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by CycleRob
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: No start in cold
Replies: 32
Views: 296

Re: No start in cold

I watched the voltmeter when I started it. It was at 12.6 and then dropped to 8.75 when it was starting. SunBeemer said it right: "That's too much voltage-drop while cranking; generally less than 9.75 volts indicates an electrical problem." Because the battery is only 2 years old, that wo...
by CycleRob
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: No start in cold
Replies: 32
Views: 296

Re: No start in cold

racurley, You have a 2003 model, meaning the electric starter went through 15 summers and 14 winters. Without any disassembly for cleaning/checking/lubing it can now generate less cranking power while at the same time drawing a lot more Amps starting current from what is likely a really good batter...
by CycleRob
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Aviation Fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 332

Re: Aviation Fuel

About using AvGas, my aviation mechanic experience in the late 60's was with 4,000 HP GE turboshaft engines on the P3 Orion https://www.military.com/equipment/p-3c-orion ) using JP-4 jet fuel (specialized kerosene). AVGas available on the NavalAirStation, which uses a larger amount of lead than road...
by CycleRob
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Neutral Light
Replies: 3
Views: 446

Re: Neutral Light

Hottech, It very well could be the bulb. Most bulb failures happen when the coiled spring filament breaks in a "burned thin" area, breaking the connection. Then the larger broken end filament waves around with the vibration, or not. When you raise the RPMs, that likely makes the filament ...
by CycleRob
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: HELP! 2002 R1150r Problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1265

Re: HELP! 2002 R1150r Problem

"The ADV thread . . . . "
Why . . . . That's Blasphemy!
I did not consider it, even though I have been there. Sometimes the extremely vast audience does not respond at all to newbees as they can be too difficult to deal with. :roll: #-o [-(
by CycleRob
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: HELP! 2002 R1150r Problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1265

Re: HELP! 2002 R1150r Problem

carknut, Surprising that nobody mentioned the TB synch hose vacuum caps on the intake manifold bottoms, especially on a 16 year old bike. They can still be in place but severely cracked, which also could happen "all-at-once" during a heat cycle. If there are hoses instead of cap-offs, rem...
by CycleRob
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Colder Temps
Replies: 9
Views: 576

Re: Colder Temps

My 9 year old F800ST actually is still on its first replacement 7 year antifreeze solution and it's clear look'n AOK. Right now it is 51 DegF (10.6C) outside at 9:10pm, going down to 38F (3.3C), (for the first time this season) by morning. Fortunately for me hiding upright and behind the protective ...
by CycleRob
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Gear Selector Indicator
Replies: 29
Views: 1019

Re: Gear Selector Indicator

In the lower gears, count them if it matters. I almost always shifted without the clutch below 3,000 RPMs so making the 5? 6? decision was quicker with a simultaneous quick throttle chop and lever tap, since every motorcycle made gives 1 of 2 indicators that you already are in 6th. When you try to s...
by CycleRob
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: 2002 Front pads sticking after reinstalling calipers
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: 2002 Front pads sticking after reinstalling calipers

Tundra Dweller, You say you cleaned the pad slide pins, but did not mention that grease was put inside the rubber accordion bellows that the pins fit inside. Also, "Pushing the pistons out" may not be that they were actually removed so that the piston seals can be removed to clean gunk ou...
by CycleRob
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: New Charged Battery, won't start
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: New Charged Battery, won't start

Mirky87, The no headlight response from key ON says your battery is either dead or not connected. We could also suspect an ignition switch fault or wire harness wire break, but hooking up the charger partially works the starter solenoid. The sputtering sound when the charger is connected is the cha...
by CycleRob
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: F800 R/S/ST/GS
Topic: The best motorcycle
Replies: 6
Views: 806

Re: The best motorcycle

"The best motorcycle" IS a relative term, relative to the person that rode or rides one. Being a street rider, I can echo your enthusiasm for the BMW water cooled twins. You can ride it fast, slow, solo or 2-up, in traffic or backing it out of the garage, it requires less effort than my Oi...
by CycleRob
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: 2002 Front pads sticking after reinstalling calipers
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: 2002 Front pads sticking after reinstalling calipers

Roger, Being a 2002 model it is very likely the caliper pistons and caliper seals are contaminated with gummy old brake fluid residues mixed with brake dust. -and- have never been taken completely apart for cleaning (16 years!). Being new here (1 post so far) means you need a link like this: http:/...
by CycleRob
Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Oil on the exhaust cannister
Replies: 13
Views: 629

Re: Oil on the exhaust cannister

herb, What did the smoke cloud smell like? Gear, DOT4 or engine oil? They each have very distinctive odors, especially when they are smoking hot. My guess, because of the hot weather AND high RPM's, which creates additional heat, besides the very hot engine, from the transmission gear teeth meshing...
by CycleRob
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: 04' R1150R gets no electricity at all
Replies: 15
Views: 701

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: 22
Views: 1469

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: 399

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: 678

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: 678

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: 1489

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: 600

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...

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