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Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4,365
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Posted By Warthog
Archimede steal rear tail subframe

I bought the Archimede steel rear subframe tail section. Worth it. It should have been steel in the first place.

www.archimede.it

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=593321
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 4,365
Views: 1,901,202
Posted By Warthog
wheelies

I don't pull wheelies in first gear. I have pulled rolling wheelies in 2nd and 3rd gear on dirt roads. Feels safer and the throttle is more controllable. But overall, I don't recommend it. She is...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2014, 12:32 AM
Replies: 4,365
Views: 1,901,202
Posted By Warthog
necessaries

heavier (or progressive) fork springs - Wilbers
a real rear shock

a tube of epoxy in the tool bag. patch holes in your valve covers when you drop the bike on trail rides :-)
Forum: Asia 02-25-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 24,360
Posted By Warthog
on the road soon

I'll be riding again soon. My bike has been parked since January, when I tangoed with an ice patch. Busted front brake reservoir.

Seems like there are a few expat riders with BMW R bikes around...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By Warthog
Thanks guys. Good info.

Thanks guys. Good info.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2013, 01:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,488
Posted By Warthog
Flat Black hi-temp paint

I have used high temp flat black before. It does rub off, but I like the patina ($2 word). I find used valve covers on eBay, and keep 1 or 2 spares in the closet. Rocky trails play havoc with BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 688
Posted By Warthog
Question HP2 Enduro and R1200GS part interchange

I'm wondering if anyone has mounted a left or right switch (switch pod on the hand grip) from a 2005-2007 GS on the HP2? I believe the F800GS switch might work as well...

I understand the left GS...
Forum: Asia 05-18-2013, 08:30 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 24,360
Posted By Warthog
Finding a bike in Korea

If you can't ship a bike, there are options.
There are used SOFA registered bikes that come up for sale. Mostly Harleys but sometimes other stuff.
On the Korean economy you can find just about...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2013, 04:22 AM
Replies: 4,365
Views: 1,901,202
Posted By Warthog
backroads

Riding the back roads of Pyeongtaek area, wandering through small villages
http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh287/Warthog_HP2/HP2/hp2_backroad.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 4,365
Views: 1,901,202
Posted By Warthog
toolkits

search "Cruztools bmw Roadtech tool kit"

also, Pit Posse dot com has good tool kits, though not BMW specific.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,805
Posted By Warthog
Oil on rotors

I read a tech response to a reader with a similar problem (...in one of the major motorcycle mags Motorcyclist or Cycle World)

The magazine tech guys said that fork oil on the rotors can be...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 4,365
Views: 1,901,202
Posted By Warthog
HP2 Enduro leaned over

Joe, that HP2 Enduro in post #3424 is leaned over pretty good. I think I see a single-side brake, and the original Enduro forks slid up in the triple clamps about 30mm or so?
Forum: Asia 06-19-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 24,360
Posted By Warthog
Staying on target with your question... No, you...

Staying on target with your question... No, you can't buy a US Spec BMW bike from a BMW dealer in Korea.
There are small BMW car dealer offices near US Bases, and you may purchase a US spec car,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,902
Posted By Warthog
Great post CS, thanks for the report. Things I...

Great post CS, thanks for the report. Things I have feedback on:
1. Air gap of 90mm to 100mm seems to be a good amount of air at the top for spirited riding. Any less than 90mm and that fork will...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2012, 04:16 AM
Replies: 4,365
Views: 1,901,202
Posted By Warthog
Great shot Mav. I've had pretty good luck with...

Great shot Mav. I've had pretty good luck with DOT approved knobbies. They just don't last long.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2012, 07:32 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,745
Posted By Warthog
rear carrier and rack

I installed the rear carrier this weekend. It fit my rear frame perfectly. The crummy little rear plastics didn't quite fit. I had to squeeze 'em and make them fit.

I also have the rack from...
Forum: Asia 05-10-2012, 03:41 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 24,360
Posted By Warthog
More river roads

These roads are all generally between Osan and Humphreys....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JBjI1TeTT8&feature=youtube_gdata_player

The levy roads see a fair amount of construction. Portions...
Forum: Asia 05-10-2012, 04:06 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 24,360
Posted By Warthog
Korean classifieds

Largest classified site - motorcycles, cars, boats, jetskis, planes, helicopters....

Www.passo.co.kr

The site has been a host for lots of viruses and and Trojans in the past, with many Chinese...
Forum: Asia 05-06-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 24,360
Posted By Warthog
Osan to Hump

Back road along the river

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huvwW3bsVZU&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-29-2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,084
Posted By Warthog
Beautiful country

Beautiful country
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,902
Posted By Warthog
I added progressive springs, and less air space...

