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Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By emt8q5
potential pitfalls - out of warranty Oilhead

ok ok, I know this these types of threads are speculative at best, but I'm doing it anyway! Consider it a pre-purchase catharsis.

Recently sold an '02 1150 GS ADV. Liked the bike, but for my...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2012, 12:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,209
Posted By emt8q5
Thanks for the feedback...regarding the armor, do...

Thanks for the feedback...regarding the armor, do they still use the orange NP armor?
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2012, 08:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,209
Posted By emt8q5
BMW Summer 3 Pants?

Anyone out there with info on the new Summer 3s? I'm hopeful BMW may have made some much needed (IMHO) corrections over the Summer 2 pants?

For my part, I found the summer 2ss to be...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-31-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By emt8q5
I've been very pleased with Uship.com in the past...

I've been very pleased with Uship.com in the past (used it twice). Do some homework on your driver options and you should be just fine.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,260
Posted By emt8q5
1150 GS/A deteriorating wire covers

hey folks,

There are a few places on my bike where the black hoses that cover the wires on the bike have deteriorated. The wires themselves are fine and I've been putting black electrical tape...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,554
Posted By emt8q5
Subscribed! Looking forward to setting this...

Subscribed!

Looking forward to setting this up myself!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,696
Posted By emt8q5
Thanks for the tip Vagueout. Just why are the...

Thanks for the tip Vagueout. Just why are the throttle stops called the sacred screws? What is the thinking behind not touching them?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-18-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By emt8q5
Thanks for the reply. Ya, we don't mind...

Thanks for the reply.

Ya, we don't mind driving a bit. 1 to 2 hours is no big deal. 3 to 4 hours if we thought we were gonna get to check out somewhere really cool.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-18-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,176
Posted By emt8q5
STL camping advice

Hey folks,

I'm a city boy. My friends are all city boys. Occasionally we like to get out on the weekends and briefly pretend we're not city boys.

A group of us are looking to go camping. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2012, 07:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,696
Posted By emt8q5
1150 GS Adventure TB Sync Questions

Hey Folks, got a question regarding throttle body sync on an '02 1150 GS Adventure.

The Background: I got the bike at the end of Feb with 28k miles on it. Bought a harmonizer (Awesome tool!) and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By emt8q5
The bike will not start when in gear with side...

The bike will not start when in gear with side stand down. This is an intentional design feature.

If it bothers you, it is fairly easy to disable the side stand cut-off. I've seen a guide...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 481
Posted By emt8q5
1150 GS Adventure rack mounts?

Hey folks,

I'm looking into getting a set of caribou cases for my 1150 ADV. I'm hoping to get the racks (can use Givi, SW Mototech or Hepco Becker) 2nd hand to save some dollars.

I've got a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2012, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,722
Posted By emt8q5
I think the water vapor comments are correct. ...

I think the water vapor comments are correct. Both times the incident happened it was wet and raining out. Have not experienced the issue since then with several start ups. I'm chalking this one...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2012, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By emt8q5
I spread some oil on the seal before putting it...

I spread some oil on the seal before putting it on, I did not use grease.

Filters aren't expensive, should I just try a new one? any recommendations on brands?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By emt8q5
Bosch I believe...it's the one that comes w/ the...

Bosch I believe...it's the one that comes w/ the Beemer Boneyard oil change kit.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By emt8q5
Leaking oil filter

Ok...changed the oil on the 1150gsa. Put in a new oil filter and installed to recommended spec (~3/4 turn after the seal bites).

Filter is leaking. On installation, I wiped down the area up in...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,722
Posted By emt8q5
I thought burning oil caused black smoke? This...

I thought burning oil caused black smoke? This is milky white smoke?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,722
Posted By emt8q5
in need of help - white smoke from exhaust

quick question here folks:

I recently purchased an 02 1150 GSA. Bike has 28k miles on it and is in good condition except that it had sat in a well-kept garage for 2 years.

Here's what I've...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,284
Posted By emt8q5
Ok, more info! My internal vent line (see...

Ok, more info!

My internal vent line (see above pic) is clogged. I've pulled the hose off and it is clean as a whistle. The obstruction is inside the nozzle or further in the fuel pump...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,284
Posted By emt8q5
Can anyone chime in on this? Should I...

Can anyone chime in on this?


Should I be able to blow air through both the smaller black hoses coming off the tank? Currently I can only blow through one.

thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 815
Posted By emt8q5
02 GSA comes stock with quick disconnects. ...

