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by Photoguy
Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: disappearing post
Replies: 34
Views: 1799

Re: disappearing post

Went through the same recently with a couple of posts about my sight glass replacement. It's puzzling to return to the page to see something has gone missing. Is there anything we can do collectively to keep the board viable? I agree with Riceburner, if it keeps happening, what is already a small gr...
by Photoguy
Tue Dec 10, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: GPS Electrical Connection
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: GPS Electrical Connection

Can't help with your electrical connection, but you can upload a photo to Postimage.org and then copy the image link here. It's free.
by Photoguy
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Sight Glass V.3
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Sight Glass V.3

Since V.1 and V.2 threads have vaporized, just wanted to leave a note for posterity in case anyone stumbles across it in a search- having just replaced the sight glass I have some photos and a few learned tips if it's of help.
by Photoguy
Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Oil Change question
Replies: 9
Views: 250

Re: Oil Change question

I use a Valvoline 20-50 full synthetic but only because that's what the previous owner used and gifted me a coupe of quarts....so just for consistency and not to have to worry about mixing different brands/types, and it's one less thing for me to think about. Haven't noticed any unusual consumption ...
by Photoguy
Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: New 2004 R1150R
Replies: 28
Views: 392

Re: New 2004 R1150R

To lower the pegs I have installed the brackets and pegs from a Oil Head GS I got used ones off of eBay Not much more than the lowering brackets But you then have to get the rear master cylinder and line also. I seem to recall reading that some people were able to re-work the stock master somehow t...
by Photoguy
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:32 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: New 2004 R1150R
Replies: 28
Views: 392

Re: New 2004 R1150R

Mine is a 2003 so not sure of the differences, but i have iABS and really have made a point out of an annual flush/bleed. From what I understand the modules can develop issues and the fix is difficult and expensive as they're no longer available and they don't rebuild the them Great bikes, have fun ...
by Photoguy
Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Subframe - What are these tabs and mount point for?
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: Subframe - What are these tabs and mount point for?

FYI, postimage.com is pretty easy. And free. You upload it there and post the link here.
by Photoguy
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Subframe - What are these tabs and mount point for?
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: Subframe - What are these tabs and mount point for?

I recall the conversation about the loop on the left side of the bike...but can't visualize the tabs on the right. My bike is currently put away for the winter and of course it's tight up against the garage wall on the right side. I tried to look but can't get enough clearance to see anything.
by Photoguy
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: R1150R Starting issues/Brake light flash
Replies: 12
Views: 416

Re: R1150R Starting issues/Brake light flash

Trail of the Dragon- buddy of mine made the trip last year, had a really great time.
by Photoguy
Mon Nov 18, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: R1150R Starting issues/Brake light flash
Replies: 12
Views: 416

Re: R1150R Starting issues/Brake light flash

Can't help with the running/noise issue, but the brake light might be the ABS system which flashes initially until it's activated by riding few miles per hour (forget how many exactly)- then it's good to go and the warning light should go out.

Best of luck and welcome to the group.
by Photoguy
Fri Nov 15, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Toot...toot.
Replies: 28
Views: 1115

Re: Toot...toot.

Just updating for posterity...I went with the Denali as a first try since it was cheap enough and installation seemed easy enough. Just found the time this morning to install. Couldn't have been more than 10 minutes and most of that time was trying to find my 9mm wrench and trying to figure out the ...
by Photoguy
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Electrical weirdness!
Replies: 25
Views: 773

Re: Electrical weirdness!

Glad you got it sorted out OP. Seems that sometimes there's just ghosts in the machine.

And as far as coolant. I like the 5-20 stuff, but I guess it depends on where you are.
by Photoguy
Fri Nov 01, 2019 5:42 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Toot...toot.
Replies: 28
Views: 1115

Re: Toot...toot.

Updating...I ended up ordering the Denali. While it's not as loud as the air horn, I think it might be enough to get me beyond the anemic sound of the stock horn. Also, it was cheap enough and installation seemed like a simple switch-out without the need to add or alter anything. I'll give an update...
by Photoguy
Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Toot...toot.
Replies: 28
Views: 1115

Re: Toot...toot.

Thx for the input PN. Like you I've been riding for 50 years and as I mentioned can't recall ever having used the horn on any of my bikes, other than the times that I've checked it to make sure that it works. This past time though was a little different for me and the very reason I made a post about...
by Photoguy
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Throttle Hard to Twist
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: Throttle Hard to Twist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32IqXlWOhzM Starting at 09:30 shows the process of accessing the throttle tube at the bars. I don't know what BMW recommends but on my dirt bikes we always applied a bit of white grease to the tube end where the cable attaches to keep the whole assembly rotating freel...
by Photoguy
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Throttle Hard to Twist
Replies: 10
Views: 350

Re: Throttle Hard to Twist

I've not been inside the bmws throttle at the bars but have taken apart lots of other brands and they're typically a pretty simple arrangement once you get to it...and I suspect (depending on how accessible it is) giving it a check over and a good cleaning/lube might be a good first step?
by Photoguy
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Toot...toot.
Replies: 28
Views: 1115

Re: Toot...toot.

^I agree that the horn button placement can be a little hard to find. I typically start each ride running through the hand controls and spending a little bit of time re-acquainting myself with their placement as it seems to provide a little bit of muscle memory function. When these cars pulled out i...
by Photoguy
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Toot...toot.
Replies: 28
Views: 1115

Re: Toot...toot.

Gotta admit EasyBee, I was less than high vis the other day...dark leather jacket, black helmet, jeans. My warm weather riding gear is a bit brighter...it's a Hebo trials bike riding jacket with Flags and a bunch of other brightly colored parts. lots of red/white and blue. While it may look goofy I ...
by Photoguy
Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Toot...toot.
Replies: 28
Views: 1115

Toot...toot.

So it was a beautiful Fall day here in New England and I decided to use some of my free time for a ride. I must have inadvertently put on my invisible man jacket because twice in the span of 30 minutes, someone pulled out from a parking area on my right, making a left hand turn right in front of me-...
by Photoguy
Wed Sep 04, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: disappearing post
Replies: 34
Views: 1799

Re: disappearing post

There's a lot I don't know; here's one more thing: Why would Russian Bots be interested in spamming this board ? Funny thing is I'm a member of a board devoted to classic bamboo fly rods. It's about as small a subset of the fishing world as there is. At least once a week the board is taken over wit...

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