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Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 466,292
Posted By Weird Bug
My 2 cents - Even though I'll probably put...

My 2 cents - Even though I'll probably put 150,000 miles on my dry clutch :) I like the idea that the new motor has a wet clutch and is in the front for easy access, but I prefer the 2014's (I have a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-24-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 466,292
Posted By Weird Bug
Just wow!

Just wow!
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 466,292
Posted By Weird Bug
Rode to work today (lovely weather), but not a...

Rode to work today (lovely weather), but not a peep out of the motor when I started it today. Maybe it was only that one day??
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 466,292
Posted By Weird Bug
Thanks. I started mine this morning and it...

Thanks.

I started mine this morning and it didn't make that noise. Sometimes it does (very light) sometimes not at all.
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 466,292
Posted By Weird Bug
Did they fix something? Not sure from your post.

Did they fix something? Not sure from your post.
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 466,292
Posted By Weird Bug
Yes, it doesn't seem to be a problem (all my...

Yes, it doesn't seem to be a problem (all my R1200 bikes have done it), I just was watching a video about it on those other bikes. Just like watching medical stuff you think you have the symptoms...
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 466,292
Posted By Weird Bug
Does your R1200R Camhead clatter upon starting,...

Does your R1200R Camhead clatter upon starting, and quite down shortly thereafter? I was watching a video on 1100 and 1150 cam chain tensioners and was wondering if that is what causes that noise.
Forum: Road warriors 03-27-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 985
Views: 208,536
Posted By Weird Bug
2006 r1200gs - ugly, too tall, heavy, posing,...

2006 r1200gs - ugly, too tall, heavy, posing, servos, no cruise
2007 r1200rt - too much wind protection (hot in FLA)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,967
Posted By Weird Bug
Honest ^^ Some of the other responses appear...

Honest ^^

Some of the other responses appear to be lies, even if small ones (e.g., "couldn't pass up..."). That never bodes well for a relationship (or for your karma).

Also, imagine going...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 466,292
Posted By Weird Bug
Putting that cost into perspective one can...

Putting that cost into perspective one can purchase a used earlier model RxxxxR for about that price or less.:eek1
Forum: Road warriors 03-23-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 466,292
Posted By Weird Bug
They both have two wheels, but I don't see much...

They both have two wheels, but I don't see much more resemblance than that.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,879
Posted By Weird Bug
def - did you keep the same specs for the rest of...

def - did you keep the same specs for the rest of the tubing and just cut the bottom off?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,164
Posted By Weird Bug
I did what Jim said on my 2011 R1200R. Unlike...

I did what Jim said on my 2011 R1200R. Unlike most here I needed to replace two shims. Ordered them and installed a few weeks later.

BTW - if you haven't yet, get Jim's DVD as you will then move...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 678
Posted By Weird Bug
That's what we do...glad to be of assistance!

That's what we do...glad to be of assistance!
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 466,292
Posted By Weird Bug
Agreed - nice bike! And the comment is really...

Agreed - nice bike! And the comment is really not kidding. I try to explain to people that the boxers take a minimum of 10K for break in, and just run better as the mileage gets over 20K.
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 466,292
Posted By Weird Bug
I didn't realize that and thought a heavier...

I didn't realize that and thought a heavier flywheel would take away from the acceleration due to the motor having to push more weight.

I put a Booster Plug on my 2011 recently in an effort to...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 466,292
Posted By Weird Bug
One think the sales rep said was interesting. ...

One think the sales rep said was interesting. That is that the new R1200R has a heavier flywheel. That would slow the acceleration some which could be made up with HP, but the benefit might be less...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 466,292
Posted By Weird Bug
Went to the dealer Saturday to look at my Bro's...

Went to the dealer Saturday to look at my Bro's new S1000RR and looked at the R1200R in same color as above, and thankfully didn't like it as much as my 2011R. That's not to say that it isn't a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,305
Posted By Weird Bug
The plot thickens...Good points rdcyclist - thank...

The plot thickens...Good points rdcyclist - thank you.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,305
Posted By Weird Bug
I believe that I will order them from BBY and...

I believe that I will order them from BBY and schedule a replacement date soon. Don't want that kind of golden shower, or any extra adventure of that nature :D
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,305
Posted By Weird Bug
Fuel Quick Disconnect Replacements

Posted in the RxxxxR forum and no response. Thought I'd check with the inmates in this cell block, since there are so many of you here:D

Here was the post:

I have read about the plastic...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 466,292
Posted By Weird Bug
Funny! I was just looking at Ohlins too!!!! Not...

