How to make a R1150GS faster??

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by afrikaanerdanie, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Wandergives

    Wandergives Been here awhile

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    Only problem is the AF-XIED appears to be unobtanium for the 1150’s, at least for now. I’ve been trying to get one for a month. If anyone knows where I can find, please let me know!
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  2. AltaPowder

    AltaPowder Adventurer

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    Lennies Sprockets make the power much more user ‘friendly’
    PowerPlug ‘biases’ the fuel delivery to your benefit
    Exhaust and muffler relax back pressure and reduce weight

    D
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  3. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    if you are willing to custom wire the connector, I am pretty sure that any of them will work.

    more importantly though, none of the sprockets, nor injectors, not fuel controllers, will make the bike any "faster"

    its a heavy pig, designed in the early 1990s.

    value it for what it is, or change platforms?




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  4. Three Dawg

    Three Dawg Into Africa

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    Aye, optimise the thing (suspension has been mentioned and is also very important IMHO) and they're a sweet ride, but never fast. A 1250 makes, what, 125+ BHP compared to an 1150s 80 or so - buying a new bike is the way to go, and it will be built to take the power. Or buy a KTM if 125 horses ain't enough..
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  5. Wandergives

    Wandergives Been here awhile

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    I’m not averse to doing so. I do need to understand which connectors I’d need to source. I just want avoid cutting or using vampire taps on any of the bike’s actual wiring harness. If I have to splice into something like the 02 sensor wiring (after the connection to the bike) that would be fine.
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  6. Steve W.

    Steve W. Boxer Pilot

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    I still have my 01 GS with full Remus and Techlusion module. But I wanted more power, got a deal on a '13 Multistrada. Wow on the power.
    Cheers
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  7. mouthfulloflake

    mouthfulloflake Not afraid

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    what connector do you need?

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/BMW-1150-R...092077&hash=item2152a98a67:g:tkoAAOSwUPVcLV3j
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  8. lewisjr1

    lewisjr1 Long timer Supporter

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    To make an older GS faster, work on the rider:
    1.) get down to fighting weight; and
    2.) take a road course to learn momentum management.

    These are the same steps used by Bimmer track guys back when the cars were lacking in hp but had great balance, were reliable, etc.

    Along those same lines, the quickest bang for the buck performance upgrade to BMW's cars in the 80s, 90s, and into the 2000s was to change the rear end's gearing. That'll work for the 1150 Beemers, as well.

    Anton Largiader's web site offers a chart of gear ratio options - the price ain't nec. cheap. You gotta pay to play!
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  9. ultane

    ultane sqeezin the bag

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    Would a flux capacitor help at all?
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  10. zaxrex

    zaxrex Been here awhile

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    What a strange 9 year bump...
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  11. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid! Supporter

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    Only if you upgrade the alternator to put out 2.1 gigawatts.
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  12. vagueout

    vagueout Long timer

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    Have my 2003 adv for 13 years now, when bought it had Öhlins on it, thats the best start to better. After that was a cat-less exhaust, currently a Staintune, an australian made FIM chip into the ECU, a Lennies Induct and K+N filter and the 1200 injectors fitted. Is there a whole lot more power as such? only a little, but the response, crispness and effortless feel the bike has is to me worth every dollar spent. The icing on the cake in the last year or so is the pirelli scorpion trail 2"s , all this has made the machine a swift hard charging, dancing ballerina. It's all about the sum of the parts.:jkam
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  13. jigginjim

    jigginjim Anyone for a Guinness?

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    burbansk Exit 202 Mio Mad Man

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  15. jigginjim

    jigginjim Anyone for a Guinness?

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    yep...speeds just a question of money, how fast do you want to go??
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