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Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 512
Posted By bobframe
Well whaddya know...heat, as it turned out, was...

Well whaddya know...heat, as it turned out, was my friend. I fired up my heat gun and heated the grub screw as best I could. Also applied heat to the end of the allen wrench and the grub screw...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 512
Posted By bobframe
I agree that it shouldn't be hard to remove, but...

I agree that it shouldn't be hard to remove, but the 2mm allen wrench shaft is bending as I apply force to it...the grub screw isn't budging. I can put more force into it, but I'm afraid something...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 512
Posted By bobframe
Set Screw won't budge....

There will be no soldering of wires. We'll get this right.

In the mean time, I am trying to loosen the allen head set screw that holds the microswitch in place and it is being difficult...the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 512
Posted By bobframe
Thanks, but the closest dealer is 160 miles round...

Thanks, but the closest dealer is 160 miles round trip, so I want to do what I can myself before making that trip...maybe twice. Thanks for the suggestion.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 512
Posted By bobframe
This 2008 thread appears to address my issue: ...

This 2008 thread appears to address my issue: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=376181

EDIT: I am now trying to make an adjustment to the switch as described in the above thread,...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 512
Posted By bobframe
Where is the gear indicator switch located?

Where is the gear indicator switch located?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 512
Posted By bobframe
Is it concievable that this switch is...

Is it concievable that this switch is malfunctionung and producing my symptoms? Again, the symptoms are:

- The bike consistently starts when indicator shows "N"

- Occasionally the bike will...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 512
Posted By bobframe
FWIW, the gear indicator on the dash is working...

FWIW, the gear indicator on the dash is working fine, i.e., when shifting gears the numeric LED on the dash always operates correctly.

Is there a switch somewhere that senses whether the clutch is...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 512
Posted By bobframe
Yup...kickstand is up. So, I think that...

Yup...kickstand is up. So, I think that eliminates the kickstand switch. Again, it will start fine when its in neutral. Incidentally, it seems to start OK in 2nd gear. How weird is that?

EDIT: ...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 512
Posted By bobframe
Starting Issues R1200GS (2006)

I have begun noticing a starting problem with my 2006 R1200GS (33,000miles). The problem is that the bike is refusing to start when in first gear. I understand that there is a sequence to starting...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By bobframe
I appreciate the vote of confidence.

I appreciate the vote of confidence.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By bobframe
I'll wrap this up...in case someone encounters a...

I'll wrap this up...in case someone encounters a similar problem.

After my research I concluded that the Krazy Glue repair would probably work as long as I wasn't misusing the removal tool (key...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By bobframe
Maybe I should have done a better job using...

Maybe I should have done a better job using search....here's a link to a post that answers a bunch of related questions: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=375248.

It appears that...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 329
Posted By bobframe
Ignition Coil for Dummies ('06/12GS)

While servicing my 2006 R1200GS (Valve clearance Adjustment) I attempted to remove the right side Angled Ignition Coil...at least that's what I think the BMW Parts fiche calls it. It is the cap that...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By bobframe
Adventure Tech appears to be a Canadian...

Adventure Tech appears to be a Canadian company... is the one you are referring to?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By bobframe
Is this an OEM plug n play solution? Any idea...

Is this an OEM plug n play solution? Any idea how to get one? An idea of cost?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By bobframe
'06 1200GS LED Brake Light?

I'm interested in upgrading the OEM brake light with a MUCH brighter LED version on my 2006 R1200GS.

I recently stumbled onto a video done by a company called Adventure Tech that makes a product...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By bobframe
Thank god somebody's doing this, because I am a...

Thank god somebody's doing this, because I am a bottomless pit of ignorance when it comes to evaluating or adjusting a motorcycle suspension. Need much help here.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By bobframe
Update 7/3/14

I picked the GS up today. The "deeper dive" by the tech revealed an out of balance front wheel and front forks that a previous owner may have tampered with. They replaced both fork's oil and seals....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By bobframe
OP Update

Here's an update:


I think the Service Manager was confused. When I went by to see them and talked to the tech, he said he thought the shocks were fine, but that there was some front end...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By bobframe
Can you tell me what they did?

