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by daytonaredeye
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: R1100R
Topic: new bike / shocks / nose dive?
Replies: 7
Views: 545

Re: new bike / shocks / nose dive?

Haven't been around here for years (and sold my 2000 R1100R a few years back) but keep in mind that the whole telelever front end is meant to prevent nose dives. So, while the zip tie might be an easy test, pay attention to the entire front end geometry when evaluating a dive problem. I actually was...
by daytonaredeye
Mon Apr 11, 2011 7:25 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Tank Bag Mounting?
Replies: 9
Views: 1119

Re: Tank Bag Mounting?

I have an old BMW brand tank bag I got when I bought my bike new. It zips in place just under the rear of the tank where a zipper mount was placed and has two hooks on elastic straps which attach to the front upper part of the bike - the black iron rails just under the front of the tank. Very sturdy...
by daytonaredeye
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Steering dampener-ectomy
Replies: 52
Views: 3635

Re: Steering dampener-ectomy

Will throw my 2¢ worth. My dealer found my damper to be defective a few years ago during a routine maintenance checkup. The service shop manager said she would order one and install it when I brought my bike in a few weeks afterwards for tire replacements. Well, I show up and get the tires and she t...
by daytonaredeye
Sun Apr 10, 2011 6:05 pm
Forum: R1100R
Topic: R1100RT Steering Lock problem...
Replies: 3
Views: 1034

Re: R1100RT Steering Lock problem...

I had sort of the opposite problem of yours yesterday - went to lock the steering column but wouldn't catch. I had to turn the wheel straight and push down on the key and turn to the lock position while turning the steering apparatus to the lock position and I felt the lock click into place and it h...
by daytonaredeye
Fri Apr 08, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: R1100R
Topic: R1100R fuel tank capacity
Replies: 17
Views: 2615

Re: R1100R fuel tank capacity

I don't have ABS and as I said, I filled to the lip of the tank with 4.1 gal after a 165 mile run. I checked my notes and seems I had gone 170 miles one time between fillups but didn't note how much it took then. I'm guessing mine is the 4.6 gal tank.
by daytonaredeye
Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:36 pm
Forum: R1100R
Topic: Battery Tender through Accessory Port?
Replies: 4
Views: 1004

Re: Battery Tender through Accessory Port?

To resuscitate an old thread, I recently changed out my battery and bought an Odyssey at the recommendation of the sales rep at the dealership - he said it was way better than the BMW brand (and about 1/2 the price) with a lot more cranking power. And, I bought a BMW brand charger with the pigtail t...
by daytonaredeye
Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:24 pm
Forum: R1100R
Topic: Backfired and right side exhaust popped off...
Replies: 6
Views: 982

Re: Backfired and right side exhaust popped off...

ginsoe, love the outhorship of that pdf file. You know of any other DIY manuals by those guys? I would like to do more "myself" work on my bike. As an aside, I live in the ATL area.

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by daytonaredeye
Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: R1100R
Topic: R1100R fuel tank capacity
Replies: 17
Views: 2615

Re: R1100R fuel tank capacity

With my 2000 R11R the fuel light always comes on at 140 mi but the furthest I have gotten is about 165 before I chickened out and pulled over for gas and even then it took 4.1 gal to fill it to the top of the tank. One day I will carry an extra gallon with me and see how far it gets before sputterin...
by daytonaredeye
Wed Mar 23, 2011 8:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic!!!!!
Topic: Finally drank the cool aid (iPad for Christmas!)
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: Finally drank the cool aid (iPad for Christmas!)

I've had my iPad for about 6 months now (company issued) and it lasts about 10-12 hours with both wi-fi and 3G turned off (I read a lot of iBooks) and about an hour or two less with either wi-fi or 3G turned on. With BOTH wi-fi AND 3G turned on I can get about 6 hours. This is my experience only and...
by daytonaredeye
Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:26 am
Forum: R1100R
Topic: Back in the Saddle Again
Replies: 6
Views: 975

Re: Back in the Saddle Again

Congrats witch doctor. Absolutely gorgeous bike. Someone did a great job cleaning it up. Looks like it just came off the showroom brand new.
by daytonaredeye
Mon Mar 21, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: R1100R
Topic: Best Replacement Battery?
Replies: 17
Views: 3537

Re: Best Replacement Battery?

