100 THREADS all GS/GSA owners should read.

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    The "100 Threads" is a compilation of the TOP 100 THREADS submitted by your fellow inmates.
    It contains the most common information in an easily SEARCHABLE format that you want/need/ought to know if you own a GS/GSA.

    Part 2 can be found here:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=967525

    HOW TO SEARCH THE LIST
    You can SEARCH the "100 Threads" by using Ctrl+F keys This opens a FIND window which allows you to SEARCH this thread.
    For example, enter "Brakes" into the FIND dialogue window and you'll get each instance of "Brakes".

    1. HOW DO I CONVERT MY HEADLIGHTS TO HID?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=288538
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=388828 (1150GSA)

    2. WHY IS MY ENGINE NOW RUNNING ROUGH? THE ENGINE IS IDLING HIGHER THAN NORMAL.
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=835521
    Post #5

    3. HOW COME MY HEATED CLOTHING, AIR COMPRESSOR, POWER OUTLET, ETC DOESN'T WORK?
    http://www.powerlet.com/learningCenter/iCan

    4...IS THERE ANY PLACE WHERE THE MOST FREQUENT QUESTIONS ARE ASKED?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=326162

    5. WHERE CAN I GO TO FIND DETAILED WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO DO MAINTENANCE ITEMS?
    http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/
    http://www.amazon.com/R1200-Haynes-Service-Repair-Manual/dp/1844259250 2010+ Haynes Manual
    http://www.amazon.com/R1200-Service...F8&qid=1356278537&sr=1-1&keywords=bmw+r1200gs 2004-2009 Haynes Manual

    6. HAS ANYBODY PRODUCED A DVD SHOWING HOW NORMAL MAINTENANCE ITEMS and COMMON REPAIRS ARE DONE?
    http://www.jimvonbaden.com/
    You got a BMW? Jim's got you covered!
    Wethead: 2012 to 2013 R1200 Water Cooled BMW R-Series
    Camhead: 2010 to 2012 R1200 Double Overhead Cam BMWs
    Hexhead: 2004-2009 R1200 Series BMWs
    Oilhead
    : 1994-2006 R1100/1150 Series BMWs

    7. Is oil consumption normal?
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=504643

    8. WHAT ARE THE PART NUMBERS THAT WILL FIT MY BIKE?
    http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/PartsFiche.aspx
    http://www.ascycles.com/BMW-Motorcycle-Parts-Fiche.aspx
    http://realoem.com/bmw/select.do

    9. WHERE CAN I FIND THE BMW MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FOR MY BIKE?
    http://www.ascycles.com/bmw_motorcycle_service_and_maintenance_schedules.aspx

    10. WHERE CAN I FIND TORQUE VALUES? AND...OTHER GS STUFF.
    http://www.r1200gs.info/misc/torque.html

    11. MY GS/GSA WON'T START IN GEAR...NOW WHAT DO I DO?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=376181

    12. WHY ARE MY BRAKES SO GRABBY? SANDPAPER IS THE FIX...YOU SAY?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=838082

    13. WHERE CAN I FIND A COPY OF MY BIKE'S OWNERS (RIDER'S) MANUAL THAT CAME WITH THE BIKE? YOU KNOW..RTFM.
    http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/index.html
    Click on "Service"
    Click on "Rider's Manuals" on left side

    14. HOW DO I ADJUST THE VALVES ON MY 10+ DOHC.
    http://sanjosebmw.smugmug.com/Other/...9614&k=BmBc5cN
    Note from contributor EvilTwin:
    I know there is a thread around for this somewhere, but can't find it. I do, however, have the photos bookmarked. This is a pictoral for a '10 and up valve lash check. There is a little more to it than this if you have to change shims. For example, if your shim (semi-sphere) measures as it should and your clearance is off then something else is worn and you will need a new shim of a different size to change the gap appropriately. If the shim does not measure as it should and the gap is not correct, then there is the possibility that you need a new shim of the same size to take up the gap. Provided, of course, the valve lash change needed = difference between actual shim size and spec'd size

    15 HOW DO I TIE DOWN MY BIKE FOR TRANSPORTING?
    http://www.grassrootsbmw.com/uploads/Tiedown2.pdf
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=853572

