Lee - thanks! You have just confirmed what Beech had been saying all along, but you also provided tons of details and data. The latter is most valuable.
I am thrilled to give back. This Forum has given so much to me in information I gladly give whatever I can back.
I am certainly not a certified BMW Technician or a master mechanic. But I have studied this procedure and performed it 3 times now and it seems to help a range of problems.
Today I ran the GS-911 on said GS. I reset transmission and we did a relearn. I reset throttle grip position, and just about anything the GS-911 will do on a GS.
We then ran 100 miles on back twisting roads. At a Birch Beer Float stop the first thing out of Mikes mouth was I do not feel surging under light throttle load as I had. The second was you know since you set the timing it has started on the first try every time. That was intermittent before.
He said his Shift Pro May feel better but he needed to try and use it more.
I asked him if he thought any of this might be placebo and he said well the start for sure is not, and I will concentrate on the surge on our last 50 miles. He then said as we split off it was not surging.
I never had a surging issue at all. However my bike did develop the no start first try, it does light off in the first to second revolution of the motor so I know something fixed that on mine. I also used the GS-911 on mine after I did the 12K and ran EVERY item that could be run on a RT LC.
So committing the mortal sin of one thing at a time to see what happens I threw the book at mine. Was it the GS-911 resetting stuff? Or was it the timing?
I had used the GS-911 on my bike before and still developed this not firing right off. So I can only feel that timing was the issue.
The next one I will see what is what and try and develop a method of doing things. Since I have decided I will set timing then check valves. I will now try and be selective with what I use out of the GS-911 software and have the owner run it in between each setting change. Of course that will be after I listen to what they feel their issues are if anything.
I am truly happy I helped this guy out as he is a great guy and a great rider.
I am having fun and am happy so that counts big time for me.
I want to try and make the Four Winds Rally this coming weekend, and then the Finger Lake Rally and see some people up there and maybe do a tech session to show guys how these tools work and take all the mystery out of this. Showing people how the tools work so more people get them and can pass them around. Once I see a guy use the tools and see he understands them I think I will be fine lending them out.
Cant always get in life, one needs to give back to have a bit of balance.