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Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,476
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: 272
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: 715
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: 715
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: 1,576
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: 896
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: 673
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: 1,245
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: 60
Views: 7,997
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: 667
Posted By vagueout
:freaky:thumb

:freaky:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 03:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 971
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: 35
Views: 1,395
Posted By vagueout
Refer #1:*sip*

Refer #1:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 11:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,543
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: 35
Views: 1,395
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: 4,047
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: 1,010
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: 1,182
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: 1,010
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: 1,010
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: 1,010
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: 387
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: 290
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: 770
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: 394
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*
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By vagueout
I agree, my ohlins has the hand turn pre-load,...

I agree, my ohlins has the hand turn pre-load, when i collect my pillion, i wind it up six or so turns, takes 30 secs, no tools, and same when dropping off said pillion. Bliss.:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 729
Posted By vagueout
These starters really need to be partly...

These starters really need to be partly dismantled , cleaned and lubed every few years or so, makes a big difference in operation. If you go down this path you can inspect for loose magnets etc.:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 571
Posted By vagueout
I use silicone spray inside and outside any elec...

I use silicone spray inside and outside any elec connections, e.g. on the rare occasions when the tank has been off, i clean the whole area , disconnect as many connectors as feasible and shoot some...
Forum: The Garage 04-08-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,615
Posted By vagueout
Just came upon this thread now, just curious if...

Just came upon this thread now, just curious if you bought your Race Tech gear through terry hay and if so did you seek his input in the process?:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,406
Posted By vagueout
I understand HES may not be damaged but has it...

I understand HES may not be damaged but has it come loose? if i correctly recall it is held in place by three bolts, if they loosen the plate can shift a little and be well off it's timing.:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By vagueout
When you press the button and the starter fails...

When you press the button and the starter fails to spin, does it emit a click sound of any sort?, or total silence (aside from rider profanities)?:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,406
Posted By vagueout
Bike should be a single plug motor, i doubt the...

Bike should be a single plug motor, i doubt the coil is the issue. Before replacing anything, it might be prudent to remove the engine front cover to gain access to where the HES sits and try to prod...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 12:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By vagueout
If not the solenoid, i think Jetspeed is on the...

If not the solenoid, i think Jetspeed is on the right track in that if the battery is good, check the battery connections including of course the lead at the starter for any corrosion and for...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,406
Posted By vagueout
In those circumstances the only thing that comes...

In those circumstances the only thing that comes to mind is the possibility of the HES plate coming loose and throwing the ignition timing way off. I'm confident you have checked the airflow path...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By vagueout
I threw in solenoid as my 1150's solenoid was...

I threw in solenoid as my 1150's solenoid was replaced after three starter clean and lubes in three months failed to fix the failure to spin. Didn't know the 1200 has no starter relay, the 1150 does....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 860
Posted By vagueout
May not be the switch, could be the solenoid on...

May not be the switch, could be the solenoid on the starter, relay perhaps?:*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,310
Posted By vagueout
Considering the relatively low milage and the...

Considering the relatively low milage and the fact that you have just now worked on the bike, i would leave the end float adjustment out of the equation until satisfied that what you have previously...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,941
Posted By vagueout
Shit yeah! engine oil is checked with bike...

Shit yeah! engine oil is checked with bike upright, vertical on the CENTRE stand, NOT the side stand! Strongly suggest you re-check before riding and possibly grinding your engine due not enough...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,310
Posted By vagueout
By all means check again, but i wouldn't obsess,...

By all means check again, but i wouldn't obsess, these engines are tickity, noisy, clangy devices at the best of times.:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2015, 12:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By vagueout
At 100,000klm i changed the throttle cables as a...

At 100,000klm i changed the throttle cables as a pre-emptive, they felt fine but out of the bike close examination revealed they were a few strands from letting go!, likewise i changed the FD "big...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 747
Posted By vagueout
Do you do your own work on the bike? Always check...

Do you do your own work on the bike? Always check the simple things first. If you do your own throttle sync, remove the BBS' and clean the apertures they sit in with solvent and a toothpick with some...
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