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by sweatmark
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: Holiday advice please!
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: Holiday advice please!

I assume that you will want to spend a day riding my Rockster in Oregon...
by sweatmark
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Buy, Sell and Trade!
Topic: FS: Black naked 2004 R1150r 32,500 miles, Alexandria Virginia
Replies: 3
Views: 1468

Re: FS: Black naked 2004 R1150r 32,500 miles, Alexandria Virginia

We will miss you MThomas. You added life here with a thousand questions during the board's quiet period.

Hope you keep riding.
by sweatmark
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: 2004 noise from front of engine. overrun pulley?
Replies: 17
Views: 372

Re: 2004 noise from front of engine. overrun pulley?

The RAM Paralever strut is adjustable option and goes down to about 360mm. I'm running 365mm with OE shocks until I fit custom (used) taller Wilbers... cannot afford Ohlins like installed on my 1st Rockster, to which I added GS strut. So you shortened Telelever at rear of A-arm, rather than at front...
by sweatmark
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: I'm Baaaaaaa-aack!
Replies: 57
Views: 3146

Re: I'm Baaaaaaa-aack!

James is our resident Rockster brakes expert, given the UK's corrosive winter conditions and his hands-on experience. Bought myself a Brembo/BMW Evo caliper pair based on his recommendation, due for install on my Rockster #2.
by sweatmark
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Where to get Decals other than OEM
Replies: 3
Views: 56

Re: Where to get Decals other than OEM

Good questions. I don't recall anyone having replicated the OE graphics or produced a pattern.

Removing Rockster tank stickers was in vogue for a while, but I like the iconic stripes - which are semi-vertical and thus slimming!
by sweatmark
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: 2004 noise from front of engine. overrun pulley?
Replies: 17
Views: 372

Re: 2004 noise from front of engine. overrun pulley?

Cool! I've heard of that Telelever mod based on San Jose BMW's race bikes, but never for an R1150R. Acknowledging the impact that shorter Paralever strut has on these bikes (a must-do), you've got me curious about the front end change. We don't have steering damper like R1100S... Unfortunately 3rd p...
by sweatmark
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: 2004 noise from front of engine. overrun pulley?
Replies: 17
Views: 372

Re: 2004 noise from front of engine. overrun pulley?

So if anyone is watching this thread, I took off the belt. Bloody mission since I shortened the swing arm now I have to remove the shock to pull the cover because there is 13mm less clearance than stock. Anyway the noise was not there with it removed. so I guess it is that overrun pulley. It seems ...
by sweatmark
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: 2004 R1150R Normal oil consumption
Replies: 9
Views: 280

Re: 2004 R1150R Normal oil consumption

My Rockster2 uses oil - likely the result of an easy former life. It needs the CycleRob full throttle Nikasil piston ring seating treatment, which I'm trying to apply whenever road conditions and law enforcement proximity allow.
by sweatmark
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Backfire & Stalling when at operating temperature
Replies: 14
Views: 394

Re: Backfire & Stalling when at operating temperature

Fuel tank venting problem?
Still have the charcoal vapor recovery canister?
by sweatmark
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Surge shows up
Replies: 17
Views: 515

Re: Surge shows up

I haven't played in the throttle body/TPS sandbox, but have been watching the following ADV thread as food for thought.. it's another of Roger's in-depth oilhead topic threads: https://advrider.com/f/threads/tps-alignment-idle-speed-adjustment-beyond-zero-zero.996719/ Just wondering if the comprehen...
by sweatmark
Fri Aug 23, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: disappearing post
Replies: 29
Views: 809

Re: disappearing post

As many of you know, the R***R topic at ADV is also a good place for our Roadster/Rockster posts.
by sweatmark
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: 2004 noise from front of engine. overrun pulley?
Replies: 17
Views: 372

Re: 2004 noise from front of engine. overrun pulley?

Pushrod noise?
Throttle body?
Left side cam chain tension, as James suggests?
Problems associated with alternator seem to very rare.
by sweatmark
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Power commander
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: Power commander

No, you don't need to change anything. Engine management system will adjust fueling via oxygen sensor feedback. But theres a different question: can you benefit from change to air/fuel ratio? My answer is yes - the R1150 does run better with modest addition of fuel. And the easiest way to achieve th...
by sweatmark
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: disappearing post
Replies: 29
Views: 809

Re: disappearing post

Site getting hacked? Or significant technical problem. My earlier post here is not in history.
by sweatmark
Sun Jul 21, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Ice Blue Rockster
Replies: 10
Views: 631

Re: Ice Blue Rockster

Rockster looks great in gloss finish!

The original flat black versions weather to an "hurriedly applied primer" look. Even the white Edition 80 paint was excessively EU-friendly and lost its gloss quickly.
by sweatmark
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Rockster Headlights
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Rockster Headlights

Disassemble the front end: Remove Rockster "cap", pull straight up at each of 3 corners. Remove top and bottom headlight shell, just a couple of fasteners. Detach headlight - remove the 2 screws mentioned above... you can leave wires connected. Inspect the 2 flexible inserts that the headl...
by sweatmark
Thu Jul 04, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Instrument Internal Lighting
Replies: 6
Views: 590

Re: Instrument Internal Lighting

FWIW, these ADV threads inspired my Rockster1 instrument lights retrofit using LED bulbs: https://advrider.com/f/threads/r1100gs-instrument-cluster-panel-bulb-specs-and-options.710657/ https://advrider.com/f/threads/r1150-gs-instrument-lights-to-leds.754681/ Sooner or later I will do the same to Roc...
by sweatmark
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Saddle Bag Ejection
Replies: 4
Views: 437

Re: Saddle Bag Ejection

CycleRob installed a stainless steel spring clip for each bag to prevent unintended pop offs. Search might find the thread for those interested.
by sweatmark
Thu Jul 04, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: New Suspension
Replies: 9
Views: 497

Re: New Suspension

Pretty rare to see new stuff for the 1150R Bikes. Most of use don't feel like putting big dollars into the old bikes that really aren't worth a whole lot except to us in the know. We decided these bikes are going to be in our inventory for awhile (lifetime) so we don't mind spending the cash for th...
by sweatmark
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Will R1100R exhaust bolt onto R1150R?
Replies: 1
Views: 569

Re: Will R1100R exhaust bolt onto R1150R?

R1150R exhaust: 1.75"

If R1100 has aftermarket muffler, then single-piece catalyst/muffler was replaced by intermediate pipe and can. If these are 2 distinct sections, then possible application of the can for R1150, but too many variables to know for sure.

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