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by R4R&R
Thu May 16, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Group Rides
Topic: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19
Replies: 43
Views: 4078

Re: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19

Biff's R wrote:John and I will be there sometime Friday.

Jeff and I are planning to meet in Elkins for lunch Friday afternoon, then take some long indirect route to Franklin. We'll be there sometime Friday afternoon/evening. And I do have a door prize for the offering!
by R4R&R
Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Group Rides
Topic: Hungry Mother Ride 2018, Marion, Va
Replies: 6
Views: 2328

Re: Hungry Mother Ride 2018, Marion, Va

It looks like campsites are still available for this great weekend, and NASCAR is racing not too far away the same weekend, so book up early to guarantee a site!
by R4R&R
Sat May 19, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Group Rides
Topic: BEAKSTER BASH XV LaVale, Md May 16-20, 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 7255

Re: BEAKSTER BASH XV LaVale, Md May 16-20, 2018

Looking at the weather for Oakland, Md., I'm going to pass on riding up there today. Thunderstorms and hail does not make for a fun camping experience. Ride safe! I'll most likely get out for a day ride tomorrow, and next weekend I'm going on a multi-day camping trip starting in West VA, then Kentuc...
by R4R&R
Fri May 18, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Group Rides
Topic: BEAKSTER BASH XV LaVale, Md May 16-20, 2018
Replies: 56
Views: 7255

Re: BEAKSTER BASH XV LaVale, Md May 16-20, 2018

Some of you may already know, but I finally purchased a new bike and just got through the break-in service and going to do a camping "test run" this weekend. I'm aiming for Deep Creek state park in Maryland, not too far from the bash. If timing works out, I may try and meet up with you guy...
by R4R&R
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Great Rides
Topic: Hungry Mother Rain Ride 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 1242

Hungry Mother Rain Ride 2017

Smaller group, but still a good time with GREAT weather (it wasn't much or a rain rider other than some isolated showers on Friday). It was the big NASCAR weekend in Bristol so the campground was filled up but we managed to put at least a couple of tents per site. Numbers: Eight Motorcycle Campers F...
by R4R&R
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: R115OR
Topic: How many mpg are you getting on your R1150r
Replies: 13
Views: 1509

Re: How many mpg are you getting on your R1150r

Last weekend while camping at Hungry Mother (in southwestern VA), a couple of times I did the math I was averaging 45MPG per tank.
by R4R&R
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: R115OR
Topic: Should you use Seafoam on these bikes?
Replies: 7
Views: 1096

Re: Should you use Seafoam on these bikes?

I've been using Sea Foam on my bike since new. Most every time I fill up, I'll dump an ounce or two in the tank once I get home. No problems but can I attest that Sea Foam kept my bike running happy for over 159,000 miles? Maybe? They should pay me!
by R4R&R
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: R115OR
Topic: What octane gas do you put in?
Replies: 13
Views: 1334

Re: What octane gas do you put in?

Use the lowest octane you can with the engine "knocking". You'll know if it knocks. In the warmer months, March through November, I can't get away with anything under 93.
by R4R&R
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: R115OR
Topic: How many mpg are you getting on your R1150r
Replies: 13
Views: 1509

Re: How many mpg are you getting on your R1150r

I'm getting around 40mpg in commute mode, and it goes higher on longer rides. The best I've had was 53MPG but that was maintaining a constant 50 MPH on the BRP for a tank full. Lately it's seemed to go down, and I blame ethanol.
by R4R&R
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: R115OR
Topic: Sheathing on electric wire harness from throttle grip near fork ripped open
Replies: 11
Views: 1203

Re: Sheathing on electric wire harness from throttle grip near fork ripped open

Techflex braided cable sleeving is what I'm looking for. I'll try to find something comparable while at HD this weekend getting other stuff. If not I'll use amazon, thanks I have a bunch leftover that I used for re-wrapping my main harnesses - you're welcome to have as much as you need but it may b...
by R4R&R
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:55 am
Forum: R115OR
Topic: Rattling jingling sound lower left side when cold
Replies: 7
Views: 1080

