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Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2015, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By RBJ
Whine sounds more like fuel filter, or split...

Whine sounds more like fuel filter, or split lines and the fuel pump having a tough time trying to pump fuel.

Rich
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 452
Posted By RBJ
Low battery voltage is a likely cause of your...

Low battery voltage is a likely cause of your alternating flashing.

If voltage is high enough, they will flash simultaneously after turning on bike. After moving the simultaneous flashing will...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By RBJ
Jim's tryin' to tell you that by putting in...

Jim's tryin' to tell you that by putting in rubber stems, you'll have to worry about them again in the future when the rubber starts breaking down and leaking; replace them with billet aluminum ones...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By RBJ
Some guy named Jim has some cool pics on that...

Some guy named Jim has some cool pics on that site of valves fitted to 1200GS.

http://www.motorcycleanchor.com/tire_valves/BMW_R1200GS/GS1200_cast_front.jpg

RBJ
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By RBJ
What Jim said. ...

What Jim said.
http://www.motorcycleanchor.com/tire_valves/

RBJ
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 675
Posted By RBJ
I always thought that you were supposed to ride...

I always thought that you were supposed to ride it like it was stolen...out of a barn...where it had been sitting for the last 10 years.

:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,091
Posted By RBJ
I had that happen about a year ago when I...

I had that happen about a year ago when I unplugged the quick disconnects on my tank and put it all back together and it started backfiring and running like crap. I couldn't for the life of me figure...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,446
Posted By RBJ
You never answered regarding whether or not you...

You never answered regarding whether or not you replaced the one known faulty tensioner or replaced both sides. I seem to recall that they both will eventually need to be replaced and I recall a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,446
Posted By RBJ
Did you do cam chain tensioner on both sides? The...

Did you do cam chain tensioner on both sides? The high frequency makes it difficult to localize to left or right.

Rbj
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,446
Posted By RBJ
Sounds to me like cam chain tensioner. Most of my...

Sounds to me like cam chain tensioner. Most of my GS's had that little man inside pecking unless I performed the cam chain tensioner replacement mod.

RBJ Rich
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By RBJ
It sounds like you are out of fuel. The fuel pump...

It sounds like you are out of fuel. The fuel pump whines when it is starved for fuel. Check fuel and/or fuel filter.

RBJ
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By RBJ
Lower ones are more important in the real world....

Lower ones are more important in the real world. Upper ones would only come into play if your spill makes the bike do more than just fall over.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By RBJ
Yes, you can install them. I prefer Hepco and...

Yes, you can install them. I prefer Hepco and Becker which have bottom ones and top ones that bolt together. They come in a few different colors.


The uppers are different for R1150gs and R1100gs...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,253
Posted By RBJ
I had a 96 R1100GS that started at 50K; I sold it...

I had a 96 R1100GS that started at 50K; I sold it at 100K; great bike.

Now I have a 2002 R1150GS. Here are my 2 cents.

I much prefer the asymetric nose of the 1150. Although I had tobinators on...
Forum: Vendors 04-11-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By RBJ
Max BMW

Max BMW has online parts fiche.

See below for step by step instructions for fork seal change.


http://www.everydayriding.org/2011/05/r1150gs-fork-seal-and-dust-seal.html

RBJ
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-10-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 685
Posted By RBJ
Done!

Done!
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2007, 03:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,110
Posted By RBJ
Tent leakage.

I think it might be because your tent is sitting in a lake. I don't think that nikwax is meant to seal up submarines. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2006, 09:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,224
Posted By RBJ
Heh, Yep that's my bike. The Ztechnik 20 inch...

Heh, Yep that's my bike. The Ztechnik 20 inch shield is a bit much for the summer months as it pretty much eliminates the wind in your face. It is rather loud though with a concept helmet but not...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2006, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 488
Posted By RBJ
You need to mount the Hepco Becker engine guards...

You need to mount the Hepco Becker engine guards and gas tank guard. You then need to drill holes in the gas tank/light guard and then mount the grill over the gas tank/light guard.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2006, 11:06 AM
Replies: 322
Views: 115,774
Posted By RBJ
Hmmm...no I haven't replaced the left side. It...

Hmmm...no I haven't replaced the left side. It was just my empirical observation that I couldn't here tapping while seated on my bike and leaning over to the left but I could when leaning over to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2006, 10:51 PM
Replies: 322
Views: 115,774
Posted By RBJ
What about the right side?

When I was riding down the road on my 1100gs tonight it seemed to me that the loudest tapping sound was coming from the right side. Is that a whole different job to replace the right side or are the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2006, 03:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,891
Posted By RBJ
Air pressures.

