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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-15-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3,696
Views: 1,617,005
Posted By tagesk
http://blog.liviab.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/...

http://blog.liviab.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/20150214-DSX_2855-livia_mc-klaer_800.jpg

Getting the gear, with grandaddy (me).

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 9,038
Posted By tagesk
Sir, it is long, but this thread ...

Sir, it is long, but this thread (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=636907)might be useful.

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2015, 02:59 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,251
Posted By tagesk
Regarding how much oil there is in your engine,...

Regarding how much oil there is in your engine, the GSpot FAQ has, for your information and endless joy, a fairly details discussion on the matter.
I think, in all modesty, that you'll find most...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-08-2015, 03:29 AM
Replies: 647
Views: 479,904
Posted By tagesk
http://girotoscana.sitoscana.com/uploaded_images/2...

http://girotoscana.sitoscana.com/uploaded_images/2012/05/DSC_6876.jpg

Left side down.

http://girotoscana.sitoscana.com/uploaded_images/2012/05/DSC_6878.jpg

Right side down.

Trying to...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,251
Posted By tagesk
Where is the film someone took over a 12 hour...

Where is the film someone took over a 12 hour period, showing the glass and we watched how the level of oil sunk and rose?

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2015, 11:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,251
Posted By tagesk
It is not too much. [TaSK]

It is not too much.

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By tagesk
According to BMW that part number doesn't exist. ...

According to BMW that part number doesn't exist.

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By tagesk
If you try to grease them, the grease will pull...

If you try to grease them, the grease will pull dirt inside where is no room for it. It will get worse.
Unfortunately, they are once-only.

I do believe this question is also answered in the FAQ...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By tagesk
Does the power comes on with the ignition, or...

Does the power comes on with the ignition, or with the engine?

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By tagesk
The one beneath the seat? (sorry to be such...

The one beneath the seat?

(sorry to be such a n00b, but the bike is brand new (to me) and I haven't gotten hold of a copy of the "Repair Manual" yet)

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By tagesk
Question How many mA before LAMPF?

Context: 2011 12GS.

I am set to power two AutoSwitch from the rear light. The two AutoSwitches will in turn tower (trigger) one relay each. The relays offer 80 Ohm over the coil, or an estimated...
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,293
Posted By tagesk
Map?

Sir,
May I be so bold as to ask if you have a map with your itinerary? It would make it much easier
to visit the nice places you show us.

From Toscana (the, by far, best region :-)

[TaSK]
Forum: Ride reports 01-17-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 354,384
Posted By tagesk
Sardegna 2013 - Part 4

This is the fourth part of seven parts in eight installments. I recommend you to start with the first part (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21661232&postcount=1038).

...
Forum: Ride reports 01-02-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 354,384
Posted By tagesk
Sardegna 2013 - Part 3

This is the third part but fourth installment, of 8. I advice you
start with the beginning (http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=21661232&postcount=1038).
If you indeed do start at the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2014, 05:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By tagesk
If it has power assisted brakes, don't be afraid...

If it has power assisted brakes, don't be afraid but be prepared to live without them.
50.000 miles is not much at all.

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By tagesk
...which is exactly what Def said...... ...

...which is exactly what Def said......

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By tagesk
May I be so bold as to advice to start bleeding...

May I be so bold as to advice to start bleeding at the ABS?
Check out the FAQ for explanation and photo.

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 43,079
Posted By tagesk
May I ask where you got hold of those? ...

May I ask where you got hold of those?

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2013, 03:13 PM
Replies: 712
Views: 88,444
Posted By tagesk
http://girotoscana.sitoscana.com/uploaded_images/2...

http://girotoscana.sitoscana.com/uploaded_images/2011/04/P4020053.jpg



My experience is that when the seal (finally) caves in, the bearing disintegrates, and you can literally feel it.
Plus...
Forum: Europe 09-21-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,182
Posted By tagesk
We rode our bikes, but we did go some interesting...

We rode our bikes, but we did go some interesting places, and we stayed in hotels, ate and drank,
so you might find something to your liking in our report Riding in Greece...
Forum: Europe 09-21-2013, 04:42 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 22,727
Posted By tagesk
Question Key in the forest

http://girotoscana.sitoscana.com/uploaded_images/2013/09/20130920-DSC_1088-n%C3%B8kkel.jpg

At the position N43.99795 E11.66721 (placed on Google maps...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 01:05 PM
Replies: 712
Views: 88,444
Posted By tagesk
http://www.stabell-kulo.net/blog/uploaded_images/o...

http://www.stabell-kulo.net/blog/uploaded_images/olje01-783875.jpg



Sir,
With four FD-failures under my belt I feel entitled to air my opinion.
I concur.

