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I finally got off my ass and replaced the some of the broken things on my bike, troubleshooted some others.
License Plate illuminator replaced, but the thing doesn't light up yet. Wasn't enough daylight left to discover why.
Rear brake indicator light switch, replaced. 40 bucks.
Still not officially fixed but I have that under control for now. The new switch is plugged in in and I'm able to confirm the source of the problem at least.
Wheel bearings are due for a swap, I'm at almost 12k miles. I've logged 6k miles on the current set of tread, not impressed with their long term road performance but they'll do for now, I expect another 3-4k of tread wear before I swap.
Haven't done an engine check yet (head clearance e.t.c).
Drive chain and related components haven't been swapped yet, I was waiting till better weather to do it. It's finally starting to thaw out a little.
Rear turn signal in a freak occurrence during an emergency visit to the hospital sheared off late at night, couldn't see what happened. So I'm running with a defective break light and one missing turn signal. :O The 'suck' is definitely going overboard this year.
« on: Mar 08, 2021, 04.07 AM »
Skid plate looks nice but what is so special about this one?
Ricochet Offroad makes a good product for the 850 G for 250. 5.5mm Plate. They list one for the GSA as well.
525 122 is the OEM chain that was on my bike. Before you ask about the sprockets i'll just head that off as well..
17T 44T OEM sprocket configuration.
However, when I've asked about it in various groups, you could have a shorter chain than the OEM but I don't recommend going shorter than 120 if you intend to take this off road.
120-122 gives you enough links to afford sufficient travel of the drive chain when the suspension is getting worked over by off-road conditions. BMW recommends 30-40 mm of chain travel allowance, I don't measure mine but I suspect that is a bit sloppier than I allow for usually typically; Specifically due to the chain needing to move more when the suspension is taking hits.
I'm not as hard core about off-road stuff so as far as I can tell my eye-ball chain adjustments (matched each side with a caliper) seem to be close enough for what I do.
Assuming the endurance chain becomes successful, I don't see it surviving the conditions a GS chain is meant to go through without being cleaned or lubed. The S1000 RR is a road & track show bike, never meant to get dirty or muddy.
Every bike i've owned or tested has experienced a false neutral. The DMV bikes were horrible for this reason, it was impossible to find when I wanted it and inevitably would be in between gears when i didn't want it to be. I've seen this issue with the k1600 and now the 850 as well, it's not unique to any particular bike/brand. The exception is of course the honda DCT transmission (because it's impossible to hang it).
« on: Feb 18, 2021, 04.55 AM »
you should do some searching for this in forums, it's talked about extensively as it is.
« on: Jan 18, 2021, 03.21 AM »