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Forum: Vendors 12-16-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,807
Posted By tkb
Don't wait--This sale will soon be over

A bump for a good sale. Nothing improves a bike like a set of Ohlins
Forum: Vendors 12-07-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,807
Posted By tkb
Great Service and Sale Price, a opportunity not to miss.

I'll bump this thread back to the top of the Vendor list. This is an excellent opportunity to get the Ohlins shocks that will transform your bike at a great price and from a dealer who is...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2012, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,912
Posted By tkb
Problem solved--Thanks again

"As Tosh posted above. On an 05 GS the clamps are asymmetrical. The top of the risers should be also. The front of the clamp is slightly higher than the rear. The forward bolt is to be fully...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,912
Posted By tkb
Thanks to all for help and suggestions

From your help I have confirmed that the risers are Wunderlich, and are installed improperly. I downloaded the installation PDF from the Wunderlich website and will venture forth armed with all this...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,912
Posted By tkb
Who made these handlebar risers? Help please to fix a problem.

The risers shown in the photos below came with the bike when I bought it used from a fellow rider some years ago.

Can anyone ID the maker?

My problem with the risers is no matter how much I...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 80,441
Posted By tkb
Fixes for C3 Visor slamming shut and hard to click fully closed

1. Fixes for wind blowing visor closed: 8mm O-ring, 1 inch felt chair slider--2 in a stack, DVD white foam ring, all work to add friction to the visor so that the wind does not so easily push the...
Forum: Vendors 06-09-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,571
Posted By tkb
I own one just like yours

Looks just like your proposed product, made in Reno Nevada. I would have to go out to the garage to get the name. PM or email me if you want want more information.

It is a bright day glow color...
Forum: Vendors 04-29-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,568
Posted By tkb
Rotopac

PM and Email sent
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,756
Posted By tkb
Good Advice!

Showkey, thanks much for some very good advice, and the link to more info.

You're absolutely correct about it being an unknown-to-me bike, and I've encountered headwinds in Nevada can murder MPG....
Forum: Beasts 04-28-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,756
Posted By tkb
How far will a 89 Transalp XL600V go on a tank?

Like to know if I can get across southern Nevada from Tonopah to Caliente--almost 200 miles without any available fuel stop enroute. I'm doing a ferry ride of a purchased TA to Texas.

My figures...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,956
Posted By tkb
2006 R1200GS fuel gauge

Fill the tank, gauge reads full
120 miles gauge drops to 4 bars
130 miles now 3 bars
150 now 2 bars
160 now one bar
50 to 80 miles later (depending on winds, speed, and other variables) Reserve...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2012, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,103
Posted By tkb
Clutch switch

The switch is easy to change. The difficult part can be getting the allen screw that holds the switch in position to break free. I had to soak it for several days before I could back it out.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2012, 04:12 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 20,502
Posted By tkb
Micatech outstanding quality

http://www.citlink.net/%7Etkb/BagsPlaneCrop.jpg

1. The quality of built and fit is excellent
2. Cleverly made so that nothing falls out when side door opened
3. You can get into the bags with a...
Forum: The Garage 03-21-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,150
Posted By tkb
I run Rotella 40wgt in the engine, transmission...

I run Rotella 40wgt in the engine, transmission and rear drive of my 1966 BMW R69S.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-14-2010, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2,510
Views: 601,617
Posted By tkb
WTB Weinmann alloy rims for 1966 BMW R69S restoration

Looking for Weinmann alloy rim for a BMW 1966 R69S

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=12402177#post12402177
Forum: Old's Cool 03-08-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,092
Posted By tkb
Swingarm race removal

Surefire way (pun intended) is to weld a bead around the inside of the old race and as it cools it will fall out of the swingarm.
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2009, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Posted By tkb
Schuberth C2 Replacement Shield source

Anyone know of a source for Schuberth C2 Replacement Shields?

Thanks

tkb at citlink.net
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2009, 08:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,247
Posted By tkb
You can do it.

Jim's DVD, a good manual, and some basic research on the web and you can do it. Take time to review and think as you go along. You'll will get a good overall check on your bike, something the dealer...
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2009, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 851
Posted By tkb
Thanks much

Thanks much for confirming my thoughts, I'll turn down the idle screw.

