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Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2011, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,619
Posted By Flashtoo
'06 GS with bar risers and an Aeroflow shield....

'06 GS with bar risers and an Aeroflow shield. I'm 6'2" and about 210 lbs. Use the GS almost exclusively as a road tourer. The GS is okay running with a tailwind or straight into the wind. Sucks in a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By Flashtoo
Question Spot (Weld) On?

I'm wondering if anyone has re-welded one of the top tabs back on the BMW crash bars (installed on an 06 GS), or if this is even a good idea.

While I was away from the bike, it was pushed over...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By Flashtoo
Hmmmm...

"According to BMW, the hose routed to the handlebar resevoir on some bike was installed with too much of a downward bow in it which could trap the gas and prevent it from rising up to the resevoir to...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By Flashtoo
You forgot to add transmission seals (which need...

You forgot to add transmission seals (which need replacement on my '06 with only 21k on the meter).:lol3

Jim, there have been numerous instances of clutch "fade" that I have found during my search...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2010, 09:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By Flashtoo
Sorry. My posting was stimulated by an earlier...

Sorry. My posting was stimulated by an earlier post on this (ADVRider) site: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=647529.

The brit on the UKGSer site said his clutch failed after...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 553
Posted By Flashtoo
Do we need a sticky posting for clutch problems?

This appears to be a recurring problem with our preferred mechanical beasts. Obviously, there are a few different solutions (e.g. clutch slave replacement, master cylinder replacement, bleeding,...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By Flashtoo
Lots of advice on this problem. Could be a number...

Lots of advice on this problem. Could be a number of things -- but bad slave cylinder ranks right up there. I replaced my slave cylinder on my '06 GS when there was no apparent leak and it fixed the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2010, 08:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,699
Posted By Flashtoo
Varies a lot with my GS

On my meanderings (55-60 mph), I pretty consistently get in the upper 40s and sometimes lower 50s (mpg). This is on a pretty loaded bike. I'm 6'2" and 210 lbs.

However, on the slab at 80 mph into...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2010, 07:47 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,133
Posted By Flashtoo
Explains my collection of sweaters...:lol3 ...

Explains my collection of sweaters...:lol3

Most vehicles in our fleet have names. The only one that didn't get a name was the Toyota Tacoma. No personality, I guess.

FTR, the GS is named...
Forum: Road warriors 10-04-2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,694
Posted By Flashtoo
Eh? Exactly...

We have a midnight loud piper in our neighborhood who makes it a practice of revving up for 15 seconds or so and then roaring off through our quiet neighborhood -- at any time, day or night. His...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2010, 11:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,552
Posted By Flashtoo
+1. I attached a Laminar Lip that I had from...

+1. I attached a Laminar Lip that I had from another motorcycle's windscreen (not a GS, but it worked) to my Aeroflow screen on my 06 1200GS and took off the handguards. The previous owner of my 06...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,063
Posted By Flashtoo
Why I never wash it.:evil

Why I never wash it.:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,627
Posted By Flashtoo
Mostly road, but...

Like other posters, my GS is set up mainly for road riding. I've removed the handguards (found they caused a lot of turbulence) and skid plate (for easier oil changes), and the owner before me...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By Flashtoo
Bill, check your private messages.

Bill, check your private messages.
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2010, 11:30 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,582
Posted By Flashtoo
And then...

...there is the family visit that is a 1,100 mile round trip from Central Oregon to the Bay Area and back, where the ride starts near or at 32 degrees F, moves up through 118 degrees and back down to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2010, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,607
Posted By Flashtoo
You have the old style clutch slave cylinder --...

You have the old style clutch slave cylinder -- the kind that I had which I swapped out given the problems that I was having with "clutch fade". Mine was actually dryer than your pictured slave...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,197
Posted By Flashtoo
New to me '06 12GS, bought in March '08 at 8,000...

New to me '06 12GS, bought in March '08 at 8,000 miles. Now have 21,000. Original owner had several recalls done, but no major problems that I am aware of...except...

Replaced clutch slave...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By Flashtoo
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By Flashtoo
Looks like the front input shaft seal

After looking at the accumulated wisdom on this site it appears that I've got a leaking front transmission input shaft seal. I just replaced my clutch slave cylinder and saw that the rear seal was in...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By Flashtoo
How serious?

I ride an '06 GS. I've smelled transmission oil for a long time now, usually just a whiff after riding. It goes away when the engine cools off. But I just changed my transmission oil and I notice...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2010, 05:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,128
Posted By Flashtoo
Posted my troubles with my '06GS clutch on this...

