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Old 10-25-2012, 08:16 PM   #1
LaurelPerryOnLand OP
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Joined: Jun 2009
Location: Denver, CO
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100 THREADS all GS/GSA owners should read.

The "100 Threads" is a compilation of the TOP 100 THREADS submitted by your fellow inmates.
It contains the most common information in an easily SEARCHABLE format that you want/need/ought to know if you own a GS/GSA.

Part 2 can be found here:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=967525

HOW TO SEARCH THE LIST
You can SEARCH the "100 Threads" by using Ctrl+F keys This opens a FIND window which allows you to SEARCH this thread.
For example, enter "Brakes" into the FIND dialogue window and you'll get each instance of "Brakes".

1. HOW DO I CONVERT MY HEADLIGHTS TO HID?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=288538
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=388828 (1150GSA)

2. WHY IS MY ENGINE NOW RUNNING ROUGH? THE ENGINE IS IDLING HIGHER THAN NORMAL.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=835521
Post #5

3. HOW COME MY HEATED CLOTHING, AIR COMPRESSOR, POWER OUTLET, ETC DOESN'T WORK?
http://www.powerlet.com/learningCenter/iCan

4...IS THERE ANY PLACE WHERE THE MOST FREQUENT QUESTIONS ARE ASKED?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=326162

5. WHERE CAN I GO TO FIND DETAILED WRITTEN INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO DO MAINTENANCE ITEMS?
http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/
http://www.amazon.com/R1200-Haynes-S.../dp/1844259250 2010+ Haynes Manual
http://www.amazon.com/R1200-Service-...ds=bmw+r1200gs 2004-2009 Haynes Manual

6. HAS ANYBODY PRODUCED A DVD SHOWING HOW NORMAL MAINTENANCE ITEMS and COMMON REPAIRS ARE DONE?
http://www.jimvonbaden.com/
You got a BMW? Jim's got you covered!
Wethead: 2012 to 2013 R1200 Water Cooled BMW R-Series
Camhead: 2010 to 2012 R1200 Double Overhead Cam BMWs
Hexhead: 2004-2009 R1200 Series BMWs
Oilhead
: 1994-2006 R1100/1150 Series BMWs

7. Is oil consumption normal?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=504643

8. WHAT ARE THE PART NUMBERS THAT WILL FIT MY BIKE?
http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/PartsFiche.aspx
http://www.ascycles.com/BMW-Motorcycle-Parts-Fiche.aspx
http://realoem.com/bmw/select.do

9. WHERE CAN I FIND THE BMW MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE FOR MY BIKE?
http://www.ascycles.com/bmw_motorcyc...schedules.aspx

10. WHERE CAN I FIND TORQUE VALUES? AND...OTHER GS STUFF.
http://www.r1200gs.info/misc/torque.html

11. MY GS/GSA WON'T START IN GEAR...NOW WHAT DO I DO?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=376181

12. WHY ARE MY BRAKES SO GRABBY? SANDPAPER IS THE FIX...YOU SAY?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=838082

13. WHERE CAN I FIND A COPY OF MY BIKE'S OWNERS (RIDER'S) MANUAL THAT CAME WITH THE BIKE? YOU KNOW..RTFM.
http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/index.html
Click on "Service"
Click on "Rider's Manuals" on left side

14. HOW DO I ADJUST THE VALVES ON MY 10+ DOHC.
http://sanjosebmw.smugmug.com/Other/...9614&k=BmBc5cN
Note from contributor EvilTwin:
I know there is a thread around for this somewhere, but can't find it. I do, however, have the photos bookmarked. This is a pictoral for a '10 and up valve lash check. There is a little more to it than this if you have to change shims. For example, if your shim (semi-sphere) measures as it should and your clearance is off then something else is worn and you will need a new shim of a different size to change the gap appropriately. If the shim does not measure as it should and the gap is not correct, then there is the possibility that you need a new shim of the same size to take up the gap. Provided, of course, the valve lash change needed = difference between actual shim size and spec'd size

