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by CycleRob
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Drain holes on the top of the valve covers ?
Replies: 3
Views: 313

Re: Drain holes on the top of the valve covers ?

Soliton,
I remember considering exactly what you described, drilling drain holes at the low point of the seamless fin joining point. For some reason I did not do it, maybe that it was not needed unless we washed the engine. Can you show us some pics?
by CycleRob
Fri Aug 30, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Caliper Rebuild & Advice From Cyclerob
Replies: 8
Views: 1728

Re: Caliper Rebuild & Advice From Cyclerob

Oh yeah...How do the lines remove from the fender (black clips)? Going from doing this over 10 years ago :-k Look at the underside of the fender and you'll see a split cone shaped barb. Each half of that split cone is attached to one side of the brake hose clamp. With the fender on I believe it wil...
by CycleRob
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: 2020 BMW R1250R and RS
Replies: 0
Views: 587

2020 BMW R1250R and RS

Do not reply here for now, go to the R1200R LC & RS (2015+ Liquid Cooled) section for full details here: https://r1150r.org/board/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=46660&p=272105#p272105 https://www.cycleworld.com/resizer/ADUaCpjlXl-TNhPXi4rjaW65C24=/1034x776/arc-anglerfish-arc2-prod-bonnier.s3.amazo...
by CycleRob
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: R1250R & R1200R LC & RS (2015+ Liquid Cooled)
Topic: 2020 BMW R1250 R and RS
Replies: 1
Views: 1484

2020 BMW R1250 R and RS

"BMW’s new ShiftCam-equipped boxer is claimed to pump out 105.5 pound-feet of torque at 6,250 rpm, the biggest and strongest BMW boxer twin ever, at 1,254cc and 136 hp at 7,750 rpm." "The 2020 edition of R1250RS features LED technology headlight and taillights, while R1250R uses regu...
by CycleRob
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:25 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Throttle cable adjustment.
Replies: 9
Views: 2403

Re: Throttle cable adjustment.

Let me see if I get this right. Our barometers measure atmospheric pressure from a vacuum to 29.92 inches of Mercury (Hg Specific Gravity=13.633) a pressure that would be equal to 407.9 inches of water (SG=1.0). That also means that a differential water manometer is 13.633 times more accurate than t...
by CycleRob
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: F800 R/S/ST/GS
Topic: Battery charging
Replies: 4
Views: 1765

Re: Battery charging

This might be odd replying this time of year, near the first day of summer, but during a chance review of my Amazon orders, I discovered my 1.25 Amp Battery-Tender-Plus is now 10 years oid. I've Ammeter and Voltmeter monitored what they do over the charging cycle and was impressed. Right now it's wo...
by CycleRob
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: A five minute job
Replies: 13
Views: 1451

Re: A five minute job

Hoof, Now that you have solved the problem of a severely overtightened oil filter, I recommend you go back to the factory BMW oil filter. Reason being is the BMW filter is made of premium quality components -and- this is unique when it is compared to all the other brand oil filters, BMW's has a sep...
by CycleRob
Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: R1150 Swingarm Question.
Replies: 4
Views: 944

Re: R1150 Swingarm Question.

InternetMechanic, What bike are you building and what model R1150 did the swing arm come from? You have so many unknowns here that you'll need to actually be hands-on with an R1150R to take your own measurements. I would say nothing is "on center" because it doesn't have to be. What's imp...
by CycleRob
Thu Dec 20, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: So Long and Thanks
Replies: 15
Views: 3095

Re: So Long and Thanks

JeffEd65, Thanks for the So Long and Thanks , especially toward this chatboard. Because the Boxer Twins can be BOTH relatively expensive to have exclusively dealer serviced -and- Very inexpensive to own when totally owner serviced, this website and the experienced, knowledgeable people here are one...
by CycleRob
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: No start in cold
Replies: 32
Views: 4288