Can you tell me what they did?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By bobframe
Rebuild OEM Shocks (R1200GS...'06)???

My dealer advised me today that my OEM shocks (2006 R1200GS) were pretty "soft" and need to have the oil and seal replaced....at least that's how I understood the Svc Mgr. I asked for an estimate to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By bobframe
[QUOTE=LaurelPerryOnLand;24134794] ...

[QUOTE=LaurelPerryOnLand;24134794]

BTW...Trip Odometer is my fuel gauge.[Quote]

I am learning to reset and trust my odometer. And, I'm learning to understand and trust my fuel gauge.

But...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,699
Posted By bobframe
and this option (wrapping the coiled section...

and this option (wrapping the coiled section around the tank bag) works too...

BTW, I tested this on my last outing and it kept my iPhone at 100% the entire day.
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,699
Posted By bobframe
....and again....

....and again....
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,699
Posted By bobframe
Here it is...btw, the orange end is the...

Here it is...btw, the orange end is the "Lightning" end (for iPhone 5) with a plastic cap covering the jewels.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By bobframe
I had an opportunity to test the reliability of...

I had an opportunity to test the reliability of my gauge and, in spite of my best efforts to shoot myself in the foot, my fuel gauge and Garmin GPS bailed me out of trouble. Twice. On the same...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,699
Posted By bobframe
Upon further review, I have decided that my most...

Upon further review, I have decided that my most pressing need...ensuring that I always have a charged iPhone...was the one thing worth solving. The others could be charged at days end and if not,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By bobframe
From an older thread...

...I read this: "All of the Hexhead and Camhead seats are interchangable. The Wethead front and rear will not be!"

Jim (Von Baden)

I think this answers my question!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By bobframe
Give a man a fiche, feed him for a day; teach him...

Give a man a fiche, feed him for a day; teach him to fiche...

So, it would appear that the '05-07 and '10-13 Varios are identical...but the seats seem to have different part numbers. Does this...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By bobframe
GS Luggage '06 vs. '12

If I buy a 2012 GS with BMW Vario cases can I transfer them to my '06 GS without mods? And will the BMW Adventure panniers (the OEM aluminum boxes) and rack transplant to the 2012 GS...again, w/o...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By bobframe
I didn't know this...the '06 GS doesn't have the...

I didn't know this...the '06 GS doesn't have the dreaded fuel strip?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By bobframe
Thanks, this is the explanation I was looking for.

Thanks, this is the explanation I was looking for.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By bobframe
Fuel gauge for Dummies ('06 1200GS)

Nobody should ever have to ask how to read a fuel gauge, right? Wrong...I'm asking.

I suspect that my '06 R1200GS fuel gauge is misbehaving, but its doing so consistently so I thought maybe I...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,699
Posted By bobframe
USB Charging Hub

After spending a couple days on my '06 1200GS I realized that my charging capabilities (for my electronic devices) are pretty meager and I'd like to fix that. The electronics in need of charging are...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,145
Posted By bobframe
I love what you did...very elegant design. One...

I love what you did...very elegant design. One question: Do you miss the lift height you gave up by dropping it down? The reason I ask is that I often use my lift at full height and think I might...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,145
Posted By bobframe
One thing to consider is the length of the ramp....

One thing to consider is the length of the ramp. My lift came with two ramps...one is about 20" and the other is about twice that. The longer ramp means that the ramp sits a a much shallower angle...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,145
Posted By bobframe
I am a 1200gs owner and recently bought my first...

I am a 1200gs owner and recently bought my first lift. I park the bike on the lift full time and always push the bike onto the lift. Some thoughts for you:
1. I'm 6'3" and my height gives me the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,963
Posted By bobframe
New rider's perspective.

I am a noob rider on street bikes...had dirt bikes for years. I started with a Honda ST1300 and had lots of fun learning to ride it in my backyard...the Blue Ridge Mountains.

After two years of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,034
Posted By bobframe
Me too. I see guys doing this and it seems...

Me too. I see guys doing this and it seems effortless. Me? Not so much.
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