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by Photoguy
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: -R1150R
Topic: Saddle Bag Ejection
Replies: 4
Views: 273

Re: Saddle Bag Ejection

Yikes! Glad that you were able to recover the bag, sounds like you got lucky!- My bike came with Cortech soft bags and I didn't think I'd like them so I've been on the look-out for a set of hard bags but haven't been able to find any. The Chinese ones keep popping up in internet searches but I never...
by Photoguy
Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: -R1150R
Topic: I am so excited to be back!
Replies: 15
Views: 1988

Re: I am so excited to be back!

I bought my first "R" brand new back in Oct. 2002 (an '03 model). I put somewhere in the ballpark of 65,000 miles on it, then somehow got the idea that I needed something new so I sold in in 2011. The "replacement" bike never lived up to the high standards my "R" had s...
by Photoguy
Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Great Rides
Topic: Five day R1150R ride
Replies: 9
Views: 443

Re: Five day R1150R ride

Sounds like a great ride! I struggle to find an hour or two to ride at times, so seeing someone else's long ride photos is the next best thing ;)
by Photoguy
Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: -R1150R
Topic: Fork Gaiters
Replies: 6
Views: 409

Re: Fork Gaiters

I've no idea if anyone's found them before, but I've finally turned some up, in Italy of all places. https://www.unitgarage.com/fork_gaiters They do quite a range of bits if you want to turn your R-R into an ersatz GS. https://www.unitgarage.com/bwm/r1150r/r1150r They do some interesting things to ...
by Photoguy
Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: -R1150R
Topic: Speed Bleeder/Bottoms Up
Replies: 9
Views: 580

Re: Speed Bleeder/Bottoms Up

I wouldn't think pushing the contaminated fluid from the caliper back up into the master cylinder would be good. Before I install new pads I bleed the calipers so that dirty moist fluid does not migrate back to the sensitive parts in the master cylinders. Even then while pressing the pistons back i...
by Photoguy
Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: -R1150R
Topic: Excessive Heat ?! Please Help
Replies: 36
Views: 1601

Re: Excessive Heat ?! Please Help

Wow, that was easy, been trying to post pictures for a long time on this forum. Towerworker I hope sees this. Forgot the bike in the first picture. http://i67.tinypic.com/zje9o5.jpg Resized this one: Thanks Photoguy for the tip. I was wondering why the image disappeared? Did you delete it? I hate t...
by Photoguy
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: -R1150R
Topic: Speed Bleeder/Bottoms Up
Replies: 9
Views: 580

Re: Speed Bleeder/Bottoms Up

That is confusing as I've always assumed SB's were literally 'one-way' only for both liquid and air. FWIW, prior to bleeding the brakes on the BMW, I've always bled from the bottom up as it seemed to make more sense to me to force air up and out vs. the other way around and with a short length of cl...
by Photoguy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: -R1150R
Topic: Retaining Pin Removal
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: Retaining Pin Removal

Good luck- It's not too bad a job. Like you I'm not a mechanic but can follow directions and this is pretty straight forward. My advice- take your time and make sure that you have all that you need at the start of the procedure and you'll be fine. I had help from RadicalR1150r here, he gave some poi...
by Photoguy
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: -R1150R
Topic: Retaining Pin Removal
Replies: 8
Views: 426

Re: Retaining Pin Removal

I used a hammer/punch after removing the retaining clip. Do you have the document for the procedure? I found it pretty complete step-by-step for the bleed procedure with only a few minor deviations. My bike is a 2003, so I'm assuming that it's pretty similar to yours. LMK if you need the document an...
by Photoguy
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: -R1150R
Topic: Trying to post images
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: Trying to post images

There's a Share tab in upper left corner on the post image page where your image is, then select hotlink to forum, copy and paste. Or there are other choices under the 'share' -you could select 'thumbnail', and the image would be smaller here but would lead to the larger image when clicked I think. ...
by Photoguy
Thu May 30, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: -R1150R
Topic: Getting close to 100K
Replies: 13
Views: 595

Re: Getting close to 100K

Nice looking bike and a great milestone! Easiest way for me to post photos is to simply upload at one of the free hosting sites- postimage, tinypic, etc and then just copy and paste the image link from there to here. Probably other ways to do it to but this is pretty straightforward. I'm not sure ho...
by Photoguy
Tue May 28, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: -R1150R
Topic: Excessive Heat ?! Please Help
Replies: 36
Views: 1601

Re: Excessive Heat ?! Please Help

^ Upload to a third party hosting site and copy and past the image link here. That's what I do anyway...I use tinypic, but there are many others. And fwiw, I'm always surprised at how hot my bike is when returning from a ride, even a short one. The last couple of minutes before shutting it off I can...
by Photoguy
Thu May 23, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: -R1150R
Topic: My new 2002 BMW R1150R
Replies: 20
Views: 1232

Re: My new 2002 BMW R1150R

Welcome Oliver, you made a great chioice- I couldn't agree more about the design, in fact it's the one of the most important things I considered when buying mine (actually third one!)...I wanted it to look like the motorcycle I had in my mind based on a lot of different criteria. My current 2003 had...
by Photoguy
Mon May 20, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: -R1150R
Topic: photo gallery
Replies: 186
Views: 75072

Re: photo gallery

Nice looking bike EB. I especially like the matching top case.
by Photoguy
Sat May 18, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: -R1150R
Topic: Just bought a 2004 R1150R...need battery tender recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 1018

Re: Just bought a 2004 R1150R...need battery tender recommendations

Not entirely sure, but isn't that the sport screen? I had one on my previous bike but currently have the fly screen which is a little bit smaller. Either way, nice looking bike you've got there-
by Photoguy
Mon May 13, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: -R1150R
Topic: Just bought a 2004 R1150R...need battery tender recommendations
Replies: 20
Views: 1018

Re: Just bought a 2004 R1150R...need battery tender recommendations

I use the Battery Tender Plus. This is an older model, not sure of it's current availability but probably. Make sure to get the BMW specific plug, it's different from a typical cigarette lighter size. Might be worth double checking the battery to see what's in there for compatibility also? Congratul...
by Photoguy
Sat May 11, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: -R1150R
Topic: Flat Black Roadster
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: Flat Black Roadster

Ok, while the increased temp/exhaust scavenging idea is an interesting one it seems more of a 'style' thing. I think it looks interesting, though I probably wouldn't do it as it seems that the look is not well suited for a stock bike imo.- better suited to something that's been modded to look a litt...
by Photoguy
Tue May 07, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: -R1150R
Topic: Flat Black Roadster
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: Flat Black Roadster

It's an interesting look for sure, just never understood where it started. If I had to venture a guess I'd think there was some kind of racing where the engine guys thought wrapping the pipes made the bikes go faster?
by Photoguy
Tue May 07, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: -R1150R
Topic: Flat Black Roadster
Replies: 8
Views: 605

Re: Flat Black Roadster

Always been curious about the wrapped exhaust pipes. I don't understand it's history or if there's a reason for it beyond it's *look*. I'm guessing that it has something to do with insulating for higher exhaust temperature? Or not- I could be totally wrong! ;)
by Photoguy
Wed May 01, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: -R1150R
Topic: Weird rear brake binding issue
Replies: 7
Views: 553

Re: Weird rear brake binding issue

Total wild guess here especially since it seems you've covered all of the initial things...caliper seals not retracting?

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