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Forum: Australia 07-14-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 970
Posted By OzRob
Great photos of the "snot string " repair, as...

Great photos of the "snot string " repair, as previously stated I have never had one come out when riding,
It was even a struggle to pull one out from a old tyre just too check too see how secure...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 710
Posted By OzRob
My 1100 GS has 326000km, I have replaced two...

My 1100 GS has 326000km, I have replaced two clutch plates and still have the original pressure plate, as long as the pressure plate is not cracked, has hot spots or warped, they you should still be...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,470
Posted By OzRob
50K miles...not even run in.....my 1998 R1100 GS...

50K miles...not even run in.....my 1998 R1100 GS has 326000km on it.
How reliable is a 1100GS???....Personally I think they are OK at around 100,000 km you should think about replacing the shaft...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 675
Posted By OzRob
I have done 326000km on my GS and have changed...

I have done 326000km on my GS and have changed out a few sets of fork seals,
I always get some 000 grade steel wool and clean the area of the shaft that contacts the seal, I also have experimented...
Forum: Australia 03-23-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,347
Posted By OzRob
Lots of good ideas have been posted, I tend to...

Lots of good ideas have been posted,
I tend to buy one freeze dried meal every pay day for a few months before a planned trip, that way your not forking out lots of $$$ in one go, as well as buying...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,604
Posted By OzRob
I fixed my rattle by replacing three of the wave...

I fixed my rattle by replacing three of the wave washers with fibre washers so the disk no longer floats on the bobbins...more of a solid disk.....8 years ago....still no issues.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2014, 02:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By OzRob
Engine kill switch?

Engine kill switch?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,076
Posted By OzRob
You can do the same through the starter motor...

You can do the same through the starter motor access.
Forum: Australia 01-28-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 274
Views: 14,810
Posted By OzRob
Too right, it was a top weekend, with the good...

Too right, it was a top weekend, with the good wife and I sitting in the river eating cheese and drinking wine :clap:clap:clap
We will be there again this year, great to catch up with old mates.
Forum: Australia 01-18-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 274
Views: 14,810
Posted By OzRob
Hi Bob and Sue, Julie and I will be there...

Hi Bob and Sue,
Julie and I will be there again this year....first decent bike ride after breaking my leg last year.
Sue...this time take more care of you rings.:lol3:lol3:lol3
Forum: Australia 11-16-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By OzRob
Jaycar have c-tek copies for way cheaper price, ...

Jaycar have c-tek copies for way cheaper price,
I have one of these, http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=MB3604 pefect for the bike and car, they do make a smaller version.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,421
Posted By OzRob
I will add my 2 cents in here, I have sitting...

I will add my 2 cents in here,
I have sitting on my bench a R1100GS motor that has done 300,000km, the pistons, rings and bore are still within specifications, you can still see the cross hatch...
Forum: Australia 10-25-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,608
Posted By OzRob
Yes fuel can go stale, Last year I was...

Yes fuel can go stale,
Last year I was teaching small engine maintenance to Aboriginal rangers in WA,
80% of all petrol engine issues were related to stale fuel, stale fuel smells like turps, ...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,752
Posted By OzRob
Have a read of this then make your decision... ...

Have a read of this then make your decision...
http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/air-filter-filtration-test/
I personally only use the paper filter K&N are make for race engined that are rebuilt...
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,123
Posted By OzRob
A++ for windex. I have used shampoo out of my...

A++ for windex.
I have used shampoo out of my toiletries bag when traveling once to assist a bead to seat as I only had a small compressor.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2013, 02:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,238
Posted By OzRob
If it is not broke...why replace it, My 1998...

If it is not broke...why replace it,
My 1998 R1100GS has done 322000km....no issues with the wheel bearings or final drive bearings....I have changed the big outer seal about three times, and when...
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,467
Posted By OzRob
I use the LLC with the Exped 9cm down...

I use the LLC with the Exped 9cm down mat...bloody nice...actually so nice it is set up in the house as a spare bed for when i snore too much.
And they take up less room as a self inflating mat of...
Forum: Australia 09-09-2013, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4,739
Views: 964,081
Posted By OzRob
What bearings are you after? I have a spare ...

What bearings are you after?
I have a spare set of new steering head bearings that I got from the UK
Forum: Australia 09-08-2013, 05:13 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,168
Posted By OzRob
I don't think it has been mentioned here before,...

I don't think it has been mentioned here before, just be aware that diesel engine oil has a high detergent factor and should only be used in new or low milage motors, putting diesel engine oil in a...
Forum: Australia 09-06-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,174
Posted By OzRob
One thing I have learned about being a ADV Rider,...

One thing I have learned about being a ADV Rider, is when one of us is having a bad day, we are "Man" enough to post on how we feel, I think this is good therapy as we all have had our bad days and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 728
Posted By OzRob
Have a look on the e-bay site Pinwall motorcycle...

Have a look on the e-bay site Pinwall motorcycle parts, http://stores.ebay.com.au/PinWall-Cycle-Parts-Inc
I bought a complete R1100RT motor from them four years ago...cost somthing like $500 US for...
Forum: Australia 07-29-2013, 12:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,354
Posted By OzRob
The funeral service for Neville (Taffy) Williams...

