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Old 05-02-2013, 06:28 AM   #1171
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protectors made in home
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:17 PM   #1172
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Busy week:
- Adjusted Valves - They hadn't changed since last time. Okay i It was only a few thousands Miles ago. Was in there anyways so good time to check.
- Adjusted Rocker Arm End Play - Trying to get rid of "ticking noise" on right side of engine. Right side was a little out, .008, got it back to .003. Ticking noise still there. I'm told it's just normal BMW sounds.
- Painted Crashbars with Herculiner - No more scratches!
- Replaced bad HID Ballast - VVME Slim ballast died on me.
- Changed to Spiegler Brake Lines - First time ever bleeding ABS, that was interesting. Looks like the lines haven't been bleed on this bike before - got some nice chocolate brake fluid.
- Fixed Dim Tail Light - Blub housing a little corroded
- Replaced Gerbings Plug - Wend to hard wired to battery solution vs. using the BMW plug.
- Added Jiffy Tites - Quick disconnects on Gas Tank.

Surprising how much I miss not riding the bike when it's in my shop for a week. Back in business now!
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Old 05-02-2013, 06:06 PM   #1173
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Ohhh those pesky seals

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The culprit?

It turned out the interior gasket had a split in it.



Back to it again tomorrow.
Ahhhhh yes, reminding us all to inspect those gaskets closely before reusing them ensuring they're still serviceable. I find a good soaking of rubber bits (any on the bike) with WD40 to do wonders in ease of assembly. With those valve covers -- gently and with a little wiggling as you press it home helps everything to seat nicely.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:56 AM   #1174
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Went off road for the first time, hit sand, went down, started shopping for a new r/s turn front signal assembly
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Old 05-03-2013, 12:44 PM   #1175
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My first valve adjust, alternator belt check, spark plugs and fixed the bmw top case hinges with ABS cement.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:13 PM   #1176
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Went off road for the first time, hit sand, went down, started shopping for a new r/s turn front signal assembly
Get used to it.
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Old 05-03-2013, 03:22 PM   #1177
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Changed pivot bearings and rear brakes on an R1200GS Adv.

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Old 05-04-2013, 09:52 AM   #1178
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In the bottom of the box of odds-n-ends I got with my '09 pig, I found this small BMW part, didn't know what it was.



I took it with me to the dealership and they showed me where it goes; its to prevent the brake cable from rubbing against the handlebar clamp, although its already machined smooth and the cable doesn't even touch it, at least on my bike.



Well, its paid for, so I snapped it on. Immediately the Sun broke through the clouds, my hair feels fuller, and carloads of sorority babes have been driving past my house, waving and giggling. Best Mod Ever!!

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Old 05-04-2013, 10:03 AM   #1179
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Lucky guy

Hey Botch, I've got one of those too and put it back on my bike, but I got nowhere near the response you got when you re-installed yours.

You're one lucky guy
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:15 PM   #1180
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Left front signal was dislocated from a previous nap. Fixed that and had brake pads replaced and oil changed.
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Old 05-04-2013, 12:26 PM   #1181
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Didn't do anything on my 1150GS today but did wonder about the possibility of the new WH rims lacing up to my '04's hubs. That would be a sweet mod for a street rider like me.
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Old 05-04-2013, 04:55 PM   #1182
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Washed and detailed from the west Virginia trip.... Put on the Woodys Wheels and ready to get dirty tomorrow! That's what I did. ;)

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Old 05-04-2013, 05:33 PM   #1183
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Rode 110 miles round trip to pick up five pounds of fantastic smoked BACON!
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:18 PM   #1184
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Okay so I am being silly but I made my GS jealous. My baby came home today. So excited. Gotta love that. Kinda like the big bad GS wolf and little red riding Ducati.

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Old 05-04-2013, 06:30 PM   #1185
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You're not leaving that in your carport, are you?

That belongs in your living room!
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