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    R90S side stand

    Side stand was a bit wiggly, leaned too far, could barely push it out with left foot, and then always wonders if it was extended before bike fell over. So, modified it so I could find it and push it out with left foot, stands up a bit straighter, whatever. Seen others doing the same thing, can't remember where or when. Name:  DSC_0015.jpg
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    Used a stainless bolt with lock nuts, some tubing, some 12 gauge aluminum and part of an old tire tread. So far haven't broken a leg.Name:  DSC_0016.jpg
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    A tool for removing the front axle on a 1200GS. It's just a bolt with a 22mm head and two nuts. Use some Loctite and jam the nuts together. Cost, about $1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moto316 View Post
    A tool for removing the front axle on a 1200GS. It's just a bolt with a 22mm head and two nuts. Use some Loctite and jam the nuts together. Cost, about $1.
    Nice!
    Cobbled up "special tools" are the best.
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    Tool Pouch

    The took kits on my Airhead and K-bikes were always good. But, when I purchased an Oilhead, the tool pouch was close to worthless. So, I made my own out of waterproof denier. Added lots of tools to the new one. Fits perfectly in the tail piece. Next time I would make it with one velco strap instead of two. Maybe a difference color too.



    Here is the original BMW tool pouch on top of my home-made one

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    Homemade

    Make your own package/luggage straps from 1" wide thin nylon strap material and inexpensive plastic ends in custom lengths to suit. One end is fixed and the other is adjustable. Minimal (hand) sewing required and these straps will cinch tight and hold tight and never loosen. Lightly secure the strap after the plastic cinch. Make them long and cut off later.
    Plastic ends are 50 cents +- (get the best you can find) and strap material is cheap per foot.
    Both straps and ends are available at good hiking/outdoor equipment stores and maybe good hardware stores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moto316 View Post
    A tool for removing the front axle on a 1200GS. It's just a bolt with a 22mm head and two nuts. Use some Loctite and jam the nuts together. Cost, about $1.
    That is very elegant! It is much simpler than steel hex stock welded to an old 10 mm socket that I put together.
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    Extended the chain guard on Annie's new F800GS. I used the heavy rubber from an old aftermarket mud flap; cut it to size, and then heated it with a heat gun and rolled it on a piece of pipe to give it the curl I wanted. It greatly reduces the amount of goop that gets thrown up on the luggage and rear of the bike. Next time I might even use matching screws to afix it.
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    Homemade

    Bead breaker made out of used wood (2x4's and 2x6) and used hinges. Cut 45 degree angle on 2x6 that pushes on the bead, but the jury is still out on whether it helps. In stored position it only takes up 6"x6"x6'. This prototype works fine, but lever could be stronger than spruce as in pine or metal.
    Its on "the list" to change levers one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moto316 View Post
    A tool for removing the front axle on a 1200GS. It's just a bolt with a 22mm head and two nuts. Use some Loctite and jam the nuts together. Cost, about $1.






    I had a friend cut down a spark plug socket to use as a front axle tool.




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    A very clever idea and sanitary execution!
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    When I changed out the fuel quick disconnects I saved one of the plastic ends to make an easy and clean way to drain the tank.


    Lee 2011 K1300S
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    Past BMW Bikes, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

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    I made a sidestand plate out of a piece of 1/8" aluminum, just three bolts around the edge with the washers and nuts overlapping the original stand on top. It's been on for 20.00km, works great and didn't involve mutilating my R1200RT.

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    Camping rack for two up

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    We like to camp. The RT top case was not designed for camp gear. The the top case alone weighs a little over 22lbs and holds just 22lbs. I replaced the top case with a camping rack made of scrap Kydex. It may not be pretty but it works better than tying everything around the side cases and top case. The rack and hardware weighs around 5lbs, the yellow bag contains all of our camp gear and weights about 40lbs. The RT weights 700lbs fully fueled with all of our gear and clothes for 2 weeks.
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    The rack with out gear. The bed is 13"x26" back rest is 12"x13" The strip in the center is a stiffener, helps when bag is not in use. The 1/4" 20 screw sticking up are for mounting. It take about one beer to mount the rack.
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    The underside mounting bars are 1"x1/4" AL drilled and tapped for 1/4" 20. We have about 40,000 miles on the rack and it has never loosened.IMG_0002
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    Side view the center strip is only glued on the bottom.
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    Front view to give you an idea of the width.
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    Reversed the hinges and Home Depot to the rescue for the latch on the 22L top box
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