Who knows stuff about oilheads?

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  1. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Gday Chaps. Just need some quick local Aussie advice. Got a bloke trying to offload a R1150RT for silly money, but to yes/no it this evening...how hard are these to convert to a GS spec? How different are they? I know it'll have different gearbox/diff ratios. But what else? Pezz suggested shocky length? Would fhe swingarms/ forks be the same?
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  2. Mouse

    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    An image of a bloke getting his prostate checked side of the road comes to mind... I far and away preferred the rt to the gs of the newly released 1200 variants I rode.

    If it's cheap enough then grab it, riding season isn't that far away again

    Edit: in other words I have nfi. Again.
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  3. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Its always riding season here mate. I dunno much about the RT apart from they look the business. One way to find out eh?

    And the less said about that "incident" the better :)
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    Mouse I'm only smelly

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    riding season = bike selling season... Winter = can't give a bike away season.

    And then there's silly pricks who think attending a rally in otago this time of year is a good idea.
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  5. Richarde1605

    Richarde1605 Been here awhile

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    Yes, work it out later, if it's silly money you can always move it, or swap later...

    ;-)

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  6. OldDog

    OldDog non impediti ratione cogitationis

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    Ah ha! Good advice gents. Yes guy "just wants it gone" music to my ears :)
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  7. Andrew2

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    Make sure it's a twin spark Bill. Single spark surge a bit.
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  8. OldDog

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    What year was twin? I think this is 2000 model
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  9. OzRider64

    OzRider64 Friggen slow Adventurer.

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    How silly is the money OldDog.:hmmmmm
    The 1150’s came out with the power assisted brakes, I’d want to make sure the ABS system is in good nick, otherwise you’d need to sell a kidney.
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  10. Pezz_gs

    Pezz_gs Cant ride for crap

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    They make good stationary water pumps :D
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  11. OzRider64

    OzRider64 Friggen slow Adventurer.

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    2004 was the introduction of twin spark for the 1150RT.
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    OzRider64 Friggen slow Adventurer.

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    Had a 99 R1100GS which had a surging issue.
    Best way to eliminate it was to adjust the rocker end float and adjust the cables on the throttle bodies to make sure they lifted at the same time.
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    To much work and money to convert to GS spec but you could always hang a chair of it for the grand kids ride.
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    Probably not to gs spec exactly, but dirt worthy like a gs i suppose.
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    Tyres......then run with it, seriously.
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    Not all came out with ABS. My brakes are fine. 2000 is single spark. Mine doesn’t surge.

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    Something like a set of TKC's?
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    Hmmm so i thought RT's had mag wheels but yours has wire spokes or is that a mod? 17 inch front or 19?


    I was hoping to grab this bloke tonight but no luck so at least i have more time to do my homework. Planning to use this at next years scrapheap ride :)
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  19. LeglessOne

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    That silly a price?

    If you don't like it and it's good mechanically we may be able to do a deal:D
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    Gday mate, been meaning to catch up for a yack. But yup that silly a price, but i dunno just how good or bad it is yet. We'll have ta see.
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