BMW R****R Thread

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

  1. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    I think that might be referring to the current 90th anniversary model that just hit the showrooms. It talks about it being air-cooled and whatnot. Maybe not though....

    Would the Bobber and a "retro" model be similar, I wonder. I belive my dealer referred to it as a retro style...maybe along the lines of the Ducati classic's from around '07-'09...

    I would totally dig that...a cool looking retro BMW boxer? Fo' shizzle! I need something smaller and lighter and still capable of taking the Mrs. to dinner on Friday night. The Street Glide is just losing its touch for me...There is always going to be a small place in my heart for the old 'merican v-twin, but I feel the need to move onward.

    I agree. My '12 GSA is my first BMW and first boxer and I'm very pleased with the power. However, I would like a new modern feeling bike in an "old skool cool" package that is still fast. I don't need something fast like my Tuono Factory or a current Speed Triple (love me nekkid bikes!), but the new motor with 15 more ponies in an RxxxxR chassis sounds like an incredible compromise!!! :clap
  2. RedFrogTango

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    This past weekend, I presed my local dealer for info on when they expected the various models of the water-cooled boxer to be introduced since I was on the fence about buying an 2013 R1200R or waiting another year or two. They expect that the wter-colled boxer will be offered in the GSAdventure and RT models next year (2014). The R1200R will probably not get teh water-colled boxer until 2015. We may also see an R1200S at that time.
  3. TuonoBiker

    TuonoBiker Been here awhile

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    I sort of hope that's not the case. I'm afraid if I sell the Harley this spring, I am going to easily fall in love with the next two-wheeler to roll by the house. The Speed Triple R looks so inviting, but I want a retro/classic/street fighter/naked/something-something....wishing it to be a boxer nekkid of sorts.

    Bikes bikes bikes bikes....i love bikes. Whats wrong with me...:eek1
  4. abnslr

    abnslr rides a motorcycle

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    Are there any known serious problems with the 2002 R1150R? I'm considering picking one up for longer hauls (the F650GS twin is a bit cramped for two for a long trip) but I don't want to buy unexpected trouble...
  5. sc00tertrash

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    I own a 2002 R1150R and a love it. Its had no mechanical issues and always ran great! I know some people have had some minor issues with surging at lower rpms, but I've never experienced any.

    Cheers
  6. acejones

    acejones Long timer

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    I've got an '03 RR which to my knowledge is the same as the '02. Its been to Mexico twice and a bunch of other places. Its never given me any trouble. They are great bikes.
  7. abnslr

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    I'm not going to have a chance to check it out in person for a couple of days, but if I like it as much as I expect to this isn't going to require much thought.
  8. David R

    David R I been called a Nut Job..

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    Go for a test drive, take your check book!

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    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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  10. RedFrogTango

    RedFrogTango Been here awhile

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    Any other owners with a 2013 R1200R not have a fuel gauge? My 90th anniversery model with the onboard computer option apparently does not. It also does not appear to calcualte the miles to emtpy while on reserve. Instead, it counts up (miles rode) once the reserve is hit, and the mileage count drops from the display if the bike is shut down before refueling. So I need to monitor the trip meter to figure out how close I am to empty. The only thing the onboard computer appears to do is calculate average speed and average gas consumption.
  11. AlecMyrddyn

    AlecMyrddyn Been here awhile

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    I have a 2011, but I didn't think the display or computer changed for 2013... The behavior of the display when you hit reserve sounds normal to me though. The left side of the display doesn't have a bar graph showing the amount of fuel?


    If you turn off the bike and park it on the side-stand, and then start it on the side stand, because of the placement of the fuel strip in the tank the bike might think you have more than reserve again and reset to the normal display.

    Keep in mind that the fuel strip used to measure how much fuel is in the tank is notoriously failure-prone on all BMWs that use it. If it's not reporting the amount of fuel in your tank correctly, see your dealer for a warranty replacement. It's a resistive strip that uses a heating element inside it and measures how much of the strip warms up, since anything surrounded by gas is kept cool. It warms every minute or so while the bike runs, so it takes a couple to a few minutes of running after filling up before the gauge is accurate.

    Hope that helps.

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  12. David R

    David R I been called a Nut Job..

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    Fuel level system is disabled when the side stand is down.

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  13. tpulls

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    Does your '13 have an instantaneous MPG readout? I just bought an '11 and I'm missing the instant MPG that everyone else seems to have. Strange...
  14. AlecMyrddyn

    AlecMyrddyn Been here awhile

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    I have an '11 and I don't have an instantaneous MPG either. The Info button cycles between average speed, average MPG, miles to empty, and air temperature. If you hold down the info button while displaying the average MPG, it will reset and restart the average calculation. You can then get an idea of your short term average...

    I reset my trip meter and average MPG every fill-up.
  15. David R

    David R I been called a Nut Job..

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    Yes it reads out instantaneous MPG.

    +1 the computer is dead on for the tank full MPG.

    David
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    finally, summer has arrived. :)

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    Very nice. I like that color. :clap
  18. RedFrogTango

    RedFrogTango Been here awhile

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    Thanks. I do not have any bars on the left-hand side (or anywhere for that matter) on my display indicating the amount of fuel in the tank.

    I came across a reference to the new water-cooled R1200GS as not having the fuel strip, but instead having a float to indicate when the reserve is met. If this is true, then the same change may have been made to the latest R1200R.
  19. RedFrogTango

    RedFrogTango Been here awhile

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    It does not.
  20. AlecMyrddyn

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    The Model 0490 Rider's Manual for the 2013 MY from bmwmotorcycles.com (Click on Service & Maintenance, then Rider's Manual, then select the correct year) does show on page 20 and 21 that there's a "Current Fuel Consumption" option. But then again, so does the manual for my 2011, and I can't cycle to that option with my info button... Nice job BMW!

    What I do find really odd is that for the 2011, there is a fuel level display to the left of the gear indicator, and an engine heat indicator to the right of the gear indicator. These are shown in the manual. They are not shown in the manual for the 2013!

    The 2013 also doesn't show a "Range in Miles" (until Empty) option that shows up in the 2011 manual.

    Maybe they did get rid of the fuel strip for the 2013 models and now only show when reserve is reached. Sad that you lost the display for that and engine heat, as well as miles to empty...