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Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 2,960
Views: 948,802
Posted By timtimtim2000
I'll bite... Here's my GS after a light dusting...

I'll bite... Here's my GS after a light dusting of snow hit the the District...

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_VlDY9pozOz4/TTtpTGtj-nI/AAAAAAAAFa4/Ps88r7zqrss/s800/IMG_20101216_113552.jpg

Here's a self...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,938
Posted By timtimtim2000
+1 I like it. Cheap. Practical. $22 sure...

+1

I like it. Cheap. Practical. $22 sure beats spending hundreds on the BMW highway pegs.

Who cares about looks anyway?

I may ask for some for xmas.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,210
Posted By timtimtim2000
Thanks for the pictures. Nice recovery. As others...

Thanks for the pictures. Nice recovery. As others have mentioned, it would be wise to use a shop towel to keep metal shavings out of the exposed engine, especially if you plan on drilling out the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 598
Posted By timtimtim2000
Congrats! I've got a '96 R1100GS with 74,000...

Congrats! I've got a '96 R1100GS with 74,000 miles. It is a great bike and if you perform the regular maintenance yourself you can enjoy a great BMW bike for a fraction of the cost of a newer model....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,523
Posted By timtimtim2000
Nice! :clap I've done this often when at a...

Nice! :clap

I've done this often when at a campground. After I unload all my camping gear and cases, I head back to the campstore and buy a bundle of firewood and strap it to the back of the GS!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,523
Posted By timtimtim2000
Impressive, Ricardo! :clap I don't have a...

Impressive, Ricardo! :clap

I don't have a car and use my GS or public transportation for everything...

Here's me transporting my new to me Corbin seats from the UPS store to my home. Those...
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 13,265
Views: 1,300,597
Posted By timtimtim2000
New to me '85 XL600R

I just picked up a new to me 1985 Honda XL600R!

It's pretty much bone stock. It has the original super '80s paint job. Kickstart. It only has 4000 miles. I paid $800.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2010, 04:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By timtimtim2000
http://www.beemerboneyard.com/r1100maintkit.html ...

http://www.beemerboneyard.com/r1100maintkit.html

My guess is the fuel tank gasket that you change out when the fuel filter is replaced. This Beemer Boneyard kit includes a bunch of extra goodies,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2010, 06:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,163
Posted By timtimtim2000
Nice to hear it worked for you! Tim PS...

Nice to hear it worked for you!

Tim

PS I used to call my bike a 'Lowe's Custom Chopper' on account of all parts I used from there on my bike!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2010, 02:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,163
Posted By timtimtim2000
Nice snorkel! Let us know how that works for you....

Nice snorkel! Let us know how that works for you. I'm interested to hear if airflow is affected when the hose isn't attached.

Also, do let us know how you plan on reattaching the hose to your...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,496
Posted By timtimtim2000
Great story! I'm impressed by your rat bike...

Great story! I'm impressed by your rat bike repair. Way to think on your feet while stranded on the side of the road! :clap I don't know if I've ever heard of someone utilizing the homeless...
Forum: Ride reports 10-04-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By timtimtim2000
Most days it was highs around 65F and lows around...

Most days it was highs around 65F and lows around 45F. It made for cold camping and bundled up riding in the morning. As each day wore on, I'd peel off the layers. By the end of each day, I was...
Forum: Ride reports 10-03-2010, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 785
Posted By timtimtim2000
To Montreal

From Sept 17 to Sept 24, I took a trip from DC to Montreal with a friend of mine from college. Here's my report:

Here's the route we took.....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2010, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,578
Posted By timtimtim2000
You know, I do have a metric fastener kit from...

You know, I do have a metric fastener kit from Autozone with all sorts of goodies in there. Ill check there first.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2010, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,578
Posted By timtimtim2000
Thanks, all. Ill double check it. I'm real tired...

Thanks, all. Ill double check it. I'm real tired from doing other motorcycle maintenance all day. Ill check it in the AM.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,578
Posted By timtimtim2000
Ding! Ding! Ding! We have a winner!

I looks like the broken bolt was #19 in the parts fiche above, just as you and J_White suggested. It must have snapped when I put it on the centerstand.

Look at the red circle. The missing bolt...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,578
Posted By timtimtim2000
Where did this broken bolt come from?

As I went into the garage today, I found a bolt lying on the floor next to my '96 R1100GS. The bolt appears to be sheared in two pieces with only 3 to 4 threads remaining.

The facts:
- Found the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
Posted By timtimtim2000
Does the rest of the Rider Information Display...

Does the rest of the Rider Information Display (RID) work? That is, does the temperature gauge work? If your whole RID doesn't work, then that's a separate issue.

If only your fuel gauge is not...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,205
Posted By timtimtim2000
Just to double check, did you know that you are...

