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Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,804
Posted By leahyz
Sounds like you had a good time and that's most...

Sounds like you had a good time and that's most important. A lot of people have fun until they start breaking stuff, and that's generally my opinion as well - hence all of my tips to make the bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2010, 10:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,804
Posted By leahyz
A few thoughts and ways to save $$ in replacement...

A few thoughts and ways to save $$ in replacement parts.

1) Remove the windshield. Riding offroad you won't need it - it'll just get scratches up by low hanging branches and possibly broken in a...
Forum: Vendors 05-31-2010, 03:34 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 135,339
Posted By leahyz
Dan 06 1200GS, Looking for options for...

Dan

06 1200GS, Looking for options for front and rear. Would be interested in taller than stock - I am not sure if the 1200 ADV suspension will drop into an non-ADV for extra travel.

Zach
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-21-2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,638,002
Posted By leahyz
Shameless Self Plug... I'm gonna keep trying :) ...

Shameless Self Plug... I'm gonna keep trying :)

http://leahyz.smugmug.com/Groups/Random-for-posting/IMG2714FP/874088010_ARMPG-XL.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 25,949
Posted By leahyz
That's probably not a great indicator. I've...

That's probably not a great indicator. I've taken apart car motors with 150k+ and they were still crosshatched as well.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2010, 07:58 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,891
Posted By leahyz
Is the inside of the rim clean? Buildup of...

Is the inside of the rim clean? Buildup of mounting gunk on the inside of the rim can make it more difficult to get the tire to seat. Seating obviously starts with getting the tire to hold...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,891
Posted By leahyz
Someone wise once told me that you can put a 19"...

Someone wise once told me that you can put a 19" tube around a 17" wheel, but the other way round is awful hard to get the tube around the rim. But then again it's probably a 90% chance the rear is...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2010, 01:14 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,891
Posted By leahyz
Field tire changes are definitely possible. I...

Field tire changes are definitely possible. I did my trip to AK this way and I shipped a set of TKCs ahead and met them there. I sent mine to a campground in Tok and changed once out of tourances...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,869
Posted By leahyz
Here's my 06 notes - I have 54k and it's been a...

Here's my 06 notes - I have 54k and it's been a lot of banging around in Michigan sand, and a trip to Prudhoe bay, as well as many miles everywhere else.

Engine - Fairly bulletproof. Change oil...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2009, 09:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,737
Posted By leahyz
I've done this going to Alaska. First off get...

I've done this going to Alaska. First off get some basic tools. Some motion pro levers, a valve core tool, and a reliable pump. If you REALLY mean wilderness then practice with that pump and the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2009, 08:35 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,875
Posted By leahyz
Mthyl-Ethyl-Keytone It's a pretty harsh solvent....

Mthyl-Ethyl-Keytone It's a pretty harsh solvent.

The bladders worked OK, no leaks, a bit difficult to fill though. I'd use the same idea again for a couple days need. But it I was needing it...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2009, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,002
Posted By leahyz
A generaous application of mud mades a nice...

A generaous application of mud mades a nice coating.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2009, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,002
Posted By leahyz
A generaous application of mud mades a nice...

A generaous application of mud mades a nice coating.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2009, 07:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,455
Posted By leahyz
My 5'2" wife can right my 1200GS. It's about the...

My 5'2" wife can right my 1200GS. It's about the technique. She's not a body builder either. Practice the Skert way. Oddly enough she can right the 1200, but not her 650 since it falls flatter.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2009, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 787
Posted By leahyz
Stupid question - could you re-lace the wheel to...

Stupid question - could you re-lace the wheel to a 1200 hub and just have to go find one from a trashed wheel?

I seriously am just taking a stab here... I have cast wheels.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2009, 07:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 17,496
Posted By leahyz
I'm not sure if the plastic corners on the BMW...

I'm not sure if the plastic corners on the BMW bags are for show or not. One of the great things on the TT's is that if you damage them you just beat them out with a hammer. I've banged up my left...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2009, 07:13 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,450
Posted By leahyz
Check for play. I had the same seal leak. ...

Check for play.

I had the same seal leak. Since I had an extended warranty it went to the dealer.

It came home with a whole new FD. Apparently there was some small amount of wobble...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,875
Posted By leahyz
Sounds like this is for temporary use. I...

Sounds like this is for temporary use.

I used a bladder for fuel on the Dempster and Dalton this summer. Both Mylar and Polyethylene are fuel resistant. It just so happens that the starbucks...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,297
Posted By leahyz
Open the tank and look in it. At the bottom is a...

Open the tank and look in it. At the bottom is a little rubber grommet that closes down the opening. Reach down and yank it.. Helps the tank vent a bit better when filling and gives you a bit more...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2009, 12:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,545
Posted By leahyz
Jim, With your amount of tire changing the...

Jim,

With your amount of tire changing the bar is worth the saved time of the tire irons. For "the rest of us" it just seems like it is not worth it. I change about 6-10 sets a year at least...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 23,038
Posted By leahyz
Leave the stock exhaust on. What I can't stand...

