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Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,207
Posted By Guzz
I agree, $3-400 to replace fork seals?!?!?!?!?!...

I agree, $3-400 to replace fork seals?!?!?!?!?! WTF!

I've replace my fork seals twice now (yep, I've been hard on them) and it's not to difficult. Time consuming, but not difficult. Actually my...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,255
Posted By Guzz
AAaaaarrrghhhh!!!! Just follow the owners...

AAaaaarrrghhhh!!!!

Just follow the owners manual for checking the oil level.

1. Get engine to operating temperature (min 3 bars)
2. While engine is still running, put on center stand, on...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,863
Posted By Guzz
I thought it was fine to mount while on the...

I thought it was fine to mount while on the center stand was fine, prior to the 1200. The center stand is almost the most sturdy part of the bike :evil

But I thought it was with the 1200 that BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2011, 07:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,468
Posted By Guzz
Just practice, practice and more practice, you...

Just practice, practice and more practice, you can do clutch-less shifting.

Also, as the transmission wears in, it gets easier. So much so, that on my '00 R11050GS, I can up-shift and down-shift...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2011, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By Guzz
I think that it was a two-fold thing that got the...

I think that it was a two-fold thing that got the RID to display properly. Replacing the wires from the sending unit to pass-through connector. I was really surprised at how brittle and cracked the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By Guzz
I went with a vampire tap, since trying to trace...

I went with a vampire tap, since trying to trace out the wire wasn't practical. The light works again.

Also, since I had to replace wires for the fuel sending unit, and had the soldering iron...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,008
Posted By Guzz
Fuel warning light - '00 1150GS

OK, on my '00 R1150GS, the low fuel warning light quit working. The one thing I could count on to let me know I needed to fuel up. I'm used to RID display being for entertainment purposes only.

I...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,767
Posted By Guzz
The biggest issue with using lower octane fuel is...

The biggest issue with using lower octane fuel is "pinging" or pre-detenation. And surprisingly, it can be controlled somewhat by your riding style, and where you ride (temperature), and how well the...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 45,790
Posted By Guzz
Some things never change. Back in the 80's,...

Some things never change.

Back in the 80's, I read a similar test in some motorcycle magazine. They kept it simple, no crash test dummies. They built an arm rig on the back of a pickup truck,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2010, 08:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,615
Posted By Guzz
I bet the only reason BMW recommends Castrol is...

I bet the only reason BMW recommends Castrol is that BMW was able to negotiate a better deal with Castrol than any other brand for what they use at the factory.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 912
Posted By Guzz
I've used them several times. Nice filter, a bit...

I've used them several times. Nice filter, a bit on the higher cost side. But it's just like any other common oil filter, you replace the whole thing as a complete unit.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2010, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,711
Posted By Guzz
I bet you don't even realize there is a shift...

I bet you don't even realize there is a shift indicator on your bike. Use it!

(Some people call it a "rev limiter", only pussies call it that)
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,103
Posted By Guzz
To be honest, put a piece of black electrical...

To be honest, put a piece of black electrical tape over the RID fuel gauge, and just pay attention to your odometer. The fuel gauge is for entertainment purposes only.
Forum: The Garage 07-28-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,454
Posted By Guzz
Tubeless tire, something like: AutoZon tire...

Tubeless tire, something like: AutoZon tire plugger kits (http://www.autozone.com/autozone/accessories/Repair-and-Lift/Tire-Plugger-Kit/_/N-25cn)

Tube tire, just get a new tube or patch the tube...
Forum: The Garage 07-28-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,510
Posted By Guzz
That's a pictorial of what I said, NICE!!!!! ...

That's a pictorial of what I said, NICE!!!!!

Another trick that I came up with, was when your done go get a cheap wooden yardstick from the fabric store. This will be your straight edge which you...
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,510
Posted By Guzz
The absolute best way is to undo the suspension...

The absolute best way is to undo the suspension (shock(s)), adjust the chain, then move the tire through the entire suspension travel. Make sure there is no slop, but no overly tightness in the...
Forum: The Garage 07-18-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,844
Posted By Guzz
What's with the pink trailer?!?!?!?!?!?!?

What's with the pink trailer?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,494
Posted By Guzz
For testing, it's perfectly safe to run the fuel...

For testing, it's perfectly safe to run the fuel pump in air. Just don't go running it for hours on end not submerged. Which I believe the OP is referring to.

But why will it run outside the tank...
Forum: The Garage 06-15-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,540
Posted By Guzz
Took me years to figure that one out :cry

Took me years to figure that one out :cry
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2010, 03:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,382
Posted By Guzz
:thumb I hate that evil little thing. I am so...

