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Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 09-22-2018, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 871
Posted By BigDav
Are the retrofit LED's better than they use to...

Are the retrofit LED's better than they use to be?

I installed LED's in a couple of my 4 tire vehicles and the H/beam of the R1100S.

LED's are bright but they don't seem to project the light...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 09-16-2018, 05:27 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,519
Posted By BigDav
Is it fair to compare a pre-production prototype...

Is it fair to compare a pre-production prototype model to bikes made two or three years later?
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 09-15-2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,519
Posted By BigDav
I was pretty close to buying a Motus. The MSRT ...

I was pretty close to buying a Motus. The MSRT

Ugly? No....Beautiful? Not really. But I ride for function and the Motus is quite an experience.

But like BikerMiker said....no shaft on a sport...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 07-20-2018, 04:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,918
Posted By BigDav
You say the tires are new but when is the last...

You say the tires are new but when is the last time you checked the pressure?

Mine was acting squirrelly and the tires were low. Aired them up and the next ride it was acting squirrelyl again....
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 07-12-2018, 05:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,482
Posted By BigDav
Glad I am not the only one. Mine was a leaking...

Glad I am not the only one. Mine was a leaking sending unit o-ring
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 06-28-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,609
Posted By BigDav
I am doing something wrong. Only 12.5k on the...

I am doing something wrong. Only 12.5k on the odometer and I am on my third set of tires.
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 06-14-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,969
Posted By BigDav
Dim lights and a hot battery sure sounds like a...

Dim lights and a hot battery sure sounds like a loose/bad battery cable. Check both ends.
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 05-31-2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,618
Posted By BigDav
Not in California but Texas. Progressive...

Not in California but Texas.

Progressive liability only.

R1100S and R1200GS less than $100 a year
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 04-22-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 267
Views: 13,930
Posted By BigDav
Thanks for documenting the process. Does the...

Thanks for documenting the process. Does the service manual say to oil the clutch cover bolts?

Standard procedure is to not lubricate bolts unless specifically addressed in the manual.
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 04-08-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,256
Posted By BigDav
Is there suppose to be friction on the fast idle...

Is there suppose to be friction on the fast idle lever? It's a hassle to hold it in position when I could be using that hand to buckle my helmet or putting on my gloves
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 04-07-2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,256
Posted By BigDav
I bought mine new and it never liked to idle...

I bought mine new and it never liked to idle cold. Usual routine is to stall 2-3 times before it stays running.

Is there a temp sensor for the ECU on these? Otherwise they run pretty lean.
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 03-26-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,445
Posted By BigDav
Sure looks like pulverized metal to me.

Sure looks like pulverized metal to me.
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 02-22-2018, 05:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,012
Posted By BigDav
What year bike are you looking at? I think 2001...

What year bike are you looking at? I think 2001 was a transition years from ABSII and a more powerful servo ABS. Mine is an early bike with ABSII and zero issues with the ABS. Servo brakes are harder...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 02-22-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,012
Posted By BigDav
I am not sure you'll get a consensus here. I...

I am not sure you'll get a consensus here.

I enjoy my "touring" just fine. The ABS has save my hide a couple times (I think). Depending on your roads there can be many unseen hazards.

Regular...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 02-05-2018, 04:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,598
Posted By BigDav
No, I leaned out the AFxied to the point where it...

No, I leaned out the AFxied to the point where it is near stock. Some stalling cold and MPG's back up near 40.
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 02-02-2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,598
Posted By BigDav
bobross, my AFxied experience mirrors yours. I...

bobross, my AFxied experience mirrors yours. I can richen up the mixture to get rid of the cold start stalling at a severe cost in fuel economy.

My bike had early fuel pump failure. I ended up...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 01-31-2018, 03:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,100
Posted By BigDav
We're they able to ride off with it? That...

We're they able to ride off with it?

That type of clutch failure (with the lining blown off of it) is usually caused by: clutch lever in, high bike speed and too low a gear selected. It causes...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 01-30-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,919
Posted By BigDav
Welcome to the club. I can't help you on the...

Welcome to the club.

I can't help you on the panniers as my bike had Touratech panniers and a vario top case attached
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 01-19-2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 10,829
Posted By BigDav
I remember when I had a garage full of bikes....

I remember when I had a garage full of bikes. Mostly common Japanese bikes though.

Now I am down to just two. I don't feel I've outgrown my S.
I am just growing into it. But the S doesn't do...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 01-15-2018, 03:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,029
Posted By BigDav
I would assume the seals are different material. ...

I would assume the seals are different material.

My '06 R1200GS uses a blue colored oil in the clutch system. The owners manual (and cap) insist glycol based fluid is vorboten
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 01-11-2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,855
Posted By BigDav
There's a line that goes from one side of the...

There's a line that goes from one side of the tank to the other. Could it be the source?
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 01-05-2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,800
Posted By BigDav
There's already a filter/sock on the bottom of...

There's already a filter/sock on the bottom of the fuel pump. Having a filter on the outlet of the fuel pump seems to be protection if the pump grenades. Most cars do not have a replaceable fuel...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 12-02-2017, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,666
Posted By BigDav
When I installed my lines I followed the service...

When I installed my lines I followed the service manual and installed blocks in place of the brake pads when bleeding.

My front brakes have never been better. Nice and firm.
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 11-30-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,264
Posted By BigDav
For some reason I thought the change over was...

For some reason I thought the change over was later; like 2003. Yes my bike is late 2000 build date.

Is it normal for a BRC bike to have ABS and pannier racks? I thought there were stripped down...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 11-30-2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,448
Posted By BigDav
I guess I might have to get a different bike if I...

I guess I might have to get a different bike if I move to NM.

My placard was scratched off by thieves when my bike was stolen.
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