TALL 2001 BMW R1150GS Mandarin Yellow, All the Farkles

2001 BMW R-Series

BMW R-Series 2001 technical specifications

Item location: Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Make: BMW
Model: R-Series
SubModel: 1150 GS
Type: Dual-Purpose
Year: 2001
Mileage: 89,500
VIN: WB10495A61ZE52140
Color: Yellow
Engine size: 1,150
Vehicle Title: Clear
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This is a fantastic GS and I'll miss it terribly. I bought it in 2003 in its stock form and then added pretty much all the accessories one could want on an adventure bike. It is ready for Alaska today!

This bike is for best for taller riders. I am 6"5 with a 36" inseam and I have modified this bike to fit me. Aftermarket shocks from Wilburs raise the bike 1.5". The seat is taller and mounted on 1/2" shims.
You could change the ride height with new springs from Wilburs.

Basically it's just a bit taller than the GS Adventure model.

And this bike has been on some epic adventures all over the country. Lots of trips out west across the rockies on dirt roads up the PCH through BC Utah etc etc. It's always run strong and never left me stranded once.

No accidents though it has tipped over off-road some and has a few dings here and there.

I have always maintained this machine obsessively. It has all new final drive bearings and swing-arm bearings. The rubber boots around the transmission output and final-drive pivot were replaced. (This is a huge job that all shaft-drive BMWs will require eventually. The rubber rots.) I have installed the better and newer type of hydraulic cam chain tensioners. Motor ticks smoothly.
The valves are fully set in. I check the clearances every 12K but they have not needed adjustment for many years now. Just did an oil change.

This bike does not surge at low rpm! (Many of this era do)


Wilburs shocks with adjustable pre-load and rebound damping - They were rebuilt about 10K ago. Springs can be changed to suit your weight.
Bill Meyer Saddle memory foam. Taller and wider than stock seat and very comfortable.
Crash bars - I forget the brand name but they work great. I had them powder-coated.
PIAA 520 lights. HUGE lights. One of them is a long-range spot and the other is wide. Amazing trail visibility and the amber color is very noticeable in traffic.
Headlight modulator - cars will see you.
Aeroflow windshield
Stainless Y-pipe replaces catalytic converter for a little boost in torque and better sound. (You can have the catalytic if you want it.)
Gerbing heated clothing controller adjustment knob installed in dash.
Galfer Green brake pads
Metzler Tourance EXP tires maybe 2/3 tread left.
Fastway footpegs cleat style
External fuel filter mod
3rd brakelight mounted on top-case
Stainless brake lines
BMW system cases

An amazing machine. But it's time for a new owner.

Detailed Hi-Rez photos here...

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