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Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,145
Posted By slickgj
OK, I just realized I didn't post a post-ride...

OK, I just realized I didn't post a post-ride update.

So I've put a little over 500km on the trans since the bearing replacement. So far it's working like a charm. Gave it a mix of on-road,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,145
Posted By slickgj
That still remains to be seen. Last night I just...

That still remains to be seen. Last night I just put the trans back together. Today I spent all morning and part of the afternoon reassembling the bike. It really is a big job and I don't rush it.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,145
Posted By slickgj
So, now it's time to put it all back together. ...

So, now it's time to put it all back together.

I can happily report that putting it back together is actually much easier than taking it apart, and that wasn't so bad either.

Heat the bearing...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,145
Posted By slickgj
Hey Everybody, Quick update for anyone...

Hey Everybody,

Quick update for anyone interested.

So, I decided since all bearings but the input shaft primary bearing (TM204) felt fantastic and had no signs of any issues that i would just...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 17,603
Posted By slickgj
I have 8300miles on my Shiko 705 radials. I...

I have 8300miles on my Shiko 705 radials.

I measured them new and along the way.

Front was 6mm to wear bar new, now 4.45 at center wear bar. Still 74% tread remaining (assuming 0mm is 0%...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,145
Posted By slickgj
My pleasure. Hope this investigation proves...

My pleasure. Hope this investigation proves helpful. I will keep everyone posted on anything else I find out.

For anyone who is interested in the nitty gritty details (like me) here is the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,145
Posted By slickgj
Quick update. Just for interest sake, I've...

Quick update.

Just for interest sake, I've done a little research on the bearings in the trans and found some stuff I thought was interesting and wanted to share with anyone else who might be...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,145
Posted By slickgj
Fair enough. I know. All the...

Fair enough.



I know. All the splines, input shaft, output shaft, FD etc. are in amazing condition. I posted pictures in another thread back in the winter when I took it all apart.


...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,145
Posted By slickgj
At this point I don't see any other issues. ...

At this point I don't see any other issues.

So here are some pics because I think there is an interesting failure mode with this bearing. Take a look at the picture. notice the bearing seal has...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,145
Posted By slickgj
That's better. Heat, heat, heat, and then...

That's better.

Heat, heat, heat, and then some more heat. I did it in increments to avoid applying more heat than necessary. I also did it after a quick visit to my freezer so maybe that helped...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,145
Posted By slickgj
don't know root cause yet. With 150,000 miles on...

don't know root cause yet. With 150,000 miles on the trans it could just be a bearing failure with no specific cause.

I'm getting closer as you can see but I can't seem to get the shafts to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,145
Posted By slickgj
There you are my pretty - time to find out what's...

There you are my pretty - time to find out what's going on inside.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/102744670/advrider/Trans%20Failure/20140613_231733-Optimized.jpg

Oh, that's a little more...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,145
Posted By slickgj
I will definitely be pulling the trans and...

I will definitely be pulling the trans and opening her up. Had it all out just a few months ago to check and lube all the splines and change the clutch so at least getting the trans out isn't a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,145
Posted By slickgj
thanks for the feedback everyone. I also believe...

thanks for the feedback everyone. I also believe it's a trans bearing and will have to pull the trans to see how bad it is. I was able to make it home (about 800 miles) but the trans doesn't sound...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,145
Posted By slickgj
Ya, I was also thinking the trans but not 100%...

Ya, I was also thinking the trans but not 100% sure. I will see if I can make it home. Made it to Manitowoc, WI and on to the ferry so far :)

Thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,145
Posted By slickgj
help please - bad noise when couch engaged in gear

Hey Everyone.

Just in mid Minnesota heading back to Ontario after a trip to SD and CO.

I have really rough noise when in gear and driving, clutch engaged (obviously if i'm driving :) ). If I...
Forum: Australia 03-24-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,065
Posted By slickgj
thanks for the feedback. I thought it would be...

thanks for the feedback. I thought it would be unlikely with jeans. Looks like I'll just wear riding pants or tuck in my jeans like I did as a kid with my rubber boots. :clap
Forum: Australia 03-24-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,065
Posted By slickgj
Hey Everybody, Just wondering if anyone who...

Hey Everybody,

Just wondering if anyone who has a pair of the Forma Adventures could pls comment on how well these boots can be worn under pants vs over pants. Could you wear them with a pair of...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,608
Posted By slickgj
OK. Got it. For some reason it didn't look like...

OK. Got it. For some reason it didn't look like there was a seal when I looked but after looking again clearly there is a seal there. I also found it in the Clymer manual but it referred to it as...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,608
Posted By slickgj
Hey Everyone, Quick question. According to...

Hey Everyone,

Quick question. According to the fiche at maxbmw there is a shaft seal on the clutch slave cylinder side of the trans input shaft. I don't see this on my transmission. is it...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,608
Posted By slickgj
Yes, I know no to, BUT i didn't realize that some...

