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Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 933
Posted By The Other JC
Me too

Yep, I am glad I saw this post as I was worried at my bike always seeming to be having a waft of the petrol smell, even after I fixed the fuel flange leaks. These posts are putting my mind at rest a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 223
Posted By The Other JC
1200GSA Broken rear cluster light clip

So zooming along as normal yesterday and the LAMPR light comes on, OK I will check that later, nothing I can do here... then goes off after a while. Curious!

Later on the LAMPR light comes on...
Forum: Australia 05-18-2014, 10:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,535
Posted By The Other JC
Noice!

AusGoFar, nice photo. Very nice.

I was tempted this past weeked, but the dark clouds put me off. Looking at the photo, no dark clouds there!!

I did not want another 6 hour round trip just to...
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,157
Views: 176,298
Posted By The Other JC
The shins man!, the shins.

I went and had a look at one at the local BMW showroom.

They are a sweet looking bike no doubt.

The main issue I found with it was the foot pegs sit right where your shin wants to go when you...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By The Other JC
Don't over think it. Line up the holes,...

Don't over think it.

Line up the holes, apply the bolts. That is the way it is.

The tank does not sit on anything, the bolts at either end hold it in place.

Also, really bad idea to do...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,262
Posted By The Other JC
Gentle exercise and strengthing of neck

I would imagine this is a very common issue.

I have to ramp up to long rides by doing some 2-3 hour rides a few times prior to the big ride to strengthen the neck muscles and tissues.

Gently...
Forum: Australia 04-15-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,535
Posted By The Other JC
Another time then BillyG

I was there a couple of weekends ago with an eye to do Marathon Rd to Pinnacles on the Saturday for a looksee at BillyGoats from the top.

Weather forecast was good, set off 7.00am from Melbourne. ...
Forum: Australia 04-12-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,328
Posted By The Other JC
I asked at Melbourne BMW recently. No joy. ...

I asked at Melbourne BMW recently. No joy.

They told me to bring it in to fix it, they would see if there would be any discount, but no promises.

I do not want to afford over $1000 for parts...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By The Other JC
Yep, but thats the hard part, getting them...

Yep, but thats the hard part, getting them started without churning the thread. One side is OK, it was getting the other side started with the pressure of the cover not allowing alignment.
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Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 888
Posted By The Other JC
They were a bitch to get back on . Everything you...

They were a bitch to get back on . Everything you experienced.

I replaced mine with http://machineartmoto.com/xhead.html as the originals were getting a bit scrappy.
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Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By The Other JC
Siebenrock

I have the Siebenrock (http://shop.siebenrock.com/index1.php) clutch in my 1200GS - same as Bobs
(http://store.bobsbmw.com/product/clutch-plate---oil-proof-for-r1150-oilheads)
Love it. Not that I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 818
Posted By The Other JC
Thats interesting.. it looked to me like that was...

Thats interesting.. it looked to me like that was a large metal washer on yours, I now see they have removed it entirely pretty much, probably for the issue I have with mine :huh
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 818
Posted By The Other JC
no rattle

No, it is jammed hard up against the rubber movement absorber.
The washer should only be acting to stop the rubber absorber coming off.
A metal washer against a plastic petrol tank is never going...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 818
Posted By The Other JC
It was probably just under 1/3rd full as a guess....

It was probably just under 1/3rd full as a guess. I ran it down purposely to reduce the weight for moving it around, not even considering at that point the fact it could re-shape itself until Jim...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 818
Posted By The Other JC
Grind

I too had the same issue. See here for thread (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=20852239#post20852239).

I had to grind 2-3mm of the washer side to get the tank back on after leaving it...
Forum: Australia 03-14-2014, 10:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,535
Posted By The Other JC
The warm season; less to pack and wear. I do not...

The warm season; less to pack and wear. I do not really fancy going in the colder damper time of year with short days. Damp = slippery on the rocky bits. I want to give myself a fair chance of...
Forum: Australia 03-14-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,535
Posted By The Other JC
Oh don't worry, its going to happen, just not...

Oh don't worry, its going to happen, just not sure when. If I miss the window of opportunity this year, then next year it will be. Its been needling away at me for over 3 years now. I am a patient...
Forum: Australia 03-14-2014, 03:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,535
Posted By The Other JC
I bought the GSA for just this sort of riding...

I bought the GSA for just this sort of riding after watching Watsit and Thingybob do Long Way Round (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-0uBcnmE2M) and Long Way Down...
Forum: Australia 03-13-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,535
Posted By The Other JC
please give us the date you will attempt this and...

please give us the date you will attempt this and well come and watch
And, if it's not GoPro'd and photo'd... then it didn't happen
we can still go up and laugh, sorry, encourage JC. Do we have...
Forum: Australia 03-12-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,637
Posted By The Other JC
Hey ralphk, you might get a better response over...