Re: Rattling jingling sound lower left side when cold

I'm thinking a loose valve or the cam chain tensioner?
by R4R&R
Fri Jun 23, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: R115OR
Topic: 2011 Cam Head Engine Swap Into 2005 R1150r
Replies: 11
Views: 1126

Re: 2011 Cam Head Engine Swap Into 2005 R1150r

I like the idea of this, but the feasibility just doesn't allow it. I love the overall looks of the R1150R but would love to have a newer R1200 motor in it - the best of both worlds! I need a new bike...
by R4R&R
Wed Jun 14, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: R115OR
Topic: Tire blowout while riding at high speed, what's the likely outcome?
Replies: 14
Views: 1228

Re: Tire blowout while riding at high speed, what's the likely outcome?

I've never had a "blowout" but did manage to run over a large screw on the express lanes and ended with a flat rear tire. I noticed it around the Pentagon where 395 has a couple of mild turns; I went around the first one and thought "somethings not right but maybe I'm not awake yet&qu...
by R4R&R
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: R115OR
Topic: Tire Time
Replies: 34
Views: 2739

Re: Tire Time

My local BMW/Triumph dealer was able to order me a Metzeler Z6 last week. $79. I picked it up Saturday and mounted/balanced it today. I love the feeling of a fresh front tire...like power steering! So far my mileage *I* got on my tires: Front tire changes model miles D208 12925 Z6 11101 Z6 10787 AV4...
by R4R&R
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: R115OR
Topic: All in one biking boots: tall sole, weatherproof, no laces, and work appropriate
Replies: 22
Views: 2057

Re: All in one biking boots: tall sole, weatherproof, no laces, and work appropriate

I have the "TCX X-Five WP Boots" and they are ok for walking in but I wouldn't take the dog for a walk in them. This is my second pair of TCX X5 boots, and my first pair seemed like a better quality leather (i.e. softer). I got the impression the Tourmaster boots are stiff leather so I sta...
by R4R&R
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: R115OR
Topic: 12K Miles Weird
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Re: 12K Miles Weird

John, Did you use synthetic or dino? What year is your ride? Maybe in my year,2004,they made a mistake in the maintenance manual. Curious that Haynes repeated that. 6k miles certainly seems more reasonable. 166k miles with 6k oil changes makes a good case for following manufacturer's recommendation...
by R4R&R
Fri Jun 02, 2017 11:25 am
Forum: R115OR
Topic: 12K Miles Weird
Replies: 7
Views: 938

Re: 12K Miles Weird

The owners manual says change engine oil and filter every 6k miles (10k kilometers). Trans and final drive oils every 12k miles. Use an oil that meets the specifications. Some will argue to change the oil every 3k miles for "insurance". BMW gave a three year unlimited mileage warranty with...
by R4R&R
Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: R115OR
Topic: Commuting to work in DC summer heat, don't like side cases, and I sweat profusely
Replies: 23
Views: 1766

Re: Commuting to work in DC summer heat, don't like side cases, and I sweat profusely

I go from Springfield to Pentagon City too. We can meet up on the next bike/car repair project that either of us has. I ordered a new front tire and expect it to be in by Friday (tomorrow). If it does come in, I'm planning on changing the tire Saturday and you're welcome to come over and offer mora...
by R4R&R
Wed May 31, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: R115OR
Topic: Commuting to work in DC summer heat, don't like side cases, and I sweat profusely
Replies: 23
Views: 1766

Re: Commuting to work in DC summer heat, don't like side cases, and I sweat profusely

I've been motorcycle commuting year 'round in the DC area for almost 20 years. I loved having my system cases once I got the BMW with system cases, but eventually I ended up getting a set of the "City" lids for them and made it even better. In the summertime I wear a "mesh" jacke...
by R4R&R
Wed May 31, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: R115OR
Topic: Tire Time
Replies: 34
Views: 2739

Re: Tire Time

I've used the Continental motions and they are a decent tire but not a true dual compound so you don't get incredible miles out of them. Miles per cost, they are good. I'm used Metzelers, Dunlops, Avon and Michelin sport touring tires but can't speak to the Bridgestones. They are all good brands and...

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