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Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By airansun
Just checked. Mine doesn't route that way...

Just checked.

Mine doesn't route that way at all. It heads toward the top center of the engine, around the inside of the oil cooler line.

I did not install mine. My local BMW dealer did. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,186
Posted By airansun
I have the heated grips on my HP2 and am thankful...

I have the heated grips on my HP2 and am thankful for them every winter.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2008, 04:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 419
Posted By airansun
Question HPN tank question/concern

For those of you who have the HPN tank for your HP2:

Is there a bracket that attaches the inside left front lobe to a frame tab?

If you look, you'll see that there is a bracket on the right...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2008, 02:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 19,412
Posted By airansun
Cry R1200GS Drive Shaft U-Joint Failure @ 58K Miles

Yes, I regret to report that my ‘05 GS has eaten its drive shaft’s front universal joint.

A recent 125 mile freeway trip persuaded me that something might be amiss: going over rises and dips, as...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2008, 10:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,817
Posted By airansun
56k miles and despite problems and all (mostly...

56k miles and despite problems and all (mostly documented here previously), still my favorite bike. I'll buy another when I wear this one out.

Besides, you should hear the bike complain about...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,137
Posted By airansun
+1 And thanks Marco for not ratting me out...

+1

And thanks Marco for not ratting me out on how I know.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,774
Posted By airansun
Had K75 and K1200RS as well as various airheads...

Had K75 and K1200RS as well as various airheads before got the R1200GS. Yeah, it was a little rougher than the K-bikes, but I always hated how top heavy the Ks were and loved how well boxer engined...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2008, 08:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,436
Posted By airansun
You're not supposed to wash these bikes -- it...

You're not supposed to wash these bikes -- it voids the warrantee!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2008, 08:31 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,090
Posted By airansun
I didn't see the splines at 25k. It is the same...

I didn't see the splines at 25k. It is the same dealer. I don't know what they used to lube the splines, but I'm sure it was the expensive BMW called-for stuff. They did not replace the clutch...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2008, 08:21 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,090
Posted By airansun
They were not dry. The bike had a weeping rear...

They were not dry. The bike had a weeping rear main seal replaced under warrantee about 20-25k ago, so they were in there for that. I know what 'not lubed' splines shift like (don't ask me how) and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2008, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By airansun
+1 Love the full Remus system. Less...

+1

Love the full Remus system. Less weight, better performance and no pesky periodic repacking of the can.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2008, 11:05 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,090
Posted By airansun
Oh, finally: the mechanics and I estimated that...

Oh, finally: the mechanics and I estimated that the clutch still had about 15k on it and that the input shaft would have survived that long as well.

The vast majority of my miles have been...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2008, 10:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,090
Posted By airansun
Here's another picture, close up. BTW,...

Here's another picture, close up.

BTW, thanks to Marco Hyman for taking the pictures. A true artist!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2008, 10:57 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,090
Posted By airansun
Bike is back

So, the crack is welded. But that's only part of the story.

While they had the bike split, I figured they might as well change the clutch too (with 54k on it).

When they got in there, they...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2008, 10:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,153
Posted By airansun
I have no connection with seller, but spotted...

I have no connection with seller, but spotted this ad today:

http://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/mcy/701694734.html

14,950 with TT crash bars and skid plate.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,600
Posted By airansun
+1. The HP2 is seriously frugal. Even with a...

+1. The HP2 is seriously frugal. Even with a full Remus, you're still at least 20 lbs. over. There ain't much left to lighten. No counter balance, no ABS, lighter frame, single headlight. Hell,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 959
Posted By airansun
How'd you do it?

How'd you do it?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 959
Posted By airansun
How many miles on HP2 air shock so far?

I've got about 15,000 on it. I'm wondering how long it's likely to last before I have to spring for an Ohlin.

BTW, I love mine, almost as much as my GS (which is still in the shop having its...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3,260
Views: 323,076
Posted By airansun
:eek1

:eek1
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2008, 09:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,307
Posted By airansun
I assume you know about IBMWR? Their...

I assume you know about IBMWR?

Their Marketplace is a good spot to pick up old bikes. I found both my /6 and my CS there:

http://www.ibmwr.org/market/

Their tech index is good too:
...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2008, 05:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,307
Posted By airansun
I've got a '76 R90/6 and an '84 R100CS. I used...

