BMW R****R Thread

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by ninepeaks9, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. Moonshiner

    Moonshiner aka "B-dog"

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    That's what, around 6400KM or 4000 miles per year? It's a bike that's been ridden regularly, that's for sure. If possible, see if the seller has any maintenance records. That mileage isn't out of the question at all. However, if the seller wasn't current on maintenance, then you may be looking at putting a few bucks into it.

    There is regular maintenance required. You'll need to do valve adjustments and throttle body sync's as well as brake maintenance, etc. However, it's not that tough nor spendy. Do you work on bikes yourself, or do you pay someone else to do it? I don't care where you go, that's going to cost $$'s. It's stuff you can do yourself with a manual and some basic tools.

    Used BMW Oilheads are cheap as chips these days. I'd try to work the seller down to a figure under $5K.
  2. Mafia

    Mafia n00b

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  3. Doby Pilgrim

    Doby Pilgrim n00b

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    500 off for the service and 500 off because it is winter. That would be my offer.
  4. jbarneshb

    jbarneshb Adventurer

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    When I bought my 2010 R1200R a couple of months ago with 7.5K miles on it the service light was on. It already had the 6K service done but it had been more than a year ago so the light was on. Since it was still in warranty for a few months I took it in for service at the dealer. They charged me $370 to change all the fluids and turn the light off. They wanted another $110 to flush the brake fluid but I turned that down and did it myself. I think all routine service is pretty straight forward but not resetting that service reminder. That takes $350 GS-911 code reader. You could pay for that with the money you save or just put up with that. This is the best bike I've ever owned. Light years ahead of my 78 R100s.
  5. uberaudi

    uberaudi Adventurer

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    Rebuilt my left fork today, it made such a big difference!
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  6. (none)

    (none) poser

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    Hold the boat. Nice R, but show us some pics of the UrS6. Had a '94 S4 a few years back, miss that thing. Pastore chipped running 22+psi of boost with the Stromung exhaust, thing ran good. Ended up modding it all up, driving it into a creekbed :cry, then sold it to a guy who drove it from Ohio to northern Canada.
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  7. Fudge

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    Just installed my Wunderlich Fairing and new BMW bags :evil

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  8. uberaudi

    uberaudi Adventurer

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    Very nice, mines a 95 with 3 inch magnaflow and stiffer wastegate spring and lowered

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  9. uberaudi

    uberaudi Adventurer

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    Looks sick man, how do you like the fairing?
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    Very clean. Love the body style on the older German cars.
  11. uberaudi

    uberaudi Adventurer

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    Me too, love them, I had a 5000 Quattro in high school and a 200 cs, then went to a b6 a4 and now I have the ur. I also have a mk5 gti with stage 3 apr. It's my monster weekend car
  12. Fudge

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    Thanks, it's my RT "Light"

    Fit and finish on the fairing is exceptional and for me it flows air better than anything else I've tried. I'll have to take it out for an extended tour to really get a feel for it.
  13. celticus

    celticus Been here awhile

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    Tell us about the bags. Are they top loading? What are their size? more pictures?

    Mark
  14. davidji

    davidji bike curious

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    The bags appear to be Givi E21s
  15. Fudge

    Fudge Adventurer

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    Yes Givi E21's with an SW Moto rack. Great bags.
  16. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ...got my '08 this weekend. 12K, ABS, sweet bike.
    It's due for a brake bleed. I've done other servo ABS Beemers, but not this new gen ABS.
    Any pointers?

    Also, I'm looking for the little doors/plugs at the rear that cover the rack bolts if anyone has a pair...
  17. celticus

    celticus Been here awhile

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    I just shipped the ABS module from my 07 R1200R off for repair.
  18. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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  19. celticus

    celticus Been here awhile

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    Don D. is doing a Flush in that tutorial. My guess is that you remove the rear caliper so you can spred the shoes to push out the old fluid. I used this tutorial myself and took the advice to buy the speed bleeders. I'm glad I did. Makes things go quicker.
  20. Hoop71

    Hoop71 Been here awhile

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    Decided to go with the Trophy Fairing from Wunderlich and I am very happy with the results:D

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