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Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 489
Posted By Gary Stofer
I had both a '96 R1100GS and a new '04 R1150GS at...

I had both a '96 R1100GS and a new '04 R1150GS at the same time. I sold the 1150 and still have the 1100 (248,000 miles on it). What I didn't like about the 1150 was: 1. Hydraulic clutch was...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,013
Posted By Gary Stofer
Valves are very easy to check. Invest in JVB's...

Valves are very easy to check. Invest in JVB's Service Video. Your dealer will probably use new valve cover gaskets ($$) which are not needed.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,532
Posted By Gary Stofer
Just ordered my Sargent for the WC this morning. ...

Just ordered my Sargent for the WC this morning. They said it would ship in about 2 weeks. Had one on an 1150GS and liked it. I also ordered the adjustable backrest. I had a Corbin seat/backrest...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By Gary Stofer
GS and R engines were identical. RT and RS were...

GS and R engines were identical. RT and RS were the same. The difference between the two engines was horsepower/torque. They should interchange without problems. Not so with internal parts such...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By Gary Stofer
Try pushing in on the wire connector at the...

Try pushing in on the wire connector at the switchgear. When mine failed (my dealer saw a communication fault on their $14000 computer even though everything was working when I took it in) I found...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By Gary Stofer
Yep. Don't worry, it's normal.

Yep. Don't worry, it's normal.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 873
Posted By Gary Stofer
I too got the "rejection" notice. My dealer...

I too got the "rejection" notice. My dealer didn't have a clue either.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,280
Posted By Gary Stofer
I had the exact problem as the OP and the...

I had the exact problem as the OP and the Wunderlich 35mm bar risers cured it. No problem mounting with the original cables/lines although I did clip the first tie wrap at the steering head just in...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 514
Posted By Gary Stofer
Beemer Boneyard come to mind.

Beemer Boneyard come to mind.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,684
Posted By Gary Stofer
Although it is rare, my '96 developed the same...

Although it is rare, my '96 developed the same problem. Finally traced down to the coils. Beemer Boneyard to the rescue. Problem solved.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,956
Posted By Gary Stofer
Early R1100GS oilheads were famous for blowing...

Early R1100GS oilheads were famous for blowing head gaskets resulting in oil leaks. The plastic fuel tanks would shed their decals and more than a few tanks collapsed due to emission control...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2,674
Views: 344,640
Posted By Gary Stofer
Mine does not. It's an early bike delivered in...

Mine does not. It's an early bike delivered in March.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,070,972
Posted By Gary Stofer
Do you have the Enduro Pro plug installed? When...

Do you have the Enduro Pro plug installed? When it's fitted all settings should remain the same as you have selected when the bike is shut off.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2013, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 391,637
Posted By Gary Stofer
Our local dealer installs an SAE pigtail on the...

Our local dealer installs an SAE pigtail on the battery of all new BMW's so they can charge the batteries while the bikes are in the showroom. The use a multi battery Battery Tender Charger.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By Gary Stofer
My '96 oil temp sensor failed a long time ago. I...

My '96 oil temp sensor failed a long time ago. I could induce a failure by flexing the wires at the sensor. It was replaced under warranty (shows you how long ago). When it failed the engine...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,070,972
Posted By Gary Stofer
To reset the fuel consumption readings, just hold...

To reset the fuel consumption readings, just hold down the "Info" button. I reset #1 each time I fuel up. I leave #2 run. 8000 miles now and #2 reads 48 MPG
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,711
Posted By Gary Stofer
I have the small BMW tank bag. It mounts easily,...

I have the small BMW tank bag. It mounts easily, holds enough for my purposes, and has an easy to use map pocket. And, surprisingly, was less than $200.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2,674
Views: 344,640
Posted By Gary Stofer
Same wrench that fits the R1100/1150

Same wrench that fits the R1100/1150
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 540
Posted By Gary Stofer
Yes, that is the typical failure mode for the M94...

Yes, that is the typical failure mode for the M94 transmission. I doubt it'll leave you stranded but it's time to find an M97 unit at Beemer Boneyard. My '96 GS would always exhibit that behavior...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,831
Posted By Gary Stofer
On my '96 GS I changed to Autolite AP3923s, broke...

On my '96 GS I changed to Autolite AP3923s, broke off pin #87 on the pink coding plug, reset the ECU by pulling the fuse....surging gone with maybe a 1 to 2 MPG penalty. Of course, then the ECU...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,070,972
Posted By Gary Stofer
Actually, the CHP insisted that the spoke wheels...

