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Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,044
Posted By GeorgeinVA
It is called a gear box cover because it covers...

It is called a gear box cover because it covers the timing gears. Remember BMW calls the input shaft to the gear box a drive shaft. :loco

Don't buy a new one buy a used one, I have a few in black...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2013, 11:46 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,666
Posted By GeorgeinVA
They are the competition. Give the price for an...

They are the competition. Give the price for an Axone a look.
http://www.probike.co.uk/it080005.htm (http://www.probike.co.uk/it080010.htm)
2,520.00 + VAT & Carriage (excludes cables)
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2013, 01:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By GeorgeinVA
jzeiler is correct the switch normally closed,...

jzeiler is correct the switch normally closed, opposite of the clutch switch, when you pull the lever it opens the circuit. Sounds like the wrong switch is installed. Pull the switch and check it...
Forum: Hacks 01-30-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3,204
Views: 541,874
Posted By GeorgeinVA
1999 Chang Jiang 750 with side car

Asking $3,000
Had no luck in the general classified with this so I will try it here. If I have no takers I will put it on Ebay or part it out
This is the 6volt flat head version.
Approximately...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,905
Posted By GeorgeinVA
You can put non ESA shocks on anytime you want...

You can put non ESA shocks on anytime you want with no issues. If you skipped the ESA you could not (with reasonable expense) add it later.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,905
Posted By GeorgeinVA
Also read it in this...

Also read it in this http://www.bmwmotorcycles.com/us/en/equipment/motorcycle_accessories/media/WPPM_MotorradPartsStatement.pdf ...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,905
Posted By GeorgeinVA
It came from working at a dealer (until 2010) and...

It came from working at a dealer (until 2010) and seeing several leaking shock claims denied. I also have seen several shocks covered. What is covered changes year to year.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,116
Posted By GeorgeinVA
Jim if large scale lithium ion batteries are good...

Jim if large scale lithium ion batteries are good enough for Boeing's 787 why not in a bike, err I think I just answered my own question.:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2013, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,905
Posted By GeorgeinVA
You are correct that it is most likely shock oil....

You are correct that it is most likely shock oil. However read your warranty book and call the dealer, leaking shocks are usually not covered. If they say they will cover it get that statement in...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,845
Posted By GeorgeinVA
I find it hard to believe that a bad secondary...

I find it hard to believe that a bad secondary coil would cause more than a 5% drop in mileage. Fill the tank, unplug a secondary coil, run the bike for 50 miles and fill the tank. This will tell you...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 880
Posted By GeorgeinVA
Chances are you did not buy a demo. More likely...

Chances are you did not buy a demo. More likely the dealer reported the bike sold to BMW on 2/28/2010 to take advantage of a financing deal that expired at the end of the month. This is a common...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,503
Posted By GeorgeinVA
What was the damage to the bike? Pull the...

What was the damage to the bike?
Pull the starter and look to see if the clutch moves at all when the lever is pulled and released.
It would be a crazy coincidence but it is possible that the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,509
Posted By GeorgeinVA
If the oil is clean do not worry about the noise....

If the oil is clean do not worry about the noise. Keep changing the oil every 6k if you see chunks then start to worry. The pre M97 boxes have lots of issues, odd noises being one of them.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2012, 01:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,236
Posted By GeorgeinVA
Sounds like it could be the alternator belt. ...

Sounds like it could be the alternator belt.
How long was it between changes in symptoms? Was the engine running smooth until it shut off?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,045
Posted By GeorgeinVA
Check the plugs, if they are equally fouled then...

Check the plugs, if they are equally fouled then you might have a TPS problem. You should also check the injectors if one is stuck you could easily have a flame thrower. Also worth checking is...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 729
Posted By GeorgeinVA
Did you readjust the clutch arm? To compensate...

Did you readjust the clutch arm? To compensate for clutch wear the bolt on the clutch arm is backed out. When you replace the clutch you need to screw the bolt back in.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By GeorgeinVA
You can get an idea of wear by pulling the...

You can get an idea of wear by pulling the starter and zip tying the clutch lever to the grip, then take a long flat screwdriver and see how much the disc rotates on the shaft, it should be minimal. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2012, 06:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 500
Posted By GeorgeinVA
Sounds like clutch to me. You should be able to...

Sounds like clutch to me. You should be able to tell clutch or drive shaft from the smell, no joke. The clutch smells like hot brakes the drive shaft smells like burning rubber.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2012, 05:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,344
Posted By GeorgeinVA
The reason is when running the time between hall...

