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Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,820
Posted By nitsuj
I have the same problem. My bike (2000 1150gs)...

I have the same problem. My bike (2000 1150gs) came with an easily 2" thick plastic pad bolted to the end of the side stand, and it still leaned a good bit. I sliced about 1/2" off to make it look a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,224
Posted By nitsuj
I say keep a sportbike if you like sporty riding....

I say keep a sportbike if you like sporty riding. The GS corners well for what it is. But it doesn't corner like a sportbike. I'm a life long sportbike guy and trackday junkie. I sold my Duc 1098 and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 139,541
Posted By nitsuj
I've made a few things, but this is the only one...

I've made a few things, but this is the only one I have a picture of at the moment. I wanted to add so,etching yellow to my bags to tie them into the bike. So I whipped up a few stickers.

Edit, I...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,893
Posted By nitsuj
Thanks for the compliment Jim! I thoughts...

Thanks for the compliment Jim!

I thoughts I'd come back and update this thread since there was a lot of interest. The owner of the bike has had it since it was fixed. He loaded it up and took OT...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2012, 07:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By nitsuj
I appreciate the input, but my current filter is...

I appreciate the input, but my current filter is shot and not useable.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2012, 06:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,537
Posted By nitsuj
I'm going to go out to the garage and snap some...

I'm going to go out to the garage and snap some photos. I *think* mine will lean over farther than that if I take the big spacer off the kick stand. But we'll find out. I'll also measure the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 459
Posted By nitsuj
1150GS air filter

I need to replace the air filter on my 1150GS. I can't find one locally. I could have sworn I read somewhere that there is an automotive filter available at most auto parts stores that was a perfect...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,537
Posted By nitsuj
Not quite. Rear shock is adjusted as low as it...

Not quite. Rear shock is adjusted as low as it will go, it measures a few millimeters longer than stock but just a few. And I still appear to be at least 2" over stock ride height. I'll know for sure...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2012, 05:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,537
Posted By nitsuj
I knew I'd get you hooked! Front shock is...

I knew I'd get you hooked!

Front shock is off and on my bench. It measures dead on 334 mm from center of eye to top of shock body. The fox doesn't use a washer like the stock one. The bushing...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,893
Posted By nitsuj
I've seen your posts and tech pictorials. You...

I've seen your posts and tech pictorials. You don't want a hack like me messing with your bikes!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,537
Posted By nitsuj
Awesome! You rule. I'm off to the garage to...

Awesome! You rule. I'm off to the garage to compare.

Wait, if you bike was on the center stand, you you measured from the floor, all this will tell me is if my center stand is the same Length as...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 18,304
Posted By nitsuj
Im not an audiophile by any means. I like my...

Im not an audiophile by any means. I like my music to sound "good" but my hearing isn't good enough to be very picky. If speakers are real bad, I can tell. If there is distortion, I can tell. But...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,893
Posted By nitsuj
You'd really wish for a mechanic like me if you...

You'd really wish for a mechanic like me if you knew what I charged the guy! I charged him less for labor than a shop would get for a regular service. He got full brake service, pads and fluids,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,893
Posted By nitsuj
No! Was I supposed to get M&Ms? Dang it!

No! Was I supposed to get M&Ms? Dang it!
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,893
Posted By nitsuj
I test rode it at least 10 with no issues. The...

I test rode it at least 10 with no issues. The owner has had it a few days now and reports no problems. Looks like the gear indicator works fine in this case. On most bikes, the gear indicator picks...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,537
Posted By nitsuj
What ever is convenient for your situation. If...

What ever is convenient for your situation. If you could sit the bike level on its wheels and measure from the ground to the beak tip and then to a solid spot on the rear like the seat release that...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,537
Posted By nitsuj
I think second, but the last one I just asked for...

I think second, but the last one I just asked for the shock lengths, which I got. I didn't want to rehash it since the question was answered, I had more specific questions, so I started a more...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,104
Posted By nitsuj
Yea, really. We talk about everything else. I...

Yea, really. We talk about everything else. I just figured I'd put it out there. You don't have to read it, or participate. But you did both, so, yeah, really. :D
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2012, 07:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,104
Posted By nitsuj
Pony tails

I know I'm opening myself up to ridicule here, but I figure its worth a shot. So I have long hair. I know, get a hair cut hippie. But I figure at least a few other may also wear their hair long. What...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,537
Posted By nitsuj
R1150GS measurements

Hi all. I'm hoping and inmate with an R1150GS can give me a hand here. I'm trying to figure out just how much higher than stock my 1150 sits. I bought a 2000 a few weeks ago, and slowly but surely...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,893
Posted By nitsuj
Fixed! The sensor did it. Put it on, and all was...

