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Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4,666
Views: 713,042
Posted By UtahSooner
I was looking for a place to mount my Rotopax gas...

I was looking for a place to mount my Rotopax gas can on my 1150GS, but didn't want to drill holes in the panniers. So I found a trashed pillion seat online and removed the cover and foam. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 677
Posted By UtahSooner
You can swap the 1150GS bars for aftermarket...

You can swap the 1150GS bars for aftermarket bars, like Wunderlich's touring bars made for the R1150R bike. I don't believe you can just cut off the OEM GS bars and still attach the weights and hand...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,051
Posted By UtahSooner
Are you 100% sure the secondary coils aren't just...

Are you 100% sure the secondary coils aren't just bad. Much more likely than a swapped ECU ( which rarely fails and needs to be swapped ).
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By UtahSooner
I would probably just replace the main throttle...

I would probably just replace the main throttle cable and the do-hicky on the right grip. The others are rarely a problem with failure or sticking. Just clean the bowden box, don't replace it. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By UtahSooner
1150GS hitch question

Does anyone know if either a DMC or Bushtec trailer hitch will work on an 1150GS with BMW adventure panniers? I'd like to pull a Uni-go trailer. (Please don't say I take too much crap with me. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,893
Posted By UtahSooner
I found a used GS pillion seat with the with a...

I found a used GS pillion seat with the with a bad cushion. I stripped everything off the pan and mounted my Rotopax mount right in the center of the pan. When I travel, I pop the good pillion off...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,091
Posted By UtahSooner
I vote with the fuel issue gang. Typically look...

I vote with the fuel issue gang. Typically look at the last thing you did on the bike for a clue to the current problem. HES failures on 1150 are much less common. However, wiring harness and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,276
Posted By UtahSooner
I've carried my F650 in the back of my Tundra...

I've carried my F650 in the back of my Tundra many times using 10' long, three piece ramps. I rode it up. However, it has bent the tailgate. I'm afraid the 1150GS would completely ruin the...
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,876
Posted By UtahSooner
OK, all of you who have installed the SENA SMH10...

OK, all of you who have installed the SENA SMH10 in their Schuberth C3's. I'm currently using hard-wired helmet speakers to my GPS for listening to MP3's in my C3. I can turn the volume up enough...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,671
Posted By UtahSooner
Briefly off topic: I've never seen a dealer...

Briefly off topic: I've never seen a dealer with a night drop off spot for liability reasons. Good chance the bike would be gone the next day unless the drop off spot is manned or under...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By UtahSooner
I mounted the thermometer sensor under the...

I mounted the thermometer sensor under the opening to the oil cooler ( where many people mount accessory lights ). I insulated it from the bike and it sort of hangs in the breeze under there. It...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By UtahSooner
Here is a link for the temperature guage: ...

Here is a link for the temperature guage: http://cyclemax.com/inc/sdetail/64332 You don't need to use the metal clip to hold it in place. Just screw the flat metal bracket that you make to the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By UtahSooner
Home made, but simple. Just a plate with cutouts...

Home made, but simple. Just a plate with cutouts for the Datel guages mounted behind the radio display opening and held in place by the two screws you see in the photo. I'd send pictures, but I...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,690
Posted By UtahSooner
Toyota openly admits their pickup truck tailgates...

Toyota openly admits their pickup truck tailgates "should be thought of as a door and not a cargo carrying device". Essentially their words after multiple tailgates bent from people just sitting on...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By UtahSooner
I forgot to mention the Kisan Charge Guard which...

I forgot to mention the Kisan Charge Guard which displays amps, volts, and temperature. https://www.kisantech.com/index.php?cat_id=5 However, my experience wasn't so good. Two out of two units...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2013, 07:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By UtahSooner
This is what I did on my 2002 1150RT (which I've...

This is what I did on my 2002 1150RT (which I've since sold). These are Datel voltage and temperature guages mounted side-by-side in the slot for the radio. They are switched, and go off with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,502
Posted By UtahSooner
They've had the servo-ABS unit from my 2002 RT...

They've had the servo-ABS unit from my 2002 RT for nearly three months and keep saying they can fix it "any day now". The bike actually works better without ABS, but I'll re-install it if I can get...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2012, 05:31 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,365
Posted By UtahSooner
+1 I totally agree. I used to look forward to...

+1 I totally agree. I used to look forward to the RA magazine, but now I have absolutely no interest in it. Seems to be nothing but racing, RR1000, and dirt riding. Haven't seen a good tech...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2012, 08:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,365
Posted By UtahSooner
Our local dealer has a group ride every Saturday...

Our local dealer has a group ride every Saturday for dinner and several, long weekend rides during the summer. They give a standing 10% discount on most service, parts, and sales to club members and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,181
Posted By UtahSooner
I did the same thing on my 1150RT with 3M...

I did the same thing on my 1150RT with 3M Scotchlite, but found some red colored reflector tape at Gall's. I was told by a LEO that in some states it is illegal to have white reflectors behind the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2012, 05:51 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,365
Posted By UtahSooner
I agree. I've asked the MOA why they don't...

