Let's see your R1150GS or R1150GS/ADV

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by gsfreeman2, Sep 17, 2009.

  1. ajinfante

    ajinfante Adventurer

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Oddometer:
    27
    Just picked up my 2000 R1150GS on saturday. Drives like a dream! What fun!:clap

    Attached Files:

  2. ajinfante

    ajinfante Adventurer

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Oddometer:
    27
  3. s1marks

    s1marks Mercedes

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2009
    Oddometer:
    887
    Location:
    Banks, Oregon.
    Very nice and clean AJ. Good Find. It's been a long time since mine looked as clean as that.

    Check your rear brake rotor for wear and that your caliper doesn't have gummed up pins (there is a recent thread on here somewhere about that).
    Hope I can find another one as clean as that when the time comes.
  4. Mr.JAJA

    Mr.JAJA Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2010
    Oddometer:
    1,156
    Location:
    San Diego, just north of BAJA "laud is out"
    Way to clean 4 me, i need dirt.
  5. ACD

    ACD old nOOb

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2011
    Oddometer:
    560
    Location:
    Brazil
    She looks brand new! Congrats! When I bought mine, she was that clean... Not anymore...


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  6. YesRush

    YesRush Long timer

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2014
    Oddometer:
    1,222
    Location:
    Va
    Nice and I was wondering if you were going to post more than once a year.lol
  7. SelfPropelledDevo

    SelfPropelledDevo Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    Oddometer:
    188
    Location:
    Pacific Grove, Ca
    local back roads.

    Attached Files:

    JSX, veriest1 and darklight79 like this.
  8. ajinfante

    ajinfante Adventurer

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Oddometer:
    27
    I haven't had a bike until now (for a long time)! Finally broke down and got one. Of course, stopped yesterday and some douche cuts me off and I drop it. Bent the passenger peg on left side and some scratches on valve cover and guards. Then I drop it again when I get home a few minutes later, having missed the kickstand with my heel and it takes me FOREVER to pick it back up, even using the backwards lift. I dunno what was wrong with me. Felt like something was pushing back!
  9. YesRush

    YesRush Long timer

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2014
    Oddometer:
    1,222
    Location:
    Va
    That's a bad day! Is the seat too high?There Giants!
  10. ajinfante

    ajinfante Adventurer

    Joined:
    May 12, 2008
    Oddometer:
    27
    No, like I said, it's been awhile and I'm just getting used to it. Need more time on the road, that's all. :rofl
  11. DimonDudko

    DimonDudko n00b

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2016
    Oddometer:
    1
    Location:
    Ukraine
    Мой BMW R1150GS Adventure (2002)

    Attached Files:

  12. SelfPropelledDevo

    SelfPropelledDevo Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    Oddometer:
    188
    Location:
    Pacific Grove, Ca
    dusk 14910349_10154779221962958_1436485393228596822_n.jpg
    darklight79 and veriest1 like this.
  13. veriest1

    veriest1 Minimalist Gear Hoarder

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,845
    Location:
    Central Tejas
    My 1150GSA was my third bike ever and I can flat foot it with a suspension lift and regular height seat. Despite having already ridden thousands of miles on and off road the 1150's balance point (especially with a full tank) took me some getting used to. I'd never just dropped a bike before the 1150 but, on a multi-state trip, right after I bought it I dropped it twice after stopping at an intersection to wait on cars. Both times were with a full stock GSA tank.

    [​IMG]

    The TT tank I'm running now actually makes it balance easier.
  14. ogklx400

    ogklx400 Long timer

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,309
    Location:
    Poughkeepsie and Ithaca New York
    image.jpeg 2000
    SelfPropelledDevo likes this.
  15. SelfPropelledDevo

    SelfPropelledDevo Been here awhile

    Joined:
    May 14, 2006
    Oddometer:
    188
    Location:
    Pacific Grove, Ca

    if not already: slow speed stops seem to be more "manageable" when using only the rear brake, helping to avoid/prevent that sudden "jerk/stop" that the front brake is prone to produce. Traditional telescopic forks compress, changing balance points, etc. which is just an added variable to a fairly precise move. Parking lots, close proximity situations, slow speeds... even when riding a pillion with full gear... I use the rear brake for that last few feet/inches coming to a full stop. the front brake is very strong, great for other moments, during higher speeds, and clear braking areas. However when its in close proximity, slow speeds, I'm always amazed how effective the rear brake is.
    veriest1 likes this.
  16. vagueout

    vagueout Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2010
    Oddometer:
    2,626
    Location:
    sydney, east
    My 1150 adv was the first bike i ever had the sensation of going to topple over at a stop, actually thought i was losing my abilities. Solution is very simple, when about to stop motion, at the point when you are about to put (in my case) your right foot down, lightly crank the handlebar to the left, this is effectively counter steering the bike to lean right when stationary. So simple, so effective.:*sip*
    kjbetz likes this.
  17. veriest1

    veriest1 Minimalist Gear Hoarder

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,845
    Location:
    Central Tejas
    I guess I should have added that it's been five years since that trip and I haven't let the bike fall over coming to a stop since. Of course, now that I say that I will probably do it on my way home from work this week.

    +1 on the rear brake though. A lot can be accomplished with that little lever.
    SelfPropelledDevo likes this.
  18. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Oddometer:
    12,263
    Location:
    :o)
  19. ogklx400

    ogklx400 Long timer

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,309
    Location:
    Poughkeepsie and Ithaca New York
    I used to own a Klr
  20. SplitLanesLikeMOSES

    SplitLanesLikeMOSES ....................

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2007
    Oddometer:
    682
    Location:
    Lanexa,VA
    Just finished rebuilding it.

    [​IMG]

    Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk