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Thread: Dad2bike drinks some Starbucks and brings home a 2009 R1200GS

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    Got a little something from Santa today.

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    It's not Orange....

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    Shiny!
    HHH - http://my2wheels.com
    Feet often far from ground. Spot.

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    That was quite the task getting all the old shocks off.
    I had to remove all my crash bars etc to get to the front shock.


    It looks like my rear may have started weeping. I'm not sure.

    Here's the Ohlins installed.




    They function the same as the old ESA shocks except the front preload is done manually.

    I got this full set for what it would have cost me for a set of Wilburs shock inserts.

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    Nice!

    The old shock was weeping because it was saw the shiny new Ohlins and knew what was happening...
    HHH - http://my2wheels.com
    Feet often far from ground. Spot.

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    Those are..............shiny!
    Steve
    AKA "Bike Destroyer"

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    Sweet Christmas Ohlins! Now all you need is a bigger fuel tank.


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    I rebuilt both TPMS sensors.
    They went south during the Death Valley ride.
    New batteries and all sealed up. Using the help threads hon ADV I ordered the correct batteries with leads.
    The whole job took about 3 hours. Most of that was fighting the tubeless tires. Big 6 inch C-Clamps help a bunch.

    It was nice to see both wheels showing the same pressure. I put 39.5 psi in both and they both showed 37 psi on the info panel. Being unfamiliar with the BMW TPMS I didn't take notice the front was noticeably lower than the pressure in the tire. That was a heads up indicator the battery was coming due. Since the bike has almost 58K on the clock, I don't expect to do this job again.

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    The TPMS saga continues.
    Out for a ride a couple weeks ago and the TPMS lit up again. I found out the new batteries were bad.
    Got them warranty replaced and put them in. The front was working OK now. The rear wouldn't come alive again (for now).
    I ordered in 2 replacement sensors off ebay. OK got them with no ID numbers. Argh.
    I ended up buying a TPMS sensor tool to wake up and read sensors. With the tool I was able to get my old rear to start talking again. I appear to have gotten 2 bad sensors off ebay. 1 is DOA, the other reads with the tool. However the BMW will not communicate with it. Grrrr.

    During all this I got a new rear Shinko 705 installed by our friends at MTC. Melvin did the job for me. good people.

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    It might be worth getting the sensor installed from the dealer for the three year warranty with labor.
    “The best journeys answer questions that in the beginning you didn’t think to ask.” Jeff Johnson

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