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Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 842
Posted By daotoys1
BMW R1200GS exhaust inquire ?

I know that a number of people had taken the exhaust on the BMW R1150GS and eliminated the big muffler for a short exhaust tip, and that this was reported to actually work quite well.

My...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,003
Posted By daotoys1
After researching this at length I finally found...

After researching this at length I finally found what I feel is the best battery for my BMW project bike.

There are dozens of small battery manufacturers that have jumped into this new area of...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2011, 09:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,003
Posted By daotoys1
The statement I made if you read the entire...

The statement I made if you read the entire thread is that lowering a bikes weight improves everything about its performance. Not just by using a lighter weight battery, but by reducing weight where...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2011, 01:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,003
Posted By daotoys1
Im not to surprised that the original battery on...

Im not to surprised that the original battery on a 2005 bike has bit the dust. Most OEM batteries are fairly cheap items any way......

I understand your questioning, but Im a big believer in...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,003
Posted By daotoys1
Ultra light weight Battery used in BMW R1200GS ???

I have a 2005 BMW R1200GS (non ABS model) and have a completely dead battery after having parked the bike for a number of months. The bike was on a BMW battery tender, but one of the family...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2011, 01:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 543
Posted By daotoys1
Ztechnik engine guard question???

Has anyone put on a Ztechnik Engine Guard Set on a BMW R1200GS along with a Akrapovic full titanium exhaust system????

I ask because on the Ztechnik website they say that their engine guards may...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2011, 07:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,706
Posted By daotoys1
It is no longer made......which is sad because it...

It is no longer made......which is sad because it would be perfect for what I want.

If I could find a good condition used one to buy I would buy it....:)

:)
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,706
Posted By daotoys1
I know.....:( Id love to find a used ( or...

I know.....:(

Id love to find a used ( or new one) for sale somewhere....Id buy it in a minute.....

:(

If anyone knows where I can get one of these please contact me;

(303) 761-4626
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2011, 08:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,706
Posted By daotoys1
I state that noise levels are not of interest to...

I state that noise levels are not of interest to me here simply because I want information. Ive heard plenty of discussion back and forth about noise. And I simply do not want this thread to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2011, 05:35 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,706
Posted By daotoys1
Has anyone done this with the R1200GS ???? Either...

Has anyone done this with the R1200GS ???? Either with or without the cat????

I understand that it would be loud.....my interest at this point does not include worry about or concern for how...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,706
Posted By daotoys1
GS without mufflers ???

I have seen a number of pictures and even some discussion about doing away with the big muffler on the BMW GS and simply riding without one.

Some times the end of the midpipe is dressed with a...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-24-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,021
Posted By daotoys1
BMW R1200GS vs R1200S exhausts

Im wanting to know if anyone here has tryed to take an exhaust made to fit the BMW R1200S, could be adapted to fit a BMW R1200GS ????

Im considering getting an Akrapovic titanium full exhaust for...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2010, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,701
Posted By daotoys1
The project turned out great. I made a complete...

The project turned out great. I made a complete carbon fiber and titanium upgraded BMW R1200GS SuperMoto/MegaMoto project out of the bike.

After trying 17" BMW wheels to see how I liked them,...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-10-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,647
Posted By daotoys1
I agree completely with everything said here. ...

I agree completely with everything said here.

Ill have my nephew read these replies and then let him do whatever he wants to do.

He is 22 years old and in the army. He is a really nice guy but...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-10-2010, 03:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,647
Posted By daotoys1
Wrong license plate questions ?

My nephew who is in his 20s wants to be able to ride his motorcycle on the street/roads to get to and from different off road riding areas .

The problem is that his license plates have...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2010, 03:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By daotoys1
Question regarding shipping wheels....???

I need to ship a set of BMW OEM wheels with tires mounted on them. They are a matching set of cast/mags wheels.

My question(s) are regarding the best option for shipping these from one state to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2010, 09:50 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,566
Posted By daotoys1
My elderly mother has been extremely ill and in...

My elderly mother has been extremely ill and in and out of the hospital the last few months. If all goes well, things may slow down a bit in the next few weeks......time will tell.

Because of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,566
Posted By daotoys1
This is quite correct. It gets into the area of...

This is quite correct. It gets into the area of diminishing returns. The lighter weight you can get the vehicle, the more difficult and costly it becomes to continue to "shave off" more weight.

...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2010, 05:59 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,566
Posted By daotoys1
Thank you for the info. I happen to have a...

Thank you for the info.

I happen to have a scale made for weighing race bikes that I use to use that is in storage. I use to use it when I was building a lot of racing projects and it should still...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2010, 05:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,566
Posted By daotoys1
Regarding the actual weights of motorcycles; The...

Regarding the actual weights of motorcycles; The dry weight of a BMW R1200GS non-ABS, as best i can find documented is 199kg ( 199 kilo grams).
There are 2.205 pounds per kg so the bike without...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2010, 02:38 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,566
Posted By daotoys1
Ive been doing my best to post answers to the...

