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Forum: Parallel Universe 04-08-2013, 09:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By jlpp
Thanks for the help, guys. We found a some...

Thanks for the help, guys.

We found a some small motorbike stores here in Thakhek (that's about all they ride around here) and they did have some generic, cheap looking brake lines that may have...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-05-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,043
Posted By jlpp
F800GS, front brake line severed, in Laos

I took a spill in Laos and the front brake line on the F800GS was severed somehow. This is the short line that connects the master cylinder to the distribution piece mounted to the frame about a foot...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-08-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,481
Posted By jlpp
There's a mesh strainer below the pump in the...

There's a mesh strainer below the pump in the tank but that's not what I'm referring to. I'm talking about the metal canister above the pump but in the tank. That's the fuel filter. Wish I could...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,860
Posted By jlpp
Replacement pump died after about 2,500 miles

Got as far as Jammu, India and the replacement Bosch pump died (part #: 0 580 453 453). That was about 2,500 miles of life. I stopped to fuel up and the bike would fire up after. The engine would...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2012, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,481
Posted By jlpp
How to test whether fuel filter is clogged

I've had some trouble with the fuel quality while travelling in central/southern Asia over the past couple months. In another thread I mentioned that the original fuel pump was failing (overheating,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-19-2012, 02:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,860
Posted By jlpp
No issues with new pump

We've ridden from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to Islamabad, Pakistan and no issues with the replacement pump so far. Just a quick update while I was thinking of it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,860
Posted By jlpp
Ok, new fuel pump is installed and bike runs and...

Ok, new fuel pump is installed and bike runs and rides fine in the 3 kms we've ridden so far. Here's some info on the pump and Bishkek in case others are interested.

Firstly, the original US 2009...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-04-2012, 01:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,860
Posted By jlpp
Thanks all. More detail and info to come after...

Thanks all. More detail and info to come after installation but quickly..

Today we managed to find and buy a new Bosch fuel pump in Bishkek that looks identical except for the part number. We...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-03-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,860
Posted By jlpp
No fix yet. We'll go to an "auto bazaar" tomorrow...

No fix yet. We'll go to an "auto bazaar" tomorrow and show around the old pump.

We've read that pumps from Opels, Vectras and other cars may be the same as the Bosch pump. Has anyone seen a more...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-02-2012, 10:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,860
Posted By jlpp
Thanks again. This thread had some really good...

Thanks again. This thread had some really good info: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=599568

We're going to take the 1100GS part to a mechanic and try a few of the suggestions...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-02-2012, 08:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,860
Posted By jlpp
We haven't hard reset the ECU, no. I'll look into...

We haven't hard reset the ECU, no. I'll look into this.

We were with a friend yesterday morning who has a GS911. It found no faults. Our plan is to reconnect in a couple days before crossing to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-02-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,860
Posted By jlpp
Thanks for your help, JR. Just posted an update...

Thanks for your help, JR. Just posted an update above. We bypassed the carbon canister and the problem no longer adds up to a tank vacuum issue. Seems to be tied to heat as problem only happens after...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-02-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,860
Posted By jlpp
Thank you Cathulu. I'll look into bypassing the...

Thank you Cathulu. I'll look into bypassing the fuel pump controller now.

This morning we bypassed the carbon canister and rode 300 kms to Bishkek. First 150 kms no problem at about 90 kmph. At...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-01-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,860
Posted By jlpp
Fuel pump

On computer now but Internet is spotty here so research is very slow. Our problem looks the same or very similar to the problem in the first post from this thread:
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-01-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,860
Posted By jlpp
On road, engine loses power and dies repeatedly

In rural Kyrgyzstan riding US 2009 F800GS with problem as outlined below. Please excuse brevity (typing on phone) and mechanical novice. Requesting any thoughts on troubleshooting or fixing this...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2012, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By jlpp
Ended up modifying our non-riveting Motion Pro...

Ended up modifying our non-riveting Motion Pro chain tool to rivet. Rounded the extractor pin so that it could be used as a riveting pin on our dimpled in master link. Seems to have worked. Thanks...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-20-2012, 06:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By jlpp
I'm afraid if I had a full set of metric wrenches...

I'm afraid if I had a full set of metric wrenches on top everything else I'd have to just stay home and let my bike ride itself around the world.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-20-2012, 06:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By jlpp
Thanks man. Vice grip pliers to rivet.. hmm. I...

Thanks man. Vice grip pliers to rivet.. hmm. I wouldn't have thought they'd give enough power.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-20-2012, 01:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By jlpp
F800GS swingarm bolt/nut socket size?

Does anyone know the socket size for the F800GS swingarm bolt and the nut on the opposite side. I didn't see it searching the parts fiche, Google and this forum.

Here's the fiche info:

33 17 7...
Forum: Europe 06-19-2012, 04:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By jlpp
Thanks for the advice everyone. My wife and I...

