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Forum: Vendors 05-15-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,073
Posted By Dan Căta
Did not get to make a pictorial about this,...

Did not get to make a pictorial about this, because my hands are always dirty when changing clutches or actuation.

To get the piston out, you need the special pliers for the C-clip. Once that one...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,404
Posted By Dan Căta
If you are confident with the work you did on the...

If you are confident with the work you did on the valves, check the gap at the spark plugs. On both of them.

I have recently took off the spark plugs on my bike in order to verify a compression...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 752
Posted By Dan Căta
When was the last time you cleaned the passages...

When was the last time you cleaned the passages for the idle air flow on the TB's? Try that first, it is easy and you will need to do it anyway.

Next thing is to replace the fuel filter and it...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 572
Posted By Dan Căta
+1 for the metal stems. I have them on my bike...

+1 for the metal stems. I have them on my bike and car, and if one day I will buy a wheel barrow, I will upgrade that one to metal stems too :)

Dan.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By Dan Căta
Just clean it using a toothbrush and add some...

Just clean it using a toothbrush and add some grease in, before putting in the new cap. The bearing/s won't be affected, it's just the c-clip and the bolt that gut rusty, but nothing to worry about. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By Dan Căta
New day, more details. I took both valve...

New day, more details.

I took both valve carriers off the bike today. It was dirty inside, carbon deposits, oil, etc. Then I did the gas test and noticed that the valves were leaking. I poured...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By Dan Căta
I used a long screwdriver trough the spark plug...

I used a long screwdriver trough the spark plug hole and when one piston is on the TDC on compression stroke, the valves have play on that side and I rotate the engine so that the pistons go all the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By Dan Căta
I already replaced the fuel, no luck. When...

I already replaced the fuel, no luck.

When testing the pressure, yes, gas wide open and the other spark plug mounted, battery charged, it was spinning good. No mice since the bike was kept in an...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By Dan Căta
Did that last year :) Still holding strong...

Did that last year :) Still holding strong nowadays.

Dan.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By Dan Căta
2001 R1150 GSA not starting

Hi,

I really don't know what to do next... I mean I do know, but I thought I would ask for more opinions here before opening the bike.

I am working on a friend's R1150GSA, 2001. The bike had...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,566
Posted By Dan Căta
Thanks for the confidence, I am trying to please...

Thanks for the confidence, I am trying to please everyone.
Since now I have learned that, every group/nation/race has good and not so good individuals. What differs is the ratio :evil

Dan.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By Dan Căta
I think that part is pretty important,...

I think that part is pretty important, considering that I have seen "tuning" based on just replacing that plastic part :)

Try running a vacuum cleaner hose next to the windshield level. If no...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,049
Posted By Dan Căta
Do you have the black mud fender? If so, how did...

Do you have the black mud fender? If so, how did you install it last inspection, if removed? How did you tighten the bolts that hold the caliper to the FD housing? By hand feel or by using a torque...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,719
Posted By Dan Căta
Do not change the coil unless you are sure that...

Do not change the coil unless you are sure that it is bad; as far as I know, there are 2 types: one type reads 7k ohms on the secondary winding and the other type reads 13 k ohms. Both are fine and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 754
Posted By Dan Căta
Not sure why it broke, could be because of...

Not sure why it broke, could be because of offroad-ing. No major incidents as far as the owner remembers. And how much offroad can you do with a large, heavy bike as a 1200 GSA :D

I have tried...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 754
Posted By Dan Căta
http://realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/s/l/223.png ...

http://realoem.com/bmw/diagrams/s/l/223.png


I am talking about the rear wheel here, there is no locking nut on that one, just the spoke and the nipple. Nothing to lock the spoke on the rim...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 754
Posted By Dan Căta
How to remove an old, broken spoke

Hi,

A friend of mine noticed that a spoke on the rear rim of his 1200gsa, 2007, broke. Our temporary solution was to zip tie it to the next spoke, until the replacement arrives.

Now I cannot...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 06:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 549
Posted By Dan Căta
The battery can be fine and still give you an...

The battery can be fine and still give you an error on the dash, for like a 1100 bike, that is why we do the ABS relay mod. However, I do not think that is the cause with your bike. A good test is...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,442
Posted By Dan Căta
+1 on the above. Also, I noticed that the...

+1 on the above.

Also, I noticed that the play on the rocker shaft is different on the upper side than on the lower side. It's like a shoulder in there that makes you read the play with the wrong...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By Dan Căta
Perhaps try changing the rear light bulb for the...

