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Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,307
Posted By bwallis42
Bubbles. Hmm. Possible. The bike is ridden...

Bubbles. Hmm. Possible.

The bike is ridden most days and I had been out for an hour or so that morning warming it all up before changing the oils, although that was a couple of hours before...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2013, 05:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,307
Posted By bwallis42
Final Drive Oil Condition

Just changed the final drive oil (183000 kms, 114000 miles) on my '05 R1200GS and am a little concerned about how the old oil looked. The oil had been in there for about 28000 kms (18 months).
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,662
Posted By bwallis42
Thought a 6 month update would be useful for...

Thought a 6 month update would be useful for someone.

Still going strong on the new fuel pump, about 15000 kms. Regularly going over the 600kms on a tank full. Nice to be able to use all of that...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 17,812
Posted By bwallis42
Sprockets - like them!

I just sent this to Lennie and thought it worth posting here as well



My bike is an '05 R1200GS. Always was fun to ride but I felt it was never happy under 3000rpm and not really happy until...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2012, 12:45 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,002,471
Posted By bwallis42
So is the current one. Took me a while to get...

So is the current one. Took me a while to get used to my '05 model but now I love it (looks better in a coat of dirt and scratches :-)
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2012, 12:43 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 2,002,471
Posted By bwallis42
Spec sheet says 620W

Spec sheet says 620W
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2012, 05:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,662
Posted By bwallis42
Woohoo! Just filled up at 611 kms, took...

Woohoo!

Just filled up at 611 kms, took 30.55 liters. Might have got another 40-60kms but got scared I was going to run dry and didn't feel like pushing. This was my third fill since fitting the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,662
Posted By bwallis42
Bought one, good service from the company,...

Bought one, good service from the company, answered my questions and shipped in a timely fashion, took a little over a week to arrive.

Just finished the installation and it was easy enough (I'll...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2012, 04:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,662
Posted By bwallis42
Just found a pump on ebay...

Just found a pump on ebay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/380444950044?item=380444950044&viewitem=&vxp=mtr#ht_2304wt_955) at what seems to be a good price.

If anyone has experience with these I'd...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,004
Posted By bwallis42
50 kms (30 miles) each way every weekday for the...

50 kms (30 miles) each way every weekday for the last 5 years on my '05 12GS. Some of it is even dirt, particularly if I take the alternate route on the way home :D If I have a bad day at work at...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 751
Posted By bwallis42
P.S. Does anyone know what was changed or why?

P.S. Does anyone know what was changed or why?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2012, 04:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 751
Posted By bwallis42
Motobins Clutch Pressure Plate

Has anyone used one of these on a 2005 R1200GS?

(http://www.motobins.co.uk/bmw-parts.php?model=R1200 and click on "clutch". It is the PRESSURE PLATE COMPLETE WITH DIAPHRAGM SPRING AND STARTER...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By bwallis42
Ditto, 2" Rox Risers on my '05 for about 4...

Ditto,
2" Rox Risers on my '05 for about 4 years now with no issues.

The cables and wiring do need to be re-routed behind the tripple clamps as others have mentioned, I also wrapped a couple of...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2012, 03:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,797
Posted By bwallis42
Porky little beast isn't it, spec weight is 50kg...

Porky little beast isn't it, spec weight is 50kg more than my 2005 1200GS and my GS is too heavy anyway :D
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,662
Posted By bwallis42
Nice find. The replacement procedure is a bit...

Nice find. The replacement procedure is a bit involved but not too scary.

This doesn't solve the problem if it is a blocked filter though does it? If I have understood the discussion correctly the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,662
Posted By bwallis42
Just had a look at three online parts fiche and...

Just had a look at three online parts fiche and they all have the wrong diagram for the tank on the adventure and also for the sucking pump. The part numbers are different from the non-adv model so I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,662
Posted By bwallis42
Nope, new controller made no difference. I...

Nope, new controller made no difference. I doubted it would but it was a cheap place to start and I now have a spare :-)

Next thing to try is a pump I suppose.

So you have this problem on a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2011, 01:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 565
Posted By bwallis42
I had a similar problem a while back. Turned out...

I had a similar problem a while back. Turned out to the grip itself.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=589006
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2011, 05:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,662
Posted By bwallis42
Got to about 570kms and filled up, took about 28...

Got to about 570kms and filled up, took about 28 and bit litres which is what I would expect for that distance. There may well have been another 80 kms in it. A good result.

So with the pump...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2011, 04:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,662
Posted By bwallis42
Fuel guage behaviour

Done 470km and so far so good. The sucking pump seems to be working now that I have bypassed the fuel pump controller. I'll obtain a new controller and see how that goes.

The fuel gauge behaviour...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2011, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,002
Posted By bwallis42
Thanks, never had to do it but it is good to read...

