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Old 04-19-2013, 01:47 PM   #286
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Out of my price and a fortune to ship to Chicago. Otherwise
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Old 04-19-2013, 02:26 PM   #287
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Along the same lines, worth spending a couple grand more on an R1200ST? Ergo look similar, bags look similar.
The ST is a little more relaxed. Functionally, it is a great bike, but wow, you're comparing one of the nicest-looking BMW's of all time to perhaps the most hideous-looking. It wouldn't even be on the radar scope for me.

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Old 05-05-2013, 02:23 PM   #288
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:53 PM   #289
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What a great thread. I've got an R1150R as a do it all bike, it's great. I have always wanted a an S but doesn't seem great for two up. Still love the bikes.
Can not understand why they didn't sell like hot cakes.
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Old 05-05-2013, 06:02 PM   #290
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I'm only about 7 months into my '04 R1100s and I'm completely enamored with this thing. I've owned lots of fun bikes, but this one is quickly becoming a favorite.

It's a solid, stable, fun and comfortable bike to ride for hours on end. I live in Prescott, AZ with hundreds of curves north and south of me. While it doesn't have gobs of power, it's very poised.

I just ordered system cases for it. I'm heading up to Colorado for a 2000 mile trip. I have every confidence I'll be comfy and enjoy the ride. I also think these bikes are incredible values. I bought mine with 12,000 miles from a dude with seven BMWs, each lovingly cared for. I couldn't find a spec of dust on the bike when I bought it for $5500.

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Old 05-07-2013, 08:04 PM   #291
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One of the best bikes I have owned and does everything. Still puts a smile on my face and can show some faster bikes a clean pair of heels. One of the best pictures of us.
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Stock R1100S of 2005 vintage with the sports pack. Swapped the normal mirrors for the BCR mirrors (to make it easier to remove for track days) and fitted the expensive carbon plugs as per BCR.
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:33 PM   #292
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Bought mine new in 2000 and sold it 9 years later. Owned the R1100S in both Utah and Colorado. Never had an issue with it. Handled beautifully fully loaded. I'm looking now for a used bike to follow this one, and to ride up to Prudhoe Bay. My S could have done it. Ahh well.
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Old 05-28-2013, 11:44 AM   #293
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I'm new to the club. I've had an 1150GS for a few years and had a hankering for an S so after being patient I bagged myself a bit of an eBay bargain last week and collected it on Saturday.

Did 300 or so miles on it at the weekend and it's just fantastic. The bike looks great and rides great. I've got a few jobs I want to do it on over time but I couldn't be happier right now

It's a non-ABS 2003 with heated grips, y-piece, laser, chip and 41k miles on the clocks.

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Old 05-28-2013, 11:54 AM   #294
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...just for you R11S owners, it turns out there is going to be another run of barbacks if you want a set. After that they'll prolly become unobtanium...
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Old 05-29-2013, 06:43 PM   #295
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...just for you R11S owners, it turns out there is going to be another run of barbacks if you want a set. After that they'll prolly become unobtanium...
Bump for RD Barbacks. I'm on the list. I've been wanting a pair for a long time, so it is now or never. If you are wondering about the quality, people on the Pelican swear by them.
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Old 05-29-2013, 08:06 PM   #296
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...why yws you are...we're looking at 3 weeks wait time FYI.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:43 AM   #297
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Wicked Cross bar for GPS mount

I made a crossbar today to use for attaching a Touratech GPS mount to my '99 'S...

I have my clip-ons in the high position like this:



...so I had the idea to attach a bar to the available holes on the clip-ons that were used in the low position to attach to the upper fork cross brace.

I started with a piece of 1/2 inch aluminum tube I got at Lowes:



I used a hack saw to cut it down to length:





Then I used a vice to flatten the ends:











Then I measured where the holes should be drilled:



...and drilled and used a veriety of files and sand paper to smooth out the ends:



Then I used some stainless steel screws with cap-head nuts to attach my new bar to the clip-ons:





I'm ordering the Touratech mount for the Garmin Montana to attach to this bar. Total cost of materials to make this bar was less than $15 (less than $10 if you already have the screws and nuts rattling arround your garage)

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Old 06-02-2013, 08:00 PM   #298
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On the road; need some tech advice '94 R1100RS

My buddy and I were headed to New Mexico but have been stranded in Hawthorne, Nevada :-( It looks like the fuel pump gave up on his R1100RS. I don't know Sh*t about Oilheads. He's pretty much in the same boat. I hope to find a aftermarket pump to install at the NAPA store down the street.
Ideas, recommendations and words of caution are VERY much needed at this point.
I've never turned a wrench on an Oilhead. However, I do understand that the fuel pump is in the fuel tank like on my K-bike. However, it is not replaced via the fuel filler hole in the top of the tank? Is there a panel on the underside of the fuel tank for this job?
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:28 AM   #299
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I've never turned a wrench on an Oilhead. However, I do understand that the fuel pump is in the fuel tank like on my K-bike. However, it is not replaced via the fuel filler hole in the top of the tank? Is there a panel on the underside of the fuel tank for this job?
On the S, you pull the tank and the fuel pump bolts into the side. I suspect the RS is similar. It's pretty tricky getting it in/out of the tank and if your setup is OEM, you'll run into some odd hose clamps called Oetiker clamps.

I doubt you can substitute a car fuel pump directly, at least not without huge modifications. On a FI'ed bike, these fuel pumps are high-pressure pumps designed more/less as an integral part of the FI system - not like a carb fuel pump where all the pump does is keep low pressure fuel to keep a float bowl full. Adding an external fuel filter is a common mod, but not an external fuel pump.

I've heard this is the lowest-priced option:

http://www.beemerboneyard.com/16141341231n.html

I'd swing on over to the Pelican board and see if you an get some advice.

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/bmw-r...0s-tech-forum/

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Old 06-03-2013, 09:31 AM   #300
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I made a crossbar today to use for attaching a Touratech GPS mount to my '99 'S...

I'm ordering the Touratech mount for the Garmin Montana to attach to this bar. Total cost of materials to make this bar was less than $15 (less than $10 if you already have the screws and nuts rattling arround your garage)

Very nice job. I use the back of an old street sign. But it's the perfect place for the Montana.


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