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by CycleRob
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: 2002 Front pads sticking after reinstalling calipers
Replies: 3
Views: 89

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: 69

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: 252

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: 89

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: 369

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: 478

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: 1142

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: 272

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: 535

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: 535

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: 1199

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: 489

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: 248

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: 219

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: 852

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: 467

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: 205

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: 1164

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: 555

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: 253

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...

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