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by riceburner
Thu Feb 17, 2022 10:17 am
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: What’s on everyone’s agenda for 2022?
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: What’s on everyone’s agenda for 2022?

at 10,000 that’s mega miles for a rider if you were in the uk. Even I wish I had the time to sit on a bike that long!! Lucky😉 I used to do 25-30,000 a year. About 20-23K was commuting, the rest leisure, and it wasn't all day riding, but just an hour or two 'most' weekends. That’s still a lot James ...
by riceburner
Tue Feb 15, 2022 7:56 am
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: What’s on everyone’s agenda for 2022?
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: What’s on everyone’s agenda for 2022?

Tigcraft wrote: Tue Feb 15, 2022 2:00 am at 10,000 that’s mega miles for a rider if you were in the uk. Even I wish I had the time to sit on a bike that long!! Lucky😉
I used to do 25-30,000 a year. About 20-23K was commuting, the rest leisure, and it wasn't all day riding, but just an hour or two 'most' weekends.
by riceburner
Mon Feb 14, 2022 7:27 am
Forum: R1150R (2001-2005)
Topic: Changed the final drive
Replies: 6
Views: 707

Re: Changed the final drive

Rockster is 31/11 (2,82) R1100S is 33/12 (2,75 R1150r is 31/11 R1150RT 32/11 Less than 3% difference. Does show up in 6th gear roll ons w/the bit lower ratio but on a track day un- noticeable. A little more top speed at the rev limit with the 2.82. Interesting - the Rockster has a different top gea...
by riceburner
Sun Feb 13, 2022 2:51 pm
Forum: R1150R (2001-2005)
Topic: IABS bleed on 2005 RT question
Replies: 2
Views: 329

Re: IABS bleed on 2005 RT question

Nope, you know I abhor the iABS..... ;)
by riceburner
Sun Feb 13, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: What’s on everyone’s agenda for 2022?
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: What’s on everyone’s agenda for 2022?

Getting back into riding not regularly for me. Last 2 years i haven't had the bike I've an easy to access location, now it's right here and just needs riding!
by riceburner
Sun Feb 13, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: R1150R (2001-2005)
Topic: Changed the final drive
Replies: 6
Views: 707

Re: Changed the final drive

Is your bike an R1150R or a Rockster?

I can't remember offhand which final drive ratio the Rockster has, don't know if it's different from the R-R or not.

What bike was the new FD from?
by riceburner
Thu Feb 10, 2022 5:52 pm
Forum: R1150R (2001-2005)
Topic: February
Replies: 20
Views: 1346

Re: February

Tigcraft wrote: Thu Feb 10, 2022 5:45 pm Was going to post a picture on here but as usual this forum is still impossible to post pics!! How do you do it?
Put them online elsewhere (eg flickr) and post a link in the thread :)
by riceburner
Thu Feb 10, 2022 6:35 am
Forum: R1150R (2001-2005)
Topic: February
Replies: 20
Views: 1346

Re: February

Well I didn’t have a super electronic hot inner jacket until recently but bloody hell what a piece of kit I should have had years ago. Which brand? I recently (well - 3 years ago now!) swapped my (massively over-bulky) Keis heated gilet for a 'Warm-n-safe' heated base-layer which uses less energy b...
by riceburner
Wed Feb 09, 2022 4:40 am
Forum: R1150R (2001-2005)
Topic: February
Replies: 20
Views: 1346

Re: February

Both my F800gt (2013) and R9T (2019) have std heated grips and both do the same fluctuations at tickover. It’s not really a problem but it’s interesting. You’d have thought bmw would have left a bit of leeway as realistically you’d expect to do long distance on most of any one of their bikes. Now s...
by riceburner
Tue Feb 08, 2022 7:41 am
Forum: R1150R (2001-2005)
Topic: February
Replies: 20
Views: 1346

Re: February

I do notice that wearing a heated jacket makes my headlight fluctuate at tickover when reflecting on the car in front. Wonder as we kind of run on car looking alternators that we can fit a Bosch oversize unit to the bike subject to space?? If the bike came with the BMW heated grips it should alread...
by riceburner
Mon Feb 07, 2022 10:40 am
Forum: R1150R (2001-2005)
Topic: February
Replies: 20
Views: 1346

Re: February

I need to sort out the 'extra' wiring on my bike too. My beloved pillion has expressed an interest in having her own heated garment for cooler days so I need to wire in a 2nd (more like 3rd?) relay for that along with a switch somewhere.

