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by sykospain
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:54 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Windshield
Replies: 18
Views: 4396

Re: Windshield

Not another forum windscreen thread !! We ought to remember guys 'n' gals, that we love riding motorcycles, which pass freely through flowing air and cause noise in our lugholes and buffeting in our helmets. It's a fact of life, unless you confine yourself to a Hyundai i10, ( ten thousand made PER D...
by sykospain
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: BMW Dealer - Annual Fluid change cost - Wow!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2806

Re: BMW Dealer - Annual Fluid change cost - Wow!!!

PLEASE NAME & SHAME THIS SHAMELESS RIP-OFF MERCHANT ! As a community, we MUST know who this gangster is, so that we can by joint effort and shared info., run the tow-rag out of business by denying him any further work. That quote price is beyond belief for a sequence of work that's EASILY carrie...
by sykospain
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: BMW Dealer - Annual Fluid change cost - Wow!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2806

Re: BMW Dealer - Annual Fluid change cost - Wow!!!

PLEASE NAME & SHAME THIS SHAMELESS RIP-OFF MERCHANT ! As a community, we MUST know who this gangster is, so that we can by joint effort and shared info., run the tow-rag out of business by denying him any further work. That quote price is beyond belief for a sequence of work that's EASILY carrie...
by sykospain
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Battery Drain
Replies: 9
Views: 2380

Re: Battery Drain

My pal Motorcycling Mo with his enormous GSA and me with my Rockster both solved the problem of trickle-discharge of a lead-acid or gel battery by fitting a readily-avavailble cheapo accessory called "battery isolator switch". Look on The Bay... It fits between the NEG pole of the battery ...
by sykospain
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: U shaped fitment on forward exhaust attachment bar
Replies: 24
Views: 4749

Re: U shaped fitment on forward exhaust attachment bar

easybee has the answer. It's a loop used for tying down the bike in transit overseas. Trouble was, back in the early noughties, the sub-crontacted cheapo cost-cutting shippers manhandled the bikes on-board ship, so they dropped a bike on frequent occasions and screwed up the precise alignment betwee...
by sykospain
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:28 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Clutch spline destruction
Replies: 22
Views: 7198

Re: Clutch spline destruction

Hi Phil, Do you have a link available for us to get a peek at the German 'michino' guy on eBay ? I'd ike to see whether he specifies the hardness rating of his machined item. Making a part like that to the necessary specs requires a great deal of expertise and specialised machine tools. And after an...
by sykospain
Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Out in the cold (well for the UK)
Replies: 5
Views: 1845

Re: Out in the cold (well for the UK)

Thank Goodness we don't have to put up with that kind of awful weather and those treacherous road surface conditions here on the south-eastern coast of Spain, in Andalucía. The only discomfort we have in January is the stunningly dazzling bright slanting sunlight flashing across the eyes in the morn...
by sykospain
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:34 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: hello from Spain and a question about r1150rt heated grips
Replies: 1
Views: 1196

Re: hello from Spain and a question about r1150rt heated grips

May be the Heated Grips switch is already fitted on the right hand handlebar throttle grip assembly. That switch is fed with 12V from the twin connectors under the tank. Se attached fotos... http://www.mcnews.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/----.jpg https://postimg.cc/QB92jQw2
by sykospain
Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: ABS Failure
Replies: 20
Views: 9826

Re: ABS Failure

Don't panic - although the experience of suddenly losing BMW Motorrad's ABS mid-ride is one that's not easily forgotten. Take a peek at the state of the slotted ring on the front wheel - that's the transmitter ring, and as it passes through the sensor-block mounted on the fork-leg, the air gap has t...
by sykospain
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Seat Options?
Replies: 15
Views: 4999

Re: Seat Options?

Yes, Eric - loads of fotos of the lower GS pegs and the requisite feckling that was needed to make them fit. PM me with your e-mail as they're hi-res fotos. At 5'10" - I'm the archetypal standard male height and build - or so the department store outfitters tell me - the only prob I have with t...
by sykospain
Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: A Few Loose Ends
Replies: 4
Views: 1785

Re: A Few Loose Ends

My firt Rock was a Uk model and came with a Corbin heated twin-seat. Power for it came from the rear cubby.

