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Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 01:32 PM
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Posted By tamas
Yeeeaaay, I'm in

Quietly followed the the 1st report from the beginning, looking forward to the next 800 days :clap
Forum: Ride reports 08-20-2014, 01:24 PM
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Posted By tamas
Forum: Ride reports 06-10-2014, 01:22 PM
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Posted By tamas
Gene and Neda, sorry for your troubles, but I...

Gene and Neda, sorry for your troubles, but I hope they'll get sorted out quickly and in the meantime you'll enjoy some nice weather in Croatia after all that rain...
All the best!
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2014, 12:23 PM
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Posted By tamas
Happy New Year Gene & Needa!

...and thank you for the almost daily entertainment!
I've been quietly following your stunning report since we met in WA in 10/2012.
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2012, 11:57 AM
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Posted By tamas
Great to hear from you guys again, fantastic ride...

Great to hear from you guys again, fantastic ride report and pics :clap
Forum: Ride reports 10-08-2012, 10:18 AM
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Posted By tamas
what a small world :)

Hey guys, I still can't believe meeting you guys just SW of Mount Rainier last Sat :)
Ride safe!

http://imgur.com/ajDKR
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,256
Posted By tamas
woohoo!

Rey, it was very nice to meet you! Stay in touch, we should do some riding together.
After the 1st 10 mile ride all's good and quiet:clap (I was gonna post a video, but the bike sounds awful on it....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2012, 12:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,256
Posted By tamas
Rey, Just sent you an email with my contact...

Rey,
Just sent you an email with my contact info.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,256
Posted By tamas
Appreciate it :)

Appreciate it :)
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,256
Posted By tamas
update

(Sorry for the linked pics, but inserting them did not work)
I removed the left piston rod last Sat:
http://imgur.com/GjrJ2
http://imgur.com/gRzVJ

and found the bearings completely busted:...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,256
Posted By tamas
Not for sale (yet). I'll replace the bearings, if...

Not for sale (yet). I'll replace the bearings, if that won't fix the rattle, I'll get back to you in the next few weeks :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,256
Posted By tamas
I fear that too. Hoping to find some "obvious"...

I fear that too. Hoping to find some "obvious" sign of what caused the failure once I can take a look at the bearing and the rod. Never removed the engine, but it seems like a lot bigger job than...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,256
Posted By tamas
It's a nice bike indeed and i've loved it! But to...

It's a nice bike indeed and i've loved it! But to have this serious problem @ 30k miles is disconcerting. I'm considering saying good bye to the bike (and the brand) after fixing it up.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,256
Posted By tamas
Not sure what caused it, that's one of my main...

Not sure what caused it, that's one of my main concerns... I'll drop by at the BMW dealer tomorrow to see if they have any idea. I've put 13k miles into the bike (has 30k), the "rattle" started ~1k...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,256
Posted By tamas
Yep, I took one last night with the 0.55mm gauge...

Yep, I took one last night with the 0.55mm gauge in the gap:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-l-yW_JJr3-E/UB__6X15C6I/AAAAAAAAGsQ/YSEuzyk4VQI/s912/2012-08-05%252020.28.42.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,256
Posted By tamas
got it (i think)

So I took my bike to this small independent shop with excellent reviews, BMW certified techs etc.... they're horrible!!!
Promised me to get a diagnosis within 2 weeks, it took 7 weeks, many never...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,256
Posted By tamas
Broken tensioner guide :(

I got the diagnosis from the shop (it took a while): broken left chain tensioner guide :(
Pretty bad news. Still waiting on the estimate, but don't expect it to be cheap...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2012, 09:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,256
Posted By tamas
I gave in, the bike is in the shop. The initial...

I gave in, the bike is in the shop. The initial diagnosis says that it's the left chain/guides/tensioner, but they won't have time to take a wrench to it before next week. The left tensioner was the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,256
Posted By tamas
one of the 1st things I checked (and hoped for)

one of the 1st things I checked (and hoped for)
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,256
Posted By tamas
not immediately...:) ...still considering it,...

not immediately...:) ...still considering it, just don't wanna "give up" yet
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,256
Posted By tamas
Thanks Dunewar. Looks like the metal shavings are...

Thanks Dunewar. Looks like the metal shavings are not from the bike after all, I should have checked before posting misleading info :(. I neglected to mention: checked the oil filter content last...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,256
Posted By tamas
Thanks for your reply, no offense taken. I...

Thanks for your reply, no offense taken. I thought the purpose of this discussion boards were to diagnose problems.
I live in the Seattle area, there are 2 BMW dealers within 50 miles.
Reading...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2012, 07:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,256
Posted By tamas
loose cam chain?

ok, did the seafoam treatment on both sides, it produced thick white smoke and that's about it...
I made another effort to locate the source of the rattle with a steel rod. This time I'd say with...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2012, 02:33 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,256
Posted By tamas
hm, thanks for the idea, never thought of that......

hm, thanks for the idea, never thought of that... carbon buildup @30k? I'll give it a try...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,256
Posted By tamas
Davis53: Yes, it's pretty loud on the vid, but I...

Davis53: Yes, it's pretty loud on the vid, but I think it sounds lot worse on the video than in life. When i ride/sit on the bike, I perceive the noise coming from the left side, but it could be just...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,256
Posted By tamas
R1100 rattling noise from engine

Hello,
I have a 1998 R1100R with 30K miles on it. Bought it 18 months ago with 17k. Love the bike, it's a daily rider for me.
About 3 weeks ago, I started hearing some rattling noise coming from...
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