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Old 08-02-2013, 06:23 PM   #1816
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1st world (nutrition) problems...
Haha. I drank gallons of milk when i was growing ip in the Netherlands. Nutrition definately has aa hover impact
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:35 PM   #1817
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Or, pick up a few hockey pucks and bolt them to your side and center stands. Trim as needed.

This makes the mod reversable.

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Thanks Jim. I will do that. Great idea! Now if I just get some help with that alternator...
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:08 PM   #1818
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BMW plug cap puller

BMW r1200gs 2012

At 7346 miles I checked the valve clearance (all in spec), ran the GS911 diagnostics (no issues) and cleared the "service" warning.

Purchased the BMW plastic spark plug cap puller. we wrested with it fruitlesly for sometime then reverted to a shoe lace to remove the caps.

What a piece of shit.
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Old 08-02-2013, 10:24 PM   #1819
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Added some cargo nets to the Vario.

A nicer one to the right one to keep small things from roaming around the pannier.



And another one on the left case to keep things inside when I open it..
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:35 PM   #1820
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where did you get that cargo net with the small pattern?
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Old 08-03-2013, 11:38 PM   #1821
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Took the engine I killed out of my bike today. Going to put the newer one on tomorrow.

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Old 08-04-2013, 08:13 AM   #1822
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Took the engine I killed out of my bike today. Going to put the newer one on tomorrow.

Shitty, what happened?
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Old 08-04-2013, 01:00 PM   #1823
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What I have done today is...

Missed it... it's in the shop in Asheville NC getting the transmission fixed that BMW of Denver couldn't fix. Then I watched a couple of episodes of Long Way Down on Hulu and missed it even more. However as soon as I get it back I will put the Adventure shocks and center stand on it and ride the hell out of it!
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Old 08-04-2013, 03:28 PM   #1824
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where did you get that cargo net with the small pattern?
both are from eBay, the red one was a cheap one but didn't really keep things together, the second one cost perhaps 10 times more but it is way more effective..

I've got it from this guy: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....m=330956208839
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:40 PM   #1825
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both are from eBay, the red one was a cheap one but didn't really keep things together, the second one cost perhaps 10 times more but it is way more effective..

I've got it from this guy: http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....m=330956208839
thanks for the info im going to look into one of those!
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:30 PM   #1826
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Shitty, what happened?
I found out the bike was allergic to being ran with low oil. Today I got everything swapped to the new(er) engine and have it installed in the bike. I still have to put about a third of the bike back together
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:27 PM   #1827
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Pissed Crap!!!

Today I changed the final drive fluid and greased the driveshaft splines as part of my 48K maintenance, and decided to replace the semi-bunged up rear tire bolts (the last tire shop guy was less than good with a Torx wrench) with some I picked up last month just for this purpose.

Everything went well until I put the bolts in and torqued the first one. I thought they looked a little short (they were MORE than a little short), and they didn't go in very far before bottoming against the wheel.. That's when trouble happened in the way of a stripped hub when I began the torque process. It seems that grabbing only 3 threads in the hub won't hold the torque...

So, I will now be pulling the hub and chasing the thread from the backside with a nice new tap. A 1/2 hour job is now going to get rather difficult if I understand the separation process correctly... Good thing I have a machine shop and can build my own puller and fittings.

The moral of the story? NEVER trust a part guy, even one at a BMW shop!
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:00 AM   #1828
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I installed the GSA alternator and tank on my GS.
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Old 08-05-2013, 09:35 AM   #1829
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After some soul searching, and talking with my wife, I composed an ad to sell mine.
Putting the finishing touches on that. Soon off to the Flea Market.
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Old 08-05-2013, 11:52 AM   #1830
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After some soul searching, and talking with my wife, I composed an ad to sell mine.
Putting the finishing touches on that. Soon off to the Flea Market.



But...but....you had so many miles on it.........the forum demands an accounting for such an action!
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