Outfitting my new to me 2002 R1150GS!

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by fox102, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. fox102

    fox102 BORIKEN

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    For the last 6 years I’ve been riding my GS W/Tupperware 1996 R1100RT. This GS has been my bucket list for a long time and I recently found one that I could afford.

    I will commute daily on it so I need to logistically execute the transformation of this fine piece of machinery to my needs.
    The number one thing I realized is that lack of storage including my Givi E46 top case.

    Bike came with a set of Ohlins Shock

    On the agenda:

    1. Steel braided brake lines
    2. A better windscreen than the original yellowish one.

    I’m on a single income budget for a family of 3. Keep that in mind so pre owned may be my best route.

    Gracias


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  2. PaulBarton

    PaulBarton Been here awhile

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    Nice score and welcome to the GS crowd. Looks like a well cared for bike.

    Not sure how much additional storage you need/want. For commuting it may be as simple as getting a seat/tail duffle that secures with Rokstraps or similar. Depending on the level, these can be had for a little bit of money. You can also get a rear rack extension plate to provide a better platform there.

    With the 1150GS you may be forced to buy pre-owned as many of the aftermarket farkle providers have moved on to the 1200gs.
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    CarlWheezer Where's my Boomstick....

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  4. TUCKERS

    TUCKERS the famous james

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    Nice bike in the 'keeper' color.
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  5. Callisto224

    Callisto224 Long timer

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    Nice looking bike.

    Look for a dry bag in your price range and some basic straps to go across the back of the bike.

    You'll have to get new brake lines but you can probably find them on eBay or BBY.

    Also, check the flea market her and/or eBay for an inexpensive windscreen
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  6. airfin

    airfin Been here awhile

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    Hard to tell what you mean about the Givi case. Are you saying you miss having the storage of the Givi case? Givi makes a universal rack that can install to the rear of the gs so you can use your case. Don’t buy the 1150 specific one - just the universal one. Cheaper
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  7. fox102

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    Meant to say that I will miss my Givi top case.
    That’s mounted to the rt. It’s 46liters


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  8. dave 6h

    dave 6h Been here awhile

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    IMG_0198.PNG There are plenty of threads here about screens, like you budget my is limited so after reading them all and watching some vids on YouTube I opted for an xl CalSci screen.
    It was not cheep, but none of them are really so I only wanted to buy once.
    I've also fitted pivot pegs and wind deflectors and am waiting on the arrival of a Seat Concepts kit.
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  9. DBamaC

    DBamaC Always looking for some alone time....

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    Are all the moutingpart from the OEM windscreen used on the CalSci screens for GS's (as opposed to GSA's...I saw they are required on the CalSci website)? I can't really tell from the photos.
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  10. lewisjr1

    lewisjr1 Long timer

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    Based on the diagram they supply here, https://calsci.com/motorcycleinfo/R1150GSprod.html, their 1150 windscreen uses the regular GS mounts.

    The GSA windscreen is wider outside of the headlamp assembly, and hard plastic spacers plus longer bolts fill the difference. Their instructions say to remove part no. 3, which is the plastic spacer.
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  11. gratefulJED

    gratefulJED long strange tripper

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    If you are staying with the system cases I have an oem topcase with bracket and keys I'll sell you. You are going to like that bike, it was a good year. If you go to the max bmw fiche and find that topbox I'm sure it will tell you the capacity.
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  12. MSR Jungle Thumper

    MSR Jungle Thumper Adventurer

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    Wunderlich MRA Windscreen. Nice bike. Some people say that 2002 is the best year for the R1150GS. I has the large brake calipers and not the dual spark and servo ABS brakes. Best color too
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  13. cmohr

    cmohr Perma-n00b

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    If you're doing the brake-line swap wrenching, take a little extra time (and $$) for fuel line disconnects - save much inconvenience headache later.
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  14. fox102

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    I did that on my RT. That’s worth the penny and aggravation of undoing the lines.


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  15. henrys

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    Top loading panniers will improve your daily riding life. You'll want crash bars too. Nice find!
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  16. dave 6h

    dave 6h Been here awhile

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    Yep, bolts straight on.
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  17. fox102

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    Thanks for the tid bit of the nonspecific rack.


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  18. fox102

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    I seem to be finding more items listed for 1150GSA than the GS. How interchangeable are they?




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  19. fox102

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    Happy Trails panniers! Found a set of the Tetons on their website with racks and panniers for less than $800. Any feedback and or being able to complement them with my Givi top case.


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  20. DBamaC

    DBamaC Always looking for some alone time....

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    I like the Happy Trails Tetons ok. They seem to fit the bike tightly...a good thing if you like to lane split. I have seen them in person, but never actually tried to use them. Another aluminum pannier in that price range is Brooks Autosports. I have a friend with them on his GS and he really likes them. i've played around with them and will probably consider them when I'm ready to buy. They are not panniers you'd want to try to take around the world, but they are more than I will probably ever need. They are wider on the bike because they are symmetrical. I like it because it give you a nice space for a tool tube on the right side (where the muffler is on the left).
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