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Old 03-03-2013, 05:07 PM   #61
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Wicked deal, I just picked up a 2005 R1150 GS Adventure black with 21000 km. but I paid $8000. I didn't have to put nearly the work you have had to though . Good job.

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Old 03-03-2013, 05:11 PM   #62
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I've been following your situatiin from the start (sorry I couldn't help... I'm new to these bikes myself... just picked up an imaculate 2003 1150 GS Sport a few weeks ago). Congrats on getting her up & running! Very nice bike!
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Old 03-28-2013, 02:56 PM   #63
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Is there any way to adjust the hand lever angle on these bikes? I want to rotate these up a bit and can't seem to find anything on the topic.

If I'm being a dummy, I'm OK with that :-)
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Old 03-28-2013, 03:51 PM   #64
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yes:

Remove this cover,


Under it there is a cap screw that clamps the controls in place.
I don't have a picture of that.


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Is there any way to adjust the hand lever angle on these bikes? I want to rotate these up a bit and can't seem to find anything on the topic.

If I'm being a dummy, I'm OK with that :-)
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:05 PM   #65
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Awesomeness thanks!

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Old 03-29-2013, 06:31 AM   #66
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New tires front and rear. I went with the Shinko's, $180 delivered.

Outboard rear brake shoe had gone into the rotor. Got one of them $160 rotors from BeemerBoneyard and new shoes all around. Front's didn't need them, but I did them anyway.

Bike feels considerably taller with new tires

Put on the Touratech adjustable pegs and shift lever to give these old knees some room.

Got the topbox back from the powder coater. Not sure I posted a pic of "before" but the PO had rattle-can painted it black and red. Now it is silver again. Gotta get the hardware/latches and such back on at some point.

So far, so good and still < $3500 into it.



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Old 03-29-2013, 06:46 AM   #67
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Yup!

Hope to meet some of the good folks here in May over in TN. It'll be my birthday ride to myself. 4 days on a new (to me) bike. Can't wait to put some names to faces :-)


Soooo!

You are comming to RDV? Perfect first ADV rally! what is your dress size?

Look for the sneeky fast yellow bike




Since it's your B-day I got a cold one for ya


bike is really lookin good

Just an FYI Fork seals are easy to change without dropping tubes
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Old 03-29-2013, 06:50 AM   #68
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Looks like you've ended up with an awesome bike for a very small amount of money. Sweet! I put the same rear tire on mine and after about 1200 miles it seems to be wearing very well. MUCH better grip on dirt/gravel than the nearly slick Tourance that was on there when I bought it! LOL!
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Old 03-29-2013, 07:22 AM   #69
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You are comming to RDV? Perfect first ADV rally! what is your dress size?


Yea, - um, you remember that one gal on Hee-Haw that wore the mu-mu? That'd be 'bout right.

My birthday is Wednesday the 14th so the plan is, take the MotoMark OCC Sunday-Tuesday of that week, probably hit Maggie Valley and the Wheels Through Time Museum on Wednesday, and roll into TN on Thursday. Ride home (Central NC) on Sunday.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:48 PM   #70
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Goddam, that thing is HUGE!
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:14 PM   #71
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yes:

Remove this cover,


Under it there is a cap screw that clamps the controls in place.
I don't have a picture of that.
The deed is done. Thanks! MUCH better.

For others, on my 2002 GSA:

Two torx and an allen to loosen the hand guard so it can be positioned out of the way

Three Phillips screws to remove that cover. One on the front, one on the bottom, one behind the mirror stem (much smaller than the other two). Remove the mirror stem with an Allen from the bottom.

That exposes the allen bolt, loosen, rotate, tighten

Put it all back together

Never having done it before, took me about 35 minutes to do both sides.

Sweet!

Dang, should have taken pics. If I have to adjust again, I will.

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Old 03-30-2013, 09:27 AM   #72
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Not only does this allow rotation adjustment but, in and out adjustment. Somehting that becomes important when using an end of the throttle lock.

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The deed is done. Thanks! MUCH better.

For others, on my 2002 GSA:

Two torx and an allen to loosen the hand guard so it can be positioned out of the way

Three Phillips screws to remove that cover. One on the front, one on the bottom, one behind the mirror stem (much smaller than the other two). Remove the mirror stem with an Allen from the bottom.

That exposes the allen bolt, loosen, rotate, tighten

Put it all back together

Never having done it before, took me about 35 minutes to do both sides.

Sweet!

Dang, should have taken pics. If I have to adjust again, I will.

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Old 05-29-2013, 06:29 PM   #73
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Just wanted to check in.

Only thing that isn't documented here in this thread is, the Sargent seat. I realized that the pain in my knees wasn't so much from my leg angle, as it was the stock seat was pushing right in the nerve in my right butt-cheek. So, after some research I ordered the Sargent low seat, popped in on Friday, and headed out Sunday for an 8 day ride hoping it would work out. It did.

1700 miles, NC, TN, VA. Took a two day overland riding course, met up with a Canadian friend riding through VA, and survived Rick's RDV - complete with the de-noobing.

So far I've put about 3800 miles on this bike. Other than a valve stem I was too cheap to change when I did tires, it has not left me stuck, failed to start, or given me any on the road problems. My Road King is getting jealous.

Thanks again to everyone who helped me get this girl on the road - she's a keeper!





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Old 05-30-2013, 02:07 AM   #74
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couple more things

on my '03 r1150r, i had the same "clacking" noise on startup. i upgraded the left cam chain tensioner and the noise went away. about 1/2 hour job. also, u didn't mention flushing clutch fluid. VERY CRITICAL......get the muck out or u risk losing a slave cylinder, which leaks to the clutch and causes a clutch replacement. flush twice if necessary, don't ask me how i know to do this.
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:58 AM   #75
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on my '03 r1150r, i had the same "clacking" noise on startup. i upgraded the left cam chain tensioner and the noise went away. about 1/2 hour job. also, u didn't mention flushing clutch fluid. VERY CRITICAL......get the muck out or u risk losing a slave cylinder, which leaks to the clutch and causes a clutch replacement. flush twice if necessary, don't ask me how i know to do this.
I may do that - my "clacking" seems to come mostly from the right side.

I changed all the fluids; brakes, clutch, final drive, trans, and motor. Probably do the motor again here soon. Now that I've had a chance to knock loose anything that had accumulated over the years the bike was sedentary.

Got a link on the cam chain tensioner to which you refer?
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