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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 06:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 868
Posted By Steptoe
Oh dear oh dear... A little knowledge is...

Oh dear oh dear... A little knowledge is dangerous.
Forum: GS Boxers Today, 05:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By Steptoe
Quick "how to" concerning the electrical side of...

Quick "how to" concerning the electrical side of it.

Remove the servo/modulator unit from the bike..
Unscrew the ABS/Servo ECU from the end of the modulator (4 screws) and unplug the electrical...
Forum: GS Boxers Today, 05:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,098
Posted By Steptoe
Like i suggested earlier regarding your...

Like i suggested earlier regarding your desperation to measure the fuel pressure... It's 99.9% "NO fuel pressure, never LOW fuel pressure which cause running problems... The way the bmw system is...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 03:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,098
Posted By Steptoe
I've had two bikes with this problem.... And yes,...

I've had two bikes with this problem.... And yes, the starter motor makes a distinctive sound with this problem,
First bike took me a couple of hours to find the problem, the second bike took two...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 03:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,098
Posted By Steptoe
Remove the injector from the fuel hose, turn on...

Remove the injector from the fuel hose, turn on the ignition. Does fuel pump out of the hose as the fuel pump primes ?

No need to worry about what the fuel pressure is, all you need to know is...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,098
Posted By Steptoe
First thing before you go off on a wold goose...

First thing before you go off on a wold goose chase...Have you checked the throttle cables are seated properly at the throttle bodies.

http://i58.tinypic.com/24vl0yr.jpg

If ok check you have a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,019
Posted By Steptoe
Fit a 611 belt to any 1150 regardless of what...

Fit a 611 belt to any 1150 regardless of what you're told, it's simpler to adjust and fit and won't cause any problems.

Also if you have an ADV and you have the shorter 592 belt fitted you may...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,948
Posted By Steptoe
No, it'll just increase the idle speed.

No, it'll just increase the idle speed.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 15,656
Posted By Steptoe
Dip the end unit in a cup of boiling water for 2...

Dip the end unit in a cup of boiling water for 2 minutes. Then unscrew.

Also do the same before attempting to undo the grub screw and it'll come out easy.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 311
Posted By Steptoe
Yes it can removed without lifting the subframe,...

Yes it can removed without lifting the subframe, but only from the R/H side of the airbox.
I've done it a few times so i'm speaking from actual experience and not the usual advice found on forums...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 427
Posted By Steptoe
The lever movement has moved because the clutch...

The lever movement has moved because the clutch plate is very thin, in fact on the point of complete failure... This causes the slave cylinder to be at the end of it's range, hence why it bites...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 03:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By Steptoe
The switch in the dash usually corrodes...

The switch in the dash usually corrodes internally or the wiring at the back of the switch will be in bad condition..
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 625
Posted By Steptoe
Are you using a relay ? You'll need to...

Are you using a relay ?

You'll need to tell everyone just how you're wiring everything up, a bit of detail would be helpful
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By Steptoe
Don't worry that's how they come new from the...

Don't worry that's how they come new from the factory.

http://i58.tinypic.com/nvwm7s.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By Steptoe
He did replace the coils... The OP hasn't...

He did replace the coils...

The OP hasn't said what the idle speed is set at...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By Steptoe
Nothing to do with using a torque wrench. All...

Nothing to do with using a torque wrench.
All the bikes that have come into my workshop with a cracked sump along the stand mounts have been bumped by a car while parked or the bike spun around...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By Steptoe
You can't ignore it.... With a hot engine the...

You can't ignore it.... With a hot engine the drip turns into a constant run of oil fast enough to empty the sump in 10-15 minutes.

And the crack spreads each time the centre stand is used. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 04:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By Steptoe
Just found the pictures i took of the last one i...

Just found the pictures i took of the last one i saw..

The screwdriver is pointing to the crack.

http://i62.tinypic.com/w82n3b.jpg



Caused by the stand and it's mounting brackets &...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 04:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 565
Posted By Steptoe
Check the engine block where the centre stand...

