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    Re: My 2015 S1KRRs

    Quote Originally Posted by DCB View Post
    Horses for courses on the helibars, I find it far easier for hanging off with the helibars, but I am a short arse so could very well be that
    I'm glad you like them, they certainly seem to be quite popular.

    I think with ergos there's always a compromise, comfort vs sportiness, although it's a very personal thing.

    Height definitely plays a part in it though as I found the helibars make the riding position more cramped (too much pull back)

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    Re: My 2015 S1KRRs

    Quote Originally Posted by alex View Post
    FWIW, my discs (on forged) with OE pads didn't warp at Jerez
    I'm glad you didn't have any issues with them Alex
    I think it might have just been a bad batch as seemed to only affect 15 model bikes.

    How did your final day at Jerez go? Hope you had a great time - the get off (I reckon you thought you'd go quicker on foot!)

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    Re: My 2015 S1KRRs

    Last day was ok thanks. Rebuilding job whilst still on the old tyres. Times were way down, but at least by the end I was just taking pleasure in hitting my marks.

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    Re: My 2015 S1KRRs

    Quote Originally Posted by alex View Post
    Last day was ok thanks. Rebuilding job whilst still on the old tyres. Times were way down, but at least by the end I was just taking pleasure in hitting my marks.
    I'm glad it was alright, lap times aren't important if you were having fun and keeping it rubber side down.

    Was gutted for you when I saw you'd dropped it the other day, I hope the repairs aren't "too" costly and that all gets sorted soon.
    The bike looked absolutely fantastic with that paint job!

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    Re: My 2015 S1KRRs

    Just thought I'd post a little update, seeing as my bike had the 36 K mile service a while ago now.

    Since then, I've had a replacement set of BMW heated grips (as they had extensively warn) and I've had two electrical issues.

    The first was the battery terminals had simply furred up excessively preventing the battery from charging whilst riding.
    This manifested itself without warning (never had issues starting etc), until I went to turn the ignition on and there were a list of anomalies:
    - Fuel pumps didn't prime
    - Dash backlights would flicker (as if going from light to dark environments)
    - DDC warning light
    - No attempt to turn over the engine when pressing the starter button
    - When twisting the throttle a sucking/ticking noise.
    - Front and rear lights out, including brake lights.
    This issue was revolved simply by cleaning the battery terminals and recharging the battery.

    The second problem I noticed when cleaning the bike, after washing the bike with water I heard a crackling sound coming from the rear shock, looking a little closer I noticed one of the wires was smoking and then began to glow/burn (I put it out straight away with my fingers). It's worth pointing out that this occurred with the ignition off ...
    The bike was collected by BMW roadside assistance and sent to Cannon's, where they found the wire in question had rubbed on the frame causing it to short. Cannon's simply cut out the damaged section of wiring and replaced the section, all covered under the BMW extended warranty.

    As always the BMW service has been top notch and my bike has a clean bill of health once again .

    Thankfully the riding Gods timed the two issues perfectly so that I could still attend the latest Essex/Suffolk rideout (organised by Phil), which was another absolutely brilliant day!

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    Re: My 2015 S1KRRs

    Quote Originally Posted by Jay S1000rr View Post
    I’m a bit late to the party but ... thread revival r us....nice write up Oli. I never realised u did so many miles buddy. And great to see after 36k she still purring as u want.
    What mileage she on now ?
    Haha, cheers buddy, have got to say I really enjoyed having a re-read through this thread as it was back when I first joined the forum!
    Seems I am reminded every day how glad I am I finally got round to joining

    Currently at ~ 41 K, I did a lot of mileage early on through commuting and weekend riding. However, since writing up the Thesis I haven’t been commuting so the mileage has “normalised” drastically lol.

    Little update I guess, she’s still running as sweet as a nut, you could say these bikes “mature” with age lol

    In all seriousness though, I honestly can’t fault how the bike is running, the gearbox feels pretty slick, the refinement is pretty good with only minimal vibrations through the rearsets (I attribute the refinement partly to the full system and partly to the Positive Vibes bar ends).

