100 threads- part 2

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  1. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    Due to the 40,000 character limitation on a single post...the original thread "100 THREADS all GS/GSA owners should read." has now reached it's maximum allowable size.

    I'll append the thread with this thread "100 THREADS - PART 2".

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=836736
    100 THREADS...THE ORIGINAL...PART 1

    =====================================================================================

    The "100 Threads" is a compilation of the TOP 100 THREADS submitted by your fellow inmates.
    It contains the most common information in an easily SEARCHABLE format that you want/need/ought to know if you own a GS/GSA.

    Got a topic for inclusion in the thread? Send me a PM.


    ***NOTE: 2013 GS WC/LC threads now included***

    HOW TO SEARCH THE LIST
    You can SEARCH the "100 Threads" by using Ctrl+F keys This opens a FIND window which allows you to SEARCH this thread.
    For example, enter "Brakes" into the FIND dialogue window and you'll get each instance of "Brakes".

    136. I BROKE THE RETAINER SPRINGS WHILE CHANGING THE HEADLIGHT BULBS...IS THERE A FIX?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=967364 <------Includes valuable "BEER CAN" solution.

    137. WHERE CAN I GO TO IMPROVE MY RIDING SKILLS?
    http://www.rawhyde-offroad.com/ (Rawhyde)
    http://www.bmwoffroadacademy.com/ (BMW)
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=848451 (Jimmy Lewis)
    http://adventureridersinternational.com/ (Adventure Riders International)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=Re2A9UJzSBw RawHyde Video...run 1 hour and 29 minutes...you'll benefit greatly from watching!
    www.offrouteadv.comOFF ROUTE ADVENTURES - Adv
    Adenture Motorcycle Training and Tours - Fort Collins, Colorado

    138. I CAN'T REMOVE MY RIDERS SEAT..IT'S STUCK...WHAT DO I DO NOW?

    Riders Seat stuck?
    http://www.r1200gs.info/howto/seatlock.html

    Pillion seat stuck?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=975951

    139. IS THERE ANYBODY THAT REPAIRS FINAL DRIVE JOINTS?
    http://www.machineservice.com/
    http://www.brunos.us/driveshafts.html
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=976608 DISCUSSION OF TOPIC

    140. WHO'S AFFECTED BY THE BMW 2013 R1200GS TRANSMISSION OUTPUT SEAL RECALL?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=980104

    141. I WANT TO CONVERT THE OEM FOG LIGHTS TO THE NEWER OEM LED's. ARE THEY PLUG AND PLAY?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=982316

    142. I'M LOOKING FOR SOME DECALS FOR MY ALUMINUM PANNIERS? WHAT ARE SOME SOURCES?
    http://www.thepixelhut.com/collections/bmw-gs-motorcycle-decals/bmw-gs-panniers
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=257578 GB's collection of stickers

    143. HOW DO I CLEAN MY HEADERS? THEY LOOK REALLY DULL.
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=982688

    144. DOES ANYBODY HAVE THE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BMW TOP CASE ADAPTER PLATE?
    http://1drv.ms/1k789tb

    Many have asked. 1 inmate has FOUND!

    145. HOW CAN I DETERMINE IF MY SPEED SENSORS ARE GOOD (ELECTRICALLY SPEAKING)?

    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=984777 Post #5

    146, HOW CAN I SEARCH AN ENTIRE THREAD AND FIND SOMETHING?
    "Side stand enlarger", thread #891203 for example:
    1) Go to http://www.google.com
    2) Type in (or even better, copy&paste the orange text): site:advrider.com inurl:t=891023 Side stand enlarger
    3) Hit Search

    How do you find the thread number?
    You find it by clicking on "First" in the page list on top or bottom of the page, it'll get you to the first page, look at the URL in the browser, it's right there.

    Source: Inmate CUG. Thanks.
    Want more info on getting your SEARCH to return more of what you're looking for?
    http://1drv.ms/1j583Z2

    147. HOW CAN I SEARCH AN ENTIRE FORUM and FIND SOMETHING?

    1) Go to http://www.google.com
    2) Type in (or even better, copy&paste the orange text): site:advrider.com inurl:f=3 Side stand enlarger
    3) Hit Search

    Note the f=3 (GS BOXERS) forum change.

    You can find the FORUM NUMBER by going to the first page of the forum and looking in the browser window.
    You may have to COPY and PASTE into NotePad or Word to SEE or go to the end of the browser window input.

    CREDITS: Inspired by Cug...discovered by LPOL.
    Want more info on getting your SEARCH to return more of what you're looking for?
    http://1drv.ms/1j583Z2

    148. ANYBODY KNOW WHERE I CAN GET ONE OF THOSE 50 STATE STICKER SETS? MARKS WHERE I'VE BEEN.
    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=936550
    http://www.signsoflife.net/rv-travel-map.php
    http://twowheelvinyl.com/product_info.php?products_id=56&osCsid=e4f3e6be0a5a9bdc5820e3291652e0ea

    149. I BROKE MY HEADLIGHT GLASS...WHAT ARE MY REPLACEMENT OPTIONS?
    1. Offshore replacement GLASS from Singapore $94.95
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Front-Headl...Parts_Accessories&hash=item5d4853b649&vxp=mtr
    Source: Inmate JetSpeed

    2. Entire headlight UNIT from BMW: $473.xx

    150. IS THERE A LIST OF PROBLEMS/ISSUES WITH THE NEW GS WC/LC's?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1004037
    Yes...thanks to inmate CUG!

