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by kirby
Thu Mar 26, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Headlight replacement tips on Rockster
Replies: 2
Views: 92

Re: Headlight replacement tips on Rockster

The Rockster headlight... It has a wire plug connection which you just un-plug. Then there is the plastic? cap in which you remove by turning CCW. The first time I did mine it was stubborn and required a strong effort to get it off. ( I lubed it up with Vaseline when I reinstalled). Now its just a s...
by kirby
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: How is your day?
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: How is your day?

Been a wet March! (need it). I just talked to my old friend in GA and we are planning a meet up in Texas Hill country in April. He has two R1150Rs and a R1200 RT. We try and take a ride every year ,(at least one.) He is 86 this year. We went to the Bash in WV last year, what a great place to ride an...
by kirby
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: How is your day?
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: How is your day?

Scrubbed in the Shinkos in the high country yesterday and becoming anxious to hit the road for a long trip. Saw a couple of sport guys on the road. Today is raining and snow predicted tonight and for tomorrow in most of the places I went on my ride Sunday are under snow today. Hard to plan anything ...
by kirby
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: How is your day?
Replies: 5
Views: 180

Re: How is your day?

Sounds like a plan, off to the mountains for an afternoon....
by kirby
Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:01 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: How is your day?
Replies: 5
Views: 180

How is your day?

Well a couple of the events & rallys have been canxed or postponed indefinitely so far.... on to plan "B" I suppose.

Hows everybody doin'?
by kirby
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Ztechnik Engine Guards Will Fit Dual Spark Engines
Replies: 4
Views: 306

Re: Ztechnik Engine Guards Will Fit Dual Spark Engines

I bought my '04 new and it has the plastic covers which I have always liked as in easy to remove/install and protects the plug hole to some degree. The crash bar stuff was handy on my GS (both 1100 and 1150) but have no desire for them on the rock. Have beveled both head covers on the track. The mag...
by kirby
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: How was your day?
Replies: 19
Views: 660

Re: How was your day?

A 4th finish and top 3 for most of the race for Joe Roberts, a California boy..bravo. (Moto 2 @ Qutar.) Japanese rider wins.
by kirby
Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: How was your day?
Replies: 19
Views: 660

Re: How was your day?

First round of the motoGP in Qatar is CNX (but I think the 2 and 3 will still run. The second WSBK is toast also (strong rumor.) NBC sports has taken over broadcast of the WSBK and motoGP in the states(won't be live..ugh!!) and I'm not sure about moto America superbike. (Used to be BiEN sports and t...
by kirby
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: How was your day?
Replies: 19
Views: 660

Re: How was your day?

My bet is we're going to find out.
by kirby
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: How was your day?
Replies: 19
Views: 660

Re: How was your day?

That would be good! The Fueling 150 ci 3 cylinder W3 is going to be the highlight but they have a cubic inch limit of 131" (2174 cc) and the W3 is too big. I saw the rules and they have other restrictions and right now they are trying to keep it as stock as possible, but racers are racers! Ther...
by kirby
Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: How was your day?
Replies: 19
Views: 660

Re: How was your day?

I talked to the Feuiling guys today and many are wanting to put rear sets on and 17" tires (as in sticky) and beveling the bags for more clearance! I think it will be good to get the HD guys interested in racing like this but if they let them mod the bikes more than just taping up the lights an...
by kirby
Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:35 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 made...
by kirby
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: How was your day?
Replies: 19
Views: 660

How was your day?

Well just finished a complete maintence check on the Rock and new Shinkos. All is well and I'm ready for the riding season to start. TX hill country, North Georgia beemer rally, Black hills, and a couple more I'm sure..probably around 20 K this year. Got rid (donate) of some old riding gear and have...
by kirby
Fri Jan 31, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: How do I Deal With This 5k RPM Idle?
Replies: 12
Views: 632

Re: How do I Deal With This 5k RPM Idle?

Well it just about has to be something pertaining to your recent maintence. If one of the throttle bodies is stuck open to any degree it would be hard to start, sort of when you try and start holding a bit of throttle instead of the cold start lever. Might check that the start lever is working prope...
by kirby
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:33 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: How do I Deal With This 5k RPM Idle?
Replies: 12
Views: 632

Re: How do I Deal With This 5k RPM Idle?

First check that the cables on the throttle bodies are seated. Then all the other ends are seated if that was not the cause, (common cause).
by kirby
Thu Jan 02, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: R1150R Starting issues/Brake light flash
Replies: 28
Views: 2322

Re: R1150R Starting issues/Brake light flash

Sticks in my Rockster are going on 120K miles still good. I recently bought a spare pair for $100 ea, the upgraded bosh type.

www.euromotoelectric.com, in Denver.
Good source for Beemers.
by kirby
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: R1150R Starting issues/Brake light flash
Replies: 28
Views: 2322

Re: R1150R Starting issues/Brake light flash

I've had my rockster for 15 years and have just rebuilt the starter 'cause of noises that started. You can check the flywheel easily by pulling the timing plug (rubber) on the right side and having a look.
A new starter is not that$$$.
by kirby
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Shinko 705 mileage report
Replies: 11
Views: 1193

Re: Shinko 705 mileage report

If I'm on a trip I can get at least 7K miles out of a rear 009 Raven running the speeds your talking about w/an occasional blast up to triple digits. (Smooth throttle hand) I think the most I ever got was about 9K miles on a coast to coast trip and they really weren't toast but I don't like to run t...
by kirby
Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Installling AirBox
Replies: 3
Views: 575

Re: Installling AirBox

Its a chore but be patient, if you don't have a manual get one, either the BMW disc of a Clymer. It really needs the Air box so my advise is to take the time to do it.
I'm a long time Rockster guy and its a great machine.
by kirby
Tue Sep 24, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: 2004 R1150R Normal oil consumption
Replies: 12
Views: 1722

Re: 2004 R1150R Normal oil consumption

My Rockster still not using much or just as important "blowing" oil into the airbox which I drain every oil change. Usually just a drop or two is in there.
CA to WV and back, hard running in some sections...'bout 1/2 qt in 6200 miles.

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