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by sweatmark
Fri Oct 11, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Oil leak diagnosis challenge!
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Re: Oil leak diagnosis challenge!

Any chance leak is from preload adjuster? That's a "glass half-full" troubleshooting inquiry. I did wonder that, but i couldn't see any leaks near the joins. My Ohlins rear shock leaked on Rockster 1. Leak was at transition from flex line to fitting. Result was similar to your discovery o...
by sweatmark
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Oil leak diagnosis challenge!
Replies: 10
Views: 281

Re: Oil leak diagnosis challenge!

Any chance leak is from preload adjuster?
That's a "glass half-full" troubleshooting inquiry.
by sweatmark
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: Holiday advice please!
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: Holiday advice please!

James, I've been thinking about your car rental preference and have yet to find authentic '60s-'70s muscle car rentals. Values of those cars have gone crazy high in recent years, and they are now very rare. One option to consider is a current muscle car. I normally rent from Avis during business tra...
by sweatmark
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: R1200 Engine Info
Replies: 10
Views: 2108

Re: R1200 Engine Info

I havent heard much good said about the A-80, but like so many things, thats all it is; hear-say. The compression ratio is 7.55:1 , so its higher than an A-65, but its still low in comparison to more modern engines and the RPM goes up to 2700; again nothing drastic. The pistons are supposedly fairl...
by sweatmark
Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: Streetguard 4 (2018) Jacket
Replies: 7
Views: 425

Re: Streetguard 4 (2018) Jacket

I'm guessing the leaking pocket is design feature intended to promote customer-dealer relationship. There are actually only 3 such jackets in your area, carefully cleaned and renewed each time you return it, to be exchanged for one of the others. Suggest you place secret identifier inside each versi...
by sweatmark
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: 2004 noise from front of engine. overrun pulley?
Replies: 25
Views: 605

Re: 2004 noise from front of engine. overrun pulley?

Regarding the Telelever - perhaps we should start a new topic - OP can decide since he's now our alternator repair AND Telelever A-arm modification subject matter expert. Telelever: I remember looking at the first 1990's info about BMW's then-new oilhead, and thinking that the front suspension geome...
by sweatmark
Fri Sep 27, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: I'm Baaaaaaa-aack!
Replies: 63
Views: 3631

Re: I'm Baaaaaaa-aack!

Unsure about calipers, but I learned that front rotors are same for R1150** and early F800 - which shares much with the K1200/1300. Or so I hope: have spare rotors that would go on K bike before Rockster2 will need them.
by sweatmark
Thu Sep 26, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Where to get Decals other than OEM
Replies: 17
Views: 351

Re: Where to get Decals other than OEM

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SCbfrbQY8p8 Note the blacked out Rockster cap and oil cooler covers. I'm undecided about the covers but will keep my green Rockster cap, pre-crashed & scratched, with waterproof Band-Aid I applied on purchase day. My right side oil cooler cover is also scratched, a...
by sweatmark
Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Where to get Decals other than OEM
Replies: 17
Views: 351

Re: Where to get Decals other than OEM

I'm leaning towards removal of the rear graphics. There's a YouTube Rockster thusly modified, and repeated viewings have had hypnotic effect. There's plenty of "visual interest" with just the front half and iconic Rockster cap. Rear side panels would be good spot for bike model designation...
by sweatmark
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: 2004 noise from front of engine. overrun pulley?
Replies: 25
Views: 605

Re: 2004 noise from front of engine. overrun pulley?

lpnb12 wrote:no, about -1mm!!!


Precision German engineering.
by sweatmark
Mon Sep 23, 2019 6:02 am
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: Power commander
Replies: 6
Views: 339

Re: Power commander

Yes, the oxygen sensor must be retained... unless attempting the rare backwards conversion to carburetors for post-apocalypse EMP-proof zombie escape Moto.
by sweatmark
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:30 am
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: Holiday advice please!
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: Holiday advice please!

I assume that you will want to spend a day riding my Rockster in Oregon... Are you serious? That would be utterly amazing! I have to admit I have no idea where in the US you all are (presumably all over the place), so to discover that you're close to our trip is great! Yep. We can arrange details o...
by sweatmark
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: Holiday advice please!
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: Holiday advice please!

I assume that you will want to spend a day riding my Rockster in Oregon...
by sweatmark
Sat Sep 21, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: Buy, Sell and Trade!
Topic: FS: Black naked 2004 R1150r 32,500 miles, Alexandria Virginia
Replies: 3
Views: 1652

Re: FS: Black naked 2004 R1150r 32,500 miles, Alexandria Virginia

We will miss you MThomas. You added life here with a thousand questions during the board's quiet period.

Hope you keep riding.
by sweatmark
Sat Sep 21, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: 2004 noise from front of engine. overrun pulley?
Replies: 25
Views: 605

Re: 2004 noise from front of engine. overrun pulley?

The RAM Paralever strut is adjustable option and goes down to about 360mm. I'm running 365mm with OE shocks until I fit custom (used) taller Wilbers... cannot afford Ohlins like installed on my 1st Rockster, to which I added GS strut. So you shortened Telelever at rear of A-arm, rather than at front...
by sweatmark
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: I'm Baaaaaaa-aack!
Replies: 63
Views: 3631

Re: I'm Baaaaaaa-aack!

James is our resident Rockster brakes expert, given the UK's corrosive winter conditions and his hands-on experience. Bought myself a Brembo/BMW Evo caliper pair based on his recommendation, due for install on my Rockster #2.
by sweatmark
Sat Sep 21, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: Where to get Decals other than OEM
Replies: 17
Views: 351

Re: Where to get Decals other than OEM

Good questions. I don't recall anyone having replicated the OE graphics or produced a pattern.

Removing Rockster tank stickers was in vogue for a while, but I like the iconic stripes - which are semi-vertical and thus slimming!
by sweatmark
Tue Sep 17, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: 2004 noise from front of engine. overrun pulley?
Replies: 25
Views: 605

Re: 2004 noise from front of engine. overrun pulley?

Cool! I've heard of that Telelever mod based on San Jose BMW's race bikes, but never for an R1150R. Acknowledging the impact that shorter Paralever strut has on these bikes (a must-do), you've got me curious about the front end change. We don't have steering damper like R1100S... Unfortunately 3rd p...
by sweatmark
Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: 2004 noise from front of engine. overrun pulley?
Replies: 25
Views: 605

Re: 2004 noise from front of engine. overrun pulley?

So if anyone is watching this thread, I took off the belt. Bloody mission since I shortened the swing arm now I have to remove the shock to pull the cover because there is 13mm less clearance than stock. Anyway the noise was not there with it removed. so I guess it is that overrun pulley. It seems ...
by sweatmark
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: R 1 1 5 0 R
Topic: 2004 R1150R Normal oil consumption
Replies: 12
Views: 524

Re: 2004 R1150R Normal oil consumption

My Rockster2 uses oil - likely the result of an easy former life. It needs the CycleRob full throttle Nikasil piston ring seating treatment, which I'm trying to apply whenever road conditions and law enforcement proximity allow.

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