    17. WHAT TOOLS DO I NEED TO WORK ON MY BIKE?
    http://www.r1200gs.info/misc/toolkit.html
    http://jimvonbaden.com/Tool_Kit.html (JVBaden's suggested list!)
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=348022

    18. HOW CAN I CHANGE THE LOCKS (RE-KEY) ON MY VARIOS?
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=300753&highlight=rekey

    19. HOW DO I INSTALL THE BURNS MOTO (OR OTHER) FUEL BYPASS CABLE?
    https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?resid=2A3A3F4609DB3988!130
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c_30Nn0BWE YouTubeVIDEO of above steps
    http://www.burnsmoto.com/bmw-fuel-pump-bypass-cable.php Burns Moto website to PURCHASE one

    20. WHAT SPARES SHOULD I CARRY?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=839751
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=316464

    21. HOW TO INSTALL ALTERNATOR BELT:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzPTPN98x40

    22. HOW TO INSTALL AN ODYSSEY PC535 BATTERY:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=320214

    23. WHAT'S WITH THE REAR DISK BRAKE FLANGE?:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&p=17330243#post17330243

    24. HOW TO DO BRAKES: PADS:
    http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.php?t=34541&page=2;

    25.HOW DO I BLEED MY BRAKES:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=341305

    26. HOW TO BREAK THE BIKE IN HALF: (INTENTIONALLY, OF COURSE)
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=655998

    27. DRIVE SHAFT, U-JOINT REPAIRS:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=555869
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=853018

    28. HOW TO REMOVE, REINSTALL DRIVESHAFT & BOOT:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=712469

    29. HOW TO CHANGE FINAL DRIVE OIL:
    http://jimvonbaden.com/R1200_Final_Drive.html

    30.HOW TO REPLACE FINAL DRIVE OUTER SEAL:
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=335870
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=880390

    31. HOW TO BYPASS THE SIDE STAND INTERLOCK SWITCH:
    Method 1. http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/SSIBD.pdf
    Method 1. [​IMG] R1200GS
    Method 2.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWVEAMZ7jMg&playnext=1&list=PLABFD804CDF3E026C GlobeRider's video

    32. HOW DO I CLEAN UP THAT REAR CALIPER?:

    http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/BFDRear2.1.1.pdf

    33. MY HEADLIGHT SEEMS TO BE OUT OF WHACK...HOW DO I FIX THE AIMING?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=590440

    34. WHO'S THE GUY THAT TRUES AND STRAIGHTENS SPOKED BMW WHEELS? I THINK HIS NAME IS WOODY.
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=839732
    Post #3
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70578 Woody's own post!

    35. HOW CAN I FIND PAINT THAT MATCHES MY BIKE/YEAR?
    http://www.colorrite.com/index.cfm?killnav=1
    http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/paintcodes/reds.htm (select your color family)
    http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/d....oap?ck=Search_N1159_-1_-1&pt=N1159&ppt=C0253 (Valve covers!)

    36. ARE THERE AFTER MARKET OPTIONS FOR TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=626512 (Doran Manufacturing)
    http://www.tyredog.com.au/store/ (tyredog TPMS)
    http://www.orange-electronic.com/en/orange_retrofit_m202.html (Orange Electronic)
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=711933 (Orange Electronics review)

    37.HOW DO I REMOVE MY ALTERNATOR?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=703446

    38. HOW CAN I KEEP MY VARIO SIDE CASES FROM FALLING OFF?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=605203
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    39. HOW DO I INSTALL OEM GSA DRIVING LIGHTS ON MY GS?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=578964

    40. WHERE CAN I GO TO IMPROVE MY RIDING SKILLS?
    See LINKS in "100 Part 2)...moved due to space consideration
    Part 2: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=967525

    41. I JUST REPLACE MY 'HALL' SENSOR AND MY BIKE DOESN'T RUN OR STOPS RUNNING WHEN IT GETS WARM. NOW WHAT DO I DO?

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=827860

    42. HOW DO I INSTALL THOSE ROX RISERS ON MY BIKE?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=341906
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=844550
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=347359 (Re-routing the throttle cable...afterwards)

    43. THE ADV SEARCH ENGINE DOESN'T FIND WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR. WHAT DO I DO NOW?
    https://www.google.com/search?num=100&hl=en&lr=&safe=off&q=site%3Awww.advrider.com+motorcycle&btnG=Search
    Substitute whatever you're looking for for the word "Motorcycle" and you'll find it!