The reason is when running the time between hall inputs is much shorter than the pump run cycle. Think about at 1000 rpm that is 2000 hall inputs to turn on the pump. At each input the pump runs the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2012, 01:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,055
Posted By GeorgeinVA
If your bike has the original throttle cable,...

If your bike has the original throttle cable, with the cable exiting the grip parallel to the bar, it is a good idea to update it. The new one, cable #32 73 7 692 561, will require kit #32 72 7 691...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By GeorgeinVA
In 2008 BMW increased the diameter of the output...

In 2008 BMW increased the diameter of the output shaft splines. So if you use and 08 and up gearbox you will need an 08 and up shaft.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2012, 02:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 718
Posted By GeorgeinVA
Before adjusting the spoke you must back out the...

Before adjusting the spoke you must back out the set screw in the adjuster. It is a 2mm allen it memory serves, but I could be wrong on the size. After adjusting the spoke don't forget to tighten the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,280
Posted By GeorgeinVA
I think most everyone has been drinking:rofl. The...

I think most everyone has been drinking:rofl. The op asked for discounted parts sources but most keep telling him about dealers offering discounts.:huh
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2012, 04:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,280
Posted By GeorgeinVA
What bike? What parts? I have NOS parts...

What bike? What parts?

I have NOS parts ranging from mid 60s to 2000s as well as some repro 50s & 60s. I know of a few others with very large inventories of NOS parts that go back to into the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,961
Posted By GeorgeinVA
If you have fuel pump when cranking then it is...

If you have fuel pump when cranking then it is probably not the hall. If you have fuel pump with key only then it could be hall.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,961
Posted By GeorgeinVA
Do you hear the fuel pump when you turn on the...

Do you hear the fuel pump when you turn on the key or tap the starter button?

Did the RPM actually jump or just the tach reading?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,269
Posted By GeorgeinVA
I agree with "Some Dude". I do not sell either...

I agree with "Some Dude". I do not sell either but have filed claims with both. Pinnacle was like pulling teeth, they sent a rep to inspect the failed final drive before authorizing replacement of...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,389
Posted By GeorgeinVA
Yes the TPM computer plugs into the same plug as...

Yes the TPM computer plugs into the same plug as the alarm. If you buy a new one buy the one with the alarm it is only a few bucks more.
I have a few used TPM units. Check with your dealer to make...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By GeorgeinVA
20Nm I bet you did not harm at 23Nm

20Nm I bet you did not harm at 23Nm
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2011, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,202
Posted By GeorgeinVA
The tach gets its signal from the motronic....

The tach gets its signal from the motronic. Google VDO repair lots of place can fix them
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By GeorgeinVA
Ask around to local junk yards, some BMW cars use...

Ask around to local junk yards, some BMW cars use the same connector.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,389
Posted By GeorgeinVA
The system has the can read two sets. You will...

The system has the can read two sets. You will have to have the dealer code the second set to your bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 925
Posted By GeorgeinVA
I would bet you have bent or broken teeth on your...

I would bet you have bent or broken teeth on your flywheel. No point putting in another starter until you check the flywheel.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-06-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,721
Posted By GeorgeinVA
After you use the last two filters you can sell...

After you use the last two filters you can sell the wrench to a "new" K-bike or F800S/ST owner. Or stick it in your tool box and wait for BMW to go back to the old style filter.
I won't suggest you...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2011, 11:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,254
Posted By GeorgeinVA
Pull the belt cover off and inspect it. If it is...

Pull the belt cover off and inspect it. If it is cracked or shinny replace it. If it is loose then adjust it.
Average life is about 36k some will go well over 100k others snap under 24k.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 804
Posted By GeorgeinVA
First check that the quick disconnects are fully...

First check that the quick disconnects are fully plugged in. The FPC has been updated many times, the newest version is powder coated black. Even it you have a black one remove it and check the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,829
Posted By GeorgeinVA
Check to make sure you have the polarity correct....

Check to make sure you have the polarity correct. If so check the battery voltage. If you are at 0 volts the tender will not charge it. To charge a 0 volt battery you will need to hook up a good...
Forum: Hacks 11-25-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,589
Posted By GeorgeinVA
Take a look at these...

Take a look at these http://www.hagonshocksusa.com/HagShocks.htm
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By GeorgeinVA
It is for the factory alarm. It connects to the...

It is for the factory alarm. It connects to the turn signals. Other bike have it on top of the frame under another connector.
Forum: Hacks 11-23-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,589
Posted By GeorgeinVA
I found a pair of used KONI 7610p-1298 that are...

I found a pair of used KONI 7610p-1298 that are 13.25" center to center and have approx 3" of travel and a new Progressive 1203-20BG 13.5" and approx 3.5" of travel. I do not have a spring for the...
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