BMW R****R Thread

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

  1. Roadscum

    Roadscum Long timer

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    Worth the money....... That is judged only by the spender!

    I've got one and often think of removing it because it provides so very little in the way of wind protection. Then I step back, take a look at the bike and change my mind because it looks soooooooo good to me.


    I vote YES on looks and NO on wind protection. What is it you want from the Trophy screen?

    Regards, Paul
  2. David R

    David R I been called a Nut Job..

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    Anybody use a parabellum scout? I have their touring shield and want more protection. Last bike was an RT.

    Sent from the phone in my shoe. Maxwell Smart.
  3. Green Lantern

    Green Lantern Bikeshopping

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    I'm looking at a friends 2004 1150r. But after looking at this thread I'm now looking a the new 1200r.
  4. Dalmatino

    Dalmatino Been here awhile

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    I want it for both and yes looks being 1st. My idea of wind protection is somthing that just takes enough strain of my chest without too much wind noise and turbulance more so. I was thinking that the bullet shape of trophy might just provide that. If it provides a little more protection with smother less turbulent air than the BMW sport screen than It might work for me.
    Thanks
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  5. uberaudi

    uberaudi Adventurer

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    I ordered a national cycle touring screen, should be in soon. Also ordered a fenda extenda
  6. vicvegas

    vicvegas eager beaver

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    I really like these bikes guys! i think there rare in canada, i know i've never seen one in person. A definite posibility for my new ride this summer! keep up with the pix!:clap
  7. mikeward62

    mikeward62 MIKEWARD62

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    Hi - folks - here is my new toy.
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    shes mint and a joy to ride - looking forward to some nice trips.

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  8. uberaudi

    uberaudi Adventurer

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    Got my risers today annd they didn't fit. The dash wouldn't allow it to seat properly
  9. live2offroad

    live2offroad Been here awhile

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    I love my R.. Seriously the best bike I've ever owned..

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  10. SF_Hooligan

    SF_Hooligan Deadwood Original

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    Hey, I know that bike! :D
  11. live2offroad

    live2offroad Been here awhile

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    Hey man.. That was a great day!
  12. SF_Hooligan

    SF_Hooligan Deadwood Original

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    Hell yes - gotta do it again soon. :thumb
  13. FishrCutB8

    FishrCutB8 Oh HAI!

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    Curious: I was looking for "One Bike to Rule Them All" and wondering how the R1150R might fit that. I am a relative beginner and have a Suzuki SV1000s, but want something more upright and adventure-oriented. I have been looking at the Ulysses, Tiger and Multistrada, but I am wondering where the R might fit in.

    Looking for a bike that is:
    - reliable: I am a newbie and I don't want to spend time/money in the shop. I like the SV because the engine is largely bulletproof. One of the things I like about the R is ther reliability seems GREAt and you can wrench your own. Thoughts?
    - two-up power: the wife and I combined are about 360 pounds and she is 5' 10 (I am 6'). I don't think I will be two-up more than a day or two at a time (though Mrs. Fish continues to surprise me) and more B&b/hotel than camping. The R looks a little cramped for the longer people?
    - soul: I'm not sure how you measure it, but if you've been on a bike that has one...

    Also, thoughts on gravel/fire roads with the R? Kind of weird, but there are a lot of them here in Central PA........
  14. SF_Hooligan

    SF_Hooligan Deadwood Original

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    Get a 1200. :D
    -Very reliable.
    -More power. I'm only 5'10" so I can't speak to the height thing.
    -One of the most soulful bikes I've owned, but in a very no-nonsense kind of way.
    -I've done quite a bit of gravel/loose dirt/fire roads on my R1200R, mostly fully loaded. It's no dirt bike, but I've done just fine.

    The 1150 should be about the same, but a bit slower, heavier and with an uglier front fender. :rofl
  15. live2offroad

    live2offroad Been here awhile

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    But way more class... :lol3
  16. FishrCutB8

    FishrCutB8 Oh HAI!

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    I don't get the front fender hate. I think it's actually kind of cool. But then, I'm a newbie so what could I know?
  17. SF_Hooligan

    SF_Hooligan Deadwood Original

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    You know I love your bike. :D
  18. Patch

    Patch Been here awhile

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    Look up ride reports and posts by Lost Rider ... he's probably got more dirt miles under his R than tar. If not I bet its close :lol3

    Basic dirt, gravel, have had no issues but I ride conservatively.

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  19. Spider-eyes

    Spider-eyes Curmudgeon

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    Fishrcutb8 - I've has a 2005 R1150 since new with no problems except for one battery replacement. I do my own maintenance and it's pretty simple. I do recommend Jim von Baden's maintenance CD's to someone just getting into Beemers.

    I'm nearly 70 and the R1150R is my - let's see- eighteenth bike since I began riding in 1959. This is my first BMW. I've always admired them but they were too expensive when I was young. After Triumphs, Ducs, Hondas, and a hand full of Harleys, I just went out and plunked down the cash for the BMW I always wanted.

    The R1150R is easy on gas (up to 59 mpg on two lane road tours-that was a one day average in Tennessee), easily capable of two-up touring (With gear!) and fast enough that I've embarassed a good many "faster" bikes in the twisties and also on a couple of track days. It's toward the heaver end of comparable bike weight but rock steady and predictable. It's by far the best bike I've ever owned. In Europe, the "R" is called a "Gentleman's Express" and with good reason.
  20. BlueBlazerIrregular

    BlueBlazerIrregular Bike Punk

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    As others have said...

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    Gravel/Fire roads? YES.

    Rock hopping or single track dirtbike? NO.

    And yes, the other bike is a R1200GS and Yes, I did things faster, better, and smoother than he did. BUT, I'll say it was rider ability, not just the bikes.