Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Originally Posted by Hoppy
Hi. My name is Sean and I am new to your Forum.
I am thinking of buying a 2004 R1150RS with 37,000 miles on it at what I think is a good price. The owner has recently purchased a new K1200S and I have ridden with him a couple of times and I see that he takes care of his bikes. I have been riding for forty three years and have owned many different brands of motorcycles but never a BMW.
Is there anyting I need to be aware of with the R1150RS? As far as maintenance goes can it be done by a mechanically inclined person? I worked at automotive dealerships all my adult life and have done all the maintenance on all my bikes.
I appreciate any input you can give me on the R1150RS.
The "R" engines are VERY easy for a mechanically inclined person to maintain. One of the easiest on the market, as nearly everything is out in the open and easy to get to. What fairings are in the way are easy to remove.
Of course there is the electronic engine control to deal with, and no code reader available to owners that I am aware of. If you have a problem with things controlled by the ECU it takes a trip to a dealer to get the codes read out.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.