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Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By Beemer Rob
Oil in the airbox

My 1100 and my 1150's all had an ounce or so of oil in the bottom of the air box.

Mainly after I would change the oil and fill it to the top of the sight glass.

I would unscrew the plug in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,337
Posted By Beemer Rob
'12 GSA Drive Shaft Removal

Glad you got it sorted!:clap

Next time wrap a tie down around the back of the front wheel to the center stand to keep the bike from rolling off the stand and falling over.:eek1

Also I run tie...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 382
Posted By Beemer Rob
Low Viz Brake Fluid

Time to change brake fluid in my 2012 1200GS

Looking at the BMW brake fluid on the parts list shows DOT4 LV Low Viz

83 13 2 184 843 *BRAKE FLUID DOT 4 LV, LOW VISCOSITY - 1000ML, TU

Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,156
Posted By Beemer Rob
Neck Pain

I too had the hot knives in the neck after long rides.
I moved my handlebars to the forward position by turning the mounting clamps around and haven't had the problem since.

Might be worth a try.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By Beemer Rob
1200 GSA Project Cutting out

Try replacing all of your spark plugs before the coils.

My old '09 did that and we found an hairline crack in the insulator on one of the primary plugs.

New plugs took care of the problem
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2013, 03:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,424
Posted By Beemer Rob
Bar Alignment

Check to see if your forks are aligned w/ each other.
I had the same problem on my '98, my '01 and on my '04 GS's. The bars always seemed to be turned slightly.
The dealers thought I was nuts.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2013, 02:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,139
Posted By Beemer Rob
I'd like the heated grips to stay hot , instead...

I'd like the heated grips to stay hot , instead of kicking out as soon as they up to temp. You know, like the 1100's and 1150's do. :ear
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2013, 03:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,413
Posted By Beemer Rob
Actually, Like you said, I think the owner is...

Actually, Like you said, I think the owner is talking about how responsive the new motor is compared to the '11 that they're used to.

That motor revs quick.

Something they'll get used to I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2013, 02:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,413
Posted By Beemer Rob
Check any service manual on a bike with a cable...

Check any service manual on a bike with a cable throttle and you'll see,:deal

Throttle cables need to have a millimeter or two of slack, so when the bars are turned, the throttle is not pulled...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,259
Posted By Beemer Rob
Mine don't get hot enough on my 2012 GS, and my...

Mine don't get hot enough on my 2012 GS, and my '09 was just as bad, nothing like the grips on the 2004's and older GS's.

The owner's manual says to not keep them on high, that's only for quick...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2013, 02:19 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 24,647
Posted By Beemer Rob
Question Oil usage

BMW used to say to keep the rpm under 6k for the first 600 miles in the owner's manual.

All of my bikes used oil up until about 12k miles broken in by the book back then.

The 2012 manual (and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 962
Posted By Beemer Rob

Do your wheels have excess run out?

Might be time for a trip to Woody's.

They sure cured my vibrations,

Mine shook so bad it broke the rear fender mount and head light bulbs every 2500...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2012, 04:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 341
Posted By Beemer Rob
Cam Head Clatter at 3500 RPM

I started this new thread to get everyone to chime in and hopefully find what this noise is.

My 2012 1200 Triple Black started that 3500 rpm rattle on the left side at about 2000 miles.
Now at 6...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2012, 03:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,410
Posted By Beemer Rob
Rattle at 3500 RPM

My 2012 1200 Triple Black started that 3500 rpm rattle on the left side at about 2000 miles.
Now at 6 k miles and it might be getting worse.
I only hear it when there is no load on the motor, in...
Forum: The Garage 06-28-2012, 02:51 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,514
Posted By Beemer Rob
Dielectric grease

'Nuf said:

Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2012, 02:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,046
Posted By Beemer Rob
Pulsing, Surging

Were your spark plugs replaced?
Time for new plugs?
Could one or more spark plugs have a cracked insulator?
Pull all the plugs and look for a crack in porcelain.
Happened to me once,
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2012, 03:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,249
Posted By Beemer Rob
Running In

I ran mine in per the (new) book on my 2012 GS.
Never used a drop of oil up to 600 miles, and not a drop from 600 to 1700 miles now.:clap
All my other oilheads were run in gently as the old owners...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2012, 03:04 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,650
Posted By Beemer Rob

Check the run out of your wheels, actually run out of the tires,
You may have excess run out causing the vibration @ speed.
Get it up to the speed you feel it most & pull the clutch in & see if...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2011, 03:39 AM
Replies: 791
Views: 102,694
Posted By Beemer Rob
2009 1200gs

23000 miles on my 2009 GS.
Living in Ohio,
Did 8200 miles in 26 days last September.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2011, 02:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,786
Posted By Beemer Rob
Back Pain

I too had the problem, felt like hot nails stuck in both sides of my neck,
I moved the handlebar mounts to the forward position and NO MORE PAIN! :clap
I just did a 8200 mile in 25 day trip and the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,181
Posted By Beemer Rob

Are you sure the vibration is not coming from your wheels being out of true?

