1150 engine service videos

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Jarvis, Jun 5, 2006.

  1. Jarvis

    Jarvis DC GSer Administrator

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    These are helpful:

    600 mile service, with valve adjust: https://www.bmwmc.net/uploads/tm11/R4V EngSvc115_medium.wmv

    Ignition timing / Hall sensors: https://www.bmwmc.net/uploads/tm11/R4V Ignition timing_medium.wmv

    Throttle body synch: https://www.bmwmc.net/uploads/tm11/R4V Throttle Synch_medium.wmv

    V-belt adjustment: https://www.bmwmc.net/uploads/tm11/Poly V-belt sequence_medium.wmv

    (Credit where credit is due: I stole the links from BMWBMW board. The links are from deep inside the BMW Authority Motorcycles (police bikes) site.)
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  2. space

    space a.k.a. Jake

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  3. Baba Iguana

    Baba Iguana Bored Track Racer

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    :thumb :thumb :thumb
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  4. GB

    GB . Administrator

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    wow!! :thumb anyone want to do the same for the 1200GS?
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  5. Scrotie

    Scrotie Chuck U Farley

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    That's a great visual aid. Thanks :thumb :thumb :thumb
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  6. space

    space a.k.a. Jake

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    Wow. Just finished watching all of them. My first reaction: I want that beeping snap on torque wrench! That thing is SLICK! Maybe I'll buy it after I finish paying off my GT1 computer.... :rofl

    Anyhow, good stuff. A nice supplement to the Halls of Wisdom explanations.

    One discrepancy I did notice: after the valve adjustment, the video stresses that the rubber spark plug seal be reseated such that the indentations line up with the metal bits that made them. The OVAD manual says the opposite, that you should rotate the seal so they do not line up. Probably not important, but it caught my attention. (Especially since I've followed the OVAD manual's advice and not lined them up.)
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  7. Boingo

    Boingo Comfortably road numb

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    Great find jarvis!

    :clap

    I noticed that also. I'm sticking with the OVAD.
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  8. hogmolly

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    cool :clap
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  9. Ridemuch

    Ridemuch SUP

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    you are my new friend...thanks!!!:clap
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  10. CaptTurbo

    CaptTurbo Long timer

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    Thank you for coming up with such a great resource!:clap
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  11. 40MileDesertRat

    40MileDesertRat Born Again Pagan

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    Jarvis,

    Thanks for this.

    40mile
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  12. piratetreasure

    piratetreasure Been here awhile

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    Jarvis- This is great stuff! Thanks for digging it up and posting.
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  13. Anorak

    Anorak Woolf Barnato

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    That's the best choice because the ovad designed and built your bike.
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  14. 761

    761 Been here awhile

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    I'd be up for helping out with the audio/video side if someone can help with the mechanical side.
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  15. smallcandle

    smallcandle Lick the world...

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    I've been looking for something like this for months! THANK YOU!:thumb
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  16. johnjen

    johnjen Now, even more NOW!…

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    The reason that we recommend rotating the spark plug tunnel seal is if you (re)move the seal to clean out the oil, the chances of getting it back exactly where it was is very slim... Using a new surface means minimizing the chance for oil seepage/weepage/leakage. It also means that the seal will have a chance to fill out and be re-used, over and over again (I'm still using the ones that came with my bike, an '00).

    Another aspect that caught my attention was the torqueing the lock nuts to 10Nm when my (1150) Repair Manual calls for 8Nm. And the method he used, torqueing the lock nuts after setting the gaps, is mighty short sighted in my book... In my experience (and I invite you all to check this for your self) it WILL change the gap. It does make sure that the lock nut torque will be matched (which is a good thing). But using the same torque wrench (an assumption on my part) is not a wise thing to do...

    And rest of the video is great, I wish we had the resources to augment OVAD like that. It would help in demonstrating some of the finer aspects of matching the gaps...

    JJ
    ps I really like that tone based torque wrench. Of course it will be expensive (it's probably made of unobtainium):evil
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  17. hogmolly

    hogmolly Dude

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    I noticed the torque value error myself. I also believe he set the valves like I do, that is to say that I set the feeler gauge drag so that when I torque the locknut the final drag is where I want it. The same thing most of us do when we sync the throttle cables. We offset the balance just enough that tightening the locknut brings it back to perfect.

    I agree with you on the rubber plug hole seal. I always rotate mine.
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  18. Anorak

    Anorak Woolf Barnato

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    I have one of those torque wrenches. It also vibrates when torque is reached. Snap-On has an even fancier one that also does torque to yield with some sort of nifty sensor. You just input the degrees and it beeps when you reach the angle.
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  19. johnjen

    johnjen Now, even more NOW!…

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    Does that nifty electronic torque wrench have the same limitation of not being really accurate at the extreem low end?

    JJ
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  20. b737jets

    b737jets Baja Explorer

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    thanks great post...........!!!
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