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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-17-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,110
Posted By Disco Dean
Bump this sucker

Getting ready to leave in about a month. Have some great routes and options planned but giving it one last kick at the can to see if anyone else has some ideas on rides, destinations and sites.
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Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By Disco Dean
Ahhh the extension - makes sense. I be fine with...

Ahhh the extension - makes sense. I be fine with that and would guess in a worse case scenario you might get a mm of extension out of the shock. It is amazing though how much things can move on...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By Disco Dean
No it will not extend anymore than as it does...

No it will not extend anymore than as it does with the wheel hanging. Unless you are talking a few thous.

The shock is the limiting factor and as noted unless there is a top out spring in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,962
Posted By Disco Dean
Nice set up Jim. They look great there.

Nice set up Jim. They look great there.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By Disco Dean
Yes - use the vin identification tool online: BMW...

Yes - use the vin identification tool online: BMW (http://www.bmwarchive.org/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html)

Should give you build date.

Anything pre Aug 2006 will be the older designs...

Anything...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,962
Posted By Disco Dean
I agree - I was shocked by how bright these are...

I agree - I was shocked by how bright these are and you know what they say... you cant go back.... I will never be able to be without. Compact, nicely made, low power draw, dim-able, and automated...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 526
Posted By Disco Dean
Why would you run 220? When all indications are...

Why would you run 220? When all indications are that is not a good idea? Not that we need an oil/FD combo thread! That would be the apocalypse.

Anyway, I really don't want to know... just sort of...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,387
Posted By Disco Dean
I had the same issue but didnt get as far as you....

I had the same issue but didnt get as far as you. The issue is the with the taper the allen key will not move it is solid - that is not the part that needs to be torqued - its a bit of a catch 22...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,962
Posted By Disco Dean
Well said and I think I fit right in where you...

Well said and I think I fit right in where you are on the lights. I could take the comparison picture but it is too easy to mess that up and too easy to fudge the results - all I can say is confirm...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-26-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1,588
Views: 129,330
Posted By Disco Dean
Jan 25th - Death Valley

Hey Everyone,

It looks like I and a friend will be in DV for 4-5 days late January so we rented some 800gs'

We have never been. Our Base is the Motel 6 in Beatty. We are experienced riders and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,995
Posted By Disco Dean
Just a note if you have not already pulled apart...

Just a note if you have not already pulled apart your bars. It is not simple. As the OEM bars are cut short and at odd lengths side to side.

Also you will need to drill and tap the Raptor bar ends...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,995
Posted By Disco Dean
Dont really know the point of this thread but... ...

Dont really know the point of this thread but...

I replaced my bars with ProTaper Contour Raptors (http://www.protaper.com/products/handlebars/contour).

They are an ATV bar and had the most...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,962
Posted By Disco Dean
Price is subjective. My girlfriend wouldn't pay...

Price is subjective. My girlfriend wouldn't pay more than $100 bucks for some lights for her bike but would spend $4k on a new saddle for her horse.

So it is hard to judge really.

For me they...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,325
Posted By Disco Dean
Sorry I cant really say but Ive got canbus and I...

Sorry I cant really say but Ive got canbus and I have no problems. They are car compatible so should be fine.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 04:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,962
Posted By Disco Dean
Holly crap these are bright!

No picts sorry - but I have to say I am sort of stunned by how bright these are. So bright I had thought I adjusted them wrong (ie. too high or too low...) but they just throw so much light....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By Disco Dean
it require heating the swing arm housing - then...

it require heating the swing arm housing - then pulling them out.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,325
Posted By Disco Dean
I actually lied and used a 2.125 inch hole saw...

I actually lied and used a 2.125 inch hole saw which I think is a bit too big - BUT it allows for more movement - AND more dirt in there. Lets just say it is not perfect but I think it is a better...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,962
Posted By Disco Dean
Clearwater Erika Driving lights

Just got these and put them in today. No ride yet - Tomorrow!!! still too cold here today.

Overall very very nice quality. Sold and very well thought out - very very happy with the finish and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,325
Posted By Disco Dean
Just put in ADV monster LED H7's

I just put mine in - here are my thoughts...

Quality is top notch - like amazing for $40's. The box, presentation quality of the product is very very good.

The instal was very simple - I used a...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,325
Posted By Disco Dean
Jim, Yes I agree - it looks very nice and...