Leave the stock exhaust on. What I can't stand are loud bikes of any make or model. I've heard several "just a bit louder than stock" and they are too loud. If it wakes me up at a rally, then it's...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2009, 10:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,545
Posted By leahyz
Alternatively you could just take the money you...

Alternatively you could just take the money you were going to spend on a bar, or modifying a bar, and buy a couple simple tire levers from motion pro. Cheap and effective. I can swap a tire in...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,297
Posted By leahyz
230-240 is easily achievable on mixed hwy riding....

230-240 is easily achievable on mixed hwy riding. Fast or in town will cut it dramatically.

250+ is doable with the rubber piece removed and the neck drilled
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2009, 05:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,545
Posted By leahyz
Not to be mean, but it IS a dual sport bike. If...

Not to be mean, but it IS a dual sport bike. If you ride it off road you WILL nick up the wheels just from rocks and other stuff. I have the cast wheels, and the rear especially takes some abuse...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,310
Posted By leahyz
zhivago's pictures

http://leahyz.smugmug.com/Groups/Random-for-posting/bmwhead/718120423_oc6rv-O.jpg

http://leahyz.smugmug.com/Groups/Random-for-posting/bmw-cyl/718120458_AdfMC-O.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By leahyz
Yup, I'd say 99% it's the battery. The OEM...

Yup, I'd say 99% it's the battery. The OEM BMW/Exide models are junk. I got 18 months out of one and 24 months (with a lot of jumpstarts) out of the other. My guess is the voltage in the OEM drops...
Forum: Face plant 11-06-2009, 06:46 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 16,124
Posted By leahyz
I ejected my lids twice on My 1200GS with...

I ejected my lids twice on My 1200GS with Touratech Cases. I finally bought the tethers they sell, but they'd be an easy fabrication - just some nylon webbing and a buckle in the middle so you can...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-23-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,638,002
Posted By leahyz
A few self-promoting pics form a not-yet-written...

A few self-promoting pics form a not-yet-written "Yet Another GS goes to AK" thread.

http://leahyz.smugmug.com/photos/658706348_bKEaN-L.jpg
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2009, 10:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,818
Posted By leahyz
Have them send the tank to a dealer where you...

Have them send the tank to a dealer where you will be near in a week or so. Then you can have it installed while on the road.

Z
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,880
Posted By leahyz
I've got a Gin bottle with a weeping problem. ...

I've got a Gin bottle with a weeping problem. Let me know when you get the problem worked out.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By leahyz
I would say the final tire is out about .02-.04",...

I would say the final tire is out about .02-.04", but that's an educated guess. I would say the wheel was within 0.01" but that's also a guesstimate. I did not have a dial indicator to check.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2009, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 537
Posted By leahyz
Wheels are round... Tires are not?

First off, I've mounted a lot of timres on my 1200GS. I've used several sets of TKCs, Tourances, and Anakees. I've not had this problem until recently.

When I put my wheel on my balancer w/o a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,819
Posted By leahyz
Here's where the dent goes: ...

Here's where the dent goes:
http://leahyz.smugmug.com/photos/549422064_Z6JNZ-L-0.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2009, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,009
Posted By leahyz
Thanks, I'm at 37k right now and looking to log...

Thanks, I'm at 37k right now and looking to log about 12k in the next month or so. When I measured and inspected, and lubed brakes at 35k (it was a cold and snowy winter) I believe they were...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2009, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,819
Posted By leahyz
The Chromed headers turn blue/purple, the...

The Chromed headers turn blue/purple, the non-chrome ones turn poop brown.

Mine are brown, and dented on the bottoms of each one...:evil

No one ever said there were show bikes, but I've...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2009, 05:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,009
Posted By leahyz
New Brake Pad Thickness - R1200GS

I'm heading to AK soon, and I wan't to check the life of my fornt pads. I have one of those 1200GSs that devour rear pads (better now that I went to sintered pads) and I'm going to pack a spare set...
Forum: Thumpers 05-21-2009, 05:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,297
Posted By leahyz
I have a 650GS with about 25k on it. It's darn...

I have a 650GS with about 25k on it. It's darn near brand new still! Really, the milage is not a good indicator, the general condition is probably more important. it it looks like it was stored...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2009, 05:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By leahyz
Searchy Searchy: ...

Searchy Searchy:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=7371601&postcount=14
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 637
Posted By leahyz
That looks fairly normal for the main plug. The...

That looks fairly normal for the main plug. The secondary is always darker in comparison. I flipped mine at my last 12k service (replace at 24k). They are all the exact same plug. I replaced my...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2009, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 923
Posted By leahyz
I thnk Markjenn has it nailed. you are probably...

I thnk Markjenn has it nailed. you are probably putting in some input in your bars while braking very hard.

Maybe you are like me and sometimes find you are not square in the saddle either. I...
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