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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 03:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 603
Posted By Steptoe
So you don't think a bike gets shaken while...

So you don't think a bike gets shaken while riding it......it only gets shaken while in a trailer :D
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 03:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 603
Posted By Steptoe
Before you start dismantling things and get too...

Before you start dismantling things and get too technical have a look at the throttle cables.......

I'd have guess at one of the throttle cables has become dislodged at the throttle body when you...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 03:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By Steptoe
Could well be the coil caps/stick coils. A very...

Could well be the coil caps/stick coils. A very common failure.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Steptoe
Each part is balanced individually from the...

Each part is balanced individually from the factory.. Check out the milling marks/wells on each part.

I've taken enough clutches apart that haven't been touched since they left the factory and 90%...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2015, 02:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By Steptoe
What model of bike do you have ??

What model of bike do you have ??
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,348
Posted By Steptoe
Center stand. Never ever the side stand.

Center stand. Never ever the side stand.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 657
Posted By Steptoe
If all you did was loosen the banjo just enough...

If all you did was loosen the banjo just enough to re-angle it and you did it quickly i wouldn't worry about bleeding it.
If a tiny amount of fluid ran out that's not a problem, it means air won't...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,054
Posted By Steptoe
Guess what. If you can be arsed you bleed it the...

Guess what. If you can be arsed you bleed it the same as the brake calipers.
Pipe on the nipple, crack it open and bleed away. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,054
Posted By Steptoe
You're confusing yourself by overthinking and...

You're confusing yourself by overthinking and making things seem more difficult than they actually are

There's a reason why you can't find any videos.... A 1999 1100GS has the most simplest ABS...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By Steptoe
Remove ABS/Servo modulator. Unscrew the ecu on...

Remove ABS/Servo modulator. Unscrew the ecu on the end of the unit. Plug it back onto the bike. Remove abs relay and the one single bulb that;ll be flashing in the instrument panel. That's taken...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,183
Posted By Steptoe
The oil leak from behind the rear wheel is almost...

The oil leak from behind the rear wheel is almost certainly the crown wheel bearing and seal has gone in your final drive.
The bearing fails and the ball retaining cage pushes out the seal causing...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2015, 01:45 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,796
Posted By Steptoe
Only the later ADV shafts were "keyed". The...

Only the later ADV shafts were "keyed". The earlier models had the all splined shaft.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By Steptoe
It really depends on the type of mileage, not the...

It really depends on the type of mileage, not the actual mileage.

Lots of stop start riding in cities or hard off road riding will shorten the life of the clutch considerably.

Long leisurely...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 912
Posted By Steptoe
Undo the three small bolts that secure the...

Undo the three small bolts that secure the airbox, lever it backwards and down, pop the lines out of their fixing gap in the airbox then twist/turn the fuel distributor/regulator out from the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 912
Posted By Steptoe
There is still no need to remove the pulley or...

There is still no need to remove the pulley or HES ??? Have a look. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By Steptoe
Yes. Do it just how you describe it.. ...

Yes.
Do it just how you describe it..

Swing down final drive, pop the driveshaft off the gearbox output shaft.
Fit new gaiter. Don't attach the new gaitor to the gearbox just yet..
You need...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 691
Posted By Steptoe
But plenty of posts asking the same question you...

But plenty of posts asking the same question you have :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,628
Posted By Steptoe
Can i point out that you do not need to remove...

Can i point out that you do not need to remove any of the frame tubes/supports or plastics/parts holding the ECU's in place. The alternator can be removed from the front very simply.

The three...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 912
Posted By Steptoe
What are you talking about ? None of those...

What are you talking about ? None of those parts have to be touched.


I pull them out from the rear, no need to break open any brakelines on the ABS modulator.
I have a long lever and there's...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By Steptoe
Common problem.. You need a new set of wavy...

Common problem.. You need a new set of wavy washers cups and mounting bolts..
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,796
Posted By Steptoe
You don't need the "pins" - On the 1150 the...

