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Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,771
Posted By BKFoster
Probably the same folks that are fouling the...

Probably the same folks that are fouling the crankcase oil necessitating the development of locking oil filler caps.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,183
Posted By BKFoster
Easy there. The BMW engineers provided a bracket...

Easy there. The BMW engineers provided a bracket and fastener that performs at the maximum. Any talk of uselessness is careless because wanting to modify the motorcycle you own shows how...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,249
Posted By BKFoster
Yeah, because the government, bean counters,...

Yeah, because the government, bean counters, lawyers, and tree huggers know what is best for you.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By BKFoster
I'm fighting the same thing with my 2009. ...

I'm fighting the same thing with my 2009.

It's too early to declare it fixed but I found the connector for the right side injector pretty heavily corroded. it struck me as odd because the left...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2014, 08:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 479
Posted By BKFoster
Rider's Manual

You can download your owner's manual from BMW here (http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/index.html?content=http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/services/manuals/manuals_main.html&notrack=1).
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5,625
Views: 947,341
Posted By BKFoster
I cleaned my air filter ...

I cleaned my air filter

http://i.imgur.com/kNaPdqN.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,543
Posted By BKFoster
Fun Fact

It might be old news to you all, but today I discovered the TB shaft rides on tiny needle bearings.

Good thing this happened to me now. They are pretty dry and look like they could have failed at...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,543
Posted By BKFoster
I am probably going to try to do something with...

I am probably going to try to do something with them. My hope would be to repair them with parts from Bing.

If those parts are Unobtainium I will attempt to fashion a repair. You guys have some...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,543
Posted By BKFoster
I didn't know anyone had read that thread. I...

I didn't know anyone had read that thread.

I don't think so. I had just serviced the bike that week and had ridden around town quite a bit. It was running fine.

I mentioned the AF-XIED in my...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,543
Posted By BKFoster
I agree with the thinking of holding my tongue. ...

I agree with the thinking of holding my tongue. The fact is I don't know that he broke them. I didn't see him twisting the grip, I just know is was working well a few hours before and the next time...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,543
Posted By BKFoster
I called Bing USA again and spoke with a...

I called Bing USA again and spoke with a gentleman. He looked up the part number supplied and said his system was showing some in stock but the is no bin for that part number.

He asked that I call...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,543
Posted By BKFoster
I find this perfectly acceptable. I appreciate...

I find this perfectly acceptable. I appreciate your efforts.

I called Bing USA again and spoke with a gentleman. He looked up the part number supplied and said his system was showing some in...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,083
Posted By BKFoster
I replaced one on my 2009 at 52k miles.

I replaced one on my 2009 at 52k miles.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,543
Posted By BKFoster
I just got off the phone with Bing in KS. They...

I just got off the phone with Bing in KS. They don't know anything about the Bing 77 / 47 /101 & 102 throttle bodies. He said they only have parts for the 75 series and back. My parts are too new....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,543
Posted By BKFoster
I doubt this is worthy of adding a new worry...

I doubt this is worthy of adding a new worry bead. I haven't heard or seen of this happening to anyone else. I seem to be a pioneer in finding new ways to jack things up.

I also don't see how...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,543
Posted By BKFoster
I don't know. . . .seems pretty elegant in a Rube...

I don't know. . . .seems pretty elegant in a Rube Goldberg kinda way. I am sure my lack of machining skill would have me drilling completely through the TB though.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,543
Posted By BKFoster
Yeah I have been thinking the same. I just don't...

Yeah I have been thinking the same. I just don't see how he could put so much force into the throttle to break both of these so cleanly.

I haven't removed the second TB yet but I see this crack...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,543
Posted By BKFoster
It is plastic.

It is plastic.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,543
Posted By BKFoster
Yeah, but they're lighter on the 1200.

Yeah, but they're lighter on the 1200.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,543
Posted By BKFoster
You know they look like they could probably be...

You know they look like they could probably be glued back together but they would be on my mind every time I took a ride. And how would I explain that away if I ever sold it?

Nah, I can't do...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,543
Posted By BKFoster
I didn't see him actually break them but it was...

