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Offline r15suk

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Picked up new bike - brake question
« on: September 28, 2016, 09:41:01 PM »
Collected my new bike yesterday and i have a couple of questions.

1) Compared to my old S1000RR and also the blade and 996 i still have, there is more front brake lever travel before it starts to initially 'bite'. Nearly caught me out when i was slowly approaching a roundabout. I know its hard to say from just a description but is this 'extra' lever travel normal to this bike? I'm not talking huge amounts but noticeably more than my other bikes.

2) Going to fit my Evotech rad and oil guards at the weekend and is there a guide around for removing the bodywork? did a search but couldn't come up with anything.

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Re: Picked up new bike - brake question
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2016, 10:31:54 PM »
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Brake lever travel isn't anything different to what I'm use too, doesn't stand out as odd so gut says it right and normal.

Rad covers require no panel removal from what ive experienced, seen a few done simply  :028: 
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Re: Picked up new bike - brake question
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2016, 08:17:30 AM »
Ditto.

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Re: Picked up new bike - brake question
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2016, 08:34:09 AM »
*Originally Posted by r15suk [+]
Collected my new bike yesterday and i have a couple of questions.

2) Going to fit my Evotech rad and oil guards at the weekend and is there a guide around for removing the bodywork? did a search but couldn't come up with anything.

The guide is on the Evotech page....
http://www.evotech-performance.com/media/uploads/BMWS1000XRRadiatorOilCoolerGuardSetInstrutions.pdf

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Re: Picked up new bike - brake question
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2016, 02:45:23 PM »
There's a nice article on WebBikeWorld that goes through the necessary steps of how to remove the various bits of fairings on the XR.  I keep it book marked:  http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycles/bmw-s1000xr/fairing-removal/

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Re: Picked up new bike - brake question
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2016, 04:44:23 PM »
Thank everyone  :028:

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Re: Picked up new bike - brake question
« Reply #6 on: October 03, 2016, 11:15:14 AM »
I had a word about the amount of travel before the bite point too, I prefer mine to be instant. Having been bled and flushed it's made zero difference and BMW chaps said it's normal and they're all the same. So just had to get used to it.

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Re: Picked up new bike - brake question
« Reply #7 on: October 03, 2016, 10:02:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by Gilly76 [+]
I had a word about the amount of travel before the bite point too, I prefer mine to be instant. Having been bled and flushed it's made zero difference and BMW chaps said it's normal and they're all the same. So just had to get used to it.

Seems normal for the XR then, its just that i was comparing to my other bikes all with instant bite. Puts my mind at rest now.

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Re: Picked up new bike - brake question
« Reply #8 on: October 03, 2016, 11:55:27 PM »
Yes, there is a bit of travel compared to the instant on of the R and RR....

It is worse with the HP front brake lever....

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Re: Picked up new bike - brake question
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2016, 04:09:49 PM »
*Originally Posted by Troppo [+]
Yes, there is a bit of travel compared to the instant on of the R and RR....

It is worse with the HP front brake lever....
Won't be getting that then!  :033:

 



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