BMW R****R Thread

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

  1. Weird Bug

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    While washing the bike today I noticed the front rotors moved slightly when pulled - as if I was trying to rotate it the same direction the wheel turns (as if you were pulling on the edge of a Frisbie). Both of them did it so it makes me think this is normal and may be floating. Does yours?

    2011 R1200R
  2. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    Yep, they are real floating rotors. Suppose to do that...
  3. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    I've got the X-creen if that's the one you're speaking of. Works pretty well with the flyscreen.

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  4. beemerjim

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  5. RedFrogTango

    RedFrogTango Been here awhile

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    I'm geting a bit tired of the "quirks" of my '10 K1300S and am considering trading the K-bike in on a '13 R1200R. I use the K-bike primarily as a commuter and it just does not seem hold up well to crappy weather and stop-n-go traffic.

    1) Has anybody made a similar switch and regretted it?

    2) Will the BMW sport panniers that I have for the K-bike work on the R1200R?

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  6. Weird Bug

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    I went from a GS, RT, and an F800ST to the R and am very happy. So easy to get around town. Also, have ridden a few rides exceeding 200 miles and very comfortable. Of course not as much protection from the elements, but that's what I wanted.

    Yes on the cases (edit - but no for the sport cases), but you might need the side rails added as an option. Not very $$.
  7. SF_Hooligan

    SF_Hooligan Deadwood Original

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    Actually, I don't think they will - if they're the sport cases (reference), I believe they use a different mounting setup. The K1200/1300S bikes use those weird expandable sport cases, while the GT uses the same hard bags as on the R/RTs.
  8. RedFrogTango

    RedFrogTango Been here awhile

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    Yep, I've got the "weird" expanable side cases on my K1300S. The dealer says they won't work on the the R1200R. But I don't want the big cases that BMW sells for the R1200R, so I'll have to take a look at aftermarket cases.
  9. SF_Hooligan

    SF_Hooligan Deadwood Original

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    Didn't mean to offend. :D I've just always thought those were sorta funky.

    There are a bunch of different ways to go - Givi, Touratech, etc... or if you are just worried about width, put the City Lids on the stock cases.

    If you are just worried about width, though - split lanes all day long here in CA even with the big stock cases, no problems. They're no wider than the bars.
  10. ML WYDELL

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    Currently riding a GS and have an opportunity to get a R12R so here's a couple questions:

    1. Has anyone put dual sport tires on the R12R?

    2. Does the GS have the same size wheels as the R12R?

    3. How complicated would it be to put a R12R headlight on a GS / has this been done?

    Thanks guys
  11. RedFrogTango

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    No offense taken. :D I spent $800 on those funky cases and I know I won't get anything near that if I trade them in with the bike.

    But it gets me thinking. I recently bought an R1150R Rockster that came with BMW side cases. If those cases will work on a new R1200R, then maybe I can just stick with swaping the big cases between the R's as the need arises.
  12. Rapid Dog

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    1. Has anyone put dual sport tires on the R12R?
    Why not, I'd say maybe Trail Attacks would be perfect!

    2. Does the GS have the same size wheels as the R12R?
    No, R12R has 17" front and rear.

    3. How complicated would it be to put a R12R headlight on a GS / has this been done?
    ...mmmm...show us how. It would be a helluva Google search....
  13. OTB

    OTB Oh fer Chrissakes

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    I run Pirelli Scorpion Trails on by 07 R-R. They work great, all the way to the edge on pavement and they handle dirt roads well. The slightly stiffer sidewall is a bonus.
  14. SF_Hooligan

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    Unfortunately, they won't. Also a different mounting setup. :cry
  15. Weird Bug

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    Sorry, I read right past the "sport" and went simply to "cases." Correct, they won't fit.

    The BMW side cases that you reference (too big) are nice for touring and are so easy to take off I like 'em. Ride 90% without, but when I need them they are great (I just don't look at the back of the bike too much:D).
  16. Weird Bug

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    Thanks Rapid.
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  18. clevishook

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    Think I posted here earlier about my screen. I have a BMW touring, sport and MRA screen with the adjustable lip for my '04 r1150r. The MRA is by far the best for me. I'm 5'10" about 170#. Used for a 735 mile day mix of slab and secondary roads. Great around town and on the slab. It's been wind test to 110 mph. You'll like it I think.
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    Welcome. Have fun on the new bike.
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    An original and classic. Nice bike.