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Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3,023
Views: 454,472
Posted By cjack
Weak battery can cause that.

Weak battery can cause that.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,705
Posted By cjack
Hard to say from here, but if it's rust I would...

Hard to say from here, but if it's rust I would pull the drive shaft with the final drive and work on it.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 83,624
Posted By cjack
You need a new strip. I would just use it without...

You need a new strip. I would just use it without recal, and that can only be done with GS911 or dealer computer.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,836
Posted By cjack
It doesn't need to be connected since ground has...

It doesn't need to be connected since ground has been connected to the relay from the battery.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,377
Posted By cjack
And take your pick...I did a search on H7...

And take your pick...I did a search on H7 headlight bulb retaining clips...

...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,377
Posted By cjack
This one looks really close... ...

This one looks really close...

...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,377
Posted By cjack
BMW, I think the bulbs are put in 180 degrees...

BMW, I think the bulbs are put in 180 degrees rotated from each other for hi and lo beam as well.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3,023
Views: 454,472
Posted By cjack
Really? We have a hex and a cam and they have the...

Really? We have a hex and a cam and they have the same battery. Both from new. My camhead seems to spin faster than the hexhead I noticed. Maybe it's the luck of the draw.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 3,023
Views: 454,472
Posted By cjack
Check for any iffy connection or fuse.

Check for any iffy connection or fuse.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 771
Posted By cjack
It's a 12 year warranty...from the bike's date of...

It's a 12 year warranty...from the bike's date of delivery probably. The '10 GS might have a float, not a strip.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 80,324
Posted By cjack
Great looking install. A little tight, but I am...

Great looking install. A little tight, but I am impressed that it goes in that well. And looks good.
Can it be installed turned around to avoid the + terminal and the frame being close?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 10,814
Posted By cjack
I've been riding BMWs since 1971, the longest...

I've been riding BMWs since 1971, the longest with any one model was the R100RS for 9 years and the K100RS for 14 years. None of the other dozen or so models have left me by the side of the road. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,952
Posted By cjack
5w40 .

5w40 .
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 26,195
Posted By cjack
Yes in the US, 12 years from the date of the...

Yes in the US, 12 years from the date of the original warranty start. There is a reimbursement procedure as I understand it.
Don't know about the rest of the world.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,429
Posted By cjack
We have no ethanol free gas nearby in Illinois....

We have no ethanol free gas nearby in Illinois. Out west last summer on the way to Oregon I saw some in Idaho or somewhere and used it. With that fill up we got around 35 miles to the gallon instead...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,952
Posted By cjack
As far as the owner's manual goes on the '05 thru...

As far as the owner's manual goes on the '05 thru '08 K1200S (wet clutch), it started out with recommending heavier weights of oils. Then sometime a couple years later from the wet clutch rollout,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,952
Posted By cjack
I use the 5W40 oil in the K1200S. I find that the...

I use the 5W40 oil in the K1200S. I find that the clutch seems somehow better. I think there were some issues with heavier weight oil, or perhaps also the size of oil passages too. I remember a BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 26,195
Posted By cjack
Failed fuel strips that I have looked into were...

Failed fuel strips that I have looked into were broken inside the small rectangular block where the strip is attached to the wires. The connection inside there I think is probably just...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,052
Posted By cjack
Think so...two options, for bikes without ESA and...

Think so...two options, for bikes without ESA and for bikes with ESA. Looks like about $600 or so consisting of a new handle bar switch assembly and the firmware.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 25,308
Posted By cjack
Understandable. I think there IS and issue with...

Understandable. I think there IS and issue with dealerships not all determining replacement by the same criteria.
So far I have heard of these criteria...
1. Test collar won't fit on enlarged...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2,585
Views: 359,487
Posted By cjack
I just tried Map Updater and it worked. Yea! Booo...

I just tried Map Updater and it worked. Yea! Booo to Garmin Express!!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2,585
Views: 359,487
Posted By cjack
I have two Zumo 665 and had an issue with Garmin...