:thumb
I hate that evil little thing. I am so glad I never bought one, but messed around with others. Old fashion mercury or a Morgan Carbtune (http://www.carbtune.com/) is my preferred tool.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2010, 04:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,996
Posted By Guzz
About 20 years ago, on US60 going to work in...

About 20 years ago, on US60 going to work in Mesa, AZ doing 65-70 mph. I'm going along and I see a black dot, getting bigger and bigger really quick. Completely target fixated on it, the damn bird...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,109
Posted By Guzz
That would be me :wink: It's still here on...

That would be me :wink:

It's still here on the board TDC pin dimension (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=525128)
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,900
Posted By Guzz
Whoaa!!! That issue is of the level of...

Whoaa!!!

That issue is of the level of warranting a recall from BMW!!! Even if it is out of warranty.

Not good :eek1 luckily, my '00 R1150GS hasn't started leaking. But if it does, BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By Guzz
Break out a magnifying glass, and start looking...

Break out a magnifying glass, and start looking for part number and manufacturer information on the plug.

It is probably made by Tyco, and there is a part number on it. Look up Tyco's support...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2010, 08:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By Guzz
Check the wiring group that goes to the ignition...

Check the wiring group that goes to the ignition switch. The assembly guys at the factory put one to many zip ties on the group and to close to the steering head. Moving the handle bars back and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By Guzz
You may not like this suggestion... but put the...

You may not like this suggestion... but put the canister back on, and let it fulfill it's purpose.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By Guzz
Theoretically, they should be dry, in a perfect...

Theoretically, they should be dry, in a perfect world.

Reality, they get wet, hence the charcoal canister.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-17-2010, 06:04 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,321
Posted By Guzz
So, any update on the status? (like when we can...

So, any update on the status? (like when we can start splitting lanes?)
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,611
Posted By Guzz
Yep, that is always an option. They are...

Yep, that is always an option.


They are :wink: You just have to take them out to read them.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2010, 09:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,611
Posted By Guzz
Hasn't anyone here done valve adjustments on a...

Hasn't anyone here done valve adjustments on a shim type engine before? You don't need to purchase a complete shim kit, you just need access to a decent shop.

The basic steps are:

1. You check...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By Guzz
If you're just concerned with the crossover line,...

If you're just concerned with the crossover line, then redo the fuel lines so things don't rub anything. There is no real pressure in those lines. It is just gravity assisted balance line.

Now if...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2010, 09:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,497
Posted By Guzz
On my R1150GS, I bottomed out and ripped the...

On my R1150GS, I bottomed out and ripped the front of my bashplate off doing a speed jump on a relatively flat dirt road. Have to admit it was disconcerting at the time, because I didn't think I had...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,190
Posted By Guzz
I really don't know the differences between the...

I really don't know the differences between the 1100 and the 1150, as in oil cooler and it's passages and how it drains to the sump. Nor am I literate on the 1200 differences to the 1150.

I'm just...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2010, 02:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,190
Posted By Guzz
Yes, the 1100GS. I do believe that the sidestand...

Yes, the 1100GS. I do believe that the sidestand method was required. When the 1150GS came out, everyone continued following the sidestand dogma.

But they changed things in the 1150, hence the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,190
Posted By Guzz
All I can say, is when I called BMW US Corp about...

All I can say, is when I called BMW US Corp about all this oil checking mess nine years ago for my 1150GS, I was actually transferred to BMW DE (I got lucky on the time zone changes), and was told...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2010, 05:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,190
Posted By Guzz
I thought it was understood that this bulletin...

I thought it was understood that this bulletin was for the 1150, since it was dated 2002, and the OP has an 1150 (at least that is what his profile says).
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,190
Posted By Guzz
Hmmm, really not that much different. Here's a...

Hmmm, really not that much different. Here's a copy of the 1150GS manual on checking oil level.

The bulletin mainly infers to NOT check the oil on a cold engine. Warm it up properly, keep VERTICAL...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2010, 07:16 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,190
Posted By Guzz
"I can't remember." :wink: That's my story,...

"I can't remember." :wink:

That's my story, and I'm sticking to it :evil

This maybe worthy of a "wisdom" link?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,190
Posted By Guzz
I knew I had a copy of the bulletin around...

I knew I had a copy of the bulletin around somewhere (and I admit I didn't remember it correctly, sorry).

http://members.cox.net/dirk.brewer/images/bmw/R11xx_oillevel-0.jpg
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,190
Posted By Guzz
Careful with the "sidestand" method. BMW sent a...

Careful with the "sidestand" method. BMW sent a service bulletin out to their dealers explaining their proper method for the R1150xx some time ago. Which is:

1. Get engine to operating temperature...
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