The funeral service for Neville (Taffy) Williams will be held in the chapel of the Norwood Park Crematorium, Sandford St, Mitchell, ACT, this Tuesday, 30th of July, commencing at 12 noon.

I expect...
Forum: Australia 07-27-2013, 02:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,354
Posted By OzRob
The passing of Taffy Williams

All,
For those who knew Taffy I recieved this message via the ACT BMW club e-mail

Fellow BMWMCCACT Members,

I received some sad news today that Taffy Williams passed away last night (Thursday...
Forum: Australia 07-14-2013, 12:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,162
Posted By OzRob
Interesting topic that is often discussed. I...

Interesting topic that is often discussed.
I believe the type of first aid kit required needs to be assessed according to the type of injuries that are expected to occour,
A combat first aid kit...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2013, 02:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By OzRob
The only reason the RT has a thermostat is to...

The only reason the RT has a thermostat is to maintain the warm air from the oil cooler that is directed through the ducts.
If the GS run cold in the winter then just block off half of the oil...
Forum: Australia 06-16-2013, 03:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,494
Posted By OzRob
Jaycar sell C-TEC copies...same features without...

Jaycar sell C-TEC copies...same features without the big price tag.
I have had one in the work shop for over two years now with out any issues.
http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=MB3604
Forum: Face plant 06-02-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 64,869
Posted By OzRob
I posted this on the Oz ADV site, I too have...

I posted this on the Oz ADV site,
I too have broken my ankle,
From reading the previous posts I am very lucky.
It has been a month since the accident and I am walking in a boot, today I tried...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2013, 02:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,011
Posted By OzRob
So why do you want to change the fork oil on the...

So why do you want to change the fork oil on the front end of a R series, when all the fork oil does is lubricate the sliders and not perform any suspension dampening....he oil should last a very...
Forum: Australia 05-29-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,404
Posted By OzRob
Thumbs down Why would the young blokes want to hang out with...

Why would the young blokes want to hang out with a bunch of grey haired motorcycle riders?...not cool...
I actually could not wait till I grew old so I could fit in:rofl

Can some one convince the...
Forum: Australia 05-22-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 4,739
Views: 964,081
Posted By OzRob
I checked the inside of my airbox yesterday....it...

I checked the inside of my airbox yesterday....it did have a trace of dust with the OEM paper filter:eek1, I even applied a layer of grease to the top and bottom of the filter to assist in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By OzRob
What is the battery voltage with the ignition ON?...

What is the battery voltage with the ignition ON?
Might have a bad earth?
Have you tried to jump start from another known good battery?
Forum: Australia 05-16-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,249
Posted By OzRob
Ok folks I'll chime in here, Every winter the...

Ok folks I'll chime in here,
Every winter the same questions get asked about cold weather motorcycling,
I live in the NSW snowy mountains and often have ridden in -10 degrees mornings for the past...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By OzRob
I don't believe the R1100GS is supported. You...

I don't believe the R1100GS is supported.
You can check the ABS error codes using a LED test lamp, http://www.largiader.com/abs/absfault.html
Forum: Australia 05-12-2013, 08:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,505
Posted By OzRob
I was thinking while lieing in bed this morning...

I was thinking while lieing in bed this morning that soft panniers would hurt too,
Perhaps it depends on the way hard items like tools, cooking equipment is packed.
Traditionally heavy items go on...
Forum: Australia 05-12-2013, 05:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,505
Posted By OzRob
I was wearing Forma boots...the pannier crushed...

I was wearing Forma boots...the pannier crushed just below the ankle protector, unfortunately my leg twisted when i fell, thus the broken bones,
The Doctor advises that the injury is common for...
Forum: Australia 05-12-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,505
Posted By OzRob
Hard Pannier WARNING I should have known....

There have been many questions asked in the past regarding hard or soft panniers, advantages/dissadvantages...

If you intend to trail ride...go for soft panniers....or this may happen.......
Forum: Australia 05-12-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 4,739
Views: 964,081
Posted By OzRob
Technically paper filters are more effecent in...

Technically paper filters are more effecent in filtering than oiled foam or oiled cotten type,
The only advantage of a oiled foam filter is that they do not break down if they get wet.
Have a look...
Forum: Australia 04-14-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4,739
Views: 964,081
Posted By OzRob
Question I could not going a listing for a fuel filter in...

I could not going a listing for a fuel filter in the parts manual and there is no reference to it in the workshop manual.....
Forum: Australia 03-19-2013, 03:08 AM
Replies: 4,739
Views: 964,081
Posted By OzRob
This is what the tent looks like on top of the...

This is what the tent looks like on top of the BMW GS panniers,
http://ozrob.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Adventure-Rides/Fruit-cake-ride-April-2012/i-wMKBL3K/0/M/2012-04-02_07-57-08_499-M.jpg
Wife is...
Forum: Australia 03-19-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 4,739
Views: 964,081
Posted By OzRob
The two mods are this, The air temp sensor mod...

The two mods are this,
The air temp sensor mod known as Kev's mod, which is basically a 10K ohm trim pot set around 6K ohms or you can actually use a fixed value resistor, wired in series to the...
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