Quick update. All is wonderful in the world again after slipping the cable back into its ferule/seat. :D Amazing what < 1 cm of movement will do! Re: the Odyssey - was same size as the BMW brand battery and no modifications needed to get it into the battery "box" This forum just saved me q...
by daytonaredeye
Mon Mar 21, 2011 10:38 am
Forum: R1100R
Topic: Best Replacement Battery?
Replies: 17
Views: 3537

Re: Best Replacement Battery?

Thanks railbender!!! You were right, the cable on the right side was sitting out of the rear side of the "seating?" and took only a second to pop it back in. The bottom picture shows what appears to be a nut which the cable sits in. Does this screw onto the end of the cable to keep it ther...
by daytonaredeye
Sun Mar 20, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: R1100R
Topic: Best Replacement Battery?
Replies: 17
Views: 3537

Re: Best Replacement Battery?

railbender - thanks for the quick reply and this sounds cool but - how? duckdave - I would probably have more confidence trying this step as it doesn't require much mechanical input. I admit I am somewhat challenged when it comes to troubleshooting stuff on the bike. As I initially mentioned, when i...
by daytonaredeye
Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: R1100R
Topic: Best Replacement Battery?
Replies: 17
Views: 3537

Re: Best Replacement Battery?

I just did a battery changeout the other day (put in an Odyssey) and it was a real b*tch to do this time. I did one about 5 years ago and raising the tank was difficult but was able to get it done w/o assistance but it ran rough for about 30 miles afterward before smoothing out. I really had a diffi...
by daytonaredeye
Fri Mar 11, 2011 6:53 pm
Forum: R1100R
Topic: Mounting a Givi top case on a R1100R question???
Replies: 14
Views: 1983

Re: Mounting a Givi top case on a R1100R question???

I have the E 45 Monokey by GIVI. Word of caution: when I was last on the road using it in a long distance trip, my key broke off in the case lock. Couldn't use it. Fortunately some other folks in our travel party were following with their Suburban and they transported it back for me. I was able to g...
by daytonaredeye
Mon Mar 07, 2011 3:12 pm
Forum: R1100R
Topic: Mounting a Givi top case on a R1100R question???
Replies: 14
Views: 1983

Re: Mounting a Givi top case on a R1100R question???

Here are a few pix to show you what it will look like after you get it installed. It took me about an hour or so to mount mine and had to do the cannisterectomy (removal of the exaust emmisions cannister) to get it installed. Its been about 10 years since I did it and I downloaded the instructions o...
by daytonaredeye
Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:47 pm
Forum: R1100R
Topic: Introduction
Replies: 6
Views: 740

Re: Introduction

Yep. If ya ever have it tip over on you, say while walking it up to a gas pump island, it can be a real bugger to get back uprighted...... But, while in motion, it takes gyroscopic centrifugal forces to an art form ...
by daytonaredeye
Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:38 pm
Forum: R1100R
Topic: Newbie questions about an 01 R1100R
Replies: 5
Views: 878

Re: Newbie questions about an 01 R1100R

Got the same bike as well and have always grabbed a frame section just above and to the rear of the left foot peg to pull up onto center stand. Never knew the aftermarket handle was an option but wouldn't have gone for it anyway. The frame section is easy enough to grab and have never had a problem ...
by daytonaredeye
Sun May 09, 2010 12:33 am
Forum: R1100R
Topic: Tank bag advice
Replies: 7
Views: 1226

Re: Tank bag advice

I still have the BMW brand tank bag I bought along with my bike in 2000. Have had to replace the elastic straps on the front which hook onto the latches on the handlebars once but still in pretty good shape. Until it disintegrates into dust will continue to use it. Lots of my ridding buddies use the...
by daytonaredeye
Sun May 09, 2010 12:19 am
Forum: Off-Topic!!!!!
Topic: Internal combustion engine animation
Replies: 1
Views: 591

Re: Internal combustion engine animation

A couple of animations a little easier on the eyes than in the first post. http://auto.howstuffworks.com/engine1.htm The animations on this page are specifically dedicated to the 4 cycles of IC engines http://auto.howstuffworks.com/engine2.htm Figure 4 on this page is an animation of opposed inline ...

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