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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 03:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,264
Posted By ElMartillo
Well, finally got the pushrods. Job wasn't too...

Well, finally got the pushrods. Job wasn't too difficult. I practiced on the spare 1100 head I have.

Original pushrod top, updated pushrod bottom:
...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 04:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By ElMartillo
Thanks for the replies, it helped :)

Thanks for the replies, it helped :)
Forum: The Garage 05-02-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By ElMartillo
Bolt Torque Question

Is it safe to say that the amount of tourque required to remove a bolt is likely the spec for reassembly?

Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By ElMartillo
Interesting the results when graphic designers...

Interesting the results when graphic designers lack real world practical experience. If one of my exhaust pipes blued like that and the other one didn't, I'd be a bit concerned. Another concern is...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,091
Posted By ElMartillo
When warranted, to keep the bike "out of sight"...

When warranted, to keep the bike "out of sight" you could get a dust cover. Usually made of thinner material which packs smaller, they are not intended to keep water out.

My last trip...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,264
Posted By ElMartillo
Well, a quick look at MAXbmw's fiche tells me the...

Well, a quick look at MAXbmw's fiche tells me the part numbers are the same, though there is a photo provided which appears to show an updated, all-steel pushrod. For both models. I'm not familiar...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By ElMartillo
My experience tells me it's an effect called...

My experience tells me it's an effect called "crazing", though yours is an extreme case. Solvents have this effect on acrylics and polycarbonates, especially after heat is applied to these materials....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By ElMartillo
Good to know. Cheers!

Good to know. Cheers!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By ElMartillo
Anyone know if the balljoint from an 1150GS will...

Anyone know if the balljoint from an 1150GS will work with a Rockster a-arm? The part numbers for the two balljoints are different according to MAX's fiche. I ask because the bottom surface of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 729
Posted By ElMartillo
Practiced on the spare 1100 heads I have....

Practiced on the spare 1100 heads I have. Pushrods are easy enough to get at. Just a matter of removing the rocker arm holder and rocker arms. Getting the new pushrods seated in a horizontal position...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2015, 03:39 AM
Replies: 6,773
Views: 1,229,800
Posted By ElMartillo
I like it! :thumb

I like it! :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,264
Posted By ElMartillo
If the pushrod is of the same design, I imagine...

If the pushrod is of the same design, I imagine the potential is there. I think I'll fix mine the old-fashioned way and replace the part. :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,264
Posted By ElMartillo
Found the Chris Harris video regarding defective...

Found the Chris Harris video regarding defective pushrod:

http://youtu.be/pRXeaequvzk
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 173,862
Posted By ElMartillo
I posted this pic in another thread but it's a...

I posted this pic in another thread but it's a better fit here. Also, I wanted to bump this thread as I really enjoy making bits for my GS, and I like to see what other like-minded folks are up to.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 924
Posted By ElMartillo
Interesting. My experience with whining fuel pump...

Interesting. My experience with whining fuel pump is either very low or no fuel, or clogged filter. Maybe you got a bad filter or pump. :scratch
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,264
Posted By ElMartillo
They list at $34 each. I may have gotten a...

They list at $34 each. I may have gotten a discount. :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,264
Posted By ElMartillo
No way. I don't want to dick around too much. ...

No way. I don't want to dick around too much.

New pushrods ordered. I'll replace the two in the left side, go from there.

Hopefully go VROOM-VROOM!! :ricky
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,264
Posted By ElMartillo
I have only replaced the left side tensioner. I...

I have only replaced the left side tensioner. I believe the symptoms as described point to the pushrod. We will see.

Thanks :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,264
Posted By ElMartillo
It's Definately a Single Loud Ticking Noise Under the Left Side Valve Cover

No, the noise was likely there before. The motor was very noisy when I aquired it last year. I adjusted the valves and installed the tensioner soon after I got it. These actions quieted the motor...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,264
Posted By ElMartillo
The single symptom here that is relevant is a...

The single symptom here that is relevant is a loud ticking, like a badly out of adjustment single valve, that becomes more audible as the bike warms to operating temperature. It remains, though I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By ElMartillo
I had the Hepco & Beckers on my Y2K GS. I liked...

