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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Lensgrinder
Congratulations on the new bike, looks like a...

Congratulations on the new bike, looks like a great ride.
Thanks for the photos.
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 08:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,739
Posted By Lensgrinder
Yes, that makes sense to me as the old spring may...

Yes, that makes sense to me as the old spring may have been fatigued a bit, the only way to be sure would have been to measure the length of the old compared to the new one in it's free state.

If...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,739
Posted By Lensgrinder
I just talked to the dealership that did the...

I just talked to the dealership that did the repair on mine, they told me that they replaced seals, gaskets, and input shaft.

The GM said that there is a little cam piece that is part of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 19,995
Posted By Lensgrinder
When added to all the weight from your other...

When added to all the weight from your other stuff.

In my case going up the Dalton when it's wet and slippery it would make a difference, but going up the highway not so much.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 19,995
Posted By Lensgrinder
Number 3 gets my vote. When I installed...

Number 3 gets my vote.

When I installed mine I wanted them as low and forward as safely possible.

My thinking was too high alters the center of gravity too much, and the more rearward they...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,798
Posted By Lensgrinder
Your idea about helping him learn some skills is...

Your idea about helping him learn some skills is a good one.

I would try to turn it into something of a life lesson on perception,
start off by telling him you don't think he had anything to do...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 945
Posted By Lensgrinder
No, They may take a little longer to get to temp...

No, They may take a little longer to get to temp but once they do they are great.

I like the heat they give off,
it seems more equalized throughout the grip(not so many hot spots).
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,739
Posted By Lensgrinder
I think that's a safe assumption, but it wouldn't...

I think that's a safe assumption, but it wouldn't hurt to ask.

I'll call the dealer that did the work on mine when they open today and ask.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 17,581
Posted By Lensgrinder
I pulled mine using similar method as Eric6, but...

I pulled mine using similar method as Eric6, but used the hooked end of a tire iron under the seal levered with a piece of wood. worked perfectly.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,739
Posted By Lensgrinder
Sorry no link, That was what the GM told me after...

Sorry no link, That was what the GM told me after they had rebuilt the gear box. He said that the part number had changed and the part that broke had been reinforced. It was three years ago, so I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 674
Posted By Lensgrinder
I believe the confusion was with BMW mislabeling...

I believe the confusion was with BMW mislabeling the part not with you.

Then, I just added to it by not knowing what they called it.
I would have never guessed to call it a gear cover since it...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 674
Posted By Lensgrinder
Good luck, Sorry again for the misdirect.

Good luck,
Sorry again for the misdirect.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 674
Posted By Lensgrinder
I would try cleaning it making sure it's not...

I would try cleaning it making sure it's not overfilled and see what happens.
If it still weeps at that point I would get the dealer to fix it under warranty.

After looking at the photo again,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 674
Posted By Lensgrinder
Sorry, I miss lead you. That is the timing...

Sorry, I miss lead you.

That is the timing chain cover there is oil behind that one.

Here is a view from max bmw.

Click on engine and scroll down, you will see the cover with a breakdown...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 674
Posted By Lensgrinder
It should be one piece, just remove the screws...

It should be one piece, just remove the screws around the perifery of the aluminum cover, then you can pull it and have a look. There should be no oil in there that's why I'm guessing the front main...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 674
Posted By Lensgrinder
Your alternator belt is under that cover. It...

Your alternator belt is under that cover.
It looks like the front main seal failed.
If you pull that cover you will be able to have a better look.

I would doubt that the road salts were able...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,739
Posted By Lensgrinder
I was told that BMW redesigned the retainer to be...

I was told that BMW redesigned the retainer to be more robust after some had failed. If you add the redesigned retainer as well you should be okay.
Best of luck,
Regards.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Lensgrinder
If you prefer to use it everyday, you could just...

If you prefer to use it everyday, you could just remove it when you're not near your bike and put it in the case.

I use an ipod for music and check my phone when I stop.

I bought an extra...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 272
Posted By Lensgrinder
I've never used the large buttons on mine, I just...

I've never used the large buttons on mine, I just use the touch screen.

Mine stays in the closet at home unless I need it on a trip.
Then when I do use it I remove it whenever I am away from the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,739
Posted By Lensgrinder
When the tech took mine apart he said that there...

