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Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 757
Posted By Poway
Piss Poor MPG issue solved. Applicable to R1100xx/R1150xx's.

Short version:
Low mileage, wheel bearings replaced in front tire R11000GS. 16 year old German wheel bearing grease had become black plastic. This old grease ruined the bearings despite super low...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 843
Posted By Poway
VintageRider and Jim, You gents are Outstanding!

Thank you both for helping all of us out over the years.

My experience 98 r1100GS 6600miles vs my 99 r1100Gs w 100k, it's the fuel tank.

98's tank was a disaster, despite the low miles. Take...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,674
Posted By Poway
Low Miles isn't always the answer in used

I've owned two R1100GS's one with 100K and one purchased with 6k (miles).
They are awesome but maintenance is the answer.

Recent example: The low mileage one needed front wheel bearings. Had I,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By Poway
Steptoe, I assume you remove the old grease,...

Steptoe, I assume you remove the old grease, then put the new grease in?

I 'll be using your wisdom in the future on this procedure.

Thanks to all!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By Poway
Thank you! I don't know if the bearings are bad...

Thank you!
I don't know if the bearings are bad but the 16 year old BMW grease was shot. Looked/felt like plastic.
Jim I have two reasons why I'm trying to avoid having the dealer do this job:
1)...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By Poway
They feel a tad notchy. and the seal is shot. I...

They feel a tad notchy. and the seal is shot. I can now see the bearings. Dirt, water, etc, all have easy access to the bearings now. So I brought the entire front wheel assembly to the dealer parts...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By Poway
R1100GS front wheel bearing/seal replacement

Hi ADV,

I'm about to tackle the front wheel bearing wheel bearings/seal, r1100GS.
Any pointers not covered in here?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=577150

Thanks
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,919
Posted By Poway
Congrats Mark, do you mind me asking what a the...

Congrats Mark, do you mind me asking what a the new 1100GS cost in the UK?
Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,379
Posted By Poway
Lemons into Lemonade

Try to purchase the totaled bike from the ins co.
Sell the good parts on flea market, and you'll make $$.
Best wishes on a full and speedy recovery.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 948
Posted By Poway
Pensacola BMW dealer bankrupt/ closed?

On vacation and looking to shop at the nicest small BMW dealership I've ever been to. They appear to have closed shop.


Does anyone have any details? Or is it obvious, no customers equals...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By Poway
You have everything to gain by doing this job...

You have everything to gain by doing this job yourself.
Or you can sell it for market value in present condition, approx $2,000.00
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Poway
Recommendations for best GS Insurance policy. Emphasis on towing included?

I'll lead off.
Had Progressive with AAA's 100 mile tow policy. A little pricey combination.
Then found Foremost Ins. Their policy states "towing to nearest reasonable facility". I put this one to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Poway
Excellent topic for me. I pulled the calipers...

Excellent topic for me.
I pulled the calipers apart, cleaned like a mad man, and reused the old rubber. Vast improvement in braking lever feel. This was in addition to the stainless brake line...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 54,071
Posted By Poway
Please don't be so hard on an honest dealer...

Please don't be so hard on an honest dealer mistake. No one whines when a doctor cuts the wrong limb off? :huh
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 723
Posted By Poway
Mine dragged also. Here's how I fixed it. ...

Mine dragged also. Here's how I fixed it.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDfNb_9YkcI


Same procedures used on my BM'er
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,941
Posted By Poway
I always thought I wanted to by that HF lift. Not...

I always thought I wanted to by that HF lift. Not now, lift looks scary. I'll stick with the Harbor Freight motorcycle jack.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By Poway
Location? One of us might be your neighbor, and...

Location?
One of us might be your neighbor, and we could help you out in person.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,618
Posted By Poway
Shag you out there? This one's for you.

Shag you out there?
This one's for you.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,302
Posted By Poway
Shag, I said the 05 braking system is POS, not...

Shag,
I said the 05 braking system is POS, not you. No malice was meant to any 02-07 GS boxer owners. All great bikes once you discard the ABS system.

Here's a recent 05 brake thread:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By Poway
Thank you! I'll check the mounting of the brake....

