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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 01:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 818
Posted By bob393
I'm not a BMW mechanic, but I do know my way...

I'm not a BMW mechanic, but I do know my way around a shop, and I know I couldn't do it in 2 hours so I guess a day would do it.

Looks like a head gasket set but I don't see a cylinder base...
Forum: The Garage 07-18-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 818
Posted By bob393
No, Just keeping the thread going, and being...

No, Just keeping the thread going, and being lazy:cry


Anyone know if this is like a 8 hr job, 12 hr??
Forum: The Garage 07-18-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 818
Posted By bob393
Thank you all, Not what I wanted to hear but...

Thank you all,
Not what I wanted to hear but now I know how to proceed.

How safe do you think it is to ride for a while longer? I know dumb question
like a time bomb right. could be any time.
...
Forum: The Garage 07-16-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 818
Posted By bob393
Head bolt, stud?

So:

I finally got around to my 60K service, 2007 R12 GS, and when I pilled the valve covers off to adjust the valves I found something that concerns me, no scars the hell out of me. On the left...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,747
Posted By bob393
I'm going to do the unthinkable, least...

I'm going to do the unthinkable, least politically correct, dastardly thing thinkable and hijack this thread since it's a few years old. I have a TPS15 from Touratech and I even have the lousy...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-26-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 520
Posted By bob393
No mater how many times I see that I laugh my ass...

No mater how many times I see that I laugh my ass off:clap
Forum: Trip Planning 04-20-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,569
Posted By bob393
+1 I don't worry to much about the bike but...

+1

I don't worry to much about the bike but the helmet and jacket would stop you in your tracks, especially in NY where it's the law, just couldn't ride home. And I always cover the bike when I...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-19-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By bob393
Hair in the eye

God I just know this is setting me up for a problem but it is a real question.

Hear it goes,

Few things aggravate me more than an eye lash or eyebrow hair getting in my eye at 75mph and than...
Forum: Americas 03-30-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,917
Posted By bob393
Great post, just about covers it!

Great post, just about covers it!
Forum: Trip Planning 03-30-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 60,302
Posted By bob393
Super resource. Thanks for all the work!

Super resource. Thanks for all the work!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2013, 12:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 925
Posted By bob393
I will shoot it when I get home. The switch...

I will shoot it when I get home.

The switch not the bike:evil

Thanks, WD40 makes sense.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 925
Posted By bob393
Frozen ignition switch.

Well it's the first cold day of the winter, 18 deg F, and my ignition switch was frozen solid this morning. I used a heat gun to thaw it and I got to work on time.

Any one have any good ideas on...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2013, 11:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,676
Posted By bob393
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2013, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,590
Posted By bob393
Yeah I couldn't agree more! I still look...

Yeah I couldn't agree more!

I still look like a turkey landing every time I stop :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,390
Posted By bob393
OK: So I haven't used the one set of lights...

OK:
So I haven't used the one set of lights and it was working fine.
Last night the same thing happened with the second set of lights after about five minuets of use. What has me really confused...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2013, 06:27 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 17,475
Posted By bob393
Wow

:lurk
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 157,941
Posted By bob393
And don't forget the two wheel drive Subaru...

And don't forget the two wheel drive Subaru Justy. My personal favorite car of all time! FWD, 3 cylinder, 50 mpg, and 12" tires :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,390
Posted By bob393
Yup it is through a relay. But I haven't had...

Yup it is through a relay.

But I haven't had a chance to look at it. Remember it works fine as long as I don't turn the lights on :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4,365
Views: 658,235
Posted By bob393
What a great mod! I wish I could do that to...

What a great mod! I wish I could do that to mine:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,390
Posted By bob393
The ignition switch or the one that came with the...

The ignition switch or the one that came with the lights?



I haven't in 5k miles but it's worth a look.



I'm thinking I may have something hooked up backward and I'm pulling power from...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,316
Posted By bob393
Thats good to hear even though it doesn't apply...

Thats good to hear even though it doesn't apply to me:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 710
Posted By bob393
That's good news!

That's good news!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,390
Posted By bob393
Makes sense to me. Now the continuing story:...

Makes sense to me.

Now the continuing story: I no longer think it's the switch.

I was riding last night and it happened again.

When I bought the bike it had a set of Piaa 910's and they are...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,390
Posted By bob393
Well it defiantly is not the battery cables, they...

Well it defiantly is not the battery cables, they are tight, and all the wiggling in the world on the wiring harness into the switch would not get it to die so I'm leaning toward the ignition switch....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,390
Posted By bob393
Key switch is a strong possibility: Sometimes...

Key switch is a strong possibility: Sometimes when I turn the bike on to start it nothing happens, nothing, I turn the key on and off a couple of times wiggle the handle bars and it starts fine.

...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,390
Posted By bob393
Electrical faiure

I just got the S**t scared out of me.

I'm riding down the road and the bike just dies! Looses all, well everything.

No lights. no engine, nothing. Now this might not be so bad during the day...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,370
Posted By bob393
Bottom up bleed. Didn't know about that one....

Bottom up bleed. Didn't know about that one. Thanks for sharing.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,187
Posted By bob393
Don't you just shake your head and utter some...

Don't you just shake your head and utter some choice words when that happens:puke1
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 954
Posted By bob393
Yes but it's 4". I used an aluminum angle to...

Yes but it's 4". I used an aluminum angle to attach it and SS clamps.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,804
Posted By bob393
I'm 58 and have been riding dirt bikes since I...

I'm 58 and have been riding dirt bikes since I was, wow, 12 or so. I got ma first used BMW 2 years ago with the hope the seating position would not kill my back and arms as my Suzuki does. Now except...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,926
Posted By bob393
Try this! ...

Try this!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpoxkhOTbDk
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,944
Posted By bob393
This is an interesting thread that lets us inseam...

This is an interesting thread that lets us inseam challenged riders know we are not alone. I'm 5'8" with a 29" inseam and yes the bike is intimidating at first. Yes I did drop it the first time I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,772
Posted By bob393
I had a feeling it was a bad idea. No repair...

I had a feeling it was a bad idea.

No repair needed, I'll call them character scars.

But man those do take a beating.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,464
Posted By bob393
WOW I have never had one on a car or a bike that...

WOW I have never had one on a car or a bike that I couldn't get off with the old screw driver and a hammer trick. Was close a couple of time but it has never failed me before.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2013, 03:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By bob393
Nice work! I'm personally a fan of Nambia, yah...

Nice work!
I'm personally a fan of Nambia, yah I bet that's spelled right, Orange so I bought a silver one. I'm just to lazy to paint it.:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,772
Posted By bob393
At the risk of being accused of hijacking the...

At the risk of being accused of hijacking the thread :eek1 has anyone figured out how to remove the metal outside trim so you can tap out the dents and scratches without replacing the entire cover?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 986
Posted By bob393
Good looking levers! Were they cast or billet?

Good looking levers!
Were they cast or billet?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 986
Posted By bob393
Cool Same bike, Same mileage, Same clutch feel....

Cool Same bike, Same mileage, Same clutch feel. Perhaps its the bike?
I guess a hydraulic dry clutch just feels different than a cable wet clutch. :lol3

I've been lowering the lever a turn at a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,070
Posted By bob393
I also used Speigler when I had a front line go,...

I also used Speigler when I had a front line go, they can make ANYTHING you need. And they are pretty fast too.
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2013, 02:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,191
Posted By bob393
This is what I use, It works perfectly, and they...

This is what I use, It works perfectly, and they say the weld is stronger than the base metal which I'm inclined to agree with. Just make sure to brush the hell out of the base metal with a stainless...
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