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Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By Blu_Vue
I've been using the karoo3 FR for around 4k miles...

I've been using the karoo3 FR for around 4k miles now. Quiet it ain't. Around 45mph, and then again around 80 is definitely talks back. But, I'm very pleased with the way it handles, and it will...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,099
Posted By Blu_Vue
Simple green (purple) biodegradable, diluted in...

Simple green (purple) biodegradable, diluted in spray bottle, then paint brushes for hard to clean areas - wheels, swing arm, etc. works a treat on road tar too!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 8,832
Posted By Blu_Vue
Is that a modified front fender, or the Touratech...

Is that a modified front fender, or the Touratech one?

Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 8,832
Posted By Blu_Vue
Cam chain tensioner replacement is covered on...

Cam chain tensioner replacement is covered on YouTube.
The part is like $80, job is quick and simple. Quiets down the rattling at start up.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 8,832
Posted By Blu_Vue
Search Affordable Beemer Services on YouTube for...

Search Affordable Beemer Services on YouTube for vids on various maintenance procedures. Very detailed, step by step DIY, anything from removing charcoal can to tranny R and R. All torque specs are...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By Blu_Vue
BTW, mine is from a 1999 R1100GS. several on...

BTW, mine is from a 1999 R1100GS.
several on eBay now for various R models.

PM me if I can help
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2015, 06:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By Blu_Vue
Do you mean R1100? 3. Not rebuild able,...

Do you mean R1100?

3. Not rebuild able, AFIK.

I do have one available with ~ 31,000 mi.

I bought my bike from an older gentleman who said the bike had never been offroad. By the looks...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,092
Posted By Blu_Vue
Well, if you have a chance it wouldn't hurt to...

Well, if you have a chance it wouldn't hurt to drop the final drive fluid and inspect. They can be rebuilt, and used ones bought on eBay, but will set you back >$700 for a used one. If you find...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 17,927
Posted By Blu_Vue
Laugh I figure if I'm gonna drop $2k on a tranny for...

I figure if I'm gonna drop $2k on a tranny for it, I'll be damned if I go cheap on a safety upgrade! "Safety upgrade", I didn't coin it, and I recommend you use that if you have to pitch it to "the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 17,927
Posted By Blu_Vue
Well I finally got this installed last night, and...

Well I finally got this installed last night, and had a few laps around the neighborhood with it. Each piece in the kit is very nicely made, and fits extremely well together. I was especially...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 17,927
Posted By Blu_Vue
Ordered up my kit just before Christmas and it...

Ordered up my kit just before Christmas and it showed up well-protected and in a very timely manner. Still waiting on the TruckLite to ship as the first order was apparently lost. Anyway, I can...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2015, 07:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,942
Posted By Blu_Vue
08-09 No servo brakes, more power than the...

08-09
No servo brakes, more power than the first 1200
Forum: Vendors 12-24-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,287
Posted By Blu_Vue
Hi I'm confused about how to place my order? I...

Hi I'm confused about how to place my order?
I believe the latest price posted is $225, can't recall if that includes shipping?

I'm in 80122 zip - Colorado.

PayPal?

Can you please send me...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 12-15-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 153,571
Posted By Blu_Vue
Wicked cool :clap

Wicked cool :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By Blu_Vue
Wish I had the chops to do electrical (from...

Wish I had the chops to do electrical (from scratch) on my own. I installed the Eastern Beaver headlight harness and am pleased with the improvement. The light is definitely brighter, but I still...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,671
Posted By Blu_Vue
+1 Pelican

I also like these. As stated, many sizes to choose from, very durable and won't dent or ding. :*sip*
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,825
Posted By Blu_Vue
Thumb I don't use any pads on top, and generally a...

I don't use any pads on top, and generally a agree with the "hard seat is a better seat" theory. I feel little more that the sit bones indenting the seat and generally means that your butt flesh...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By Blu_Vue
Thumb Very cool, modern look!

Very cool, modern look!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,565
Posted By Blu_Vue
Have had a set of 2"x2" 10watts (ea.) by VisionX...

Have had a set of 2"x2" 10watts (ea.) by VisionX for a few years now, they were $110 each I think. They're bright, very durable and never had any issue with water, no failure of any sort and they're...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 17,927
Posted By Blu_Vue
This looks really, really nice. The...

This looks really, really nice.

The problem I'm finding with the stock unit (WITH the Eastern Beaver harness upgrade) is that I'm not getting enough light out ahead of me. I have the adjuster...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By Blu_Vue
Have the AeroFlo 2-piece shield on my 1100,...

