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by TinkerToy
Mon Jan 21, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Old Fourm members
Replies: 27
Views: 5661

Re: Old Fourm members

Still hear, still have the '07 r1200r with approx 26000 mi on her. Barely broken in! Lookin forward to the "19 Rally in TN,...see you all there!
by TinkerToy
Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:00 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Looking at an '07 R1200R...need help!
Replies: 27
Views: 3046

Re: Looking at an '07 R1200R...need help!

Went out and measured my black with white pin striped stead...bottom of the top tripel tree to the top of the fork seal is 7 5/16 "...that puts the seal height below the pin stripes...also the bottom of the header pipe, at the joint going into the cat. collector...2 into one... is a close 10 5/...
by TinkerToy
Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Michlin PR3 noise & vibration
Replies: 2
Views: 1098

Michlin PR3 noise & vibration

Installed a set of PR3s on the o7 R...took a 200 mile ride yesterday and to my surprise I became aware of a rumble and a slight vibration above 70mph...I haven't started a trouble search yet..yes the tires were static balanced...inflated the first time without valve stems and then the valve stem ins...
by TinkerToy
Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: R1200R oil pressure gauge instal
Replies: 2
Views: 759

R1200R oil pressure gauge instal

Looking for info on the instal of a oil pressure gauge on my R1200R...my thinking is one could remove the pressure switch and tee in a gauge sending unit and still maintain the original light switch...any problems with this?...what is the original thread size, diameter and thread pitch, of the now p...
by TinkerToy
Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: R1200R oil pressure gauge instal
Replies: 0
Views: 930

R1200R oil pressure gauge instal

Looking for info on the instal of a oil pressure gauge on my R1200R...my thinking is one could remove the pressure switch and tee in a gauge sending unit and still maintain the original light switch...any problems with this?...what is the original thread size, diameter and thread pitch, of the now p...
by TinkerToy
Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: GPS Power Source
Replies: 40
Views: 15406

Re: GPS Power Source

For what it's worth...GPS & radar detectors need 12 volts to power up but the cigarette plug-in has a regulated voltage control in line to knock down the surge voltage at engine start up. The voltage out of the "plug in " is 5 volts...hard wirinig the device direct to the battery or a ...
by TinkerToy
Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: bugs
Replies: 5
Views: 1221

Re: bugs

Try a EZ_Detail brush...they come in small and large sizes . It's a tapered cone configuration built on a flexible wire center support with a robust soft protective end covering...the bristles are what I call a smashed-end nylon bristle, soft and non scratching. This brush gets into all of those har...
by TinkerToy
Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:31 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Tire Pressurr
Replies: 23
Views: 3037

Re: Tire Pressurr

It would be great if a tire savy individual, tire rep, or a manufacture rep would educate us as how to determine the proper tire pressures for the tire your running. This past summer at the MOA rally I had a conversation with different tire reps...one company suggested the recomendation of the bike ...
by TinkerToy
Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:42 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: battery jumper cables...
Replies: 12
Views: 1454

Re: battery jumper cables...

This may shed some light on why things won't go...a service mgr. told me that anything below 11.8 volts, the computer [? processor } shuts the start system off...my dash lights a glow, looking normal but the bike wouldn't turn over...the sudden death had set in...a new battery fixed it. O Reilys Adv...
by TinkerToy
Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: EWS??
Replies: 13
Views: 1548

Re: EWS??

Better late than never... for those who store info for use latter on...11.8 volts is the shut down voltage ...any less the computer says to the system ,"not enough voltage to crank" damage to components may occur This was told to me by a service manager at the local BMW shop.[dash lights c...
by TinkerToy
Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:45 pm
Forum: Group Rides
Topic: At Deals Gap
Replies: 13
Views: 5714

Re: At Deals Gap

Tinkertoy lives about 24 miles from the Gap and he has a 07 blacck ,white stripes machine ...any one headed this way give me a holler would love to meet,greet,and ride 865 696-4769 any time
by TinkerToy
Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:05 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Air filter and spark plug change recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 1940

Re: Air filter and spark plug change recommendation

tinkertoy apologizes to ya all, the socket I said works, S-K 4421 doesn't [It measures .874'' OD] The harbor Freight socket looks like it's the anwser
by TinkerToy
Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Air filter and spark plug change recommendation
Replies: 13
Views: 1940

Re: Air filter and spark plug change recommendation

Guys... try a pawn shop...go throgh there 3/8 drive sockets and extensions..less than $ 10.00 should get you in business. I found a S-K 4421 5/8 spark plug socket, it's 3 7/8 long and has a 7/8 outside diameter works great. Harbor freight sells wobble extensions,allowing for aprox. 8 t 10 degree def...
by TinkerToy
Tue May 31, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Installing the Odyssey PC535 in the R1200R
Replies: 31
Views: 16709

Re: Installing the Odyssey PC535 in the R1200R

In reply to the bending of the seat " hooks" , the best way to describe the minor alteration is that the tips that go into the seat pan didn't change position only the hooked turned down portion of the hook was tipped up. A better way to say it , the rounded end of the hook was positioned ...
by TinkerToy
Sat May 28, 2011 6:39 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Potential problem
Replies: 89
Views: 33806

Re: Potential problem

Riding in the rain is a problem, water everywhere. A thought...after a washing to bring your steed back to its beauty try using a leaf blower to dry it off, pay particular attention as the air stream passes over the filler cap...water comes out of the space between the filler cap and tank, lots of i...
by TinkerToy
Wed May 25, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Installing the Odyssey PC535 in the R1200R
Replies: 31
Views: 16709

Re: Installing the Odyssey PC535 in the R1200R

I have recently installed a PC 625...no case modification but iI did modify the positive terminal...The PC 625 has better specs,as I read them, the difference in the PC625 vs the PC535 is the height, about 3/4 of an inch taller There is plenty of seat base clearence although one needs to slightly mo...
by TinkerToy
Wed Jun 09, 2010 1:44 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Air Filters?
Replies: 5
Views: 1003

Re: Air Filters?

If ypu opt to blow out the filter use low air pressure, as the gentleman before me pointed out one can rupture the filter paper... low air pressure: 30 lbs max. Remember a necked down blowgun can up the velocity of the air...30 psi line pressure out of a fairly opened bkowgon should work. Stihl chai...
by TinkerToy
Tue May 25, 2010 4:03 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: system volt meter vs batt. sudden death
Replies: 4
Views: 842

system volt meter vs batt. sudden death

The question is...would a volt meter monitoring the system voltage be of value in detecting the onset of the sudden death of the battery? A volt meter placed across the battery terminals?...or ...your suggestions as to the optimum meter placement would be appreciated With the long distant rides ahea...
by TinkerToy
Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:43 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Tail bags...low profile,clean looking tail bag
Replies: 29
Views: 7512

Tail bags...low profile,clean looking tail bag

I'm looking for photos and comments regarding tail bags. There is the Axio hard shell and a Chase Harper, Stealth clam shell tank bag that has caught my eye...a year or more ago there was a photo posted showing such...can't find it? I intend to place the bag on the rear portion of the seat, very sel...
by TinkerToy
Wed Dec 30, 2009 9:38 pm
Forum: R1200R (2006-2014)
Topic: Looking for R1200R photos Not related to the calender photo
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Looking for R1200R photos Not related to the calender photo

Gentlemen...I]'m looking for photos of the R1200R done on a seamless background It was don awhile back...11/2-2years ago...it was a serries of studio shots...straight on...directly from the rear..sides ...top ...and without the tank and seat,really nakid... I'm trying to work up a poster specificall...

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