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Old 11-03-2007, 10:27 AM   #46
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That is sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet !
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Old 11-03-2007, 07:21 PM   #47
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Spline Lubes??

I have to say that I can also be lazy about doing work on the GS. I don't like having down time that takes a lone time, but sometimes I have to do some work. The spline lube for the drive shaft is done around every 30 or 40k miles as thats about the time I have to replace pivot bearings at the arm/final drive. The splines at the clutch to trans have only been done when I have replaced the clutch back when I had 190k miles. I know I'm due to service the clutch splines soon. Maybe during the Christmas holidays....

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Old 03-24-2008, 04:40 AM   #48
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I have to say that I can also be lazy about doing work on the GS. I don't like having down time that takes a lone time, but sometimes I have to do some work. The spline lube for the drive shaft is done around every 30 or 40k miles as thats about the time I have to replace pivot bearings at the arm/final drive. The splines at the clutch to trans have only been done when I have replaced the clutch back when I had 190k miles. I know I'm due to service the clutch splines soon. Maybe during the Christmas holidays....

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Hank, Where are you living?
Did you take care of that service at Christmas time?
Thanks for sharing all the info you have here.
I for one appreciate it as I plan to get the most from my GS as I can.

I sure hope I am able to achieve similar results.
Gotta learn how to work on this beast, but as you say... it is really hard to park it long enough to do it.
I still have my parts to replace a leaky fork seal but haven't done the 20 minute job yet...
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:05 AM   #49
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How many miles now Hank ?
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Old 05-21-2008, 07:29 AM   #50
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Miles Now

Hey Mr.AGIRABI, I have few more miles, I'm at 416k. Mr.Fisherman, I didn't do the work over the chirstmas holidays as I was to lazy, but about two weeks ago I tore down the bike, replaced the clutch (this is my 3rd) and pulled the rear frame to have it powder coated, a lot of the paint had gone away over the miles.
I have the bike together now, its running great. I'm slowly prepping the bike for a long ride south in the fall. Here's what she looked like with some parts missing....

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Old 05-21-2008, 09:19 AM   #51
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Hey Mr.AGIRABI, I have few more miles, I'm at 416k. Mr.Fisherman, I didn't do the work over the chirstmas holidays as I was to lazy, but about two weeks ago I tore down the bike, replaced the clutch (this is my 3rd) and pulled the rear frame to have it powder coated, a lot of the paint had gone away over the miles.
I have the bike together now, its running great. I'm slowly prepping the bike for a long ride south in the fall. Here's what she looked like with some parts missing....

Hank

Hi Hank !!
That is a sight to behold. Awesome! Hank, have you ever considered or will you ever consider the new generation hex head?
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:38 AM   #52
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I'm in awe. I posted a thread asking about whether an 1100GS with 75k miles was a risk worth taking, and I was pointed your way. Wow.
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Old 05-21-2008, 10:44 AM   #53
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VERY inspirational. I've owned my '96 GS for about 10 months now and have been getting a sneaking suspicion that this bike is going to be good for many hundreds of thousands of miles. You're experience definitely confirms that.
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Old 05-21-2008, 12:39 PM   #54
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Anyone one ever notice that the odometer on ADV Rider is inversely proportionate to the odometer on the bike?

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Old 05-21-2008, 12:51 PM   #55
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Hex Head

I have considered a new bike but the fear of a new payment changes my mind. The truth is that my GS runs so well now that I'd hate to give it up. I mentioned my long trip south in the fall, I've been asked if I'm crazy enough to take my bike and the answer is yes, I trust it will take me there with out troubles....

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Old 05-21-2008, 01:43 PM   #56
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Anyone one ever notice that the odometer on ADV Rider is inversely proportionate to the odometer on the bike?

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Not always, I ride about 20-25K miles a year.


Sometimes I don't even ride a BMW. Here is my turbo outside my office window.

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Old 05-21-2008, 02:17 PM   #57
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Old 05-21-2008, 03:57 PM   #58
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Not always, I ride about 20-25K miles a year.


Sometimes I don't even ride a BMW. Here is my turbo outside my office window.

Jim
Wish I could park my bike where I could see it from my office window.
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Old 05-21-2008, 08:25 PM   #59
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Wish I could park my bike where I could see it from my office window.
Yeah, but on a day like today, 70° and sunny, it is more a torture than an inspiration!

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Old 05-22-2008, 12:27 PM   #60
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Yeah, but on a day like today, 70° and sunny, it is more a torture than an inspiration!

Jim
Ain't that the truth. If I didn't feel an obsessive need to keep an eye on mine I'd park it where I couldn't see it just to avoid the temptation and guilt. I cover mine now which helps though.
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