    44. I'M LOOKING FOR A TOOLBOX FOR MY GSA...WHAT ARE SOME CHOICES?
    http://www.advmotorrad.com/index.php?route=product/product&product_id=61
    http://twalcomusa.com/ttr-raidbox-r1200gs-adv.html
    http://www.bmwgsemotion.com/accessoring.html
    http://advgear.net/
    http://dsbikeprotection.com/BMW-R1200-GS/Toolbox-Caja-Herramientas-R-1200GS-ADV.html#.UOZHGm99LNk
    http://www.bmwgsemotion.com/accessoring.html (GS Emotion brand)
    http://www.wunderlich.de/shop/de/kofferbox.html (Liquid Cooled Version - Wunderlich)

    45. HOW DO I REMOVE MY SIDESTAND? THE BUSHING SEEMS STUCK?
    http://www.aksengineering.com/assets/pdfs/Sidekicker_installation_use_guide.pdf
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=681061&page=2 (See Post #24)

    46. ARE OHLINS SHOCKS REALLY THAT GREAT? CAN I INSTALL THEM MYSELF?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262392
    http://www.jimvonbaden.com/Ohlins_Shock_Install.html (Thanks, as always, to JVB!)

    47. DO THOSE "WINGLET" THINGS REALLY WORK? WHERE CAN I GET THEM?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=151722
    http://www.ceebaileys.com/bmw/1200gs_wind_wing.html
    http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/R1200GS/8600378-379.html
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=974853 2014 GS model?

    48. WHERE CAN I BUY A 'THROTTLE CONTROL'
    http://www.kaoko.com/default.aspx (Kaoko)
    http://throttlemeister.com/ (Throttle Meister)
    http://www.crampbuster.com/ (Crampbuster - CB2)

    49. I WANT TO MAKE MY BIKE MORE VISIBLE...WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
    http://www.skenedesign.com/lights/ (Photonblasters)
    http://hyperlites.com/ (Hyperlites)
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=605428 (LED's in Hanguards)
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=831710 (Reflective Decals)
    http://www.adventuretech.ca/ (LED Flashing Brake Light -05 thru 07)
    http://beemershop.com/Merchant5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=BS&Screen=PROD&Product_Code=RCL08 (LED Flashing Brake Light -05 thru 07)
    http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/...r-light-for-BMW-R1200GS-ADV-from-2008-onwards (LED Brake Light -08 onwards)
    https://www.kisantech.com/index.php?cat_id=3 (Kisan)
    http://www.adventuremotorcycleparts.com/product/TR481001.html (Signal Dynamics Back Off XP Brake Light Signal Module)
    http://admorelighting.com/ (Various LED light bars)
    http://www.identi-tape.com/solas.html (SOLAS reflective tape)
    http://motoreflective.com/products?page=2 (Reflective tape kits made by ADV inmate)

    50. HOW DO I REPLACE THE FINAL DRIVE BEARING IN A R1100GS and R1150GS?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=234400

    51. I WANT/NEED TO BUY SOME PANNIERS FOR MY BIKE. WHAT ARE SOME CHOICES?
    Contact Inmate Kirkster70 (Kirk's hand made panniers)...or...start reading here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23PD...e_gdata_player
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    http://www.touratech-usa.com/ (ZEGA's)
    http://www.jesseluggage.com/ (Jesse's)
    http://cariboucases.com/store/?name=Home (Caribou Cases)
    http://micatech.net/ (Micatech)
    http://www.happy-trail.com/ (Happy Trails)
    http://www.twistedthrottle.com/shop-by-product/luggage-racks (Twisted Throttle - TRAX)
    http://www.xplorermoto.com/bumotR12GS.html (Bumot made in Bulgaria...available in the US)
    http://www.projectvnd.com/index.htm (Vern's World Beater's)
    http://advdepot.com/globescout (Global Scout's - US Distributor)
    http://www.globescout.de/home.php?cat=2 (Global Scout - Mfg website)
    http://nomadacases.com/en/catalog/417/0/Nomada_PRO_cases (Holan Nomada)
    http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/PartsFiche.aspx (BMW branded, Varios and OEM aluminum) search by bike

    52. I LOST THE KEY(S) TO MY BIKE. WHAT DO I DO NOW?
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=396942
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=791283