Re: No start in cold

I watched the voltmeter when I started it. It was at 12.6 and then dropped to 8.75 when it was starting. SunBeemer said it right: "That's too much voltage-drop while cranking; generally less than 9.75 volts indicates an electrical problem." Because the battery is only 2 years old, that wo...
by CycleRob
Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: No start in cold
Replies: 32
Views: 4288

Re: No start in cold

racurley, You have a 2003 model, meaning the electric starter went through 15 summers and 14 winters. Without any disassembly for cleaning/checking/lubing it can now generate less cranking power while at the same time drawing a lot more Amps starting current from what is likely a really good batter...
by CycleRob
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Aviation Fuel
Replies: 12
Views: 2095

Re: Aviation Fuel

About using AvGas, my aviation mechanic experience in the late 60's was with 4,000 HP GE turboshaft engines on the P3 Orion https://www.military.com/equipment/p-3c-orion ) using JP-4 jet fuel (specialized kerosene). AVGas available on the NavalAirStation, which uses a larger amount of lead than road...
by CycleRob
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Neutral Light
Replies: 3
Views: 1293

Re: Neutral Light

Hottech, It very well could be the bulb. Most bulb failures happen when the coiled spring filament breaks in a "burned thin" area, breaking the connection. Then the larger broken end filament waves around with the vibration, or not. When you raise the RPMs, that likely makes the filament ...
by CycleRob
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: HELP! 2002 R1150r Problem
Replies: 15
Views: 3406

Re: HELP! 2002 R1150r Problem

"The ADV thread . . . . "
Why . . . . That's Blasphemy!
I did not consider it, even though I have been there. Sometimes the extremely vast audience does not respond at all to newbees as they can be too difficult to deal with. :roll: #-o [-(
by CycleRob
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: HELP! 2002 R1150r Problem
Replies: 15
Views: 3406

Re: HELP! 2002 R1150r Problem

carknut, Surprising that nobody mentioned the TB synch hose vacuum caps on the intake manifold bottoms, especially on a 16 year old bike. They can still be in place but severely cracked, which also could happen "all-at-once" during a heat cycle. If there are hoses instead of cap-offs, rem...
by CycleRob
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Colder Temps
Replies: 9
Views: 1950

Re: Colder Temps

My 9 year old F800ST actually is still on its first replacement 7 year antifreeze solution and it's clear look'n AOK. Right now it is 51 DegF (10.6C) outside at 9:10pm, going down to 38F (3.3C), (for the first time this season) by morning. Fortunately for me hiding upright and behind the protective ...
by CycleRob
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Gear Selector Indicator
Replies: 29
Views: 4257

Re: Gear Selector Indicator

In the lower gears, count them if it matters. I almost always shifted without the clutch below 3,000 RPMs so making the 5? 6? decision was quicker with a simultaneous quick throttle chop and lever tap, since every motorcycle made gives 1 of 2 indicators that you already are in 6th. When you try to s...
by CycleRob
Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: 2002 Front pads sticking after reinstalling calipers
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Re: 2002 Front pads sticking after reinstalling calipers

Tundra Dweller, You say you cleaned the pad slide pins, but did not mention that grease was put inside the rubber accordion bellows that the pins fit inside. Also, "Pushing the pistons out" may not be that they were actually removed so that the piston seals can be removed to clean gunk ou...
by CycleRob
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: New Charged Battery, won't start
Replies: 3
Views: 912

Re: New Charged Battery, won't start

Mirky87, The no headlight response from key ON says your battery is either dead or not connected. We could also suspect an ignition switch fault or wire harness wire break, but hooking up the charger partially works the starter solenoid. The sputtering sound when the charger is connected is the cha...
by CycleRob
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: F800 R/S/ST/GS
Topic: The best motorcycle
Replies: 9
Views: 2449

Re: The best motorcycle

"The best motorcycle" IS a relative term, relative to the person that rode or rides one. Being a street rider, I can echo your enthusiasm for the BMW water cooled twins. You can ride it fast, slow, solo or 2-up, in traffic or backing it out of the garage, it requires less effort than my Oi...

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