Milestone for my GS

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Hank, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. Hank

    Hank Been here awhile

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    I wanted to share this milestone my 95 GS hit this weekend on a ride in Mexico's mountains....Hank

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  2. NBeener

    NBeener Long timer

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    Just about broken in, huh?

    Congratulations. THAT is a beautiful thing!

    I don't recall what the markers are for the patches ... or if BMW still gives them. Any idea??
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  3. pgods

    pgods Godspeed rider

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    This should put some ease into all the people plagued by worries that their Beemer will self destruct prematurely due to FD failures, warped rotors, main seal leaks, loose bolts, electrical malfunctions, and so on...
    I salute you and your magnificent bike. 400K ..who could ask for more?
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  4. Flyboy08

    Flyboy08 Been here awhile

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    :clapGood for U! My RS is approaching 40K and should hit that mark in November...The GS, well I got a ways to go yet:D
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  5. NU2BMW

    NU2BMW Adventurer

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    Kewl,

    You got the rpm's up to 1300... now start letting the clutch out slowly and gradually give it throttle and away you go. In no time you'll have half a million miles on that beast. :evil

    Congrats on 400K :clap
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  6. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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    Excellent, how about some stats for the rest of us. How many clutches, brake discs, transmission overhauls...? My bike is a keeper and I hope it will make it, or more importantly, I will make it to this sort of mileage.

    Do you have a job, other than riding? :-)
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  7. scapegoat

    scapegoat Pushin forward back

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    What he said:D
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  8. Hank

    Hank Been here awhile

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    the motor, is as it came from the factory, I have had to replace head gaskets, and back in Feb on a trip to Panama I had a plastic chain guide brake so I've replace then all. The valves, springs, seals, bearing etc. are original to the motor.
    The trans I did replace all the bearings some time ago I'm thinking around the 200k mark. The clutch was replaced at that time since I was "there" so I'm one my second clutch.
    Still have the original fuel pump. Two final drive bears, the last one when out around 300k miles. Pivot bearings at the final drive go bad around 40 or 50 miles. Hall sensors about every two or three years. I still have the original brake rotors but they will have to be replaced soon as they are getting thin. I lost count of tire years ago.
    Not much much has gone bad on this bike, I'm hope it takes me to South America sometime next year....

    Hank
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  9. scapegoat

    scapegoat Pushin forward back

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    Ok, so curious what you`ve typically run for oils. Please dont say amzoil:lol3
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  10. swingwing

    swingwing Lost Virtue

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    Please post more pics of your trusty steed.
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  11. Drifter

    Drifter Long timer

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    Congrats!
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  12. GS Addict

    GS Addict Pepperfool

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    Ride on! Well done:thumb
    More stats when you have time please.
    BTW: they all do that...:lol3
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  13. Italian Trev

    Italian Trev Trying to avoid the rain

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    Respect :clap
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  14. Rossco

    Rossco Cpt. Blue Coat

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    I only just clicked over 40,000 km's on my 2001. Bought 2nd hand 8 months ago. Only 360,000km's to go!:thumbup
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  15. Hank

    Hank Been here awhile

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    I've been using Mobil 1 15W50 since it had 15k and for the trans/final drive I've been using Redline 80w140. When I removed the heads to replace the chain guides I was amazed at how clean the motor was inside. It looked as if it was brand new. I've been changing the motor oil at 5k mile cycles and the final drive/ trans at 10k. I adjust the valves or at least check them around 10k miles. I find that they are hardly ever off....

    Hank

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  16. Bruce Caldwell

    Bruce Caldwell Long timer

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    I remember a while back when this same gentleman posted about reaching 300K & he mentioned then that he used Mobil 1. I've been using it too since then. That bike should be in a museum one day!
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  17. Rode2Nowhere

    Rode2Nowhere Long timer

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    Amsoil is-a no good? :eek1

    Well, I'll have to say, in seeing yet another beemer approaching .5mil miles, I'm leaning that way again. What great machines!

    Congrats! :super
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  18. bacon

    bacon KZ5TLP

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    Hank,
    Congratulations of a milestone that most of us will never see.
    If you could please post some more pictures of your trusty steed.
    You have my greatest respect on a job well done. Just riding that much is more than a lot of riders have done and putting it all on one bike is a great testament on your mechanical abilities.
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  19. scapegoat

    scapegoat Pushin forward back

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    Thats great, I can only imagine the diary one could keep logging 400K on a bike. Your service intervals are proof to me far to many owners love their bikes to death, literally. No need for high dollar boutique oil swaps every 500 miles, Just ride the damn thing:D . Hats off to you and your bike.
    Not to be to prying but ya never did answer the other question though, where do you find the time to rack on the miles like thats?, Lucky man indeed.
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  20. KiltBoy

    KiltBoy Mahout

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    You Rock!:clap
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