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Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,063
Posted By liviob
Thanks for clarifying that VegasGSA. That's what...

Thanks for clarifying that VegasGSA. That's what I wanted to know.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,063
Posted By liviob
Thanks for the information. With heated grips no...

Thanks for the information. With heated grips no matter what brand of grip I buy I will need two throttle grips?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,063
Posted By liviob
Hand Grips

My bike came with a new set of foam handlebar grips the black and blue kind. I want to replace them with traditional rubber grips. I stopped in at the foothill BMW store looking for a traditional set...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,039
Posted By liviob
No worries about the hijacking. If your engine...

No worries about the hijacking. If your engine still pings after installing the NGK plugs and eliminating the other possible sources of precognition consider a set of Bosch platinum plugs. BBY has...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,039
Posted By liviob
Thanks Roger. @ def. I am not wanting to...

Thanks Roger.


@ def. I am not wanting to advance or retard the ignition I just wanted to be sure it is set at the factory delivered setting. If the ignition isn't set at the factory setting...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,039
Posted By liviob
After installing new plugs my bike stopped...

After installing new plugs my bike stopped pinging. The real test will be to ride it on a 90 degree's + hot day. So far no more pinging.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,039
Posted By liviob
That explains why the timing marks cannot be seen...

That explains why the timing marks cannot be seen with a timing light and your simple instructions in the hall of knowledge would be the simplest process to check the ignition timing. I did not go...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,039
Posted By liviob
Just had a look with a timing light and the 5...

Just had a look with a timing light and the 5 degree "S" mark before top dead center mark is not in the window when the timing light flash? Its not even close to the window. The HES plate is mounted...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,039
Posted By liviob
I thought it might work that way, but wanted...

I thought it might work that way, but wanted clarification so i am certain of how it works. Later today i will pull the timing mark plug and connect up a timing light and start it and see where the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,039
Posted By liviob
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,039
Posted By liviob
Timing Question

Which of the cylinders of the R1150GS corresponds to the timing marks on the flywheel?


This is good info but I didn't see my answer here....
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-27-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,431
Posted By liviob
I just watched a very interesting PBS documentary...

I just watched a very interesting PBS documentary on Netflix titled "What Plants Talk About" which depicted predatory plants and how they takeover and occupy whole regions of territory killing off...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By liviob
Why not use it? Seems like it would be good for...

Why not use it? Seems like it would be good for my boxer engine.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By liviob
Just poured some in the cap and Mobil 1 racing 4t...

Just poured some in the cap and Mobil 1 racing 4t 10-40 is pitch black.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By liviob
I will look again. My eyes are not the best in...

I will look again. My eyes are not the best in poor lighting, but I'm pretty sure that stuff is as black as black coffee.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By liviob
My bike has only one plug per side and I did...

My bike has only one plug per side and I did remove both of them at the same time so the engine will crank easyer for less draw on the battery and starter.
So whatever you need to do to get one...
Forum: Vendors 07-24-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 152,468
Posted By liviob
Thanks for your reassurance of the Hose kit you...

Thanks for your reassurance of the Hose kit you sent Mike. The Hose kit looks like quality parts and i hadn't thought of a internal leak until the other posters mentioned the possibility of it being...
Forum: Vendors 07-24-2014, 04:39 PM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 152,468
Posted By liviob
While using setting 8 the mileage was reduced by...

While using setting 8 the mileage was reduced by 10mpg so Based on your info i probably have another problem to sort out. I don't have a GS-911 or know anyone with one. I don't really want to buy a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By liviob
Mobil 1 pours out of the can black, but Dino oil...

Mobil 1 pours out of the can black, but Dino oil is often a gold color. I usually sniff oil to attempt detecting burnt oil. I wouldn't know what other contaminants smell like. I figured I would...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By liviob
How many miles between oil changes using Mobil 1...

How many miles between oil changes using Mobil 1 in the R1150GS?
Forum: Vendors 07-24-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 152,468
Posted By liviob
While my bikes lean running symptoms were not as...

While my bikes lean running symptoms were not as severe as yours they were the same symptoms and I noticed the same results after the AF-XIED install. Setting 8 provides an abundance of torque over...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By liviob
I may use Rotella oil next oil change. I don't...

