20 Most Recent 2000 BMW R 1150 GS Questions & Answers


hi, it seems tha you have a blocked breather on you engine, as pressure builds up it has to come of somewhere. Check all breathers coming out of the engine.Also depending upon molleage your pistons may be letting some compression go to the engine "belly"
Good luck

2000 BMW R 1150... | Answered on Oct 31, 2018


If it works fine at lower rpm, it could be a fuel delivery issue. Is there a valve that lets gas out the tank? There's likely a screen that keeps tank crud from getting into the valve assembly and going into your carbs. Empty the tank, remove the valve, clean the screen.

2000 BMW R 1150... | Answered on Aug 30, 2018


Hi, Johan_kroes for this situation I would call my local dealer or reputable shop's service/parts department and inquire about any possible quick fix, answers, or parts inquiry. If necessary, transport your bike to the dealer or shop and have a professional technician take it for a test drive, if it is in running condition, and give you a written estimate of repairs and answer any specific questions you may have about your issue. For more information about your issue please visit the website below. Good luck and have a nice day.
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2000 BMW R 1150... | Answered on Dec 22, 2015


Hi Peter_lowry, it should be noted that in order to "PROPERLY" diagnosis any electric starter issue it is "IMPERATIVE" that you begin with a fully charged battery 12.5 volts or better and be able to pass a proper load test, and the usual suspects are:
1. Battery terminals have loose or corroded connections.
2. Battery cables faulty due corroded or broken internal wiring at the cable connector especially the "NEGATIVE" cable which needs to be checked at "BOTH" ends.
3. Battery voltage, 12.5 volts or better,to the main circuit breaker to the ignition switch to the security/ignition fuse to the TSM/TSSM module to the engine stop/run switch to the starter button to the starter relay to the green wire that connects to the starter solenoid has dropped more than 1/2 volt.
4. With a voltmeter connected to the battery, the ignition switch in the on position, the kill switch in the run position, the starter button depressed, starter engagement should not bring voltage below 8-9 volts.
If a lower voltage is produced a proper battery load test should be performed with a load tester to validate battery integrity or battery replacement.
5. Faulty starter relay, check continuity.
6. Faulty starter solenoid, check contact plate and shoes for excessive electrical erosion/etching, refurbish as necessary or invert contact plate and use the virgin backside. Check contact shoes for being loose. Replace solenoid if the negative function is still a final outcome.
7. Faulty starter, bench test starter with a 12-volt battery if negative function check, decontaminate and undercut armature commutator segments as necessary, check segments with an ohm-meter probe each one and the segment next to it for shorts. Have the armature tested with a growler and field coils, and brush plate with an ohm-meter for opens, shorts or grounds. Replace brushes if less than .438" It is generally cheaper to overhaul/refurbish a starter motor than buy a new one.
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2000 BMW R 1150... | Answered on Dec 22, 2015


I've always gotten the same type of noise you describe after I take off in first gear after starting the bike. This is my ABS brake system setting up and is totally normal.

2000 BMW R 1150... | Answered on Mar 18, 2015


Tuning the 1150GS without a vacuum gauge is virtually impossible. There are 2 separate adjustments, one at idle and one at around 3000rpm that both need to be done correctly for the motor to run smoothly.

Do you have an aftermarket pipe on the bike?

Also, check the exhaust joint where the tail pipe joins the header. If that is leaking, it will account for a certain amount of popping on deceleration

2000 BMW R 1150... | Answered on Feb 18, 2015


Get from your dealer

2000 BMW R 1150... | Answered on Feb 13, 2015


hi,my GS1150 has 180000k's on clock and is in daily use and probably has never missed a beat. I believe i am looking at another 100,000 by the sound of my engine

2000 BMW R 1150... | Answered on Jan 20, 2014


Just happened to me. Check your right hand side throttle cable hasn't come out of the top hat just above the throttle body

2000 BMW R 1150... | Answered on Nov 05, 2011


if its not all ways the same cylinder it sounds like its just getting to much fule and maybe you should get it tuned up but i dont think its going to do much harm to the engine as it should stop as soon as you give it a little rev up

2000 BMW R 1150... | Answered on Jan 04, 2011


It sounds like the gearbox is just getting worn and needs parts replacing.