Have the AeroFlo 2-piece shield on my 1100, slightly different perhaps - but it is the very best option I have tried. Great coverage without creating an annoying vacuum behind the screen. Mine is...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,472
Posted By Blu_Vue
What did you pay for the replacement unit? I...

What did you pay for the replacement unit?

I need to replace my '99 gearbox, but haven't decided whether to R&R myself, or try to find a complete replacement and have a shop do it. (My local guy...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,499
Posted By Blu_Vue
Have only owned the 1100, my current bike, but...

Have only owned the 1100, my current bike, but have traveled some spirited miles on each. I don't know what I'd do with a 6th gear, honestly. Even at 85, slabbing on straight and flat interstate...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 10,377
Posted By Blu_Vue
Amen brother! :D I like what you had to say...

Amen brother! :D

I like what you had to say about the insurance company and representatives you dealt with. I'm going through a claim on my '99 GS right now and will definitely take your advice....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By Blu_Vue
After talking to several welding specialists in...

After talking to several welding specialists in the area, I decided to turn this in to my insurance. Every welder I spoke to said it's just too risky to try and repair the case without removing it,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By Blu_Vue
Thanks Jim, I'm looking into it. Man, I still...

Thanks Jim, I'm looking into it.
Man, I still can't believe I have done this... This bike was perfect!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By Blu_Vue
Thanks for the reply. The middle boss is broken...

Thanks for the reply.
The middle boss is broken off completely. The upper is fine (peg mount remains there) lower is there, but it appears that the bolt pulled out the depth of the threads.

Can...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By Blu_Vue
Broke my 11GS

During a ride today near the Haymen Burn area, and Cheeseman Res, I had a quick encounter with a downed log. Bike never went down, but the shifter side foot peg broke completely off at impact.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,121
Posted By Blu_Vue
As stated, those are two very different tires...

As stated, those are two very different tires overall. I currently run a Karro3 on the front (with an Original Tourance on the rear) and the Karoo is quite loud between 40-45mph and then again from...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,352
Posted By Blu_Vue
I have never owned a 12, but have ridden a few,...

I have never owned a 12, but have ridden a few, including WC. The newer, the quicker and more exciting in my opinion. The looks of the 12's have really grown on me.

But I'm a "pay as you go"...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 822
Posted By Blu_Vue
Have seen 8 bars, while sitting in traffic for...

Have seen 8 bars, while sitting in traffic for 40mins and 90*
Forum: Vendors 08-01-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1,427
Views: 172,680
Posted By Blu_Vue
Need a little help, please

Just received the universal harness along with the device for my '99 1100gs.
Where does the RED wire connect? Instructions say "to 12v", but do not specify where.

Also, if anyone has pics of...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,407
Posted By Blu_Vue
Mine does that

I think it's the tires. My 1100gs does the same thing, and the rear Tourance tire is very flat / worn in the center, with very tall tread on the edges.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Posted By Blu_Vue
An option for you

Most I've seen had the RID. Some did not, I think those were called a sport model? There's a very solid '03 1150 for sale north of Denver w/ about 45k on it. Has htd grips, NO ABS, yellow, near...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,389
Posted By Blu_Vue
Much love

I began considering "the other" R models after deciding that GS's of the same vintage are simply beyond my budget. Have only actually ridden one, but absolutely loved it, much more than other...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 584
Posted By Blu_Vue
'95 BMW R1100RS - What's it worth?

1995 BMW R1100RS with 49k Miles, black.
Never owned (but have ridden a few) Beemers so I thought it wise to ask around for some advice on an older bike. I know they'll run a long while, and I'm a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,855
Posted By Blu_Vue
No doubt! It SOLD on the crappiest weather day...

No doubt! It SOLD on the crappiest weather day this month.
Ah well, next....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,855
Posted By Blu_Vue
Yeah, I wasn't super excited about the lack of...

Yeah, I wasn't super excited about the lack of history on it, but the shop was thorough with what they did. I forget all the items, but I'll try to get a copy of the work order and post it up. I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,855
Posted By Blu_Vue
Got the skinny on that rig, well - as much as I...

Got the skinny on that rig, well - as much as I could get by phone anyway.
It's last registration was in IL, traded to the shop.
Little known service history, so the shop performed a thorough...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,855
Posted By Blu_Vue
Love the classic R100R, but those are even more...

Love the classic R100R, but those are even more rare, at least in these parts.
You make a good point though about buying what you want to start with. Better to wait while you save up rather than...
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