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by mogu83
Thu May 30, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Noise from Michelin Road 5
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Noise from Michelin Road 5

nothing but 60,000 miles of sheer trouble breakdowns on mine. bike hasnt ran 6 straight mths without a glitch despite fanatical maintenance. looking a gas tank - current rusted out - known design failure bmw na wouldnt even talk about it on the phone-- course the abs is out a 2nd time... and on an ...
by mogu83
Wed May 29, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Noise from Michelin Road 5
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Re: Noise from Michelin Road 5

Yes those wheel bearings came with the 2007 R1200R, 140,000 miles later when I removed them they were just as tight as the new ones going in.
by mogu83
Tue May 28, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Noise from Michelin Road 5
Replies: 6
Views: 236

Noise from Michelin Road 5

Just throwing this out to see if I'm the only one. I noticed a whining noise that seemed to be coming from front end and decided at 140,000 miles it might be the wheel bearings. I installed a set of premium (not internet specials) SKF bearings and the noise was still there. The sound is almost non- ...
by mogu83
Tue May 28, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: weight with passenger
Replies: 6
Views: 521

Re: weight with passenger

vroomr wrote:I think some manufacturers make rear tires in our size that can carry extra weight.

Look up the RT tires - same size very often a higher load rating.
by mogu83
Mon May 27, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Front wheel bearing
Replies: 4
Views: 972

Re: Front wheel bearing

went to a local business that deals only with bearings - asked for best he had and ended up with SKF bearings. After replacing both bearings (that seemed OK when I took them out) the noise was still there. Started thing about what was new on the bike and the answer was the Michelin Road 5 tires. I w...
by mogu83
Sun May 05, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Engine Running Hot Post Oil Change.
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Engine Running Hot Post Oil Change.

Basic stuff but have to start somewhere. Is oil at proper level ? If filter was changed is it an OEM filter ?? Was anything else done during the service ?? Is oil pressure lamp on, or flickering?? Everything was OK before service?? If anything synthetic should possibly make it run cooler. These bike...
by mogu83
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Old Fourm members
Replies: 25
Views: 3853

Re: Old Fourm members

It seems like a few of you guys the years are catching up on me. Rapidly approaching four score years and 1,000 mile days are getting on the iffy side, I fell asleep on the bike in Kansas last year. My R1200R is still running great at 140,000 miles but it's getting heavier and the ground seems to be...
by mogu83
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Lighting Upgrade Question
Replies: 22
Views: 3355

Re: Lighting Upgrade Question

I've wondered the same about auxiliary lighting in the rear. I've ridden behind people that if they hit the brakes while making a turn the display of winking and blinking lights didn't exactly scream 'I'm stopping'. My initial reaction was more like ' Wow - look at that'.
by mogu83
Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: TPM
Replies: 1
Views: 668

Re: TPM

Good info - anything that keeps the money in my pocket and not in the dealers cash register is a good thing. I understand that they have to pay bills and make a living BUT sometimes the costs for parts and labor are a 'little' ( :D ) out of line. Plus you get to learn how something works if you can ...
by mogu83
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Misfire/rough running
Replies: 17
Views: 2660

Re: Misfire/rough running

Seeing as it sat a while maybe (just maybe) this could be relevant. Posted by Don Eilenberger a while back it's about cleaning the grease in the stepper motor.

http://www.r1150r.org/board/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=27819&p=231101&hilit=stepper#p231101
by mogu83
Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Misfire/rough running
Replies: 17
Views: 2660

Re: Misfire/rough running

Eagle6 wrote:Bought it early July with 2,661 miles.

Interesting but Is it new or has it been sitting somewhere??
by mogu83
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Misfire/rough running
Replies: 17
Views: 2660

Re: Misfire/rough running

Mileage 3,300 ???? Is it new or has it been sitting somewhere.?
by mogu83
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: August 1 or April 1?
Replies: 7
Views: 1310

Re: August 1 or April 1?

The Motor Company is getting desperate. Motorcycle sales are dropping off faster in the USA than in the rest of the world. Harleys customer base is rapidly ageing out of riding and younger people, in general, just aren't interested in motor sports. Those that are interested, want high performance an...
by mogu83
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Front wheel bearing
Replies: 4
Views: 972

Front wheel bearing

Has anyone used other than the OEM bearing in the front wheel. OEM is around $25 but a 6205 bearing usually goes for less than $10.
by mogu83
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Other BMW Bikes (OBB)
Topic: Replacement parts for R1200C still being made?
Replies: 2
Views: 776

Re: Replacement parts for R1200C still being made?

I like Max BMW because they were the first to put the BME parts micro fiche on line. Take some time to figure out how it works. There's a gold mine of info there. Link: https://shop.maxbmw.com/fiche/PartsFiche.aspx A nice new tank ready for paint. 01 16 11 2 324 907 FUEL TANK PRIME COATED 14.56 1 $1...
by mogu83
Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: A new addition to the clan....
Replies: 6
Views: 1251

Re: A new addition to the clan....

The Parabellum Scout has been on the bike almost since the day it rolled out of the showroom. I'm not averse to exploring a dirt road or crossing a stream so the fairing has taken a few good hits over the years (Ok some scratches). Also miles of washboard dirt roads that I'm sure would have destroye...
by mogu83
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: A new addition to the clan....
Replies: 6
Views: 1251

Re: A new addition to the clan....

The R1200R does have an appeal to the airhead folks

Stable Mates:

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by mogu83
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Front Brake Reservoir Gunk
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Re: Front Brake Reservoir Gunk

Eagle6 wrote:The bike has only done 2,759 miles and had a brake fluid change at 1,650 in 2014.

Interesting - but right now you can only go by what your eyes see. Lots of things could have caused what looks like some sort of contamination, but the logical course is to clean everything and start over.
by mogu83
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Front Brake Reservoir Gunk
Replies: 6
Views: 1213

Re: Front Brake Reservoir Gunk

At this point all you can do is clean everything, install the new line, flush the entire system and keep an eye on it.
IMHO
by mogu83
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:15 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Head Lamp cracked-Alternatives?
Replies: 8
Views: 1695

Re: Head Lamp cracked-Alternatives?

I guess this is FYI for someone looking for a headlight shield; I lost the aftermarket shield I had on my headlight for a lot of miles to an unfortunate encounter with a pot hole in Northern California, didn't notice it was gone till I did the after trip clean up. The original one I had came from a ...

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