Thanks, never had to do it but it is good to read about how it is done so if some day...

Just one little comment. You left out the bit about disconnect the battery first, should probably add that...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,461
Posted By bwallis42
Introducing a slightly different angle on this...

Introducing a slightly different angle on this discussion.. The fuel return drives the sucking pump in the tank to pump the fuel from the right lower lobe of the tank back to the left side where the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2011, 05:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,662
Posted By bwallis42
Had a play this afternoon. After installing my...

Had a play this afternoon. After installing my new metal quick connects I measured the fuel return rate with the pump controller installed and then with the pump controller bypass cable installed (so...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,646
Posted By bwallis42
Been past the top of the safe zone. Peak hour...

Been past the top of the safe zone. Peak hour traffic for an hour at 43C (109F). Boots were sticking to the road. I don't think coolant and a fan would have helped much :-)
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2011, 06:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,662
Posted By bwallis42
Haven't had a chance to get back to the problem....

Haven't had a chance to get back to the problem. I've got a hold of a pump controller bypass cable and a a set of metal quick connects to replace the plastic ones. Now I can connect a pressure guage...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2011, 07:07 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,191
Posted By bwallis42
Exactly! I have an '05 with 145K kms (90K miles)...

Exactly! I have an '05 with 145K kms (90K miles) on it. Love it servo and all. I ride 5 days a week, 100kms a day and it still puts a smile on my face each time. It is a complex beast but with a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2011, 07:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,662
Posted By bwallis42
Documented flow rate for the pump is 90-130...

Documented flow rate for the pump is 90-130 litres/hour (it varies depending on throttle/load/whatever).

I measured my pump output using the GS911 fuel pump test function and it is producing about...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,662
Posted By bwallis42
The tube from the sucking pump to the left side...

The tube from the sucking pump to the left side needs to sit up high, it has a bend in the end of it that should curl part way around the top of the pump. Where it comes into the left side of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,662
Posted By bwallis42
R1200GS Fuel Pump return flow rate

Does anyone know at what rate fuel should be being returned to the tank when the bike is running? Cup/minute Gallon/minute? Haven't actually measured mine precisely but it seems to be roughly about a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2011, 04:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,551
Posted By bwallis42
Very old thread. But I have just done a...

Very old thread. But I have just done a conversion myself and am having issues with the fuel gauge and the sucking pump. I think I've fixed the fuel gauge issue, the transfer tube was fouling it but...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2010, 03:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 990
Posted By bwallis42
Nice. Restore it, doesn't look like it needs a...

Nice. Restore it, doesn't look like it needs a lot of work.

Loose the backrest and rack :-)
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2010, 02:58 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 8,768
Posted By bwallis42
Haven't voted. Can't see the point. The data is...

Haven't voted. Can't see the point. The data is useless for the reasons many others have mentioned and I don't find it particularly entertaining.

The problem is someone might actually believe the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2010, 03:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By bwallis42
Chain Care

It has been a long time...

I ride an R1200GS, before that I had a R100RS since 1984 and an XS750 Yamaha before that.

Just picked up an F650GS and noticed it has this funny looking flexible...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2010, 05:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,852
Posted By bwallis42
80,000 miles on my '05 60,000 are mine in 3...

80,000 miles on my '05 60,000 are mine in 3 years. No problems. ABS/Servo brakes are great and have never tried to kill me but the ABS has saved me.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2010, 04:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,131
Posted By bwallis42
My Clymer and RepRom both give 10nm for the valve...

My Clymer and RepRom both give 10nm for the valve cover bolts.

I have an almost stripped cover bolt and a second one that is not in the best shape so need to install a couple of helicoils. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2010, 05:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,162
Posted By bwallis42
The other wire was not very corroded so I decided...

The other wire was not very corroded so I decided to leave it as is. After tucking the wire back under the little plastic ridge it had been under originally I mixed up some 5 minute epoxy and covered...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2010, 05:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,162
Posted By bwallis42
I had to carefully detach the incoming wire from...

I had to carefully detach the incoming wire from the throttle grip tub, it was glued down, and trim it back to clean wire so I could solder to it. I also carefully cleaned up the crimp connecter on...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2010, 05:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,162
Posted By bwallis42
I pulled a little on the wires and one came away,...

I pulled a little on the wires and one came away, it had corroded all the way through.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,162
Posted By bwallis42
Fixing a broken heated grip

I have a warm right hand again! No, hang on, that didn't sound quite right...

My RHS heated grip gave out about 9 months ago and I've got around to fixing it after considering a new one (at...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2010, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,204
Posted By bwallis42
My '05 1200GS is at about 118K kilometers (73K...

My '05 1200GS is at about 118K kilometers (73K miles) and lately I check the oil level, ready to add some, and it doesn't need it! Haven't topped up for 4K kilos. It might be close to broken in as...
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