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Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5,550
Views: 926,021
Posted By layabout
Removed the FD to service the pivot bearing and...

Removed the FD to service the pivot bearing and generally check up on things.
Cleaned, re-lubed, and retorqued...no more freeplay! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,005
Posted By layabout
Replace the Hall Sensor ASAP! Don't ask me how...

Replace the Hall Sensor ASAP!
Don't ask me how I know...:kboom
Other than that I've got about 60K trouble free miles on mine.
Great commuter.
Good for fire roads but a little much for a dirt bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,489
Posted By layabout
About 64,000 miles on my 2002 R1150GS and no...

About 64,000 miles on my 2002 R1150GS and no trouble with wheels that I can detect. The only trouble I've had with the bike in the time I've owned it (since 2008 with 9700 miles) is a bad HES, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By layabout
On my 2002 1150GS I've had similar issues before....

On my 2002 1150GS I've had similar issues before. I took out the big brass screws cleaned the screws and air holes and balanced the throttle bodies.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 938
Posted By layabout
I've put about 50,000 miles on my '02 GS in a...

I've put about 50,000 miles on my '02 GS in a little over four years. The only problem I've had was the Hall Effect Sensor. Actually, the problem was the wires on the sensor assembly. You might...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,631
Posted By layabout
I replaced the five year old PC680 in my 2002 GS...

I replaced the five year old PC680 in my 2002 GS last year when it was getting weak enough to reset the clock when I started the bike. I got a new PC680 and the old one now lives in my old Murray...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,183
Posted By layabout
That thing is still new ! Take the link with the...

That thing is still new ! Take the link with the ball joints off, wash out with WD-40, lube up with grease and you'll notice the difference.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,442
Posted By layabout
A hair dryer won't get hot enough, and a torch...

A hair dryer won't get hot enough, and a torch will probably scorch something. I'd use a heat gun.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,991
Posted By layabout
2002 1150GS here...sounds normal to me. A lot...

2002 1150GS here...sounds normal to me. A lot like half a VW Beetle.:rofl
Forum: The Garage 09-16-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,136
Posted By layabout
I had the fridge filter split when the house...

I had the fridge filter split when the house pressure regulator failed and caused the pressure in the house to be the same as the main county line. Made a real mess. Ya'll might want to get a screw...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2012, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,653
Posted By layabout
I have an '02 coming up on 50,000 miles. The...

I have an '02 coming up on 50,000 miles. The only trouble I have had is the plastic fuel line disconnects and the HES. Otherwise, a fun ride.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,334
Posted By layabout
Hall effect sensor crapped out on my 2002 R1150GS...

Hall effect sensor crapped out on my 2002 R1150GS on the way home from work a while back. Thanks to GSpot I recognized it for what is was right away. Easy enough fix with a credit card and internet...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,042
Posted By layabout
Downshift.

Downshift.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,765
Posted By layabout
You can do it yourself. I did it on my 1150. ...

You can do it yourself. I did it on my 1150. Check the Hall of Wisdom.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 720
Posted By layabout
Probably the engine knocking. It works better...

Probably the engine knocking. It works better @3500+ RPM.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2012, 09:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,092
Posted By layabout
I carried a cheap laptop in every kind of heat...

I carried a cheap laptop in every kind of heat and cold for a couple of years in a standard top box and had no problems. I had it stowed in a padded case in a book bag. I'm typing this on the said...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 14,411
Posted By layabout
No..2002 with a little aver 45,000 miles. Tried...

No..2002 with a little aver 45,000 miles. Tried shaking the wheel today and no play. Maybe tomorrow...worry beads galore.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,528
Posted By layabout
I replaced the old HES with the new HES. Of...

I replaced the old HES with the new HES. Of course, the machine now runs just fine. Damned electronic stuff. In the old days you could limp along home on burned up points. Now, it all or nothing....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By layabout
As long as its still running don't worry too much...

As long as its still running don't worry too much about it...:norton
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2012, 03:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,528
Posted By layabout
Yeah, I'll rebuild the old one. It sounds like...

Yeah, I'll rebuild the old one. It sounds like fun project, thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,528
Posted By layabout
The HES is the Hall Effect Sensor and I...

