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Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By PETDOC
Wish I could be of help. One difference between...

Wish I could be of help. One difference between our ABS problems is mine never recorded high pressure in either of the wheel circuits. After deleting the 3 faults reported by the GS911 I ran the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By PETDOC
My problems continued from almost 1 year ago with...

My problems continued from almost 1 year ago with the upper Brake Failure light (aka, ABS Warning light) routinely illuminating within 5 to 20 miles into a ride. The brakes worked fine (not sure...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By PETDOC
Pep Boys sells a dual pack of the Phillips Amber...

Pep Boys sells a dual pack of the Phillips Amber bulbs for $5.99.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By PETDOC
After researching sources I believe that Pep Boys...

After researching sources I believe that Pep Boys sells a 2 pack of the Phillips bulbs for about $3. Interesting bulb as the prongs on the base are offset by 150 degrees vs 180 degrees for most...
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By PETDOC
Pat, Thanks for the reply. I had torqued the...

Pat,
Thanks for the reply. I had torqued the bolts to 8Nm, but would love to know what the actual value is. From all I've read it changes based on the strength, composition, thread pattern and size...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By PETDOC
Cross reference for 1150 GS amber turn signal bulb

Anyone have a cross reference for an amber Sylvania or Osram turn signal bulb for the 1150 GS? The one I removed is a Phillips 12496HTCPY21W12V[E2]2FRANCE L22
Forum: The Garage 09-23-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By PETDOC
Proper torque value

Does anyone know what the proper torque on a stainless steel 6mm coarse thread A2-70 bolt is when screwing it into an aluminum handlebar clamp? I've looked at several charts and see values as low as...
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
Posted By PETDOC
Vagueout, I removed the pins from the very...

Vagueout,
I removed the pins from the very simple heated grip connector by using tiny jeweler's screwdriver and pushing flange down then pulling wire out. I'm curious why did you have to use both a...
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
Posted By PETDOC
Thanks. Poof, the cat, takes care of any mice. He...

Thanks. Poof, the cat, takes care of any mice. He likes sleeping on the sheepskin butt pad.
Forum: The Garage 09-13-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,492
Posted By PETDOC
Sleeving for wiring harness

The plastic sleeving on the wiring harnesses from the hand grips on my 1150 GS is disintegrating. Everything under the gas tank is fine so I assume the deterioration is from UV exposure.
I ordered...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,156
Posted By PETDOC
Zoef, Thanks for the suggestion. I had...

Zoef,
Thanks for the suggestion. I had replaced all the OEM rubber brake lines in 2010 with stainless steel lines to avoid the reported contamination from internal disintegration, but never...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,156
Posted By PETDOC
I may be experiencing a very similar failure of...

I may be experiencing a very similar failure of the iABS on my '04 1150 GS. I purchased the bike new and have done all maintenance and repairs during 48,000 miles of trips covering 44 of the States...
Forum: The Garage 08-06-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,667
Posted By PETDOC
Help removing parking sticker.

I've got a university parking sticker on the lower fork tube of my '04 1150 GS that I want to remove without scratching the fork tube. I've tried a couple of solvents and a plastic scraper with...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 349
Posted By PETDOC
Questions on relay for Centech fuse box in 1150 GS

I've got a question regarding wiring a relay to the Centech fuse box in my 04 1150 GS. The dash mounted 10 year old rotary switch on my Heat-troller no longer turns the unit off, i.e., measures 9...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-08-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By PETDOC
Shop recommendation in Madison, WI

I've got a friend with an '04 1150 GS in Madison, WI. He doesn't work on his bike and needs a good shop for routine maintenance. Any recommendations are appreciated.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,849
Posted By PETDOC
Are resistors directional, i.e., does one end...

Are resistors directional, i.e., does one end have to point to the LED and one end to the power source, or can they be installed without a specific orientation? If the former is true how are the...
Forum: Face plant 12-01-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 72,017
Posted By PETDOC
No comment on boots, but one on bone/plate...

No comment on boots, but one on bone/plate strength. Your bones gradually remodel throughout your life based on the stress they endure. When you put a metal plate on a bone it actually weakens the...
Forum: Face plant 10-13-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,212
Posted By PETDOC
As mentioned by others I've always stopped in the...

As mentioned by others I've always stopped in the gap to the right or left of the car in front of me and then with my bike in gear and hand on the throttle kept my eyes riveted on the rear view...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,844
Posted By PETDOC
Don't know, but my '04 1150 GS had a starter...

Don't know, but my '04 1150 GS had a starter magnet loosen up and produced very intermittent low voltage when starting. It worked fine for 2-3 weeks then wouldn't turn over until the 2nd or 3rd push...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By PETDOC
Thanks. It has been a long comeback. Thread on...

Thanks. It has been a long comeback. Thread on Face Plant has had a lot of readers.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By PETDOC
Easy come, easy go!

