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Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,222
Posted By kokos79
Roger and Def, thanks for the replies. Great work...

Roger and Def, thanks for the replies. Great work on that experimentation on AGMs and alternators!

Unfortunately, I don't have enough time or resources to carry out the diode mod. Looks like I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,222
Posted By kokos79
Then I may have to put it on charge at least once...

Then I may have to put it on charge at least once a week. It would make sense , battery uses power to start and run the bike, operate lights, Motronic, ABS pumps, etc. If it's not receiving...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,222
Posted By kokos79
I see where you are coming from, but then the...

I see where you are coming from, but then the same issue should be valid for the BMW/Exide AGM battery as well. Using the bike every day for at least 25miles may not be enough to charge the battery...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,222
Posted By kokos79
Υes, sorry, I forgot to mention, I have already...

Υes, sorry, I forgot to mention, I have already inspected the starter (about two months ago) , planetary gear cover was fine and in position, magnets were fine, armature was fine, replaced the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,222
Posted By kokos79
Recently I got rid of the Exide/BMW gel battery...

Recently I got rid of the Exide/BMW gel battery my bike came with (used) as the guy in the workshop managed to fry it while charging it. It was giving me a lot of trouble anyway. I went for a...
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 529,714
Posted By kokos79
Come to think of it, the bolt diameter would...

Come to think of it, the bolt diameter would suffice.
Forum: Beasts 12-04-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 529,714
Posted By kokos79
Can anybody give me the dimensions of the OEM...

Can anybody give me the dimensions of the OEM suspension dogbone-links? I am trying to make a set of shorter ones to raise the rear end but I am away and don't have access to my bike at the moment.
...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 12-02-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 22,927
Posted By kokos79
Sorry for the late reply. Yes, I've been in...

Sorry for the late reply. Yes, I've been in Salalah for almost a year now, and I'll be here for at least 6 more months.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2013, 12:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By kokos79
Guys thank you all for your replies. It...

Guys thank you all for your replies.

It seems that I may be facing two separate issues. I think the low speed bar shaking comes from the Continentals while the "wheel-wobble" is a rim-out-of-true...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By kokos79
No I have not checked it, there are no means to...

No I have not checked it, there are no means to do so here. Salalah is a very small place at the southernmost end of the Arabian peninsula, and the nearest big city with motorcycle repair facilities...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 791
Posted By kokos79
R1150GS wobble

I know I've been posting a lot recently about problems with my 1150GS but where I live right now there are no motorcycle repair shops, let alone a BMW dealership, within a 1200km radius... So bear...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 10-15-2013, 04:49 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 22,927
Posted By kokos79
The two guys on the two 990s outside Salalah...

The two guys on the two 990s outside Salalah Mall,


I salute you
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,214
Posted By kokos79
Yes, but motorcycles in general are extremely...

Yes, but motorcycles in general are extremely rare here, and so are their spare parts. I am talking about a generic industrial oil seal, not specifically built as a motorcycle fork seal.



Guess...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,214
Posted By kokos79
Would a normal industrial oil seal work on the...

Would a normal industrial oil seal work on the forks? Mine just quit, and I can't trace a normal "fork seal" locally. I can only find typical industrial oil seals in the same dimensions. I've already...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2013, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By kokos79
It's really easy to turn the throttle now, easier...

It's really easy to turn the throttle now, easier than before at least.

This and the fact that I can pull back the cable sleeves at least one inch makes me think it's either a stretched cable or a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By kokos79
R1150GS loose throttle cables & spring return

Hi all.

Just revived my '02 1150GS from a four month hibernation period, due to final drive bearing, HES and clutch slave failures (really humid and salty environment). Anyway, the bike now starts...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,187
Posted By kokos79
No room for a Dremel -and no Dremel available...

No room for a Dremel -and no Dremel available around here for that matter- in there, so I will give it a go with a chisel...

I don't think I need to remove the swingarm, I was thinking about...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,187
Posted By kokos79
Removed wheel, exhaust, rear shock. Easily...

Removed wheel, exhaust, rear shock.

Easily removed bottom and top right slave cylinder hex bolts.

Managed to ruin the hex slot on the top left bolt... Allen key now can no longer bite. Any...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,201
Posted By kokos79
Thread revival...

My 2002 1150GS would not start. After diagnosing and successfully repairing a faulty Hall effect Sensor, the bike started right up. However, I noticed that the tachometer gets stuck at about...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,232
Posted By kokos79
Thanks for the prompt answer. The soldering...

Thanks for the prompt answer.

The soldering iron will be no problem, I do my own repairs and servicing anyway. The problem is I am not sure I would find any silicon insulated wire in this part of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,232
Posted By kokos79
Guys, need all the help I can get. I am...

Guys, need all the help I can get.

I am currently situated in Salalah, Oman, a place with a very humid and "salty" climate. I own a 2002 R1150GS. There is no BMW Motorrad dealer in Oman -let alone...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 01-14-2013, 11:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,371
Posted By kokos79
They don't issue export plates for motorcycles...

