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Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,575
Posted By Disco Dean
I did it and here is the buy and build report:...

I did it and here is the buy and build report: Woodys Wheels (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=868571)

I also just bought a NoMar tire changer too - as I go through a few sets of...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 67,536
Posted By Disco Dean
Yes indeed.. I think there is some misinformation...

Yes indeed.. I think there is some misinformation going around. Simply go to http://www.metzeler.com/site/uk/products/tyres-catalogue.html Put in 1 - BMW 2 - R1200GS Adv 3 Enter.... and up pops three...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 433
Posted By Disco Dean
If the ABS is not compatible it is impossible to...

If the ABS is not compatible it is impossible to make it work properly - and will throw an error. Not only are the plugs different but the pick up as you noted for the speed sensor/ABS wheel is...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,335
Posted By Disco Dean
Took mine off - it is a European requirement I...

Took mine off - it is a European requirement I believe... take it off... I did see a guy from England who was in WV travelling around the world - had more than 300,000k on his bike and his current...
Forum: Beasts 02-08-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,751
Posted By Disco Dean
Wow... great minds

I have been thinking about this since it first came out. Crazy all of you are too. It is good - it means we are on the right track.

I am a current - and loving it - R1200GS adv BMW rider and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-08-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By Disco Dean
Thanks everyone - very cool. We leave this...

Thanks everyone - very cool. We leave this saturday. Hoping we don't get too much snow actually!!! I will keep you posted. Perfect thanks!
Forum: Canada 12-04-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 36,189
Posted By Disco Dean
I didn't have my Taser ready for you Rob!

I didn't have my Taser ready for you Rob!
Forum: Canada 12-04-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 36,189
Posted By Disco Dean
Yep, that's it and we have both in stock. There...

Yep, that's it and we have both in stock. There are two styles as well but we only carry the black colour.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-02-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,046
Posted By Disco Dean
Death Valley Hotels

Hey everyone. I am flying in to Vegas for work and have 3 days to tour Death Valley on a rental. Any suggestions on hotels to stay in or around the Park?

And for that matter any good trips I must...
Forum: Canada 11-22-2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 36,189
Posted By Disco Dean
Thanks Everyone!

Hey everyone this is Dean - aka Disco Dean. We are thrilled and honoured to be a part of DSP. It is going to be exciting and interesting and all the rest for sure. I will be posting on here and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,188
Posted By Disco Dean
JVB can help for sure. I have done it also. ...

JVB can help for sure. I have done it also.

You need the special tool mostly to get the correct torque on the instal as the bearing is under slight pressure and hard to hold the two nuts properly....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,502
Posted By Disco Dean
Please elaborate on horrible on road... thanks.

Please elaborate on horrible on road... thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,477
Posted By Disco Dean
Jim from the 2006 and on - the big bearing is a...

Jim from the 2006 and on - the big bearing is a sealed unit. It sits outside of the final drive left seal. Water can easily seep under the i/d of the bearing between the shaft and the i/d if there is...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,814
Posted By Disco Dean
Plugs are cheap and easy on a gs. Also a good...

Plugs are cheap and easy on a gs. Also a good excuse to look around. Each time a plug sparks it wears out a bit so it will run better. How much???? Who knows. But for my money a new set of plugs each...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,179
Posted By Disco Dean
I think Jim is on the right track. Trani is...

I think Jim is on the right track. Trani is really the most likely culprit. I have lost a tooth on a gear and it will slide into another gear and cause instant lock up - a good jolt is enough to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,029
Posted By Disco Dean
1/100th mm??? that is way small. Are you sure the...

1/100th mm??? that is way small. Are you sure the mechanic said that? that is like 3 10/thous inch - and to my experience not even something you can manufacture into a rubber seal. Just curious about...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,559
Posted By Disco Dean
Well said... I just wish I had enough coin for...

Well said... I just wish I had enough coin for the two bikes...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,559
Posted By Disco Dean
Lots of guys have done it on big bikes -...

Lots of guys have done it on big bikes - including a couple two up on a KTM 990. With little or no problems.

I think a smaller bike would be better but I plan on doing it on my 1200 Adv. It is a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,389
Posted By Disco Dean
OEM BMW plugs can be found at Max's parts fiche...

OEM BMW plugs can be found at Max's parts fiche and ordered online next day. If that fails a car audio guy could set you up as those guys now have to deal with all sorts of canbus and security issues...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,436
Posted By Disco Dean
I have tried many purpose built cleansers for...

I have tried many purpose built cleansers for bikes and cars and big rigs. Off the shelf and also My sister in law sold industrial cleaning products for years and used my bikes as experiments for new...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,277
Posted By Disco Dean
That 650GS is a nice bike - but seriously if you...

