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Offline Bertus

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Re: BEFORE YOU BUY A 1200GS/ADV LOOK OUT FOR THIS.
« Reply #20 on: March 26, 2014, 10:07:01 am »
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Re: BEFORE YOU BUY A 1200GS/ADV LOOK OUT FOR THIS.
« Reply #21 on: March 26, 2014, 09:50:32 pm »
xcuse me for being a dick...........but why buy the shit if you have to wonder about whatever is wrong and how to check it before you buy it
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Re: BEFORE YOU BUY A 1200GS/ADV LOOK OUT FOR THIS.
« Reply #22 on: January 15, 2015, 02:29:17 am »
All points in the thread are really good!
Added are the drive shaft boots - if they are torn, you're in for an expensive fix. Then the balljoint on the front wishbone - fair price fix to replace that one
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Re: BEFORE YOU BUY A 1200GS/ADV LOOK OUT FOR THIS.
« Reply #23 on: January 15, 2015, 05:46:58 am »
All points in the thread are really good!
Added are the drive shaft boots - if they are torn, you're in for an expensive fix. Then the balljoint on the front wishbone - fair price fix to replace that one

I spotted my ball joint boot torn in time and spent some time doing the research and finding a suitable boot.  It is a R50 3 hour repair.  Mine is still good.
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Re: BEFORE YOU BUY A 1200GS/ADV LOOK OUT FOR THIS.
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2015, 07:49:44 am »
xcuse me for being a dick...........but why buy the shit if you have to wonder about whatever is wrong and how to check it before you buy it
Just buy a KTM and get oit over and done with!!!!! :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
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Re: BEFORE YOU BUY A 1200GS/ADV LOOK OUT FOR THIS.
« Reply #25 on: October 19, 2015, 01:08:56 pm »
Centre stand bolt snapped last week! Bike was pretty wobbly between front and back wheel when on the centre stand during the last few days! Easy fix. Went off to EL Nut and Bolt and bought 2 new bolts for      R 8.25 total.

Wonder what BMW would charge for these bolts?

200 and some odd Rands for the bolt and special nut...
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Re: BEFORE YOU BUY A 1200GS/ADV LOOK OUT FOR THIS.
« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2015, 07:21:50 pm »
At 188000Km my 2008 GSA, the motor has not been opened except to adjust tappets.
It has no noise at all emanating from it except a healthy roar from the Acropovic exhaust.
What has been done is the gearbox bearings and seals with a new cush gear. ZAR 11,000.00
The FD has been rebuild with new bearings and seals. ZAR 4,500.00
Drive shaft rebuild. Not new one. ZAR 850.00
Front wheel bearings. ZAR 120.00
Repaired my own ABS at a cost of ZAR 40.00
Ball joint on front telly lever suspension arm replaced. ZAR 1,250.00
Normal oil changes at 10000 Km intervals with full synthetic 5W50 oil.

Recall on fuel pump complete with pump module and back wheel flange replacement for free by BMW
Good to go further down the line.
For the above repairs I find this acceptable due to the dirt roads and rivers that have been ridden.
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Re: BEFORE YOU BUY A 1200GS/ADV LOOK OUT FOR THIS.
« Reply #27 on: November 12, 2015, 08:58:51 pm »
This is a good thread  :sip:
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Re: BEFORE YOU BUY A 1200GS/ADV LOOK OUT FOR THIS.
« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2015, 08:00:38 am »
Centre stand bolt snapped last week! Bike was pretty wobbly between front and back wheel when on the centre stand during the last few days! Easy fix. Went off to EL Nut and Bolt and bought 2 new bolts for      R 8.25 total.

Wonder what BMW would charge for these bolts?

200 and some odd Rands for the bolt and special nut...

I was lucky I did not lose the bolt part. Turned the broken piece out and matched it too a tapered bolt. Carry a spare with me on the bike, just in case the other one or the new one goes!
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Re: BEFORE YOU BUY A 1200GS/ADV LOOK OUT FOR THIS.
« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2015, 10:58:00 am »
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Re: BEFORE YOU BUY A 1200GS/ADV LOOK OUT FOR THIS.
« Reply #30 on: December 17, 2015, 11:23:53 am »
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Re: BEFORE YOU BUY A 1200GS/ADV LOOK OUT FOR THIS.
« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2015, 11:40:21 am »


*The first day you have the bike home loosen the FD and check the pinion shaft for play, and check if the shaft is lubed. relatively expensive repair.



any thing else?  ;)

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The fix for a pinion play is around R10k! I'm having one done from a 2004 with 110k km by BMW at the moment.

Check for play in drive shaft Ujoints by turning the back wheel forwards and backwards with bike in 1st gear.
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Re: BEFORE YOU BUY A 1200GS/ADV LOOK OUT FOR THIS.
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2015, 08:02:10 am »
My 08 model with 30k kms seem to have excessive play. Very clonky, noisy when clutch bites.  Noisy when even closing throttle (hard deliberately) without clutch. Noisy on main stand running in 3rd and applying brakes.  Im concerned.  Just paid R90k for this bike....
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Re: BEFORE YOU BUY A 1200GS/ADV LOOK OUT FOR THIS.
« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2015, 08:14:48 am »
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Re: BEFORE YOU BUY A 1200GS/ADV LOOK OUT FOR THIS.
« Reply #34 on: December 19, 2015, 11:09:39 am »
They all do that Sir!  Really they do.  I figure it is built in bragging of how much hammering these boxers can take.  Then again, a modern 250F/450F will put a GS to shame in the noise department.
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Re: BEFORE YOU BUY A 1200GS/ADV LOOK OUT FOR THIS.
« Reply #35 on: December 19, 2015, 03:59:30 pm »
I had my 2011 GSA for 2 weeks when it dripped a bit of oil. Called the dealership, and they sent me a loan bike to use while they sorted it. Turned out to be a balancer shaft seal that went. R300 seal. R4500 labour to split the bike. But they covered all the costs, and while it was open, checked all the other seals. I was given a 6 month total warranty, so I have 4 months left to make sure nothing else pops up.

When I say "dripped", it actually spat out a bunch of oil when I stopped after doing a 40km round trip to town, but then didn't leak another drop while it was standing. Oil level was still perfect, but there was a whistling noise from the engine almost like a dry bearing, but that was the seal disintegrating. Luckily stopped the bike immediately, and no damage done.
 

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Re: BEFORE YOU BUY A 1200GS/ADV LOOK OUT FOR THIS.
« Reply #36 on: June 26, 2017, 04:55:06 pm »
If you are buying second hand privately I suggest that you ask the seller the vin number of the bike. contact your local motorrad and ask for the full history. They will give you a breakdown of any and all that was done to the bike provided the owner serviced it at the dealers. My 2cents worth.
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Re: BEFORE YOU BUY A 1200GS/ADV LOOK OUT FOR THIS.
« Reply #37 on: June 26, 2017, 09:09:27 pm »
If you are buying second hand privately I suggest that you ask the seller the vin number of the bike. contact your local motorrad and ask for the full history. They will give you a breakdown of any and all that was done to the bike provided the owner serviced it at the dealers. My 2cents worth.
A  very valid point, but since I started to do my services myself I believe it gets done better.  For annual service items like brake fluid, it goes to someone like Helderberg Yamaha who also has a BMW trained mechhi.
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