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by riceburner
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Why do we love riding a bike?
Replies: 18
Views: 298

Re: Why do we love riding a bike?

^ One of my favorite books when it came out. He was on a Honda Super Hawk I think. Did they ever mention what model BMW?- I can't recall. Thanks for the reminder, I might check it out at the local library. Probably more relevant than ever. Never read the whole thing, but IIRC it was something like ...
by riceburner
Thu Sep 06, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Is This the Sign of Dreaded Spline Failure? No Power Over 5k RPM
Replies: 13
Views: 234

Re: Is This the Sign of Dreaded Spline Failure? No Power Over 5k RPM

The fix will be (most likely) a new clutch plate, so it's a relatively big (if simpler than you might expect) job. I'd say that if you're very happy taking the tank off, and doing valve gear servicing yourself, and you understand what's happening there; then you'll be capable of doing the clutch rep...
by riceburner
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Is This the Sign of Dreaded Spline Failure? No Power Over 5k RPM
Replies: 13
Views: 234

Re: Is This the Sign of Dreaded Spline Failure? No Power Over 5k RPM

Agree with kirby - sounds like clutch slip to me.
by riceburner
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Rockster Paint Issues (Input Requested)
Replies: 15
Views: 706

Re: Rockster Paint Issues (Input Requested)

trickytree wrote:It's patena chaps, every mark tells its own little story. Repaint it and the story's lost forever.


:D Love it.
by riceburner
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:32 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Why do we love riding a bike?
Replies: 18
Views: 298

Re: Why do we love riding a bike?

Motorcycling is as close to flying as you can get without leaving the ground. It's transport for the soul. It is freedom from apathy and non-responsibility. When you ride, you are in full control, even to the extent of staying upright, nothing else is in the way, or disguising the effect of your inp...
by riceburner
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Rockster Windshield?
Replies: 14
Views: 304

Re: Rockster Windshield?

My system of the little "flyscreen" above the eyebrow worked perfectly*. It raised the windblast up to shoulder level (from mid-chest), and left my head in the "clear" wind blast. (Don't have any very good photos unfortunately) https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7280/13532466685_862e...
by riceburner
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Rockster Windshield?
Replies: 14
Views: 304

Re: Rockster Windshield?

kirby wrote:You forgot oil!


"Like".

:D
by riceburner
Sat Aug 25, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Miles To The Tank
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: Miles To The Tank

I used to have the drilled holes in the neck, but I ride it like I stole it so the fuel light would come on anywhere between 145-160 miles. Then you've got about 45 miles to "empty". Then there's about 0.5litres in the left side of the tank which will get you a bit further if you can get i...
by riceburner
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Access to battery terminals? USB outlet wiring & mounting.
Replies: 19
Views: 441

Re: Access to battery terminals? USB outlet wiring & mounting.

kirby wrote:Stock on a rockster and have never seen a 1150 w/o one.


IIRC two of my Rocksters didn't come with it. :)
by riceburner
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Access to battery terminals? USB outlet wiring & mounting.
Replies: 19
Views: 441

Re: Access to battery terminals? USB outlet wiring & mounting.

The system I had on my Rockster was a relay that was switched on by the circuit that powered the instrument lights (so, only on when the ignition was on), which then turned on the high-voltage circuit direct from the battery. I also had a push button switch in the low-voltage circuit, so I could tur...
by riceburner
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Exhaust lowering to use larger left-side luggage?
Replies: 13
Views: 350

Re: Exhaust lowering to use larger left-side luggage?

Sunbeemer wrote:Changing the rear tire on my RR is easy with the stock muffler which doesn't need to be removed with the bike on the center stand.


Good to know - on the Rockster it's not possible to remove the 180 tyre with the can in place.
by riceburner
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Stuttering on Reserve
Replies: 6
Views: 225

Re: Stuttering on Reserve

fixes: 1) drill holes in the filler neck to allow for usage of the "air-gap" (as kirby suggests) - did that with mine and it's really easy. 2) yes the fuel pump is in the right side, you "should" get about 30-40 miles of reserve, if you sputter to a halt you can get a few more mi...
by riceburner
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Exhaust lowering to use larger left-side luggage?
Replies: 13
Views: 350

Re: Exhaust lowering to use larger left-side luggage?

Sunbeemer wrote:An argument against lowering the muffler is that it makes removing the rear wheel more difficult (you may have to remove the muffler), especially in the field.



You pretty much have to remove the rear can anyway, especially on the Rockster. (5.5" rear wheel and 180width tyre)
by riceburner
Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Exhaust lowering to use larger left-side luggage?
Replies: 13
Views: 350

Re: Exhaust lowering to use larger left-side luggage?

I'm sorry but I can't understand why a rider would go to such lengths for a small increase in case size.?? + the bike looks weird with the cases off. just say'n Speaking for myself: 1) it makes it possible to carry somewhat larger items in the left case as well as in the right (eg camping gear - st...
by riceburner
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:28 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Seat Options?
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: Seat Options?

Take the cover off the seat and re-pad it?

The taller seat could be found 2nd hand (it's just difficult to identify from ebay ads unless the seller actually knows what they've got).
by riceburner
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Burnt Rubber Smell Solved!
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Burnt Rubber Smell Solved!

I kept getting a burnt rubber smell after a ride. Checked for rubber hoses and washers on top of the catalytic converter but nothing found. I then noticed a smaller than expected clearance between the paralever arm and tire sidewall. Bingo! Wrong tire installed 3K miles ago! It’s supposed to be a 1...
by riceburner
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:03 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Burnt Rubber Smell Solved!
Replies: 5
Views: 200

Re: Burnt Rubber Smell Solved!

Hyja1 wrote:It seems that 170/60/ZR17 tires are harder to find these days. Not sure why manufacturers are eliminating this size from the model line.


180 is becoming the standard for "big" bikes, the 170 is an odd size, it was never that popular.
by riceburner
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Removing front wheel confusion!
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Removing front wheel confusion

Hi Guys I need to replace the discs on my 500SL pantah, and therefore need to remove the front wheel. Is it as easy as it looks and I just undo the two nuts by locking one and turning the other. Any gotchas or other advice. Thanks Guys One question...what is a pantah? :-) Ducati L-twin. ;) 500SL is...
by riceburner
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:59 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Will a luggage rack for R1150RT fit on my R1150R ?
Replies: 8
Views: 293

Re: Will a luggage rack for R1150RT fit on my R1150R ?

So am I correct to assume that I'd also need the left & right side-rails, (case mounts), to attach a BMW rear rack? To attach the silver painted plastic OE R1150R/Rockster/K1200RS-SE rack - yes, you need the curvy pannier rails - the rack mounts directly to the pannier rails (just above the pil...
by riceburner
Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: 1200 injector upgrade fo the rockster
Replies: 12
Views: 319

Re: 1200 injector upgrade fo the rockster

Is it just the injectors you changed? (I haven't seen the thread), or did you swap the pressure regulator too? I've seen an 1150GS with an 1150RT pressure regulator (0.5bar higher pressure I think?) that flew

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