I agree. I've asked the MOA why they don't advocate for the membership on issues such as spline and FD failures which affects a large percentage of the membership. I was told by someone in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,139
Posted By UtahSooner
OK. I'm going to bump this thread. I love...

OK. I'm going to bump this thread. I love everything about my 2004 1150GS except the handlebars. Perhaps it's because I'd like to have the same long distance comfort as my 1150RT just like the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2012, 07:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,443
Posted By UtahSooner
Paul Glaves swears by Guard Dog Moly grease. (...

Paul Glaves swears by Guard Dog Moly grease. ( http://guarddogmoly.com/gd525.shtml ). I've always used Honda Moly-60, but last time I used Guard Dog. I'll pull the transmission this winter and see...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,022
Posted By UtahSooner
Thanks for all the replies. So far, I haven't...

Thanks for all the replies. So far, I haven't been able to find out from Galfer or any of their dealers what kit will fit the 2004 GS. They keep talking about a custom made set of hoses. My...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,022
Posted By UtahSooner
Thanks for the replies. Yes, PCWIREPRO, the bike...

Thanks for the replies. Yes, PCWIREPRO, the bike has servo brakes.

Thanks, Vintagerider, for your insight. My bad experience with Spiegler was with the aluminum banjo fittings. The fitting on...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2012, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,022
Posted By UtahSooner
Galfer brake hose question

I'm planning on replacing the brake hoses on my 2004 1150GS (with ABS) using Galfer brake lines. I previously had a bad experience with Spiegler, so decided to give Galfer a try. Anyway, Galfer has...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,543
Posted By UtahSooner
Correct. The fuel just runs out from the return...

Correct. The fuel just runs out from the return hose on my 1150RT and 1150GS. Probably won't work on a 1200XX bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2012, 04:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,543
Posted By UtahSooner
When replacing your plastic QD's with metal ones,...

When replacing your plastic QD's with metal ones, save one of the plastic QD's and put it on the end of a piece of CHEAP non-FI fuel hose. Then when you need to remove the tank for any reason, you...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2012, 02:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,963
Posted By UtahSooner
Got around to taking a few pictures. You do need...

Got around to taking a few pictures. You do need to fab some shims under the hinges ( thin rubber or plastic ) to account for the metal rim around the topcase seal. Otherwise, pretty straight...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,568
Posted By UtahSooner
That seems a little low. I usually have about a...

That seems a little low. I usually have about a gallon left when the low fuel light comes on and zero bars. Can you bend the arm on the float to get 10 bars without messing up the lower readings? ...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,963
Posted By UtahSooner
McMaster-Carr, Friction Hinge, Aluminum 2" H...

McMaster-Carr, Friction Hinge, Aluminum 2" H Leaf, 2-1/4" W Open, 20-lb Torque, Black

The holes line up perfectly and the friction holds the lids open in any position you leave it in. About $21...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By UtahSooner
Have you done a search or asked on the R1150R...

Have you done a search or asked on the R1150R forum? I've seen pictures of Jesse bags and other mounted on the 1150R.

http://r1150r.net/

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/35468239/37266400-S.jpg
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Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By UtahSooner
Here's a good tech session seminar on replacing...

Here's a good tech session seminar on replacing R-bike throttle cables:

http://bavarianmotorcycleworkshop.com/tech-articles/throttle-cable-seminar-for-bmw-motorcycles
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By UtahSooner
I recently replaced five lines on my RT with...

I recently replaced five lines on my RT with Spiegler hoses. Even though the lines are stainless steel, the banjo fittings are aluminum. They come with instructions for turning the fittings to line...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 916
Posted By UtahSooner
I mounted a Datel voltmeter under my 1150GS's...

I mounted a Datel voltmeter under my 1150GS's dash. It goes on with the ignition. Next to it is thermometer based on the same Datel readout. Both are extremely accurate and completely waterproof....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,176
Posted By UtahSooner
Mother's Back to Black didn't do much for me. ...

Mother's Back to Black didn't do much for me. Tried it on the panniers of my RT and the black parts of my GS. Left a white haze that took forever to remove with washing. Really, it made it worse.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By UtahSooner
Jim. Having flushed the brakes on both my 2002...

Jim. Having flushed the brakes on both my 2002 RT and my 2004 GS, I could have sworn the procedure was identical. What am I missing? Both seem to have servo-ABS. So, the 2002 GS has...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 846
Posted By UtahSooner
I have a 2002 1150RT and a 2004 1150GS. Other...

I have a 2002 1150RT and a 2004 1150GS. Other than the GS having a "twin spark" engine, service is essentially the same on both. Actually not true. It's worlds easier on the GS because you don't...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,984
Posted By UtahSooner
I don't know about ABSII, but as of last Friday,...

I don't know about ABSII, but as of last Friday, Module Master of Idaho wasn't taking iABS for a couple of months. What they told me was they are finding internal pressure sensors bad on many of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,093
Posted By UtahSooner
Right now, Module Masters is not taking any iABS...

Right now, Module Masters is not taking any iABS servo-modulators. They're finding many of them have defective pressure sensors in them and they aren't able to find a source for replacements. They...
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