Except for fast idle, the bike starts and runs fine. Carbs seem to be balanced and the bike is a strong runner. The only...
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2009, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 851
Posted By tkb
Transalp idle question

Fire up a friend's Transalp and it idles at around 1200rpm. When it reaches normal engine temp, the idle is 2000. I sprayed WD40 around the carb and hoses, but no increase in RPM. Blip throttle,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2009, 08:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,123
Posted By tkb
[quote=sandstorm]LeftCoast, how long ago did you...

[quote=sandstorm]LeftCoast, how long ago did you get yours?

I just ordered the Micatech cases yesterday. Sue said they should go out UPS in about two weeks, with 5-7 days to arrive.

I...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2009, 07:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,409
Posted By tkb
Rear Brake Wear

I'm having the same experience with my 06 R1200GS. Rear brake pads wear quickly, and in my case one pad wears faster than the other. I also talked to my BMW dealer, who said, just like the worthless...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2009, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,123
Posted By tkb
Thanks again!

Thanks again all. Based on your feedback here, I ordered a set of Micatech cases with liners this morning. Should have the custom-order bags in about two to three weeks. Owners are a delight to deal...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2009, 12:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,123
Posted By tkb
Bless you all.

I got an email from Bob at Micatech saying that he thought that there would be no problem with clearance, but delighted to have this confirmed by you folks. Do not need to have cases shipped across...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2009, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,123
Posted By tkb
Thanks Guys

Thanks for the response. I assume that the Micatech cases on a GSA with a Sargent seat would be the same spacing as Micatech cases on a regular 1200GS? Can anyone email me or post a photo of how...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,123
Posted By tkb
Anybody got a sargent seat and Micatech cases?

Just want to know if micatech cases will fit on a 06 R1200GS with a Sargent seat (little wider than stock) without the cases rubbing on the seat?

Anyone out there in Adventure land have any...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2009, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By tkb
red ice chest, BEER

Good, Good!
Forum: Vendors 03-21-2009, 09:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,522
Posted By tkb
Me Too

A medium set please!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2009, 07:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,902
Posted By tkb
two GPSs?

Egad, if they don't agree, then what?

As the short French general said: "One bad general is better than two good ones."

I have the Touratech cockpit cover and like the looks and extra power...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2009, 07:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,513
Posted By tkb
ABS valuable for one thing

Saving Your Life!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-10-2009, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,003
Posted By tkb
Try this

I'll start with this suggestion which likely does not go back as far as the 1100.

Try this: turn on the ignition, then pull the clutch, then press the starter.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-28-2008, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,235
Posted By tkb
Good place to followup on your question

There is a great Zumo Forum on which you and search and likely find detailed instructions to do what you want to do.

http://www.zumoforums.com/index.phphttp://www.zumoforums.com/index.php
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-27-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 700
Posted By tkb
Help--Zumo battery screw stripped

Need to replace the Zumo battery screw. Garmin says it cannot supply.

Anyone have a source for replacement? Has to be a very thin head on the 3mm screw in order to fit flat when installed. If any...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2008, 08:49 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,371
Posted By tkb
Zumo wired to aux outlet

""Stay on? will power off in 30 seconds" which it does. 15-30 seconds later the Canbus system does something that causes the headlight to flicker very faintly and turns the GPS back on. The problem,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2008, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,039
Posted By tkb
Most recent price from Hammersley is $1450...

Most recent price from Hammersley is $1450 shipped. Cheaper than the TT.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-06-2008, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,524
Posted By tkb
If . . . .

If you do thnk of a source, it would be much appreciated.

Meanwhile, greetings from the Colonies.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-05-2008, 09:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,473
Posted By tkb
Swb R75/5

I have a 71 R75/5 which is a SWB model. I'm just shy of six feet and am very comfortable on the bike. Also, in the 20 years I've owned the bike I've not noticed any stability issues. What I have...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-05-2008, 07:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,524
Posted By tkb
Question about Craven Golden Arrow bags

Have a chance to buy a nice set of Craven Golden Arrow saddlebags with rack and mounts. However, bags are missing the Craven logo sticker/badge that fits into a circular depression on the lid.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-25-2008, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By tkb
Slash 2 Forum

I just found and joined the Slash 2 forum. Looks to be an active forum.
Forum: Old's Cool 08-24-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 635
Posted By tkb
Thanks much

Appreciate the leads!
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