Fixed! The sensor did it. Put it on, and all was operating normally again. Took it for a test ride, no fault lights, ABS functioned, speedo worked and gear indicator was normal. Thanks to all who...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2012, 08:45 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,893
Posted By nitsuj
I called Max BMW and ordered one next day air. It...

I called Max BMW and ordered one next day air. It will be here tomorrow.

And, let me wander off topic here for a minute. Max BMW are great. This was my first dealings with them and I chose them...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2012, 09:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,643
Posted By nitsuj
With all due respect to your friend and what...

With all due respect to your friend and what she's been through, I'd be willing to bet any investigation will be inconclusive. First of all, of her father can't remember the crash, he surely can't...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,320
Posted By nitsuj
What about it? BMW is providing you with a...

What about it? BMW is providing you with a service they pay for. The way I see it, they get to decide how your bike will be transported. It's their dime. If you'd like the bike hauled in a way they...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,320
Posted By nitsuj
You pay $25k for a bike and you get a $25k bike....

You pay $25k for a bike and you get a $25k bike. It does't get you access to a towing company where the drivers are sitting in idling trucks waiting for your call. Roadside assistance is nice, but it...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2012, 08:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,643
Posted By nitsuj
When I worked at a dealership, it seemed like...

When I worked at a dealership, it seemed like quite a few of the crashes needed to be "investigated". People would claim the brakes quit working. Or the brakes locked up all by themselves. Or the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,893
Posted By nitsuj
Is that the type of thing I'll be able to get...

Is that the type of thing I'll be able to get quickly from a dealer that stocks them, or is it a "It has to come from Germany and will take 3 months" type of part?
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,893
Posted By nitsuj
I may have had a eureka moment. I got to thinking...

I may have had a eureka moment. I got to thinking that being as the rear wheel had so much play, maybe the sensor ring contacted the sensor, but it wouldn't have done obvious damage. I didn't see any...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 07-10-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,678
Posted By nitsuj
Me three! Someone clue me in!

Me three! Someone clue me in!
Forum: Road warriors 07-10-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,893
Posted By nitsuj
I don't suppose you have any advice for testing...

I don't suppose you have any advice for testing the actual sensors?
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,893
Posted By nitsuj
If things don't improve soon I may just take you...

If things don't improve soon I may just take you up in that!
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,893
Posted By nitsuj
No, repeat away! I'll check the sensor wires for...

No, repeat away! I'll check the sensor wires for continuity. Is there a specific procedure for this, or do I just locate the plug and test the 2 wires coming from the sensor?

And FYI, I did take...
Forum: Road warriors 07-08-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,893
Posted By nitsuj
Yes, still no speedo. He brought it to me because...

Yes, still no speedo. He brought it to me because the dealer told home the FD was bad but he didn't believe them. It also needed rear brake pads and a rear tire. He complained that sometimes the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,893
Posted By nitsuj
Ok. Bled the system according to the article I...

Ok. Bled the system according to the article I the hall of wisdom. Followed the instructions to the letter. Took no shortcuts. Put bike back together. I'm getting the brake failure light blinking,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By nitsuj
You may be thinking of someone else. I did...

You may be thinking of someone else. I did question the stock shock length, but only so I could adjust my ride height to stock. Near as I can tell, the shocks on my bike are GS shocks. And I do...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 838
Posted By nitsuj
R1150GS center stand height

When your 1150GS is on the center stand, how might off the ground is the tire? I don't need an exact measurement, just a rough number.

I'm trying to figure out a strange issue with my GS. When I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 827
Posted By nitsuj
Having worked at a dealer, I can tell you this,...

Having worked at a dealer, I can tell you this, they don't enjoy making you wait for parts. There's a real good chance it's not even their fault. Sometimes stuff is backordered. Sometimes its...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,893
Posted By nitsuj
Thanks! I'm hoping the brake service does it.

Thanks! I'm hoping the brake service does it.
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2012, 03:49 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,893
Posted By nitsuj
I don't see any evidence of it.

I don't see any evidence of it.
Forum: Road warriors 07-05-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 9,893
Posted By nitsuj
Not sure yet. Just got my special brake bleeding...

Not sure yet. Just got my special brake bleeding funnel in the mail today. Bled the front circuit according to the hall of wisdom article. Tomorrow I'll do the rear,mthen button it up and see if the...
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