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Forum: General chatter   23-Sep-2019, 12:09 AM (214)
Replies: 4
Views: 275
Posted By Ayep
Hi First thing that comes to mind is not to...

Hi
First thing that comes to mind is not to take no for an answer. If it's under warranty, it should be their job to fix it. It's probably not critical and it's not financially in their interest to...
Forum: Maintenance and Modifications   04-Jul-2019, 04:04 PM (877)
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By Ayep
Thank you for the responses. It's definitely...

Thank you for the responses.

It's definitely oily. I havent tried tightening as such (no torque wrench underhand), but checked whether it seemed tight, and yes. It's not loose .

I've cleaned it...
Forum: Maintenance and Modifications   03-Jul-2019, 12:46 PM (740)
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By Ayep
A leaky screw ?

Hi all, am currently on an epic trip and noticed this greasy oily screw... Any clue what that may be ? Anything i should worry about?
Many thanks for the...
Forum: Maintenance and Modifications   03-Jun-2019, 08:17 AM (554)
Replies: 18
Views: 2,982
Posted By Ayep
Hi all, 7000km later, and the problem is...

Hi all,

7000km later, and the problem is still there really.
The symptoms : something is rattling, sounds like something clinging in the engine. It has gotten louder and louder. It happens only...
Forum: Maintenance and Modifications   12-Mar-2019, 02:57 AM (331)
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By Ayep
Hi, a couple of questions on your initial...

Hi, a couple of questions on your initial response :
- "assuming that the bike has been upright for several hours" : what does that change? Can't you just lift the bike up, remove plug, and crank?...
Forum: General chatter   06-Mar-2019, 11:49 AM (742)
Replies: 24
Views: 2,079
Posted By Ayep
Superb picture... Thanks for sharing. It's rather...

Superb picture... Thanks for sharing. It's rather enticing.

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Forum: Maintenance and Modifications   06-Mar-2019, 11:46 AM (740)
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By Ayep
If I may bounce on the subject, are any of...

If I may bounce on the subject, are any of r1200gs equipped as standard with the spark plug removal tool ?

What happens whilst offloading and the few possible drops? Do people rush to pick the...
Forum: General chatter   03-Jan-2019, 06:29 AM (520)
Replies: 10
Views: 1,048
Posted By Ayep
Aren't the stands any different?

Aren't the stands any different?
Forum: Maintenance and Modifications   12-Dec-2018, 10:43 AM (696)
Replies: 18
Views: 2,676
Posted By Ayep
Great. Thanks for the input. That can't do any...

Great. Thanks for the input. That can't do any harm.
Forum: Maintenance and Modifications   11-Dec-2018, 01:32 PM (813)
Replies: 18
Views: 2,676
Posted By Ayep
I'm interested here : what's to be lubricated on...

I'm interested here : what's to be lubricated on the shifter?

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Forum: Tires (Tyres)   05-Dec-2018, 10:48 AM (700)
Replies: 30
Views: 4,061
Posted By Ayep
In my experience it's a bit of both. This bikes...

In my experience it's a bit of both. This bikes certainly tunnels the front tire noise upwards to its driver. Clearly, loud tires, such as the Michelin A3, just worsen the effect. I found the...
Forum: General chatter   05-Dec-2018, 10:39 AM (694)
Replies: 4
Views: 1,343
Posted By Ayep
No worries, but the pics and link were provided...

No worries, but the pics and link were provided by Marc who's clearly done a great job at detailing the process (I presume this is your website?). I'll have to have a more thorough browse through the...
Forum: General chatter   04-Dec-2018, 01:30 PM (812)
Replies: 4
Views: 1,343
Posted By Ayep
And careful not to lose those forsaken rubber...

And careful not to lose those forsaken rubber gromets (some glue them, others cable tie them)

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Forum: Maintenance and Modifications   19-Nov-2018, 08:51 AM (619)
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By Ayep
So, I'll answer my own question. Regarding...

