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Re: photo gallery

Postby EasyBee » Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:03 pm

I'm near Apeldoorn. In the picture you see the MRA vario touring screen. Removed that because of to much turbulence. Back to original BMW sport screen.
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Re: photo gallery

Postby peril66 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 12:32 pm

http://www.flickr.com/photos/42003161@N04/14385523769/

Here is my well played with R850R, I think that i am slowly improving her looks and performance. that is a matter of personel taste, but this one is mine!

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Re: photo gallery

Postby SteveK » Mon Jul 28, 2014 8:21 pm

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Re: photo gallery

Postby orangeclocker » Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:44 am

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Re: photo gallery

Postby SteveK » Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:08 pm

orangeclocker wrote:ImageBlue Mesa Lake, Colorado by LTDigman, on Flickr


Beautiful scenery :)

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Re: photo gallery

Postby riceburner » Tue Aug 12, 2014 7:37 am

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Re: photo gallery

Postby Redsprocket » Mon Aug 18, 2014 3:37 pm

My 2001 R1150R

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Re: photo gallery

Postby polabear119 » Sat Aug 30, 2014 10:01 pm

Hello,

Beautiful motorcycle. Would you please share how you modified the rear?

Thank you.

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Re: photo gallery

Postby CincyEast » Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:36 pm

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My 2004 R1150R still bone stock except for the black valve cover. At Rabbit Hash in Kentucky.
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Re: photo gallery

Postby ralphyimages » Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:02 am

Hi all,
new member introduction, I’m in Devon, UK and recently got myself a 2001 model:
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25k miles on the clock and in pretty good condition, in fact better condition than the 2011 F650GS twin it replaced: ‘They don’t make ‘rm like they used too...’ ;)

Did a tour of Northern Spain on her as a ‘shakedown’ and the good news was my wife really likes the R1150R (she really didn’t take to riding pillion on the 650 :( ).

So over the winter I’ve given the bike a bit of an overhaul:
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Some niggling electrical problems were traced and fixed,
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(This was the main culprit)
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I’ve replaced the original rubber brake lines with stainless steel, painted the tank, forks, telelever, rocker covers, centre stand, etc.
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Replaced the OEM springs with Hyperpro progressives and chose 25mm lower ones to accommodate my short legs/dodgy knee combination ;) fitted a Stebel Nautilus horn (in the space the ABS unit would have been located)
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Replaced the Motronic chip:
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And now I’m reassembling it all with just the rear spring left to replace.

This site has been a real help for me so far, so my thanks to everyone here for that. =D>

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Re: photo gallery

Postby ron prior » Mon Feb 09, 2015 11:04 am

ralphyimages wrote:Hi all,
new member introduction, I’m in Devon, UK and recently got myself a 2001 model:
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25k miles on the clock and in pretty good condition, in fact better condition than the 2011 F650GS twin it replaced: ‘They don’t make ‘rm like they used too...’ ;)

Did a tour of Northern Spain on her as a ‘shakedown’ and the good news was my wife really likes the R1150R (she really didn’t take to riding pillion on the 650 :( ).

So over the winter I’ve given the bike a bit of an overhaul:
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Some niggling electrical problems were traced and fixed,
Image

(This was the main culprit)
Image

I’ve replaced the original rubber brake lines with stainless steel, painted the tank, forks, telelever, rocker covers, centre stand, etc.
Image

Replaced the OEM springs with Hyperpro progressives and chose 25mm lower ones to accommodate my short legs/dodgy knee combination ;) fitted a Stebel Nautilus horn (in the space the ABS unit would have been located)
Image

Replaced the Motronic chip:
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And now I’m reassembling it all with just the rear spring left to replace.

This site has been a real help for me so far, so my thanks to everyone here for that. =D>

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Looks like a good project. Be sure and post finished pics ?

I have an "04" , always interested in seeing any others.

BTW...I like your helper...the puppy dog :)

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Re: photo gallery

Postby peels » Mon Feb 09, 2015 1:44 pm

oooh i like the panniers painted body color. that looks nice. Like factory upscale. :)
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Re: photo gallery

Postby ron prior » Mon Feb 09, 2015 3:10 pm

ralphyimages wrote:Hi all,
new member introduction, I’m in Devon, UK and recently got myself a 2001 model:
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25k miles on the clock and in pretty good condition, in fact better condition than the 2011 F650GS twin it replaced: ‘They don’t make ‘rm like they used too...’ ;)

Did a tour of Northern Spain on her as a ‘shakedown’ and the good news was my wife really likes the R1150R (she really didn’t take to riding pillion on the 650 :( ).

