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Old 04-13-2013, 07:38 PM   #1036
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Help with wind

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I have a 2002 R1150GS with an Adventure tank on it. I have the stock windshield with a Wnuderlich wind deflector http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/R1150GS/8110024-025.html

but still have an uncomfortable amount of buffeting coming from the bottom of the screen around the tank.

How to fix it? Any suggestions?
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I installed the Cee Bailey winglets on my 2012 r1200gs with stock shield and they made a considerable difference on the buffeting you mention. Only $45:00 if I recall?
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Old 04-13-2013, 07:55 PM   #1037
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Today was change the OEM front shock to a newer OEM shock, battery service and rear brake service.
Now I just need spring to get here.
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Old 04-13-2013, 08:00 PM   #1038
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well yesterday... Re-tuned my throttle bodies, and Installed a set of mrk3 Pivot Pegs on my R1150GS.
Liked Pivots for the ride to work today. Tomorrow they get the Dirt-n-Gravel test!
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:03 PM   #1039
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Question;


I have a 2002 R1150GS with an Adventure tank on it. I have the stock windshield with a Wnuderlich wind deflector http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/R1150GS/8110024-025.html

but still have an uncomfortable amount of buffeting coming from the bottom of the screen around the tank.

How to fix it? Any suggestions?
Thanks-
I still love my MRA X-creen.
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:04 PM   #1040
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Rolled over 1000 miles on the bike today. it took forever to get there too.

The next 1000 will come a lot quicker I promise
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Old 04-13-2013, 11:35 PM   #1041
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Wicked

Added an AltRider rear rack:



About 8 inches of extension out the back:



Perfectly flat level with my cases:





Just think of all the stuff I can stack on there now!
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Old 04-14-2013, 02:27 AM   #1042
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New stainless lines all round (1100 ABS, so 4 at front). Venhill from UK via Motobins.

Full brake fluid flush incl calipers.

New tank drain lines.

Took out limit stop screw on rear brake pedal (one that hits the stop light switch) & adjusted piston offset so pedal sitting as high as possible

To do
- new brake pads (prev owner has Vesrah; work but not much feel IMHO. Probably go for MetalGear.)
- replace fuel lines (still original 96 so well due)
- oil cooler
- IAT offset resistor
- fix sticky tripmeter (grr)
- derust & respray Givi sidecase luggage frame
- fit LED stop & tail light
- check wiring loom for problem areas (seems all the protective plastic sheathing is either cracking or splitting! 1996 vintage; anyone else seeing this?)
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Old 04-14-2013, 07:19 AM   #1043
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5500 miles so far on my girl so I did an oil change and transmission flush. Will change the final drive oil next weekend, just being safe. I also finally got my BDCW skid plate mounted. I now feel like I'm riding a sherman tank...with another sherman tank mounted on its belly

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Old 04-14-2013, 11:33 AM   #1044
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I replaced the external torx screw on the back of the shifter arm with a normal allen head screw, thus reducing the contents of my tool kit...
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Old 04-14-2013, 12:18 PM   #1045
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Went for a ride in a spring snow storm. Roads where wet and I had a big grin on my face.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:39 AM   #1046
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Got more of this.


So, instead of doing this.


I installed these.

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Old 04-15-2013, 09:24 AM   #1047
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Got more of this.


So, instead of doing this.


I installed these.

Alberta were the weather changes every few minutes. But it's getting warmer so out to the garage & do some service work this week to have the 2 girls rady for when they can get out on the black top &/or gravel .
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:59 AM   #1048
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Clutch replacement

I just spent the last two weekends replacing the clutch on my 2002 R1150 GS for the second time. First time, 2006, paid a mechanic to do it. This time, I did it myself after researching all the articles on this forum. Very helpful.

Both clutch failures happened about 20,000 miles apart, because the slave cylinder leaked and the fluid went down the rod and soaked the clutch disc. First time I bought all stock BMW parts from AJ Cycles. This time I purchased a Seibenrock disc and the spring and pressure plate pieces from a BMW parts web site in England. Even with the shipping I saved over $75 from the best price anywhere in the USA. The only thing I didn't get overseas was the new clutch slave. I bought one from Max due to multiple recommendations on this web site, claiming that Max has the very best slave cylinders. Why they are different, I don't know but that's the word anyway.

I also drilled a weep hole in the transmission housing under the slave cylinder. Now if the thing fails again, hopefully the fluid will run out on the ground instead of travelling up the rod to it's final destination on my clutch disc. I don't do deep water crossings, but if you do regularly, I'd think twice about this solution. I also corrected quite a few things that the first guy messed up on.

Also I changed out the rear chunk for the lowest gear ratio I could find. I really like it as it makes taking off on a hill, much nicer on the clutch, and sixth gear is no longer usless on secondary roads.

Lastly I installed speed bleeders and did a complete bleed of the clutch and brake fluid. I paid a dealer last spring to do it, but judging by the dark brown muddy color, I am not sure he did what he charged me for.

This has been a very nice bike, but reliability issues do crop up, so I'm not drinking the "BMU ultra reliability" Kool-Aide anymore. I'll stick to the Guiness.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:03 AM   #1049
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Got the Master cylinder for the clutch from the eBay seller. Purchased on Monday and showed up at the house on Wednesday. Cool.
No time to mess with it other than look at it, (seems new, other than a tiny bit of dust here and there.)

Installed my Touratech risers

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Old 04-15-2013, 01:20 PM   #1050
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Fitted ROX risers and added some winglets...

The reach on my bike has been a bit too much for me so I ordered some ROX 2" risers that I added to my 1" Touratech risers for a bit more height but more importantly for better reach. Its perfect now and I sit in a more neutral upright position.



Also for a while now I have been contemplating buying the Rugged Roads Winglets for bikes with Tobinators but the cost and the unknown factor of how much of a difference they would make was holding me back. Finally I thought "Stuff it, how hard can it be to make some?"
Turns out, not that hard.







These are my prototype set, I will make a few minor adjustments to the next pair but I can confirm that they work really well and arrest a lot of the air that rushes along the tank and sweeps up onto your body as many others have attested to with this bike. I'm pretty chuffed with the result as they only cost me about $10 to make which is a heck of a saving on the Rugged Roads units at around $120 delivered.

I also finally got around to painting my rear rack and Touratech rack.

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