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by two wheel tango
Thu Jul 30, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: getting spark plug wires off
Replies: 13
Views: 662

Re: getting spark plug wires off

I fiddled around with that tool the first time I tried to pull the stick coils and gave up. I just use a screw driver to catch the lip on the head of the stick coil and lever against the valve cover. (rag on the valve cover to protect against nicks)

Painless - Hassle free - All the time.
by two wheel tango
Wed Jul 29, 2009 1:53 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Kills at start up
Replies: 16
Views: 944

Re: Kills at start up

I had similar issues a while back that ultimately led me to the stick coils...
by two wheel tango
Sat Jun 20, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Would you do it?
Replies: 17
Views: 1280

Re: Would you do it?

rdsmith3 wrote:Maybe you mentioned this, but at 72K miles you are due for another poly V belt replacement.


Changed once at about 40K. Still looks good... I'm gonna pick up some spares to carry regardless so I might as well add this to the pack list just in case. Thanks for the reminder.
by two wheel tango
Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Six years; 72,000 miles
Replies: 14
Views: 1697

Re: Six years; 72,000 miles

I still love this bike! Even as the years and miles pile on the styling and aesthetics on this bike remain so timeless. I can't see myself ever selling mine.. heck I bought it back when the insurance company totalled it out not too long ago! Battle scars and all she still pulls positive comments - ...
by two wheel tango
Wed Jun 17, 2009 10:42 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Would you do it?
Replies: 17
Views: 1280

Re: Would you do it?

Whoa! Quite the chatter on this thread today, eh? Thanks for the advice, good cheer - And humor too (combustor777)! Roger that on roadside assistance and the anonymous book. I presumed the MOA roadside assistance does not have coverage in Canada - Will look into this. And the Anonymous book... How c...
by two wheel tango
Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Would you do it?
Replies: 17
Views: 1280

Would you do it?

Ok this is all very subjective. And maybe I just need to allay some of the fears in the back of my mind. I leave in two weeks for a solo ride - Minneapolis to Nova Scotia by way of New England. Ferry up to Newfoundland and back to Nova Scotia. Make my way back home on the Canadian side... Prince Edw...
by two wheel tango
Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:21 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Six years; 72,000 miles
Replies: 14
Views: 1697

Re: Six years; 72,000 miles

Wish mine was that clean! Same vintage (2004/ 2 spark) just clocked 72K a couple weeks back as well -- but a lot more battle scars. When I manage to pick up a cheap ding free tank I'm going to treat her to a real cool paint job... one of these fine days. On the flip side she's been virtually flawles...
by two wheel tango
Thu May 28, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Cyclerob - Clutch Spline Greasing?
Replies: 17
Views: 2434

Re: Cyclerob - Clutch Spline Greasing?

I'm about to do the same procedure very soon. I have a new (to me-19K miles)drive shaft on the way from a seller in Canada and when that arrives I'm diving in. Hi Boxer, Is this just a preemptive undertaking? How many miles on your bike? How did your FD look when you took it apart? Just curious... ...
by two wheel tango
Thu May 14, 2009 6:44 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Broken steering stop.
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Re: Broken steering stop.

The bolt on fix...

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by two wheel tango
Mon May 04, 2009 9:57 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Broken steering stop.
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Re: Broken steering stop.

I think it happened a while back to another poster on this site and he fixed it by attaching something in place of the broken tab. Did you recover the broken portion? I think is cast aluminum and could be welded back. Was the tank damaged ? as that is the next stop for the handle bar. Hey Boxermani...
by two wheel tango
Mon May 04, 2009 12:09 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Broken steering stop.
Replies: 5
Views: 535

Broken steering stop.

Anybody else been down this road? Do options for a serviceable solution exist beyond either replacing or removing/repairing the frame. Like bolting on something that could function as a stop... what do I know, I'm just a lowly software engineer who enjoys a good hack ;-) http://farm4.static.flickr.c...
by two wheel tango
Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:40 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Unusual Bulb for Licence (Number) Plate
Replies: 16
Views: 2716

Re: Unusual Bulb for Licence (Number) Plate

Its a Ba9s -- I recently replaced with an LED equivalent.
by two wheel tango
Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:16 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Instrument Panel talltale bulbs and gauge lighting.
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: Instrument Panel talltale bulbs and gauge lighting.

Finally made some time this weekend to get this all sorted out. Found four wires completely severed in the wiring harness... just below where they exit out of the instrument cluster. There was no zip tie there but evidence that there was one in the past. Also took the time to replace a couple of bur...
by two wheel tango
Mon Sep 01, 2008 7:11 pm
Forum: Off-Topic!!!!!
Topic: Win a Yamaha XT225! [Raffle is COMPLETED] Congrats to OlyVR!
Replies: 102
Views: 25969

Re: Win a Yamaha XT225! [Raffle is ON!]

Doug wrote:8 hours left!! Any last minute entries?! This is your last chance!!!!! :)


New lifetime membership just submitted :)

Cutting it real fine -- Just caught wind of this membership drive.
by two wheel tango
Sun Aug 31, 2008 7:48 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Instrument Panel talltale bulbs and gauge lighting.
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Re: Instrument Panel talltale bulbs and gauge lighting.

Thanks Boxermania. I think the problem might be a little more urgent than I thought too... I've since found out that fuse #8 (low beam headlight) is consistently blowing out... went through a couple today. When I was in there yesterday I did not notice any over tightened zip ties or any discernable ...
by two wheel tango
Sat Aug 30, 2008 11:49 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Instrument Panel talltale bulbs and gauge lighting.
Replies: 4
Views: 713

Instrument Panel talltale bulbs and gauge lighting.

I screwed up. A year or so ago one of my turn signal bulbs started to work only intermittently and ultimately stop working completely. At the time the local dealership quoted me $20 odd dollars for a replacement bulb -- I decided to live with the problem. A few months later I inspected further and f...
by two wheel tango
Wed Nov 21, 2007 12:26 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: K1200 vs R1150R
Replies: 22
Views: 4119

mannyhabib wrote:I want to keep my R, once it's paid off I think I'll buy the K. Mid-life is taking its toll, my father is 84 and has downgraded to a Vespa.


I know this old fart :smt006

The writings on the wall, Manny.... keep the R and start saving for the Vespa, its all downhill from where you're at... :D
by two wheel tango
Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:37 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: My Radar on my Rockster
Replies: 10
Views: 2273

Neat installation! My Valentine 1 on a ram mount above the front brake master cylinder looks tacky by comparison.
by two wheel tango
Tue Sep 11, 2007 1:41 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Continental road attack's
Replies: 6
Views: 1132

Re: Continental road attack's

Anyone else tried them? Fantastic tire for back road scratching and commuting. Sticks well and has an outstanding profile that leans in easily. Very quick turn in but still tracks well on straights. Positive and confidence inspiring in the wet. They are sensitive to tire pressure. Don't remember wh...
by two wheel tango
Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Inspection of the nether regions.
Replies: 17
Views: 2088

Inspection of the nether regions.

Figured I'd take the time snap up a couple of pics while I had the rear tire off for some new rubber a couple of weeks ago. Lots of dryish grime here. Came off easily with a wet toothbrush and no evidence of fresh seepage since. Didn't quite get all of it off for this pic; there's still some to the ...

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