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Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,168
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
I was parked up near Barkley Center, St Marks...

I was parked up near Barkley Center, St Marks Place between 4th and 5th.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,168
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
Embarrassingly enough only about 6200 miles (I...

Embarrassingly enough only about 6200 miles (I bought it late last year with ~2000 miles on it).

It's got an Adventure seat (grey two-tone) instead of the standard GS seat.

I had an ICE Air...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,168
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
I have a rough dollar amount that I'd be good...

I have a rough dollar amount that I'd be good with. If they come back to me around that number I'll take it, if not I'll definitely push back.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,168
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
You guys go on without me...2008 1200GS stolen in Brooklyn NY

Like I said in the title, last night my GS was stolen off the street in the Park Slope are of Brooklyn, NY. I already called the police and my insurance (full coverage thankfully) but it's going to...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
Because they're cheap and I'm pulling the plugs...

Because they're cheap and I'm pulling the plugs anyway when I do the valve clearances? I've always changed them every 1-2 years on my bikes.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2013, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
IIRC, this is the original battery that came with...

IIRC, this is the original battery that came with the bike. Last year it was fine but through this year it's been getting a little weaker and a little slower to turn the engine over each time I crank...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
Prepping for 6000 mile tune up

I bought my 2008 1200GS last year with around 2100 miles on it. I haven't had too much time to ride since then but I've made it to almost 6000 miles and I'm planning to do the maintenance myself.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 557,379
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
Got it yesterday, installed it yesterday. ...

Got it yesterday, installed it yesterday.

My initial impression is that it's a subtle, amazing little gadget. I've only been able to go on a couple quick rides so far (I'll make up for it this...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,228
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
It was standing there when I walked up to the...

It was standing there when I walked up to the bike. Either the person that knocked it over or a passerby (or two) picked it up.

I've never had to actually file a claim on a bike before (crappy...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,228
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
PM sent!

PM sent!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,228
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
Honestly there's almost no other damage...

Honestly there's almost no other damage (thankfully).

The valve cover guard did it's job and isn't bent far out of shape so it's still usable. There's a little dent in the case and a little...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,228
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
Pissed hit and run on my GS

So...I came out today to move my bike and found this:
http://i.imgur.com/4NeNwQOh.jpg

The right vario mount snapped. :(:
http://i.imgur.com/FZFw5Xkh.jpg

The steering lock is now *really*...
Forum: Vendors 05-30-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,316
Views: 125,907
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
drool :D

drool
:D
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-28-2013, 06:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,432
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
At this point I'm working way too quickly to take...

At this point I'm working way too quickly to take many pictures. What did I skip up to these photos...

* Hours of carb cleaning, jetting and syncing. I removed the airbox (obviously) and went with...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-28-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,432
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
heh, thanks! It's about 1.5 feet longer than...

heh, thanks!

It's about 1.5 feet longer than stock, I'll measure it later today.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-28-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,432
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
Alright, back form a lovely holiday in Italy and...

Alright, back form a lovely holiday in Italy and ready to post some more.

Ok, it's around May 17th,I need to get this on the road by June 1st! I start putting in some crazy late hours...

First...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-17-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,432
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
Just a quick update before I head out of town for...

Just a quick update before I head out of town for a couple days.

Gas tank time!

What good is an engine and frame if you've got no go-juice?

I started by building a box...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-16-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,432
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
If you ever find yourself in Brooklyn PM me, the...

If you ever find yourself in Brooklyn PM me, the motorcycle garage that I've been wrenching at always has beer in the fridge :freaky
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-16-2013, 06:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,432
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
Pedal Power! I had two rear brake pedals...

Pedal Power!

I had two rear brake pedals from the Lambretta purchase, why to cut the head off one, reverse it, build a mount for it and use it as the shifter?
http://i.imgur.com/JiD6gsjh.jpg
...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-16-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,432
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
Just checked the info on the pictures I'm...

Just checked the info on the pictures I'm uploading into this post, these were taken in the beginning of May, so we're about 2 months into the build already. I really want to ride this to a rally the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-16-2013, 06:01 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,432
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
The brakes! It's much easier to push the...

The brakes!

It's much easier to push the scooter around the garage when you can stop it easily.

I made a plate to get the front disc mounted
http://i.imgur.com/o4TysvLh.jpg

The hole is...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-16-2013, 05:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,432
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
What are you, the Fun Police? I think that...

What are you, the Fun Police?

I think that falls under "don't ask, don't tell"
;)
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-15-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,432
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
Time to build the frame! I chopped the front...

Time to build the frame!

I chopped the front off one of the frames and stuck the front wheel on it
http://i.imgur.com/6gRhsyMh.jpg

Pulled the ninja guts onto the lift and started playing with...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-15-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,432
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
Shorten the swingarm! I didn't take a ton of...

Shorten the swingarm!

I didn't take a ton of pics of thise but here you can see the line where I cut the swingarm to shorten it
http://i.imgur.com/YBev08Xh.jpg

And here it's welded back...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-15-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,432
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
Time to start the front end! I needed to...

Time to start the front end!

I needed to mount the front tire so I could figure out how I'd line up the frame. The biggest issue was that the Lambretta originally had 8" wheels and I planned to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-15-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,432
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
So March of last year I officially started with...

So March of last year I officially started with tearing the Ninja down to the engine and frame

http://i.imgur.com/4OrcxFMh.jpg

I also made sure to label the wiring harness, thank god I did! ...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-15-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,432
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
In The Beginning...

Why did I want to build this?

I was deep in the throws of winter madness and needed something to do while I couldn't ride. Months earlier I was hanging out with some scooter riding friends (I've...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-14-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,432
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
Sounds great, I'm just finishing the build so I...

Sounds great, I'm just finishing the build so I haven't had it out for too many rides yet.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-14-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,432
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
I've got about 500 pics from the build, I'll...

I've got about 500 pics from the build, I'll start posting interesting ones from the beginning of the project tomorrow
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-14-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,432
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
Not sure where this belongs, a Ninja 250 and a Lambretta LD had a baby

I'm just about finished with this build (why I didn't start a build thread months ago is beyond me)but is anybody interested in seeing a build thread about my crazy project?

So, long story short I...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,762
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
Just looked up the specs for your torque wrench...

Just looked up the specs for your torque wrench here:
http://www.pepboys.com/product/details/9854956/01036/
The range on your wrench is 30 to 150 ft lbs.

20 nm is only 14 ft lbs! ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2013, 04:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 988
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
It's not a design choice to make it difficult on...

It's not a design choice to make it difficult on the rider, the computer need to run a self test of all the components when you first start turn the key. If you're holding the clutch during key on it...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,666
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
Any word?

Any word?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2013, 06:49 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,938
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
I got mine when I was 34, now I'm 35. I wonder if...

I got mine when I was 34, now I'm 35. I wonder if what the OP saw at the rides is more the demographic that goes on sponsored group rides than the demographic of the actual owners.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,384
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,218
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
Laurel, thanks for the links, the service...

Laurel, thanks for the links, the service schedule looks very handy to have.

Space, I've been digging through the FAQ and its got a ton of great information but I couldn't find a good list of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,218
Posted By ToPointsUnknown
New to the gs world (and BMW ownership), looking for some basic guidance

I'm about to take delivery of a 2008 r1200gs with 2000 miles on it. :D

I'm very handy with a wrench and plan to do most everything myself and I'm just looking for general advice on what to check,...
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