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Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,196
Posted By maxfnz
Thanks - excellent idea! - didn't know they had...

Thanks - excellent idea! - didn't know they had them this fine, have ordered one. Maybe useful for the front swingarm balljoint too.

(Personal idea was just to drill an injection hole in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By maxfnz
Dunno about the US but a lot of the little...

Dunno about the US but a lot of the little gas-station-only 1 liter bottles here in NZ come with a refilling hose built into the cap (take cap off, pull out hose abt 5 inches until clicks, squirt,...
Forum: Vendors 12-20-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 22,404
Posted By maxfnz
Got a set of these for the 96 1100GS about 2...

Got a set of these for the 96 1100GS about 2 months ago; kit is just 2 sprockets, cams remain your stock OEM. Same sprockets for the 1100/1150/1200 as far as I know - do check Lennies' Boxer...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2014, 03:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 758
Posted By maxfnz
General point of comment, especially if this is...

General point of comment, especially if this is your first time getting into this wrenching stuff ... The last item on Jims' (comprehensive!) list is a torque wrench; some will probably say it's...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By maxfnz
Cheapest here is $150US, checked... wasn't keen...

Cheapest here is $150US, checked... wasn't keen for a single job. Amazon/eBay sadly isn't the same when you're not continental US.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 5,625
Views: 946,639
Posted By maxfnz
New front wheel bearings; new mount for the...

New front wheel bearings; new mount for the waterproof Motorola Defy+ smartphone - going to use off-line as GPS speedo (Ulyesses Speedometer app) or nav (free local topo maps app).
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 604
Posted By maxfnz
Front wheel bearings - hints from a noob

Just changed my front wheel bearings on the 96 1100GS (yes, the big one **was** gone - seemed smooth on finger turning, but rough as soon as under any weight or "twist" off-axis) - maybe some ...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2014, 02:42 AM
Replies: 5,625
Views: 946,639
Posted By maxfnz
Went to the dark side & put RS rider pegs on the...

Went to the dark side & put RS rider pegs on the 1100GS... I've been getting tingly feet lately (doc reckons possible tarsal tunnel issues) and vibes from the 1100 aren't bad but did think it was...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2014, 03:21 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,391
Posted By maxfnz
Hah! Neon! I say nuke'm - use radon. :norton ...

Hah! Neon! I say nuke'm - use radon. :norton
That way no one will ever look too closely again at the tyres anyway. :D

And it's still inert so your tyres will love you...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2014, 02:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By maxfnz
Stumbling stop was my first sign of HES failure,...

Stumbling stop was my first sign of HES failure, on restart wouldn't idle - had to have it on high "choke" for rest of journey. Assumed it was bad gas (water) after much futzing with filters (no...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,200
Posted By maxfnz
Possibly a red herring but the relay #3 seems to...

Possibly a red herring but the relay #3 seems to be the same sort of thing on the Bosch car units

http://realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=HD22&mospid=47382&btnr=34_0455&hg=34&fg=20

... and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,101
Posted By maxfnz
Mine's on the shelf, and the little OEM plastic...

Mine's on the shelf, and the little OEM plastic cap in place to cover the tags nicely. Wasn't stopping crud going up in to the lock of the Givi topcase & was getting in the way when looking for...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 466
Posted By maxfnz
Gotcha on new-style oilhead cam tensioners

Just a FYI for other inmates to avoid a brown-pant moment like I had last weekend when removing/refitting the new-style oilhead left-side cam tensioners.... Thought I'd broken the guide rail or...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By maxfnz
Quick update New **genuine** BMW seal in...

Quick update

New **genuine** BMW seal in (marked BMW, with full part number not partial) and no leaks do far after almost a tankful of gas - open road & city commuting. Wrote off the dud seal...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By maxfnz
Yep, had same idea when the current "dud" new...

Yep, had same idea when the current "dud" new seal came in - got two single-lip, non-directional emergency seals from the local shop; only thing about not using them long term was that (a) they were...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By maxfnz
Thanks MFOL - though that was what it was...

Thanks MFOL - though that was what it was hitting. Smelt gear oil when I go the cap off (nice fresh EP smell) so presumed there was at least some pressure relief going on there.

Got (another) new...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By maxfnz
Was sort of leaning toward that, but didn't want...

Was sort of leaning toward that, but didn't want to assume I know all of that either - been there & missed the blindingly obvious before a couple of times now :wink::wink:

Might try getting the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By maxfnz
Hmmm... not had that, but I usually wipe/dry it...

Hmmm... not had that, but I usually wipe/dry it off fairly fast after using it to degrease any plastic/rubber parts. I guess I could have gotten it onto the seal, but it would have been off again...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By maxfnz
Didn't think it would be (mainly on-road...

Didn't think it would be (mainly on-road commuting) but good call to check the obvious: hole on the side is clear, "cross" (in the middle that holds it in the metal pipe) clear, metal pipe clear and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By maxfnz
Thanks for the reply... better clarify some...