Funny! I was just looking at Ohlins too!!!! Not because I need, but... We must be on a similar plane.
Forum: Americas 02-27-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 887
Posted By Weird Bug
The Florida to Upstate NY and over through...

The Florida to Upstate NY and over through Michigan I can comment on.

Depending on where you start in Florida and how much of a hurry you are in - I go up US19 through Georgia and then just south...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 466,292
Posted By Weird Bug
Tank Removal - Quick Disconnects

I have read about the plastic connectors failing on some of the BMWs and wonder what your experiences have been on the R1200R. I'm not sure if it is an issue at all, if it pertains to 1150 or...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 466,292
Posted By Weird Bug
That is one of the great things about buying...

That is one of the great things about buying Wunderlich and Tourotech stuff, as the things they sell fit precisely. I bought TT panniers for my GS and was impressed and how well it all fit together.
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 466,292
Posted By Weird Bug
Rick G - That is an interesting perspective. ...

Rick G - That is an interesting perspective. I'll try not to take it personal as you are probably generalizing (e.g., ..."every time someone"... ). After all, I'm not sure that you could classify...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 466,292
Posted By Weird Bug
That's what I was looking for - thanks. Wow that...

That's what I was looking for - thanks. Wow that is some price though! $105. I think a trip to the hardware store is in order first...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 466,292
Posted By Weird Bug
Oil Cooler Protection

Do any of you have a source for a screen to place over my oil cooler (2011 R1200R)? I can probably make something, but I'd like to see what is commercially made first.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,303
Posted By Weird Bug
2011 R1200R for me with about 10,000 miles. ...

2011 R1200R for me with about 10,000 miles. Spent 18,000 miles on a GS (2006) so I can compare (plus 12,000 on a 2007 RT and 21,000 on a 2006 Ducati ST3s). The GS stock screen was terrible and loud...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 466,292
Posted By Weird Bug
That may be why my vest was heating up and...

That may be why my vest was heating up and cooling off recently. Maybe it exceeded the BMW plug capacity and CANbus said get cold dude. Do you think that could be what happened?

Also, instead of...
Forum: Road warriors 02-23-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,835
Views: 289,159
Posted By Weird Bug
ST3s in black for me, went 21,000 miles in a year...

ST3s in black for me, went 21,000 miles in a year or so - including a 7,000 mile jaunt (3,000 of that 2-up) with full camping gear for two. Also, a 6,000 mile spin with two up for about 2,000 of...
Forum: The Garage 02-23-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,214
Posted By Weird Bug
Balance the wheels too.

Balance the wheels too.
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,256
Posted By Weird Bug
Thank you. Just got my Posi-taps today!

Thank you. Just got my Posi-taps today!
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,256
Posted By Weird Bug
Sorry if this is considered a hijack, but any...

Sorry if this is considered a hijack, but any issue with connecting the trigger wire to the license plate light (easy to get to on my R1200R)? Is there a better wire to connect to.

Also, I want...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 466,292
Posted By Weird Bug
Really a great looking bike IMHO. If you have...

Really a great looking bike IMHO. If you have time would you post a close up of the cylinder head protectors you have? I have Machine Art protectors which are way better than most (especially...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 466,292
Posted By Weird Bug
[QUOTE=beemerphile;26175146]As the bike shows, it...

[QUOTE=beemerphile;26175146]As the bike shows, it was a wet trip. This was in June 2012. It had rained for about two weeks before and the day of my passage. Total soup. The tires were Metzler...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,895
Posted By Weird Bug
Not answering the OP's question, but a friend of...

Not answering the OP's question, but a friend of mine does small commercial engine repair and he said E10 has been very good for his business. Problem is though that he fixes the small engines and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,895
Posted By Weird Bug
I use it exclusively in my boat, but that is...

I use it exclusively in my boat, but that is because it is easily obtained in my area and along the water. The main reasons you don't want it in the boat relate to water saturation (many boat fuel...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2015, 06:25 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 466,292
Posted By Weird Bug
Fantastic! We get too caught up in the...

Fantastic! We get too caught up in the equipment/bike escalation some times. We need to just get the heck out and ride! (which I do:evil). That's one reason I do my own work on the R, so I don't...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 466,292
Posted By Weird Bug
Funny you say that about the 690 Duke, as that...

Funny you say that about the 690 Duke, as that was where I was going (for 130 less pounds), but after all said and done the R is such a great bike that I decided to stay with it.

I'll check out...
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