I've got a '76 R90/6 and an '84 R100CS. I used to have a '64 R60/2.

First, I'd recommend paying extra for a bike that's been well tended and in good, sound condition. It's cheaper to buy it...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2008, 02:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,090
Posted By airansun
Extended warrantee company is Western Service...

Extended warrantee company is Western Service Contract Corp.

Dealer has already stripped out the rear frame, ready for the adjuster to pick up and deliver to the Frame Guy.

It was sobering to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2008, 10:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,126
Posted By airansun
My HP2 had the same symptoms. Visible hairline...

My HP2 had the same symptoms. Visible hairline crack on one of the plugs. Replaced it and never had the problem again.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2008, 06:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,090
Posted By airansun
More news

So, word is back from the warrantee company: they will NOT pay for a new subframe -- they will have the frame welded by the Frame Guy in Sacramento. I'm told that the Frame Guy will warrantee the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,090
Posted By airansun
Latest

Dealer is estimating to warrantee company about $1,900 for parts and labor to replace the rear frame. Warrantee company now wants an estimate to merely weld the crack. It can't be too far off because...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2008, 02:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,090
Posted By airansun
Update

Well, CalBMW people all were surprised to see the crack. Despite being one of the bigger dealers, no one there had seen this before.

Because the regular warrantee has expired, BMW will not be...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2008, 05:04 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 9,090
Posted By airansun
Now me!

Well, I was washing my bike this morning (once a year, whether it needs it or not) and discovered the same crack on mine, in exactly the same place. The pictures posted above could just as well be...
Forum: Vendors 04-09-2008, 09:05 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 18,661
Posted By airansun
Bobby: Missed this thread previously. ...

Bobby:

Missed this thread previously.

I am in and would be willing to pay for the more expensive option too.

BTW, I'm on a couple of day trip on my HP2 - backroads etc etc. First long...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2008, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,093
Posted By airansun
Very happy with the quality etc. I've found...

Very happy with the quality etc.

I've found that when the reserve count down hits 0 miles, I still have another gallon to go. I've tested it three-four times and mine is pretty consistent.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2007, 11:21 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,702
Posted By airansun
Goodness, this is a thread to cherish. ...

Goodness, this is a thread to cherish.

Remind me never to get caught in a suddenly stopped high rise elevator with you guys!
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2007, 10:31 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 19,123
Posted By airansun
I took the stock plate holder off my HP2 and...

I took the stock plate holder off my HP2 and replaced it with the cleaner TT set up. There was no place for the tail plate light, so I removed the bulb, capped the socket and tucked the wire and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2007, 09:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 781
Posted By airansun
True.

True.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,642
Posted By airansun
My final drive (2005 1200GS) started leaking at...

My final drive (2005 1200GS) started leaking at about 32-33,000 miles. I lived with it for a few months; would wipe it off and wait for its reappearance. It seemed that it leaked with higher...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2007, 02:55 PM
Replies: 792
Views: 124,797
Posted By airansun
While the 800GS is gorgeous, the new 1200GS is...

While the 800GS is gorgeous, the new 1200GS is damn ugly. May be different in person, but I'll be surprised.

I CANNOT believe that there is still NO CRUISE CONTROL.

Absolute proof that BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2007, 02:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,207
Posted By airansun
WOW! I wonder how much force is required to do...

WOW! I wonder how much force is required to do this type of damage. I can't recall the last time I saw a boxer cylinder hit hard enough to move it like that.

Salvage engine is my vote too.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2007, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,696
Posted By airansun
In well over 50,000 miles (between my HP2 and my...

In well over 50,000 miles (between my HP2 and my GS), I've only run Tourances and never had any of the problems you describe. Obviously, because I keep buying them, I'm very happy with them.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2007, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,485
Posted By airansun
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2007, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By airansun
I bought my GS secondhand. First owner bought the...

I bought my GS secondhand. First owner bought the extended warrantee, 5 years, unlimited miles. I was and am very grateful for his foresight.

When I bought the bike, the previous owner, in three...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2007, 09:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,637
Posted By airansun
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2007, 11:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,637
Posted By airansun
Jim: Because of the deference due you as...

Jim:

Because of the deference due you as the master DVD wrench, I am so sorry to disagree with you here. But centerstands are what make BMW riders BMW riders. I was ashamed when circumstances...
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