BMW R****R Thread

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

  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. bfd70

    bfd70 Been here awhile

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    Just got it home :clap
  4. bfd70

    bfd70 Been here awhile

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  5. bfd70

    bfd70 Been here awhile

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    Sorry, really bad at the picture posting
  6. AlecMyrddyn

    AlecMyrddyn Been here awhile

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    Congrats!

    It's not really the battery that's a concern for running extra electrical gear, it's the alternator. That year appears to have a 600 watt alternator. The bike itself uses somewhere from maybe 200-250 watts for the computer, fuel pump, lights, etc. So as long as you don't add more than ~350 watts of additional load you are fine. If you draw more power than the alternator is providing, then you start pulling from the battery. Do that for too long, and you'll drain the battery while on the move, and the bike will go dead.

    You should easily have enough power for two jacket liners (up to 90 watts each), heated gloves (~20 watts per pair), plus running your heated grips, and even add some driving lights... the new LED lights use almost nothing for wattage (10 watts each?).

    Just be aware that the alternator probably only puts out the full 600 watts at close to 4,000 RPM. At idle it may only be putting out ~250 watts. So if you have a bunch of heated gear cranked up, and are in stop and go traffic, you may start draining the battery.

    On the good side though: if you use a heat-troller for the jackets, you will only be using some percentage of the 90 watts per jacket, based on what the setting on the troller is.

    What you will need to do is run a separate fused lead for each jacket. Two jackets @ 90 watts will pull too many Amps for a single lead.

    Enjoy the cold weather riding, it's a lot of fun when you are comfortably warm inside your gear.

    -Alec
  7. celticus

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    +1 on the Centech fuse box. I brought my 07 home Dec. 06 and installed the Centech that winter.
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    thorinoakenshield ya mo be there

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    Congrats on you bike,Have lots of fun ,I love my 12 R1200R
  10. bfd70

    bfd70 Been here awhile

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    Thanks all for the info and the picture help. No work today = riding:clap!
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    Just a little homage on the best bike in the world, now that the season slowly comes to an end.

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  12. bfd70

    bfd70 Been here awhile

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    So, I think I might be interested in swapping my touring windshield ( pic post 1088) for the sport shield. Anyone interested please pm me.
  13. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.

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    If anyone has used an EasyRizer lift for their R1200R, please PM me. I suspect there is an easier set-up for the pegs than what I did on my red lift.

    Fred
  14. Rapid Dog

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    ...I've got a CEE Bailey windshield and a GPR exhaust for sale in the FM if you have any needs for such.
    Like new.

    The GPR is a sweet pipe!

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    I have several friends who use these and like them. (I guess they would take them off if they didn't like them).
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    Hmm, I think I'd prefer an MRA vario spoiler over that, but I'd have to see both installed.

    I still need to gather up the gumption to order an OEM tall screen and bracket - I know I'll want something taller than the sport screen for the winter, but I worry that I'll hate it so much I'll be forever switching between that and the sport screen brackets.
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    bastard halfbreed! :D