Search:

Type: Posts; User: hass; Keyword(s):

Page 1 of 2 1 2

Search: Search took 0.05 seconds.

  1. Replies
    10
    Views
    2,960

    No data but in case some of you haven't seen...

    No data but in case some of you haven't seen these reviews (1st one is a video):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Agz_iwOfxw
    ...
  2. Thread: R1200r & Asc

    by hass
    Replies
    10
    Views
    1,234

    I think BMW were kind of surprised at how many...

    I think BMW were kind of surprised at how many customers opted for ASC. I had the opposite situation here in Sweden: I didn't want ASC (just one more thing to go wrong) but the bike in stock had it....
  3. Replies
    16
    Views
    2,469

    Engineer - he said the effects of tread pattern...

    Engineer - he said the effects of tread pattern on water dispersal were negligible on bike tyres as they have such a small contact area so the pressure alone is sufficient.
  4. Replies
    16
    Views
    2,469

    No - because the rest of the tyres construction...

    No - because the rest of the tyres construction would be wrong. The manufacturers reversed the way they "printed" the tread to reduce cupping. So if you can choose between two tyres (e.g. two conti...
  5. Replies
    16
    Views
    2,469

    No, but I read someplace that the reason Conti...

    No, but I read someplace that the reason Conti (and other manufacturers - for example Michelin) switched the patterns on their front tyres to a "backwards" pattern was to reduce cupping. I was at a...
  6. Replies
    16
    Views
    2,469

    Which version of the RAs do you have Don? There...

    Which version of the RAs do you have Don? There are two versions one with the tread pattern reversed - if you look at your bike from the front which way do your "arrows" point; up or down?
  7. Replies
    18
    Views
    2,874

    In that case you should test-ride the R1200R! I...

    In that case you should test-ride the R1200R! I had a K1200S - which I thought was exactly what you describe but one ride on the R1200R changed all that!
  8. Replies
    25
    Views
    4,895

    ok, apologies for the dirt (I really need to wash...

    ok, apologies for the dirt (I really need to wash the bike!) but here's my picture:

    (As you can see the mounting bracket where the evaporative emissions canister would hang is empty so no, I don't...
  9. Replies
    18
    Views
    2,874

    If you have little or no riding experience then...

    If you have little or no riding experience then any older BMW model (K or R) would be suitable I think. If you are looking at the newer models (2000 onwards) then I would recommend you stick to the R...
  10. Replies
    25
    Views
    4,895

    Hmmm... I have a funnel or tube on the inside of...

    Hmmm... I have a funnel or tube on the inside of the tank and my instruction book says not to fill the tank higher than that (or I might end up with fuel on my rear tyre). Is that what you mean?
    ...
  11. Replies
    25
    Views
    4,895

    I put 20L (5.28 US liquid or 4.4 UK liquid) in my...

    I put 20L (5.28 US liquid or 4.4 UK liquid) in my 18.5L tank the other day!
  12. Replies
    15
    Views
    7,599

    Seeing as how the HP2 sport will cost about...

    Seeing as how the HP2 sport will cost about double the price of the "standard" R1200S I don't think your R1200S is at all outdated!
  13. Replies
    10
    Views
    1,332

    Ridden my R1200R for 200kms now and never noticed...

    Ridden my R1200R for 200kms now and never noticed anything like this.
  14. Replies
    8
    Views
    1,552

    It's gorgeous. I just wish I had the money for...

    It's gorgeous.

    I just wish I had the money for another bike *sigh*
  15. Replies
    16
    Views
    2,689

    My manual says 2.2 bar (32 psi) front and 2.5 bar...

    My manual says 2.2 bar (32 psi) front and 2.5 bar (36 psi) rear for solo riding and 2.5 (36) front and 2.9 (42) rear for two-up.

    Although this setting gives a smoother ride I feel it slows the...
  16. Replies
    137
    Views
    19,073

    Someone asked what type of failures people had -...

    Someone asked what type of failures people had - My failure was a total catastrophic failure of the rear wheel bearings.
  17. Replies
    137
    Views
    19,073

    My final drive failed on my K1200RS. But we had...

    My final drive failed on my K1200RS. But we had overloaded the bike by about 30kgs and driven up and down the Swiss Alps for three weeks - twice!
  18. Replies
    33
    Views
    5,606

    I spoke to my mechanic during the 1000km service...

    I spoke to my mechanic during the 1000km service and he said it is a function of the ABS. Basically when you brake with the front brake you activate both the front and rear (which we all know). And...
  19. Replies
    87
    Views
    12,077

    The reason manufacturers are adding much of this...

    The reason manufacturers are adding much of this technology is to meet environmental restrictions in the EU. For example: Big bikes without fuel injection (i.e. with good old carburetors) cannot meet...
  20. Replies
    9
    Views
    4,223

    How do you see the road in front of you? :nyah

    How do you see the road in front of you? :nyah
  21. R1200R named King of the Alps by Motorrad Magazine!

    A total of 20 bikes were tested and grouped into five bike categories: Allrounder, Sport, Big bikes (including R1200R), Enduro/fun, and Tourer/sporttourer.

    The winners of each category were then...
  22. Replies
    5
    Views
    2,129

    I already have the perfect bike (for me at least)...

    I already have the perfect bike (for me at least) ... an R1200R :heart
  23. Replies
    5
    Views
    2,129

    Quick ride R1200GS

    I left my R for its 1000km service today and rode home on a borrowed GS. Here's my first impressions:

    The good:
    You sit really high up which gives a great overview of the traffic.
    Basically same...
  24. Replies
    16
    Views
    2,009

    There's alot of theories out there - but here's...

    There's alot of theories out there - but here's mine:

    Follow the instructions in the User manual. At least that way if you have problems and you are asked if you broke in the bike as per BMW...
  25. Replies
    33
    Views
    5,606

    I realised today - after reading this thread and...

    I realised today - after reading this thread and doing a bit of testing - that I only get the shudder if I press the rear brake and the front (integrated) brake together.

    If I just use the rear...
Results 1 to 25 of 32
Page 1 of 2 1 2