Wrenching with Joel Wisman - DIY Videos

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by HighFive, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. HighFive

    HighFive Never Tap-Out

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    Joel says, "Just fix it....you can do it. All you need is a basic understanding and a few simple tools, and you can self-diagnose & solve nearly every problem on your F800GS!"

    Sounds great, Joel, but slow down....I can't take notes fast enough. And I'm still trying to dig up all your incredible posts in this Parallel Universe. Dang it....I should have started a special binder for it 2 years ago. Wish you could just send me a video of the procedure. :lol3

    :huh

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    :evil

    Wait a minute....your a professional BMW mechanic (maybe the best one ever), and I'm a video specialist.

    Let's put our heads together and collaborate on a project:

    The Joel Wisman Chronicles, Vol I - Debugging the bugs from your F800GS


    That's kind of how it all began. And we've been outlining procedures and planning the video shoot ever since. And, we are really close to actually doing this. But then, I started wondering.....would anybody besides us think this a worthy project? Would anyone actually want a DVD like this? So, we'd like to get some feedback from the collective to gauge the interest. The project would be a serious effort on both our parts.

    For those that might not know Joel, he's the real deal. His qualifications on the subject matter are world renown. What we are talking about here is a step by step video guide into diagnosing and fixing some of the more serious problems you might encounter. Some normal things and some abnormal things. All of which could leave you stranded. But with a little knowledge and a few simple tools, you could make a fix and journey onward.

    Potential topics include:

    1) Troubleshooting Diagnosis & Problem Solving
    Electrical system - ZFE bug, faulty charging, dead battery
    Fuel Injection system - weak or clogged injector, stuck fuel pump
    2) Stator Replacement
    3) Voltage Regulator check
    3) Camchain oscillation & tensioner issues
    4) Shift Selector - bent internal shaft fix
    5) Clutch cable measurement & free play - don't ruin your clutch
    6) Stuck cooling fan
    7) Valve gasket leak
    8) HLM bearing spec check

    Stuff like that. Maybe Joel can explain it better. I love my F800GS....love it...love it. And would definitely like to learn more about it, make it even better, and feel more self-sufficient. However, I'd have to donate my bike and hold my breath while he tears it apart....:eek1...for the Collective Cause, of course.

    If there's enough interest, we might even throw in a Valve Inspection & Adjustment procedure as a bonus.

    What say you? Anybody interested such a DVD? :ear

    HF :thumbup
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  2. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    well i dont know if i would buy such a thing, but a series of youtube videos would be cool.
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  3. bodhizafa

    bodhizafa How hard can it be?

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    Either would be sweet to me. I just watched some vids about the forks and it was a huge help when changing the springs.
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  4. Ronin ADV

    Ronin ADV Gear addict

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    Count me in. Great idea.

    Dan
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  5. satchmo3

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    I would buy it.
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  6. OCDKen

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    That's an abso-effin-lutely GREAT idea!!! [​IMG]

    I'm in for the whole series (hint hint)! [​IMG]
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  7. Hicks

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    I like the idea of video itself.. but I'm not sure about the distribution channel -- I mean whether the DVD is practical enough.

    Many newer ntbks do not have a CD/DVD drive... especially the smaller ones -- those you'd take to the garage.

    So something like a porn distribution -- pay as you download (an WMV, AVI, MOV whatever) .. or simply a Youtube videos?

    Or short youtube videos + longer variant -- download for few bucks?

    ---

    and.. youtube works on iPad...
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  8. Casejeep

    Casejeep Been here awhile

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    This guy knows his PORN!

    but yes i second the youtube thing.
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  9. jaycommando

    jaycommando Been here awhile

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    I'm in also a downloadable version would allow international immediate use of you got stuck on the trail somewhere.
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  10. Wildman

    Wildman In my castle

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    Yup, if it can be played on an ipad.
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  11. twinjet

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    Whereas the F650GS is essentially the same machine, count me in. Being "old school" I like being able to have "paper" laid out on the bench while I'm working on stuff. Easier to scribble notes in the margins.
    But, I could print out the pages that I wanted from whatever media was supplied so, yeah, count me in.
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  12. tofire409

    tofire409 Geared up and ready.

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    :y0! I'm in!

    I have a feeling that you have most of the "angles" figured out, but here's a suggestion: a paid membership site that gives access to the hard work that Joel and you do and will continue to do.

    I'd throw some cash at the cause :lurk
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  13. Spineasy

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    I am definitely in as well! DVD and/or YouTube sounds great.
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  14. Mark5PA

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    I would buy it. Always catch at least one thing new in DIY vids.
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  15. malloy

    malloy Been here awhile

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    This is a great idea, HF! :clap

    Some other topics in no particular order: chain adjust, chain & sprocket replacement, head bearing lube & adjust, swing arm bearing lube & adjust, Joel's radiator bleed procedure, valve inspection & adjust, brake pads & bleeding, accessory mounting, shock replacement. It's endless.

    You'd do real well with this. Look at Jim Von Baden's success with his R1200 DVD series. DVD preferred. Go for it!
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  16. akmnstr

    akmnstr Mckenzie River Huskies

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    I'd prefer a DVD. I live in a rural area which does not have high speed internet making any form of online streaming a real pain. With the DVD I'd have everything at my fingertips. I am not familiar with methods of porn purchasing so the DVD works for me.
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  17. ebrabaek

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    Does Joel know your evil plans.......:rofl Jokes aside.... It would all depend on price. I feel comfy down to splitting cases.... then its intimidating for me... But that's me I would still consider buying it..... because of the small tricks....and tumble tidbits you would get from a guy like Joel. I know it would take some serious effort on both of you.....but with price in mind....I think a low price with mega distribution is key to success. Or put it on a server......with a protected password....etc... to keep your overhead to a minimum. The video should be available in 720p at the very minimum, but 1080p would be best. Now... The real question is.... How will joel adjust to being a movie star..... He does not come across as one liking the fame in the spots......:lol3:lol3 Great idea.....:thumb:thumb

    Erling
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  18. Westy99

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    I'd be in as well. :1drink
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  19. toro618

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    count me in
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  20. GeckoRider

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    Interested!
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