I recently purchased a 2007 BMW K1200R Sport.Â As many folks report on the various web sites, some of these “wedge” bikes have fueling issues which leads to “snatchy” throttle response, surging at low speed and low RPMS, a “stumble” in the power curve at lower speeds and throttle and sluggish response from stop in
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A few years ago, down at the Johnson City, TN BMW MOA Rally I saw a K 1200R “Sport”. Since this version of the K1200 “Wedge” bike was never cataloged and very few were ever imported into USA, I’d never seen one. The K1200S was always a great bike in my eyes, but the riding
Houston, we have a problem! Seems BMW simply can’t figure out how to keep a Cam Chain under tension. I had this problem with a couple oil heads I’ve owned and I read there is (was) an issue with certain F bikes. The symptom is that when you start your BMW motorcycle, especially if
If you spend any time on the various BMW “K” Bike forums you’ll soon find threads relating horror stories about 2005-2011 BMW K1200 and 1300 having the cam chain jump a tooth on the cam chain sprockets and the pistons slamming into the valves and destroying the motor.Â If this doesn’t get your attention some
Nova Scotia 7-07
Nova Scotia. Never been there! My wife was going away for five days on a business trip and not wanting to stay home and Ã¢â‚¬Å“watch the farmÃ¢â‚¬Â, I decided a road trip was in order. It came down to two destinations. Hudson River Valley or Nova Scotia. The weather forecast called for heat in the 90 in the HRV and in the mid 70s to low 80s in Nova Scotia. Plus Nova Scotia Ã¢â‚¬Å“requiredÃ¢â‚¬Â at least two ferry crossings, one of them on the high speed CAT! It was a no brainer. Canada here we come!
I left work in Canton Massachusetts at 2:30 PM on Tuesday, July 12. My goal was Bar Harbor, Maine. I figured IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d get to Bar Harbor on Tuesday, get a room, and on Wednesday make it across the Canadian border to St. John, New Brunswick. Once in St. John, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d take a three hour ferry ride to Digby, Nova Scotia.
The roads were just about vacant once I cleared Boston, the weather was perfect, the bike was running very well, and I felt good. I passed Bar Harbor and made it to the Canadian border, stopping inCalais Me for the night. From Bangor I took Rt9, also know as the Ã¢â‚¬Å“airlineÃ¢â‚¬Â or the Ã¢â‚¬Å“whales backÃ¢â‚¬Â, depending on who you talk to. I used to hunt extensively in this area as I have access to a trappers cabin in Aurora ME., right off the airline, but IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve not been here in twenty years. NothingÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s changed. Like time stood still. Two deer and one moose is the animal count so far.
I awoke on Wednesday at 4AM (Eastern Time), crossed the border at about 5AM ET, and high tailed it to St. John for a 9AM (Atlantic Time) ferry departure. A distance of about 100 miles.
First step is to get the engine up to operating temperature. A quick ride or let the bike idle until the fan turns on and then let it run for one minute more.
Shut the engine off. If possible, have the bike supported in an upright position, but you can perform the oil change with the bike on the sidestand.
You can purchase an Oil Change Kit from your BMW dealer. The kit includes the oil filter, an oil filter cover O-Ring and various crush washers.
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The BMW R1150RS like most all late model BMW motorcycles, has a catalytic converter mounted right under the transmission. The extra heat from the “cat” can’t be good for the oil in the transmission. And the total exhaust system on this bike must weigh 25 pounds! It need to be farkled!
I found the headlights on my 2004 BMW R1150RSL motorcycle quite lacking. They simply didn’t “reach down the road” far enough. My options were to install a set of axillary lights or to upgrade the existing lights. The bike is delivered with 55 watt H4 headlights. An easy option is to install 55w/100w H4 replacement bulbs. But I have concerns that the factory wiring might not be large enough to handle the extra current needed for the 100 watt High Beam.