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Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 105,634
Posted By DrWatson
Hank Well done. It's not just an achievement...

Hank
Well done. It's not just an achievement mechanically. You have fought the odds with not riding it off also.

I hope to reach your goal also on my r1100gs which is about to tick over 400 ,...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 969
Posted By DrWatson
towards the rear of the bike from the fuse box,...

towards the rear of the bike from the fuse box, not the front. could be under tool tray area
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,126
Posted By DrWatson
someone has unseated injector plugs maybe. A good...

someone has unseated injector plugs maybe. A good prank
Forum: Australia 10-27-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,050
Posted By DrWatson
Iridium without sim can call 112 and not 000....

Iridium without sim can call 112 and not 000. I've done it.

Iridium does not legally have to be able to call 000 at all. Put a telstra sim in it and it has to be able to call 000 which it does.
Forum: Australia 09-15-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By DrWatson
rather than bother with co pot, why not put an...

rather than bother with co pot, why not put an oxy sensor in it instead. BM Ringwood in Melbourne have been selling them for years. need the oxy sensor (under $200 when last new about it) and a new...
Forum: Thumpers 07-27-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7,275
Views: 1,148,474
Posted By DrWatson
front disk rotor

having only got 33,000km from the front original disk, I would like to know what others get!

Also, what have you replaced it with?

From what i can tell, the genuine is 5mm thick new and minimum...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 03:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,772
Posted By DrWatson
Hi to all . I'm glad this thread is getting some...

Hi to all . I'm glad this thread is getting some interest because a few bikes of the same caliper type could be at an age to benefit from this.

I'm waiting for the bolts in the mail.they are sold...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-15-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,772
Posted By DrWatson
The pads slide on the outer two bolts in the...

The pads slide on the outer two bolts in the caliper. These bolts pit over time and prevent the pads sliding parallel to the disk causing uneven pad wear and reduced breaking effect.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,772
Posted By DrWatson
Who has replaced them please? Can you remove...

Who has replaced them please?
Can you remove one bolt at a time and replace without splitting and causing a leak?
Locktight to heat up before removing?
Any assistance appreciated.
Forum: Australia 06-17-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,683
Posted By DrWatson
Registered to who? They must know and not tell...

Registered to who? They must know and not tell you. Maybe going to vic roads and offering to help them find owner or take it off there hands.
At least if lock is on its not likely the rider is stuck...
Forum: Australia 06-16-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,597
Posted By DrWatson
MickD Under australia regional forums then last...

MickD
Under australia regional forums then last page of 'look what I found' thread.

PM me if you don't find it. I'm away from a real pc currently.
Dick Smith stores ( may be online only?) Today...
Forum: Australia 06-16-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,597
Posted By DrWatson
MickD did you see the link for today only...

MickD

did you see the link for today only Dick Smith Sale - 25% off. may help you :)
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,772
Posted By DrWatson
I'm interested to know how you go with this task,...

I'm interested to know how you go with this task, as mine I am sure are pitted from the pads over time.

http://www.motobins.co.uk/bmw-parts.php?model=R850 R1100 R1150&bikeref=R1150GS


link...
Forum: Australia 04-12-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 118,758
Posted By DrWatson
Interested and can pick it up. Will send PL. NIC

Interested and can pick it up. Will send PL. NIC
Forum: Australia 03-27-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,690
Posted By DrWatson
he doesnt look old. Try taking sets of pictures...

he doesnt look old. Try taking sets of pictures and bike details to all local schools, bike shops, bars.

Good luck.

BTW - not through the heart, but the knees
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By DrWatson
Don't know. I would think a current overload...

Don't know. I would think a current overload might be the issue. This could happen from an intermittent short in the wiring loom to ground.

Am interested in your findings.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 437
Posted By DrWatson
easy job to pull it apart and clean the bits up....

easy job to pull it apart and clean the bits up. easy but be CAREFUL!

YOU DON'T WANT TO DROP ANY TINY BITS AND LOOSE THEM

I have cleaned up all the switches at numerous times, including...
Forum: Australia 03-16-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By DrWatson
why do you think they are not legal?

why do you think they are not legal?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,844
Posted By DrWatson
for what its worth... I got it new in Feb...

for what its worth...

I got it new in Feb '96 and have done 385,000km of recreational riding of all kinds in Australia.

I broke the 1st gearbox myself from doing stupid wheelies without clutch...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,813
Posted By DrWatson
fuel pump

Has anybody tried this or similar in your XC

...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By DrWatson
in the early days, this component was replaced...

in the early days, this component was replaced for a stronger one as part of a recall by BMW on the GS. I dont know if it was global. It certainly was in Australia. May explain GS to other model part...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 7,275
Views: 1,148,474
Posted By DrWatson
Why not ohlins? I have had excellent performance...

