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Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By 5_19
No I didn't and that's likely the culprit...........

No I didn't and that's likely the culprit........ The manual I used didn't mention anything about preheating because of loctite......it was not a BMW manual.
On the other hand the pin did make three...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By 5_19
Yep....24mm x 1.25 taps are very few in the USA....

Yep....24mm x 1.25 taps are very few in the USA. Ebay and Amazon both have the same Chinese tap for about $50. I bought one from a company in Boston that has 10 in stock. With freight and all its...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By 5_19
The Pivot Pin appears to softer metal than the...

The Pivot Pin appears to softer metal than the frame. If I can clean the threads with a tap I am good to go. It's stuck good, a tap is about the only way I can think of that would work.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By 5_19
I will look for one tomorrow. Thanks, TJ

I will look for one tomorrow.
Thanks,
TJ
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 610
Posted By 5_19
Left side swing arm pivot pin thread size.

09' GSA with 45K miles.
The rubber booths on the swing arm where both cracked and split. No problem time for some new ones. While I am working on the swingarm I might as well go over it with a fine...
Forum: Vendors 12-11-2013, 10:58 AM
Replies: 454
Views: 29,768
Posted By 5_19
Ordered mine! :clap

Ordered mine! :clap
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-05-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 18,697
Views: 935,723
Posted By 5_19
+1

+1
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-04-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 18,697
Views: 935,723
Posted By 5_19
I rented one this summer for a week in Europe....

I rented one this summer for a week in Europe. The rental came with street tires and it was a hoot to ride in the higher rpm range and seems to me more like a race bike. It really goes on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,259
Posted By 5_19
This what he is talking about? I replaced it and...

This what he is talking about? I replaced it and the seal and all is well. Got to it before anything major happened. Put the bike on the center stand and grab the tire at 9 and 6 and try to rock it...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,252
Posted By 5_19
For sure change out the FD oil and pray that the...

For sure change out the FD oil and pray that the seal that protect the big roller bearing held the water and mud out. Just recently I had my big roller bearing go out on my 09'GSA with 42K miles on...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,683
Posted By 5_19
I have similar problems on my 09 GSA. I actually...

I have similar problems on my 09 GSA. I actually thought I had a low tire at first. Grabbed the rear wheel and depending on position, no play rotate a little some play. Oil level and color where...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,810
Posted By 5_19
The big ball bearing is what failed on mine at...

The big ball bearing is what failed on mine at 41k miles on a '09 GSA. It was fine at 36K.
http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/a407/5_19/photo_zps00b95050.jpg This is the OEM bearing and all the...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-19-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 18,697
Views: 935,723
Posted By 5_19
Wait a minute Cleatus...... I still have all my...

Wait a minute Cleatus...... I still have all my balls......!:lol3
The only problem being.....alignment and wobble..... :2gunsBMW designers or just me.

Hell I think I just lost all my marbles....
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-18-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 18,697
Views: 935,723
Posted By 5_19
I wish I could,gotta fix this first. Parts won't...

I wish I could,gotta fix this first. Parts won't get here late next week at the earliest.

http://i1032.photobucket.com/albums/a407/5_19/photo_zpsba22d592.jpg
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,396
Posted By 5_19
35 miles after it said 0 miles to go. This was...

35 miles after it said 0 miles to go. This was intentionally. When i filled her up it took 8.8 gallons. 09 GSA

Several times since than I have filled it up with 8.6-8.7 gallon when it said it I...
Forum: Ride reports 04-14-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 6,679
Views: 2,026,344
Posted By 5_19
Mark, I have been following your adventures for...

Mark,
I have been following your adventures for over a year and you truly are an inspirational person. Thank you for taking the time to keep us informed as you journey thru the world. ~TJ :clap
Forum: Ride reports 02-25-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,978
Posted By 5_19
Bump

BUMP

Would like to know if you survived Rawhyde?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,865
Posted By 5_19
Another option is bike sharing

http://www.bikeshareworld.com/

No personal experience, worth looking into.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2012, 08:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,196
Posted By 5_19
He went and traded it for a newer...

He went and traded it for a newer model!:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2012, 06:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,881
Posted By 5_19
Wicked Mount the panniers lower. They should work as...

Mount the panniers lower. They should work as flotation devices. Couple that with inflatable flotation devices mounted up front you got it made.

Last year a friend dropped his GS and it sucked...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,333
Posted By 5_19
I just did mine and used the 911. The 911 rapidly...

