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Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,502
Posted By StickyBill
The 2002 is a great bike and that is a fantastic...

The 2002 is a great bike and that is a fantastic deal!

:nod
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 638
Posted By StickyBill
I have to ask... Assuming the bike doesn't have...

I have to ask... Assuming the bike doesn't have the charcoal canister installed, is there a rubber plug on each throttle body's vacuum port? I know you thoroughly checked for vacuum leaks but I...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 535
Posted By StickyBill
1. Put the bike on the centre stand; 2. Have...

1. Put the bike on the centre stand;
2. Have someone apply the rear brake;
3. Check rear wheel for play.

With the brake applied:
If the play is no longer there, it's the crown wheel bearing....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,414
Posted By StickyBill
Sounds like the alternator belt may be slipping.

Sounds like the alternator belt may be slipping.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 01:35 AM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 561,893
Posted By StickyBill
Ron, I've owned it for the last seven years. I'm...

Ron, I've owned it for the last seven years. I'm not on the island...I live across the Strait on the Sunshine Coast so you wouldn't have seen me, unless you are using binoculars :D



That top...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 561,893
Posted By StickyBill
My 2002 Adventure on the government dock in...

My 2002 Adventure on the government dock in Halfmoon Bay, BC, Canada...

It's pretty much stock except for the Öhlins suspension and the Sargent seat. It has over 100,000 kms on it and still feels...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,195
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: 5,794
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: 5,794
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: 1,685
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: 1,072
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: 9,016
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: 1,458
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: 2,063
Posted By StickyBill
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2012, 01:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,356
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: 1,319
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: 1,316
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: 1,341
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: 1,535
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: 1,535
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: 1,416
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: 1,072
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: 1,072
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: 1,072
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: 1,813
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: 1,072
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: 1,041
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: 4,119
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: 17,639
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: 2,976
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: 829
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: 883
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: 647
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: 15,022
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: 15,022
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: 3,961
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: 3,961
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: 3,961
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: 1,019
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: 1,148
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.
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