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Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,048
Posted By Opus
The leak down, tests whether you are getting blow...

The leak down, tests whether you are getting blow by, since compression testing is a cranking test you can have good compression but be getting some blow by, also you ca have fairly high leak down...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2010, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 850
Posted By Opus
Keep an eye on the fleamarket, that's where I...

Keep an eye on the fleamarket, that's where I picked up mine. If you have Vario bags they will no longer fit once you upgrade.

Opus
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By Opus
What do you want for the spoked wheels? The cast...

What do you want for the spoked wheels? The cast aluminium wheels will fit, there are differences in the the length of the lug bolts, there is a spacer on the steel wheels, so the lug bolts are...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,266
Posted By Opus
The plastic ring just snaps in place, so it can...

The plastic ring just snaps in place, so it can rotate, no damage.

Opus
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,002
Posted By Opus
I think the circlip needs to be locked in place,...

I think the circlip needs to be locked in place, as the previous poster said the old design relied on a spline section in the middle, the new bikes have the spline on the final drive, if the shaft...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,751
Posted By Opus
The ignition doesn't need to be on, you should...

The ignition doesn't need to be on, you should hear the micro-switch click when you pull the lever. I had this problem on my 05, switch was just out of adjustment.

Opus
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,065
Posted By Opus
The fancy charger is only required to keep the...

The fancy charger is only required to keep the acc socket alive otherwise the ZFE controller will shut the acc socket of after a few minutes. If you run a tap directly to your battery, you can use...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 903
Posted By Opus
The metal side panels are the same, the front...

The metal side panels are the same, the front plastic panels are different, if you need a set of those send me a PM.

Opus
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2010, 11:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By Opus
Bi-xenon, would be the exception and that is...

Bi-xenon, would be the exception and that is because it is a single HID element that moves within the headlight creating both a high and low beam, you aren't switching the HID on or off, which was...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2010, 10:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,184
Posted By Opus
Cold drawn 304 is magnetic, and beyond my skill...

Cold drawn 304 is magnetic, and beyond my skill to weld, but like Jim said no magnetic stainless on a BMW, some crappy galvanized stuff though.

Opus
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2010, 10:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By Opus
The 55w HID's are just overdriven 35w units, Not...

The 55w HID's are just overdriven 35w units, Not saying that OEM is better but all oem car units are 35w 4300k units and all oem use conventional high beams due to strike time. HID's aren't really...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2010, 10:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 858
Posted By Opus
I don't know how you guys do it. Maybe it is just...

I don't know how you guys do it. Maybe it is just being in southern California, but the best I can do is about 40 and that is being somewhat gentle on it, usual 85 mph with bags and an aeroflow gets...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,193
Posted By Opus
Not sure if JB weld is compatible with the...

Not sure if JB weld is compatible with the plastic tank. The insert is brass and the torque value on it is only like 3NM, Using some kind of epoxy that is compatile with the plastic would be best or...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By Opus
Take a look at the maxBMW parts fiche, or take...

Take a look at the maxBMW parts fiche, or take one to your local hardware store.

Opus
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2010, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,642
Posted By Opus
Spare keys are about 50.00us. The keys are now...

Spare keys are about 50.00us. The keys are now programmed and cut in the US so you don't have to wait for them to come from Germany.

Opus
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2010, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,996
Posted By Opus
Sorry to give you the news but parts are...

Sorry to give you the news but parts are redesigned all the time, It could be as simple a switching to a different sub, making the part, If the sub can do it cheaper then a redesign is often done....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2010, 09:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By Opus
If they will sell you a US spec bike, then you...

If they will sell you a US spec bike, then you are fine, otherwise it is difficult to impossible. You would be better off renting a bike, or buying one and then selling it when you leave. BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2010, 10:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,996
Posted By Opus
Just because BMW redesigns a part doesn't mean it...

Just because BMW redesigns a part doesn't mean it was faulty or a POS, you may win in small claims as BMW may decide it is easer to pay than waste their time in court. It's all built into the price...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2010, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,500
Posted By Opus
They all do it to some degree, The 1200GS is...

They all do it to some degree, The 1200GS is tuned for emissions, backfire on Decel is normal, Power commander would probably fix it. My 05 has always done it.

Opus
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By Opus
The 1150 and 1200 don't have the same fuel lines....

The 1150 and 1200 don't have the same fuel lines. On the 1200GS the usual culprit is fuel leaking out the overflow after a canisterectomy or the gasket for the fuel filler. it was redesigned at...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,142
Posted By Opus
All BMW motorcycles imported into the US are 50...