I just did mine and used the 911. The 911 rapidly cycles the solenoids and does make for a better job! First I bled the brakes normally till fluid ran clear. I flushed them again a second time, now...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,215
Posted By 5_19
I agree. Bought a 09 with 24.5K miles on it. Came...

I agree. Bought a 09 with 24.5K miles on it. Came with all the dealer service records. Not really trusting the dealership I pulled the drain plug on the FD. A few drops of black grease looking stuff...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 47,451
Posted By 5_19
Thank you Todd

Almost every day at lunch time I log in just to check up on your report. Your report is one off a hand full that I really like. Again a BIG thank you for taking the time to tell your story. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,673
Posted By 5_19
Bought a 09 R1200 GSA with 27k Miles on it. First...

Bought a 09 R1200 GSA with 27k Miles on it. First time I looked at the air filter box I was shocked :eek1 at how much trash/dust/junk was behind that K&N filter. Went back to stock immediately. At...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2012, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,575
Posted By 5_19
Lotta good info on his website ...

Lotta good info on his website

http://www.ironbutt.com/tech/aow.cfm
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By 5_19
I changed all lubricants over to Amsoil recently...

I changed all lubricants over to Amsoil recently in my 2009 1200 gsa also with 30k miles. I have used Amsoil in all my vehicles for at least 17 years.

Found the same issue as you did TXJames...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2012, 07:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,032
Posted By 5_19
I am 5' and 19". Got you beat by one...

I am 5' and 19". Got you beat by one inch!:rofl:rofl

Thanks for the post. I need to to something also and have been debating with myself (boring) whether to try raising the seat or get a Russel!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By 5_19
Question front brake reservoir

How do you remove the front brake reservoir cap on a 09 R1200 GSA? I have tried unscrewing it, it looks like it may have some locking tabs 180 deg apart.
Does it require a special tool?

TIA~TJ
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-05-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18,697
Views: 935,723
Posted By 5_19
To me the TAC looks more interesting than the...

To me the TAC looks more interesting than the TAR. Being a first timer (just let the cat outta the bag) I am going for the TAR also. See you there! The Best Western didn't have any rooms left for 3...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 03-05-2012, 10:56 AM
Replies: 18,697
Views: 935,723
Posted By 5_19
6th Annual TAR

Anybody here going to Junction?

I will sign up for the Ride and not the timed Challenge.

~TJ
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-13-2012, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18,697
Views: 935,723
Posted By 5_19
Yes it had water flowing over 2 crossings and yes...

Yes it had water flowing over 2 crossings and yes I know about the green stuff. No green stuff this time........still very slick!

That sounds like a plan!

That why I need (translate wanted) a...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-13-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 14,677
Posted By 5_19
New TX rider reporting

http://advrider.com/forums/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=17977715
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-13-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 18,697
Views: 935,723
Posted By 5_19
New TX rider reporting

My name is TJ. Last Saturday (2-11-2012) I brought home a new to me 2009 GSA with 27000 miles. Took it out for a maiden voyage yesterday and managed about 130 (s)miles in 4 hrs. The weather sure was...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 888
Posted By 5_19
NHSTA Opens Investgation into BMW FD Failures

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: [IBDone] NHSTA Opens Investgation into BMW Final Drive Failures
Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2012 07:46:00 -0800
From: Chris <chris.cimino@comcast.net>...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,128
Posted By 5_19
Dfwscotty, :D Hey all I can get are some...

Dfwscotty,

:D Hey all I can get are some damn DUBLIN Dr Peppers :rofl. Send me a PM with your address and I will send you some.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-21-2011, 06:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 15,330
Posted By 5_19
Dublin, TX

FYI,
We have 2 gas stations in Dublin that sell non-ethanol gas. M&M and Chigger ranch, both are on Hyw 6. However it 87 octane.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,128
Posted By 5_19
Thanks you all, I started to come to the same...

Thanks you all, I started to come to the same conclusion. If I can just calm down a little and take a deeeeeeep breath and wait for a better :deal. :D:D
~TJ
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2011, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,128
Posted By 5_19
I have been riding for a while and travelled the...

I have been riding for a while and travelled the US on my 01' Valkyrie for about 65k the last 4 years. There are to many off road opportunities that I am missing out on. Those quick head snaps...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,128
Posted By 5_19
Question Wanna bee newbie found a bike! woohoo

I have the R1200GS(A) bug (I think it's contagious) and spotted a 06 with almost 30000 miles for less than $13000. It has,
- Heated Grips
- ABS
- BMW side and top case
- on board computer
- BMW...
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