The list of jobs is never ending!!
by riceburner
Mon Feb 07, 2022 10:36 am
Forum: R1150R Rockster
Topic: I'm Baaaaaaa-aack!
Replies: 74
Views: 15934

Re: I'm Baaaaaaa-aack!

Well finally back in the mix ,been traveling (business) and my rock is back together. Put about 7K on the VFR so going in to a heavy maint check..due. Will be good for the riding season to start, already have a couple of rallies planed for spring. New grand son came in Sept. Always great time. I'll...
by riceburner
Tue Feb 01, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: R1150R (2001-2005)
Topic: ABS removed, now to reroute the lines...suggestions.
Replies: 14
Views: 1439

Re: ABS removed, now to reroute the lines...suggestions.

Despite all of the palaver I suggest being super careful about painting callipers. I used the VHT caliper paint and followed the instructions to the letter. I found that I must have had a super slow leak at the banjo on the caliper. Despite its touted resistance to brake fluid it messed up the fini...
by riceburner
Tue Feb 01, 2022 10:49 am
Forum: R1150R (2001-2005)
Topic: February
Replies: 20
Views: 1346

February

So - we're still here! My Rockster is now safely tucked up in the garage at our new house, I've charged the battery (came up to full within 24 hours, so I'm happy with that!) Haven't had a chance to do anything else yet, still unpacking boxes and trying to figure out where everything goes in the new...
by riceburner
Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:19 am
Forum: R1150R (2001-2005)
Topic: The December check in thread....
Replies: 14
Views: 1213

Re: The December check in thread....

The traffic issue is largely spam. I've attempted many different methods over the years from banning entire countries, IP ranges, DNS stuff, traffic routing/cloudflare, name types, membership criteria... but nothing works. Its spam. Blame the nerds in their underwear with nothing better to do than ...
by riceburner
Tue Dec 21, 2021 4:44 am
Forum: R1150R (2001-2005)
Topic: The December check in thread....
Replies: 14
Views: 1213

Re: The December check in thread....

We greatly appreciate it Doug!
by riceburner
Tue Dec 21, 2021 4:43 am
Forum: Off-Topik!!!!!
Topic: Hey
Replies: 2
Views: 470

Re: Hey

Long may it reign!
by riceburner
Sat Dec 11, 2021 4:54 am
Forum: R1150R (2001-2005)
Topic: The December check in thread....
Replies: 14
Views: 1213

Re: The December check in thread....

sweatmark wrote: Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:00 pm So am I helping or hurting bandwidth using "Active Topics" as my site entry, with "keep me logged in" selected?
I doubt it, "bandwidth" is the amount of water flowing through the river, how that is managed is only a tiny part of the flow.
by riceburner
Sat Dec 11, 2021 4:52 am
Forum: R1150R (2001-2005)
Topic: The December check in thread....
Replies: 14
Views: 1213

Re: The December check in thread....

I understand the bandwidth /server dilemma . I've been using a bookmark since forever. I'm curious to ask- what are the stats for using up the allotment if only registered members can have access? Wish you the best with your move ! You'd have to ask Doug, (forum owner), but I know he doesn't visit ...
by riceburner
Sat Dec 11, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: R1150R (2001-2005)
Topic: The December check in thread....
Replies: 14
Views: 1213

Re: The December check in thread....

Thanks riceburner for that explanation. So far winter has not shown up here in any "quit ridding" sort of way but would be nice to get some rain in SoCal for sure. I have some rockster maintence plans to do later in the month that will take it out of riding status for a bit but needed. So...