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by Nik Rite
Tue 02 Jan, 2018 11:54
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Original BMW Z1 windscreen
Replies: 6
Views: 818

Re: Original BMW Z1 windscreen

Ive just put it on ebay starting £99.Ending next Tuesday am. Its not new but very serviceable . It would be nice if one of the regular Z guys got it . Nik
by Nik Rite
Thu 28 Dec, 2017 17:48
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Original BMW Z1 windscreen
Replies: 6
Views: 818

Re: Original BMW Z1 windscreen

Hi Guys ,thanks for getting back to me. Santa was a little busy over the last few days. Jet, my moby number hasn't changed .Thanks for trying to phone me. I get so many phone calls from window people that I rely on people leaving a voice mail if they want a chat.Is it best we PM for further chat? So...
by Nik Rite
Sun 24 Dec, 2017 09:58
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Original BMW Z1 windscreen
Replies: 6
Views: 818

Original BMW Z1 windscreen

Long storey short, broke my original windscreen . BMW replaced it and did such a poor job they had to replace it again so I ended up with a practically new screen that I have no idea what its worth. I'm about to put it on ebay but i've been out of the Z1 scene for so long i've no idea what its worth...
by Nik Rite
Thu 05 Jul, 2012 11:29
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 "orangy" old style front indicators lenses needed
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Re: Z1 "orangy" old style front indicators lenses needed

Jet! your a star. Chris only lives around the corner from me and I rarely see him also. 4 kids etc etc.... i'm well and the car is possibly going better than ever. My treat in life is coming out of the tunnel from work in the evening and giving it a bit of stick from the toll booth. The inline six i...
by Nik Rite
Wed 04 Jul, 2012 23:00
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 "orangy" old style front indicators lenses needed
Replies: 4
Views: 981

Z1 "orangy" old style front indicators lenses needed

Anybody got any old style front indicator lenses for sale? Mine are a bit tired! Ta Nik
by Nik Rite
Wed 04 Jul, 2012 22:46
Forum: Stock exchange
Topic: Z1 front indicators wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 131

Z1 front indicators wanted

Can anyone help.? Mine are a bit tired!!!! Ta Nik
by Nik Rite
Sun 02 Oct, 2011 22:17
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Windscreen
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

Sorry John, it may be a bit late now but I do have a spare windscreen. Too late?
by Nik Rite
Wed 13 May, 2009 21:46
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Recommended ,Indy BMWGarage,Liverpool Area
Replies: 1
Views: 447

Recommended ,Indy BMWGarage,Liverpool Area

Got my bits from main Stealer and Had Autotech of Regent street who are near the centre of Liverpool to do the labour. Sorted my car on a Sat morning, very efficient and knew what they were doing. Lots of BM's being serviced. James Thompson 's the man. He changed the cam belt and tensioner,alternato...
by Nik Rite
Tue 21 Apr, 2009 22:13
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: UK Door Technical Workshop
Replies: 50
Views: 4833

Dear All, just got my act together and thought I'd write a quick note of thanks to everyone for the brill weekend. Michael, it was so appreciated you coming over to help us out. You are very patient!!! The look on your face when Jet said you had to come back to work on his door again! Sam, many than...
by Nik Rite
Sun 22 Mar, 2009 22:51
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: UK Door Technical Workshop
Replies: 50
Views: 4833

thnks for that! It all gets very busy Nik
by Nik Rite
Sun 22 Mar, 2009 20:46
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: UK Door Technical Workshop
Replies: 50
Views: 4833

Book me in, Ive got helpfull stuff photos wiring diagrams tools meters etc
by Nik Rite
Sun 16 Mar, 2008 20:58
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Anti Boing things
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Hi Bad Yeti, i have some good diagnostic notes on the doors. Are you mechanically minded? If so these notes and drawings i have would help you.Is it the camber thats out by 15 degrees? Its not difficult to fix. Nik
by Nik Rite
Sun 16 Mar, 2008 09:25
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Anti Boing things
Replies: 7
Views: 839

Whats the problem with the doors? I'm a bit sad and have a particular interest in them......each to their own.!! Nik
by Nik Rite
Sat 17 Nov, 2007 02:09
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 wiring diagram/schematics
Replies: 12
Views: 2253

