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Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,147
Posted By sofauxboho
R1100GS with new rotors: Brakes pulsing?

I just put braided lines, new rotors, and new pads all around on my '97 R1100GS ABS.

The brakes seem to pulse a bit now.

On the rear it's pronounced, kind of a slip/griiiip/slip/griiiip. Like...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2012, 04:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,016
Posted By sofauxboho
Same here. I did my Spiegler lines on Monday and...

Same here. I did my Spiegler lines on Monday and noticed the same difference. After noticing, I ignored it.

The bike doesn't seem to care. Brakes work great.

Must still be a tiny bit of air in...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2012, 04:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,105
Posted By sofauxboho
Are you seriously thinking about installing a...

Are you seriously thinking about installing a used clutch?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2012, 01:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By sofauxboho
I ordered from here: ...

I ordered from here:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0076OV7UU/ref=wms_ohs_product

That's an Amazon link, but the actual product is sold by 1offmotorsports.

They shipped a few days late,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,209
Posted By sofauxboho
Which bike? 1100? 1150? 1200? All of them?

Which bike? 1100? 1150? 1200? All of them?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,182
Posted By sofauxboho
I bought one for my KLR once upon a time. I used...

I bought one for my KLR once upon a time. I used it once, washed it once, and abandoned it for most of the reasons def listed.

I'd love to insist that I mainly decided to go back to regular...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By sofauxboho
Thanks! I've been black hole where motorcycles go...

Thanks! I've been black hole where motorcycles go to die (long ago, as a much younger person) and nowadays I'd much rather leave things a bit better rather than diminish them.

Plus, this bike has...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By sofauxboho
Yep, I've looked that over a couple times. All 60...

Yep, I've looked that over a couple times. All 60 pages. But I'm doing my front brakes too, which aren't covered in Wisdom, so I figured I might as well ask.

Better to look dumb for not knowing...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,079
Posted By sofauxboho
Y'know, once you do the currency conversion...

Y'know, once you do the currency conversion that's $1,443.49 in US Dollars. You can get Ohlins brand new for about $1,500 US Dollars.

We know Ohlins work really well and there's lots of...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By sofauxboho
Whew! Even if it had perfect maintenance records...

Whew! Even if it had perfect maintenance records and would grant you three wishes $4k would be a little much.

Good luck on your continuing search. Dunno where you are, but fairly nice ones come up...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2012, 10:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By sofauxboho
Installing new pads and going over the calipers: I lube what with what?

So I've determined that I'm not gonna rebuild my calipers when I install my braided lines and new rotors (thanks for the advice everyone!) but I figure I should at least clean the calipers before...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,240
Posted By sofauxboho
Glad to hear the EBC rotors have been working...

Glad to hear the EBC rotors have been working well for you! I read some bad news on the fit of their brake pads in ancient posts on this forum, but I'm assuming all that is sorted now, right? Can...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By sofauxboho
Section 5.16 of the FAQ has the answer you seek,...

Section 5.16 of the FAQ has the answer you seek, and a lotta other great info too!
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=326162
(Scroll down. A lot.)

Short answer: Maybe.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,240
Posted By sofauxboho
Definitely replacement lines! Ordered a full...

Definitely replacement lines! Ordered a full Spiegler set from another vendor yesterday.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,631
Posted By sofauxboho
I had a feeling Jim would have the bottom line on...

I had a feeling Jim would have the bottom line on this one. Thanks Jim! I'll clean the calipers off a bit, but otherwise leave 'em be.

And now I think I've actually got everything set to get my...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2012, 12:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,631
Posted By sofauxboho
How do you know when to rebuild your brake calipers?

I'm about to install new pads, rotors, and braided lines. Plus flush the system, of course.

While I'm in there, should I rebuild the calipers? This is on a '97 R1100GS with 90k miles.

This...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By sofauxboho
All the dirt riders around here can't seem to...

All the dirt riders around here can't seem to shut up about the TKC 80 tires. I haven't tried 'em yet, but it's on the list for when I go knobby.

I just paid $3,250 for a well maintained R1100GS...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,240
Posted By sofauxboho
Thanks for the recommendation of...

Thanks for the recommendation of http://cyclebrakes.com !

It sounds like everyone likes 'em a bunch. Found lots of positive mentions in other threads too.

I'd actually looked there, but they...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,240
Posted By sofauxboho
Replacement rotors for GS with ABS?

Looks like it's brakes time through and through on my '97 R1100GS with ABS.

What aftermarket rotors work with ABS? It doesn't seem to be specified anywhere, and that makes me nervous.

Ideally...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By sofauxboho
Ordered a full set of Spiegler lines based on...

Ordered a full set of Spiegler lines based on JVB's advice in other threads.

