R1200GS 12K Plus fun

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R1200GS 12K Plus fun

Postby JimVonBaden » Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:32 pm

A simple 12K on @Dr Twisty 's bike turned into a little more than simple.

Spot it?
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How about now?
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This is mine:
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Anyhow, the rest of the 12K went great. Oil and filter, valves all in spec, plugs, air filter and brakes. Went to do the FD, drop it down and lube the splines, and trouble hit!
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Rust frozen solid.

Some hammer time, with chisels, and finally broke it loose.
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Rust cleaned as well as possible, painted with rust reformer, and ready to reinstall.
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Basically it all went back together OK.

Great working with the good Doctor, even in the heat.

Jim :cool:
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Re: R1200GS 12K Plus fun

Postby bdimon » Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:51 pm

Any ideas why the rust happened? Is there a lot of miles on the bike?
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Re: R1200GS 12K Plus fun

Postby JimVonBaden » Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:09 pm

bdimon wrote:Any ideas why the rust happened? Is there a lot of miles on the bike?

Just at 24K. It had never been opened. The owner rides hard on and off road, so rust is fairly common for ones that have not been properly sealed.

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