15 HOW DO I TIE DOWN MY BIKE FOR TRANSPORTING?
http://www.grassrootsbmw.com/uploads/Tiedown2.pdf
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=853572

16. HOW CAN I DONATE TO KEEP ADV UP AND RUNNING?

http://www.advrider.com/Donate/Donate.html

17. WHAT TOOLS DO I NEED TO WORK ON MY BIKE?

http://www.r1200gs.info/misc/toolkit.html
http://jimvonbaden.com/Tool_Kit.html (JVBaden's suggested list!)
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=348022

18. HOW CAN I CHANGE THE LOCKS (RE-KEY) ON MY VARIOS?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ighlight=rekey

19. HOW DO I INSTALL THE BURNS MOTO (OR OTHER) FUEL BYPASS CABLE?
https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx...4609DB3988!130
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7c_30Nn0BWE YouTubeVIDEO of above steps
http://www.burnsmoto.com/bmw-fuel-pump-bypass-cable.php Burns Moto website to PURCHASE one

20. WHAT SPARES SHOULD I CARRY?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=839751
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=316464

21. HOW TO INSTALL ALTERNATOR BELT:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YzPTPN98x40

22. HOW TO INSTALL AN ODYSSEY PC535 BATTERY:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=320214

23. WHAT'S WITH THE REAR DISK BRAKE FLANGE?:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...3#post17330243

24. HOW TO DO BRAKES: PADS:
http://www.bmwmoa.org/forum/showthre...=34541&page=2;

25.HOW DO I BLEED MY BRAKES:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=341305

26. HOW TO BREAK THE BIKE IN HALF: (INTENTIONALLY, OF COURSE)
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=655998

27. DRIVE SHAFT, U-JOINT REPAIRS:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=555869
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=853018

28. HOW TO REMOVE, REINSTALL DRIVESHAFT & BOOT:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=712469

29. HOW TO CHANGE FINAL DRIVE OIL:
http://jimvonbaden.com/R1200_Final_Drive.html

30.HOW TO REPLACE FINAL DRIVE OUTER SEAL:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=335870
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=880390

31. HOW TO BYPASS THE SIDE STAND INTERLOCK SWITCH:
Method 1. http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/SSIBD.pdf
Method 1. R1200GS
Method 2.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWVEA...FD804CDF3E026C GlobeRider's video

32. HOW DO I CLEAN UP THAT REAR CALIPER?:

http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/BFDRear2.1.1.pdf

33. MY HEADLIGHT SEEMS TO BE OUT OF WHACK...HOW DO I FIX THE AIMING?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=590440

34. WHO'S THE GUY THAT TRUES AND STRAIGHTENS SPOKED BMW WHEELS? I THINK HIS NAME IS WOODY.
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=839732
Post #3
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=70578 Woody's own post!

35. HOW CAN I FIND PAINT THAT MATCHES MY BIKE/YEAR?
http://www.colorrite.com/index.cfm?killnav=1
http://www.bmbikes.co.uk/paintcodes/reds.htm (select your color family)
http://www.oreillyauto.com/site/c/de...1159&ppt=C0253 (Valve covers!)

36. ARE THERE AFTER MARKET OPTIONS FOR TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=626512 (Doran Manufacturing)
http://www.tyredog.com.au/store/ (tyredog TPMS)
http://www.orange-electronic.com/en/...ofit_m202.html (Orange Electronic)
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=711933 (Orange Electronics review)

37.HOW DO I REMOVE MY ALTERNATOR?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=703446

38. HOW CAN I KEEP MY VARIO SIDE CASES FROM FALLING OFF?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=605203



39. HOW DO I INSTALL OEM GSA DRIVING LIGHTS ON MY GS?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=578964

40. WHERE CAN I GO TO IMPROVE MY RIDING SKILLS?
See LINKS in "100 Part 2)...moved due to space consideration
Part 2: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=967525

41. I JUST REPLACE MY 'HALL' SENSOR AND MY BIKE DOESN'T RUN OR STOPS RUNNING WHEN IT GETS WARM. NOW WHAT DO I DO?

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=827860

42. HOW DO I INSTALL THOSE ROX RISERS ON MY BIKE?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=341906
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=844550
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=347359 (Re-routing the throttle cable...afterwards)

43. THE ADV SEARCH ENGINE DOESN'T FIND WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR. WHAT DO I DO NOW?
https://www.google.com/search?num=10...le&btnG=Search
Substitute whatever you're looking for for the word "Motorcycle" and you'll find it!

