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Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By Scooter1942
Liz, I'll try to get some pics tomorrow...

Liz,

I'll try to get some pics tomorrow afternoon when I have some daylight.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By Scooter1942
C'mon...you guys got nothing for me? I've...

C'mon...you guys got nothing for me?

I've removed the headlight assembly and I can see where the adjusting screw threads through a little spring loaded plastic plate. I compressed the spring and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 280
Posted By Scooter1942
HELP!!!1200GS Headlight adjusting knob came out

I noticed while riding the other night that my headlight was pointed way too low. I went to adjust the screw to the right and the headlight seemed to move lower. So, I went to turn it to the left and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,798
Posted By Scooter1942
I just got my Globe Scout "Special" kit R1200 GS...

I just got my Globe Scout "Special" kit R1200 GS '05-'12, for my 2008 from Paul yesterday. Great fit, sturdy, well packaged and appear to be well made. On top of that, Paul at AdvDepot was a pleasure...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 859
Posted By Scooter1942
How much to replace the final drive?

I recently bought a 2008 1200GS off of this site and got a pretty good deal because I think the previous owner thought the final drive needed to be replaced. He had taken it to a dealership as a...
Forum: The Garage 07-20-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By Scooter1942
Problem solved. Stupid me. The rubber...

Problem solved.

Stupid me. The rubber "float" that is normally attached to the lid of the reservoir had come loose and was sucked to the bottom of the reservoir. Like a dumb ass, I added fluid on...
Forum: The Garage 07-19-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By Scooter1942
Good to know. I'll give that a shot in the...

Good to know. I'll give that a shot in the morning if JVB's suggestion doesn't do the trick. And yes, I should have checked their work to ensure they did what they said. Trust but verify. My bad.
...
Forum: The Garage 07-19-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By Scooter1942
Not entirely sure. It is very likely it was like...

Not entirely sure. It is very likely it was like this when I bought the bike because there are no signs of leakage and the rear brake was mushy from the start. That's why I asked the dealership to...
Forum: The Garage 07-19-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By Scooter1942
I have a syringe and could easily get more. Can...

I have a syringe and could easily get more. Can someone explain how I'd use it to solve the problem?
Forum: The Garage 07-19-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 882
Posted By Scooter1942
Need Help Quick: Blake Bleeding Fail

A couple of weeks back I bought a 2008 1200gs and immediately took it to a local BMW dealer for a "once over", 18K service, etc. I specifically asked them to check to see if the bike needed a brake...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,287
Posted By Scooter1942
Gaerne Balance Oiled vs. Forma Adventure Boots

I've read all of the reviews and it sounds like both boots are good to go. Now I just have to decide what suits my needs best. I'll likely be running my 1200GS 80% on pavement and 20%...
Forum: Ride reports 07-13-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 315
Posted By Scooter1942
Ruta 40 Argentina: Scouting Trip #2

Back in 2006 I had the opportunity to visit Argentina for the first time and found myself in Bariloche, one of the most beautiful places on earth. It was at this same time that a seed was planted due...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 275
Posted By Scooter1942
Need Help: 1200GS bar end removal

So I grab my torx 55 to pull off the bar end off of my stock '08 1200GS with stock hand guards. The idea was to measure the bar end bolt so that I can order the correct Kaoko throttle lock. It's...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-27-2009, 06:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,768
Posted By Scooter1942
Got it fixed. For whatever reason, Garmin's site...

Got it fixed. For whatever reason, Garmin's site was having issues with Safari web browser. I switched to Firefox and was good to go.:clap
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-27-2009, 05:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 865
Posted By Scooter1942
DFW to Big Bend: Best Way There?

Next month and old buddy and I are going to take about 6 days and head down to Big Bend. He's going to be on a R1100LT so we will be limited to pavement or well maintained gravel roads.

I've...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 11-27-2009, 05:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,908
Posted By Scooter1942
Yep, that's a good way to get yourself shot.

Yep, that's a good way to get yourself shot.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-26-2009, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,768
Posted By Scooter1942
Need Help: Unlocking Garmin Maps 60Csx

I bought a Garmin 60Csx a few months back and made the mistake of buying it with the City Navigator North America on microSD card. Realizing after the fact that I wouldn't be able to create routes,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-26-2009, 07:21 AM
Replies: 2,439
Views: 583,864
Posted By Scooter1942
Southwest Oklahoma ...

Southwest Oklahoma

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c35/scooter1942/IMG_0031.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-25-2009, 07:17 AM
Replies: 3,020
Views: 759,641
Posted By Scooter1942
http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c35/scooter1942/...

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c35/scooter1942/IMG_0031.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c35/scooter1942/IMG_0045.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-25-2009, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7,736
Views: 2,545,878
Posted By Scooter1942
From my trip to the Wichita Mountains in...

From my trip to the Wichita Mountains in southwest Oklahoma last weekend.

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c35/scooter1942/IMG_0074.jpg
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2009, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By Scooter1942
There's some truly beautiful things to see up...

