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Re: ** 2002 R1150RT -- List of recommended mods **
- Subject: Re: ** 2002 R1150RT -- List of recommended mods **
- From: Wayne Woodruff <wayne@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 29 Dec 2003 07:03:39 -0500
My $0.02 injected below.
>1) Suspension: Stock suspension seems fine.
> Any advantage in an upgrade to
I can't speak from personal experience, but people who have installed
Ohlins from the IBMWR list seem to rate them very highly
>2) Exhaust: I've had TwoBros exhaust on other bikes and
> liked the improvement over stock.
> TwoBros claims that "To make installation even
> easier the catalytic eliminator exhaust system
> includes an oxygen sensor bung to accept the fuel
> injection systems oxygen sensor. There is no
> need to readjust or tamper with the FI mapping.
> Simply install the system and go."
True for Staintune.
> Any performance problems created /
> eliminated with the exhaust upgrade?
Many performance improvements touted, but testing does not seem to
confirm the claims. The following link shows testing with a Remus. I
have a dyno run (not my bike) with a Staintune showing 2 or 3 HP. I
doubt 2 bros would perform much different.
Have a look at:
I put a staintune on to save the weight of the cat. I like the sound
- - a little louder, but not onnixous. I wasn't expecting any HP
Is your goal more HP?
> Does this upgrade void any
> factory warranty?
>3) Brake lines: On previous bikes, I've upgraded the brake lines
> to stainless steel and liked the improvement over
On my old airhead, they did worlds of improvements.
I'm not sure on oilheads.
>4) Air filter: On previous bikes, I've upgraded to K&N.
see the above link. Save your money
>5) Dual plug: Is it worth the $1,500 (or so) that it will cost to
> make this mod?
I was going to pull my heads and send them the SJBMW. It's~$500 if
you go that route. I got lazy and bought a Techlusion 259. It has
made a world of difference for about half the $$$. It takes 30
minutes to install.
It has had decreased my mileage and I haven't done a thorough study,
but the bike is a ton more fun to ride, so I don't really care what
the impact is.
2000 BMW R1100R (2ZARS)
1956 Matchless G11 (J86)