2001 gs r1150

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by liviob, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. liviob

    liviob Been here awhile

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    liviob Been here awhile

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    Still figuring this sites controls out. I can't find my original duplicate post?

    Edit:Ok found the original. Duplicate post. Please delete this post.
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  3. Shredahead

    Shredahead Old and in the way

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    Great machines, love my 01 GS. 61K is not a lot of miles, mine felt like it was just broken in around 40K. Of course the deal depends on the price. I've seen fair and overpriced 1150's so it can be all over the place. I'd say a well sorted out 1150GS in good shape should be in the $5000-$6000 range. Also make sure maintenance has been done. Final drive is talked a lot about being an issue and will be at some time. I've got 50K on mine and so far so good. Also transmission input shaft splines can go on these oilheads. You'll want to upgrade the brake lines if they are the original rubber lines. They are 12 years old and degrade from the inside out. I blew a front brake line a couple of years ago and that sucked. Otherwise the Boxers are solid and will go many miles.

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  4. Shredahead

    Shredahead Old and in the way

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    Just saw the ad for the bike. Looks like a clean one and pretty well equipped. Have a very similar one in CO myself. Mine also came with the aeroflow windscreen and hated that one but maybe the guy has the OEM one to. If he has maintenance records or you can believe the bike is maintained and in great shape, seems like a fair price.

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  5. liviob

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    What kind of Maintenance is required of final drive besides fresh oil? He says he take $5500.
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    New brake lines should cost a small fortune.
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    k1w1t1m Kiwi

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    Less than $200 for Galfers. I see it has a Galfer sticker on it. Maybe the lines have been done already.
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  8. burbansk

    burbansk Exit 202 Mio Mad Man

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    I have a 2000 GS with 38,000 miles. No problems at all. You should replace the brake lines as mentioned above, do a spline lube ( not hard ), update LH tensioner ( easy ), change all the fluids and put another 60,000 miles on her. These bikes are fantastic and a blast to ride. Even two up and loaded down with gear they will go almost any place on the planet! I love mine, hope this helps. Bruce...........
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  9. liviob

    liviob Been here awhile

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    I have been riding bikes for many years and understand them well, but I am not familiar with BMW's. I will be looking at the bike this evening is there anything I should ask about or look for with this bike before purchasing it? I will ask him if he has the original windscreen. Is the winds reen that is on the bike not a good windscreen? Thanks Livio
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  10. def

    def Ginger th wonder dog

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    Check list;

    Since you're not BMW savvy, I would take someone with you who is.

    1- Rotors and brake pads
    2- Tires
    3- HES sensor
    4- Fuel system maintenance (filter, rubber tank lines).
    5- Clutch splines
    6- Clutch disc thickness
    7- Engine compression
    8- DOT4 changed
    9- OE rubber brake lines lines replaced
    10-ABS equipped? ?If so, operational?
    11-Modifications?

    If these check out OK, then, go for a ride...not some WOT nightmare but a slow ride in each gear at about 3500RPM. Listen and feel. Is everything OK?

    Report back.

    BTW, where is the muffler? Ask for it!
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  11. HH

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    well call me a fool but I just bought a 2000 with 97k miles, so far the bike rides like a dream.
    that looks like a good deal, is it in the garage yet?

    does taking off the muffler save lives?
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  12. liviob

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    So there is no muffler on this bike?
    What is HES senser?
    How do you check clutch thickness and splines?
    This is a dry clutch?
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  13. liviob

    liviob Been here awhile

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    He says he has a muffler for it but its not installed? He says he removed it to install a full size paneir. He says the cat is nearly as quiet as the muffler installed.
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  14. cruise_carter

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    buy it, I recently bought a 2001 non-abs GS.
    I absolutely love it! :clap

    I have the aeroflow screen on mine, it is great.

    Ton of info out there on them.

    That looks clean, go for it....

    Dale
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    liviob Been here awhile

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    You fellas think this bike has ABS? If so can it be disabled?
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    :getiton
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  17. WhiteNoise

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    The ABS operates similar to the ABS system in any vehicle. If there is a fault in the ABS system, the module shuts off the ABS and the vehicle/bike can operate normally without the assistance of ABS. Unless something godly wrong; an ABS fault should never put you down.
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  18. Dieselboy

    Dieselboy Journey not Destination

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    That is true.

    Many of that model ran an undersea exhaust with the Jesse Luggage system. That was basically a pipe from the CAT up under the seat.

    The "exhaust" was from a Germany company Hattech near Stuttgart (if I remember correctly - IIRC ....took me the longest to figure out that acronym:lol3). I don't think Jesse sells them anymore but Hattech is still around. I was on the site a couple of weeks ago.

    I had one while in Germany. Loved it. Loved the full bag size. From the sounds of it, he just has a shorty pipe off the CAT and not the undersea route. A bunch of folks ride them that way. If you don't plan water crossings it won't be an issue and the bigger bag is a good thing. Noise should not be an issue.
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    bike in ad has abs rings.
    BMW abs works very well, nice to have.
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  20. Schlug

    Schlug JockeyfullofBourbon

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    put something on and stay in that position.
    This is from the Gspot FAQ


    7.3 I'm buying a used bike - what to look out for?

    The Gspot FAQ:

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    My shorty pipe. The PO is correct in saying the bulk of the sound deadening is performed by the cat/collector. We measured the sound with and without and it was about 2 dB louder.

    Here's mine, 36,000 miles or so without a hitch:

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