So over the winter I’ve given the bike a bit of an overhaul:
Image

Some niggling electrical problems were traced and fixed,
Image

(This was the main culprit)
Image

I’ve replaced the original rubber brake lines with stainless steel, painted the tank, forks, telelever, rocker covers, centre stand, etc.
Image

Replaced the OEM springs with Hyperpro progressives and chose 25mm lower ones to accommodate my short legs/dodgy knee combination ;) fitted a Stebel Nautilus horn (in the space the ABS unit would have been located)
Image

Replaced the Motronic chip:
Image

And now I’m reassembling it all with just the rear spring left to replace.

This site has been a real help for me so far, so my thanks to everyone here for that. =D>

R



What is /was, that bundle of white wires for ? were they powered & shorting out ?

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Re: photo gallery

Postby ralphyimages » Mon Feb 09, 2015 9:23 pm

The puppy dog is actually about 11 years old (she was a rescue dog so we're not sure of her exact age) but she thinks she’s still a puppy ;)

The top box has been colour-matched to the bike too:
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The white wires are an example of a common connector, i.e. where several wires are joined together in the wiring loom. The problem is that BMW uses crimps to join up the wires instead of solder and wires can work loose over time... What adds to the issue is that BMW have some really tight bends in the wiring loom and fix them tightly with cable ties: this puts strain on the wires & so they are more likely to work loose, IMO. I’ve removed a lot of the cable ties and allowed the bends to straighten out a bit, also I’ve replaced a lot of the rubber sheathing that encased the loom (as it was perished) and re-wrapped with self-amalgamating tape.

I’m about a week away from completing the re-assembly and will update with some more pics once finished. Meanwhile, I’m in trouble with the wife: apparently using ‘her’ oven is a no-no for heat-curing caliper paint...
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Re: photo gallery

Postby ron prior » Wed Feb 11, 2015 4:22 pm

ralphyimages wrote:The puppy dog is actually about 11 years old (she was a rescue dog so we're not sure of her exact age) but she thinks she’s still a puppy ;)

The top box has been colour-matched to the bike too:
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The white wires are an example of a common connector, i.e. where several wires are joined together in the wiring loom. The problem is that BMW uses crimps to join up the wires instead of solder and wires can work loose over time... What adds to the issue is that BMW have some really tight bends in the wiring loom and fix them tightly with cable ties: this puts strain on the wires & so they are more likely to work loose, IMO. I’ve removed a lot of the cable ties and allowed the bends to straighten out a bit, also I’ve replaced a lot of the rubber sheathing that encased the loom (as it was perished) and re-wrapped with self-amalgamating tape.

I’m about a week away from completing the re-assembly and will update with some more pics once finished. Meanwhile, I’m in trouble with the wife: apparently using ‘her’ oven is a no-no for heat-curing caliper paint...
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#-o

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:lol: Had to laugh at the oven remark...that very same thing caused a friend of mine to buy his own [shop] oven...and that led to him to going into the powder coat biz...

Beautiful bike !!.....& glad you rescued the doggy...give her an ear scratch from me !

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Re: photo gallery

Postby ralphyimages » Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:31 pm

ron prior wrote: :lol: Had to laugh at the oven remark...that very same thing caused a friend of mine to buy his own [shop] oven...and that led to him to going into the powder coat biz...


I’ve gotten away with a few things in the oven over time:
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And the laundry room sink...
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Plus I’ve found the dish-washer rather useful too. But I’m suspecting the dog is a snitch... ;-)

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Re: photo gallery

Postby Doug » Wed Feb 11, 2015 6:33 pm

Yah, just a bit of an overhaul! Very cool!

Which TVR is that? Chimera? You have good taste! :)
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Re: photo gallery

Postby ralphyimages » Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:43 pm

Doug wrote:Yah, just a bit of an overhaul! Very cool!

Which TVR is that? Chimera? You have good taste! :)

And you have good eyes!


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Re: photo gallery

Postby EasyBee » Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:51 pm

Jealousy is a b.... =D> =D> =D>
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Re: photo gallery

Postby ralphyimages » Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:05 pm

EasyBee wrote:Jealousy is a b.... =D> =D> =D>
A LOT of time & work went into that, you should’ve seen it when I first got her. :(

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