Thanks for the reply... better clarify some things since this is a bit of a strange one :)

Seal is seeping from "moving edge", eg shaft to seal lip. Not outside (cover to seal mounting boss)....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,018
Posted By maxfnz
New FD seal weeping - 96 1100GS - any ideas?

Recently replaced my FD bearing (lots of potholes locally after the earthquakes) so replaced the seal too - genuine OEM.

Problem is now I get a weep from the new seal... bear with me, I have tried...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,419
Posted By maxfnz
I've only got an 1100, but to me that looks like...

I've only got an 1100, but to me that looks like the earthing wire that goes to the tank? (do the 1150s even have those?)
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 11:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,778
Posted By maxfnz
Good luck Dr W... one bolt at a time, put in dry...

Good luck Dr W... one bolt at a time, put in dry (as were the originals, no threadlock visible) & retorquing to the removal torque was no great hassle. No leaks 6+ months on here. Bit less pad...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 11:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,268
Posted By maxfnz
Sheepskin, winter or summer. Do have (local...

Sheepskin, winter or summer. Do have (local brand) widened seat tho, so the bearing area already greater than stock. YMMV of course - but in NZ, sheepskin in cheap as a starting point anyway :D:D
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By maxfnz
try here ...

try here

http://www.motorworks.co.uk/vlive/Shop/Parts.php?T=5&NU=15&M=30&Ct=CA&SbCt=BA_15_30_CA_40

eg new parts - r1100 - clutch & actuation - cable operated

Should be top of list ... part...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By maxfnz
My 2c from having replaced mine last month - it's...

My 2c from having replaced mine last month - it's probably more common than you think. Enough that someone has designed, comissioned & paid for a stock of upgraded replacements. My original snapped...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By maxfnz
Ahhh... OK. Well I guess the old one will get a...

Ahhh... OK. Well I guess the old one will get a bionic upgrade (outer splint tube and a good filler of epoxy at the least) & hang around as a spare... Thanks for the feedback.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By maxfnz
1100GS - anyone ever break a clutch release lever?

96 1100GS, only done 110k Kms ... but the clutch release lever (down at the gearbox) snapped off this morning. Thought it was the new cable! ... but the lever was gone, fracture split about 4 inches...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 529
Posted By maxfnz
Just used some generic Japanese silicone gel...

Just used some generic Japanese silicone gel grips on mine - trick was to buy two pairs and only use the 24mm (throttle) side grips, the 22 (clutch) will be too small. Done well for the last 2+yrs,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,778
Posted By maxfnz
Probably - but my eyesight isn't the best and...

Probably - but my eyesight isn't the best and without a degree wheel I'd rather not leave it up to a scratch mark alignment on a small bolt head... the click is 100% absolute and my old Norbar is...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,778
Posted By maxfnz
I just measured the torque of the old ones coming...

I just measured the torque of the old ones coming out (reverse direction on torque wrench, start low and keep increasing until the bolt breaks free rather than the wrench clicks)... IIRC was...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,657
Posted By maxfnz
Just remember if you do your own repair to be...

Just remember if you do your own repair to be careful with the insultation - if you manage to short out the positive power line from the ECU shomewhere (got mine pinched between the plate & the oil...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,657
Posted By maxfnz
New HES are upgraded to have PFTE (teflon)...

New HES are upgraded to have PFTE (teflon) insulation according to the online vndors I've seen (euromotorelectrics or something like that?) ... my new one definitely had the silicone-rubbery...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2014, 02:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By maxfnz
Had issues similar to this with my 96 1100GS as...

Had issues similar to this with my 96 1100GS as well - intermittent running after getting hot, and then no injection or spark - turned out to be a dead Hall sensor, it was still the original (without...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,771
Posted By maxfnz
OEM Brembo kit I got for a K100 rear came with...

OEM Brembo kit I got for a K100 rear came with its own instruction sheet in the blister pack...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2013, 03:14 AM
Replies: 5,625
Views: 946,639
Posted By maxfnz
HES plus extra Motronic failure

Finally fixed a HES failure on the 96 1100GS - but with the wrinkle that the interim repair I tried (rebuilding the old HES with new leads, new sensors, new wiring) actually made the situation...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,120
Posted By maxfnz
I'm still a fair newbie to the R1100 I've got,...

I'm still a fair newbie to the R1100 I've got, but have tried a trick I had from settling the finicky TB balance on the K1100 4-pot I used to have (the unbalanceable "you need the whole throttle bank...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,928
Posted By maxfnz
Don't think this is right, IMHO from experience...

Don't think this is right, IMHO from experience with my old LC K1100RS. 8" OEM radiator fan at full power took ~4A so 60W, with home-made ballast resistor to keep a baseline airflow around town took...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2013, 01:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 524
Posted By maxfnz
Try wiring it across the park light - take out...

Try wiring it across the park light - take out the headlight, just use the two wires to the little bulb. Brown is the ground/negative... it's only on with the sidelights, but it's easy to get to,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 18,928
Posted By maxfnz
Had a play with reduced voltage too, before...

Had a play with reduced voltage too, before putting in (as above) - v.slow at about 7v; I've used 8v regulators before to quiet bigger fans but these little 40mm ones don't really have much of a...
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