Hi Guys Yeh Ive got the wiring diagram , a friend scanned it as a high quality pdf file. I have to apologize i did promise to send it to a few of you. Ive cleared loads of poo at work so newt week i promise to get the cd organized. NIK
by Nik Rite
Sun 09 Sep, 2007 20:23
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Tyre Sealant Cans
Replies: 5
Views: 800

Tyre Sealant Cans

Can anyone recogmend a brand of tyre sealant/inflator in a can that works. I dont want to find out at the roadside it doesn't! BOG
by Nik Rite
Tue 28 Aug, 2007 22:22
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 wiring diagram/schematics
Replies: 12
Views: 2253

Z1 wiring diagram

Hi Guys, just back from my summer hols and read that someone needs a z1 wiring diagram . I have one. It is not the same as the e30 etc as you have the electric doors etc. It was in sheet form ( 3 sheets)only but a friend of mine has put it one high quality PDF format but it is a large file size. To ...
by Nik Rite
Mon 09 Jul, 2007 23:36
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Cracked Windscreen! D'oh!
Replies: 5
Views: 1205

Sam, some guy lobbed a brick at mine last year. Long storey short. I insisted on bringing the car to the local BM dealers(a mistake). It took them three goes to get it right!!!! they broke the first one, positioned the second one in wrong place and third ok. The side verical seals were set in too sh...
by Nik Rite
Sun 25 Feb, 2007 15:37
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Door specialists - help please......
Replies: 9
Views: 1144

Ive got the cd at work and its easier if i copy it monday and send it to you. Send me a pm wih your address. Its a microsoft word document with photos etc Ive also got the full wiring diagram but i dont think youll need it. I feel the problem is mechanical . Its a bit of a hobby horse of mine, but i...
by Nik Rite
Sun 25 Feb, 2007 10:49
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Door specialists - help please......
Replies: 9
Views: 1144

Hi 31, I dont think its badly wrong. I would not remove the microswitch and plate assembly because the position of the whole plate is quite ctitical. Can you use a multimeter? all you need to test is for continuity across the terminals of the two stage micro switch.yellow plug. The microswitch is sl...
by Nik Rite
Sat 24 Feb, 2007 21:04
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 Door specialists - help please......
Replies: 9
Views: 1144

Hi There, It sounds to me you do need to to remove the sill first then the rear wing,,,sorry!!!To check this id open the yellow mltipin plug and check the continuity of the pins as you press the outside button or the inside lever .The micro switch is not adjustable,bm pop rivet it in place and marke...
by Nik Rite
Sat 27 Jan, 2007 09:57
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: New soft top
Replies: 8
Views: 1305

Thanks Jet, Yep Im well and as busy as ever. The cars asleep at the moment. Might get it out by march 18th for a run up this way. I have it on a trickle charger . I actually have a new soft top to put on just in case some decides to slash or damage my present one. I never thought id need a seal fitt...
by Nik Rite
Thu 25 Jan, 2007 22:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: New soft top
Replies: 8
Views: 1305

Hi Guys, If you got one off the net/ebay does anyone know a good fitter? Regards NIK
by Nik Rite
Tue 17 Oct, 2006 23:45
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Cracked Bodywork.
Replies: 6
Views: 894

Hi Jet,if it was me I'd remove the pannel completely from the car. Is it just behind the door? Then I would tack it together again with good quality cyanacrylate( super glue) use loctite. Then Id get a friend to turn a bush insert (Brass )to insert ito the hole and reinforce the surounding area. Id ...
by Nik Rite
Sun 03 Sep, 2006 09:04
Forum: Event/cruise aftermaths
Topic: Wirral meeting Weds 6th sept
Replies: 6
Views: 1267

If you go,Ill go!!! It would be nice to meet some of the locals.Anybody else interested? Who knows it might be the start of something big. I,ll see you there. Nik
by Nik Rite
Wed 16 Aug, 2006 20:55
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Accident fraud claim
Replies: 2
Views: 380

Accident fraud claim

Hi All, I've just come back from my hols only to find a letter in my post from my insurance company stating my car Z1 had been involved in an accident with a motor bike. Could i furnish them with details as the motor bike is claiming off me!!! Problem is I was in Italy and I know my car was safely t...
by Nik Rite
Tue 20 Jun, 2006 06:14
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Help :-( need Z1 gearbox reconditioned
Replies: 3
Views: 1199

