This is an online automotive information provider of a detailed information on complaints, defects and recalls for BMW R1100S. Not to mention the k1300 is a magnet for the boys in blue and only fun when breaking the speed limit by an extra 3 digits. This will give me an extra 40mm of legroom at the expense of some ground clearance. If you drive a BMW, you are familiar with the unsurpassed luxury that this line of vehicles provides.From truly sleek designs to exceptional performance, BMW holds itself to the highest level of excellence. I've owned and now sold my BMW R1100RS. Apart from a couple of flat tyres, it's never let me down or missed a beat. Both journeys were hugely enjoyable though, thanks to the excellent roads, scenery and weather. Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Chickenstrip, Apr 24, 2013. It sounds superb, with a deep and almost offensively loud exhaust note. It's not that I've been purposefully holding on to it, just that for the last few weeks I've been driving around in a car. It’s not the fastest out there by a long chalk, but when it comes to real road situations, it’s as quick as anything else. I don't know how I survived for so many months without one! Vines of Guildford (01483 207000) have done a top job of the four services they've undertaken so far. I knew nothing about the boxer twins and did a bit of … Does warranty work, if needed, regardless of not being the original owner? They started with battery problems and I have now replaced the battery (twice) but with a motobins replacement. Considering the mileage we've covered, the bike's in a surprisingly good state. So far, we've tried Pirelli Diablos, Avon AV49/AV50s, Continental Road Attacks, Bridgestone 010s , 014s and 020s, and Metzeler Z6s. I'm going to miss the R1100S when it's gone. But she actually faired better than me. I've also got the adjustable Gilles Variobars  to fit, and some Wunderlich Carbon-Kevlar engine protectors. Fortunately I can report that the Beemer comes with a big reserve. And if you want the best of both worlds, try the Z6s - superb grip, especially in the wet, and good mileage with the rear lasting a very respectable 4300 miles. The overheating is typically caused by one of two problems. Forty-seven miles isn't usually what I'd call a long way, but when you've been travelling through a particularly beautiful and equally remote part of the Scottish Highlands, and haven't come across a filling station since the fuel light came on 47 miles ago - it feels a bloody long way. However, the Laser 2-2 exhaust system has been fitted for the last couple of months. I had a pretty lousy finance deal on the k1300r, so I decided to sell up and pay it out. Seller is turning over this bike to purchase one of the new 1600 sixes. Hopefully, next month I'll have a chance to compare this with a Laser system and chip, and see what the bike makes now with the standard can for a proper comparison. Apart from a couple of rusty bolt heads, there's no corrosion on it. In the following overview, you will find the most common problems for the BMW 1 Series, for which BMW has announced a recall through the EU Rapex system. The BMW R1100S's first incarnation ‘new school’ boxer engine is now thoroughly outmoded by later 1150 and current 1200 versions but it’s still pleasant, flexible and bulletproof. A common cause is the malfunctioning of the ambient temperature sensor. Seems like the motor is mostly dependable, but when things go wrong they really go wrong, costing $$$. Some problems will only occur after many years of operation, others are related to technical solutions and forced the manufacturer to issue a recall. Common problems with the BMW 1 Series. The service allows to compare and analyze statistics for reported problems, complaints, recalls for various manufacturers. The only problems have been a leaking front shock at 20,000 miles, replaced under warranty, and a tendency for the gearbox to jump into a false neutral between fourth and fifth under hard acceleration. If this one's anything to go by, it's easy to see why BMWs retain their secondhand values so well. I've had a couple of trips down to Le Mans this year, the first to watch the Moto GP (awesome), and the second for the 24-hour car race (crap). I was also lucky enough to have our lovely ad flirt, Nicola, as pillion on both trips. Not having broken into a boxer engine, I don't understand 'shimming the final drive. This problem should be rectified soon with the fitment of a Wunderlich footpeg lowering kit (Wunderlich offer a huge range of BMW accessories - give their UK importer SPC Motorcycles a call on 01420 588704). Our users can find data on mass market car models from most popular brands. Equally fortunately, I can report it appears to be reliable. I've also had a chance to get the bike dyno'd with the Remus race can (0870 2402118, £662) fitted. Some super high mileage bikes have a problem with cam chain tensioner rails breaking and the oil sight glasses popping out, but generally speaking, its a robust engine. The moment you notice any of these issues, call on a professional to help fix your BMW as soon as possible. I got a phone call a couple of days ago from the BMW press office reminding me that I promised to give the bike back to them over a month ago. Most of the bad transmissions got replaced under warranty, so as a group, R1100RS's have some of the more current transmissions in the Oilhead line. Some of this gain is down to the engine loosening up, as the first figure was from when the bike only had 300 miles on the clock. Second is that cars love to leak coolant. I was slightly concerned on the first trip that she'd moan all the way there and back about being uncomfortable, as she's not one to let her displeasure go unheard. Basically, this is the same top-of-the-range stainless system as used on the Boxer Cup race bikes. The most confidence inspiring in terms of grip and feedback are the 014s, although the rear only lasted 2150 miles so you pay the price for it. Discussion in ' GS Boxers ' started by Csavargó , Aug 2, 2008 . I've been a bit lax in terms of doing what I promised in my last piece. If the OP is talking about a R1100RS, then the clutch is a cable and not hydraulic as in the 1150 tranny.

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