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Forum: Australia 12-03-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 202
Views: 16,194
Posted By The Other JC
Hey Rowan Just want to add my support here. ...

Hey Rowan

Just want to add my support here.

Get on the Tweets as well if you have to. Media seem to love that shit.. and with your gift of writing it should be a doddle.

But sort the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,165
Posted By The Other JC
It is an absolute disgrace that a dealer would...

It is an absolute disgrace that a dealer would file down the wafers on an old replacement barrel, let alone a brand new one! I would be pretty pissed off if that is what my money got me.

There are...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,445
Posted By The Other JC
Thanks Beecher, that gives me more confidence...

Thanks Beecher, that gives me more confidence mine is OK.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,445
Posted By The Other JC
I took a couple of reads to understand what you...

I took a couple of reads to understand what you meant, but something kept me awake last night, and it is the fact that the centre taper did not grip up to almost max torque. So the allen key was...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2014, 03:20 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,445
Posted By The Other JC
The deed is done!

OK, so the deed is done.

Thanks for all the advice people.

The nut was really stuck on. Had to keep the heat on between quarter turns; check out the allen key trying to torque back up to 130NM....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,445
Posted By The Other JC
New nut or not?

Thanks txplants

Did you bother replacing the nut as per RepROM recommendation, or just use the same one again... ?

Monsignore, appreciate the tip.

ragtoplvr, I have been looking at a...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 03:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,445
Posted By The Other JC
Another Cracked Rubber Cover

I noticed today my balljoint boot is ripped, so its time to replace it - glad I found this thread.

As always, it seems I have to spend a small fortune on tools to get the job done. I never have...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-06-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,301
Posted By The Other JC
From...

From http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMain.aspx?vid=51730&rnd=04302013

Click on the Accessories link and then click on the Valve cover guard image that comes into view.
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,283
Posted By The Other JC
I stand corrected, indeed a BMW R1200S...

I stand corrected, indeed a BMW R1200S (http://www.bikeexif.com/r1200s) :huh

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Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,283
Posted By The Other JC
BMW Nine-T custom

Looks like a customised R nineT. (http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/uk/en/fascination/nineT/main.html)

The bike that takes the remants of the aircooled GS hardware and was made into a cafe racer.
...
Forum: Australia 10-25-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By The Other JC
A whole new clutch

One of the reasons for the high cost is that BMW will replace the whole clutch as a matter of course, and not just the oil affected friction disc regardless of the condition of the clutch plates. The...
Forum: Australia 10-23-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By The Other JC
Fixed my own

See my signature for the link to my DIY fix for the same issue, assuming yours is the same cause!

If you are not a DIY mechanic, then it will be expensive to fix.

I have never heard of adding...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,034
Posted By The Other JC
Me too

Yep, I am glad I saw this post as I was worried at my bike always seeming to be having a waft of the petrol smell, even after I fixed the fuel flange leaks. These posts are putting my mind at rest a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 247
Posted By The Other JC
1200GSA Broken rear cluster light clip

So zooming along as normal yesterday and the LAMPR light comes on, OK I will check that later, nothing I can do here... then goes off after a while. Curious!

Later on the LAMPR light comes on...
Forum: Australia 05-18-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,946
Posted By The Other JC
Noice!

AusGoFar, nice photo. Very nice.

I was tempted this past weeked, but the dark clouds put me off. Looking at the photo, no dark clouds there!!

I did not want another 6 hour round trip just to...
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1,205
Views: 209,163
Posted By The Other JC
The shins man!, the shins.

I went and had a look at one at the local BMW showroom.

They are a sweet looking bike no doubt.

The main issue I found with it was the foot pegs sit right where your shin wants to go when you...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By The Other JC
Don't over think it. Line up the holes,...

Don't over think it.

Line up the holes, apply the bolts. That is the way it is.

The tank does not sit on anything, the bolts at either end hold it in place.

Also, really bad idea to do...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,437
Posted By The Other JC
Gentle exercise and strengthing of neck

I would imagine this is a very common issue.

I have to ramp up to long rides by doing some 2-3 hour rides a few times prior to the big ride to strengthen the neck muscles and tissues.

Gently...
Forum: Australia 04-15-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,946
Posted By The Other JC
Another time then BillyG

I was there a couple of weekends ago with an eye to do Marathon Rd to Pinnacles on the Saturday for a looksee at BillyGoats from the top.

Weather forecast was good, set off 7.00am from Melbourne. ...
Forum: Australia 04-12-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,424
Posted By The Other JC
I asked at Melbourne BMW recently. No joy. ...

I asked at Melbourne BMW recently. No joy.

They told me to bring it in to fix it, they would see if there would be any discount, but no promises.

I do not want to afford over $1000 for parts...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2014, 11:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,301
Posted By The Other JC
Yep, but thats the hard part, getting them...