    53. MY HEATED GRIPS STOPPED WORKING...NOW WHAT?
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=770667
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=856853
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=894188

    54. HOW DO I REPLACE MY HEATED GRIPS?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=498496
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=856853

    55. AM I TOO OLD TO OWN A GS? WHAT'S THE AVERAGE AGE OF A GS RIDER?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=844883

    56. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MODS RIDERS HAVE DONE TO THEIR VARIOS?
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=643013

    57. I JUST GOT MY CENTECH AP-1 OR AP-2 FUSE BOX..
    HOW DO I MOUNT IT?
    WHERE CAN I MOUNT IT?

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=537579

    58. HAS ANYBODY EVER INSTALLED 'CRUISE CONTROL' ON A GS?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=845862
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=244690
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=803459 (O-ring version)
    http://www.mccruise.com/collections/bmw (McCruise)
    http://www.excelthrottlecontrol.com/ (Excel Throttle Control)

    59. HOW DO I CHANGE A GEARBOX INPUT SEAL?

    HOW DO I REPLACE A CLUTCH PRESSURE DISC?
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=724130

    60. HOW DO I REMOVE A GS ADVENTURE PETROL TANK?
    HOW DO I REPLACE GS ADVENTURE SHOCKS?
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=808727

    61. WHAT IS CONSIDERED A LOW OR HIGH MILEAGE GS?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=744842

    62, MY VARIOS ARE STUCK...THEY DON'T OPEN/CLOSE EASILY. NOW WHAT?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=356840

    63. HOW DO I DO A THROTTLE BODY SYNC?
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=231335

    64. I THINK MY FUEL PUMP FLANGE IS CRACKED. WHAT DO I DO NOW?
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=711467

    65. I BROKE THE 'TAB' and/or 'LOCKING MECHANISM' ON MY VARIOS. HOW DO I FIX THEM?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=848307

    66. I'M HAVING TROUBLE REMOVING MY SHOCKS FROM MY GSA. HELP!
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=848957 (See Post #11)
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=856133 (Removing ESA shocks on a GS. pictorial)

    67. I WANT TO LINE MY ALUMINUM PANNIERS...EVERYTHING KEEPS GETTING BLACK ALL OVER IT. SUGGESTIONS?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=19339154 Post #204

    68. HOW CAN I TELL WHEN MY BIKE WAS ACTUALLY BUILT? AND...A LOT OF OTHER DATA ABOUT YOUR SPECIFIC BIKE!
    http://www.bmw-z1.com/VIN/VINdecode-e.cgi
    ...OR...
    http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html

    69. HOW CAN I ADJUST THE THROTTLE CABLE...IT SEEMS TOO LOOSE?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=850951

    70. HAVEN'T FIGURED OUT HOW TO POST PICTURES...CAN YOU HELP?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919
    ...or...Click on FULL SCREEN at lower right of window below.
    <iframe src="https://skydrive.live.com/embed?cid=2A3A3F4609DB3988&resid=2A3A3F4609DB3988%21304&authkey=AEuuUEXnog3mqqo&em=2" scrolling="no" height="288" width="476" frameborder="0"></iframe>

    71. MY BIKES STARTS...BUT IDLE'S VERY HIGH AT STARTUP. WHAT'S GOING ON?
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=721682 Read Post #6

    72. WHERE CAN I FIND A WIRING DIAGRAM/SCHEMATIC FOR MY BIKE?
    R1200GS:
    <iframe src="https://skydrive.live.com/embed?cid=2A3A3F4609DB3988&resid=2A3A3F4609DB3988%21125&authkey=AJOvMMcPYEuTmtg" scrolling="no" height="120" width="98" frameborder="0"></iframe>
    R11XXGS:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=20364897#post20364897 Post #23

    73. MY ABS UNIT IS SHOT. CAN IT BE REPAIRED? OR DO I HAVE TO BUY A NEW ONE?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=852577
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=792722

    74. THE FUEL PUMP FLANGE APPEARS TO HAVE A CRACK IN IT...WHAT DO I DO NOW?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=711467&highlight=fuel+pump (Read about it)
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=852502 (Fix it)

    75. I WANT TO SHIP MY BIKE TO EUROPE. WHAT ARE SOME OPTIONS?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=852629 (SEE Post #4 and #20)
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=852629