You don't need the "pins" - On the 1150 the pushrod can removed and replaced with the gearbox in place
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,432
Posted By Steptoe
It's not false. It's fact. A fact, not something...

It's not false. It's fact. A fact, not something heard on the internet or a mate of mate overheard someone :wink:

Tell me the difference in the rev range in top gear between your final drives ? ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2015, 01:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By Steptoe
I've been dealing with this problem for more than...

I've been dealing with this problem for more than 20 years and first posted about this problem waaaaay back. Here's one of the most recent in 2010 :D ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,432
Posted By Steptoe
Remember, an ADV with the enduro transmission...

Remember, an ADV with the enduro transmission will give you less miles per gallon compared to a GS with the high top gear.

The enduro transmission runs just over 500rpm more at the same speed than...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By Steptoe
You don't lose the starter power plug, it's a...

You don't lose the starter power plug, it's a double connection purposely made for the adv so you get both power points.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 223
Posted By Steptoe
You've possibly a blocked return pipe/line or the...

You've possibly a blocked return pipe/line or the return fuel Q/D not pushed fully home. .
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By Steptoe
You mention oil in your post.... do not oil the...

You mention oil in your post.... do not oil the cables. If they're nylon lined the nylon will swell and trap the cable.

Another cause of broken cables is the barrel at the hand lever where the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By Steptoe
There's an extension loom that plugs into the...

There's an extension loom that plugs into the power socket on the starter motor cover and reaches up to the beak.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2015, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,054
Posted By Steptoe
Fill bleed and flush like normal..... No need for...

Fill bleed and flush like normal..... No need for any funnels on an 1100 brakes.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By Steptoe
If the hole is too large just keep on plugging.. ...

If the hole is too large just keep on plugging..

I came back from morocco to the UK with 5 plugs in one hole. :D

Whatever gets you home.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By Steptoe
Just checked....The 1100/1150 rear sections...

Just checked....The 1100/1150 rear sections aren't interchangeable as the splines are different.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 273
Posted By Steptoe
Got a few assorted used driveshafts in the garage...

Got a few assorted used driveshafts in the garage and a customer is due here within 30 minutes to pick his bike up so i'll have check if they are interchangeable when i'm in the workshop.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By Steptoe
No need to dump the oil to change the fork seals...

No need to dump the oil to change the fork seals on a telelever bmw.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 02:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By Steptoe
No cutting of any wires are needed... Remove the...

No cutting of any wires are needed... Remove the modulator and just unscrew the ABS/servo ECU on the end of the modulator and then plug it back into it's socket. :D

Pull the abs relay and the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,255
Posted By Steptoe
The clearance is not critical.. Hence why the...

The clearance is not critical.. Hence why the twin cams have a tolerance valve clearance between 0.13 -0.23 inlet and 0.30 0.40 exhaust. Same with the K series.

The only reason you get an exact...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 510
Posted By Steptoe
Earth the earth terminal, middle socket on the...

Earth the earth terminal, middle socket on the diagnostic plug (best result is earthed to the battery earth), hold down the ABS button and turn on ignition while keeping abs button held down.... ABS...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,255
Posted By Steptoe
An exact gap is the exact gap no matter how many...

An exact gap is the exact gap no matter how many selections of feeler gauges you use.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 907
Posted By Steptoe
Earth wire... Fitted to the early plastic tank...

Earth wire... Fitted to the early plastic tank 1100GS.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,553
Posted By Steptoe
The life of a clutch really all depends on how...

The life of a clutch really all depends on how and where the bike is ridden.... I've replaced quite a few clutches around 20k miles, mainly all used commuting into London.
I change plenty around...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,214
Posted By Steptoe
Also, the secondary plug tends to oil up on the...

Also, the secondary plug tends to oil up on the cylinder with the main coil out if it's been slowly failing over a period of time...
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