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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by ag_streak, Mar 11, 2008.
What a frigging phenomenal picture!!! That is just awesome! Bravo!
Then you might like this thread.
Mr. Carr has left quite a legacy of images here.
Same road two different bikes.
The "paint shaker"
Both are way fun but, I got the paintshaker to commute and play in hills with to slow the milage growth on the S.
Kbasa is correct. The Ohlins are a transforming thing.
I found the 1100S to be a great all around machine from track days to long distance rides. Was able to move the clip ons to the top of the triple clamp for really long rides with minimal effort and then back again for more spirited riding.
Here's a few pics of my 1100S at Motorsport Ranch south of Ft. Worth last summer
Here's a pic from a trip to Mena AR and the temp is 32!
I found my S to be a handful in real tight stuff but pure joy in the sweepers. I dare say, it is an itch I could scratch again....
Same here, Rad.
...they are ugly ugly momo's...
... after asking my initial question about R1100S's, I finally bought one!
I found a silver 2002 standard model (no ABS, no heated grips, etc) with a TON of upgrades and extras, fresh maintenance, fluids, and rubber, and only 22,000 miles for a ridiculously low price!
.....you can pick 'em up very reasonable these days.
PM'd ya back there ag....
She's a 2002 with a Corbin seat, Laser exhaust and upgraded ECU, upgraded suspension (Sachs), carbon-fiber kit, BMW bags, fresh tires and fluids, underbelly pan, and lots of other upgrades and spare parts, and only 22,250 miles.
...sweet! Has the Suburban peg lowering kit too.
The CF cowl would run you over $100, that belly pan is some real cashola.
Already set with the hugger as well.
The shocks are OEM probably off a Prep or Boxer Cup.
Not sure it's not a Prep though. The Prep cam stripped down, low bars, non-ABS, taller shocks like the Boxer Cup, so the shocks would be factory if it is.
"Prep" as in prepared for racing.
Thanks for all the info, RD! The PO said the shocks were Sachs, but I think I read here that the yellow springs were off a Prep like you said.
I also got an extra front wheel that looks identical the one on the bike. I haven't examined it for damage yet, but it looks ok. Why would someone swap wheels if not replacing it with magnesium or something?
...possibly bent? Maybe he intended to paint, who knows.
If I recall correctly the OEM shocks are Sachs. Yellow spring ones are Prep and Boxer Cup, so hard to decipher what the PO said.
Check the rear wheel and see if it's a 5.5 width over the standard 5".
Yellow shocks, low bars, non-ABS, 5.5 rear pretty much indicates it's a Prep, unless someone swapped parts which is very popular o do on this bike.
I've seen lots of metallic silver Preps.
For all your answers check in at the Pelican: http://forums.pelicanparts.com/bmw-r1100s-r1200s-tech-forum/
Good find. I'm always amazed when I see such low miles on good bikes. I still have my 1999 which I bought in 2002 with 20k and it now has 61k. Not much but then I haven't been riding it much for the past few years. I've been thinking of selling it for awhile now but do still enjoy looking at it and the torque when coming out of turns is a joy. Enjoy your new toy.