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by jfslater98
Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Low idle RPM and engine cuts off when revving too gently
Replies: 9
Views: 1120

Re: Low idle RPM and engine cuts off when revving too gently

The idle for these bikes is recommended to be 1100. So you're just about at "stall speed" where you are now. If you're doing the 36K yourself, poke around teh interwebz for throttle body synchronization instructions. The Big Brass Air Screws sound like they need to be let out a little bit....
by jfslater98
Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: BMW System Cases AND BMW Topcase?
Replies: 14
Views: 2868

Re: BMW System Cases AND BMW Topcase?

Jpainter187 wrote:Do you know if the finish is similar to BMW cases and do you know how many liters it is?


The finish is maybe a little flatter than the BMW cases. I am going to guess that the capacity is 25 liters. It fits a large full face helmet, and not much else.
by jfslater98
Wed Jun 30, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: BMW System Cases AND BMW Topcase?
Replies: 14
Views: 2868

Re: BMW System Cases AND BMW Topcase?

Here's what I got http://www.jcwhitney.com/travel-trunk/p2002510.jcwx The mounting plate came with it. $80, but sometimes you can get them on pretty decent sales. I read on some other forum that Sears is selling even cheaper ones. :shock: I dunno, a knock-off of a knock-off? Anyway, the JC whitney's...
by jfslater98
Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: BMW System Cases AND BMW Topcase?
Replies: 14
Views: 2868

Re: BMW System Cases AND BMW Topcase?

Nah! The cheap solution is a $10 cutting board and a $50 top case from JC whitney. Check this out http://lh6.ggpht.com/_HgxEQJE8K88/SBprTeeyHPI/AAAAAAAAAY0/p60LsLVtYT0/s800/100_5517.jpg http://lh4.ggpht.com/_HgxEQJE8K88/SBprZ-eyHaI/AAAAAAAAAaQ/7Ity9_jsSEA/s800/100_5533.jpg http://lh3.ggpht.com/_HgxE...
by jfslater98
Sun Jun 20, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Mirrors...
Replies: 11
Views: 1531

Re: Mirrors...

Folks around here buy the K-bike RS mirrors (forget the model number). The next step is to take the left one and "dry fit" it on the handlebar area, getting an idea of how much "meat" has to be taken out for the High Idle lever to work properly. Silver magic marker or some such i...
by jfslater98
Sat Jun 19, 2010 8:05 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Value of 'Dropped' Rockster
Replies: 26
Views: 2617

Re: Value of 'Dropped' Rockster

If you have ABS, yes, the front lever engages both front and rear. The rear lever, however, only engages the rear - what they call "partial integration". Beemerboneyard.com sells used BMW parts, so they may have what you're looking for. Also troll ebay from time to time. Good luck, hope yo...
by jfslater98
Tue Jun 08, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Leaking Oil Filler Cap
Replies: 18
Views: 6071

Re: Leaking Oil Filler Cap

Lots of cheap sources for the R1150R manual. I got mine on ebay, after a couple tries. Don't ask. If you poke around the interwebz, you can find it for free sometimes. The manual is good for looking up stuff like this, but it's not very good (imo) in leading you through any kind of procedure, such a...
by jfslater98
Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Leaking Oil Filler Cap
Replies: 18
Views: 6071

Re: Leaking Oil Filler Cap

Yuck. Let's hope it's just the bolts need to be retorqued. I am guessing they're M8s, so by the picture below, that's 20nm. I am hoping it's not "clean, degrease and apply 3-bond". #-o Good luck! http://lh6.ggpht.com/_HgxEQJE8K88/TA20lQBH5zI/AAAAAAAAEaA/GF_OrieZYK4/s800/6-7-2010%2011-07-27...
by jfslater98
Mon May 31, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: R115OR
Topic: My fuel cap is upside down
Replies: 11
Views: 1122

Re: My fuel cap is upside down

Will there be less slack on the vent hoses, when it comes time to swap out the fuel filter? Can't remember...
by jfslater98
Sun May 30, 2010 9:49 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Screens
Replies: 3
Views: 843

