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Forum: Racing 10-10-2013, 10:59 AM
Replies: 92
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Posted By PlecoLB
That will get you through

That will get you through
Forum: Racing 10-05-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,017
Posted By PlecoLB
We had some pros run our test Rallye to get some...

We had some pros run our test Rallye to get some base timelines.

Fark these guys are fast.:eek1

Darryl Curtis (30th 2013 Dakar) Riaan Van Niekerk (13th Dakar 2013)
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Forum: Racing 10-05-2013, 10:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,017
Posted By PlecoLB
This was my setup for the rallye. ...

This was my setup for the rallye.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/28065050/Web%20pics%20Do%20not%20delete%20or%20edit/Amageza%202012/2012-04-29%2015.45.13.jpg
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Forum: Racing 10-05-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,017
Posted By PlecoLB
A few more pics of last year

A few mor epics from last year.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/28065050/Web%20pics%20Do%20not%20delete%20or%20edit/Amageza%202012/883131_526972320671848_1656182256_o.jpg
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Forum: Racing 10-04-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,017
Posted By PlecoLB
Thumb Thanks BB. Watch out, you might get...

Thanks BB.

Watch out, you might get appointed as promotional captain. :clap

This year would be Epic. Next year it will be long enough to justify international riders to travel to RSA and come...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 04:52 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
(prices below in ZAR. divide by ten for USD) ...

(prices below in ZAR. divide by ten for USD)

Ok, short summary *:bueller:

First time round I changed:

Rings
Small ends (BMW only sells small ends complete with Conrods)
Big ends (BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 04:47 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
OP6623 At parts store for R50 And.... No...

OP6623 At parts store for R50 And....

No snotty comments about the fat oke on the bike pls. Its all the armour I wear.
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Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
Google pics show the same one. Will be taking...

Google pics show the same one. Will be taking mine to Midas to match up.

Auto Atlantic no stock, and not very helpful. (I reported their crap service to head office. Not that HO did anything about...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 04:45 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
I would probably try and set up a T piece and try...

I would probably try and set up a T piece and try to run an oil gauge on the future dash for the bike. Jip the Landies have some oil issues :biggrin:

The oil light coming on, means you should have...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
Oil pressure at 5.5 bar at idle. 3.5 is...

Oil pressure at 5.5 bar at idle. 3.5 is acceptable. So jippee!

Now I need to just get a new pressure switch from BMW. *:deal: ai toggie fok!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
if it had a normal oil light like on older cars...

if it had a normal oil light like on older cars etc, you could just bridge *one of the contacts out *on the wire for the sender unit to the engine casing and see if the oil light goes out with only...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
It runs but....... Cry Cry Cry Oil light...

It runs but....... Cry Cry Cry

Oil light stays on.

Chains and motor quickly quietened down, but the oil light is on. We took the plugs out, took the oil sender out and cranked the starter. It...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
Anyways, I jumped in on Sunday again, fully...

Anyways, I jumped in on Sunday again, fully intending to finish and fire her up. *:peepwall:

Put the throttle bodies back in, and tried the throttle. Oops, that did not feel too good. *:eek7:
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Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
Had to sort out car issues before we got stuck...

Had to sort out car issues before we got stuck into this one again. Now looking like a plucked chicken.
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Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
Little bit of progress. Thanks Buzz. ...

Little bit of progress.

Thanks Buzz.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/28065050/Web%20pics%20Do%20not%20delete%20or%20edit/BMW%20GS1200/20130902_211553.jpg
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Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
At last. ...

At last.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/28065050/Web%20pics%20Do%20not%20delete%20or%20edit/BMW%20GS1200/20130825_120139.jpg

Received the motor back. R7k5 for Engineering and assembly. Had...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
No luck with BMW up to this point. Had to...

No luck with BMW up to this point.

Had to call this customer support guy on Monday to find out WTF is happening. Got told that BMW is handling the matter internally. So I asked if they can tell me...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 04:18 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
So what colour bearings did you get in the end?...

So what colour bearings did you get in the end? *:pot:


BMW still could not tell me, So I gave the green bearings, which are a little tight, to Andy to match the crank to.

He will let me know...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
Progress. Just came back from Johnston...

Progress.

Just came back from Johnston engineering. Andy gave me a quick run through. He is confident that he can get my main and journal bearings to fit, and he has oversize big ends available as...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 04:16 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
Thanks for all the support here guys. And please...

Thanks for all the support here guys. And please I do not mind any criticism. I can only learn by making mistakes. Most of it, I would not recognize as mistakes, until someone points it out to me....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
Mail from BMW: Not a good start: ...

