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by sweatmark
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: How is your day?
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: How is your day?

Yes winter is still here - had planned 1st NorCal trip this year for last weekend, but series of storms dumped snow on favorite mountain roads. This week's forecast calls for more cold/rain/snow in NorCal and Oregon.

But locally, it's cool rain for next 2 weeks. Cool + rain = heated grips + Gore-Tex.
by sweatmark
Sun Mar 22, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: How is your day?
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: How is your day?

Riding to the coast today, sunny inland but expecting typical ocean overcast. Riding 1x per day all week. Rain starts tomorrow, so unplanned pandemic free time to be used for garage Rockster projects.
by sweatmark
Sat Mar 21, 2020 11:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: Motorcycle Related Podcast
Replies: 10
Views: 595

Re: Motorcycle Related Podcast

Sorry I missed the opportunity, Phil.
Was out riding, early spring sun - rare for us. And savoring the freedom before we are under house arrest.
by sweatmark
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Am I imagining it?
Replies: 5
Views: 254

Re: Am I imagining it?

Back way out to http://r1150r.org, where you'll see two menu frames. You want the outer frame and "User Rides".
by sweatmark
Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:13 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Good Time to Ride
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Re: Good Time to Ride

Riding next weekend, cold wet storm will preclude mountain routes, so I'm riding the Pacific coast for a while. Time to do our part as motorcyclist, enjoy reduced traffic, fresh air, and support small businesses that remain open during and despite the pan-hysteria.

BYOTP.
by sweatmark
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: How was your day?
Replies: 19
Views: 660

Re: How was your day?

You can get around that with a VPN. (Which is exactly what I used occasionally to watch BBC iPlayer whilst sojourning in France last year). James you're a genius. Recently subscribed to VPN since I connect to public WiFi while traveling. But I did not consider the location-based power. Just confirm...
by sweatmark
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:47 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Parasitic Drain
Replies: 14
Views: 936

Re: Parasitic Drain

This topic prompted a quick look at the SLP wiring schematic... I'm away from bike right now, but doesn't the flasher switch have backlight? Just a subtle reddish glow? The R28 wiring diagram shows no specific means of backlighting, so I assume (if I'm correct about the glow) that the switch has bui...
by sweatmark
Wed Mar 04, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: heated handgrip wire routing
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: heated handgrip wire routing

Saw your post at FB group. Enthusiastic but not always enlightened folks there. The OE handlebars have two holes, outboard of clamp, that allow each side's heated grip wire to pass from inside to outside. Remove bar end weight(s) to see the wire path from heated grip into handlebar interior. Note th...
by sweatmark
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: How was your day?
Replies: 19
Views: 660

Re: How was your day?

Was just looking for MotoGP info on NBC Sports... nothing yet for Gold package subscription. They have quite a number of specialty sports and race series, and I'm expecting they will add MotoGP in similar fashion. Only problem: while NBC advertises these subscriptions as "Watch Anywhere", ...
by sweatmark
Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: How was your day?
Replies: 19
Views: 660

Re: How was your day?

Does chrome make sparks like titanium?
by sweatmark
Thu Feb 27, 2020 8:34 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Final Drive Vent
Replies: 7
Views: 350

Re: Final Drive Vent

Good tip. My current Rockster has the telltale rubber boot stain, and the bike is still low miles. Will check the vent.
by sweatmark
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: How was your day?
Replies: 19
Views: 660

Re: How was your day?

Don't know how many of you folks follow moto racing but this year at Laguna Seca Motoamerica superbike race its rumored that there will be a "Bagger" exhibition race during the event.(Sponsored by Drag Specialties). They are trying to work out the rules as to what modifications can be mad...
by sweatmark
Tue Feb 25, 2020 3:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: Motorcycle Related Podcast
Replies: 10
Views: 595

Re: Motorcycle Related Podcast

Boxer, I'm supposed to travel to Monroeville soon, and that's the closest I get to Atmore as part of current job travels.
by sweatmark
Tue Feb 18, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Ohlins
Replies: 4
Views: 613

Re: Ohlins

Congratulations. It's the old adage about suspension being the best upgrade, and the R1150** family really responds well to the change. Shocks and good tires. Shocks and good tires and comfortable seat. Oh, and shorter Paralever strut rod.
by sweatmark
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Parasitic Drain
Replies: 14
Views: 936

Re: Parasitic Drain

by sweatmark
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Ice Blue Rockster
Replies: 15
Views: 1607

Re: Ice Blue Rockster

Check out recent post in Facebook Rockster group: South African dealership staff member shows examples of new Rocksters repainted in several interesting color combinations.
by sweatmark
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: How Can You Tell if a Cable is Bad
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: How Can You Tell if a Cable is Bad

So I cleaned the Bowden box then lubed with silicone spray per Chris Harris and have things placed back together just so I can see what difference the removal and cleaning made. It worked! Not sure exactly what I did with the exception of a good cleaning of all parts but my throttle cable is much e...
by sweatmark
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: starter/solenoid issue???
Replies: 9
Views: 675

Re: starter/solenoid issue???

skylarmav1 wrote:What do you remove to keep the bike from starting when you are testing as it is cranking over?


When you're testing what exactly? You can remove spark plugs (ground them to frame to allow spark discharge). You can disable fueling by disconnecting injector electrical connector.
by sweatmark
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: starter/solenoid issue???
Replies: 9
Views: 675

Re: starter/solenoid issue???

Mrclubike wrote:Cant go by what the battery tender says
It just knows it aplied the proper voltage to the battery and then shut off
Put a volt meter on the stater battery positve and the Ground and see what voltage you have when cranking


Ditto that.

Starter solenoid clicking - battery, insufficient juice.
by sweatmark
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Oil Filler cap Fix
Replies: 20
Views: 1728

Re: Oil Filler cap Fix

Mrclubike wrote:Just remember the 04 valve covers are expensive and not as common as the single plug covers
so if you screw this up it could be costly


Good point. I wonder if early R1150 single-spark covers will fit dual-spark?

You oil filler turned out well.

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