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    On my 09 GSA you can get the cover off without...

    On my 09 GSA you can get the cover off without removing the crash bars. However, you do need to remove the crossover to replace the belt with the JVB large adjustable wrench method.
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    And I notice a rubber smell the ride after I've...

    And I notice a rubber smell the ride after I've ridden in the rain. I just figure it is road crude burning off of the exhaust.
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    2013 what? RT? GS? If it comes standard with...

    2013 what? RT? GS? If it comes standard with the panniers like a RT or K1600GT then it would be 520 lbs in addition the cases. On a GS or GSA where they are add ons the panniers would count at...
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    Jim, I had a link to yours a couple of posts ago....

    Jim, I had a link to yours a couple of posts ago. Didn't know you could embed videos here. I really appreciate you doing the little videos like that and the maint. DVD's.

    And yes, it is very...
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    I like this video better. The head of the large...

    I like this video better. The head of the large adjustable wrench lifts and guides the belt on. No fancy single purpose tools needed. Worked fine on my GSA
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    I always keep a set of Rok Straps in my tankbag...

    I always keep a set of Rok Straps in my tankbag for times I buy something that won't fit in my topbox. I've also put the panniers on to go get salt for the water softener. One 40 pounder in each...
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    To me it isn't temperature so much as it is road...

    To me it isn't temperature so much as it is road conditions. I don't ride in snow (we don't get much anyway) or ice (we do get that). We seldom get daytime temps below freezing so my heated jacket...
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    Yep, just did the BB fix on my 09 GSA. Follow...

    Yep, just did the BB fix on my 09 GSA. Follow the instructions on the ADVrider thread, specially about allowing the sealant to set up before assembly. And drying time after. Don't rush it and plan...
  9. I have something similar to the RAM cup holder...

    I have something similar to the RAM cup holder that I use if I stop for coffee on the way to work and need to carry a full cup. First comment is that they work fairly well. Second is that I've...
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    Mine (09 r1200gsa) was a bit finicky the first...

    Mine (09 r1200gsa) was a bit finicky the first time I had it in really cold weather, but I did the TPS reset trick and basically the problem went away. I've heard from others that opening the...
  11. yep, what Don said. I'm planning on getting...

    yep, what Don said. I'm planning on getting Wilburs WESA shocks. Maintains the ESA functionallity, but with springs for my weight and riding style and the shock internals set up to match. ...
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    I have a Shorai in my R1200GSA. About a year old...

    I have a Shorai in my R1200GSA. About a year old now. Been working fine so far. I did make sure I got the highest power one they recommended. They used to spec a too small one, then upped the...
  13. What model of bike? Only posting the year...

    What model of bike? Only posting the year doesn't narrow it down enough.
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    Well, the good news is that you can give it an...

    Well, the good news is that you can give it an hour or so to cool and it will start fine. So you should be able to muddle along. You might want to watch Beemerboneyard and eBay for used starters...
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    Okay, I'm at the office now. One evening this...

    Okay, I'm at the office now. One evening this week I'll sit down on the home computer with the maps and write up some suggestions.
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    Sound exactly why I got a new starter on my 09...

    Sound exactly why I got a new starter on my 09 when it was still under warranty. If I remember correctly, the adhesive that holds the brushes in the starter softens in the heat and the brushes get...
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    Pavement only? Day trips from Austin or...

    Pavement only? Day trips from Austin or overnights okay? How many miles per day? Do you want just fun roads, or interesting things to see and places to stop at too?
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    There are two little plastic lug that the clip goes under. They are delicate. If one breaks you can sometimes get away with the remaining one. Once it breaks you have two solutions. Replace the...
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    Well, the clutch is even more buried in the...

    Well, the clutch is even more buried in the engine than the old dry clutch. So it may be a toss up when you factor in labor.
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    I've always like this page for a description of...

    I've always like this page for a description of how BMW ESA works. http://www.mts1200.info/bmw_r1200gs/suspension/esa.htm

    One thing that it mentions is to avoid adjusting the preload with a lot...
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    The key to checking the oil is being consistent. ...

    The key to checking the oil is being consistent. In your case you know you have enough oil to start the bike safely. My method is to check after the engine is hot. Like a 20-30 minute ride hot. ...
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    I went ahead and got an extended warranty. One...

    I went ahead and got an extended warranty. One thing i was told was that I needed to buy it before my BMW one ran out. Not sure why, but needed to do it about 30 days before hand.
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    I've used my GS-911 mainly for service related...

    I've used my GS-911 mainly for service related work like doing throttle body syncs and service reminders, but have taken it to check out used bikes for friends several times. Have been able to...
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    There is an Android version of the software too,...

    There is an Android version of the software too, but not the full functionality of the Windows version. Lets you collect real time data on the phone as you head down the road and also to clear error...
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    Nice young lady. Met her in Austin in the...

    Nice young lady. Met her in Austin in the spring. She was out as part of a Kevin Schwantz track day at Harris Hill race track during the MotoGP race week. Here is her site:...
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