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Offline Mr.T

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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #60 on: October 26, 2013, 06:47:53 pm »
So nice to see that fresh full synth go into the motor.
Been raining a lot here in the EC this weekend starting Friday allready.
Bashplate back  and now hoping to ride Sunday if the weather clears up.  8)
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #61 on: January 11, 2014, 07:39:03 pm »
Last weekend ride to Paradise Beach visit & coffee stop tripped 153000Km
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #62 on: January 18, 2014, 04:12:01 pm »
So this Scorpion tyre has done 5000Kms and this is a small punture. While under pressure I probed the hole and the tyre bulged.
This indicated that the casing and the tread has seperated and a potential full blowout.
If just fixed with no pressure in it you would not have known that this delamination had happened.
So glade that this is my proceedure to repair under pressure.
I felt quite cut up about potential Kms lost so I decided to deal out some retribution.
Now on with another tyre.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #63 on: January 22, 2014, 09:07:33 pm »
So, it came to that time again that I had to change both tyre pressure monitors batteries.
Job completed and all well.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #64 on: January 23, 2014, 06:39:57 am »
How do you connect the new batteries?  The old ones were welded.  Thanks for sharing   :thumleft:
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #65 on: January 26, 2014, 03:40:32 pm »
Making the contact solid on the new CR 2032 button batteries can be tricky.
Best to carefully take the tabs and bend a slight V into the tips of each tab.

This will assist the contact area being pushed into the battey. Also strap a rubber tap washer on top with a zip tye.
This will assist the button battery to stay in place.

You can then seal with elastized rubber tape to keep the moisture out of the battery.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #66 on: February 23, 2014, 03:11:48 pm »
Time for the Pannier locks to be removed & stripped and cleaned before the Karoo trip end April 2014.
You insert the key into the lock and at the back of the lock is a pin you press down.
This then allows you to remove the complete tumbler lock from the lock holder.
This then carfully needs to be dissassebled after the key is removed.
Very small spings are in place so be carefull.
I used carb cleaner to clean all the parts.
A little bit of silicon grease by each spring when assebling and then the pins pack in place .
Insert the key and then install back into the lock holder.
Be aware that as your main key wears down the locks will become more difficult to insert and open.
A new key is the way to go unless you can mod your key back into good working condition.
Hope this helps as mine was full of sandy gritty mud and required cleaning.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #67 on: March 06, 2014, 08:53:07 pm »
So, a great day in the bay to take the bike to work for a spin.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #68 on: March 06, 2014, 08:54:49 pm »
And on the way home the trip looked pretty for another pic.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #69 on: March 07, 2014, 08:06:49 am »
What have you had to fix wear and tear wise on that bike? Thats really good mileage. Any major issues?
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #70 on: March 07, 2014, 06:33:30 pm »
I would say that on this year model there has been minor issues and one major.
Minor;
1) front disk rattlel & eventually sorted out after a few tests for 25 cents a disk.
2) front shock piston shaft damaged by a klippy. Rechromed and fitted dirt cover to prevent any further damage.

All other minor is service related replacements.

Major;
1) Replaced cush drive in gearbox and also all bearings as standard. Done by BMW Continental in PE.

If I were to say what I did that was the most beneficial to the service of the bike , it would be to service with FUCHS full synth 5W50 motor oil.
 Further down the line looking forward to the Karoo trip with a few buds end April 2014


Decide yesterday to remove my dual battery system as it was as far as I was concerned not starting well and giving me a LAMP on my HID.
Steel brushed all the terminals connectors and the top of the lead acid battery clean.
Reinstalled all back in postion.
Well, now I just look at the starter buttom, Ha Ha, and start she does with no more LAMP.
Simple service but very effective solution to an irritating problem.
Sorted.  8)

« Last Edit: March 07, 2014, 06:42:39 pm by Mr.T »
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #71 on: March 07, 2014, 07:39:49 pm »
I would say that on this year model there has been minor issues and one major.
Minor;
1) front disk rattlel & eventually sorted out after a few tests for 25 cents a disk.
2) front shock piston shaft damaged by a klippy. Rechromed and fitted dirt cover to prevent any further damage.

All other minor is service related replacements.

