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Old 12-13-2013, 07:21 AM   #1666
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Why don't you try out your (epoxy ,JB weld) theory and report back to us.
I'm no genius and I can visualize exactly how that science project will turn out.
You, sir, have no sense of adventure Was just thinking out loud. In order to test the theory, my bike would first have to have some shifting problems that needed fixing.
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:54 PM   #1667
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You, sir, have no sense of adventure Was just thinking out loud. In order to test the theory, my bike would first have to have some shifting problems that needed fixing.
That's the kind of adventure I can do without!! Chunks of JB Weld floating around in the clutch and sump after a few hundred miles?

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Old 12-13-2013, 03:02 PM   #1668
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You, sir, have no sense of adventure Was just thinking out loud. In order to test the theory, my bike would first have to have some shifting problems that needed fixing.

I figured you weren't serious about it.
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Old 12-14-2013, 01:58 PM   #1669
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GSBoys, you are out of reality, probaly "passion driven"

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Very nice pic by the way, but cruel, so very cruel. My titan silver R1150GS broke and died (RIP) . My therapist gave me a prescription and I have ordered a replacement part (one R1200GS LC) due to arrive first week of Jan 2014...
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Old 12-14-2013, 03:39 PM   #1670
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Very nice pic by the way, but cruel, so very cruel. My titan silver R1150GS broke and died (RIP) . My therapist gave me a prescription and I have ordered a replacement part (one R1200GS LC) due to arrive first week of Jan 2014...
After the first ride, the 1150 will be a distant memory!
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Old 12-14-2013, 04:07 PM   #1671
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After the first ride, the 1150 will be a distant memory!
I think it s just the cure, but now I feel an extreme case of farklelitis coming on...
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Old 12-14-2013, 04:09 PM   #1672
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Went for a 100mi ride up in the glorious foothills, canyons, and into the high desert area......no cars, clear roads, 50-67 degrees, bright sun, clear skies, and breezy.

No problems experienced with the exception of having to get back home.
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Old 12-14-2013, 04:46 PM   #1673
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No problems experienced with the exception of having to get back home.
Yeah, some of us still have to eat and sleep once in a while.

I'm envious, the high here was 25. Looking forward to getting down to Anza Borrego in March with a brand new GSW!
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:10 AM   #1674
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Anyone else have loose switch gear on their GSW handle bars. My left side grip and switch gear assembly has a bit of movement forward and back. Right side seems fine. On the left side I tightened the T10 torx screws that hold the switch cluster together, but this didn’t stop the movement. I’m leaning towards the “They all do that” feature, but thought I see what others experienced. Thx.

BTW, as an update on my previously leaky water pump weep hole (leaked for the first 2000 miles). It is still dry and doing fine for the last 1500 miles.
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:25 PM   #1675
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Anyone else have loose switch gear on their GSW handle bars.
Mine have never been loose. The left switches are flakey (and getting replaced tomorrow ) but they are solid on the bar.
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:45 PM   #1676
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Mine have never been loose. The left switches are flakey (and getting replaced tomorrow ) but they are solid on the bar.
Thanks for the info marchyman. Maybe something is up with mine. Probably swing by the dealer and have them take a look soon.
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Old 12-18-2013, 12:57 PM   #1677
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Anyone else have loose switch gear on their GSW handle bars. My left side grip and switch gear assembly has a bit of movement forward and back. Right side seems fine. On the left side I tightened the T10 torx screws that hold the switch cluster together, but this didn’t stop the movement. I’m leaning towards the “They all do that” feature, but thought I see what others experienced. Thx.

BTW, as an update on my previously leaky water pump weep hole (leaked for the first 2000 miles). It is still dry and doing fine for the last 1500 miles.
I have noticed my switch gear on the left side also has slight movement. There is supposed to be an attachment screw under the inner grip facing towards the rider that might be loose. I haven't done anything with mine yet, everything else is working fine.
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:29 PM   #1678
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I have noticed my switch gear on the left side also has slight movement. There is supposed to be an attachment screw under the inner grip facing towards the rider that might be loose. I haven't done anything with mine yet, everything else is working fine.
You're right. There is a T15 screw hiding under the grip rubber. Just pull back a bit, tighten and she's all set. Thanks!
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Old 12-18-2013, 02:32 PM   #1679
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You're right. There is a T15 screw hiding under the grip rubber. Just pull back a bit, tighten and she's all set. Thanks!
Beat me to it!
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Old 12-23-2013, 03:29 PM   #1680
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Left hand switch gear. issues

Yeah mine was loose then the dealer tightened it when they replaced my switch gear for the latest generation switches as I was starting to have issues.

Everything was fine initially. Now the Cruise control switches off when I flick the cruise control lever towards me. Its supposed to decrease speed in increments but its cancelling the cruise control.

Also the whole switch block has come loose again after my last off road ride.
Dealer said bring it in & no doubt they will fix it buts its a pain. Should be able to re-tighten the switch block that's not really an issue.

Anyone found a solution without having to have the new switch block replaced? Some type of reset maybe??
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