R12GS with ADV tank

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by SQD8R, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. SQD8R

    SQD8R Eat squids and be merry

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    yup no problem but the correct pump is preferable. You'll see what I mean when installing. It hits againt the ADV tank @ an odd angle making the closing of the opening difficult. It will be easy when I get the correct piece.
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  2. rideLD

    rideLD The further the better!

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    My advice is worth about as much as it costs.:rofl

    But seriously great job on the install. You boldly went where no man has gone before!:clap :clap

    I do have 2 questions
    1- Why don't the pictures show the special adventure side panels on the bike? Is there a problem with the fasteners?
    2- What did you use to remove the metal rings holding in the flanges?
    Don't tell me I did not need to by that special BMW tool.:D
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  3. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    That's what I want to hear! those metal rings are a PITA to get out and torque back on. :ear
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  4. Arch

    Arch Incurable Gearhead

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    Just had to play the size card, eh? :fitz

    Hey cool thread, mang. :thumb I was sitting on the new Adventure at the local shop recently and just loved the knee area carved into its big tank. Feels right sitting on it and looks like a lotta weather protection. I can't wait to ride it. Can't afford one, so there's no risk of wallet damage. :lol3
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  5. GB

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    I picked up my ADV tank today and it seems just from looking at it, the extra volume is in its width, which also doubles as a fairing! .. it looks to be the same length overall, in the parts covered by the painted body panels. Nice job!! As soon as those sucking jet pumps arrive, I'll be doing the job! Thanks SQD for leading the way! :clap Frank at Hammersley BMW has been tremendous in keeping on top of this, shipping stuff as soon as it arrives and he's getting us the last part we need in 5 to 7 days from Germany direct. :thumb :thumb :thumb
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  6. marty hill

    marty hill The Energizer Bunny

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    Great job. Congrats for leading the way.:clap
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  7. Jman

    Jman a.k.a. FUglyK

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    Why do that? Just both drop in on your coverted bikes, I'm sure that would send the message.

    I'll buy the beer if you are in town.
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  8. JimVonBaden

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    :lurk Very cool!

    Jim :brow
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  9. SQD8R

    SQD8R Eat squids and be merry

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    1. The fastener is different and I'm either going to buy them or get an appripriate one @ a local shop. Basically the faux dzuz fasteners we have for the 12GS don't fit, it's too big. THe ADV one is a bolt, a very small bolt from the size of the hole.

    2. I tapped it out a bit and then hand unscrewed it and did the same to retighten. Mind you I am buying the tool myself. I prefer the right tool for the job and don't feel secure without knowing it is exactly torqued as required. I was going to get the dealer to do the install but you know the old saying about idle hands.
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  10. GB

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    :lol3 Ya, but the FRAME won't be able to handle the extra weight!! :lol3

    check your PM. :evil
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  11. Jman

    Jman a.k.a. FUglyK

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    Squid,

    Are you riding here tomorrow or cage? What is your ETA?


    (sorry for the hijack)
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  12. Jman

    Jman a.k.a. FUglyK

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    Unsafe at any speed I am sure. :rofl
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  13. GB

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    Here's what the "sucking jet pump", for the ADV tank looks like. As you can see, it's got a longer tube and the distance between the inlet (blue) and outlet (black) is quite longer than the stock GS tank "pump" (looks like a one way valve) nothing electrical about it.

    [​IMG]
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  14. araspitfire

    araspitfire Been here awhile

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    I'll be a jet pump.... (DOH :D).... works like a sand blaster, or solvent sprayer... or....

    Jet of pressurised fuel (from the electric pump) exits a nozzle in the blue thingy... carrying fuel from outside the blue thingy along with it... deposits the works into the other lobe via the black thingy...

    When the lobe with the blue thingy in it runs out of gas... (which happens after the level in the tank drops low enough so that fuel doesn't wash back over from the "working" side) only fuel from the electric pump moves through the black tube... till you run completely out of gas... :freaky

    Al...
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  15. SQD8R

    SQD8R Eat squids and be merry

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    :lol3 Sure, throw it in my face.

    Two weeks...:cry:lol3

    Prop, who's also doing this conversion, has installed this pump and his fuel guage corrected itself and is reading right. My interim solution doesn't, probably due to interference with the float.
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  16. GB

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    where is Prop and why isn't he here telling his story!
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  17. SQD8R

    SQD8R Eat squids and be merry

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    :huh um there's nothing to tell? I just told it. He followed the thread and kept me up on his results. :huh

    Breath Ricky breath...:lol3
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  18. GB

    GB . Administrator Super Moderator Super Supporter

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    We demand pics of Prop's conversion!! I need the visual stimulation. It's been pissing rain all weekend long and of course, it will be sunny on Monday. :D
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  19. mx125

    mx125 Knob from Canada

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    So are there BMW trim pieces that cover the gaps above the tank?

    And I assume everything works with the gauges?
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  20. GB

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    The trim pieces are the same ones used on the adv model, holding the bmw roundel. The fuel guage is the same unit used in both bikes and works correctly.
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