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    Don, Impatience and ignorance has been my...

    Don,

    Impatience and ignorance has been my nemisis on this process, thanks for saving me from further disaster. I wish I had posted sooner (all i wanted to do was mount a stupid tankbag, sheesh). ...
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    Unfortunately the stud sheared off flush. Nothing...

    Unfortunately the stud sheared off flush. Nothing to grab. It's one of the four that hold the hinged cap in place. Maybe I can just get by with the other 3. I really hate to leave it in there. The...
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    I read the link and all I can say is, wow. My...

    I read the link and all I can say is, wow. My bike is literally spotless except for this and it would have gone uncovered if I hadn't tried to fit the tank bag locking ring. I will employ what I...
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    Here's a pic of the surface rust.

    Here's a pic of the surface rust.
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    What's the best way to treat the corrosion thats...

    What's the best way to treat the corrosion thats already formed? I was going to clean up the threads with a tap and some oil. It's the rust in the cap basin that has formed. I'll see if I can send a...
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    Thanks, I'll pick one up along with some new...

    Thanks, I'll pick one up along with some new screws. I like your avatar, I have that poster in my office.

    Fletch
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    2007 R12R - Corrosion under the gas cap

    I had to remove some screws and the tank fuel ring in order to mount the Bags Connection EVO tankbag hardware. I encountered some corrosion to the screws and some surface rust in the basin where the...
  8. Don, I got out between weather fronts for about...

    Don, I got out between weather fronts for about an hour last week to test the new shocks but did not have the tires then. I couldn't get too far because they salted the main roads so much I really...
  9. I used the white tire lube that the dealer uses. ...

    I used the white tire lube that the dealer uses. Its in a gallon tub with soft applicator brush. Seem to work just fine. I now have fresh PR3's.

    Interesting lesson learned. The bike is five...
  10. Don, its Sunday, you should be safe today :laugh

    Don, its Sunday, you should be safe today :laugh
  11. I will be doing this at a local BMW shop that's...

    I will be doing this at a local BMW shop that's kind enough to let us do our own maintenance so I will be using their tire changer. I have some silicone spray somewhere around the house. Thanks for...
  12. Thanks Dave. When I was researching this topic...

    Thanks Dave.

    When I was researching this topic someone had posted "no issues disconnecting the switch and confirmed by the GS-911". So when I got a fault code my first thought was, well does this...
  13. Great, I'm already in trouble with the mattress...

    Great, I'm already in trouble with the mattress police for removing the tag.....

    My only concern is having the fault effect engine management functionality. I can't imagine why it would but this...
  14. 2007 R12R - Canisterectomy and Tank vent fault codes

    As part of my new shock installation I pulled the canister and jumpered the tank vent to the hose that goes down to the left foot peg. I hooked up the GS-911 and checked for fault codes, all is...
  15. Thanks for the advice. It looks like the...

    Thanks for the advice. It looks like the Michelin "Trail" tires are slightly more narrow than stock for our bike. I just ordered a set of Pilot Road 3s. I'm going to try and mount these myself...
  16. 07 R12R - Anyone using a non touring rear tire?

    I want to get some new rubber and it looks like the rear is a "B" rated tire which has a stiffer side wall to handle extra weight, bags etc. At least this is the case for the Michelin Pilot Road 3's...
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    Plen, look for a PM from me with some updated...

    Plen, look for a PM from me with some updated instructions for your bike. I'll be around some today but leaving soon for New Orleans. My team is playing this weekend and we have tickets for the big...
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    WestHout, as far as the caps for the hydraulic...

    WestHout, as far as the caps for the hydraulic lines, I bought a multi-pac with various sizes but used the 1/4" ones to cap the lines that go to the ABS unit. The multi-pac has already come in handy...
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    2007 R1200R ABS repair

    Last summer I picked up a low mileage '07 R12R with a known failed ABS controller module. I discovered the fault during the test ride at the dealer. Flashing ABS light would not go out, hard...
  20. Got one, Thanks!

    Got one, Thanks!
  21. Super bowl sublet needed in New Orleans

    We have Super Bowl tickets and need a place to stay. Anyone in New Orleans want to rent out a couple of bedrooms? Jim
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    I have read from others that if the canister...

    I have read from others that if the canister fills with fuel from over fill or tip over, the contents of the canister gets sucked into the throttle body and burned through the engine. This does not...
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    Rapid dog, try searching using R1200R...

    Rapid dog, try searching using R1200R canisterectomy, note one 'n'. I sent you a PM with the one I used.

    Fletch
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    Thanks, I saw the term "cannisterectomy" out...

    Thanks, I saw the term "cannisterectomy" out there. I guess I should have added the word "removal" to my title. I'll go back and read those. Hopefully it will point me to the right size hose...
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    OK, I assume this is too touchy of a subject. I...

    OK, I assume this is too touchy of a subject. I did a google search and found several posts on how to do this along with a lot of controversy as to whether this is good for the environment and...
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