02 GSA comes stock with quick disconnects. Sounds like you've either popped them or broken them. Should be pretty straightforward how they reconnect. The white plastic connector goes underneath...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,284
Posted By emt8q5
Ok, I think I may be able to solve the problem...

Ok, I think I may be able to solve the problem (or determine if a problem even exists) based on the answer to this question:

In the below drawing, should I be able to blow air through both the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2012, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,284
Posted By emt8q5
02 GS Adv gas tank outward pressure

hoping for some input here:

did cannisterectomy on the 02 GSA this weekend due to vacuum in the tank after riding.

I had taken the gas tank off the bike and stored it outside for a few days...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By emt8q5
Edited with a bit better explanation. I'm at...

Edited with a bit better explanation.

I'm at a loss here. Would very much appreciate some advice!

Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By emt8q5
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2012, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 727
Posted By emt8q5
1150 GSA cannisterectomy Qs

Getting ready to do a cannisterectomy on the Battle Pig. Following the advice in this forum and the writeup on ibmw, the process seems pretty straight forward.

Only thing I'm unclear on relates...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By emt8q5
So do other 1150 riders out there idle in 1st...

So do other 1150 riders out there idle in 1st with the clutch pulled in at stop lights?

This thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=705716) is what led me to believe I should be...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2012, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,004
Posted By emt8q5
1150 GSA sticky neutral and other shifting techniques

A few questions pertaining to shifting on my new (to me) '02 1150 GSA:

1.) On multiple occasions I've encountered intermittent inability to shift into 1st from Neutral. The way it usually works...
Forum: Vendors 03-04-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,775
Posted By emt8q5
Uship.com

Just thought I'd chime in with another +1 for Uship. I just shipped an 1150 GSA from the tip of Florida to St. Louis MO. Over 1k miles. Wired money to the previous owner on a Tuesday afternoon,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 669
Posted By emt8q5
1150 GSA front shock leak

the right front shock on my 1150 GSA appears to be leaking. I've found a bit of fluid above the seal and on the lip of the leg (see attached photo).

What am I looking at here in terms of fixing...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By emt8q5
1150 GSA rear brake feel

took delivery of my new (to me) 2002 1150 GSA yesterday. Bike looks to be in primo condition. 28k miles.

Got the bike in the morning, but I had some other stuff to take care of and had to put...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,377
Posted By emt8q5
Just thought I'd follow up to let everyone know. ...

Just thought I'd follow up to let everyone know.

Took a look at the tank...QD's were already installed. Got the tank off and swapped batteries. Bike runs like a champ.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,377
Posted By emt8q5
So If the battery is dead will the tender...

So If the battery is dead will the tender eventually bring it back?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,377
Posted By emt8q5
New 1150 GSA owner - stupid question

Stupid question here:

Just took delivery of an 1150 GSA. Never had a boxer before. Battery was dead on arrival. Bike started and ran perfect before it was loaded.

Have a bmw battery tender...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2012, 07:18 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 347
Posted By emt8q5
Any 1150GS experts in Southern NE?

hey folks,

I posted simliar offers in the regional forum as well as the garage, figured I'd post it here too (is that allowed??).

I'm considering purchasing an 1150GS in southern Nebraska...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-27-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By emt8q5
edited the post for added clarity. Thanks for...

edited the post for added clarity. Thanks for the bump :)

I have hypochondriac tendencies, so I'm losing sleep over input spline failure and bad transmission among other things. Likely this...
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 438
Posted By emt8q5
Any wrench heads near Superior NE??

Hey Folks,

I'm looking to purchase a used 1150GS near Superior NE. I'm in St. Louis MO so I can't see it in person. I was wondering if there is anyone in the area who would be willing to take a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-26-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By emt8q5
Any Wrench Heads near Superior NE???

I'm looking at picking up an 1150GS near superior NE. I'm in St. Louis. I was wondering if there are any wrench heads near Superior NE that would be willing to go check out a bike for me and give...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,124
Posted By emt8q5
So in a worst case scenario, what type of costs...

So in a worst case scenario, what type of costs am I looking at for an FD replacement or a transmission replacement/rebuild?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,124
Posted By emt8q5
2002 1150GS Maintenance

Hey Folks,

I'm looking at picking up an '02 1150gs. I was hoping for some input on my potential maintenance cost exposure. There are a lot of very knowledgable folks on this forum and I'm not...
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