NEW Maintenance/Repair/Accessory DVDs (need opinions)

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by JimVonBaden, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. Old_Don

    Old_Don Slacker

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    Jim,

    Your DVD's have been most helpful, thanks!

    Suggestion:
    I'd love to see a video off the whole process of removing the Transmission then lubing the Clutch splines. Possibly include clutch replacement too. For both R1150 and R1200.

    I'm getting close to having to do that job.. :D

    Thanks!
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  2. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    If you lived a bit closer you could be the one donating the bike for this one. I have been looking for an R1200 to do this with.

    Jim :brow
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  3. PARIAH

    PARIAH Been here awhile

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    I had the same concern when referencing to the DVD. Just play the DVD and record it with your portable device.
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  4. JimVonBaden

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    OK, so I have taken the list of ideas and condensed them into single list:



    DVD Ideas:<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
    • Final drive side seal replacement R1200/R1100/1150
    • Signal switches repair.
    • Fuel pump leaking issues and replacement
    • Repair leaking master cylinder
    • Repair and adjust micro-switch for the servo assisted ABS's.
    • Cleaning and servicing in between the pistons and the caliper that can cause stickiness
    • Bleeding, cleaning, maintenance and replacement of clutch slave
    • Clutch replacement R1100/1150/1200
    • Disconnecting the side stand safety switch
    • Lubing drive shaft splines @ transmission end
    • Installing a power outlet plug
    • Replacing the EWS ring and getting rid of security screws.
    • Pehaps you should split the DVD between the GS and the others like the S's, R and RT.
    • Differences for RT's.
      • Tupperware, how best to remove
      • Gas tank is plastic and the location of fuel filter/ level float is in a different place in the tank
      • ABS reservoir is under the tank.
      • Getting the 1100RT fuel gauge to show all the bars.
      • Changing the RT charcoal filter.
      • Installing an HID system.
      • Dimming down the HI beam indicator light.
      • Replacing/ upgrading headlight bulbs in RT's aiming RT light.
      • Installing floor boards.
      • Retrofit an RTP oil fan system
      • Replacing the RT windshields and/or it's motor
      • How to get behind the dashboard, speedo, bulbs
    • Installing peg lower kit
    • Changing a tire on an alloy rim and a spoked one.
    • An in-depth instructional DVD on using the GS911. Not just how to connect and go through the paces but what it all means
    • Changing fork oil, how and how often it should be done
    • A printed tutorial as option to each corresponding DVD, tools, torques, supplies.
    • Installation of a Centech or <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Blue</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Sea</st1:placeType></st1:place> fuse box to power accessories?
      • The benefits of relay vs. non-relay fuse box
      • A recommendation for the best/closest wire to tap to get a switched wire for the relay
    • R1100 Low voltage ABS fault test and repair
    • How about the rewiring of the ABS control to eliminate the low voltage code
    • Final drive rebuild (Too complicated for the average DIY, too many ways to make mistakes causing more damage, premature failure, or injury).
    • A roadside repair/troubleshooting/diagnostic guide (laminated)
    These are all good suggestions, many of which I believe I can use. If you have any more ideas, please feel free to list them here.

    If you are interested in using your bike to accomplish some of these, and live near the Washington DC area, please let me know. I will be able to pay for, or help pay for some of the parts and supplies needed, depending on the parts. I will also give full credit in the DVD, as well as free copies of the DVDs produced for any assistance.

    If your idea is chosen (you posted it first), you will, at a minimum, receive a JVB Productions decal, a DVD of your choice and mention in the DVD credits.

    Thanks,

    Jim :brow
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  5. simmonsk133

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    +1 GS911 +2 Clutch replacement

    Origional idea?? Installing switched FuzeBlock (Like the FZ-1A) and adding aux lighting to it.

    I bought your DVD on R1200GS Maint. It now lives in my player. Thanks, Ken

    Sorry, not original.....
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  6. JimVonBaden

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    Thanks, reinforcement on what to do is also appreciated!

