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Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2015, 10:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,395
Posted By vagueout
Jumping out of gear, noisy when pushed, metal in...

Jumping out of gear, noisy when pushed, metal in oil, i'd be confident that a bearing/bearings have let go, causing the output shaft to wobble around and wreck the seal, thats commonly how these ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,836
Posted By vagueout
Many years since i have had to rebuild a motor,...

Many years since i have had to rebuild a motor, airhead back in the 80's, however some things don't change (much). Valve guides always enter into the head from the spring side. Remove the the valve...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,836
Posted By vagueout
Well a valve guide sitting at a different height...

Well a valve guide sitting at a different height to the others indicates that to be the problem, i.e. a loose guide that has been going up and down with the valve stem, same as one of my nortons ...
Forum: Australia 05-15-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,813
Posted By vagueout
Just had a quick look at american ebay, lot's of ...

Just had a quick look at american ebay, lot's of the smaller 4xx series coleman stoves, just a question of the seller charging a realistic postage to aus, can be a killer.:*sip*
Forum: Australia 05-15-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,813
Posted By vagueout
Second hand 442 colemans will occasionally pop up...

Second hand 442 colemans will occasionally pop up on australian ebay. The upper part of it is the same as the bigger 553, the tank is smaller, very handy size.:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,836
Posted By vagueout
In #40 you suggested the possibility of a valve...

In #40 you suggested the possibility of a valve guide coming loose. Again in the dark past on a norton commando i had a strong tick once the engine was up to temp that turned out to be a valve guide...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,836
Posted By vagueout
I've just came back to this thread, sorry to see...

I've just came back to this thread, sorry to see no answer yet. A quick scan through the pages and i don't see any mention of you using a stethoscope to pinpoint WHERE the noise is coming from. This...
Forum: Australia 05-14-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,813
Posted By vagueout
Could you please pm me where in australia i can...

Could you please pm me where in australia i can buy a generator tube?, the coleman service and parts place in sydney shut down a couple of years back, not aware of availability locally. And yes i...
Forum: Australia 05-13-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,813
Posted By vagueout
I have collected a number of stoves of all...

I have collected a number of stoves of all persuasions over the years, my favourite is an old coleman 442 "feather", i have it's more modern version, with the fold out feet, tucked away brand new in...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By vagueout
Absolutely.:*sip*

Absolutely.:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By vagueout
Can't say my bike has ever done a start up...

Can't say my bike has ever done a start up backfire, so can only guess from my armchair, not from experience. Like JetSpeed i would not rule out stick coil(s), but am thinking HES as more...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 682
Posted By vagueout
The O.P.'s bike is an 1150, completely different...

The O.P.'s bike is an 1150, completely different rear end to a 1200.:*sip*
Forum: Australia 05-12-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,582
Posted By vagueout
I started changing my own tyres again after a...

I started changing my own tyres again after a lapse of thirty years. I really prefer to stay away from bike shops, prefer the feeling of accomplishment when diy. As to balancing, i bit the bullet and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 660
Posted By vagueout
My bike has a fenda extenda purely to keep the...

My bike has a fenda extenda purely to keep the front of the engine less dirty than before.:*sip*
Forum: The Garage 05-07-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,430
Posted By vagueout
About three years ago, the day after i returned...

About three years ago, the day after i returned from a big outback trip here in aus, my bike died mysteriously in the garage. It had headlight problems on the return leg of the trip, so i'm thinking...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By vagueout
In my early days of motorcycling, me and my...

In my early days of motorcycling, me and my brother always had our english bikes apart on a regular basis. I would always laboriously hand lap the valves and seats. One time i burnt out a valve on a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,631
Posted By vagueout
Aftermarket suspension. The rest is just...

Aftermarket suspension. The rest is just bling.:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By vagueout
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Pyramid-Parts-Fork-Oil-...

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Pyramid-Parts-Fork-Oil-Seals-Dust-Seals-fits-BMW-R1150-GS-ADV-Rockster-2005-/390560107620?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_15&hash=item5aef324c64 A few years ago i bought a pair of...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 795
Posted By vagueout
This matter of the pre-load being incorrect from...

