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    Back to normal?

    Filled up the other day and was back at 44 mpg. Aberration? I went back thru my iPhone program - motominder and looked at the last 18 months of fill ups. (I flashed my gauge a couple of times and it...
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    Oil change, valves done, carb synced, air cleaner...

    Oil change, valves done, carb synced, air cleaner new a couple of months ago, no noise or free play issues....cant say that the changes happened after I did the maintenance. Have a short memory at my...
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    When I make a firm spin motion with my arm, it...

    When I make a firm spin motion with my arm, it travels once around by itself then stops. I am try to ascertain whether that is normal. As mentioned previously, my gas mileage has dropped - was...
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    Sorry, not when I am in gear. It spins one turn...

    Sorry, not when I am in gear. It spins one turn when I move it manually when I am in neutral....
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    2008 R1200GS - rear wheel spin

    Just greased driveshaft splines and serviced the bike recently. Have noticed the last 4 gas fillups that my mileage has slipped from 45 mpg to around 41mpg. Driveshaft is fine and I can spin the rear...
  6. Thanks

    Thanks - FWIW this is how I did it: took the left case off; unscrewed the heat shield from inside the case; lifted the 4 metal tabs off the molded plastic posts inside; unscrewed the 6 screws on the...
  7. Vario case out of alignment when extended 08 R1200GS

    Went down slow speed on my 08 R1200GS and the left Vario case now will not fully open on the left side. It seems that the left side of the case does not fully extend (as the right side does) and is...
  8. Thread: Fuel strip poll

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    Sticky: Poll: 2008 R1200GS 28,8210 miles

    Fuel strip failed
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    Sticky: The very big island of Hawaii

    On my first ride in 3 months on the most beautiful road on the island of Hawaii - the mountain road also known as the 250. The ride is from Waimea to Hawi around 20 miles. I had broken my clavicle on...
  10. Poll: No seal failures - 2008 R1200GS - 28K miles

    No seal failures - 2008 R1200GS - 28K miles
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    Installed on 2007GS

    2007GS-Mounted mine up at left front (ran under left side tank covers) up to the left support below the headlight so it would have ambient air temp. Attached it with duct tape around wire so probe...
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    Crash bar suggestion

    Have Touratech crash bars for my GS and realized after I went down at 5mph that the attachment points were not substantial enough due to the way they mount and the extra bracket used at the lower...
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    Brand of bars

    What brand of bars are those pictured?
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    Crash bar issue R1200GS

    Installed a new set of Touratech crash bars last year. Recently went down at 5+ mph when front tire hit sand on very gnarly gravel/paved road. The bottom left side of the crashbar is pushed up...
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    R1200GS 2008 - need shock spanner wrench

    Lost my spanner wrench for the front shock. Anyone know of where I can get a replacement that works. Anyone know the specs on lock ring diameter of the shock and the notch opening. Seems some...
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    Thanks for the idea - much too short. Comes out...

    Thanks for the idea - much too short. Comes out of the harness right behind the oil cooler. No length to wire.
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    I live on the Big Island of HI - if I need a gps...

    I live on the Big Island of HI - if I need a gps here, then I should not be riding! :laugh

    Thanks for your answer. BTW, can the plug be used as a hot for other accessories?
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    2008 R1200GS - what is this plug ?

    Below is a pic of a plug underneath the headlight assembly, behind the oil cooler. Anyone know what it is for? Thx - happy holidays!

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    Installed on my 2008 R1200GS

    I have found a much steadier idle and a much smoother & more consistent low end rolling on the throttle. It was an epiphany for me.....
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    Just about right!

    First bike in 69 was a Honda CL450 - a pretty big bike to start on and what I thought was a lot of power. Was a Honda mechanic in those days and got to ride the Gold Wing when it first came out - it...
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    2008 R1200GS Stiebel horn added

    Purchased a Steibel horn kit from excelcyclewerkes.com. Thought I'd share a pic of where I mounted the relay for the horn on my bike (it looks real close to the shock but there is adequate...
  22. Thread: Fuel strip poll

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    Sticky: Poll: No fuel strip problems

    2008 r1200gs
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    Hope So....

    Had a brand new Yuasa battery a month ago and seems to have died for no apparent reason. Bought a Braille B14115 because it has high cranking power (even though I am on the Big Island of Hawaii - not...
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    2008 R1200GS troubleshooting electric

    Am newbie to my bike. Was wondering if, when you disconnect the negative lead on the battery and test dc volts between the negative lead and the negative terminal with the ignition off, will you...
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