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Old 09-04-2010, 02:30 PM   #151
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Custom Work

Hondo's dashboard - Very nice job!
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Old 09-04-2010, 07:55 PM   #152
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Very Nice - Well Done!

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Old 09-05-2010, 07:36 AM   #153
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BMW R1150RT Fuel Quick Diconnect Replacement

One of the fuel disconnects failed and I went looking for a replacement.

I found that a replacement from BMW was going to cost approx $25 for 1/2 of the coupling, so I looked around here for a better/cheaper source for the Quick Disconnects.

After reading a thread here on metal disconnects, I decided to replace all four pieces with with replacements from McMaster/Carr.

I also ordered 1 pkg of 100 orings - of the Viton material (best for gasoline) - so I can replace the orings each time I remove the fuel tank (at least yearly for brake fluid replacement).

So here is what I bought from McMastrer/Carr -

- 5012K672 Acetal Quick-Disconnect Coupling Socket, 1/4 Cplg, for 5/16" Tube ID, with Valve - 2 each $ 13.34

http://www.mcmaster.com/#5012k672/=8pq0jt

- 5012K712 Acetal Quick-Disconnect Coupling Plug, 1/4 Cplg, for 5/16" Tube ID, with Valve - 2 each $ 11.72

http://www.mcmaster.com/#5012k712/=8pq0sx

- 9464K16 Viton® Fluoroelastomer O-Ring AS568A Dash Number 011, Packs of 100 (Same as 9464K342) $ 6.32 for a pkg of 100

http://www.mcmaster.com/#9464k16/=8pq0x3

My total was $31.38 + a few bucks shipping.

Here are a few pics-

The new parts -



A closeup of the new disconnects -



The old disconnects are black -



The new disconnects installed



I lubed up the orings with a light coat of vasaline to allow them to come together without any binding.

Also, make sure that you use new fuel injection hose clamps (not typical hose clamps) - I bought 4 clamps at NAPA for a few bucks.
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Old 09-05-2010, 08:00 AM   #154
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we just used some disconnects from motion pro to replace the broken ones on a customers bike. they seemed to work well also.
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:01 PM   #155
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Nice job on the dash Hondo. I just got back from Central ADV Rally III and Finger Lakes BMW Rally without GPS. Lost power to the unit. I like your design, I may have to incorporate it to mine.
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Old 09-16-2010, 05:37 PM   #156
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What kind of mileage should I expect the clutch to
last? While on vacation I experienced slipping in 6th
gear. Bike has around 31000 miles.
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Old 09-16-2010, 06:39 PM   #157
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What kind of mileage should I expect the clutch to
last? While on vacation I experienced slipping in 6th
gear. Bike has around 31000 miles.
They usually last a lot longer than that. If it's slipping, it likely doesn't have long through.
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:42 AM   #158
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I just received a shifter extension from Illium Works, and it's a really nice piece -

http://www.iliumworks.com/Store_Deta...ShowLarge=True



They are sold by other dealers but those dealers charge more for shipping ($10) than Illium Works ($$6) so I bought it direct.


I bought it because I found myself having to turn my leg in towards the shifter to shift. This extension will extend the stock shifter by 3/4".

I'll post up a photo later today when I install it.
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Old 09-17-2010, 10:03 AM   #159
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extensions

My new bike came with the extensions on the brake and shifter levers. They are excellent! You'll love 'em.
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Old 09-17-2010, 04:03 PM   #160
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R1200RT Touratech Crash Bar mounts?

I bought a set of used Touratech crash bars for my 2005 R1200RT. Unfortunately,the seller neglected to remove the lower mounts from his bike...and sold the bike months before selling the bars. Of course things get more interesting...Touratech is redesigning this crash bar and does not have the lower mount in stock. The salesman said it may take months to receive them, if they recieve the earlier mounts at all.

I know its an off the wall question, but would anyone happen to have a set of Touratech Crash Bar (lower mounts) for an R1200RT that could be reunited with a set of bars? The mounts appear in pictures 3 and 4 of the this document - http://www.touratech-usa.com/media/m...047-0102-1.pdf
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Old 09-17-2010, 07:06 PM   #161
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I just received a shifter extension from Illium Works, and it's a really nice piece -

http://www.iliumworks.com/Store_Deta...ShowLarge=True



They are sold by other dealers but those dealers charge more for shipping ($10) than Illium Works ($$6) so I bought it direct.


I bought it because I found myself having to turn my leg in towards the shifter to shift. This extension will extend the stock shifter by 3/4".

I'll post up a photo later today when I install it.


Put one of those on a few weeks ago. Huge improvement.

I had developed a painfull bruise on my leg, I'd bang it against the intake bulge with my inside shin bone when digging for the shifter. Not good.

All better now.
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Old 09-17-2010, 07:40 PM   #162
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Here are a few comparison shots I took this afternoon -



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Old 09-17-2010, 07:52 PM   #163
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Paralever torque arm

I scored a sport suspension Paralever torque arm (this particular one was from a boxer cup bike, but the GS torque arms are the same length), and had a chance to throw it on the bike last week. This is an interesting mod...

Here is a comparison of the two bars - stock RT bar on the left, 365mm bar on the right:


The initial reaction - the bike definitely sits higher in the rear...and is a lot easier to get up on the center stand:


It is also going to affect the side-stand a little...It isn't a problem in the garage, and I don't anticipate it will be a problem anywhere else, but I suppose I could always add some sort of extension if necessary.

The idea here is that the shorter bar raises the rear end and makes turn-in quicker, making the bike feel more sporty. Does it? Well, I have the luxury of living about a mile from a twisty mountain road, and the verdict is still out after a couple of runs up the mountain, but my initial opinion is pretty good - turn in feels a bit quicker, and especially transitions from one side to another in esses - it rotates more easily. I need to get my Ohlins rebuilt and set up for my weight and the new ride height - and I think overall it will feel pretty spry.

It certainly doesn't turn the RT into an R12S, but I think it is a worthwhile addition, as long as you don't pay a bunch for the bar. I'll have a much better opinion once I have the rest of the suspension sorted - I might even switch back and forth to see what bar feels better, but I'm almost certain the shorter one will get the nod.
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Old 09-17-2010, 07:59 PM   #164
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Here are a few comparison shots I took this afternoon
That extension looks great Hondo - I bet it works great for long rides - I always find that the shifter sits on the knuckle of my big toe - which wears on you after 4 or 5 hours. And heck - for $20, I don't see how you can go wrong - I might have to try one of these out.

And in a perfect tie-in to my post above, looks like Illumiworks has an easy bolt-on side stand extension that would work great with my new Paralever bar - thanks for the link!
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Old 09-17-2010, 08:29 PM   #165
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That extension looks great Hondo - I bet it works great for long rides - I always find that the shifter sits on the knuckle of my big toe - which wears on you after 4 or 5 hours. And heck - for $20, I don't see how you can go wrong - I might have to try one of these out.

And in a perfect tie-in to my post above, looks like Illumiworks has an easy bolt-on side stand extension that would work great with my new Paralever bar - thanks for the link!
Yep, they have a lot of goodies there.

They shipped my shift lever extension out the same day that I ordered it -
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