BMW R****R Thread

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

  1. pckopp

    pckopp Aged Adventurer

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    My first 400 miles, a trip to Yaak, MT from Spokane. 2013 1200R with less than 5K miles when I got it in April. Needs tires and probably a seat. Otherwise I am over the moon.
  2. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    Awesome looking 90th Anni - congrats and wear it in good health... :beer
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    sbeadg Found in Fogo Supporter

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    Don't believe everything you hear, Lead. Mine has white springs - they haven't been pissed on:imaposer
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    SmittyBlackstone Long timer

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    Blasphemy!!
    Everyone knows 1150 s are a gift from the gods.
    I do everything I can to buy all of those great pickup trucks you list up, and this is how you repay me? 1150s are the perfect motorcycles. Just enough computer farkly stuff, and you can still fix it with a hammer and some baling wire when stuff happens. I'm beside myself with disappointment for you. For shame, LOL.
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  5. Swamper

    Swamper Been Nowhere Done Nothing

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    I wouldn't pass up a well maintained 1150GS. The adventure model especially. Comes with a cult following established which has put them in high demand and inflated the price.
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  6. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    No they're not... :ksteve

    All kidding aside, 1150s (any platform) may have been gifts from gods in late 90s, early 00s, they may have been perfect motosickels for the time they're built but Hexheads and later Camheads have taken R boxer engine to a whole nuther level. Seriously!

    More powa, less weight, more reliable electrical system (no HES :evil) and I could go on and on and on - they may not be your cuppa of Java and that's fine too!

    I know you're attached to your 1150s, as I am to my 1200s, so we'll have to disagree to agree on the topic and I go and find some more fine Cheby trucks for you to fill up your warehouse with - dealio? :lol3
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  7. Swamper

    Swamper Been Nowhere Done Nothing

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    Yah, I got to say that Black R1200R above looks sweet.
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  8. SmittyBlackstone

    SmittyBlackstone Long timer

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    And now pornography!?!

    That color!
    Those funbags!
    I bet there's junk in that trunk.
  9. SmittyBlackstone

    SmittyBlackstone Long timer

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    Dealio.

    I do have an R1200r, you know...
  10. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    Did not know that? :dirtdog

    We need to do inventory check so I'm all up-to-date on your warehouse motosickel and otherwise tenants... :lol3
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  11. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    That's last good one, '02 R1150 GSA before they went w servo-brakes in '03 and made it unnecessarily complicated...
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  12. Swamper

    Swamper Been Nowhere Done Nothing

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    I'm probably in the Minority but I like the servo brakes. Too many don't understand how the system works or how to maintain them. We have them on two of our bikes and they have work flawlessly. The 02 R1150R I've been using for the track day has them and I recently added Galpher rotor, pads and SS line. That bike will stand you on your head now if your not careful. Reminds my of those first Buell's.
    It isn't that big of deal to remove the system if one can't stand them. I do understand they are overly complicated and also linked, not to mention added weight.
  13. Lead Wrist

    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    I wouldn't want to be the one to explain to someone with '03 and up BMW bike, whose servo brakes failed and they were left w residual braking, how the system works - ymmv...
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    Swamper Been Nowhere Done Nothing

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    Yes my Ymmv doesn't match yours. I've become great friends with my owner/dealer here in Nor-Cal. He has seen his share of these brakes come into his shop with problems, many caused by the owner of the bike. All of the problems where solved and most where caused by owners screwing the system up themselves not realizing how to bleed them. He has never seen a failure but has repaired several by just doing the basic maintenance properly. All the internet problems are superficial as far as I can tell with want-a-be mechanics not knowing how to work on them properly. Yes you have to understand how the system works and it is complicated, I grant you that.
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    Lead Wrist Mehr Gelände Weniger Straße

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    ^ You can get them all by braking late for next turn - telelever is great for that stuff...
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  16. Swamper

    Swamper Been Nowhere Done Nothing

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    Yep and especially with the servo Brakes, LOL
    But I looked like a GSXR 1000 passing this RC390 (14).
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  17. Swamper

    Swamper Been Nowhere Done Nothing

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    By the way, I need to give a shout out to StaticPort. He saw my want for a set of Rockster Bars and has mailed me a set, actually two sets. I'm hoping to have them on by next scheduled track day, Sept 25-26th. He had them in his garage and is moving to be closer to his Grandchildren and didn't have a need for them anymore. He gave me the good guy deal, just wanted to see them used.
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    Interesting, because I was drinking with my brother yesterday after a bicycle ride and the discussion was about how I have a GSA that I'll never take to Tuk or Prudhoe Bay, so what's the use of having it. I did a week long ride last month and never hit anything worse than a gravel road for a mile. I came to this thread because I like BMW motorcycles (I've owned 2 GS's, an RT and an RS) so I figured the R is really the perfect bike for me as I roll into my golden years. Good luck with your search, there's plenty of decent GS's out there. I bought my 09 GSA 2 years ago with 20K miles for $7500...it's been a rock solid bike.
  20. Patch

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    Yeah - I can't part with my Roadster no matter what.

    Looking at low suspension models as I seem to find more of those available. All I would be losing is 1 inch of travel, as the ergos are identical between standard and low. I have a 32" inseam and I am comfortable on my toes on the reg GSA but the ability to more easily get solid footing after long days in the saddle might be the way to go. I'm only getting older.

    Any reason to NOT consider the low?

    Most of the riding will be LD rallies and the GSA is a great platform for that, comfortable, upright, and more gas that I can use between pee stops.