Major;
1) Replaced cush drive in gearbox and also all bearings as standard. Done by BMW Continental in PE.

If I were to say what I did that was the most beneficial to the service of the bike , it would be to service with FUCHS full synth 5W50 motor oil.
 Further down the line looking forward to the Karoo trip with a few buds end April 2014


Decide yesterday to remove my dual battery system as it was as far as I was concerned not starting well and giving me a LAMP on my HID.
Steel brushed all the terminals connectors and the top of the lead acid battery clean.
Reinstalled all back in postion.
Well, now I just look at the starter buttom, Ha Ha, and start she does with no more LAMP.
Simple service but very effective solution to an irritating problem.
Sorted.  8)



Now thats surprising, you removed the dual battery system? I have been thinking of installing one on mine? Are you sure one of those batteries isnt maybe toast?
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #72 on: March 08, 2014, 07:50:37 am »
OK. Maybe I did not explain well.
The dual battery system is back in again as before but nicely cleaned up on all the terminals.
Been using it now for 3 days since service on battery terminals and no LAMP.
I have been able to give one battery, on an out ride, to assist a fellow rider in an emergency when he had had instant total battery failor on his own bikes battery.
I am sure that there are plenty of fellow bikers that do dirt that has experianced this.

I did measure the voltages of the batteries when they were out and both measured 13.8 volts individually indicating excellent condition.
The extra battery was fitted at 122300Km on the 2012.04.14. If you actually ride dirt and can be out of touch without support I believe this could be an option to be looked at. At least one of the bases is covered.
There are a few other must have goodies you need to have on the bike but that I leave up to you to suggest.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #73 on: March 10, 2014, 07:31:27 am »
Another reason to have 2 batteries. Agreed.  :thumleft:
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #74 on: March 15, 2014, 07:30:19 pm »
Rode to Port Alfred to collect a BMW 1200 GSA, 2009 that a bud has bought. Nice weather and 4 bikes up, great breakfast and 5 bikes back.
Real nice 2009 model so many happy Km in the future for him.
On the way back saw a nice Odemeter trip come up and took a pic just before Nanaga. Of course pies were on the menue.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #75 on: March 17, 2014, 08:03:50 pm »
So there is a trip coming up this long weekend via dirt to Koedoefloof and the more dirt to Oudtshoorn.
Inspection reveals that both front and back would be a good idea to replace.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #76 on: March 17, 2014, 08:09:29 pm »
So the perfect combination brings the K60 Scout for the back and the TKC80 for the front.
An hour later both tyres remove and replaced by self using tyre levers and some slippery soap.

Now I am a happy chappy and not only sorted for this weekend but also for the week trip end of April.
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #77 on: March 17, 2014, 08:37:49 pm »
Mr T, have you ever driven the K60 rear before on reduced pressure, around 1.2 bar or so ? Does it hold the air, as I had problems with the first Heidies that lost air over night ( front especially ) and back when you let it down for sand riding. Also lost knobbies on the rear at higher, 140-150, tar riding two up.

I must say I like the look of the new K60 ! Will definitely consider as a rear if  the pressure issue is sorted, and the tyre stays together.
 

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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #78 on: March 18, 2014, 07:39:19 am »
Mr T, have you ever driven the K60 rear before on reduced pressure, around 1.2 bar or so ? Does it hold the air, as I had problems with the first Heidies that lost air over night ( front especially ) and back when you let it down for sand riding. Also lost knobbies on the rear at higher, 140-150, tar riding two up.

I must say I like the look of the new K60 ! Will definitely consider as a rear if  the pressure issue is sorted, and the tyre stays together.

I have done loads of speeds over 140 for long distances and knobblies are just fine.
But as you know, the pressure loss is a serious issue, even my rear loses pressure but not as fast as the front, I wont get Heidis again, unless they sort this problem out
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Re: Klapped that GSA good & proper + Throttle Bodies service
« Reply #79 on: March 18, 2014, 07:50:19 am »
Mr T, I enjoy reading your trials and tribulations with your bike, it's an awesome machine. I myself have 164500Km on my 2008 model, and she's never let me down. I have a question on the tyres... if you replace them yourself, how do you (if you do) balance the wheels?

Wishing you safe and many more miles!