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Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,587
Posted By nicoletti
Talking Great news guys - on Friday I finally had some...

Great news guys - on Friday I finally had some time to get working on this project. After weeks of talking to experienced people and searching this forum, I came up with a plan and finally managed to...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,587
Posted By nicoletti
Good idea - turns out one of my friends has one...

Good idea - turns out one of my friends has one so we'll be checking it out tomorrow -- will get back with updates...

thanks again!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,587
Posted By nicoletti
tried one already and it's a bit too tight in...

tried one already and it's a bit too tight in there unfortunately
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,587
Posted By nicoletti
:clap Nice - from the looks of it, it...

:clap

Nice - from the looks of it, it should be near the oil pickups. My buddy is bringing his digital scope tool tomorrow so hopefully we will lay eyes on it... then have to decide what to do. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,587
Posted By nicoletti
Question Boat guy over his head in GS engine

The picture you are viewing is the inside of my R1100gs through the right cylinder opening in the main engine case. Long story short, in the process of fixing an oil lead, I managed to strip a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,395
Posted By nicoletti
Wow, as always, thanks for all the advice guys! ...

Wow, as always, thanks for all the advice guys! :clap

I pulled the piston since one of my cylinder studs stripped during retorquing ( during head gasket replacement). The excessive build up on...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,395
Posted By nicoletti
Check out my PISTONS!

BMW Mechanics, please have a look at my pistons. I really don't think I need to replace them.. bike has 65k miles on it, and as you can see there is a good bit of carbon build up... please let me...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2011, 03:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,216
Posted By nicoletti
ok yup, I guess that it's likely stripped... ...

ok yup, I guess that it's likely stripped...

Here's my plan... PLEASE let me know if I'm making this harder than this really is!

1. Remove Cylinder Barrel (in microfiche pic, far right image)...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2011, 03:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,216
Posted By nicoletti
Hey Dunewar, a stripped head cover is pretty...

Hey Dunewar, a stripped head cover is pretty common - I've had a few go on my bike as well. It's a pretty straight forward fix involving helix coils... It may be the same fix I'll end up having to do...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2011, 02:25 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,216
Posted By nicoletti
It may have pulled out, but it definitely made a...

It may have pulled out, but it definitely made a 'snap' noise when I made the first 90 degree turn after initially torquing everything to 20nm.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,216
Posted By nicoletti
Thumbs down uh oh... Snapped Cylinder Head Bolt :( R1100GS Head Gasket Replacement

In the process of replacing my headgaskets, I managed to snap a cylinder head bolt when torquing the lower forward cylinder head bolt on the right cylinder head.

Anyone seen this before? Didn't...
Forum: Ride reports 04-26-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,211
Posted By nicoletti
J24 Midwinters!

The next day I found a boat to race with - Jason, Pete, Nick, and Stephanie. They had already arranged to charter a boat, so all that was left to do was to get the boat ready for the regatta.

So I...
Forum: Ride reports 04-24-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,211
Posted By nicoletti
Tampa - Day 1

Soooo... this post is a little over due.. but here it is none the less!

So there I was in Florida - Tampa to be precise. I stayed the night at the hostel and first thing in the morning I jetted...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2011, 05:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By nicoletti
Wow guys, thanks for the input... definitely...

Wow guys, thanks for the input... definitely seems like a head gasket to me, and looks like slartidbartfast has a great write up on it ADVRIDER rocks!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 567
Posted By nicoletti
oil leak help! r1100gs

So my riding boots have a problem. Actually, just one of them, my right one.. he is suffering from rather great public embarrassment along with an oily complexion and the poor guy is no longer a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By nicoletti
big thanks to Jack!

Big thanks to Jack! Awesome adventurer and a great guy to swap stories with. Hope I can come back to GA and do some offroad stuff with ya!

The Salute!
...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-05-2011, 09:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By nicoletti
nope, I'm in Atlanta, thanks for the offer though!

nope, I'm in Atlanta, thanks for the offer though!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-05-2011, 05:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By nicoletti
That's a good idea, if I don't hear from anyone...

That's a good idea, if I don't hear from anyone else I'll give that a shot. Thanks!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-05-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By nicoletti
Thanks, that would have been great but yeah, I'm...

Thanks, that would have been great but yeah, I'm not heading that direction any time soon. Thank you for the offer though!
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-05-2011, 04:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 787
Posted By nicoletti
Atlanta Georgia Tire Change

Hi! I've been on a month and a half long road trip and need to change the tire on my r1100gs. I've got a new tire, tire irons, but no bead breaker. Does anyone have a bead breaker I can borrow??? I'd...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,211
Posted By nicoletti
To Laffayette!

Before hitting the road, I did snap a few more pictures in Ausitn.. here they are..

University of Texas:
<a href="http://mikeyy.smugmug.com/Travel/2011McTrip/15498116_ey95K#1194341769_XUCqZ-A-LB"...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2011, 11:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,211
Posted By nicoletti
Austin!