    151. What is the BMW OFFICIAL WARRANTY for REPAIRS (PARTS and LABOR)?
    http://1drv.ms/1m6jvzU

    152. IS THERE A SUMMARY OF BMW* MOTORCYCLE RECALLS BY MODEL AND YEAR ANYWHERE? YES...THERE IS:
    http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/motorcycle_recalls/01/bmw/

    Note: *OTHER brands as well.

    153. I OVER TIGHTENED THE BOLTS ON A VALVE COVER RE-INSTALL. BROKE A BOLT IN HEAD. WHAT DO I DO NOW?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1019916 (Discussion of MANY solutions)

    154. WHAT THE HECK IS A CANISTERECTOMY...and WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF NEEDING ONE?
    http://www.r1200gs.info/howto/ccremoval.html
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25642983#post25642983 (Typical symptoms diagnosed).

    155. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS FOR GSA OEM PANNIER LINERS?
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1034754 Lots of non-BMW suppliers.

    156. WHAT ARE THE DETAILS OF THE REAR WHEEL FLANGE RECALL FROM BMW?

    http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/bmw-recalls-49k-motorcycles-rear-wheel-loosen-29948572
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  2. WindSailor

    WindSailor Been here awhile

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    Robert - really like what you have done here - but on a mobile device I can't read 'yellow' colored fonts....

    Edit - never mind, I took Tapatalk to 'Dark' mode; and I can read it now!

    Sent from my Samsung Note 3
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  3. LaurelPerryOnLand

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  4. LaurelPerryOnLand

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    137. WHERE CAN I GO TO IMPROVE MY RIDING SKILLS? (Moved from #40 in "100 Threads" due to space limitations)
    http://www.rawhyde-offroad.com/ (Rawhyde)
    http://www.bmwoffroadacademy.com/ (BMW)
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=848451 (Jimmy Lewis)
    http://adventureridersinternational.com/ (Adventure Riders International)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=Re2A9UJzSBw RawHyde Video...run 1 hour and 29 minutes...you'll benefit greatly from watching!
    www.offrouteadv.com OFF ROUTE ADVENTURES - Adventure Motorcycle Training and Tours - Fort Collins, Colorado

    Off Route Adventures ADDED to item.
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  5. Chat Lunatique

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    What is this "we" thing you speak of? :amazon
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  6. LaurelPerryOnLand

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    Typo refers to the ROYAL 'we': ME, MYSELF and I.:D
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    1200gsceej wanabee overachiever

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    BTW, have you been thanked again recently enough for maintaining this?
    No? Well, thanks.
    -ceej
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  8. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    Several inmates HAVE said "Thanks".:D

    Just my way of PAYING BACK for everything thing OTHERS have taught me here at ADV!:clap
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    144. DOES ANYBODY HAVE THE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE BMW TOP CASE ADAPTER PLATE?
    http://1drv.ms/1k789tb

    Many have asked. 1 inmate has FOUND!

    Note: You may have to DOWNLOAD this file from the OneDrive site to make it more readable.
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  17. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    146, HOW CAN I SEARCH AN ENTIRE THREAD AND FIND SOMETHING?
    "Side stand enlarger", thread #891203 for example:
    1) Go to http://www.google.com
    2) Type in (or even better, copy&paste the orange text): site:advrider.com inurl:t=891023 Side stand enlarger
    3) Hit Search
    How do you find the thread number?
    You find it by clicking on "First" in the page list on top or bottom of the page, it'll get you to the first page, look at the URL in the browser, it's right there.

    Source: Inmate CUG. Thanks.

    Want more info on getting your SEARCH to return more of what you're looking for?
    http://1drv.ms/1j583Z2
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  18. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    147. HOW CAN I SEARCH AN ENTIRE FORUM and FIND SOMETHING?

    1) Go to http://www.google.com
    2) Type in (or even better, copy&paste the orange text): site:advrider.com inurl:f=3 Side stand enlarger
    3) Hit Search

    Note the f=3 (GS BOXERS) forum change.

    You can find the FORUM NUMBER by going to the first page of the forum and looking in the browser window.
    You may have to COPY and PASTE into NotePad or Word to SEE or go to the end of the browser window input.

    CREDITS: Inspired by Cug...discovered by LPOL.

    Want more info on getting your SEARCH to return more of what you're looking for?
    http://1drv.ms/1j583Z2
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  19. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    149. I BROKE MY HEADLIGHT GLASS...WHAT ARE MY REPLACEMENT OPTIONS?
    Offshore replacement GLASS from Singapore $94.95
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Front-Headl...Parts_Accessories&hash=item5d4853b649&vxp=mtr
    Source: Inmate JetSpeed

    Entire headlight UNIT from BMW: $473.xx
    BMW: 1 models, 20 variants between 2003 and 2013.

    <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"><tbody><tr class="productKeyRow"><td class="assemblyProductImage">
    </td> <td class="assemblyProductsPadding" align="left" valign="top" width="100%"> Headlight. SAE
    R 1200 GS Adventure. Required: 1
    R 1200 GS. Required: 1</td></tr></tbody></table>
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  20. N-m

    N-m Captain 2 Sexy

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    A link to the first thread and vice versa would be great. Thanks for this work.
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