Hey ralphk, you might get a better response over at the GS Boxers (http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=3) forum

I saw the beast at Melbourne BMW , it is a handsome beast no doubt...
Forum: Australia 03-11-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,535
Posted By The Other JC
Not quite sure how to take that... good or bad...

Not quite sure how to take that... good or bad :rofl

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Forum: Australia 03-11-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,535
Posted By The Other JC
Solid advice there Dr AT. This is the answer. ...

Solid advice there Dr AT. This is the answer.

But if there is a bridge out on the Billy Goat side, it is a moot point doing a full round.
Though I do not recall a bridge in the information I...
Forum: Australia 03-10-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,535
Posted By The Other JC
Crazy it is then!

Thanks for the advice people. Seems the consensus is crazy.

Bummer the roads are so bad at the moment grumpyoldbstrd- thanks for that info.

I was only considering going up Billy Goats, not down...
Forum: Australia 03-09-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,535
Posted By The Other JC
Is it crazy? GS1200ADV & BillyGoats

I have been planning to ride Billy Goats Bluff on the R1200GS Adv for over a year.

The plan is a round trip - Princes Hwy > Dargo Road > Wonnanagatta Road > Billy Goats Bluff > Moroka Road >...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By The Other JC
Just an update for completeness on this thread. ...

Just an update for completeness on this thread.

I emailed HyperPro, I was told that a 5 degree angle movement was accounted for in the design.

Advice was to monitor the o-ring, keep it lubed...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,857
Posted By The Other JC
Proper pick up method

You will drop it again, without help around.
This is how to pick it up without damaging yourself.

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Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2013, 02:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 13,704
Posted By The Other JC
Additionally..

My pleasure VietHorse

Also, have a look at this thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=867166) regarding leaving the petrol tank off for longer periods of time (if you have the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2013, 01:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 796
Posted By The Other JC
HyperPro steering damper issue

Opinions and experiences appreciated,

I installed the HyperPro steering damper on my 07 R1200GSA a while ago. (still waiting to do the off road trip I bought it for!)

When I installed it I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2013, 02:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,028
Posted By The Other JC
Another write up

And another writeup for the 07 GSA suspension swap here.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=808727 :huh



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Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,586
Posted By The Other JC
Follow up

Looking at the mechanism last night out of curiosity, this does not make sense.

You cannot remove the key in the unlocked position for the pannier frame securing locks.

If you can remove the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,677
Posted By The Other JC
Insurance void

Just bear in mind if the bike is stolen and the insurance company become aware of the spare key on the bike, it is likely they will void the insurance.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 73,144
Posted By The Other JC
Not quite in the airbox, but at the airbox end of...

Not quite in the airbox, but at the airbox end of the snorkel. Drilled a hole and glued the sensor in place inside with sealant, and sealed the entry point with same.

This was done as part of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2013, 05:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,434
Posted By The Other JC
Heat and more heat

I had a similar issue trying to remove my gearbox.
Advice from a BMW techie was apply heat, and more heat, and more heat!

I used a heat gun rather than naked flame as some have.
Then a little...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2013, 03:54 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 20,756
Posted By The Other JC
<br>You make a beautiful <s>threesome</s>...

<br>You make a beautiful <s>threesome</s> couple:clap<br><br>
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,630
Posted By The Other JC
more...

Thankyou for the advice Gentlemen

I cleaned the thread with a toothbrush dipped in petrol, it did a great job removing the old sealant and cleaning the thread.
Then worked round a rag inside to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2013, 01:17 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,630
Posted By The Other JC
What am I doing wrong?

So what am I doing wrong?

The day after installing the flange clamp and metal quick disconnect kit, I went out for a spin. Upon returning there was the usual waft of petrol. I checked out the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By The Other JC
GS911 is a fantastic tool and is appreciated by...

GS911 is a fantastic tool and is appreciated by many many BMW owners.:clap
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Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By The Other JC
Mystery solved!

I think you have solved the mystery Jim.

A little voice at the back of my head was asking 'why does it get harder to fit each time'.:huh

Yes, I have had the tank off for prolonged periods of...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By The Other JC
I did not change the preload so cannot advise. I...

I did not change the preload so cannot advise. I have kept it as set from my weight given when I ordered it.
I do not have the sensitivity to really notice the difference. I ride what I ride.
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Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 972
Posted By The Other JC
Tthe deed is done

After another small battle today, with a bit more grinding, I got the tank bank on.
I was very concerned about the left side bolt, the thread is not in great shape and any back pressure would...
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