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feisty feisty is offline
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Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Melbourne - Australia
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Selling 03 bought an 01. Observations

Yeehah! I've finally bought myself an 01 BCR replace my 03 r1100s. The r1100s is pretty much immaculate with 49,000 km on it. The BCR is the same with 25,000 km on it.
I was lucky and bought the BCR at about half market value from a mate who bought a new 18 GS.

After prepping the 03 for sale and swapping the best bits onto the BCR I have noticed the earlier loom insulation is pathetic and feel I need to re-insulate most of the loom. The single spark seems to go as well as the twin spark so no issues there. No flat spots so very happy. Sad that I now have ABS. Even sadder because it has started to play up. My specialist bmw mechanic is more than happy to get rid of it for me when it truly fails.
Not that I rely on self-cancelling indicators but the 01 does not have them but the 03 does. A shame.

I installed heated grips on the 03. I now have to do it again on the 01 but as pre 2003 models are not pre-wired for grips I need an addition loom and an early heated grips switchblock.

The 03 had the factory sports exhaust Verlinde which sounded great. The BCR has a two bothers which is LOUD. I'm enjoying it though as the burps and farts on over run remind me of the sound of my old ducati 900s2 conti's.

Sad part is i have also just bought an immaculate r1150rt that also has ABS. Looks like I'm going to have to learn to bleed ABS brakes and how to paint early 2000 model forks.......

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Last edited by feisty; 11-28-2017 at 04:30 AM..
Old 11-28-2017, 04:25 AM
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