What have you done to your GS or GS Adventure today?

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by PWarren4, Oct 26, 2012.

  1. lhendrik

    lhendrik Truffle Rustler

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    Hey, that leather bag looks good on your bike, and is great in a fair weather state like California...
  2. picinisco

    picinisco Scottish Transplant

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    Busted a front indicator in a car park drop. Replaced both fronts with LEDs,
  3. Bighead

    Bighead Adventurer

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  4. WhiteShark

    WhiteShark Adventurer

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  5. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Total drop in.

    Jim :brow
  6. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Sweet!:clap

    Jim :brow
  7. Alanjnc

    Alanjnc AlanjNC

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    The shorai battery Impressed me as it is a lithium and is not supposed to drop a charge over time of storage. Which is really not an issue here because I can ride every week anyway. But it is very very light and a drop in install.
    Also started the bike ('11 GSA) well at 35° with 20/50 oil.
  8. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    It was 35° there today? Ooooof, what am I getting myself into... I'll be there in a week to pick up my bike. I need to make sure I pack my long undies and my heated gear for this trip...
  9. Murkidi

    Murkidi R1100GS adict

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    My bike has a M94 gearbox , and had the conical bearings in the imput shaft, so I found a recall from bmw that recomend to replace all bearings with clean or sealed ball bearings, so I look up for the and cut the bike in 2 halves open the gearbox and replace the bearings, but (there is always a "BUT")I made A mistake in the roller bearings from the intermediated shaft and had to split the bike again and change the wrong roller bearings, so the gearbox was like new and silent, but (again) after a month using it on the weekends , start to developing a problem with the clutch, so I consult JVB and explaind what was happening to the cluth and he answer me "no lubrication on the shaft splines" so I remove the starter to check the shaft and was rusty and also check the thickness of the clutch plate and was 4.8mm , apractically wrong out!! so I split the bike again!! and replace the clutch with a complet set that I bought at Beemerboneyard that works great, so in the las 2 and half months I have split the bike 3 times, so I have an almost new '95 R1100GS

    PS thanks a lot to JVB and Mike from Beemerboneyard for all the help and atentions!!!

    So That's what I have beem doing to my GS latelly !!!!!!

    manuel...

    sorry for my english in case of any mistake!!:D
  10. lhendrik

    lhendrik Truffle Rustler

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    What, are you tracking submarines with that thing?
  11. Murkidi

    Murkidi R1100GS adict

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    Here is the list of the bearings in case somebody need it:

    all SKF
    6205 2RS C3 Qty.2
    6304 2RS C3 Qty.1
    6204 2RS C3 Qty.1
    6303 2RS C3 Qty.2

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    manuel...
  12. rutard

    rutard Magnanimous Madcap

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    What is this?

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  13. oalvarez

    oalvarez Resident Raggamuffin

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    ^ it is the emergency pull-strap that activates an inflatable device in the event of a deep-water crossing.


    :rofl
  14. MotoBoss

    MotoBoss Bad Influence

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    I thought it was the power outlet for the mocha super cappuccino deep fryer.............:huh, sorry my bad.................
  15. Martad00

    Martad00 Adventurer

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    Clearwater Kristas, Wunderlich Vario shield.
  16. WhiteShark

    WhiteShark Adventurer

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    Just a temp sensor that come with that volt meter under the gauges? Not quite sure if I need it, but what the hell, it's there.
  17. Twilight Error

    Twilight Error Going nowhere slowly

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    100k mile rework.

    Head gaskets, valve seals, rear main and transmission input, spline lube (splines are near perfect, BTW), driveshaft and final drive seal.

    Big doings this week.
  18. rutard

    rutard Magnanimous Madcap

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    That's a lotta work. :eek1 But sounds like it went well. :clap

    Is there gonna be a writeup?...
  19. Jazz62

    Jazz62 Long timer

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    How old is your garage (the stone walls I mean)? Very cool.
  20. Twilight Error

    Twilight Error Going nowhere slowly

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    Yes, there will be.

    I haven't run into any expensive surprises yet, but the job is just begun and there is plenty of time to bust a transmission case or score a piston. The transmission input/output splines are in excellent condition. They need to be cleaned, but there aren't any signs of wear that I can see. The driveshaft universals are well and truly thrashed, the rear is notchy in both planes and the front is floppy to the extreme. I knew the rear joint was bad in October when my final drive seal started weeping, so I bought a good one from the flea market. I'll send the old out to be reworked sometime next year.

    My busted bolt count is 2.
    One is in the left head, it seized and twisted off when I was removing my head guard. The other secures the alternator belt cover, that bolt rounded out and I had to drill the head off.