44. I'M LOOKING FOR A TOOLBOX FOR MY GSA...WHAT ARE SOME CHOICES?
http://www.advmotorrad.com/index.php...&product_id=61
http://twalcomusa.com/ttr-raidbox-r1200gs-adv.html
http://www.bmwgsemotion.com/accessoring.html
http://advgear.net/
http://dsbikeprotection.com/BMW-R120...l#.UOZHGm99LNk
http://www.bmwgsemotion.com/accessoring.html (GS Emotion brand)
http://www.wunderlich.de/shop/de/kofferbox.html (Liquid Cooled Version - Wunderlich)

45. HOW DO I REMOVE MY SIDESTAND? THE BUSHING SEEMS STUCK?
http://www.aksengineering.com/assets..._use_guide.pdf

46. ARE OHLINS SHOCKS REALLY THAT GREAT? CAN I INSTALL THEM MYSELF?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=262392
http://www.jimvonbaden.com/Ohlins_Shock_Install.html (Thanks, as always, to JVB!)

47. DO THOSE "WINGLET" THINGS REALLY WORK? WHERE CAN I GET THEM?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=151722
http://www.ceebaileys.com/bmw/1200gs_wind_wing.html
http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...00378-379.html
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=974853 2014 GS model?

48. WHERE CAN I BUY A 'THROTTLE CONTROL'
http://www.kaoko.com/default.aspx (Kaoko)
http://throttlemeister.com/ (Throttle Meister)
http://www.crampbuster.com/ (Crampbuster - CB2)

49. I WANT TO MAKE MY BIKE MORE VISIBLE...WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
http://www.skenedesign.com/lights/ (Photonblasters)
http://hyperlites.com/ (Hyperlites)
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=605428 (LED's in Hanguards)
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=831710 (Reflective Decals)
http://www.adventuretech.ca/ (LED Flashing Brake Light -05 thru 07)
http://beemershop.com/Merchant5/merc...uct_Code=RCL08 (LED Flashing Brake Light -05 thru 07)
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/1...m-2008-onwards (LED Brake Light -08 onwards)
https://www.kisantech.com/index.php?cat_id=3 (Kisan)
http://www.adventuremotorcycleparts..../TR481001.html (Signal Dynamics Back Off XP Brake Light Signal Module)
http://admorelighting.com/ (Various LED light bars)
http://www.identi-tape.com/solas.html (SOLAS reflective tape)

50. HOW DO I REPLACE THE FINAL DRIVE BEARING IN A R1100GS and R1150GS?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=234400

51. I WANT/NEED TO BUY SOME PANNIERS FOR MY BIKE. WHAT ARE SOME CHOICES?
Contact Inmate Kirkster70 (Kirk's hand made panniers)...or...start reading here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23PD...e_gdata_player
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http://www.touratech-usa.com/ (ZEGA's)
http://www.jesseluggage.com/ (Jesse's)
http://cariboucases.com/store/?name=Home (Caribou Cases)
http://micatech.net/ (Micatech)
http://www.happy-trail.com/ (Happy Trails)
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/shop-.../luggage-racks (Twisted Throttle - TRAX)
http://www.xplorermoto.com/bumotR12GS.html (Bumot made in Bulgaria...available in the US)
http://www.projectvnd.com/index.htm (Vern's World Beater's)
http://advdepot.com/globescout (Global Scout's - US Distributor)
http://www.globescout.de/home.php?cat=2 (Global Scout - Mfg website)
http://nomadacases.com/en/catalog/41...mada_PRO_cases (Holan Nomada)
http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/PartsFiche.aspx (BMW branded, Varios and OEM aluminum) search by bike