That 650GS is a nice bike - but seriously if you are really thinking about getting into it and you do have extensive experience. I think you will outgrow it fast.

My brother who has ridden for...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 816
Posted By Disco Dean
What billdonna said.. Looks bad actually but...

What billdonna said..

Looks bad actually but alas all is fixable. I cannot fathom how that could happen in their but stranger things have happened.

You will at least need the new sleeve and the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2013, 04:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,050
Posted By Disco Dean
You should order the BMW REpRom CD/DVD from the...

You should order the BMW REpRom CD/DVD from the parts list and it will have all maintenance and rebuild instructions. Torques, lubes, everything... Best buy I have ever made. Includes all part...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,131
Posted By Disco Dean
I hear you and seems we are on the same wavelength.

1. Agreed, don't know about ESA though as I have an 06.
2. Suspect for the average or above average rider this is not too much of an issue. Everything helps though and I suggest managing shock...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,533
Posted By Disco Dean
This is it.. I have to agree with Jim and just...

This is it.. I have to agree with Jim and just give up.

But first - look at what you just said "decrease pad thickness and increase the amount of fluid in the active circuit," If you do that you...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,533
Posted By Disco Dean
Sorry wrong again - self adjusting so the pistons...

Sorry wrong again - self adjusting so the pistons as Jim says - move in to contact the rotor - then only move out the same each time - so as the rotor and pads get thinner the pistons and pads move...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,533
Posted By Disco Dean
Sorry - not correct. There are two pistons -...

Sorry - not correct.

There are two pistons - one in the lever to push the fluid and one in the calliper to push the pad. There is an open circuit in the lever piston that draws in fluid when the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,533
Posted By Disco Dean
05Train, Sorry to say but Jim was being nice...

05Train,

Sorry to say but Jim was being nice when he subtly told you - that you were wrong.

A hydraulic front brake is self adjusting - unless you drain the fluid to empty the feel at the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 08:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,212
Posted By Disco Dean
Any good high pressure grease will do. As for...

Any good high pressure grease will do. As for holding the allen key etc. I found when I did mine this spring - that due to the tapered fit of the ball joint into the arm - it self tightens and you do...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3,447
Views: 501,960
Posted By Disco Dean
Cayuga practice day. And yes it is a good...

Cayuga practice day.

And yes it is a good score. I've ridden it for a while but it is now mine so it has a new home. Mine!!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 3,447
Views: 501,960
Posted By Disco Dean
After next weekend it goes into the house!!!!

After next weekend it goes into the house!!!!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 3,447
Views: 501,960
Posted By Disco Dean
Okay so I am being silly but I made my GS...

Okay so I am being silly but I made my GS jealous. My baby came home today. So excited. Gotta love that. Kinda like the big bad GS wolf and little red riding...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2013, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3,447
Views: 501,960
Posted By Disco Dean
Washed and detailed from the west Virginia...

Washed and detailed from the west Virginia trip.... Put on the Woodys Wheels and ready to get dirty tomorrow! That's what I did. ;)

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/05/05/urypynen.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,533
Posted By Disco Dean
... What Marchyman says for sure. Just measure it...

... What Marchyman says for sure. Just measure it properly.

Besides some would say the ridges increase surface area and thusly braking force... :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,533
Posted By Disco Dean
+1 on the EBC HH pads - good value and work well.

+1 on the EBC HH pads - good value and work well.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,533
Posted By Disco Dean
I think the front specs are 4mm wide - you will...

I think the front specs are 4mm wide - you will feel ridges for sure after some km's - what is the total kms? Ridges are not a problem.... unless they are huge. But running your fingernail across...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,993
Posted By Disco Dean
Don't understand... what do you mean by normal? ...

Don't understand... what do you mean by normal?

As, normal motorcycle synthetic will not make your wet clutch slip.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,099
Posted By Disco Dean
Up under where the rear shock connects are all...

Up under where the rear shock connects are all the little itsy bitsy wires that run to the back of the bike and from the rear brake pedal.... Really easy to ding one of those if you replaced your...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,464
Posted By Disco Dean
Might be you don't have abs... but is pretty easy...

Might be you don't have abs... but is pretty easy to test.

That to me is the only plausible answer if you do not have servos!

I feel for you. Lots of info around but hard to discern it all and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,464
Posted By Disco Dean
If by chance there is a version of the 06 with...

If by chance there is a version of the 06 with non servo abs then I might be wrong... but I think they both work the same. Unfortunately if you want to service the complete brake circuit you will...
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