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Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2004, 11:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By Davo
Sounds like they are tensioned up to tight. Or a...

Sounds like they are tensioned up to tight. Or a shitty batch of belts. Thats pretty rotten luck having two break before the specified interval. But on the bright side i bet your a gun at changing...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2004, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By Davo
Will, Re your PM. These belts do fail...

Will,
Re your PM. These belts do fail occasionally but usually about 20k miles after they should have been changed. The same as modern car fan belts. If changed at the appropriate intervals they...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2004, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By Davo
Fluro's point are right. Also, you didnt put the...

Fluro's point are right. Also, you didnt put the new filter in backwards did you? I havent done a filter on my 1150 yet but on my last 1100 it was easy to put it back to front if you wernt paying...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2004, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By Davo
Will, If your talking about the alternator belt...

Will,
If your talking about the alternator belt then change every 60k kilometers (er now whats that in miles? 37.5k miles) and it takes under half an hour in your garage or an hour and a half at...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2004, 03:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,385
Posted By Davo
I thought this type of problem was covered in the...

I thought this type of problem was covered in the hall of wisdom in: Throttle Body Adjustment Oilhead Throttle Body Adjustment for Dummies (402k). Appologies if my memory of this document is wrong.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2004, 05:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,029
Posted By Davo
Thumb you have not made a mistake in buying a gs

There are a number hear who prefer not to have ABS on their bike but for me it was the reason for sticking with BMW i\over some very nice competion from Japenese brands. I do a lot of long commuting...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2004, 07:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,332
Posted By Davo
Touche, ouch, good reply. my point made. over...

Touche, ouch, good reply. my point made. over and out. :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2004, 06:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,332
Posted By Davo
Jabba, I agree with all the points that you...

Jabba,
I agree with all the points that you made in your post. These engines definitely reward owners who invest time getting them just right.
I just didnt like your assumption that i was...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2004, 03:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,332
Posted By Davo
Ive done 18 10k and 20k (6k and 12k mile)...

Ive done 18 10k and 20k (6k and 12k mile) services on oilheads and probably a few less on airheads. How many you done boy? :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2004, 08:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,970
Posted By Davo
Thumb That "Jarararwhat ever the name is" is one Horn...

That "Jarararwhat ever the name is" is one Horn looking bike! I suppose it only costs 5000 DM for it thought.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2004, 11:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By Davo
Check the valves. Ive dropped a few airheads...

Check the valves.

Ive dropped a few airheads in the past and this was always a problem (except it usually wouldnt idle properly as well as poor economy). I havent had a good fall on an oilhead...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2004, 10:51 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 507
Posted By Davo
Talking Vintage oilhead GS's how will they stand the test of time?

Just wanted to get other peoples opinions on how you thought Oilhead GS's would stand the rigors of use and tests of time. In 25 years time will they be like the R60's/R90's and still be solid work...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2004, 07:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,224
Posted By Davo
Thanks Osii, the spieglers website is...

Thanks Osii, the spieglers website is interesting. I was not aware of this brand. Cheers! :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2004, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,224
Posted By Davo
Question Hey OSii

Can you provide a bit more information on your un-ABSing of your GS. Cost, time and any parts info would be really useful. Thanks Mate!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2004, 09:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,658
Posted By Davo
Been reading to much Fyodor Dostoyevsky. ...

Been reading to much Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

Best of luck with setting this up and i hope it succeeds!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2004, 06:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,658
Posted By Davo
Talking Communist: as in the people as a collective...

Communist: as in the people as a collective owning possessions as apposed to individually. For People who live in a Capitalist society i assumed you would know that. As history tells us Communism...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2004, 08:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,658
Posted By Davo
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2004, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By Davo
The cable is not intrinsically bad. Just one has...

The cable is not intrinsically bad. Just one has stretched more than the other. Adjust it and they should be fairly balanced through the range. Look in Hall Of Wisdom. Follow that method and no...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2004, 09:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,538
Posted By Davo
Its called lovin the country but having to make a...

Its called lovin the country but having to make a buck in the Big Smoke!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2004, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 693
Posted By Davo
Then do a search and look in "Flea...

Then do a search and look in "Flea Market"!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2004, 05:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,538
Posted By Davo
Positive Outlook

:thumb Beside people having problems on this board with rear drive failures i still think, yea know, that a well maintained BMW is the best bike if you ride big K's. My RT when traded at X-mas had...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2004, 11:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,538
Posted By Davo
Hey Manuel, Your Beemer may have turned out to...