    76. HOW CAN I TELL HOW OLD THE TIRES ARE ON MY 'NEW TO ME' BIKE?
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=11
    http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=172

    77. WHAT'S MY BIKE WORTH? WHAT'S THE VALUE OF AN RXXXXGS?
    http://www.kbb.com/motorcycles/ (Kelley Blue Book)
    http://www.nadaguides.com/Motorcycles (NADA)
    http://www.searchtempest.com/ (SearchTempest.com) - searches all Craigslist's in the US

    78. HOW DO YOU REPLACE THE EWS RING?
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=443172
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=855501 (Post #2...Good info to know!)

    79. I CAN'T GET MY OIL FILTER OFF? HUH? WHAT THE BLANKETY BLANK DO I DO NOW?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=852340 Lots of great alternative suggestions!

    80. CAN YOU CONVERT A GS TO THE LARGER GSA FUEL TANK? HOW?
    http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/R1200GSTankConversion.pdf
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=378053
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=760269 (Fuel transfer problems)
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=521394

    81. WHAT'S THE PROPER WAY TO USE THE DIAGNOSTIC PLUG FOR 'POWERING' THINGS?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=20473988

    82. HOW DO I KEEP MY VARIO TOP CASE FROM FALLING OFF? IS THERE A FIX?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=686640

    83. HOW DO I REMOVE THE CHARCOAL CANISTER FROM MY GSA?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=211357

    84. HOW ABOUT A 21" FRONT WHEEL? ANYBODY DONE IT? CLEARANCE ISSUES?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=495376
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=663107
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=853064 (R1200GS Billet triple clamp project - Vendors)
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=862561 (R1200GS Billet triple clamp project - Oilhead Boxers - discussion/feedback)

    85. I BROKE MY HEADLIGHT RETAINER CLIP...WHAT DO I DO NOW? IS THERE A FIX?
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=20573586

    86. I NEED ONE OF THOSE ABS FUNNELS TO SERVICE THE ABS...WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=20586234#post20586234 (See Post #17 for DIY parts)
    http://www.beemerboneyard.com/abs3funnel.html

    87. HAS ANYBODY BUILT A SNORKEL FOR THEIR GS/GSA...YOU KNOW... FOR DEEP STREAM CROSSINGS?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=628545
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=811462
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=520523

    88. I WANT A LOUDER HORN. STEBEL IS THE NAME I'VE HEARD. HOW DO YOU INSTALL IT? WHERE TO INSTALL?
    WHAT DOES IT SOUND LIKE?
    http://www.stebel.it/stebel2012/suoni.asp?IDsuono=slnautilusCS.swf
    http://excelcyclewerkes.com/index_files/Page732.htm
    http://www.itrider.net/downloads/R1200GSA_Stebel_Horn_kit_by_Excel_Cycle_Werkes.pdf (2011 GSA w/ESA)
    http://www.motorcycleparts-hornig.c...lu-High-grade-Steel/Nautilus-Stebel-Horn.html

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=927073 (Stebel Horn Install - WC version...GREAT VIDEO from OP!)

    89. MY BRAKES LIGHTS STAY ON ALL THE TIME. WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=692796
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=688059

    90. LOOKING FOR A SPARK PLUG COIL REMOVER TOOL. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
    http://www.marcparnes.com/BMW_Plug_Tool.htm (Marc Parness)
    http://stores.promachdualtool.com/-s...val/Detail.bok (ProMach)
    http://www.advdesigns.com/bmwspplcapre.html (Adventure Designs)
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=20654002#post20654002 (DIY methods and tools)

    91. WHAT'S THE PREFERRED WAY OF MOST RIDERS OF ADJUSTING THE ALUMINUM GS/GSA SEAT RODS?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=684161

    92. HOW DO I PROPERLY BED-IN NEW BRAKE PADS?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=20668739

    93. I SEE THE OIL FOAMING IN THE SIGHT GLASS...SHOULD I BE CONCERNED?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=858913

    94. WHAT THIS THING CALLED A "GS911 FAULT CODE READER" ACTUALLY DO? DO I NEED ONE?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=189421 (Many responses...discussion)
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=861221 (More responses)

    95. WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO CONNECT AUDIO TO YOUR HELMET HEADSET? WIRED OR BLUETOOTH?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=874440

