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Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,759
Posted By estlerd
Eh? Dealer Service.

I bought my 1150GS new fourteen years ago. Took it in for the 600 mile service. I noticed a puddle of oil in the skid pan a couple of days later. After removing it I found the drain plug loose &...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 864
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Nice Purchase.

While you have the tank off I would suggest replacing the fuel lines & the fuel filter, the lines in the tank & the large O ring under the fuel pump plate. I have replaced the external lines on my...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 744
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Mine is the same

My 01 had barely detectable play when I first checked it several years ago with perhaps 15K miles. It now has 40K miles & play has not changed.:D
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,088
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Nice bike!

I ride an 01 1150GS bought new fourteen years ago. Still looks & feels new! Puts a smile on my face every time I ride it. I have only done a few upgrades. Sargent seats, Wilbers shocks, & since I no...
Forum: Americas 01-05-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,326
Posted By estlerd
Wicked Heat

As much as I love the West, it can be blazing hot in July. The mountains in Colorado are beautiful but it can be a hot, miserable ride to get there. Think New England, back roads all the way. Find...
Forum: Road Warriors 12-27-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,098
Posted By estlerd
Throttle cables

Check the throttle cables at the throttle bodies. Make sure they are properly seated inside the threaded adjusters. If one is not seated correctly it could cause the problems you are...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 651
Posted By estlerd
Wink oil level

Mine has always done the same thing if I put it on the center stand right after riding. I always park on the side stand for a while to let the oil drain from the oil cooler to the sump. Then park it...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,371
Posted By estlerd
Eh? Wilbers

The post by BobLoblaw is an eye opener as I have Wilbers on my 01 GS. I was concerned with their durability when I installed them. The shaft on my front shock split at the top by the hex wrench as...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,116
Posted By estlerd
Wink Grub screw

Be sure to heat the grub screw with a heat gun before you remove it. The factory uses a temp sensitive locktite on the threads. If you don't pre heat it you may mess up the threads in the caliper....
Forum: Thumpers 07-04-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 719
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Funduro.

Great bike. I used to own one. Traded in for the R1150GS I ride now. Wish I had kept it. Total blast on twisty back roads. Easily cruise 80MPH on the slab. Reliable, never any issues. Would not worry...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,557
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Additives

DEF mentioned truckers in his post. I am an owner operator with a 2007 Pete 386 with a Caterpillar C15 I have owned since new. It now has 870,000 miles on it with no engine work ever. Uses no oil...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Fuel Lines

My 01 did the exact same thing. After riding I smelled like gasoline. i found the crimped on connector loose where the upper hose connects to the tank. While riding the wind would catch the seeping...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,652
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Good choice

PC680 spins mine over like a top. Last one gave me seven years of service.:D
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,161
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Fuel lines

Remove the fuel tank & replace both fuel lines. They are weeping at the connections. Be sure to use new clamps designed for fuel injection lines.:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,124
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Pc680

I use the Odyssey PC680 in my 1150. The last one lasted seven years. It sometimes sits for weeks with no battery tender. Always cranks right up. Seven year old one still started the bike but the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,500
Posted By estlerd
Talking Starter Clean Up

Nice writeup. What lube did you use during re assembly?:1drink
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-16-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,138
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Not Laughing.

I have dumped mine, twice, while talking to someone after stopping after a ride & forgetting to put the sidestand down. No damage either time but felt real stupid.:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2014, 04:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 861
Posted By estlerd
Wink Throttle cables

I also ride an 01 that I bought new. The throttle movement should be smooth in both directions. I would replace all the cables & bowden box & sync throttle bodies if it were my bike. Also, if your...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By estlerd
Eh? Clear lenses.

I just looked on Wonderlich's website. Yikes!! $25 each?. The set I got from BMW of Santa Cruz even came with the amber bulbs. That was a few years ago though.:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By estlerd
Cry clear turn signal lens.

