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Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By RJO

Check the coil/plug caps are seated properly.

Check the ends of the plugs are tightened onto the plug itself.

Whilst the plugs are out check the gaps.

Would doubt it's valves at all, sounds...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,108
Posted By RJO
My bar fractured in 2 places at the bolt fixings....

My bar fractured in 2 places at the bolt fixings.

Similar BIG money part price here in the UK so I wedged some rough sawn 1/4" alloy flat bar inside the tube (It's hollow tube) and alloy welded it...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,094
Posted By RJO

You'll probably find that the splines have not engaged at the drive shaft / gearbox joint. These are a bit of a pig to align but if the rear wheel is off and the final drive hinged down the shaft...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,581
Posted By RJO
beware these bottles........

There's been reports of the tops cracking (my bottle being one of them).

Guess where the oil goes......

Front right disc:eek1 .

Buyers beware!!!!!

Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2010, 11:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,162
Posted By RJO
Easy job.....

To replicate the grain finish you want 1000grit wet and dry paper.

Use it dry and it quickly removes staining, wet it and it really does replicate the original lined finish.

You need to seal...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,344
Posted By RJO
clutch hose...

All it is is a zip tie on the clutch hose. There have been reports of a 'lost clutch' after a long hot run.

Allegedly the re-route keeps heat away from the hose to prevent the problem.

Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,025
Posted By RJO
This IS a known problem

Two 09 GSAs had the same recently. (One was my bike) on a recent Europena jolly. BMW dealer reckons that the master cylinder design draws in air and BMW are getting it re-designed. I tried (and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2009, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,556
Posted By RJO
Fog adjust.........

Sit on bike on level ground and get someone to measure floor to centre of fog light.

Mark measured height less 3 - 4" on a wall.

Wait until it gets dark. Position bike about 20 feet away from...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2009, 12:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By RJO
How I did it......

I installed a Zumo GPS at the same time so got a lead that plugs into the headstock connector. I spliced into that for the autocom + feed and took the - straight to the battery.

Whatever you do...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-23-2009, 12:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By RJO
Been there, done that.......

Had this at 70+ mph in an overtake some time ago. This causes a complete bike shutdown.

I have posted this before;

The loom had to...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-22-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,821
Posted By RJO
Is it worth contacting KTM?

My master cylinder sprung a leak with about 2 months left on warranty. Dealer said that the seals were a wear item and not covered. I shelled out the 20+ for a rebuild kit and installed...
Forum: Vendors 04-22-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,930
Posted By RJO
GOBI protectors?

Are you doing the pannier corner protectors for the GOBI's?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2009, 10:21 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 17,635
Posted By RJO
Easy cleaning method.

I use a bottle brush! Soft enough not to scratch the cover but firm enough to shift the dirt. Never had to remove my TT plastic cover to allow cleaning. The handle length lets you clean the whole...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-14-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 18,703
Views: 7,469,411
Posted By RJO

About a year ago in the Peak District, Horizons Unlimited ride out.

When they go past horizontal they are...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2009, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 753
Posted By RJO
all the same........

My 09 did it from new whenever I slipped the clutch in traffic. Lasted about 1k miles then stopped. Clutch is fine so probably bedding in.

Forum: Europe 04-06-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,159
Posted By RJO
Cheap hotel chains in Europe?

I often use cheap hotel chains in France like B&B and balladins (
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2009, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,323
Posted By RJO
Should be okay, but......

I have run one of these on my KTM 950ADV for 4 years carrying petrol all over Europe. I find that they swell in direct sunlight, being black plastic doesn't help I suppose. I run with the cap just a...
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2009, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,343
Posted By RJO
Kerosene aka parafin

Just use kerosene.....known as good old parafin in the UK.

I have a small ish spray bottle and a 1" brush and a small soft bristle nail scrubbing brush.

Spray the chain scrub and brush it,...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-07-2009, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By RJO
Blue has it....

Stripped brakes down and cleaned out, all okay now:clap .

This has gone from new through every winter but this winter is bad salt wise and is really shagging everything:eek1 .

Looks like I...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-06-2009, 03:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 629
Posted By RJO
strange front wheel binding

When giving the bike (2005.5 950 adv) a wash the other day it was up on the centre stand and I just happened to be turning the front wheel BACKWARDS and it started to bind:huh .