Why not ohlins? I have had excellent performance on my 1100gs with them and service is excellent.
Forum: Australia 11-17-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,138
Posted By DrWatson
the jaycar charger works well. I have used it for...

the jaycar charger works well. I have used it for AGM and Gel bike batteries in the last week in my lab environment with anything from almost completly flat to just annoyingly low from lack of use....
Forum: Australia 11-07-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,591
Posted By DrWatson
I have had excellent service from Steve Crammer...

I have had excellent service from Steve Crammer products many times. You take it out of the bike yourself and take them to him. Likely to get it back same or next day if you let them know your coming.
Forum: Australia 11-06-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,790
Posted By DrWatson
I have Andy Strapz on my G650XC with TT pannier...

I have Andy Strapz on my G650XC with TT pannier rails. Works well. I also got the bags made wider (front to rear) by about 100mm to cover the racks nicer and to hold more gear without sticking out. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 725
Posted By DrWatson
i have the same tank. it is coming up to 400k km...

i have the same tank. it is coming up to 400k km and had a few falls with no issue at all. dont know what its made from, but its the best :)

Perhaps a letter to BM Germany would assist you.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,515
Posted By DrWatson
Hanks bike is doing well - and thats miles. ...

Hanks bike is doing well - and thats miles.

my 96 model is new with only 382000km :)
Forum: Thumpers 08-05-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7,275
Views: 1,148,474
Posted By DrWatson
why do you think water pump. Could it be drain...

why do you think water pump. Could it be drain tube from air box. looks like it to me.
Forum: Australia 07-28-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,541
Posted By DrWatson
price per minute query - whatever the telstra...

price per minute query - whatever the telstra site says it is currently under the mobile section when making sat call. Either way, its still cheap when compared to pre paid or ongoing sat sim costs....
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,057,073
Posted By DrWatson
if you haven't already mounted the TT tank to...

if you haven't already mounted the TT tank to your bike, don't pipe it the TT way (drilling holes in the original tank etc). Instead run the TT tank to a T piece (mine has quick disconnects near the...
Forum: Australia 06-22-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,541
Posted By DrWatson
try putting sim in a normal mobile phone and...

try putting sim in a normal mobile phone and calling IDD test number 001187900 and see what it says.

Would have thought you dont need to wait a day or so. should be immediate.

is it reading...
Forum: Australia 05-06-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 11,541
Posted By DrWatson
sat phone works with no SIM card at all to call...

sat phone works with no SIM card at all to call 112 (same as other devices), so no ongoing cost. Put a Telstra SIM with IDD access not barred and international roaming enabled in it and you get to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,067
Posted By DrWatson
excellent bikes. I still prefer the 1100 over the...

excellent bikes. I still prefer the 1100 over the later ones.

I've done about 380,000km now (would have been more except also have a G650XC to play with)

the usual service items have been...
Forum: Thumpers 02-10-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7,275
Views: 1,148,474
Posted By DrWatson
TT tank

i didnt do it the TT way and dont recomend it either.

I ran both lobes into a T piece that sits just over the oil filter housing area and then ran that line through a size converter and into the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,563
Posted By DrWatson
R1100GS no bullshit clutch, final drive,...

R1100GS

no bullshit clutch, final drive, metal tank, shit servo brakes, bad gear ratios, extra useless crap. it just works and goes forever. But BMW will never bring the 'it just works' models...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,126
Posted By DrWatson
try polishing the head of the nipple to a...

try polishing the head of the nipple to a slightly different pitch. this may be enough to seal correctly. done this before.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2013, 07:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,947
Posted By DrWatson
3 or 4 drops of auto transmittion fluid into...

3 or 4 drops of auto transmittion fluid into speedo - fixed.

i tried to get mine serviced from a speedo shop around 200-300,000km. They put a few drops of oil in it and said it will just keep...
Forum: Australia 01-31-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,849
Posted By DrWatson
this ...

this

http://www.ibmwr.org/r-tech/oilheads/index.shtml

should help you a bit. down the page are some tuning articles worth a read.
Forum: Australia 01-31-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,849
Posted By DrWatson
A quick response but a bit dusty on some of this....

A quick response but a bit dusty on some of this.

CCP - all R259 engines do run a CCP. If yours doesnt have one, then it may simply be that your bike CCP would only be an empty plastic shell (or...
Forum: Australia 11-16-2012, 03:29 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,408
Posted By DrWatson
Will send pm

Will send pm
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