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by trickytree
Thu May 04, 2017 4:43 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: GS wheels on a Rockster.
Replies: 44
Views: 6996

Re: GS wheels on a Rockster.

kirby wrote:They look good but.....


Agree spokes are a pain to clean but then I'm not much into cleaning so it's no problem to me.....I'm like a rescue home for patina :lol:
by trickytree
Thu May 04, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: GS wheels on a Rockster.
Replies: 44
Views: 6996

Re: GS wheels on a Rockster.

.......So, a few months of springtime riding later, any feedback about your GS wheels conversion? Still delighted with the results. Loving the extra ground clearance and can't believe how the Tourances just seem to keep on gripping.....to the extent that I quite often have to tuck my feet in so as ...
by trickytree
Tue May 02, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Removing front wheel confusion!
Replies: 5
Views: 1751

Re: Removing front wheel confusion!

You can't see one becouse it doesn't have one....Rocksters use a electronic sensor on the rear bevel drive.
by trickytree
Fri Apr 21, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Throttle Body Sync & Idle Setting Difficulty -> New Beru Coils
Replies: 12
Views: 1555

Re: Throttle Body Sync & Idle Setting Difficulty -> New Beru Coils

I've seen many threads about the stick coil issue. Just to clarify, does the 2002 also have stick coils or ignition coils? If so where are they located? I know that the 2002 is single Spark so is this something I don't have to worry about? Single sparks don't have stick coils, only the twin sparks ...
by trickytree
Wed Apr 19, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Throttle Body Sync & Idle Setting Difficulty -> New Beru Coils
Replies: 12
Views: 1555

Re: Throttle Body Sync & Idle Setting Difficulty -> New Beru Coils

Interesting. I've got a almost identical problem but my stick coils are less than a year old so I dismissed them....pulling the bottom plug caps didn't make any difference. Both exhausts getting hot, no misfire but performance and fuel economy are down and I'm getting more vibrations than usual. I'l...
by trickytree
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Not quite right....
Replies: 3
Views: 1140

Not quite right....

2004 twin spark Rockster. 65,000 miles. Posted before about increased fuel Consumption over this winter but now there's more problems Along with the 10% increase in fuel consumption there has also been increased vibration, more of a buzz felt through the pegs and seat. Suspecting throttle body balan...
by trickytree
Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:33 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Change from Telelever to Conventional
Replies: 6
Views: 1001

Re: Change from Telelever to Conventional

So, that'll be the same rad fitted to the GS and RT then? It's nothing more sinister than BMW targeting mainstream riders that prefer a 'conventional' front end, hence fitting forks to the R and RS while the big sellers with a more loyal buying base keep the telelever. There's a BMW press release or...
by trickytree
Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Crank Bearings.....
Replies: 20
Views: 1892

Re: Crank Bearings.....

Toast? Looks like it's none existent!
by trickytree
Sun Mar 26, 2017 4:27 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Cracked flange on final drive
Replies: 13
Views: 1906

Re: Cracked flange on final drive

My guess....hammering the pad pin out? Must have been well seized in!
Could probably be welded but I wouldn't, just fit a replacement plate.
by trickytree
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Engine failure?
Replies: 22
Views: 2344

Re: Engine failure?

Yup, I know most will say it's only a machine and the sums don't add up but sometimes it's not just about the money.
by trickytree
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: I know eyes will roll, but can I get an opinion? Tires.
Replies: 12
Views: 2284

Re: I know eyes will roll, but can I get an opinion? Tires.

Just check it out but I'm sure the GT version has a stiffer sidewall and is intended to fully laden tourers. Although no featherweight you don't really need that type of tyre on a Rockster.
by trickytree
Sun Feb 19, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: GS wheels on a Rockster.
Replies: 44
Views: 6996

Re: GS wheels on a Rockster.

Did another 100 miles today with Mrs.tree on the back and am struggling to find any drawbacks handling wise to this conversion. The GS bottom fork clamp actually has more offset than the Rocksters so will in effect give more rake to the steering head, but even so it doesn't seem to slow down the ste...
by trickytree
Sun Feb 19, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Engine failure?
Replies: 22
Views: 2344

Re: Engine failure?

Totally with you Bill....I'd strip the engine and repair it simply because I can and would enjoy doing it, probably put RS/RT top end on and tart the bike up at the same time. But just removing the engine from one of these bikes is a huge job on its own as literally everything is bolted to it someho...
by trickytree
Sat Feb 18, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: GS wheels on a Rockster.
Replies: 44
Views: 6996

Re: GS wheels on a Rockster.

Done for now. Turned up a black nylon disc to fill the original mounting hole for the front mudguard and drilled a new hole to line up with the centre of the upper caliper bolt which I had drilled and tapped a 5mm hole in the end off. I then just fitted a flanged screw to hold the mudguard in place....
by trickytree
Fri Feb 17, 2017 5:57 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: GS wheels on a Rockster.
Replies: 44
Views: 6996

Re: GS wheels on a Rockster.

Getting close now, hopefully tomorrow will be ride time. Re greased the pins on the rear calliper and new pads fitted. The replacement hose for the front arrived so fitted that and bled the front brakes. Tried something that I've heard mentioned many times and that is to seal the threads on the blee...
by trickytree
Tue Feb 14, 2017 4:42 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Loose Steering or something like that
Replies: 26
Views: 2417

Re: Loose Steering or something like that

Try 32 front and 36 in the rear tyre solo.
by trickytree
Tue Feb 14, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: GS wheels on a Rockster.
Replies: 44
Views: 6996

Re: GS wheels on a Rockster.

Some black paint on the forks....for now. Hopefull it will last the year out until a winter spruce up.

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by trickytree
Sun Feb 12, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: GS wheels on a Rockster.
Replies: 44
Views: 6996

Re: GS wheels on a Rockster.

Even by my low standards the fork bottoms and lower yoke were pretty bad so an hour with wire brush in the leccy drill had them looking quite spiffy. Went on the RS Paints website and they wanted a eye watering £46 for a rattle can of Ferro Blue and satin lacquer, they can feck off at those prices s...
by trickytree
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Engine failure?
Replies: 22
Views: 2344

Re: Engine failure?

I read it as he replaced the tensioner.....ie. The 17/15mm hex head bit that screws in from the top....not the blade. Steptoe over on UKGSer posted about it a while ago, I'll try and dig it out. OP, If you remove the tensioner can you see the blade? If it's not there then there's nothing to stop the...
by trickytree
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: GS wheels on a Rockster.
Replies: 44
Views: 6996

Re: GS wheels on a Rockster.

Yes, Rockster discs are 320mm diameter, GS are 300 or 305mm, I forget which.

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