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by challey
Sun Apr 18, 2010 3:52 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: r1150r hard bags
Replies: 5
Views: 548

Re: r1150r hard bags

You do know that can get a lockset from BMW that will allow you to use your ignition key for the bags? Still have to use a key but at least it's one you'll have with you when you're riding and if you loose it, you have much bigger problems than getting into the system cases.
by challey
Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: 18K - No valve adjustment needed?
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: 18K - No valve adjustment needed?

In my experience, the valves tend to stay within the recommended range for many miles. As a result, most of the valve adjustment that I did were because the engine just didn't have the same "feel" as it did just after an adjustment. Virtually all of the time, the valves were within spec be...
by challey
Fri Apr 16, 2010 8:21 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Leaking Fuel Lines
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: Leaking Fuel Lines

You can also use the chrome-plated brass QD's made by Omega: Qty (2) FT-LCD170-05 Brass Coupling Bodies (inline) Qty (2) FT-LCD220-05 Brass Coupling Insert (straight) http://www.omega.com/ Not sure if these are more or les $ than the ones at BeemerBoneyard but they are a satisfactory alternative. Ma...
by challey
Tue Mar 30, 2010 12:10 pm
Forum: Group Rides
Topic: So, Daryl_Stamp, you planning a fingerlakes Bash '10?
Replies: 43
Views: 4175

Re: So, Daryl_Stamp, you planning a fingerlakes Bash '10?

I would be up for it - but I'm not sure the rules allow me to me come if I ride my Wee-Strom . . .
Charlie
by challey
Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:48 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Flashing brake light failed inspection in MO
Replies: 7
Views: 599

Re: Flashing brake light failed inspection in MO

Sorry -- I assumed that you'd simply ride the bike to the other shop and spending some saddle time wouldn't be a problem. Charlie " . . . sarcasm is often classified a type of verbal irony — stating the opposite of the intended meaning, e.g. using "that's fantastic" to mean "that...
by challey
Fri Mar 26, 2010 2:41 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Any harm in keeping the cat while changing the pipe?
Replies: 12
Views: 833

Re: Any harm in keeping the cat while changing the pipe?

riceburner wrote: What ever you do - do NOT run a Y-piece with the standard can. The exhaust from the can will be VERY hot - hot enough to melt the OE panniers. (trust me on that). Not to be argumentative, but I ran a Sebring Y-pipe with the OEM can and system cases for years with no problems. Mayb...
by challey
Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:12 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: 3-series oil filter fits R1150R?
Replies: 9
Views: 1469

Re: 3-series oil filter fits R1150R?

The BMW filter is nothing special Not sure that everyone will agree with you on that. I believe it was Cyclerob who some time back dissected the Mahle filter and posted the results on this forum. His analysis showed that the quality of the filter media, gaskets, bypass valving and overall construct...
by challey
Sun Mar 21, 2010 1:57 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Flashing brake light failed inspection in MO
Replies: 7
Views: 599

Re: Flashing brake light failed inspection in MO

macx wrote:
Even that's nearly a 100 mile round trip from where I'm staying north of
KC, so - -.
I'm not seeing what the problem is here . . . :D
by challey
Fri Mar 12, 2010 7:50 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: R1150R windshield
Replies: 6
Views: 1140

Re: R1150R windshield

I will second what Twindave says about Aeroflow. I've used both the BMW Sport Screen and the Aeroflow Sport Half-Fairing and the design, quality, fit and finish of the latter is quite a bit better. The Aeroflow has nicely designed split-screen system that works very well in deflecting air flow. In a...
by challey
Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:28 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Buzzing clock
Replies: 7
Views: 749

Re: Buzzing clock

frankc said: With many people having this issue with these models, I am a bit puzzled as to why BMW never had some sort of campaign to fix it. When I asked the service dept at my dealer about it, they claimed to never have heard of it before ... Surely you must be mistaken Frank - your clock proble...
by challey
Sun Feb 28, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: It's official - My Dealer is closing
Replies: 19
Views: 1994

Re: It's official - My Dealer is closing

Apparently, Montgomery Cycle in Hatfield, PA (Montco - maybe 15 miles northwest of CC Phila) is now also a BMW dealer. So, the 5th largest metro area in the US has now swung from zero BMW dealers to 2 in an matter of months.

Charlie
by challey
Sun Feb 28, 2010 6:54 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Help removing injectors
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Re: Help removing injectors

Thanks Phil, your advice was right on the money: A little elbow grease was all it took.

Both injectors will be on their way tomorrow for testing and cleaning thanks to you.

Charlie
by challey
Sat Feb 27, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Help removing injectors
Replies: 2
Views: 373

Help removing injectors

Sorry all, this is my second request for help on this subject. I'm trying to remove both fuel injectors to get them tested, cleaned or rebuilt if needed. While this looked like a straightforward task, I'm kind of stuck and don't wan't to force anything and potentially really screw things up. It was ...
by challey
Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Removing fuel injectors
Replies: 2
Views: 594

Removing fuel injectors

As part of the (very) gradual rehabilition of my bike, I need to get my fuel injectors tested. This of course requires removing them. I don't have access to an aftermarket manual and it's not clear to me from the diagrams that I do have access to just how the injector and fuel supply hose are remove...
by challey
Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:25 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: sidebags 1150R
Replies: 14
Views: 1591

Re: sidebags 1150R

Not to be too trite but even though beauty is in the eye of the beholder, my feeling is that if form follows function, it's beautiful. This is certainly true for the system cases. As others have said, they are waterproof, have mininal impact on handling and fuel economy, are relatively spacious and ...
by challey
Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:51 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Newbie looking at 2004 R1150RT - P Is it worth the hassle
Replies: 6
Views: 1020

Re: Newbie looking at 2004 R1150RT - P Is it worth the hassle

I can tell you from experience that replacing the wire harness is a very tedious job. Not particularly challenging but tedious and time consuming. There are at least 2 of us on this board who've done it though, so if you want to try it you'll be able to get some help. The most difficult task is loca...
by challey
Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Parts needed!
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: Parts needed!

Robert -- Not sure if you are in the US, Canada, Oz or GB: The superfluous "u" in "labor day" seems to indicate one of the latter 3 but I believe that particular holiday is peculiar to the States. No matter though in these days of the Net and international shipping. I think you w...
by challey
Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: What I saw in my oil site glass
Replies: 8
Views: 971

Re: What I saw in my oil site glass

It seems highly unlikely to me that a piece of fabric could have found its way through and into the crankcase. The hypothesis by ebincia seems much more plausible. I have seen the cloudy condensate he talks about in my crankcase on 2 occasions - both were the day after short rides in cold weather. T...
by challey
Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:51 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: 2002 R1150R gas mileage
Replies: 34
Views: 3124

Re: 2002 R1150R gas mileage

The R1150R seems to be a bit unusual in that more spirited riding often returns better fuel economy. When my Roadster was actually on the road, the fuel warning light nearly always came on at about 130 miles in city/suburban riding. On the highway, especially at higher speeds (80 - 90 mph), the ligh...

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