Hi G2TRG, I think the gearbox is actually from the 325iX. It was a four wheel drive 3 series that bm did. Hope this helps just a little. Nik
by Nik Rite
Tue 06 Jun, 2006 21:09
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMW Z1 wiring Diagram
Replies: 3
Views: 934

BMW Z1 wiring Diagram

As Promised, my friend has done a tip top job at putting the main Z1 wiring diagram on a cd as a Adobe file. It runs over two pages but he has joined them together and they can be read as one page at high resolution. It includes the wiring for the doors. Does anyone know any technical German because...
by Nik Rite
Tue 06 Jun, 2006 20:58
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: BMW Z1 meeting. Gaydon 20th August 2006
Replies: 72
Views: 9903

Paul I reckon I'll be there! AL04286 Regards Nik Rite. Trust your well.
by Nik Rite
Fri 02 Jun, 2006 19:28
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Help - door not opening
Replies: 4
Views: 1044

Never used them myself but Im sure there are Bods out there who know more than me about them. But basically you turn the key past its normal open or possibly locking position and that should undo the door latch if there is a power cut. Can anyone out there give more advice ? NIK
by Nik Rite
Thu 01 Jun, 2006 20:54
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Help - door not opening
Replies: 4
Views: 1044

Dear Teatray, got me thinking! Is there any resistance at all when the button is pressed even with different key positions in the barrel? Does the other button feel differet on the other side? Do the emergency door latches work by turning the key?My gut feeling is that this is NOT a serious problem....
by Nik Rite
Wed 17 May, 2006 05:54
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 wiring diagram need help
Replies: 7
Views: 1108

Z1 wiring

Hi Guys, up to my eyes with work and life seems to be travelling very fast. Can you bear with me. I promise to get the diagrams to you. Regards NIK
by Nik Rite
Sun 02 Apr, 2006 21:59
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 wind breaker
Replies: 3
Views: 988

Z1 wind breaker

Hi Guys and Gals,Ive had a notion to buy one of those wind breaker things and from looking around and generally chatting to people the general concensus is that the Weismann one is probably the best. Ive had a look on one of their sites with no luck. Can anyone cast any light on the subject or any s...
by Nik Rite
Wed 08 Mar, 2006 22:13
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 doors (Ouch!)
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

doors

Hi Guys I'm with Paul on this and I wouldn't swap the control modules. Both the inside door pull and the ouside door button actuate a two stage micro switch just below the door motor. Therefore if by pulling the inside door lever everything works fine it cant be the module. It must be between the ba...
by Nik Rite
Thu 02 Mar, 2006 23:44
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Sorry I've lost your Address Z1 Doors CD
Replies: 1
Views: 525

Sorry I've lost your Address Z1 Doors CD

Recently I received an email or private note from someone who either lives in Sweden, Norway, Denmark type area. From memory he had a very English type name!!!! I cant remember any other details but he requested a copy of my Door disc. I m sorry but I,ve lost your details to send you a copy as reque...
by Nik Rite
Sun 05 Feb, 2006 19:22
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 wiring diagram need help
Replies: 7
Views: 1108

Z1 wiring diagram need help

Hi All, ive an original detailed wiring diagram for the Z1.including the doors It spans over three or four A4 pages.It is in German but I dont think that is a problem. I'm sure to the people who are into electronics and wiring it would be very useful. Maybe it could help us with electrical problems....
by Nik Rite
Sun 05 Feb, 2006 19:13
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Z1 doors just completed eight page article but need help
Replies: 5
Views: 1095

Z1 doors just completed eight page article but need help

Hi All, I've written a lenghthy article mostly on the Z1 doors and their operation and servicing. There are a number of detailed photos and I feel it would be helpfull to all. My problem is it is 52mb!(because of the photos) and I dont know how to publish the article on this site. I can happily burn...
by Nik Rite
Tue 20 Dec, 2005 15:04
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Electric Mirrors
Replies: 22
Views: 2634