2000 BMW R 1150... | Answered on Nov 30, 2010


u should supply the backup battery when replace the battery. maybe need to diagnose

2000 BMW R 1150... | Answered on Mar 29, 2010


look at your clutch fluid - if its dirty you may have the the slave cylinder bearing giving up as this runs at engine revs in the fluid! An obscure fault but one that boiled my fluid a few times in Europe before it became a dealer job to rectify. Most dealers in this country wont have seen the fault as low temp low milage trips dont normaly cause a problem.

2000 BMW R 1150... | Answered on Feb 26, 2010


If you want to heat the bolts safely you can use a kettle of boiling water or two kettles of boiling water...
Once they are hot get the wrench on the bolts and pull with all your might!

2000 BMW R 1150... | Answered on Jan 25, 2010


it may be the clutch basket has groves making the plates tap back and forth in basket itself and ebay will have it buy it new

2000 BMW R 1150... | Answered on Oct 10, 2009


ok buddy can either be 2 much in there leaking out off breather or the piston rings have gone and its leaking into cylinder check the spark plug for oil deposits get back to me

2000 BMW R 1150... | Answered on Sep 16, 2009


Hi, Debbie it could be your idle rpm's are set to low if the light goes out when the rpm's are increased, otherwise you may have a charging issue, so before testing any electrical component in the Charging System it is "IMPERATIVE" that you have a fully charged battery of 12.5 volts or more and be able to pass a proper "LOAD" test if necessary, you may have a preliminary reading of 12.5 volts or more but little or zero amperage, the battery is faulty and must be replaced. AGM type batteries fall into this scenario more so than lead-acid batteries.
1. Check battery terminals for damage or corrosion, check the battery cables at "BOTH" ends for loose, corroded, or broken connectors, "INSIDE" and outside the cable harness, perform connector wiggle test and check cables with an ohmmeter if necessary.
2. To check the regulator unplug it from the stator. Take a test light and clip it to the negative terminal of the battery and then touch first one pin and then the other on the plug that goes to the regulator. If you get even the slightest amount of light from the test light the regulator is toast.
To do this with a meter: black lead to battery ground, red lead to each pin on the plug, start with the voltage scale higher than 12vdc and move voltage scale down in steps for each pin. Any voltage is a bad regulator.
3. On the other part of the disconnected regulator plug. Set the multimeter for Ohms x1 scale and measure for resistance across the pins of the stator. You should read something around 0.1 to 0.2 ohms for a 32 amp system.
4. Then check for continuity between each pin on the plug and frame/engine ground. The meter needle should not move (infinite resistance)(digitals will show infinite resistance) if the meter needle does move (indicating continuity)(digitals will show some resistance), recheck very carefully. If the meter still shows continuity to ground the stator is shorted (bad).
5. Set the meter to read A/C volts higher than 30 volts (the scale setting for voltage should always be higher than the highest voltage you expect or you may fry the meter). Start the bike, and measure from one pin to the other on the plug (DO NOT cross the multimeter probes! - touch them to each other). You should read roughly 16-20 vac per 1,000 rpm.
6. If the battery was good under load test, if the stator is NOT shorted to ground, and the stator is putting out A/C voltage, then the regulator is bad (most likely even if passed step 2)
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BMW R 1150 GS... | Answered on Mar 31, 2018


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BMW R 1150 GS... | Answered on Dec 30, 2015


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BMW R 1150 GS... | Answered on Dec 30, 2015


Hi, Anonymous for this situation I would call my local dealer or reputable shop's service/parts department and inquire about any possible quick fix, answers, or parts inquiry. If necessary, transport your bike to the dealer or shop and have a professional technician take it for a test drive, if it is in running condition, and give you a written estimate of repairs and answer any specific questions you may have about your issue. For more information about your issue please visit the website below. Good luck and have a nice day.
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BMW R 1150 GS... | Answered on Dec 30, 2015

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