Let's see your R1100GS!!!

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Jim Rowley, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. 3xranger

    3xranger Adventurer

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    Congratulations on your new bike. I have a 98 1100 with 90k on the clock. Loutre is right on regarding lubricants. That is exactly what I use on mine. My mechanic has a 95 1100 with 521,000 miles on a never-rebuilt engine. He still rides it to Mexico and tells me it runs perfectly. Take care of the bike and it will go for a long time.

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  2. CoatsEast

    CoatsEast Been here awhile

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    Yes! Replace those lines if they haven't already. I put Gafflers on mine.

    Would love to hear (vid clip) the exhaust and your thoughts on it. I've heard mixed reviews.

    I am using Mobil 1 15w50 now. Put a set of Karoo3 tires (second rear going on soon). Plan to check the valves soon and replace the alt belt. All parts come from boneyard beemers. They offer ADVRider members a 10% discount and make it real easy to find what you need to maintain the bike.

    Gents! Is there anything you watch or listen for that make you think it's time to check the valves? My 99 runs perfectly. It is hard to find much to do other than ride!


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  3. Gillus

    Gillus High Desert Rat

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    I got a set (all five with a 2" extension on the front) from Cycle Brakes for $160 +- for my '96ABS. Had a bit of a challenge bleeding the front as they were just a bit spongy. After I rode it and it got parked and a couple ride/parked cycles the brakes feel harder than a wedding dick , stops on a dime and gives a nickels change. Best upgrade I have done so far, muchmobedda.
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  4. strictlyJDM

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    Clymer requires just a 80w for the final drive, im assuming the did not compensate for when the oil gets to operating temperature? So any GL5 gear oil should work? No friction modifiers correct?

    Ive ran redline fluids in all my car but never thought about putting it in a bike. I will most likely give mobile 1 gear oil a shot.

    Also, i already have nice stainless lines on the bike.

    Thanks for the heads up
  5. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    75w140 is quieter. I add moly.
  6. jbuggyus

    jbuggyus Been here awhile

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    I use BMW 20/50 std oil and change every 3000 miles, no issues 50,000 miles and no plans on stopping. Just changed my bars to Protaper Evo Adventure with 2" rox risers ,what a huge difference for the better!.
    nice bikes and fairly easy to work on.
  7. jbuggyus

    jbuggyus Been here awhile

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    I also run BMW 80/90 hypoid gear oil in my 1996 50,000 miles no issues, shifts great, my bike gets riden everyday and lots of trail rides as well.
  8. jbuggyus

    jbuggyus Been here awhile

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    Just fabbing up a beak extender from an r1150gsa onto my r1100gs. most cuts all done, time to weld back together,sand,repaint then install! 20161121_183027.jpg 20161121_203657.jpg 20161121_203746.jpg
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  9. tonyubsdell

    tonyubsdell Ténéré

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    bmw used to produce a similar setup like touratech hard parts on 1100gs models for the australian market. you can order them through bmw spare parts - at least here in germany - for about 60 euros, that is the right hand gearbox side. another one for the lefthand side above the drivers footrest will do a similar damage to your wallet. in terms of the steering lock i am not sure if that one is also available as an original part nor do i know if the latter one belonged to the "aussie specification"
  10. jbuggyus

    jbuggyus Been here awhile

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    Ebay!!
  11. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    You could probably have got 50,000 miles out of old cooking oil. If you want to support your BMW dealer by paying 2x for Castrol oil that's your choice but changing it every 3000 miles is just throwing money away. I'd be worried about wearing out the threads on your drain plug :)
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  12. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    I remembered about the Aussie parts after I posted. Thought it was a recall sort of thing there and did not know the parts were available from BMW
  13. strictlyJDM

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    Yes i saw that as well, im wondering if I can order through my local BMW dealer here in California.
  14. jbuggyus

    jbuggyus Been here awhile

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    At 7.00 a quart, thats 25.00 every 3000 miles, It works for me, everyone is different on maintenance. BMW oil really isnt much more than Castrol anymore.

    you can ask 30 people and get 50 answers. It gives me a good excuse to tinker with it anyways.
  15. DRONE

    DRONE Dog Chauffeur

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    What the fuck happened to this thread? It's a picture thread for cripes sake! Take your oil and shit and discuss it in a new thread. This thread is for pictures!

    Please "like" this post if you agree with my delicately phrased rant. :thumb
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  16. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    As you say ...different people... If I find time to spend with the bike 3000 miles after an oil change, I'm going to spend it putting on a few of the next 3000, not changing the oil.

    Thinking of it another way: $25 is enough for a tank of fuel and a plate of BBQ brisket - That's a nice day out!

    Edit: DRONE - You are absolutely correct. Please accept this photo in recompense:
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  17. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    :dirtdog What the fuck happened to this forum? This is a motorcycle forum for crying out loud. Take your likes and like-requests to facebook. This forum is for motorcycle related stuff!

    :hide
  18. Loutre

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    yep same here, doing 6k miles in 3 months. that would mean that every 6 weeks I'd be in the garage changing my oil.
  19. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    I WISH I had time to ride that much.
    2008 - One of my favorite photos of the old girl. Mesa Verde.
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  20. jbuggyus

    jbuggyus Been here awhile

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    Sorry , i was just answering a question another member asked. Didnt mean to turn into another forum. 20161011_162734.jpg
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