BMW R****R Thread

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

  1. Swamper

    Swamper Been Nowhere Done Nothing

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    Russel seat will move you up about 1.5". Having 3 R1150R's and 2 R1100S bikes I got to say the seat to pegs is a little tight. We have 3 with Sargent seats and 2 with Russel Day Longs. If your looking for more leg reach I'd recommend the RDL, it is also the most comfortable on long trips. We ride above average speed and find the lean angle on all the bikes like to drag the pegs first, I would not lower the pegs for more leg room. I had a GS (96) before and didn't like the way you sit on top of it, only BMW I sold. I like these R Roadsters as you sit more in it than atop it. Sargent seats has a 30 day 100% return policy, it works I've used it. Russell policy is sort of will make it work, I've used it also taking a seat back 6 time (All ride-ins), they never got it right, I still have it up in the rafters. We have bought 7 seats from them previously and they really won't do a refund, they just keep wanting to alter it. The seat looks like a 10 year old baseball catchers mitt after the six remakes. I now have a Sargent on this bike, my XR.
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  2. David R

    David R I been called a Nut Job..

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    I checked some tire mileage on my 2012 Camhead.

    PR II REAR 4300 miles
    PR III Rear 6300 miles
    PR IV Rear 8,000 miles
    PR IV Rear 6,000 miles

    PR III Front 4500 miles vibrated.
    Perelli Angel GT Front 11,400
  3. jmckeown88

    jmckeown88 Been here awhile

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    I have the high comfort and find it to be high and quite comfortable - my dad had the Corbin, and when he sold the bike, I could've swapped - back to back, I much preferred the high comfort.
  4. Camhead64

    Camhead64 Been here awhile

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    Time for a new front drive shaft boot.

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  5. EZ OUT

    EZ OUT Sneaky Slow Cheap Bastid

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    Bike back from dealer with fuel pump replacement under recall, new fuel strip (we'll see how long b4 it goes bung) new air filter. And new sticker for the pannier. 20210610_190637.jpg
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  6. Swamper

    Swamper Been Nowhere Done Nothing

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    You hit a plane?
  7. EZ OUT

    EZ OUT Sneaky Slow Cheap Bastid

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    Swamper, you're a gas :jack
    Hey Swamp Gas. :imaposer:clap
  8. Oilhed

    Oilhed MarkF Supporter

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    Blue! Even the rondel is blue
  9. EZ OUT

    EZ OUT Sneaky Slow Cheap Bastid

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    So Swamper,
    Thanks again for posting the ride report. Looked fantastic. What was your total mileage? Was it a 13 day trip or did it go a little longer?

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  10. Swamper

    Swamper Been Nowhere Done Nothing

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    Two week trip, last few days was just logging miles across Utah and Nevada to get back home here in Nor-Cal. Total miles for the ride was 4,150.
    The Michelins are off and a new set of Dunlop Road-Smart 3's have been installed. Road the bike up to my dealer and I like the feel of the new tires a lot better, especially not having the ridge of the squared off rear Michelin screwing with the bikes handling. Need to change the oil before we take off next Wednesday for the MOA in Montana, another long ride. Going to try to visit places in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, maybe a little in Utah and Nevada getting back home. Probably another 4k ride in the 13 days. Both of us will be on R1150R's this ride. The 02 Black R has the corrected Trac-Tive shocks installed ( Last Tuesday) and the sag set up for the trip, they feel and seem to make the bike handle really well. It's taken two years to get the shocks corrected from the TFX problems we've had for the R bike. Never problems with the Ohlin's on any of our bikes, lesson learned not to buy any other brand shock. We requested Ohlins and were talked into trying the TFX shocks, what a mistake that was.
    Trac-Tive Shocks, Bikes last February ride, will be on our coming up trip to the MOA DSC_0204[1].JPG DSC_0205[1].JPG DSC_0210[1].JPG DSC_0313.JPG , TFX problems.
  11. rich_mc

    rich_mc Full Fledged MEM-Ber

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    @Swamper - I passed through that area a few years ago and greatly enjoyed Rt 129 in SE Washington if you are looking for road recommendations.
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  12. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    Yellow Ohlins F-T-W... :clap
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  13. gusable

    gusable Been here awhile

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    I love my corbin. Transformed the bike! A2D738B8-0DE8-407E-AB3D-F8E0890F3332.jpeg
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  14. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    ^ Looking good Beakster... :clap

    Needs a bit of different color accents, ie. yellow springs, to match yellow seat piping... :D
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  15. Swamper

    Swamper Been Nowhere Done Nothing

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    Yes 129 is a good road to ride. I did that area about two years ago. Thanks for the recommendation, always good to hear of good roads.
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  16. Swamper

    Swamper Been Nowhere Done Nothing

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    Fixed/improved the inner mount on my cases. Did the large inner case modification a few years back when I removed the muffler, but with the rough off road stuff the bracket I made was bending. Heavier gauge U channel this time. Went ahead and bought some safety pins so they can't come off.
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  17. EZ OUT

    EZ OUT Sneaky Slow Cheap Bastid

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    Looks factory. Nice work. :thumb
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  18. EZ OUT

    EZ OUT Sneaky Slow Cheap Bastid

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    Changed final drive oil today. Eazy peezy.
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  19. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    ^ Did you lube the splines?
  20. David R

    David R I been called a Nut Job..

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    I change the FD when I replace the tire.

    David