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by mnnden
Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:52 pm
Forum: Great Rides
Topic: Travels with Blanche DuBois: The Robert Johnson Ride
Replies: 23
Views: 11938

Re: Travels with Blanche DuBois: The Robert Johnson Ride

Thanks for the link & Congrats on the new MC.
by mnnden
Tue Mar 15, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Great Rides
Topic: Travels with Blanche DuBois: The Robert Johnson Ride
Replies: 23
Views: 11938

Re: Travels with Blanche DuBois: The Robert Johnson Ride

Having sold my "R" some time ago, I don't get back to this forum as much as I should, so I know I am a little late to the dance, but it is always in the back of my mind to check from time to time and see if the Doc has anything to report, I wasn't disappointed, The "Robert Johnson Rid...
by mnnden
Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:00 pm
Forum: Great Rides
Topic: Travels with Blanche DuBois 2014: A Pas de Deux
Replies: 26
Views: 11877

Re: Travels with Blanche DuBois 2014: A Pas de Deux

Amazing, incredible, the words are probably overused & misunderstood, but hay, it's all I got, Thanks, I don't know that I have every enjoyed a report more. jmop
by mnnden
Fri Apr 04, 2014 6:17 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: replacing the battery
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

Re: replacing the battery

This is just my opinion,, but I wouldn't'' even think about not removing the tank, it is pretty easy, having the tank close to empty helps a little. not to add more workload but, If you are in need of having to change the quick disconnects now would be a good time, & I would also connect an elec...
by mnnden
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Can't find my R's tire chains
Replies: 5
Views: 1004

Re: Can't find my R's tire chains

Yes, I lost my chains also, I started using these
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they work well

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by mnnden
Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:29 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: 50k bike: What to look for?
Replies: 8
Views: 1062

Re: 50k bike: What to look for?

I've have well over 50k on mine, & as far as know there is not a thing wrong, & if it's not broke, I'm not going to fix it. depending on price, 50k would not bother me a whole lot, what price range are you in?
by mnnden
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:29 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Quick Disconnects - Are they necessary?
Replies: 11
Views: 2430

Re: Quick Disconnects - Are they necessary?

To veer a bit off subject...where can one get the replacement o-rings? :o :o :o locally and reasonable...$2.70 from BMW seems a tad high to me...I did spring for the stainless QD's years ago from Omega. I believe they were 5/16" and the numbers were FT-LCD 220-05 and FT-LCD 170-05 quanity 2 of...
by mnnden
Fri Nov 22, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Quick Disconnects - Are they necessary?
Replies: 11
Views: 2430

Re: Quick Disconnects - Are they necessary?

I realize that money can be tight, & $100 on quick disconnect can seem a waste, but that same $100 can seem a bargain when stranded 400 miles from home, Mine went at about 40k, I was at a gas station about 20 miles from home, a simple call & a truck & trailer was on the scene, (lucky!!) ...
by mnnden
Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Quick Disconnects - Are they necessary?
Replies: 11
Views: 2430

Re: Quick Disconnects - Are they necessary?

A couple of years ago in an emergency we used one of these to repair a fuel line, as far as I know it is still being used, (I now carry a couple in my tool bag)

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by mnnden
Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Where to mount a thermometer
Replies: 3
Views: 757

Re: Where to mount a thermometer

will it fit in place of the black plastic stopper in the center of the triple tree? Probably. I had a wunderlich one mounted there on my 1150 Ditto, Wunderlich, "PoP" the cap & it slides right in, not sure about the Flomotion http://msnden.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/mnnden-Motorcycles/i-...
by mnnden
Fri Sep 27, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: engine oil 1150R
Replies: 3
Views: 970

Re: engine oil 1150R

This is just my opinion, I don't think it makes any difference, again just my opinion but I prefer non-synthetic, esp in the final drive, I have read where BMW has put their stamp of approval on synthetics in both the trans & final dr., so I'm sure it would probley be fine, I change oil quite fr...
by mnnden
Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Oil Change questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1908

Re: Oil Change questions

The above post misses out an important bit. After a run you should leave the bike on its side stand for 5 minutes so the oil in the cooler drains into the sump. You then put the bike on the main stand on level ground to check the oil. If you don`t leave it on the side stand for a while first you wi...
by mnnden
Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Shad seat question
Replies: 9
Views: 1713

Re: Shad seat question

I also am getting older so I understand that well. I like my R1150R, but sometimes long for a heavy touring bike again. But I have no time to tour anyway so what the heck. Someday maybe a K1600GTL. I'm up there in age also so I know what you are talking about, I really enjoy the "R" &...
by mnnden
Thu Sep 19, 2013 7:35 pm
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: Travel Stickers, Dorky Question
Replies: 9
Views: 2931

Re: Travel Stickers, Dorky Question

I'm in the minority, I think the "Sticker" can go with any of the riders bikes, I could argue either way, but, stickers lead to conversation, & it is the rider who tells the tale! I am not a huge fan of stickers but I do purchase them every once in awhile & when I take the time to ...
by mnnden
Wed Sep 18, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Shad seat question
Replies: 9
Views: 1713

Re: Shad seat question

It has been my experence over the years, that buying a seat is (at best) a "Crap shoot" Of all the MCs I have owned over the years I have found the "R" to be about the best for me in the seat department, (However we are all different) Before I would purchase a "High Buck&quo...
by mnnden
Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Great Rides
Topic: What I see, Killing the Blues...
Replies: 4
Views: 3957

Re: What I see, Killing the Blues...

Very Nice, I watched it a couple of times, it left me wanting more, Thanks for taking the time.
by mnnden
Tue Jul 16, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Great Rides
Topic: Travels with Blanche DuBois: Running with the Bulls
Replies: 1
Views: 2909

Re: Travels with Blanche DuBois: Running with the Bulls

"Stop the madness"!!!!!!

Looks like a fun time!!!
by mnnden
Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:59 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Tool Tube
Replies: 4
Views: 1034

Re: Tool Tube

Great Idea, nice to have a place for small things you hope you never need, but have them if you do. Thanks for the idea!!!
by mnnden
Tue Jul 02, 2013 9:16 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Right angle valve stem for my front wheel
Replies: 4
Views: 919

Re: Right angle valve stem for my front wheel

Here is where I get mine, for the GW, good price, good product.

http://www.shop.shinhopples.com/product ... egoryId=-1
by mnnden
Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: Great Rides
Topic: Travels with Blanche DuBois: Out West 2013
Replies: 30
Views: 15230

Re: Travels with Blanche DuBois: Out West 2013

Thanks again, as always a great report, mnn

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