I think this is for real, and it must be a bargain! In france it would cost a least 6500 EUR!!!
I can confirm lawrie did a great job with his small bar-lock unit, I've got mine since 2 months and have no more fear when parking my beloved C1 in an unknow place where sh*theads could mess with it. Highly recommended !
No problem, I PM you all the details.
Here is an updated version (6/11/20006) of FAS instructions.
Maybe I've got an explanation... We're in a full moon week! :)
Great! Yet another C1er peer of happy ears!! :)
I admire you.
Well done and congralutations!
I'm pleased you enjoy your new amp as I do enjoy mine. :)
This kind of feedback is the best reward I could espect.
Here in France we've got some offering on eBay for used C1 parts.
It's a matter of calling and asking for the stuff. I could do this for you.
Even if your first try isn't a complete success, I'm very impressed by what you did.
Like you I'm able of doing all sort of DIY and mechanic stuff but wouldn't have had "balls" to strip down the full engine!
I Congratulate you and I hope you'll manage to fix that last issue.
I can tell you this is the kind of behaviour you could also see in Paris metro especially when tying to step off the train...
Too much people, not enough room into wagons, that's the main cause!
I think this may be a common issue of most of european cities.
I've totally rebuild my own FAS with PCB version 3 (it was an intermediate prototype version) to check instructions and PCB design.
As a result here is an updated version of FAS kit instructions with step by step pictures added in addendums.
Would it make sense to replace my actual C1 125 radiator with a 200 ?
I assume this could avoid a cylinder head gasket failure at 15000miles due to overheating.. That's a well known issue I had with my former C1.
Am I wrong or you said that from time to time you top up with regular water ? If so there could limestone deposit inside the radiator educing it's capability to cool the engine...
Does this makes sense to you ?
Thank you for those informations, this validate my though about not pushing my C1 beyond 60 mph :)
You said that your bike has had 5 engines from the beginning and it seems they all blew because of overheating issues...
The fact your commuting 86 miles on motorway could be an explanation BUT does BMW ever check the radiator ?
I saw during Paris meeting you had to top up regularly, maybe there's puncture on the radiator circuit ?
This could cause radiator to be partially filled up with air thus reducing it's capability to cool the engine...
Just a though in case this could help you into solving that overheating issue.
Nice to hear back from you, it's great you solved your bolts issue.
What about posting your bike service history ? I think most C1 owners (including myself) would appreciate sharing your experience on "how to get your own C1 to 50000 miles" ;)
Here is an updated version of FAS V3 replacement kit instructions. I would be grateful if someone could review it.
I'm OK with all of that :)
Thank you Chris for driving the logistic!
Please send your FAS amp box and a cheque to 'CL Jackson" (aka Clunkfish, C1 Owners C1ub Treasurer) at the following address:
34 Wemberham Lane
Thank you :)
Should we wait for you for the first grouping ? In other word when do you think you'll have your new bike ?
For option 1, I need interested Clubbers to send there original FAS amp box located behind backrest seat (see picture attached) for me to modify it with new PCB and then send it back to Chris (Clunkfish).
This sounds perfect to me! :)
You're welcome, it was also a great time for me to navigate with a squadron of C1 round historical center of Paris!
Depending on Clubbers electronic knowledge and skills I can propose this FAS mod order through 3 options :
- Option 1 : Full replacement unit : 108 EUR (no special skills or knowledge required)
- Option 2 : DIY mounting instructions + drilled double-sided PCB + electronic parts : 60 EUR (shipping included)
- Option 3 : DIY mounting instructions + drilled double-sided PCB without electronic parts (to be ordered separately) : 30 EUR (shipping included)
Obsiously as a prerequesite you need a FAS fitted in your C1 to benefit from this mod. However it is possible with some work to setup or upgrade a custom audio system using this amp, your own speakers and push buttons controls.
I've already shipped option 2 to lawrie who succesfully build the kit and seems happy with the mod.
In case Clubbers would be interested, it would be great if I could group orders to optimize processing and cop with work and family priorities.
(Below is a picture of the PCB)
As I'm new to this forum, I would like to share my work on improoving the original Fun Audio System. I appologize for those that would already read that on an other forum :) but I enjoy so much my mod that I would feel guilty and shamless not making people aware.
I guess that any owner knows the common FAS issues :
- Unefficient automatic volume control based on revs feed
- Poor sound quality with engine noise and interference
- Lake of power (only 2x18 watts)
After trying to disable volume control with no success on genuine amp I decided to make my own.
Basically the idea was to keep FAS system existing parts (speakers, wiring, box and plug) except electronic PCB.
So I designed a new one with the same dimensions and plug mounting.
Here are the specs :
- 2x40w TDA8560Q amp chip (+22 watt per channel, +14dB gain!)
- Volume control done by original buttons located on the steering
- An optional switches can be fitted to avoid 'flat battery syndrome' by not switching off the ign switch properly. (lawrie's idea)
This version has better music loudness with incredible power (mp3 player output at 50%). Riding at 60Mph on a motorway, music completely cover external noise with volume at 70% !! However I wouldn't recommend doing that too often as it could cause ears injury...
Btw is a picture of the replacement unit :
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