The next day continued on to Austin! Luckily the temperature was rising and by the time I got into the city you could almost consider it hot, especially compared to what I had been dealing with the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-21-2011, 06:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,211
Posted By nicoletti
Next Stop: Texas

I left Arizona early on Feb 5th. Wearing nearly every layer I had, and 2 pairs of gloves I was still cold. I think the temperature was around 20 degrees! BUUUUUUUUUUURRRRRRRR!

I stayed off the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-11-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,211
Posted By nicoletti
2/1 - 2/4 Arizona, Chiricahua's, and freezing temperatures

First of all.... CONGRATS NATE! :clap -- You guys will love your GS! You will surely make some great memories with that bike!


And... back to my severely delayed updates...

So there I was in...
Forum: Ride reports 02-07-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,211
Posted By nicoletti
1/31 - Pasadena to Arizona

I added a bit to the end of the last post (san diego), go back and read it if you haven't already -- I totally forgot to include that when I first wrote it!...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2011, 09:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,211
Posted By nicoletti
1/28-1/30 San Diego!

Due to some scheduling changes, I wouldn't have to scoot across the country as fast as I originally had planned, so I decided to swing by San Deigo for the weekend and visit my friend Steph.

It...
Forum: Ride reports 02-05-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,211
Posted By nicoletti
1/24 - 28th - Big Sur to Pasadena

After the eventful raccoon night, another camper, a few sites down waived me over for some morning coffee. Much Appreciated! After talking for a while, I got back on the road and headed for Pasadena....
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2011, 09:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,211
Posted By nicoletti
1/23 - Half Moon Bay to Big Sur

The ride down California Highway 1 is awesome! Twisty curves, big swell, and sunshine made for an awesome ride.

http://mikeyy.smugmug.com/photos/1168719972_Qtfsm-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2011, 09:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,211
Posted By nicoletti
1/22 - SF to Half Moon Bay

I spent the morning packing, and got sidetracked by late afternoon drinks and brunch on Russian Hill.

I finally got under way around 430. I rode out to Richmond Beach and headed down the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,211
Posted By nicoletti
1/21 - San Francisco

My friend had to work today, so I set off to explore the city. I left my trusty r1100gs parked and ventured out on her 150cc scooter...

My first stop was a local scooter shop to replace the...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2011, 08:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,211
Posted By nicoletti
1/20 part 2

here's a nice timelaps from somewhere in Sonoma county toward San Francisco

http://mikeyy.smugmug.com/photos/1170317362_582Ez-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2011, 07:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,211
Posted By nicoletti
So, here I am, holed up on a ranch in south east...

So, here I am, holed up on a ranch in south east Arizona. The weather, as you non Californians can probably relate, has been nothing short of brutal. Luckily, I'm with friends, haning out on a ranch...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,211
Posted By nicoletti
Cold!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So, here I am, holed up on a ranch in south east Arizona. The weather, as you non Californians can probably relate, has been nothing short of brutal. Luckily, I'm with friends, haning out on a ranch...
Forum: Ride reports 01-27-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,211
Posted By nicoletti
1/20 - to San Francisco

http://mikeyy.smugmug.com/photos/1168562023_E5ecY-L.jpg (http://mikeyy.smugmug.com/Travel/2011McTrip/15498116_ey95K#1168562023_E5ecY-A-LB)

After a chilly night sleeping among the Redwoods in the...
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,211
Posted By nicoletti
Here is another video from January 19th... stay...

Here is another video from January 19th... stay tuned, more to come.. .. .

http://mikeyy.smugmug.com/photos/1164542557_NJ3bs-L.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 01-22-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,211
Posted By nicoletti
Thumb Jan 19th Update - with new video!

1/19 - I stayed in Crescent City on the night of the 18th and got some much needed rest after spending the preceding day soaking wet and cold. As you might expect, California greeted me with awesome...
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,211
Posted By nicoletti
Finally!! A real sunny day.... Kindof a big deal...

Finally!! A real sunny day.... Kindof a big deal for us Seattlites. Anyways, it's good to be in california!

I'm camping at the humboldt redwood state park tonight, so I'm literally sleeping among...
Forum: Ride reports 01-19-2011, 08:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,211
Posted By nicoletti
Oregon Highway 34!

I took I5 down from Portland to ORE 34 over to the coast. What a drive!
<a href="http://mikeyy.smugmug.com/Travel/2011McTrip/15498116_ey95K#1161705581_iaKBE-A-LB" title="Photo & Video Sharing by...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,211
Posted By nicoletti
<a...

<a href="http://mikeyy.smugmug.com/Travel/2011McTrip/15498116_ey95K#1160688211_NZrCv-A-LB"><img src="http://mikeyy.smugmug.com/photos/1160688211_NZrCv-L.jpg"></a>

Left Seattle yesterday morning on...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2011, 07:41 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 11,211
Posted By nicoletti
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<iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/18905589" width="400" height="300" frameborder="0"></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/18905589">Seattle to Portland - Timelapse</a> from <a...
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