When the tech took mine apart he said that there were chunks of metal in the bottom of the gearbox.
I damage in mine was obvious.
I think poolside is correct in that it would most likely be the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 876
Posted By Lensgrinder
Thanks for the advice, but for a few extra...

Thanks for the advice, but for a few extra dollars I'll stay with what I have.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 876
Posted By Lensgrinder
I believe the bottle I bought from the dealer was...

I believe the bottle I bought from the dealer was about 16oz. and I serviced my '08 GS and a friends '08 GS, and still have enough left to service my GSA when I get ready to do it.

It doesn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 876
Posted By Lensgrinder
The mineral oil in my '08 GS was green from the...

The mineral oil in my '08 GS was green from the factory.
The fluid I bought from the dealer to flush it was blue.

It sounds like yours has not been serviced since new.

I realize that the the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By Lensgrinder
Glad it worked out for you. You would think...

Glad it worked out for you.
You would think that there are more important things for our governments to deal with in the world than things like this.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 876
Posted By Lensgrinder
Also, Along with what the others have said. Not...

Also, Along with what the others have said.
Not knowing the history of the bike, if the hydraulic system has ever been serviced, as the clutch wears it pushes fluid back into the system, you might...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By Lensgrinder
Just trying to help.

Just trying to help.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,070
Posted By Lensgrinder
If you and ricohman pm me the mc master carr part...

If you and ricohman pm me the mc master carr part number and a shipping address, I'll send them to you.

ricohman what part of Sask. are you? I have a friend in Saskatoon.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,739
Posted By Lensgrinder
You may want to read through this thread. Your...

You may want to read through this thread.
Your bikes noise sounds just like my '08 GS before a gearbox rebuild.

It ended up being the input shaft that failed.

My posts start at #48.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,983
Posted By Lensgrinder
Another one for the '12, As well as what others...

Another one for the '12,
As well as what others have mentioned, BMW changed shock suppliers in late 2010 from Showa to WP.

I also like the shim rather than tappets for valve adjustment.
ESA is...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,229
Posted By Lensgrinder
Congratulations on your new bike. I would...

Congratulations on your new bike.

I would go with the BMW valve cover guards and the Hepco Becker crash bars. I have the guards on my GSA and would have put on the H/B crash bars, but it came...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By Lensgrinder
It happens. A couple nights ago I was putting a...

It happens.
A couple nights ago I was putting a new battery in my wife's 650 and dropped one of the washers.
I spent almost a half hour trying to fish it out with a magnet. Not knowing exactly...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By Lensgrinder
They are right and left side specific, hope that...

They are right and left side specific, hope that helps.
I ran into the same problem on my '08 GS, once I discovered that, it was easier to figure out.

...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 941
Posted By Lensgrinder
Congratulations on the new bike. Happy Trails.

Congratulations on the new bike. Happy Trails.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,917
Posted By Lensgrinder
To be sure, About two weeks after I bought...

To be sure,

About two weeks after I bought my GSA I was leaving work and had just turned left to go down the street and a lady pulled out of a parking spot about 50 yards down the road driving...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,917
Posted By Lensgrinder
I might as well start it.:lol3 New engine...

I might as well start it.:lol3

New engine or just fix this one? Or, New bike?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 584
Posted By Lensgrinder
M10 x 25 mm long, it didn't give the pitch, but...

M10 x 25 mm long, it didn't give the pitch, but it looks like $2 at BMW dealer.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,431
Posted By Lensgrinder
San Jose BMW has a good tutorial on valve...

San Jose BMW has a good tutorial on valve adjustment.
I used it to check the valves on my camhead the first time.

Zeid, If you're ever in the San Diego area I'd be glad to help.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,382
Posted By Lensgrinder
All he has to do is get the specifications on his...

All he has to do is get the specifications on his battery, which I just got from Max's website and do a little leg work to find correct battery.
Which by the way is the same as the '12 GSA, so...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,382
Posted By Lensgrinder
Another +1 for the Deka. Also, they are made in...

Another +1 for the Deka.
Also, they are made in U.S.A. as well as being good batteries.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,431
Posted By Lensgrinder
That is not necessarily true, I have no problem...

That is not necessarily true, I have no problem buying a bike from someone who does their own work and paying more if it sounds like they know what they're doing. My Husky is an example of that, I...
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