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Looking at a 2004 R1100S

Posted By: BarnRat

Looking at a 2004 R1100S - 11/11/17 01:36 PM

This morning I am going to look at a 2004 R1100S. Does it have a powerlet port that I can use to put a trickle charger/tender on the battery?
Posted By: Alan Sykes

Re: Looking at a 2004 R1100S - 11/11/17 02:24 PM

Usually on the starter motor plastic shroud.
Posted By: BarnRat

Re: Looking at a 2004 R1100S - 11/11/17 02:28 PM

Originally Posted by Alan Sykes
Usually on the starter motor plastic shroud.

Thanks. thumbsup
Posted By: Tri750

Re: Looking at a 2004 R1100S - 11/11/17 08:21 PM

Or it can be added to any bike.
Posted By: BarnRat

Re: Looking at a 2004 R1100S - 11/11/17 10:21 PM

It's there.
Originally Posted by Alan Sykes
Usually on the starter motor plastic shroud.

It's there. Thanks. Got the bike home a few hours ago.

Originally Posted by Tri750
Or it can be added to any bike.


No need. It's there.


Posted By: BarnRat

Re: Looking at a 2004 R1100S - 11/13/17 01:46 PM

I've searched this forum but I need a definitive answer. From searches it looks like the Bosch 3330 oil filter will fit my 2004 R1100S. Is this true? The Amazon utility says that it will NOT fit ?????

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B...ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
Posted By: waynerd

Re: Looking at a 2004 R1100S - 11/13/17 10:26 PM

I've used the D3330 on my '04 1150RT. I'm pretty sure I had to buy a different cap wrench though, as the flats on the back were different from those that are on the Mahle/BMW filter. I can double check this tonight when I get home. If that's the case, I don't know if this difference would exist on all Bosch filters, or just on the DistancePlus variant.
Posted By: Tri750

Re: Looking at a 2004 R1100S - 11/14/17 02:38 AM

I don't want to start a whole thing on oil filters.
But a pack from Beemer Boneyard is pretty reasonable and it's a good filter.

But yes. The filter from any R1100R,RT,RS,S,R1150R,RT,RS,R1200C, is the same. (and others)
Posted By: Michaelr11

Re: Looking at a 2004 R1100S - 11/14/17 02:42 AM

Your R1100S uses the same 845 oil filter as many other Oilheads, including my R1100RT.

I have used the Bosch 3330 filter, also the Bosch 72161 filter, they both will work and use the same filter wrench as the 845 filter. If you search around for the Mahle OC91 oil filter, you will have the OEM oil filter for about 1/2 the price. If you can order the OC91D, you'll get the crush washers in the box too.
Posted By: BarnRat

Re: Looking at a 2004 R1100S - 11/14/17 02:43 AM

Originally Posted by waynerd
I've used the D3330 on my '04 1150RT. I'm pretty sure I had to buy a different cap wrench though, as the flats on the back were different from those that are on the Mahle/BMW filter. I can double check this tonight when I get home. If that's the case, I don't know if this difference would exist on all Bosch filters, or just on the DistancePlus variant.

Thanks. thumbsup

I have a half-dozen of those cap wrenches and several other kinds of oil-filter wrenches. I ordered the D3330 filter. If none of my wrenches fit, I'll take the filter down to the local auto parts places and find one that will.
Posted By: BarnRat

Re: Looking at a 2004 R1100S - 11/14/17 02:45 AM

Originally Posted by Michaelr11
Your R1100S uses the same 845 oil filter as many other Oilheads, including my R1100RT.

I have used the Bosch 3330 filter, also the Bosch 72161 filter, they both will work and use the same filter wrench as the 845 filter. If you search around for the Mahle OC91 oil filter, you will have the OEM oil filter for about 1/2 the price. If you can order the OC91D, you'll get the crush washers in the box too.


Thanks for the info. wave
Posted By: BarnRat

Re: Looking at a 2004 R1100S - 11/14/17 03:23 AM

I think the oil filter cap wrench that fits the Bosch 3330 is 76mm x 14 flutes.
Posted By: Alan Sykes

Re: Looking at a 2004 R1100S - 11/17/17 03:44 PM

Two famous brands, "HiFlo" and "K&N" make filters for our bikes - all the boxers - and the distinguishing aspect of each can is the 17mm nut welded on the end.

So there's no need to p*ss about with the special BMW / Mahle wrench to get the thing in and out.

All you have to worry about is making sure the old rubber ring isn't still stuck up inside the cavity after removing the used filter....

...and the other thing is not to over-tighten the new one after you've run your oily finger round its mating surface. Just snick it up by hand and then give one eighth of a turn on the spanner. The new rubber / neoprene sealing ring makes an oil-tight closure at all temperatures.
No need at all to wring its goolies off.
AL in s.e. Spain
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