The PV=nRT is for IDEAL gasses. The mixture of ambient air isn't an ideal gas except at very low pressures where the attraction of molecules for each other is negligible. That having been said,...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2006, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By RBJ
Just think...back in the days of Air Jordans...

Just think...back in the days of Air Jordans those tires would go for 300 bucks a pop.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2006, 03:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 717
Posted By RBJ
The speed at a particular RPM has nothing to do...

The speed at a particular RPM has nothing to do with EFI mapping. It is merely a result of a multiplication of an engine speed times the gear ratio of the transmission and final drive. Unless they...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2006, 02:57 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 14,854
Posted By RBJ
Wait...I thought Golem was dead...wouldn't that...

Wait...I thought Golem was dead...wouldn't that mean that the clutch lasted for the life of the bike? And if you resurrected a dead bike then you should expect, like in pet cemetary, that a bunch of...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2006, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,905
Posted By RBJ
Get some Gerbings.

Dude you live in Colorado, get Gerbings gloves and forget about the heated grips. I've been riding to work every day in Cambridge, MA at 0 degrees F no problem.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2006, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By RBJ
One more question. I'm browsing the parts fiche...

One more question. I'm browsing the parts fiche at MAXBMW's parts page. Have any idea which relay it is? I have a feeling it is either the relay (#2 marked SCHWARTZ) or #3 the minirelay.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2006, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By RBJ
Hmmm, Thanks alot Frank. I was hoping I wouldn't...

Hmmm, Thanks alot Frank. I was hoping I wouldn't have to be buying one but such is life. No problem on the technical terms. I have a PhD in B.S...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2006, 04:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By RBJ
Well since my low beam sux ass, I always run the...

Well since my low beam sux ass, I always run the high beam (which also sux ass). Tapping on the relay a couple of times caused the light to shut off. Kind of strange that a high wattage bulb...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2006, 03:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By RBJ
Nope OEM bulbs 55W/60W. I've been riding the...

Nope OEM bulbs 55W/60W. I've been riding the bike for a couple of years but never at 0 degrees until this year since I have Gerbing gear and it hasn't happened before.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2006, 02:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 793
Posted By RBJ
My 1100GS Headlight won't shut off!

Alright, the last couple of days I have ridden to work in Cambride, MA at about 5-10 degrees Farenheit and when I turn the key to shut the bike off, the headlight stays on. The first time it did it,...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2005, 08:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,572
Posted By RBJ
Gerbings suck.

I'm pretty upset about my Gerbing gloves and Jacket liner. I was riding to work this morning in Boston at 25 degrees F and the tips of my thumbs were slightly less warm than the rest of my body. ...
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2005, 02:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,381
Posted By RBJ
How much more light do the Philips "EYE-of-GOD"...

How much more light do the Philips "EYE-of-GOD" lights formerly from micatech and now at farklemeisters put out than the trailtechs...there is a huge price difference and substancial energy...
Forum: Face plant 12-01-2005, 01:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,014
Posted By RBJ
another face plant.

I think this one looks like it would hurt more....but then again...ahhhh I dunno.

http://media.putfile.com/BIKE-CRASH
(http://media.putfile.com/BIKE-CRASH)
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2005, 06:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By RBJ
Givi dark screen.

Givi dark screen.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2005, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By RBJ
Unless you get the rear rack reinforcement bar...

Unless you get the rear rack reinforcement bar from someplace like Wunderlich or Touratech, I wouldn't be putting more than 5 or 10 pounds back there.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2005, 08:34 PM
Replies: 4,754
Views: 1,662,771
Posted By RBJ
Alright, I want to see a race between...

Alright,

I want to see a race between Paul's bike and Jim's bike. 50% on the racetrack and 50% through the desert. Who's gonna win? :ear
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2005, 12:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,308
Posted By RBJ
Even if you overfill, it's not a big deal... it...

Even if you overfill, it's not a big deal... it will just vent out the little hole in the airbox and then burn it off making a two-stroke out of your bike for a short time and probably making it run...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2005, 07:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,828
Posted By RBJ
Very interesting perspective...hmmm did you hang...

Very interesting perspective...hmmm did you hang the GS up ...or the bicycle...I bet you hung the GS up just to throw me off track...:dunno
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2005, 04:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,546
Posted By RBJ
I'm with Pilot... Everybody who has had one final...

I'm with Pilot... Everybody who has had one final drive failure has generally had several on the same bike. I'm at 57,000 with a 1996 1100gs and no problems here. Just sync the throttle bodies and...
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