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Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,284
Posted By StickyBill
You say a new battery was installed, which means...

You say a new battery was installed, which means the tank was raised or removed, which usually leads to the right hand throttle cable dislodging. Have a close look...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,874
Posted By StickyBill
I'm certain it's the Adventure tank. If you look...

I'm certain it's the Adventure tank. If you look closely, you can see the quick disconnect of the fuel crossover line that goes between the left and right lobes that, I believe, is only present on...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,874
Posted By StickyBill
First off, let me point out that you have bought...

First off, let me point out that you have bought the best 1150 GSA out there :evil, my biased opinion (especially if it's silver). It will win you over if you give it time and 200 miles isn't enough...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2013, 03:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,250
Posted By StickyBill
http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9787...

http://www.ukgser.com/forums/showthread.php?t=97873
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 915
Posted By StickyBill
It looks like yours may have been been shimmed...

It looks like yours may have been been shimmed but not much if it is. Here's a shot of my '02 Adv seat, if that helps. There's a strip of black foam stuck on the back edge of the tank where it meets...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,227
Posted By StickyBill
The key to getting quality sound is using...

The key to getting quality sound is using Bluetooth devices that are A2DP compliance.

http://www.mobileburn.com/definition.jsp?term=A2DP

A2DP is what allows stereo sound (not just mono) to...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2012, 09:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,133
Posted By StickyBill
From the "Oilhead Hall of Wisdom"... ...

From the "Oilhead Hall of Wisdom"...

http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/squeaking_starter.pdf

An easy job and should be part of your regular maintenance.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2012, 08:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,804
Posted By StickyBill
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Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By StickyBill
My 02 GSA has always had a harmonic in 4th gear...

My 02 GSA has always had a harmonic in 4th gear at 3200 RPM.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,170
Posted By StickyBill
My '02 Adv has absolutely been the cheapest and...

My '02 Adv has absolutely been the cheapest and easiest bike to maintain. Filters, plugs, and tires will be your major costs and can be found on the internet for reasonable prices. I had the final...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2011, 01:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,231
Posted By StickyBill
You didn't mention the year of your 1150 but, if...

You didn't mention the year of your 1150 but, if its a dual spark engine, you might want to test your stick coils to see if one has gone bad. Lots of threads here describing the appropriate testing...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2011, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,208
Posted By StickyBill
The crossover line connects the left lobe of the...

The crossover line connects the left lobe of the fuel tank to the right lobe and allows the fuel level to equalize between the two lobes. It's only found on the Adv models. It looks like the PO has...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,430
Posted By StickyBill
Hmm, mine have always been routed the way they...

Hmm, mine have always been routed the way they are in my photo since I got the bike. Next time I remove the tank I'll try routing them behind the tank mount and see how that goes. The plastic...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2011, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,430
Posted By StickyBill
Hope this helps. This is my '02 GSA. The two...

Hope this helps. This is my '02 GSA. The two hoses have plastic disconnects and that is where they are zip-tied to the frame just above the airbox. Your hoses do look a little larger than original....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,090
Posted By StickyBill
Are you sure its brake you smell. My '02 lets off...

Are you sure its brake you smell. My '02 lets off a distinct smell of rubber whenever I ride in the rain. Most attribute the aroma to the rubber residue from the road getting cooked on the catalytic...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 981
Posted By StickyBill
I bought a seal with the intention of replacing...

I bought a seal with the intention of replacing the old one but when I took the housing cover off and examined how the seal actually functioned I felt that it was better to not disturb it and leave...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 981
Posted By StickyBill
Just to add closure to this thread... Lots...

Just to add closure to this thread...

Lots of information on ADVRider on how to carry out a final drive bearing swap. Invaluable information.

I ordered the parts (seal, o-ring, big bearing,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 981
Posted By StickyBill
I was debating doing just that to properly...

I was debating doing just that to properly eliminate the driveshaft as a possible cause of the tapping in case the FD was just a coincidence. I was hoping to avoid pulling the swingarm though but...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,637
Posted By StickyBill
I assume that, during the install, you had to...

I assume that, during the install, you had to disconnect the headlight adjuster ball joint to get the headlight assembly out (at least, I did when I did this on my 1150...perhaps the 1200 is...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 981
Posted By StickyBill
Tap, tap, tap in the footpegs...

So I changed my final drive fluid on schedule last week (Redline Shockproof 75W90 synthetic) and noticed a little bit of metallic paste on the plug. I wasn't concerned because there was no texture to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By StickyBill
That's because, when on the sidestand, some of...

