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Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By tagesk
If you try to grease them, the grease will pull...

If you try to grease them, the grease will pull dirt inside where is no room for it. It will get worse.
Unfortunately, they are once-only.

I do believe this question is also answered in the FAQ...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By tagesk
Does the power comes on with the ignition, or...

Does the power comes on with the ignition, or with the engine?

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By tagesk
The one beneath the seat? (sorry to be such...

The one beneath the seat?

(sorry to be such a n00b, but the bike is brand new (to me) and I haven't gotten hold of a copy of the "Repair Manual" yet)

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 398
Posted By tagesk
Question How many mA before LAMPF?

Context: 2011 12GS.

I am set to power two AutoSwitch from the rear light. The two AutoSwitches will in turn tower (trigger) one relay each. The relays offer 80 Ohm over the coil, or an estimated...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,465
Posted By tagesk
Map?

Sir,
May I be so bold as to ask if you have a map with your itinerary? It would make it much easier
to visit the nice places you show us.

From Toscana (the, by far, best region :-)

[TaSK]
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 1,116
Views: 351,131
Posted By tagesk
Sardegna 2013 - Part 4

This is the fourth part of seven parts in eight installments. I recommend you to start with the first part (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21661232&postcount=1038).

...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,116
Views: 351,131
Posted By tagesk
Sardegna 2013 - Part 3

This is the third part but fourth installment, of 8. I advice you
start with the beginning (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21661232&postcount=1038).
If you indeed do start at the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By tagesk
If it has power assisted brakes, don't be afraid...

If it has power assisted brakes, don't be afraid but be prepared to live without them.
50.000 miles is not much at all.

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By tagesk
...which is exactly what Def said...... ...

...which is exactly what Def said......

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 561
Posted By tagesk
May I be so bold as to advice to start bleeding...

May I be so bold as to advice to start bleeding at the ABS?
Check out the FAQ for explanation and photo.

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 42,671
Posted By tagesk
May I ask where you got hold of those? ...

May I ask where you got hold of those?

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 86,110
Posted By tagesk
http://girotoscana.sitoscana.com/uploaded_images/2...

http://girotoscana.sitoscana.com/uploaded_images/2011/04/P4020053.jpg



My experience is that when the seal (finally) caves in, the bearing disintegrates, and you can literally feel it.
Plus...
Forum: Europe 09-21-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,141
Posted By tagesk
We rode our bikes, but we did go some interesting...

We rode our bikes, but we did go some interesting places, and we stayed in hotels, ate and drank,
so you might find something to your liking in our report Riding in Greece...
Forum: Europe 09-21-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 22,581
Posted By tagesk
Question Key in the forest

http://girotoscana.sitoscana.com/uploaded_images/2013/09/20130920-DSC_1088-n%C3%B8kkel.jpg

At the position N43.99795 E11.66721 (placed on Google maps...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 86,110
Posted By tagesk
http://www.stabell-kulo.net/blog/uploaded_images/o...

http://www.stabell-kulo.net/blog/uploaded_images/olje01-783875.jpg



Sir,
With four FD-failures under my belt I feel entitled to air my opinion.
I concur.

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 86,110
Posted By tagesk
Sir, Based on your experience, could you be so...

Sir,
Based on your experience, could you be so bold as to offer a "gut feeling" failure rate?

[TaSK]
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-21-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8,163
Views: 7,772,715
Posted By tagesk
http://girotoscana.sitoscana.com/uploaded_images/2...

http://girotoscana.sitoscana.com/uploaded_images/2012/07/P6231759-begge-regn-ferge.jpg

We rode from Tuscany (in Italy) to Nordkapp (North Cape, Norway) and back. 13.000 km in six weeks.
32...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 86,110
Posted By tagesk
No, I am careful in what I write to make sure I...

No, I am careful in what I write to make sure I don't jump to conclusions.
Sorry to hear it doesn't go down well.

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 86,110
Posted By tagesk
Good luck to you, Sir, in your hunt for a single...

Good luck to you, Sir, in your hunt for a single solution to a magnitude of different problems.

Please be so kind to report back if you find it.

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 86,110
Posted By tagesk
I have never, ever complained about my bike...

I have never, ever complained about my bike failing.
And that, Sir, is not without reason.

I do abuse it, I am not ashamed of it, and I repair it when it collapses. It annoys me that I must...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 86,110
Posted By tagesk
I don't think you have evidence to back that up. ...

