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Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-15-2015, 09:28 AM
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Posted By laxman
Exactly the same symptoms as mine. I went beyond...

Exactly the same symptoms as mine. I went beyond dealer level and dealt directly with the factory rep. They checked everything: steering head bearings, triple clamp etc. -- nothing found. The initial...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-06-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,376
Posted By laxman
I'm not sure if what we're experiencing is the...

I'm not sure if what we're experiencing is the same. My concern is not is the noise, but the actual "clunking" feedback you can feel in the handlebar as if something is loose in the front end. The...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 06-06-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,376
Posted By laxman
Eek I did more reaearch on this issue and this is my...

I did more reaearch on this issue and this is my theory:

The bike has 4 damping modes. The clunk is pronounced on the "comfort" and "street" modes. It practically goes away on "sport" & "offroad"...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-31-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,376
Posted By laxman
Yes I've tried all modes except disconnecting the...

Yes I've tried all modes except disconnecting the electronic suspension. The issue is always there. I'm convinced the problem is inside the valving mechanism. A design problem. The question is when...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-30-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,376
Posted By laxman
Cry Update

Finally got a hold of the factory rep. They picked up my bike immediately for inspection. The front end was pulled apart, clearances and preload checked. All according to specs. Rep communicated the...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-23-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,376
Posted By laxman
Pissed Just roadtested my riding buddie's 1190 STD &...

Just roadtested my riding buddie's 1190 STD & 1190R this morning. Definitely didn't exhibit this clunking noise condition. i guess it's time to talk to the factory rep directly tomorrow.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-23-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,376
Posted By laxman
The clunking noise is excessive. It is not...

The clunking noise is excessive. It is not subtle. The dealer did what you described, my comment on that procedure is, it only checks on axial play and there was nothing obvious. Bearing preload is...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-23-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,376
Posted By laxman
Eh? 1290 SA Front Ending Clunking Noise

Hi,

Dealer delivered my brand new 1290SA the other day. Mileage in the odometer was 1 km only. Took the bike for a spin around our village where we have numerous speed bumps. First thing I...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 01:38 AM
Replies: 1,241
Views: 93,062
Posted By laxman
Vesconite

Hi,
Been following this thread as my GS1100 pivot bearings need replacement too. I wonder if the experts have come across the material called "Vesconite". The material looks like a typical...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2009, 08:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,946
Posted By laxman
1150 GS Throttle setting / TPS voltage

Thanks for the info JJ. Found the "Hall of Wisdom" info on TPS voltage. What I'd like to clarify is whether the .32 - .40 V TPS voltage is set with the throttle plate at zero position? The 1100...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2009, 06:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,946
Posted By laxman
1150 TPS voltage question

Working on a friend's '01 or '02 1150 GS. Complained of excessive fuel consumption and black smoke. True enough the a/f was rich. After checking the basics, discovered the TPS idle voltage was 1.23...
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