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by CycleRob
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: 04' R1150R gets no electricity at all
Replies: 10
Views: 186

Re: 04' R1150R gets no electricity at all

It has every indication it is the battery. Especially in the way it “failed“. If your battery charger is an older non-electronic type with just a transformer and a bridge rectifier it can provide an overvoltage when hooked up to a bad battery with a broken cell connector or a bad cell. Without the c...
by CycleRob
Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Advice please! On 2004 R1150R
Replies: 20
Views: 700

Re: Advice please! On 2004 R1150R

JDay, I had a 2002 model for 7 years and about 63K miles. If you do all the work on your own bike it is one of the least expensive and most rewarding bikes to own. If you have it serviced by a BMW dealer it can be one of the most expensive bikes to own. It is a heavy bike but it is blessed with a l...
by CycleRob
Sun Jul 01, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Camshaft chain guide rail bolt: Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Camshaft chain guide rail bolt: Help!

Ruddy, You won't have to remove the head, but removing the cam chain tensioner assembly (the Aluminum bolt head) should provide enough chain slack for you to locate the chain rail's end hole with various small tools. Try rotating the crankshaft bolt slowly with a 16mm wrench until the chain run gets...
by CycleRob
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Ignition stick coils
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Ignition stick coils

sykospain, I've been thinking about the "quality" of the notorious BMW stick coils . . . maybe they are 98 percent perfect and the heat from an overheated stuck-in-summer-traffic-backup permanently damages the insulating coating on the copper wire windings and/or internal electronics circ...
by CycleRob
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Ignition stick coils
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Ignition stick coils

I believe there is only one permanent solution , and savvy member sweatmark gave us the link to it. Replace the very vulnerable and unreliable stick coils with proven, ultra reliable, inexpensive automotive coils. They are very inexpensive if you buy a set of 8 for $134 + free shipping (enough to co...
by CycleRob
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: 02 R1150R - Throttle Sync
Replies: 21
Views: 824

Re: 02 R1150R - Throttle Sync

First, I have only seen ONE post from Decaf, the originator. All these other posts with lots of "instructions" are somewhat helpful, but failed to provide the asked for visual or video to show what is what. One instructed: STEP 3: Remove Free Play from Throttle Body Cables - Carefully turn...
by CycleRob
Wed May 23, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Front Brake Pad Replacement Question.
Replies: 11
Views: 355

Re: Front Brake Pad Replacement Question.

I guess I should clarify.....when I say a little bit of drag I mean I can hear the pads lightly rubbing on the rotor(s). But not enough to visibly slow the wheel down if on the center stand and give the wheel a spin. You are correct Wayne. I don't know how this was missed, but here is a very detail...
by CycleRob
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Jump start
Replies: 5
Views: 156

Re: Jump start

turrider, The 9.6 Volt reading is a dead battery that will not come back after charging, especially when it has remained in that discharged state for many weeks where destructive battery plate Sulfation can be irreversible. For a jump start the plastic starter cover removal is the best way to conne...
by CycleRob
Sat Jan 27, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Help! Sudden Transmission Rattle
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Help! Sudden Transmission Rattle

Xdot, That sound is directly linked to a failed throwout bearing, which happens to be quite small considering it is a sealed bearing under a constant side load when you are riding down the road. Looking at the heavy return spring tensioned BMW design, I am surprised it lasts more than 20K miles. Yo...
by CycleRob
Mon Jan 15, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: New to me R1150R needs work
Replies: 27
Views: 624

Re: New to me R1150R needs work

I'm hoping that the fork tubes are salvageable given the rust on them. What I see is that almost all of the scary corrosion areas are only cosmetic -except- for the chrome fork tubes. When the bike was last ridden (apparently over some pretty large bumps) any rust pits that likely were on them in t...
by CycleRob
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Fast Idle Control
Replies: 14
Views: 347

Re: Fast Idle Control

Here is a post from Oct 9, 2014 where this guy covered it in great detail:
http://r1150r.org/board/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=32928&p=245891&hilit=fast+idle+lever#p245864
by CycleRob
Mon Jan 01, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: How to load pictures to form
Replies: 6
Views: 132

Re: How to load pictures to form

I too was really annoyed at the policy change at PhotoBucket, where I have hundreds of photos stored for about 15 years. As far as not continuing to offer free hosting, you can't blame a business that has been overloaded with millions of (large file size) images (selfies?) and videos from millions o...
by CycleRob
Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: How do you get your bike to start in the teens?
Replies: 44
Views: 843

Re: How do you get your bike to start in the teens?

A 2004 model may have a weakened starter motor from normal or frequent use wear on the armature slip rings. When that happens the starter draws more Amperage from a frigid battery that is now producing less Amperage. They both reduce the voltage available to the ignition system which will produce a ...
by CycleRob
Fri Dec 08, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Oil filler cap
Replies: 13
Views: 441

Re: Oil filler cap

The leaking/weeping oil film problem after many miles I found was in tiny defects on the finned plastic factory cap and its plastic outer mounting ring. Close inspection of the flat plastic O-Ring grooves OD showed 2 fine casting flash ridges across the groove bottom where the 2 halves of the factor...
by CycleRob
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Dayco vs. Bring More Wallet?
Replies: 4
Views: 181

Re: Dayco vs. Bring More Wallet?

Like most riders, I checked the belt on my 2002 R1150R at every valve adjustment when the engine needed to be wrench rotated. I saw no deterioration, even at 64,000 miles (103,000km) when I traded it in for my `09 F800ST. Cars use the same type, width and grade of belt, driving the power hungry powe...
by CycleRob
Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: R1150R Passenger Footrests
Replies: 7
Views: 207

Re: R1150R Passenger Footrests

Downside, when you buy the rider footpegset is this : It's more difficult to get to and use the centerstand, at least with size 12 motorcycleboots. Can you provide the wordy details of the difficulties? I remember my wife complaining that the (R1150R) rear footpegs forced her to sit on her tailbone...
by CycleRob
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Air filter replacement
Replies: 5
Views: 179

Re: Air filter replacement

Keppelj, The air cleaner lid needs to be lifted quite high -and- be in proper alignment with the rear sealing wall inserted where it belongs before the 2 rear tabs go into their slots. The problem is made worse by the surplus length of those 2 air box lid tabs, which many savvy riders shorten to ma...
by CycleRob
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:24 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Handlebar Grip Rubber
Replies: 13
Views: 932

Re: Handlebar Grip Rubber

I too must have large diameter handlebar grips. In the first year ownership of my 2009 F800ST with heated grips I installed bicycle handgrip wrap foam rubber cushion made by Bontrager to quell remaining vibration and mainly to increase the grip diameter. It has a narrow center band glue area with a ...
by CycleRob
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: First Time Valve Check for me - Question
Replies: 17
Views: 321

Re: First Time Valve Check for me - Question

I just restarted and let it rev off the limiter for a couple seconds and poof the clacking sound is gone. Yeow! [-X #-o [-( Not only does bouncing off the rev limiter NOT do any good to any engine part, it can do some harm to piston ring lands and many moving valve train parts. The clacking went aw...
by CycleRob
Wed Jul 05, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Start Procedure after battery disconnect
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: Start Procedure after battery disconnect

gregor, I've heard it said that the USA and the UK are 2 English speaking countries separated by a common language. :lol: Yeah, it may seem confusing, the slang definitions of the Emergency CutOff Switch, and when translated literally you are correct -but- the end of that same sentence said "s...

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