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Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2008, 04:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,795
Posted By Marco13
Hi all GS riders, Thank you for all your...

Hi all GS riders,

Thank you for all your comments.

Big DoM, I'll try the cable/zip tie trick next time or, as recommended by rideLD, I should by the "proper tool for the proper job" to avoid...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2008, 06:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,663
Posted By Marco13
Anton, I was not "expecting step by step"...

Anton,

I was not "expecting step by step" procedure,and I understand you do not want to rewrite the repair manual.

Thanks to your advice, in addition to all other information I collected, I can...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,663
Posted By Marco13
Anton, Thanks a lot for your reply. On UK...

Anton,

Thanks a lot for your reply.
On UK GSer forum "BBR" answer to my questions and he mentionned he only replaced the needle sleeve to solve the problem of play in the rear wheel. He also...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2008, 04:44 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,529
Posted By Marco13
I got 44000 km on my R1200GS and I did not change...

I got 44000 km on my R1200GS and I did not change any pad yet. Rear is almost done and it remains 1/3 in the front pads. Brake disc are still in perfect condition.
My guess is that I never use the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2008, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,663
Posted By Marco13
Play in rear wheel and bearing questions for R1200GS

Hi all,
<o:p> </o:p>
I have some questions about rear wheel (final drive) bearing as I noticed my R1200GS developed an unusual play. The bike has 44000km now and the play that was almost nil...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2007, 11:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,795
Posted By Marco13
Yes, still in perfect condition but I must admit...

Yes, still in perfect condition but I must admit the weather condition are certainly a big adventage here. There is no rain and the only thing I have to do to get the bike clean is to remove a little...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2007, 11:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,795
Posted By Marco13
Thanks for the advice Marchyman, will do so next...

Thanks for the advice Marchyman, will do so next time

Marco
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2007, 11:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 521
Posted By Marco13
Bracket for Quest on 12GS

Hi to everybody.
<o:p> </o:p>
I installed my Quest GPS on my bike and though it could be of any interest to the Quest owners.<o:p></o:p>
<o:p> </o:p>
So here is what I did.<o:p></o:p>
...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2007, 05:47 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,795
Posted By Marco13
Gadget Boy, you did not read the post:evil. Of...

Gadget Boy, you did not read the post:evil.
Of course I changed the oil. See point 7 for final drive oil change.
No need the Twinmax, the cheap tool (clear tube) works very well (see point6)....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2007, 05:24 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,795
Posted By Marco13
Yes SwineFart, you are right, I forgot to mention...

Yes SwineFart, you are right, I forgot to mention it is easier when in 1st gear.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2007, 10:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 12,795
Posted By Marco13
12GS 40000km service-lot of pics

I just reached 40000km on my 1200GS and decided to make the service myself as the bike is no more under BMW warranty.<o:p></o:p>
<o:p> </o:p>
1) VALVE ADJUSTMENT:<o:p></o:p>
I started to...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2006, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,198,040
Posted By Marco13
Hi Magpie Goose, Do not misunderstand me,...

Hi Magpie Goose,

Do not misunderstand me, 1200GS is not a rally raid bike.
But you could be surprised what can be done with a heavy 1150 - 1200 GS bike. Sure I won't follow a HP2 or KTM 950/990...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2006, 08:14 AM
Replies: 8,191
Views: 4,198,040
Posted By Marco13
Time to show you my GS. Nothing special....

Time to show you my GS.

Nothing special. Just my joy.
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y9/Marco13/My%20R1200GS/IMG_0165.jpg

Same bike, one hour later, playing in the sand...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2006, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 1,619,389
Posted By Marco13
Does my bike sucks? Could be but I do not...

Does my bike sucks? Could be but I do not care....it is sooooo comfortable:evil
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y9/Marco13/My%20R1200GS/PICT0057.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2006, 05:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,238
Posted By Marco13
Subagon GS or GSA? Easy to choose:evil ...

Subagon

GS or GSA? Easy to choose:evil

If you are tall enough go for a GSA.

If too short? Go for the GS and play with accessories to make you own and unique GS(A).

Go for wire wheels with...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2006, 06:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,238
Posted By Marco13
Don't know anything of the V-strom. Just to...

Don't know anything of the V-strom.
Just to help you in which from GS or GSA to choose, I would say that buffeting should not be a good reason enough to go for a GSA as it is easy to find the good...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2006, 05:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,975
Posted By Marco13
Hi Gs Girl, You can have fun with a GS in...

Hi Gs Girl,

You can have fun with a GS in the sand too:rofl
Have a look to our buddies playing in the sand of Dubai at:
http://www.bmw-bike-caravan.com/bb2/viewtopic.php?t=38...
Forum: Ride reports 11-19-2006, 06:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,975
Posted By Marco13
Hi Macosie, Everybody is welcome if you like...

Hi Macosie,

Everybody is welcome if you like bike and ride with us, no problem there is no restriction.
Have a look at:
http://www.bmw-bike-caravan.com/bb2/index.php
Register and keep inform of...
Forum: Ride reports 11-18-2006, 04:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,975
Posted By Marco13
Thank you for your support. In answer to...

Thank you for your support.

In answer to your questions

We were a group of 6 riders, all expat working here for various companies.
Each one has his own GS and like to escape the noisy towns...
Forum: Ride reports 11-17-2006, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,975
Posted By Marco13
Oman (Mussadam) two days trip Nov 2006

<o:p></o:p> We spent two great days riding our GS in the nice mountains of Mussandam at the north point of the Sultanate of Oman. <o:p></o:p>
Some of us left <st1:city><st1:place>Abu...
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