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Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,372
Posted By waddyp
Ride smoothly, stay ahead of bike maint....

Ride smoothly, stay ahead of bike maint. schedule, keep it clean, and pay attention! Don't worry about the miles, these bikes will go a long way for a long time if properly cared for. If you do...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By waddyp
Go to Max BMW parts fiche, all parts you need are...

Go to Max BMW parts fiche, all parts you need are available. In 55k miles on my 07 12GS I've had to replace some of those parts twice. A couple of them are expensive. If you ride off paved roads...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,211
Posted By waddyp
One set in my wallet, one in water-proof envelope...

One set in my wallet, one in water-proof envelope in my tank bag with owners manual and bike log. Yeah, I know....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,346
Posted By waddyp
Very easy! I did mine on the side of the road.

Very easy! I did mine on the side of the road.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,063
Posted By waddyp
I agree with Picar and Twempie. I generally go...

I agree with Picar and Twempie. I generally go to Haynes manual first, mostly for specs. Its quick and easy. Otherwise my computer and this forum are a wealth for anything and everything you may...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,100
Posted By waddyp
I followed JDub's excellent thread:...

I followed JDub's excellent thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=655998&highlight=clutch+splines+lube
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By waddyp
I pitched foam first season on my '07 12GS. ...

I pitched foam first season on my '07 12GS. Since then, remove cover at end of each riding season for major cleaning. Haven't had to paint, yeti
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 789
Posted By waddyp
Every bike performs better when you put the best...

Every bike performs better when you put the best suspension you can afford under it. My understanding is Klaus at EPM had development experience with both Ohlins and Wilbers. He is now ...
Forum: The Garage 04-24-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,305
Posted By waddyp
As I type, I'm waiting for postman to bring my...

As I type, I'm waiting for postman to bring my Denali DM1 LED lights (http://www.twistedthrottle.com/denali-dm1-micro-single-intensity-led-lighting-kit-with-full-wiring-harness-and-m8-mount). I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-21-2013, 08:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,847
Posted By waddyp
Back to my original intent in this thread- I...

Back to my original intent in this thread- I recently perused an article written by a gent who went to some 'extremes' to lighten his 12GS with intent of more efficient long distance travel. I can't...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,847
Posted By waddyp
Thanks, Gents for your input. I'm still looking...

Thanks, Gents for your input. I'm still looking for the article in question. I've been practicing light-weight long-distance travel for many years, am now looking to take it to the 'next level'. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,847
Posted By waddyp
Help find article on light-weight touring

Within last month or two I saw and glanced over an article extolling lightening a 12GS for long distance travel. The experienced author talked about virtues of soft bags over aluminum boxes, etc. ...
Forum: Airheads 04-20-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,271
Posted By waddyp
On my '82 RS I installed the 400W. alternator...

On my '82 RS I installed the 400W. alternator upgrade kit to ensure the bike could power all accessories. That plus a USB adaptor, and you're all set to go. Even with stock alternator output, you...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,343
Posted By waddyp
I think you're on to something- we two valves on...

I think you're on to something- we two valves on each wheel, one to put air in, one to let air out.... Welcome to the world of senior moments. You're never too young to err.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,307
Posted By waddyp
Sounds like you got your F dialed-in nicely, so...

Sounds like you got your F dialed-in nicely, so you're no stranger to making a bike fit. I think of myself sitting on a straight back chair, with my back straight, and arms out to my front ready to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2013, 10:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By waddyp
Some good info, thanks. I'll add- I...

Some good info, thanks. I'll add- I inadvertently reduced glare when I installed the TT cockpit cover...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 870
Posted By waddyp
Great practice, and good attitude. I firmly...

Great practice, and good attitude. I firmly believe in total involvement with any bike, especially one that you may ask to take you 'out of the way'. The better you know your bike, the better...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By waddyp
Thanks for your input, Gents. I'm exploring...

Thanks for your input, Gents. I'm exploring means to greater long-term reliability on my '07 12GS. Looks like finding competent FD rebuild shop may be my answer. At 50k miles on the bike, I'll not...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By waddyp
MaxBMW is where I got my FD part numbers from. ...

MaxBMW is where I got my FD part numbers from. I'm hoping someone here has more definitive info/experience. Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 675
Posted By waddyp
Will '10 vented FD fit my '07 12GS?

Subject line says it all. So far I've found four different part numbers for OEM and superceded final drives. Your thoughts?
Thanks in advance. Ed in Michigan
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,786
Posted By waddyp
Re-surface brake rotors?

