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Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,533
Posted By yellow 1150GS
what is it hitting?

Looks more like the tire is hitting something and tearing the rubber on the left side of your bike like a fender or bolt or something of that nature like when the wheel is moving through the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,533
Posted By yellow 1150GS
maybe, maybe not

Just replaced the front Anakee3 that wore out in 10,000 miles. At times it was noisy enough that I wasn't sure I would keep it or not. Finally quieted down and got better as it wore out. Replaced it...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4,382
Views: 660,577
Posted By yellow 1150GS
plug wires, fuel filters and a new tire

Put on a set of OEM style spark plug wires from EME on my 2003 1150GS as the original set had 147,000 miles on them. New fuel filter and sock. Recently went back to the Bosch plug that was OEM when I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,548
Posted By yellow 1150GS
Twice on my Wilbers @ 146,000 miles

I put Wilbers on my 2003 1150GS at 32,000 miles. Couldn't believe the difference over the stock shocks when I put them on. I ride two up 95+% of the time even off-road. Had them rebuilt @ 80,000...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,623
Posted By yellow 1150GS
cross reference match doesn't mean they are the same

I have a 2003 R1150GS Sport with 146,000 miles that I have been fighting a "pinging" issue with since about the 100,000 mile mark. Dealer did the 100,000 mile service and installed new plugs....
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-25-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By yellow 1150GS
same symptoms but different solution

I have a BMW Navigator 4 that developed the same symptoms with the black spotting on the contacts, loss of fuel gauge, audio would sometimes bring up GPS "voice" when traveling, and found that the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-27-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 293
Posted By yellow 1150GS
BMW navigator 4 cradle replacement information

I recently had to replace the 4 button cradle on my Navigator 4 for the second time. First replacement was on Garmin's dime as the cradle was under the three year warranty as given if you buy the GPS...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,534
Posted By yellow 1150GS
here is what I have done.

1. My BMW GS is bright yellow (Sun Yellow)
2. Nolan helmet is yellow with yellow hi-viz pattern in reflective tape (identitape) on the back.
3. Systems cases have white and red reflective tape...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 791
Views: 102,600
Posted By yellow 1150GS
144,000 miles

2003 GS sport. I've only added a "new" (both were takeoffs and were perfect) windshield and seats that I found for $90.00 in the OWN classifieds since last update. Finally rebuilt the Wilbers shocks...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,444
Posted By yellow 1150GS
mine is at 143,000 miles on the original bearing and seal

My 2003 GS sport rear drive has had the BMW full synthetic 75w140 gear lube since new and still has no play in it. Change from the non-synthetic was at the first service at about 1000 miles....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,149
Posted By yellow 1150GS
did 175 miles today

Went up US64 in Tennessee to NC60 and back US76 in Georgia. Got three states in 3 hours. Temperature was 54 degrees when I left and was 41 degrees when I got home. Ice falls on the sides of the road...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By yellow 1150GS
licence plate light

I have a gizmomill LED tailight like that too and the two white LED'S are for the licence plate light.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 4,382
Views: 660,577
Posted By yellow 1150GS
Wilbers are back on!!!

With the temperatures at 22 degrees this morning with it steadily dropping all day I decided to put my Wilbers shocks back on. Sent them to Klaus on Christmas Eve, he got them the following Friday...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4,382
Views: 660,577
Posted By yellow 1150GS
changed shocks again!!!

Today at 142,500 miles I removed my Wilbers shocks again and put the stock shocks back on again so I could send them off to be rebuilt again. Bought the Wilbers shocks in 2004 and installed them @...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 4,382
Views: 660,577
Posted By yellow 1150GS
new seats and windshield

Found and installed a brand new set of take-off seats and brand new take-off stock windshield for my 2003 GS Sport. At 141,000 miles the old seats foam and covers were a "little" rough. Foam was...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,016
Posted By yellow 1150GS
watch the flea market

I replaced my RID with one I purchased on the flea market for $120.00. My old one had a crack in the lens and would get foggy when it rained or I washed the bike. Still works though I wanted one...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,287
Posted By yellow 1150GS
check for the recall

My 2003 Sport had the same problem and was covered by the recall from BMW. Mine was leaking where the clamp was put on the quick disconnect, and ironically the same day I got a recall notice from...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-30-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By yellow 1150GS
Did them all in one day!!!

Finally decided to try and get all the main, great East Tennessee/Western North Carolina roads in one fell swoop Wednesday.
Left Cleveland,Tennessee on US64 East (Ocoee River Canyon) to Murphy North...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,410
Posted By yellow 1150GS
I have a 2003 1150GS Sport with 140,000 miles...

I have a 2003 1150GS Sport with 140,000 miles that had a weeping rear drive input seal replaced at about 45,000 miles. To this day it still weeps a little fluid (not a measurable amount) which I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,369
Posted By yellow 1150GS
I don't even remember learning to ride. My dad...

I don't even remember learning to ride. My dad was a true motorcyclist as he got his first bike when he turned 16 (1946). He raced until I came along and I learned how to ride about 5 or 6 years old....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 791
Views: 102,600
Posted By yellow 1150GS
139,500 mile update!

