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by riceburner
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: rear brake pedal removal
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: rear brake pedal removal

Ah - yeah - I'd probably fineagle it into place with the coil in roughly the right position with a screwdriver up the hole, then you can run the bolt down the hole and into the coil spring, then the thread.
by riceburner
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:37 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: rear brake pedal removal
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: rear brake pedal removal

I generally use a piece of string to pull coil springs into position (eg on exhaust springs on race systems). I can't remember if the return spring on the brake lever is a simple coil spring under tension, but that's my recollection.
by riceburner
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:44 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Advice please! On 2004 R1150R
Replies: 20
Views: 700

Re: Advice please! On 2004 R1150R

What CycleRob said. The best bike for a newcomer is a 500cc twin. You'll learn a huge amount about how to ride, look after, and enjoy owning a motorcycle and will be able to carry that experience for the rest of your life. I genuinely believe that the vast majority of riding skill comes from riding ...
by riceburner
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Front Rim "Spin Art" ?
Replies: 4
Views: 169

Re: Front Rim "Spin Art" ?

Did you split the calliper or not? If you DID - the internal seals may have dried over time and aren't sealing properly again. BMW don't sell them (they claim you can clean the calliper fully without splitting it). Try a Kawasaki dealer for Tokico callipers, or a Ducati dealer for Brembo callipers. ...
by riceburner
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Heated Grip Question
Replies: 11
Views: 214

Re: Heated Grip Question

I've always considered it to be a bloody awkward job mainly because you have to be very careful not to damage the heating wiring.
by riceburner
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Anyone removed the O2 sensor?
Replies: 13
Views: 547

Re: Anyone removed the O2 sensor?

my bike came without a CCP plug, and I have heard that it forces the bike to run open loop exclusively. Different CCCPs do different things - somewhere on this forum (IIRC about 4 or 5 years ago) there was a link to a page that described all the CCCPs and said what they all did. Most of them are fo...
by riceburner
Fri Jun 22, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: shocks interchangeability
Replies: 14
Views: 307

Re: shocks interchangeability

Oddly, (and only useful for pedants), the Rockster shocks are actually the same at those on the R850R, and although RealOEM seems to show that the rear is also used for the R1150R, it isn't. The R-R shock is shorter, although if you combine it with a R1100GS paralever arm, it brings the Rockster bac...
by riceburner
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Ignition stick coils
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Ignition stick coils

When you change em, cover them with high-temp silicon grease, prevents them getting affected too much by moisture and rotting. In fact, it's worth buying the newer, grey coloured, OE ones, they're FAR better than the older, black-coloured ones which rusted really badly. I never had an issue with the...
by riceburner
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Anyone removed the O2 sensor?
Replies: 13
Views: 547

Re: Anyone removed the O2 sensor?

Are you still running with a CCCP? (Cat Code control plug). If so take it out and let the closed loop system run on it's original settings rather than whatever setting the CCCP has altered it to. none of my Rocksters ever had a CCCP. Let me know if you can't see this : https://www.therevcounter.co.u...
by riceburner
Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: R1150SR Project Touring Bike
Replies: 83
Views: 2644

Re: R1150SR Project Touring Bike

Here's what the old pistons looked like, note the busted black inner part, these pistons have a strong plastic that inserts into the pistons to ride against the back of the brake pads, originals are pretty cooked, probably keeps them quiet BUT makes it also most impossible to get both pistons out o...
by riceburner
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Rockster Dipped Headlight
Replies: 15
Views: 478

Re: Rockster Dipped Headlight

Glad you got it sorted, and also, good on you for posting the details, hopefully they'll help someone else in the future.
by riceburner
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Mounting System Case topcase on Rockster
Replies: 15
Views: 440

Re: Mounting System Case topcase on Rockster

Syko - I forgot to look for the RT mounting plates when I went into the garage, but I'll be going in again before we head back across the channel. If you PM me your address, I'll see about sending them. Alternatively - if you're not in any rush, and you're up for a bit of a ride, we're going to be ...
by riceburner
Mon May 21, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: dual sport tires
Replies: 12
Views: 322

Re: dual sport tires

I've used the Pirelli Scorpion on the Rockster with success before now. :)
by riceburner
Mon May 21, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Rockster Dipped Headlight
Replies: 15
Views: 478

Re: Rockster Dipped Headlight

Syko - did you get this sorted?
by riceburner
Mon May 21, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Mounting System Case topcase on Rockster
Replies: 15
Views: 440

Re: Mounting System Case topcase on Rockster

Syko - I forgot to look for the RT mounting plates when I went into the garage, but I'll be going in again before we head back across the channel. If you PM me your address, I'll see about sending them. Alternatively - if you're not in any rush, and you're up for a bit of a ride, we're going to be h...
by riceburner
Mon May 21, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Mounting System Case topcase on Rockster
Replies: 15
Views: 440

Re: Mounting System Case topcase on Rockster

Ricey, like your made up luggage rack for the BMW case. Unfortunately just seen it after buying a Givi mount and Givi metal Trekker topbox, which is being delivered today. Just started riding my Rockster again after only doing 1 mile on it in the last 3 years (to get it MOT'd). The Givi stuff is pe...
by riceburner
Mon May 21, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Thinking about new paint...
Replies: 4
Views: 171

Re: Thinking about new paint...

Can't see the image now - does anyone have it in their browser cache?
by riceburner
Mon May 21, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Other BMW Bikes (OBB)
Topic: K1200R is going
Replies: 5
Views: 173

Re: K1200R is going

Well - still haven't sold the K! Not because I've been using it, but simply because we've been too busy pootling around France and Spain in the van. ;)

Probably going to have to wait until we get home on 2019 now, hopefully there'll still be a few Rocksters around by then. :)
by riceburner
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Orphaned electrical connection, what does this connect to?
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: Orphaned electrical connection, what does this connect to?

Yes - it's the 12v outlet DIN socket connector.
by riceburner
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: R1150SR Project Touring Bike
Replies: 83
Views: 2644

Re: R1150SR Project Touring Bike

Not read the whole thread yet - but did you look at the R1200C bikes? If your partner prefers the Harley for comfort, then BMW's own cruiser might have been an option. They still handle like the rest of the R256 series... ;) .

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