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Old 06-25-2013, 04:20 AM   #1531
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:46 AM   #1532
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Swapped in my spare final drive. I noticed my usual 31:11 drive was seeping a tiny bit of oil at the seal last night when I was changing over to my dirt wheels. So the wheel went back on and sure enough, the telltale wobble at 12/6 and 3/9 was just barely there. I rode up to my workspace this morning and re-checked the drive (yup, still ever-so-slightly wobbly and just moist at the seal) before taking it off. The 33:11 I kept from my crashed 1100 went in easy peas and I've got the bearing and a new seal on order.

I'll know if I have to re-shim when I get the bearing off the axle and have the new one on hand to compare it against. The tooth wear on the gears looks good and consistent across the profile, and the drained oil didn't have metal flakes in suspension.

Just under 112k miles, mostly on that original bearing - I'm not unhappy.

I wonder how many chain and sprocket sets that would have been on a bike without the ?problematic? BMW fd.
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Old 06-25-2013, 06:58 AM   #1533
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I wonder how many chain and sprocket sets that would have been on a bike without the ?problematic? BMW fd.
Dunno, probably more than the $150 in parts it'll cost me to get this FD back on the road. The only labor I've paid for so far is $25 to a machine shop to get the bearing off the axle, and I paid that because I didn't want to spend $160 on a puller that I'll use once or *maybe* twice.
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:35 PM   #1534
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Old 06-25-2013, 05:36 PM   #1535
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Adjusted the valves, synched the throttle bodies, ran through some Techron, finished the bar swap, and ran in around PDX in the rain to take care of some errands. Happy bike!

Crap pics, just wanted to throw SOMEthing up here.



...then put her in the stable.

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Old 06-25-2013, 06:48 PM   #1536
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I just noticed that this particular headlight design matches a certain emoticon:

I don't know if that was intentional...
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:56 PM   #1537
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I just noticed that this particular headlight design matches a certain emoticon:

I don't know if that was intentional...
Hah! It wasn't, but yeah...she does have a sort of confused look. Fear not! She knows what her calling is (and no, it's not latte runs).
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:25 PM   #1538
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Added a top case...

Been wanting a top case for my quick commutes and auditions, something for my helmet and jacket and my tool roll when the Zega bags are off the bike. Found this Kappa 46 liter (poor man's Givi ) online for $98 delivered, comes with two keys and the mounting plate and holds 12lbs of gear safely. Perfect and you can't beat the price.







Holds two helmets easy!



Perfect for my helmet and jacket (with the armor and liner in it as well)

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Old 06-26-2013, 03:45 PM   #1539
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:46 PM   #1540
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I wish I also had Gandalf watching over my bike while I was away...
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:53 PM   #1541
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Did the 12,000 mile check list today. My 2012 Triple Black was right down the middle on the valves too. Found this neat form that you can print right from the shop manual CD. Thought I'd share it. Keeps things straight and is easy to use.
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Old 06-26-2013, 06:09 PM   #1542
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Why is gandolf the wizard in your garage

Y'know I was curious about that myself so when I asked him why a wizard was in my garage he just gave me an odd stare and said "A wizard is always where he means to be" so I thought fair enough and have left him alone ever since. Besides, he doesn't eat much and we have had zero Orcs and Goblins around since he arrived.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:08 PM   #1543
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... we have had zero Orcs and Goblins around since he arrived.
You just can't argue with that kind of success.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:47 PM   #1544
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Rode a bike for 7 years in London before emigrating to Los Angeles 26 years ago. Now ride the freeways here. Its a pice of cake compared to going around Hyde Park Corner on the wrong way in pouring rain!



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Found it in some back alley warehouse, put it back together, minus the winglets, (missing)' and rode it on the wrong side of the road for 30 miles in heavy traffic.

i shipped My GS Adventure to London last week. I'm from the states. The freight forwarder didn't deliver it to my intended destination hence my searching for it in back alley warehouses. After putting on the parts removed for shipping, sans the winglets. Who the "F" knows what happened here, I rode her back to central London in heavy traffic. You guys who live here and ride......What were you thinking!

...and tomorrow I'm riding her under water. Amazing.... Two months of European touring. Plonker style. Yea.
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:38 PM   #1545
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I upgraded my horn to a Stebel Magnum and switched the windscreen adjuster knobs to the quick release levers...left lever was a pain in the a$$.

Also sorted through my tool kit...dropped a couple of dupes, need to get my torx and hex up to JVB snuff.

Adding DSBP steering stop tomorrow. Went PDM60 a few weeks ago, thanks for all the tutorials!
Will post the other 1/2 of the Stebel dual horn kit in FS....had big plans, not much room with ESA :-)

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