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Old 10-22-2007, 07:09 PM   #1
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Laugh Milestone for my GS

I wanted to share this milestone my 95 GS hit this weekend on a ride in Mexico's mountains....Hank
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Old 10-22-2007, 07:20 PM   #2
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Just about broken in, huh?

Congratulations. THAT is a beautiful thing!

I don't recall what the markers are for the patches ... or if BMW still gives them. Any idea??
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Old 10-22-2007, 07:22 PM   #3
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This should put some ease into all the people plagued by worries that their Beemer will self destruct prematurely due to FD failures, warped rotors, main seal leaks, loose bolts, electrical malfunctions, and so on...
I salute you and your magnificent bike. 400K ..who could ask for more?
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Old 10-22-2007, 07:28 PM   #4
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Good for U! My RS is approaching 40K and should hit that mark in November...The GS, well I got a ways to go yet
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Old 10-22-2007, 07:57 PM   #5
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Kewl,

You got the rpm's up to 1300... now start letting the clutch out slowly and gradually give it throttle and away you go. In no time you'll have half a million miles on that beast.

Congrats on 400K
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:38 AM   #6
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This should put some ease into all the people plagued by worries that their Beemer will self destruct prematurely due to FD failures, warped rotors, main seal leaks, loose bolts, electrical malfunctions, and so on...
I salute you and your magnificent bike. 400K ..who could ask for more?
Uh no... ? ;)
Since people are worried about the NEW BMW's. Not the old ones :P
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Old 09-09-2009, 04:43 AM   #7
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Uh no... ? ;)
Since people are worried about the NEW BMW's. Not the old ones :P
"New" vs. "Old." How are we defining the two? Airhead? 1100? 1150?
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Old 10-22-2007, 08:34 PM   #8
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I wanted to share this milestone my 95 GS hit this weekend on a ride in Mexico's mountains....Hank
Excellent, how about some stats for the rest of us. How many clutches, brake discs, transmission overhauls...? My bike is a keeper and I hope it will make it, or more importantly, I will make it to this sort of mileage.

Do you have a job, other than riding? :-)
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Old 10-22-2007, 08:45 PM   #9
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Excellent, how about some stats for the rest of us. How many clutches, brake discs, transmission overhauls...? My bike is a keeper and I hope it will make it, or more importantly, I will make it to this sort of mileage.

Do you have a job, other than riding? :-)
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Old 10-22-2007, 08:53 PM   #10
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the motor, is as it came from the factory, I have had to replace head gaskets, and back in Feb on a trip to Panama I had a plastic chain guide brake so I've replace then all. The valves, springs, seals, bearing etc. are original to the motor.
The trans I did replace all the bearings some time ago I'm thinking around the 200k mark. The clutch was replaced at that time since I was "there" so I'm one my second clutch.
Still have the original fuel pump. Two final drive bears, the last one when out around 300k miles. Pivot bearings at the final drive go bad around 40 or 50 miles. Hall sensors about every two or three years. I still have the original brake rotors but they will have to be replaced soon as they are getting thin. I lost count of tire years ago.
Not much much has gone bad on this bike, I'm hope it takes me to South America sometime next year....

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Old 10-22-2007, 09:26 PM   #11
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Ok, so curious what you`ve typically run for oils. Please dont say amzoil
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:39 AM   #12
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Ok, so curious what you`ve typically run for oils. Please dont say amzoil
Amsoil is-a no good?

Well, I'll have to say, in seeing yet another beemer approaching .5mil miles, I'm leaning that way again. What great machines!

Congrats!
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Old 10-23-2007, 04:54 AM   #13
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Hank,
Congratulations of a milestone that most of us will never see.
If you could please post some more pictures of your trusty steed.
You have my greatest respect on a job well done. Just riding that much is more than a lot of riders have done and putting it all on one bike is a great testament on your mechanical abilities.
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Old 10-23-2007, 02:42 PM   #14
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. I still have the original brake rotors but they will have to be replaced soon as they are getting thin.
Hank
This is what I find incredible. Actually I find the whole story incredible but I bring up the brake rotors because mine are going to need replacing soon at around 60K miles
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Old 10-23-2007, 03:42 PM   #15
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Wow...
do you live on the bike, to get that many miles on it in 12 years?
I have 250K on mine in 9 years,
Just goes to show that BMW did make reliable bikes some time back and they are still going...not like the fancy 1200's, no wonder people still think the 1100's were the best GS model.
I read an article some years back when a motorcycle magazene road tested a 1100 GS and they commented that "The engine could last 200,000KM before a re build"....I suppose 200K is a long way for a magazene that usually road tests Jap bikes.
I still love my GS, and you are an inspiration to us all......400,000 miles.
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