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Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 05-27-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,790
Posted By nathanmargolis
New Starter

If you have not purchased your starter yet, purchase from:
https://www.euromotoelectrics.com
Great outfit and so much less expensive than a BMW dealer, they are very knowledgeable, and will fix you...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 01-15-2017, 07:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,450
Posted By nathanmargolis
The last battery I purchased was from...

The last battery I purchased was from Beemerboneyward, an AGM, about five years ago. Can't remember the manufacturer as there has never been a reason to pull fairings off since. Cost? Do remember...
Forum: R1100S Bikes and Parts For Sale 12-29-2016, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 840
Posted By nathanmargolis
For Sale- 2004 BMW R1100S

Selling my favorite motorcycle of all time- R1100S because of too many recent back surgeries. The bike has 37,000 miles, well maintained, and will come with a tank bag, canvas side bags, extra wind...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 08-23-2016, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 853
Posted By nathanmargolis
Fuel Pump

Not going through the whole thread but I experienced a fuel pump nightmare on my 2004 R1100S few years back. Had an intermedient (sp) electrical problem.
To keep this short, my problem was the fuel...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 11-18-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 746
Posted By nathanmargolis
Insurance

Over the years I have flipped from Geico to Progressive and back. Fortunately never had a claim but have had issues with both on misquoted renewals and other communications problems with the phone...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 10-02-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By nathanmargolis
I went the same route as you looking for used...

I went the same route as you looking for used mounting brackets as I had the cases that worked from a 2002 R1150RT.
However, did pick up some soft sport bags on sale and the 4-5 times I have used on...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 10-02-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,753
Posted By nathanmargolis
I took the easy route and used Grip Puppies. ...

I took the easy route and used Grip Puppies. They were less expensive than replacement, comfortable, and heated grips still worked fine.
Link: grip_pupies (http://www.grip-puppy.co.uk/)
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 04-16-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,820
Posted By nathanmargolis
Zinc in Oil

Zinc or what is labeled ZDDP was taken out of engine oils as it damaged catalytic converters.

This is one of the many reasons most cars have gone roller cams as Zinc was needed in flat tappet...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 04-15-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,820
Posted By nathanmargolis
Final Drive Fluid

Living in Houston and being a Texan- recommendation of NOT using synthetic is a "Texas Thing" I guess as both major BMW shops in Houston and the one in Dallas where I purchased my '13 RT said- Do not...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 04-14-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,820
Posted By nathanmargolis
Fluids

Lots of good information here.

Have read and heard from many experienced BMW mechanics/service writers/parts managers not to ever run synthetic in the differential but fine in motor and gear box. ...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 04-09-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By nathanmargolis
Tank Bag

Talk to Richard, the owner of RKA. His website is: RKA Home Page (http://www.rka-luggage.com/)

He is a long time BMW supporter (all that he rides) and manufacturers his own products. Might be a...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 04-08-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,559
Posted By nathanmargolis
One More Thing

Take you Honda, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Harley, or your bike of choice and you will be paying the same shop rate as BMW. Wild West Honda who is a BMW dealer in Houston also has multiple bike lines charges...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 04-08-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,559
Posted By nathanmargolis
BMW Reliability

There is a line in the article that says "Reliability is but one measure. We found that owner satisfaction creates a much different picture..."

The article is very one sided if it only talks about...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 03-31-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 984
Posted By nathanmargolis
On hot days like this, lane splitting makes sense...

On hot days like this, lane splitting makes sense for airflow. Hope the law does pass here in Texas.
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 03-30-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 984
Posted By nathanmargolis
Oil

I agree- oil is not a function of overheating even though different ones may one slightly cooler.

On an air cooled motor, overheating is a function of lack of airflow. Without an oil temp gauge...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 03-23-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 510
Posted By nathanmargolis
Gurgling in Gas Tank

I was doing a throttle body sync on '04 R1100S. I know you should run a fan when doing this in front of the bike for air movement/cooling but it was a relatively cool day (about 60 degree in garage)...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 03-11-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 852
Posted By nathanmargolis
Seats

Always been a big topic ever since owing BMW. As one person stated, every butt is different and I will add this- butts change over time.

Have purchased two used BMWs that had Corbin seats and...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 02-23-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,490
Posted By nathanmargolis
If you have spark to the plugs when turning the...

If you have spark to the plugs when turning the engine over, HALL sensor is good.

Does the fuel pump energize every time when you turn ignition on? On my '04 S, when fuel pump did energize, bike...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 02-20-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 605
Posted By nathanmargolis
Heads

There are air heads, oil heads, cam heads, hex heads, and water heads. If you go apples to apples it would not matter between motorcycle models (RT, GS, R, S bikes). The R1200S might have some...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 02-13-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,014
Posted By nathanmargolis
Corvette

I have had a '69 Stingray for over 30 years and will have a C7 on order within a month. Active in Corvette club in Houston for quite some time.

How much money do you want to spend?

C1 and C2...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 01-23-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,479
Posted By nathanmargolis
R1100s

I have never seen an R1100S listed for less than $3.5K and that one was a piece of junk and busted up.

Two sayings:
1. Don't look at a gift horse in the mouth
2. Too good to be true? It is...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 01-16-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,868
Posted By nathanmargolis
Road Trip

I live in Houston, have an RT and S, and done your trip many times. Everyone will have suggestions and thoughts and all will be good.
Have done your discussed rides 3-4 times and always completed...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 01-09-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,290
Posted By nathanmargolis
The connector we are talking about might be tough...

The connector we are talking about might be tough to recognize or see with fairings on the bike and you definitely can't pull it out to inspect. The link to the manual that someone posted will show...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 01-09-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,290
Posted By nathanmargolis
Fuel Light

I have a 2004 R1100S and have not had issues with fuel light but do have experience with the mentioned plug and wiring harness that caused a nightmareish gremlin on the fuel pump.

There are three...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 12-25-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,668
Posted By nathanmargolis
Throttle Body Sync

A buddy of mind who is quite capable, synced my '04 R1100S a few years ago and have only clocked about 3.5K since then. Have several other bikes and cars.

Bike runs excellent but idle is too...
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