Thank you! I'll check the mounting of the brake. 99RT, and a 96 GS FD.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By Poway
Thanks. I picked up a entire engine tranny and FD...

Thanks. I picked up a entire engine tranny and FD from a crashed GS to have a spares dept for when the zombies come out.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By Poway
Final Drive swap, R1100GS FD onto a R1100RT

Hi ADV
My R1100RT's FD is leaking gear oil. And I have a spare GS final drive in the garage. I'm going to put my spare GS final drive on the RT. And then repair the leaking seal, on the RT's FD.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,302
Posted By Poway
$2000 ABS failure

Watch this,then brag about your 05 brakes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xZMewBazMI

Clutch on the r1100GS is a dry one (simple), thus Mobil one from wally world used(cheap good oil).

If...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,302
Posted By Poway
I faced the same decision.

I went with the R1100GS. Because:
A) Ramp appeal side by side, R1100GS is the better looking bike :evil.
B) ABS Brakes; on the 05 its a problem area. Routine service, failure rates, etc. BMW went...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,709
Posted By Poway
500,000 miles!!

Hank uses Mobil One, 500,000 miles. Why spend more?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,179
Posted By Poway
Old thread with great wisdom

Tire issues. I'm sold on the wisdom here. Although I learned the hard way.
$500 tow from Furnace Creek Death Valley to BMW Vegas ( It's good to have tow insurance, and I did!)
Where's the best...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,115
Posted By Poway
Ooppps

Your right the 2013 GSA is a good bike. I misread and thought OP was going for the 13 water boxer (a POS).
Sorry.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,115
Posted By Poway
Don't do it

If you want to ride off road, avoid the 13 and buy a 14. They went to a new front end in 14 because the 13 is a POS. Buy a 2012 instead, if you want a deal.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,522
Posted By Poway
BMW makes a plug and play unit for your bike....

BMW makes a plug and play unit for your bike. It's such a great piece I'm on my third one (It's a POS). Although it does have a two year warranty.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,348
Posted By Poway
Dudes use Lock Tite!! Mine shift lever came...

Dudes use Lock Tite!!
Mine shift lever came loose on the interstate, dangling down. Thank god my partner had the tools on board for a temporary fix.
I hit it with the "red" juice at home.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By Poway
Thanks all. Steptoe the pictures are no longer...

Thanks all.
Steptoe the pictures are no longer on your link. I would love to see your photos, that were originally there!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By Poway
Ragtoplvr I agree with you whole heartly on: ...

Ragtoplvr I agree with you whole heartly on:

a) Don't use synthetic oil in tranny or final drive. I once put Red Line Shock proof synth oil in both, "F***ing disaster" is the best way to put it....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By Poway
Thank you both. I have removed the final...

Thank you both.

I have removed the final drive on a previous bike. So I'll be able to replace the seal without taking the tranny off?

That's a positive. I'll lube the drive shaft spline, both...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,028
Posted By Poway
Gulp-Transmission fluid on rear tire. Leaking from the paralever arm, R1100GS

Hi ADV,
Just noticed tranny oil on my tire via the paralever arm. Opened the rubber boot and had a couple of table spoons worth of tranny oil in the paralever arm.

Any recommendations on how to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,789
Posted By Poway
That's a lot of work. P/u a used Rt for...

That's a lot of work.

P/u a used Rt for 2500, like I did.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,041
Posted By Poway
Great Advice. Also check the vent lines...

Great Advice.

Also check the vent lines etc., mine runs rough when gas cap is not locked into place.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,245
Posted By Poway
Many people consider the R1100GS the best overall...

Many people consider the R1100GS the best overall GS, and back it up with their many opinions here in ADV (the brand new Super Tenere is a POS, compared to this creature born in the nineties).

The...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By Poway
miles on her?

miles on her?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,062
Posted By Poway
Parts?

Use this:

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/PartsFiche.aspx
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,556
Posted By Poway
Heat

Recently I threw in the towel on my steel bolt, frozen into place, on my boat motor's lower unit. All locked into place with salt.

I used a propane torch, no luck.

The pro used a welders torch...
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