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Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,045
Posted By wjherrick
Servo failed on my 2006 1200GS. I still had...

Servo failed on my 2006 1200GS. I still had brakes to finish the trip, just no assist. I was one up with camping gear. Had to plan my stops a little to allow for the lack of assist, but it was not...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,009
Views: 139,344
Posted By wjherrick
Love the Shitko's. 3rd set. 1200 miles in Baja...

Love the Shitko's. 3rd set. 1200 miles in Baja nervy a problem. Great tire. Ready for set #4.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 968
Posted By wjherrick
The airsoft pellets mixed really well with my...

The airsoft pellets mixed really well with my Mobile 1 Synthetic oil. Is anyone using a different oil, if yes...what and explain why? Is dino oil better for this application?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,797
Posted By wjherrick
Happened to 3 out our 5 riders, all '05 - '07's...

Happened to 3 out our 5 riders, all '05 - '07's 1200GS's. When mine broke I replaced both with stainless. I don't use the center stand much so it surprised me that we had them go south. About the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By wjherrick
Guess I had a solution that was looking for a...

Guess I had a solution that was looking for a problem. Guess I'll fix a few things that broke over the summer, pull regular maint and ride her till she dies!

Thanks All,

Bill
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By wjherrick
Alt belt - good suggestion, did that at 38,000. ...

Alt belt - good suggestion, did that at 38,000. Thx!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By wjherrick
A rear disk is on the list (love the clock Jim!)....

A rear disk is on the list (love the clock Jim!).

Keep em' coming, I'll get stuff ordered and post the replacements results.

We followed the 24,000 and 40,000 maint schedule. I've had on and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By wjherrick
I'm not sure what a "Bathtub Curve" is? ...

I'm not sure what a "Bathtub Curve" is?

Over the years I've read numerous post that give a mileage life to specific parts. "My final drive failed at X0,000 (insert mileage here)", "My drive...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By wjherrick
Brake disk is a good idea. Pads last about...

Brake disk is a good idea. Pads last about 10-12,000. Brake lines might be a good investment. We just pulled the drive shaft and completed a front spline lube on all of our bikes.

I was...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 639
Posted By wjherrick
2006 1200GS - Proactive Preventative Maintenance Suggestions

2006 1200GS w/ 45,000 miles. I've had it since 8,000 miles. My group takes long yearly trips usually 10-14 days; Baja (dirt), Canada, Nevada Ghost Towns, CA, Redwoods, Glacier,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 901
Posted By wjherrick
Here is what I use to check Stick Coils. I've...

Here is what I use to check Stick Coils. I've had to fail. Similar issues to what you describe:

From an old 2010 post -

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Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 718
Posted By wjherrick
Four of us got them while traveling in Canada. ...

Four of us got them while traveling in Canada. Met him at the Redmond, OR BMW Rally, what 2009 or 2010?.

We got the beta model....been to Baja, N. Nevada, back to Canada, N. CA and a whole bunch...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,890
Posted By wjherrick
I'm putting on a...

...new set of Shinko 705's next week. I really like that tire and we have real winters in in central OR (but I still don't ride when it is icy, just cold).

Bill
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,533
Posted By wjherrick
Here in OR....

...CarQuest had it on sale, 5 qts and a filter for $34.99. Also NAPA had it marked down to $5.99 from $9 (something).

I've never found it at my local WW.

Bill in OR
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,452
Posted By wjherrick
I lean towards...

...stick coils.

Here is what an inmate sent me to check mine.

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Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2013, 06:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,800
Posted By wjherrick
I like my bike also, and plan on keeping...

...it for another 40-50000 miles. Peace of mind is worth a lot. There are places here, out west, where riding 100 miles between gas stations is not unusual. Getting stuck on the side of a road in...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,800
Posted By wjherrick
I'm thinking...

...(thanks to you all) that the Shaft will head off to Bruno's this winter. I'll be checking for Flange Cracks REAL close and unless I get some play in the FD....I'll leave that for another day.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,800
Posted By wjherrick
The old girl...

...has been ridden pretty hard the last 5 years. Mexico and 1000's of miles of dirt roads and rocks....an yet she rolls on!

I hate to break into something that is working ok and I don't want to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,800
Posted By wjherrick
Great advice...