I bought all four for $29.90 from BMW of Santa Cruz back in 2006. The part # was CTS-0041. I don't know if they are still available.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2013, 07:07 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,520
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Pc 680

My first PC 680 lasted over seven years. Bike would still start but voltage drop while cranking caused ABS to fault. Replaced with another PC 680! My bike sits weeks at a time, I don't use i charger,...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,425
Posted By estlerd
Laugh 1150 problems.

I bought my 1150 new thirteen years ago this month. I do not ride as much as i would like so only have 39k miles. I do all my own wrenching & have no problems. Blew out a crown seal a few years ago...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,017
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Tensioner

I changed mine a few years ago with new two piece design. Took about 30 minutes to do. Start up clatter gone & bike seems to idle smoother & pull better from low revs. Cheap & simple upgrade IMO.:D
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,426
Posted By estlerd
Thumb Great Deal!!

You did fantastic. I have had my 01 since new. No way would I sell it for what you paid. Enjoy many happy miles!:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2013, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,799
Posted By estlerd
Laugh 15w50

I have been using 15W50 in my 01 1150 since new all year long. She cranks right up in the coldest weather I ride in, mid 30's & runs smooth & quiet in our 100 + summers here in Texas. Even smoother...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,630
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Probably not everything.

I get concerned about all things electric as they age. Yes here in Texas it gets HOT. My garage is not temp controlled & the range is freezing in winter to 100+ in summer. The wiring wrap I used came...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,630
Posted By estlerd
Laugh same here

My 01, that I bought new has also given me no trouble at all. Only 37K miles so far. I noticed the sheathing in the wiring zip tied to the handlebars starting to crack. Old age I guess. Doing an on...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,300
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Spiegler USA

I replaced the lines on my 01 1150GS about three years ago. I ordered over the phone from Spiegler USA. They were very helpful & shipped right away. I got their standard line set, I have no risers....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,223
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Wilbers

I installed Wilbers on my 1150. Was not hard at all. I live near you in Denton & would be happy to assist next week while I take some time from work.:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2013, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 832
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Spiegler USA

I bought mine from Spiegler USA a few years ago for my 01 1150GS. They shipped right away & fit perfectly. I would use them again.:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,978
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Nice bike!

Your new ride is a beauty, but I REALLY like your 1100!:D
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-15-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 10,501
Posted By estlerd
Puke Fuel lines

i have replaced the fuel lines twice on my 1150. They rotted out from the inside & leaked where they connected to the tank. The lines on there now are bio fuel safe according to the manufacturer. We...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,375
Posted By estlerd
Puke low battery?

Like jsb225 wrote. A weak battery, still strong enough to start the bike, will drop too much voltage while cranking & cause the ABS to malfunction. Happened to me twice. Replacing battery solved...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,704
Posted By estlerd
Laugh R75/7

My first BMW was an R75/7. Bought new in 1977. One year only model I think. Well made bike with anti lock brakes! no matter hard you stomped or squeezed they would never lock up! Traded a couple of...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,465
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Wet wiring?

The other day after washing my 01 1150GS the gear indicator went haywire. It might show fifth gear when it was in second. Shifting up to third it might show a downshift to first. Strangely the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,413
Posted By estlerd
Wicked throttle cables

Make sure your throttle cables are seated properly at both throttle bodies. If one became unseated, easily happens, it will run like you describe.:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,167
Posted By estlerd
Wicked I'll turn 64 next month. Got my first bike, an...

I'll turn 64 next month. Got my first bike, an Allstate Moped, 50 years ago! Bought my first BMW in 1977. A new R75/7. I look forward to riding as much as ever. Shopping now for a light off road...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 802
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Odyssey

Never used in Interstate in my GS. They are made by Johnson Controls & have a good reputation. I got seven years out of an Odyssey PC680. Replaced with another. Bike cranks right up in any weather....
Forum: Hacks 03-10-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,575
Posted By estlerd
Nice Photo!!

Nice camera work. Glad you are enjoying your Ural.:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2012, 04:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,469
Posted By estlerd
Laugh Upgrades

Spiegler brake lines for sure. Have them on mine. More solid lever feel & excellent safety measure. I use the Odyssey...
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