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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-24-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,041
Views: 71,881
Posted By M38A1
I've got an archive shot, damn.

I've got an archive shot, damn.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,976
Posted By M38A1
So I finally got to the garage to measure the...

So I finally got to the garage to measure the bike on the center stand with the rear wheel just touching the garage floor. The distance between the floor and the same measurement point (bottom of LP...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-05-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 300,559
Posted By M38A1
Lee purchased a 1962 Honda Superhawk new and has...

Lee purchased a 1962 Honda Superhawk new and has had it ever since. That's crowding some 50 years with the same bike. A few years ago, I was approached to try and recreate an 'updated' version of a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,976
Posted By M38A1
I've been running the pre-load dialed as...

I've been running the pre-load dialed as tall/hard as it would go.....

Will try to get out and measure the distance you reference above. If I read the measurement instructions correctly, I can...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,976
Posted By M38A1
Sorry about the delay. Life sometimes gets in...

Sorry about the delay. Life sometimes gets in the way, yet I DO appreciate all the help.

My friend and I just went out and poked around a bit. Here's what we did and the results.

1. Tire...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,976
Posted By M38A1
I'll head to the garage tomorrow and try a few...

I'll head to the garage tomorrow and try a few things you all reference. Will report back then.

Bike still has the stock/factory springs/shocks.

I had the pre-load set to high when I bought...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,976
Posted By M38A1
(R1150GS) My piggie isn't well, any ideas?

I've owned multiple R1150GS series bikes over the past decade and have a new to me 2002 this time around. Got it with 18k on the clock, crowding 24k now.

The problem is, all my other GS's felt...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,670
Posted By M38A1
So I think we're in agreement the headlight...

So I think we're in agreement the headlight rockguard is BMW Factory for their retro-kit (p/n 71607669391) and yes, kind of expensive at $199.

The engine guards are the BMW Factory R1150GS ones...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,035
Posted By M38A1
Bump.... I just ran into this problem and also...

Bump.... I just ran into this problem and also am looking or solutions....

Here's the stock BMW bars on the top side. The very top bolt sits on the frame backbone behind the gas tank....
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2013, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,670
Posted By M38A1
searching I was able to find out I'm not the...

searching I was able to find out I'm not the first one to encounter this "design issue"....

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=485231&highlight=drill+skid+plate
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By M38A1
After a bit of searching, I think this answers...

After a bit of searching, I think this answers the question on the oil change....

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=485231&highlight=drill+skid+plate


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Forum: The Garage 02-18-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By M38A1
Isn't there two plates that make up the skid...

Isn't there two plates that make up the skid plate set?
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,670
Posted By M38A1
I don't know "who's" bars they are, but they look...

I don't know "who's" bars they are, but they look like they're going to be a pain in the arse to do oil changes....

And I can't see how they could possibly mount on the other side of the...
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By M38A1
If these aren't BMW bars, who's bars are they? ...

If these aren't BMW bars, who's bars are they?

This sucks... Unless those top bolts behind the tank allow it to pivot? :hmmmmm
Forum: The Garage 02-18-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By M38A1
R1150GS / OEM bars - Oil Change?

I just picked up a clean '02 R1150GS with what I think are the factory crashbars. They might be the ADV bars?

Anywho..... Looking at an oil change, there's mounting tabs on the bottom of the...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,670
Posted By M38A1
It's cool except for those engine bars. Looking...

It's cool except for those engine bars. Looking at them, it would appear you have to remove them to get the skid plate off for an oil change. That means the tank has to come up/off to get to the...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,670
Posted By M38A1
Naw.... it's a standard GS. In 2002 they had the...

Naw.... it's a standard GS. In 2002 they had the bluish anodized fork tubes. My brand new '02 was like that and this one being 142 less in the VIN is the same. Standard brushed alum looking...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,670
Posted By M38A1
Thank-you! The more I look at what all was...

Thank-you!

The more I look at what all was on this bike, the more pleased I am.


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Forum: Equipment 02-18-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,670
Posted By M38A1
Who made these parts? (R1150GS add-ons)

Just picked up a new-to-me 2002 R1150GS with some unidentified manufacturer goodies.

Anybody care to tell me "who" made them?

Headlight rockguard?
Pretty distinct in the size of the metal...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,572
Posted By M38A1
Crown in the road? Riding in the same lane...

Crown in the road?

Riding in the same lane of travel for a tad bit more tire wear on one side combined with the crown?

