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1Back to top Go down    Not a K but an R on Thu May 12, 2016 10:34 am

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HI Folks,
I'd like to add an R1100S as a companion to my KRS.
Just looking for advice on which year etc what to watch for and where to get advice..
Why, well my K is my pride and joy and I want an newer every day ride and I like the looks and simplicity of the R.
The R would be my summer bike as its bloody hot here down under, the K is great in winter but in the summer you really feel the heat.
All advice would be appreciated
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Mike

    

2Back to top Go down    Re: Not a K but an R on Thu May 12, 2016 11:18 am

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In the summer on an R your feet will cook, the hot air come straight back onto them.


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3Back to top Go down    Re: Not a K but an R on Thu May 12, 2016 8:46 pm

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When the R1100s came out I had my K75 in for a service, they needed to keep it over night so offered me a r1100s to take home, which I duly did, and learnt that they are difficult to keep under 120kph.
In the 80k zone that seemed a real strain, you really do hunt forward (crouch)on these things, which does cause you to creep up in speed, the foot pegs are rearset to some degree, and though its quite a curvy sort of mount it does fit like a glove the average person.All in all I gave it back to keep my licence, but would have liked to have one just the same.


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4Back to top Go down    Re: Not a K but an R on Thu May 12, 2016 8:55 pm

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There's a sweet, all black 2007 R1200S with only 16,120 miles, with fresh Ohlins front and rear, and factory panniers, parked across from my desk at work, for sale. I'm eyeing it, but do I need nine?

I've owned a heap of Airhead and Oilhead Beemers in my riding life, and my R1150RT cylinder heads are buried in plastic, but, none of them gave me the heat like a K does. Of course, I always wear riding boots.


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5Back to top Go down    Re: Not a K but an R on Thu May 12, 2016 10:04 pm

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Post about 96 they improved the gearbox so later is better in this regard.

    

6Back to top Go down    Re: Not a K but an R on Thu May 12, 2016 10:15 pm

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Since '97 was the intro date of the R1100S and they were the first six gear Oilhead they had a good gearbox with few of the five speed 'issues'.


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7Back to top Go down    Re: Not a K but an R on Fri May 13, 2016 3:25 am

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In our climate here the heat from the K is so welcome 99% of the time.

The other <1% it's too hot so just go for a cool beer instead.


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8Back to top Go down    Re: Not a K but an R on Fri May 13, 2016 4:26 am

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Good point Olaf, I remember being warmer on the bike than standing around a Uralla servo of a winter.


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9Back to top Go down    Re: Not a K but an R on Fri May 13, 2016 9:29 pm

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@Two Wheels Better wrote:Since '97 was the intro date of the R1100S and they were the first six gear Oilhead they had a good gearbox with few of the five speed 'issues'.
Ah. I had a R1100GS but wasnt aware the S is a later addition.

    

10Back to top Go down    Re: Not a K but an R on Sat May 14, 2016 6:07 am

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I bought this 14,000 mile R1100S Boxercup 2 weeks ago.



It's a great handling bike with a reasonable engine that won't get you into too much trouble.
I don't know what the parts situation is like where you are but if you want panniers try to buy a bike with them on already. I've been trying to find a set incase I fancy taking a trip on it and cannot find any brackets or the correct panniers anywhere. GS & RS panniers fit but they have a cut out for the exhaust on the left.

I doubt you'll regret buying one and buy the latest year bike that you can find.

Good luck,
Mike.

    

11Back to top Go down    Re: Not a K but an R on Fri May 27, 2016 11:30 pm

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HI Folks,
I am about to pick up an R1150R tomorrow, low K's will send pics, gave up on the S as none to be found at the right price.

    

12Back to top Go down    Re: Not a K but an R on Sun May 29, 2016 7:24 am

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Took it for a small run, all appears ok, very easy to ride.
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13Back to top Go down    Re: Not a K but an R on Tue May 31, 2016 9:11 am

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Hi folks,
Before I try overseas does anybody have a tank bag for an R1150R 203 model?
Cheers
Mike

    

14Back to top Go down    Re: Not a K but an R on Tue May 31, 2016 7:55 pm

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How do you find the ergonomics on that R1150r is it ahappy perch for distance.


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15Back to top Go down    Re: Not a K but an R on Tue May 31, 2016 9:11 pm

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Hi
Just done a short ride only 120kms and really comfy. I do have a small screen so that helps but doesn't compare to th RS. However the gel seat is very good. I will be doing about 300 on the weekend I'll let you know.
Things I've noticed gearing quite close with 6 th just an overdrive, bags of torque, don't know economy as yet but I expect the same as the RS.
It also really corners well way easier, might be the wider bars that help and bigger rubber but all n all I like it. However my future wife prefers the K!

    

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