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Discussion in 'Alaska' started by Alaskajeff, Apr 23, 2012.
Paging marbee to the white courtesy phone..........
Maybe in conjunction with our tire day in May....
Did i miss that memo? When in may is that? I FOR SURE need to get my studded tires off the bike ASAP.
I'll throw my hat in the ring here too....I have a copious amount of garage space, regular tools, and a handful of v-strom, and BMW specific tools too (KLR's just use rocks right?). I have access to any motorcycle repair manual in digital, to include the BMW rep-rom. Just let me know, because I have to clean out the garage of last winters projects before I can get many more bikes in.
I'm interested in getting some electrical work done and adding a light bar so a drill press or good drill would need to be borrowed.
I need to check my 6K service, or at least parts of it. Can't take it to the dealer till I get employed, and I need the bike now!
Casa de Talgach is available. PLENTY of space (6 bays) and I'll move some of the current residents out to make more room. Drill press, many, many tools, air com-squeezers, engine hoists, and lots of tools. I have a nice tire stand and lots of irons.
Next weekend is hosed due to prior familial commitments. I'll be out of town on the first weekend in May, but after that I'm open. I know we have six bikes to put new tires on and the rears are ready. Fronts are in transit from Texas sometime in May. We don't have to wait for that to get a tech-day in.
I'd like to do this on a Saturday. Start at around 10:00am.
All makes and models welcome. Yes, AKJeff, we can do a swap on your XR whenever you are ready...don't have to wait til May.
well I guess-maybe-if you want to- The Abbey hasn't done a tech day in some time and I need to fire up the webber and burn some meat. I don't have any fancy tire irons just a tire machine and bal and all the other trappings of a pro shop. let me know
A REAL tire machine and a pro shop......I'm all about man handling tires with irons and brute force to prove our manliness BUT a machine sounds kind of nice.
SO, when is the Friar Cave available?
The Abbey sounds wonderful! Maybe I can get my brakes bled.
I'm all for hauling some meat for the grill!
After groping those new Heidenaus, a real tire machine is sounding pretty nice right now! let us know when Friar, I'll bring some flank steak pinwheels for the grill.
Guess I'll just have to bring my beer over to Friar's then... (Harumph!)
Sweet, yeah. Right down the road too. If you don't have one Mike, I can bring my GS911 and laptop if anyone with a CANBUS BMW wants to take a look inside the computer.
Oh I think there is one laying around here somewhere all thou you may want to bring it my pc is acting up badly needs to be fixed my wife got me a Mac and the 911 is pc based and will not work on my Mac anyone know how to fix a locking up computer? I think it has a virus or a worm With my repair proceeder the computer most of the time doesn't survive it. So if Marbee is bizzy the first saturday of May then the second will do around here.
guys, I'm new to the site and the bike but would really like to learn some ropes. Need to replace a rear tire and help with a loose chain issue, but I can't make the second weekend of May. Do you guys do this often? I'll keep an eye on the site and maybe catch on the next one, thanks.
Hey "The Dog", a few of us saw you when you putted through the AK leather parking lot Saturday, you have an F650GS right? Both of your issues sound like safety of flight things, and I would be happy to help you out sooner than mid May. Let me know when is good for you, and we can try to meet up and clear those issues up!
Were you the one looking for the shop manual on CL recently? If so you find one?
Yup that was me putting, that's what I do best, kind of like a lost puppy most of the time. The rear tire has about 9K on it and looks okay, no flight risk yet but I don't need the excitement of finding out I waited too long. The chain is okay just haven't adjusted it yet (seems simple, but...)
I haven't found a manual for the G650GS yet, too new or maybe they don't do that for the 'entry' bmw-types. I did find a set of CDs that tell the detail stuff but not the little putzy stuff like how to adjust a clutch, or when to tighten a chain and the best time, electrical layout etc. junk like that.
Thanks for the responses, maybe I can hook up with someone sooner than later on these issue but I don't think they are an issue yet. But a tire changing machine now that is sweet, that's worth a six-pack to get into that shop...
I assume you are pushing a Sertao? That being said a manual for a Dakar may work for now.
This thread maybe helpful if you hadn't seen it yet: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=747861