So, I'll answer my own question. Regarding NON-ESA bikes:

REAR SHOCK : contrary to what the service manual says, one does not need to take half the back end apart and vertically swing the arm...
Forum: Maintenance and Modifications   13-Nov-2018, 11:50 PM (243)
Replies: 25
Views: 2,842
Posted By Ayep
That simple ? Well I'll have to look that up... ...

That simple ? Well I'll have to look that up...
How about removing a used tire, what's the easiest way ?

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Forum: Maintenance and Modifications   13-Nov-2018, 02:47 AM (366)
Replies: 25
Views: 2,842
Posted By Ayep
Ah wow yes. Personally I leave tyre changing to...

Ah wow yes. Personally I leave tyre changing to the professionals, well equipped. I find it hard enough on a tubeless mountain bike tyre, won't even try on a motorbike!
Those guys on youtube make it...
Forum: Maintenance and Modifications   09-Nov-2018, 07:00 AM (541)
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By Ayep
Ah yes well spotted. This will help, has some...

Ah yes well spotted. This will help, has some good points and clear pictures, a good start even if the LC may be a little more complicated. Thanks for that.
Forum: Maintenance and Modifications   08-Nov-2018, 09:52 AM (661)
Replies: 7
Views: 756
Posted By Ayep
Shock absorbers switch

Hi all,

I'm looking into getting a good pair of aftermarket shocks (i don't have esa). How hard it is to switch them over on this bike ? Can't seem to find clear DIY guides for the LC.

Whilst...
Forum: Traveling tales   29-Oct-2018, 04:25 AM (392)
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By Ayep
Interesting ; I am unaware of anything military...

Interesting ; I am unaware of anything military around Arvieux (which is the village south of the Izoard pass). There are 3 things I can think of :
- Avant-poste du Col-des-Fourches (col de la...
Forum: Traveling tales   27-Oct-2018, 02:16 PM (803)
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By Ayep
Do you remember where having seen the canon...

Do you remember where having seen the canon placements ? I suspect it's ever so slightly north of where I was. And when was that?

But yes the landscapes and roads are just staggering. Was a solo...
Forum: Traveling tales   27-Oct-2018, 04:40 AM (403)
Replies: 4
Views: 596
Posted By Ayep
More of the Alps (never enough)

Hi all,

Had a few days off so decided on an improvised trip from home (Aix en Provence) to Grenoble. The shortest route didn't seem very appealing, and the weather had been splendid, so I slight...
Forum: General chatter   17-Oct-2018, 12:41 AM (237)
Replies: 39
Views: 7,466
Posted By Ayep
Hello there I live in the Marseille area....

Hello there

I live in the Marseille area. It's a March 2014 production GS, short of 18000 miles now. I've tried SP95 and SP98, quite frankly, can't notice any difference in behaviour, and fuel...
Forum: General chatter   20-Sep-2018, 02:13 PM (801)
Replies: 7
Views: 1,591
Posted By Ayep
Not sure an update is going to help. There's a...

Not sure an update is going to help. There's a way of resetting the throttle and that worked for me. Much smoother now.
It's posted somewhere here I believe. Ignition off, hold throttle wide open....
Forum: Maintenance and Modifications   31-Aug-2018, 02:12 AM (300)
Replies: 18
Views: 2,982
Posted By Ayep
Hi, Yes will keep the forum updated with any...

Hi,

Yes will keep the forum updated with any news. Haven't the ridden the bike much lately, and generally don't ride that much, hence the slow progress on that issue :smile2: My best guess is that...
Forum: Traveling tales   24-Aug-2018, 02:18 PM (804)
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By Ayep
Nope, live in southern france, this is my GS, and...

Nope, live in southern france, this is my GS, and a trip we organised with my g/f. In short went up to Annecy, then cervinia, Switzerland's "graubunden" (gottardo pass is epic), then stelvio. On the...
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