I had the Hepco & Beckers on my Y2K GS. I liked them a lot. I welded a coupla tubular tank protectors to the top bars that actually saved the tank in a rollover on a muddy Montana farmroad. Only...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 02:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,264
Posted By ElMartillo
Please explain :ear

Please explain :ear
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,264
Posted By ElMartillo
Well, I guess I shouldn't rob the 1100 heads I...

Well, I guess I shouldn't rob the 1100 heads I have for pushrods then...

And I guess I should replace them all when I do this. I can't count on being able to tell which one is defective by looking...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,264
Posted By ElMartillo
Thanks, but as noted in the original post, it's...

Thanks, but as noted in the original post, it's definately not the throttle body.

Cheers!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 670
Posted By ElMartillo
Not too difficult to deal with, just pull back...

Not too difficult to deal with, just pull back the vacuum part with one hand, dispense with the other. Also helps if you mount the new lid "backwards", so it opens toward the seat, rather than the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,264
Posted By ElMartillo
Would make sense.

Would make sense.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,264
Posted By ElMartillo
Interesting. Searched for a video regarding this,...

Interesting. Searched for a video regarding this, nothing relevant came up. MAXbmw fiche makes it look like they are reasonably accessible. I have a couple of heads off an 1100 I'll use to check it...
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By ElMartillo
Unless I misinterpreted, according to the...

Unless I misinterpreted, according to the instructional in the Hall Of Wisdom, the head bolt should be set at 18 Nm plus an additional 180 degree turn. Torx head rocker holder screws were listed at...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 04:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,264
Posted By ElMartillo
'02 GSA Left Side Engine Noise

Single spark. Engine runs/sounds perfect upon cold startup. At operating temp produces a loud ticking noise like a valve way out of adjustment. Noise appears and gets progressively louder as engine...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By ElMartillo
I'm experiencing similar symptoms at freeway...

I'm experiencing similar symptoms at freeway speeds on my '02 1150GSA. Otherwise accelerates great, around town great. I've adjusted the valves, replaced fuel filter, swapped fuel pumps, put in new...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,075
Posted By ElMartillo
Bridgestone TWs. I've gotten as much as 10k miles...

Bridgestone TWs. I've gotten as much as 10k miles out of a rear, 16k miles out of a front. Mileage really depends on your riding style. Currently running the Shinko 705s, but too new to tell mileage....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By ElMartillo
Never Mind

Did some digging, found it in another post. Terminals to jump are also described as #s 87 & 30.

In the photo, front of the bike is on the left.
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-17-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By ElMartillo
I believe the rotation direction has more to do...

I believe the rotation direction has more to do with how the tread pattern displaces water. Rear tires are intended for acceleration and braking.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By ElMartillo
The photos aren't coming up for me, perhaps...

The photos aren't coming up for me, perhaps because I'm viewing this on my phone. Could someone describe the contacts to jump?

Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2015, 03:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 920
Posted By ElMartillo
My motorcycle, an oilhead, has been blown over by...

My motorcycle, an oilhead, has been blown over by wind while parked on it's sidestand. Never (yet) while on the center stand. My experience, not necessarily anyone else's. I use the center stand...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2015, 01:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 920
Posted By ElMartillo
The consensus is that oil drains from the right...

The consensus is that oil drains from the right side valve head and cylinder when the bike is on the side stand. Some believe that starting the bike with an oil-starved right side will damage parts...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By ElMartillo
Looks great. Yours is nearly a duplicate of my...

Looks great. Yours is nearly a duplicate of my '02 GSA rider, including similar PO accident (deer, so I'm told), damage, and repair, right down to the black a-arm. My tank paint is worse than yours...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,230
Posted By ElMartillo
There is no aspect of this bike you can't fix...

There is no aspect of this bike you can't fix yourself with help from this website. Even the dreaded, and relatively rare final drive big bearing blowout. I've done that one myself. Alternatively,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,230
Posted By ElMartillo
Your fears will limit you more than your machine...

Your fears will limit you more than your machine will.

Research. Get the bike you want, ride it how and where you want.

If you are open minded any motorcycle will take you where you really want...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 380
Posted By ElMartillo
I'm considering losing the ABS on my crashed GS...

I'm considering losing the ABS on my crashed GS resurrection project. Many have done this. It frees up space for things like an automotive battery that will actually start the bike reliably. At the...
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