BMW R****R Thread

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

  1. EZ OUT

    EZ OUT Sneaky Slow Cheap Bastid

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    Nossir
  2. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    Did you mean that you change the oil in FD when you replace the tire? :hmmmmm

    You can't be possibly changing the FD every 5K mi... :eek7:eekers
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  3. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    You were 2/3 there so it would've been a good opportunity to do it as you were changing FD oil...

    Oh well, your labor is free so you'll do it some other time... :lol3
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  4. EZ OUT

    EZ OUT Sneaky Slow Cheap Bastid

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    It was serviced by PO prior to its hibernation so it should be fine until i hange tires
  5. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    No worries - not that many owners do lube the splines and, since splines are prone to rust, it's good to inspect/lube splines sooner rather than later... :thumb
  6. EZ OUT

    EZ OUT Sneaky Slow Cheap Bastid

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    Should have said the prior owner had the dealer service it.
  7. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    Lubing splines isn't part of regular maintenance intervals so one extra reason to get to them sooner rather than later - ymmv...
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  8. Idrinktea

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    I'm not sure if this is of interest to anyone but I have had to replace one of the fuel quick disconnects on my R1150r. I have looked into replacing them with metal connectors but couldn't justify the price. Anyway I found LPG connectors on fleabay for less than €8 a pair. They seem to work fine and the plastic cover fits over them. IMG_20210612_123911.jpg
  9. Idrinktea

    Idrinktea Adventurer

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    IMG_20210612_123919.jpg I have also worked out if you need to replace a brake light switch, and the ABS on(off) isn't an issue. You can fit a hydraulic switch meant for a Suzuki 10mm X 1. This one was about 5mm too long so I cut it and dressed up the end with a grinder and a thread file. It cost around €6 or €7 on fleabay but I have seen them on amazonn
  10. eric_the_bald

    eric_the_bald Gnome

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    After reading some of the debate about yellow vs. other spring suspension, I’m ready to dive in to the yellow kool aide.
    Where are you getting Ohlins for a 2009 R1200r?

    Thanks !
  11. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    Debate? There's no debate about it - yellow springs (and shocks) FTW... :D

    You could've read actual testimonials even from those demoing 2 otherwise identical bikes, back-to-back, one w yellow Ohlins and one w KLR silver springs - difference was night-and-day... :-)

    One of the sources for Ohlins: Ohlins, Pro Pilot Ohlins Suspension, Ohlins Wholesale and Retail Supplier, Service and parts, WP, MX, Gncc, Showa , KYB Pro Pilot Suspension, Ohlins , Suspension, WP, KYB, Showa, Ktech, Elka, Fox , Shocks, Parts, Service WP, MX, Gncc, Showa , KYB
  12. jeffyjeff

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    Suggest you reverse one of your connectors (end to end) to avoid misconnection the next time you remove and install your tank.
  13. eric_the_bald

    eric_the_bald Gnome

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    Thanks! I’ll look into Pro Pilot…Ohlins USA no longer lists my ‘old’ steed.
  14. south east okie

    south east okie Been here awhile Supporter

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    2002 R1150R input shaft question.
    I picked up a '02 R1150R a couple months ago with 36k on the clock. After reading about all the input shaft problems . my question is. Does anybody know what % of the 1150r have this problem?
    Looks like some do , some [most???] don't .
  15. David R

    David R I been called a Nut Job..

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    I had a 2000 R1100RT which has the same transmission as the 1150

    At 100,000 miles the input shaft was looking good. @ 136,000 there were almost no splines left, as in paper thin,
    I have pictures of both.

    SO since my bike was purchased used, the first 100,000 miles were easy on the splines.

    If you want to spend at least 8 hours working on your bike, go for it.

    David
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  16. Idrinktea

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    I figured that out too. I was going to put a little paint on one line to avoid confusion but I fitted the lower clamps with the screw under the clamp and the upper one with the screw over. Only the female connector has a cutoff so they have to be that way round.
  17. elmontanero

    elmontanero Practicing...

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    any link to those?
  18. Idrinktea

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    Type this in ebay. 2 sets 8mm Gas Hose Copper Nozzle Quick Release Connector for Motorhome BBQ Nice
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    elmontanero Practicing...

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  20. south east okie

    south east okie Been here awhile Supporter

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    David , are you saying 8 hrs to look at the splines?