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Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 320
Posted By RFK
You can lower a GS with lowered shocks. Also,...

You can lower a GS with lowered shocks. Also, aftermarket seat options can help to bring you lower.

If you are planning a RTW trip with the GS, I would load the bike with all the gear...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,658
Posted By RFK
You are basically looking at a new motorcycle...

You are basically looking at a new motorcycle with some very nice farkles. The mileage is ridiculously low for the age of the bike and it clearly has been loved by someone. Shoot him an email...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By RFK
I changed my cylinders a few years ago and I...

I changed my cylinders a few years ago and I remember it being a huge pain in the ass trying to remove the cylinders. Eventually, I got them out with enough fiddling and swearing.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,034
Posted By RFK
If it's the red bike for sale on Staten island, I...

If it's the red bike for sale on Staten island, I know that it has been for Sale for at least 2 years and the guy has not changed the ad since then. The ad states he changed fluids a month ago,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,034
Posted By RFK
Out of curiosity, is this bike for sale in NY?

Out of curiosity, is this bike for sale in NY?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,180
Posted By RFK
remove the 6 screws holding the gas cap. ...

remove the 6 screws holding the gas cap. remove the filler neck, disconnect the drain hoses, and remove any blockages in the filler neck hard tubes with vinegar and pipe cleaners. dirt can...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 16,263
Posted By RFK
The seller provided a complete maintenance...

The seller provided a complete maintenance history to you when you inquired in his ad. How do you figure there is no maintenance history? What exactly would you be worried about...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 16,263
Posted By RFK
I find it almost comical that you are using the...

I find it almost comical that you are using the $8900 bike for sale as your example. The seller is not at all familiar with the GS and inherited the bike for sale. The seller doesn't even ride. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,218
Posted By RFK
The early 1100gs didn't have anodized aluminum. ...

The early 1100gs didn't have anodized aluminum. I believe anodizing started in '97. '95 & '96 vintage just has polished aluminum... much harder to keep clean. Haven't bothered to clean my...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By RFK
I use zip ties, too. they work fine. Easier...

I use zip ties, too. they work fine. Easier than fumbling around with a clamp.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By RFK
Even if the lines were swapped, it wouldn't leak...

Even if the lines were swapped, it wouldn't leak like OP describes. After you replaced the fuel filter, I am guessing you either tore the hose or the line came loose as you fed the pump assembly...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 863
Posted By RFK
Either a hole in the vent line or the vent line...

Either a hole in the vent line or the vent line has come loose from its termination point.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 584
Posted By RFK
I would focus on the ignition switch and the...

I would focus on the ignition switch and the battery terminations.
Make sure the battery terminal connections are clean and tight, Ignition switch connector is fully seated and making contact. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 15,995
Posted By RFK
I am impressed with the craftsmanship that has...

I am impressed with the craftsmanship that has gone into this item. Well thought out and properly milled. I didn't even need to remove my windscreen to fit it into position. The black...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 15,995
Posted By RFK
Fits like a glove

Here are a few daytime shots of the TLA1100 installed with the truck lite. Installation was easy and the light kit fit like a glove. CopperGreen's kit and the truck lite combo gives the 1100GS a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,481
Posted By RFK
Ohlins are amazing shocks and the ride is...

Ohlins are amazing shocks and the ride is incredible. I yanked mine off after 15k and sold them because I needed to send them in to be serviced after 8k, then another 7k. Hello Hyper Pro! ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By RFK
Sounds like a split fuel hose inside the tank. ...

Sounds like a split fuel hose inside the tank. Could be the coil.
Check the electrical connections at the injectors and TPS to make sure they are fully seated.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,621
Posted By RFK
What isn't shown in the photo is him going over...

What isn't shown in the photo is him going over the handle bars:clap
If you notice the tracks to the right were nice and clean... probably made by his buddy on a GS!!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,028
Posted By RFK
Check the fuel couplers under the tank on the...

Check the fuel couplers under the tank on the right side... they could be weeping fuel if the o-ring is worn or possibly a loose clamp on a fuel line.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,210
Posted By RFK
You will love it more every day. It's an...

You will love it more every day. It's an incredible machine. Congrats!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,210
Posted By RFK
The fuel lines could leave you stranded. The...

