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Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,526
Posted By DonHo
I know somewhere around that year (I had one, and...

I know somewhere around that year (I had one, and my clutch acted the same way) there was a service bulletin on the hydraulic cable routing. I think this page addresses your issue.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-31-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,786
Posted By DonHo
Great and accurate answer

Great and accurate answer
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-29-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,031
Posted By DonHo
I have both bikes. The 1200 adv is great cross...

I have both bikes. The 1200 adv is great cross country, two up,does well on dirt/gravel roads. I really like the ESA. It can do just about anything. Long mileage days comfortably, it can do more...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-11-2012, 03:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,958
Posted By DonHo
My 2010 model does about the same thing. Noise...

My 2010 model does about the same thing. Noise off the bottom, then about 5000 under aggressive acceleration. Been doing it for several thousand miles, doesn't seem to be a serious problem, but it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2012, 05:00 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 39,548
Posted By DonHo
On my last 2 BMW GS's (2010 & 2012) when draining...

On my last 2 BMW GS's (2010 & 2012) when draining the rear differential for the first time both of them had exactly 200ml in it.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-24-2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By DonHo
Thanks for the reply, I think I will do a...

Thanks for the reply,

I think I will do a street bike trip this time.....the weather is not cooperating at all. I have been seeing a LOT of flooding/storm warnings for NW Arkansas. Maybe a...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-23-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By DonHo
How's the water crossings in Western Arkansas???

Hello,

I am taking my annual Memorial Day adventure ride and instead of going to the Hatfield McCoy trails like last year (due to predicted storms throughout the week and weekend). I was thinking...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Posted By DonHo
Totally Agree

Nice to hear positive comments occasionally......

Same good service results here too. My Corbin has been on every R12 GS I have owned and has well over 100,000 miles.

Over the winter I felt...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,543
Posted By DonHo
Fuel Economy?

Since reading this thread, I have changed to Lucas 10w40 semi-synthetic motorcycle oil in my 2010 R12GS. I guess I assumed 20w50 was what it was supposed to have.

I took a 1032 mile trip this...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,543
Posted By DonHo
Wouldn't have known this unless it was for this...

Wouldn't have known this unless it was for this forum.

When I bought the bike, the selling dealer sold me 20w50 for the first oil change. While out of town, a different dealer sold me 20w50 for...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2011, 04:21 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 22,311
Posted By DonHo
30th Edition GS

Picked Mine up today.

Rode it home in the rain and snow.....breaking it in right!

xxxxxxxxxxxxx0638 from Bloodworth's in Nashville TN
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 08-05-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 54,876
Posted By DonHo
I really didn't have any problems on the...

I really didn't have any problems on the trails...it was dry for most of both 81 & 82. I was running the regular Metzeler tourances. If it was very muddy, you might need more aggressive tires. ...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 08-04-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 54,876
Posted By DonHo
Thanks for the tracks! Excellent ride! ...

Thanks for the tracks! Excellent ride!

Trails 81 & 82 were fun. Even on the F800! Wish there were more of those trails around!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,765
Posted By DonHo
I pulled my slave cylinder and found it to be...

I pulled my slave cylinder and found it to be seeping (definately THIS time) also. I replaced slave cylinder and it sure feels better. I suspect this will fix the problem.

Haven't got to test...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,765
Posted By DonHo
Seems like every instance I've read about is on...

Seems like every instance I've read about is on an 09 model. Wonder if something is different on the 09 models from earlier models??

Clutch hydraulics part numbers are fairly consistant for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,765
Posted By DonHo
My dealer is not around the corner & it's kinda...

My dealer is not around the corner & it's kinda hard for me to take and leave the bike.

I hate to do without it if it is a relatively easy fix. It's my favorite bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2010, 04:28 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,765
Posted By DonHo
Same issue here

Apparently a problem that is becoming more common. I have read of at least 3 with the same problem in the last week.

My 2009 R12GS (bought new 10 weeks ago) has been doing this since first major...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2009, 07:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,606
Posted By DonHo
I had the same issue

I have a 09 R1200GS (I bought new about 8 wks ago) On a trip to Grand Isle Louisiana, everything OK. On the way back my clutch started doing the same thing. After sitting, while fueling up, the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2009, 03:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,953
Posted By DonHo
I would think everyone is giving proper advice....

I would think everyone is giving proper advice. First thing is to replace the battery.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2009, 04:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,288
Posted By DonHo
I love these type threads....I have run Corbin...

I love these type threads....I have run Corbin for MANY years (BMW's, Ducati, and Harleys) and wouldn't think of anything else.....always the first mod.

