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Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 25,013
Posted By davegaz
I'm in the same situation. My R1200GS ended up...

I'm in the same situation. My R1200GS ended up being a pain in the neck - literally. It got to be that after a 50 miles or so I was in too much pain to enjoy the ride. My old body seems to like the ...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,254
Posted By davegaz
That's where mine runs in the summer. One fewer...

That's where mine runs in the summer. One fewer in cooler weather.
Is there a temperature warning light on this bike? Maybe the caret points the the level at which it illuminates?
There is a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,254
Posted By davegaz
For the first 3 years I had this bike I thought...

For the first 3 years I had this bike I thought the temperature display maxed out at 119F.

Boy was I wrong. Last summer, during my commute home from work, I saw an indicated 125F!

However to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 994
Posted By davegaz
Crash bar tubing plug?

Crash bar tubing plug?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 362
Views: 72,759
Posted By davegaz
WTF was BMW thinking? All of this complexity and...

WTF was BMW thinking? All of this complexity and fault checking for a fuel level indicator that, even when working, is insanely inaccurate. It's not like we're on a mission to Mars.

This is a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,046
Posted By davegaz
http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMid...

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/DiagramsMid/B0005673.png?v=03252011

I have a 2008 GS (not GSA). MaxBMW's fiche above seems to reflect the layout of my bike. The 90deg QD near the center of...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,172
Posted By davegaz
I just did it yesterday. The shaft sits too low...

I just did it yesterday. The shaft sits too low in the swingarm to line up properly so you need to lift it.

I snapped the boot into FD side and compressed it with my left hand. With my right thumb...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 52,907
Posted By davegaz
Hear, Hear.:clap

Hear, Hear.:clap
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,710
Posted By davegaz
This is not really a problem is it? I call it a...

This is not really a problem is it? I call it a solution. Running high until you turn it down is much better than the alternative: 40 kicks and no start. If it's really screaming high you might...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 23,054
Posted By davegaz
My clutch interlock didn't work today. I could...

My clutch interlock didn't work today. I could hear the click so I know the adjustment was ok. My GS911 showed the switch to be inoperative. I removed the clutch lever and manually cycled the switch...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2011, 10:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,710
Posted By davegaz
Trailryder has it right. Turn up the idle speed...

Trailryder has it right. Turn up the idle speed screw at least one turn. Don't touch the throttle. Find compression stroke and give it a full kick through.

The key is the idle speed increase....
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2011, 04:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,163
Posted By davegaz
If all of these failures are a consequence of a...

If all of these failures are a consequence of a low battery charge there would be scores of unhappy people with torches marching on Berlin.

Have you installed any electric gizmos? Maybe you have...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 691
Posted By davegaz
If it happens while you rev the engine through...

If it happens while you rev the engine through 3600 RPM with the clutch in it probably isn't the driveshaft. You don't say what bike you have but on my 1200GS I have a similar vibration at 3500-3600...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-25-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 52,907
Posted By davegaz
Update. BMW comped parts and labor for a new...

Update. BMW comped parts and labor for a new pump. It took a while to get it done but all is well.

Shout out to Victory BMW in Chandler for making it happen.:clap

Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 52,907
Posted By davegaz
This is an unusual application of a pipe thread....

This is an unusual application of a pipe thread. As you know, pipe threads are tapered and as you tighten the joint the threads pull the tapers together forming the seal. The wedging action is what...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2011, 09:22 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 52,907
Posted By davegaz
That sucks. But I have to say the timing is...

That sucks. But I have to say the timing is somewhat fortuitous for the rest of us.:wink:

This ridge you describe on the metal insert-- do you think it contributed to the problem? I was...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 52,907
Posted By davegaz
Thanks Roy.

Thanks Roy.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 52,907
Posted By davegaz
Mine too.

Mine too.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2011, 07:12 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 52,907
Posted By davegaz
Agreed. My experience with NPT connections is to...

Agreed. My experience with NPT connections is to never use a female thread in a plastic part. The hoop stress is fairly high and one can easily crack the flange by over-tightening it. I think the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 52,907
Posted By davegaz
Fuel strip replaced last November. So the...

Fuel strip replaced last November. So the warranty on the entire pump is extended? I didn't know that.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2011, 09:17 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 52,907
Posted By davegaz
Joe, It could be the fitting like yours I can't...