52. I LOST THE KEY(S) TO MY BIKE. WHAT DO I DO NOW?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=396942
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=791283

53. MY HEATED GRIPS STOPPED WORKING...NOW WHAT?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=770667
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=856853
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=894188

54. HOW DO I REPLACE MY HEATED GRIPS?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=498496
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=856853

55. AM I TOO OLD TO OWN A GS? WHAT'S THE AVERAGE AGE OF A GS RIDER?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=844883

56. WHAT ARE SOME OF THE MODS RIDERS HAVE DONE TO THEIR VARIOS?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=643013

57. I JUST GOT MY CENTECH AP-1 OR AP-2 FUSE BOX..
HOW DO I MOUNT IT?
WHERE CAN I MOUNT IT?

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=537579

58. HAS ANYBODY EVER INSTALLED 'CRUISE CONTROL' ON A GS?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=845862
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=244690
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=803459 (O-ring version)
http://www.mccruise.com/collections/bmw (McCruise)

59. HOW DO I CHANGE A GEARBOX INPUT SEAL?

HOW DO I REPLACE A CLUTCH PRESSURE DISC?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=724130

60. HOW DO I REMOVE A GS ADVENTURE PETROL TANK?
HOW DO I REPLACE GS ADVENTURE SHOCKS?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=808727

61. WHAT IS CONSIDERED A LOW OR HIGH MILEAGE GS?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=744842

62, MY VARIOS ARE STUCK...THEY DON'T OPEN/CLOSE EASILY. NOW WHAT?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=356840

63. HOW DO I DO A THROTTLE BODY SYNC?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=231335

64. I THINK MY FUEL PUMP FLANGE IS CRACKED. WHAT DO I DO NOW?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=711467

65. I BROKE THE 'TAB' and/or 'LOCKING MECHANISM' ON MY VARIOS. HOW DO I FIX THEM?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=848307

66. I'M HAVING TROUBLE REMOVING MY SHOCKS FROM MY GSA. HELP!
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=848957 (See Post #11)
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=856133 (Removing ESA shocks on a GS. pictorial)

67. I WANT TO LINE MY ALUMINUM PANNIERS...EVERYTHING KEEPS GETTING BLACK ALL OVER IT. SUGGESTIONS?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=19339154 Post #204

68. HOW CAN I TELL WHEN MY BIKE WAS ACTUALLY BUILT? AND...A LOT OF OTHER DATA ABOUT YOUR SPECIFIC BIKE!
http://www.bmw-z1.com/VIN/VINdecode-e.cgi
...OR...
http://www.bmwarchiv.de/vin/bmw-vin-decoder.html

69. HOW CAN I ADJUST THE THROTTLE CABLE...IT SEEMS TOO LOOSE?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=850951

70. HAVEN'T FIGURED OUT HOW TO POST PICTURES...CAN YOU HELP?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=919
...or...Click on FULL SCREEN at lower right of window below.


71. MY BIKES STARTS...BUT IDLE'S VERY HIGH AT STARTUP. WHAT'S GOING ON?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=721682 Read Post #6

72. WHERE CAN I FIND A WIRING DIAGRAM/SCHEMATIC FOR MY BIKE?
R1200GS:

R11XXGS:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...7#post20364897 Post #23

73. MY ABS UNIT IS SHOT. CAN IT BE REPAIRED? OR DO I HAVE TO BUY A NEW ONE?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=852577
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=792722

74. THE FUEL PUMP FLANGE APPEARS TO HAVE A CRACK IN IT...WHAT DO I DO NOW?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ight=fuel+pump (Read about it)
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=852502 (Fix it)

75. I WANT TO SHIP MY BIKE TO EUROPE. WHAT ARE SOME OPTIONS?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=852629 (SEE Post #4 and #20)
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=852629

