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Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by PWarren4, Oct 26, 2012.
Took the engine I killed out of my bike today. Going to put the newer one on tomorrow.
Shitty, what happened?
Missed it... it's in the shop in Asheville NC getting the transmission fixed that BMW of Denver couldn't fix. Then I watched a couple of episodes of Long Way Down on Hulu and missed it even more. However as soon as I get it back I will put the Adventure shocks and center stand on it and ride the hell out of it!
both are from eBay, the red one was a cheap one but didn't really keep things together, the second one cost perhaps 10 times more but it is way more effective..
I've got it from this guy: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=330956208839
thanks for the info im going to look into one of those!
I found out the bike was allergic to being ran with low oil. Today I got everything swapped to the new(er) engine and have it installed in the bike. I still have to put about a third of the bike back together
Today I changed the final drive fluid and greased the driveshaft splines as part of my 48K maintenance, and decided to replace the semi-bunged up rear tire bolts (the last tire shop guy was less than good with a Torx wrench) with some I picked up last month just for this purpose.
Everything went well until I put the bolts in and torqued the first one. I thought they looked a little short (they were MORE than a little short), and they didn't go in very far before bottoming against the wheel.. That's when trouble happened in the way of a stripped hub when I began the torque process. It seems that grabbing only 3 threads in the hub won't hold the torque...
So, I will now be pulling the hub and chasing the thread from the backside with a nice new tap. A 1/2 hour job is now going to get rather difficult if I understand the separation process correctly... Good thing I have a machine shop and can build my own puller and fittings.
The moral of the story? NEVER trust a part guy, even one at a BMW shop!
I installed the GSA alternator and tank on my GS.
After some soul searching, and talking with my wife, I composed an ad to sell mine.
Putting the finishing touches on that. Soon off to the Flea Market.
But...but....you had so many miles on it.........the forum demands an accounting for such an action!
Hence my decision to begin again. There are a few last little tasks to finish before I plaster the billboards.
But, the decision has been made with no regard to what my heart says. These are just motorcycles.
for the first time since 2010!
Put it up for sale.
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Oil change and replaced the valve cover gasket. And washed off the oil oil leaking from the gasket. Drank two beers and had a cigar. Was a good night.
If mama would go for it, I would buy her so I had twins.
Bullshit. Cars are just cars. But motorcycles... It's more intimate.
Yeah, I did that too. You'll notice I'm back.
If you're thinking of switching because you think it will be a better dirt bike, I'd urge you to take one for a spin in the dirt.
I went the other way. Couldn't stand the freeway ride to work on the 800 so I bought the 1200GSA and have no regrets. And that 800gs seat is a torture device :eek1
I have you talked to your ass lately on the 1200GSA
I had to stand on my pegs after 2 hours on the 800. The stock GSA seat I could tolerate for about 6 hours straight. Got me a Sargent for the 800 and now for the GSA.