I don't think you have evidence to back that up. If you do, I will be very happy to hear about it.

In fact, from reading GSpot for some years, the situation seems to have improved quite a bit....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 86,110
Posted By tagesk
Contrary to common belief, and contrary to strong...

Contrary to common belief, and contrary to strong opinions, the design has been changed twice in the last years.
The first change (from the 11xx to the 12GS) was a vast improvement.
The second,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 86,110
Posted By tagesk
Sir, Are we to understans this as you are...

Sir,
Are we to understans this as you are making an effort to abstain from BMW-bashing in this BMW-forum
solely because nothing is known about the new design?

I will be hard pressed to say that...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 86,110
Posted By tagesk
As we are well aware, the design of the FD...

As we are well aware, the design of the FD changed radically from the 11xx to the 12GS.
The reason was that there were some issues with the FD on the 11xx series.
Or, in other words: BMW has...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 86,110
Posted By tagesk
This, Sir, is absolutely correct. However,...

This, Sir, is absolutely correct.
However, there is a slight problem: No-one but Honda knows how many of their FDs have failed.
And Honda is not talking.
Same goes for Moto Guzzi, Yamaha, and all...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 708
Views: 86,110
Posted By tagesk
On cars, how are the wheels attached? ...

On cars, how are the wheels attached?
Single-side solutions is the norm, not the exception.
In addition, when the bike leans no forces are in play sideways.
As opposed to the situation on a car...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,124
Posted By tagesk
http://girotoscana.sitoscana.com/uploaded_images/2...

http://girotoscana.sitoscana.com/uploaded_images/2013/06/20130702-DSCF2153-presse.jpg

The picture is of my 1150, but I think the 12GS is the same.
Inside the swing arm there is a bushing.
If...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,116
Views: 351,131
Posted By tagesk
Sir, I have in fact landed a job (without...

Sir,
I have in fact landed a job (without quotes!). Good for me.
In a few weeks I'll be sitting alone in my apartment in Oslo, Norway. Not so good.
But I'll have time to continue the report from...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,062
Posted By tagesk
Sorry, Sir, to have been so slow to understand...

Sorry, Sir, to have been so slow to understand and instead try to de-rail your effort.

If you have a link to a "collection page" or something along those lines I can add it to the
GSpot FAQ...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,900
Posted By tagesk
Sir, I applaud your effort! Everything...

Sir,
I applaud your effort!
Everything relevant will find its way into the GSpot FAQ.

Thank you!

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,900
Posted By tagesk
Sir, As a general statement that was sort of...

Sir,
As a general statement that was sort of tongue-in-cheek.
But it has already been updated with the 180 ml in the FD.

And, obviously, any reliable information will be added without delay!
So...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 404
Posted By tagesk
.....and in the section about brakes and ABS in...

.....and in the section about brakes and ABS in the GSpot FAQ.

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,900
Posted By tagesk
Sir, The GSpot FAQ was updated with this...

Sir,
The GSpot FAQ was updated with this information some time ago.
Keep this as your motto: Consult the GSpot FAQ first!

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,062
Posted By tagesk
Sir, I feel obliged to hint at this article...

Sir,
I feel obliged to hint at this article (http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/squeaking_starter.pdf) in the Wisdom section.
You might find it relevant.

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,118
Posted By tagesk
The answer, Sir, is simply "no". No drama, no...

The answer, Sir, is simply "no".
No drama, no complicated assumptions, simply "no".
Sorry.

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By tagesk
Thank you, Sir; I've updated the GSpot FAQ with...

Thank you, Sir; I've updated the GSpot FAQ with this (tiny) bit of oil.
So to speak.

(Hope to see you here again soon!)

[TaSk]
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2013, 01:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,459
Posted By tagesk
Sir, The whole thing is discussed in the GSpot...

Sir,
The whole thing is discussed in the GSpot FAQ.
You might want to consider the information you find there.

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2013, 01:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,118
Posted By tagesk
In this case, Sir, I would advice you to refresh...

In this case, Sir, I would advice you to refresh your memory by taking a quick look at the GSpot FAQ.
It has a full section dedicated to questions about oil.

You might very well find that your...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 749
Posted By tagesk
I'll update the GSpot FAQ with this info. ...

I'll update the GSpot FAQ with this info.

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2013, 12:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 679
Posted By tagesk
Gentlemen, Are all the 1200's identical in...

Gentlemen,
Are all the 1200's identical in this, or is this a camhead-only thing?

[TaSK]
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