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Busasean
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Postby Busasean » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:53 pm

Hi, just bought my 1st BMW - a1999 R1100S with 34k. Always liked Boxers after watching them at Le Mans 24 hrs a few years back. Decided on a bit of a whim to buy one as a runaround, however the paintwork on the engine and frame is really quite rough so that will be one of my first jobs! Already ordered a service kit, braided hoses and a few other bits to start with. I really hope this bike is good fun to ride!

I have a few other bikes and have been riding for about 28 years, based in East Sussex!

Sean

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Humbug
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Re: Hi

Postby Humbug » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:54 pm

Welcome along

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dave the german
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Re: Hi

Postby dave the german » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:05 pm

Welcome
'15 R1200GS TE
'06 R1200S
'04 BCR
Yam SR 500 long term restoration
wanna win the lottery and ride my bike

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sjrainsford
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Re: Hi

Postby sjrainsford » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:53 am

Hi!

Yes, that engine paint pealing is a right pain. Mine's only got 15000 well cared for miles on the clock and it's looking a little rough round the fins now.

They are certainly erm... different! Mine is my first beemer as to be honest, never been a fan. But it's a beemer with a bit of character and can certainly feel fun.
2001 BMW R1100S (Merecat)
2008 Vespa GTS300 (Bianca)

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Busasean
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Re: Hi

Postby Busasean » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:47 am

Took it for a short bumble today - only about 25 miles, it’s certainly different but in a nice way, handles pretty well and seems comfortable. - I really like it

I’m off to get it booked in to strip it down and to have the engine, frame and rear sub frame repainted (I hate tatty bikes). The rest of the bodywork is in really nice condition

The hand painted Hammerite look just doesn’t do it for me......

So far I’ve ordered a set of tyres, some braided hoses, carbon cylinder head covers , carbon front engine cover, carbon heel plates, stainless steel exhaust studs, stainless bolt kit , aftermarket levers and a full service kit......

Looking at the bike, the next big purchase will be suspension......

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Boxered
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Re: Hi

Postby Boxered » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:39 pm

Welcome aboard Sean, The 11S is a really nice bike when setup well, but I can't help but feel that your shopping list must have doubled the cost of your purchase? However it will be a really good ride when your'e finished.
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Steve
Well-weathered leather
Hot metal and oil
The scented country air
Sunlight on chrome
The blur of the landscape
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dave the german
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Re: Hi

Postby dave the german » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:19 pm

be very careful with the exhaust studs!! Search the forum - they can be a bugger to get out (the nuts can also be a pain - if they feel like they might snap put some heat on them)
'15 R1200GS TE

'06 R1200S

'04 BCR

Yam SR 500 long term restoration

wanna win the lottery and ride my bike

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SLOSR11S
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Re: Hi

Postby SLOSR11S » Mon May 07, 2018 4:48 pm

Welcome Sean, from a fellow East Sussexer.
Hope you have fun.
Loz

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Humbug
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Re: Hi

Postby Humbug » Mon May 07, 2018 7:15 pm

Welcome along Sean


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