Check the engine block where the centre stand mounts.. I've seen a few 1100 models with a cracked engine case caused by cars nudging the bike while parked or spinning the bike around when on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By Steptoe
No.

No.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 990
Posted By Steptoe
That'll be the input seal....... which is a...

That'll be the input seal....... which is a completely different seal to the one the OP has leaking. Special tools and the whole final drive needs removing.
And if the same seal needed replacing on...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 770
Posted By Steptoe
It's pretty common to find one or two pads...

It's pretty common to find one or two pads wearing faster than the other pads. I find it on at least 70% of bikes that need front pads replacing.

My own bike does it on just the one particular...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By Steptoe
The belts go hard with age and lose their...

The belts go hard with age and lose their flexibility which causes the inner ribs to break off.

Take the old one off and compare it with a new one. A world of difference.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2015, 02:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 385
Posted By Steptoe
Keep the fast idle lever on until it warms up, as...

Keep the fast idle lever on until it warms up, as you're meant to. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,023
Posted By Steptoe
Plus Anodised wheels, screen and mounting points,...

Plus Anodised wheels, screen and mounting points, seat and seat lock, rear rack unit, front beak extension, electrical socket on beak.
:D
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 03:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,234
Posted By Steptoe
Holding the clutch in while in gear and...

Holding the clutch in while in gear and stationary wears out the slave cylinder thrust bearing.

The small bearing used in the thrust piston is the same size as used on post 1981 airheads and all...
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,320
Posted By Steptoe
I've owned both and more than 10 years experience...

I've owned both and more than 10 years experience of wearing them .
I prefer the one piece.

I had the add on bib and brace convertor section for the two piece as it stopped draughts between the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,637
Posted By Steptoe
That's the way to do it.. :wink:

That's the way to do it.. :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 454
Posted By Steptoe
That's the way it's designed. It's explained in...

That's the way it's designed. It's explained in the handbook.
You hold the lever full on for starting.
The detent setting is for riding off while the engine is cold.

i.e.
Full lever on to...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2015, 03:51 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,637
Posted By Steptoe
Hope those cable ties are fuel resistant and...

Hope those cable ties are fuel resistant and don't melt... otherwise the plastic goo left will block the fuel pump :D

If you want to replace the "U" bend hose use a section of bent copper pipe...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 503
Posted By Steptoe
No... Leave as is. I've seen bikes were...

No... Leave as is.

I've seen bikes were people have fitted new seals because they were changing the clutch even thought the old seals were fine, and the new seals have leaked.
:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By Steptoe
Does the gear indicator work ? is it showing you...

Does the gear indicator work ? is it showing you what gear the bike is in ?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 388
Posted By Steptoe
model and year of bike might be helpful..

model and year of bike might be helpful..
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,332
Posted By Steptoe
You mean the seal i said was leaking in the first...

You mean the seal i said was leaking in the first place way back in the thread. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By Steptoe
This mans post is bang on the money.. twist the...

This mans post is bang on the money.. twist the tubes and see they deviate out of true.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,582
Posted By Steptoe
Just swopping the coil caps over will answer that...

Just swopping the coil caps over will answer that possible problem.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,582
Posted By Steptoe
Is your bike a twin spark model ? If so have you...

Is your bike a twin spark model ? If so have you checked that both main coil caps are working ?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,332
Posted By Steptoe
Oh dear..You're both way wrong. There is a...

Oh dear..You're both way wrong.
There is a small seal on the output end of the input shaft. If it leaks you'll have gear oil in the pushrod tunnel which can run onto the clutch. This is the most...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,332
Posted By Steptoe
It can only be gearbox oil coming out of your...

It can only be gearbox oil coming out of your pushrod seal. The pushrod doesn't come into contact with engine oil, if the rear crank seal os leaking it'll be chucked/flung around inside the clutch...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By Steptoe
No need to replace any hoses. You can use what's...

No need to replace any hoses. You can use what's in place.

Front set up using all original fiitted hoses and banjo bolts.

http://i58.tinypic.com/o7oxub.jpg

Irignal rear hose reaches to the...
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