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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 09:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,779
Posted By Disco Dean
Just a note if you have not already pulled apart...

Just a note if you have not already pulled apart your bars. It is not simple. As the OEM bars are cut short and at odd lengths side to side.

Also you will need to drill and tap the Raptor bar ends...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 05:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,779
Posted By Disco Dean
Dont really know the point of this thread but... ...

Dont really know the point of this thread but...

I replaced my bars with ProTaper Contour Raptors (http://www.protaper.com/products/handlebars/contour).

They are an ATV bar and had the most...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 941
Posted By Disco Dean
Price is subjective. My girlfriend wouldn't pay...

Price is subjective. My girlfriend wouldn't pay more than $100 bucks for some lights for her bike but would spend $4k on a new saddle for her horse.

So it is hard to judge really.

For me they...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,894
Posted By Disco Dean
Sorry I cant really say but Ive got canbus and I...

Sorry I cant really say but Ive got canbus and I have no problems. They are car compatible so should be fine.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 941
Posted By Disco Dean
Holly crap these are bright!

No picts sorry - but I have to say I am sort of stunned by how bright these are. So bright I had thought I adjusted them wrong (ie. too high or too low...) but they just throw so much light....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By Disco Dean
it require heating the swing arm housing - then...

it require heating the swing arm housing - then pulling them out.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,894
Posted By Disco Dean
I actually lied and used a 2.125 inch hole saw...

I actually lied and used a 2.125 inch hole saw which I think is a bit too big - BUT it allows for more movement - AND more dirt in there. Lets just say it is not perfect but I think it is a better...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 941
Posted By Disco Dean
Clearwater Erika Driving lights

Just got these and put them in today. No ride yet - Tomorrow!!! still too cold here today.

Overall very very nice quality. Sold and very well thought out - very very happy with the finish and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,894
Posted By Disco Dean
Just put in ADV monster LED H7's

I just put mine in - here are my thoughts...

Quality is top notch - like amazing for $40's. The box, presentation quality of the product is very very good.

The instal was very simple - I used a...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,894
Posted By Disco Dean
Jim, Yes I agree - it looks very nice and...

Jim,

Yes I agree - it looks very nice and clean and I think will work. There is a lot of room in there to allow for air movement and I am sure that the std bulb also gets hot. The overall quality...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By Disco Dean
:D Just touching the bottom red line... and I...

:D Just touching the bottom red line... and I had just washed it and took the pic so it was in that no mans land of... where is the oil, oil cooler... should I lean it over.... rock it back and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 616
Posted By Disco Dean
I have a full Ti and INOX system from Laser and...

I have a full Ti and INOX system from Laser and it is great - nice finish - cross over pipe, and nice can.

Sound is good and it has two inserts for low sound - euro spec and open for ripping.

I...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,894
Posted By Disco Dean
Jim, I get your concerns and it is not perfect...

Jim, I get your concerns and it is not perfect having to make the larger hole for the Cree Adv Monster Led light. However I like the fact that it does not have a fan - and has nicely engineered -...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,894
Posted By Disco Dean
These look to be very good...

These look to be very good (http://stores.advmonster.com/h7-led-headlight/) and top notch - the company that manufactures these also has a very good led reputation.

I have some coming but they...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,158
Posted By Disco Dean
You said synthetic oil in a post!!! You said...

You said synthetic oil in a post!!! You said it... you do have some balls and it is a friday night. All weekend for another oil thread!!! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,254
Posted By Disco Dean
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,061
Posted By Disco Dean
Those 20$ lights look kind of okay but at barely...

Those 20$ lights look kind of okay but at barely 800 lumens each they rate about a third of your single headlight bulb - in fact lower than my $20 led flashlight.

I just purchased but have not got...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By Disco Dean
+1 Jim. ??? Where did you get the plug? The...

+1 Jim.

??? Where did you get the plug? The BMW part should not be a hex head as far as I know and also no double washers.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By Disco Dean
What Jim said and... I think I get what you are...

What Jim said and... I think I get what you are saying.... the black rubber bowl like thingy goes on TOP of the fluid - it is more like a splash/foam vibration dampener. A diaphragm. You fill the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 801
Posted By Disco Dean
?? the copper is the crush washer.

?? the copper is the crush washer.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,668
Posted By Disco Dean
:whip my safe word is "Final Drive"

:whip

my safe word is "Final Drive"
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 7,668
Posted By Disco Dean
If you do want to use Nitrogen (I dont) - then...

