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by kirby
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: R1150R Starting issues/Brake light flash
Replies: 7
Views: 293

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: 411

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: 173

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: 865

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.
by kirby
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: 2004 noise from front of engine. overrun pulley?
Replies: 25
Views: 1042

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

Catter? Humm..

Excessive rocker arm float will make noise but more of a knock.

Chatter seems more likely to be chain!
by kirby
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Saddle Bag Ejection
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Re: Saddle Bag Ejection

Since '04 and w/280K on my rock I have never lost a bag or had one fail. First of all I limit the weight I carry in a case to 20LB.(and most times I never get to that limit but for very short slow trips will exceed if necessary). As the miles pile up the bags will become lose and that needs to be ad...
by kirby
Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Final drive bearings
Replies: 12
Views: 1255

Re: Final drive bearings

I thought this was pretty good - http://forums.pelicanparts.com/bmw-r1100s-r1200s-tech-forum/879397-final-drive-bearing-replacement.html Some have used and oven to get the bearing on, freeze for the other part, said bearing just about dropped on, this one does all the rear suspension bearings - htt...
by kirby
Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Some fuel mileage numbers....
Replies: 4
Views: 581

Re: Some fuel mileage numbers....

Running on back roads (not freeway) w/hard cases I get on average (I generally run as quick as I think I can get away with) 44 to46 mpg. Running staintune w/no cat, only other mod is the R1200 injectors. If on a trip and loaded heavy (solo) I can w/ no wind and cruising around 80 or so about 46 to 4...
by kirby
Tue May 21, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Great Rides
Topic: 2012 Hokkaido Trip
Replies: 5
Views: 4675

Re: 2012 Hokkaido Trip

WOW,
Been a few places in Japan, always been good but w/o guide would have been lost!

Thanks!
by kirby
Tue May 21, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: Budget for Riding Season
Replies: 7
Views: 1377

Re: Budget for Riding Season

hey its only money...think of the grin factor..no?

Can't put a price on peace of mind....
by kirby
Tue May 21, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Group Rides
Topic: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19
Replies: 45
Views: 6134

Re: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19

Thanks boxer for those pictures, great! I forgot just how great the roads and people are in WV. Used to have kin in the area but have not been there for a long time. Only in the Alps can you find such curvy roads in good nick. I was there with my first C/O in the Navy flying fighters in VN. I take a...
by kirby
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Skid Plate
Replies: 10
Views: 1653

Re: Skid Plate

Been up the haul road all the way.... no skid plate, lots of mud..a mess... but no damage.
Skid plate for heavy rocky trails w/quick speed. Makes changing the oil a pain, not sure its worth the trouble for a road.

Good luck..
by kirby
Wed Mar 06, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: U shaped fitment on forward exhaust attachment bar
Replies: 24
Views: 2924

Re: U shaped fitment on forward exhaust attachment bar

Doesn't show on my real BMW maintence disc (CD)........very detailed drawings ..almost art work..its a no show.
by kirby
Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: U shaped fitment on forward exhaust attachment bar
Replies: 24
Views: 2924

Re: U shaped fitment on forward exhaust attachment bar

There is nothing on that side that requires a cable or wire. Just the exhaust. And it's only one of four straps and only meant to keep strap down in place, not lift the bike. With all due respect... I have crossed the Pacific ocean 4 times on an aircraft carrier and have experienced heaves near 1 G...
by kirby
Mon Feb 25, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: U shaped fitment on forward exhaust attachment bar
Replies: 24
Views: 2924

Re: U shaped fitment on forward exhaust attachment bar

That is possible as well!!! All cars coming to the States from manufacturers have U on the underside of the car for tying down/securing on ships and trucks... But it seems to me was ment for some kind of cable/wiring run??? The reason is that wire attachment is pretty puny to secure a 500+ lb moto.???
by kirby
Sun Feb 24, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Panniers/luggage Lid Emblem Removal
Replies: 2
Views: 687

Re: Panniers/luggage Lid Emblem Removal

I removed on once in a slight mishap in the bush! Was glue from the factory.

Glued it back on.

Maybe a little WD40 soak for a bit and some heat might take one off!
by kirby
Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: U shaped fitment on forward exhaust attachment bar
Replies: 24
Views: 2924

Re: U shaped fitment on forward exhaust attachment bar

Know what, that seems like the best answer that I have heard 'cause it being only on one side and its position/shape, its makes perfect sense it was used as a cable run eye...
Mystery solved...maybe.

Its got my vote.
by kirby
Wed Feb 20, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: U shaped fitment on forward exhaust attachment bar
Replies: 24
Views: 2924

Re: U shaped fitment on forward exhaust attachment bar

I don't have pics..somebody??
Its a wire sized loop maybe 3/8" dia.. sorta triangler shaped.
Its on the left side attached to the frame tube that holds the passenger pegs.

I could be wrong about what our poster is talking about, but it is on my '04 Rock.

??
by kirby
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Group Rides
Topic: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19
Replies: 45
Views: 6134

Re: Beakster Bash "Sweet" 16!! - Franklin WV 5/15-5/19

Hey Mike, Just going to throw this out for comment...What about offering either a "T" or a patch/ or sticker?(as in one or the other) I'd buy a "T" but rarely ware them any more, 'course I might be the exception. I have noticed that stickons (sic) are getting more popular. Would ...
by kirby
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: U shaped fitment on forward exhaust attachment bar
Replies: 24
Views: 2924

Re: U shaped fitment on forward exhaust attachment bar

This is probably ??a WAG by the dealer that I purchased my Rock from ( Irv Sever BMW orange county CA) but when I asked about that loop the general feeling was it was a tie down for linking a locking wire/cable and securing stuff to the machine....maybe a stretch. Never have used it..Ha! but I'm sur...

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