Just to double check, did you know that you are not supposed to touch the bulb with your figers? The oil from your skin will cause the bulb to burn out prematurely.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,461
Posted By timtimtim2000
Good to hear. Will you still be able to take your...

Good to hear. Will you still be able to take your trip?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2010, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,094
Posted By timtimtim2000
I'm at the don't care end of the scale when it...

I'm at the don't care end of the scale when it comes to cosmetic damage. My motorcycle philosphy is loosely based on rat bike thinking (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_bike). That is, any damage...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 764
Posted By timtimtim2000
Thanks! It's not the 1150ADV.

Thanks! It's not the 1150ADV.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2010, 06:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 764
Posted By timtimtim2000
Is the R1150GS Corbin seat compatible with the '96 R1100GS

I'm about to buy a used front and rear Corbin seat for an 2004 R1150GS in hopes that it will fit my '96 R1100GS.

I'm 99% sure it will, as I've checked the Corbin site:...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,461
Posted By timtimtim2000
I read about your plight earlier in the day. You...

I read about your plight earlier in the day. You ruled out all the things I was thinking it could be... I'm stumped! Good luck and I hope you get your trip in!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2010, 01:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By timtimtim2000
The '97 will have a better transmission than the...

The '97 will have a better transmission than the '95.

Both of those bikes have low miles, but the '97 has really low miles. Make sure the '97 has not been sitting for a long time without being...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2010, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By timtimtim2000
What is the year of the R1100GS? Some say that...

What is the year of the R1100GS? Some say that the later models with an M97 transmission are better than those with the older transmissions. These transmissions were manufactured starting at the end...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,087
Posted By timtimtim2000
Nice penny tech mod. I might try to do this at...

Nice penny tech mod. I might try to do this at some point. Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2010, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 915
Posted By timtimtim2000
As far as the charcoal canister removal, you...

As far as the charcoal canister removal, you might want to search this site with Google using the term "caninsterectomy". I think you'll find it has been discussed quite a bit on this forum.

Try...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,743
Posted By timtimtim2000
Don't sweat it... I do most of my own...

Don't sweat it... I do most of my own maintenance, but I'll pay for an oil change if I'm in a hurry or about to leave on a trip.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2010, 08:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,252
Posted By timtimtim2000
Congrats on finding your bike! But, what's wrong...

Congrats on finding your bike! But, what's wrong with it that the insurance company wants to total it?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,455
Posted By timtimtim2000
+1 I had a similar symptoms as you described and...

+1 I had a similar symptoms as you described and it turned out that the oil pressure switch (OPS) was to blame.

Since I can't actually see your leak, I can't say for sure that it is the OPS. That...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2010, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 696
Posted By timtimtim2000
I'd have to disagree with yxome (respectfully, of...

I'd have to disagree with yxome (respectfully, of course!!). While an older GS has a smaller market of aftermarket parts to choose from when compared to a brand new R1200, I haven't found it to be a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,789
Posted By timtimtim2000
Yes, the valves should be checked out: 1) If...

Yes, the valves should be checked out:

1) If you are putting that many miles on it (12k in eight months), you will need to check the valves fairly often (like every four months, at your current...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2010, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,569
Posted By timtimtim2000
Be sure to properly lubricate the cable with a...

Be sure to properly lubricate the cable with a cable lubricant.

Also, check the clutch lever for any burrs or sharpened edges.

I had a similar experience with an old Kawasaki. I broke three...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 26,996
Posted By timtimtim2000
Why? I think the R1100 is the sweet spot...

Why?

I think the R1100 is the sweet spot between dependability and rat biking: Yeah, it looks like hell, but it does everything I need it to do and way more, for very little cash.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2010, 05:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,824
Posted By timtimtim2000
Dan, it seems you've long since finished...

Dan, it seems you've long since finished replacing your hall effect sensors. Id just like to set the record straight for those reading.....

I was having the same trouble as you in that I was...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2010, 06:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,751
Posted By timtimtim2000
The Honeywell part is only the sensor. If you...

The Honeywell part is only the sensor. If you follow the Wisdom document, you will have to do a bit of machining and what not to save the money.

If you are looking for the OEM part (i.e., sensor,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2010, 09:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,751
Posted By timtimtim2000
I just bought a new hall effect sesnor (and fuel...

I just bought a new hall effect sesnor (and fuel line quick disconnects) from beemer boneyard. Going to be doing some wrenching soon.

I'm going to install the new one and repair the old one and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,751
Posted By timtimtim2000
I just had a similar breakdown on my 96 R1100 GS....

I just had a similar breakdown on my 96 R1100 GS. I asked around on my local BMW forum (http://www.bmwbmw.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=16053) and I have received the same reply: the Hall Effect...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,157
Posted By timtimtim2000
Congratulations, Paul. Quite an accomplishment....

Congratulations, Paul. Quite an accomplishment. Many more safe miles.
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