At 50k miles on my '07 12GS, my front rotors are showing wear. Does anyone know: can they be 'turned' (re-surfaced)?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,635
Posted By waddyp
Take a look at JDub's thread-...

Take a look at JDub's thread- http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=655998&highlight=clutch+splines+lube. I followed it a year ago and have no regrets, plus peace of mind knowing the job's...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2012, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,270
Posted By waddyp
Excellent! Your attitude and initiative are...

Excellent! Your attitude and initiative are typical of what feeds this forum. Thank you.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2012, 08:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,238
Posted By waddyp
I think you're referring to the two screws that...

I think you're referring to the two screws that secure the windscreen to the crossbar. Sounds to me like they're corroded in place (my 07 12GS had no thread locking). You've got to be careful not...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2012, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,355
Posted By waddyp
I love my TT tankbag. My recommendation-...

I love my TT tankbag. My recommendation- determine which model you want, then keep you eye on flea market. I bought mine for $175. As new, and saved me roughly $225. Good luck.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 999
Posted By waddyp
Good videos. Thanks. I rode the Dalton, now...

Good videos. Thanks. I rode the Dalton, now know I have to go back and ride the Dempster.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,846
Posted By waddyp
In my nearly 48 years of riding, I've tried most...

In my nearly 48 years of riding, I've tried most of the 'band aids' for seat comfort, and have concluded the only solution for long distance riding is a proper seat. I've got a short inseam, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 887
Posted By waddyp
My understanding is that the air that every...

My understanding is that the air that every engine breathes contains a degree of moisture. Further, that moisture remains in the engine until its boiled out. I think it takes about 15-20 minutes...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,797
Posted By waddyp
I got back to Fairbanks and did a light car wash...

I got back to Fairbanks and did a light car wash to get rid of most of the CaCl. Got home and doused the whole bike in a Simple Green solution, then started the process of partial dis-assembly...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By waddyp
Its Friday eve, and I've already got a couple of...

Its Friday eve, and I've already got a couple of beers in me, but thought I'd offer my initial thoughts- check vacuum lines and ensure the intake system is well sealed, no air leaks. I can't think...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,157
Posted By waddyp
I took a quick look at your LED system. Looks to...

I took a quick look at your LED system. Looks to be fairly 'normal'. On my driving marker lights install (Hella Micro DEs) I used a relay and switch, wired it independent of bikes lighting system,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,536
Posted By waddyp
Yup! I've even considered doing the conversion...

Yup! I've even considered doing the conversion myself.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-06-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 28,327
Posted By waddyp
Thanks, Gents. You can teach an old dog new...

Thanks, Gents. You can teach an old dog new tricks. Excellent article from LDR Workshop. Coincidentally I had just read about the products from LD Comfort, now to order the basics.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-04-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 28,327
Posted By waddyp
I've ridden many (too many?) miles in the deserts...

I've ridden many (too many?) miles in the deserts of the western U.S., and have always been a fan of principles of insulation (a thermos can keep contents hot or cold). So, I avoid mesh suits and...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,914
Posted By waddyp
Ditto

Ditto
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2012, 01:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,506
Posted By waddyp
Experience is the best teacher, so pack as you...

Experience is the best teacher, so pack as you like and enjoy your ride and rally. FYI- I did my solo 14k miles/6 week ride Michigan-Prudhoe Bay-Michigan on my '07 12GS w/Jesse cases, each about 3/4...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,855
Posted By waddyp
You've got online capability- find BMW Club in...

You've got online capability- find BMW Club in BC, for recommended dealers. Take photos of damaged parts, contact dealer, and have the parts sent asap. Otherwise you'll have to have the bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,105
Posted By waddyp
I was taught many years ago when riding BMW's to...

I was taught many years ago when riding BMW's to 'pre-load' the shift lever on shifts both up and down. A little pressure on the lever, combined with smooth throttle control (thank you, Keith Code),...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 36,326
Posted By waddyp
Baking powder/water solution will break-down the...

Baking powder/water solution will break-down the corrosion. Trick is to get everything clean and dry. I apply the solution with an old toothbrush, then flush with water, then dry with compressed...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By waddyp
My hat's off to JVB! Not only for quick,...

My hat's off to JVB! Not only for quick, accurate diagnostics, but also for excellent pictorial description of problem and resolution. As a community of bikers, we're damned lucky to have your...
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