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2013, 12:22 AM
Replies: 712
Views: 88,444
Posted By tagesk
Sir, Based on your experience, could you be so...

Sir,
Based on your experience, could you be so bold as to offer a "gut feeling" failure rate?

[TaSK]
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-21-2013, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8,201
Views: 7,886,147
Posted By tagesk
http://girotoscana.sitoscana.com/uploaded_images/2...

http://girotoscana.sitoscana.com/uploaded_images/2012/07/P6231759-begge-regn-ferge.jpg

We rode from Tuscany (in Italy) to Nordkapp (North Cape, Norway) and back. 13.000 km in six weeks.
32...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 712
Views: 88,444
Posted By tagesk
No, I am careful in what I write to make sure I...

No, I am careful in what I write to make sure I don't jump to conclusions.
Sorry to hear it doesn't go down well.

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 712
Views: 88,444
Posted By tagesk
Good luck to you, Sir, in your hunt for a single...

Good luck to you, Sir, in your hunt for a single solution to a magnitude of different problems.

Please be so kind to report back if you find it.

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2013, 09:36 AM
Replies: 712
Views: 88,444
Posted By tagesk
I have never, ever complained about my bike...

I have never, ever complained about my bike failing.
And that, Sir, is not without reason.

I do abuse it, I am not ashamed of it, and I repair it when it collapses. It annoys me that I must...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 712
Views: 88,444
Posted By tagesk
I don't think you have evidence to back that up. ...

I don't think you have evidence to back that up. If you do, I will be very happy to hear about it.

In fact, from reading GSpot for some years, the situation seems to have improved quite a bit....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 712
Views: 88,444
Posted By tagesk
Contrary to common belief, and contrary to strong...

Contrary to common belief, and contrary to strong opinions, the design has been changed twice in the last years.
The first change (from the 11xx to the 12GS) was a vast improvement.
The second,...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2013, 05:13 AM
Replies: 712
Views: 88,444
Posted By tagesk
Sir, Are we to understans this as you are...

Sir,
Are we to understans this as you are making an effort to abstain from BMW-bashing in this BMW-forum
solely because nothing is known about the new design?

I will be hard pressed to say that...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2013, 12:19 AM
Replies: 712
Views: 88,444
Posted By tagesk
As we are well aware, the design of the FD...

As we are well aware, the design of the FD changed radically from the 11xx to the 12GS.
The reason was that there were some issues with the FD on the 11xx series.
Or, in other words: BMW has...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 712
Views: 88,444
Posted By tagesk
This, Sir, is absolutely correct. However,...

This, Sir, is absolutely correct.
However, there is a slight problem: No-one but Honda knows how many of their FDs have failed.
And Honda is not talking.
Same goes for Moto Guzzi, Yamaha, and all...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2013, 12:51 AM
Replies: 712
Views: 88,444
Posted By tagesk
On cars, how are the wheels attached? ...

On cars, how are the wheels attached?
Single-side solutions is the norm, not the exception.
In addition, when the bike leans no forces are in play sideways.
As opposed to the situation on a car...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,143
Posted By tagesk
http://girotoscana.sitoscana.com/uploaded_images/2...

http://girotoscana.sitoscana.com/uploaded_images/2013/06/20130702-DSCF2153-presse.jpg

The picture is of my 1150, but I think the 12GS is the same.
Inside the swing arm there is a bushing.
If...
Forum: Ride reports 08-08-2013, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,119
Views: 354,384
Posted By tagesk
Sir, I have in fact landed a job (without...

Sir,
I have in fact landed a job (without quotes!). Good for me.
In a few weeks I'll be sitting alone in my apartment in Oslo, Norway. Not so good.
But I'll have time to continue the report from...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,088
Posted By tagesk
Sorry, Sir, to have been so slow to understand...

Sorry, Sir, to have been so slow to understand and instead try to de-rail your effort.

If you have a link to a "collection page" or something along those lines I can add it to the
GSpot FAQ...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,038
Posted By tagesk
Sir, I applaud your effort! Everything...

Sir,
I applaud your effort!
Everything relevant will find its way into the GSpot FAQ.

Thank you!

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,038
Posted By tagesk
Sir, As a general statement that was sort of...

Sir,
As a general statement that was sort of tongue-in-cheek.
But it has already been updated with the 180 ml in the FD.

And, obviously, any reliable information will be added without delay!
So...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2013, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By tagesk
.....and in the section about brakes and ABS in...

.....and in the section about brakes and ABS in the GSpot FAQ.

[TaSK]
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,038
Posted By tagesk
Sir, The GSpot FAQ was updated with this...

Sir,
The GSpot FAQ was updated with this information some time ago.
Keep this as your motto: Consult the GSpot FAQ first!

[TaSK]
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