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Old 04-07-2013, 06:16 PM   #931
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my 1150gs 35 000 km

oups don't know how to put image , some one help me , i'm a rider don't an informatian hihi
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:22 AM   #932
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oups don't know how to put image , some one help me , i'm a rider don't an informatian hihi
Open up a Photobucket or similar account, it's free. Upload your pic to that acount and go to that pic. Click on the link that says "direct link" and it should say "copied". Go back to where you want to post it in Advrider window and look up at the top of the window you're typing in. There is a little icon there that looks like a mountain with yellow sky, click that.

Another window will open and you just paste your link into it and click ok. Just like magic, your pic is there.
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:40 AM   #933
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Open up a Photobucket or similar account, it's free. Upload your pic to that acount and go to that pic. Click on the link that says "direct link" and it should say "copied". Go back to where you want to post it in Advrider window and look up at the top of the window you're typing in. There is a little icon there that looks like a mountain with yellow sky, click that.

Another window will open and you just paste your link into it and click ok. Just like magic, your pic is there.
i WANT that shelf!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:12 AM   #934
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i WANT that shelf!!!!!!!!!!
Little bit of scrap aluminum and a jig saw.





Sorry for the shitty iphone pics, I really should get a camera.
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Old 04-09-2013, 07:12 AM   #935
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+1

Esp. the one in #929, that Williams paint job is SWEET, esp. in blue/white!

Lucky dog!!


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This thread makes my heart hurt.

For now I'm just a humble DRZ rider, but I hope to have something to post in here eventually.

R1150GS is my favorite bike ever.
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Old 04-09-2013, 03:15 PM   #936
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My 1150GSA Cosmetic Clean-up



Bought this bike from another inmate. From 50yds it looked ok, up close it was all rather sad. Mechanicaly it had been well cared for, but sitting close to the coast and outside all year, since new, had taken its toll.
















So, I've been tearing in to it. So far:

Replaced
Fork staunchions (pitted)
Fork seals and bushes
Steering joint - knackered
Telever bearings - to powdercoat
Air box - split
Hand grips - worn
Mirrors - stems badly corroded
All control cables and junction box
Collector with Remus
Oil lines - corroded
Front fork spindle - rusty
Fasteners with stainless
Stainless disc bolts all round
Disc rotors front and back, new pads
Worn center and side stand pivots
Fuel q/r's with metal items from beemer boneyard
Bleed screws with Eazibleed

Wheels rebuilt by Woodys
Blue anodising had gone pink and very cruddy due to salt air
Front spokes/nipple corroded
Black powdercoated, new SS spokes and nipple
New Anakee's

Podercoating, 40% black
Rear subframe
Both stands
Front mounting frame
Engine/frame bars
Battery box
Telelever

Blasted and Painted
Lower fork legs (the aluminum bits)
Lower Fork brace

Cleaned/polished headers - very cruddy
Repainted block and tranny
Brake and clutch flush
Removed carbon cannister, tubes and wiring
Bash plate sanded and polished - just because I could
Shocks substitued for a low mileage, clean set
Fuel filter changed
Tank pads added
Bar risers fitted
Lower footpeg fitted
Straigtened and re-inforced twisted center stand
Fitted Centech fuse panel - wired for heated vests and HID driving lights
Fitted a set of Trailtech HID's with built in ballasts
Fitted steering stop







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Old 04-09-2013, 05:02 PM   #937
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Wow, looks great! Especially the wheels! I suspect I'll have to do something similar to my "new" bike when I get it tomorrow.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:58 PM   #938
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Canadian Bike?

I didn't think the US GSA had a black engine casing and trans
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:44 AM   #939
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Black Engine/trans

As I recall, the enduro transmission was black. I think there was also an option to specify a black engine. I think other non-GS models were standard as black...maybe the rockster?
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:40 AM   #940
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The 2003 GS "Sport" models also have black engines.
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Old 04-10-2013, 12:54 PM   #941
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Center Stand

When I came to put the center stand back on (after powder coating) I found it was slightly twisted (maybe 5 degrees) and the lugs has spread apart. I purchased a second hand one off of ebay, same problem. The issue with this is the mountings spread away from the special mounting screws on the tranny and the pivots end up dry. Eventually the stand can break. It's a heavy bike without anything other than the single cross tube to hold the stand in shape.

So, I applied a lot of heat to the cross tube and twisted it straight again. Then a little bit more heat and pulled the lugs back together. When that was done I welded an additional cross piece close to the pivot to stop the spread and twist. I added it up as high as I could so there would be minimal extra moment for the springs to overcome.

Seems to work fine.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:45 PM   #942
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Beautiful job, damn jealous. What's the mileage? Plans to crack the case open? Well done!
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:28 AM   #943
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Just over 50k. No plans to crack the case. Part of my plan is to keep this bike in synch with the bike I keep in europe (currently in a garage in Athens) which I purchased in the UK. That bike (below) has just passed 20k miles. So tearing down the US bike was great for giving me a good grounding on how everything comes apart and goes together - if and when I need that. I'm an oilhead newbie, just moved over from airheads - figured the 1150GSA's the ideal 'crossover' for me from numerous R100GSPD's I've owned.



I'm going to yank off the stock BMW luggage when I go over in a month or so and replace it with a set of Vern's cases - larger and more robust - intend to tour Turkey, Tunisia, Morrocco as well as most of Europe.

On this bike I fitted a set of Hyperpro's, metal quick disconnects, a Bagster tank cover, a rear fender (see below), wiring for heated vests and gps



I also changed the GSA seat and rear frame to a stock GS version as part of my endless quest to get a seat that's comfortable. So far the stock GS single seat sucks as much as the GSA seat, but at least I have more options now, plus the missus is more comfy. I plan to put a stock muffler back on the bike. The Remus is nothing but a light weight noise generator that looses mid-range.

bcostell screwed with this post 04-12-2013 at 08:40 AM
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Old 04-14-2013, 09:06 AM   #944
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Back on a beemer after a little KTM/Honda/Kawi hiatus. Loving the boxer again

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Old 04-14-2013, 11:28 AM   #945
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Welcome back Ted!
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