I was wondering if the mirrors are heated? Is it only the movement of one mirror that causes the fuse to blow? If they are heated is it worth disconecting the heating element wiring on both and see if the mirrors move ok. If so then add one mirror heting element and see if the fuse blows? Its a thou...
by Nik Rite
Sun 11 Dec, 2005 22:43
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: cold start valve ????????
Replies: 4
Views: 1091

I bring my z1 to a great BMW specialist garage in Whitchurch no to far from you. Thats a 80 mile round trip for me and i wouldn't let anyone else touch it! Phil Roberts owns the Garage,he wont let you down, As a chatting point ask him about their formula ford Van Dieman they run! Regards Nic
by Nik Rite
Sun 02 Oct, 2005 21:55
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Interior Light
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

Do both the lights stay on,or just one side?
by Nik Rite
Sun 02 Oct, 2005 21:54
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Interior Light
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

Do both the lights stay on,or just one side?
by Nik Rite
Tue 17 May, 2005 21:38
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Dutch Z1 club coming to Scotland
Replies: 8
Views: 2359

Hi Guys, yep i'm there on the friday for the drive , couldn't drag the lover though! Paul c it would be great to meet you. I'm staying on the friday pm also for the meal,staying the nite, and leaving next am earlyThe Dutch are a great crowd and I'm sure would welcome anyone warmly. Nik
by Nik Rite
Wed 11 May, 2005 06:07
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: Oil Sampling
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Hi Dario, It certainly starts you thinking! The sampling method is very precise but probably not difficult. With some of these guys engines costing £10k for a rebuild it would be interesting to see what is wearing and when. I didn't look hard at the article but is it expensive for Jo Bloggs to have ...
by Nik Rite
Sun 17 Apr, 2005 23:21
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Potential Z1 Buyer
Replies: 25
Views: 3047

Hi, I'm 6'2 and its fine for me. There is plenty of info out there on this site and generally on the web. The roof mech is no problem and generally what you see is what you get. If it looks clean it probably is. There are hidden expenses of which the rear exhaust section is one. Also check carefully...
by Nik Rite
Sun 17 Apr, 2005 23:12
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Broken Front Wing
Replies: 7
Views: 1269

Hi Guys , i'm sure if you could have panels made there would be a market out there for them. Technical problem would be the relative thermal and otherwise stability of the fibre glass panels relative to the original ones. would you have them made in polyester resin or epoxy(preferable) . Over time t...
by Nik Rite
Thu 07 Apr, 2005 23:18
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Dutch Z1 club coming to Scotland
Replies: 8
Views: 2359

Hi Chris ,yep presently beating my wife into submission but would love to stay probably for a night only. some of us have to work!!! Nik
by Nik Rite
Tue 01 Feb, 2005 19:51
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: Door microswitch
Replies: 22
Views: 2246

Door micro switch

Hi Tenroom , if you are referring to the door/window switch on the brass coloured plate, I can see no other way of replacing it without taking the lower door panel/rear panel and the door itself off. The switch is part of the whole plate and comes as a complete unit from BMW. It costs about £200. wh...
by Nik Rite
Sun 09 Jan, 2005 22:36
Forum: Let's talk
Topic: A week in a 1er
Replies: 3
Views: 509

More car tests

Hi Spokey will you take over from top gear!!! well written and no bull. thanks Nik
by Nik Rite
Sun 09 Jan, 2005 22:27
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: M20 BOSCH ECU 0261200173 for sale on Ebay.
Replies: 1
Views: 1009

Hi Chris

I would have thought the ecu is the same as the 325 M20 one. If so there's probably plenty around. Nik
by Nik Rite
Thu 09 Dec, 2004 13:12
Forum: Z1 roadster
Topic: rear brake Discs and door belt needed - advice required
Replies: 1
Views: 827

Bitz for Z1

Hi John, I'm nearly certain the discs are unique to a Z1. The front are standard. The belt is a bit unusual also (about £30).That would also have to be ordered through BMw. i'd order the parts over the phone now throught a bm dealer with visa. The parts come from a slightly different section of the ...
by Nik Rite
Fri 05 Nov, 2004 19:49
Forum: Performance
Topic: Synthetics vs Minerals!
Replies: 9
Views: 1437

Hi Chris, I knew you'd have something to say on the oil thing.!!!!! As a matter of interest what oil do you think is the best, taking into account cost, value quality etc? Nik