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Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By chambersc
PM Sent

Okie Preacher, I sent you a PM.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By chambersc
Update

Just realized I never updated this thing after asking questions.

First off, they were totally rebuildable. Just bad intel on the "non-buildable" claim. The guy who did them for me is a very well...
Forum: The Garage 06-04-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,078
Posted By chambersc
Ramp and a walk-through door

Got the ramp built and the walk through installed this week in the evenings. Weekend will bring the double doors and possibly getting it wrapped in home wrap. Door frames built, trim installed so I...
Forum: The Garage 05-29-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,078
Posted By chambersc
Update. Finally.

So I've been a bit remiss about updating this, mostly because I havent got a damn thing done on it in a while. Work has had me traveling more than normal and we've been in torrential rain for a month...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By chambersc
Ohlins Suspension Rebuilding

So I have the BM437 front shock and the BM436 rear on my R1200GS (2007). Both are leaking badly and need rebuilt. I pulled them off yesterday and got them boxed up to take to a well respected...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 363
Posted By chambersc
Installed a set of Mitas EO7s today

I was due tires. The set on the 2007 R12000GS was getting pretty shot and I have several trips planned coming up soon.

I got the Mitas EO7 Dakar series for it online.

First impressions? They...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,843
Posted By chambersc
Update

So just an update, he's been riding it daily since early September and its done great. One water pump failure I had to rebuild because it started leaking out the weep hole, other than that, its been...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-07-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 33,606
Posted By chambersc
I did get them working. Had a wiring issue that...

I did get them working. Had a wiring issue that was self inflicted. I bought an LED flasher unit so my LED turn signals are functioning great. The switch itself is sticky to the left. Works great to...
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,078
Posted By chambersc
Not much progress right now. Waiting to put the...

Not much progress right now. Waiting to put the metal roof on it as soon as we get a weekend that isn't raining and I'm not tied up with work. Im not complaining, we needed the rain. Supposed to pour...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By chambersc
I guess I didnt clarify, I have a METAL set to...

I guess I didnt clarify, I have a METAL set to put in, but Im concerned about them being large enough. They measure 10mm on the interior and 14mm on the exterior of the rubber.

Ill figure it out...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By chambersc
I have a set to put in, my concern is they aren't...

I have a set to put in, my concern is they aren't large enough. It appears it has 10 mm pull in rubber ones now. They look small for the hole.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By chambersc
Anyone know the tire valve stem diameter?

First thing first: 2007 BMW R1200GS with spoke wheels.

So I have new tires on the way and dynabeads already in the toolbox to use. I wanto to replace the valve stems when I swap these tires but I...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-22-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 33,606
Posted By chambersc
It was ridden on the street!

It was only half a mile up to the school and then a mile past the house and back home, but the VF was ridden last night. After 4 years and 2 months it actually went down the street under its own...
Forum: The Garage 04-20-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,758
Posted By chambersc
Way ahead in my opinion, just because you dont...

Way ahead in my opinion, just because you dont need permits and building inspectors. Build it into what you want as you go, do it cash, dont borrow money or use a credit card to do it, and youll be...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-19-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 33,606
Posted By chambersc
A Saturday full of tinkering.

Carburetors back out again, hopefully this was REALLY the last time. Had an oil leak at the rear head for my oil line modification. Also, the front cylinders coolant crossover tube had an o-ring...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-10-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 33,606
Posted By chambersc
Mounting Accel Super Coils

So just in case anyone else runs into issues mounting Accel Super Coils on their VF, here's the simple solution. The problem is that on the factory coils, the plug lead outputs face the rear and the...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-08-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 33,606
Posted By chambersc
Im starting to get excited, finally. It starts...

Im starting to get excited, finally. It starts instantly when its cold and sounds great. It has been a LONG journey. A lot longer than I thought it would be when I bought it on eBay and made the...
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,054
Posted By chambersc
Ask and you shall receive

Be aware, my home brewing terminology is lacking, but this is his set up. He at least knows what the hell he is doing, I mostly drink his beer.

All Electric RIMS system....
Forum: Road Warriors 04-03-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 33,606
Posted By chambersc
Fresh clutch

New EBC SRk clutch kit installed with fibers, steels, and spring and it works like a champ now. Fired it up, pulled in the clutch and dropped it into gear with no dying. Even made a couple of laps...
Forum: The Garage 04-03-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,054
Posted By chambersc
Next time Im over there I'll see about getting...

Next time Im over there I'll see about getting some pics.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,148
Posted By chambersc
Sadly, it didn't last for me. Made it about 6...