I added progressive springs, and less air space at the top of the oil chamber. I have heard about the Ohlins inserts, but didn't know if it was determined that there was a fit for the 45mm Zokes.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,359
Posted By Warthog
Those look like tubeless rims. Hubs look the...

Those look like tubeless rims. Hubs look the same as some I have seen built for the HP2. Touratech or Wunderlich? I don't remember.

More info?
Forum: Asia 04-20-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,563
Posted By Warthog
dirt, enduro, places to ride

There is a bike shop that has new and used dirtbikes (YZs I think), about 3 km directly east of AK plaza on the main road. They also carry track bikes and road bikes. I believe the shop is east of...
Forum: Asia 04-20-2012, 05:55 AM
Replies: 247
Views: 24,360
Posted By Warthog
motorbikes and expressways in Korea

Motorbikes are not allowed on express ways in Korea. Express ways are those requiring a toll. I have been riding in Korea for a while, and the best riding is on the smaller highways, the east...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,943
Posted By Warthog
Side of the helmet

I have found that mounting the cam on the side of the helmet, using some extension arms to get it away from the head, gives a decent result.

I would like to build a swivel cam or a swing cam. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 869
Posted By Warthog
BMW magic tools

There are a few spots in the HP2 manual where some strange tool is called for...such as "Tubular drift"... wtf? Sometimes a guy can make-do with a butter knife. I remember the first time I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 4,365
Views: 1,901,202
Posted By Warthog
Skid plate for your cylinder

Im not unhappy with function and life-span of the TT valve cover guards. They are pretty tough and very light. Eventually they grind down or tear away from the mounts....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4,365
Views: 1,901,202
Posted By Warthog
No problem, but the guards will tear away from...

No problem, but the guards will tear away from the cylinder after a few slides on hard dirt, or asphalt. On the right side, only the rear and bottom middle mount are still in tact. It still...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2012, 06:49 AM
Replies: 4,365
Views: 1,901,202
Posted By Warthog
Warthog in Korea

Spring ride, Pyongtaek-si area.

http://i259.photobucket.com/albums/hh287/Warthog_HP2/HP2/IMG_2979.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By Warthog
The adjustment screw in the lever is dialed all...

The adjustment screw in the lever is dialed all the way back, but is still right up against the plunger thingie (MC piston?). I don't have any trouble with the hydraulic clutch, and the plunger...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By Warthog
Question HP2 front brake locks up with very little lever action

Over the past 2 years, I have had very bad front brake feel. I have just a few millimeters(5-7mm) of lever pull before the front calipers are locked against the disc. I have added new fluid and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2012, 05:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By Warthog
Ah yes, another project never completed. I still...

Ah yes, another project never completed. I still have the tach in the box. I started to get it connected, but didn't finish. Maybe later this year.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By Warthog
Thanks guys, sending PM.

Thanks guys, sending PM.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 988
Posted By Warthog
HP2 dashboard support, fender bow - Commonly crashed parts

Does anyone know of fabricators who are making the following for the HP2 E:


- dashboard support (holds the instrument cluster) $275 at MAX bmw parts fiche[/item]
- front bow (goofy support...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2012, 05:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,685
Posted By Warthog
Dropped HP2 E circles like a jet ski

I've found that if you perform a mild low side in soft dirt, the HP2 will circle like a jet ski (F.I. keeps the wheel turning, as the bike is idling) until you can jump up, run over and hit the kill...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 511
Views: 113,003
Posted By Warthog
Shorai Lithium battery

Yes, I installed one this past weekend on my HP2. Shorai LFX14A1-BS12... 14Ah model. It spins a little slow on first hit. I recommend turning the bike on, and waiting 60 seconds or so to let the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4,365
Views: 1,901,202
Posted By Warthog
Extra oil, no problem!

If you fill to 230ml, the extra oil will seep out the seal very nicely. :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4,365
Views: 1,901,202
Posted By Warthog
Ah, now that I look closer I see. looks like...

Ah, now that I look closer I see. looks like good adventure. I hope to be back in northern Cali in the next few years doing a ride.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 4,365
Views: 1,901,202
Posted By Warthog
Cory, I see you riding snow, dirt, trails, with...

Cory, I see you riding snow, dirt, trails, with those Karoo 50/50 sorta knobbies. Kendal 776F or Michelin StArcross in the front will make the dirt ride much more tractable and fun. d606 or Pirelli...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2011, 03:25 AM
Replies: 4,365
Views: 1,901,202
Posted By Warthog
X-heads v.s. Touratech guards ?

X-head protectors are plastic. Plastic can be very tough, but I think they might rip away faster than a steel mount. After 2 easy slides on gravel, my stock plastic OEM guards ripped away from the...
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