I may use Rotella oil next oil change. I don't have an oil brand preference. My main concern is that the chosen oil is doing its job. This bike may have been run on Mobil 1 since new. Could be part...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 07:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By liviob
Good thinking NZRalphy. I have seen a scientific...

Good thinking NZRalphy. I have seen a scientific test which concluded that the Uni foam filter was the second most free flowing air filter in the test. 1st was K&N, a paper filter like BMW's was...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 03:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By liviob
oMG! What have you done vagueout?

oMG! What have you done vagueout?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By liviob
I have been oiling air filters for a long time....

I have been oiling air filters for a long time. They are rung out pretty good and allowed to dry before I install them. It's possible some oil could be sucked off them, but I don't think it's very...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By liviob
Pissed I plan to install a set of Lennies sprockets...

I plan to install a set of Lennies sprockets soon. I will have the cam chain and sprocket removed to install them. I was thinking of pulling the head on each side and having a look at the combustion...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By liviob
Looks like a good number for testing at 6,000'...

Looks like a good number for testing at 6,000' altitude. It makes more compression than my 300cc Beta trials bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By liviob
Looks like it produced good numbers and a 6-7 psi...

Looks like it produced good numbers and a 6-7 psi difference from side to side. Probably not much of a concern. The left plug is a little darker than the right, but not by much. Do you think the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By liviob
Lol! Your funny def. Thanks for the translation...

Lol! Your funny def. Thanks for the translation of bar to psi. This is the information that i needed. Thank you! Hopefully this engine produces good numbers.
Forum: Vendors 07-23-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 152,468
Posted By liviob
I did very recently open the fuel tank and...

I did very recently open the fuel tank and replace the fuel pump filter, install a fuel filter and all inside the tank fuel hoses with a Beemer Bone yard kit. It uses a somewhat clear plastic tube...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,552
Posted By liviob
Compression test

I want to check the cylinder compression of my bike and I do not know what would be a min - max cylinder PSI for a stock 2001 BMW R1150GS at 6,000' elevation. Anybody know what this number might be?
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,266
Posted By liviob
THIS^^^ I also used to fly hang gliders. I...

THIS^^^

I also used to fly hang gliders. I had a Wills Wing HP1. I personally wouldn't fly a COLLAPSABLE wing that looks like a giant "U". If used as a reserve chute it's ok because it's your...
Forum: Vendors 07-21-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 152,468
Posted By liviob
Ok, Thanks for the ideas! Considering all...

Ok, Thanks for the ideas!

Considering all of the information I have read about the "R" bikes and the related pinging issue it seems that they did not ping when new , but only after getting many...
Forum: Vendors 07-21-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 152,468
Posted By liviob
How is fuel pressure measured? Is there a thread...

How is fuel pressure measured? Is there a thread about this. I did recently install new fuel lines and fuel filters and the pump seems to be working correctly. I did use the pump to drain the tank...
Forum: Vendors 07-21-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 152,468
Posted By liviob
I was entering the highway and began a throttle...

I was entering the highway and began a throttle roll on in 5th gear. The pinging seemed to happen at about 4,000 RPM's and up to 7,000 RPM's.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,617
Posted By liviob
It closes and keeps the fuel in the tank in the...

It closes and keeps the fuel in the tank in the event of a tip over.
Forum: Vendors 07-20-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 152,468
Posted By liviob
I Googled pinging for this bike and found many...

I Googled pinging for this bike and found many threads about the topic. It seems that this is a common occurrence for the "R" bikes. Plenty of info in this thread.
...
Forum: Vendors 07-20-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 152,468
Posted By liviob
I tried running regular 85 octane once with the...

I tried running regular 85 octane once with the stock setup and the engine pings around town at 1/4 to 1/2 throttle. Using 91 octane lessons the pinging issue. It doesent make sense that I need to...
Forum: Vendors 07-20-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1,368
Views: 152,468
Posted By liviob
I have been able to put more miles on my bike...

I have been able to put more miles on my bike using setting "5" and discovered that my bike will ping wildly on a 70F day using 3/4 to full throttle. I am using Shell 91 octane fuel. The engine does...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By liviob
Thanks for the info. I will look again to see if...

Thanks for the info. I will look again to see if the throttle cables are loose. I did recently balance the throttle bodies and set the left side cable so it has about 1-2mm play in it seen at the...
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