Yes, I know no to, BUT i didn't realize that some brass wire brushes are coated, not solid. :eek1 I noticed this on the new one I bought after I was done. Arrgg.

Hopefully the coating minimized...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,608
Posted By slickgj
First I started with WD40 and some fine grit...

First I started with WD40 and some fine grit sandpaper as well as a soft brass wire brush, but the rust and grime was too thick. So, I used a brass wire wheel at 2500rpm, then moved to a sisal...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,608
Posted By slickgj
Hey Everyone, Just added some more pictures...

Hey Everyone,

Just added some more pictures for anyone interested (starting at DSC08068-Optimized). https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bmq7ht70accbl64/FLBMKzyg2U#/

I used a small block of aluminum and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,608
Posted By slickgj
Hey Roger, Sorry, I measured that for you...

Hey Roger,

Sorry, I measured that for you yesterday and just forgot to tell you. It was a littl tough to be exactly sure but I would say it was about a 1/16" at the edge of the clutch plate. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,608
Posted By slickgj
Unca Fud, Billdonna, Zoef Zoef, Thanks for...

Unca Fud, Billdonna, Zoef Zoef,

Thanks for all the tips and advice. Much appreciated. I'm always open to experience and ideas. Helps to make a solid plan of attack.

I'll keep everyone posted...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,608
Posted By slickgj
I did a quick measurement and indeed there...

I did a quick measurement and indeed there appears to be taper. My initial measurement was an angled measurement across the center area of the clutch plate (using my verniers) with the tip of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,608
Posted By slickgj
I have no idea what it is either. Almost looks...

I have no idea what it is either. Almost looks like caramel and marshmallow. Yum. But I'll refrain from eating it just in case. :rofl



I'll check with GS Addict on his recommendation here. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,608
Posted By slickgj
clutch update

Hello Everyone,

I added some new pictures of the clutch to the dropbox folder for those who are interested. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/bmq7ht70accbl64/FLBMKzyg2U

I'm pretty amazed at the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,608
Posted By slickgj
I only purchased the bike this past june and put...

I only purchased the bike this past june and put about 11,000km on it. The previous owner is a fantastic guy. I'll send him the link to this thread and ask him to comment on your questions.

I get...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,608
Posted By slickgj
Ahhh, so if I understand correctly you want to...

Ahhh, so if I understand correctly you want to see how much play/movement there is between the input shaft splines and the clutch plate itself. I should be able to test this with the trans already...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,608
Posted By slickgj
Hey Roger, I did not measure the play. Would...

Hey Roger, I did not measure the play. Would that be done by putting the trans in gear, and then seeing how much rotation I get on the driveshaft? I actually did that but was not thinking about...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,608
Posted By slickgj
Ya, I thought so too. I was very impressed after...

Ya, I thought so too. I was very impressed after over 130,000 miles that things look so good.



Ok, thanks for the tip. I'll look into that. Would you recommend just that seal on the input...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,608
Posted By slickgj
According to the maintenance records I have from...

According to the maintenance records I have from the original owner a spline lube was done at about 45K miles. I believe that it was the FD splines, not the trans/clutch splines but I'm not 100%...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2013, 02:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,608
Posted By slickgj
:clap thanks everyone for your advice and...

:clap thanks everyone for your advice and encouragement. It was only a matter of time once I knew there wasn't something I was missing. GS Addict you were correct. It was just the guide sleeves...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,608
Posted By slickgj
Definitely good advice. I have tried removing...

Definitely good advice. I have tried removing the push rod already but without success

I'm wondering if I'm struggling with a little corrosion that has the pushrod "frozen" in place. I don't...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,608
Posted By slickgj
Thanks everyone, I will slowly up the force and...

Thanks everyone, I will slowly up the force and use a little penetrating oil (it's penetrating as I type :nod). I'll let you know how it goes. I figured it was better to ask just in case there is...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,608
Posted By slickgj
thanks GS Addict, would some penetrating oil...

thanks GS Addict,

would some penetrating oil in the top left/bottom right holes help loosen the guide sleeves? Can't see how it would hurt, do you?

thanks,
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2013, 04:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,608
Posted By slickgj
transmission doesn't want to break loose

Hey Everybody,

I'm removing the transmission from my 2001 1150gs to check things over while I'm waiting for the snow and ice to GO AWAY!!!!

I am at the point where everything has been nicely...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,506
Posted By slickgj
That was funny :rofl On our trip I only came...

That was funny :rofl

On our trip I only came across one Starbucks, and promptly stopped in to have a coffee and a brownie (as i often do at Starbucks :yum), and guess what. Another BMW Rider...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,506
Posted By slickgj
:rofl :rofl :rofl Currently it uses OCCH...

:rofl :rofl :rofl

Currently it uses OCCH technology (Oil Cooler Convection Heating) :rofl

I'll have to work on a more efficient heating system over the winter
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