Over 75,000 miles on 3 R1200GS's same...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2009, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,417
Posted By DonHo
no start problem

IF your battery is good, try disconnecting the battery for about a minute or so, reconnect it, try to start the bike again. This worked for me on a R1200RT once. (It's problem ultimately was the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-13-2008, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,412
Posted By DonHo
I've had my vista for several years and, after...

I've had my vista for several years and, after time, when it was on AA battery power alone, it would cut off under vibration.

With batteries alone, cleaning the battery contacts with emery...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2008, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By DonHo
High Seat?

I purchased a BMW high seat and didn't like it....WAY TOO SOFT. I bought a Corbin and REALLY find it comfortable.
Forum: Thumpers 06-18-2008, 02:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 953
Posted By DonHo
KTM 690 Enduro Skid Plate

I picked up my 690 Enduro a little over a week ago and bought the tank bag, tail bag (finally found the bracket for it), and am looking for the aluminum skid plate. Does anyone know a dealer that...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2008, 06:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,370
Posted By DonHo
Fuel Range

I USUALLY hit the warning lamp about 200 miles. Its all according to your right hand. I have got a little over 250 miles from a tank (including reserve) on more than one occasion.

(I do not...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-04-2008, 04:17 AM
Replies: 845
Views: 48,969
Posted By DonHo
Hello! I am Don, from Cookeville. Been...

Hello!

I am Don, from Cookeville. Been riding bikes for 34 years, love all kinds of riding. I do enjoy long day/weekend trips to the smokies or anywhere else. My main ride is a R1200GS, but I...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-27-2007, 04:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,453
Posted By DonHo
Thumb Thanks for all the advice guys!

I didn't see the last couple of posts until I returned, but I had a really good ride down and back. great weather both ways. I ended staying in Ft. Lauderdale for three nights (After heeding the...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-18-2007, 03:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,453
Posted By DonHo
Thanks for all the replies guys!! I've...

Thanks for all the replies guys!!

I've heard some rumors of Key West, but have never been, and, this might be the last chance to go for a while. I'm always in the mood for temps around 80 in...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-16-2007, 03:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,453
Posted By DonHo
The Keys @ Christmas?

Hello All!

I am thinking of riding down to the Keys over the Christmas Holiday. Camping along the way. (mainly camping in southern Florida) Could anyone give me some advice/recommendations about...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2007, 05:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,880
Posted By DonHo
I'm 6'4", 34" inseam, 235 lbs. 2007 R1200GS. ...

I'm 6'4", 34" inseam, 235 lbs. 2007 R1200GS.

I installed a laminar lip, had Corbin make me a seat 2" taller than their std seat, (I didn't really want the pegs lowered). Crank the preload up on...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-15-2007, 06:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 905
Posted By DonHo
I think I've found the solution

Thanks guys for the response! I hope I can help someone in the future.

I guess I was just searching with the wrong terms, but the answer was: I needed to make my route in mapsource, THEN...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-14-2007, 04:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 905
Posted By DonHo
Maps dont match after route transfer??? Garmin 276C

Hello all!

I hate to think of myself as a GPS noob, since I have been using them since 1998 but it seems I just can't figure this problem out. I have searched and can't find a duplicate problem...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2007, 03:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,014
Posted By DonHo
Is the fluid the consistancy of engine oil? I...

Is the fluid the consistancy of engine oil? I had an 05 model with an oil leak, and to diagnose where the leak was coming from, they put a dye in the oil. This made the oil have a greenish tint. ...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2007, 04:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,022
Posted By DonHo
SW Motech Engine Guards & KLR 650

Hello everyone!

I was just wondering if anyone has any experience with the SW Motech Engine Guards on their KLR 650. They look like they could protect the radiator, tank, and engine pretty...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2007, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,508
Posted By DonHo
Tall Seat

I think comfort is judged differently by different people.

I am 6'4" with a 34" inseam, and, since the stock seat in the high position was not comfortable OR high enough for me, I ordered and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2007, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,131
Posted By DonHo
2-Up Tips

I ride 2-up several thousand miles each year on the GS.

When wearing full face helmets, a communication device such as an Autocom is REALLY nice. No awkward movements or YELLING.

Cranking the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2007, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By DonHo
Make sure your clutch lever is not hitting the...

Make sure your clutch lever is not hitting the handguard. If it is, rotate the handguard so the lever will not hit it.

This happened to me before.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2007, 03:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By DonHo
SORRY GUYS I'll try to do better in the...

SORRY GUYS

I'll try to do better in the future.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2007, 04:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By DonHo
+1 I had this same problem when my bike was...

+1

I had this same problem when my bike was new.....the clutch lever was touching the handguard. If it is touching, just rotate the handguard so it will not touch.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2007, 04:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,466
Posted By DonHo
+1 Had same problem, had same bike, even a...

+1

Had same problem, had same bike, even a new BMW battery was not the solution. The Odyssey battery was the answer!
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