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Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By TheRadBaron
A different idea for a top case/rear rack (R1100GS)

I've been slowly putting this whole system together throughout this spring. I built the racks for the Pelican 1550s earlier in the year and they're been working really well though I'll be adding a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By TheRadBaron
I didn't replace the intake rubbers and mine...

I didn't replace the intake rubbers and mine admittedly are a bit cracked, but if that was the problem wouldn't it make itself known when sprayed with the carb cleaner? I know from working on a lot...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By TheRadBaron
R1100GS idling too fast after repairs and modifications

I have a '97 R1100GS with 70,000 miles. I've been riding it since the beginning of spring and it always ran pretty well but had a few problems. The throttle bodies were badly worn and clattering...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By TheRadBaron
Turns out that it's 10x1.5.

Turns out that it's 10x1.5.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 366,637
Posted By TheRadBaron
They do make two smaller versions of their...

They do make two smaller versions of their duffels. The Doppelduffel is the largest, then there's the Fleigerduffel and maybe the Unterduffel? I don't remember the name of the third one for sure. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 366,637
Posted By TheRadBaron
Here's my '97 that I've been riding since the...

Here's my '97 that I've been riding since the beginning of spring. I bought it in the fall last year with 63,000 miles and promptly had to rebuild the ailing gearbox and final drive. I've put 4,000...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 931
Posted By TheRadBaron
Is there a testing procedure for the AIT sensor? ...

Is there a testing procedure for the AIT sensor? I'd like to try to verify before simply replacing it.
It turns out that my bike did have a CO pot installed. I just didn't realize it because it...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 931
Posted By TheRadBaron
You got me. Where do you begin?

You got me. Where do you begin?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 931
Posted By TheRadBaron
Thanks again for pointing me in the right...

Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction. I did some research last night about the tuning options afforded by the different CCP configurations.
My bike came with a Booster Plug that...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 931
Posted By TheRadBaron
Thanks for all the good information. I'll start...

Thanks for all the good information. I'll start reading through some of that tech today and coming up with a plan.
The TB caps are in good shape, so that's not the problem. Good idea, though. It...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 931
Posted By TheRadBaron
Here's what I have: -The CCP is beige -I do...

Here's what I have:
-The CCP is beige
-I do have an O2 sensor and the factory exhaust with cat
-I'm not sure about the CO pot. This is the first I've heard of it. The bike has had the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 931
Posted By TheRadBaron
R1100GS idling poorly as outside temps go up

I've been riding my '97 R1100GS since the early spring and I've put about 3,000 miles on it so far. It's always ran and idled beautifully but now that it's getting warmer out I've started to have...
Forum: Thumpers 05-18-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5,513
Views: 1,117,113
Posted By TheRadBaron
Carb differences

I have a technical question about carburetor differences from year to year. I have a '91 XT600E but I've swapped an '89 motor into it. I'm planning to use the '91 carbs and I need new rubber intake...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-01-2014, 03:01 AM
Replies: 4,403
Views: 223,415
Posted By TheRadBaron
If you think he's bad you should see how I...

If you think he's bad you should see how I operate. Besides, who cares about economics if you're having fun?
But now that you mention it, I too have eastern European ancestry. Maybe you're on to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-30-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 4,403
Views: 223,415
Posted By TheRadBaron
I'm a little late to the party on this one, but...

I'm a little late to the party on this one, but come on. Out of all of the nonsense on Craigslist, it was my post that offended you enough to rant about it on here? Sure, my asking price was high,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By TheRadBaron
We must be thinking of a different bolt. The one...

We must be thinking of a different bolt. The one that I'm referring to is most definitely bigger than 6mm. I know that there are a few 6mm bolts on the bottom of the cylinder that are on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 399
Posted By TheRadBaron
R1100GS head bolt (Allen head at rear of head) thread?

I'm preparing to change the leaky head gaskets on my '97. Each head has the four main studs and one bolt near the rear of the head with an allen or socket head. I believe that the manual refers to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,306
Posted By TheRadBaron
I agree. I use a beam-type up to about 50...

I agree. I use a beam-type up to about 50 foot-pounds, then I switch to my trusty Mac clicker for torques higher than that.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,306
Posted By TheRadBaron
Yeah, back to topic. The re-torque went...

Yeah, back to topic. The re-torque went beautifully and the leaks seem to be under control. I think that the 10mm allen head bolt at the rear of the cylinder is beginning to strip on the left side,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By TheRadBaron
I agree that it's something that you should...

I agree that it's something that you should replace, but I wouldn't worry about riding the bike while I waited for the new spoke to show up.
I'd probably refrain from "giving 'er hell" until the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,306
Posted By TheRadBaron
Thank you. That's what I've been getting at this...

