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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By Steptoe
Not uncommon. I get quite a few broken adjusters...

Not uncommon. I get quite a few broken adjusters on bikes in for servicing. Simply replace the cable.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By Steptoe
No neutral inbetween, and size 14 boots :lol3

No neutral inbetween, and size 14 boots :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,156
Posted By Steptoe
I've posted a pictorial "how to" on replacing a...

I've posted a pictorial "how to" on replacing a head gasket.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By Steptoe
I'm quoting from experience. Lots of experience.....

I'm quoting from experience. Lots of experience..

It happens in first and second because the gear indexing doesn't return fully.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,109
Posted By Steptoe
These things don't store very well. Whenever...

These things don't store very well.
Whenever i've fitted a fully working unit that someone has obtained used they rarely last more than a few weeks after fitting.

I've found a good use for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 816
Posted By Steptoe
I'd say it was the gearlever pivot bolt and bush...

I'd say it was the gearlever pivot bolt and bush that has/is seizing up.

Very common problem and simple enough fix. But you must push the bush out of the gearlever and lubricate (i use wet and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,156
Posted By Steptoe
Gasket conditioners only "work" (i use that word...

Gasket conditioners only "work" (i use that word sparingly) on rubber type gaskets. Not a pressed metal cylinderhead gasket on a R1100.

OP, very simple.... your head gasket needs replacing.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 426
Posted By Steptoe
Pick out the bearing seals every year or 12k...

Pick out the bearing seals every year or 12k miles and re-pack with a good quality synthetic grease, and push back bearing seals.

And they'll last you a lifetime. I've a 28 year old zillion mile...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 497
Posted By Steptoe
It'll be one of the upper, main stick coils..

It'll be one of the upper, main stick coils..
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,265
Posted By Steptoe
A deep hole in the ground that contains water...

A deep hole in the ground that contains water...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 02:56 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,707
Posted By Steptoe
I'd stop worrying and screaming like a girl. ...

I'd stop worrying and screaming like a girl.

If you measure out the exact amount of oil needed it will read high. Always has done on all BMW's with an oil sight glass.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 884
Posted By Steptoe
Would be quicker measuring/sizing the left hand...

Would be quicker measuring/sizing the left hand bleed nipple :D
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 02:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 884
Posted By Steptoe
Replace the bleed unit with a bleed nipple... ...

Replace the bleed unit with a bleed nipple... Or you can bleed it using the bleed unit, but you'll still need a bleed nipple to screw into the bleed unit one you've removed the grub screw. :D
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,265
Posted By Steptoe
No need to remove the rear wheel on a 1200 model....

No need to remove the rear wheel on a 1200 model. The slave cylinder is there, right in front of you.

But i doubt it is the slave cylinder anyway.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 867
Posted By Steptoe
They're fitted just to confuse people.

They're fitted just to confuse people.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 03:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By Steptoe
Don't hold the clutch lever in while stationary...

Don't hold the clutch lever in while stationary and with the engine running.

Over time It'll lead to premature failure of the slave cylinder.. Same applies to all types of R series from bygone...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,523
Posted By Steptoe
For those who are unfamiliar with the set up, if...

For those who are unfamiliar with the set up, if jamming a big ass screwdriver to lever up the alternator be very careful you don't nip the hall sensor wiring lead that runs underneath the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By Steptoe
The small gearbox seal deep in the slave cylinder...

The small gearbox seal deep in the slave cylinder tunnel in the gearbox is leaking (input shaft, output end seal).
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 02:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,472
Posted By Steptoe
I use handlebar muffs in winter. And my...

I use handlebar muffs in winter.

And my switches have never moved on any of the bikes i own, they're all still in the same place as the day i bought the bike ... :D
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 02:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By Steptoe
No, i very much doubt they weren't installed...

No, i very much doubt they weren't installed "like that"...... Otherwise you'd have been riding down the road like a duck all the time since you've had the bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 25,527
Posted By Steptoe
You read it took 90 seconds, using a seal puller....

You read it took 90 seconds, using a seal puller.

You've given me an idea for another oil glass removal/replacement thread.... "How to change it in 4+ hours using pointy bits of metal and hammers...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,884
Posted By Steptoe
Do you have the bmw adv crashbars fitted ?? If...

Do you have the bmw adv crashbars fitted ?? If so check the top and front subframe mounting points, they crack and can rattle just as you describe...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,472
Posted By Steptoe
Jesus christ.

Jesus christ.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 02:53 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,812
Posted By Steptoe
No need to drill any holes. Just use a good pick...

No need to drill any holes. Just use a good pick with a 90 degree angle.
Push inbetween inner section of seal and case, twist, and pull.
Even easier if you use two picks at the same time, one...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 302
Posted By Steptoe
Ferodo platinum. 2125 front - 2039 rear.

Ferodo platinum. 2125 front - 2039 rear.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,113
Posted By Steptoe
Hot sellers, i like it :D They are usually...

Hot sellers, i like it :D

They are usually called for when the coil caps/sticks have failed and don't get replaced and the bike still gets used.

The wiring to the coil caps catches fire or...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Steptoe
Yes, but you'll need to remove all your sump...

Yes, but you'll need to remove all your sump plate fittings, which can be fun.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 462
Posted By Steptoe
Long reach bar with an allen socket on the end...

Long reach bar with an allen socket on the end...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,276
Posted By Steptoe
Hit a screwdriver ( i have a set of cheap...

Hit a screwdriver ( i have a set of cheap screwdrivers i use just for hitting and levering jobs) in the gap and against the flat of the nut and section of the frame, so locking it.
Then undo the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 03:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By Steptoe
They'll all fit unless your 1150ADV is a twin...

They'll all fit unless your 1150ADV is a twin spark model... in which case they won't :D
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By Steptoe
No.. On the R/H side the exhaust pipe is in...

No..

On the R/H side the exhaust pipe is in the way, so it has to be removed to replace the tensioner.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 19,304
Posted By Steptoe
Errmmm, not sure you know what you're talking...

Errmmm, not sure you know what you're talking about...... bmw used the single sided swingarm on the K series from 1984, including the later paralever K100RS 16v and the K1100.
The same bearings and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Steptoe
Same thread.

Same thread.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Steptoe
Get a rear 1150 line, it has the fittings you...

Get a rear 1150 line, it has the fittings you need.

Doesn't matter if it's abs or non abs, the 1150 are both the same.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By Steptoe
Or every time you change brake pads.

Or every time you change brake pads.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,241
Posted By Steptoe
Take no notice of that advice. There is no need...

Take no notice of that advice. There is no need to cut wires and use relays for the brake lights. That's the "old" way of removing the system, and means you (or the next owner) can't return the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 19,304
Posted By Steptoe
I've seen and worked on worn clutch splines on...

I've seen and worked on worn clutch splines on all bmw models, going back to the late seventies.
My own R65 i bought new in 1980 suffered from stripped splines in 1985.

I've lost count of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 19,304
Posted By Steptoe
You don't have to believe it as fact. It's just...

You don't have to believe it as fact. It's just one mans opinion.
And depending on how you read it could tell you more about the persons limited vision than the manufacturers. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By Steptoe
Could be the brake switch. They work the opposite...

Could be the brake switch. They work the opposite way to "normal" switches.

When they fail the light stays on, rather than not work at all.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,441
Posted By Steptoe
No need to replace anything... Just juggle...

No need to replace anything...

Just juggle the front splitter around to accept both lines through the one point.

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