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Forum: Airheads 10-08-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,622
Posted By Hawker97
Toaster rebuild update

Well it's been a while since I posted an update on my project.
I have spent the past couple months getting my daughter off to college and settled in.

In late July, I posted that the engine...
Forum: Airheads 07-23-2013, 07:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,622
Posted By Hawker97
Toaster

see if you can access this link....

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=42153.0
Forum: Airheads 07-22-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,622
Posted By Hawker97
progress

I have removed the spark plugs and used a combination of Marvel Mystery Oil and WD-40...still unable to free the engine. I pulled the left cylinder head cover tonight and was surprised at how clean...
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,622
Posted By Hawker97
Toaster

Bill,

The engine will not spin. My thought is to tear it down right away.
I have had recommendations to try to "bring it to life" first to have a better idea of the overall condition of the...
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,622
Posted By Hawker97
Toaster

The tank is surprisingly clean inside. It's pretty straight too. I am concerned about the swing arm. The battery was left on the bike and it froze and cracked.
There is a fair amount of corrosion...
Forum: Airheads 07-21-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,622
Posted By Hawker97
'72 R60/5 Toaster rebuild project.

I just purchased a '72 R60/5 Toaster that has been sitting outside in Fairbanks, Alaska since 1986. This project will require a frame off restoration. If anyone has comments or suggestions, please...
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 24,927
Views: 2,972,540
Posted By Hawker97
350

Are most of the 350's electric start?
Forum: Thumpers 10-27-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 24,927
Views: 2,972,540
Posted By Hawker97
Question

All:

I purchased a DR200SE this summer so my 17 year old daughter could learn to ride and get her motorcycle endorsement. She likes the 200 but it is only a 5 speed and tops out at 50-55 mph. We...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By Hawker97
Mounts

PM sent
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2012, 06:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,750
Posted By Hawker97
Jesse Odyssey high pipe bags

Just one additional note. I purchased the high pipe bags in 2009 thinking I would not have to move the exhaust; this is not the case on the newer Jesse Odyssey System. You are required to remove...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,750
Posted By Hawker97
Jesse vs. OEM

I have mixed opinions on this. I have the Jesse Bags, did NOT like the mounting system. Jesse has come up with an adapter to allow use of the GSA mounting racks to bolt up to the Jesse odyssey (high...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 486
Posted By Hawker97
1200GS exhaust

I am looking for information on jet coating an Akrapovic exhaust for a 1200GS. Can someone provide feedback on the jet coating product they used and would you recommend it.

Thanks in advance.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,156
Posted By Hawker97
fitment

They will bolt right up provided you have purchased all the bushings, etc. for the adventure mounting racks.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2012, 06:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,453
Posted By Hawker97
Fitment

Are the panniers the Vario Bags or the aluminum Adventure Bags?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,035
Posted By Hawker97
2004 R1150GS shocks

I am considering the purchase of a second GS. The bike I am looking at is a 2004 R1150GS. Before I buy it, I want to ensure that I can put Ohlins shocks on the bike. I went to the Ohlins website,...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-07-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,937
Posted By Hawker97
Zumo 660/665 BMW Nav. IV vs. Zumo 550

I ride a '07 1200GS, currently using a Zumo 550, with a Scala Rider G4 and an Iphone 3GS. If I synch the Iphone to the Zumo 550, I can't listen to the music in stereo from my Iphone. So, I have to...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 302
Posted By Hawker97
mounting touratech lights on Hepco and Becker Tank Guards

I have a 2007 1200GS with Hepco and Becker Tank Guards. I just purchased a set of Touratech Fog Lights, the mounting brackets from Touratech are made to connect to the frame behind the front lights....
Forum: Alaska 08-01-2009, 08:53 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 68,634
Posted By Hawker97
Dempster Highway

If you ride the Dempster, the 1st 186 km can be difficult/impassible in heavy rain as there are areas of clay for the road base. North of Eagle Plains, the riding is consistent until the Northwest...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 953
Posted By Hawker97
Adventure

Why do you want an Adventure? I live in Alaska and have a straight '07 GS...it does everything I need and isn't as tall. Additionally, with a GS you can add the options you want rather than just...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2009, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By Hawker97
Extra Fuel

Thanks....that's the guy!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 765
Posted By Hawker97
Extra Fuel Containers

I just returned from a ride to Inuvik, Northwest Territory. I had three touratech plastic containters to carry fuel, (two of them leaked). During the trip, I talked to a guy who had a specially...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2009, 09:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,603
Posted By Hawker97
800 vs. 1200

I don't believe the 800 is available with cross spoke wheels, I wouldn't want the trouble fixing tires.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2009, 09:19 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,195
Posted By Hawker97
Best aftermarket seat for a GS

Looking for advice on purchasing an aftermarket seat for a 1200GS. Any pros or cons for certain manufacturers, models, etc? Leather or vinyl?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2009, 07:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By Hawker97
Hepco and Becker Engine Guards

I purchaed a '07 GS from a vertically challenged individual who dropped the bike several times on the Hepco and Becker engine guards. Does anyone know if you can purchase replacement parts and who...
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