Jim,

Yes I agree - it looks very nice and clean and I think will work. There is a lot of room in there to allow for air movement and I am sure that the std bulb also gets hot. The overall quality...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,305
Posted By Disco Dean
:D Just touching the bottom red line... and I...

:D Just touching the bottom red line... and I had just washed it and took the pic so it was in that no mans land of... where is the oil, oil cooler... should I lean it over.... rock it back and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,305
Posted By Disco Dean
I have a full Ti and INOX system from Laser and...

I have a full Ti and INOX system from Laser and it is great - nice finish - cross over pipe, and nice can.

Sound is good and it has two inserts for low sound - euro spec and open for ripping.

I...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,325
Posted By Disco Dean
Jim, I get your concerns and it is not perfect...

Jim, I get your concerns and it is not perfect having to make the larger hole for the Cree Adv Monster Led light. However I like the fact that it does not have a fan - and has nicely engineered -...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,325
Posted By Disco Dean
These look to be very good...

These look to be very good (http://stores.advmonster.com/h7-led-headlight/) and top notch - the company that manufactures these also has a very good led reputation.

I have some coming but they...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,249
Posted By Disco Dean
You said synthetic oil in a post!!! You said...

You said synthetic oil in a post!!! You said it... you do have some balls and it is a friday night. All weekend for another oil thread!!! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,365
Posted By Disco Dean
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,419
Posted By Disco Dean
Those 20$ lights look kind of okay but at barely...

Those 20$ lights look kind of okay but at barely 800 lumens each they rate about a third of your single headlight bulb - in fact lower than my $20 led flashlight.

I just purchased but have not got...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By Disco Dean
+1 Jim. ??? Where did you get the plug? The...

+1 Jim.

??? Where did you get the plug? The BMW part should not be a hex head as far as I know and also no double washers.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 354
Posted By Disco Dean
What Jim said and... I think I get what you are...

What Jim said and... I think I get what you are saying.... the black rubber bowl like thingy goes on TOP of the fluid - it is more like a splash/foam vibration dampener. A diaphragm. You fill the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 875
Posted By Disco Dean
?? the copper is the crush washer.

?? the copper is the crush washer.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,280
Posted By Disco Dean
:whip my safe word is "Final Drive"

:whip

my safe word is "Final Drive"
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,280
Posted By Disco Dean
If you do want to use Nitrogen (I dont) - then...

If you do want to use Nitrogen (I dont) - then you go to a welding supply store and rent a small tank - and have it in your garage. The tanks typically can hold upwards of 2,000psi and 40 cubic feet...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 32,269
Posted By Disco Dean
Warranty coverage if you install for the parts...

Warranty coverage if you install for the parts only.

I mean it is only two bolts.... anyway.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-18-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 472
Posted By Disco Dean
Iv'e used these here and my buddies all use them...

Iv'e used these here and my buddies all use them in Europe. Easily portable from van to truck to trailer with no hardware - all you then need is a place to tie down your tie-downs. They work...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-05-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,110
Posted By Disco Dean
:freaky The post is last year and this is...

:freaky

The post is last year and this is this year!!! Just keep your spooning to yourself homeboy!

:rilla
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,086
Posted By Disco Dean
Dont know your bike but there is a notch on the...

Dont know your bike but there is a notch on the rear final drive of the 1200's to allow you to put in a long torx socket to get the brake bolts out without having the take off the carrier, which is a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-03-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,110
Posted By Disco Dean
Bump this thread

Well I never made it last year but am finally confirmed for Jan20!!! Anyone else have something to add that would be great thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,303
Posted By Disco Dean
:lurk...Be prepared for what is to...

:lurk...Be prepared for what is to follow....:rofl

Can't be added to your bike if it doesn't already have it.

In Moto they call this "Whiskey Grip" The problem being unintended and dangerous...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,086
Posted By Disco Dean
I'm confused by this discussion... this rear pad...

I'm confused by this discussion... this rear pad issue has been around for almost 10 years now. Simply put and for whatever reason - I am sure there are a number - the rear pads on all R1200gs bikes...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,859
Posted By Disco Dean
I put it in my hidden pocket in my jacket as I am...

I put it in my hidden pocket in my jacket as I am never on my bike without. Might be good to put in the foam of your helmet also. So it is on me - which I like better than my bike for some strange...
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