The fuel lines could leave you stranded. The brake lines probably won't leave you stranded ... but if the original rubber lines are disintegrating, you could lose your brakes or lock up your...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,210
Posted By RFK
I would start with new SS brake lines(Speigler,...

I would start with new SS brake lines(Speigler, Galfer, etc) and new fuel lines. There are some fuel lines inside the tank which should be changed also. The tank mouth corrosion is likely the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By RFK
Thanks Jim! With this vid and the other...

Thanks Jim!

With this vid and the other photos, I think I understand how it all goes together.

Thanks everyone for your help!!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By RFK
Oh Pete... you nailed it! Just what I need. ...

Oh Pete... you nailed it! Just what I need. That's exactly what I have and these pics help a lot.

Thanks for the help. I'll send you a PM... I would love to see a copy of the actual...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By RFK
Thanks for the replies guys... I am starting to...

Thanks for the replies guys... I am starting to piece it together based on various photos and your comments.

Jim, Thanks so much for the offer. That is very kind of you. You are a huge asset...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By RFK
Thanks everyone for the replies. They are...

Thanks everyone for the replies. They are helping me a lot.

So I guess the first thing to try is to tighten the L/H pivot pin to see if that helps... using plenty of heat to loosen the pin.
If...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By RFK
Thanks for the replies. Some of the photos...

Thanks for the replies.

Some of the photos in JVB's posts are similar to my mounts but the document from Jesse shows the new mounts for the Odyssey II bags.

I have the old Odyssey I bags and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By RFK
Jesse Bags(odyssey I) mounting help on R1100GS

I recently picked up a used set of Jesse Odyssey I bags for my R1100GS. I am looking for some guidance with mounting. I have all the mounting hardware but have no instruction so I am a kind of...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By RFK
Fatchance, I didn't try to rock the tire while...

Fatchance,
I didn't try to rock the tire while pressing the rear brake. How does the brake affect the result?

MassiveLee, Good to know. By brass bushings, do you mean the races of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By RFK
1100GS rear wheel movement at Pivot bearings?

I have had a little movement in the rear wheel at 6 & 12 O'clock and 3 & 9 O'clock. The movement seems to be the pivot bearings rather than the FD big bearing. I can see the rubber boot deflecting...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,131
Posted By RFK
The wind is more pronounced depending on the...

The wind is more pronounced depending on the windscreen you have. I just did a fly and ride from Chicago to NYC on an 1100GS I got from an inmate here. I cruised at 85MPH the whole way... about...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 15,995
Posted By RFK
Are the running lights(LED's) connected to the...

Are the running lights(LED's) connected to the parking light circuit?

Do you have a link to the truck light on ebay?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By RFK
Cam chain tensioner upgrade for 1100GS

I recently picked up a 1999 R1100GS with 90k miles on it. The bike is in tip top shape. I am doing some necessary upgrades like ss brake lines, etc.

I am not sure if the bike has ever...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2014, 05:02 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,779
Posted By RFK
I passed on this one and found one that fit the...

I passed on this one and found one that fit the bill perfectly. One man's weird is another man's patience.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,779
Posted By RFK
Here's the link: ...

Here's the link:

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/227/PN-040-1252/Sumpguard-Extension-R1100GS-R1150GS?sid=7b39b8b350854199e2d07f69308bb4cd1f8d507e
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By RFK
I think you probably had the key turned past the...

I think you probably had the key turned past the lock position... which is the parking light.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 15,995
Posted By RFK
Looks fantastic! I am very impressed and...

Looks fantastic! I am very impressed and looking forward to installing this on my two 1100GS's. Well done, CopperGreen.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,779
Posted By RFK
The quoted add says, " Touratech Transmission...

The quoted add says, " Touratech Transmission Protection Plate"... not TT hard parts. Not the same thing.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 27,779
Posted By RFK
Agreed. For normal use, not a deal breaker. ...

Agreed. For normal use, not a deal breaker. In NYC where pot holes and rough roads are the rule and not the exception, they are necessary. And while not a deal breaker in itself, coupled with...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,657
Posted By RFK
I have heard people complain. I actually sold...

I have heard people complain. I actually sold my Ohlins and replaced them with Hyper Pros because I was constantly having to rebuild them. I used Stig Pedersen to rebuild them and he is one of...
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