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Forum: Parallel Universe 03-17-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 13,553
Posted By Bobo1167
no progress, progress report

I've fired off two messages to the Italian link on Ebay for a headlight, no response. I even offered an address to ship to me in France.

I've removed my headlight module and bought some...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-29-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 119,496
Posted By Bobo1167
Thank you Joel

Since my original didn't fail til about 65K miles, I still kinda think there might be a little truth to the idea that the stator survives a bit better when home is in the cooler climates. But, if...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-20-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 13,553
Posted By Bobo1167
My headlight is so bad I can't drive in the dark.

I think we're experiencing another effect of the "world economy". BMW is sourcing parts from whoever bids the lowest. On most of the parts they use to assemble moto's these days.

I'd be...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-20-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 119,496
Posted By Bobo1167
Has the new holy rotor solved the problem???

I haven't re-read the whole thread, maybe the answers in here somewhere, but, did this bmw fix work.

In other words, has there been a failure of a new model stator that rides inside the new style...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-04-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,983
Posted By Bobo1167
81,000 miles now. with a new..... Stator...

81,000 miles now. with a new.....

Stator and rotor
head bearings
rear disc and a couple sets of pads
a couple of wheel bearings and several spacers
the same clutch i put in at 35000

no...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-11-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,695
Posted By Bobo1167
I knew when i said the AVR was the first event of the fall, something would happen...

Ok, I'm in. It can't be any worse than the beginning of Wetfest.

I have a box of rubbers, does that qualify? They could launch tiny punkins'

bobo
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-30-2013, 10:40 PM
Replies: 535
Views: 31,642
Posted By Bobo1167
Hhhhhmmmmmmmm.......the weather guessing seems to...

Hhhhhmmmmmmmm.......the weather guessing seems to be improving. I may have no choice now, but to attend.

I've got to put on another used tire, not change the oil, the rain has squashed the lawn...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-09-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,179
Posted By Bobo1167
if you are gone 90%

does it really matter where you live?

If you have to fly, and decide to live in Snoho, that drive to seatac can be longer than the flight.

I'd suggest Boise.
Forum: ADVrider annual rallies 09-09-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 461
Views: 34,499
Posted By Bobo1167
Best WetFest ever

'cause it's the first time i've ridden home without some dire bike or body problem. Roach and i had maybe the best day of riding to Oly ever, at the speed of a klr.

Thanks RR for the many...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-20-2013, 11:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,333
Posted By Bobo1167
Back to the OP question about "known" issues

I think the question should really be, "what part on the 800 has performed perfectly?".

in my case i vote for the license plate, hasn't failed in 80k miles. Pretty much anything else has been...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-20-2013, 10:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,548
Posted By Bobo1167
when i get some lira or euro or clams, it'll be...

when i get some lira or euro or clams, it'll be time to try out an italian headlight (if it works as well as my italian washer i'm screwed).

Or, more research on aftermarket front ends with a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-19-2013, 10:29 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,548
Posted By Bobo1167
this thread explains a lot

I was wonderin' why my headlight was foggin up inside. I don't have a little black spot, I have what looks like the residue of my last bonfire (80k miles). The lens would make a nice opaque...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-19-2013, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 747
Posted By Bobo1167
yes. not likely, this is a german madeish...

yes.

not likely, this is a german madeish bike. The harleys and triumphs have the nsa chip.

you can add a centech fuse block, straight to the battery, and would want too when your farkles...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-18-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By Bobo1167
My turn

Happy bday to you.xxxxxoooooo
Forum: Regional forums 09-07-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 51,911
Posted By Bobo1167
I'm out

a job came through, I'm off to Amsterdam in the am.

We can work out my funds when the dust settles.

bobo
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-25-2012, 02:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,077
Posted By Bobo1167
C'mon to WetFest

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=739431

screw the GP, spend half a day and drive to the glory of the NorthCentralWashingtonColumbiaRiverLake.

And meet a bunch of drunks ...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-25-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,369
Posted By Bobo1167
been there, lost a days pay

I was supeoned because I was stupid enough to offer myself as a witness to the accident in front of me.

the guy clearly at fault (turning left across traffic, the guy was trying to get out of a...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2012, 01:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,737
Posted By Bobo1167
May I offer more confusion to this noisy thread?

I've heard and felt the brake disc "clunk" for years, to some small degree. It's easy to determine what's making noise, just listen when you wiggle (aggresively) the brake disc in the garage, the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2012, 01:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,009
Posted By Bobo1167
On mine the license plate and it's required light...

On mine the license plate and it's required light fixture mount to the fender. If ya don't have a fender where do those things go?

most of the stuff above the rear tire is gas tank, the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-25-2012, 12:02 AM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 119,496
Posted By Bobo1167
When prices get high, dealers can make deals

That is the correct part number for the stator and rotor combo package.