The HES is the Hall Effect Sensor and I understand that it triggers fuel and spark. It is located behind the lower pulley under the plastic cover at the front of the engine. I have heard that most...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2012, 04:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,528
Posted By layabout
One of these days when the bike (or myself) is...

One of these days when the bike (or myself) is too worn to continue I'll hang it on the wall as a piece of art.:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,528
Posted By layabout
HES 2002 1150gs

I’ve had my2002 R1150GS for about 3 ½ years now, and have really enjoyed the bike and mostly use it for day to day commuting to work: about 29 miles one way. (I also like to stand in my garage, sip...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2011, 09:08 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,855
Posted By layabout
I wear a hi-viz jacket, but my helmet is olive...

I wear a hi-viz jacket, but my helmet is olive green with a big, silver star on each side. I wonder if drivers think I'm a cop. Maybe because of the star on the helmet, they tend to keep back at...
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2010, 07:32 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 163,452
Posted By layabout
New Tire

:clap It worked! My first motorcycle tire change, and it went pretty smoothly. The toughest part was getting the tire off the rim, but after a healthy dose of WD-40 and a wood working clamp, the...
Forum: Face plant 09-27-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,419
Posted By layabout
There you are....

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=621690
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2010, 07:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,955
Posted By layabout
I took a 10mm socket and milled a window into the...

I took a 10mm socket and milled a window into the side to insert the allen wrench into. Just leave the bottom of the socket intact. I can then hold the adjuster while using an ordinary torque...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2009, 08:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,422
Posted By layabout
Ah Hell...

It looks like I'll have to show to a place of gainful employment Monday morning for a drug screening, and some kind of criminal background check. They didn't mention anything about a bike background...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2009, 06:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,180
Posted By layabout
Here in the North Atlanta metro area it seems...

Here in the North Atlanta metro area it seems like a free for all. Everyone drives pretty much the way they please, with only the occassional speed trap to slow things down.
When visiting the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,422
Posted By layabout
Well, I do have the "geek pouch". The plastic...

Well, I do have the "geek pouch". The plastic flap that folds over the pocket has "Makino" printed in big blue letters. I still have it in my tool box should I need it.
You can get a feel of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 771
Posted By layabout
They all do that. :D

They all do that. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2009, 03:52 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,741
Posted By layabout
Everything looks like sunglasses

I got out of class a few nights ago...rearranging the junk in my top case to fit the book bag i placed my nice sunglasses (in a case) between the left pannier and the seat. Of course I get home and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,422
Posted By layabout
Well then, other than being reckless enough to...

Well then, other than being reckless enough to own a bike I'd say I am practically superman. Married with no kids, wife is over the child-birthing years, non-smoker, not over weight...damn BMW for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,422
Posted By layabout
Well, I am a machinist, so the jacket and tie...

Well, I am a machinist, so the jacket and tie would be a little much. Usually a button up short-sleeve shirt and jeans. I never forget the mechanical pencil and six inch scale in the shirt pocket...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2009, 10:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,422
Posted By layabout
A bike too far?

Lately I've had to do a lot of cold calls to potential employers. You know; endless industrial parks, and walking into the front offices of various nondescript manufacturing plants. I was in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2009, 10:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,651
Posted By layabout
When it's time...

I used to tell my nephew when he was small, "Machines laugh when they make you bleed," in reference to his bicycle. Get what you want, but have some respect. When you start thinking you are the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 738
Posted By layabout
What he said..if you look at the casting under...

What he said..if you look at the casting under the handle bar mount you can see the hole for the locking pin on the left and right.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2009, 08:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 777
Posted By layabout
I'll start cranking, and as soon as it begins to...

I'll start cranking, and as soon as it begins to catch I then pull up the fast idle lever. It usually keeps running that way. If a pull the lever first then crank it'll start, die, and I get to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-25-2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 77,497
Posted By layabout
We kept hearing someone swimming in the river ...

We kept hearing someone swimming in the river :lol3.


...more likely something...:eek1
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2009, 07:14 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 77,497
Posted By layabout
I messed around the old Dawson Forest place a bit...

I messed around the old Dawson Forest place a bit as a kid. ( Mid 1970's) It was known locally simply as "Lockheed." It was a silent, creepy place then, and still is the last time I was there.
...
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