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Old 10-08-2011, 08:15 AM   #331
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Seat mod fixes forward slide

I fabbed a spacer out of 1/8"x1" wide aluminum strap from home depot to mount between the frame mount tab and the seat adjuster mechanisms and that fixed the sliding forward problem with the comfort seat on my "02 R1150RT-P. I had heard of someone using 1/4"x1" aluminum, but I had some 1/8" on hand, tried it and it worked. Thought I'd share in case anyone is looking!
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:37 AM   #332
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I fabbed a spacer out of 1/8"x1" wide aluminum strap from home depot to mount between the frame mount tab and the seat adjuster mechanisms and that fixed the sliding forward problem with the comfort seat on my "02 R1150RT-P. I had heard of someone using 1/4"x1" aluminum, but I had some 1/8" on hand, tried it and it worked. Thought I'd share in case anyone is looking!

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Old 10-08-2011, 11:39 AM   #333
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Speakers

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Has anyone come up with a hack on replacing the speakers with something else? I do not use my speakers so I got to thinking that there has to be something else to put there that I can utilize.
Any thoughts or ideas?
Old thread, but yes I have .. still working on a write-up but PM me if you're still looking for info.
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:55 PM   #334
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:55 AM   #335
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Old thread, but yes I have .. still working on a write-up but PM me if you're still looking for info.
I'd be interested in this too...
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Old 10-09-2011, 08:48 PM   #336
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I'd be interested in this too...
Since we're having what I'm guessing is the final weekend of 80+' weather here I'll finish this up and post later in the week!
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Old 10-10-2011, 05:56 PM   #337
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Since we're having what I'm guessing is the final weekend of 80+' weather here I'll finish this up and post later in the week!
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:27 PM   #338
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Question ABS Faults

I am having weird ABS faults on my '02 1150RT. It started out random but now it looks to be here to stay.

At first my ABS light would flash while I was riding, I would try the brakes and found that the servos were disabled. Usually I would try the brakes roll a little, the ABS would reset and I would continue on my merry way.

Just recently on my way home from the Barber Vintage Festival I was puling into a rest area as it happened...ABS light on solid, no servo brakes. When I stopped I noticed my brake light was on even though no brake lever was being applied. I thought maybe a faulty brake light switch. I left the rest area and a couple miles up the road the ABS light went out and the servos were active again.

Today as I was pulling into my garage it happened again. I checked the brake light it wouldn't work with either the front or rear. I rapped on the taillight housing and it cam on and stayed on. I turned the Ign switch off and left it off for a couple of minutes. I turned the Ign switch back on and the brake light was off. Pulled the bulb out of it's holder, put it back in and the brake light came on and stayed on.

I have checked the tail light bulb and brake light bulb with my meter and the read good.

Here is the weird thing...when I pulled fuse #1 out, the ABS warning relay starts cycling and when I try my brake light it works normally with either the front or rear being applied....any ideas????
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Old 10-27-2011, 03:34 AM   #339
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Puke Gotta change the clutch----Too ,much slipping!

Yea, well, I'll get to it maybe over Thanksgiving weekend. This is not good.

Parts ~600.00, labor=free--->me! Probably my most challenging job!

Need to do the little stuff first, valve adj, change oil/filter, new ABS sensor for the front, etc.....

If anyone has experience doing this, please let me know.........chuck
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Old 10-29-2011, 06:08 PM   #340
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Can a 1150RT handle like a 1200 RT ?

I am considering going for a RT , after riding GS's ,R's and RS. The wind noise is just getting to me. I rode a 1200 RT yesterday, and was really impressed with how light it feels( looks HUGE). The 1150/ 1100 RT's look a lot better though, and are easier to come by. Haven't had a ride on one yet , but a lot of people reckon they handle a lot worse then the 1200RT. Anybody has experience with aftermarket shocks on the 1150/1100 RT ?.
I know it doesn't take away the weight difference, but it should help the handling. Is the wind protection ( noise and buffeting) any worse on the oilheads compared to the 1200 ?
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Old 10-29-2011, 10:29 PM   #341
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Do not have first hand experience with different shocks on the 1150, but changing to Wilbur shocks made an amazing improvement on the 1200. My friend put Ohlins on his 1150 and claimed it completely transformed the handling.
But, like you said, you are still dealing with the weight difference.




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Old 10-30-2011, 06:07 PM   #342
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I had an '04 GT and the RT is so much better! The wind noise and buffeting is far better than the GT, seating and riding position is much better, and to be honest I don't miss that bike at all! Get one, you will love it!
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Old 10-30-2011, 07:12 PM   #343
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Yea, well, I'll get to it maybe over Thanksgiving weekend. This is not good.

Parts ~600.00, labor=free--->me! Probably my most challenging job!

If anyone has experience doing this, please let me know.........chuck
I may be able to offer some advise, at least pertaining to my R1150RT
I just replaced the clutch disk and sent my transmission to Anton for an input spline replacement.
I do have an extensive checklist for removal written up for an R1150RT
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Old 10-31-2011, 02:51 PM   #344
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I'm not trying to hijack the thread, but I have a question about the BMW 4 Stage Charger. Does it ever reach a point where it just stays at the full charge indicated by the green light as the older charger models did? Mine seems to stay green for a while and then run through the cycles again.
The manual does state that "reduction of the battery voltage in Stage 4 causes a reset - and the cycle starts again from the beginning, and that the battery cannot be overcharged." However it seems like it runs through the cycles quite often.
It just seems a bit unusual, and I'm wondering if it's normal?

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Old 11-01-2011, 10:04 AM   #345
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Check your switches

Firenailer,

Check that all your switches are turned off, including the key and master switch. Then disconnect the battery for one minute to dump any memory the computers might have. Reconnect the battery and see if that works.

Constant recycling of the battery charger cycle may indicate another problem, like the battery is faulty or a loose wire.

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