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by sweatmark
Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Parasitic Drain
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Parasitic Drain

by sweatmark
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Ice Blue Rockster
Replies: 15
Views: 1349

Re: Ice Blue Rockster

Check out recent post in Facebook Rockster group: South African dealership staff member shows examples of new Rocksters repainted in several interesting color combinations.
by sweatmark
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:38 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: How Can You Tell if a Cable is Bad
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: How Can You Tell if a Cable is Bad

So I cleaned the Bowden box then lubed with silicone spray per Chris Harris and have things placed back together just so I can see what difference the removal and cleaning made. It worked! Not sure exactly what I did with the exception of a good cleaning of all parts but my throttle cable is much e...
by sweatmark
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: starter/solenoid issue???
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: starter/solenoid issue???

skylarmav1 wrote:What do you remove to keep the bike from starting when you are testing as it is cranking over?


When you're testing what exactly? You can remove spark plugs (ground them to frame to allow spark discharge). You can disable fueling by disconnecting injector electrical connector.
by sweatmark
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: starter/solenoid issue???
Replies: 9
Views: 476

Re: starter/solenoid issue???

Mrclubike wrote:Cant go by what the battery tender says
It just knows it aplied the proper voltage to the battery and then shut off
Put a volt meter on the stater battery positve and the Ground and see what voltage you have when cranking


Ditto that.

Starter solenoid clicking - battery, insufficient juice.
by sweatmark
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Oil Filler cap Fix
Replies: 20
Views: 1286

Re: Oil Filler cap Fix

Mrclubike wrote:Just remember the 04 valve covers are expensive and not as common as the single plug covers
so if you screw this up it could be costly


Good point. I wonder if early R1150 single-spark covers will fit dual-spark?

You oil filler turned out well.
by sweatmark
Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: How Can You Tell if a Cable is Bad
Replies: 8
Views: 474

Re: How Can You Tell if a Cable is Bad

I wonder if anyone has replaced the OE cable segments with "normal " serviceable cable? Not that such change would necessarily be bettter, but less expensive and more maintenance manageable. Bowden box is simple device and serviceable. CycleRob did one of his excellent photo essays on R115...
by sweatmark
Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:03 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Grade 5 Titanium Caliper Mounting Bolts - Yes or No
Replies: 9
Views: 665

Re: Grade 5 Titanium Caliper Mounting Bolts - Yes or No

We had bad fire season in Oregon a few years back, with smoke that settled in valley for weeks making everything BBQ flavor. Forest fires were normal, just the wind patterns unusual. Without local knowledge I don't know how to interpret the Aussie fires: seasonal, exceptional, unexpected? We also se...
by sweatmark
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Grade 5 Titanium Caliper Mounting Bolts - Yes or No
Replies: 9
Views: 665

Re: Grade 5 Titanium Caliper Mounting Bolts - Yes or No

People use the rear brake?
by sweatmark
Mon Jan 06, 2020 8:32 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Noise from Michelin Road 5
Replies: 14
Views: 1527

Re: Noise from Michelin Road 5

FWIW I've got another couple thousand miles on Road 5 set on K1300S, about 6.5k miles, very good wear, excellent wet traction. Feel a bit less grip at rear in dry versus the PR4s last on bike, but I don't push my luck: no traction control and 175HP.
by sweatmark
Sun Dec 29, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Sub-frame vertex stabilisation ?
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Re: Sub-frame vertex stabilisation ?

Example of "mono posto" perfection:

https://www.bikeexif.com/walt-siegl

Tail extends just past rear wheel centerline. Bike stance is perfectly suited to sporting intent.
by sweatmark
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Sub-frame vertex stabilisation ?
Replies: 7
Views: 513

Re: Sub-frame vertex stabilisation ?

Yes I agree with James - some additional rear subframe structure would help balance with forward bike structure, which is dense. If the rear subframe somehow resembled the Telelever A-arm (segment thickness, curvature, % open area) then a chopped bike would look more put together. I was inspired by ...
by sweatmark
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Hand guards R1150R
Replies: 21
Views: 1268

Re: Hand guards R1150R

They almost fit. Some light Dremel work and/or heat gun bending is required to use the inboard handlebar clamp hardware, because of difference between GS and R1150R handlebar bends. Rockster handlebar is worse, so I've "attached" inboard ends of R1150GS hand guards with string/cord or zip ...
by sweatmark
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: disappearing post
Replies: 43
Views: 3269

Re: disappearing post

What options are there for the message board? How can we help Doug?
Is it time to move content to another system, or website - like Borg assimilation via ADV Rider, where the R1150 Oilhead content is germane? Or BMMOA.
by sweatmark
Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: New 2004 R1150R
Replies: 35
Views: 1969

Re: New 2004 R1150R

We don't use engine guards on any of our bikes, like to save weight. Actually when we rode up to Alaska I removed them from the 650 V-Strom I took. I was glad to have the skid plate on my R1150R which I took on last year trip... Thanks for info. I'm thinking about skid plate for Rockster2. Haven't ...
by sweatmark
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: New 2004 R1150R
Replies: 35
Views: 1969

Re: New 2004 R1150R

Swamper- based on your trip experience, how important was the GS skid plate? You've got engine guards also, correct?
by sweatmark
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: New 2004 R1150R
Replies: 35
Views: 1969

Re: New 2004 R1150R

Welcome to the family. R1150R is a good machine and nice contrast to hyper-tourer like your ZX and my K13. Your 2004 should already have SS/Teflon brake lines. If ABS then must service or convert bike to non-ABS. Lots of ergonomic options. Only real performance modifications are weight reduction, su...
by sweatmark
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Electrical weirdness!
Replies: 25
Views: 1804

Re: Electrical weirdness!

Sunbeemer wrote:Fuse #1 is for Instruments. They must have been backfed through the brakelight circuit after the fuse blew. Do you know why that fuse blew?


Fuse 1 for non-ABS R1150R is also brake switches/lamp.
by sweatmark
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Electrical weirdness!
Replies: 25
Views: 1804

Re: Electrical weirdness!

So, after pulling the tank and staring hopelessly at all those wires, I decided to check the fuses and found #1 blown. Replaced it and everything works again. Could it be that simple? Guessing it's not that simple. Why did Fuse 1 blow? It's another symptom of the underlying problem. Always check th...
by sweatmark
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Electrical weirdness!
Replies: 25
Views: 1804

Re: Electrical weirdness!

thanks for the responses. Sweatmark - I'll check to see what happens when not in motion. To check the system voltage, I can use the (+) and (-) battery leads, correct? I'll try to get to that this weekend. Or you could measure at accessory socket using spare plug and wires, saving you from tank rem...

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