That's because, when on the sidestand, some of the fuel in the right lobe of the tank drains into the left lobe. The fuel pump and fuel indicator float are in the right lobe so you will end up with...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2011, 02:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,996
Posted By StickyBill
When I do my throttle balancing I set the slack...

When I do my throttle balancing I set the slack on the left side to 1mm-ish and then leave it alone for the rest of the procedure. I make sure there is slack in the right side, then set the idle with...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2011, 12:04 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 16,355
Posted By StickyBill
BMW System 6

I just upgraded from an HJC FS-15 helmet that worked fine but was just about time expired. This time I knew I wanted a flip-face helmet with an integral sun visor which limited my choices. I tried...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,164
Posted By StickyBill
A square peg in a round hole...who da thunk it? ...

A square peg in a round hole...who da thunk it?

Nice tip.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By StickyBill
I know you said you're getting fuel in the lines...

I know you said you're getting fuel in the lines but did you actually pull an injector while cranking to see if the fuel is making it all the the way to the injector under pressure? A faulty QD...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2010, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By StickyBill
Sounds like a dirty starter assembly. Mine used...

Sounds like a dirty starter assembly. Mine used to do it until I disassembled it and gave it a cleaning...it sounds horrible. Clutch dust and debris tends to get in. See the link from the Wisdom...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By StickyBill
Mine does exactly the same thing...4th gear @...

Mine does exactly the same thing...4th gear @ 3200. Pretty sure it's normal.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,403
Posted By StickyBill
Thanks. I can't even pull the winglets off by...

Thanks. I can't even pull the winglets off by hand without significant force sidewards...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2010, 09:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,403
Posted By StickyBill
Hey Mark, I'm on the Sunshine Coast so not...

Hey Mark,

I'm on the Sunshine Coast so not that convenient to arrange a closer look. I don't know how the winglet would work on a straight GS - I have the stock Adv screen. I found most of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2010, 08:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,280
Posted By StickyBill
OK, I understand now...you adjusted the throttle...

OK, I understand now...you adjusted the throttle cables until the butterflies were sitting off of the set screws but you've fixed that so they're resting on the screws.

I know you cleaned the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2010, 12:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,280
Posted By StickyBill
Adjusting the butterflies...I think, therein, is...

Adjusting the butterflies...I think, therein, is the crux of your problem.

As you now realize, mucking with the set screws for the butterflies is a slippery slope and can have you chasing your...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,280
Posted By StickyBill
I didn't see this anywhere in your posts...did...

I didn't see this anywhere in your posts...did the engine idle normally BEFORE you did the valves, plugs, and removed/cleaned the brass screws? If it did, and the problem started after your other...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 946
Posted By StickyBill
My money is on your Hall Effects Sensor shutting...

My money is on your Hall Effects Sensor shutting down because of the rain. Fluctuating tach, no spark or injectors, usually occuring after exposure to moisture (rain). Once the bike dries out it may...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,066
Posted By StickyBill
Check that the throttle cable is seated in the...

Check that the throttle cable is seated in the adjuster properly...it may be that simple. If one is unseated it will run like crap.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 12,403
Posted By StickyBill
I thought I would cobble together a set of my own...

I thought I would cobble together a set of my own winglets for my '02 1150 GSA. The turbulence around my helmet was tolerable with the stock Adv screen but I felt that the air coming up from around...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 646
Posted By StickyBill
I recently replaced mine due to a broken ear and...

I recently replaced mine due to a broken ear and OEM was surprisingly inexpensive. Max BMW lists it for $13.75. I don't think you'll find a cheaper aftermarket.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2010, 07:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By StickyBill
http://www.euromotoelectrics.com/product_p/bmw-ws-...

http://www.euromotoelectrics.com/product_p/bmw-ws-fslash-r641.htm

USD$49.00

or...

http://beemerboneyard.com/ohssplugwrs.html

USD$59.95
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,041
Posted By StickyBill
http://www.speedbleeder.com/Motorcycle%20Sizes.htm...

http://www.speedbleeder.com/Motorcycle%20Sizes.htm

05-07 R1200GS

Front: SB8125L
Rear: SB6100
Clutch: SB1010S
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 665
Posted By StickyBill
Check your throttle cables didn't get dislodged...

Check your throttle cables didn't get dislodged when you removed the tank...happens a lot. Look at them closely because they may look seated but they're/it's not...
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2010, 10:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,022
Posted By StickyBill
There is no fill hole, but Touratech makes an...

There is no fill hole, but Touratech makes an aftermarket one I think...
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