R1100 RT (97)

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R1100 RT (97)

Post by kiwirider63 » Sat Dec 06, 2014 2:09 pm

I have just bought a 97 R1100 is the a mod so the engine can run with the side stand down, I am used to warming the bike up on the side stand B$ taking off. Maybe a mod to bypass stand switch?

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Re: R1100 RT (97)

Post by wookie » Sat Dec 06, 2014 4:42 pm

Very little warm-up is necessary. When you are ready to go, climb aboard and start the bike. Let the oil circulate for a moment and ride off at an easy pace until oil is warm as shown on your rider display. Leave the cold start mechanism part-way on 'til you have 2 or 3 bars on the display.

My suggestion is not to disconnect the s/s switch. It s there to protect YOU.

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Re: R1100 RT (97)

Post by Major Softie » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:45 pm

Not that there's anything wrong with Wookie's suggestion, but, if you would still like to do it, IBMWR.org has two different ways to do it:

http://www.ibmwr.org/r-tech/oilheads/Si ... ndex.shtml

http://www.ibmwr.org/r-tech/oilheads/ru ... tart.shtml


If you google the question, I'm sure it's out there in other places on the web, and there may be some other alternatives.
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Re: R1100 RT (97)

Post by The Veg » Sun Dec 21, 2014 6:46 pm

Will it not run at all on the sidestand? That seems a bit odd.

For comparison, my 1985 K100 had a cable between the clutch-lever and the sidestand that prevented either pulling the lever while the bike was on the stand, or would retract the stand if the lever was pulled with the bike upright. The two R1200GSes I've had will run on the stand but only in neutral- and in fact just yesterday I accidentally killed the engine when I came to a stop and my left foot, on its way to the pavement, inadvertently caught the sidestand and made it move toward down a few inches while the gearbox was still in first.
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Re: R1100 RT (97)

Post by Major Softie » Sun Dec 21, 2014 8:24 pm

The Veg wrote:Will it not run at all on the sidestand? That seems a bit odd.

For comparison, my 1985 K100 had a cable between the clutch-lever and the sidestand that prevented either pulling the lever while the bike was on the stand, or would retract the stand if the lever was pulled with the bike upright. The two R1200GSes I've had will run on the stand but only in neutral- and in fact just yesterday I accidentally killed the engine when I came to a stop and my left foot, on its way to the pavement, inadvertently caught the sidestand and made it move toward down a few inches while the gearbox was still in first.
Yes, Veg, the 90's Oilheads won't run at all with the sidestand down. Obviously they made an improvement with your GS. The links I gave Kiwirider show how to modify the Oilhead to make it work just like your GS comes from the factory.
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Re: R1100 RT (97)

Post by garyc » Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:08 pm

I used this method on my '96 r1100rt. This way you can warm up the bike with the stand down then if you put the bike in gear with the stand still down it will kill the engine.
http://www.ibmwr.org/r-tech/oilheads/Si ... ndex.shtml

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