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Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 461
Posted By Timberwoof
Two possibilities: grunge in the electrical...

Two possibilities: grunge in the electrical system causing bad connections and thus insufficient current for the ABS unit, or hydraulic badness in the ABS unit.

Eliminating electrical badness is...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,386
Posted By Timberwoof
imberwoof's GS's telelever...

imberwoof's GS's telelever (http://www.timberwoof.com/motorcycle/R1100GS/BMWfeatures/telelever.html)
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2009, 01:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By Timberwoof
The symptoms sound suspiciously similar to what...

The symptoms sound suspiciously similar to what my '98 R1100GS suffered last winter. It took Cal BMW three tries to get it right: They finally replaced the Hall sensors and that fixed the problem.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2009, 01:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,385
Posted By Timberwoof
I got a pair of PIAA 520s or something, the ones...

I got a pair of PIAA 520s or something, the ones with the dual-level lamps. The highs can scorch paint on the card ahead; the lows have a nice flat cut-off so they work like foggies.

I wired them...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,386
Posted By Timberwoof
it snerfed

http://www.timberwoof.com/motorcycle/R1100GS/BMWfeatures/images/telelever.jpeg

Notice how the axis of the balljoint stud is nice and perpendicular to the plane of the Telelever and points straight...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2007, 01:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By Timberwoof
I installed a pair of PIAA 520s on my R1100GS and...

I installed a pair of PIAA 520s on my R1100GS and had all the same problems and dilemmas as you. I ended up folding the cables back and forth along the ZanziBar.

The relays and live power...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2007, 01:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 733
Posted By Timberwoof
Just a minor tidbit of information: On the...

Just a minor tidbit of information: On the R1100GS, the top triple-tree "bearing" is a balljoint. In the other R1100s it's a bearing. Since the bottom mount for the forks is on the end of the A-arm...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2007, 01:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,850
Posted By Timberwoof
A coupla years ago my '98 R1100GS had that...

A coupla years ago my '98 R1100GS had that symptom. The brake lines had deteriorated inside and the crumbs knackered the master cylinder. It would not release brake pressure... Now I have shiny new...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2007, 01:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By Timberwoof
Lemme ask you a dumb question: Are the valve...

Lemme ask you a dumb question: Are the valve clearances set right?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2007, 10:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,924
Posted By Timberwoof
I'm the second-smallest GS rider: 5'10", 125#...

I'm the second-smallest GS rider: 5'10", 125# when I bought my '98 R1100GS. (I'm up to 135# now. At 140# I feel all pudgy. Comes from living with a meatitarian who says that vegetables are what food...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2007, 09:20 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,452
Posted By Timberwoof
The problem with 4-cylinder boxers is that when...

The problem with 4-cylinder boxers is that when the exhaust starts to get leaky, it sounds like an old VW or Super-oo. :rofl
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2007, 12:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,085
Posted By Timberwoof
I just started a new fulltime job after taking a...

I just started a new fulltime job after taking a few months off after ~ 4 years getting a startup going. Last Thursday I had migraine precursors, the first in many years. I got to a Safeway in time...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2007, 11:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,452
Posted By Timberwoof
One advantage of more pistons is that they can be...

One advantage of more pistons is that they can be smaller. Shorter stroke means narrower engine. And for a boxer, if the stroke is X mm shorter, the engine can, theoretically, be 2X mm narrower.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2007, 11:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By Timberwoof
pics, wiring diagrams, etc: ...

pics, wiring diagrams, etc:
http://www.timberwoof.com/motorcycle/R1100GS/headlights/index.html

But the Top of the Line bar broke about a year ago: the weld holding the bolt on the right side...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2007, 11:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,349
Posted By Timberwoof
Thanks for the post, Schtum. Actually, that...

Thanks for the post, Schtum. Actually, that particular bike rise up in front under braking: it can shorten its wheelbase by lowering the front wheel. ;)

DangerMoney, what you describe is a torque...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2007, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,597
Posted By Timberwoof
Is it just me who has good Google Fu? I just...

Is it just me who has good Google Fu? I just searched on "R1150GS wiring diagram" and found this:

http://www.bmwgsclub.nl/schematics/R1150GS%20schematic.pdf

I hope there's one like it for my...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2007, 01:55 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,452
Posted By Timberwoof
Honda already have a water-cooled boxer engine:...

Honda already have a water-cooled boxer engine: it's in the GoldWing and Valkyrie. The pipes go in and out at the wrong angles, but that's only because the engine has three cylinders on each side....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2007, 01:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,597
Posted By Timberwoof
Isn't there a Haynes manual for the R1150 series?...

Isn't there a Haynes manual for the R1150 series? The one for the R1100 series has wiring diagrams.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2007, 01:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,349
Posted By Timberwoof
Here's the real reason the Telelever works to...

Here's the real reason the Telelever works to prevent dive under braking.

With a conventional fork suspension, the front wheel moves back as it moves up; the amount of backwards movement depends...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2007, 01:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By Timberwoof
In Carfilonia the fuel nozzles have foreskins to...

