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Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2007, 01:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,579
Posted By profwacko
RID Clock Issue

When I start my bike (2003 1150GS Sport) for the first time in the morning, the clock goes off and resets itself to 0:00.

Is there a backup battery that needs to be replaced, or do I have a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2006, 02:59 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 103,360
Posted By profwacko
>>Another 'clacker' on the right side of the...

>>Another 'clacker' on the right side of the engine is the stationary chain guide at the front of the crankshaft.

Any how-to posts for addressing this item?

Mine is getting pretty noisy after...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2006, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By profwacko
Aftermarket Pivot Bushings

I read somewhere about a guy who sells a really cool bushing setup that replaces the pivot bearings in our final drives.

I spent qute a while searching the messages but I could not come up with...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2006, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,972
Posted By profwacko
>>The collective says 41.5k doesn't qualify as...

>>The collective says 41.5k doesn't qualify as "high mileage."

I agree.

That's why I am asking for some input from guys who have accumulated more miles than I have. >8]
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2006, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,972
Posted By profwacko
High mileage 1150GS Question

I just had the swing arm pivot bearings adjusted at the dealer ($40, cheap I'm thinking) at 41.5k miles, and the guy told me that I should consider replacing them pivot bearings at 50k miles.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2006, 04:27 PM
Replies: 772
Views: 98,847
Posted By profwacko
Mine's a 2003 R1150GS Sport. Bought it in...

Mine's a 2003 R1150GS Sport.

Bought it in Oct 2003, and it now has 41.5k miles on it.

The only problems so far have been a oil-leak related clutch failure (repaired under warranty) and the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2005, 08:28 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 103,360
Posted By profwacko
11 31 7 688 629 11 31 7 656 922 07 11 9 963...

11 31 7 688 629
11 31 7 656 922
07 11 9 963 308

Yep. That's the ones.

I just installed them in my 1150GS, and the difference in noise level is amazing. Now, I gotta do the rocker end play...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2005, 10:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,064
Posted By profwacko
YAHBO, I did the conversion to 17" rims on...

YAHBO,

I did the conversion to 17" rims on my 1150GS Sport, and I find that the Pirelli Diablo's (the regular ones, not the Corsa version) last about 5-6k on the rear and I got about 8k from my...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2005, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By profwacko
Firstly, the larger discs that came on my front...

Firstly, the larger discs that came on my front wheel put the calipers out of reach of their bolt holes on my bike. Are the earlier 1100 RT/RS discs smaller than the more-recent ones?

Secondly, if...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2005, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By profwacko
I am using wheels off of an R1150RS (note...

I am using wheels off of an R1150RS (note avatar). You will need to use the GS front rotors as the ones from the RT/RS are larger in diameter.

I prefer the 5" with a 160/60 tire, rather than the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-16-2005, 08:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,969
Posted By profwacko
A buddy of mine who is a fairly high annual...

A buddy of mine who is a fairly high annual mileage rider traded his Futura in for a Tuono after 70k miles and 18 months or so.

He said the only issue with the Tuono he was aware of after a few...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2004, 03:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,637
Posted By profwacko
I would also be happy to give them a try. I...

I would also be happy to give them a try.

I currently have Ricky Bars, so I could give you an opinion of how they fare against the "originals", so to speak.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2004, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 834
Posted By profwacko
Very nice report. I have done quite a few...

Very nice report.

I have done quite a few track days on other bikes and 3 on my GS, which were the most fun by far.

I know I am preaching to the choir here, but going out on a well-organized...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2004, 08:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,283
Posted By profwacko
I have done a few track days on my GS, as well...

I have done a few track days on my GS, as well (note avatar).

The most recent one was on my cast wheel conversion with street compound Pirelli Diablo's.

The difference in traction means that...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2004, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By profwacko
Ricardo (love my Ricky Bars BTW), Thanks for...

Ricardo (love my Ricky Bars BTW),

Thanks for the words of caution, however the spacing on my ABS-equiped R1100S is 5mm LESS than what I measured on the GS.

When I originally mounted the cast...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2004, 10:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By profwacko
Quick Question

I am getting some vibration in my front brake lever as I come to a slow stop.

I am thinking that I do not have the rotor spacing exactly right just yet since I switched my 1150GS Sport to the cast...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2004, 03:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 920
Posted By profwacko
I've done a few trackdays on my GS (note avatar),...

I've done a few trackdays on my GS (note avatar), including riding the bike to and from the track and here's what I did:

I used the blue masking tape underneath the duct tape. Came off really...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2004, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By profwacko
If it's just the rubber that needs replacing,...

If it's just the rubber that needs replacing, then just remove the old ones, and put on your favorite grips.

The only caveat is you will need two throttle-side grips because the left-hand heater...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2004, 04:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,147
Posted By profwacko
Gerg, what was the turn-around time on your shock...

Gerg, what was the turn-around time on your shock rebuild?