Actually, the CHP insisted that the spoke wheels be replace with cast wheels. Something about tire sizes and stability if I recall correctly. But they bent a lot of wheels as a result.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By Gary Stofer
I'd go for the '99. I have a '96 with 248,000...

I'd go for the '99. I have a '96 with 248,000 miles and never had any HE sensor problems. The transmission was changed to the M97 unit at 36,000 miles under warranty. The M94 trans can have...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 391,637
Posted By Gary Stofer
RichBMW, there is no interference between the...

RichBMW, there is no interference between the Wunderlich 35mm bar-backs and the small BMW tank bag.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 391,637
Posted By Gary Stofer
RichBMW, it's always best to use a torque wrench...

RichBMW, it's always best to use a torque wrench but you can get by without. You'll have a pretty good idea how tight the original bolts were when you disassemble. Make sure you tighten down the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 391,637
Posted By Gary Stofer
The 35mm up & back bar risers fit with no...

The 35mm up & back bar risers fit with no modifications to brake/clutch lines or wiring. I did remove the first cable tie at the frame just to give a little more slack.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 391,637
Posted By Gary Stofer
Sorry, no pictures available of the Wunderlich...

Sorry, no pictures available of the Wunderlich bar risers. Imbedding a photo exceeds my computer knowledge.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 2,349
Views: 391,637
Posted By Gary Stofer
No modifications necessary with the Wunderlich...

No modifications necessary with the Wunderlich 40mm risers. They fit great.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By Gary Stofer
Original front, rear replaced at 200,000 just...

Original front, rear replaced at 200,000 just because Bob's had new stock ones they were blowing out at a great price. I don't ride off road so I'm pretty easy on shocks. Yes, the final drive king...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By Gary Stofer
At 140,000 Kilometers I would say that it's just...

At 140,000 Kilometers I would say that it's just nicely broken in. My '96 R11GS is still all original (except head gaskets) at 240,000 miles or, if I figure correctly 400,000 Kilometers.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2013, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,070,972
Posted By Gary Stofer
Hold the scroll wheel longer and it zooms in or...

Hold the scroll wheel longer and it zooms in or out.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,559
Posted By Gary Stofer
If your new LC was delivered without the Enduro...

If your new LC was delivered without the Enduro Pro plug installed, look at the bottom of the rider's seat and you probably find the plug safely nestled in its retainer. Some dealers don't know...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,792
Posted By Gary Stofer
I haven't seen this mentioned but when I took...

I haven't seen this mentioned but when I took delivery of my LC the dealer pointed out that to completely lock down the large red latch you must also push down on the small red tab under the handle...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11,357
Views: 2,070,972
Posted By Gary Stofer
Yes, rolling against the throttle stop disengages...

Yes, rolling against the throttle stop disengages the Cruise.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2013, 05:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By Gary Stofer
The fuel pump runs briefly each time you turn on...

The fuel pump runs briefly each time you turn on the ignition. You can hear the difference in pump sound when pressure has been achieved. Just turn the key on and off until you hear the change and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 914
Posted By Gary Stofer
I just put the Wunderlich 35mm risers on my LC. ...

I just put the Wunderlich 35mm risers on my LC. Moved the bars up and back about 1-1/2" both directions. They also have just the straight 25mm riser available.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2008, 08:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By Gary Stofer
My money's on Dan's solution. My '96 has had...

My money's on Dan's solution. My '96 has had that squeak on occasion. A shot of silicone spray on the upper and lower shock mount always cures it.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2007, 10:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 645
Posted By Gary Stofer
Plasti-kote GM 7188 touch up spray. I've bought...

Plasti-kote GM 7188 touch up spray. I've bought and sold some newer model BMW's but my '96 GS with 240,000 miles is still my favorite ride.

Gary in Sacramento
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2007, 08:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,572
Posted By Gary Stofer
At A&S BMW here in Roseville they have a new...

At A&S BMW here in Roseville they have a new R1200GS on the showroom that has been lowered. I believe they installed shorter shocks. My wife is lusting after this one as she can nearly flat foot it...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2007, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,471
Posted By Gary Stofer
Speedometer cables seem to fail after about...

Speedometer cables seem to fail after about 70,000 miles; at least that's been my experience. I just change mine at each 72,000 mile service. As for the speedometer/odometer error, you can use the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2007, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By Gary Stofer
If you want to tighten the bearing because you...

If you want to tighten the bearing because you have found excess play in the pivot joint, you might as well replace the bearings. The wear (false brinelling) has damaged the bearing and tightening...
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