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Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By Steptoe
8mm allen head.

8mm allen head.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 03:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By Steptoe
I've replaced a few clutches in my time, and as...

I've replaced a few clutches in my time, and as stated above, it's all down to the rider and where the bike is used.

I see a lot of bikes used for riding in london, the commute etc. and they can...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By Steptoe
But true...

But true...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By Steptoe
The final drive and gearbox do not use the same...

The final drive and gearbox do not use the same oil on the 1200 models..

The final drive needs very special oil... :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,327
Posted By Steptoe
As said in the post above. Check for fuel...

As said in the post above.
Check for fuel from the injectors, if none then check for a signal to the injectors.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By Steptoe
Which input shaft ? final drive - gearbox ??????

Which input shaft ? final drive - gearbox ??????
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By Steptoe
No need to disconnect the vent hoses inside the...

No need to disconnect the vent hoses inside the tank.... :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By Steptoe
I moved mine back inside as it's no great...

I moved mine back inside as it's no great hardship doing a 5 minute job every 24k miles.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By Steptoe
The cover plate need only be off for 5 minutes...

The cover plate need only be off for 5 minutes max, so no time for the large O ring to deform.
And nothing needs to be disconnected only the fuel filter,which can be changed very simply with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By Steptoe
Bike in gear, ignition on. Turn rear wheel by...

Bike in gear, ignition on. Turn rear wheel by hand and listen for the fuel pump priming on and off - if it doesn't prime it's definitely the hall sensor....... But, if the pump does prime that ...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By Steptoe
The originals are "spun" welded in...

The originals are "spun" welded in place.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By Steptoe
The early brembos will not fit, the later post...

The early brembos will not fit, the later post 2002 BMW/tokico badged calipers have different fork sliders.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,733
Posted By Steptoe
This sounds perfectly normal. The ABS...

This sounds perfectly normal.


The ABS pump doesn't "start" when you turn the key on... The lights stay flashing until you reach 4mph (or near enough), and only then do they go out.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2014, 03:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By Steptoe
Nothing to do with throttle bodies needing...

Nothing to do with throttle bodies needing balancing.. :D

It's the forces of the crank turning in one direction as the engine rotates :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By Steptoe
You must fit them by getting the rear rubber...

You must fit them by getting the rear rubber bungs located in place first, and then pushing the front on so it snaps into place.

if you fit the front first and then stretch the rear rubber bungs...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By Steptoe
Simple check for the fuel flow. Clamp off the...

Simple check for the fuel flow. Clamp off the return pipe. That'll create fuel pressure. :D .

And i can say in all my years i've yet to come across a blocked or restricted fuel flow due to...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By Steptoe
Yep, bike can sit all day at idle, but one whiff...

Yep, bike can sit all day at idle, but one whiff of throttle and it dies is 99% a Hall sensor problem.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 521
Posted By Steptoe
seals not leaking - then leave them alone. ...

seals not leaking - then leave them alone.

Replacing the cover palte depends on how badly it's scored... usually if it's been slipping it'll be scored.

the pressure plate also incorporates...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,546
Posted By Steptoe
Plenty of places in the UK rechrome fork...

Plenty of places in the UK rechrome fork stanchions and regrind to size.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,835
Posted By Steptoe
It isn't a new idea, plenty of people have tried...

It isn't a new idea, plenty of people have tried it, going back over 10 years.


The conclusion - No benefit whatsoever.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,419
Posted By Steptoe
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,419
Posted By Steptoe
The lights will still light up even with the...

The lights will still light up even with the servo removed - remove ther abs relay, which will still leave the lower warning light on, just pop your fingers up under the instrument panel and remove...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 974
Posted By Steptoe
In one............... the hardest part of the job...

In one............... the hardest part of the job is removing the old guide from the pin/dowel. But with careful use of a sharp chisel and take your time and you'll get there.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 963
Posted By Steptoe
Pick the seals out (using a small pick), clean...

Pick the seals out (using a small pick), clean and repack with grease ( i use mobile 1 fully synthetic grease), push back the seals into place.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 974
Posted By Steptoe
It's been described previously on adv rider and...

It's been described previously on adv rider and ukgser.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By Steptoe
If all you've done is lost the screw, but still...

If all you've done is lost the screw, but still have the switch hanging loose just tape up the switch so it's "closed". Job done.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 974
Posted By Steptoe
I don't think so........ Nooooooo,...

I don't think so........




Nooooooo, there is a far easier and simpler method, which i have done on quite a few bikes, and they've covered tens of thousands of miles with no problems... No...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,009
Posted By Steptoe
Airline at the end of the drain hose. Blow...

Airline at the end of the drain hose. Blow through. But not too high a pressure in case you blow the hose off inside the tank.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 974
Posted By Steptoe
I think you'll find it's a bit more involved than...

I think you'll find it's a bit more involved than just removing the cylinder heads.. :D

But not as bad as the repair books will tell you. There is a simpler way.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 995
Posted By Steptoe
What model of bike ? different sized between...

What model of bike ? different sized between 1100 and early 1150 models and later 1150/1200 models.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By Steptoe
Beware of worshipping false idols.

Beware of worshipping false idols.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,034
Posted By Steptoe
What bike is it ?? 1100 1150 1200

What bike is it ?? 1100 1150 1200
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 342
Posted By Steptoe
Not uncommon. I get quite a few broken adjusters...

Not uncommon. I get quite a few broken adjusters on bikes in for servicing. Simply replace the cable.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,455
Posted By Steptoe
No neutral inbetween, and size 14 boots :lol3

No neutral inbetween, and size 14 boots :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 04:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,468
Posted By Steptoe
I've posted a pictorial "how to" on replacing a...

I've posted a pictorial "how to" on replacing a head gasket.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 04:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,455
Posted By Steptoe
I'm quoting from experience. Lots of experience.....

I'm quoting from experience. Lots of experience..

It happens in first and second because the gear indexing doesn't return fully.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,584
Posted By Steptoe
These things don't store very well. Whenever...

These things don't store very well.
Whenever i've fitted a fully working unit that someone has obtained used they rarely last more than a few weeks after fitting.

I've found a good use for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,455
Posted By Steptoe
I'd say it was the gearlever pivot bolt and bush...

I'd say it was the gearlever pivot bolt and bush that has/is seizing up.

Very common problem and simple enough fix. But you must push the bush out of the gearlever and lubricate (i use wet and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,468
Posted By Steptoe
Gasket conditioners only "work" (i use that word...

Gasket conditioners only "work" (i use that word sparingly) on rubber type gaskets. Not a pressed metal cylinderhead gasket on a R1100.

OP, very simple.... your head gasket needs replacing.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 658
Posted By Steptoe
Pick out the bearing seals every year or 12k...

Pick out the bearing seals every year or 12k miles and re-pack with a good quality synthetic grease, and push back bearing seals.

And they'll last you a lifetime. I've a 28 year old zillion mile...
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