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Broken Lugguage Rack Bolts

Broken Lugguage Rack Bolts

Nov 1, 2011

A couple of weekends ago I was out on the GS with “Her Indoors”.  It was a fun ride with one or two lifts and a quick dash across a beach, all to much squealing and cursing from behind me.  It wasn’t until we were nearly home that I suddenly got shouted at to stop.  Apparently the top box and grab rails had become loose and floppy. After a...

Altrider Side Stand Foot… Take 2

Altrider Side Stand Foot… Take 2

Jun 8, 2011

Before setting off for my trip to Morocco I got myself a side stand foot form the guys at Altrider.  If I’m honest, it was the part that I was most looking forward to testing in the desert.  It worked well on the beaches around Guernsey, however, that didn’t quite go to plan! The first two sections of the trip were over the Riff mountains in the...

Diagnosing Rear Brake Issues

Diagnosing Rear Brake Issues

Apr 18, 2011

It has to be said that the BMW R1200GS has had it’s fair share of brake problems. From potential leaks to ABS sensor wires becoming trapped. I’ve previously blogged about two brake related problems on my bike: firstly the hand-guards being discontinued due to a potential interference with the front brake lever; secondly unexpected failure of the...

Tyre Choice for Pegaso

Tyre Choice for Pegaso

Feb 25, 2011

Following on from choosing tyres for my R1200GS prior to heading to Morocco, I’ve just had to find some tyres for the Pegaso. We’ve had the Pegaso for about a month now, and it’s still only got the road tyres on it. Although that hasn’t stopped us taking it off road so far! The search hasn’t been easy. Given that the bike only...

Installing A Touratech Extended Sump Guard

Installing A Touratech Extended Sump Guard

Sep 20, 2010

Flickr Tag Error: Bad call to display set '72157624866433873'Error state follows:stat: failcode: 98message: Invalid auth token Having owned my R1200GS for nearly 3 years, one of the modifications that I’ve been meaning to do for some time now is replace the original sump guard with a Touratech extended sump guard. However, I never quite got around to it,...

BMW R1200GSA transmission and rear differential change

BMW R1200GSA transmission and rear differential change

Aug 10, 2010

James Pratt added the following comments. We are using BMW rear gear oil in the differential, I believe it is 70/140 or so. We are using NAPA anti-seize compound on the rear drive splines. Some people say to use moly-based grease in the drive splines, but our very skilled local BMW mechanic recommended this thicker anti-seize compound. He said the moly grease...