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Old 11-25-2012, 04:38 PM   #31
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After years of smashing my F800GS over rocks without an issue, the sidestand switch finally gave out. Fortunately, I had learnt how to fix this on the BMW Adventure Maintenance Course 2 years earlier and had applied the fix to someone else's bike, so it was familiar to me.
BMW Adventure Maintenance coarse?
That sounds cool. Is that just s UK thing? I would be interested in that. Any links?
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Old 11-25-2012, 05:25 PM   #32
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BMW Adventure Maintenance coarse?
That sounds cool. Is that just s UK thing? I would be interested in that. Any links?

You can find links to these repairs on Youtube from Glober Riders.
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:52 AM   #33
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BMW Adventure Maintenance coarse?
That sounds cool. Is that just s UK thing? I would be interested in that. Any links?
Here:
http://www.bmw-motorrad.co.uk/world-...e-maintenance/

It's particularly good as:
1) They fix a hell of a lot of these bikes (they have a fleet of about 60 of the damned things and the n00bs who attend the courses have a habit of smashing them to bits on a regular basis) so they know better than most what gets broken and how to prevent it from getting damaged and what you can reliably repair in the field.
2) You get to practice on a real bike/tyre/rim/part/whatever (see point 1!), rather than watch the instructor do it. IE one of the engine cases from a GS12 that I fixed on the course is in use on one of their bikes.

On a related note, I would give a general two thumbs up for all the UK BMW ORS' courses; they're superbly well run. The tutors are quite literally world class riders, but crucially, they are all (I've ridden with all of them) very good teachers too. I've ridden with equally good and even arguably better riders at other riding schools and whilst the quality of their riding has been flawless, but their capability to transfer that ability to me as a student was sorely lacking. Every time I've come away from a BMW ORS course my dirt riding has jumped in quality more than it does in 150 hours+ of my own riding/riding with friends.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:40 PM   #34
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Old 11-26-2012, 09:48 PM   #35
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It's sunny!!

Saturday take the moto for a rip and check snow line


Sunday take the mtb for a rip up in Squamish (and test the bike rack set-up)


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Old 11-27-2012, 10:57 AM   #36
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It's sunny!!

Sunday take the mtb for a rip up in Squamish (and test the bike rack set-up)


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Nice setup! How does it hold? Just another way to show that everyone doesn't need a Land Rover just because they have a bicycle to haul around.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:50 PM   #37
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Nice setup! How does it hold? Just another way to show that everyone doesn't need a Land Rover just because they have a bicycle to haul around.
Thanks biodieselandon!!

Oh don't get me started on all those pretty Land Posers!!

It worked well. It's not sturdy enough for some logging road blasting I doubt though which is what I'd want to do too. I'd look at cross bracing this one to do that. Or a different way of doing it. The top rack was taking a lot of force too. All part of the experiment. The wheels are turning...

This one was put together by a friend of mine by using a Thule rain gutter mounts (attached to the handle on the bike), a roof rack cross bar cut down and then a Yakima tray (obviously) with a qr mount. I used Rok Straps on each side of the handlebar to stabilize it more and take some stress off the drop outs. That part is pretty sturdy.

It's amazing how much the bike up there changes the handling though! The bike is only 26lbs. but it feels worse than a passenger and all the boxes!!

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Old 11-30-2012, 09:09 PM   #38
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:22 AM   #39
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Old 12-01-2012, 12:13 PM   #40
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And when the 8GS breaks.... put that Zocc. on your bicycle, and let'er rip..... Perfect fit.....
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:59 PM   #41
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ya ya.... I'm testing the box cause I am thinking about getting a pelican case with roughly the same size... so before I sink the dough I figured I'd try something cheaper...

BUT..... I did buy this today...



my gas cap is falling apart
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:58 AM   #42
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:38 PM   #43
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Interesting... Have any more details that you can divulge?

The lack of a lock is a little off-putting, but then again I'm often needlessly paranoid about silly things.
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Interesting... Have any more details that you can divulge?

The lack of a lock is a little off-putting, but then again I'm often needlessly paranoid about silly things.
800gs shares the same fuel caps as the 1200gs

quick google search and you get this

Slingshot racing

I bought the screw on style... $50 bucks for the spin on..... and $100 for the 1/4 turn
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Old 12-05-2012, 05:13 PM   #45
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Do you think that cap will fair better against dust and dirt? Every time I open my cap I cringe at how much crap is sitting in the channel around where it actually seals.
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