Thanks everyone! Looking forward to getting my GS back on the road.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By sofauxboho
Yikes! Sounds like this is a pretty well known...

Yikes! Sounds like this is a pretty well known issue with a fairly straight forward solution. Time for new lines.

The two makers I'm aware of are Galfer and Spiegler. A quick search seems to show...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By sofauxboho
Thanks for the suggestions! A bit more info: ...

Thanks for the suggestions! A bit more info:

This is a 1997 R1100GS with ABS, and the brake lines are original.

The front brake lever does return fully and it doesn't touch anything as it...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2012, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 958
Posted By sofauxboho
Front brake dragging?

Yesterday morning my front brake was working fine. Then, yesterday evening I noticed a significant drag as I coasted or pulled away from a stop.

After a bit of exploration and experimentation, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2012, 05:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,423
Posted By sofauxboho
I would be interested in such a GS, but I can't...

I would be interested in such a GS, but I can't imagine buying a motorcycle new under almost any circumstances. Thus, I doubt they have much investment in my needs.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By sofauxboho
Pretty sure. It looks like there were two springs...

Pretty sure. It looks like there were two springs running to and from the same mounting tabs. One was still there. The one on the garage floor had only half a hook left on the long-straight-part...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2012, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By sofauxboho
R1100GS center stand spring locations?

(At least) one of the center stand return springs on my R1100GS broke and fell off. I know because I found it on my garage floor. :D

I ordered a couple replacements, but am not sure exactly how...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By sofauxboho
I'd also check to make sure your wheels are...

I'd also check to make sure your wheels are balanced, and that the balancing weights haven't fallen off.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,206
Posted By sofauxboho
Ah well, feel better! The ride looks like it's...

Ah well, feel better! The ride looks like it's gonna be a doozy by my standards.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By sofauxboho
Pretty sure the bar is original, though not...

Pretty sure the bar is original, though not having owned a GS before I can't say I'm certain what a stock one looks like.

Checking the switch for voltage drop is a good call. I'll break out the...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2012, 10:21 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,569
Posted By sofauxboho
Interesting! I'll give that a try. ...

Interesting! I'll give that a try.

Subscription ordered.
Forum: Equipment 02-29-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,569
Posted By sofauxboho
Totally agreed. And the photography is brilliant....

Totally agreed. And the photography is brilliant. I look forward to it every month.

But I will say that Hell For Leather, though not a print mag, and not as exhaustive, is doing damn fine...
Forum: Equipment 02-29-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,569
Posted By sofauxboho
What do they have against ADV? I've got no...

What do they have against ADV?

I've got no idea since I don't read it. MCN every month does me pretty well, and if I get bored I grab one of the British mags.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-29-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 621
Posted By sofauxboho
Weak heated grips?

The heated grips on my (admittedly aged) '97 R1100GS aren't nearly as warm as I remember them being on the '99 R1100S I owned back in 2002. They get kinda warm, but not very warm. On the S bike they...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-29-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,206
Posted By sofauxboho
Excellent! Come say hi? I'll be the tall guy in...

Excellent! Come say hi? I'll be the tall guy in the pitch-black Aerostich on the snot-yellow R1100GS.

Let's see what these Trailmaxes are worth...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-29-2012, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,206
Posted By sofauxboho
"Dual Purpose" tires on dirt?

I'm looking to do this ride this weekend:
http://www.southbayriders.com/forums/showthread.php?t=118098

I'm currently running Dunlop Trailmax TR91s:...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,165
Posted By sofauxboho
I did buy it! I hope it was a smokin' deal too. I...

I did buy it! I hope it was a smokin' deal too. I ended up paying $3,250 for the bike and an extra $300 for the BMW hard bags. If it holds up, I figure I did pretty well!

As it is, I'm extremely...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2012, 12:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,165
Posted By sofauxboho
These are Jim Moore's instructions. I'm just...

These are Jim Moore's instructions. I'm just editing his 3 posts together with a bit of info from Mike54 and a picture from MaxBMW:

Checking the Clutch and Splines on a R1100GS
(May also be...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,165
Posted By sofauxboho
Interesting! Mind if I ask why? I'd figured the...

Interesting! Mind if I ask why? I'd figured the 1150 was better in most ways, and I bought the 1100 mostly because I'm cheap and wanted to try out a GS without much commitment. I'd love to hear what...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,165
Posted By sofauxboho
Here's what I found at MaxBMW: ...

Here's what I found at MaxBMW:
http://notfine.com/snaps/MAX_BMW_Motorcycles_-_BMW_Parts___Technical_Diagrams_-_R1100GS_%28259E%29-20120222-112449.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2012, 10:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,165
Posted By sofauxboho
I have been thinking about pulling the starter...

I have been thinking about pulling the starter and taking a peak. Any advice on how to check the clutch and the splines with the starter removed?
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