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Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2012, 04:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 761
Posted By Banjax
If they mean the engine number;that's located...

If they mean the engine number;that's located stamped into a raised area on the engine casing underneath the right hand cylinder.
Can be a bugger to read sometimes.
Forum: Trip Planning 11-13-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,634
Posted By Banjax
If you understand the principle of how a torque...

If you understand the principle of how a torque wrench works,pound/feet etc,you can easily make a torque wrench using something like a fishermans spring scale (small and light) and a tommy-bar (you...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2012, 03:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,617
Posted By Banjax
As a bit of balance...done a good few thousand...

As a bit of balance...done a good few thousand miles in the States on my own (UK) 1150 and the mileage seemed to be better.despite putting in the cheapest 83 Ron/Mon stuff.
Guess we were all taking...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By Banjax
Not with a Corbin,but i fixed a very difficult to...

Not with a Corbin,but i fixed a very difficult to lock-down std rear seat by fitting washers as shims between the seat base and the metal locking loop.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,399
Posted By Banjax
Sheer bloodymindedness,the desire to fix...

Sheer bloodymindedness,the desire to fix something yourself and quite possibly the suspicion a dealer will rip you off on parts and labour.
If you can,find an independent mechanic you can trust.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2012, 08:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,068
Posted By Banjax
How many miles on the bike?. At higher mileages...

How many miles on the bike?.
At higher mileages the pivots on the throttle bodies can wear,making a ticking sound.
Finger pressure on the pivot pulley will show that up.
The motors on these never...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2012, 03:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,018
Posted By Banjax
PM me your email address and i will send you a...

PM me your email address and i will send you a 454K document called "How to set up your bike".
Aimed at race reps really,but it sets out the process for any bike.
Alternatively you can do what i do...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2012, 03:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,671
Posted By Banjax
Mobil 1 synth is good oil,but it all depends on...

Mobil 1 synth is good oil,but it all depends on how the bike is used.8K miles in a month would be OK as the oil wont go through the hot/cold cycle too much which allows moisture etc to build up as it...
Forum: Americas 05-01-2012, 02:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 972
Posted By Banjax
Much obliged for the feedback fellers. I've...

Much obliged for the feedback fellers.
I've emailed MTS to see if they have a package that can cover international bikes/riders.
I will update when i get a reply.In the meantime i'll just practice...
Forum: Americas 04-30-2012, 06:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 972
Posted By Banjax
Towing/Recovery.

I am going to be part of a group that is going from California to Alaska (including the Dalton) and back this coming summer.
I'm looking at worst case scenarios;ie,bike going pop and solutions...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2012, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 681
Posted By Banjax
Do you have the Servo ABS brakes fitted?.

Do you have the Servo ABS brakes fitted?.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2012, 05:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,683
Posted By Banjax
Dont know where you are or what your experience...

Dont know where you are or what your experience is...so,the Transalp is reliable but dull to ride,the Africa Twin,if you can find a good one is seen as better(i've not ridden one so cant compare) so...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 757
Posted By Banjax
G'day noob..... You might get a better response...

G'day noob.....
You might get a better response if you asked the same question on a UK forum.
Since you are looking at a BMW,take a look at www.ukgser.com (http://www.ukgser.com).
Worth taking a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2011, 02:44 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 34,176
Posted By Banjax
So,we get the crappy colours then?. Check the...

So,we get the crappy colours then?.
Check the specs..."Fuel consumption.......12 months".
Idle bastards cant even cut and paste correctly.:D
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2011, 03:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,035
Posted By Banjax
Presuming you have checked all the fuses.The 1150...

Presuming you have checked all the fuses.The 1150 has a tendency to stress-break the wires,inside the plastic sleeving, going to the ignition switch.The motor may start and run,then cutout when you...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5,567
Views: 1,075,884
Posted By Banjax
Just had a re-read of the MCN and Honda press...

Just had a re-read of the MCN and Honda press release cockwaffle.
They seem to be mentioning "pleasant throbbing" a bit too much.:evil
Are they going for the Gay market with these bikes?.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2011, 10:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,639
Posted By Banjax
Twin spark or single spark motor?.2002 could be...

Twin spark or single spark motor?.2002 could be either.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2011, 02:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,050
Posted By Banjax
I had a conversation about stick coil failures...

I had a conversation about stick coil failures with a local BMW specialist and engineer.
His opinion is that the stick coils were designed to be used on watercooled engines which have a much better...
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2011, 03:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By Banjax
Thanks for sharing the pictures. The "D" roads...

Thanks for sharing the pictures.
The "D" roads in France are always a pleasure to ride.
Were you following "Le Route Napoleon"?.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2011, 09:38 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,517
Posted By Banjax
How many miles has the bike done ?. There may...