Joe, It could be the fitting like yours I can't tell. When I switch on the ignition I can immediately see fuel seep (not spray) out from the middle of the three flange cracks I'm pointing to below....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2011, 11:38 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 52,907
Posted By davegaz
This is completely stock. No brass quick connect....

This is completely stock. No brass quick connect. Thank my crappy photo for the confusion.

Dealer is going to contact BMW tomorrow. Got my fingers-crossed they'll comp it. At least the parts.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 52,907
Posted By davegaz
Thanks. Is this the stuff you used? How did...

Thanks. Is this the stuff you used?

How did you apply it?

Did you remove the fitting and coat the threads as described here?

"If the petcock threads into plastic threads in the tank which...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 52,907
Posted By davegaz
1200GS Fuel Pump Flange Crack

2008 R1200GS, 23000 miles. Phoenix AZ

I smelled a slight whiff of gas for a while, always as I removed the cover before riding home from work. Since I put the cover on in the morning after I get...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 438
Views: 104,115
Posted By davegaz
Saw this in San Diego last year. Fascinating. ...

Saw this in San Diego last year. Fascinating.

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll142/ping_floyd/misc/Image0002a.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-19-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 770
Posted By davegaz
Heh. My CBR600RR had a digital coolant temp...

Heh. My CBR600RR had a digital coolant temp gauge. After sitting in the parking lot all day long at work it would read ambient temp after I switched on the ignition. When it said 110 to 115 I knew it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 20,924
Posted By davegaz
I haven't found the new screen to be more scratch...

I haven't found the new screen to be more scratch prone than any other plastic screen. I do clean it carefully with a microfiber cloth and detailing spray though. I did find the fitment to be a bit...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 20,924
Posted By davegaz
A tad over 16.5 inches.

A tad over 16.5 inches.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2009, 07:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,968
Posted By davegaz
I'm trying to figure this out for myself too so...

I'm trying to figure this out for myself too so bear with me.

Doesn't the nuvi 500 use a cigarette lighter adapter with a USB plug for power as shown below? My understanding is that these 12V...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 16,846
Posted By davegaz
FYI. I just ordered a set of Anakee 2's from...

FYI. I just ordered a set of Anakee 2's from Motorcycle Superstore for $235 shipped. A little creative googling will get you a $20 discount code. Seems like a decent price.

Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2009, 07:37 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 20,924
Posted By davegaz
This thread has the part numbers. ...

This thread has the part numbers.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=312863&highlight=2008+winglets
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2009, 07:16 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 20,924
Posted By davegaz
Glad to be able to contribute after learning so...

Glad to be able to contribute after learning so much here.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,850
Posted By davegaz
Which bearing are we talking about? I think...

Which bearing are we talking about?

I think the large "crown" bearing on the 1200 is grease-packed and located outside of the oil. I don't see lube change frequency being an issue with this one....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2009, 04:33 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 20,924
Posted By davegaz
Update on new windscreen

Took a nice long ride today through Fountain Hills then to Bartlett Lake and beyond. Perfect day. The new windscreen is fantastic. At surface street speeds (45 to 50) I can keep my helmet shield...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 20,924
Posted By davegaz
New GS windscreen pics

If anyone is interested I took some photos of the new GS windscreen. It is a tremendous improvement over the stock screen. Optically it is much clearer and being 3 inches taller and wider really...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By davegaz
What is the price?

What is the price?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2009, 07:27 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 20,924
Posted By davegaz
Any info on the new GS windscreen?

Saw it in the March newsletter...

Three inches taller & wider. Looks mighty interesting.


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A New R 1200 GS Tall Windshield
We are pleased...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-21-2008, 06:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,471
Posted By davegaz
Me too. I'm in Chandler. I'm a noob on...

Me too. I'm in Chandler.

I'm a noob on these GS thingys so BBF is my preference. I did the Apache Trail from Roosevelt to TTF a couple of weeks ago.

Dave
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2008, 06:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,445
Posted By davegaz
This is what I use. Cheap and effective. I use a...

This is what I use. Cheap and effective. I use a 2x8 instead of a 2x4 and I put the wheel closer to my truck's frame rail to get better leverage. I also arrange the 2x4s on the ground 90 degrees to...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2008, 01:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,060
Posted By davegaz
When I bought mine in July there were 5 GS's on...

When I bought mine in July there were 5 GS's on the sales floor and three had oil leaks. Fortunately the one I wanted was oil tight and already had the 247 ring antenna.

The sales rep said the the...
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