Looks a smart bike, welcome to the forum, lots of advice and help here, check faqs
Hey, thanks for clearing that up, actually the steering bearings came in a box of spare parts I didn’t realize were already in there ready to be installed.Hi John, you said you are waiting for bushings for the steering.
There are only tapered roller bearings in the steering head.
There are bushings in the forks ( the slider bushes).
Hope you have the right parts coming.
Fork slider bushes usually mean oil leaking past the fork seals, and also if the bike is on the centre stand and you jack the front wheel off the ground you can feel some play when pulling the front wheel forward and pushing it backwards.( they have to be pretty worn for that).
Generally the steering head bearings fail because the heat from the oil tank causes the grease to run out of the bearings.
Try a high temperature grease in them when you fit them.
Thanks Pete ! Steel braided brake lines added front and rear. I think the PO just installed the cable too tight or routed it wrong possibly. It seems too short from last checking it there was no play in the line at all. It rubs across the center of the frame in any position the bars are in.Hi John, with the brake line, if it is the original rubber line, I would change it for a Braided line. The brakes will work much better..
The ignition switch should come out from the bottom of the housing, unfortunately the fairing has to come off first then there is a screw that goes up under the switch that holds it in place.
It is quite a common problem on the GS bikes for the wires to break as they are too short.
The right hand switch block and throttle should not be too hard to fix. There are only a couple of allen head screws holding it in place. They only thread into plastic though so be careful not to over tighten them.
Yes it looks like a very clean bike, hope you have many great rides
That is great news! Than you so much for your responses! I was getting a bit overwhelmed with the potential cost of repairs At bmw, It’s hard for me to know what all can be done outside of oem parts as I am not experienced with anything mechanical currHi John, looks like you are doing well with the brake lines.
I used a universal ignition switch on my bike. I don't have a steering lock anymore but like you it doesn't bother me.
If someone is going to steal the bike they will take it anyway whether it has a lock or not.
I used something like this, but only used one set of contacts because I fitted a relay to my bike so that the switch contacts were not carrying much current.
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I was concerned about that too.Hi John, good that you found it. It is hard to get a good solder joint on plastic switch parts.
It can be done though. Best to put some solder on the wire end first, have a blob there then use the iron on top of the blob to melt the solder onto the switch.
I have had a wire come off my high beam switch just like that one.
Good luck and enjoy riding the bike