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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1000 on: September 13, 2019, 09:00:04 am »
Pics from the boys outride on the next week.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1001 on: September 13, 2019, 09:00:52 am »
One of the 3 menus we had for the weekend

What a TASTY menu  :thumleft:
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1002 on: September 13, 2019, 09:06:35 am »
All the bikes in our group ran perfectly good with no punctures or mechanical faults.
We had a varied set of tyres on which dealt with the sand, rocks and mud pools and satisfied us that it has a lot to do with rider skill.
The skills course as we know can be difficult and even more on a slope this time.
The ladies did well and showed themselves capable to endure a hop skip and a jump where needed.
It is a worth while attending if you want to as it is great eye candy.
Amazing to see so many BM,s at one place at one time.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1003 on: September 26, 2019, 10:02:47 pm »
Just a heads up about the oil filters that fit our 1200 AC models.
I came across this one off a bud that serviced his bike bought on Cape Town area.
Any chance there is anyone that may know where we can get it here in the EC.
It is a perfect fit for the bike.
Maybe a better priced option if we can source it.????

It is a Champion COF060
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« Reply #1004 on: September 26, 2019, 10:10:29 pm »
Riding back from J Bay this afternoon we had temperatures of 36.5 C
Of course with it being so hot you got to ride faster to keep cool.
One of my favourites is Van Stadens Pass and enjoyed a clip faster than normal.
There are sections of the road that has sunk away that can be tricky in a corner.

Further the milage tripped 254000 Km.
Next weekend start of October we're off to the Springbok Rally.
Looking forward to a few gravel roads and of course the Swartberg Pass.
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« Reply #1005 on: September 27, 2019, 08:04:08 am »
Wow . Your bike has over 200 000km more than my one .
 

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« Reply #1006 on: September 27, 2019, 11:08:19 am »
Yes. It is still behaving itself to date.
I was discussing the oil I use with someone a day ago and it worked out that the Fuchs 10W50 was about R 120.00 /liter
Comparing the full synthetic properties of this oil and others on the market I will stay with Fuchs as it has proven itself reliant to date.
None of the other buds that service with this oil have had failors on their motors.

Use what you want to but just important to service with the best your pocket can afford.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1007 on: October 12, 2019, 07:11:52 pm »
Some perfect weather in the EC with a slight breeze found a few of us on our way to Tolbos for a breakfast break.
Bit of a ball smasher the top road into Hankey but the boys did not want to do the short dirt section.
Arrived at the breakfast place and ordered.
Is it my imagination but the portions of food are getting smaller and more expensive.
Never the less we had our small portions of breakfast and were on our way again.
On the way in the bike tripped 255000 Km.
Just smooth and riding easy after the Springbok Rally trip.
8 of us did the ride from the EC,with one Africa twin and rest BM GS 1200.
No problems and also no punctures.

Enjoy it out there and be safe..
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1008 on: October 24, 2019, 06:35:01 pm »
We have the Slumdogs Bash coming up in Thomas River soon.
Due to the extension risers fitted to my handels bars, which are working just perfectly, I had to replace the front brake pipe to allow the bike handlebars to turn correctly.
This was duly made up by CM Hydraulics and then fitted.
Just a by and by in connection with this job.
It has 4 x copper washers which had to be annealed, softened, by placing in a gas fame till they were red hot and then left to cool.
There is now no leaks on the banjo bolt fitting and the system works perfectly.
I will post pics on the weekend.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1009 on: October 25, 2019, 06:12:19 pm »
Pics of new brake line also showing copper seals fitted
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1010 on: October 31, 2019, 07:14:42 am »
This is just me subscribing to this thread again. Love your updates, Mr. T, and loving the mileage on that bike of yours! For some reasom I became unsubscribed from this thread and this morning realised I had not seen updates from you in a long time!

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« Reply #1011 on: October 31, 2019, 11:21:47 am »
Morning OomD,
Glad to hear you are interested in the updates and repairs.
Also nice to climb on the bike and ride and know the best has been done to make it take me out there and bring me back.
The Slumdog gash is a few days away and small preparations being done for this trip.
A while ago I fitted a twin USB and voltage display.
Bought from Takealot. Beware the blue display is very dim and unreadable in daylight and barely readable at night.
So, the best was to fit a brighter display from one of my china imports.
Definitely working great now.
I like to know the battery voltage as this is a critical component and now sorted.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1012 on: October 31, 2019, 11:47:52 am »
Mr.T at what mileage do one start thinking of replacing valves on the 1200?
I am asking because of Leo's bike depositting a valve through the piston at 145 000 kilos i think it was.
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« Reply #1013 on: October 31, 2019, 04:54:07 pm »
Hi Chris,
I will not be able to give you a definitive answer to the number of Km that is a point that you need to look to replacing valves on the GS1200.
In the same breath we need to look at a few points of usage of the bike.
If it has had an ingestion of water at some point then I would look at not only changing valves but also the valve seats from the shock of cold water into the combustion chamber.
If it has been ridden continually hard and occasionally over revved then also red flags should go out on its ability to keep going.
Tappet adjustment that has not been done regularly and correctly can damage valves over a period of time.
Further using good oil will assist in cooling and preventing unnecessary overheating.
If you have abided within the rules of good engine maintenance you should be good to go.

