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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 10-22-2007, 08:34 PM   #6
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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   #7
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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   #8
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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   #9
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Ok, so curious what you`ve typically run for oils. Please dont say amzoil
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Old 10-22-2007, 10:20 PM   #10
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Please post more pics of your trusty steed.
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Old 10-22-2007, 11:54 PM   #11
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Wow! Very encouraging. Decided not too long ago that my 02 was the only GS I needed -- didn't need no new bike. Now, I hope I can squeez another 30K out of mine without being left stranded.

Congrats!

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Old 10-23-2007, 12:49 AM   #12
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Ride on! Well done
More stats when you have time please.
BTW: they all do that...
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Old 10-23-2007, 01:13 AM   #13
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Old 10-23-2007, 02:50 AM   #14
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I only just clicked over 40,000 km's on my 2001. Bought 2nd hand 8 months ago. Only 360,000km's to go!
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Old 10-23-2007, 03:44 AM   #15
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I've been using Mobil 1 15W50 since it had 15k and for the trans/final drive I've been using Redline 80w140. When I removed the heads to replace the chain guides I was amazed at how clean the motor was inside. It looked as if it was brand new. I've been changing the motor oil at 5k mile cycles and the final drive/ trans at 10k. I adjust the valves or at least check them around 10k miles. I find that they are hardly ever off....

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