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Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,132
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, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,091
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, 06:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,415
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, 10:53 AM
Replies: 394
Views: 82,582
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, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
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, 05:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 374
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, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 872
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, 01:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,705
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, 05:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,705
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, 06:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,705
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, 07:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 653
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...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By Disco Dean
Same issue on my 06 - wear out so fast and I am...

Same issue on my 06 - wear out so fast and I am not hard on them. Interestingly though for my model year - they have added an additional set of brake pads - an Option pad of sintered material - crazy...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,117
Posted By Disco Dean
Thought that too - thick super thick grease...

Thought that too - thick super thick grease should stick in there - unless you powerwash - it is protected in there to an extent. The tough thing is it sits behind the wheel carrier and that dust...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,117
Posted By Disco Dean
I too thought of the corrosion as mind had some...

I too thought of the corrosion as mind had some during my big bearing replacement.

Might consider next time dropping a tiny thin line of resin in the "seam" after instal to keep the moisture from...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,117
Posted By Disco Dean
Just a note - for the main bearing the shims have...

Just a note - for the main bearing the shims have nothing to do with bearing size/thickness. Maybe in the new 2014 FD's I think there is a shim washer on the bearing in some of the FD's (depending on...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,117
Posted By Disco Dean
:-) Yah I have the argument all the time with...

:-) Yah I have the argument all the time with some of my friends... about the good old days that really in a lot of ways were not so good!

I think for me - balance - is the key. ie. why servo...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,117
Posted By Disco Dean
Thanks Jim, Question - are you putting on the new...

Thanks Jim, Question - are you putting on the new flange? I have the new one on mine and it is pretty nice unit - looks to be a good upgrade on the cnc'd aluminum oem version...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,117
Posted By Disco Dean
I just happened to have some coin rolling around...

I just happened to have some coin rolling around in my pocket and my 60,000km rebuilt FD was again showing too much pinion movement - (which last time spelt - pinion needle bearing failure) so I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,386
Posted By Disco Dean
I have a set of TKCs on my dirt rims and love...

I have a set of TKCs on my dirt rims and love them also - the karoos where a test for the other set as I like to have more street oriented tires on my other rims. If I was going to get just one set...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,386
Posted By Disco Dean
Metz Karoo 3's Have to say I am hugely...

Metz Karoo 3's

Have to say I am hugely impressed with these. They are a bit noisy and a good compromise between a street oriented DP tire or the Conti's TKC80's.

But - they are awesome grippy...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By Disco Dean
That is just a simple non pressurized reservoir...

That is just a simple non pressurized reservoir hose as noted by others. There is no need at all for a braided line.

The only thing to be careful of as noted above - is to make sure it is hose...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 229
Views: 35,061
Posted By Disco Dean
My dealer at Wildwood Motorsports in Winnipeg...

My dealer at Wildwood Motorsports in Winnipeg said he didn't care if it was warrantied or not - he was going to replace it as it was simply a safety issue and he would take it up with BMW.... Told me...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 25,117
Posted By Disco Dean
The big bearing is sealed with its own lubricant...

The big bearing is sealed with its own lubricant and is not housed within the FD where the oil is. It sits just outside of that environment. So you heard right in that the big bearing is not...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2014, 02:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By Disco Dean
:D Yes learned that one the hard - freaked out -...

:D Yes learned that one the hard - freaked out - my bike wont start any which way....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,883
Posted By Disco Dean
(what mark said) The system self cancels after...

(what mark said) The system self cancels after approx 300 meters BUT that is at steady throttle and it changes the distance depending on speed. So the system figures you have made your turn -...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 405
Posted By Disco Dean
I too have an 06 with the same issue. It is quite...

I too have an 06 with the same issue. It is quite a common issue with the 05,06,07 I think... If I am correct i also think is might have been a warranty issue - not a recall I think but extended and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,392
Posted By Disco Dean
Yes and lets not forget the little "grub" set...

Yes and lets not forget the little "grub" set screws in each spoke head (unless the '14's have changed but I don't think they have).

Remember that these rims really only true when you start with a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By Disco Dean
I regularly get between 32 and 35 litres that can...

I regularly get between 32 and 35 litres that can fit in the tank depending on how patient I am or not. I do know that when the computer tells me that I have 0 mileage to empty there is little or no...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,161
Posted By Disco Dean
Its one of the toughest calls you can make. As...

Its one of the toughest calls you can make. As JustKip pointed out it depends completely on the type of trip you want. Any bike large or small can strand you out in the wilds. The big bike can hurt...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,945
Posted By Disco Dean
Jim those lights are really nice - is that the...

Jim those lights are really nice - is that the kit that comes from them also - the whole mounting apparatus? Very cool.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 469
Posted By Disco Dean
Typically the issue is not the crown bearing. (Or...

Typically the issue is not the crown bearing. (Or large bearing)

The small needle bearing on the end of the spline shaft is what fails and is what was updated on the model year 2006 in August of...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By Disco Dean
Yes indeed forgot that. A pretty good option too...

Yes indeed forgot that. A pretty good option too if you don't want to spend the amount of money that would buy another bike - just for shocks. I think those TT shocks are almost $5k for a full set.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By Disco Dean
I have used many aftermarket shocks and love them...

I have used many aftermarket shocks and love them and have a set of Elkas on my 1200GSA - so you know where I'm coming from.

I would think for sure that 35k for the OEM shocks should NOT make them...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4,862
Views: 762,920
Posted By Disco Dean
Powerlet has some really nice fixtures as well....

Powerlet has some really nice fixtures as well. Very clean and tidy.


Powerlet (http://www.powerlet.com/products)
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 229
Posted By Disco Dean
I have seen that before but not on the BMW. It...

I have seen that before but not on the BMW. It can but the main thing about the boxer engine is that it negates those pressure variances within the crankcase so.... can't say for sure. That would be...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,199
Posted By Disco Dean
Figured it out.

Update,

I tried to test the stick coils but could not get a reading from any of the pins but two and it did not match up with the suggested ohm reading - soooooo decided to take a big (see huge)...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,199
Posted By Disco Dean
New question about measuring resistance - coil stick

Question about measuring the ohm resistance of the stick coils.

The manual says:
.087 ohm primary
6.0 ohm secondary

To measure on 1 - 15 pin and 1 - 4 pin.

There are three pins on the top...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,199
Posted By Disco Dean
:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3

:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,199
Posted By Disco Dean
Thanks guys. I remember seeing a post about...

Thanks guys. I remember seeing a post about testing stick coils. Do you know the process?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,199
Posted By Disco Dean
1200 GS Adv engine missing

Hey everyone,

2006 R1200GS adventure, 110,000km's, No engine mods or electrical accessories (non-stock except for an accessory plug off the battery)

I just returned from a 2 day 2500km trip to...
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