Re: Screens

Where on the bike are the bolts you are looking for? The ones that support the instrument cluster?
by jfslater98
Sun May 23, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: R115OR
Topic: Starts intermittently won't run
Replies: 3
Views: 620

Re: Starts intermittently won't run

.it took a long time to start.. Battery is my first guess. Bad stick coils can also result in this behavior. But... You should probably provide a bit more background on your ride: year, miles ridden, any recent work, etc. Further searching on this site may reveal an answer as well. Let us know what...
by jfslater98
Mon May 17, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: Great Rides
Topic: Today at the Harriman Bash
Replies: 11
Views: 2223

Re: Today at the Harriman Bash

One thing every biker has to learn, either the easy way or the hard way, is to always be aware of the road surface. Learned it the hard way, last September. :oops: Hopefully my only lesson. Glad it was a good bash all around. Wish I could've been there. Even had I made plans, work would have dashed...
by jfslater98
Tue May 11, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Group Rides
Topic: Final Days - Harriman Bash - Final Planning
Replies: 33
Views: 4732

Re: Final Days - Harriman Bash - Final Planning

Very jealous, wish I could join you. But, critical CLM-like things happening at work this week, so it was very likely I was going to have to bow out anyway. :cry:

Anyway, ride safe and have a lot of fun! Can't wait for the ride report!
by jfslater98
Tue May 04, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: R115OR
Topic: Leaking gas....
Replies: 20
Views: 2042

Re: Leaking gas....

When you replace the QD's, or even disconnect to remove the tank, the little o-rings can cause a problem too. Mine did this week. Hard to believe such a tiny little thing could cause a problem. A minute little chunk of that o-ring was picked off somehow, and it caused a leak. Not a gusher, but a not...
by jfslater98
Sat May 01, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: R115OR
Topic: Timesert installation
Replies: 11
Views: 1059

Re: Timesert installation

Thanks for the walkthrough on the timesert. Probably the best one I've seen, and I'm sure one of these will be in my future.

Question: I noticed tiny shavings on the valve gear. Are you going to do an early oil change? Or are they too small to worry about?
by jfslater98
Sun Apr 25, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: rockster or roadster
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Re: rockster or roadster

Those are the plastic ones right? Sounds like they did their job, they're good for low speed mistakes, such as you described. I wouldn't worry too much. Just make sure the maintenance is accounted for. Low miles means it was sitting around a lot, be sure the fluids were changed, etc. etc. Good luck,...
by jfslater98
Sun Apr 25, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: rockster or roadster
Replies: 3
Views: 903

Re: rockster or roadster

hello all, im new here have not purchased my next bike yet but will be bmw.. my question is roadster or rockster... i will not be making any real long trips mostly local riding here in the midwest.solo riding 90%. i know there are some gearing differences and ergo diffs im wondering are the pegs se...
by jfslater98
Fri Apr 16, 2010 5:31 am
Forum: R115OR
Topic: Where do you get your oil filters?
Replies: 10
Views: 1273

Re: Where do you get your oil filters?

And just to add to your confusion, we have Beemerboneyard, pack of 6 Bosch for $40

http://www.beemerboneyard.com/11421460845c.html
by jfslater98
Wed Apr 07, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: R115OR
Topic: First time bleeding clutch
Replies: 8
Views: 1427

Re: First time bleeding clutch

WHOA!!! the clutch fluid was like the Mississippi river after a hard rain... full of dirty silt... ... nasty stuff... since the clutch fluid was so cruddy... I hate to stoke the paranoia fire you have burning, but while desperately searching for evidence to expunge my GSA lust, stumbled over this h...
by jfslater98
Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: R115OR
Topic: Fun with luggage racks, plus a mini gear review
Replies: 1
Views: 607

Fun with luggage racks, plus a mini gear review

Did you know the luggage racks are attached with locktite? I didn't. But I do now, after reading the service manual. Did you know that BMW decided to use different sized Torx bolts for the front and the rear of the rack? I didn't. And had I read this thread , I would've known that before I started t...

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