BMW R****R Thread

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

  1. Kirya

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    Here is another one, picket it up a month ago. 35k, ABS deleted, new Hyperpro shocks, new tires. Love the bike!
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  2. beemerjim

    beemerjim Been here awhile

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    Beauty!! (I may be somewhat biased)
    35K is just broken in.
    Looks like a comfy seat too.
  3. Kirya

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    Yep, Sargent seat
  4. beemerron

    beemerron thoroughly screwed

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    I let my tire pressure fall to about 33psi and it felt the same on my sidewalls. I ride an '04 r1150r, but don't mind the stiffer sidewall on the GT's if it saves me a bent rim. I try to run 40psi.
  5. Swamper

    Swamper Been Nowhere Done Nothing

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    Try the Pirelli Angel GT's, you won't be disappointed.
  6. ZappBranigan

    ZappBranigan Still Riding

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    Hey, so I have a question: What is the "ABS delete" process? Does it also delete the Servo brakes?

    Only reason I'm asking is that I've heard that the Servo brake system can be problematic and when it fails it's an expensive fail (like $2500+ expensive! :cry:eekers )

    So far my ABS and servo brakes are working fine (knock wood) but I'm just wondering what I'd be looking at if I did have a problem with them.
  7. Kirya

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    ABS module gets nuked, which is in charge of servo brakes assist. So yes - you are losing servo brakes, but conventional brakes are adequate and very good. I can stop the bike with two fingers on the brake lever without much effort, rear brakes are good too. I don't think I'm missing 'assist' part of it, certainty not missing the servo whine.
  8. ZappBranigan

    ZappBranigan Still Riding

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    And here I thought my "bumble bee" (Yellow/Ferro) paint scheme was unique! :cry:cry

    Current search for "R1150R" on the Denver craigslist shows 6 available:

    https://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/d/2002-bmw-r1150r/6386101590.html
    Bumblebee


    https://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/d/2002-bmw-r1150r-abs-roadster/6346527892.html
    Bumblebee (mine, BTW)

    https://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/d/2002-bmw-r1150r-abs-heated/6343685791.html
    Bumblebee

    https://denver.craigslist.org/mcy/d/2004-bmw-r1150r/6379043887.html
    Gray/gray with accents and stencil lettering

    https://denver.craigslist.org/mcd/d/2004-bmw-r1150r/6361770266.html
    Green/black Rockster

    https://fortcollins.craigslist.org/mcy/d/2003-bmw-r1150r-rockster/6333143788.html
    Green/black Rockster

    Think I'll have to take mine off the market. Too much competition out there to get a good price! :baldy
  9. ZappBranigan

    ZappBranigan Still Riding

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    Did you do the removal yourself? I'm still mulling this over. Does the ABS light flash or do you disable the light/remove the bulb?
  10. Kirya

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    I did not do it, PO did. No flashing ABS light on mine, either ABS bulb or some relay was pulled.
  11. curtis6870

    curtis6870 Long timer

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    Looking at an r1200r/2012 model from the 2nd owner.
    Can anyone determine by looking at it, if the seat is a 'low' unit. I suspect it is.
    What is the most cost efficient way to get it to stock height?
    Can I have it stuffed by Russell or other, or is the seat pan itself higher?
    Maybe sell it and buy new replacement?

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  12. Motorius

    Motorius Road trippin'

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    Looks like the low to me. I can sell you a stock height seat if you want one... see pic.

    Standard height on my 2012 below.

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  13. abnslr

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    I had a local independent shop do mine (2002) when the servo started having intermittent failures. I don’t miss the servo at all, but would rather like to have the ABS functionality back —never know when that might be handy. As part of the process they pulled the ABS warning bulb, so no constant flashing. Shortly thereafter I started having front brake difficulties from deteriorating original brake lines too; I recommend converting to steel when the ABS/Servo module is pulled.
  14. curtis6870

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    Whats the going rate for a std seat?
  15. Motorius

    Motorius Road trippin'

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  16. Married Man

    Married Man Been here awhile

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    I'll sell you a tall comfort seat, BUT, I'd recommend you send the existing seat to Russell and have them make you the seat that fits you. They make amazing seats. They'll take your seat pan and fit the seat to you. Money well spent.

    Doug
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  17. jackd

    jackd Been here awhile

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    During my hunt for a Camhead R1200R last year, I chased a couple of factory lowered bikes that were at dealers. The lowering package also involves a shortened rear and front shock - as well as the lowered seat. These bikes supposedly are in less demand because of this feature. I suspect that it would lead to a rather cramped seating position. If you don't need a lowered bike, I would keep looking for a standard height machine.
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  18. curtis6870

    curtis6870 Long timer

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    So its not just the seat thats lowered?
  19. Motorius

    Motorius Road trippin'

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    Something else to think about is the bike you posted has rear grab handles. Now for a guy my size they were handy for picking up the back of the bike to move it over in the garage.

    However, they are totally worthless if you want to mount a top case at some point. I tried, and the mounting was pretty marginal. Case end up over the back of the seat and I would never let a passenger think it's strong enough to keep them from falling off the bike.

    If you want a top case someday you either need to buy a bike that has one, or make sure you have the BMW plastic rear assembly. That consists of longer stock side bars from case mounts plus a two piece assembly that mounts to the back.

    Further back in the thread I noted I scored such an assembly incredibly cheap off eBay. I watched for at least 3-4 months to get lucky enough to find this setup.

    As to lowered frames I have no knowledge.
  20. Married Man

    Married Man Been here awhile

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    That is a beautiful bike. I really like the color. Have you seen the bike in person? If it's not a lowered bike, the seat issue shouldn't keep you from buying it. As for the rear deck, there are options. I have a Touratech in place of the BMW plastic deck courtesy of the PO. Good luck.

    Doug