    96. I WANT TO EXTEND MY MIRRORS FURTHER OUTWARD. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
    http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/R1200GS/8160446-447.html (Wunderlich, Black/Silver)
    http://store.bobsbmw.com/product/ztechnik-mirror-extenders-r1200gsrst (ZTechnik)
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=643655

    97. I'D PREFER A DIFFERENT SEAT THAN THE OEM (READ AS...."I HATE MY SEAT!") WHAT ARE SOME OTHER CHOICES? (The #1 complaint)
    http://www.day-long.com/gallery_BMW.html (Russell Day Long)
    http://www.sargentcycle.com/bmwwsr12gs.htm (Sargeant)
    http://www.corbin.com/bmw/r12gs.shtml (Corbin)
    http://www.rickmayercycle.com (Rick Mayer)
    http://mayergonomic.com/ (Bill Mayer)
    http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/3239/Aftermarket-Seats-for-BMW-R1200GS-Adventure-Oil-Cooled (Touratech)
    http://www.advdesigns.com/safrseforbmw.html (Adventure Designs)
    http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/R1200GS/8161164-199.html (Wunderlich Ergo seat)
    [
    98. LOOKING FOR A TANK BAG FOR MY GS. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=337145 (Tank Bag Discussion)
    http://www.marseeproducts.com/ (Marsee)
    http://www.twistedthrottle.com/shop-by-product/luggage-racks/tank-bags (Bags Connection and others)
    http://shop.sw-motech.com/en/by+products/Luggage+Systems/Tankbags/index.htm (SW-Motech)
    http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/134/BMW-R1200GS-Adventure-Oil-Cooled-Tank-Bags-Tail-Bags (Touratech)
    http://wolfmanluggage.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=category.display&category_id=8 (Wolfman)

    99. HOW DO I INSTALL THE DISPATCH 1 POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=870449 pictorial on the R1200GS
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=870941 pictorial on the R1200RT
    http://arborealsystems.com/Arboreal_Systems/home.html

    100. HOW MUCH OIL SHOULD I PUT IN WHEN I CHANGE IT? (#1 most common question)
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=869667 (See Post #4)

    101, MY GEAR INDICATOR IS 'INDICATING' THE WRONG GEAR. HOW DO I FIX THIS?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=824627

    102. What alternate foot pegs and lowering options are available for the R1150GS and R1200?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=878283

    103. How much fluid should I put in my final drive?
    For R1200 :Answer is 180ml. It is also for a refill, not a clean and new FD. That is 220. Source: JVB .
    For R11XXGS: On the 1100/1150 just fill to the bottom of the threads. Source: JVB

    104. WHERE CAN I FIND THE 600, 6K AND 12K SERVICE SCHEDULES FOR THE WATER COOLED GS?
    https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx?resid=2A3A3F4609DB3988!336 (The BMW Factory ones)
    http://1drv.ms/1dddn7q Service schedules PLUS relevant TORQUE VALUES from inmate Marchyman

    105. WHERE CAN I FIND THE RIDERS (OWNERS) MANUAL FOR THE WATER COOLED GS...USA VERSION?
    https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=2A3A3F4609DB3988!339&authkey=!AJRulshujDoroAU

    106. MY FINAL DRIVE HAS DIED...CAN IT BE REPLACED WITH THE LATEST FD...UP TO THE 2012 VERSION?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=711453
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=904234

    107. HOW DO I REPAIR THE GEARS IN MY VARIO TOP/SIDE CASES?
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=908012

    108. WHERE CAN I FIND THE TORQUE AND FLUID LEVEL SPECS FOR THE WATER COOLED GS?
    https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=2A3A3F4609DB3988!389&authkey=!AI9ZxPyn3L2QJ-c

    109, WHAT FARKLES ARE MADE SPECIFICALLY FOR THE WATER COOLED GS?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=891023

    110/ CAN YOU REPLACE THE OEM FOG LIGHTS WITH led? IF SO...HOW?

