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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2011, 10:00:54 am »
When on it's HIGH settIng, it's too low, thus it must be a LOW seat, which you did get for these bikes.
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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #21 on: October 28, 2011, 11:35:18 am »
Or you have very long legs in proportion to your torso. It's a pity you didn't know before the bike went from pta, I would've swopped you gladly. I'm 6'1, with a longish torso compared to my legs, or I might have a high seat conversion ;) My seat is set on low, and I can juuuust stand with my feet flat on the ground.
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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #22 on: October 28, 2011, 11:51:12 am »
You got a bargain for sure, you will be happy and the 1150 built like an anvil so you will enjoy many miles on it  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2011, 01:23:58 pm »
You got a bargain for sure, you will be happy and the 1150 built like an anvil so you will enjoy many miles on it  :thumleft:
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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2011, 10:44:59 pm »
Congrats. Lekker colour.  Like I've previouly stated on this forum. This bike will still be running long after many, many 1200's have died a natural death. Fact !
Secondly, they ARE better in sand, than a 1200, bust same as a 1200 GSA (because of the weight)
Now we must just give you a few tips.
`1) Have the timing chain tensioners replaced. Dont even let a dealer bullshit you. Have them repalced, then that engine sounds beautiful again. Just like new. ;D
2) You have to do the "mod" on the tail end, to ensure it does not break off. I must check for the post I made 2 years ago about that. Once this is done, she is bullet proof.

I'll check now and post the link.
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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2011, 10:50:25 pm »
Here is the link to that post, with pics and description.

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=43987.0
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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2011, 10:57:56 pm »
Concering the seat height. You must remember that these bikes seat, are NOT high . Unlike the 800GS and 1200GS's on which you sit "high" and "on Top" of the bike.  The 1150GS, you practially "climb into" your knees will fold higher, and you sit behind the tank, not "on top" of it, etc. Get used to it, once you get comfortable, you can really throw that all dog around, and it is very forgiving. That bike will grow onto you. You can count yourself very lucky to have picked it up. Mine now has 90 000, and is really a pleasure.   See my RR on the recent Nat Bash.  :thumleft: :biggrin: :biggrin:  

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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2011, 11:26:31 pm »
Very nice looking bike, Zebra :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:

You sure are gonna have some really Gr8 times on that scoot. :ricky: :thumleft:
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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #28 on: October 30, 2011, 12:15:43 am »
Die mooiste beemer wat daar is.  :drif:
 

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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #29 on: October 30, 2011, 07:36:30 am »
@Tweets: thanks for comments on my bike. Will read up on timing-chain tensioners. Have replied to your 'old' post/link on the 'mod' - makes absolute sense, and had heard this was a weak spot!

@Tweats: SEAT HEIGHT: so, after telling everyone I had a LOW seat fitted, I inspected the seat CLOSELY - It has been re-sculpted removing much of the foam for a shorter person - I can even see the cut-lines where a knife has been used in the resculpting (!) process.
So I will take the seat(s) to Leather Tek in Parow on Monday, and have seat re-foamed (there - i invented a word!) back into driver seat, and then driver + pillion recovered.
Drivers seat is EXYRREMELY glossy/slippy, I think owner may have buffed it a little with silicone, BUT the seat is gloss from wear, and I slip around something hectic! I will recover it with a non-slip fabric, maybe something with a basket-weave finish.

@BringItOn - thanks!
@Rags - I think so, too!
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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #30 on: October 30, 2011, 10:14:34 am »
My wife always wanted to bliksem me when I put silicone on the seat of the 1100, was slippery to start with!
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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #31 on: October 30, 2011, 09:03:07 pm »
Nice bike Zebra!
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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #32 on: October 31, 2011, 08:53:45 am »
When on it's HIGH settIng, it's too low, thus it must be a LOW seat, which you did get for these bikes.
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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #33 on: October 31, 2011, 10:30:39 am »
Airhawk can also help with height I guess...(maybe a cm or so which would make a difference). Lend a fellow dog's AH and try it out - only after you've done a proper trip WITHOUT AH.
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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #34 on: October 31, 2011, 09:57:39 pm »
Get a standard seat of have that one re-made & covered. Then see how it goes. AS I've said before, these old machined grow on you pretty "badly"  :biggrin:  Enjoy it. One of these fine days they will also be vintage models then we'll appreciate them even more.

Another interesting thing I found. After I had the timeing chain tensioners replaced, at idel I still heard what I though was the Left Cyl timing chain still "Slapping". ITs not. look carfully on the engine side, or lets say the right hand side of the fuel injector body. There is a small "stop screw" that sets the position of the butterfly. At idle , my one "chatters".  If you place your finger on it,  it is immediately silent, then you can hear nicely how the engine & timing chains are actually running smoothly.
These are small little niggles you will get used to. Another is of course the vibrations of the boxer motor, at idle or low down revs, Ignore them.     
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Re: Bye Bye 800 GS; h-e-l-l-o 1150 GS!
« Reply #35 on: October 31, 2011, 10:49:56 pm »
 :drif: Congrats. Many happy and safe miles.
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