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Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 07-25-2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,141
Posted By Lowndes
Has anyone ever run Metzler M7 RR tires?? A...

Has anyone ever run Metzler M7 RR tires?? A friend that knows says they are very good.
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 07-25-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,141
Posted By Lowndes
Big Dav, You're doin' it right: having TOO...

Big Dav,

You're doin' it right: having TOO MUCH FUN!!
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 07-21-2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,112
Posted By Lowndes
Chsmith112, I've had my '99 R1100S about 3...

Chsmith112,

I've had my '99 R1100S about 3 years now, and, Yes, there are a few mods still available. Be aware that you can spend a lot of time and $ on these boxers but they will never be the...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 07-20-2018, 07:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,340
Posted By Lowndes
Geo, As others said above, check the...

Geo,

As others said above, check the mechanicals; pivot bearings, wheel bearings, bent rims, rear lug bolts, then the shocks, fork tube oil (for lube only), steering head bearings, handlebars,...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 06-30-2018, 04:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,141
Posted By Lowndes
What brand and model tire are you buying??

What brand and model tire are you buying??
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 06-30-2018, 03:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 857
Posted By Lowndes
You replaced the HES?? Shouldn't be a prob on an...

You replaced the HES?? Shouldn't be a prob on an '04, but.... Depends on the vintage of the replacement. ??

Follow the power from the batt thru the circuits to the plugs.
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 06-27-2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 11,141
Posted By Lowndes
I'm getting 10K miles out of the rears, more with...

I'm getting 10K miles out of the rears, more with the front with Michelin PR4. The handling, wet or dry is impeccable at any lean angle. In some tire discussions, they are what the other tires are...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 06-14-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,555
Posted By Lowndes
Hey, Dana, IF you have an AGM type battery,...

Hey, Dana,

IF you have an AGM type battery, you will need an AGM rated charger. AGM's need 13.5-7 volts to charge 100%. Your regular BatteryTinder will not do it. Nor will the OEM voltage...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 06-12-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,549
Posted By Lowndes
Phlam, Congrats on the bike!! Superb...

Phlam,

Congrats on the bike!! Superb handling. We need pics!!

There are a lot of improvements to be made to these bikes. Some performance, some maintenance type.

I bought a '99 R1100S two...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 05-31-2018, 06:44 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 17,358
Posted By Lowndes
Dana, If you're waiting on the big fuel pump...

Dana,

If you're waiting on the big fuel pump flange or filler flange O-ring from Bob's, you might try again on the OEM part. After they sit for a while and out-gas they shrink back to the...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 05-30-2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,074
Posted By Lowndes
I like BOTH parts of this and want to understand...

I like BOTH parts of this and want to understand more. I've still got a set of Rocket Sprokets in the envelope they came in for my R11S. Got the Induct and SJ filter installed last year (it his the...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 05-15-2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 17,358
Posted By Lowndes
Putting some wood blocks under the center stand...

Putting some wood blocks under the center stand feet worked for me.

If you get too high on the "boosters", you'll need to put a strap between the center stand and front wheel.
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 05-15-2018, 05:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,912
Posted By Lowndes
Sure sounds like an air bubble in the system. ...

Sure sounds like an air bubble in the system. And it WILL drive you batty.

Bubbles get trapped in the system, favorite hiding pace is banjo fittings. Bike on SIDE STAND, handlebars turned all...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 05-08-2018, 07:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,853
Posted By Lowndes
Mine just says, "Advanced Performance Series". ...

Mine just says, "Advanced Performance Series". Nuthin about Universal or Long Life. ??
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 05-08-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,853
Posted By Lowndes
"Changing transmission & FD oil would be...

"Changing transmission & FD oil would be precautionary imo, 75W95 Full Syn, eg. Castrol Syntrax Longlife. Not always easily sourced. I have only found it at my local BMW dealer."

Justcrusing,
...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 05-04-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 17,358
Posted By Lowndes
Suggestion for those who are taking the drive...

Suggestion for those who are taking the drive shaft apart or are removing part or all of it:

"Phase" the shafts on the workbench, then mark the mating splined ends with a center punch or file...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 05-04-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 17,358
Posted By Lowndes
Excellent question. Short answer (I think this...

Excellent question. Short answer (I think this is correct, nrpetersen??) is that they ARE 90 deg out because one is "facing" forward, the other aft, if that makes sense. What the diagram calls "in...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 05-03-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,639
Posted By Lowndes
Kill switch or flooded.

Kill switch or flooded.
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 05-03-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,639
Posted By Lowndes
Kill switch??

Kill switch??
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 05-03-2018, 06:22 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 17,358
Posted By Lowndes
Dana, It's not about balancing the spinning...

Dana,

It's not about balancing the spinning weight, it's more about what smddanny alluded to: "...U joints, which are not constant angular velocity joints...". as in constant rotational speed. ...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 05-02-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 17,358
Posted By Lowndes
Dana, Not much inertia on that small dia rod...

Dana,

Not much inertia on that small dia rod and bearing, but yes, it is spinning. There is a very slight load on that bearing with the clutch handle out, which means one end of the rod is...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 04-30-2018, 07:04 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 17,358
Posted By Lowndes
Punkassjim, +1 on what Jim Moore says. It sounds...

Punkassjim, +1 on what Jim Moore says. It sounds like you are driving with paper-thin splines. A used tranny might be the cheapest solution. If that is too much, a least save enough for the...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 04-30-2018, 06:38 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 17,358
Posted By Lowndes
Oneye ad Dana - there are other options that...

Oneye ad Dana - there are other options that accomplish the same end as the drilled hole for the slave cylinder. There is an annular space between the slave cylinder and the housing which means you...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 04-25-2018, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,993
Posted By Lowndes
As stated on the website, "Panasonic LC-X1220P...

As stated on the website, "Panasonic LC-X1220P (12 Volt/20 Amp Hour) Long Life, Sealed Lead Acid Battery Nut-Bolt Terminal VRLA (AGM) Technology" is an AGM (Absorptive Glass Matt) battery. AGM...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 04-14-2018, 07:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,609
Posted By Lowndes
Looks exactly like my Goplus from Amazon.

Looks exactly like my Goplus from Amazon.
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