76. HOW CAN I TELL HOW OLD THE TIRES ARE ON MY 'NEW TO ME' BIKE?
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete....jsp?techid=11
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirete...jsp?techid=172

77. WHAT'S MY BIKE WORTH? WHAT'S THE VALUE OF AN RXXXXGS?
http://www.kbb.com/motorcycles/ (Kelley Blue Book)
http://www.nadaguides.com/Motorcycles (NADA)
http://www.searchtempest.com/ (SearchTempest.com) - searches all Craigslist's in the US

78. HOW DO YOU REPLACE THE EWS RING?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=443172
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=855501 (Post #2...Good info to know!)

79. I CAN'T GET MY OIL FILTER OFF? HUH? WHAT THE BLANKETY BLANK DO I DO NOW?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=852340 Lots of great alternative suggestions!

80. CAN YOU CONVERT A GS TO THE LARGER GSA FUEL TANK? HOW?
http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom...Conversion.pdf
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=378053
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=760269 (Fuel transfer problems)
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=521394

81. WHAT'S THE PROPER WAY TO USE THE DIAGNOSTIC PLUG FOR 'POWERING' THINGS?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=20473988

82. HOW DO I KEEP MY VARIO TOP CASE FROM FALLING OFF? IS THERE A FIX?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=686640

83. HOW DO I REMOVE THE CHARCOAL CANISTER FROM MY GSA?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=211357

84. HOW ABOUT A 21" FRONT WHEEL? ANYBODY DONE IT? CLEARANCE ISSUES?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=495376
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=663107
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=853064 (R1200GS Billet triple clamp project - Vendors)
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=862561 (R1200GS Billet triple clamp project - Oilhead Boxers - discussion/feedback)

85. I BROKE MY HEADLIGHT RETAINER CLIP...WHAT DO I DO NOW? IS THERE A FIX?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...php?p=20573586

86. I NEED ONE OF THOSE ABS FUNNELS TO SERVICE THE ABS...WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...4#post20586234 (See Post #17 for DIY parts)
http://www.beemerboneyard.com/abs3funnel.html

87. HAS ANYBODY BUILT A SNORKEL FOR THEIR GS/GSA...YOU KNOW... FOR DEEP STREAM CROSSINGS?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=628545
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=811462
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=520523

88. I WANT A LOUDER HORN. STEBEL IS THE NAME I'VE HEARD. HOW DO YOU INSTALL IT? WHERE TO INSTALL?
WHAT DOES IT SOUND LIKE?
http://www.stebel.it/stebel2012/suon...nautilusCS.swf
http://excelcyclewerkes.com/index_files/Page732.htm
http://www.itrider.net/downloads/R12...cle_Werkes.pdf (2011 GSA w/ESA)
http://www.motorcycleparts-hornig.co...ebel-Horn.html

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=927073 (Stebel Horn Install - WC version...GREAT VIDEO from OP!)

89. MY BRAKES LIGHTS STAY ON ALL THE TIME. WHAT'S UP WITH THAT?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=692796
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=688059

90. LOOKING FOR A SPARK PLUG COIL REMOVER TOOL. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
http://www.marcparnes.com/BMW_Plug_Tool.htm (Marc Parness)
http://stores.promachdualtool.com/-s...val/Detail.bok (ProMach)
http://www.advdesigns.com/bmwspplcapre.html (Adventure Designs)
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...2#post20654002 (DIY methods and tools)

91. WHAT'S THE PREFERRED WAY OF MOST RIDERS OF ADJUSTING THE ALUMINUM GS/GSA SEAT RODS?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=684161

92. HOW DO I PROPERLY BED-IN NEW BRAKE PADS?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=20668739

93. I SEE THE OIL FOAMING IN THE SIGHT GLASS...SHOULD I BE CONCERNED?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=858913

94. WHAT THIS THING CALLED A "GS911 FAULT CODE READER" ACTUALLY DO? DO I NEED ONE?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=189421 (Many responses...discussion)
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=861221 (More responses)