    The only technical “issue” I had since the last post was a flat battery, though that was not the bikes fault in anyway as the terminals had furred up so the battery wasn’t charging properly through use.
    I partly blame myself for that as I should have been keeping an eye on it, but personally I feel this is something that my BMW dealership should have been doing when servicing the bike ...
    One last thing to mention re batteries, like Phil, I’ve not changed mine, it’s still in good condition despite being run flat once and never been on any trickle charger (except to re-charge it once).

    Oh, one final thing to note, I’ve had a couple fairing panels replaced under warranty due to heat discolouration. Essentially the white on the side panels goes a mild yellow colour over time. It is mild discolouration and only noticeable when studying the bike, but it has happened twice and on both cases approved under warranty no questions asked.

    I do have the extended warranty, which I will continue until I sell the bike, though as yet haven’t required it, though I do believe it’s worthwhile insurance should anything major go wrong.

    What with discussions of new bikes lately and all the launch fever going on lol, every time I go for a ride on my bike, I am reminded just how awesome these things are.
    Has got me thinking lately that whilst there will always be a newer, more advanced bike, it’s worthwhile remembering and appreciating what we currently have, as I still adamantly believe it’s the “experiences” we have and not the bike which is the most significant aspect of motorcycling!

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    Re: My 2015 S1KRRs

    Great read that Oli, good to read about how reliable it has been over the miles that you’ve done on it!

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    Re: My 2015 S1KRRs

    Thank you Gav, it’s without doubt been the best ownership experience I’ve had thus far!

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    My 2015 S1KRRs

    Update March 2018

    My bike has been out of action for a little while now as developed what I thought was a clutch fault. I suspected the clutch plates had warn/warped as the clutch became extremely grabby which made pulling away smoothly impossible. Furthermore, a prominent “whirring” sound was present whenever pulling the clutch lever in, which was even more prominent at higher engine speeds.

    Upon investigation by Simon at Race Engineering in Dunmow, Essex, he suspected the issue was more significant than the clutch plates and believed the issue was due to a knackered gearbox layshift bearing. As this was a full, engine out job, this would be a considerably more expensive repair job then initially anticipated. My bike was then taken to Cannon BMW Motorrad in Braintree, Essex, for diagnosis and “hopefully” warranty repair work.

    After having my bike for a week, I got the extremely good news that the gearbox layshift bearing was indeed the problem and that it is fully covered under the BMW extended warranty.

    Have just got back from Cannon’s and I must say it was really enjoyable to see my bike with the engine out and dissembled. After nearly 42 K miles I always thought it would look a bit different inside then the gleaming images you see online, however, this was not the case at all. Instead, I am pleased to report all looks immaculate “to my eyes”, the gearbox cogs were pristine with no chips, scuffs or any sign or wear at all. I was really surprised at how good it looked internally after some fairly high mileage and nothing more than the BMW service schedule adhered too.

    It was also interesting to see what was wrong with the lay shift bearing, as visually it looked good, however, when shaking the part there was a prominent rattle and when spinning the inner ring (no idea what the correct terminology is) you could feel a grinding sensation.

    My bike should be ready for collection by the end of next week and I can’t wait to have her back!

    First and foremost I have to again praise the BMW warranty and service, it is first class. I also thank Cannon’s BMW for their professional and efficient service. Lastly I have to thank Simon at Race Engineering for not only being the first to diagnose the issue with my bike (by ear at that!), but also for being so honest in suggesting I take the bike to BMW for warranty work. If anyone is in the Essex area, I can’t reccomend Simon enough, he is a superb and truly honest chap.



    Photo 1. Matt loosing the plot by the looks of it lol. Gearbox layshift bearing is at the bottom right bellow the hand.



    Photo 2. All looks good to me!



    Photo 3. All looks reasonable like this ...



    Photo 4. But not like this lol ... wonder if it’s lighter than an HP4 Race now
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    Re: My 2015 S1KRRs

    Glad Cannon have sorted the warranty and you're bike is on the mend.

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