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Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 08-04-2005, 10:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 798
Posted By profWacko
Roger, I have been running Pirelli Diablo's...

Roger,

I have been running Pirelli Diablo's (not the Corsa's) on my GS since my conversion to 17" cast wheels.

They stick like crazy for track days, and I get more miles out of them (5-7k) than...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 01-19-2005, 03:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,302
Posted By profWacko
The reason I bought my S was because I had just...

The reason I bought my S was because I had just totalled my '02 V11 Le Mans after 40k miles.

I found the S had more top end, the Guzzi more low end, but not as much low end as my GS.

The Guzzi...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 01-16-2005, 07:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 883
Posted By profWacko
If you find that leg room is a little cramped...

If you find that leg room is a little cramped (which it might be if you are as chronologically gifted as some of us), try the Suburban Machinery peg lowering kit.

Made a world of difference on...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 01-12-2005, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By profWacko
He's about a month too late, as it's already sold...

He's about a month too late, as it's already sold to a friend of mine who likes it better than his 996.

This means that it's not too far removed from my life as I will still likely be doing most...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 01-11-2005, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By profWacko
I have used both the Sportec's and the standard...

I have used both the Sportec's and the standard Diablos.

The Diablo's went about 6500 miles, and the Sportec's about 3500.

The Pirelli's also never lost that great new tire feel. I wore them...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 12-10-2004, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By profWacko
Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that the Diablo's...

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that the Diablo's have LOTS of grip and really inspire a lot of confidence.

And they felt great even on the last ride I took on them before I had to change out the...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 12-09-2004, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 731
Posted By profWacko
I got 6k miles out of the rear Pirelli Diablo...

I got 6k miles out of the rear Pirelli Diablo (regular, not Corsa) on my 1150GS, and that includes 2 track days.

I got 7500 out of a Z-6, but it stopped handling very well after about 5k.

I...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 12-03-2004, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Posted By profWacko
Have you thought about doing any cryo treatments...

Have you thought about doing any cryo treatments on the tranny/clutch parts?

There are guys I know who have worked on mega$$ race cars that used cryo treatments to reduce friction and wear on lots...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 11-15-2004, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By profWacko
I have a tire machine and I'm not afriad to use...

I have a tire machine and I'm not afriad to use it.

Drop me a line (profwacko@v11lemans.com), and we'll figure out the logistics.
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 09-22-2004, 03:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By profWacko
Are the engine cases the same on the 850's as the...

Are the engine cases the same on the 850's as the 1150's?

Maybe you would just have to bore out the bosses for the cylinders.

Everybody's gotta have a dream, right?
Forum: R1100S Bikes and Parts For Sale 09-22-2004, 03:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 519
Posted By profWacko
Fs: 2001 R1100sa

Frost Blue Metallic
Ohlins F/R
zTechnik exhaust
Vanderlinde chip
SJ inDuct w/K&N
5.5 inch rear rim
System cases w/City lids
Wunderliche tailbag
BMW tank bag
Suburban Machinery rider pegs (1"...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 09-22-2004, 03:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By profWacko
He said it made a funny noise...

I'll bet it did.http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads3/carnage11095895600.jpg

And also -
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads3/carnage21095895626.jpg

This is an R850R a guy bought for...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 08-27-2004, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By profWacko
This is how mine mounts. ...

This is how mine mounts.

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads3/the_hose1093622978.jpg
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 08-26-2004, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By profWacko
I thought it was Grabthar's Hammer. >8]

I thought it was Grabthar's Hammer.

>8]
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 08-16-2004, 08:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,340
Posted By profWacko
Full face helmets with eye wear

Moybin, I wear contact lenses full time and must use some kind of eyewear at all times behind my full face helmets (Arai Quantum F and XD).

I have been using full face helmets for at least 20...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 08-12-2004, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By profWacko
I feel your pain. I made the mistake(?) of...

I feel your pain.

I made the mistake(?) of riding an R1150GS Sport and bought it on the spot. It does not have the top end rush of the S, but it does everything else better.

I really love my...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 08-10-2004, 04:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,256
Posted By profWacko
Keep in mind that getting the correct spring rate...

Keep in mind that getting the correct spring rate for your weight is probably more important than getting the perfect setting on the dampers.

If you have springs that are too soft (which is likely...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 08-02-2004, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,218
Posted By profWacko
Those Wunderlich tail bags are really a great...

Those Wunderlich tail bags are really a great storage solution.

I liked the one on my S so much, I got one for my GS as well.

They have a really clever zipped expander panel.

Good stuff, for...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 07-07-2004, 10:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,965
Posted By profWacko
I got about 7500 on a set of Z6's on my GS(120/70...

I got about 7500 on a set of Z6's on my GS(120/70 & 160/60).

They still had tread depth left, but the profiles were shot after a trip from LA to Reno and back, making them steer a little weird.
...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 07-06-2004, 06:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,475
Posted By profWacko
I have a Laminar Lip on my S with the factory...

I have a Laminar Lip on my S with the factory touring windshield.

It made a huge difference in the level of quiet behind the screen.

It's MUCH quiter than the screen on my GS.

Of course ,...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 06-29-2004, 12:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,505
Posted By profWacko
I have a pair of the FirstGear HT overpants I got...

I have a pair of the FirstGear HT overpants I got from newenough.com for about $135. Waterproof, comes with a removable liner and some armor, very solidly made.

These guys offer the best...
Forum: R1100S Bikes and Parts For Sale 06-29-2004, 08:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 423
Posted By profWacko
Fs: 2001 R1100sa

2001 R1100SA Frost Blue Metallic
19k miles (18k service completed last month)
Above-clamp bars
Tall windshield (clear) w/Laminar Lip
(also short dark Cee Bailey's screen)
BMW tank bag
Ohlins...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 06-28-2004, 05:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,609
Posted By profWacko
I find the GS a LOT easier to ride in the really...

I find the GS a LOT easier to ride in the really tight, low-speed stuff, compared to my S.

The S takes quite a bit more effort to steer because of the reduced leverage of the narrower bars.
...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 06-28-2004, 03:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,609
Posted By profWacko
You mean like this?? ...

You mean like this??
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploads3/GS_Turn_4_8001088466383.jpg

The guy on the Yamaha behind me couldn't believe that I had the Tourance tires on my bike, especially...
Forum: BMW R1100S / R1200S Tech Forum 06-24-2004, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,434
Posted By profWacko
There's a good Yahoo group for the Duke's as...

There's a good Yahoo group for the Duke's as well:
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/KTMDuke/
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