95. WHAT'S THE BEST WAY TO CONNECT AUDIO TO YOUR HELMET HEADSET? WIRED OR BLUETOOTH?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=874440

96. I WANT TO EXTEND MY MIRRORS FURTHER OUTWARD. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...60446-447.html (Wunderlich, Black/Silver)
http://store.bobsbmw.com/product/zte...ers-r1200gsrst (ZTechnik)
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=643655

97. I'D PREFER A DIFFERENT SEAT THAN THE OEM (READ AS...."I HATE MY SEAT!") WHAT ARE SOME OTHER CHOICES? (The #1 complaint)
http://www.day-long.com/gallery_BMW.html (Russell Day Long)
http://www.sargentcycle.com/bmwwsr12gs.htm (Sargeant)
http://www.corbin.com/bmw/r12gs.shtml (Corbin)
http://www.rickmayercycle.com (Rick Mayer)
http://mayergonomic.com/ (Bill Mayer)
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/3...ure-Oil-Cooled (Touratech)
http://www.advdesigns.com/safrseforbmw.html (Adventure Designs)
http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...61164-199.html (Wunderlich Ergo seat)
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98. LOOKING FOR A TANK BAG FOR MY GS. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=337145 (Tank Bag Discussion)
http://www.marseeproducts.com/ (Marsee)
http://www.twistedthrottle.com/shop-...acks/tank-bags (Bags Connection and others)
http://shop.sw-motech.com/en/by+prod...bags/index.htm (SW-Motech)
http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/1...Bags-Tail-Bags (Touratech)
http://wolfmanluggage.com/index.cfm?...&category_id=8 (Wolfman)

99. HOW DO I INSTALL THE DISPATCH 1 POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=870449 pictorial on the R1200GS
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=870941 pictorial on the R1200RT
http://arborealsystems.com/Arboreal_Systems/home.html

100. HOW MUCH OIL SHOULD I PUT IN WHEN I CHANGE IT? (#1 most common question)
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=869667 (See Post #4)

101, MY GEAR INDICATOR IS 'INDICATING' THE WRONG GEAR. HOW DO I FIX THIS?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=824627

102. What alternate foot pegs and lowering options are available for the R1150GS and R1200?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=878283

103. How much fluid should I put in my final drive?
For R1200 :Answer is 180ml. It is also for a refill, not a clean and new FD. That is 220. Source: JVB .
For R11XXGS: On the 1100/1150 just fill to the bottom of the threads. Source: JVB

104. WHERE CAN I FIND THE 600, 6K AND 12K SERVICE SCHEDULES FOR THE WATER COOLED GS?
https://skydrive.live.com/redir.aspx...4609DB3988!336 (The BMW Factory ones)
http://1drv.ms/1dddn7q Service schedules PLUS relevant TORQUE VALUES from inmate Marchyman

105. WHERE CAN I FIND THE RIDERS (OWNERS) MANUAL FOR THE WATER COOLED GS...USA VERSION?
https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...JRulshujDoroAU

106. MY FINAL DRIVE HAS DIED...CAN IT BE REPLACED WITH THE LATEST FD...UP TO THE 2012 VERSION?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=711453
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=904234

107. HOW DO I REPAIR THE GEARS IN MY VARIO TOP/SIDE CASES?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=908012

108. WHERE CAN I FIND THE TORQUE AND FLUID LEVEL SPECS FOR THE WATER COOLED GS?
https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...I9ZxPyn3L2QJ-c

109, WHAT FARKLES ARE MADE SPECIFICALLY FOR THE WATER COOLED GS?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=891023

110/ CAN YOU REPLACE THE OEM FOG LIGHTS WITH led? IF SO...HOW?

