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by kirby
Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Other BMW Bikes (OBB)
Topic: R-Nine-T PURE
Replies: 6
Views: 2101

Re: R-Nine-T PURE

A very unique system for sure. Its one of the reasons I have not gone to the newer 1200s(the other is the can bus system, not easy for self maintenance). In 16 years and 280K plus miles I have never had to do any maintence to the forks on my Rockster except for a torn rubber cover on the front swive...
by kirby
Sat May 23, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Forum Functioning ?
Replies: 19
Views: 3174

Re: Forum Functioning ?

Well I've done some traveling and have found it pretty much as usual on the road. No restaurants (or only a few in the far flung places) but I grab a bite at the truck stops and carry on. Visit friends (the ones that are not afraid) and family. (about 4500 miles) Back in CA at the moment but will st...
by kirby
Thu May 07, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Plug Problems
Replies: 5
Views: 2927

Re: Plug Problems

Use a long drywall screw and thread it in dead center for a couple of turns. Then lube it up (WD 40 or oil) and grab the end of the screw with a pr of
pliers. I use needle nose vice grips and maneuver it in.
Gets easy w/practice.
by kirby
Mon May 04, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: My R of 13 yrs has a new owner. And me a 2005 RT.
Replies: 20
Views: 4497

Re: My R of 13 yrs has a new owner. And me a 2005 RT.

I remember your injury, great that you got thru that.
Sounds like a good deal, hope it works out for you, the RT is a really good traveler for sure.
by kirby
Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Load relief relay issue in a 2002 R1150R
Replies: 6
Views: 3421

Re: Load relief relay issue in a 2002 R1150R

Hope that fixed your problem.
I have a couple of extras, both black and never had to use on in 16 years and a bunch of miles.
by kirby
Sat Apr 11, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Load relief relay issue in a 2002 R1150R
Replies: 6
Views: 3421

Re: Load relief relay issue in a 2002 R1150R

Those small black relays in that row are all the same, and you can switch them around, might try that.
Looking forward the 1st relay (next to the bigger starter relay yellow I think is the load relief relay, its next to the horn relay.
Swap them and see what happens.
by kirby
Mon Apr 06, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Slipping Clutch - low miles
Replies: 4
Views: 2955

Re: Slipping Clutch - low miles

My first thought is the clutch is not releasing completely. If not leaking fluid I would ride it for a while being careful not to slip the clutch like maybe a good 100 miles down the road normal riding w/o going to the point where it slips. If that doesn't do anything you can pull the starter and ch...
by kirby
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Headlight replacement tips on Rockster
Replies: 2
Views: 1211

Re: Headlight replacement tips on Rockster

The Rockster headlight... It has a wire plug connection which you just un-plug. Then there is the plastic? cap in which you remove by turning CCW. The first time I did mine it was stubborn and required a strong effort to get it off. ( I lubed it up with Vaseline when I reinstalled). Now its just a s...
by kirby
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: How is your day?
Replies: 5
Views: 877

Re: How is your day?

Been a wet March! (need it). I just talked to my old friend in GA and we are planning a meet up in Texas Hill country in April. He has two R1150Rs and a R1200 RT. We try and take a ride every year ,(at least one.) He is 86 this year. We went to the Bash in WV last year, what a great place to ride an...
by kirby
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: How is your day?
Replies: 5
Views: 877

Re: How is your day?

Scrubbed in the Shinkos in the high country yesterday and becoming anxious to hit the road for a long trip. Saw a couple of sport guys on the road. Today is raining and snow predicted tonight and for tomorrow in most of the places I went on my ride Sunday are under snow today. Hard to plan anything ...
by kirby
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: How is your day?
Replies: 5
Views: 877

Re: How is your day?

Sounds like a plan, off to the mountains for an afternoon....
by kirby
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: How is your day?
Replies: 5
Views: 877

How is your day?

Well a couple of the events & rallys have been canxed or postponed indefinitely so far.... on to plan "B" I suppose.

Hows everybody doin'?
by kirby
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Ztechnik Engine Guards Will Fit Dual Spark Engines
Replies: 4
Views: 868

Re: Ztechnik Engine Guards Will Fit Dual Spark Engines

I bought my '04 new and it has the plastic covers which I have always liked as in easy to remove/install and protects the plug hole to some degree. The crash bar stuff was handy on my GS (both 1100 and 1150) but have no desire for them on the rock. Have beveled both head covers on the track. The mag...
by kirby
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: How was your day?
Replies: 19
Views: 2184

Re: How was your day?

A 4th finish and top 3 for most of the race for Joe Roberts, a California boy..bravo. (Moto 2 @ Qutar.) Japanese rider wins.
by kirby
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: How was your day?
Replies: 19
Views: 2184

Re: How was your day?

First round of the motoGP in Qatar is CNX (but I think the 2 and 3 will still run. The second WSBK is toast also (strong rumor.) NBC sports has taken over broadcast of the WSBK and motoGP in the states(won't be live..ugh!!) and I'm not sure about moto America superbike. (Used to be BiEN sports and t...
by kirby
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: How was your day?
Replies: 19
Views: 2184

Re: How was your day?

My bet is we're going to find out.
by kirby
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: How was your day?
Replies: 19
Views: 2184

Re: How was your day?

That would be good! The Fueling 150 ci 3 cylinder W3 is going to be the highlight but they have a cubic inch limit of 131" (2174 cc) and the W3 is too big. I saw the rules and they have other restrictions and right now they are trying to keep it as stock as possible, but racers are racers! Ther...
by kirby
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: How was your day?
Replies: 19
Views: 2184

Re: How was your day?

I talked to the Feuiling guys today and many are wanting to put rear sets on and 17" tires (as in sticky) and beveling the bags for more clearance! I think it will be good to get the HD guys interested in racing like this but if they let them mod the bikes more than just taping up the lights an...
by kirby
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: How was your day?
Replies: 19
Views: 2184

Re: How was your day?

Don't know how many of you folks follow moto racing but this year at Laguna Seca Motoamerica superbike race its rumored that there will be a "Bagger" exhibition race during the event.(Sponsored by Drag Specialties). They are trying to work out the rules as to what modifications can be made...
by kirby
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: How was your day?
Replies: 19
Views: 2184

How was your day?

Well just finished a complete maintence check on the Rock and new Shinkos. All is well and I'm ready for the riding season to start. TX hill country, North Georgia beemer rally, Black hills, and a couple more I'm sure..probably around 20 K this year. Got rid (donate) of some old riding gear and have...

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