Ive been doing my best to post answers to the questions I am getting mostly from emails. Rather than try to answer each and every email ( I really do not know how to type. Using the keyboard is one...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,566
Posted By daotoys1
Ive been using titanium, magnesium, , and other...

Ive been using titanium, magnesium, , and other exotic metals in racing from as early as the 1960s. I use antiseize compounds on any and all unlike metal contact areas. In my old(er) age I do not do...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2010, 11:48 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,566
Posted By daotoys1
In looking at the instrument cluster again, I...

In looking at the instrument cluster again, I think that the carbon fiber piece encircling the speedometer looks off because the picture is not square or straight on. Ill have to take some...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,566
Posted By daotoys1
Yes, and if you read the entire thread you will...

Yes, and if you read the entire thread you will learn that I have 2 different modes for this project bike; One is a "Sport-Touring" dress for longer rides that may also include overnite stays, and a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,566
Posted By daotoys1
I plan to replace the carbon on the instrument...

I plan to replace the carbon on the instrument cluster as I also noticed this needed to be redone.

When I use the bike for longer rides I put the "Touring " gear on the bike because it makes...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2010, 12:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,566
Posted By daotoys1
Interesting that you ask about the tires; ...

Interesting that you ask about the tires;

The tires are Michelin's brand new super light weight DOT race spec tires called the Michelin Power Pure tires. They are said to be a few pounds lighter...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,566
Posted By daotoys1
I have had a number of people email me with...

I have had a number of people email me with questions regarding the lighting on the bike.

The Headlights are standard units with upgraded HID bulbs. The rear brake light/ tail light unit is a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2010, 10:36 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,566
Posted By daotoys1
CORRECTION; After looking over my receipts I...

CORRECTION; After looking over my receipts I can tell you that the carbon fiber cover/guard that fits over the rear drive unit I found from a guy on Ebay of Germany. It was made to fit the BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2010, 09:46 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,566
Posted By daotoys1
I believe that there is a company in Germany that...

I believe that there is a company in Germany that makes a number of carbon fiber BMW pieces and they or someone else may in fact make protection pieces in fiberglass, kevlar and/or carbon to do these...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,566
Posted By daotoys1
Unfortunately I spent my pile of moey on this and...

Unfortunately I spent my pile of moey on this and other project bikes......:(
:eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2010, 07:19 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,566
Posted By daotoys1
Some of the carbon fiber pieces are actually...

Some of the carbon fiber pieces are actually functional beyond just being carbon fiber "bling".......the carbon pieces on the swinging arm and drive line including the drive unit cover are there to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,566
Posted By daotoys1
First of all, thank you for your compliments. I...

First of all, thank you for your compliments. I do as a matter of fact ride the bike. In fact I ride it very aggressively and fairly hard at times in the paved canyons of the Rocky Mountains outside...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2010, 02:39 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,566
Posted By daotoys1
Minimizing functional weight is not an unchanging...

Minimizing functional weight is not an unchanging absolute......because the application and/or desired function of the bike can be more than just one thing. As I have pointed out earlier....the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,566
Posted By daotoys1
The "round thing covering the rear caliper" is a...

The "round thing covering the rear caliper" is a UK/Euro style Road Tax Holder......it usually is mounted to the left side of bikes street legal on UK streets so it can hold and show the tax disc...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,566
Posted By daotoys1
I have a 2 plate digital scale where I can place...

I have a 2 plate digital scale where I can place one scale plate under each wheel of one of my bikes to get an accurate weight. I bought this system ( that is made for this application) a number of...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,566
Posted By daotoys1
If a person was to take a BMW HP2 and put a full...

If a person was to take a BMW HP2 and put a full titanium exhaust, full carbon fiber R&R through out the bike, replace everything possible with titanium rather than steel fasteners, use air-oil...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2010, 10:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,566
Posted By daotoys1
I know....whats with the Teddy bear????? I...

I know....whats with the Teddy bear?????

I put a Teddy Bear on my wife's bike to doll it up a bit, and decided to put one
on my own so that our bikes would "match". I know that its rather...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2010, 09:38 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,566
Posted By daotoys1
Unnecessary is a matter of opinion, and of...

Unnecessary is a matter of opinion, and of application, as well as design.

You are right that if total weight loss was my only goal that there are lots of thing I could remove, but I want the bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2010, 03:35 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,566
Posted By daotoys1
I have a WSB style battery like this I bought...

I have a WSB style battery like this I bought through MotoWheels here in the USA. I am giving it a go in one of my BIMOTAs right now. I have been considering getting one for my project BMW but have...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2010, 02:56 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 19,566
Posted By daotoys1
The stock shocks are just OK for the beginner or...

The stock shocks are just OK for the beginner or average rider, but they really do not function all that well, plus they do seem to wear out/fade very early on. But this is a common problem with...
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