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by mogu83
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Lighting Upgrade Question
Replies: 22
Views: 1099

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: 96

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: 16
Views: 719

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: 16
Views: 719

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: 16
Views: 719

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-Topic!!!!!
Topic: August 1 or April 1?
Replies: 7
Views: 318

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: 2
Views: 237

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: 184

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: 344

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: 344

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: 338

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: 338

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: 594

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 ...
by mogu83
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Final drive oil amount
Replies: 2
Views: 220

Re: Final drive oil amount

Your correct. Using the suggested amount is usually the best idea.
by mogu83
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Potential new R12R rider...
Replies: 16
Views: 615

Re: Potential new R12R rider...

75 - I have 130,000+ on the bike. it's been in all the lower 48 (except Rhode Island) and most of the Canadian provinces. Across the Country four times. The bike is set up for long days in the saddle, with everything that makes for an easy day. I've found it willing to do everything from long days o...
by mogu83
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Potential new R12R rider...
Replies: 16
Views: 615

Re: Potential new R12R rider...

Longest day on my R, 1280 miles (18 hours) but that was in my younger days back when I was 72.
by mogu83
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Potential new R12R rider...
Replies: 16
Views: 615

Re: Potential new R12R rider...

Over here they call people that trust the fuel gauge ------------pedestrians.
I've put in 5.7 gal when the computer told me (and the gas gauge showed) 40 miles to go. Once I ran out at 30 miles left to go and the gas gauge showed two bars. I usually fill at 200 miles.
by mogu83
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Potential new R12R rider...
Replies: 16
Views: 615

Re: Potential new R12R rider...

Most (if not all) of the ones that came to the States had the computer and I think that is the fuel gauge and oil temp. Maybe not, I've never seen one that didn't have the computer.
by mogu83
Mon Jun 25, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Potential new R12R rider...
Replies: 16
Views: 615

Re: Potential new R12R rider...

They're actually custom valve covers made by CC Products in California (long out of production). http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff308/mogu83/BMW%2071/wallppr2_zpsxejesgds.jpg . . . The tank bag is the one that BMW makes for the R1200R. A relatively well made bag except that the map case (clear p...
by mogu83
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Potential new R12R rider...
Replies: 16
Views: 615

Re: Potential new R12R rider...

IMHO I think the 1200R will fit your needs nicely. It's the closest thing BMW makes to bikes from the 80's, add the proper accessories and it will fill any niche you ask it to fill. I use mine mostly for extended motorcycle camping and going to rallies with very little use in my home State (other le...

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