In Carfilonia the fuel nozzles have foreskins to trap gasoline vapors. It's a good idea, but it doesn't work on my R1100GS. The flow sensors never let the fuel flow, so I have to skin it like when I...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2007, 01:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,383
Posted By Timberwoof
I just got a job that's ~45 miles away. Luckily...

I just got a job that's ~45 miles away. Luckily for me, I can choose my own hours (within reason) so I leave home at 9:00 AM, after the crush hour. And luckily for me, I live in Carfilonia, so I can...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2007, 12:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By Timberwoof
What does "plenty of oil" mean? The oil in there...

What does "plenty of oil" mean? The oil in there is only for lubrication, not for damping. My Haynes manual for my R1100GS specifies .47 l of oil for the forks and says "The forks must be bled of air...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2007, 12:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,309
Posted By Timberwoof
The ZanZibar might work for very light lights,...

The ZanZibar might work for very light lights, but the 525s are pretty darn heavy. I mounted a pair of 525s on my R1100GS with a Zanzibar, and they vibrate a lot. I expect that some day the bar will...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2007, 12:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,139
Posted By Timberwoof
Well, this makes me glad I scrapped the switches...

Well, this makes me glad I scrapped the switches that came with my PIAAs and used the European light switch with a Special Modification on mine. (I got the dual-beam hi/lo ones: driving lights and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2007, 12:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By Timberwoof
Well, this is a nice puzzle. :huh The brake...

Well, this is a nice puzzle. :huh

The brake light circuit is dead simple. It uses a two-filament bulb. According to the circuit diagram in the Haynes manual, the brake light is supplied by...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2007, 12:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,288
Posted By Timberwoof
Bluhduh A similar thing happened to my '98 R1100GS a year...

A similar thing happened to my '98 R1100GS a year or two ago. The front brake, instead of becoming squishy, became really firm. When my roommate experimented and squeezed the hell out of the lever,...
Forum: Face plant 08-15-2007, 09:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,903
Posted By Timberwoof
This map gives context: ...

This map gives context: ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2007, 11:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By Timberwoof
Well, I have a web page, yes. :-) Thank you.

Well, I have a web page, yes. :-) Thank you.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2007, 11:51 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 53,873
Posted By Timberwoof
I just replaced the Tourances on my '98 GS with...

I just replaced the Tourances on my '98 GS with Michelin Road Pilots. I can already feel two differences: The bike doesn't feel tippy up on the shoulders of the tires, but that's because I had been...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2007, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By Timberwoof
If you examine them carefully, you'll notice that...

If you examine them carefully, you'll notice that the tubes are also elliptical in cross section: That makes them stronger for fore-aft loads. Whale on those brakes, or go into ABS cycling, and those...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2007, 09:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 716
Posted By Timberwoof
If the "grease" was blue and on the threads as it...

If the "grease" was blue and on the threads as it was on my R1100GS, it was Loktite Blue. This is not grease and you don't want to get any grease on the threads.

I installed a set of Fox Shox on...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2007, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,465
Posted By Timberwoof
Windy? What's the problem with windy? I lanesplit...

Windy? What's the problem with windy? I lanesplit in the wind on the SF/Oakland Bay Bridge.

(But I don't spit into the wind. Even with a full helmet on, that gets messy.)
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2007, 03:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 718
Posted By Timberwoof
Assuming both vehicles applied constant, maximum...

Assuming both vehicles applied constant, maximum deceleration, if the stopping distance is not the same then the times would not be the same either. For either vehicle, the average speed while...
Forum: The Garage 02-25-2007, 02:24 AM
Replies: 424
Views: 68,777
Posted By Timberwoof
Hey, Ricardo. Are you still making custom...

Hey, Ricardo. Are you still making custom handle-bars for people and their motorcycles? I have an R1100GS that maybe needs that kind of attention.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2007, 02:18 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 16,706
Posted By Timberwoof
Just remember: If you have to weld a busted frame...

Just remember: If you have to weld a busted frame member, remove the fuel tank and EFI and ABS computers first.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2007, 02:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,474
Posted By Timberwoof
I could strap one of those to the back of my GS...

I could strap one of those to the back of my GS and use it as a spare.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2007, 10:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,864
Posted By Timberwoof
What? It seems to me that even on a short hop...

What? It seems to me that even on a short hop between Knoxville and Chattanooga, the tires on a jetliner woudl have time enough to cool down after a landing, sitting around at the terminal, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2007, 12:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,992
Posted By Timberwoof
Tree-hugging environmentalist! You must be one of...

Tree-hugging environmentalist! You must be one of those ... air-breathers!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2007, 05:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,992
Posted By Timberwoof
Yes, let us cecede. That way we can force Briggs...

Yes, let us cecede. That way we can force Briggs & Stratton to clean up those nasty, smelly, oily two-strike lawn-blower motos that Honda has no problem making. The rest if yall can rot in your own...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2007, 05:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,864
Posted By Timberwoof
All the claims are bogus. They're pdantically...

All the claims are bogus. They're pdantically true, but bogus nevertheless.

Yes, a tire properly illed with nitrogen will run cooler than one filled with air and neglected. But nitrogen has the...
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