I am pushing for 500000 Km and then will do an inspection of the cylinder heads, sleeves & rings and make a decision to replace whatever is out of specification.
Its not a race engine but can get you home every time if well looked after.

Its the same as a final drive that the boys are having problems with.
Do that oil change every engine oil change including the gearbox.

I was shown a FD that had been repaired and only lasted 10000 Km.
You could see the shortcut that was done.
The big bearing that you can buy from any bearing shop was replace and all he seals but the other two bearing that are expensive and only obtained from BMW was not replaced.
Sadly the FD had to be done over again for another R 7500.00 but this time done properly by our local German fella, Volker.

In retrospect, no shortcuts when servicing because its going to cost you.

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« Reply #1014 on: November 04, 2019, 07:30:35 pm »
Fast forward to Friday and the wheels will roll to Nieu Bethesda for a night over and then onto the Slumdog bash on Saturday.
Bike has been given the once over and taken on a test ride to J Bay on Saturday this last weekend to watch the bokke.
All well and running smooth as per usual.

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« Reply #1015 on: November 15, 2019, 06:51:30 pm »
Friday dawned nice and overcast with a temperature of 20C to ride in.
Can see this should be the last trip with the K60 as the wear line is right there and showing up for a new tyre to be fitted.
A standard stop at Wolwefontein for coffee and fortunately no electrical charge needed on the bike at the E Station.
With a breakfast in Jansenville and picking up of goodies in Graaff-Reinett we went on our way to Nieu Bethesda.
The fuel consumption was a bit down at 16.5 but as always we carry way too much for the two days.

On the way up the trip popped over to 256000 Km
The voltage on the charger USB module that I modified was reading 14.3 Volts most of the time while at 120 km/h
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« Reply #1016 on: November 15, 2019, 07:03:49 pm »
An excellent braai was had that night with steak and potato and onions in foil. Lekker of note
Next day off to Cradock on a good road and a breakfast there.

Down to Queenstown and onto the Slumdogs bash in great riding weather.
All well with the bike and slight improvement in fuel consumption as we were going downhill most to the way now.
Had a good social time chatting to the boys and still none of the rain promised for the weekend.

That morning just a quicha of rain and then over Nico Malan pass and we were on our way into the valley and home.
Here in PE we encountered gusting strong winds which almost blew me over when we stopped to turn off on the John Tallant bridge.
Point and shoot for home as I still had to pick up the wife and head off to PE.
The bike of myself and the bud bothe went well and we enjoyed a faultless trip allround.
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« Reply #1017 on: December 02, 2019, 04:57:09 pm »
A small report from the changes I did to the bike this year.

The high riser mandel bars have been a great help with the ride and with standing when the arse gets a bit tender.
We Meerkat because we have to get the blood circulation back as we drop sped going into town from a long stint on the road.

The lowered seat is a confidence booster and makes the ride safer on stopping as the feet comfortably reach the ground now.
With the Airhawk seat installed all the time its not only pleasant but safe at the same time.

The new front and back disks installed from our WD friend in East London is working perfectly.

The number plate box I manufacture is still solid and contains all the puncture repair kit. Happy with this build and still sold fitted.

The cleaning of the Throttle body sensor has sorted out the high revving and unstable acceleration completely.

Still using the Fuchs oil and the motor is rock solid and running sweetly till this date and 256700 Kms.

The occasional bottle of injector cleaner has been added and so far seems to keep the fuel system clean and operational.

The higher rated back spring is just great. No more banging through on the suspension and can comfortably load it and still plenty of settings left.

Checking the bike with the GS911 the other day and all systems reported good and working

I still like the Heidi K60 back tyre and the TKC 80 front. This combo has proved solid on many trips and fixable punctures which is very important if you want to get home.

As December 2019 goes on and comes to a close there is still one trip I do at the end of the year. This being the 30th, 31st and 1st home.
Some gravel will be involved of course and ending up at Velties place for old years eve.
And there we ride home on the 1st.
Ride planning in process as we end this year for next year 2020.
Be safe out there and see you on the road next year.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1018 on: December 03, 2019, 11:52:50 am »
Love this thread as I have a 2009 GS and use this info to anticipate future non-routine type maintenance items - although mine has only covered 90 000 Km.

One question: Previously you mentioned using Fuchs 15W50 oil but recently you referred to using a lighter 10W50 version. Any specific reason for this?
 

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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #1019 on: December 03, 2019, 12:05:40 pm »
Love this thread as I have a 2009 GS and use this info to anticipate future non-routine type maintenance items - although mine has only covered 90 000 Km.

One question: Previously you mentioned using Fuchs 15W50 oil but recently you referred to using a lighter 10W50 version. Any specific reason for this?
He was using 5W50 Fuchs and then someone at Fuchs decided lets take that off the market and replace it with 15W50.
I hate it when they do that!!! :biggrin: >:(
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