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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:09 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I actually snapped the stock (built 11/2000 first...

I actually snapped the stock (built 11/2000 first ridden 08/2002) clutch cable after just 14.000kms or so in 08/2005. I had a replacement clutch cable zip tied to the old one so it only took 5...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 01:30 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I was also going to suggest that the metal had...

I was also going to suggest that the metal had expanded from the heat built up going flat out for several minutes and probably running for quite a while on the highway. And especially since it...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 01:21 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Thinking we're experiencing pretty much the same...

Thinking we're experiencing pretty much the same problem, only mine is more affected from 1st than from 2nd. 1st to N happens when taking off slowly from a parking lot for instance, but 2nd to N is...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:57 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Too much slack, huh :scratch I'm actually...

Too much slack, huh :scratch
I'm actually replacing both the lever and cable this fall as part of the larger maintenance plan scheduled when I park it for winter. Cable was procured in 2007..... and...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 12:20 AM
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Views: 3,277
Posted By Gravel Seeker
Next time :thumb

Next time :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 02:00 PM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Don't think I've ever experienced that

Don't think I've ever experienced that
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 07:32 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
:lol3 I'll accept the cause and assume...

:lol3

I'll accept the cause and assume blame, now show me the effect on the under-engineered parts :deal
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 07:07 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Ok, gurus..... what other than the N switch can...

Ok, gurus..... what other than the N switch can cause it slipping out of 1st more often than not and clunky, sometimes hard, shifting between all gears?

Btw, I always downshift hard and engine...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 06:57 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Cheers :thumb

Cheers :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 06:56 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Mine's the same regardless of oil. Been runing...

Mine's the same regardless of oil. Been runing dino for at least the last year, maybe the year before too, can't recall when I switched. Clutch slip went away when going to dino though (semi synth I...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 03:34 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Please remove the rubber from your throat - your...

Please remove the rubber from your throat - your coughing is disturbing :deal:D
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 02:00 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I can't find the part number. Think maybe they've...

I can't find the part number. Think maybe they've missed it here ? http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=0173&mospid=51605&btnr=61_1373&hg=61&fg=31

Or is the neutral switch officially...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2014, 01:47 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
We'll see how much value the Ratel bling has once...

We'll see how much value the Ratel bling has once someone's snapped a chain, I guess..... :deal:lol3:lol3


I'll jump right in:

1. N switch
- Do you have to drain the oil before replacing the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 12:05 PM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I was looking at the other side of the bike.......

I was looking at the other side of the bike.... dunno why, but just thought it was on the clutch side for some reason. Thanks.
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 11:48 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Do you have a picture of where it is? Is it...

Do you have a picture of where it is? Is it reachable without removing the clutch cover ? I've been searching the realoem.com site, but can't find it.
Forum: Ride reports 09-17-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,277
Posted By Gravel Seeker
Fun fact that you may be aware of - episode V -...

Fun fact that you may be aware of - episode V - Empire Strikes Back scenes from the ice planet of Hoth, featuring the AT-AT's among other things, were actually shot at Finse...
Forum: Thumpers 09-17-2014, 08:24 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I doubt they do. And if they do, they probably...

I doubt they do. And if they do, they probably don't give a shit - they have a big star with those who order R1200GS's with cast alloy wheels instead of spokes....

Where they started out offering...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 02:05 PM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I'm sure you know, but the level is different if...

I'm sure you know, but the level is different if you also replace the oil filter. Think it's 2,3 liters total with filter replacement.

Mine also spews oll from the crank vent if it's received more...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 11:57 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
New Touratech bashplate and centerstand installed...

New Touratech bashplate and centerstand installed at TT Nordic (in Sweden) May 2009. Proud owner :cry

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v423/7homas/Moto/Touratech%2009/DSC_0059crop.jpg




...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 07:44 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Yeah, I know, was thinking of mountainpasses in...

Yeah, I know, was thinking of mountainpasses in the Italian alsps etc.
I'm going hiking tomorrow at one of the highest peaks in the south east of Norway (it's just 1950m or so above sea level)....
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 02:03 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Nice. Just hope you don't try to sell...

