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Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,622
Posted By DAP
Add one to the list

My '11 started leaking a long time ago. Finally went to tackle it as a leaking cyl/crankcase job. On my way to removing the heads I went to remove the tensioner bolt and...loose. *forehead slap

If...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By DAP
But I only want an inch...

To clarify, while it would be cool to magically pop the jug off easily I really only need enough room to peal the old gasket off and squirt a new one down.
If I lock the cams from moving (by making...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 471
Posted By DAP
Cam-head cylinder cracks or casting lines?

While getting pieces-parts out of my way for a potential cylinder re-seal I peaked into the intake side of the cylinder head. Between the two valves I see what appears to be a nasty crack. I got...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By DAP
Cylinder removal while keeping head and cams in place?

2011 GS 27,000mi.
I've developed a leak between the cylinder and crank case many miles ago (maybe 8k or more). It's never been enough to wet my boots or pants, but I'm tired of the mess and I...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2013, 02:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,132
Posted By DAP
(ClearwaterBMW, Your opinions do not sound...

(ClearwaterBMW, Your opinions do not sound humble. They sound uncompromising and domineering.)

OP,
I'm 5'8" with a 30" inseam and weigh 150lb. I almost always wear high heels that give me about a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,065
Posted By DAP
The PVC cylinder and the cross member it is...

The PVC cylinder and the cross member it is affixed to are perpendicular. Hose clamps don't do well holding non-parallel things together. Also they cost money. Coat hangers...I have hundreds in many...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,065
Posted By DAP
PVC storage

I made a little water tight case with some common PVC parts you can find at your local hardware store. It fits between the frame tubing and butts up close to the rear suspension. Mine is held on with...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2012, 09:32 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 19,174
Posted By DAP
Bought (financed) my first GS (used '08) for my...

Bought (financed) my first GS (used '08) for my 25th birthday. Totaled it, Traded my car for a new (non-financed) GS ('11) last year. I couldn't be happier. Every day all year.

Interesting to...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2012, 02:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,821
Posted By DAP
Yup, it can be a bitch that little boot. I...

Yup, it can be a bitch that little boot. I realize this is an old thread, but in case anyone stumbles upon it...

Superglue the retaining clip to the rubber boot. Now that little bastard can't keep...
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 12,907
Posted By DAP
They work

I bought the Sedici heated pants this past Friday. They plugged in fine to my Firstgear 90 Watt jacket which is wired to a Firstgear thermostat. It immediately began raining slush as I blasted onto...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2012, 07:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,233
Posted By DAP
So you say this thing is quality. Would you use...

So you say this thing is quality. Would you use it as a bead-breaker?
(I use my R1200GS kicker for tire changes and it really gets worked over.)
Or is this thing just a really nice kick-stand?
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2012, 06:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,169
Posted By DAP
Garrrgghh!

For the record I am still convinced that the G9 is a great product...however, I hate it I hate it I hate it!

Make sure all your buddies are linked up, connected, whatever before you put on any...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By DAP
It can be done. As previously stated you of...

It can be done. As previously stated you of course must pull the drive shaft.

I got bored and took some things apart on my 2011 GS. I pulled the rear drive shaft for a looksy and found that it is...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,204
Posted By DAP
Or you can make your own for very cheap. I've...

Or you can make your own for very cheap. I've found a narrow pair of road cycling drop handle bars fits perfectly. add a few wingnuts for dis-assembly and you can now way overload your Varios....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,551
Posted By DAP
I was told by my Ducati friend in the background...

I was told by my Ducati friend in the background that girls like Bud Lite.
As for the American, I guess it is a Suzuki thing? My friend who rides one of them green bikes loves that stuff.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,551
Posted By DAP
How many beers can a GS haul?

In case you didn't know...

The GS is an adept beer hauler. I decided this past Friday to see just how many beers fit in my luggage. The rundown is as follows:
Vario right side case: 54
Vario...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,584
Posted By DAP
Anti-farkles. I completely agree. I'm a big...

Anti-farkles.

I completely agree. I'm a big fan of coat hangers, zippy ties and bootleg creations.

http://dapgs.smugmug.com/photos/i-6vXVt7x/0/X2/i-6vXVt7x-X2.jpg
Thanks to the wizards at work...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2011, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,789
Posted By DAP
I live in the Pittsburgh area and my main concern...

I live in the Pittsburgh area and my main concern is our frequent freezing rain and re-freeze on my commutes. I got rid of my cage and turned it into an R1200GS in June. I am looking to put together...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,204
Posted By DAP
And here they are on my new GS after oh so many...

And here they are on my new GS after oh so many drops.
Also That tank bag is pretty nice. It is good for resting your chin on during loooong portions of interstate. The map pouch is nice for those...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,204
Posted By DAP
I have had zero problems so far with my Vario...

I have had zero problems so far with my Vario case setup. These things are TOUGH. This picture was taken after I had removed the cases to make it easier to pull it out of the washout. In the right...
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