All BMW motorcycles imported into the US are 50 state legal, one inmate did have an issue with the sticker having fallen off the bike, DMV was giving him a hard time, so I would suggest if you do out...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By Opus
Just a thought is it fuel residue? all the...

Just a thought is it fuel residue? all the additives in modern gas will leave a whit powdery residue. Depending on where it is, you could have a vapor leak around the filler neck or a pinhole in...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2010, 10:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 986
Posted By Opus
Just don't use hydraulic fluid, use mineral oil. ...

Just don't use hydraulic fluid, use mineral oil.

Opus
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 986
Posted By Opus
Also pull the ABS sensor on the final drive and...

Also pull the ABS sensor on the final drive and check for metal fuzz, if you have bits coming off the gears it will stick to the magnetic ABS pick up and cause strange behavior.

Opus
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 854
Posted By Opus
I have an 05, very happy with it, servo brakes...

I have an 05, very happy with it, servo brakes are great, just make sure they have been serviced. Also lots of the 05's had transmission seals that were set at the wrong depth so they would leak,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2010, 12:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By Opus
If you had the battery disconnected, did you...

If you had the battery disconnected, did you resync the throttle? did you do a TB sync? and depending on what you did, check the throttle cables to make sure they are properly seated in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By Opus
Glad I could help. Opus

Glad I could help.

Opus
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By Opus
The canister can get liquid fuel in it which will...

The canister can get liquid fuel in it which will cause some of what you describe. The lines come down near the shifter and are just hanging loose, they can get plugged by road crud, also some bugs...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,178
Posted By Opus
Try Jim VB's web site, he may have it. Pretty...

Try Jim VB's web site, he may have it. Pretty straight forward, pull plastic cap, pop out metal retaining ring, make small hole in seal, don't go in very far just enough to make a hole, screw in...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2010, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,090
Posted By Opus
Just runs the alloys, unless you are going to...

Just runs the alloys, unless you are going to beat the shit out of them they should be fine.

Opus
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2010, 10:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,456
Posted By Opus
You might want to remove your air cleaner and...

You might want to remove your air cleaner and make sure some small fuzzy creature didn't move in. I had a mouse do that to me in Tucson, filled the corolla's airfilter full of seeds and nuts. Easy...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,132
Posted By Opus
Given your location, you will have limited access...

Given your location, you will have limited access to the products you need. Either Isopropyl or Denatured alcohol mixed with distilled water will work .Contact cleaner if you can find it. If there...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2010, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 450
Posted By Opus
no it shouldn't do that, sounds like the dealer...

no it shouldn't do that, sounds like the dealer is clueless. Take it back and explain to them that if your bike knew how to heal itself then you wouldn't need a dealer with a GT-1 to fix anything, I...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,219
Posted By Opus
The screw, sets lever throw, so people with small...

The screw, sets lever throw, so people with small hands can adjust the lever closer to the bar, there is one on the brake side also, although it shouldn't have been bound up, you should be able to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By Opus
I have a small Datel DVM mounted in my left...

I have a small Datel DVM mounted in my left handguard, mounted it with dual lock. It came from digitalmeter.com, It is back lit at night and is waterproof. I like to know my alternator is working...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2010, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By Opus
If it recovers after a while a freeway speeds, it...

If it recovers after a while a freeway speeds, it may just be a battery going bad, or your alternator, may be weak, the servos pull a fair amount of current, loose connections will give the same...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,363
Posted By Opus
BMW of Ventura is the dealer near me, and while...

BMW of Ventura is the dealer near me, and while they have two master techs , Howard is the one who has done warranty work on my bike and is a great mechanic, I still prefer to do my own, If you have...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2010, 11:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,292
Posted By Opus
I think there was a thread on the EXUP valve not...

I think there was a thread on the EXUP valve not sure what BMW calls it, the valve in the exhaust making a chirping sound, Think I'll keep my 05 a little longer.

Opus
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,385
Posted By Opus
Give it a shot and post if it works. Since he...

Give it a shot and post if it works. Since he doesn't have access to to the info programmed into the chip, it seems unlikely, There is a law in the US that covers programming information on cars,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 671
Posted By Opus
The BMW tool automatically sets the depth, If you...

The BMW tool automatically sets the depth, If you are on good terms with your dealer maybe they will tell you the depth setting. Mine were done under warranty on my 05.

Opus
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