BMW G310GS Thread

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by Eddy Alvarez, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. John Smallberries

    John Smallberries Long timer Super Supporter Supporter

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    Here is the full breakdown on the starter parts:
    New Design:
    12-14-8-566-411 Starter Drive Set $155.72
    12-31-1-540-516 Alternator/freewheel $521.63

    Old Design
    11-26-9-898-042 Starter Drive Set $155.72
    12-31-8-409-384 Set Alternator with Freewheel **No Longer Available**

    So: the new design has a stronger one-way clutch that drive changes to the starter gear set and alternator/flywheel. $677 for these parts and 1.5 hours of labor. Total should be around $900.

    But: I love this little bike and will put a dent in the Visa to have my dealer fix it. I will see if there is any chance to get some warranty coverage - but “NFW” is the likely answer with a rebuilt title.
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  2. ZiggyInNc

    ZiggyInNc Been here awhile

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    Why wouldn’t it be covered under warranty?
  3. MichaelJ

    MichaelJ Long timer Supporter

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    Rebuilt bike. Absolutely no way for BMW to verify that all was done within their specs. I certainly wouldn't warrant a bike that someone else built. John put a LOT of work into this bike to get it to where it is now.
  4. 1suffolkmare

    1suffolkmare Adventurer

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    I think John said he has a salvage title to his bike. I'm expect that nullifies the warranty.
  5. zaydie

    zaydie MC Rider

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    Sold my 310 GS, buyer did not want the Givi top case or SW-Motech 15 liter side bags and rack.
    Check out the Flea Market.
    Thank you
  6. OPNYD

    OPNYD Not good; but I’m better than I was...

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    Phase One of the G310R scrambler project done:

    - Protaper Adventure bars
    -10mm risers
    -RG radiator shield
    -TKC 80s
    -15t countershaft sprocket
    -heatroller for jacket
    -Oxford grip heaters
    -Barkbusters


    Had to reroute the clutch cable to the opposite side of the bike (eliminating the stock u-turn down on the tranny) to get enough length for the handlebars. I don’t like the stock headlamp: too boy-racerish. Thinking of alternatives.....Still need sump protection. Side stand foot (tire choice raised the bike overall). Exhaust.

    Winter project, methinks...
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  7. OPNYD

    OPNYD Not good; but I’m better than I was...

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  8. GrizzLee

    GrizzLee RubiKon Adventures

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    Anyone here modify their sidestand. Our baby g is nearly vertical and the wife has parking issues.

    Was thinking about taking .5 to 1inch out.
  9. DSchrodt02

    DSchrodt02 Adventurer

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    I haven't done it yet but it desperately needs to be done. If I turn the handle bars full lock to the right while on the sidestand a feather could knock it over. I lowered the bike so it's my own fault.
  10. GrizzLee

    GrizzLee RubiKon Adventures

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    Mt wife says you must be short. :D

    She's 5'4". However, even with rallye raid kit, she has to judiciously park it. It is annoying. Mainly because she makes me park it. :loco
    The (her) thinking is,... then if I falls over, it's my fault.
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  11. GrizzLee

    GrizzLee RubiKon Adventures

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    We did another fall ride today..

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  12. DSchrodt02

    DSchrodt02 Adventurer

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    The stock height was fine for me, but I didn't want it any higher. Always a chance getting an aftermarket shock that it could be a little higher. At the time no one was reporting experience with TFX shocks. I'm nice and flat footed with a 20 mm lower shock.
  13. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    C308517E-D2FF-4C01-93B6-820FDA0FE425.jpeg We had our first dusting of snow on the higher peaks here in southern Oregon.
  14. fbga

    fbga Been here awhile

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    Do you have the link to the exact handlebar?
    I’m interested in comparing specs.
    Thanks
  15. RossoLinea

    RossoLinea Been here awhile

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    I actually went the other way (added length) because I built a longer rear shock. But, what I did was cut the foot off and machined a billet end that I attached to the upper kickstand. I would think that the same idea would work with a shorter foot.

    Regards,

    Ken
  16. Jace Henry

    Jace Henry n00b

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    Great day out there! I saw you ride by the Meadow area, thinking 'that's a 310. Wonder if it was Mr Woodworks'. Did you get yours from Hansen's? I was about to get one last month from Craig but now there is the 'stop sale.' Do you ride yours off-road or on trails? Do you wish there was more torque or power? Have you upgraded the suspenders? Thanks.
  17. MichaelJ

    MichaelJ Long timer Supporter

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    Source of said shock?
  18. WoodWorks

    WoodWorks House Ape

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    Yep, back in March of last year. Craig’s a great dealer.
    Sure, plenty of opportunity for that out here in the western U.S.
    Rarely.
    Yep, I went with the Rally Raid Level 1. Well worth the cost, especially off pavement.
  19. DSchrodt02

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    Ted Porter's BeemerShop
  20. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Unicorn breeder

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    That's looking great OPNYD!

    Have you considered removing the silver&white lower fairing/tank panels - I think that would make the bike look even more Scramblery? - and as for your thoughts on replacing the stock headlight, what about a more traditional round headlight - like the Trail-Tech or Baja Designs 8" ones with a frame around?

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    photo. Trail-Tech Baja headlight on a CB500F.

    Jx
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