BMW R****R Thread

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

  1. Motorius

    Motorius Road trippin'

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    I bought a used camhead simply to avoid the new suspension setup. I imagine that’s why you chose to stay with the camhead as well.
  2. cug

    cug --

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    Correct. We have a 2013 R1200R 90 year edition with full Wilbers setup. It'll get old with the family here ...
  3. Swamper

    Swamper Been Nowhere Done Nothing

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    Has anyone with a R 1150 R replaced the shocks with a recommendation? I'd like to upgrade with better performance.
  4. cgguy09

    cgguy09 Scientiæ Cedit Mare

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    I have the Wilburs, I'm a big fan.
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  5. scottdc

    scottdc Been here awhile

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    The other plus to the
    When I still had my R1150R I went with the Hyperpros but I've had Wilburs on other bikes and don't think you can go wrong with either.
  6. jettech01

    jettech01 Been here awhile

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    Hyper Pro's on my "99 R1100GS and the handling is fabulous. best upgrade I have ever done.
  7. Rick G

    Rick G Ranger Rick

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    Or Ohlins.

    Properly set up suspension is the best upgrade for any bike.

    Rick G
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  8. Swamper

    Swamper Been Nowhere Done Nothing

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    I'm thinking on having Ted Porter (BeemerShop) suggest/recommend the set up of my 1150 R suspension. Looks like he is an Ohlin and Wilbers dealer.
  9. tjt94

    tjt94 Been here awhile

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    And a Jacugar dealer as well. He strongly suggested that I go with the Jacugars, basically a Wilbers, Hyperpro hybrid and I followed the advise on my R1150GS. They were AMAZING! I suggest you investigate as well.
  10. phlazm

    phlazm ad maiora nati sumus

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    I went Yacugars as well and from Ted. They’ve been outstanding for 15k miles.
  11. Married Man

    Married Man Been here awhile

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    I have the Yacugars from Ted, also. My front shock blew out on my Alaska trip. It was a gradual fluid loss. Ted rebuilt it under warranty.

    Doug
  12. snipesd

    snipesd Adventurer

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    Hey - you are right, it’s a good looking bike! What fairing is that? And is that a little deflector on it? How does it work? Thx.
  13. upsscott

    upsscott Been here awhile

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    Beautiful photo and setup. Like that fairing!
  14. Married Man

    Married Man Been here awhile

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    Thanks. The fairing is designed and sold by Scott Webster under his company, carpe moto. He has different versions now. If I was to buy it again, I would probably pick the integral screen model. https://www.carpemoto.com/shop/r1200r/bmw-r1200r-fairing-version-1-with-separate-screen/

    The deflector is the MRA X Creen sport. Scott doesn't like it on 'his' fairing, but it does a good job of moving the air off of my chest. I still get a helmet visor full of bugs though. One of the perks of riding a naked.

    Doug
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  15. TiPirate

    TiPirate Ambitious, but rubbish.

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    Installed a windscreen on my '97 today. Looked for a long time for the right shape and height but I think I found it!

    Puig 0869.
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  16. doc4216

    doc4216 Chronic High Fiver

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    Anyone know of comfort pegs to replace the stock passenger ones? Trying to find a bit wider pegs for the SO.
  17. Newportcycle

    Newportcycle Adventurer

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    Anyone have experience with the final drive axle seal on the wheel side behind the wheel flange? Is this seal pressed in the case from the outside? Is the wheel flange press fit or shrink fit?
  18. TiPirate

    TiPirate Ambitious, but rubbish.

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    This video (not mine) shows how it all comes apart.
  19. David R

    David R I been called a Nut Job..

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    I did mine. The part the seal rides on was bad.

    David
  20. Newportcycle

    Newportcycle Adventurer

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    So did you replace just the seal? My bearings are in good shape, absolutely no play in the rear wheel. My thought is to pull the old seal and press in new one. Anyone do this?