There's some truly beautiful things to see up there. Especially, if you're willing to get off the bike and even off the trail. Of course when it's warm, you gotta watch out for those rattlers!:eek1
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2009, 09:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By Scooter1942
More bike shots and scenery... ...

More bike shots and scenery...

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c35/scooter1942/IMG_0068.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c35/scooter1942/IMG_0071.jpg
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Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By Scooter1942
That night around 7 pm, a cold front blew threw....

That night around 7 pm, a cold front blew threw. The temperatures didn't seem to drop all that much but there were 25 mph sustained winds with gusts into the 40 mph range. From inside the tent, it...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2009, 09:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By Scooter1942
I bid grandpa farewell with about two hours of...

I bid grandpa farewell with about two hours of light left and headed northwest to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. This is without a doubt, the best kept secret in Oklahoma (info& links to...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 914
Posted By Scooter1942
The Most Important Ride of my Life.

I'm fortunate enough to have this entire week off for Thanksgiving and for the past several weeks I've been thinking about a week long trip to the Big Bend area or the Hill Country in Central Texas....
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-17-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,708
Posted By Scooter1942
I'm a total newb with my only other bike...

I'm a total newb with my only other bike experience being a Triumph Bonneville. I wanted something better for road trips, camping and the occasional dirt/gravel road. I found it in the 800GS.
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2009, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By Scooter1942
It might just be the tire. Here's a quote and...

It might just be the tire. Here's a quote and there were two others like it from the Shinko thread in "Beasts".

"got mine on Sat. Took em out for a few hundred miles. All street. All good. No...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2009, 07:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 955
Posted By Scooter1942
I'll try that. Yes, I did remove the sensor and...

I'll try that. Yes, I did remove the sensor and reinstalled after the wheel was in place. I didn't notice anything strange with the speedo.
Forum: The Garage 11-16-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By Scooter1942
Need Help: Unusual braking after tire change

I noticed something new today that has me a little concerned. Yesterday I installed some new tires on my F800GS. I removed the Battlewings and replaced them with Shinko 705's. These are certainly a...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2009, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 955
Posted By Scooter1942
Thanks for the info. I found a local supplier of...

Thanks for the info. I found a local supplier of Dyna Beads and installed them this afternoon. Got the bike up to about 60mph with no issues.

HOWEVER, I noticed something new today that has me a...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2009, 07:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 955
Posted By Scooter1942
Boy, that's no joke. Took forever to squeeze the...

Boy, that's no joke. Took forever to squeeze the rear wheel in. Kept getting hung up on the caliper/spacer. After 20+ minutes I finally got it in then realized I left the chain in the wrong spot and...
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2009, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 955
Posted By Scooter1942
Pissed Damn...wheel mounting saga.

Please see post further down about unusual braking sensation. Need Help.

So today after doing all of my honey-do's, I decided I was going to take the Battlewings off and install the Shinko's. I...
Forum: Beasts 11-14-2009, 08:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,297
Posted By Scooter1942
Alright, thanks for the feedback. Today I went to...

Alright, thanks for the feedback. Today I went to the motorcycle show here in Dallas and got to see the Wunderlich, SW-Motech and Givi engine guards mounted on F800's.

I think I'm going with the...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2009, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,297
Posted By Scooter1942
Yes, I did. No doubt, there's a lot of protection...

Yes, I did. No doubt, there's a lot of protection there, but I really don't like the way they look.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-11-2009, 09:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By Scooter1942
Yes, I know. Would these make a difference...and...

Yes, I know. Would these make a difference...and if so, would there be other disadvantages or trade-offs?
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-11-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By Scooter1942
Front end nose dive...solutions?

The one thing I'm really not crazy about on my F800GS is the amount of "nose dive" that occurs when braking. Is there anything I can do to reduce or alleviate this?

I had the same issue on my...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2009, 08:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,297
Posted By Scooter1942
Narrowed Crash Bar Choices to 3: Need Opinions

I've read every conceivable thread regarding F8GS & crash bars...three or four times. But, I still want more opinions and feedback. I have the BMW crash bars currently installed but I think they'll...
Forum: Beasts 11-11-2009, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2,238
Views: 417,270
Posted By Scooter1942
Ok, I just found out that the three shops "near"...

Ok, I just found out that the three shops "near" me will charge anywhere from $120-$135 to change both tires.:eek1 Hell, that's more than I paid for the tires.

Is it worth it? Also, I don't have...
Forum: Beasts 11-10-2009, 10:00 AM
Replies: 2,238
Views: 417,270
Posted By Scooter1942
I've never changed tires on a motorcycle...but...

I've never changed tires on a motorcycle...but I've seen the Globeriders video!

So, I was thinking about swapping out my Battlewings for the Shinko's that arrived yesterday. Should I try and do...
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-09-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By Scooter1942
Nice...but Texas is still north of the equator!

Nice...but Texas is still north of the equator!
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