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    Sorry Lee Dad didn't check the voltage and I...

    Sorry Lee Dad didn't check the voltage and I haven't been there yet but it sounds like you were right on. when I get there I'll check and if different than battery voltage I'll clean up the contacts...
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    Dad got tired of waiting for the switch to come...

    Dad got tired of waiting for the switch to come in and me to install it, so he took it apart cleaned it up and now everything is working great again :thumb. Now he's on the road again. Too bad I...
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    I will check the voltages before and after...

    I will check the voltages before and after changing the switch. Unfortunately I am not where that bike is as often as I'd like due to work :violin. I have to make due with my gs most of the time...
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    They wanted to sell the whole assembly but I was...

    They wanted to sell the whole assembly but I was armed with the part # for just the switch:dance. I'm pretty sure the brake levers aren't shorting anything but dirty contacts causing low voltage...
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    Help 89 K75S shuts off

    I have an 89k75s and when I apply the brake the engine quits, the engine runs perfectly but I do have a bad ignition/light switch that I have to play with to get the bike to start. New one on order....
  6. Dow Corning high vacume grease was recomended to...

    Dow Corning high vacume grease was recomended to me on this forum and has worked out well for about 15000 miles now.
  7. I have an 05 GS with the adventure w/s setup. I...

    I have an 05 GS with the adventure w/s setup. I bought the tall parabellum and I like it, BUT the plastic BMW pivot pins at the bottom windshield mount broke. I made a steel set, no more problem. My...
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    Thanks Glenn he said today that the welding shop...

    Thanks Glenn he said today that the welding shop told him it is repaired. Time will tell. I'll get back to you if he needs it. thanks again. :dunno
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    R850R gastank?

    Hi folks my riding buddy may need a gas tank for his r850, anyone want to sell one? His started leaking yesterday and he took it to a welding shop to see if they could tig weld it but their guy is...
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    sometimes a well worn tire can make an unusual...

    sometimes a well worn tire can make an unusual noise especially if inflation press. is low. If you can hold your hand on the drive it's likely under 130 deg. f. I would change the oil and check the...
  11. If blipping the throttle brings it back to idle...

    If blipping the throttle brings it back to idle I'd check for a sticky or binding cable or throttle.
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    Wow

    A steady diet of that kind of riding around here will get you dead or worse:brow. I have been known to do some dumb things just because I could but most cage drivers here get mad when you scare them...
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    Have you checked the rockershaft endplay? Maybe...

    Have you checked the rockershaft endplay? Maybe time to adjust if the engine is rattling under load as you describe? Clearance at the top or beyond BMW spec. may make a little noise and I suspect the...
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    battery fit

    Hi Bill what year is your bike. 175mm long is 5mm to much to fit in my 05.:cry
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    If you use a 50 amp alt. that was used on an...

    If you use a 50 amp alt. that was used on an oilhead you will need the coupling cup for a 50 amp alt the monkeynutz and the Proper Washer for a k bike. I used the wrong washer [about 1/8" larger...
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    Update

    The odyssey isn't doing well, seemed good at first But it won't stay fully charged very long and won't crank the bike below freezing:dunno. As the battery has been modified to fit no taking it back....
  17. Thread: Spares ?

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    Thanks good suggestions. I'm about to mount my...

    Thanks good suggestions. I'm about to mount my first set of karoos any suggestions about air pressure I'm about 260 and pack about 80 lbs of gear when camping :laugh. Anyone carry tubes to get the...
  18. Thread: Spares ?

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    Spares ?

    Hi just wondering what spares to carry for my 05 1200GS. I plan on some back country trips this summer [ trans Labrador hwy] and am thinking about putting together a repair kit including tools and...
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    I installed the pc535 odyssey this past weekend....

    I installed the pc535 odyssey this past weekend. A bit of fitting required and I replaced the front seat bar with 2 short pieces of 3/8" steel brake line to give more room for the wires and...
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    Thanks Mark looks pretty simple. I can get a...

    Thanks Mark looks pretty simple. I can get a pc535 in Moncton for about $160 plus tax [gotta help finance another election]:scratch. I hear Odyssey is about as good as there is. I sure don't want a...
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    battery suggestions 05 R1200GS

    I've got to replace the tired old battery in the gs as it will not hold a charge and I'm too fat to push:laugh. I might be able to lose some weight by pushing but a new battery sounds better to me....
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    Ideas

    Thanks Paul. I been thinking :doh independant suspension, motorcycle wheels, and rear shocks off an old dirt bike. Mabey about 10" ground clearence when loaded. How much weight on the hitch for the...
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    Green Bike

    My bike makes the air better.:laugh
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    Dog Hauler

    I am considering building a trailer to haul my 90lb dog behind the R1200GS when I tour. I have built 3 trailers but have no experience with motorcycle trailers. I could use some advice from the...
  25. Nice ride. Be carefull about rolling your tires...

    Nice ride. Be carefull about rolling your tires over the spill on the floor under the bike, it can cause a slippery spot on the tire. You can guess what happens next.:banghead Good luck with the...
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