BMW R****R Thread

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

  1. Patch

    Patch Long timer

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    Glad you are OK ... Sorry that you were hit. I can't imagine a ride home with a broken rib, especially since you say your helmet had impacted. I hope you had an accident report to itemize all the damage you may find now that you are looking more closely. Damn... and welcome to the thread.
  2. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.

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    After six years with my '07 R1200R, I'm contemplating bar risers. Can anyone share their research of risers that don't require longerr cables, etc? Thanks.

    Fred
  3. Nytelyte

    Nytelyte Somewhere about

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    It was... Not optimal. The first half hour was a freebie, I had no idea my chest was injured, adrenaline. Then I got about 15 minutes of "I think I pulled a muscle or something picking up the bike." Then it was just pain. And then it was agony, holding breath for bumps, etc. Oh well. Made it. Went to the hospital that night and got some good things, although I think the nurses at the ER were disappointed. "Oh, motorcycle wreck on the highway?! I gotta see this! ....... Wait. You don't look like meatloaf. Were you wearing a helmet?" (Its amazing how many times I had to answer that question)

    Helmet didn't 'impact' so much, just sliding. No loss of consciousness or anything, or riding would not have been safe. ER checked me out and said I was fine. Guy that knocked me off the road just left, and there is not enough of anything to turn into insurance. Oh well. Some people just suck, karma will get him someday.

    Sitting around doing nothing when I have tons of energy right now is KILLING me. At least today is rainy and gloomy, I don't have a huge urge to take the bike out right now. I need to shop for a new helmet and gloves anyway.

    Thanks for the data on the bike. Its just under 12k miles, so I'm going to prep for that service and will just keep an eye on it. I'll not worry about it too much unless it increases. Thanks folks!
  4. Ricky Chuck

    Ricky Chuck Red Green Rulz!

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    :dunno Well, found time to take it out on a good trip today, and overall I am disappointed about the helmet buffeting results. I was on a naked stock seat, even going south with a north wind, I couldn't believe it, the buffeting seemed louder and more rapid-fire than the old shield, and I was even hunched down more because of no barbacks. If I put my hand up above my helmet, I can feel the wind hitting farther back, just past the center point while sitting normally. My old shield put the wind right above the shield, but I swear it is not as loud hitting there for some reason.

    The shield DOES take a good bit of buffeting off my arms and chest because the lower shield arms deflect the air that sweeps in over the tops of the oil coolers, but those were not the solutions for which I was hoping. Now, I just had a thought, if I had the sheepskin cover on the seat I would be sitting up even more, so the air would hit a little more forward from where it hits now. Not sure I can theorize that if the air moves back toward where it was hitting with the old shield it would get quieter...but then, why have the freaking shield?? :huh

    I had high hopes for this shield, dangit. My old shield was more swept-back than this one...I wonder if the more upright nature of the Super Tour causes more turbulence at my helmet now? (pounding head on desk)

    I suspect it will be better in sheltering from the elements while riding, at least, lol. If I were a few inches shorter (5'11" without the sheepskin and Bohn armor) it would probably be perfect.
  5. DiabloADV

    DiabloADV Semi-Occasional

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    The shield is too steep. Shields need a good rake to them....shallower angle than the forks. Good rake , plus a venting design (eg, laminar lip) are the secrets to success.

    Need to cut through the wind rather than hammer it out of the way.
  6. Ricky Chuck

    Ricky Chuck Red Green Rulz!

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    Good points, of which I am aware, thanks, but thought I would try this based on anecdotal testimony by several. I don't know whether to try to customize it in order to hit the points you mentioned, or just try to send it back and start from square one again. My other shield has a much steeper rake. Wondering if I could adjust the rake on this thing? Going to ask Brenda at Parabellum who helped me, thanks.
  7. bfd70

    bfd70 Been here awhile

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    Gave up my R1200st 3 years ago. Miss that boxer. Picking up a 2007 r1200r with 9k miles next Sunday. :clap
  8. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ...'zactly!
  9. DiabloADV

    DiabloADV Semi-Occasional

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    I got the rake on the Scout shallower by modifying the mounts at the bar clamps ( pulled closer to rider) and at the headlight bolts (pushed away from the rider). A few degrees made all the difference.
  10. Weird Bug

    Weird Bug Weird BUG

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    Just did that for 5,000 miles and it was great. Way better than the stock screen.
  11. Ricky Chuck

    Ricky Chuck Red Green Rulz!

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    I was out looking at it this evening trying to visualize raking it back some more. The rake is almost exactly that of the forks. This Super Tour has two kind of small screws at the bottom and then the ones on the top that bolt to the bars. I could probably bring the bottom forward by using a longer screw and a bushing to increase the distance from shield to headlight frame mount on either side. Will give that a try, thanks.
  12. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ...got this Wunderlich MRA Varioscreen used in the FM. Best screen yet!
    I has just the right amount of vacuum relief and height adjustability (fror me) without being too Grampa Ugly.
    Guess I'll be selling my CEBAILY...........

    I'm dancin'!

    [​IMG]
  13. tpulls

    tpulls Been here awhile

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    Quick question about hexhead R12R cylinder head protectors/covers. My bike came with what I think are the OEM plastic covers, I removed them along with the 6 bolts (3 per side) that held them to the heads. After I tried to put the bolts back in but they are too long. I figured I need to buy the stock bolts that don't account for the covers. The dealer said I don't need bolts and they should just be empty threads if I'm not using the covers, is this true?
  14. cug

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    This is technically correct, also if you want to keep dust and grit out, it might be worth getting them just for this.
  15. tpulls

    tpulls Been here awhile

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    Thank you, but he couldn't seem to find a part number for the shorter bolts or seem to think they even existed. Are they even available?
  16. thorinoakenshield

    thorinoakenshield ya mo be there

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    The stock bike doesn't have bolts in there, so it's unlikely that short oem bolts are sold for those holes.
    You can go to a hardware store and get some shorter bolts. Take the old ones with you to get the thread pitch/diameter.

    Put some anti-sieze on the bolt and tighten them on...
  17. David R

    David R I been called a Nut Job..

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    Perhaps stainless bolts with a torx head to match the rest of the bike.

    David
  18. tpulls

    tpulls Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info. I'm going to just leave them out.
  19. bfd70

    bfd70 Been here awhile

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    So I just last night picked up a new to me 2007 R1200R with 9 thousand miles :D. Around here, it is getting to be a little late in the riding season, temperature wise, but I'd like to get as much riding in as possible. I have a warm and safe liner, so I'm good to go. My question is this: can the battery handle a second liner for my wife?
  20. Rapid Dog

    Rapid Dog bikes, booze, broads...

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    ...absolutely.
    Check the battery. I just had a dead in the driveway incident on my '07.
    I didn't realize the bike had the original OEM battery...

    2 liners, heated grips, GPS, radar, aux lights, no problemo.

    If you add a bunch of electrical farkles, install a Fuzebox or Centech fuse box.
    PLenty of room under the seat.