2003 R1150GS Sport. Still original clutch and rear drive. Did throttle body rebuild, front and rear brake pads, paralever bearing adjustment, oil sight glass replacement, set of Anakee2's, 2000 miles...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 18,368
Posted By yellow 1150GS
The one bike I wish I had never sold!!!

1975 Bultaco MK8 360 Pursang. The one motocross bike that you could buy that was capable of winning a 500 GP race in stock form. In fact, at 206 pounds, it was actually illegal to race without adding...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,069
Posted By yellow 1150GS
cloudy is pretty normal

Just changed my transmission at 138,000 miles with the BMW/Spectro 75w140 gear lube. Didn't realize that I had gone 13,800 miles this time. Kind of crept up on me. Noticed that the transmission was...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 23,938
Posted By yellow 1150GS
just put in my second one.

I replaced the first sight glass @ 87,000 miles as it was beginning to seep a little. Took about 1.5 hours before I finally figured out how to pry the seal part out. At 138,000 it started seeping...
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 477
Posted By yellow 1150GS
Thumb Rallye2 Pro zipper repair

My 6 year old Rallye2 Pro jacket with 70,000 miles of wear recently started to not zip at the bottom. I found that if I held the zipper pull with the tab straight up and pulled down on the zipper...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,614
Posted By yellow 1150GS
OK they are noisey but.......

Finally got a chance to scuff in and run my new Anakee 3 tires. 38 psi front and 42 psi rear. Even though yesterday was rainy, I took US64 east to Franklin NC, Wayah road to the Nantahala river...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,415
Posted By yellow 1150GS
zipper repair kit

My 8 year old Rally 2 Pro Jacket zipper is now occasionally not zipping up from the bottom. I experimented with the zipper pull and found that as long as the pull is pointed up when you zip it, the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,614
Posted By yellow 1150GS
your tire pressure?

What are you setting your tire pressure at. I found that using the Owners manual pressure of 32 psi front and 34 rear made a mess of the tires in a very short time. My first Anakee was so bad at 5000...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,614
Posted By yellow 1150GS
straight line wear

The picture posted looks like straight line wear like you would see after that many miles. I had a set of Anakee 3's put on today and didn't really notice much of a difference in the noise. It took...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,936
Posted By yellow 1150GS
Found some!!

Checked around with the dealers in Atlanta yesterday and found that BMW Motorcycles of Atlanta still had some BMW 15w50 Super-synthetic in stock (total of 28 quarts). So I had them set aside 10...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,936
Posted By yellow 1150GS
Mobil 1 Formula M ESP 5w40

Mobil1 makes a Formula M ESP (emissions system protection) 5w40 full synthetic. It has a MB 229.51 (Mercedes Benz) specification for gasoline and diesel engines. I don't know if it would be...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,936
Posted By yellow 1150GS
I have always been partial to full synthetic

Back in college in Lincoln, Nebraska we ran an impromptu test on motor oils and their protection ability. Non scientific, but real world. For our automotive class we ran a couple of demolition derby...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,936
Posted By yellow 1150GS
change in BMW branded oil origin

Found out today that my usual BMW 15w50 full synthetic oil that I have been running in my 2003 1150 GS since 12,000 miles (at 137,000 now) is no longer available. Seems the BMW/Spectro relationship...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,033
Posted By yellow 1150GS
mileage update

Last set of Anakee 2's went 12,500 miles on the rear and 16,200 miles on the front before they hit the wear bands. Funds for new tires were a little tight and I did the "blend the bumps" off on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,033
Posted By yellow 1150GS
That is normal wear

All 11 sets of Anakee/Anakee2 tires I have used have done that to some extent. Usually it shows up around 8,000 miles or so and will get progressively worse. I usually take a 5 inch sander and 120...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 21,614
Posted By yellow 1150GS
beginning to wonder?

I have heard all the arguments as to why these tires "cup" from the paralever, to the "bad/worn" shocks, to the air pressure, front brake usage ect.
In the 11 sets of Anakee 2's I have used with...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-14-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 852
Posted By yellow 1150GS
before it was paved.

A few years ago we went up before it was paved. Wife did not like it too well as there were no guardrails and over the edge is a very long way down. Also the lack of oxygen can be a big deal as is...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,530
Posted By yellow 1150GS
Check Reuters news/and you thought E-10 was bad!!!

There is a news article in Reuters news today about the E-15 situation and the lawsuit challenging the EPA by the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers who represent all the big oil...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,530
Posted By yellow 1150GS
In Tennessee usually 25 cents a gallon. For the...

In Tennessee usually 25 cents a gallon. For the difference in mileage and the way the bike runs, to me it is well worth it.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,530
Posted By yellow 1150GS
consumer request drives the availability

Here in Tennessee, more stations are carrying ethanol-free gas due to consumer demand. One station in Chattanooga last November was pressured by the oil company to drop their ethanol-free status and...
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