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by Darius
Sat Jun 08, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell and Trade!
Topic: WTB - SAFETY BAR FOR DOUBLE-IGNITION, LEFT
Replies: 0
Views: 1374

WTB - SAFETY BAR FOR DOUBLE-IGNITION, LEFT

Left side valve cover protector for 2004 R1150R. BMW Part # 46 71 7 675 687. Must be in very good > excellent condition. This is the part I am looking for: https://shop.maxbmw.com/fiche/PartsSear ... 0675%20687

Thanks!
by Darius
Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:49 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Fuel stabilizer
Replies: 7
Views: 1411

Re: Fuel stabilizer

I've used Stabil every winter for 10 years. Fresh fuel > Stabil > 20 - 30 mile ride to push it through the injectors. I have heard good things about Seafoam. A good friend who is a BMW bike tech and the folks at the shop where my car is worked on recommend against draining the fuel because the lines...
by Darius
Tue Sep 02, 2014 1:22 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Oil change/sight glass question
Replies: 14
Views: 3191

Re: Oil change/sight glass question

Your sight glass looks empty to me. I strive for the proper amount of oil, but prefer to err on the too much is better than too little side of engine oil measurement. The down side of too much is less expensive to repair than the down side of too little. I've heard and follow the park on center stan...
by Darius
Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Oil change/sight glass question
Replies: 14
Views: 3191

Re: Oil change/sight glass question

Word of warning---When first starting bike -- let it idle 15-30 seconds and put in gear and ride off. NEVER let it sit and idle for long periods (45+ seconds). You can search this forum and find some horror stories of how folks have started the bike, got a phone call or some other distraction and w...
by Darius
Mon Sep 01, 2014 11:36 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Oil change/sight glass question
Replies: 14
Views: 3191

Re: Oil change/sight glass question

http://r1150r.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=6837 I use a BMW specific wrench. Step 8. Add fresh oil. Using the funnel and your 4 quarts/liters - fill the oil fill with 3.75 quarts/liters. Don't sweat the exact measurement. Use about 3.75 quarts/liters. [3.75 quarts will probably do it just fine.] A lite...
by Darius
Mon Sep 29, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: +Changing oil on R1150 RT
Replies: 12
Views: 1605

Re: +Changing oil on R1150 RT

Hi Gabe,

I recall being a bit confused by that the 1st time I changed my oil, but followed the instructions exactly as they were written (not by me) and it worked perfectly.

D,
by Darius
Wed Sep 24, 2008 7:08 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Tire Pressure
Replies: 11
Views: 2021

Re: Tire Pressure

Over inflation is better than under in terms of tire wear, fuel economy and sidewall blowout prevention. If my auto tires are a pound or 2 over I don't worry. The downside of over inflation is less tire in contact with the road so handling suffers. Not good on a bike. I check inflation before each s...
by Darius
Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: +Changing oil on R1150 RT
Replies: 12
Views: 1605

Re: +Changing oil on R1150 RT

There is/was a great post somewhere on this site with step by step instructions for an r1150r. Maybe someone knows where to find it, but I can't. It is the one with pictures of Barbie dolls in the illustrations. I copied it to a Word document and made very minor edits for my personal preferences. He...
by Darius
Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:24 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Tire Pressure
Replies: 11
Views: 2021

Re: Tire Pressure

If bikes are like cars then NEVER set pressure according to the tire as that is the maximum that the tire can handle. The technicians at my BMW shop have a chart on the wall listing the recommended pressure for each model bike, based on experience factoring in performance/handling in all riding temp...
by Darius
Tue Sep 23, 2008 10:08 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Happy new R1150R owner with a few questions
Replies: 11
Views: 1630

Re: Happy new R1150R owner with a few questions

I love my Sargent seat. The longest day ride on my '04 was 673 miles and one of the only things that weren’t sore was my butt! The stock Sargent seat height splits the difference between the stock low and high seat so you will notice a difference. I considered the Russell, but could not get past the...
by Darius
Mon Jun 09, 2008 10:05 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Top Box and Panniers
Replies: 6
Views: 1343

Re: Top Box and Panniers

I love my system cases. The mounting brackets serve as handles for the passenger. http://www.bmw-riders-gear.com/BMWRA_products.asp?page=6&mm=Gear&c=Pack&sc=Side+Cases&m=Motorcycle&r1=&md=&a1=ON&d1=ON&i1=ON&p1=1&p2=12&s1=&bplo=&bphi= Not sure i...
by Darius
Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:23 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: You know you have a little extra... --NEW LOTTERY INSIDE!--
Replies: 36
Views: 4061

Hey Now! New lifetime member Darius here. I found my '04 r1150r just 25 miles from home on this site and the oil change instructions (http://r1150r.org/board/viewtopic.php?t=6837) have already saved me more than the lifetime membership cost! Still psyched to be skiing, but can't wait for the roads t...
by Darius
Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Tyre (tire) pressures for Metzeler Z6s?
Replies: 25
Views: 5416

I weigh 160 lbs. Secondwind BMW set the pressure at 38 front 40 rear when they installed my z6s.
by Darius
Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Proud new R1150R Owner
Replies: 34
Views: 7642

In the winter months 3 - 4 years ago I was sitting on an r1150r (yellow), but didn't pull the purchase trigger because I had yet to compute my taxes. Good move as I ended up owing Uncle Sam a big chunk of change. I kept on wanting a bike, looking at less expensive alternatives, but kept coming back ...
by Darius
Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:26 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: What do non-riders say about the R?
Replies: 65
Views: 20354

I recently bought a 2004 r1150r silver with 6500 miles. I found it on this board which continues to be a very valuable information source (shifting technique, oil burning, brake squeal, cleaning, seat discomfort, etc.) When I purchased the bike I sent pictures to family and friends and received the ...

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