I didn't see him actually break them but it was fine earlier in the day when I rode it. They are inboard of the TBs so he couldn't have kicked them. I have 65,000 miles on the bike and have never...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,543
Posted By BKFoster
Yeah I couldn't find it either. I may...

Yeah I couldn't find it either.



I may take you up on that. PM forthcoming.



I agree. It looks like it is part of the shaft assembly at the very least. Maybe part of some rebuild kit.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,543
Posted By BKFoster
Oh it's possible unfortunately.:waysad

Oh it's possible unfortunately.:waysad
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,543
Posted By BKFoster
Here I sit broken hearted.....

Sunday morning...beautiful day....can't ride.

I just serviced the GS last week. Fitted some nifty AF-XIED devices and they seemed to be working as advertised. Today was going to be my first ride...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2014, 05:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By BKFoster
Thanks Roger. I appreciate your efforts.

Thanks Roger. I appreciate your efforts.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By BKFoster
That's a might fine offer. I'll be sending that...

That's a might fine offer. I'll be sending that PM. I looked at other values thinking maybe it was a comm failure of some sorts and it looked like other values were changing. But capturing RTVs is...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By BKFoster
Yeah, I am thinking about that. Searching for...

Yeah, I am thinking about that. Searching for testing the coils turned up info about lower cylinder temps with a bad coil. The temps record by the GS-911 show no variance between the two.....like...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 604
Posted By BKFoster
Anyone speak TPS?

Okay, I'm trying to track down an issue with my 2009 R1200GS Adv. Intermittently it will develop a rough idle and eventually die. It always restarts and seems to run fine off idle. It can go weeks...
Forum: Americas 07-30-2013, 09:53 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 10,236
Posted By BKFoster
Might be Dave Campbell...

Might be Dave Campbell (http://www.dcmwmcservice.com/) in Santee, east of San Diego. He's still around and he does good work.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,677
Posted By BKFoster
I gonna assume he means transmission oil when he...

I gonna assume he means transmission oil when he mentions the center stand. You'd be hard pressed to get engine oil in the center stand . . . . well, most folks would be.

Until he chimes back in...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,677
Posted By BKFoster
$1.99. Small piece of wire through the hole...

$1.99.

Small piece of wire through the hole to keep it place under drain.

Drain pan under funnel. Never any oil on center stand.

Don't get so worked up.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,576
Posted By BKFoster
I've never done a final drive repair but I did...

I've never done a final drive repair but I did read this.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=682413

It looks like a job that requires more tools than a roadside repair would have...
Forum: Racing 05-05-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 225
Views: 19,150
Posted By BKFoster
JLo doesn't have an issue with MM. He thinks...

JLo doesn't have an issue with MM. He thinks Marquez is number one.

http://i354.photobucket.com/albums/r417/brucekfoster/Zumo/5_zps188d9f84.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2013, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By BKFoster
Zurich.

Zurich.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 877
Posted By BKFoster
I guess that depends on the Ins Co./Dealer. When...

I guess that depends on the Ins Co./Dealer. When the driveshaft failed on my 2009 Adventure, maintanence or modifications where never mentioned. And I have the PCIII and a full Akrapovic race exhaust...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2013, 08:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,947
Posted By BKFoster
I just read this.....

.....it may help.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=20386410&postcount=35
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2013, 12:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,836
Posted By BKFoster
U-joint. Mine was just like that. It would bind...

U-joint. Mine was just like that. It would bind then loosen up then bind again every rotation.

Mine was the front u-joint @ 42,000 miles.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2012, 03:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,685
Posted By BKFoster
A offer to use a garage, lift, tools, the...

A offer to use a garage, lift, tools, the expertise of JVB AND have your bike immortalized in a repair video?

Shit, I'd be all over this like the last box of Twinkies.

Fix it. Now.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-08-2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 629
Posted By BKFoster
Ride to Mt. Palomar (about mip-point 'tween you...

Ride to Mt. Palomar (about mip-point 'tween you and me) and you can use mine.

Sundays are when I head that-a-way.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2012, 03:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,266
Posted By BKFoster
Maybe down under. Not in the US.

Maybe down under. Not in the US.
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