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by wicker
Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:27 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Good bikes that did'nt sell
Replies: 23
Views: 4706
Scotland

Have both an R1200ST and my old 68k R1100S sitting in the garage. Love them both. Used to think the S was a fine touring bike but now my old body prefers the ST for the bigger distances and I keep the S for fun. The ST is smoother, better protection means it is easier to hold at high cruising speeds...
by wicker
Sat Dec 06, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: parts support for HP2
Replies: 7
Views: 2145
Scotland

When the new 800GS came out there were occasional problems with the bolts on the sump protector being overtightend, and cracking the sump itself. Local BMW dealer had 2/3 bikes sitting waiting on new sumps which they could not get from BMW as they were not a 'spare part' but were eventually supplied...
by wicker
Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:21 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Deeper richer sound (louder)
Replies: 16
Views: 4608
Scotland

You occasionally see Vandeline systems for sale on e-bay. I believe developed as a race system by BMW South Africa before Lasers seemed to become the standard for Boxer Cup racers. Polished stainless steel, Y piece, engine chip & about £800 in 2000 when fitted to my bike by the previous owner. A...
by wicker
Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:03 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: made to measure clothing
Replies: 6
Views: 1655
Scotland

BMW produce shorter leg versions of the Streetguard & Santiago textile trousers. Been using a Streetguard suit for years and its still going strong after 50k+miles. The Streetguard also have good waist adjustment if you want to have few winter layers tucked into the trousers. At this time of yea...
by wicker
Sun Oct 12, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Smelly clutch!
Replies: 13
Views: 3995
Scotland

2005 R1200ST with 38k. Agree with you about the stinky clutch when you slip it or it is worked hard. First gear is a bit higher than my R1100S so I do find you need to work the clutch a bit harder in some situations. Worst smelly clutch was in Morocco when trying to carefully drive up a high kerb ou...
by wicker
Wed Jul 23, 2008 9:05 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Standard Shocks - Serviceable / Rebuildable ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2917
Scotland

Steptoe, which company rebuild / service the R1100 shocks for £95 and what level of work do they do for the money ?

Details would be appreciated and also any information about whether the finished product is any good e.g would the rebuilt shock last a couple of year and be good for say 25k.
by wicker
Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Standard Shocks - Serviceable / Rebuildable ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2917
Scotland

Thanks for the info. Rather frustrating that BMW price the bike at the premium end of the market and then fit budget shocks that cannot be serviced. I have acquired a used set of Hyperpro's for the R1100S however as I do not know their mileage it is likely to be winter task to get them serviced &...
by wicker
Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:49 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Standard Shocks - Serviceable / Rebuildable ?
Replies: 12
Views: 2917
Scotland

Standard Shocks - Serviceable / Rebuildable ?

After 60k+ miles the standard front & rear R1100SS shocks are well past their best. Anyone know if it is possible to have both these shocks rebuilt or serviced ? Are rebuilt unit s reliable enough to be good for another couple of years? Any recommendations for company's to do the work and approx...
by wicker
Sat Jul 19, 2008 7:20 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: Travel Insurance
Replies: 9
Views: 2285
Scotland

Post Office are good value and did not load the premium when I declared a notifable health condition (unlike some of the other grabbing insurers who wanted to double or triple the premium).

Post office even cheaper if you buy on-line - £36 for an annual European policy; bargain.
by wicker
Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:20 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Claudia gets spoilt ( New bike candy)
Replies: 10
Views: 2493
Scotland

Been running Hyperpro front & rear shocks on my R1100S for a couple of years. These repalced the original shocks which had doen 60K and were abit tired. Hyperpro made a big difference to the handling & ride quality out of the box however it was still worth me getting them properly set-up for...
by wicker
Sun Apr 06, 2008 8:55 am
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Tyre (and suspension) suggestions for 1200ST
Replies: 6
Views: 2044
Scotland

Metzeler Roadtec Z6 seem pretty good tyres on the ST. Current set has been to Scotland / Morocco and are still in fairly good condition after 6k miles a lot of which was motorway / fast A road running down through England & Spain. Tyres also stable at speed fully loaded - 133mph max (according t...
by wicker
Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:12 pm
Forum: Boxerbanter
Topic: in next months Ride mag
Replies: 38
Views: 9204
Scotland

I received an e-mail from Ride magazine in June 2007 seeking owner feedback information for an upcoming article on the R1100S. I sent a reply but had not heard any more or seen anything printed. I stopped buying Ride magazine some years ago as the content was not up to much and was rather repetitive...
by wicker
Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Rear Shock Query
Replies: 5
Views: 2185
Scotland

Hyperpro also make shocks for the R1100S. I have a set (F & R) fitted to my bike and they are superb compared to standard fitment.
by wicker
Wed Jan 30, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: Headlights are useless...
Replies: 21
Views: 5774
Scotland

I have seen a couple of German R1100S at Garmisch which had a single PIAA spotlight mounted in the middle of the front suspension wishbone just above the mudguard. Seemed quite effective. Beware uprating the bulbs to 100W. I did this in an old Honda car that I owned - 100w/80W on dip. When I had to ...
by wicker
Sat Jan 05, 2008 12:08 pm
Forum: Boxertech
Topic: R1100S rider recomended tyres
Replies: 32
Views: 8921
Scotland

Metzeler Roadtec MEZ6 - £190 fitted to the bike and are giving more miles than the Bridgestones BT020's that I used to use. I was typically changing 020's, rear at 4-5.5K and fronts at 6-7k however the Metz seem to be lasting a few thousand miles more per set.

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