The All New LIQUID COOLED R1200GS threadfest

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Dorsicano, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    Torx drivers are devil spawn

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  2. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Special editions next year? Why?
  3. duffs

    duffs I have a beard

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    Perhaps, but I've never stripped a torx bolt... ever.

    Philips, hex... rubbish.
  4. duffs

    duffs I have a beard

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    Why faff about with it? Get it warrantied. Nokia obviously had a bad run with Rev 1 switches but the failing switches seem to have been resolved in later (Jul onwards) builds.
  5. duffs

    duffs I have a beard

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    I'm surprised she's not threatened to turn you into a eunuch trading in the bike after only a year! :D
  6. Centurion210

    Centurion210 Pilot in command

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    There is a guy with a 1600GT that took apart and fixed his switchgear. Since they are similar to those on the GSW, you may want to check that out:

    http://www.k1600forum.com/forum/bmw...tomy-lefthand-combination-switch-failure.html

    The procedure will undoubtedly void the warranty on the switchgear. If you are not in any kind of a rush, I would just have the dealer replace it under warranty.
  7. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    My 1150 came with a bunch of over torqued Torx. Use a torque wrench, people!

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  8. cug

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    So, what do you prefer? Over-torqued Torx or stripped Allen heads? :lol3
  9. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Maybe she plans to trade HIM for an... anniversary model.
    :evil
  10. EJ_92606

    EJ_92606 Rider

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    Yes, loving the bike...just wish I had more time to ride. Let us know how the test ride goes, particularly interested in your thoughts on the steering damper.
  11. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Actually the only one that can tell us something real about the dumper is an '13 owner that either switched to '14 (yes there are such consumer nuts or filthy rich people out there) or a '13 owner that has test-rode a '14 with exactly this test in mind.

    Anybody out there?
  12. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    .....Or you could read the thread that covers this
  13. Jabba

    Jabba "HOLD THE LIGHT!!!"

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    6 of one, half dozen of the other! I had to drill out the Torx on my rear brake caliper. All the way thru the hub..... MAJOR PUCKER FACTOR- but I got it done
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    Or the other way around. But I doubt you'll see much of a difference in normal riding.
  15. notacop01

    notacop01 Adventurer

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    Still waiting on my 2014. I'm hoping it doesn't have those ugly white springs!
  16. NLS

    NLS My bike needs washing...

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    Where.
  17. sbrownn

    sbrownn SlowMo

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    Thanks for the information.
    Getting to the dealer is a huge hassle so I will probably take a look first. I don't think taking it apart would void the warranty and I'm not sure how they would know anyway. Just a couple of torx screws.
  18. sbrownn

    sbrownn SlowMo

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    Because it's a long ride and a wasted day to take it to the dealer if it's something simple. That's why.
  19. sbrownn

    sbrownn SlowMo

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    Turned out to be an unplugged switch that took 10 minutes to fix.
  20. Centurion210

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    Great news! Glad it wasn't anything major.