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by slowtorque
Wed May 29, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Should I buy another R1150R
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: Should I buy another R1150R

My purchase of a VFR800 Honda led me to the sale of my R1150R and my R1200R. The only thing I miss is the wind protection I had on the 1150 with the full Aeroflow set-up. If I were to buy another BMW, which I don't feel is likely, I'd look at the new F800Gt or a nice used F800ST. Good luck with your...
by slowtorque
Wed Aug 15, 2012 6:37 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: 6K Service Disappointment
Replies: 28
Views: 3812

Re: 6K Service Disappointment

All the more reason to learn to do it yourself. No, I am not surprised, but I do feel for ya.
by slowtorque
Tue Aug 14, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Excited! New Suspension Tuesday.
Replies: 33
Views: 4272

Re: Excited! New Suspension Tuesday.

I'm glad this has all worked out. I am a bit miffed though as my only remaining bike (2000 VFR800) has a Showa unit, and this manufacturer has been dissed several times herein. I am feeling pretty deflated. Ah, look here, a quote for a replacement Hyperpro I received some time ago. Might be time to ...
by slowtorque
Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:54 am
Forum: Group Rides
Topic: Hungry Mother 2012
Replies: 58
Views: 21398

Re: Hungry Mother 2012

Not gonna make it guys. I hope the weather turns out better than the predictions. Maybe I'll make a Fall rendezvous should there be one.
by slowtorque
Sun Aug 05, 2012 7:09 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Excited! New Suspension Tuesday.
Replies: 33
Views: 4272

Re: Excited! New Suspension Tuesday.

Awesome! Wish I were closer to that shop so I could get the same treatment. Keep us posted.
by slowtorque
Sun Aug 05, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: system case mounting question
Replies: 24
Views: 2058

Re: system case mounting question

Search this forum. This topic is well covered. For example search for: "Exhaust lowering/Side Case change


All u need to know you will find there.
by slowtorque
Sun Aug 05, 2012 6:08 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: system case mounting question
Replies: 24
Views: 2058

Re: system case mounting question

Set the bag in place by first positioning the locator at the bottom of the bag in the corresponding "foot" on the motorcycle. I'd do the right side first. If you lowered your exhaust and did not also reposition the left side foot for the full size left bag, you will need to do so.
by slowtorque
Sat Aug 04, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Group Rides
Topic: Hungry Mother 2012
Replies: 58
Views: 21398

Re: Hungry Mother 2012

I will likely come, I am thinking.
by slowtorque
Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:25 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Dog Days of Summer
Replies: 14
Views: 1242

Re: Dog Days of Summer

To my amazement I discovered that I would rather ride home in 105 degrees than drive home in my truck... and I love my truck. I hear ya, man. I have a 60 mile round trip commute on moderately travelled, two lane country roads. I'd rather sweat and/or get rained on than drive my car (and I drive a L...
by slowtorque
Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:09 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Measurement, Please
Replies: 11
Views: 1230

Re: Measurement, Please

No problem. Be advised that with the Givi setup, the System Case carriers have to come off so (so obviously the System Cases can't be used at the same time). Let me know if you'd like a picture. No longer true with the Givi SR5100 . Although that thing seems to be damn near impossible to actually p...
by slowtorque
Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Measurement, Please
Replies: 11
Views: 1230

Re: Measurement, Please

I'll check with my guy on that. If he can't get it, and can't be gotten. Thanks
by slowtorque
Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: 6000k mile service wrt Final Drive fluid
Replies: 1
Views: 445

6000k mile service wrt Final Drive fluid

I have misplaced my maintenance schedule. Is the final drive due for an oil change at 6k miles or was it done by dealer at 600 miles and is not due again til 12k miles? Please advise. Have already done the valve adjust and tb sync. Thanks
by slowtorque
Mon Jul 30, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Measurement, Please
Replies: 11
Views: 1230

Re: Measurement, Please

Oh yes, I also have a custom seat by Bill Mayer. Would not expect it makes much of a difference in the measurement.
by slowtorque
Mon Jul 30, 2012 6:26 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Measurement, Please
Replies: 11
Views: 1230

Re: Measurement, Please

No problem. Be advised that with the Givi setup, the System Case carriers have to come off so (so obviously the System Cases can't be used at the same time). Let me know if you'd like a picture.
by slowtorque
Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Measurement, Please
Replies: 11
Views: 1230

Re: Measurement, Please

Givi E360. 16.5" approx.
by slowtorque
Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:37 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: New to BMW - Need Advice
Replies: 4
Views: 531

Re: New to BMW - Need Advice

I hesitate to say this but it is IMO unlikely that the R1150R will approach the reliability of a well cared for V-strom. Let's just say the odds are against it. Some may disagree. I have not owned a V-strom, but I know several people who swear by them.
by slowtorque
Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Need some help.
Replies: 9
Views: 783

Re: Need some help.

So sorry to hear that. A few years ago I had an R1100S purchased from the original owner. He said the clutch splines failed on him at 12k miles! He had it rebuilt under warranty and claimed the dealer said they had never had it happen twice to the same bike. Well, I lost over a grand on that trading...
by slowtorque
Mon Jul 23, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: FAILED ABS Unit
Replies: 88
Views: 16461

Re: FAILED ABS Unit

That brake system on your R1200C was the old servo assisted design. And yes, you could wind up with very little braking power. My understanding is that the R12R does not use a servo and is a bit more of a fail safe system in that losing the abs feature does not leave you with little or no braking......
by slowtorque
Fri Jul 20, 2012 7:52 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Rebulding FD in the Midwest
Replies: 2
Views: 388

Re: Rebulding FD in the Midwest

Laxity at 3 and 9 indicates Paralever pivot bearings. If your fd bearing is going south, you ought to have discolored gear oil evident when you drain the housing. Do some investigative work. My pivot bearings were bad at 14k. I cannot explain why this happened and can only assume they were not prope...
by slowtorque
Thu Jul 19, 2012 7:48 am
Forum: Group Rides
Topic: BMWMOA Rally, Sedalia, MO, Who's Going?
Replies: 1
Views: 1870

Re: BMWMOA Rally, Sedalia, MO, Who's Going?

I'd certainly not miss it if I were within even a couple hundred miles. Too far for me tho this year. Enjoy.

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