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by riceburner
Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:20 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: U shaped fitment on forward exhaust attachment bar
Replies: 10
Views: 160

Re: U shaped fitment on forward exhaust attachment bar

It's a bungee cable hook lug.
by riceburner
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: U shaped fitment on forward exhaust attachment bar
Replies: 10
Views: 160

Re: U shaped fitment on forward exhaust attachment bar

I can't remember it - any photos?
by riceburner
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Baby, it's cold out there...
Replies: 10
Views: 480

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

Props to you guys that ride in adverse conditions both hot and cold. For a moment I was inspired to take the bike out but then we got hit with a decent sized storm over the weekend (lots of snow and ice) and today's high was 6, so I'll wait patiently for some better conditions ;) There's nothing ni...
by riceburner
Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Baby, it's cold out there...
Replies: 10
Views: 480

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

I quite enjoy winter riding tbh. https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2612/4211459696_0b362483cd_z.jpg You've posted that pic before, yes? LOL, yes - they're probably my favourite pics from riding my Rocksters. :D (Damn, wish I still had one). That pic and your muddy field pic are favorite R1150R "g...
by riceburner
Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:33 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Baby, it's cold out there...
Replies: 10
Views: 480

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

I quite enjoy winter riding tbh.

Image


(But then, I am a bit of a freak)
by riceburner
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: r1150r-r1150gs wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 447

Re: r1150r-r1150gs wheels

I stand corrected, I was thinking the GS wheels were both cast 17" wheels which is not the majority of GS wheels so my advice only holds if the GS wheels are both 17", my apologies... IIRC the GS always used 19" front (maybe 21" for the Adv?) and as Soliton says, the rear hub is...
by riceburner
Mon Dec 10, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Hello
Replies: 24
Views: 2541

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 cr...
by riceburner
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Hello
Replies: 24
Views: 2541

Re: Hello

Sykospain, Do you know why the bike was panned? I will be in Sheffield, England next August. Wish I could bring my bike with me for a spin around the countryside..... IMO, it's too weird looking for BMW enthusiasts (especially the market around that time), and it's too 'BMW' for people who like non...
by riceburner
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Hello
Replies: 24
Views: 2541

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 ...
by riceburner
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Accessory plug on 1150 Rockstar
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: Accessory plug on 1150 Rockstar

Ditto. Heated grips, center stand, and accessory socket were Rockster factory options. Edition 80 version lacked only the center stand. My 2nd Rockster is socket-less, but eBay provided cheap suitable used OE part to be installed tomorrow. It's winter riding season and time for heated gear under Go...
by riceburner
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Accessory plug on 1150 Rockstar
Replies: 8
Views: 583

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 th...
by riceburner
Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Accessory plug on 1150 Rockstar
Replies: 8
Views: 583

Re: Accessory plug on 1150 Rockstar

IIRC the accessory plug should 'not' be live with the bike 'off'. (I could be wrong). I can't remember exactly how the accessory plug is wired, but I think there should be a 2-wire black plastic connector wired into the loom that comes down to the starter motor that plugs into the back of the access...
by riceburner
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Winter's coming fast
Replies: 6
Views: 593

Re: Winter's coming fast

That garage is far too neat and tidy.....


;)
by riceburner
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Hand Guards
Replies: 17
Views: 1298

Re: Hand Guards

I went with the BMW R1150GS OE handguards on both the Rocksters that had them fitted. I also found these 'bar-muffs' fitted over them very neatly : https://www.nippynormans.com/handguard-extenders-and-handlebar-muffs/tucano-urbano-handlebar-muffs-pair-r1200gsadvgs-lc-and-more I think mine are an old...
by riceburner
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Aviation Fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 878

Re: Aviation Fuel

Av gas won't hurt it, and it doesn't normally have any alcohol. Octane is simply a rating of the speed at which fuel burns. I've used av gas in everything from a lawn mower (when that's all I had), to my 1970 Chevelle and they all love it. The biggest problem with alcohol in gas is that alcohol wil...
by riceburner
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: So Long and Thanks
Replies: 15
Views: 1515

Re: So Long and Thanks

No need to run away, your knowledge is still useful. Hope you pop in occasionally. :)

What bike do you have now?
by riceburner
Fri Oct 26, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: HELP! 2002 R1150r Problem
Replies: 15
Views: 1922

Re: HELP! 2002 R1150r Problem

Where did you fill up? It sounds to me like a (very) bad batch of fuel.
Have you emptied the tank and refilled from a known good source? (eg a reliable branded station rather than a supermarket?)
by riceburner
Wed Oct 24, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Hello
Replies: 24
Views: 2541

Re: Hello

For emission zone commuting you'll never find a better two-wheeled non-scooter than the Honda New Concept 6-speed auto / manual 750. On mine back in the UK when riding 'normally', I get around eighty-five, yes, 85 mpg. It's a proper motorbike that I've toured the Picos de Europa on, easily keeping ...
by riceburner
Sun Oct 21, 2018 5:26 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Howdy from Texas - Request for Input Before Purchase
Replies: 11
Views: 1333

Re: Howdy from Texas - Request for Input Before Purchase

Oil leaks into the clutch housing would (to me) be a deal breaker.

Replacing those seals is an all-day, gearbox out job and will cost you thousands at a dealer, or hours of your own time.

IF the leak is from the rubber boot around the final drive - that's less of a worry (to my mind).
by riceburner
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Anybody extended their front fender?
Replies: 9
Views: 983

Re: Anybody extended their front fender?

I ALWAYS fit mudguard extenders to my bikes - not a single bike has been produced with a sensible mudguard since the 50s.....

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