Nice.



Just hope you don't try to sell it as a unique low milage bike in a couple of years.... :deal:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 09-14-2014, 02:01 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Not that long ago for me (november/december 2005)...

Not that long ago for me (november/december 2005) :huh
We rode it west to east. I'm kicking myself every day for getting complacent and not taking more pictures. I mean really stopping, taking the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 10:29 PM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Don't know how long the trip is, but with the...

Don't know how long the trip is, but with the cost involved I would imagine it's at least a month. Any particular reason you left it so late? Aren't you a little worried about the season that is upon...
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 09:33 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
To where ? Some place warm? dry? wet? cold?...

To where ? Some place warm? dry? wet? cold? polluted? :D
Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 09:30 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
I hate winter. Would never consider riding in...

I hate winter. Would never consider riding in snow or on ice. I've crashed enough and broken enough parts to know that they won't last, but they look nice :nod
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 11:46 PM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Hahah Relax, I was just pulling your leg. ...

Hahah
Relax, I was just pulling your leg.

I'm one of the few I know that have been saying for the last 25 years that it is very naive and arrogant by mankind to think we are responsible for the...
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 07:27 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
What I like the lewast with the stock mirrors and...

What I like the lewast with the stock mirrors and mounts is that they hit your arms when standing. They should've had mounts that were further forward :nono
Forum: Thumpers 09-11-2014, 07:26 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Thank god for all the pollution you americans...

Thank god for all the pollution you americans spew out, if it wasn't for global warming, we'd have much colder winters than we do, so thank you :thumb
Forum: Thumpers 09-10-2014, 12:00 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Fook....I'm doing that in a months time after the...

Fook....I'm doing that in a months time after the season has ended :puke1
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 11:51 PM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Yeah.....when you crash.... I haven't crashed in...

Yeah.....when you crash.... I haven't crashed in years now and mainly just ride on asphalt, sadly.
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 02:51 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Looks like the standard Dakar fender. Same as the...

Looks like the standard Dakar fender. Same as the regular GS, but with a small extender

This link is for the 00-03 model...
Forum: Thumpers 09-09-2014, 02:45 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Think I might add these ...

Think I might add these (https://www.louis.de/en/artikel/indicator-m-blaze-disc/10034269?list=14970817)indicators.... sexy as :evil
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2014, 01:27 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Yeah, I replaced both my helmets this year since...

Yeah, I replaced both my helmets this year since they were both getting old (MX helmet bought in 2005 and a BMW street helmet bought in 2008-9). The MX helmet had also been through a couple of...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 08:09 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Toss the helmet. I once heard that one...

Toss the helmet.

I once heard that one should discard a helmet if it's been dropped. Also heard they should be replaced every 3-4 years anyway.
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 02:08 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Sorry to hear that and it sounded much worse when...

Sorry to hear that and it sounded much worse when I started reading than how it turned out. I was picturing all the bad stuff that tree could've done to your upper body....

Even if nothing's...
Forum: Thumpers 09-07-2014, 01:40 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Not to worry, BMW offer a range of bikes to cover...

Not to worry, BMW offer a range of bikes to cover all your needs. How about a 9-T...
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2014, 12:41 AM
Replies: 15,392
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
You also thought about the Terra stand or thought...

You also thought about the Terra stand or thought mine would bend ?



I bought another one. Came out of Portugal and cost around 25 I think it was.

If it (the pipe used to make the stand)...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 02:17 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Wonder if the sidestand will fit..... The...

Wonder if the sidestand will fit.....

The "universal enduro" eBay one I bought couldn't take the weight of the Dakar and folded. Had it reenforeced, but it just bent again further down, so now I'm...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 02:01 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
So sorry to hear that.

So sorry to hear that.
Forum: Thumpers 09-03-2014, 02:13 AM
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Posted By Gravel Seeker
Like I've stated before, the stock BMW mirrors...

Like I've stated before, the stock BMW mirrors are made by a German company called BUMM.

I've bought standard mirrors without the adapter, just threads directly on the stem since the bike was new...
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