BMW R****R Thread

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

  1. torags

    torags Long timer

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    I ride around San Francisco.

    I have a sport shield

    I split lanes and found the stock handlebars a trifle wide; I was almost hitting car mirrors (on both sides - one side is acceptable.. :D)

    I just ordered LSL sport touring bars. Less wide (28" vs 33") and a little less high (I got them in black)

    I liked the stock bars in the city, they give a little more leverage, but they do expose more arm outside the windshield - wind/cold. Requires a slight change in rider orientation.
  2. stevee

    stevee Been here awhile

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    Here's mine....

    1998 vintage
    37k on the clock
    One previous owner
    Service history
    Complete tool kit

    Farkles include
    Handguards
    Engine protectors
    Givi screen with added deflector attached at the top
    Ram mount
    Baglux tank protector
    Front mudguard extender
    Givi mount for top box (the top box is my own addition as is the Bead Rider on the seat)

    [​IMG]

    I find the stock headlight poor so am looking to sort that with some help from a mate.

    Steve
  3. TiPirate

    TiPirate Adventurer

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    Spring for a Cyclops H4 LED from the Vendors section. Remarkable.
  4. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.

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    I found the stock headlight on my R1100R and R1150R (same unit) great because it used standard widely-available parts used by other European bike manufacturers, especially the lens, so damaged parts were easily replaced. I think BMW used that lens for decades. Would a Rockster headlamp unit bolt right in?

    Fred
  5. Patch

    Patch Long timer

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    Bikeless as my R is in for a fuel pump replacement (recall) and service ... 1st time I've had to leave it at dealer :cry Looking at pics for inspiration while I plan my May trip to VA/WV in a few weeks.

    Reversing Falls, ME
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  6. Gillus

    Gillus High Desert Rat

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    Bought an '11 DL650 (with a grand worth of farkles) for trade in price plus a hunnerd from a guy yesterday :evil. It has a Givi monolock E450. So here's a Givi E370 and E450 photo comparison on a R12R for you to see if a 450 will make your bike look fat from the rear. They swapped from Givi mounts back and forth without a fuss.
    Both of these operate/latch the same. You do need the key to unlock it for the latch to work. I was hoping to be able to open it without a key but the key will only come out when it is locked. Safety first I guess.

    Givi E370:
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    Givi E450:
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    Side by side comparisons, E370 has the passenger backrest pad:
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  7. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    To me, the smaller one makes the bike look more top heavy, where the wider one seems lower. From the side by side pic they appear the same height. You can put more STUFF in larger one, too.
  8. Paikia44

    Paikia44 n00b

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    Awesome!!
  9. DDTHLD

    DDTHLD Adventurer

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    Hi everyone...my name is Don. I have just traded out an '06 883 with 3700 miles for a '00 R1100R with 94K. Dealer felt bad and gave me some money back too! Here she is.

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  10. DDTHLD

    DDTHLD Adventurer

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    Has a Russell Day Long seat and a slightly jacked Cee Bailey screen. Seems to run good. Found something that seems weird. Under the black plastic under the tank there appears to be a fuel filter. Is this normal, as I thought there was one in the tank. Only reason I ask it was a slight leak in the seam that is noticeable only when there is pressure in the fuel system.

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  11. Detroit Steve

    Detroit Steve Homely Adventurer

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    This is a Rob Lentini external fuel filter mod. I did it to my R1100RS way back when, a good mod. :clap
  12. DDTHLD

    DDTHLD Adventurer

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    Is there a specific filter that is needed or just get one that fits?

    And thanks.

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  13. FredRydr

    FredRydr Danger: Keep Back 500 Ft.

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    One reason the filter was moved inside the tank was to eliminate vapor lock, which you've reintroduced to the equation. In hot weather, carry a bottle of water to cool the filter housing.

    Fred
  14. dirtdreamer50

    dirtdreamer50 long time rider

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    Haven't been concerned with vapor lock since carb days. Could the external filter still be prone to it when fed by a high pressure fuel pump? Just wondering...
  15. SpikeC

    SpikeC Been here awhile

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    I'm pretty sure that no one has had a problem with that.
  16. celticus

    celticus Been here awhile

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    I do like it! If it were me I'd get different wheels but the rest of the bike is bitchen.
  17. TiPirate

    TiPirate Adventurer

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    That would look killer with the split 5s off the 1150.:wink:
  18. clevishook

    clevishook stevedore

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    Either box looks good. Found the smaller of the two on Ebay and a mounting rack from another vendor on Ebay. Just waiting for delivery.
    Hope wifey likes her new back rest.
  19. MaxboiBMW

    MaxboiBMW Adventurer

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    [​IMG]

    New to me, I bought the same bike in 2005 and sold it for a Harley.

    The only difference is this one is ABS.... Even the same dealer
  20. Gillus

    Gillus High Desert Rat

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    :clap for you both