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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by tagesk, Mar 28, 2008.

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  1. majlee_vmi

    majlee_vmi Tidewater 41009

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    Awesome resource - thanks.
    One question for the experts. I am looking for torque values - specifically the handlebar hardware so I can adjust the handlebar.

    I worked my way to R1200gs.info and found values there. The blurb states it is based on a 2005 GS. Have there been any changes I should be aware of to torque values for a 2009?

    URL to torque values page.

    http://www.r1200gs.info/misc/torque.html

    thanks

    Lee
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  2. roadrules

    roadrules n00b

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    New to the site... Thanks for the FAQ's fantastic reading. Really appreciate the time and effort that goes into this site...
    Thank You:clap
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  3. tagesk

    tagesk Tuscan rider

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    I don't know anything about spark plugs on the continent where you live, but I can tell you that the GSpot FAQ was started in 2008. It is continuously updated.
    Questions about issues not related to the GSpot FAQ Per Se should be asked in a new thread. Not in this one.

    [TaSK]
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  4. BTL

    BTL No more snow!!

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    Great job and thank you for the considerable effort in doing this..great info.

    I am new to the BMW scene and this post was just the good reading I needed.
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  5. miro9

    miro9 Been here awhile

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    This is a great resourse, thank you for doing it. I think it's just missing an electrical info (CANBUS, bulbs to use, connecting additional accessories such as heated gear, etc).

    In any case, thank you.
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  6. rod172

    rod172 Adventurer

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    +1 on the Globeriders DVD. Covers a lot of different tips and tricks associated with maintenance and preparation.

    When it comes to step by step maintenance, it doesn't get much better than Jim Von Baden's DVDs. Extremely informative and unbiased. http://www.jimvonbaden.com

    My .02...
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  7. gspdbill

    gspdbill noobie allover again

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    I was looking for the link on ProMachine tools (I think they make the tool for removing front axle bolts and a trick oil filler cap) but I can't find it. I think the company goes by another name but I'm racking my brain trying to figure it out.

    Yes I've tried Google, no luck.

    Any help (I think they should be added to the accessories links too).

    Edit: Ok, I found them. It should be ProMach not ProMachine like I was searching on.

    ProMachDualTool
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  8. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    If you are looking to buy one or both of these, I have a set - billet aluminum but from a different manufacturer - that I'll sell you. I bought a GS specific tool kit that came with them as well, so I have 2 of each.

    The spark plug boot puller / oil cap removal tool has never been used.

    The front axle removal tool has been used one time (tire removal and reinstallation).

    I'm willing to sell these as a set to you for $45 shipped to a US address, if you are interested...
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  9. gspdbill

    gspdbill noobie allover again

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    Thanks but I already have them. Was originally trying to update my GS maint. spreadsheet and realized I didn't have that info there, went looking for the details.
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  10. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    ok... :D
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  11. sonarman

    sonarman Been here awhile

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    Do you still have tools or sale?
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  12. macadamia

    macadamia XK Red 27 Technique

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    me? yes, I do... pm if interested...
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  13. mka

    mka Been here awhile

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    Hi

    first just to say what an incredible thread..............i have been reading it and re-reading it and it is super explanatory in every way, so well done big time and mucho appreciated.

    i wasn't sure where to put this stupid question so if this is the wrong place i do apologise in advance.

    my stupid question relates to the exhaust on a 2008 r1200gs..................i have the bog standard that comes with the bike.............but i thought i would really like a super noisy burbly type of noise and on other bikes i have the arrow exhaust...............however i have checked out many places online for more info on this topic but it is a bit sketchy (either that or i'm not good at searching !) i find that i feel safer (!) if riding a bike with a big noise level and would like to upgrade/change but would really appreciate any and all advice on this matter, even if the advice is to leave well enough alone !

    also, i'm a big fan of Tagesk and like himself i just love the Italian lifestyle and all it offers..............unfortunately i only can travel there and back from ireland, at least for the moment, but any chance i get i'm there...................so big thank you for all the adventures too Tagesk.

    kind regards and if you guys are EVER in the area of the west/north west of ireland be sure to let me know..............you'll be very welcome for sure !
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  14. firstr8

    firstr8 Walter Mitty Adventurer

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    Awesome FAQ:

    Any chance there is a comparison between the GS and the GS Adventure?

    I understand that opinions will vary among members, but I have not seen a spec compare between the two. (and as others have confirmed, the Search function isn't the greatest.

    I've been reading/searching but haven't seen anything yet.

    It would help when deciding between the two beasts.
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  15. Enichkin

    Enichkin n00b

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  16. RandM

    RandM Been here awhile

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    Hi people, being my first post here, I'd like to mention how happy I am to have found Adv Rider - it's a treasure trove of info. and much appreciated. It's also
    worth mentioning straight up that while I'm handy with a spanner and have maintained my own vehicles for over 40 yrs, I'm not a pro spanner man and thus have gaps in my knowledge base having learning mostly what's applicable to my needs.
    I've been lurking and learning as much as I can and now have leads to answer most of my Q's but - following the best traditions - the answers to some questions just suggest more questions.

    In the FAQ regarding over torqued bolts it's mentioned that the torque ratings are calculated for dry, non lubricated bolts/nuts.

    I was told in my youth that unless a thread is lubricated you can't be sure that it has tightened up cleanly - that it may have a tight spot giving a false reading - thus you always lubricate the thread.

    Is there a rule of thumb for recalculating the given torque rating for a lubricated thread?

    EG : If the unlubed T rating is 100Nm - the lubed rating is 80% or 80Nm?

    RandM.
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