BMW R****R Thread

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

  1. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ...sweeet...

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  2. BigEasy

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    Congrats! What's the scoop on your seat? It looks more built up than my Rich's 1.5+", nice looking BTW
  3. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    PO had it made at Rick Mayer. Very comfy but about an inch too tall for me to flatfoot.
    Looking for options...
  4. clevishook

    clevishook stevedore

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    I have an '04 r1150r also with an MRA screen that attaches to the oem fly screen brackets. I t has an adjustable lamar lip that is great for highway and town. Got the screen from Twisted Throttle. Very happy with it.
  5. Newportcycle

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    My wife has decided that she MAY take up riding agin but would need a backrest. Any idea's on aftermarket backrests which would fit a 2011 R? I've found a site where a guy built his own, this is an option, but not a favorite one (lazy). Thanks
  6. David R

    David R I been called a Nut Job..

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  7. David R

    David R I been called a Nut Job..

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    Pelicans case and a $5 pad. Aluminum mount.
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  8. Newportcycle

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    Thanks, that came out nice, however, Im not looking to put a top box on anytime soon. I've got an old GIVI E55 which has followed me on two bikes and 90k miles, been a great case. It will hold a bag of ice and a case of beer, just makes turning into corners challenging with all that weight up high sloshing around.

    I may have to make a plate to clamp onto the luggage rack and some brace's similar to what youve done. Was hoping for aftermarket solution.
  9. RedFrogTango

    RedFrogTango Been here awhile

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    I'm going to look at a 2004 BMW R1150R Rockster (non-ABS) with system cases and about 20k miles. From the photos, the bike looks to be in very good condition. The dealer is asking $6500, which seems a little high. KBB says $5500 retail and NADA says an average retail of $4145. On the other hand, low mile BMW's seem to be commanding a premium these days.

    Any thoughts?
  10. hankgs

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    The white models are more desirable than the copper or lime green models...
  11. BlueBlazerIrregular

    BlueBlazerIrregular Bike Punk

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    I have over 50,000 miles on mine. I have had many bikes in my over 20 years of riding, and this is the ONLY bike that I have never considered trading-in or selling. The only issue was that the clutch had to be replaced because of a clutch slave cylinder leak. I've used it to tour, commute to work, go off-road (trails, not rock hopping), and it has NEVER left me stranded. I've also owned other BMW's and say without hestitation that this model is the answer I was looking for. Prices vary from town to town, but I think that price is a tad high. That said, If you have the same experience that I have from this model, ANYTHING that you can actually pay and not hurt yourself or your family would be worth it. Because of it's limited years, it gets a lot of looks, and a lot of questions, so, be ready.
  12. RedFrogTango

    RedFrogTango Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the responses, which I was able to read before I got to the dealers.

    I ended up buying the lime green rockster last night for $6K out the door (including tax, title, license and an oil change). I'm happy with the deal since the bike had a few extras such as an aftermarket exhaust and PIAA running lights. It also had BMW system cases and a removable back rest, which I will probably sell off. The dealer will drop off the bike tomorrow (it's snowing here today).
  13. celticus

    celticus Been here awhile

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    Damn that looks good. I wish I could make my 2007 R1200R look that good.:wave
  14. Moonshiner

    Moonshiner aka "B-dog"

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    I think you'll like it, congrats on the new ride.
  15. clevishook

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    I had a 1984 R80 that same color. Not as pretty as your bike though.
    Had the same bags on mine and my friends kept asking why I needed two typewriters.
  16. LostViking

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    That right there is as good as it gets! :clap
  17. dmcd

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  18. Bryster

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    Yup, pics! Had a Orange rockster, seat/bar position one of the best (for me) like the F800.... It's a great toy!
  19. RedFrogTango

    RedFrogTango Been here awhile

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    Photos coming soon. The dealer called and said there were going to delay delivery for a couple of days to fix a faulty heated grip they discovered while doing a final run-through of the bike.
  20. uberaudi

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