r1150gs

  1. Coil puller.

    I have been learning how to use Freecad and decided to design and make my own coil puller. I printed it last night and it fits a treat…very snug. I am now wondering what else I could make ?… I was thinking about a new gadget mount for the dash. Any ideas ?.
  2. R1150gs 2001, decat (with Y-pipe) and remus exhaust, no cold start without throttle

    So, as the title says, my R1150gs won't cold start unless I twist the throttle a few times. I've bought the bike some months ago as is basically. The previous owner removed the cat, fitted a Y pipe from black widow. It has a remus exhaust and a tehclusion unit fitted to it. After the bike...
  3. New here

    Hi thanks for the acceptance.. I would like to briefly introduce myself, I am David (40 years old) from Amsterdam. I drive a 2005 R1150GS Adventure with 109,000km on the clock. As a little boy, my interest in BMW's boxer engines started when I saw those heroes tearing into the Dakar on the...
  4. R1150GS ABS II Fault

    Hi, I have just bought my first GS a 2000 R1150 and it has developed a fault with the abs. Upon turning on the ignition I get the top abs light solidly illuminated then upon starting they begin to flash alternately, if the abs button is pressed at this point the bottom abs light illuminates...
  5. Newb from Munich

    Hi Gang I picked up a sweet 1150GS today so naturally I'll be spending the coming weeks and months reading and learning all I can about this beast of a motorbike. I usually buy a motorbike or two each year, not a new one, mostly oldies which are in decent nick and picked up for a bargain...
  6. R1150GS VIN number gone missing...

    Hi there, I have a 2003 R1150GS which has recently been restored - the frame has been powder coated and so the VIN is no longer visible. Before i start chipping away at the powder coat to reveal the VIN (needed for an MOT) I need to know exactly where it is on the RHS of the frame. Can someone...
  7. Best Front Pads for R1150GS Adventure m.y. 2005

    Hi All, I've tried to look for this topic but couldn't find anything that specific. I need to replace the front pads to my R1150GS Adventure final edition (m.y. 2005). At the moment the options are: Brembo EBC DPS Ferodo Platinum I know that BMW use Brembo as a standard but I've heard that...
  8. Neutral & battery light flickering

    Hi all, I am hoping you might be able to steer me in the right direction for diagnosing a fault I have on my '02 R1150GS. Whilst in neutral the neutral bulb lights up but not very brightly and flickers slightly. At the same time the battery symbol appears to flicker slightly? Has anyone...
  9. R1150GS noise continues after ignition off

    Hi all, I pulled up to park the GS for the night, turned the ignition off and this whirring noise continued. I tried to find where it was coming from and it looks like some metal contraption under the tank (I'm very new to the GS). It continued whirring until I disconnected the battery. Oh and...
  10. Oil sight glass - take 2 - your experience on fitting a new one on an older bike

    Hi all, I know this has been all over the internet, yet I need to clarify on one thing before I mess another sight glass up. From your experience - did you use any lubricant / sealant to help the sight glass slip / remain sealed on an older bike (namely R1150GS in this case)? Most sources say...
  11. DIY/Homemade Rear Rack for BMW R1150GS

    Hey all, I put together some photos of a bodge I did for making a rear rack for less than £10. I used a chopping board (You heard me), 8 x M5 bolts (Can/will go bigger) 4 x flat plate brackets (Can/will also go bigger), 8 x washers and some gaffatape. It feels very sturdy and I drilled some...
  12. R1150GS Water in petrol tank

    Hey all. I open my petrol cap today after some heavy rain and it had a lot of water that ran in to the tank as soon as I opened it. I think I've read there's a water drain hose that might be blocked or something or does it need a new seal on the cap? Completely clueless so go easy on me :)
  13. Best value panniers for R1150GS

    Hey there, I've spoken to a German man who makes aluminium panniers for roughly £240 for the pair, great price! Before buying these, I'm just wondering if anyone has seen any other panniers for a similar price or even cheaper?
  14. What size Aluminium Panniers for BMW R1150 GS?

    Hey all, I'm looking at buying some aluminium panniers for my R1150GS from someone in Germany, he has 3 sizes: 32 Litre (24x49x37cm) 36 Litre (27x49x37cm) 41 Litre (29,5x49x37cm) I'm looking to use the GS every day but have some large trips planned (2 of us on the bike) like Africa and Large...
  15. Centre stand dimensions

    Hi all, would someone be able to tell me the dimension from the foot of the centre stand to the stand axle for a 2002 R1150GS? The previous owner lowered the bike and shortened the centre stand. I plan to extend it again and discard the 2x4 block that is currently keeping my rear wheel off...
  16. Advice on R1150GS sale for renovation or scrap

    Hi folks, I hope in in the right forum - please direct me if not... I've got a 2000 R1150GS (ABS) that is not currently running and that I need to move on. It starts, but there are some fairly serious sounds from the gearbox, the final drive bearing needs replacing and the brakes are likely...
  17. R1150GS handlebar switch buttons

    It looks like BMW only sells the whole unit (expensive). My buttons are fairly worn, the logos are half visible. Perhaps it's possible to order just the buttons (for example headlight button)?


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