They don't issue export plates for motorcycles anymore. At least in my case, they didn't.

I am currently waiting for my 2002 R1150GS to arrive in Salalah from Dubai. They just issued an export...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 12-08-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 22,927
Posted By kokos79
Does anybody know how long I can keep the bike on...

Does anybody know how long I can keep the bike on UAE plates while living in Oman? I've been thinking to keep both residency visas (UAE and Oman) and keep the bike registered in Dubai, to avoid the...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 12-03-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 22,927
Posted By kokos79
Yeap, the UAE, the only place in the world where...

Yeap, the UAE, the only place in the world where you have to look in your mirrors more than you look ahead...


Need some advice , too.

I am now moving from Dubai to Salalah, Oman. I don't...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 11-29-2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 22,927
Posted By kokos79
Well, in all honesty, used bikes here to me seem...

Well, in all honesty, used bikes here to me seem to be very expensive. Especially the ones made in Europe. Japanese bikes are a bit cheaper. But compared to the second hand market back home (Greece),...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 09-10-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 22,927
Posted By kokos79
Guys, where can I get some service parts in...

Guys, where can I get some service parts in Dubai? I mean consumables (oil, filters, brake pads, spark plugs etc). I do my own servicing and maintenance.

Is the BMW dealership my only option, can...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 09-06-2012, 03:01 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 22,927
Posted By kokos79
I know. It was one of the choices on my list. It...

I know. It was one of the choices on my list. It just wasn't on the dealer's list here. In fact, there are no V-Stroms, no Transalps, no XTs available. You get to chose from GSs, KLR650s, DR650s,...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 09-06-2012, 12:28 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 22,927
Posted By kokos79
Well, I've only been here for 5 months now and I...

Well, I've only been here for 5 months now and I haven't seen a single one of them. Not even the XT660R... The dealer does not import them, but I've heard from someone that they will be bringing the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2012, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,898
Posted By kokos79
Well, it's more like $4000 with a pair of Zega...

Well, it's more like $4000 with a pair of Zega panniers thrown in, a TT seat, crash bars and the adv beak

I guess it's a go then.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,898
Posted By kokos79
Bump

I've found a 2002 1150GS with 66000 miles on the clock. The current owner carried out an engine overhaul at around 60K, as one of the cylinder heads had worn bolts and came off...

Rode the bike...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 08-04-2012, 02:16 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 22,927
Posted By kokos79
That HP2... that wouldn't happen to be one...

That HP2... that wouldn't happen to be one requiring engine-guard repair about a couple of months ago, would it?

One such bike was brought in to the site workshop where I work for such repairs,...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 08-04-2012, 01:40 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 22,927
Posted By kokos79
Sweeper, is that Dakar up for sale?? :shog

Sweeper, is that Dakar up for sale?? :shog
Forum: Africa & Mid East 08-03-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 22,927
Posted By kokos79
I am trying to get my hands on a 650GS Dakar. Do...

I am trying to get my hands on a 650GS Dakar. Do you think I could ride with you guys?

No wadis experience though... I've only done some of this:
...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 07-18-2012, 03:20 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 22,927
Posted By kokos79
Hello there from DXB! Got here three months...

Hello there from DXB!

Got here three months ago , was planning to ship my DL650A here but seems that the cost is a bit high, so looking for a cheap,used,dual sports bike here... There is a dealer...
Forum: Vendors 02-04-2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 92,190
Posted By kokos79
Istvan, can I fit your panniers on my V-strom...

Istvan, can I fit your panniers on my V-strom using my 16mm Givi racks?
Forum: Vendors 01-16-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 92,190
Posted By kokos79
Hi Istvan! Your panniers look great! A...

Hi Istvan!

Your panniers look great!

A few questions:
Are they aluminum sides and fibreglass top and bottom? Do they include the locks? What is the thickness of the aluminum you are using?
...
Forum: Beasts 11-27-2011, 03:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,368
Posted By kokos79
Grave digging, I know...

Minky, is that a 14mm master cylinder? The stock 07< master cylinder for 650s is also a 14mm. Pre-07 and 1000 models have a 16mm master cylinder. So is there really any improvement by replacing the...
Forum: Beasts 08-15-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,387
Posted By kokos79
Ok, I got an e-mail from Wirth saying that I have...

Ok, I got an e-mail from Wirth saying that I have the correct springs and that they are supposed to go in without the use of any spacers. Don't think so...


I measured the Wirth springs against...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,387
Posted By kokos79
Thanks so much for your reply. I've already...

Thanks so much for your reply. I've already contacted Wirth and it seems to me that some kind of spacer MUST go in, but I think the OEM is too long...


Will wait for Wirth to reply or for someone...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2011, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,387
Posted By kokos79
Well no, but had I used the spacer it would have...

Well no, but had I used the spacer it would have been virtually impossible to put the fork caps back on as I would have to compress the fork quite a lot to manage to put the cap back on...

EDIT:...
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