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Old 01-23-2013, 04:07 AM   #1
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New Guy Here

Hello folks,

Just picked up a new to me 2001 1150 and couldn't be more excited to ride this year. I'm coming off of an sv650 and I have a feeling I'll be a little more comfortable on this twin. Joined the forum to sip on the fountain of knowledge.

One thing that I want to get in order before it warms up is the throttle cable (thing is crazy tight when rolling on). I've read around a little bit and it looks like it could be a tough job, but I'm ambitious (now at least). Anyways... here are my first photos of the new girl



Boxer... and a Boxer!



My dad and I on our first trip of the year.. he's on the RT in the background
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Old 01-23-2013, 06:01 AM   #2
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wow that bike is in an awesome condition. wish you many save miles !!
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:01 AM   #3
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Just picked up a new to me 2001 1150 and couldn't be more excited to ride this year......
One thing that I want to get in order before it warms up is the throttle cable (thing is crazy tight when rolling on).
Congratulations, nice looking GS!
It doesn't happen to have a throttle friction screw tightened down does it?
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:27 AM   #4
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Welcome!

And, those are two nice boxers you have!

Enjoy your new ride...
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Old 01-23-2013, 11:26 AM   #5
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Very clean bike, I just picked up a 97 R1100GS as my first BMW and cant wait to do some riding once I get some maintenance done
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:03 PM   #6
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AHHH! A blue and white special... Proven to be fastest of all the GS's


Throttle cables aren't that bad to change. But as with lots of Boxer work you will have to pull the tank.

Boxers as a breed!!!! best damn dog I ever had


welcome to the collective
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Old 01-23-2013, 01:49 PM   #7
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Thanks for the warm welcome guys. yeah I was 'siked to find it (22,000 miles) and the guy I bought it from just wanted it to go to a good home.

ridewv, no throttle friction screw. I rushed home from work just to check and make sure... wish it was that easy.

gsweave, I'm gonna have to get real familiar with her as I am planning on checking valve clearance, replacing throttle cable (only going to do the one directly from the right grip along with the "new redirector" to account for the newer cable), and synching the TB's.

Good thing I have the clymer manual (kindof confusing) and JVB's video in the mail!
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:04 PM   #8
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look below to the Hall of wisdom. most everything ya need.


Very easy bike to maintain. parts can sometime be $$ but twenty years from now she will still be giving you big time grins
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Old 01-23-2013, 02:43 PM   #9
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Beautiful Dog!!!







Ohhhhhhhhhh and I like the bike too!
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:07 PM   #10
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Welcome, Nice bike, and nice alarm system.
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Old 01-23-2013, 05:26 PM   #11
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Thanks for the warm welcome guys. yeah I was 'siked to find it (22,000 miles) and the guy I bought it from just wanted it to go to a good home.

ridewv, no throttle friction screw. I rushed home from work just to check and make sure... wish it was that easy.
Darn. Well double check the simple things like the grip isn't dragging, or it is kinked under the tank. If not something like that just replace the cables. They are normally good for a very long time.

Only 22K? Wow, that's still new!
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:26 PM   #12
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Old 01-23-2013, 09:58 PM   #13
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Nice bike looks just like mine. You will forget the difficulties of cable change when you first twist it with the new ones in place.

If it has the original brake lines it's time for nice new ones. I used http://www.spieglerusa.com/brakes.html they made a big difference.

brake fluid does make the tires nice and shiny black though.
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Old 01-23-2013, 10:40 PM   #14
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Darn. Well double check the simple things like the grip isn't dragging, or it is kinked under the tank. If not something like that just replace the cables. They are normally good for a very long time.

Only 22K? Wow, that's still new!
I agree. Make sure that handguard setup isn't causing the extra friction on your throttle grip. With only 22K on the bike, it's not something that should need attention this early in its life. Nice choice of bike. Mine is a '98 GS and an '03 R1150R. Maintenance is still relatively straight forward on these power plants. Have fun.

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Old 01-24-2013, 03:49 AM   #15
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Darn. Well double check the simple things like the grip isn't dragging, or it is kinked under the tank. If not something like that just replace the cables. They are normally good for a very long time.

Only 22K? Wow, that's still new!
Yea, I was really pleased with the buy, just an all 'round good deal. The grips are shot so I will be replacing the grips and I'll definitely check to make sure that the handguard is not causing unnecessary friction. Never heard of the cable kinking under the tank but I will check that as well, thanks ridewv.

It does seem like low mileage to have to replace something like that and the guy's local dealer did a service before I bought it (wonder why they didn't catch it). However, the bike came from corpus christi (initially), so I'm not sure what kind of an effect the high humidity/salty air would have on them (there is a little corrosion on some of the visible metal bits).

Thanks again to all... jeez I should never have joined this site, now I can't stop itching for a ride! Too bad it's only 3 degrees out. Anyone have heated gear for sale?! Ha
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