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by two wheel tango
Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:18 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Which tyres do you actively DISLIKE.
Replies: 24
Views: 3365

Re: Which tyres do you actively DISLIKE.

I am more interested in the tyres which people DON'T like... I never did come to terms with a pair of Avon Azarros I tried a couple of years ago despite experimenting with various pressures. Very squirrelly... particularly slippery when cold. Dangerous in the rain. Got rid of them well before they ...
by two wheel tango
Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: axial rocker arm adjustment
Replies: 3
Views: 815

Re: axial rocker arm adjustment

gel9001 wrote:Does anyone recall the clearence for adjusting the axial rocker arm adjustment?


If you haven't already discovered this, its a great guide: OREPAD
by two wheel tango
Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:53 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Radar Detectors?
Replies: 17
Views: 2643

Re: Radar Detectors?

Curious----how many run radar detectors? Valentine 1 plus situational awareness (as ProductUser puts it) is your best bet against them effing power tripping gendarme (majority of them anyway). Trust me. I'm docile and go with flow during day to day traffic but out on the open road the Valentine com...
by two wheel tango
Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:27 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Oil Temp Gauge - installation
Replies: 3
Views: 688

Daytona digital gauge

I pretty much followed CycleRob's excellent instructions verbatim. There's something to be said for the real time flow of information.... http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1254/1212604091_8118775f09_b.jpg http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1024/1212605723_03e4f06562_b.jpg
by two wheel tango
Wed Aug 22, 2007 3:10 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Are your coils bursting at the seam?
Replies: 10
Views: 1460

... but I figured it was somewhat normal for a bike with over 50k miles. Now I'm wondering if I should try replacing them both. For what its worth my bike's pushing close on to 59K. The new coils are a dramatic improvement. The idle and power delivery now feels like it did when it was brand new plu...
by two wheel tango
Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Are your coils bursting at the seam?
Replies: 10
Views: 1460

duke wrote:Do you have part numbers?


Parts fiche lists 12-13-7-671-896 as the coils for double ignition engines. BMW substituted with the following new replacement part number: 12-13-7-680-644.
by two wheel tango
Wed Aug 22, 2007 11:14 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Are your coils bursting at the seam?
Replies: 10
Views: 1460

was this a runability problem? How long did it take you to find it? What were the symptoms? In a nutshell, yes. Rough and vibey at idle. Mild hunt on constant throttle within a certain rpm range. High frequency vibrations at speed, despite a spot on throttle synch. Mild bogging on full throttle at ...
by two wheel tango
Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: R1150R review
Replies: 9
Views: 1903

Re: R1150R review

Throw off your preconceived notions about BMWs, would you? This bike is Unclassifiable."Power cruise," ride "naked," be a "hooligan," embarrass "sportbikes," go "sport-touring"; this motorcycle does it all, and while it's doing whatever it is, it's ...
by two wheel tango
Tue Aug 21, 2007 8:53 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Are your coils bursting at the seam?
Replies: 10
Views: 1460

Are your coils bursting at the seam?

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by two wheel tango
Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:11 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Pirelli vs Metzeler
Replies: 11
Views: 1482

Re: Pirelli vs Metzeler

Has anyone here have experience with these two tires and if so, is there a difference in handling or tread life? I've run both... they both have similar thread patterns and a round profile that feels great as you progressively transition from straight up to leaned over. No significant difference in...
by two wheel tango
Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:01 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Pilot Road2 in the USA
Replies: 9
Views: 1508

I just spoke to the factory in Greenville, S.C. Tires are now on "hold" the item numbers she gave me are: for the front 12070-17--12271. for the rear 170/60-17--79767. she couldn't tell me why they were on "hold" or when they would be released.............rt I'm in need of new t...
by two wheel tango
Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:03 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Shorter Paralever Arm
Replies: 44
Views: 11020

Van Harten

That Van Harten paralever looks cool. Wonder if its available in the US.
by two wheel tango
Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:27 am
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Rotor wear.
Replies: 5
Views: 940

How did you check the rotor thickness? A micrometer? Yep, micrometer. I prefer engine braking for street riding too. Hardly ever touch the rear except when riding city streets. Otherwise its front only when I need to brake... this is the abs model with linked brakes though. The bike has however see...
by two wheel tango
Wed Jul 04, 2007 9:40 pm
Forum: R1150R
Topic: Rotor wear.
Replies: 5
Views: 940

Rotor wear.

Measured my rotors this evening: Both front rotors at about 4.75mm. Wear limit marked on the front rotor was 4.5mm. Rear rotor came in at 4.52mm. Wasn't marked on the rotor but I think the wear limit is 4.5mm too. I'll have to check the manual. I'm going to poke around in the aftermarket and see wha...

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