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Old 02-02-2013, 09:55 PM   #316
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Yup I got the screen and brackets off of fleabay for $150.

I actually just bought a screen off of fleabay for just $16 but it didnt have the brackets. I was looking for the brackets when I came across this one. The screen has some scuff marks on so I plan on buffing them out and then reselling it.
Might have to take that off your hands...
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:37 AM   #317
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A couple of friends suggested this bike. I am in a learning curve since this is my first bmw. So far i'm all smiles .
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:39 AM   #318
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By the way any suggestions on fog lights fo a r1100r ? pictures?
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:22 AM   #319
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:02 AM   #320
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Yup I got the screen and brackets off of fleabay for $150.

I actually just bought a screen off of fleabay for just $16 but it didnt have the brackets. I was looking for the brackets when I came across this one. The screen has some scuff marks on so I plan on buffing them out and then reselling it.
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I've been looking for a screen like that. I have a perfect one on my '04 R and would like to experiment with cutting a used one down before I chop up my good one. If I raise my butt off the seat my helmet is in perfectly clean air, similar to my old R90S.
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Old 02-03-2013, 01:56 PM   #321
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Hey Mark, I believe that using a vac tool is a bad idea in bleeding the ABS brakes on these things. I read on the MOA or R1200R board something about the vacuum affecting the rubber seals in the ABS module. Check with Don E, I think he is the one who posted that.
I ended up NOT using or buying a vac tool. It was not a big deal to pump the fluid through with the brake lever. I ran a bit through so hopefully there is no more air in there.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:47 PM   #322
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This thread is killin me. I have new-bike-fever and was thinking of adding a standard to the stable (of 1). Seems to me this standard would fix my sport tourer, hop on and go city bike, carver, sight-seeing, two up comfy for wife and grocery-getter and general-purpose road bike. There are some sweet-looking units up here.
More "S" fairing models, please!
Hey ride2little,
You said it. R****R is really an all purpose bike, the reason I bought mine (R12R) after series of big sport touring bikes.
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Old 02-04-2013, 05:57 PM   #323
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Hey ride2little,
You said it. R****R is really an all purpose bike, the reason I bought mine (R12R) after series of big sport touring bikes.
My last BMW was an RT. Sweet, but heavy and a little tall for me. I bought a KLX 250SF (supermoto) soI would not have to deal with the RT in the city. Fun bike, bu t I got into too much trouble with the law. I traded the little kawasaki for a Versys as a commuter to work. Still riding the RT on trips. The RT was just worn out. I put too much money into it ans spent too much time working on it, so I bought the new R1200R last fall. Now I have the RT, the R1200R and the Versys. Looks like the RT has to go. Still up in the air about the Versys. Right now I'm dying to ride ONE of them but we have temps in the teens (f) with snow and ice on the roads.

Its tough having a brand new R in the garage. I go out and fire it up now and then. A couple weeks ago we had a decent day so I took the Versys out because I didn't want to run the new R in the salt.

Waiting for spring!


Photo from last fall. I bought the bike new early september. It now has 6400 miles on it.
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Old 02-04-2013, 08:38 PM   #324
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My R1100RL and a Question About Tires

Here's my '99 R1100RL after a few modifications to better suit it to my riding style and requirements:



It's got the tubeless wire wheels in a 18" on the front and a 17" on the rear.
Front tire size is 110/80 - 18 and the rear is 150/70 - 17. Currently has Dunlop Sportmax radials fitted.
I would really like to install some dual sport tires like the Shinko 705 but am having trouble finding any in these sizes.
My goal with this bike is to be able to ride gravel roads with the ease that I ride asphalt.

Any ideas on tires that would accomplish this and are available in these sizes would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 02-06-2013, 05:30 AM   #325
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i just picked up a 2007 R1200R the other day. although it has 66,000 miles on it, it runs great. it came with a Cee Baileys windshield but i am thinking of switching to a CalSci. anyone have any experience with a CalSci windshield on a R12R? i am looking for better wind and weather protection.

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Old 02-06-2013, 07:52 AM   #326
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The PO of my R12 had one and said the CalSci was flimsy and easily scratched.
That's what I know. I have an 18" Cee Baileyslike yours but haven't tried it.
What do you think about it?
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:54 AM   #327
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Are there any dual sport tires for the 1100r? I would like to do some gravel roads...
In my honest opinion you will have no advantage with dualsport tires on gravel unless they are full knobbies. I have rode much gravel on the klr with shinko 80/20 tires and nothing beats a good kenda or Dunlop knobbie. But when you get back on the pavement the shinko will reward you.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:25 AM   #328
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In my honest opinion you will have no advantage with dualsport tires on gravel unless they are full knobbies. I have rode much gravel on the klr with shinko 80/20 tires and nothing beats a good kenda or Dunlop knobbie. But when you get back on the pavement the shinko will reward you.
I use Pirelli Scorpion Trails on my 07 1200r. They work much better on dirt roads than sport touring tires and give up nothing on the pavement. Pure street sport and sport touring tires can get pretty sketchy on our rough and often dirty paved roads in the Rockies This is the tire developed for the multistrada.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:28 AM   #329
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the problem is finding tires that fit the r11r...
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Old 02-06-2013, 05:12 PM   #330
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Decided on some Continental Trail Atacks. Front is same size as stock but rears will be 150/70-18s instead of 160/60-18s, which is about 1 centimeter greater circumference.
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