It will rotate...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-24-2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,263
Posted By RJO
mnual switch....

I have put a simple manual switch across the sensor wires so I turn them on if needed. I'm getting pretty good at 'feeling' when it is about to ice, flick the switch......heaters on:clap .

If I...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-23-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,263
Posted By RJO
re-locate the sensor.....

Not quite linked to the original post but.......

Next time you are in there behind the headlight pull the sensor that is stuck to the support frame. 50p coin size (1" diameter ish) black plastic...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2009, 09:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,140
Posted By RJO

When the 10's come out someone will say to wait for the 11's:huh

Just buy one and ride the thing. It's like buying a laptop, there's always something a little better about to break cover but is...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-09-2009, 01:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By RJO
Find out why it blew.....

I had that one blow.......70mph mid overtake, giving it some and........nothing, engine out dash drops to nil, interesting:evil .

Check the wiring about 2" above the relay as it can rub against...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2009, 12:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 416
Posted By RJO
09 GSA running rough

My 09 GSA has 2000m on now and no issues until yesterday morning.

Hadn't been run for about a week due to bad roads (my KTM has better tyres for snow).

It was about -1c and the bike started...
Forum: Orange Crush 02-05-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 984
Posted By RJO
Don't panic..........

They all do it...........looks nice:lol3 .

It's also evident after a good thrash at night.

Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By RJO
just one day.........

Luckily I have a pressure washer (Yes I know the concerns but as long as you're sensible it's okay.........I bet your BMW dealer uses dealer certainly does) on 24hr standby and a few...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By RJO
It fits.

I have the 2009 model GSA with ESA and that exact hugger from NN. It fits easily once the rear wheel is dropped out.

Not convinced it does much though. I get covered in salt with it. Perhaps I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,199,661
Posted By RJO
Here's my new GSA

Just a few weeks old and enduring a salty British winter:eek1

Best get the bucket and sponge out:evil

Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 10,100
Posted By RJO
I'd say.............

I feel qualified to answer this one as I am lucky enough to own both bikes:D .

I've put close on 25000m on my KTM and only 2000m on the GS so far but they are different beasts.

THE KTM is a...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2009, 01:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 619
Posted By RJO
not on my bike.........

I also have an 09 GSA.

No needle :norton on my bike.

Roger O.
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2008, 09:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,019
Posted By RJO
cut it down........

I cut about 1/2" (12mm) or so off the front of my peak. Just sanded it off on a woodworking sander, easy. I then fitted small lead wheel weights on the front edge underneath, self adhesive ones but...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-24-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By RJO

It WORKS:clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap :clap

Thanks so much, I've been pulling out the hair I dont have trying to sort this, excellent!!!!!!!

Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-24-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 605
Posted By RJO
mapsource help please?

I want to be able to send some friends a route to view. They do not have mapsource so I want to be able to select the map I want and copy / paste it into an EMail as a simple map image. Simple...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-19-2008, 12:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,392
Posted By RJO
Push The Warranty

My 950's clutch was blue at 20,000 miles, it was the innermost plates that were blued and quite dry. Bike was fully serviced by the dealers and I told them the clutch was grabbing when cold and I...
Forum: Orange Crush 11-09-2008, 06:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 497
Posted By RJO
easy job........

You should have a roughly triangular plate with three holes in it. As you are sat on the bike the plate bolts up underneath the top tripple clamp, the bolt at the 90 degree corner of the triangle is...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-10-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By RJO
25k miles

I have over 25000 miles on my original chain and rear, only been adjusted twice and I certainly don't give it a gentle run. It's used every day, rain, shine, snow, salt, streams, mud, sand...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-30-2008, 01:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,557
Posted By RJO
my chain's fine....

25k miles, all year round, rain salt and occasional offroad. Changed the front sprocket at 20k miles for a long European tour. Rear seems fine as does the chain itself, only been adjusted maybe three...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-29-2008, 12:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,127
Posted By RJO
same here........

I had the same grief......this is what I did.

Slacken off the mounting strap (The one half way along the can) having given the whole bolt area a really good dose of penetrating the...
Forum: Orange Crush 08-27-2008, 02:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,116
Posted By RJO

AMS of Tewksbury.
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