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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 244
Posted By NoiZboy
R1150GS Successful GoPro Mounting solutions?

So, getting ready for a first trip with a GoPro, and I'm trying to figure out a good mounting location or two. I've got an assortment of the little arms and a handlebar/clamp mount, as well as a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By NoiZboy
Sorry you had no luck with the kits. Thanks for...

Sorry you had no luck with the kits. Thanks for sorting the caliper o-rings, though! :clap:clap:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 282
Posted By NoiZboy
Parted out 2004 R1150GS Adventure, 80K miles

Just came across this eBay listing this morning. I've not dealt with UsedCycleParts before, but they have overwhelmingly positive reviews.

I thought it might be worth looking at if you're in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By NoiZboy
Ok, thanks. That makes sense. I went ahead and...

Ok, thanks. That makes sense. I went ahead and cleaned it out as best I could, and it turned out there's mostly just a thin layer of film on the bottom of the box. Glad to hear it's probably...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 379
Posted By NoiZboy
R1150GSA - Oil in the Airbox (a/k/a - Today's little surprise)

Started reassembly of my bike today after a spline lube, and in cleaning out the airbox I turned it upside down to dump out some bits of leaves in the filter tray, which pretty quickly resulted in...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By NoiZboy
The kit contained 4 pistons, 4 sealing gaskets,...

The kit contained 4 pistons, 4 sealing gaskets, and 4 dust/water seal gaskets.

I did look for the caliper o-rings because I was having so much trouble extracting the pistons I thought I might have...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 412
Posted By NoiZboy
I just did this on my '04 GS w/ ABS. I did want...

I just did this on my '04 GS w/ ABS. I did want to replace the pistons, so I don't know about getting the gaskets without them. As for the o-rings between the caliper halves, if you haven't split...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By NoiZboy
Just to finish this off, here's the clutch...

Just to finish this off, here's the clutch splines after cleaning. Thanks, all, for the input & suggestions.

:clap:clap:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By NoiZboy
Happy to hear it! I'm used to the...

Happy to hear it! I'm used to the smaller/triangular splines on the airheads, so wasn't sure what to make of these big fat splines ... isn't more and smaller supposed to be better for this...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By NoiZboy
No, the clutch was acting just fine, I'm happy to...

No, the clutch was acting just fine, I'm happy to say. I am just working through the bike checking for proper maintenance, and the bike is at 44K so it sounded like time ...or a little overdue... to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By NoiZboy
Thanks, all. Here's a better picture with the...

Thanks, all. Here's a better picture with the input splines given a preliminary cleaning. Sorry -- no photographer here.

Anyway, the overall shape seems about right based on the other pictures. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By NoiZboy
And here's the input splines....sorry the photo's...

And here's the input splines....sorry the photo's a little blurrier.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 685
Posted By NoiZboy
2004 R1150GSA - Spline Condition

Working through some of the deeper parts of making sure my newish-to-me R1150GSA is up to date on maintenance, and am fully disassembled for my spline lube.

Having never dealt with an R1150's...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 938
Posted By NoiZboy
Thanks to this post, I now realize I have the...

Thanks to this post, I now realize I have the Elast belt. So, the 116mm spec noted in the link below - Is that the target gap at the shortest distance between the inside edge of the flanges? Am I...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By NoiZboy
Just to get back on this, the bolts arrived...

Just to get back on this, the bolts arrived promptly. Each type was in its own bag with printed label specific to my order, with no errors on quantity/type. There was no indication of source...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-27-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By NoiZboy
Thanks, all, for the feedback. Talked with the...

Thanks, all, for the feedback. Talked with the owner yesterday who confirmed that the battery is both old and not especially well-cared for. He's going to bring a new one by and that should cure...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-26-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By NoiZboy
Honda Trail 90 Battery voltage question

I am keeping a friend's Honda Trail 90 while he's traveling, and promised to run her every now and again to keep the fluids and battery fresh. When I went to start it a couple of days ago, though, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 242
Posted By NoiZboy
Softness only in residual braking - 2004 R1150GS

I just rebuilt the front calipers on my ABS-equipped R1150GSA. The brake performance feels rock solid under ABS and the brakes retract perfectly so there's minimal brake drag. However, and after...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By NoiZboy
Thanks, Zoef ... This is definitely the answer. ...

