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Old 06-16-2013, 04:15 AM   #2731
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stinky drip....
I couldn't help it.

I tried.....

That NEEDED a quote.....
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Old 06-16-2013, 07:05 AM   #2732
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Laugh

Ha ya. I payed for a girl who had that problem one time.
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Old 06-16-2013, 12:19 PM   #2733
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so by my count that makes 3 of us who have had the stinky drip.... any more ?
Yes, I just had mine fixed by the dealer this week. The gasket was folded over a bit in one spot. I could smell gas every time I filled up. I just figured the fill cap was leaking a bit if I topped it off too high. I checked under the seat and it was leaking just like the others shown in previous posts. I was in and out in about an hour, so no big deal. Once again. . .thanks to this forum.

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Old 06-18-2013, 08:14 AM   #2734
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Very glad i've not had that issue.

Quick update for you guys:
- Got the bike to Vancouver, and got it crated and shipped to South Korea (pics below)

- Put K60s on the bike, as I need to go 8k miles before I can get another set

- Jury rigged the happy trails highway bars onto the skid plate because i am lazy (pic below for Alskee who wants them too)

- Picking the bike up tomorrow am from customs in Korea, and will ride across to the east side of the country to catch a ferry to Vladivostok.

Am behind on my blog - currently covering Oklahoma! Also enjoying Swamps latest post on Borneo! I was in Kota Kinabalu once, so know the area, and am having fun reminiscing.

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Old 06-18-2013, 08:40 AM   #2735
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Thanks for the update nylon . Thanks for checking out the Borneo report, ive been slacking off on it lately have a "massage in Korea ;)
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Old 06-18-2013, 09:40 AM   #2736
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Very glad i've not had that issue.

Quick update for you guys:
- Got the bike to Vancouver, and got it crated and shipped to South Korea (pics below)

- Put K60s on the bike, as I need to go 8k miles before I can get another set

- Jury rigged the happy trails highway bars onto the skid plate because i am lazy (pic below for Alskee who wants them too)

- Picking the bike up tomorrow am from customs in Korea, and will ride across to the east side of the country to catch a ferry to Vladivostok.

Am behind on my blog - currently covering Oklahoma! Also enjoying Swamps latest post on Borneo! I was in Kota Kinabalu once, so know the area, and am having fun reminiscing.

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Nylon,

Your chain appears to be really tight. I realize the suspension is compressed, but it looks like there is no slack at all. Even in the last picture, where the bike is on the side stand, it looks like it's too tight. Is this because of your sprocket selection, or is the chain too short? I see that the adjusters are full forward. Tight is bad for the chain, for the sprockets, for spline bearings, wheel bearings, swing arm bearings, and even for handling. Please forgive me, if I say the obvious.
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:05 PM   #2737
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I hadn't noticed, but see it in the pictures.

Its a new set of sprockets and a new chain, both un-ridden, as the dealer did the service and then we crated it in their parking lot. I *hope* they set the tension ok from the outset. It'll stretch with use, so maybe the guy over tightened it at first? It was a 116 link chain, and the sprocket combination uses 114, i think, so unless he tried to get away with less there was enough length?

Also, the crated shots are REALLY compressed. REALLY. We squashed it down so it doesnt move at all.

I'll keep an eye on it as i start to wear it in - thanks for mentioning it.
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:45 PM   #2738
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- Jury rigged the happy trails highway bars onto the skid plate because i am lazy (pic below for Alskee who wants them too)
I like that idea, but I have the bmw skid plate, do you think it would work?
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:04 PM   #2739
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I like that idea, but I have the bmw skid plate, do you think it would work?
Someone else on here used hose clamps to mount their highway pegs.

Here are my $20 el-cheapo pegs.





I cut down a tube to fit between the plates so it wouldn't crush anything.
I've only got about 400 miles on them, but they are holding up well, I even dumped it a couple times.
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Old 06-18-2013, 03:12 PM   #2740
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... why are you guys puting more footpegs on the bike ? ....












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Old 06-18-2013, 08:32 PM   #2741
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... why are you guys puting more footpegs on the bike ? ....
Swamp because we're wimps! I gave Nylon the idea but he beat me to it.. Of course Nylon has many more miles to cover than me, but I have a total of about 1800 miles to cover and I leave in 19 days when I head west to conquer the TAT. Pic's to follow not sure about a write up but maybe. NYC to OK, then TAT all the way to End of Utah that's all the time I have from work & Family.

As for me I like comfort for the long haul espeacially if I'm going to be on the interstate for 8 or more hours a day.

Swamp, when do you leave for round 2?
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:32 PM   #2742
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Is the SW Motech centerstand compatible with the Touratech skidplate? Anyone running this combo?
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:18 PM   #2743
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I hadn't noticed, but see it in the pictures.

Its a new set of sprockets and a new chain, both un-ridden, as the dealer did the service and then we crated it in their parking lot. I *hope* they set the tension ok from the outset. It'll stretch with use, so maybe the guy over tightened it at first? It was a 116 link chain, and the sprocket combination uses 114, i think, so unless he tried to get away with less there was enough length?

Also, the crated shots are REALLY compressed. REALLY. We squashed it down so it doesnt move at all.

I'll keep an eye on it as i start to wear it in - thanks for mentioning it.
You might want to consider that with BMW it's not recommended to compress the suspension during transport if there will be any shock to those parts. When trailering, it's a NONO!
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:25 PM   #2744
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You might want to consider that with BMW it's not recommended to compress the suspension during transport if there will be any shock to those parts. When trailering, it's a NONO!

I'd say its a little too late for any do over since it appears the bike is now in a shipping container.

You guys are gonna make him twitch in his sleep for days thinking about all this gloom and doom.
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:36 PM   #2745
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I hadn't noticed, but see it in the pictures.

Its a new set of sprockets and a new chain, both un-ridden, as the dealer did the service and then we crated it in their parking lot. I *hope* they set the tension ok from the outset. It'll stretch with use, so maybe the guy over tightened it at first? It was a 116 link chain, and the sprocket combination uses 114, i think, so unless he tried to get away with less there was enough length?

Also, the crated shots are REALLY compressed. REALLY. We squashed it down so it doesnt move at all.

I'll keep an eye on it as i start to wear it in - thanks for mentioning it.
Nylon,

A new chain with correct tension should take very looong time to stretch. It will stretch in a hurry, however, if the tension is set too high.

Anyway, whatever works for you is fine . No pressure .
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