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=652646

111. CAN YOU INSTALL OEM GSA LIGHTS ON A GS?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=578964

112. WHAT BASIC SKILLS DO I NEED TO RIDE 'OFF-ROAD'?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=Re2A9UJzSBw

113. CAN YOU MOUNT A CB RADIO ON A GS?

http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ighlight=RADIO
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ighlight=RADIO
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...ighlight=RADIO

114. WHAT THE HECK IS "CANBUS" and HOW DOES IT WORK?
http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/canbus.htm
http://www.bmwra.org/otl/canbus/

115. WHAT ARE THE STATE MOTORCYCLE LAWS WHERE I LIVE?
http://www.americanmotorcyclist.com/...tate-Laws.aspx


116. WHICH IS BETTER...SPOKE OR CAST WHEELS?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=74319
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=733032
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=619644
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=181217 (WEIGHT COMPARISON)

117. WHAT ARE MY CHOICES FOR TIRES FOR MY GS?

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ht=mefo&page=2

118. ANYBODY MOUNT A ROWE ELECTRONICS PDM60 ON THEIR LC OR WC?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=928394
eXCELLENT PICTORIAL!

119. HOW DO YOU REMOVE/INSTALL THE SWINGARM?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BsS8y...layer_embedded
Another excellent step-by-step video pictorial of how to do it!
Thanks inmate: *SHAG*

120. HOW TO YOU INSTALL LED TURNS SIGNALS ON A NON-WC/LC GS?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nP8HPPKaFsQ

Nice...easy...peasy video from our friends at MAXBMW!


121. HOW DO I SERVICE THE ABS SERVO BRAKE SYSTEM? YOU KNOW = 'WHIZZY' BRAKES. (Prior to 2007)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YLM25NYvlas pART 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1ktxY_bgQY pART 2

A couple nice step by step videos!

122. I''M LOOKING FOR SOME HANDLEBAR ADJUSTER LEVERS. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
http://www.wunderlichamerica.com/mot...e/8160111.html Wunderlich version
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...php?p=21306205 Berger Tools version
http://www.mcmaster.com/#adjustable-...andles/=p74api McMaster versions

123. MY 12 VOLT BATTERY IS SHOWING 12.00 VOLTS ON A MULTIMETER...WHY WON'T THE BIKE START?
http://www.mmbalmainauto.com.au/PDF/State_of_charge_12_volt_batteries.pdf ( Batteries 101)

124. THE BIKE WON'T START IN GEAR....DOES THE CLUTCH OR BRAKE LEVER SWITCH NEED ADJUSTING?
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=376181

125. WHERE THE HECK IS THE ENGINE NUMBER ON THE BIKE?

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=940727 (1200
)http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=35998 (1150)
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=306082

126. MY SPARK PLUG SOCKET IS STUCK IN THE HEAD...WHAT DO I DO NOW?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=338290
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52818
Or...simply use the socket that came with the OEM tool kit

127. WHERE AND HOW CAN I MOUNT A GO PRO CAMERA?

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=815150
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=751276
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=577008

128. WHATS UP WITH THE OFFICIAL BMW FUEL PUMP RECALL FOR THE UNITED STATES? WHO'S AFFECTED? HOW DO I GET IT FIXED?

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=945705

ALSO, LETTER FROM BMW TO NHSTA WITH DETAILS
https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resi...nt=file%2c.pdf

CANADIAN VERSION OF NHSTA RECALL:
http://blog.motorcycle.com/2013/12/1...al-fuel-leaks/

http://wwwapps.tc.gc.ca/Saf-Sec-Sur/...eng&rn=2013442

SOUTH AFRICA
http://www.wheels24.co.za/BikesQuads...in-SA-20140106

129. WHICH IS BETTER - CAST WHEELS OR SPOKE WHEELS?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=743194
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=619644
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=181217

130.I CAN'T SEEM TO GET THE SPLINES ON THE FINAL DRIVE TO PROPERLY RE-ALIGN AND MATE AFTER SERVICING.
WHAT'S THE TRICK TO GETTING THEM BACK TOGETHER

