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by riceburner
Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Hello
Replies: 21
Views: 1266

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: 21
Views: 1266

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: 160

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: 160

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: 160

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: 224

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: 575

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: 332

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: 8
Views: 551

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: 1265

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: 21
Views: 1266

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: 817

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: 504

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.....
by riceburner
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Seat Options?
Replies: 14
Views: 1059

Re: Seat Options?

My rant: My old 850R had a 3 way adjustable seat. It was a pretty basic system or relocating mounting blocks under the seat, but at least it worked. I'm surprised that they abandoned this idea as it allowed at least some small adjustability vs having to buy a new seat. IIRC the seat mounting on the...
by riceburner
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: 2004 r1550r bearing noise. Faulty input shaft bearing?
Replies: 12
Views: 524

Re: 2004 r1550r bearing noise. Faulty input shaft bearing?

Riceburner, as far as I know, the pushrod is supposed to rotate at engine speed. Its throwout bearing is in the master cylinder. Maybe so, but I'm not sure - I think it's supposed to be ABLE to rotate at engine speed - and hence there being a bearing in the slave cylinder to allow for this (and so ...
by riceburner
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: 2004 r1550r bearing noise. Faulty input shaft bearing?
Replies: 12
Views: 524

Re: 2004 r1550r bearing noise. Faulty input shaft bearing?

Sounds like the issue I had about 6 years ago.

I'd wager the clutch slave cylinder and push rod are both rotating at engine speed.
On my bike the clutch push rod had become friction welded to the clutch spring plate.

Strip the bike down to replace the clutch and slave cylinder.
by riceburner
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Hello
Replies: 21
Views: 1266

Re: Hello

I for one like very much the short (.7) top gear ratio on the rockster (1st is too high for all the 1150s especially the GS). It really puts the cruise ('bout 4500 at 80 mph) in a good part of the power curve and mine actually gets better mileage (MPG) at that speed than the R1150 I had with the .8...
by riceburner
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:46 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Gear Selector Indicator
Replies: 29
Views: 1019

Re: Gear Selector Indicator

Switching between various Motorcycles can be humorous. The Sertao, 5 gears, The Norton 4 gears, The Kawasaki H1 5 gears...all "up". The BMW is easy to tell by feel and sound for 6th, a true overdrive. The Bandit not so much. Yup - I used to jump from a Kawasaki ZXR400* to a Vincent Comet/...
by riceburner
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Gear Selector Indicator
Replies: 29
Views: 1019

Re: Gear Selector Indicator

Its the "information age" you have to know where you are and exactly where your going('cause a faceless voice is telling you) and have a phone in your pocket(if it fits). We now add what gear your in..(sort of useless to me like the rest.....) So - particularly for the BMW boxer - how do ...
by riceburner
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Gear Selector Indicator
Replies: 29
Views: 1019

Re: Gear Selector Indicator

Its the "information age" you have to know where you are and exactly where your going('cause a faceless voice is telling you) and have a phone in your pocket(if it fits). We now add what gear your in..(sort of useless to me like the rest.....) We are being covered up with information..pit...

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