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Forum: Equipment 02-10-2011, 02:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,508
Posted By Raineman
A mate of mine built something similar for his...

A mate of mine built something similar for his Kwaka 1000 years ago.

Looked the part until he rode off, and the front wheel rose into the air. Took a lot of effort to get it back down
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2011, 11:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,489
Posted By Raineman
The technician advises that the ABS Control unit...

The technician advises that the ABS Control unit must be removed from the pump assembly. This requires drilling the heads off the tamper proof screws to remove. Once ABS Control unit is back in...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2011, 02:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,489
Posted By Raineman
Ended up costing just under $700 AUD. This...

Ended up costing just under $700 AUD. This included new brake hoses and some time to work out the electrics, as the speedo won't work unless certain things are connected correctly.

The mechanic...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2011, 02:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,489
Posted By Raineman
Removing the ABS/servos

I have just had the ABS/servo modulator removed from my 2004 1200GS due to failure of the unit (and replacement cost of over $4200 (don't get me started on BMW lack of service, etc.).

The brakes...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,282
Posted By Raineman
THe original poster speaks: I have a 2004...

THe original poster speaks:
I have a 2004 R1200GS that I have owned for a year, and has done 70,000km

Still in the workshop awaiting removal of ABS/servo unit by BMW technician who knows how to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2011, 11:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,282
Posted By Raineman
Let me know how you go, Viz. I am having my...

Let me know how you go, Viz.

I am having my module removed. It has been in the shop now for two weeks waiting for the steel brake lines.
Will report back when it comes back.
Raineman
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,282
Posted By Raineman
ABS Modulator failures

I have joined the ranks of GS 1200 owners who have had the brake modulator fail, and it is 'unrepairable'.

Symptoms included weak rear brake, flashing 'brake failure' lights, although the front...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2011, 01:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,612
Posted By Raineman
Thanks The Boneyard had no stock $4200 for a...

Thanks
The Boneyard had no stock
$4200 for a new one in Australia
I am having it removed and will run without
More reliable that way
K
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2011, 01:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,334
Posted By Raineman
Pissed It is now formally rant time in Western...

It is now formally rant time in Western Australia. Forgive me. Maybe it will be good therapy for me to vent.

Well, finally got to the bottom of the brake problem. After doing everything that I...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,612
Posted By Raineman
BMW Rider Parts off line?

I recently bought parts from BMW Rider Parts (dot.com) but now I get a 'domain off line' message.

Does anyone have any info on what may be happening at BMW Rider Parts??

I am potentially...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2011, 05:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,120
Posted By Raineman
Crazy Al How did you go? I have a similar...

Crazy Al
How did you go?
I have a similar problem and it is off to the bike shop tomorrow
Ken
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2010, 02:13 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 41,047
Posted By Raineman
Bummer Alex please report it to road safety...

Bummer Alex
please report it to road safety authority so that it is on record
It is important to ensure that BMW don't consider these as isolated incidents.
A recall or other formal action seems...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2010, 03:46 AM
Replies: 2,958
Views: 948,165
Posted By Raineman
My bike after the Toodyay bush fires in Western...

My bike after the Toodyay bush fires in Western Australia that nearly took out our house
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,349
Posted By Raineman
I had the same thing happen with my '05, but only...

I had the same thing happen with my '05, but only after turning the handlebars after starting
Doesn't it take forever to find the kill switch when the engine is screaming?
Oh, by the way, dumping...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,380
Posted By Raineman
I am no expert (or anything remotely close) so: ...

I am no expert (or anything remotely close) so:

If it runs OK when warm, then it sounds like fuel mixture issue (to lean to run when cold). If there is no missing on hard acceleration, then...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2010, 03:51 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 41,047
Posted By Raineman
Today I handed over the damaged parts to BMW in...

Today I handed over the damaged parts to BMW in Perth for forwarding to BMW Australia. I was advised that I would hear back in a week or so.
I will let you all know what happens.
I have reported...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2010, 01:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,809
Posted By Raineman
INteresting Any idea how you tested the relay?

INteresting
Any idea how you tested the relay?
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2010, 03:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,838
Posted By Raineman
While we're at it, has anyone come across any...

While we're at it, has anyone come across any lighter weight armour for the Rallye 2?
I see that there is a new type that stays soft until impact when it hardens.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2010, 03:43 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 41,047
Posted By Raineman
Update I have an appointment to take my bike...

Update

I have an appointment to take my bike into the BMW workshop in Perth in two weeks time for an inspection of the fault.
I have also reported it to the Federal Department of Infrastructure...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,334
Posted By Raineman
All back together now. INterestingly the brake...

All back together now.
INterestingly the brake seems to have issues when the second stage of the servo is activated. THere seems to be two distinct parts of pressing the pedal.
Stage one and the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2010, 11:55 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 41,047
Posted By Raineman
I fitted my new flange today. Heated in (my...