JSB223,
Thanks a ton for the very informative response.
Some background: I religiously have changed the brake/clutch fluid annually since purchasing the bike new. I am meticulous when doing it...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 854
Posted By PETDOC
2004 ABS warning lights on; thoughts welcome

My '04 1150 GS WITH 48,000 miles has sat for about 6 months. It has been hooked up to a charger and started fine. About 30 miles into a 50 mile ride the General Warning Light came on and the Brake...
Forum: Face plant 08-28-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,070
Posted By PETDOC
Once while traveling the Natchez Trace in route...

Once while traveling the Natchez Trace in route to San Antonio I covered the last section from Jackson to Natchez, MS late at night. I've ridden a lot of miles over 40 plus years of motorcycling, but...
Forum: Face plant 08-06-2013, 10:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,031
Posted By PETDOC
Been there, done that, got the tee shirt!

Been there, done that, got the tee shirt!
Forum: Face plant 08-06-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 72,017
Posted By PETDOC
I had the fibular plate and 6 screws, and the...

I had the fibular plate and 6 screws, and the screw re-attaching my medial malleolus removed 12 days ago; 1 year, 8 months after the fracture repair.
Immediately following the surgery, which...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 819
Posted By PETDOC
Kisan SignalMinder

Kisan SignalMinder
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By PETDOC
I've had my '04 GS since 2004 and love it. It...

I've had my '04 GS since 2004 and love it. It appears you have OEM shocks. If these are the original shocks you should replace them. The difference in the ride will amaze you.
Forum: Equipment 07-24-2013, 12:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 903
Posted By PETDOC
Need link to custom ear plug maker

At the 2011 BMW MOA National Rally I listened to Mark McMahon give a talk titled "The Silent Killer". He makes custom ear plugs. Does anyone have a link to his business?
Thanks
Dave
Forum: Face plant 07-24-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,581
Posted By PETDOC
Ninja freak, Thanks for posting the critique...

Ninja freak,
Thanks for posting the critique of your accident. I believe it may help others avoid a similar fate. While watching your video I thought "that could have been me." I started riding in...
Forum: Face plant 07-17-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 72,017
Posted By PETDOC
LOcky, My plate and screws are coming out in 9...

LOcky,
My plate and screws are coming out in 9 days (6 screws in fibula and 1 screw up tibia). I have been very active, e.g., riding my bicycle on trips of 35 to 42 miles weekly since last...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 797
Posted By PETDOC
I went through several iterations of windshields...

I went through several iterations of windshields on my 1150 GS, including an Aeroflow, and finally found an acceptable solution with the GS Adventure shield plus Torbinators. I'm 5'11 with a 32"...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,889
Posted By PETDOC
I have one on my 1150 GS. 50,000 miles and it has...

I have one on my 1150 GS. 50,000 miles and it has worked great. Gives pressures and temps. If pressure drops by 5 lb or temp exceeds 179 degrees a flashing light comes on as warning. Despite showing...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,130
Posted By PETDOC
I do my own repairs so this may not work for you,...

I do my own repairs so this may not work for you, but whenever I have some expensive parts to replace, like the clutch assembly, I order them from Moto-Bins in England. They have the best price on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2013, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,669
Posted By PETDOC
Wet or dry this is especially true where gravel...

Wet or dry this is especially true where gravel driveways intersect with a curve in the road.
Forum: Face plant 06-11-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,758
Posted By PETDOC
Broke 5 ribs and my clavicle on the right side in...

Broke 5 ribs and my clavicle on the right side in a bicycle accident. Getting out of and, especially, into bed was excruciatingly painful for a week or so. I told my wife to ignore my agonal...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,130
Posted By PETDOC
Good question. I've no first hand experience, but...

Good question. I've no first hand experience, but have seen others post that if the clutch disc is ONLY contaminated with clutch fluid it will eventually dry and stop slipping. The problem you may...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By PETDOC
Jim, you are correct. I misread the manual.

Jim, you are correct. I misread the manual.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By PETDOC
Jim, I may have misread the manual but I thought...

Jim, I may have misread the manual but I thought it stated a 4.5mm wear limit if you mic the entire pad thickness. You are correct regarding 1mm if you just mic the portion that wears off. I'll check...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By PETDOC
I just replaced the brake fluid on my 1150 GS,...

I just replaced the brake fluid on my 1150 GS, which has ~50,000 miles on the odometer. My rear brake pads are definitely of unequal thickness. I mic'ed them. One was 5.5mm while the other was 8.5mm....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By PETDOC
Jim do you know the torque for the 6 bleeders on...

Jim do you know the torque for the 6 bleeders on the 1150 GS ABS? I found a value of 14 N-m in the BMW shop manual, but that seems a little high to me. I replaced all the OEM bleeders with...
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