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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by PWarren4, Oct 26, 2012.
You could have use an 8mm closed end wrench on the E-torx. I installed a set yesterday that way.
Tried it and worked, but I wanted to make sure I had it torqued properly and could not do that with a wrench... In the end the bolts and washers still worked.
I re machined my new Touratech skid plate to allow ventalation by the catalytic converter. Then off to the plater for some TypeIII gold hard coat anodizing.
Dang, a copper thief would be salivating.
I have the stock BMW top case and my large Arai XD fits just fine.
Nice map, can you point to where you got it from.
Hey Gearhead .... I'd love to see your gas tank stainless 'cheek panels' anodized to match your skid plate ...
go on man - do it for the team!
Hey now... Gold panels sound like a cool mod
The only reason I used the Gold for the skid plate was to have a hard coat to help out the day to day wear and tear of the soft 5052 aluminum that they used and to kinda color match the fork tubes. Even though my bike is as turd brown as my riding buddies bikes at the end of the day, I get enough crap as it is for keeping my GQ clean day to day.
protectors made in home
Fixed my buddies 07 GSA fuel strip with a tip in the ADV thread using a dismembered barbecue lighter. Washed my GS to get off the latest spring bug hatch!
- Adjusted Valves - They hadn't changed since last time. Okay i It was only a few thousands Miles ago. Was in there anyways so good time to check.
- Adjusted Rocker Arm End Play - Trying to get rid of "ticking noise" on right side of engine. Right side was a little out, .008, got it back to .003. Ticking noise still there. I'm told it's just normal BMW sounds.
- Painted Crashbars with Herculiner - No more scratches!
- Replaced bad HID Ballast - VVME Slim ballast died on me.
- Changed to Spiegler Brake Lines - First time ever bleeding ABS, that was interesting. Looks like the lines haven't been bleed on this bike before - got some nice chocolate brake fluid.
- Fixed Dim Tail Light - Blub housing a little corroded
- Replaced Gerbings Plug - Wend to hard wired to battery solution vs. using the BMW plug.
- Added Jiffy Tites - Quick disconnects on Gas Tank.
Surprising how much I miss not riding the bike when it's in my shop for a week. Back in business now!
Ahhhhh yes, reminding us all to inspect those gaskets closely before reusing them ensuring they're still serviceable. I find a good soaking of rubber bits (any on the bike) with WD40 to do wonders in ease of assembly. With those valve covers -- gently and with a little wiggling as you press it home helps everything to seat nicely.
Went off road for the first time, hit sand, went down, started shopping for a new r/s turn front signal assembly
My first valve adjust, alternator belt check, spark plugs and fixed the bmw top case hinges with ABS cement.
Get used to it.
Changed pivot bearings and rear brakes on an R1200GS Adv.
In the bottom of the box of odds-n-ends I got with my '09 pig, I found this small BMW part, didn't know what it was.
I took it with me to the dealership and they showed me where it goes; its to prevent the brake cable from rubbing against the handlebar clamp, although its already machined smooth and the cable doesn't even touch it, at least on my bike.
Well, its paid for, so I snapped it on. Immediately the Sun broke through the clouds, my hair feels fuller, and carloads of sorority babes have been driving past my house, waving and giggling. Best Mod Ever!!
Hey Botch, I've got one of those too and put it back on my bike, but I got nowhere near the response you got when you re-installed yours.
You're one lucky guy
Left front signal was dislocated from a previous nap. Fixed that and had brake pads replaced and oil changed.