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Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,120
Posted By averagerider
Question A twist on the original question.......

This is a great thread. Please allow me to put a twist on the original question.

Curious to know if anyone moved from a big twin GS type bike for a KLR 650. For the past 11 years I have been...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2010, 06:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By averagerider
Thanks....

Thanks for the diagram. With it, and with some advice from a friend about heating the screw, I was able to get it out. :clap I put in the 12mm. by 80mm. screw back in and it is holding well. No...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,510
Posted By averagerider
If you decide to go with Russell......

I have had Russell Daylongs on two GSes, one the R11GS, the second, and current ride, is the R12GS. On the first, the seat was stitched leather, and was a work of art. The leather was soft and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2010, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By averagerider
Many thanks...

Thanks for this information. It helps me know what to do. I'm gonna try getting the too long screw out, even if I mess up the threads inside the handlebar.

ar
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By averagerider
Question Problem in installing a Kaoko throttle control

Recently I installed a Kaoko throttle control on my '07 R12GS. The original 80 mm. screw, T55 head, that goes into the end of the handle bar, and that holds the hand guard in place, came out only...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2008, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By averagerider
Question GS gas tank on R1200 GS

On the R1100GS gas tank you could "run out" of gas on the fuel pump side and still have gas on the other. When on highway driving, as the fuel gauge began to show empty, I could slow down and hit...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By averagerider
Question Bleeding the front brakes on an R12GS

I had to disconnect the front brake line in order to get the front end to drop low enough to get the stock shock out so as to install an Ohlins shock. I reconnected the brake line and then tried to...
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2007, 11:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By averagerider
Thanks

Glad you enjoyed. That's what this is all about.

ar
Forum: Ride reports 09-21-2007, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 563
Posted By averagerider
Central Indiana to Alaska and back .. url link

As much as I would like to have written narrative here and attached photos from a linking site, it just seemed too complicated. So I have gone the easy route and put captions with photos on this...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-23-2007, 09:55 AM
Replies: 3,670
Views: 807,149
Posted By averagerider
Alaska

Hatcher Pass, just west of Palmer, AK
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2007, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 938
Posted By averagerider
Check out this tool from Touratech for $8.50 ...

Check out this tool from Touratech for $8.50
http://www.touratech-usa.com/shop/show.lasso?SKU=044-0580&-session=touratech:4061DB2E65EDD2DD14DA65F47EA6CB12

It's designed to serve three functions:...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-13-2007, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,324
Posted By averagerider
thanks.

I appreciate the quick response.

ar
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-13-2007, 11:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,324
Posted By averagerider
Question How to copy Garmin maps from computer

In the past couple of weeks, I read but failed to mark a thread on this site in which a person was writing about manipulating Garmin maps, and had copied a number of the maps into his commentary. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By averagerider
thanks for responses

I appreciate the several responses. I have gone with the cheesy sheet metal deflecter, painted semi-flat black. It almost blends in with the Jesse bag mounts.

One question: my used pipe did...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2007, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By averagerider
Question Staintune cooking left rear turn signal housing

I recently bought a used Staintune for my 07 R12GS. I also have Jesse bags which required relocating the rear turn signals. I like the look and sound of the pipe. But after a two hour ride in warm...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2006, 05:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By averagerider
many thanks

:clap Many thanks for the info on getting turn signal stalks off. The missing piece was the simplest: take the headlight out of its u-shaped bracket to get at all of the fasteners.

ar
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2006, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By averagerider
problem is

Thanks for the response. I suspect the 1100 is not like the 1150. The stalk terminates into a kind of bubble in the aluminum housing and on the inside there's no way to get to a nut or bold head...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2006, 06:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By averagerider
Question removing turn signal stalks on '99 R11GS

I feel like an idiot asking this question, but the Haynes manual doesn't help, and all my reasoning is getting me nowhere. How do I remove the front turn signal stalks from a 99 R11GS? This is the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2006, 06:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By averagerider
responses

For what it's worth: the Parabellum is BROKEN. I has come apart on one side and has cracks on the other. Duct tape might hold for a while, but I can't imagine it holding together for a 10,000 mile...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2006, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By averagerider
Question Alcan Highway, windscreens and rocks

Hey Alaska trip veterans,

I am planning to drive my 99 R1100GS to Alaska in June/July of '07.

I read that in the under-construction sections of the highway to Alaska, you can expect to...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2006, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,341
Posted By averagerider
Many thanks for the several responses. Looks...

Many thanks for the several responses. Looks like I will be arranging ahead of time for a new set of tires in Alaska before heading back to Indiana. Also helpful to know to pack along an extra set...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2006, 07:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,995
Posted By averagerider
You might check out the September 2003 issue of...

You might check out the September 2003 issue of the BMW Owners News magazine for an article written by a couple of fellows from Michigan who made the trip to James Bay. Interesting article about the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2006, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,341
Posted By averagerider
Question tire wear on Alaska trip

I'd appreciate advice/experience on tire wear on a trip toAlaska. I have a '99 R1100 GS which I intend to take to Alaska in the summer of '07. I will be riding solo with normal camping gear. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2006, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,572
Posted By averagerider
I have a 99 R1100 GS with Russell Day Long seats...

I have a 99 R1100 GS with Russell Day Long seats for rider and passenger. My wife far prefers this bike to any bike that I have owned. She hated my previous bike,a BMW K1100LT. The suspension...
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