150k on my 1150GS

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by bone13, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. bone13

    bone13 Been here awhile

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    My 01 R1150GS turned over 150,000 miles yesterday leaving work
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    To mark the occasion "Babe" got a rear brake reservoir guard installed.

    I just had to share how proud I am am of her
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  2. * SHAG *

    * SHAG * Unstable

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    Nice :clap. I'm headed down that way on Saturday. Will you be at Biltmore next week?
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  3. Snowbound

    Snowbound Been here awhile

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    Good for you ! 175,000 on mine .


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  4. bone13

    bone13 Been here awhile

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    Sadly I have to work Friday & Saturday, (the problem of working at a bike shop) which makes it hard to justify the rally fee. May try and zip up sunday just to see the aftermath... lol

    If your passing through the Knoxville/ Sevierville area, stop in at Mountain Motorsports, it's right off the 407 exit of I-40 and say Hi!
    Just ask for Drew upstairs in the parts dept!
    Sadly we're not a BMW dealer, but we have nearly every other line other the sun... lol
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  5. N-m

    N-m Captain 2 Sexy

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    I get up that way I will stop in. I am nearly hard way there but have to catch up on a lot maintenance PO did not do. Post up a pic of the bike.
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  6. bone13

    bone13 Been here awhile

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    Fall 2011 with bags and passenger seat off for "light weight" gravel kicking... lol

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  7. bone13

    bone13 Been here awhile

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    Me with "Babe" at RawHyde Training day in Chattanooga last summer
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  8. AndyCap

    AndyCap Mineral Oil Anyone?

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    Awesome!! What have you had to do to her over that period? Drive shafts, clutch, anything serious? Just asking for peace of mind about mine.
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  9. Norhasken

    Norhasken Tryin' to find my way

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    Congratulations!!
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  10. kubiak

    kubiak Long timer

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    congratulations!
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  11. Mr Head

    Mr Head Adventure Hippie

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    Good job!:thumb

    I'm at 190,600.
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  12. def

    def Ginger th wonder dog

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    Bob the BMW ('01) just turned 44,000 miles...so, I bought him a fresh tank of Chevron 93 octane.

    Your blue and white, is that OE or did you repaint or change tanks?
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  13. bone13

    bone13 Been here awhile

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    Due to the old style cam chain tensioners I had to replace the cam chain rails at 130K (see the motor tear down/rebuild here)
    Rings needed replaced at about 130k
    Two clutches (on due to oil contamination from a failed rear main seal)
    and two final drive rebuilds, at 80k, and 140k.

    Rebushed the throttle bodies at 135k

    Still need to replace the transmission input shaft as the splines are badly worn. I was going to do that this last winter, but the BMW shop I was working at went outta business, which left my funds for parts on hold.

    other than that mostly just regular service work

    Bike had a hard life before it came into my hands. My father (the PO) rode a lot two up fully loaded and pulling a trailer during its first 100k
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  14. bone13

    bone13 Been here awhile

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    It is the original blue and white, and original tank. But, Babe has a leather Bagster tank cover and tankbag that kinda matches the original paint scheme. kinda throws people when they see pics of her
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  15. def

    def Ginger th wonder dog

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    I would like more info on the tank cover, if you don't mind....
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  16. * SHAG *

    * SHAG * Unstable

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    I was just there a few weeks ago asking about Ultimate @ Knox. A dude there said MM had no plans to get BMW.
    I'll try to pop in and say hey maybe Tuesday morning :freaky
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  17. GSAnderson

    GSAnderson Wandering Swede

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  18. motoree

    motoree Been here awhile

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    Congratulations!! :freaky
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  19. bone13

    bone13 Been here awhile

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    I love mine. I have their tank bag too which matches the cover and locks into it. Soft inside to keep from scratching th paint. Nice tight fit. Every few months I'll take it off too clean out any dust underneath. which there normally isn't much past the edges. I do a fair amount of dirt & gravel too.

    I want one for my airheads now too...
    Sadly, they appear to no longer have a US distributor. But you may be able to order direct.


    here's their website: www.bagster.com
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  20. bone13

    bone13 Been here awhile

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    I did BMW parts at Ultimate the last year till they closed in december, I really miss that place
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