Yep, but thats the hard part, getting them started without churning the thread. One side is OK, it was getting the other side started with the pressure of the cover not allowing alignment.
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Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,301
Posted By The Other JC
They were a bitch to get back on . Everything you...

They were a bitch to get back on . Everything you experienced.

I replaced mine with http://machineartmoto.com/xhead.html as the originals were getting a bit scrappy.
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Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,041
Posted By The Other JC
Siebenrock

I have the Siebenrock (http://shop.siebenrock.com/index1.php) clutch in my 1200GS - same as Bobs
(http://store.bobsbmw.com/product/clutch-plate---oil-proof-for-r1150-oilheads)
Love it. Not that I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 896
Posted By The Other JC
Thats interesting.. it looked to me like that was...

Thats interesting.. it looked to me like that was a large metal washer on yours, I now see they have removed it entirely pretty much, probably for the issue I have with mine :huh
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 896
Posted By The Other JC
no rattle

No, it is jammed hard up against the rubber movement absorber.
The washer should only be acting to stop the rubber absorber coming off.
A metal washer against a plastic petrol tank is never going...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 896
Posted By The Other JC
It was probably just under 1/3rd full as a guess....

It was probably just under 1/3rd full as a guess. I ran it down purposely to reduce the weight for moving it around, not even considering at that point the fact it could re-shape itself until Jim...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 896
Posted By The Other JC
Grind

I too had the same issue. See here for thread (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=20852239#post20852239).

I had to grind 2-3mm of the washer side to get the tank back on after leaving it...
Forum: Australia 03-14-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,946
Posted By The Other JC
The warm season; less to pack and wear. I do not...

The warm season; less to pack and wear. I do not really fancy going in the colder damper time of year with short days. Damp = slippery on the rocky bits. I want to give myself a fair chance of...
Forum: Australia 03-14-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,946
Posted By The Other JC
Oh don't worry, its going to happen, just not...

Oh don't worry, its going to happen, just not sure when. If I miss the window of opportunity this year, then next year it will be. Its been needling away at me for over 3 years now. I am a patient...
Forum: Australia 03-14-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,946
Posted By The Other JC
I bought the GSA for just this sort of riding...

I bought the GSA for just this sort of riding after watching Watsit and Thingybob do Long Way Round (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-0uBcnmE2M) and Long Way Down...
Forum: Australia 03-13-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,946
Posted By The Other JC
please give us the date you will attempt this and...

please give us the date you will attempt this and well come and watch
And, if it's not GoPro'd and photo'd... then it didn't happen
we can still go up and laugh, sorry, encourage JC. Do we have...
Forum: Australia 03-12-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,820
Posted By The Other JC
Hey ralphk, you might get a better response over...

Hey ralphk, you might get a better response over at the GS Boxers (http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=3) forum

I saw the beast at Melbourne BMW , it is a handsome beast no doubt...
Forum: Australia 03-11-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,946
Posted By The Other JC
Not quite sure how to take that... good or bad...

Not quite sure how to take that... good or bad :rofl

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Forum: Australia 03-11-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,946
Posted By The Other JC
Solid advice there Dr AT. This is the answer. ...

Solid advice there Dr AT. This is the answer.

But if there is a bridge out on the Billy Goat side, it is a moot point doing a full round.
Though I do not recall a bridge in the information I...
Forum: Australia 03-10-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,946
Posted By The Other JC
Crazy it is then!

Thanks for the advice people. Seems the consensus is crazy.

Bummer the roads are so bad at the moment grumpyoldbstrd- thanks for that info.

I was only considering going up Billy Goats, not down...
Forum: Australia 03-09-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,946
Posted By The Other JC
Is it crazy? GS1200ADV & BillyGoats

I have been planning to ride Billy Goats Bluff on the R1200GS Adv for over a year.

The plan is a round trip - Princes Hwy > Dargo Road > Wonnanagatta Road > Billy Goats Bluff > Moroka Road >...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By The Other JC
Just an update for completeness on this thread. ...

Just an update for completeness on this thread.

I emailed HyperPro, I was told that a 5 degree angle movement was accounted for in the design.

Advice was to monitor the o-ring, keep it lubed...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,161
Posted By The Other JC
Proper pick up method

You will drop it again, without help around.
This is how to pick it up without damaging yourself.

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Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2013, 03:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 15,498
Posted By The Other JC
Additionally..

My pleasure VietHorse

Also, have a look at this thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=867166) regarding leaving the petrol tank off for longer periods of time (if you have the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2013, 02:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By The Other JC
HyperPro steering damper issue

Opinions and experiences appreciated,

I installed the HyperPro steering damper on my 07 R1200GSA a while ago. (still waiting to do the off road trip I bought it for!)

When I installed it I...
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