BMW R****R Thread

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

  1. Patch

    Patch Been here awhile

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    Sweet!! I think that fairing - specifically on the classic is about as perfect as it gets :clap Damn fine looking bike Hoop
  2. vicvegas

    vicvegas eager beaver

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    man that is a nice bike hoop, but i cant take my eyes off those -----signal lights------could they stick out any further?
  3. Hoop71

    Hoop71 Been here awhile

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    I know, I know...will be fixed by time it is back on the road in the spring.
  4. DonHS

    DonHS Adventurer

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    Hoop -

    Man, that is beeeautiful. How's the buffeting on that screen? And, a low stock seat? How tall are you, if I may ask?

    I want badly, but can't bring myself to selling my F8GS and no way could I take that beauty off the slab.

    I need more cash and garage space.
  5. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    yeah that looks good on the R
    I want to know if there's clean air....:ear:ear
  6. celticus

    celticus Been here awhile

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    That is a good looking fairing. I like the silver frame too. I wish I had one of each.

    Mark
  7. davidji

    davidji bike curious

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    Yup. I use 'em on my Versys.

    Mounted on your roadster are they narrower than the handlebars?

    How about BMW factory side cases with city lids--are those narrower than the bars on an R1200R?
  8. Hoop71

    Hoop71 Been here awhile

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    Have not ridden it yet with the screen as there is snow and ice on the road now, so not sure about buffeting yet.

    The seat is the "comfort" seat not the low seat. I am 6' with a 32" inseam.

    Dan
  9. DonHS

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    Thanks Hoop. Look forward to your feedback. By the time you can ride, I might be ready to buy.

    Cheers.
  10. ph0rk

    ph0rk Doesn't Care

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    Has anyone done any warm weather commuting in stop and go traffic? How easy is the dry clutch to live with (and I mean live with, not two stoplights every other saturday).

    What's the real skinny on oil use for a daily rider?
  11. David R

    David R I been called a Nut Job..

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    For commuting so far its much better than my RT. Bike runs cooler, clutch is fine and oil consumption is the same. (almost none)

    David
  12. Fudge

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    Yes not much wider than the mirrors or handlebars.
  13. uberaudi

    uberaudi Adventurer

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    Got a Metzeler Roadtec z8 put on the front this afternoon, huge difference!
  14. David R

    David R I been called a Nut Job..

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    My 12 came with them, almost worn out at 6400 miles. Next set will be PR3. If they are not better back to the Z8.

    David
    Waiting for spring! 2 more weeks till ground hog day.
  15. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ...Oh the obsession so many have with tire mileage...

    The bike I just got has PR3's on it. The old dude that rode it put them on nearly 7500 miles ago, and they look like new. Probably cuz he never rode over the speed limit and had them pumped to 42psi.
    They last me about 5K rear and maybe 6K front.

    When tires get worn, boys, you need to dump 'em for new. Moto's handle much better with new skins.

    Just sayin'...
  16. David R

    David R I been called a Nut Job..

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    I never said better was last longer, I am talking grip, wear, handling. I don't like the metzlers because there is no tread in the center. The first Z6 rear I took off was thinner than I thought in the center even though it was down to the wear bars.

    How the tires handle when worn counts too. If the rear gets a flat spot, leaning over can be odd because the edge. Once leaned over they seem to be fine. The PR3 on other bikes seems to wear more even or keep its round shape. I have only had my R1200R for a few months, so I don't know about other tires than what came on it when new.

    PR3 has tread and wear bars in the center. PR2 is the only front tire I wore out the sides before the middle on my RT. PR2 on the rear of my versys still has a round profile after 6,000 miles.

    Right now we have snow and temps in the teens Fahrenheit right now, so all I can do is talk about riding......

    2 more weeks till ground hog day..
  17. davidji

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    Thanks. Sounds about the same as on my bike.

    THe R1200R is around the top of my bikes wanted list. But hard luggage narrower than the bars is a desirable feature.
  18. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

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    I'm looking for a flyscreen to fit my '04 R1150R. I want to experiment with cutting it down, like my helmet to be in clean air like my 90s was. I only need the screen itself, scratched screens are OK, thanks.
  19. uberaudi

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    Riding down the pch and my clutch cable broke! And of course the dealer doesn't have it and won't until Tuesday. So much for the long weekend of riding...
    I probably could've made it home without it but didn't want to risk it. So I called AAA
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    But on the plus side my ram mount came in!
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  20. fixinbones

    fixinbones Tarmac Adventurer

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    Great thread guys! My first bike was an R1100R which I loved. I've always wanted another R but kept pulling the trigger on GSs. I guess cause of my height and long legs. I'm sure the WC R1200R will be sweet. Personally, I'd love to see them do another R RS bike!