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by jkhomes
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Brake Lever Adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 1502

Re: Brake Lever Adjustment

Thanks for the link to Beamer Boneyard. It got me thinking to check Wunderlich for some kind of modified lever, and it turns out they have brand new ones including a new spring and bushing for the same cost as a used one. The website says it is made by the same company that BMW contracts with. I jus...
by jkhomes
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Is anyone ever here?
Replies: 20
Views: 4524

Re: Is anyone ever here?

When I bought my used R1200R many moons ago, I got so much useful information from this board it was hard to believe. Everyone was really helpful and I could really feel the personality of the typical (kind of particular) BMW owner. I still ride my 2007 plenty, but only come to this board for specif...
by jkhomes
Wed May 31, 2017 4:54 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Brake Lever Adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 1502

Re: Brake Lever Adjustment

You are right Wink, the "knotchs" are definitely worn down. The thumb screw is integral to the brake lever, which is a $101.21 part. The parts guy at my BMW shop had the same idea as me, and I just applied some blue threadlocker. Hopefully it holds. If anyone knows of a used brake lever fo...
by jkhomes
Fri May 26, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Brake Lever Adjustment
Replies: 4
Views: 1502

Brake Lever Adjustment

My 2008 R1200R has 43,000 miles and is still killing it with my upgraded suspension, Cee Bailey windscreen, and modified handlebars for sport touring. I have test ridden some new bikes, but this bike is still really dialed in for me. I got a lot out of this board when I first purchased the bike used...
by jkhomes
Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: I am an old new guy
Replies: 11
Views: 2286

Re: I am an old new guy

I have an 08 R1200R that I bought with 14,000 miles and now it has 44,000 miles. It has been trouble free. After I test rode a couple water boxers at my dealer, I got back on my bike and could see no reason to upgrade. The saddle is a torture device, so you might want to see if the seat has been upg...
by jkhomes
Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:23 pm
Forum: R1250R & R1200R LC & RS (2015+ Liquid Cooled)
Topic: Is this forum dead?
Replies: 20
Views: 9977

Re: Is this forum dead?

I test rode an RS from the dealer and loved it. Can't afford a new one right now. Pricing seems out of line. I don't know if the handlebars would need to be tweaked, but I did notice a little pressure. Maybe I just need to keep my elbows loose, or it could use a riser. Looks like a few more thousand...
by jkhomes
Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: 1200gsa handlebar on r1200r
Replies: 8
Views: 3654

Re: 1200gsa handlebar on r1200r

I put handlebars from a BMW F800ST on my R1200R and I love them. Really changed the ergos to something a little more sporty.
by jkhomes
Thu Jan 28, 2016 8:21 pm
Forum: R1250R & R1200R LC & RS (2015+ Liquid Cooled)
Topic: R bars on an RS?
Replies: 4
Views: 5151

Re: R bars on an RS?

Can you just get risers?
by jkhomes
Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Replacing the R1200R with what bike
Replies: 12
Views: 4777

Re: Replacing the R1200R with what bike

I am going to test ride an R1200RS and the new Triumph Speed Triple. Once upon a time I thought I would like a Ducati, but the test ride didn't do it for me. I have an HP4 which grows on my the more I ride it. An S1000R or XR would be pretty cool, but the vibrations seem to be a problem. That or an ...
by jkhomes
Wed Jul 29, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Brake Bite
Replies: 5
Views: 3667

Re: Brake Bite

Thanks everyone. Riding my other bike (HP4) has really changed my perspective on brakes. I never minded the ones on my R1200R until then. GTS, Since I just overpayed for OEM brake pads on the rear, I was thinking of just adding the sintered pads to the front when that comes up. Even if I was changin...
by jkhomes
Sun Jul 26, 2015 4:54 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Brake Bite
Replies: 5
Views: 3667

Brake Bite

I was always just okay with the brakes on my 08 R1200R. Don't get me wrong, they are good, but I would like more initial bite and overall stopping power. With my ABS, it appears the stock brake pads are Brembo's, metallic on the front and organic on the back. The back pads were replaced with OEM at ...
by jkhomes
Tue May 26, 2015 3:18 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: New to me '07 r1200r non abs, just a few questions please
Replies: 7
Views: 4913

Re: New to me '07 r1200r non abs, just a few questions pleas

I think all the 2007's had abs. Been standard on BMW for a while. The brakes are linked standard too. I have no traction control on my 08, but I do have ABS and linked brakes. Is the owners manual still under the seat? I changed my handlebars and added risers. I was able to reroute the lines without...
by jkhomes
Sat Apr 25, 2015 5:56 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: BMW Scrambler
Replies: 1
Views: 2836

BMW Scrambler

Looks like there may be a BMW Scrambler built on our old R1200R engine, the same aircooled camhead being used in the RnineT. Pretty cool! Here is one article http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/news/bmw-scrambler-model-2015/ This one appears to have a little more detail. http://www.motorcyclenews.com/ne...
by jkhomes
Mon Mar 23, 2015 6:06 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Why is there only one swingarm pivot cap?
Replies: 20
Views: 8117

Re: Why is there only one swingarm pivot cap?

Is this still an issue for some of you R1200R owners? I have a pair of matched Wunderlich swingarm pivot covers I was thinking of listing in the Buy/Sell/Trade forum.
by jkhomes
Tue Mar 10, 2015 1:40 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: BMW Triple
Replies: 3
Views: 2704

BMW Triple

This is nuts, although not specifically R1200R. At first I thought it was a joke. http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/bmws-radical-triple-concept-and-w-3-cruiser-to-speed
by jkhomes
Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Push switch for Aux Lights quick urban flashing?
Replies: 5
Views: 2796

Re: Push switch for Aux Lights quick urban flashing?

Cool idea. OEM BMW parts tend to be expensive. I googled weatherproof push button switch and got a huge response. Evidently there are about a billion choices out there.
by jkhomes
Fri Dec 12, 2014 5:20 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: unitgarage kits.......
Replies: 5
Views: 2851

Re: unitgarage kits.......

I'm with Harry too. I would look for a vintage bike before I put a $4,000+ retro kit on my R1200R any day. I have seen some other brands too. They look really cool, but so does my bike without it.
by jkhomes
Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:53 pm
Forum: R1250R & R1200R LC & RS (2015+ Liquid Cooled)
Topic: First Ride Review
Replies: 3
Views: 4008

First Ride Review

Here is a first review on the new R1200R. Not a lot of meat in the article, but it is a start. http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/reviews/2015-bmw-r1200r-first-ride-motorcycle-review?src=SOC&dom=fb Here is another review that seems to be a little more focused on the cosmetics. Must have been the ...
by jkhomes
Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:48 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Potential sale price inquiry
Replies: 10
Views: 3837

Re: Potential sale price inquiry

Looks like NADA average retail is right at $8,500. I have never had any luck selling a motorcycle for close to full retail, even if it is low mileage. NADA low retail is closer to $6,500. Trade in at the dealer is probably even another step lower. I doubt if you could get $9,500 for a 2009, or even ...
by jkhomes
Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:38 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: MY R is gone, sold, I'm out
Replies: 12
Views: 5342

Re: MY R is gone, sold, I'm out

I am reminded of what the Harley Davidson salesman told me when I asked about the old school guys and the water cooled V twin. He said the only people that don't like it have never ridden it. Our bikes are already supercomplicated with CANbus, fuel injection, etc. These have not been old school boxe...

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