R1200GS Cheap Farkling!

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  1. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    It is a rubber plug that was on the bike when I got it. The PO took off the mounts and used his old luggage on his new bike. I suspect these were on the new bike and he just used them on the old one. Probably available from BMW. Likely cheap.

    Jim :brow
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  2. STUFF2C

    STUFF2C We Ain't Left Yet!!

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    wanna continue your cheap build. I have a set of BMW bags and mounts that I just took off my 05 1200GS. they're in good to better condition and have LOTS of stickers on them:wink:. $650 "shipped" to your door.
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  3. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Thanks for the offer, but I have a plan for bags already. I believe you will be impressed.:evil

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  4. STUFF2C

    STUFF2C We Ain't Left Yet!!

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    does this count as a farkle... i found it in the parkig lot 6-7 years ago and it fit perfect

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  5. JimVonBaden

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    Nice steering stop!

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  6. bemiiten

    bemiiten League of Adventures

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    The fork moves forward under compression. You may want to recheck this clearance off the stand.
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  7. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    I thought about that.

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    This photo is at lock. I compressed the front as much as my considerable bulk could and it never came closer than 1/2". I will find out on my first ride when I go to get my new paniers on Sunday.

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  8. SloDon

    SloDon Hey...where am I?

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    Jim

    After a few rides.....how you liking the seat?

    Thanks

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  9. longtallsally

    longtallsally Yeah I'm a chick

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    Hey Jim, I think I have you beat on the grips solution: tennis racket tape! All the wacko desert miles on mine had the grips worn out as well. It's just a set of Wilson stuff. Very grippy and made the grips much larger too. As with yours, it takes a little longer to get them warm, but they do get warm. I think it cost me like $10 from a sporting goods store.

    Definitely some cool stuff in here! :clap
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  10. jolly green giant

    jolly green giant biggles

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    Hi Jim,

    Some excellent ideas there. What size P clip did you use for the headlight protector? Many thanks. Brian
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  11. ORexpat

    ORexpat Oregon Expatriate

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    Jim, great ideas, and your usual superb execution. :clap Since I'm retiring, I'll miss you at the local BeemerBubba's tech sessions. You gonna make it all the way out to Salem this year? I've offered to volunteer out there . . . . with my abilities I'll likely be cleaning heads, but that's OK . . . . :eek1
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  12. JimVonBaden

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    Unfortunately I got the seat on, then had to fly to FL. Only a short ride so far, to be remedied on Sunday.

    Jim :brow
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  13. JimVonBaden

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    I used that on my R1200ST, same grips as the GS. It works great, and you can wrap them thicker and thinner in different parts of the grip.

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    The only drawback is that, depending on which grips you use, they do not last in the weather.

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  14. JimVonBaden

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    1/2"

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  15. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Thanks, not likely. Too much to do locally!

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  16. Ron from BC

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    Hey Jim,

    Your work on the windscreen scratch turned out great!

    Last summer I got caught in some sandstorm like conditions around Kayenta AZ which left the front of the windshield covered with microsopic pits. The clear signal lens ended up with a frosted appearance which took 4 applications of cut polish to resolve.

    Was the Meguiar product you used the Ultra Finishing Polish:

    http://www.meguiars.com/en/professional/products/m20532-ultra-finishing-polish-32oz/

    If anyone else has windscreen damage from blown sand and has been able to remove it feel free to chime in..

    Thanks..
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  17. jolly green giant

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    Many thanks Jim, much appreciated. Brian
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  18. JimVonBaden

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    Minor update.

    I got home from a business trip to Fort Lauderdale this afternoon, so decided to hook up the lights, temoporarily since I will be adding a Fuzebox as soon as it comes in.

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    Clearance is about 1/2" at compression and full lock.


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    Need to move the wires away from the threads.

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    They look pretty good. The yellow running lights come on with the key, and the driving lights are on a switch connected to a relay so they go off with the key, but also can be turned off with a switch.

    I also cleaned the bike a bit in anticipation of the new saddle bags that are more than half done so far.

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  19. SloDon

    SloDon Hey...where am I?

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    Look forward to your observations.

    As I stated earlier I have one on my DRZ and like it.

    Don
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  20. lukeinlondon

    lukeinlondon Been here awhile

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