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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 10:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By NZRalphy
A good BMW mechanic said 08 or 09. Gearbox, and...

A good BMW mechanic said 08 or 09. Gearbox, and engine changes, and seem to have the bugs work out of them by then. After that it is good luck.

BUT...... You really need to form a relationship...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 02:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,139
Posted By NZRalphy
Good choice.

Good choice.
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,297
Posted By NZRalphy
See this is organised holding. Not hording. Well...

See this is organised holding. Not hording. Well gone.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2014, 02:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By NZRalphy
Nice. Thanks for the help.

Nice. Thanks for the help.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-12-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 300,451
Posted By NZRalphy
And your house took an impact look at the bend in...

And your house took an impact look at the bend in the tree trunk.

From here it looks like that'll buff out.
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 331,689
Posted By NZRalphy
So do you have to do this for every oil change?

So do you have to do this for every oil change?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By NZRalphy
Thanks

Thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2014, 02:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 460
Posted By NZRalphy
GS911 Sidestand switch calculated

Hi Guys

I have a fault on my BMW 2008 R1200GSA and I have my GS911 plugged in to fault find.

Via GS911 real time values; Sidestand switch is working ok (and I also checked it with another...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 12:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By NZRalphy
Have a piece welded on? Or sell it ?

Have a piece welded on? Or sell it ?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By NZRalphy
I've just checked mine (same bike). The can...

I've just checked mine (same bike).

The can has a tube 305mm ish (over the 'outside' longest edge). This tube is a straight/constant diameter bore from the can to the cat. OD 55.5mm ish. This...
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,471
Posted By NZRalphy
Guys be aware that fling a pipe with compressed...

Guys be aware that fling a pipe with compressed air to 80psi ish is essentially creating a bomb. May basic maths has around 10000kg of sprung explosive force on some sheet steel. I wouldn't do it!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 5,559
Views: 932,778
Posted By NZRalphy
I have been messing with cardboard to do the same...

I have been messing with cardboard to do the same thing. Not great results though so I'll keep trying.
If yours turns out good I'd love to get a dimensioned picture/PDF/sketch that I could use if...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 939
Posted By NZRalphy
I put a new screen on my gs1200 and it was...

I put a new screen on my gs1200 and it was horrible..... Until I put the adventure lower wind deflectors on then total scilence

You would be surprised but most of the noise came from below.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By NZRalphy
05 and 06 were considered early bikes and had a...

05 and 06 were considered early bikes and had a few issues with gearbox and rear hub and drive shaft. Most were fine.
Oil leak could be the shock, does the bike pogo stick?
Oil leak could be the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,547
Posted By NZRalphy
Holy mother-ship!!!...... its big in't

Holy mother-ship!!!...... its big in't
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 5,559
Views: 932,778
Posted By NZRalphy
Please put some countersunk stainless screws in...

Please put some countersunk stainless screws in that. Please.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,469
Posted By NZRalphy
I picked up a wrecked melted GSA for the same...

I picked up a wrecked melted GSA for the same reason. So far it is sensors, computers, wire loom.
The engine will likely be fine. They are built like brick shit houses.
Cam chain tensioners...
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By NZRalphy
Check you don't have brake pad rub or the chain...

Check you don't have brake pad rub or the chain isn't causing the drag. No?

Unfortunately the mechanic stuffed this job up!

The wheel should be smoooooooooooooooooth as a baby bum.

The...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-21-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 751
Views: 300,451
Posted By NZRalphy
You need more spanners!

You need more spanners!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,368
Posted By NZRalphy
Longer swing arm means the u-joints are working...

Longer swing arm means the u-joints are working at less extreme angles so they should last longer
Forum: The Garage 11-14-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 331,689
Posted By NZRalphy
That's not two doors.... It is the front and back...

That's not two doors.... It is the front and back of the same door ya silly bugger
Forum: Trials 11-14-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 7,264
Posted By NZRalphy
I thought your son was supposed to be helping?....

