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Old 02-24-2013, 03:43 PM   #1
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New (to me) R1150 GS questions

Hey guys -
I just bought a 2000 R1150GS and I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions. I'm going to fly and ride (about 1000 miles).
The owner is selling her late husband's bike so there are some questions she couldn't answer. One of those is about tools. If the bike had a tool kit with it, where might it be? Is there somewhere I should I have her look for it? I don't feel comfortable riding that far without tools and I'll bring my own if I need to, but if it already has a kit somewhere, I won't have to. I searched for a suggested tool kit inventory for this bike, but didn't turn anything up. Can someone point me to the right thread or give an example of what they carry?
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I'm sure I'll come up with more questions.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:59 PM   #2
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Its behind the driver seat, UNDER the passenger seat.



might be hard for her to remove the rear seat, who knows, requires the key inserted just in front of the rear left hand blinker ( circled in yellow) , and then the seat has to sort of be lifted as the key is turned.


but once the seat is off, its a black plastic dimpled panel, it lifts from the rear of the bike, latch is black plastic just in front of that silver metal grab bar. ( tool kit lid latch is circled in red, although the lid is upside down to the far left of the photo)




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Hey guys -
I just bought a 2000 R1150GS and I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions. I'm going to fly and ride (about 1000 miles).
The owner is selling her late husband's bike so there are some questions she couldn't answer. One of those is about tools. If the bike had a tool kit with it, where might it be? Is there somewhere I should I have her look for it? I don't feel comfortable riding that far without tools and I'll bring my own if I need to, but if it already has a kit somewhere, I won't have to. I searched for a suggested tool kit inventory for this bike, but didn't turn anything up. Can someone point me to the right thread or give an example of what they carry?
Thanks,
I'm sure I'll come up with more questions.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:07 PM   #3
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Thanks

That's perfect! Thank you!
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:07 PM   #4
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Be careful about replacing the cover. You can break the plastic hinges. I've never had that problem, but just a word to the wise.

Enjoy the ride home...and easy on the throttle. On my fly-n-ride I found myself going quite fast in 6th gear and the bike didn't seem to be struggling. These things are bred for the autobahn.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:13 PM   #5
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before you set off with the bike on the centerstand check that there is oil in the sight glass on the left front of the block,
NOTE this is done with the engine off and before you start it.

Check the tire pressure set them at 36 front 42 rear, have a safe ride
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:17 PM   #6
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Check to see if the Co2 and plugs and stabber is in the tool kit and take an air pump.

I like 40/42 in my tires....they last longer.

Have a nice ride. If you are motel stopping you may want to take a lightweight bike cover too.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:04 PM   #7
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Tool kit is under the passenger seat. It's pretty spartan. I replaced mine with more and better tools; however, in nearly 50,000 miles of riding I've yet to have to use my tool kit on the road.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:40 PM   #8
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Oh God, what have I done?

I did a fly and buy for my 02 after spending 5 minutes in the saddle of one at a dealership. (Mostly to make sure my short legs would touch the ground!)I was expecting the BMW experience, smooth, sophisticated... Oh my God, this thing is a tank. It whines in first gear, is a heavy son of a bitch, first gear is too tall, the damn cylinders keep getting in the way, did I just make a very expensive mistake..... It liked to rev and was definitely faster than my F650, but the switch gear was funky, and the damn thing tried to throw itself to the ground every time I revved it at a stop. What the Hell? Once out of the heavy traffic, things started to get better. The switch gear started to make sense,but it still felt more like a Panzer than a Porsche. The first opportunity to get off the interstate and on a dirt road changed everything. It turned into a fat dirt bike that loved to sling dirt and haul ass around corners. It demands respect due to the sheer bulk, but by the time the dirt road changed back to tarmac, that big black bastard and I had a much better understanding of each other. Windy back roads.... Oh yeah. Have fun on your fly and buy!! They're great bikes.
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