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by sweatmark
Fri May 10, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: R115OR
Topic: Black engines
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: Black engines

I believe the R1150R only ever came with the 385mm Paralever arm (same as the Rockster). I'm hoping that there's a black 365mm Paralever arm somewhere in the inventory! Agreed re: 385mm for all R1150R Roadster and Rockster. And the reason I painted the 365mm GS strut for Rockster1 was as you have a...
by sweatmark
Thu May 09, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Old Fourm members
Replies: 24
Views: 3530

Re: Old Fourm members

Back in the fall of 2002 I had just bought a 2003 R1150R and was checking out web forums which was a fairly new and exciting concept then. I ran across this fellow on a Harley forum. Patrick! He suggested I come over to R1150R.org so I did. My bike was traded at 80 some odd thousand miles in 2009 f...
by sweatmark
Wed May 08, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: R115OR
Topic: Black engines
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: Black engines

riceburner wrote:I've got a can of hi-temp exhaust matt - should do. ;)


Don't forget the beer.
by sweatmark
Tue May 07, 2019 9:44 am
Forum: R115OR
Topic: Black engines
Replies: 16
Views: 252

Re: Black engines

The Rockster never had the short Paralever arm. I know the GS, GSA, and R11S Boxercup had them, but don't know if those bikes ever came with the black engine option. Me and paint have a hate - hate relationship ;) I'm the same regarding paint. But had measure of success painting a 365mm GS strut fl...
by sweatmark
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: Budget for Riding Season
Replies: 5
Views: 316

Budget for Riding Season

News posted yesterday: The five highest average gas prices in the U.S. are all in the western region of the country: California: $4.016 Hawaii: $3.586 Washington: $3.424 Oregon: $3.323 Nevada: $3.323 Ouch. That hits me where I ride, specifically home (OR), a couple of long weekend trips into NorCal,...
by sweatmark
Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Fork Shrouds?
Replies: 1
Views: 101

Re: Fork Shrouds?

That's a legit R1150R in murdered-out flat black glory. Actually, not a bad effort! If I would have known about the fork shroud inquiry, then I could have looked up that shop while in Brazil last week. Guessing those shrouds or covers are thin gauge plastic tube. Was it CycleRob who praised the meri...
by sweatmark
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: I'm Baaaaaaa-aack!
Replies: 28
Views: 621

Re: I'm Baaaaaaa-aack!

... On a third note, @sweatmark, mine was ----- citrus green until this week as it had to go and Ive painted it 'Ice blue' over black metallic.... Yes, please post some pics. For my bike, I'm thinking about fluorescent/neon green as befitting a "wanna-be edgy & urban" BMW. James - tha...
by sweatmark
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: R115OR
Topic: Starting problem :-(
Replies: 4
Views: 634

Re: Starting problem :-(

What could it be? Voltage measured at charging is 13.6 and 12.9V after one or two attempts to start with that chirpoing noise. I tried connecting the car battery and same issue persists so I am convinced it is not the battery. Is it starter relay or something else? How did you connect the car batte...
by sweatmark
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:45 pm
Forum: R115OR
Topic: Clutch replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 242

Re: Clutch replacement

swamper wrote:...Anyway we are looking at another R1150R for another project. It clutch needs replacement says the current owner...


Just wondering: symptoms of bad clutch, or of bad clutch splines?
by sweatmark
Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: I'm Baaaaaaa-aack!
Replies: 28
Views: 621

Re: I'm Baaaaaaa-aack!

... I reckon the green would have sold much better if it had been a vibrant metallic colour. BTW - has anyone heard of that issue I mentioned with the fuel pump? ... Agreed. My Rockster2 is green, and - despite BMW's attempt to make the Rockster urbane edgy - I'm not sure Citrus Metallic fits the b...
by sweatmark
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: I'm Baaaaaaa-aack!
Replies: 28
Views: 621

Re: I'm Baaaaaaa-aack!

Looks good! UK bike? Does not look like it's seen much winter weather.

I took your advice a few years ago and bought Brembo-version calipers that need rebuild, then replace Tokicos on my Rockster2.

Congrats on the new bike.
by sweatmark
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: K1200R
Topic: 14 month lay off
Replies: 7
Views: 751

Re: 14 month lay off

riceburner wrote:
sweatmark wrote:
riceburner wrote:YAY! Clean pass! And the ride home after filling with 99octane was absolutely fine.

IT LIVES!


:smt023


Indeed!
And now to sell it.....
I hanker for a Rockster again.


Welcome home! You've been missed.
by sweatmark
Fri Apr 05, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: R115OR
Topic: Top O’ The Rockies Rally 2019
Replies: 3
Views: 215

Re: Top O’ The Rockies Rally 2019

Not the Colorado club rally, but doing the 100,000 FT ride again this year.
by sweatmark
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: K1200R
Topic: 14 month lay off
Replies: 7
Views: 751

Re: 14 month lay off

riceburner wrote:YAY! Clean pass! And the ride home after filling with 99octane was absolutely fine.

IT LIVES!


:smt023
by sweatmark
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: R115OR
Topic: A five minute job
Replies: 13
Views: 533

Re: A five minute job

OK now I've really got to change oil & filter on the new-to-me Rockster bought last year.
by sweatmark
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: K1200R
Topic: 14 month lay off
Replies: 7
Views: 751

Re: 14 month lay off

I dread starting my K1300 after long resting period, especially when conditions are cold. The first few seconds after starting are traumatic, waiting for cam chain tensioner to pressurize with cold thick oil, and cam chain makes horrific rattle. I'm thinking about installing the manual tensioner as ...
by sweatmark
Wed Mar 20, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: R115OR
Topic: Restoration Project R1150R
Replies: 9
Views: 512

Re: Restoration Project R1150R

I'd offer $500 as is, source a used tank, make a rat bike or cafe or unique custom.

For <$2500 you can find old R1150R examples that require little time & effort to rehab.
by sweatmark
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: s1000r
Topic: <next track bike>
Replies: 7
Views: 1273

Re: <next track bike>

One goes by my house occasionally, I hear em coming, just cruzin by, sounds tough, what a looker... Enjoy your new scoot. Ride Safe. Ironic to see this old thread reanimated, as I've started considering sale of the S1000R. Absolutely no complaints - it's an amazing machine and beyond my skills when...
by sweatmark
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: R115OR
Topic: Skid Plate
Replies: 10
Views: 914

Re: Skid Plate

swamper wrote:Yes with all the OEM fasteners, didn't realize it had a double plate arrangement previously.


Yes - a beefy setup, two scoops of shock/vibration isolation and protection.

Photos?
by sweatmark
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: R115OR
Topic: Skid Plate
Replies: 10
Views: 914

Re: Skid Plate

Update: I had found one on ebay and bought it. However USPS lost it at the local facility. Got a refund from the seller and he had gotten insurance so he got paid. With none come available I went up to Ozzie's BMW and bought all the parts for the skid plate on a 2004 R1150GS. They where all still a...

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