I have two Zumo 665 and had an issue with Garmin lifetime maps on one. I will not update from the internet. I had to download 2015 to the computer and run "Map Install", selecting the entire North...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By cjack
According to Sargent, there is no lower seat than...

According to Sargent, there is no lower seat than the one BMW offers as a low seat for the GS...up to 2012. When my wife inquired about a Sargent low seat, lower than the BMW offering, they told us...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 83,624
Posted By cjack
My dealer's mechanic said it's true.

My dealer's mechanic said it's true.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3,023
Views: 454,472
Posted By cjack
Me too on the 40psi rear, 38 psi front. The...

Me too on the 40psi rear, 38 psi front. The Metzelers seem to loose a little air in a week, so I start a trip a couple psi more.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 25,308
Posted By cjack
The dealer was just quoting the service manual.

The dealer was just quoting the service manual.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2,585
Views: 359,487
Posted By cjack
I updated one 665 successfully after a failure....

I updated one 665 successfully after a failure. And then the second 665 failed repeatedly on its lifetime updates. I downloaded the entire NA to the desktop and loaded it to the 665 via the map...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 25,308
Posted By cjack
BMW has always had a parts return policy. It...

BMW has always had a parts return policy. It varied over the decades, I think the last I knew, they allowed returns according to a percentage of purchases.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 25,308
Posted By cjack
I don't believe them. Look at the flange around...

I don't believe them. Look at the flange around the right angle gas hose plug in. Does it have a metal flange around it? And if not, any redial cracks yet?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 60,259
Posted By cjack
We need to see the dealer recall instructions,...

We need to see the dealer recall instructions, and as well, a lot depends on the dealer and their relationship with the BMW reps.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 26,195
Posted By cjack
What year? The errant strips ended by 2010 I...

What year? The errant strips ended by 2010 I think.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 60,259
Posted By cjack
The pump is part of the big round assembly. With...

The pump is part of the big round assembly. With the bike off (quiet) and the pump connector unplugged, the pump driver removed, can you hear the pump run when you put 12 volts dc to it? Observe...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 25,308
Posted By cjack
Generally, BMW has a process for getting...

Generally, BMW has a process for getting reimbursed for expense when fixing on your own when there is a recall.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 23,476
Posted By cjack
Great. 2.6K is in the correct range of new. I...

Great. 2.6K is in the correct range of new. I think the last two new ones I bought are a bit over 2.5K each. I have seen them measure new from about 2.4K to 2.6K.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 80,324
Posted By cjack
Interesting about deep discharge and hi amp...

Interesting about deep discharge and hi amp recharge. I wonder what chemistry works best with that procedure. I was thinking that deep discharge is never a requirement, but only tolerated and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3,023
Views: 454,472
Posted By cjack
In the past, BMWNA used to sometimes require the...

In the past, BMWNA used to sometimes require the dealer to share in the goodwill expense. When the dealer did offer to share, BMWNA usually came thru with something. Like a credit on apparel or a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 11,475
Views: 2,283,260
Posted By cjack
I'm surprised that BMW makes a dark tinted...

I'm surprised that BMW makes a dark tinted shield. Theirs have always been quite lite tinted. I wonder if that picture doesn't make it look darker than it is...but it does look dark.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3,023
Views: 454,472
Posted By cjack
I flattened a cast rim like that and put a 2x4...

I flattened a cast rim like that and put a 2x4 against it and carefully hit the end of the 2x4 with a 5 lb hammer. That took. The flatness out of it and the rim lasted another 10 years while I had...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 80,324
Posted By cjack
The Odyssey may be a great battery, but it...

The Odyssey may be a great battery, but it doesn't fit. You can make it fit, but it can be a hassle.
I have been using the stock batteries that fit in BMWs since 1971 without issues. When they get...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3,023
Views: 454,472
Posted By cjack
Not sure why a u joint wouldn't be pre-lubed that...

Not sure why a u joint wouldn't be pre-lubed that it could be lubed, but I have seen some totally dry splines on GSes in the last few years. And about 5 years ago a spline so rusted into the final...
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