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Forum: Parallel Universe 12-07-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 27,977
Posted By M38A1
On a 2010 30th Anniversary F8GS, is the mounting...

On a 2010 30th Anniversary F8GS, is the mounting for it's seat the same as other years for the 'low seat'? ie: can a low seat be swapped with this factory seat, and in reality, how much does it get...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2012, 03:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 427
Posted By M38A1
'04 GSA head color paint issue?

I'm looking at purchase of an '04 GSA which has the blueish colored head end pieces. Bike has about 45K miles, and both sides appear to have the paint/coating bubbling a bit. Probably <5% of the...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 04-01-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 19,591
Views: 1,010,319
Posted By M38A1
We'll miss you too! This place kind of grow on...

We'll miss you too! This place kind of grow on you, eh?

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Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,369
Posted By M38A1
Again, thanks everyone for the input thus far. ...

Again, thanks everyone for the input thus far. I really appreciate it.


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Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,147
Posted By M38A1
If it was fine, then not fine go through the...

If it was fine, then not fine go through the reset procedure. But also check the airgap between the sensor and ring as that might have been bumped out of tolerance. (there's a little gauge in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,407
Posted By M38A1
That's just plain old sharp looking.... :D ...

That's just plain old sharp looking.... :D


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Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By M38A1
Pretty damn good here too. Thx to GeoAggie,...

Pretty damn good here too.

Thx to GeoAggie, I'm the new owner of a 2006 R1150GSA, 11k on the clock and looking like it came off the showroom floor. lol....

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Forum: Ride reports 03-10-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 133,619
Posted By M38A1
A tip of the hat to you on the excellent ride...

A tip of the hat to you on the excellent ride report!

The crowd you ran in to was from Two Wheeled Texans and they were having their annual Uncles Around the Bend BB ride. I chuckled when I saw a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2012, 03:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,369
Posted By M38A1
Thanks. :-) .

Thanks. :-)


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Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2012, 03:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,369
Posted By M38A1
I'm really leaning that way at the moment, ie:...

I'm really leaning that way at the moment, ie: thinking of Ohlins in the standard GS configuration. And swap the center stand out.

Couple questions...
1. Would the side stand need to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,369
Posted By M38A1
Correct. (I had to go look...) The Sargent...

Correct. (I had to go look...)

The Sargent seat in the pic has it's own new plastic base/spine.

I also received a second seat - Bill Mayer - in the deal. It's on a BMW plastic base/spine...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,369
Posted By M38A1
Well, I suppose I need to figure out what to do...

Well, I suppose I need to figure out what to do about that seat height thing now... lol
Actually, it's not that bad, but I certainly would feel a bit more comfortable a bit lower at the moment.
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Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,369
Posted By M38A1
Thanks for the input.... Were there two...

Thanks for the input....

Were there two seats for the GSA? Or am I misunderstanding that?


Which would be the greater difference in height right off the bat? The seat conversion to a...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 03-01-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 958
Posted By M38A1
Interesting comments thus far... I've been...

Interesting comments thus far...

I've been running a hardened III+ for 10+ years now and it's never let me down. Always puts down where I am and the only real thing it misses are newer roads. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-29-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,369
Posted By M38A1
How is the seat height difference between the...

How is the seat height difference between the two? I had the low seat and stock seat on my '01GS and kept the stock seat on most of the time in the low position. Is the GSA a considerable leap in...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,369
Posted By M38A1
That's a great observation.... Thx. ...

That's a great observation.... Thx.


Keep 'em coming.

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Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,369
Posted By M38A1
R1150GS vs R1150GSA

I'm in the hunt for another R1150GS, probably in the 2000-2002 range. After reading a bazillion posts, for-sale adverts, and comments, I'm coming away with a few observations.

So..... for those...
Forum: Ride reports 08-11-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,016
Posted By M38A1
Wow! What a trip.... :D Great ride report...

Wow! What a trip.... :D

Great ride report and pictures. Other than the sprocket, how has the bike held up?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 06-26-2011, 05:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,935
Posted By M38A1
Please, please, please..... If you are...

Please, please, please.....

If you are thinking about attending, post it up here so we can make sure to have enough grub.

And morning fatty's will be with OJ, not coffee. :D

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Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By M38A1
Thanks for the number. I'm wrestling with...

Thanks for the number.

I'm wrestling with dumping a couple grand in a $4500 bike (close to 50% of it's value) for ABS. In the 3.5yrs/78K I've ridden it, I can't say I've needed the ABS but a...
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