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Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,882
Posted By yellow 1150GS
bought the one from amazon

I bought the 5/16 stainless u bend from amazon and found that it will not fit inside the Gates submersible hose being too tight. I am going to try the thin wall 1/4 " one instead. I also used an OEM...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2015, 07:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,521
Posted By yellow 1150GS
2003 R1150GS Sport

My 2003 R1150GS Sport with 151,000 miles usually averages 44 mpg with non-ethanol 93 octane fuel. Lowest mpg has been 39 mpg with ethanol fuel and the highest has been 50 mpg with non-ethanol fuel...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,462
Posted By yellow 1150GS
shakedown run complete

Took the bike on a 125 mile shakedown run to make sure all is well. Bike runs better than it has for quite a while. Acceleration is better than it has been for a while and there is no detonation...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,462
Posted By yellow 1150GS
Thumb fuel pump installed!!!

Put in the fuel pump, strainer, and new submersible line today. Put fuel in the tank, and the bike fired right up and settled into a really nice idle. I don't remember it starting that well for quite...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,462
Posted By yellow 1150GS
got everything but the hose

Pump came today, have all the filters and clamps, stainless steel u and finally found a decent place to buy the Gates #27093 submersible hose. BMW dealer did not have the stock BMW hose and since I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,462
Posted By yellow 1150GS
got the screen today

Picked up the replacement BMW inlet screen today (I work Wed-Sat, Dealer open Tues-Sat) and compared it side by side with the Bosch pre-filter. Like the descriptions say, screen versus filter. Bmw...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,721
Posted By yellow 1150GS
no regrets

Bought Wilbers for my 2003 1150GS back in 2004 when the bike had 25,000 miles on it. Rear has the added high/low speed compression damping adjustment and the hydraulic preload adjustment. Fast...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,805
Posted By yellow 1150GS
fuel pre-filter?

Symptoms sound more like the ones I had just before the pump was damaged by the fuel pre-filter getting clogged and wiping out the pump. Did you by any chance replace the pre-filter with one of those...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,462
Posted By yellow 1150GS
here is my course of action

Turned the bike back on today and the pump made a terrible screech and quit, so I am sure that the pump is toast. I also checked into my service records and found that the pre-filter/strainer that I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,462
Posted By yellow 1150GS
Pissed found the problem

Opened up the tank today and found that the aftermarket Bosch fuel strainer had become plugged and was sucked into the intake for the fuel pump. (strainer had been run less than 2000 miles) Removed...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,462
Posted By yellow 1150GS
stranded update

Did some diagnostic testing today and am 90% sure the problem is in the tank.
1. First opened tank and turned on the key to listen for any noise in the tank-there was none.
2. Checked the fuel pump...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,462
Posted By yellow 1150GS
Pissed First time stranded in 151,000 miles

Today my 2003 1150GS got it's first ride home in the back of a pickup. Riding down the road, engine running strongly when it just stopped running acting like it ran out of gas. The tachometer needle...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By yellow 1150GS
bosch versus ngk

My 2003 1150GS single spark came from the factory with Bosch FR6DDC plugs as that was the stock plug at the time. The old dealer would give me the old plugs at each change so i could keep track of...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 847
Views: 120,638
Posted By yellow 1150GS
now 151,000 and still going

Recently passed 150,000 miles on my 2003 GS Sport. Still on original clutch and rear drive, Michelin Anakee #13(front), #15(rear), new cables and rebuilt throttle bodies. Rebuilt my Wilbers shocks...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-07-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,625
Posted By yellow 1150GS
It will come in time with practice

I am 57 and have ridden since I was 5 years old. My father raced motorcycles and they have always been a part of my life. His advice was something I have always followed and it has served me well. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By yellow 1150GS
if 50,000 is pushing it?

Well if 50,000 is pushing it I have been doing that for 100,000 miles now as mine has 150,000 miles on the original drive train. No squeaking, clunking or anything like that. 2003 1150GS sport, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,324
Posted By yellow 1150GS
he buys parts

Last year Beemerboneyard bought my seats and system cases latch assemblies from me after I found another brand new windshield and seats in the want/sale ads in the BMW owners news. All you do is...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 48,366
Posted By yellow 1150GS
back from the ride

I passed the 150,000 mile mark on a very beautiful day. Strange thing is the front tire I replaced in June had the same DOT date code and mfg location (Thailand) as the previous one and there was a...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 7,229
Views: 1,372,739
Posted By yellow 1150GS
what I am going to do today

Yesterday I replaced my rear Anakee3 with a new one on my 2003 r1150GS Sport. Today I am going to scuff the new tire in as I pass the 150,000 mile mark (only have 105 miles to go). This bike still is...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 48,366
Posted By yellow 1150GS
new Anakee3 tread pattern?

Just went to the Michelin website www.michelinman.com and found that the pictures of the Anakee3 have changed. When you first click on the Anakee3 tire, the original tread pattern shows and then...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,884
Posted By yellow 1150GS
20,000 to 30,000 service life??