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=652646

    111. CAN YOU INSTALL OEM GSA LIGHTS ON A GS?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=578964

    112. WHAT BASIC SKILLS DO I NEED TO RIDE 'OFF-ROAD'?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Re2A9UJzSBw

    113. CAN YOU MOUNT A CB RADIO ON A GS?

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=114534&highlight=RADIO
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=359719&highlight=RADIO
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=500859&highlight=RADIO

    114. WHAT THE HECK IS "CANBUS" and HOW DOES IT WORK?
    http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/canbus.htm
    http://www.bmwra.org/otl/canbus/

    115. WHAT ARE THE STATE MOTORCYCLE LAWS WHERE I LIVE?
    http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/Rights/State-Laws.aspx


    116. WHICH IS BETTER...SPOKE OR CAST WHEELS?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74319
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=733032
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=619644
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=181217 (WEIGHT COMPARISON)

    117. WHAT ARE MY CHOICES FOR TIRES FOR MY GS?

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=515959&highlight=mefo&page=2

    118. ANYBODY MOUNT A ROWE ELECTRONICS PDM60 ON THEIR LC OR WC?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=928394
    eXCELLENT PICTORIAL!

    119. HOW DO YOU REMOVE/INSTALL THE SWINGARM?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsS8y6YlbkM&feature=player_embedded
    Another excellent step-by-step video pictorial of how to do it!
    Thanks inmate: *SHAG*

    120. HOW TO YOU INSTALL LED TURNS SIGNALS ON A NON-WC/LC GS?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP8HPPKaFsQ

    Nice...easy...peasy video from our friends at MAXBMW! :clap


    121. HOW DO I SERVICE THE ABS SERVO BRAKE SYSTEM? YOU KNOW = 'WHIZZY' BRAKES. (Prior to 2007)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLM25NYvlas pART 1
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1ktxY_bgQY pART 2

    A couple nice step by step videos!

    122. I''M LOOKING FOR SOME HANDLEBAR ADJUSTER LEVERS. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
    http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/motorcycle/8160111.html Wunderlich version
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=21306205 Berger Tools version
    http://www.mcmaster.com/#adjustable-...andles/=p74api McMaster versions

    123. MY 12 VOLT BATTERY IS SHOWING 12.00 VOLTS ON A MULTIMETER...WHY WON'T THE BIKE START?
    http://www.mmbalmainauto.com.au/PDF/State_of_charge_12_volt_batteries.pdf ( Batteries 101)

    124. THE BIKE WON'T START IN GEAR....DOES THE CLUTCH OR BRAKE LEVER SWITCH NEED ADJUSTING?
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=376181

    125. WHERE THE HECK IS THE ENGINE NUMBER ON THE BIKE?

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=940727 (1200
    )http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35998 (1150)
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=306082

    126. MY SPARK PLUG SOCKET IS STUCK IN THE HEAD...WHAT DO I DO NOW?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=338290
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52818
    Or...simply use the socket that came with the OEM tool kit

    127. WHERE AND HOW CAN I MOUNT A GO PRO CAMERA?

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=815150
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=751276
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=577008

    128. WHATS UP WITH THE OFFICIAL BMW FUEL PUMP RECALL FOR THE UNITED STATES? WHO'S AFFECTED? HOW DO I GET IT FIXED?

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=945705

    ALSO, LETTER FROM BMW TO NHSTA WITH DETAILS
    https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...nt=file%2c.pdf

    CANADIAN VERSION OF NHSTA RECALL:
    http://blog.motorcycle.com/2013/12/1...al-fuel-leaks/

    http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/...eng&rn=2013442

    SOUTH AFRICA
    http://www.wheels24.co.za/BikesQuads/50-000-BMWs-recalled-but-not-in-SA-20140106

    129. WHICH IS BETTER - CAST WHEELS OR SPOKE WHEELS?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=743194
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=619644
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=181217

    130.I CAN'T SEEM TO GET THE SPLINES ON THE FINAL DRIVE TO PROPERLY RE-ALIGN AND MATE AFTER SERVICING.
    WHAT'S THE TRICK TO GETTING THEM BACK TOGETHER

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=704832

    131. WHERE'S THE BEST PLACE TO FIND A SOURCE FOR SWITCHED POWER?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=953179 2013+ WC
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=794407 2012 DISCUSSION
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=641794 DIAGNOSTIC PLUG ALTERNATIVE
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=752846 1100GS DISCUSSION
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=365594 NO SPLICE OPTION...MOLEX CONNECTOR INTO DIAGNOSTIC PLUG

