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by Tundra Dweller
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Saddle Bag Ejection
Replies: 4
Views: 406

Saddle Bag Ejection

Getting the R1150R ready for some two up riding. Sargent two pc. seat, Alaskan Sheep Skin pads. Testing out the Luggage that came with the R. Coocase Trunk has been fine. Put the Chinese knock off BMW Saddle bags on for a cycle meet at Brewery in Minneapolis. Made one stop then into the City. I arri...
by Tundra Dweller
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Trying to post image 2 Lube check image
Replies: 5
Views: 425

Re: Trying to post image 2 Lube check image

Not to stir the proverbial oil pot............
Wasn't the general consensus if you run the oil level at the top of the glass it will burn more oil?
1/2 to 3/4 up the glass was better?
by Tundra Dweller
Fri May 24, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: My new 2002 BMW R1150R
Replies: 20
Views: 1516

Re: My new 2002 BMW R1150R

Congrats! Same year and model here. A adjustable windshield is a nice add on for long rides/touring. Consider some bar backs for added comfort. I also removed the much maligned Servo brake system. Mine came with a Y pipe and GTR Muffler. You lose the center stand, an improvement? I put it back on wh...
by Tundra Dweller
Mon May 13, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Just bought a 2004 R1150R...need battery tender recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 1333

Re: Just bought a 2004 R1150R...need battery tender recommendations

Anything from the Company Deltran is quality product. Typically labeled “Battery Tender”. https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-021-0128-Maintain-Damaging/dp/B00068XCQU/ref=sr_1_4?gclid=CjwKCAjwq-TmBRBdEiwAaO1en28l9Eqf8TGW7YjTl20MbgpTUjfjn2Yo-ZJs-NVD-l1yLnvCLuapfRoCrQcQAvD_BwE&hvadid=24193508773...
by Tundra Dweller
Tue May 07, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Flat Black Roadster
Replies: 8
Views: 740

Re: Flat Black Roadster

Nice work, though he could have nixed the stock “bread box” exhaust.
by Tundra Dweller
Wed Apr 17, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Clock replacement on cluster
Replies: 7
Views: 740

Re: Clock replacement on cluster

Nice work!
I am in agreement with preferring the analog Clock, Battery drain and all.
It seems the older I get the more I enjoy retro objects.
by Tundra Dweller
Mon Apr 01, 2019 12:10 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: A five minute job
Replies: 13
Views: 1185

Re: A five minute job

A good friend of mine that owns a multi brand Dealership made the comment....”you know more than the guys in the Shop so just do it yourself”....and I’m not that good. ;)
by Tundra Dweller
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Replacement handgrips from China?
Replies: 11
Views: 2305

Re: Replacement handgrips from China?

swamper wrote:I just ordered a set from this place: https://www.actionathletesupply.com/


Great....I go to the link and see Sidi Mountain Bike Shoes and buy them.
Well....I did need a new pair of MTB shoes...really. :badgrin:
by Tundra Dweller
Mon Mar 25, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Restoration Project R1150R
Replies: 9
Views: 969

Re: Restoration Project R1150R

Sounds like a street fighter in the making.
Keep us posted on your progress.
Don’t hesitate to ask for parts on here either.
I have a 2002 with various “extras” in a bin.

Happy wrenching!
by Tundra Dweller
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: BMW Factory Engine Assembly
Replies: 1
Views: 435

BMW Factory Engine Assembly

Interesting Video inside the Engine Factory.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ARb1eGT06Hw
by Tundra Dweller
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Battery Drain
Replies: 9
Views: 1025

Re: Battery Drain

That 2 watt Colman is the exact panel I use on smaller Batteries. I use a larger 6 watt square panel in a car port where I park my Truck. It sits for weeks at a time, here in sub-Zero temperatures and starts right up. The mower Battery is twice the size of most Motorcycle batteries and the crank ove...
by Tundra Dweller
Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Battery Drain
Replies: 9
Views: 1025

Re: Battery Drain

Have you considered a solar panel? I have a couple smaller rectangular, about 4” x 12” on my shed to maintain my ATV and Riding lawn mower batteries. They work great and do not need direct sunlight to charge.
by Tundra Dweller
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: LED Signal Bulb Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

Re: LED Signal Bulb Issue

Well....I cleaned the sockets with contact cleaner though they looked like new. Put some dielectric grease on the bulb leads, switched the bulbs around, tried different LED's all to no avail. It appears the over engineered flasher will not function with the lower resistance. I wouldn't mind if they ...
by Tundra Dweller
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: LED Signal Bulb Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

Re: LED Signal Bulb Issue

Are LED bulbs directional? My knowledge of electrical stuff is pretty bad, but a friend told me that if a bulb doesn't work I should try turning it 180 degrees, or swapping the positions of the spade connections. Yes LEDS need to be polarity correct to work. The 1156 bulb base can only connect one ...
by Tundra Dweller
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: LED Signal Bulb Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

Re: LED Signal Bulb Issue

I would look at the contacts inside the turn directional on the faulty side, possibly one is corroded, or poor contact between the bulb and contact . You could try swapping the bulbs from each side to see if the problem moves with the bulbs, or stays on left side . Great idea! I will also add a fil...
by Tundra Dweller
Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: LED Signal Bulb Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

Re: LED Signal Bulb Issue

Do you have the original flasher unit ?? If you do, you need one specifically for LED's, not enough resistance in the LED's for the original to work properly . It is the OEM Flasher. Unfortunately I am unable to find a aftermarket unit for that model. It is quite elaborate with many leads going int...
by Tundra Dweller
Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: LED Signal Bulb Issue
Replies: 7
Views: 1048

LED Signal Bulb Issue

I ordered some very bright COB LED bulbs for the turn signals on the 2002 R1150R.
Installed them and found the right side worked perfect.
The left side blink fast and partially illuminate the right Blinkers.
I'm going to try some different LEDS I have.
Any thoughts as to why?
by Tundra Dweller
Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Need new tires....what do you like?
Replies: 24
Views: 3572

Re: Need new tires....what do you like?

I have been using Michelin Pilot Road tires on many Motorcycles starting with the PR-2's. Running them on a Suzuki SV-1000S, the heavy Kawasaki Councours 1400 and PR-3's on the current Bandit 1250. They have the tire "unicorn" feature of high traction AND high mileage. In the wet they are ...
by Tundra Dweller
Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Baby, it's cold out there...
Replies: 10
Views: 1496

Re: Baby, it's cold out there...

A soaked cool vest for high heat and a Warm & Safe jacket liner in the cold. Two of the best gear accessories one could have.
In Myrtle Beach right now, wishing I had a Motorcycle. Heading home to below zero temps.

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