Just got done checking mine on my 2003 1150GS Sport. At 148,000 miles and it is still as tight as new. And no it has not been rebuilt as the bike had 13 miles on it when I took delivery. Used the BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,521
Posted By yellow 1150GS
what is it hitting?

Looks more like the tire is hitting something and tearing the rubber on the left side of your bike like a fender or bolt or something of that nature like when the wheel is moving through the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,521
Posted By yellow 1150GS
maybe, maybe not

Just replaced the front Anakee3 that wore out in 10,000 miles. At times it was noisy enough that I wasn't sure I would keep it or not. Finally quieted down and got better as it wore out. Replaced it...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7,229
Views: 1,372,739
Posted By yellow 1150GS
plug wires, fuel filters and a new tire

Put on a set of OEM style spark plug wires from EME on my 2003 1150GS as the original set had 147,000 miles on them. New fuel filter and sock. Recently went back to the Bosch plug that was OEM when I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,441
Posted By yellow 1150GS
Twice on my Wilbers @ 146,000 miles

I put Wilbers on my 2003 1150GS at 32,000 miles. Couldn't believe the difference over the stock shocks when I put them on. I ride two up 95+% of the time even off-road. Had them rebuilt @ 80,000...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,038
Posted By yellow 1150GS
cross reference match doesn't mean they are the same

I have a 2003 R1150GS Sport with 146,000 miles that I have been fighting a "pinging" issue with since about the 100,000 mile mark. Dealer did the 100,000 mile service and installed new plugs....
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 05-25-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By yellow 1150GS
same symptoms but different solution

I have a BMW Navigator 4 that developed the same symptoms with the black spotting on the contacts, loss of fuel gauge, audio would sometimes bring up GPS "voice" when traveling, and found that the...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 04-27-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 522
Posted By yellow 1150GS
BMW navigator 4 cradle replacement information

I recently had to replace the 4 button cradle on my Navigator 4 for the second time. First replacement was on Garmin's dime as the cradle was under the three year warranty as given if you buy the GPS...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-14-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,140
Posted By yellow 1150GS
here is what I have done.

1. My BMW GS is bright yellow (Sun Yellow)
2. Nolan helmet is yellow with yellow hi-viz pattern in reflective tape (identitape) on the back.
3. Systems cases have white and red reflective tape...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 120,638
Posted By yellow 1150GS
144,000 miles

2003 GS sport. I've only added a "new" (both were takeoffs and were perfect) windshield and seats that I found for $90.00 in the OWN classifieds since last update. Finally rebuilt the Wilbers shocks...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,244
Posted By yellow 1150GS
mine is at 143,000 miles on the original bearing and seal

My 2003 GS sport rear drive has had the BMW full synthetic 75w140 gear lube since new and still has no play in it. Change from the non-synthetic was at the first service at about 1000 miles....
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-27-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,847
Posted By yellow 1150GS
did 175 miles today

Went up US64 in Tennessee to NC60 and back US76 in Georgia. Got three states in 3 hours. Temperature was 54 degrees when I left and was 41 degrees when I got home. Ice falls on the sides of the road...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 848
Posted By yellow 1150GS
licence plate light

I have a gizmomill LED tailight like that too and the two white LED'S are for the licence plate light.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7,229
Views: 1,372,739
Posted By yellow 1150GS
Wilbers are back on!!!

With the temperatures at 22 degrees this morning with it steadily dropping all day I decided to put my Wilbers shocks back on. Sent them to Klaus on Christmas Eve, he got them the following Friday...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7,229
Views: 1,372,739
Posted By yellow 1150GS
changed shocks again!!!

Today at 142,500 miles I removed my Wilbers shocks again and put the stock shocks back on again so I could send them off to be rebuilt again. Bought the Wilbers shocks in 2004 and installed them @...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7,229
Views: 1,372,739
Posted By yellow 1150GS
new seats and windshield

Found and installed a brand new set of take-off seats and brand new take-off stock windshield for my 2003 GS Sport. At 141,000 miles the old seats foam and covers were a "little" rough. Foam was...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,321
Posted By yellow 1150GS
watch the flea market

I replaced my RID with one I purchased on the flea market for $120.00. My old one had a crack in the lens and would get foggy when it rained or I washed the bike. Still works though I wanted one...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,261
Posted By yellow 1150GS
check for the recall

My 2003 Sport had the same problem and was covered by the recall from BMW. Mine was leaking where the clamp was put on the quick disconnect, and ironically the same day I got a recall notice from...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-30-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 550
Posted By yellow 1150GS
Did them all in one day!!!

Finally decided to try and get all the main, great East Tennessee/Western North Carolina roads in one fell swoop Wednesday.
Left Cleveland,Tennessee on US64 East (Ocoee River Canyon) to Murphy North...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,594
Posted By yellow 1150GS
I have a 2003 1150GS Sport with 140,000 miles...

I have a 2003 1150GS Sport with 140,000 miles that had a weeping rear drive input seal replaced at about 45,000 miles. To this day it still weeps a little fluid (not a measurable amount) which I...
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