Mail from BMW: Not a good start:

Customer.Service@bmw.co.za
4:15 PM (3 minutes ago)

to me
Good day,

Thank you for your enquiry.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 04:12 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
You need two red and two blue pills bearings *;D ...

You need two red and two blue pills bearings *;D


Thanks Buzz. At least someone would be smiling then! *:peepwall: :biggrin:

Jip, I have a very good sense of humour, and a mile long patience....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 04:11 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
OK, got the price for the Oil pump casings R1200....

OK, got the price for the Oil pump casings R1200. I also asked to get a quote on the yellow set of main crank bearings in +0.25 as well.

So, I get a pic of the conrods, and get asked to please...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
Just a question here. How much would I get...

Just a question here.

How much would I get if I sell this as parts?

Seriously starting to consider it. Bike completely stripped, so parts can be inspected and measured for correctness. Wear I...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
Just to make sure we are on the same page here....

Just to make sure we are on the same page here. we are talking about the big-ends ?
Looking at the part fish -?spell ? *. The colours are only there to indicate if the shell(red) fits in the cover...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 04:08 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
OK, I visited Donfords in Stellenbosch on the...

OK, I visited Donfords in Stellenbosch on the 9th.

Only good thing is that the guy refused to sell me a bearing, until I can positively tell which one I want. Not sure how this relates to customer...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 04:07 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
OK, plan from here on. 1. Save up some...

OK, plan from here on.

1. Save up some money.
2. Get BMW to commit and make 200% certain they supply the correct bearings in oversized versions
3. Strip engine halves completely and have...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 04:06 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
Lukas, *1st of all, congratulations on your...

Lukas, *1st of all, congratulations on your absolute tenacity, Bulldog se moer!! You have also learnt a lot, and while that is good, you will never become even a semi-OK mechanic from one engine's...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 04:03 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
This is a worrying thread .But the one thing it...

This is a worrying thread .But the one thing it does do is to point out to prospective engine "re builders", * how it should not be done . Sorry for the negative comments ,I have nothing to gain by...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 04:02 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
Well done Pleco *:thumleft: I didn't read...

Well done Pleco *:thumleft:

I didn't read every post, but it seems you know motors and almost make it sound easy to do.
Please also post some of your hick-ups, where special tools or special...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 03:59 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
OK, it seems my first port of call is to find out...

OK, it seems my first port of call is to find out what colour the crank is. The best explanation I got about the colour codes is that BMW has a batch of cranks made at a time. They then measure the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 03:57 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
This is one areas I am lacking completely. But it...

This is one areas I am lacking completely. But it is interesting and a lot of learning here. *Thanks for sharing this information. *BMW must be gnashing their teeth in anger. *This is is supposed to...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
Just a few time lapse pics: Note the engine...

Just a few time lapse pics: Note the engine stand. This allows me to spin the motor around, and work all around it. *:biggrin:
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Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
Why is there gasket sealer on the conrod ? ...

Why is there gasket sealer on the conrod ?



Sorry, the pic was zoomed in a bit. That is the main journal bearing with the thrust shoulder on the above pic. Its at the back of the motor.
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Forum: Racing 07-11-2013, 04:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 519
Posted By PlecoLB
Question Rallye HSE management plan Help needed from Health and safety guys and girls

Hello there.

I have been asked to assist with the safety part of a rallye event here in South Africa.

To get an events license, you need to have a hse management plan in place.

I have done...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2013, 11:26 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
Pic is of journals in engine casing. Zoomed in...

Pic is of journals in engine casing. Zoomed in quite a bit.

Used Locktite grey. The whole engine gets glued together, so you have to use sealant everywhere. Believe it or not.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
OK, here are are the big end bearings. This is...

OK, here are are the big end bearings. This is now another problem. *:dousing: When I stripped the bike, I had the crank Measured against the manual. It came back within factory spec. So I bought...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
OK, BMW supplied me with a set of green bearings,...

OK, BMW supplied me with a set of green bearings, as per above crank pics and after I asked them VERY specifically, even calling out the workshop manager, if they were sure they are supplying me the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2013, 01:23 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,351
Posted By PlecoLB
Bearings

OK, it seems my first port of call is to find out what colour the crank is. The best explanation I got about the colour codes is that BMW has a batch of cranks made at a time. They then measure the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 1,749
Views: 630,469
Posted By PlecoLB
Does sand dunes count as offroad?

The GS is actually not too bad in the sand. Learn the basics on a smaller bike though. I learnt on a KLR, so the jump was not too big.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJWfjk4rtoM
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