...super pic's. Keep it coming. I'm leaning with you Jim on the "don't try and fix something that isn't broken" mentality...but...sometimes an once of prevention...well, you know the rest!!

It...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,800
Posted By wjherrick
Preventive Maintenance - FD and Drive Shaft....

...rebuild this winter?

2006 1200GS, 40+ thousand miles.

I've had this bike, since it had 9000 miles on it, it will have a bit over 45,000 come this winter. Winter is always a good time to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By wjherrick
And the winner is!

Thank you for all the input. I dropped it off with the local independent shop who also services the BMW police bikes.

Whoever suggested that it might be the switch in the brake handle unit was...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2013, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By wjherrick
Bike was dropped off....

....at an Independent Shop with a good reputation locally. I will update with the results.

Thanks all for your suggestions,
Bill
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,482
Posted By wjherrick
2006 w/ 40,000...

...and just today I was saying to myself...what a noisy machine! But, they seem to just keep rolling!

Bill in OR
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By wjherrick
Problem returned...

...after about a week of riding the Servo is acting up again. It kicks in and out as it pleases. Funny, if I get the "BRAKE WARNING" flashing that does not go away after a few 100 feet, it often...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By wjherrick
Look here...

...and match it to your issues, maybe it will help? Also a 2006 1200, not 2006 1150.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=901830

Bill in OR
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,734
Posted By wjherrick
I stopped balancing..

...about 2-3 tire changes ago....No issues!! And I run Shitkos.....

Bill in OR
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By wjherrick
OK, for the moment...

....I have my ABS back. Pulled the tank, uh, three times...yikes. Fill levels looked good in the Servo unit itself. On to the handlebar brakes...I'd forgotten the process for draining / flushing...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2013, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By wjherrick
Thank you...

...for some great ideas and sharing past history.

I hooked it up to the GS911 last night. Battery - Good. ABS Unit - low level, actually this was hit or miss. One reading of low levels and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By wjherrick
Battery...

...I just noticed that the when cycling through on start up the battery image stays on a few seconds longer they what I remember as normal. It is just one of those things that we tend not to focus...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2013, 02:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By wjherrick
There has to be...

....somewhere out there that experienced this issue?

Bill in OR
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By wjherrick
ABS question...

...Servo has intermittent failure / functioning
2006 1200GS 40,000 miles

The problem:
About four days ago my ABS unit would not activate after the normal cycling at start up. When I turned...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2013, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,423
Posted By wjherrick
Just a guess, this worked on 2006 1200

I saved this and review it every so often. It helped my ID a similar issue:

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Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 18,161
Posted By wjherrick
Shitkos...

....I'm into my third set. Put a new rear on just before our Baja Mexico ride of about 1700 miles of which 400+ were rock and dirt. My front started to crack around the lugs and bulge a bit about...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By wjherrick
That'll work!

Thanks guys. I'm off to Ace initially and then I might just grab one from the dealer in Portland when I pass by there in a few months.

Thanks!
Bill
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 486
Posted By wjherrick
2006 1200GS - Centerstand bolt question

While in Baja this last Feb the bike took some major hits down by Coco's Corner and sheared off the bash plate. Today my centerstand came loose and I can see that at least a bolt is missing. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By wjherrick
Bash Plate...

....the pic's from Jim look like the plate has a bit more coverage and maybe a better hanger system. But, for $9.00 each I can replace the ones I've broken and maybe put some $$ aside for the new...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2013, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By wjherrick
It looks just like....

....picture #1. It did not look overly complicated but you guys are my sounding board on things I have not tackled before. I'm a bit hamfisted and I've busted up some supposedly pretty easy...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By wjherrick
Skid Pan support Brackets....

...replacement. 2006 GS. We just came back from two weeks of riding / camping in Baja Mexico. We did quite a bit of dirt and either on the way up to Mikes Sky Ranch or just outside of Coco's...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 83,022
Posted By wjherrick
Thank you, thank you....

...thank you, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have all of these bookmarked......now they are in one place.

Bill in OR
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2012, 03:14 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 19,334
Posted By wjherrick
Shitko's...

...on my third set. All my partners are now wearing them on their 1200's. I get about 5-6000 rear, 7500 front. I change them while they still have some usable tread.

Love em'.

Bill in OR
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