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Old 06-09-2013, 03:28 PM   #1441
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Put some farkles on the bike yesterday. Touratech oil cooler guard and kickstand plate, SW Motech potentiometer guard, and Kaoko throttle lock. Rode over to Max BMW in CT to get oil filter and misc.

Visited a friend nearby in Brookfield. Had fun blasting down the Saw Mill (parts not flooded) on the way home.

Changed oil and filter this morning. Ordered new Alaska Sheepskin as old one from previous bike doesn't fit my Sargent seat quite right and wind up sitting on the strap tabs.

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Old 06-09-2013, 04:03 PM   #1442
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Tried to load maps to the GPS for an upcoming trip.
Cleaned up the bike and started packing
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:30 PM   #1443
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Went for a ride with a friend and then came home and swapped out the old cam chain tensioner for the new one. Whew!!
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Old 06-09-2013, 04:42 PM   #1444
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Changed the oil and filter, put the car tire back on the rear, put a new ME 880 on the front. Rubber on the sidecar looks fine for the trip to Oregon and back even loaded up with Barley and all our camping gear. Put a coat of wax on the hack. Started moving all the stuff I'm taking on the trip into the shop. Will do the 24k service next week, then pull the rig into the shop and start packing, and repacking, and reorganizing, and fiddling with the weight balance.

This is going to be an awesome adventure. Just me and the dog. Vermont to Washington/Oregon via a very scenic 5800 mile route...then 4000 miles on the return trip. Seeing some old friends along the way and hoping to meet several new friends as well.
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:25 PM   #1445
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Has been for years.

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Is this for all the 1200Gs's or just the recent years? Say, 2010 and newer.

I think the listed spec on my 2009 is 220ml but I've also seen 180ml. Confused, I went with 200ml when I changed mine last year. Haven't had any problems so far. Any idea what symptoms I'd see if it had too much oil?
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:49 PM   #1446
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Is this for all the 1200Gs's or just the recent years? Say, 2010 and newer.

I think the listed spec on my 2009 is 220ml but I've also seen 180ml. Confused, I went with 200ml when I changed mine last year. Haven't had any problems so far. Any idea what symptoms I'd see if it had too much oil?
All R1200 bikes and the K1200/1300 take 180ML, and have.

Most likely you won't have an issue, but if you do a leaky seal is the general symptom.

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Old 06-09-2013, 06:57 PM   #1447
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Helped lay to rest an old friend here:



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Old 06-09-2013, 07:17 PM   #1448
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Converted my R1150GS speedo and rev counter. I much prefer the white faces
Is that a Bicycle Computer? The Cateye
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:24 PM   #1449
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Is that a Bicycle Computer? The Cateye
Yes. The OEM speedo with its magnetic drive isn't all that accurate (Over reads badly). I installed the Cateye before I started using the Garmin with GPS. I can set it even to compensate for tyre wear and I like the digital readout. The Velo 8 is one of the few that reads up to 300 kph - most only do 100 kph.

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Old 06-10-2013, 02:34 AM   #1450
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What have you done to your GS or GSA today

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Old 06-10-2013, 08:39 PM   #1451
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Installed some SW-Motech bar risers on my GS tonight! The bar position feels great!! I was surprised to see that only two of the four clamp bolts actually secure the bars to the triple tree. In a full lock right turn the added height causes the clutch cable to be too taught, so that is tomorrow's epic project - drop the fork tube and re-route the clutch cable over the top triple clamp and not under it.

One of the reasons I installed the bar risers is because the steering damper install required that the lower bar clamp to bo reversed. This had the effect of moving the too far bars forward. The bar risers allowed me to put the bar clamp back in the original fashion.




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Old 06-10-2013, 10:07 PM   #1452
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Installed some SW-Motech bar risers on my GS tonight! The bar position feels great!! I was surprised to see that only two of the four clamp bolts actually secure the bars to the triple tree. In a full lock right turn the added height causes the clutch cable to be too taught, so that is tomorrow's epic project - drop the fork tube and re-route the clutch cable over the top triple clamp and not under it.

One of the reasons I installed the steering damper is because the steering damper install required that the lower bar clamp to bo reversed. This had the effect of moving the too far bars forward. The bar risers allowed me to put the bar clamp back in the original fashion.
Missed the group buy by a few days... Any chance of a second waive?

Can you tell me about the install - did you do it yourself? How hard was it? I was considering hyperpro just because install was easier. Did you give it a workout yet, can you comment on prformance? Thanks
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:40 AM   #1453
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Filled the tank. 7.5 gallons into 305 miles.
RID recorded all the bars lit, full.



Until I rolled it off the centerstand. Then one bar down. German accuracy.

Rode to work.
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Old 06-11-2013, 02:45 PM   #1454
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Old 06-11-2013, 03:28 PM   #1455
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Hope this is the right place to ask. Dealer wants $400 for first service for a 2013 gs1200 water cooled. What does the first service entail? I have changed oil and filter etc myself on other bikes.
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