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Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,086
Posted By drdata
Sorry for that. I guess my point is...

Sorry for that.

I guess my point is residual, varying effectiveness aside, is not the worst this system has to offer. Consistency is what I crave in a brake system whether it be in normal or...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,086
Posted By drdata
Yep, except when you are clamping down on those...

Yep, except when you are clamping down on those residuals, as you state is needed, only to have power assist come back!!!! No one seems to care about this fail mode but me. Then again, I was the one...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,086
Posted By drdata
I did mention this. The summary being your...

I did mention this. The summary being your residual are only as good as the current (not historic) test. Given servos can hide air its possible that residuals had gone weak but OP did not test them...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,086
Posted By drdata
No parts are needed to convert to regular. That...

No parts are needed to convert to regular. That said, the new hardline does not hurt. I was not able to split my hydro parts due to lack of torx, but was able to split the electronic part from the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 86,194
Posted By drdata
Magnet test should also help decide. My 05...

Magnet test should also help decide.

My 05 has only 24K and has a single lug crack. Can only see with magnification.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2015, 03:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,086
Posted By drdata
I too used to defend these power brakes. Then I...

I too used to defend these power brakes. Then I had a funky fail, as documented in my own thread. For me, the issue was not the dreaded residuals, or lack there of, but intermittent power assist to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 86,194
Posted By drdata
original owner. No letter here, yet. I reached...

original owner. No letter here, yet. I reached out to the dealer.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 86,194
Posted By drdata
My 05 with at least one lug cracked is slated for...

My 05 with at least one lug cracked is slated for early June.

Odd that dealer mentioned need to wait for special parts from bmw home-land, in the form of a "oven" to facilitate.

Odd in that...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,614
Posted By drdata
I should edit to add I also rotate in the leg...

I should edit to add I also rotate in the leg dangle. The old 05 is a bit shorter than she used to be so it can be a bit hard on the boot soles. Always afraid I will kick a rock, which is unlikely...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,614
Posted By drdata
legs on crash bars legs on rear pegs legs on...

legs on crash bars
legs on rear pegs
legs on regular pegs
stand up wile riding
repeat.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By drdata
sounds more and more like my fail.. Bad servo...

sounds more and more like my fail.. Bad servo unit, which I removed.

Yes, you can add fluid. If there is air, it will remain. Not sure if air will cause a fault, and have heard the servo can...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 559
Posted By drdata
Hmm. I need a screw for handguard. Found the...

Hmm.

I need a screw for handguard. Found the right section under "handlebar circumference", which I suppose is German for "around the bars". But, no details on the hardware other than high price,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By drdata
Do as JVB says. It's not hard to pull the...

Do as JVB says.

It's not hard to pull the tank. The flush is not bad, and should be done, but checking for low fluid should also answer if perhaps something more serious is wrong.

Regards
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By drdata
same old story.... (I have ripped mine out for...

same old story.... (I have ripped mine out for similar, started intermittent, then rear servo would run continuously.)

1. You have cleared the switches/battery. Make sure you hear a click at the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,676
Posted By drdata
Not true. Its I-abs, AKA servo assist. MM did...

Not true. Its I-abs, AKA servo assist. MM did rebuild them, for awhile, but for the last year or so they have had parts shortages. Also, I think they raised the price to more like 900, but NA given...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 699
Views: 86,194
Posted By drdata
I believe a new spacer is needed to adapt the...

I believe a new spacer is needed to adapt the steel flange, so add another $90 or so.

And to the previous question, its a friction fit, so heat/cooling is needed to get old off and the new on....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By drdata
are you sure that both the front and rear servos...

are you sure that both the front and rear servos are working? When mine would fault using rear only would show it weak, but with front level I would not notice.

Check the fluid levels in the abs...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 699
Views: 86,194
Posted By drdata
indeed. Hope it goes back to 05. Thanks.

indeed. Hope it goes back to 05.


Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,793
Posted By drdata
I found the below thread interesting as it...

I found the below thread interesting as it mentions the risk of overcharge during a long drive, and also sheds some light on the question of whether an alternator even has a "float mode".

While...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,793
Posted By drdata
question: Does anyone feel that a car/bike...

question: Does anyone feel that a car/bike alternator/voltage regulator is more accurate than a battery tender plus?