    I suggest a good romantic comedy in the player now and then, your SO will appreciate it!:evil

    Jim :brow
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  7. medic man

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    Jim,
    What do you think about putting a video together about getting your bike ready for that once in a lifetime Alaska trip? Things to go over and maintence that needs to be done and how to do it? Also how to do some of those roadside repairs with the basic tools. For example, how to change a tire along side the road, A hole has formed due to a crack in the engine case what to do when far away from civilization...... Also about the tools to take with you with you. Also some of the gadgets that might be nice to take along.......ie thermacell, jet boil ect.......
    Thanks for all your help and advice you have given me,
    Troy
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  8. JimVonBaden

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    Hi Troy,

    Thanks for the input. I'm sure this has been done better than I could do it.

    This set looks like a good deal: http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/store/dream

    Thanks,

    Jim :brow
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  9. ghostrider1964

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    Jim, might be a good idea to make a video on installing Poolside's ICE AIR. I see their are still folks having issues with installing it:huh

    Secondly, what about a modification video to get rid of the spark plug coils...OP in GS spot was not very specific with installation.
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  10. JimVonBaden

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    I have offered on the Ice Air.

    As for the mods, not sure which one you are referring to? Is it the one where the guy used standard MC coils instead of the stick coils?

    Jim :brow
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  11. khale

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    +1 on this

    Throw in changing rear main output seal, transmission seal and final drive seal. A huge and heavy job, but would save us lots of $$, as I had to have the job done myself.

    Clutch replacement
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  12. khale

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    Jim,

    Also, I don't know what your budget is on this, but I recommend stepping up the quality to 1080p. You can use a DSLR, such as a Nikon or Canon with a fixed lens. Message me or email me if you have questions. I'm a photographer that know how to do dSLR as well. If you are ever in Atlanta, GA and want me to help you with the video production, I'd be happy to help.
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  13. malloy

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    JIM - I can't tell you how much your DVD and various pictorials over the years have added to my motorcycle enjoyment. I've learned a ton from you about the R1200GS :clap.

    But now, I've gone over to the light grey side with an F650GS twin. This begs the question of when you will consider doing some tutorials on the F800, F650 series. A whole new challenge for you and your pretty new garage :lol3.

    Regards - Malloy
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  14. JimVonBaden

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    Thanks for the offer. I am using a Cannon G12, and was using an Olympus SLR. The quality issue comes from the DVD space limitations. If I were to go to 1080 I would have only about 1 hour space on the videos with the current format.

    I am considering using a double layer DVD to increase quality on my next DVDs, but the cost is significantly higher to press them.

    Thanks,

    Jim :brow
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  15. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Thanks for the compliments. I actually do have plans for the F650/800 series. But I need to finish the K1200/1300 first. Filming is done, editing in slow process.

    I am also doing another Repair DVD with some additional features, and am looking for an R1200 and an R1100/1150 to do clutch spline lube and swap.

    Thanks,

    Jim :brow
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  16. malloy

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    :clap Ambitious undertaking, the clutch spline lube. Paul Glaves (MOA) just finished a transmission change out on an 1100 in the current News. Good article with a few pictures.

    Sign me up for your F Series. If I were closer, I'd gladly be a donor bike :lol3.
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  17. JimVonBaden

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    It should be doable in a sub-two hour video. I am considering releasing that one in a downloadable form since the number of copies I would sell would be fairly low, and pressing is expensive.

    Jim :brow
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  18. malloy

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    I'm sure the spline lube will be well received although a limited audience as you point out. Good luck!
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  19. JimVonBaden

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    Still looking for volunteers for both repair and accessoty filming. There will be incentives included as well.

    Jim :brow
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  20. Sparrowhawk

    Sparrowhawk Long timer

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    These kinds of videos and instructions are a real help. I wish I had some kind of reference like this before I tried to change the engine and hub oil on my wife's Vespa this weekend. Both the owner's manual and shop manual are worthless for routine tasks. I never would have guessed that the standard procedure for draining the oil includes removing the exhaust system and rear wheel.

    The idea I have is more formatting than substance. The video format is great for giving a person an overview of the procedure before getting started. They do not work as well as a step-by-step guide. It would be helpful if the videos came with companion files, similar to your pictorials, that a person could load onto their smartphone or iPad to reference while performing the work. Having that information on a smartphone could come in real handy on a trip when roadside repairs come up and the DVD is back at home.

    Nice stuff.
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