If you do want to use Nitrogen (I dont) - then you go to a welding supply store and rent a small tank - and have it in your garage. The tanks typically can hold upwards of 2,000psi and 40 cubic feet...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 31,370
Posted By Disco Dean
Warranty coverage if you install for the parts...

Warranty coverage if you install for the parts only.

I mean it is only two bolts.... anyway.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 440
Posted By Disco Dean
Iv'e used these here and my buddies all use them...

Iv'e used these here and my buddies all use them in Europe. Easily portable from van to truck to trailer with no hardware - all you then need is a place to tie down your tie-downs. They work...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-05-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,763
Posted By Disco Dean
:freaky The post is last year and this is...

:freaky

The post is last year and this is this year!!! Just keep your spooning to yourself homeboy!

:rilla
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,940
Posted By Disco Dean
Dont know your bike but there is a notch on the...

Dont know your bike but there is a notch on the rear final drive of the 1200's to allow you to put in a long torx socket to get the brake bolts out without having the take off the carrier, which is a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-03-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,763
Posted By Disco Dean
Bump this thread

Well I never made it last year but am finally confirmed for Jan20!!! Anyone else have something to add that would be great thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,099
Posted By Disco Dean
:lurk...Be prepared for what is to...

:lurk...Be prepared for what is to follow....:rofl

Can't be added to your bike if it doesn't already have it.

In Moto they call this "Whiskey Grip" The problem being unintended and dangerous...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,940
Posted By Disco Dean
I'm confused by this discussion... this rear pad...

I'm confused by this discussion... this rear pad issue has been around for almost 10 years now. Simply put and for whatever reason - I am sure there are a number - the rear pads on all R1200gs bikes...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,690
Posted By Disco Dean
I put it in my hidden pocket in my jacket as I am...

I put it in my hidden pocket in my jacket as I am never on my bike without. Might be good to put in the foam of your helmet also. So it is on me - which I like better than my bike for some strange...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,333
Posted By Disco Dean
I change the FD oil every oil change -...

I change the FD oil every oil change - consumables are 180ml of oil... less than a coffees worth of extra peace of mind.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,062
Posted By Disco Dean
On mine (2006) kind of old now - it is limited to...

On mine (2006) kind of old now - it is limited to Explorer Browser only so no mac usage.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 94,647
Posted By Disco Dean
6 month report

Bike: R1200GS Adv, 2006
Riding style: Expert, kind to the bike/tires, but not overly sensitive (ie I rip it a few times a week)
Riding surface: Mostly asphalt / gravel, 80/20 mix
Riding type:...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By Disco Dean
Stainless steel is perfectly acceptable disk bolt...

Stainless steel is perfectly acceptable disk bolt depending on the composition of the stainless. In fact superior in lots of ways - and NOT soft. The common problem is that most people go to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 529
Posted By Disco Dean
Check the year for sure but they are standard...

Check the year for sure but they are standard sizes. However they are all low profile bolt heads so some will not fit - as I know from experience. You can source M8 stainless and titanium here:...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,079
Posted By Disco Dean
Jim is correct! I've done both options and the...

Jim is correct! I've done both options and the replace option was within the last month.

You can add in a few hundred extra if you get the new pivot bearings, bolt and fibre washer and the linkage...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,280
Posted By Disco Dean
...But if it is lubed for life why even have a...

...But if it is lubed for life why even have a drain plug??? :rofl Doubt that is the reasoning but it is kind of funny. I figure if I was an engineer and I designed a for life gear box like that I...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,280
Posted By Disco Dean
Def - I agree completely. I don't know what the...

Def - I agree completely. I don't know what the attachment to BMW / Castrol Oil is.... good stuff for sure but there are plenty of other really good options out there. A bit of Moly for me too......
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,280
Posted By Disco Dean
Hi, no breather on the 06 (I have an 06) The...

Hi, no breather on the 06 (I have an 06)

The new fill limit (180ml) is designed to prevent the blow out under pressure as there is no breather.

The seal is a very easy replace - but you do have...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By Disco Dean
This is common - just speaking from my experience...

This is common - just speaking from my experience 06 model and also discussions with my BMW tech(s) at two different dealers.

The fuel management computer monitors driving and load factors and...
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