    132. I NEED SOME CRASH BARS. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=953633

    Links to all manufactuers: Hepco-Becker, Wunderlich, Touratech, AltRider,
    MotoGeist, Illum Works
    SW-Mototech,

    133. GOT A LEAK IN MY TIRE..SHOULD I PLUG IT OR PATCH IT?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=626119 Pros/Cons of each
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=234511 Discussion of options
    http://www.jimvonbaden.com/Tire_Plugging.html JVB pictorial on how to plug

    134. DOES ANYBODY HAVE A LIST OF MOTORCYCLE SALVAGE DEALERS THAT PART OUT GS /GSA?


    beemerboneyard.com
    duncansbeemers.com
    re-psycle.com
    bobsbmw.com

    More
    Used Parts as well as a section on Parts Sales and/or Service
    http://bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.p...rces-and-Links

    135.WHAT'S THE STORY ON THE 2013/2014 MODEL YEAR SIDE STAND SWITCH RECALL? AM I AFFECTED?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=961649








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  3. TomDac

    TomDac Been here awhile

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    When will my FD explody?
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    mb90535im '05 R1200 GS

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    My legs are too short, waaaaaaa, waaaaaa !!

    (search for seat height, lower, Napoleon, inseam, etc,)
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    rcliffor Been here awhile

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    Gotta have a tire thread, the problem is which one?
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  6. scooteraug02

    scooteraug02 Dog Rancher

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    Too bad we can't organize the threads based on category by BMW part category.

    01-Literature
    11-Engine
    12-Engine Electrics
    13-Fuel Preparation
    16-Fuel Supply
    17-Cooling
    18-Exhaust System
    21-Clutch
    23-Transmission
    31-Front Suspension
    32-Steering
    33-Rear Axle & Suspension
    34-Brakes
    35-Pedals
    36-Wheels
    46-Frame, Fairing, Cases
    51-Vehicle Trim
    52-Seat
    61-Electrical System
    62-Instruments Dash
    63-Lighting
    65-GPS, Alarm & Radios
    71-Equipment Parts
    77-Accessories

    Aftermarket exhaust, What seat do I get, Panniers, Driveshaft, Spline lube, GPS wiring, Shift lever, foot pegs, How do I check my oil quantity. What car parts can I use. What color paint is my engine painted, Who is tagesk, What is a sticky, What is GSpot Frequently Asked Questions/LOOK HERE FOR FORUM CONTENTS GSpot FAQ
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    :jjen but ummm which tires should i use
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    Wdwrkr Long timer

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    I will try to tap into links tomorrow. At home I only have the iPad and I couldn't begin to figure it out on this thing. Sadly there are limits to my abilities.
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    Bill-66 Hencho in Kansas

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    Needs more oil thread..

    Oh..and exhaust makes my bike run like shit thread..

    xcellent effort LPOL :freaky
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    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    how about an accessories / farkles thread?
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    The Evil Twin Boxer Freak

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    Will you post more so I can watch your avatar?:eek1
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    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    er, no...
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    The Evil Twin Boxer Freak

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    I know there is a thread around for this somewhere, but can't find it. I do, however, have the photos bookmarked. This is a pictoral for a '10 and up valve lash check. There is a little more to it than this if you have to change shims. For example, if your shim (semi-sphere) measures as it should and your clearance is off then something else is worn and you will need a new shim of a different size to change the gap appropriately. If the shim does not measure as it should and the gap is not correct, then there is the possibility that you need a new shim of the same size to take up the gap. Provided, of course, the valve lash change needed = difference between actual shim size and spec'd size.
    http://sanjosebmw.smugmug.com/Other/Tech-pictures/10976964_HcSC4s#!i=767209614&k=BmBc5cN
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    Tomcat503 Usually Just Lurking

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    Where is the radiator cap on my GS?
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    This should be first! :rofl :rofl :rofl

    and yes, I just made a donation! :lol3
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    klondike1 Nobody in particular

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    Thanks for putting this together
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    Sasquatch2112 scatology expert

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    I am thinking that this should be a sticky.

    Mods to the white phone please.
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  20. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    I'm not sure we should limit it to just 100... Once the new 1200 GS hits the dealers, many late model 1200 GS & 1200 GSA bikes will hit the used market. For people like me who have never had one and who are "forum search" challenged, this is a perfect one stop post to get started.

    Thanks for doing this LPOL... :wings
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