This matter of the pre-load being incorrect from the factory is well established and has been done to death on various forums. The pre-load required is in inch measurement .002" to .004" between the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 795
Posted By vagueout
Seriously, would you do that to your own...

Seriously, would you do that to your own bike??:eek1:eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,921
Posted By vagueout
This kind of report is always informative,...

This kind of report is always informative, excellent clear pics as well, thanks for posting the conclusion.:*sip*
Forum: Australia 04-25-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,081
Posted By vagueout
In winter i rely on a pair of Rossi bike boots ,...

In winter i rely on a pair of Rossi bike boots , over ten years old, australian made in south oz, excellent quality and value imo. Summer i wear the older style tan army gp lace ups.:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 929
Posted By vagueout
Sounds to me a classic case of the no maintenance...

Sounds to me a classic case of the no maintenance philosophy applied to this bike, i.e. lack of oil changes, running low on oil, thrashing a cold motor etc. :huh
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,421
Posted By vagueout
I wish my 1150 had a clutch cable as on the...

I wish my 1150 had a clutch cable as on the 1100.:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,079
Posted By vagueout
How good are these LC bmw's going to be out of...

How good are these LC bmw's going to be out of warranty???:eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 867
Posted By vagueout
:freaky:thumb

:freaky:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,249
Posted By vagueout
Almost certainly a blocked fuel filter. This...

Almost certainly a blocked fuel filter. This situation will overstress the fuel pump and possibly have damaged it. Into the tank you go.:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 04:12 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,836
Posted By vagueout
Refer #1:*sip*

Refer #1:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,607
Posted By vagueout
Airhawk seat pad. Reduces circulation cutoff to...

Airhawk seat pad. Reduces circulation cutoff to and from the legs.:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 03:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,836
Posted By vagueout
Some years ago, either on this forum or ukgser,...

Some years ago, either on this forum or ukgser, Steptoe (indy shop owner) reported similar situation on a customers bike. By memory it was an 1100 and the factory had revised the pushrods at some...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,379
Posted By vagueout
OldM3, i know you are a tad pissed off and a...

OldM3, i know you are a tad pissed off and a little deflated, but did you spend any time trying to find what went wrong prior to calling the truck? I followed your recent post when you went into the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,177
Posted By vagueout
The upper or main plugs are fired by the "stick...

The upper or main plugs are fired by the "stick coils", the lower or secondary plugs are fired by a conventional coil that lives under your fuel tank, via a conventional High Tension lead and plug...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,237
Posted By vagueout
Will do your bike more harm than good i.m.o....

Will do your bike more harm than good i.m.o. Garden hose with a pistol trigger works for me.:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,177
Posted By vagueout
I would , and have, replace these as a pair ,...

I would , and have, replace these as a pair , the "good" coil is likely soon to follow.:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2015, 10:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,177
Posted By vagueout
1150 definitely has a filter and sock strainer on...

1150 definitely has a filter and sock strainer on the pump assembly inside the tank. I modded mine to external as soon as i got the bike. Works for me.:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,177
Posted By vagueout
First thoughts are fuel filter and/or stick...

First thoughts are fuel filter and/or stick coils. My 1150 has 140,000klms and on it's second replacement pair of stick coils. Interested to see how this pans out.:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By vagueout
I'd be going with response #2.:1drink

I'd be going with response #2.:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By vagueout
Sounds similar to how my bike behaved on a long...

Sounds similar to how my bike behaved on a long trip a couple of years ago, starting up after standing out on a winter night, the alternator belt was making a disconcerting noise that would go away...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 833
Posted By vagueout
Some years back prior to buying mine this was...

Some years back prior to buying mine this was also a concern to me, first ride out of town dropped that worry. The lower first gear is a real bonus i.m.o. ,taking off with a pillion is smooth and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By vagueout
When i wash mine i always put a plastic...

When i wash mine i always put a plastic bag/rubber band over the inlet.:*sip*
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