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Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,125
Posted By Disco Dean
Warranty coverage if you install for the parts...

Warranty coverage if you install for the parts only.

I mean it is only two bolts.... anyway.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By Disco Dean
Iv'e used these here and my buddies all use them...

Iv'e used these here and my buddies all use them in Europe. Easily portable from van to truck to trailer with no hardware - all you then need is a place to tie down your tie-downs. They work...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-05-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,705
Posted By Disco Dean
:freaky The post is last year and this is...

:freaky

The post is last year and this is this year!!! Just keep your spooning to yourself homeboy!

:rilla
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,716
Posted By Disco Dean
Dont know your bike but there is a notch on the...

Dont know your bike but there is a notch on the rear final drive of the 1200's to allow you to put in a long torx socket to get the brake bolts out without having the take off the carrier, which is a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-03-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,705
Posted By Disco Dean
Bump this thread

Well I never made it last year but am finally confirmed for Jan20!!! Anyone else have something to add that would be great thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,842
Posted By Disco Dean
:lurk...Be prepared for what is to...

:lurk...Be prepared for what is to follow....:rofl

Can't be added to your bike if it doesn't already have it.

In Moto they call this "Whiskey Grip" The problem being unintended and dangerous...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,716
Posted By Disco Dean
I'm confused by this discussion... this rear pad...

I'm confused by this discussion... this rear pad issue has been around for almost 10 years now. Simply put and for whatever reason - I am sure there are a number - the rear pads on all R1200gs bikes...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,429
Posted By Disco Dean
I put it in my hidden pocket in my jacket as I am...

I put it in my hidden pocket in my jacket as I am never on my bike without. Might be good to put in the foam of your helmet also. So it is on me - which I like better than my bike for some strange...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,256
Posted By Disco Dean
I change the FD oil every oil change -...

I change the FD oil every oil change - consumables are 180ml of oil... less than a coffees worth of extra peace of mind.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,852
Posted By Disco Dean
On mine (2006) kind of old now - it is limited to...

On mine (2006) kind of old now - it is limited to Explorer Browser only so no mac usage.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 449
Views: 91,490
Posted By Disco Dean
6 month report

Bike: R1200GS Adv, 2006
Riding style: Expert, kind to the bike/tires, but not overly sensitive (ie I rip it a few times a week)
Riding surface: Mostly asphalt / gravel, 80/20 mix
Riding type:...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By Disco Dean
Stainless steel is perfectly acceptable disk bolt...

Stainless steel is perfectly acceptable disk bolt depending on the composition of the stainless. In fact superior in lots of ways - and NOT soft. The common problem is that most people go to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By Disco Dean
Check the year for sure but they are standard...

Check the year for sure but they are standard sizes. However they are all low profile bolt heads so some will not fit - as I know from experience. You can source M8 stainless and titanium here:...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,017
Posted By Disco Dean
Jim is correct! I've done both options and the...

Jim is correct! I've done both options and the replace option was within the last month.

You can add in a few hundred extra if you get the new pivot bearings, bolt and fibre washer and the linkage...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,091
Posted By Disco Dean
...But if it is lubed for life why even have a...

...But if it is lubed for life why even have a drain plug??? :rofl Doubt that is the reasoning but it is kind of funny. I figure if I was an engineer and I designed a for life gear box like that I...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,091
Posted By Disco Dean
Def - I agree completely. I don't know what the...

Def - I agree completely. I don't know what the attachment to BMW / Castrol Oil is.... good stuff for sure but there are plenty of other really good options out there. A bit of Moly for me too......
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,091
Posted By Disco Dean
Hi, no breather on the 06 (I have an 06) The...

Hi, no breather on the 06 (I have an 06)

The new fill limit (180ml) is designed to prevent the blow out under pressure as there is no breather.

The seal is a very easy replace - but you do have...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 721
Posted By Disco Dean
This is common - just speaking from my experience...

This is common - just speaking from my experience 06 model and also discussions with my BMW tech(s) at two different dealers.

The fuel management computer monitors driving and load factors and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 522
Posted By Disco Dean
Same issue on my 06 - wear out so fast and I am...

Same issue on my 06 - wear out so fast and I am not hard on them. Interestingly though for my model year - they have added an additional set of brake pads - an Option pad of sintered material - crazy...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,125
Posted By Disco Dean
Thought that too - thick super thick grease...

Thought that too - thick super thick grease should stick in there - unless you powerwash - it is protected in there to an extent. The tough thing is it sits behind the wheel carrier and that dust...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,125
Posted By Disco Dean
I too thought of the corrosion as mind had some...