How many miles has the bike done ?.
There may be wear in the splines of the clutch friction plate/transmission input shaft.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,717
Posted By Banjax
Have you tried the throttle cables at the...

Have you tried the throttle cables at the splitter box end (under the battery box) for correct seating?.
Is the cable from the ignition switch still cable tied to the support bracket?.
Possible...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2011, 02:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By Banjax
Cant load more than one piccie at a time.... ...

Cant load more than one piccie at a time....
Looking down on the lower RH mounting point.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2011, 02:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By Banjax
There you go,hopefully the pix will load. You...

There you go,hopefully the pix will load.
You may need to "form" the brackets with a large hammer to fit.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2011, 01:53 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,195
Posted By Banjax
The only real reason to replace the entire bevel...

The only real reason to replace the entire bevel drive if it is physically damaged beyond repair or if the bearing and seal have failed repeatedly despite being rebuilt/shimmed correctly.
The...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,442
Posted By Banjax
Are you talking about the frame where the...

Are you talking about the frame where the headstock attaches or the subframe at the rear which holds the back of the bike together?.
The rear subframes are common to all years 1150GSs so that isn't...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,643
Posted By Banjax
So YOU'RE the bloke that bought the Superten in...

So YOU'RE the bloke that bought the Superten in the UK.
I hear that owners meetings are in a phone box on the A1.:D
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2011, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,105
Posted By Banjax
1. There is a fair bit to remove,but i've done it...

1. There is a fair bit to remove,but i've done it on 2 1150s and its worth it.
May also be a good time to check clutch/lube splines etc.
3.Easy to do,look on HOW wisdom here or Steptoes guide...
Forum: Trip Planning 02-05-2011, 12:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,507
Posted By Banjax
Would be advisable to look at the costs of taking...

Would be advisable to look at the costs of taking a bike into Egypt.
I've heard stories of requiring bonds/carnets of 500% of the bikes new value to get in.
Forum: Hacks 02-04-2011, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,524
Posted By Banjax
Learn how to drink warm beer.:D Have a bloody...

Learn how to drink warm beer.:D
Have a bloody good trip feller.:thumb
Forum: Americas 01-23-2011, 07:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,354
Posted By Banjax
I've done a similar trip on my own GS last...

I've done a similar trip on my own GS last year.San Fran to Baltimore.7000 miles in 28 days.
The trip was organised by a guy on www.ukgser.com (http://www.ukgser.com) ,take a look for info and if...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2011, 05:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,588
Posted By Banjax
This may sound daft,but try changing the...

This may sound daft,but try changing the tail-light bulb.
I've heard that the ABS controller can be confused if it doesn't see a good working bulb.
Failing that,try Beemer Boneyard for used spares....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-19-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,417
Posted By Banjax
It's a pity they missed an obvious item "shaft...

It's a pity they missed an obvious item
"shaft drive for reliability and ease of maintenance":lol3
Pile of old marketing fanny otherwise.
I was seriously looking to buy the new Tenere 1200,but in...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,712
Posted By Banjax
A fair guess would be the transmission input...

A fair guess would be the transmission input shaft/clutch friction plate splines badly worn.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2010, 07:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,977
Posted By Banjax
470cc is the correct amount of oil according to...

470cc is the correct amount of oil according to my manual and all it has to do is lubricate the sliding contact areas.
I presume you drained and cleaned the fork legs before you re-assembled them. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By Banjax
http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMai...

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMain.aspx?vid=51761&rnd=03192010
Costs $55 from BMW themselves.
They can fetch silly money on fleabay.
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2010, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21,486
Views: 3,856,874
Posted By Banjax
Yeah,you wouldn't want to meet him down a dark...

Yeah,you wouldn't want to meet him down a dark alley would you.:D
Forum: Beasts 12-05-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 21,486
Views: 3,856,874
Posted By Banjax
Corrected for BMW delusional purposes. ...

Corrected for BMW delusional purposes.

Apparently,at the UK bike show this past week,a warm body from the Triumph factory has commented on the number of people who have pointed out the likelyhood...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2010, 12:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,976
Posted By Banjax
Old brit bikes sometimes had a friction pad built...

Old brit bikes sometimes had a friction pad built into the twist grip.
You could adjust the tension with a knurled screw and it wouln't shut when you took your hand off the bar.Antique...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 536
Posted By Banjax
Make sure your throttle cables are seated...

Make sure your throttle cables are seated correctly,esp the one on the pipes side.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 896
Posted By Banjax
Try your local Wunderlich catalogue.

Try your local Wunderlich catalogue.
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