gs 1150 questions ?

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by chromemonkey, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. chromemonkey

    chromemonkey Adventurer

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    i want to do a complete service on my 1150 gs but i know nothing about them ( its my first BMW bike ) its a 02 model with about 70000 kms on it , so i need to know what type and how much oils to put in it and if anyone knows the after market numbers for the filters , and if there is anything i should be looking at on the bike ,and where to get farkels form ,( i live in brisbane australia ,any help would be appreciated
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  2. Jazz62

    Jazz62 Long timer

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    You might want to ask a moderator to move this over to the Gspot section for you. You'll get plenty of help there.
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  3. johnjen

    johnjen I've Been Resigned

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    Done.

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  4. holckster

    holckster dougholck

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  5. Beezer

    Beezer Long timer

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    if you still have the original rubber brake lines get rid of them soon. there has been quite a few lines of that era that have come apart inside & it contaminates the calipers and ABS unit. sometimes it locks the brakes. the rear line has a habit of going soft (no brakes). both happened to me.
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  6. vagueout

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    Re aftermarket oil filters, i have for some years used ryco z418 oil filters, will save you a fortune. Engine oil i use is valvolene xld 20/50. I change it and filter at 5.000 klms which is half what bmw call for (they want your bike to wear out). I have no idea of your mechanical aptitude or empathy, these are a fairly straight forward machine to maintain. A regular poster in the "g spot" is jim von baden who just happens to market a very handy dvd how-to on servicing your very bike, a very cheap investment for a new player.:*sip*
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  7. chromemonkey

    chromemonkey Adventurer

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    Thanks for your help everyone
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  8. chromemonkey

    chromemonkey Adventurer

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    couple of more questions

    what is the plastic triangle piece in the factory tool box used for ?
    is the black rubber piece on the adventure model only to suit the adventure model or will it fit the gs model ?
    and is this a 02 adventure model bike ? and what makes it different ?

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