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Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,676
Posted By RTCHIEF
rough

The rubber bellows between the TB's and the head maybe sucking air. Spray wd 40 on them and watch the exhaust for blue smoke.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-31-2014, 12:57 AM
Replies: 5,181
Views: 274,708
Posted By RTCHIEF
nice truck is it for sale?

nice truck is it for sale?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By RTCHIEF
Gsa

Can be difficult to sell a BMW without ABS. FWIW
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 439
Posted By RTCHIEF
Shocks

I have a set of shocks I bought for my first 1100GS. The rear doesn't have the hose or controller on it. the front isn't pretty either. You can have both of them for the cost of shipping. Jon
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 931
Posted By RTCHIEF
Do you want the bike to turn more or less rpm at...

Do you want the bike to turn more or less rpm at speed?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 323
Posted By RTCHIEF
GSA Shocks

Are these GSA shocks? Showa B0353 7 660 284 and Showa B0352 7 660 996

If they aren't, what do they fit?

I tried A&S michrofishe.

Thanks, Jon
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 389
Posted By RTCHIEF
Best 1100cc+ dual sport

Of all the big displacement dual sports which one would you rate as best and why? Things like ease of service, dealership support, dependability, fuel economy, after market parts, etc.

Thanks,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 724
Posted By RTCHIEF
tuning

Talk to the last person that tuned it. Have your dealer run the VIN for services and repairs done to the bike. JON
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,767
Posted By RTCHIEF
Tires

How many miles have you put on the tire this year? Jon
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,749
Posted By RTCHIEF
Valve cap

Check for debris in the valve cap. Jon
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By RTCHIEF
Gs

Have the dealer run the VIN

NO ABS, that's OK if you plan to keep the bike.

If you ever plan to sell the bike or trade it**************don't walk away from it, RUN

If the VIN says it had...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2013, 07:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,522
Posted By RTCHIEF
saddle

PM me for frugal answers to your problem. Jon
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,752
Posted By RTCHIEF
Heat

Position is the first thing, under a tree, in a shadow, prevailing breeze.

Orientation is next, the east sun is hotter than the west sun so try and hold down as much square footage as possible....
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,752
Posted By RTCHIEF
Heat

Position is the first thing, under a tree, in a shadow, prevailing breeze.

Orientation is next, the east sun is hotter than the west sun so try and hold down as much square footage as possible....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,856
Posted By RTCHIEF
fuel

Have you opened the gas cap to check for a vapor lock? Looked inside the tank to see if anything is in the gas?

If that don't work, your gonna have to find out if the fuel is coming out of the...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,613
Posted By RTCHIEF
How do engine rebuilders clean oil from aluminum?

How do engine rebuilders clean oil from aluminum?
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,613
Posted By RTCHIEF
engine

Have it hot tanked.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2013, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By RTCHIEF
Handle bars

What year is your GS? Jon
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 19,427
Posted By RTCHIEF
Insulation

Consider 2" of styrofoam on the roof joists. It will allow the hot summer air to go up in the chase you have created. Easy stuff to use, cut it with a carpenters saw, use caulk/roof nails with...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,159
Posted By RTCHIEF
Just curious, how tight was the drain plug? Jon

Just curious, how tight was the drain plug? Jon
Forum: The Garage 12-30-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 19,427
Posted By RTCHIEF
How is your roof ventilated?

How is your roof ventilated?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2012, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,154
Posted By RTCHIEF
gs

Have a BMW dealer run the VIN for recalls/service. Has the bike had a 24K/annual service done? tires and brake pads? Fuel filter? alternator belt? Jon
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,778
Posted By RTCHIEF
brakes

New brake pads resurface the rotors to a degree. Has anyone ever tried making an abrasive pad that would take the place of the current rotor pad and resurface the disc when ever you used the brakes?...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,465
Posted By RTCHIEF
leak

Check the valve cap for debris. It can push down on the core and allow air to be released. Jon
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2012, 03:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,718
Posted By RTCHIEF
Gs

How much copper? Cut open a filter to see what's in it? If there is damage to be done, your just waiting for noise to start. Jon
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2012, 05:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,533
Posted By RTCHIEF
gs

Read your policy regarding what they said they would pay. Then when you talk to the insurance adjuster use the phrase "take it to litigation". That's generally good for $1500 on top of their offer....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,126
Posted By RTCHIEF
gs

Need lotsa pics, a good history of the bike and location. These is a healthy demand in the fall for builder bikes. Jon
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2012, 01:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By RTCHIEF
Value

When you buy a bike 10 years old or older you introduce a new set of values and problems to the striking price.

The owner has bonded to the bike in most cases so you have that to deal with.

...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,059
Posted By RTCHIEF
Gs

Indiana, Illinois, Ohio GS's for sale are few and far between prices are high. Wait until Mid September, October then the GS owners that are going to be setting another bike up for next year will be...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2012, 11:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,666
Posted By RTCHIEF
fuel

Chevron Techron total fuel system cleaner is the best. You want to use it prior to an oil change and have your fuel system clean from it before change oil. If you have dirty combustion chambers, it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By RTCHIEF
intake

Replace your final drive with one from an 1100GS. You can lower your rpm. Gas mileage doesn't change. Acceleration is better. You can ride the bike at 55 in 6th without it stumbling. Jon
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2012, 08:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 768
Posted By RTCHIEF
I have one for an 1150GS that you maybe able to...

I have one for an 1150GS that you maybe able to modify. Jon
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,899
Posted By RTCHIEF
Sounds like you sucked a valve. The valve got...

Sounds like you sucked a valve. The valve got hot and either burn't on the edges or it deformed. A set of used heads might be the best way to go. Jon
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2012, 09:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,852
Posted By RTCHIEF
How did you get that many miles out of the...

How did you get that many miles out of the speedometer?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,119
Posted By RTCHIEF
wobble

Got spokes?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By RTCHIEF
Battery

Goggle search cheap odyssey pc 680 battery. You can have it shipped to your house. Comes with a two year warranty. No more abs lights and restarts like a BMW battery, It's made in the USA. Jon
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By RTCHIEF
cutting out

The spark plugs, wires and coils change them all out first. This sounds like a connection problem. Had a 97 GS that did something similar. Jon
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,816
Posted By RTCHIEF
stem

First off, how much tire do you have left?

A dealership will want half an hour labor, plus a new stem (at least 5 bucks) then balance it. You'll be lucky to get out of there for $60.

Then you...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,003
Posted By RTCHIEF
tranny

Check with your dealer for recalls on your bike. Think there were issues on that model. Jon
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,724
Posted By RTCHIEF
bags

Excel makes them for 1150GS's they run about 90 bucks. They move a lot of heat past the bags and turn signal.

I prefer the Givi E41's, they set further away from the bike than oem, Jesse's, or...
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