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by MTBeemer
Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: The R1200R Photo Discussion Thread!
Replies: 494
Views: 137863

Re: The R1200R Photo Discussion Thread!

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e109/AKBeemer/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-06/29F2A27D-CE5A-44DB-92C1-4F338D66C9AB_zps41u7nyn8.jpg The picture just about says it all. The rider is a very experienced and capable woman from Anchorage. She sustained only minor bruises as a result. She has ridden the bike t...
by MTBeemer
Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:37 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: 2009 R1200R with 49,721 miles for $6995--good deal?
Replies: 5
Views: 3207

Re: 2009 R1200R with 49,721 miles for $6995--good deal?

Go on searchtempest.com. You can do a national/regional/local search of craigslist, ebay, Yahoo, etc to see what other individuals and dealers are selling them for.
by MTBeemer
Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:50 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Lamp warning
Replies: 11
Views: 4848

Re: Lamp warning

We have met technology and it is kicking our butts.
by MTBeemer
Sat Jun 06, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Lamp warning
Replies: 11
Views: 4848

Re: Lamp warning

What a silly mistake.

Didn't seem that way when I did it, but you guys are silly.
by MTBeemer
Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:19 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Lamp warning
Replies: 11
Views: 4848

Re: Lamp warning

There is and old saying in the Cavalry, "Without a horse you are afoot." The same outcome applies to a Beemer with an electrical problem.
by MTBeemer
Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Lamp warning
Replies: 11
Views: 4848

Re: Lamp warning

There is no fuse box on a CANBus system. I'd recommend checking the connections very closely.
by MTBeemer
Wed Apr 29, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: The R1200R Photo Discussion Thread!
Replies: 494
Views: 137863

Re: The R1200R Photo Discussion Thread!

Rock City, MT: Little known spot that gets few visitors except the local teenagers that go there to drink and neck. Not on most maps and there are no signs marking the location. 9.6 miles north of Valier, Montana along the Two Medicine River. 350 miles round trip from our spread. 13 miles of gravel ...
by MTBeemer
Thu Apr 23, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: R1200R vs. K1200R
Replies: 6
Views: 3091

Re: R1200R vs. K1200R

If you do your own maintenance, then you'll be going up in the level of complexity and or cost.

The K1200s have had a few issues if I recall correctly. Timing chain tensioner seems to come to mind.
by MTBeemer
Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:09 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Stock Seat Price
Replies: 9
Views: 3325

Re: Stock Seat Price

I didn't think there were any famous people in Pittsburgh. :D At least since Willie Stargell quit playing.
by MTBeemer
Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:08 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Stock Seat Price
Replies: 9
Views: 3325

Re: Stock Seat Price

What is a good average price to expect from the sale of a good almost perfect 2007 R1200R stock seat? I just sold a low seat from an 07 for $150 plus shipping. The shipping was $50 from MT to NJ. That includes $10 for packing materials and insurance. It was sent the cheapest postal rate possible an...
by MTBeemer
Fri Apr 17, 2015 8:59 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Wheel Flange recall
Replies: 28
Views: 10163

Re: Wheel Flange recall

BMW revoked those engines made in China and returned them to be made in Austria. Would like to know why you think that. I believe since 2011 they are assembled by Loncin in China instead of Rotax in Austria, but still using parts manufactured by Rotax in Europe. Have seen nothing that changed that.
by MTBeemer
Thu Apr 16, 2015 9:15 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Wheel Flange recall
Replies: 28
Views: 10163

Re: Wheel Flange recall

Pretty sure it is the G650 engines being made in China. Have not heard of any significant issues with quality.
by MTBeemer
Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Parabellum Scout mounting drawing ?
Replies: 10
Views: 4791

Re: Parabellum Scout mounting drawing ?

I'll have to check to see what I have in my files when I can get to my shop. I have a parabellum on an 08 as well. If I cannot produce the instructions, then I can at least provide some pictures.
by MTBeemer
Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:28 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Is the electrical / charging system really this wimpy?
Replies: 18
Views: 5557

Re: Is the electrical / charging system really this wimpy?

two weeks of inactivity, and mine is sluggish. 3-4 and it might click... I have a charger, but I don't like keeping anything on a charger 24-7. So I put just mine on a day before I'm going to go ride if it gets like that. As long as it doesn't go way down into undercharge, they usually last. Large ...
by MTBeemer
Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: MRA X-creen w/ Cee Baileys Sport Shield?
Replies: 3
Views: 2222

Re: MRA X-creen w/ Cee Baileys Sport Shield?

I have the MRA screen on two bikes, but not my R12R. I have the touring size on my FJR and it works well. I have it bolted on rather than clamped. The bolt on version gives you a much larger range of adjustment options. Spousal Unit has a Sport clamp on version that she moves between her F650GS and ...
by MTBeemer
Tue Mar 03, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Adventure riding on a R12R?
Replies: 14
Views: 4373

Re: Adventure riding on a R12R?

The guy you want to ask is Joe Finn, aka "Lost Rider" here. He travelled MANY MANY thousands of off-road miles in places GS guys were afraid to go with his '07 R1200R. IIRC - Joe used Pirelli Scorpions. If you do a bit of searching here, and on ADVRider - you'll find some stories with won...
by MTBeemer
Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Adventure riding on a R12R?
Replies: 14
Views: 4373

Re: Adventure riding on a R12R?

I bought my R while living in Alaska and have used it a fair amount on dirt roads. I have a friend that lives in AK still and she has been to Deadhorse and Inuvik on her R. My friend and I have used Dunlop 616s with good results, but they are no longer being produced. The Avon Distenza was a good di...
by MTBeemer
Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:15 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: What a Numpty!
Replies: 1
Views: 1377

Re: What a Numpty!

The second spark plug in each cylinder improves the uniformity of combustion and greatly reduces the occurrence of the surging that was an issue in some oilhead bikes.
by MTBeemer
Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:29 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: 2011 and on R1200R has a breather plug on FD???
Replies: 21
Views: 5069

Re: 2011 and on R1200R has a breather plug on FD???

The bearings in the final drive are sealed so lubrication from the gear oil is not an issue.

What does the owner's manual and service ROM for the 2011 and newer models say about FD oil volume?
by MTBeemer
Tue Feb 03, 2015 4:45 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: R1200R leg protectors to eliminate noise/buffeting
Replies: 24
Views: 6952

Re: R1200R leg protectors to eliminate noise/buffeting

jmckeown wrote:@MTBeemer - I love the GS Panniers - how'd you get them mounted?


They are Hepco Becker bags mounted using SW Motech mounts.

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