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Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By Britome
I believe this was the issue. I took it out, blew...

I believe this was the issue. I took it out, blew with compressed air, reassembled and now working fine. Thx.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 885
Posted By Britome
This is Dad who had the truck who got called in...

This is Dad who had the truck who got called in the middle of the day. Fatherhood never ends!

We got his bike home a few hours ago. Seemed like the left throttle body was sticking or the Bowden...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By Britome
Can you weld 1200gsa bars?

I did a little creative solution. I fabricated a new mount with a piece of metal and a hose clamp reinforced with a screw....
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 875
Views: 463,218
Posted By Britome
Great report!

Great report!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By Britome
Sorry boys. Drive shaft and swing arm are already...

Sorry boys. Drive shaft and swing arm are already back on. Another day.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By Britome
Preemptive Clutch Examination/change?

Thx for all the help guys. Given that my splines that match up to the drive shaft look ok, I'm assuming the other ones deep on the engine are good too. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By Britome
Thx, Jim. And if I went all in and replaced it,...

Thx, Jim. And if I went all in and replaced it, what parts do I need? I was hopping just the clutch plate but I'm hearing from others that I should replace everything in there (clutch housing,...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By Britome
I know it makes it easier. Just not sure if easy...

I know it makes it easier. Just not sure if easy enough to justify the time and potential frustration
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 732
Posted By Britome
Preemptive Clutch Examination/change?

So I'm changing a busted drive shaft on my son's 2007 GSA with 75k on the clock.
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/14/12/04/67294c5cc977899d506a9e3484cab4ca.jpg
While the bike is apart and I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 835
Posted By Britome
Actually, being done with it is keeping the new...

Actually, being done with it is keeping the new one I have in hand. That's what I'm doing. Thx for the help fellas
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 835
Posted By Britome
Crap! My memory doesn't serve me well or they...

Crap! My memory doesn't serve me well or they raised the price. It is not $450 but $585. Hmmm.... you all had me convinced to go used but now that the delta is $300 considering shipping I'm wavering...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 835
Posted By Britome
At 21, My son has ridden more on a motorcycle...

At 21, My son has ridden more on a motorcycle than driven a car. We do a couple major trips a year. This year it will be the Blue Ridge Adventure Trail and the IDBDR in conjunction with other local...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 835
Posted By Britome
Thanx for the first vote. The other thing to...

Thanx for the first vote. The other thing to consider is with the new one it is covered under bmw warranty for 2 years
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 835
Posted By Britome
New or Used Drive Shaft?

So my son's 2007 GSA with 75k had his drive shaft go out. It has been ridden hard so no complaints.

I've looked at all the replacement options for the yoke and U joint and have decided to get a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-28-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3,400
Views: 189,029
Posted By Britome
Thank you. That is the most amazing motorcycle...

Thank you. That is the most amazing motorcycle trip video I have ever seen. Reminds me of some that I've taken with friends... Except about 6 times gnarlier
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,224
Posted By Britome
Seriously.... You should get a digital projector...

Seriously.... You should get a digital projector to project an old Farrah Fawcett poster onto the back of your windscreen.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,224
Posted By Britome
A new thing I must do!

A new thing I must do!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,089
Posted By Britome
Put about 110k on the scouts and have loved them

Put about 110k on the scouts and have loved them
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By Britome
Thx. Yes, pivot beatings. Already ordered 2 OEM...

Thx. Yes, pivot beatings. Already ordered 2 OEM ones.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By Britome
No it is not. At least I couldn't find it. Can't...

No it is not. At least I couldn't find it. Can't be hard. I'll tap the one out from the rubber boot hole and then get the other one with a long rod.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By Britome
Alrighty then. Do you just tap them out from the...

Alrighty then. Do you just tap them out from the inside out?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By Britome
They feel crunchy

They feel crunchy
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 563
Posted By Britome
Help on Swingarm Bearing

I'm replacing the drive shaft on a 2007 1200gsa. I took off the swing arm and the bearing on the rear brake side of the bike is rough when rolling it with my finger. Is this normal? Dirt in it?...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Britome
True. But I didn't have anything that size so I...

True. But I didn't have anything that size so I wanted to minimiZe the number of Allen's and sockets that I bought at auto zone.

All good.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Britome
Thx. Duh on the caliper! I have one. Nothing like...

Thx. Duh on the caliper! I have one. Nothing like having tools you don't use.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By Britome
Can you weld 1200gsa bars?

The mount for where the strap bolts onto that area is sheared
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Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By Britome
Help with Allen and locknut size on 1200gs Swingarm

Gotta add to my tools in order to get the swing arm off an 07 1200GSA. Does anyone know what the size socket and Allen I need?...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By Britome
Can you weld 1200gsa bars?

One of the upper strap mounts sheared of. Are they weld able with a basic mig welder?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,484
Posted By Britome
Bummer! They say they can't do it because there...

Bummer! They say they can't do it because there is no way to true or balance the shaft. Sending it back to bby and starting from scratch. Can't find a used one for less than 500. Guess I'm screwed...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,484
Posted By Britome
The splines all match up. I'm thinking of keeping...

The splines all match up. I'm thinking of keeping it and using the ends.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,484
Posted By Britome
Ok mike. You are a good man. I'll check the...

Ok mike. You are a good man. I'll check the splines.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,484
Posted By Britome
Shaking GSA with grinding metal.... Thoughts?

Been helping my son out and working on his bike. I found a great deal on bby for a used shaft with only 10k miles that was supposed to fit all 1200cc bikes. Unfortunately it is too long. ...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-18-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 3,400
Views: 189,029
Posted By Britome
No worries, brother. No offense taken.

No worries, brother. No offense taken.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-18-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3,400
Views: 189,029
Posted By Britome
It is a line from Kelly's heroes where Donald...

It is a line from Kelly's heroes where Donald Sutherland has a side kick who is always seeing the negative possibilities. He says, "enough with the negative waves, Moriarty."
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-17-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3,400
Views: 189,029
Posted By Britome
Might have drowned!? Enough with the negative...

Might have drowned!? Enough with the negative waves Moriarty.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 11-16-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 21,354
Posted By Britome
The Kentucky Adventure Tour (KAT)

So I wish I had remembered post #83. This was our second time doing the KAT. First time we did the West. This time we tried to do the East but didn't get far. We only had two nights so the last...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 11-15-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 21,354
Posted By Britome
The Kentucky Adventure Tour (KAT)

Just so you know.... The "deep creek' crossing is just that.330003
Forum: GPS Tracks - Central, Texas & Gulf States 11-08-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 21,354
Posted By Britome
Can anyone tell me if there are camping spots...

Can anyone tell me if there are camping spots between trussel and slade? I could go to koomer ridge but I want to head further east and get more of the route completed. All I need is a field or...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,093
Posted By Britome
Brakes didn't seem odd

Brakes didn't seem odd
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,093
Posted By Britome
The final story was that the front brake switch...

The final story was that the front brake switch wasn't completely disengaging. It was was keeping the servo powered on. Still doesn't make sense because you would think that the key being off would...
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