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Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,316
Posted By Kevreif
i can't find my receipt, next time i am at napa...

i can't find my receipt, next time i am at napa i'll see if they can look up the numbers, sorry. but i took the drive shaft in, and the guy there measured them while still in the driveshaft and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,316
Posted By Kevreif
my front u joint (closest to the tranny) is the...

my front u joint (closest to the tranny) is the one that went out. it started as a slight vibration, but only when i was coasting with no load on the driveshaft (not accelerating, or decelerating)...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,316
Posted By Kevreif
i only speak english :-( so sorry i can't...

i only speak english :-( so sorry i can't understand what is being said in the video, so my post might be irrelevant.....

but from the looks of it that one u joint looks quite loose. i just...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2013, 08:28 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 14,448
Posted By Kevreif
make it dirty

throw some crash bars on, maybe some side bags for tools, camping gear and to protect your legs when you do go down. and then get some dirt on it and i am sure the new water-cooled 1200 will look...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2013, 08:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,570
Posted By Kevreif
I found with my semi aggressive driving style...

I found with my semi aggressive driving style that with my bike loaded for a three month trip that my rear tire lasted significantly longer (13,500 vs best tire mileage empty was 8,000.. both metzler...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2012, 07:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,151
Posted By Kevreif
bolt sizes

hey does anyone know the bolt size, thread count, and lenght of BOTH rear shock bolts? and the bolt on the bottom of front shock? i found all mine are bent when i took my shocks off to ship them off...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 136,385
Posted By Kevreif
mounts, bags, rear rack/plate

i designed and produced all the good stuff for my bike! it went from Pa to Panama and back plus tones of abuse around home....
http://img856.imageshack.us/img856/2546/cimg8098small.th.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By Kevreif
where did you get the 9.3 ohm element?? :ear

where did you get the 9.3 ohm element?? :ear
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2012, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,145
Posted By Kevreif
you got the idea. give us all a break, or should...

you got the idea. give us all a break, or should i say brake
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,542
Posted By Kevreif
rather impressive, if not crazy. i like

rather impressive, if not crazy. i like
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,542
Posted By Kevreif
yup

go to .37 sec http://youtu.be/kYrkqo4m4a0 i slipped in there with my fully loaded R1200 GS. do it all the time in the states now when i get fed up with traffic. just get bags that are no wider then...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,624
Posted By Kevreif
i've been beating the shit out of my shaft...

i've been beating the shit out of my shaft (driveshaft) for 86k miles on my 05 R1200GS not a problem but a leaky seal here or there, and things i bust by hitting rocks. nothing wrong with the shaft
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2011, 08:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,220
Posted By Kevreif
kinda dirty, but super strong, you can easy lift...

kinda dirty, but super strong, you can easy lift the back of the bike up no problems with it. Its 1/4inch 6061 aluminum, CNC water jet cut. passenger seat snaps in over top, pucks on the back allow...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 13,866
Posted By Kevreif
84,500 miles original belt. i have a new one...

84,500 miles original belt. i have a new one laying around so if the old on let go its a quick fix...... you know what they say "if it ain't broke don't fix it"
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,375
Posted By Kevreif
not to rain on the party

well it seems like lots of people have had good success with amsoil, but not myself or my buddy. with in 2k miles of running 75-140 severe gear i had a tooth break off of both 4th gear cogs, as soon...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,016
Posted By Kevreif
to ad to jims post, my 05 R1200 manual says...

to ad to jims post, my 05 R1200 manual says 20w-50 for 50*F on up, says 15-40 from 0F to 80F which is what i run in the winter (so it starts), 20w50 in the summer, runs quieter
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 481
Posted By Kevreif
sounds like a coil to me. i had both of my main...

sounds like a coil to me. i had both of my main coils start to go in central america, thought it was bad gas at first but till i got parts it was so bad i couldn't even go 1/4 throttle. i figured it...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,281
Posted By Kevreif
just because the bike is "safer" doesn't mean...

just because the bike is "safer" doesn't mean that the rider rides safer. they put airbags, traction control, anti filp gizmos in vans, lane departure warnings, warnings if you close your eyes too...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2011, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,083
Posted By Kevreif
ground well and close to the spot is all i ever...

ground well and close to the spot is all i ever did on cars, trucks and my R1200GS. they tough
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,267
Posted By Kevreif
Simpler Systems

ok if you are talking about replacing the rear rack and all, here is a little rear rack for you to check out. its 1/4 inch 6061 aluminum, CNC water jet cut specificaly for the R1200GS series. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,341
Posted By Kevreif
hey Sr Jim, is there a maintenance schedule for...

