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  1. No ABS on my 2007 (I forgot to mention that)

    In re: brakeline length for barbacks.
  2. My new-to-me 2007 R1200R

    My new bike is black but lacks the white pinstripes thus reducing the top speed by.005 mph.

    I have Touratech #26 barbacks to put on it but am having trouble determining what length front brakeline...
  3. Bought the 2007 R1200R

    Thanks to all for your helpful advice. Went with the 2007 R1200R...very happy with it so far ... knock on wood. 8500 miles, looks like new, I think it has never even seen rain.:wave
  4. Thanks for your info on the 2007 R1200R. The...

    Thanks for your info on the 2007 R1200R. The fuel strip issue seems to be very hit or miss.

    Thanks again,

    Rick Finger
  5. Thanks David...very helpful info....hadn't heard...

    Thanks David...very helpful info....hadn't heard about the fuel strip issue previously. Never had a bike with a fuel gauge before but I bet, like most improvements, once you have it you rely on it...
  6. Looking for Advice/Opinions on R1200R model years: issues etc.

    After 65,000 miles on my 2003 R1150R, I am pondering moving up to an R1200R and have encountered two for sale locally, both at dealerships here in southeast Michigan. One is a 2007 R1200R and the...
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    Frank - Thanks for the clarification. I will...

    Frank - Thanks for the clarification. I will follow up as Paul indicated and hope it is a "10,000 mile leak" that requires a new cable strap and clean-up. Again thanks for all the help and patience.
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    Thanks to all for your replies. It appears that...

    Thanks to all for your replies. It appears that I have a bigger problem than just a loose strap ( was indulging in a bit of denial perhaps). I am about 150 miles away from the guy that rebuilt the...
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    Cable straps on rubber boot

    Here is a question that reveals my almost total lack of mechanical acumen: I recently developed a drip-type leak from the forward area of the rearmost rubber boot on my 2003 R1150R at 54000 miles. I...
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    Now ? NEVER......but I learned the hard way in...

    Now ? NEVER......but I learned the hard way in the '60's. Plenty of time and opportunity after the ride to imbibe.
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    Use a hose

    Once the bike has been off for a 20 minute interval just let a hose run onto each cylinder for an hour (this is what BMW of Grand Rapids / Michigan does to allow one day service including a valve...
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    2005 R1200rt

    Dan - That's a great move. Congrats....ready for a really loooong tour now. We are all hoping that Erhard gets the service end straightened out...they certainly know how to sell'em (I bought my...
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    Melted tupperware

    This summer I saw a used R1100RT at a dealer with the lower fairing under each cylinder melted WAY down....VERY UGLY. Dealer said the guy started it and got distracted and left it idling....narrowly...
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    I too have the smaller magnetic Marsee on my 2003...

    I too have the smaller magnetic Marsee on my 2003 R1150R and am VERY happy with it. Stays put, looks good and is easy to just lift up and put on the bars for re-fueling. Has about 30K miles on it...
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    I have a Throttlemeister on my 2003 R1150R and am...

    I have a Throttlemeister on my 2003 R1150R and am pleased with it. It is a little fiddley to engage but once you get the hang of it //OK. It never holds open so hard that you can't close the...
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    Please allow me to correct myself - my R1150R is...

    Please allow me to correct myself - my R1150R is an "03 - a single plugged model of course - it never surged until the 6000 mile service. Dealer shrugged their shoulders and shook their pointy...
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    At about the 6000 mile point I added a Techlusion...

    At about the 6000 mile point I added a Techlusion to my '04 R1150R and all has been well (surging is 98% gone). I remain disgusted w/BMW on this issue however.
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