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    Buckeyebill, I am not sure if you have solved...

    Buckeyebill, I am not sure if you have solved your pinging issue.I had the same issue with my 01 1150GS for the first few months after I purchased it in 2010 with 42,000 miles on it. No matter what...
  2. Thread: RT or GS

    by kconant
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    I ride a 01 GS and my friends that I ride with...

    I ride a 01 GS and my friends that I ride with most weekends ride a 96RT,a o2K1200RS, and a 07 1200LT. They are all great bikes and have their advantages, like most bikes.
    I am 57,6'3,240lbs with...
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    Just my 2 cents worth.I have the same noise on my...

    Just my 2 cents worth.I have the same noise on my 01 1150gs with Metzler Tourance on it with about 5000 miles on them with very little cupping.More of a low growling noise than a grinding noise.It is...
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    Buddy of mine had same thing happen on his 04...

    Buddy of mine had same thing happen on his 04 K1200rs.It was a failed rubber brake line.Replaced with Speiglers,problem solved.He had to have the dealer bleed the brakes because of it being an...
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    I have a 01 GS and my brother has a 00 GS,his...

    I have a 01 GS and my brother has a 00 GS,his with the stock seat and mine with a Day Long and the difference in the legroom between the two is substantial.When I ride his I have a hard time getting...
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    Hey Brian, Just got done replacing fd pivot...

    Hey Brian,
    Just got done replacing fd pivot bearings with bushings from Rubber Chicken Garage on my 01 1150 GS and lubing the rear splines and when I pulled my Fd apart I did have a snap ring...
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    Just a thought.Did you replace the brake lines or...

    Just a thought.Did you replace the brake lines or are they still stock?I had a squishy rear brake and bled the system twice with no noticable improvement.Decided to try replacing pads and rebleed.Lo...
  8. Thread: Speed bleeders

    by kconant
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    Thanks Omega Man for posting the video on the...

    Thanks Omega Man for posting the video on the speed bleeders!Had heard of them,but wasn't sure how they worked or of the benefits of installing them on my bike.I will be ordering them for my bike...
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    Congratulations!Hope to do the same someday!

    Congratulations!Hope to do the same someday!
  10. Thread: I am back!!!

    by kconant
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    Great choice!!

    I have had my 01 GS for a year and a half now and love it.Most of my miles are pavement with an occasional gravel road ride and I couldn't be happier.Just invested in a Russell Day Long saddle and...
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    Had the same problem while working on a friends...

    Had the same problem while working on a friends 94RT 2 weeks ago.I was able to take a punch (or any flat end piece of steel,such as a bolt) and place on end head of allen screw and tap with a hammer...
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    Thanks for the feedback.Used to ride offroad in...

    Thanks for the feedback.Used to ride offroad in my younger years,but bad knees and a bad hip restrict me from doing so now.Looking for lond distance comfort.That is the top priority.300-400 mile days...
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    Thanks for the info.Appreciate it.Happy 4th.

    Thanks for the info.Appreciate it.Happy 4th.
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    Russell Day Long Saddle For A GS?

    Has anyone out there put a Russell Day Long saddle on their GS.I have a Corbin seat on my 1150 GS that was on the bike when I bought it a year ago.The bikes an 01 and the seat has been on it for the...
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    you don't happen to mention how big you are.I am...

    you don't happen to mention how big you are.I am 6'3,245.When I was in my 20's and 30's my R100RS was a perfect fit and I loved it.Through the years and after various part repairs(injuries) I can no...
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    Thats what we are thinking,that it is a plugged...

    Thats what we are thinking,that it is a plugged port or something similar.Both sides are not fully releasing and the rotors are too hot to touch.Can't even roll the bike back of forth by hand after...
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    '02 K1200RS Front Brake Drag

    Posting this for Friend. When front brakes are applied they do not release properly and continue to drag. Pulled Calipers and cleaned pistons, problem persists. Pistons appear to move freely. ...
  18. Thread: Gas Mileage

    by kconant
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    I ride a 01 1150 GS with 50K on it and average...

    I ride a 01 1150 GS with 50K on it and average between 43-45mpg.I've just started burning Shell 93 octane Vpower(2nd tankful) and have seen a great improvement in the power and the way it...
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    Be aware that using oil as lubricant on rubber...

    Be aware that using oil as lubricant on rubber can cause premature deterioration of the rubber.Soap or saliva are much better alteratives.


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