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Bike Upgrades

Submitted by on Friday, 31 October 2008No Comment

Maintenance Items

12K Mile Maintenance Kit from Beemerboneyard.com

Complete new maintenance kit for all R1150 Dual spark bikes. Includes german made Mann air and fuel filters, fuel filter change O-ring set, 2 fuel line and 2 vent line hose clamps, 2 fuel line quick disconnect replacement Viton O-rings, Bosch oil filter with crush ring, oil fill cap O-ring, transmission and final drive crush ring set, and 2 Bosch FR6KDE0 & 2 Bosch YR6LDE spark plugs. The dealer gets over $135 for these parts, save big here! $74.95 + shipping

UPGRADES

Pilot Performance Lighting PL-2202C Pilot 5-1/2″ Round Off-Road Light Kit w/ Chrome Pilot Stone Guard, Clear from AUTOZONE

$39.95 + Standard duty relay $5.00 + tax

Mount home made

Stebel Nautilus Compact Dual-Tone Air Horn, 139 dB from CASPORTTOURING.COM
Price: $39.00 including shipping

Mount home made

Blue Sea Systems 5025 – 6 Circuit Fuse Block with Negative Bus from ACADEMY SPORTS

To add all the electrical fuses neatly under the seat

$32.00 + tax

Mount home made

Chrome plated brass fuel line quick disconnect set

Brand new 4 piece CPC chrome plated brass quick disconnects for BMW fuel lines. These are made by the same company that supplies the OEM plastic units. Replaces BMW part #s 13317659120 and 13317659119. The difference is ours are the high grade chrome plated brass version with stainless internals and fuel resistant Viton O-rings. We also include 4 fuel injection rated hose clamps and a spare set of Viton O-rings. These are the units BMW should have supplied in the first place. The set includes enough quick disconnects and clamps to change over both fuel lines on your bike. A great upgrade for older Oilheads and K-bikes too! $80.95 + shipping

Crossover fuel line quick disconnect from Omega.com
Replaces the plastic crossover for the Adventure tank quick disconnects with brass plated ones 1 set required $49.00 including shipping

External fuel filter
Six inches of 5/16 submersible fuel line (R10) $25.00 Bought at Napa H209

Six fuel injected rated hose clamps $5.00

Adel clamp to hold the filter in place $

3’ of 5/16 fuel line hose

Center Stand Skid Plate:

Carbon fiber

Home made

Canisterectomy:

Canister out. Get Vacuum line plugs for the Throttle bodies.

SheepSkin seat cover

A lot of RTW riders use either a air bladder of sheepskin on their seats but are quite expensive.

I ended up buying a Sheepskin pelt on Ebay long enough to cover driver and passenger for $40. I test rode it for 1200 miles. Guess what: No butt soreness.

Corbin Heated seat

Found a great deal on craigslist. I like Corbin because they are hard as a rock. I can’t ride soft saddles.

Cargo Endurance Tank Bag

From Cyclegear $60

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