Mine have quite a few miles on them (I bought them used), and I am thinking that getting them looked at couldn't hurt.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2004, 01:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 958
Posted By profwacko
What kind of cutter do you like in the Dremel? ...

What kind of cutter do you like in the Dremel?

I used a jigsaw when I cut the lip off of my stock screen, and it worked really well.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2004, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,247
Posted By profwacko
Here's the situation as I understand it: All...

Here's the situation as I understand it:

All EFI boxers with stock ECU's backfire under decelleration because of the zero-throttle fuel cutoff "feature" in the Mototronic.

Mine did it even when...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2004, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 436
Posted By profwacko
Dim Gauge Lights

Can anyone else out there over 50 see the numbers on the odometer at night?

This is on an R1150GS.

I can read the speedo just fine, but the odo is in the dark. It looks like all of the bulbs...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2004, 06:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,542
Posted By profwacko
Maybe I'll change my avatar...

Maybe I'll change my avatar...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2004, 06:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,542
Posted By profwacko
This too...

This too...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2004, 06:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,542
Posted By profwacko
F-Y-B, you ROCK, Dude!! Anyone who can get to the...

F-Y-B, you ROCK, Dude!! Anyone who can get to the edge of the front tire on a GS is my hero, for sure.

Where did you do the trackday on Labor Day?

I was at Willow Springs yesterday and did this...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2004, 04:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,126
Posted By profwacko
I think I paid $125 for mine. You might try...

I think I paid $125 for mine.

You might try a dealer (if you can find a Moto Guzzi dealer) to see if they have any crash repair leftovers.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2004, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,126
Posted By profwacko
Here's the bracket

Here's the bracket
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2004, 08:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,126
Posted By profwacko
mike54, the wheels are off of an RS that have...

mike54, the wheels are off of an RS that have been powdercoated black.

Eurobiker, because this canister is so much smaller than the stock one, there is even less heat going into the left side bag...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2004, 11:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,126
Posted By profwacko
I made a mounting hanger out of a piece of steel...

I made a mounting hanger out of a piece of steel strap about 2 inches wide.

I made a pattern out of cardboard to figure out where to make the bend and at what angle.

It's painted with aerosol...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2004, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,126
Posted By profwacko
Mr. De Mille, I'm ready for my close-up now...

Mr. De Mille, I'm ready for my close-up now...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2004, 02:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,126
Posted By profwacko
1150GS with (GASP!!) Moto Guzzi Parts??

Ok, it's only the mufflers, and they are Mistrals off of a V11 Sport.

I was inspired by the thread about putting the R1 muffler on a GS, and I thought that these Mistrals looked a lot better....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2004, 09:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,630
Posted By profwacko
I put a set of them in my R1100S because I was...

I put a set of them in my R1100S because I was curious too see how they worked.

They work very well, but the slight diference in performance was probably because the plugs I took out were still...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2004, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,199
Posted By profwacko
HID's

Put me 2nd in line for the HID's if Spagthorpe declines.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2004, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By profwacko
I switched to a Remus cat eliminator and took out...

I switched to a Remus cat eliminator and took out the CCP and the O2 sensor on my 03 GS.

The results? Mileage unchanged (high 30's to low 40's), low RPM response improved, no surging, and all of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2004, 02:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,037
Posted By profwacko
>>I haven't been following KTM closely but they...

>>I haven't been following KTM closely but they seem to be going for premium units.

IIRC, didn't KTM buy WP suspensioin outright, or was it just controlling interest in it?

My Duke II came with...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2004, 11:41 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,037
Posted By profwacko
>>Not sure where you found this urban myth?...

>>Not sure where you found this urban myth? Explain Rossi and many of the other top boys on SHOWAs??? Go figure.

Easy to figure:

They are not on the same kind of Showa's that are OEM's from any...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2004, 08:08 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,037
Posted By profwacko
Techno-Flex is another Scandiavian manufacturer...

Techno-Flex is another Scandiavian manufacturer of suspension products.

Lots of European racers use them.

technoflex-suspension.net

Of course, YMMV. I have Ohlins on mine.

-jp
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2004, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By profwacko
There's a guy in SoCal that repaired the rear...

There's a guy in SoCal that repaired the rear wheel on my R1100S that got bent when the tire went flat 2-up on the freeway. It had several good flats on both sides.

It was repaired and is...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2004, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By profwacko
I have a used Corbin for R1150 GS for sale. ...

I have a used Corbin for R1150 GS for sale.

The pocket in the seat is a little too far back for me (5-9, 190lbs), but for someone taller, it should be perfect.

I have the rider and pillion...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2004, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 763
Posted By profwacko
Try this one: Tortoise Powder Coating 3052...

Try this one:
Tortoise Powder Coating
3052 Treadwell St
Los Angeles
323-258-7776

They are directly south of Forest Lawn Glendale and east of the LAPD station on San Fernando Road.

Tell...
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