From what I can tell, if using a BT+ in float is bad due to under V, than...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,793
Posted By drdata
And what was technically wrong in what I stated? ...

And what was technically wrong in what I stated?


I looked at the data, as per my moniker, and have stated what I see are the facts.m If you think that extra .4v is the difference then by all...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,793
Posted By drdata
So far no issues with my oddysy and bat tender...

So far no issues with my oddysy and bat tender plus. I attach it once a week for a day or so.


I have a hard time believing that leaving a battery tender plus attached will destroy the battery...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,669
Posted By drdata
Its not the computer that gets rebiult, if I...

Its not the computer that gets rebiult, if I follow, so much as the abs hydraulic unit. I heard that module masters was rebuilding them, but also heard that they were raising the price to around 900...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By drdata
With servo assist I found it was very easy to...

With servo assist I found it was very easy to activate abs on the rear. If you feel any effort something is wrong.

Regards
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 812
Posted By drdata
an 06, that is servo right? On my 05, when...

an 06, that is servo right?

On my 05, when the servo went out the rear was as you describe, but lots of flashy lights. I suspect the system has air and needs to be bled.

As you know, the servo...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,251
Posted By drdata
My theory, is the control input to the servo...

My theory, is the control input to the servo module. Just theory, but have heard that the servos are powerful enough to compensate for air in the wheel circuit. One theory as to why when power assist...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,299
Posted By drdata
This is how my fail mode was, expect power assist...

This is how my fail mode was, expect power assist to front would cycle on/off every 10 seconds or slow. Made each brake pull a toss of the dice: Power assist or residual? Pulling with the expectation...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By drdata
Thanks for some traction. @slade: I...

Thanks for some traction.

@slade:
I looked at the cap and was not clear how the cone/gaskets come off, and they seemed sound, pliable, and tight. I see the screws but believe that is for lock...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By drdata
Bump for some gs-love. First time my thread has...

Bump for some gs-love. First time my thread has netted not a single reply. Perhaps I have answered my own q.

Any opinions as to:

1. need to replace filler cap gaskets on a 10 year old bike
2....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By drdata
see the HoW on side-stand switch bypass. HTHs

see the HoW on side-stand switch bypass.

HTHs
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 793
Posted By drdata
Just bumping this thread because other than "one...

Just bumping this thread because other than "one line is vent for water and other to canister", this thread has a pic.

Thanks Jim.

PS>
I started a thread about gas smell around filler cap....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By drdata
Here is the filler neck.. Edit> As I don't...

Here is the filler neck..
Edit>

As I don't think I'm missing any gasket I wanted to add;

Had the side panels off a few times to check the fuel QDs and never any sign of leak, nor at the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By drdata
05 1200:gassy smell around filler, missing a gasket?

Hey all,

Ever since the fuel pump recall work I have noticed a gassy smell when on the bike. Today even walking by in the garage I could smell gas and it seemed to be coming from the filler neck....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,033
Posted By drdata
+ 1 on the battery health check as well as the...

+ 1 on the battery health check as well as the fluid check/flush.

Did not help mine. Last I heard module master was not offering any eta on rebuild. The link given was I believe for a different...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,279
Posted By drdata
steptoe, that is a funny pic. Yard art. Ha.

steptoe, that is a funny pic.

Yard art. Ha.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,631
Posted By drdata
I beg the differ, but was also a defender so...

I beg the differ, but was also a defender so perhaps this was covered and my brain could not accept.

I recall all the hype about residuals, and the chance of a minor fault causing loss of power...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,911
Posted By drdata
People seemed to like module masters, but as far...

People seemed to like module masters, but as far as I see no ETA for the rebuilds. They have to make parts or such.

That, combined with price rise to 900 bucks, and I would ask why not loose it as...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 685
Posted By drdata
IMO, there should be no special need for sintered...

IMO, there should be no special need for sintered vs organic. I got sintered oem from bmw for my 05 iabs, installed, and rode.

This is not to say that any new padd should be bedded in a bit, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,316
Posted By drdata
Nice find wx4p! Welcome.

Nice find wx4p!

Welcome.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,316
Posted By drdata
I isolating an unexpected parasitic draw can be a...

I isolating an unexpected parasitic draw can be a bear. Often you pull fuses in a car to isolate subsystems until you find the one drawing the excess power.

As you note, no fuses. You could try...
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