¿ Could be that the connector on yours ?

I speedily sold it on the Bay and got used OEM seats instead, because here in Spain, our arses never get cold.
by sykospain
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Pilot Road 3
Replies: 8
Views: 2470

Re: Pilot Road 3

Michelin is now up to Version 5 of the Pilot Road series. M/cycling Mo has just invested in a pair for his GS-A year 2004. Brilliant rubber, he says.
by sykospain
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Hello
Replies: 24
Views: 8208

Re: Hello

Don't forget the revised front mudguard that's fitted to the Rockster and the wider back tyre - 180 instead of the roadster's 170. A salesman in an Edinburgh showroom years ago nagged me to by one of the then-new Rocksters and claimed it had the higher compression and forged pistons with revised cro...
by sykospain
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Hydraulic Clutch Slave Cylinder Maintenance
Replies: 9
Views: 3308

Re: Hydraulic Clutch Slave Cylinder Maintenance

Three or four weeks later now - into early December - and both bikes' slave cylinder replacements, along with their inner cavity seal in the back of the gearbox - are completed. Fitted one of the newly-sourced longer-hubbed clutch plates into Motorcycling Mo's year'04 GS-A and he says it now shifts ...
by sykospain
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: No start in cold
Replies: 32
Views: 6972

Re: No start in cold

Cleaning a starter motor is no big deal. Yes, they do get gummed up on the pinion which the small gearwheel slides to-and-fro on. The armature also gets coated in atmospheric gunk - remember, we live in a polluted world. If you can get to the armature and brushes, give them a good clean so that the ...
by sykospain
Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:28 am
Forum: R1100R
Topic: Clutch Smell after riding ~100 miles
Replies: 8
Views: 4296

Re: Clutch Smell after riding ~100 miles

I gather that BMW changed to a hydraulically-actuated clutch when the slightly more powerful 1150 range of motors was introduced. The extra power from that motor required a stronger slutch diaphragm spring, which would have meant a heavy lever operation, so they changed from cable to DOT4. Make sure...
by sykospain
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Hello
Replies: 24
Views: 8208

Re: Hello

Believe me, RiceBurner, commuting on 2 wheels inside the London emission zone can in no way whatsoever be described as 'fun'. It's a fecking nightmare, even without the mad law-breaking bicyclists shooting red lights and cutting you up on the inside. And the London cop-cars now finally agreeing to s...
by sykospain
Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Accessory plug on 1150 Rockstar
Replies: 11
Views: 3394

Re: Accessory plug on 1150 Rockstar

The OEM Aux Power Socket should already be on the Starter Motor Plastic Cover with its own little spring-loaded flat to keep out the weather- viz:- https://i.postimg.cc/GhGGH506/Starter-motor-cover.jpg ...and there should also be a two-pole socket wired into the starter motor cabling to fit onto thi...
by sykospain
Mon Nov 26, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Clutch spline destruction
Replies: 22
Views: 7198

Re: Clutch spline destruction

OMG - what a sad case of spline wear ! Makes me wonder whether your E80 Rock was / has been a victim of the rumoured "shipping-crate-being-dropped" effect that was supposed to mis-align the gearbox-to-crankcase factory setup when brand-new overseas-market bikes were shipped. Chronic spline...
by sykospain
Tue Nov 20, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: ISO 2004 R1150R ABS III
Replies: 7
Views: 2531

Re: ISO 2004 R1150R ABS III

A firm in Germany - RHElectronics - repairs the unit. The guy is Rainer Hutterer in Hauptstraße 18, D-82285 Hattenhofen, a village located between Stuttgart and Ulm in the pretty, orcharded foothills of the Swabian Jura. Costs less than a used - or, God Forbid, a new one - including shipping. What u...

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