Sadly, it didn't last for me. Made it about 6 months and then went back to ABS failure. I haven't tried any strategic hammering again. It might correct it, might not. Probably just need to stop...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-16-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 33,606
Posted By chambersc
Im proud to announce...

It was ridden yesterday.

There were no photos or videos taken, but it moved under its own power around the yard. Couldn't get the the clutch to unstick. Rode the entire time with the clutch...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,054
Posted By chambersc
A good buddy of mine is a fire-breathing, out of...

A good buddy of mine is a fire-breathing, out of control, home brewer. Large, all stainless system with gas burners, electric transfer pumps with digital readout, etc. Makes some amazing beers.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 725
Posted By chambersc
I would say radiator shop, but I have a super...

I would say radiator shop, but I have a super kick ass radiator guy here in town that has fixed some amazing shit you would never think was repairable. He custom built oversized radiators for me for...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-01-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 33,606
Posted By chambersc
Outside the garage in one piece!

First time its been outside in the sun, in one piece, in years!

Had to pull the carbs off again and clean, its been 2 years since they were built and I was having rear cylinder stumbles. So, off...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,486
Posted By chambersc
Same exact issue I have with mine. I just gave...

Same exact issue I have with mine. I just gave up. My plan was to have it rebuilt this winter but its almost March and I haven't done it so I'm guessing it won't happen this year either.
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,078
Posted By chambersc
No pre-made plans. I started looking at buying a...

No pre-made plans. I started looking at buying a building and was just blown away at the cost for a 12x16 building. And building it myself allowed me to spread the cost out of a period of time. I...
Forum: The Garage 02-21-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,078
Posted By chambersc
That discussion has come up many times. My wife...

That discussion has come up many times. My wife has said "we're not far from using that..." a few times and Ive reminded her that if I dont get the electrical, insulation, and drywall done before we...
Forum: The Garage 02-20-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,078
Posted By chambersc
No, I don't mind everyone seeing it, I wish I had...

No, I don't mind everyone seeing it, I wish I had been able to find more before I dove off into this too.

As it stands right now in the last photo I have about $2,200 in it.

My contractor...
Forum: The Garage 02-15-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,078
Posted By chambersc
Sheating

A bit of sheathing installed this weekend. Not totally sheathed, but getting closer.

Yes, the piece over the door got cut upside down, and I didnt know about shorter studs so 96" walls were...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-15-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 33,606
Posted By chambersc
Radiators, brakes, and hoses. Oh my!

Radiators installed with braided hoses.
"New" throttle cables (both aren't available new, so one is used)
Front brakes and braided hoes.

Idiling smooth and nice and quiet but a little slow...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-12-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 33,606
Posted By chambersc
Forks!

A shipment from Jamie Daugherty today puts forks back on the bike with cartridge emulators. This weekend brings brakes and lower radiator. ...
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,078
Posted By chambersc
Thanks. I'm a pretty inexperienced carpenter....

Thanks. I'm a pretty inexperienced carpenter. Mechanical stuff I've done my whole life but carpentry I've done when I absolutely had to.

Thankfully, I have a good buddy who is a contractor with...
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,078
Posted By chambersc
Very nice. I can see this one getting out of hand...

Very nice. I can see this one getting out of hand too. I plan to drywall it when its done inside. Im not much of a drywall guy but its the shed so it will be good practice.
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,078
Posted By chambersc
Im already wishing i had made it bigger and I...

Im already wishing i had made it bigger and I haven't even sheathed the walls yet. Now that I'm seeing it in place I could have easily gone another 4 feet to the south and it be 20 feet long. But, it...
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,078
Posted By chambersc
Finally!

A weekend with some nice weather to get some rafters up.
http://i934.photobucket.com/albums/ad185/chadchambers/shed%20build/C6549291-60BC-42B2-B1E5-F2C3BC805C58_zps8eh5bmrq.jpg...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-06-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 33,606
Posted By chambersc
It has a drive system now!

An hour of tinkering this evening brought fresh chain and sprockets.

Tomorrow the weather looks outstanding so time to get some roof rafters built and installed on the new shed/shop while I can....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,486
Posted By chambersc
Had this exact issue on my 2007 and do again.

Here's my post on that from last year.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=933514

Had it corrected for a while but its back now. I'm guessing I'm going to have to have Module Masters...
Forum: Road Warriors 01-31-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 33,606
Posted By chambersc
Problem Solved

Top end rattle gone. New cam chain tensioner solved the isssue.

Nice and quiet.
Forum: Road Warriors 01-30-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 33,606
Posted By chambersc
Wish me luck!

So I cant sleep because I needed to write down my punch list for tomorrow's work day on the Interceptor. If I dont get it down on paper I will forget half of it and I wont sleep.

But the biggie,...
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