I too thought of the corrosion as mind had some during my big bearing replacement.

Might consider next time dropping a tiny thin line of resin in the "seam" after instal to keep the moisture from...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,125
Posted By Disco Dean
Just a note - for the main bearing the shims have...

Just a note - for the main bearing the shims have nothing to do with bearing size/thickness. Maybe in the new 2014 FD's I think there is a shim washer on the bearing in some of the FD's (depending on...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,125
Posted By Disco Dean
:-) Yah I have the argument all the time with...

:-) Yah I have the argument all the time with some of my friends... about the good old days that really in a lot of ways were not so good!

I think for me - balance - is the key. ie. why servo...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,125
Posted By Disco Dean
Thanks Jim, Question - are you putting on the new...

Thanks Jim, Question - are you putting on the new flange? I have the new one on mine and it is pretty nice unit - looks to be a good upgrade on the cnc'd aluminum oem version...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,125
Posted By Disco Dean
I just happened to have some coin rolling around...

I just happened to have some coin rolling around in my pocket and my 60,000km rebuilt FD was again showing too much pinion movement - (which last time spelt - pinion needle bearing failure) so I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,692
Posted By Disco Dean
I have a set of TKCs on my dirt rims and love...

I have a set of TKCs on my dirt rims and love them also - the karoos where a test for the other set as I like to have more street oriented tires on my other rims. If I was going to get just one set...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,692
Posted By Disco Dean
Metz Karoo 3's Have to say I am hugely...

Metz Karoo 3's

Have to say I am hugely impressed with these. They are a bit noisy and a good compromise between a street oriented DP tire or the Conti's TKC80's.

But - they are awesome grippy...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By Disco Dean
That is just a simple non pressurized reservoir...

That is just a simple non pressurized reservoir hose as noted by others. There is no need at all for a braided line.

The only thing to be careful of as noted above - is to make sure it is hose...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 35,981
Posted By Disco Dean
My dealer at Wildwood Motorsports in Winnipeg...

My dealer at Wildwood Motorsports in Winnipeg said he didn't care if it was warrantied or not - he was going to replace it as it was simply a safety issue and he would take it up with BMW.... Told me...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,125
Posted By Disco Dean
The big bearing is sealed with its own lubricant...

The big bearing is sealed with its own lubricant and is not housed within the FD where the oil is. It sits just outside of that environment. So you heard right in that the big bearing is not...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Disco Dean
:D Yes learned that one the hard - freaked out -...

:D Yes learned that one the hard - freaked out - my bike wont start any which way....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,067
Posted By Disco Dean
(what mark said) The system self cancels after...

(what mark said) The system self cancels after approx 300 meters BUT that is at steady throttle and it changes the distance depending on speed. So the system figures you have made your turn -...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By Disco Dean
I too have an 06 with the same issue. It is quite...

I too have an 06 with the same issue. It is quite a common issue with the 05,06,07 I think... If I am correct i also think is might have been a warranty issue - not a recall I think but extended and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,494
Posted By Disco Dean
Yes and lets not forget the little "grub" set...

Yes and lets not forget the little "grub" set screws in each spoke head (unless the '14's have changed but I don't think they have).

Remember that these rims really only true when you start with a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 438
Posted By Disco Dean
I regularly get between 32 and 35 litres that can...

I regularly get between 32 and 35 litres that can fit in the tank depending on how patient I am or not. I do know that when the computer tells me that I have 0 mileage to empty there is little or no...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,231
Posted By Disco Dean
Its one of the toughest calls you can make. As...

Its one of the toughest calls you can make. As JustKip pointed out it depends completely on the type of trip you want. Any bike large or small can strand you out in the wilds. The big bike can hurt...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,195
Posted By Disco Dean
Jim those lights are really nice - is that the...

Jim those lights are really nice - is that the kit that comes from them also - the whole mounting apparatus? Very cool.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 493
Posted By Disco Dean
Typically the issue is not the crown bearing. (Or...

Typically the issue is not the crown bearing. (Or large bearing)

The small needle bearing on the end of the spline shaft is what fails and is what was updated on the model year 2006 in August of...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By Disco Dean
Yes indeed forgot that. A pretty good option too...

Yes indeed forgot that. A pretty good option too if you don't want to spend the amount of money that would buy another bike - just for shocks. I think those TT shocks are almost $5k for a full set.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By Disco Dean
I have used many aftermarket shocks and love them...

I have used many aftermarket shocks and love them and have a set of Elkas on my 1200GSA - so you know where I'm coming from.

I would think for sure that 35k for the OEM shocks should NOT make them...
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