I fitted my new flange today. Heated in (my wife's fan forced) oven to 103 degrees C, applied a thin film of CRC and it slipped on easily.

Installed new Beemer Boneyard brake disk and new bolts....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2010, 03:59 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 41,047
Posted By Raineman
I ordered a new flange from...

I ordered a new flange from http://www.bmwriderparts.com/default.aspx at $265 USD (compared to $550 AUD at my dealer (hey us Aussie's dollar is at parity with the USD today!!!)).
It took a few weeks...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2010, 05:24 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 41,047
Posted By Raineman
I have reported this issue to the WA BMW...

I have reported this issue to the WA BMW distributor and am awaiting advice as to the procedure to consider a recall or advisory.
Their first response was 'it's probably a fault on USA models only...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2010, 04:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,778
Posted By Raineman
HCl is a strong oxidiser, therefore probably...

HCl is a strong oxidiser, therefore probably oxidising the oxidation.
Any chemists out there?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2010, 02:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By Raineman
Thanks Steve I'll get myself a decent meter and...

Thanks Steve
I'll get myself a decent meter and try again.
Two interesting points:
1. The 12GS doesn't seem to have any fuses (some CANBUS thing instead)
2. I used a test globe, and it flashed...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,779
Posted By Raineman
Yep It is a new heavy duty battery that sits on...

Yep
It is a new heavy duty battery that sits on a tender most of the time
I reckon I have some sort of massive current 'leak', as I disconnected the battery, put the charger on for a few minutes...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2010, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By Raineman
Thanks guys. Fluke? Nope, I have a special...

Thanks guys.
Fluke? Nope, I have a special "Cheap-o-meter" $12 special from home hardware.

Just to clarify (for some advice as I am electrically challenged), I took the negative lead off the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2010, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By Raineman
Another dumb battery question

Me?
A long story, and the current (ho ho ho) instalment has me fiddling with amp meter and battery cables, but not having any joy.

Battery has been on the battery tender (in the bike) for two...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2010, 12:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,779
Posted By Raineman
Any news? Me? Battery has been on the battery...

Any news?
Me?
Battery has been on the battery tender (in the bike) for two weeks since my rear wheel flange exploded.

I am fiddling with amp meter and battery cables, but not having any joy....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2010, 06:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,779
Posted By Raineman
I have the same issue and have been posting...

I have the same issue and have been posting (search under Raineman) or try http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?612800&highlight=raineman.

I have bled the system twice and put in new pads...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2010, 05:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,592
Posted By Raineman
There is a flat battery thread (search...

There is a flat battery thread (search 'Raineman") as I have the same problem. The only thing I can think of is the alarm. I have tried to disable it, following the manual without success.
Anyone...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,370
Posted By Raineman
Beemer Boneyard doesn't have them, but I am...

Beemer Boneyard doesn't have them, but I am ordering one through http://www.bmwriderparts.com/default.aspx at about $260 US.
I haven't heard back if they have them in stock, but worth a try
Cost of...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,970
Posted By Raineman
check this link for Aussie comparo ...

check this link for Aussie comparo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5d-nX4Q66A&feature=related
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2010, 04:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,352
Posted By Raineman
Thanks for the detailed post Just carried out...

Thanks for the detailed post
Just carried out the task and will see how it goes when I get back on the road after fixing my rear wheel flange
Ken
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2010, 12:28 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 41,047
Posted By Raineman
First step: To get the old flange off. Safety...

First step:
To get the old flange off.
Safety gear: thick welders gloves, safety specs, fire extinguisher, swear jar.

I went to Bunnings Hardware and bought a propane torch and circlip pliers...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2010, 03:12 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 41,047
Posted By Raineman
Yep I've been having rear brake sponginess...

Yep
I've been having rear brake sponginess problems and had bled the brakes twice and installed new pads. I went for a ride, and when close to home tried pressing the brakes hard. An almighty...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2010, 04:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 979
Posted By Raineman
I have bought the Beemer Boneyard disk and am...

I have bought the Beemer Boneyard disk and am awaiting delivery.
Cost including delivery to Australia is less than half OEM, and the Boneyard disk is made in Germany. I'll post when I finally get...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,809
Posted By Raineman
Thanks for all of the good advice. I think that...

Thanks for all of the good advice.
I think that a trial of turning the alarm off is in order.
I have found an Alarm Manual on the net that advises how to program the alarm not to turn on...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2010, 07:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 979
Posted By Raineman
After market brake disks

I am seeking advice on after market brake disks (rear). Has anyone tried them out, if so, what brand and how did they go?
thanks
Ken
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2010, 03:52 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 533
Posted By Raineman
Shattered rear wheel flange 1200GS

I managed to have my rear wheel mounting flange disintegrate while riding yesterday and testing the rear brake.

Luckily at relatively low speed, as the rear brake disk detached completely.

Any...
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