Posted my troubles with my '06GS clutch on this and the BMWMOA website. The BMWMOA website has the most information including pictures of the old and new slave cylinders, and a photo of an old type...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2010, 07:36 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 14,130
Posted By Flashtoo
To brake is to admit defeat...

To brake is to admit defeat...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,258
Posted By Flashtoo
On a recent trip to California from Texas (and...

On a recent trip to California from Texas (and back) I had a loaded bike ('06 GS) and ran into bad headwinds for two days on the way out (steady 20 mph and probably gusting 30-40 mph or higher in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2010, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By Flashtoo
Steptoe, actually nothing wrong with DOT 4,...

Steptoe, actually nothing wrong with DOT 4, except that if my GS used it for the clutch, I would now be cursing the bubbling paint and melted plastic from my ham-handed spill. As they say, the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By Flashtoo
Yeah, I realized what I had done when I went back...

Yeah, I realized what I had done when I went back and carefully read the manual. :doh

Fortunately, when I took off the bracket (bolted on to the caliper with the bolt that actually requires 24 Nm)...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2010, 09:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,091
Posted By Flashtoo
It's not the clutch bleeder valve cap. That one...

It's not the clutch bleeder valve cap. That one is grey, has the word "OIL" embossed on it and costs close to $5.00. DAMHIK :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,296
Posted By Flashtoo
I use Magura Royal Blood, which is blue in color....

I use Magura Royal Blood, which is blue in color. It is advertised by Magura to be a 10 wt. mineral oil. $18 for a 16 oz. bottle from the bicycle shop. Used in (among others) Magura bicycle disc...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By Flashtoo
Sorry to be so disjointed in my reply. I think...

Sorry to be so disjointed in my reply. I think the 1150 slave cylinder requires a gasket, the 1200 has no gasket. I'm thinking that they are two different kinds of beasts.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By Flashtoo
[quote=vintagerider]Interesting. Can you post the...

[quote=vintagerider]Interesting. Can you post the p/n"s. Would the new style retrofit to an 02 1150GS?[/quote

Sure wouldn't know about the part fitting an 1150. The part number is 21 52 7 724...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By Flashtoo
Update

Here is a better picture of the new slave cylinder. The plastic ring covering the snap ring is clearly visible.

230822

Got the cylinder installed with just one minor catastrophe and one...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 642
Posted By Flashtoo
Slave cylinder replacement

Got the new clutch slave cylinder today from MaxBMW. I ordered the new version for my '06 GS. I've been having symptoms of slave cylinder failure for about 8,000 miles now, but it is so intermittent,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2010, 12:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,183
Posted By Flashtoo
Yup. They all do that. :lol3 So far one...

Yup. They all do that. :lol3

So far one sparrow on the LT, one dove on the Yamaha Venture, and a near miss by a turkey on the GS. Many birds dba (death by automobile). I attribute this seemingly...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,041
Posted By Flashtoo
No, let me ease your pain. Send the bike to me....

No, let me ease your pain. Send the bike to me. I'll ride her hard and not tell you when I biff. I'll take care of her, and lavish her with long country rides in the caliche and limestone. We'll...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2010, 10:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By Flashtoo
Yeah, I thought it was the slave cylinder at...

Yeah, I thought it was the slave cylinder at first, but couldn't figure out how a bad slave could inject so much air into the system without a leak. I would have noticed the fluid drop if it leaked....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2010, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By Flashtoo
The left jug is forward, and the crash bar is...

The left jug is forward, and the crash bar is naturally closer to it than the right jug. This is one reason that BMW recommends that you do not install both the BMW crash bars and the BMW plastic...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,362
Posted By Flashtoo
I also ride bicycles and motorcycles....

I also ride bicycles and motorcycles. Fortunately, the used GS I bought had a Russell Day Long on it, and it is great. I just finished 5 days of superslab riding (hour after hour in the same...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,362
Posted By Flashtoo
They all do that. :lol3

They all do that. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By Flashtoo
Absolutely.

Absolutely.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By Flashtoo
Just for fun

229455

Who knew?:cromag
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 775
Posted By Flashtoo
I was very mindful of completely flushing out the...

I was very mindful of completely flushing out the old green colored fluid when I put the new Magura Blue Blood in. I've now completely replaced the fluid twice. And it's important to know that this...
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