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Forum: The Garage 06-09-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,233
Posted By DaveT
Minimum-standard quality: Harbor Freight ...

Minimum-standard quality: Harbor Freight

Better: Sears Hardware

Best: tool trucks like: Matco, Snap-on, etc.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2008, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,538
Posted By DaveT
Original poster asked a yes/no question. In...

Original poster asked a yes/no question. In expanded form, we read it thus:

If I wish to use a K&N air filter on my 2001 BMW R1150GS, is BM-0400 the correct choice?

Post number two should have...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2008, 10:43 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,622
Posted By DaveT
<table border="0" width="400"><tbody><tr><td...

<table border="0" width="400"><tbody><tr><td align="left" valign="top"> Difference Between A Recall And A TSB

Q. What is the difference between a recall and a technical service bulletin?...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By DaveT
These can be removed and installed securely and...

These can be removed and installed securely and without damage with long-nose pliers.

Don't try it, though, if it took you until age twelve to figure out how to tie your own shoelaces.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,188
Posted By DaveT
Three simple questions, followed by a polite...

Three simple questions, followed by a polite Thank-you.
Very nice. .....But....

In Italics below are words quoted exactly, from the same forum member from the very same day.


Odd and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,188
Posted By DaveT
Actually my colleagues and I would rather have...

Actually my colleagues and I would rather have your thanks than the medal or the Beastly (armchair) upgrade. Funny, by the time I saw the part request, the Svc mgr had already pulled his own personal...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2008, 10:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,622
Posted By DaveT
Actually it is not a recall at this time. Merely...

Actually it is not a recall at this time. Merely a service bulletin.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,188
Posted By DaveT
I actually sold the Fuel pump controllor from our...

I actually sold the Fuel pump controllor from our regular stock to that bike's R.O. today. Do I get a Distinguished Service Cross or something for heroics in the line of duty, or perhaps an upgrade...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2008, 10:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,519
Posted By DaveT
Be careful. Non-BMW brake pads will burn holes in...

Be careful. Non-BMW brake pads will burn holes in your caliper pistons.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2008, 09:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 671
Posted By DaveT
Mufflers are for Sissy Girlie-Men. Hack the...

Mufflers are for Sissy Girlie-Men. Hack the silencers off all of your vehicles right now. Do it.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2008, 11:03 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 30,031
Posted By DaveT
The -149 is the only bag offered by BMW to...

The -149 is the only bag offered by BMW to directly fit your bike. No alterations whatsoever. Simple install. In stock now. Can ship tomorrow.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2008, 10:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,509
Posted By DaveT
I've been way way off-road and have pounded my 05...

I've been way way off-road and have pounded my 05 12gs for many hundreds of rough miles. I do not and will not baby the bike. My off-the-shelf front and rear Ohlins already have 27k miles, no...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 777
Views: 76,317
Posted By DaveT
Charley's bike is actually in our showroom now....

Charley's bike is actually in our showroom now. Come look for yourself.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2008, 12:47 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,953
Posted By DaveT
Your bike is listed as needing: Brake line...

Your bike is listed as needing:

Brake line recall

and

BMS-K software update
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2008, 10:36 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 76,317
Posted By DaveT
On loan from BMW's Ontario Ca facility and for a...

On loan from BMW's Ontario Ca facility and for a limited time, Charlie's LWD Cheetah -painted R1200Gs-Adv bike is on display in our showroom. Still filthy from the road. Come and see it.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,953
Posted By DaveT
Give me your VIN. Last seven only.

Give me your VIN. Last seven only.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2008, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By DaveT
Probably should file a lawsuit with E-Bay.

Probably should file a lawsuit with E-Bay.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,604
Posted By DaveT
Post #59 shows the BMW 'large underride...

Post #59 shows the BMW 'large underride protector'

71607713459

MSRP = $309.95

In stock now @ BMW USA.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2008, 08:28 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,953
Posted By DaveT
That is not a recall. Important distinction.

That is not a recall. Important distinction.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2008, 08:23 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,953
Posted By DaveT
Who said the GS-Adv is not "on the recall" ?? ...

Who said the GS-Adv is not "on the recall" ??

I believe that any K25 ( 12GS, 12GS-Adv, HP2) with Gen-2 ABS option-630 made Aug-06 or later may be flagged under this recall.

To date, the only...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2008, 05:47 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,953
Posted By DaveT
Do you know if the gastank and side panels need...

Do you know if the gastank and side panels need to come off for this fix ?
Seat, side covers, and fuel tank all come off.