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=704832

131. WHERE'S THE BEST PLACE TO FIND A SOURCE FOR SWITCHED POWER?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=953179 2013+ WC
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=794407 2012 DISCUSSION
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=641794 DIAGNOSTIC PLUG ALTERNATIVE
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=752846 1100GS DISCUSSION
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=365594 NO SPLICE OPTION...MOLEX CONNECTOR INTO DIAGNOSTIC PLUG

132. I NEED SOME CRASH BARS. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=953633

Links to all manufactuers: Hepco-Becker, Wunderlich, Touratech, AltRider,
MotoGeist, Illum Works
SW-Mototech,

133. GOT A LEAK IN MY TIRE..SHOULD I PLUG IT OR PATCH IT?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=626119 Pros/Cons of each
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=234511 Discussion of options
http://www.jimvonbaden.com/Tire_Plugging.html JVB pictorial on how to plug

134. DOES ANYBODY HAVE A LIST OF MOTORCYCLE SALVAGE DEALERS THAT PART OUT GS /GSA?


beemerboneyard.com
duncansbeemers.com
re-psycle.com
bobsbmw.com

More
Used Parts as well as a section on Parts Sales and/or Service
http://bmwmoa.org/forum/showthread.p...rces-and-Links

135.WHAT'S THE STORY ON THE 2013/2014 MODEL YEAR SIDE STAND SWITCH RECALL? AM I AFFECTED?
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=961649









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What? No oil thread??
Is oil consumption normal?
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My legs are too short, waaaaaaa, waaaaaa !!

(search for seat height, lower, Napoleon, inseam, etc,)
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Gotta have a tire thread, the problem is which one?
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Too bad we can't organize the threads based on category by BMW part category.

01-Literature
11-Engine
12-Engine Electrics
13-Fuel Preparation
16-Fuel Supply
17-Cooling
18-Exhaust System
21-Clutch
23-Transmission
31-Front Suspension
32-Steering
33-Rear Axle & Suspension
34-Brakes
35-Pedals
36-Wheels
46-Frame, Fairing, Cases
51-Vehicle Trim
52-Seat
61-Electrical System
62-Instruments Dash
63-Lighting
65-GPS, Alarm & Radios
71-Equipment Parts
77-Accessories

Aftermarket exhaust, What seat do I get, Panniers, Driveshaft, Spline lube, GPS wiring, Shift lever, foot pegs, How do I check my oil quantity. What car parts can I use. What color paint is my engine painted, Who is tagesk, What is a sticky, What is GSpot Frequently Asked Questions/LOOK HERE FOR FORUM CONTENTS GSpot FAQ
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but ummm which tires should i use
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And...your suggested THREAD or LINK is?
I will try to tap into links tomorrow. At home I only have the iPad and I couldn't begin to figure it out on this thing. Sadly there are limits to my abilities.
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Needs more oil thread..

Oh..and exhaust makes my bike run like shit thread..

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how about an accessories / farkles thread?
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how about an accessories / farkles thread?
Will you post more so I can watch your avatar?
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I know there is a thread around for this somewhere, but can't find it. I do, however, have the photos bookmarked. This is a pictoral for a '10 and up valve lash check. There is a little more to it than this if you have to change shims. For example, if your shim (semi-sphere) measures as it should and your clearance is off then something else is worn and you will need a new shim of a different size to change the gap appropriately. If the shim does not measure as it should and the gap is not correct, then there is the possibility that you need a new shim of the same size to take up the gap. Provided, of course, the valve lash change needed = difference between actual shim size and spec'd size.
http://sanjosebmw.smugmug.com/Other/...9614&k=BmBc5cN
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Here are two that I've bookmarked and found useful:


How to Rekey Vario Panniers - A Pictorial:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ighlight=rekey

What tools do I need to work on my bike?

http://www.r1200gs.info/misc/toolkit.html

BTW, great idea for a thread.
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What tools do I need to work on my bike?

http://www.r1200gs.info/misc/toolkit.html
Awesome! Bookmarked this one for my Christmas list
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