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#1003299 - 01/08/18 01:25 AM Re: Just getting 1998 r 1100RS-abs need advice on service [Re: Cal'sgone]  
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Originally Posted by Cal'sgone

BUT , yes I signed up for a seniors yoga class to add to my aerobics, just to get the flexibility I expect to need to do this. A hip replacement doesn't help, but i don't plan to stop riding yet. This will be my birthday present, just in time for my 79 th. birthday.


This is very cool! My dad rides a 2001 R1100RS, and he's 78, and will turn 79 in June. I ride a 2000 R1100RS and we ride together on at least one long trip each year. Enjoy!

#1003314 - 01/08/18 03:59 PM Re: Just getting 1998 r 1100RS-abs need advice on service [Re: flars]  
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Originally Posted by flars
"I hear about stick coils, wiring issues, maybe solenoids or whatever"
No stick coils.
Only wiring issue would be the HES.
I have 185,000 miles on my '98 RS, and the only failure was the HES. I had the transmission rebuilt at 135,000 miles (and put in a used clutch plate at the same time, even though it didn't need it), and replaced the pivot pins/bearings once (with OEM parts). Removed and cleaned the starter once.
The RS has the only comfortable seat BMW ever made, I think. Once you learn to sit properly on the sporty little thing, you will be very happy doing lots of miles.


flars, that's great mileage. Did you do anything with your suspension during 135K miles?


SE Michigan: 1994 R1100RS
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