First BMW (maybe) need advice

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by TurkeyRun, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Retics

    Retics n00b

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    Wicked deal, I just picked up a 2005 R1150 GS Adventure black with 21000 km. but I paid $8000. I didn't have to put nearly the work you have had to though . Good job.

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  2. Poe

    Poe Been here awhile

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    I've been following your situatiin from the start (sorry I couldn't help... I'm new to these bikes myself... just picked up an imaculate 2003 1150 GS Sport a few weeks ago). Congrats on getting her up & running! Very nice bike!
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  3. TurkeyRun

    TurkeyRun Been here awhile

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    Is there any way to adjust the hand lever angle on these bikes? I want to rotate these up a bit and can't seem to find anything on the topic.

    If I'm being a dummy, I'm OK with that :-)
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  4. Mr Head

    Mr Head PowerPoint ADV

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    yes:

    Remove this cover,
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    Under it there is a cap screw that clamps the controls in place.
    I don't have a picture of that.


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  5. TurkeyRun

    TurkeyRun Been here awhile

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    Awesomeness thanks!

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  6. TurkeyRun

    TurkeyRun Been here awhile

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    New tires front and rear. I went with the Shinko's, $180 delivered.

    Outboard rear brake shoe had gone into the rotor. Got one of them $160 rotors from BeemerBoneyard and new shoes all around. Front's didn't need them, but I did them anyway.

    Bike feels considerably taller with new tires :rofl

    Put on the Touratech adjustable pegs and shift lever to give these old knees some room.

    Got the topbox back from the powder coater. Not sure I posted a pic of "before" but the PO had rattle-can painted it black and red. Now it is silver again. Gotta get the hardware/latches and such back on at some point.

    So far, so good and still < $3500 into it.

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  7. gsweave

    gsweave Yinz, blinkers are on, JACKWAD!

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    Soooo!

    You are comming to RDV? Perfect first ADV rally! what is your dress size?:evil:rofl

    Look for the sneeky fast yellow bike

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    Since it's your B-day I got a cold one for ya:freaky


    bike is really lookin good

    Just an FYI Fork seals are easy to change without dropping tubes
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  8. Poe

    Poe Been here awhile

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    Looks like you've ended up with an awesome bike for a very small amount of money. Sweet! I put the same rear tire on mine and after about 1200 miles it seems to be wearing very well. MUCH better grip on dirt/gravel than the nearly slick Tourance that was on there when I bought it! LOL!
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  9. TurkeyRun

    TurkeyRun Been here awhile

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    :rofl

    Yea, - um, you remember that one gal on Hee-Haw that wore the mu-mu? That'd be 'bout right.

    My birthday is Wednesday the 14th so the plan is, take the MotoMark OCC Sunday-Tuesday of that week, probably hit Maggie Valley and the Wheels Through Time Museum on Wednesday, and roll into TN on Thursday. Ride home (Central NC) on Sunday.
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  10. Jim Moore

    Jim Moore Long timer

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    Goddam, that thing is HUGE!
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  11. TurkeyRun

    TurkeyRun Been here awhile

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    The deed is done. Thanks! MUCH better.

    For others, on my 2002 GSA:

    Two torx and an allen to loosen the hand guard so it can be positioned out of the way

    Three Phillips screws to remove that cover. One on the front, one on the bottom, one behind the mirror stem (much smaller than the other two). Remove the mirror stem with an Allen from the bottom.

    That exposes the allen bolt, loosen, rotate, tighten

    Put it all back together

    Never having done it before, took me about 35 minutes to do both sides.

    Sweet!

    Dang, should have taken pics. If I have to adjust again, I will.

    this board rocks :clap
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  12. Mr Head

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    Not only does this allow rotation adjustment but, in and out adjustment. Somehting that becomes important when using an end of the throttle lock.

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  13. TurkeyRun

    TurkeyRun Been here awhile

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    Just wanted to check in.

    Only thing that isn't documented here in this thread is, the Sargent seat. I realized that the pain in my knees wasn't so much from my leg angle, as it was the stock seat was pushing right in the nerve in my right butt-cheek. So, after some research I ordered the Sargent low seat, popped in on Friday, and headed out Sunday for an 8 day ride hoping it would work out. It did.

    1700 miles, NC, TN, VA. Took a two day overland riding course, met up with a Canadian friend riding through VA, and survived Rick's RDV - complete with the de-noobing.

    So far I've put about 3800 miles on this bike. Other than a valve stem I was too cheap to change when I did tires, it has not left me stuck, failed to start, or given me any on the road problems. My Road King is getting jealous.

    Thanks again to everyone who helped me get this girl on the road - she's a keeper!

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  14. billbeemer

    billbeemer bozo on bus

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    on my '03 r1150r, i had the same "clacking" noise on startup. i upgraded the left cam chain tensioner and the noise went away. about 1/2 hour job. also, u didn't mention flushing clutch fluid. VERY CRITICAL......get the muck out or u risk losing a slave cylinder, which leaks to the clutch and causes a clutch replacement. flush twice if necessary, don't ask me how i know to do this. :1drink
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  15. TurkeyRun

    TurkeyRun Been here awhile

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    I may do that - my "clacking" seems to come mostly from the right side.

    I changed all the fluids; brakes, clutch, final drive, trans, and motor. Probably do the motor again here soon. Now that I've had a chance to knock loose anything that had accumulated over the years the bike was sedentary.

    Got a link on the cam chain tensioner to which you refer?
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  16. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Is it "clacking" on start-up only; when hot only; some other time; etc.?
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  17. TurkeyRun

    TurkeyRun Been here awhile

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    Seems be for a few (3?) seconds when it first starts, then it dies down. After the bike gets hot I can hear it at idle, but not above say, 1200 RPM
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  18. Ravenslair

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    Sounds like the cam chain tensioner. Mine needs the upgraded tensioner as well and does the same thing at start-up.
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  19. TurkeyRun

    TurkeyRun Been here awhile

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    OK - I'm convinced. Cam chain tensioners.

    I've done some Internet snooping, and about the best documentation on how to do the procedure seem to be here

    Still trying to track down what parts I need though. Most of the R1150 threads are quite old, like several years old.

    Anyone got insight on current part numbers, or should I just take a ride to the dealer and point to pictures?

    Nevermind..... answered my own question.
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  20. Dieselboy

    Dieselboy Journey not Destination

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    TurkeyRun, great thread. I've enjoyed following your posts.

    If no one has pointed this out, we all use online parts fiche to locate OEM parts. Whether or not you buy online or support your local dealer, the fiche still helps in finding the part numbers, e.g. cam chain tensioners.

    Several dealers post the fiche. Carolina BMW in Greensboro has one: FICHE.

    You would select "11-Engine" and then diagram labeled "TIMING-VALVE TRAIN-TIMING CHAIN/CAMSHAFT". The left cam chain tensioner is made of parts #10,12 & 15.

    Keep exploring! ....and posting.
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