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Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,394
Posted By LVSFXS
Check rocker arm endplay. You may be hearing the...

Check rocker arm endplay. You may be hearing the rocker arms bouncing up and down and mistaking it for valve noise. Usually you don't have to make an adjustment, but you should check it at each...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-12-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,384
Posted By LVSFXS
A dealer that can afford to offer loaner...

A dealer that can afford to offer loaner motorcycles can afford to replace the tire on said loaner motorcycle.

Don't plug it, patch it, put tire stop-leak goo in there.

Just call them up and...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-12-2010, 08:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,623
Posted By LVSFXS
Step one to upgrade alternator: Replace...

Step one to upgrade alternator:

Replace F800GS with R1200GS.

Alternative:

Wait until F800GS goes out of warranty, ruin electrical system by playing with alternator. Replace bike on fire...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-05-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,929
Posted By LVSFXS
You can ask your dealer to check on the current...

You can ask your dealer to check on the current software version installed in your bike. But chances are they will charge you for the time. Unless a recall has been issued on the software version...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-04-2010, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,351
Posted By LVSFXS
After checking valve lash on roughly 30 or so...

After checking valve lash on roughly 30 or so F650/800GS twins I have actually adjusted only 1 shim.

It was an exhaust valve on a F800GS with just over 45,000 miles.

Not bad in my opinion.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2010, 11:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By LVSFXS
If you disconnect the temp sensor it reads " - -...

If you disconnect the temp sensor it reads " - - ".

Not 68 degrees.
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2010, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By LVSFXS
There is no magic sequence of button inputs or...

There is no magic sequence of button inputs or lever pulls. It can only be reset with either the BMW dealer GT1 diagnostic computer, or a GS911 (the consumer handheld diag computer).

That's your...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2010, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By LVSFXS
Take it to a BMW dealer, have them reset it. Beg...

Take it to a BMW dealer, have them reset it. Beg them to do it for free, eventually pay them some amount since they didn't make any money on a service you did yourself.

Or make nice with someone...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2010, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By LVSFXS
The CAN-BUS BMWs that have an ambient air temp...

The CAN-BUS BMWs that have an ambient air temp display use a clever bit of programming.

When the motorcycle is first started, it always shows previous temp read. The software will continue to...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2010, 09:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,248
Posted By LVSFXS
Fully charged the battery should be at roughly...

Fully charged the battery should be at roughly 12.6-13-5V (depends on how new the battery is). When starting, with your multimeter on the battery leads, you shouldn't see it drop below 11V.

A...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2010, 09:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,294
Posted By LVSFXS
The new DOHC boxers do seem to have a lot more...

The new DOHC boxers do seem to have a lot more exhaust burble. It's almost never an AFTERFIRE (backfire is intake side, back into the throttle bodies).

On decel, if you hold the throttle at...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,211
Posted By LVSFXS
It's still an odd break

I have seen some spectacular BMW failures while involved with their motorcycles.

I have also seen some strong testaments to their over-engineered traits.

I recently had a customer rear-ended...
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 738
Posted By LVSFXS
The Ducati has the more comfortable seat for one...

The Ducati has the more comfortable seat for one up riding, though I wouldn't want to subject a passenger to the heat from the exhaust. The saddle on the Duc is better than the pad on the Triple in...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,248
Posted By LVSFXS
I would start with the battery. 90% of the...

I would start with the battery. 90% of the occasions where 'EWS' flashes on the LCD screen is caused by a battery that load-tests poorly.

If you have noticed that the bars are turned in a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,201
Posted By LVSFXS
In my opinion, I would probably limit my purchase...

In my opinion, I would probably limit my purchase to years 2007-2009.

The 2005 and 2006 models still ran the 4-circuit ABS pumps. Aside from the brake feel, which I do not prefer, the system...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2010, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3,546
Views: 385,440
Posted By LVSFXS
I met one of the guys from Birmingham probably...

I met one of the guys from Birmingham probably just under a year ago, some point last summer. He was a younger guy, probably late 20s, and his girl was with him. They rented a BMW R1200RT in Las...
Forum: Road warriors 03-02-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 526
Views: 125,080
Posted By LVSFXS
When I turned 19 I decided that I was making...

When I turned 19 I decided that I was making enough money to buy a cheap project bike and turn it into something I wanted to ride. I bought one too quickly, and regretted the purchase about...15...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 9,384
Posted By LVSFXS
From direct experience I can assure most of you...

From direct experience I can assure most of you that the local BMW shop indeed has its customer's best interests in mind at every level of interaction.

*Disclaimer* This may not count towards an...
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