Perhaps try changing the rear light bulb for the stop light? If that does not cure it, do a error check using a GS911 and see what that gives. Perhaps fluid level too low, did you drip the bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By Dan Căta
Sometimes seals leak because they are sold, but...

Sometimes seals leak because they are sold, but most old the times they leak because the bearing they protect develops play.

Best thing to do is replace both the bearing and the seal and move on....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Dan Căta
The fluid level raises as clutch wears in. That...

The fluid level raises as clutch wears in. That might be your problem :)

Dan.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 606
Posted By Dan Căta
So you are saying that under load, the rubber...

So you are saying that under load, the rubber twists and they stay in phase?
A section trough the drive shaft case and a go pro would be nice to see :D, along with some marks on the pieces to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 557
Posted By Dan Căta
Nope, he did the spark plugs, not the coils :) ...

Nope, he did the spark plugs, not the coils :)
"Yes, it's a 4-plug and they're all new."


+1
Especially if he took off the coils for spark plug replacement.

Dan.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,896
Posted By Dan Căta
Looks like a Multistrada to me :) Dan.

Looks like a Multistrada to me :)

Dan.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By Dan Căta
Perhaps some air got in while the bike has...

Perhaps some air got in while the bike has tipped.

Get the lid of the reservoir, drop a coin in there and gently squeeze the lever while the handlebar is all the way to the right, so that the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 690
Views: 85,662
Posted By Dan Căta
Somehow, I am not buying it, the flange being...

Somehow, I am not buying it, the flange being cracked because of over tightening. I have seen over tighten wheel bolts but the flange was just fine.
And because of over tightening, you would strip...
Forum: Vendors 02-25-2015, 03:09 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 83,404
Posted By Dan Căta
Sent you back a response ;) Dan.

Sent you back a response ;)

Dan.
Forum: Vendors 02-16-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,940
Posted By Dan Căta
The pics were embedded and the source got them...

The pics were embedded and the source got them mixed up. I will come up with a fix ASAP.

Dan.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,335
Posted By Dan Căta
They guy that cleans the injectors for me says...

They guy that cleans the injectors for me says that the limit in fuel squirt should not be > 5% in difference. 1 or 2 % is normal.

Also, he says that the injectors are matched at factory so that...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,333
Posted By Dan Căta
So.. did anyone try this yet? Is it worth the...

So.. did anyone try this yet? Is it worth the trouble?

Dan.
Forum: Vendors 01-05-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 83,404
Posted By Dan Căta
Looks like there is a small issue with the...

Looks like there is a small issue with the replacements bushings, especially the small one on the L/H side TB, near the TPS side.

It looks like it is too tight on the outside, basically making...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,126
Posted By Dan Căta
Looks nice. Is the crash bar a sw-motec? I had...

Looks nice. Is the crash bar a sw-motec? I had the same and remember it was nice, because you can rest your legs on it while cruising :D

Dan.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By Dan Căta
+1 on what Jim said. :deal Dan.

+1 on what Jim said. :deal

Dan.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 948
Posted By Dan Căta
The fuel pump controller is a known issue, I...

The fuel pump controller is a known issue, I REFUSE to believe that BMW has not yet fixed that issue in this model.

Try fueling again from a different station and see what happens.

Dan.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,211
Posted By Dan Căta
I have seen rust on the outside but did not worry...

I have seen rust on the outside but did not worry about it. Clean it good and coat it with some more grease?

Regarding the joints... I would not worry about those either. When they fail, you will...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By Dan Căta
Plenty of used shocks on ebay. Owners that go for...

Plenty of used shocks on ebay. Owners that go for aftermarket units, selling the oem's for almost nothing, compared to a new aftermarket unit.

If you do want to invest some money, I suggest going...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,561
Posted By Dan Căta
I am wondering if anyone tried to wight the spoke...

I am wondering if anyone tried to wight the spoke and cast wheels on a GS. Just curious on what the difference is...

If they would weight the same, I would still go with the spoke wheel. I saw a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By Dan Căta
You can lower a 1150's rear end by installing a...

You can lower a 1150's rear end by installing a paralever link from an RT. They come in 2 sizes: long and longer :D. You already have longer, you just need "long". Nothing to do with the rear end...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By Dan Căta
What does someone need to do in order to get one...

What does someone need to do in order to get one broken?

Before pulling them out, I always twist them, then pull. Never broke one.
Also, what I have noticed, is that if the pipe stays in...
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