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Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,876
Posted By AndyM
I paid out of pocket to have the fuel strip...

I paid out of pocket to have the fuel strip replaced in my 09 a couple of years ago. The letter I got yesterday says they will reimburse for parts and labor! Time to go see the dealer..:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 24,778
Posted By AndyM
I absolutely agree with you. What i don't get is...

I absolutely agree with you. What i don't get is that the same guy rebuilt the same drive over 130k miles ago and it lasted. Other than not shimming correctly what could he have done wrong this time?...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 24,778
Posted By AndyM
Jim, are you going to check the backlash to check...

Jim, are you going to check the backlash to check if the shim thickness is still correct? Even if the original shims were correct for the original bearing, which with the miles you put on they...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,448
Posted By AndyM
I installed 55w HIDs in both high and low beam...

I installed 55w HIDs in both high and low beam when I got my bike back in 2010. Got them from DDM Tuning, total cost was around $39 for the pair. 173k miles and counting..
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,397
Posted By AndyM
I honestly think the chance of my re-installation...

I honestly think the chance of my re-installation of the final drive having anything to do with the failure to be zero. The dealer is not saying it's my fault. They're saying that there was...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,397
Posted By AndyM
Final drive woes, my turn

Bike is an 09 GSA bought new by me in May 2010.
Final drive rebuilt under warranty in the spring of 2011 at 35k miles just before the warranty ran out.
Fast forward to June of this year and the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,835
Posted By AndyM
I bought a set of these a couple of years ago....

I bought a set of these a couple of years ago. I've got them on the back of the aluminum cases and they are a conversation starter for sure. I still need to make it to Alaska, Hawaii's probably not...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 836
Posted By AndyM
At 24k your bike is just getting good. Change all...

At 24k your bike is just getting good. Change all the fluids, alternator belt, spark plugs and airfilter. Check the valve adjustment and throttle body sync. Add a new set of tires and your bike is...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,178
Posted By AndyM
My MSI driveshaft failed at around 4k miles a...

My MSI driveshaft failed at around 4k miles a month after they rebuilt it and well before it was due to be pulled and greased. Sounds like Tbone had over 10k? How many miles on yours when it went Jim?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,178
Posted By AndyM
I talked to Mitch last Monday after the failure....

I talked to Mitch last Monday after the failure. He said they stand behind their work and would make it right. I sent a bunch of pictures and he said they would get back to me. I'm still waiting. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,178
Posted By AndyM
That's how my front u-joint looked less than 4k...

That's how my front u-joint looked less than 4k after MSI did a repair. :cry
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,594
Posted By AndyM
I've replaced the rubber valve stems on my 09 GSA...

I've replaced the rubber valve stems on my 09 GSA once since I bought the bike. That was at around 100k. I'm at 170k miles now and will probably replace them again before next summer..
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,638
Posted By AndyM
Seeing that it failed at 4k I don't think that...

Seeing that it failed at 4k I don't think that would have helped.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,638
Posted By AndyM
Looks dry to me too. It wasn't dry 4000 miles ago.

Looks dry to me too. It wasn't dry 4000 miles ago.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,638
Posted By AndyM
The swingarm is done, chewed up and deformed....

The swingarm is done, chewed up and deformed. I've already sourced a replacement.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,638
Posted By AndyM
They came greased from Machine Services, and I...

They came greased from Machine Services, and I greased them again just to be sure before I installed them in May. Just about 4000 miles on them.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,638
Posted By AndyM
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Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,638
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Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,638
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Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,638
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Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,638
Posted By AndyM
Let's see if I can upload a few pictures of my...

Let's see if I can upload a few pictures of my pain..

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Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,638
Posted By AndyM
Got the bike home today and started to tear into...

Got the bike home today and started to tear into it. As I thought, the front u-joint failed. It failed so bad that half of it is still stuck on the trans output shaft and the other half is on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,638
Posted By AndyM
So, the front u-joint on my newly rebuilt...

So, the front u-joint on my newly rebuilt driveshaft failed and took out the swingarm. Less than 4k on the driveshaft and I had greased the zerks before I installed it.
Riding east on hwy 80...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By AndyM
Rode the bike 500 miles home without issue....

Rode the bike 500 miles home without issue. Drained the oil and the color is fine, gray due to the moly I add but not burnt.
So how hot should the trans case be after riding? Someone want to touch...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By AndyM
Took it out for a 10 mile test ride. Trans...

Took it out for a 10 mile test ride. Trans housing is too hot to touch. I don't think that's normal.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 771
Posted By AndyM
transmission trouble, 09 GSA

Went for a long spirited ride yesterday and after 1200 miles or so I began to hear loud howling noises from the bike. Loud like louder than the engine or my music when doing over 50mph. And the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By AndyM
For the fuel leak call your dealer. There's a...

For the fuel leak call your dealer. There's a recall underway to take care of it.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,405
Posted By AndyM
My dealer charged me $650 to rebuild my final...

My dealer charged me $650 to rebuild my final drive, all the bearing and seals, including the pinion bearing and a two year warranty.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,305
Posted By AndyM
Check your PM's. We can get this fixed this...

Check your PM's. We can get this fixed this weekend, :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,305
Posted By AndyM
If the threads are bunged up go buy a tap at...

If the threads are bunged up go buy a tap at Sears or Orchard Hardware. If you need the adjusting screw or anything else out of the head let me know.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,305
Posted By AndyM
You don't say where you are located. If you're in...

You don't say where you are located. If you're in the U.S. pm me your address and I'll mail you a nut, I have extras.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By AndyM
Spark plugs. Dealer sells the for $15 a pop...

Spark plugs.
Dealer sells the for $15 a pop :eek1
NGK sells the for $8.
http://www.ngk.com/product.aspx?zpid=26310
Amazon sells them for $8.79 and you get free shipping.....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,638
Posted By AndyM
I got my spare drive shaft back fro Machine...

I got my spare drive shaft back fro Machine Services in Green Bay with new u-joints yesterday. Looks good, the zerks point straight out the end so I'll be able to grease the rear by swinging down the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2014, 01:55 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 20,116
Posted By AndyM
I got the recall done last Thursday, both pumps...

I got the recall done last Thursday, both pumps replaced. I also have a bunch of aftermarket farkles. I disconnected everything from my tank and tank bag and ran the gas down to less than a gallon....
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 20,116
Posted By AndyM
Dealer replace both pumps yesterday. Said the...

Dealer replace both pumps yesterday. Said the main (left) needed it and although the secondary could have gotten away with just the reinforcement ring they replaced it also just because. I need to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,919
Posted By AndyM
fixed that for you.. :lol3

fixed that for you.. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,919
Posted By AndyM
Stepping clear when the bike decides to take a...

Stepping clear when the bike decides to take a nap is a learned skill that comes with experience. And a +1 for using the sidestand to kill the engine when I park.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By AndyM
Numbers 2,3, and 4? ...

Numbers 2,3, and 4?

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=0A12&mospid=56208&btnr=77_0572&hg=77&fg=14
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2014, 02:27 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,638
Posted By AndyM
Mitch at Machine Service called me today to tell...

Mitch at Machine Service called me today to tell me my drive shaft was done and was shipping today. I asked about the grease interval and he said every 10k or so. I told him that every other oil...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,638
Posted By AndyM
Find a different dealer? Mine is currently at...

Find a different dealer?
Mine is currently at Machine Service in Green Bay, $260 + shipping, figure right around $300. My dealer thinks it's a great deal, much better than springing $900 for a...
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