Hey Manuel, Your Beemer may have turned out to be as reliable as your Harley but that no reason to go for the chunk of shit harley. Besides the engine theres not a thing on it that BMW doesnt do 10...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2004, 11:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 630
Posted By Davo
Ditto on the valves

If you cant hear your valve gear clattering away then your not getting your moneys worth out of the combustion chamber. A valve sitting out just a pooftenth make a difference to compression ergo the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2004, 11:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,399
Posted By Davo
In Karatha Western Australia there are often...

In Karatha Western Australia there are often weeks when it gets to 120F/48C every day. We used to get in the aircraft and try and make like a rocket to get to 5000+ feet to cool down quick. When...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2004, 04:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By Davo
Problem Solved

i pinged it and got the IP address. http://69.10.164.123
this works for ozzie users. http 1.1 Alias problem i think:thumb
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2004, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By Davo
Nope! it still wont work. I just get the old...

Nope! it still wont work. I just get the old "This page cannot be displayed message" I really doubt it a problem with the settings on my computer as i have not ever had this problem and i have...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2004, 04:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 707
Posted By Davo
Russell Day-Long

I havent been able to get russels website to work. I've been trying www.day-long.com/
Is it just me or has this site been down for a week? :baldy
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2004, 03:20 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,355
Posted By Davo
Btw

If your ever going to change just one tyre and they are both worn then always change the front! Which do you think is easier to cope with at 85mph: a rear blow out or a front blow out. When i see a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2004, 08:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,349
Posted By Davo
Use either Goop

Lots of people like the honda goop but the amount that is required to be on there (only a thin layer) means that "flinging off" is not going to make any difference.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2004, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,052
Posted By Davo
Do NOT put it in the Gear Box

Getrag says no additional lubricants in the gearbox. Slick 50 is great when the synchro's are going in your car gearbox and you want easier shifting and few more years out of it. Not for the Beemer...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2004, 11:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 682
Posted By Davo
Check and or replace leads. Use ohms meter to...

Check and or replace leads. Use ohms meter to check resistance. Have you tried the old spark against the head trick to see if its getting there? Give the carbs a proper clean (eg disassemble)...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2004, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By Davo
Talking Can i still get a FAT sound just replacing the can but not the Cat

I love the meaty sound of the BMW twin with a staintune or the like on it. My 96 RT had one and it was great. I would like do the same to my GS but this time i will only replace the can, and leave...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2004, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 465
Posted By Davo
RT 1100 disc is a floater. The 1150 is not, on...

RT 1100 disc is a floater. The 1150 is not, on both RT and GS.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2004, 08:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 717
Posted By Davo
plug it!

Back tire: Standard Plug(as found in the BMW tool kit). Used more than 20 and they have never let me down.

Front tyre: If possible get towed. a plug can be used to get home but drive very...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2004, 08:37 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,396
Posted By Davo
Talking Frank You stole my thoughts as i read this...

Frank
You stole my thoughts as i read this post. As the chain broke and settled on the lower sprocket it jammed. Now something has to give. Either the pistons come to a dead stop (not bloody...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-05-2004, 07:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,742
Posted By Davo
Go to an auto parts store and find a sump plug...

Go to an auto parts store and find a sump plug that fits and remember to lock tight it. Suggest that it might be appropriate that you follow her around for a while to make sure the bike doesnt break...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2004, 08:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,836
Posted By Davo
My great Dane takes a dim very to visitors at...

My great Dane takes a dim very to visitors at night. My rifle is stored seperately but easily available from the magazine of magnum hollow points. I pitty the poor fool who tries to steal my bike....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2004, 04:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By Davo
That would work well!

you put a bit o oil in the piston going into storage and oiling guns has been done for about 200+years. why the hell wouldnt it work on the tank. I'm sure there is some fancy crap you can buy but i...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2004, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By Davo
Laugh Yes and it worked nicely!

I bought a second set of rear pegs (they are the same for most oilheads) and put them on the back(local BMW wrecker). I fabricated, with a bit of steel, a L shaped bracket with a hole on one side...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2004, 10:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 582
Posted By Davo
Bugger

This post is very good timing because i just drilled my filler neck on Sunday and Lo and Behold i noticed the same thing. Its to big!! I put it all straight back on and worked on the principle of...
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