hey Sr Jim, is there a maintenance schedule for the fork oil? my bikes (05 1200) got 81k on it and as far as i know nothing has ever been down to them. what does your wisdom say? also the specs i'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,768
Posted By Kevreif
clean what off? looks good to me, you can't see...

clean what off? looks good to me, you can't see it while riding! i can't tell you how many times this happened to me...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,110
Posted By Kevreif
big truck only use the clutch in start out. and...

big truck only use the clutch in start out. and the rest of shifts up and down are down with no clutch, they last for hundreds of thousands of miles, as i understand the trans are designed very...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-24-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 358,768
Posted By Kevreif
its a video not a picture but might make you chuckle

ok i know its not a picture but its a clip from a woopsydoo from our trip to panama this fall. our leader for the day Nate is commentating, neither bike was mine i just got to watch as they wiped...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,990
Posted By Kevreif
i'm not sure what boxer you are riding in almost...

i'm not sure what boxer you are riding in almost every case i feel lots of heat on my R1200GS, unless its -7 then i don't feel a bit of it. but i'm sure it helps when its cold out.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-24-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 21,968
Posted By Kevreif
i thought only bear hibernate, shes a pig

did 22 miles the other night in this white fluffy stuff (took an hour) and i had to put my chains on the back tire to get up my drive way. last night it was -7, but i only had to go 15 miles
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,870
Posted By Kevreif
in first gear i like to take it slow up to 4k...

in first gear i like to take it slow up to 4k then whap it wide open just long enough to get that front tire a few feet off the ground then grab second and see how long i can keep her on the road (or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,791
Posted By Kevreif
in a strait line i speed up when its raining, the...

in a strait line i speed up when its raining, the faster i get though the rain the less wet i get right?:D but in the corners i don't go trying to drag my pegs, but i haven't had the tourances slip,...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,472
Posted By Kevreif
i have a 05 with 80k miles, biggest thing is i...

i have a 05 with 80k miles, biggest thing is i can't keep rear tires on the thing! it eats them right up. what can you do
Forum: The Garage 12-28-2010, 09:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 792
Posted By Kevreif
i had a good experience at Vera cruz BMW. Vecsa...

i had a good experience at Vera cruz BMW. Vecsa Veracruz - GPS Map (http://poidirectory.com/find/Vecsa_Veracruz)
the one mechanic even speaks a little english. he got the owner to let him pull new...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2010, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,616
Posted By Kevreif
my 05 has almost 80k miles on it with the...

my 05 has almost 80k miles on it with the original belt. the manual says change it at 36k or so. i bought one for a spare and have yet to need it. the new one will probably dry and crack before i...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,787
Posted By Kevreif
don't need no stinking thermometer

well as a matter of fact, my left grip gets to exactly smoking hot after 20 mins and my right one is still ice cold after god knows how many hours of riding in sub 30 degree weather. so i would take...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2010, 06:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By Kevreif
so i made it 1500 miles either no main coils...

so i made it 1500 miles either no main coils working or very spotty. it was a long ride but got to Veracruz mexico to the BMW dealer. turns out they didn't have the parts in stock but the on mechanic...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By Kevreif
would this be for the R1200GS?? my left is...

would this be for the R1200GS?? my left is working but not my right, anyone have pics of the connectors?

thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By Kevreif
hey jim thanks. it turns out that both main coils...

hey jim thanks. it turns out that both main coils are bad or going bad. i put the ones from my buddies bike in and it cleared the problem right up. i tried just one or the other but it took both of...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By Kevreif
hey jim, i did check the throttle bodies and...

hey jim, i did check the throttle bodies and cables right away, but they checked out ok.

i will check the injectors

for the stick coils, would it make sense that they seem to come and go? like...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2010, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,525
Posted By Kevreif
how about these? the thought behind these was...

how about these? the thought behind these was very similar to micatecs but these are far more ridged. and go on and off faster and i believe they are the biggest bags that you can get and are the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2010, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By Kevreif
ahaha yes i have seen quite a few of these. had a...

ahaha yes i have seen quite a few of these. had a bit of a run in with on trying to cut us off in line for a toll. (the marks are on my bags to prove it)

i had been running reg fuel all the way...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2010, 05:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By Kevreif
what is the best way to check that? thanks for...

what is the best way to check that? thanks for the tip
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,139
Posted By Kevreif
r1200gs water in system?

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