BMW R****R Thread

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

  1. SF_Hooligan

    SF_Hooligan Deadwood Original

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    I'm not sure about the width/height, but it's an odd shape - looks round from the front, but it has a complex curve on the face. I think it's ever so slightly oblong top to bottom as well.
  2. fixinbones

    fixinbones Tarmac Adventurer

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    Before I bought my first GS in 2004 i looked at the R1150R and just found the riding position uncomfortable compared to the R1100R or the GS. It was a bit too sporty for me at the time and the bike felt twitchy and less stable than the R1100R.
  3. celticus

    celticus Been here awhile

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    Damn! :drool
  4. uberaudi

    uberaudi Adventurer

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    I have noticed that position is way sportier on the new ones then my r1100r
  5. celticus

    celticus Been here awhile

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    I just got the abs unit on my 2007 R1200R fixed by Module Masters. Good work, quick turn around.
    They did me good. I recommend them. Works just like if should. Saved me $2100.

    Mark
  6. achtung3

    achtung3 Long timer

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  7. uberaudi

    uberaudi Adventurer

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    Love it!
  8. Downs

    Downs KK6RBI

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    The Rocksters were my first BMW love affair. Some guy at work when I still had my first bike (a 1200 Bandit) had one and I really wanted that bike :freaky
  9. uberaudi

    uberaudi Adventurer

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    rolled over 40000 miles last night and did my valve adjustment this morning, super easy with this bike, took about an hour!
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  10. celticus

    celticus Been here awhile

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    Do yous guys use a Mighty vac or the like when bleeding your brakes? I had my ABS unit off and there is lots of air.
  11. BigEasy

    BigEasy Long timer

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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.
  12. ride2little

    ride2little MoveAlongNothingHere

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    Hope not. Been using the M-V on my F800GS brakes. No issues, clean fluid, brakes and ABS work beautifully, etc.The M-V pulls out the fluid, but it's not that aggressive a suction. seems pretty gentle,in fact.

    But if it's on The Internet...:D
  13. RonkoRider

    RonkoRider Wrong Island, NY

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    Fired up the heater today in the ManCave and installed my new to me sport shield:

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    I painted the brackets black before installing it. I''ll have to get a paint pen to do the touch ups.

    Can't wait for the test ride!:evil
  14. uberaudi

    uberaudi Adventurer

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    did you use factory mounting brackets?
  15. RonkoRider

    RonkoRider Wrong Island, NY

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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.
  16. uberaudi

    uberaudi Adventurer

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    Might have to take that off your hands...
  17. kickstand72

    kickstand72 i just ride.....

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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 :D.
  18. kickstand72

    kickstand72 i just ride.....

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    By the way any suggestions on fog lights fo a r1100r ? pictures?
  19. BigEasy

    BigEasy Long timer

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    Exactly!:rofl
  20. Bobmws

    Bobmws Curmudgeon At Large

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    PM sent.
    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.