The reason that I ask is because I have the HB upper and lower bars...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2008, 04:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,280
Posted By DaveT
After 15 years with Mazda and 5 with BMW, I...

After 15 years with Mazda and 5 with BMW, I cannot recall ever seeing a recall play out as you describe.

Why should 46 be a special number? Which (exact) number would you rather have expected to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,953
Posted By DaveT
BMW has not published specific VIN ranges for...

BMW has not published specific VIN ranges for this recall.

Recall is restricted as follows:

=====================

must have Gen-2 ABS (BMW option code 630)

must be: R12GS or R12R ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 315,751
Posted By DaveT
What year/model was the earliest reported "EWS"...

What year/model was the earliest reported "EWS" failure?

We sold our first antenna ring 6Nov2006.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2008, 10:09 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 30,031
Posted By DaveT
The -149 does not use dual-lock adhesive as its...

The -149 does not use dual-lock adhesive as its primary rear anchor. The primary anchor is the metal hook shown in post #135. The dual-lock strip near the rear hook is there merely to ensure the rear...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2008, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 315,751
Posted By DaveT
I said no such thing. I do not know of an ETM...

I said no such thing. I do not know of an ETM from BMW. You might consult with your local dealer's service manager. That sort of publication would be more likely known to him and his department.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2008, 05:30 PM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 315,751
Posted By DaveT
I can take it from the above post that Chicago...

I can take it from the above post that Chicago BMW is not on your Christmas list?
There are no bottom-feeding discount whores on my Christmas list.

For the record Dave was very helpful in...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2008, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 315,751
Posted By DaveT
They won't take it back from you, even though (if...

They won't take it back from you, even though (if packaged in the condition you describe) BMW would certainly allow its return to them, without penalty of any sort. I hope the discount your dealer...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2008, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 315,751
Posted By DaveT
I know of at least one post stating (at the time...

I know of at least one post stating (at the time of that post) that -247 was the "most current" unit listed. I have seen no dealer posts stating that the 247 is a "final" fix. I could (obviously) be...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2008, 08:54 AM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 315,751
Posted By DaveT
Clouded vision, misplaced frustration and skewed...

Clouded vision, misplaced frustration and skewed reasoning were already mentioned in post 1294. Seems time to mention them again.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,023
Posted By DaveT
'short' screw: 12x80mm 32717651822 ...

'short' screw: 12x80mm 32717651822

'long' screw: 12x90mm 32717698103 $MSRP= $8.10

In stock now.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 315,751
Posted By DaveT
From NHTSA's website: ...

From NHTSA's website:

==============================

Automobile Recalls

The US DOT NHTSA is the federal agency authorized to issue vehicle safety standards and to require manufacturers to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2008, 09:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,671
Posted By DaveT
[Your problem is that] you're not buying BMW...

[Your problem is that] you're not buying BMW motorcycles often enough.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2008, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,507
Posted By DaveT
look at Parts Unlimited's online catalog here: ...

look at Parts Unlimited's online catalog here:

http://street.parts-unlimited.com/27/424/5977383

This $18.95 Motion Pro 3801-0034 pincer tool, which we have in stock now, works perfectly on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,088
Posted By DaveT
Anaheim residents should go here: ...

Anaheim residents should go here:

http://www.ppsracing.com/

They do all our Ohlins work.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 315,751
Posted By DaveT
I take it to be impossible to prove the...

I take it to be impossible to prove the non-existence of a thing.

That said, there is at this time no recall in the USA on the ring antenna. I have no special access to recall information for...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2008, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 490
Posted By DaveT
08 12GS lowering package includes: special...

08 12GS lowering package includes:

special front shock, rear shock, center stand, and side stand.

also included is the same low seat as has been available since MY2005.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3,244
Views: 315,751
Posted By DaveT
from BMW Technical 2May8: Subject: K2X...

from BMW Technical 2May8:

Subject: K2X (R1200) models all; EWS fault display in instrument cluster.

Situation: Motorcycle does not start. "EWS" is intermittently or permanently displayed in...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2008, 12:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,810
Posted By DaveT
from BMW Technical 13May8: Subject: R12GS...

from BMW Technical 13May8:

Subject: R12GS hand gard parts NLA.

Situation: R12GS hand gard parts are no longer listed in ETK, and no longer recognized in BMW parts ordering system.

Cause:...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2008, 08:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,859
Posted By DaveT
Practice these manouvers with your bicycle first....

Practice these manouvers with your bicycle first. Though a pedaler is far lighter, you can still make note of the subtlety of the required steering inputs at the initiation of the launch, and later...
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