. Follow the link to see the problem and the repair.
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