I thought your son was supposed to be helping?....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,259
Posted By NZRalphy
Cry NEVER warm your bike up. You'll melt an air...

NEVER warm your bike up. You'll melt an air cooled bike in no time..... Experience :(::(:

Just get on and ride it
Forum: Trials 11-11-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,623
Posted By NZRalphy
I'm with you man. Tricks look cool. BUT ...

I'm with you man. Tricks look cool.

BUT

Trials is about years of skills and riding the basics. I, literally, rode my trials bike on the driveway over a few bricks for years just to get my...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,067
Posted By NZRalphy
I guess he's not.... Maybe he is just showing his...

I guess he's not.... Maybe he is just showing his friends that a lower bike is a reasonable option ?
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,462
Posted By NZRalphy
Dig a deep hole concrete in a sealed steel tube....

Dig a deep hole concrete in a sealed steel tube. You can put a big hydraulic cylinder in it so one day you can build a cool bike work stand. Until then put a cap on top.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,102
Posted By NZRalphy
OP - I'd be very happy to run the bike as it is. ...

OP - I'd be very happy to run the bike as it is.
If I didn't want to weld it then follow this- get a can of brake clean and clean the hole, heat and repeat. Wire brush and clean the threads of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,896
Posted By NZRalphy
Bicycle guys did this all the time. Take a 19"...

Bicycle guys did this all the time. Take a 19" tube, a large piece of tyre patch, fresh piece of rough sandpaper, and fresh patch cement - Go to a truck tyre repair guy for a couple of patches
...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 5,559
Views: 932,778
Posted By NZRalphy
Earth strap next to the starter? Or there...

Earth strap next to the starter?

Or there are a couple of gearboxtoframe tabs right around where the Ctr stand brackets are - got to get on the floor to see them?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By NZRalphy
Yes keep the same torque. Replace the crush...

Yes keep the same torque. Replace the crush washer and closely inspect the mailing faces. If there are any marks put a smear of Loctite gasket seal (517?) and the leak will stop
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-03-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8,085
Views: 7,608,174
Posted By NZRalphy
That bird feeder is empty

That bird feeder is empty
Forum: The Garage 09-27-2014, 02:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,729
Posted By NZRalphy
May be. For some folk they are.

May be. For some folk they are.
Forum: The Garage 09-26-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By NZRalphy
This is funny. Very good

This is funny. Very good
Forum: The Garage 09-26-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,729
Posted By NZRalphy
Lay some sand paper on the floor and quietly sand...

Lay some sand paper on the floor and quietly sand the pad flat. Then you are good to go.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2014, 04:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,964
Posted By NZRalphy
Agreed. Do your best to cold set them back into...

Agreed. Do your best to cold set them back into shape. Heat will put a huge colour stain on them that may never come out.

If unsure how to progress go talk to car panel beater (they have...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,336
Posted By NZRalphy
Front wheel is pointing the wrong way so he went...

Front wheel is pointing the wrong way so he went over the edge.... :cry
Forum: The Garage 09-21-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,748
Posted By NZRalphy
The center nut has a handle on it so it is a...

The center nut has a handle on it so it is a quick release clamp.
Bottom plates are flat.
Bottom plates are chamfered so someone or something can get to a work area under the arch.

..... I...
Forum: The Garage 09-09-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,498
Posted By NZRalphy
Gosh that is big!

Gosh that is big!
Forum: The Garage 09-09-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 1,402
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 314,956
Posted By NZRalphy
Ye Gad! I hope you are ok.

Ye Gad!

I hope you are ok.
Forum: Trials 09-08-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,210
Posted By NZRalphy
Itll be fun. It'll be slow. Sod the comfort. I've...

Itll be fun. It'll be slow. Sod the comfort. I've done the SSDT and we rode freekn flat out to do 30 sections over 90 miles within 6-7hrs (some times more or less). You may struggle to get that...
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