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Old 10-13-2011, 01:20 AM   #2791
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After seeing the posts on oil changes I thought as mines now up to 8000k since I got the bike in August I'd better drop the oil and put some fresh stuff in.

Speaking to the guys at the BMW shop today they told me they service all the GS's with Shell Advance VSX 4 15W-50 oil. However I think I remember seeing around here somewhere that everyone uses 10W-40, but I cant find the thread atm. I know this questions been asked before but if someone could give me a quick answer as to which oil I should go for then that would be great...
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Old 10-13-2011, 06:10 AM   #2792
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Somewhere on here is a list of all the wheel bearing sizes and the dust seals. I have searched and not found it. Does anyone have it bookmarked and could post it please?
I think Colebatch did the post that am looking for.
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:10 AM   #2793
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Somewhere on here is a list of all the wheel bearing sizes and the dust seals. I have searched and not found it. Does anyone have it bookmarked and could post it please?
I think Colebatch did the post that am looking for.
Are you talking about THIS ONE?
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Old 10-13-2011, 08:36 AM   #2794
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Are you talking about THIS ONE?
Yes Sir !

That is the info that I need.

Thank You Very Much
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:33 PM   #2795
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True enough, if you have the available cash. Hyperpro gets better reports than the Ohlins and, in UK, costs less.
I have heard they are pretty good shocks. The Ohlins hq is a few hours from my doorstep.

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how tall is your bike now?
A couple inches. Over all it is sweet. Ready to work on a fork service. Both bikes over 14000 miles now.
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Old 10-13-2011, 12:39 PM   #2796
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I have heard they are pretty good shocks. The Ohlins hq is a few hours from my doorstep.



A couple inches. Over all it is sweet. Ready to work on a fork service. Both bikes over 14000 miles now.

couple inches taller than stock? I was thinking of going hyperpro, just because it seems like you can actually order it a touch shorter than the ohlins
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Old 10-13-2011, 01:02 PM   #2797
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couple inches taller than stock? I was thinking of going hyperpro, just because it seems like you can actually order it a touch shorter than the ohlins
Stock height is relative. Ohlins works for me and i kinda got turned off to the hyper pro because one of the guy in the hyperpro booth at a rally was acting like a grumpy old curmudgeon. I did not want to deal with that if I needed tech support. Both brands are better than the coffee can.

I don't have a trophy waiting at the end of the ride so I went with close support .
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Old 10-13-2011, 02:52 PM   #2798
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After seeing the posts on oil changes I thought as mines now up to 8000k since I got the bike in August I'd better drop the oil and put some fresh stuff in.

Speaking to the guys at the BMW shop today they told me they service all the GS's with Shell Advance VSX 4 15W-50 oil. However I think I remember seeing around here somewhere that everyone uses 10W-40, but I cant find the thread atm. I know this questions been asked before but if someone could give me a quick answer as to which oil I should go for then that would be great...

15-50 is standard for boxer engined bmws. That sounds like the gs they are talking about. If you have done 8000 km on the bike and you want to change, I would go to full synthetic. 10-40 is 650 rotax oil. If you can get it there try Motul 300v
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Old 10-13-2011, 03:13 PM   #2799
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After seeing the posts on oil changes I thought as mines now up to 8000k since I got the bike in August I'd better drop the oil and put some fresh stuff in.

Speaking to the guys at the BMW shop today they told me they service all the GS's with Shell Advance VSX 4 15W-50 oil. However I think I remember seeing around here somewhere that everyone uses 10W-40, but I cant find the thread atm. I know this questions been asked before but if someone could give me a quick answer as to which oil I should go for then that would be great...
The 40/50 isn't of concern. IMO, the 10W/15W is too small of an issue to worry about too. Is your climate warmer than usual? If so, then that may explain it.

I'd be more concerned with if you are using good oil such as those with a IV or V base than a few points of weight.
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Old 10-16-2011, 06:34 PM   #2800
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I bought the maintenance CD, but I can't find the wiring diagram on the CD. Can anyone help me with where it is on the CD or point me to a web version?
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Old 10-17-2011, 03:54 AM   #2801
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I bought the maintenance CD, but I can't find the wiring diagram on the CD. Can anyone help me with where it is on the CD or point me to a web version?
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Old 10-17-2011, 04:05 AM   #2802
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I bought the maintenance CD, but I can't find the wiring diagram on the CD. Can anyone help me with where it is on the CD or point me to a web version?
I have a DVD with the wiring diagram on it somewhere
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Old 10-17-2011, 04:23 AM   #2803
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Any chance of burning a copy or two for inmates? Or let us know where we can purchase our own?
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:23 AM   #2804
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Any chance of burning a copy or two for inmates? Or let us know where we can purchase our own?
Blokes need to pm me their addresses and Ill see if I ca dig it up
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Old 10-18-2011, 04:02 AM   #2805
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15-50 is standard for boxer engined bmws. That sounds like the gs they are talking about. If you have done 8000 km on the bike and you want to change, I would go to full synthetic. 10-40 is 650 rotax oil. If you can get it there try Motul 300v
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The 40/50 isn't of concern. IMO, the 10W/15W is too small of an issue to worry about too. Is your climate warmer than usual? If so, then that may explain it.

I'd be more concerned with if you are using good oil such as those with a IV or V base than a few points of weight.
Sorry for the late reply guys - I've been a bit crook for the last week and haven't been online for a while.

As always thanks for the response Walter.

And thanks for the advice Slide....You could say it's warmer that average here on Queensland's Gold Coast - but I cant complain about that...It's definitely better than the weather back home in the Derbyshire. Good to know for the future that the weight points isn't critical though.
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