Thanks for the advice everyone. My wife and I have actually already left. We've been on the road for a month (hence the delayed response). I'm learning more about our F800GS as we go. I ended up...
Forum: Europe 06-11-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By jlpp
Thanks. This wouldn't be for service based on...

Thanks. This wouldn't be for service based on BMW's service schedule. Just out-of-schedule maintenance and check-up before exiting Europe and before my tires wear through.
Forum: Europe 06-07-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 857
Posted By jlpp
Best value for F800GS servicing

My wife and I are making our way east on an F800GS from Wales in a few days, hoping to reach southeast asia eventually, and want to get the bike serviced before we get past Germany. Does anyone have...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-18-2012, 07:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,303
Posted By jlpp
Actually, I do have a follow up question. On...

Actually, I do have a follow up question. On MaxBMW fiche, the diagram labels what appears to be a round rivnut as 4 and 5. How could you tell that 5 is the square nut as opposed to the round nut?
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-18-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,303
Posted By jlpp
Nice. Thank you so much. I'm at Stefan Knopf's in...

Nice. Thank you so much. I'm at Stefan Knopf's in Heidelberg ready to ride but need this one part. Hopefully one of the two local BMW shops will have a spare.

Hope that exhaust worked out for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-18-2012, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,303
Posted By jlpp
Square windscreen mounting nut

Is this little brass square nut, one of which is missing from my Wunderlich vario windscreen mounts, a standard BMW F800GS part or a Wunderlich part or something else? I can't find it on the BMW...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-23-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By jlpp
Auto train is a really cool option to have,...

Auto train is a really cool option to have, between DC and FL, but maybe not the cheapest. It's roughly $120 for a bike and $190 for a dude. Then to fly or train back adds some more. Was hoping to...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-23-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By jlpp
DC to Orlando for shipment with Knopf

Is anyone passing through DC on their way to Orlando in the next few weeks that has room for a spare bike? Looking for ways to get my bike down to Stefan Knopf for shipment to Germany in late Feb.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-23-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,657
Posted By jlpp
Thanks all. I'll try a tool or two and report...

Thanks all. I'll try a tool or two and report back on what I find.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-22-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,657
Posted By jlpp
Fair points, though I did check my manual,...

Fair points, though I did check my manual, reviewed the index, searched this forum for spoke, did a google advrider site search for f800gs spoke, did a general google search for the same, searched...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-22-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,657
Posted By jlpp
Thank you Bayner. I do trust your specs. You...

Thank you Bayner. I do trust your specs. You sounded a bit uncertain about the rear size so I wanted to follow up so I know I buy the right tool. Do you recollect how you got your numbers? Do you...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-21-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,657
Posted By jlpp
Thanks. I'm new to tubed/spoked tires. Does...

Thanks. I'm new to tubed/spoked tires.

Does anyone know where I can lookup the wrench/key size for adjusting the spokes on an F800GS? The most official thing I could find is on the parts fiche for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-21-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,657
Posted By jlpp
Ok, let me ask this then: Am I being...

Ok, let me ask this then:

Am I being ignored or am I right in inferring that the inmates never tweak their nipples and so don't know the recommended intervals nor the size of their nipples?
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-20-2011, 08:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,657
Posted By jlpp
Spoke adjustment

A few questions about F800GS spoke maintenance:


Do you adjust your own spokes?
How frequently?
Would you take a spoke wrench with you on 10k+ mile trip?
Are the nipple sizes, in fact, 6.1...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-05-2011, 10:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,731
Posted By jlpp
Thanks all for the suggestions. I wanted to post...

Thanks all for the suggestions. I wanted to post back to let you know what ended up working the best for me, after a few failed attempts.

Two closest BMW moto dealers estimated $50-$300 for...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-29-2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,731
Posted By jlpp
Uh oh. I had a 12k mile service at Bob's BMW a...

Uh oh. I had a 12k mile service at Bob's BMW a couple weeks ago. They would have checked the fluid then. Maybe the reservoir plastic is discolored. I'll check though. Thanks for the heads up.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-28-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,731
Posted By jlpp
Well, got step one done: removing the old rivet...

Well, got step one done: removing the old rivet nut (see photo). I had to use a Dremel and cutoff disc to grind it off as delicately as I could. I couldn't drill it out because the rivet would just...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-25-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,731
Posted By jlpp
Thanks all. I'll let you know how I end up fixing...

Thanks all. I'll let you know how I end up fixing it.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-25-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,731
Posted By jlpp
Thanks. Is this...

Thanks. Is this (http://www.princessauto.com/workshop/hand-tools/specialty-tools/thread-repair/2925204-sae-threaded-insert-installation-kit) the tool you're referring to?...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-25-2011, 03:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,731
Posted By jlpp
Closeup

Here's a closeup shot.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-25-2011, 03:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,731
Posted By jlpp
F800GS - stripped side rack mount point

What are the options for dealing with a stripped side rack mounting point thread as seen in the attached picture. When I put the bolt in it gets to a certain depth and runs up against the stripped...
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