I was quoted the LIST price 934.96 when I first asked the parts guy to get me a replacement STATOR. I balked, I told him...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-24-2012, 11:50 PM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 119,496
Posted By Bobo1167
If an aftermarket stator is available

to us poor suckers who have purchased this engine.

and that replacement stator is in the $150-200 range

and maybe it survives a little bit better than the oem replacement, maybe 50,ooo miles...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-22-2012, 08:47 PM
Replies: 408
Views: 24,031
Posted By Bobo1167
I'll be in too.

this sounds like fun, if I don't have a job by then, I might be able to make that weekend 6 days long.

bobo
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2012, 12:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 729
Posted By Bobo1167
no offense intended

look under a car.

and besides, any bmw of recent production has brake lines, that are hoses, tubes, that conduit fluid.

My Honda 200, had a front brake cable, it was a cable operated, disc...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2012, 12:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,115
Posted By Bobo1167
crush washer is up to you

as in any oil drain plug, the sealing washer is there to stop the goods from leaking out. A new washer is always good practice, but not always neccesary.

Uh, due to experience i can report that...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-22-2012, 12:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,115
Posted By Bobo1167
I made a cheat sheet

I hope this survives the web.....<TABLE style="WIDTH: 333pt; BORDER-COLLAPSE: collapse" border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=444><COLGROUP><COL style="WIDTH: 141pt; mso-width-source: userset;...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,075
Posted By Bobo1167
6300miles isnt broken in yet

despite what we think we know, and what our fathers tell us, and what our older brothers think they know better, and what the amsoil salesman says.

MY F800 WASN'T BROKEN IN UNTIL 9000 MILES. ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,059
Posted By Bobo1167
Centre or Center stand?

Pretty much ya pay for either stand, center or centre. They both do the same thing.

:norton this is an american joke.........

If an 800gs has only a side stand, that is stock.

in my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,517
Posted By Bobo1167
oh in 65K miles I've blown up many

headlight bulbs.

They are an H4. available at most any autoparts store in the civilized world. About $10, ymmv.

Change out needs no tools.

Ya might get your hand dirty if there is other...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,517
Posted By Bobo1167
just go ride, you have a magic carpet

I'm gonna rant a little too........

the f800 isn't perfect. what is? Why didn't you buy that?

In 65K miles and four years alone in lonely places, I've made it home every time.

Cut the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2012, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 119,496
Posted By Bobo1167
TDC locking screw trivia

The locking screws mentioned above are beautiful, and given the choice i would have bought that cool looking tool.

OR, had any BMW shirt wearing guy or gal mentioned the need for this tool to me,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 119,496
Posted By Bobo1167
Rotor reassembly is easy too

Once you find all the tools and the green loctite.

ya gotta clean stuff up, the gasket surface and the tapers on the crankshaft and inside the new rotor. Leave the oil on the bearings inside the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-11-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 119,496
Posted By Bobo1167
TDC locking bolt should be on the shopping list too

It's a nice thing to use to hold the crank while torqueing the big bolt and using the puller. I made one, but it took two hardware store trips to get the correct size. And a little grinder work.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-11-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,287
Posted By Bobo1167
Mine is covered in bugs

After 65K miles and few baths it should be.

bobo
Forum: Regional forums 08-10-2012, 12:32 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 51,911
Posted By Bobo1167
just paid

as always, unable to follow insturctions, I have signed up as myself. bobo.

Depending on employment requirements, i will leave Auburn Sept 2 or 7.. Anyone wanna spend 5 days, to cover 200...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2012, 11:49 PM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 119,496
Posted By Bobo1167
I got a gnome in my hand today

I'll bet i'm the only one on the lake with one of these......

http://bobo1167.smugmug.com/Other/F800Gs-Alternator/i-3XCHVtc/0/M/IMG2323-M.jpg...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,615
Posted By Bobo1167
One more thought and I'll stop

I had a lot of time to think about why I got 60K + miles from my stator, which I'm told is a long time.

I live near Seattle, we have better natural cooling than many other places. I don't think...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,615
Posted By Bobo1167
Maybe the fancier led guage works better

http://f800depot.com/led-motorcycle-battery-voltage-monitor.html

I have one as above, it's stays green above 12volts, so by the time you get to yellow, ouch. Oh and in bright 100F temps you can...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-09-2012, 09:55 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,615
Posted By Bobo1167
I have an led gimmick like this installed

It was of no good use when the stator failed and battery started discharging.

I think, the led thing threshold is too low for any good info. by the time you get to the less than 12volt yellow...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 1,049
Views: 119,496
Posted By Bobo1167
There's a key in the keyway

http://bobo1167.smugmug.com/Other/F800Gs-Alternator/i-SPv5WR4/0/M/IMG2320-M.jpg (http://bobo1167.smugmug.com/Other/F800Gs-Alternator/24597494_9G9T2M#!i=2013834073&k=SPv5WR4&lb=1&s=A)
Mostly in...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-07-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,453
Posted By Bobo1167
cut the vent line from the fuel tank

to the carbon canister. Maybe stick an airhead fuel filter in there to keep rocks out of the tank.

Only the US gets the poorly engineered cc, everyone else gets a "vent line".

Most...
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