Thank you. That's what I've been getting at this whole time.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,306
Posted By TheRadBaron
Oh no! You're right. .....He started it.

Oh no! You're right.

.....He started it.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,306
Posted By TheRadBaron
Well alright, but my first hand experience...

Well alright, but my first hand experience suggests otherwise. I have seen with my own eyes, more than once, an engine with only minor oil leaks that began to leak a LOT of oil after synthetic was...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By TheRadBaron
I already did adjust the clutch using that...

I already did adjust the clutch using that procedure. That's what I meant when I said that I "adjusted the clutch free play per the factory manual". :deal
Just kidding around, though.
I still...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By TheRadBaron
Thanks for the tips. I do blip the throttle on...

Thanks for the tips. I do blip the throttle on downshifts most of the time to match the revs. It helps the gearbox shift more smoothly but doesn't affect the shuddering. The shuddering happens...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,306
Posted By TheRadBaron
No such thing was learned :evil. I disagree with...

No such thing was learned :evil. I disagree with the oil having nothing to do with a leak. In my experience, along with the experience of many of my gearhead buddies, synthetic oil will most...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By TheRadBaron
R1100GS clutch shuddering during downshifts

I'm new to the world of BMWs and their large, single-disc, dry clutches. While I had my '97 apart this winter I installed a new Sachs clutch kit from BBY and adjusted the clutch free play as per the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,306
Posted By TheRadBaron
Good news. I've put 150 miles or so on the bike...

Good news. I've put 150 miles or so on the bike since the re-torque and oil change and the leakage has been dramatically reduced. Time will tell, but I think that I can live with it for now. Oil...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,306
Posted By TheRadBaron
Well, today I decided to throw caution to the...

Well, today I decided to throw caution to the wind and attempt the re-torque. I did it per the procedure in the factory manual and I'm happy to say that it went off without a hitch. No stud was...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,306
Posted By TheRadBaron
Thanks for the responses, guys. ...

Thanks for the responses, guys. Mouthfullofflake, that's funny you mention it about the different head gaskets. I just posted another thread about it but that's some good info you just posted.
I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 199
Posted By TheRadBaron
Which head gasket do I need? Engine build date? R1100GS

Next question in regards to my coming head gasket change on my '97 R1100GS; The parts fiche lists two different head gaskets.

11 12 1 342 869 CYL. HEAD GASKET, 4 COMPONENTS (to 08/97)

11 12 1...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,306
Posted By TheRadBaron
Has there been a consensus on the proper...

Has there been a consensus on the proper dimensions of Time-Sert to use? I've been going through various threads but I've had a hard time pinning down what's worked best for people. I don't believe...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,306
Posted By TheRadBaron
R1100GS head gasket change. Should I count on pulled studs?

My new-to-me '97 R1100GS (63,000 miles) is seeping oil from both head gaskets. The right side is bad enough to oil my boot. The PO was running Rotella 5w-40 synthetic and I understand that synthetic...
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7,120
Views: 1,029,945
Posted By TheRadBaron
My '89 is for sale (central Illinois)

Hey guys, I'm selling my NX to fund other projects. Here's a link to my ad in the Flea Market. Thanks.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=963092
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 257
Posted By TheRadBaron
Removing the factory fuel tank liner

The red liner is bubbled up and coming apart in the tank on my '97 R1100GS. I searched around and found a lot of threads about this but couldn't really find what I was looking for. Most of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,032
Posted By TheRadBaron
Alright, I have a few good opportunities here for...

Alright, I have a few good opportunities here for anyone reading this to learn from my mistakes. The big one is that I completely missed the oil seal that goes on the rear of the input shaft when I...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,032
Posted By TheRadBaron
Sorry it's been a while since I updated this...

Sorry it's been a while since I updated this thread. It takes a LONG time for gearbox shims to show up from Germany. They were on order for over a month before they arrived. I just finished...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 374
Posted By TheRadBaron
Pictures of R1100GS pannier racks

I'm preparing to make a rack system to mount a pair of Pelican 1550s as panniers on my '97 R1100GS. I'm looking for some pictures of the different racks available to help in designing mine. I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 705
Posted By TheRadBaron
Being a '97 model, your bike should have the M97...

Being a '97 model, your bike should have the M97 gearbox. It's the best of the 1100 gearboxes but it has an inherent problem with lunching one of the bearings on the input shaft. The mileage that...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,032
Posted By TheRadBaron
I had read that interview with the Getrag...

I had read that interview with the Getrag engineer when I was beginning to do my research but I reread it again now that I have more knowledge to use as a frame of reference. There's some good...
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