Thanks, Zoef ... This is definitely the answer. The part number is:

34 11 7 721 664

It can be had in the U.S. but is tricky to come by. I had talked with Bob's and Morton's, and because of...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By NoiZboy
Metric Bolt Source

Having just moved into a house with a bit of workshop space, I finally have room to build an inventory of parts. With local auto parts shops lacking on range of metric bolts, and having grown tired...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By NoiZboy
Source for 2004 R1150GSA w/ ABS Front Caliper Rebuild Kit?

Does anyone have a source for a rebuild kit for the 2004 R1150GSA front brakes (Tokico made/BMW branded) in the USA? I found them at Motorworks in Britain:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By NoiZboy
Chris Harris vid on removing the canister

Chris Harris, who has a string of highly entertaining and informative shop videos filmed in his shop in New Hampshire (http://www.affordablebeemerservices.com), has a YouTube video pulling the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 2,306
Views: 319,912
Posted By NoiZboy
Let me clean that visor for you?

Riding home from work involves a brief stint on a "town" street with several stoplights in a row. As I sat at one light the cage driver in front of me decided to wash her windshield. Fortunately I...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By NoiZboy
Ok, thanks. I'll plan on doing that in the next...

Ok, thanks. I'll plan on doing that in the next few days and will only respond back here if there's anything unusual.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By NoiZboy
I just used brake cleaner and a bit of soft brush...

I just used brake cleaner and a bit of soft brush scrubbing. I did spray the brake cleaner pretty directly at the caliper using the little "spray straw" that came with the cleaner. Is it possible...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By NoiZboy
And just to be thorough: the bike has been on a...

And just to be thorough: the bike has been on a test ride since I finished the work. About a 10 mile loop with varying speeds and a bunch of testing of the brakes doing a range of brake performance...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By NoiZboy
The pads were not that old, so it is the same...

The pads were not that old, so it is the same pads (they are about 8 months/maybe 3-4K old, I think) and the same rotors. That said, obviously the whole system was pulled apart and everything...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By NoiZboy
R1150GS Front Brake Caliper - How Tight is too tight?

Thanks up front for any insights, folks.

I had to replace one of the two front brake calipers on my 2004 R1150GSA (Tokico caliper). I bought a used unit from Beemer Boneyard, and cleaned and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,063
Posted By NoiZboy
Laugh I definitely think the main barometer is your...

I definitely think the main barometer is your comfort level, coupled with a clear-headed assessment of your skill level. The process of getting comfortable and confident as a rider requires both...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2013, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 312,951
Posted By NoiZboy
Sure sounds like he's increasing lean and adding...

Sure sounds like he's increasing lean and adding throttle at the same time to me. That far into Mulholland and his tires should've been fine. I think he just got on the gas while he was still...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By NoiZboy
It's the starter spinning..

Thanks, everyone for your thoughts. Aware of the potential for the drag in the alternator to increase under load, I kept the alternator cover off yesterday and watched/listened/etc. to the belt...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 615
Posted By NoiZboy
Eek 2004 R1150GSA - Strange Electrical Problem

So, riding through the rain about three weeks ago, on one of the first cooler mornings of the fall, I had the heated grips on. About 2/3 of the way through my 15 mile ride to work I suddenly started...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2013, 08:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,238
Posted By NoiZboy
Would be great to attend...

Jim, Do you post about your sessions on the board/how can I find out about them? If you're up for new guests, we ARE on the same coast, and area. Would be great to be able to catch one of your...
Forum: Airheads 12-25-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 878
Views: 104,782
Posted By NoiZboy
New Member w/ R80ST

Hey, all ... and Merry Christmas!

New member here, and thought I'd add my bike to the list:

1983 R80ST
Mileage: 56.5K
VIN: 7200
Owner History Unknown

She runs well, and I try to make...
Forum: Vendors 12-24-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,708
Posted By NoiZboy
2004 R1150GS Options

Dan,

Looks like a great offer, but what are the differences between the options listed for the R1150GS? Is the external reservoir only a matter of convenience, or does it offer additional...
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