You might want to check the run out, perhaps of the tire, not the rim, as the the inside of the rim may have a divot...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,401
Posted By Beemer Rob
Hands numb from vibration

I can't understand these bikes vibrating.
Are you running knobby tires?
Have all your recalls been done?
I sync. my throttle bodies @ 4k rpm.
Do you know where yours were set to?
Maybe your...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2011, 03:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,536
Posted By Beemer Rob
I've been running Metzler Roadtech Z6's on my...

I've been running Metzler Roadtech Z6's on my GS's for years.:D
Before that, the Michelin P/R 's. The P/R's made a wining noise at certain lean agles so I went to the Metzlers.
The Interact is N/A...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By Beemer Rob
If the front and rear are not connected, what...

If the front and rear are not connected, what pressurizes the rear when only the front is applied?

Is there a proportioning valve in the abs control unit for the rear when using the front only?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By Beemer Rob
I just want to flush abs & the line to the rear...

I just want to flush abs & the line to the rear using the front lever.

There's gotta be old fluid & possibly air, in the abs & line to the rear via the front brake lever?

Has anyone bled the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2011, 03:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By Beemer Rob
Flushing '09 1200 GS Brake Linked Rear

Isn’t that an indication of how well linked brakes work on your bike? It’s placebo IMO but guys like it.:eek1
You should check JimVonBaden’s web site. I suspect he has directions there.

Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By Beemer Rob
Question Flushing '09 1200 GS Brake Linked Rear

Flushed the brakes on the '09GS today and got stumped.
Fronts and rear went well, no problems.
Then wanted to flush the line to the rear from the front lever, being linked to the rear.
Pulled the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By Beemer Rob
Brake Fluid Change

One thing I would add to Jim's pictorial is to pull the calipers, remove the pads, clean the pistons and push them back into the calipers all the way while you have the bleed screw open.
This will...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2011, 01:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,182
Posted By Beemer Rob
4500 RPM Rough Spot

Try letting off the throttle and pull the clutch in at the speed you feel the vibration to see if it really is the motor vibrating.
My guess is your wheels are out of Woody's :clap spec and that's...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2011, 03:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,967
Posted By Beemer Rob
Mudguard Bracket

I've seen them broken on bikes that have never been off road, only freeway miles.

It looks like all the people in these posts that broke brackets have spoke wheels,

Has anyone w/ cast wheels...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,967
Posted By Beemer Rob
Rear Mudguard

If your breaking the bracket be sure it's not from excess vibration from the rear wheel not running true, I saw this only on GS's w/ spoke wheels running out of true, causing a lot of vibration.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By Beemer Rob
Cold Weather Break In / Oil Consumption

Any opinions on running in a new GS in cold (40 degree f)
weather and oil consumption?
I heard running in an air cooled motor in the cold will not allow the temperatures to get high enough to seat...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,200,013
Posted By Beemer Rob
My '09

It's the white '09 special, only black.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2010, 06:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,640
Posted By Beemer Rob
Tick in topend

The valve adjusting screw has a ball/socket end that contacts the valve end.
Try pulling those adjusting screws out, pour a little oil in the gap and move the pad around on the ball end w/ your...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By Beemer Rob
Suspension setup

OK guys now I get it,:clap

Anyway, back to the subject, :freakybe careful buying off the shelf shocks or someone's recommendation till you know what you want..
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2010, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By Beemer Rob
Question Suspension setup/ wheel base change

evil Beemer Rob, sorry to jump in on your advice, but you have made a common though mistaken assumption re the telelever fork set up, i.e. that reduced sag/higher sitting fork will slow the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By Beemer Rob
Suspension Setup

I wasn't aware of the reverse geometry going on w/ the telelever, I'd like to lean more about that. :ear

All I'm saying is everyone has an opinion on how they like their suspension set up.

Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2010, 02:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By Beemer Rob
Cool2 Suspension Settings

Call S.J. BMW or Ted's Beemer Shop.
Try this.
Set your stocks to the sag you want and measure it to tell them?
Maybe try different preload settings that the bike feels good to you.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,171
Posted By Beemer Rob
Who has had problems with cross spoke wheels?

Tell us about your issues with the spoke wheels on 1200GS BMW's.
Tire blaming?
Tell us how you got yours repaired by BMW.
Replace wheel?
Was it good?
I know Woody's can fix...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2010, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 491
Posted By Beemer Rob
Question Ride Height non E.S.A.

Does anyone have the ride height, or amount of sag on the front of a '08 or '09 1200GS NON ADV. w/ the stock shock, with a 190 pound rider with the shock on each preload position from softest to...
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