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Forum: Southwest Riders   Yesterday, 11:17 AM
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Posted By Arizona Jim
I just booked my room there also for Sunday and...

I just booked my room there also for Sunday and Monday nights.
Forum: BMW K1600 General Discussions   09-16-2019, 09:22 PM
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Posted By Arizona Jim
I wouldn't worry about the extended warranty...

I wouldn't worry about the extended warranty being compromised by waiting until you get 12,000 miles before doing your next service even if it goes beyond 2 years. I "believe" the 2 year clause is...
Forum: Southwest Riders   09-16-2019, 09:14 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,880
Posted By Arizona Jim
We'll see how this years 666 ride works out....

We'll see how this years 666 ride works out. Maybe another one next year. The hand operation went well although it doesn't feel any different than before the operation. Time will tell if it was...
Forum: New Member Introductions   09-15-2019, 02:02 PM
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Views: 105
Posted By Arizona Jim
Having owned 2 GTLs for a period of 7 1/2 years I...

Having owned 2 GTLs for a period of 7 1/2 years I don't believe there is a generic fault for all K1600s. Yes there have been issues here and there on some of the bikes but then the same can be said...
Forum: BMW K1600 General Discussions   09-15-2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By Arizona Jim
Here are some...

Here are some https://wingstuff.com/shop/hitch_racks_bags
Forum: BMW K1600 Tech and Performance Chat   09-13-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Arizona Jim
Smart move not to install before your little putt...

Smart move not to install before your little putt out West and back.
Forum: New Member Introductions   09-13-2019, 12:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 188
Posted By Arizona Jim
Welcome from another Arizona rider. If you...

Welcome from another Arizona rider. If you haven't already drop a pin on this map https://www.k1600forum.com/forum/new-member-introductions/116785-k1600-forum-member-map.html so you can link up with...
Forum: BMW K1600 Suspension Setup, Tires and Wheels   09-13-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,709
Posted By Arizona Jim
The dust shields and spacer in the middle of the...

The dust shields and spacer in the middle of the wheel spin around the axle so lube does more than minimize corrosion.
Forum: BMW K1600 General Discussions   09-13-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,579
Posted By Arizona Jim
:lurk2:

:lurk2:
Forum: BMW K1600 Tech and Performance Chat   09-12-2019, 07:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By Arizona Jim
You will adapt and ease up on the throttle a...

You will adapt and ease up on the throttle a little more precisely as you get used to it. Try riding in Rain mode for awhile and then Road finally graduating to Dynamic.
Forum: Southwest Riders   09-12-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,880
Posted By Arizona Jim
Thanks for the update Victor. It should be a nice...

Thanks for the update Victor. It should be a nice size crowd.


The surgery went well, per the surgeon, the hand is still numb so I won't know more until later tonight or tomorrow. I had local...
Forum: BMW K1600 Suspension Setup, Tires and Wheels   09-12-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,709
Posted By Arizona Jim
:tb

:tb
Forum: Southwest Riders   09-12-2019, 01:31 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,880
Posted By Arizona Jim
Great AZK1600GTL I need to call the lodge and...

Great AZK1600GTL
I need to call the lodge and see how many of you folks are booked just as an FYI.
I'm having carpel tunnel hand surgery tomorrow (Thursday)but should be able to call later in the...
Forum: BMW K1600 Suspension Setup, Tires and Wheels   09-09-2019, 10:59 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,709
Posted By Arizona Jim
I just took a look at my 2016 bike and the silver...

I just took a look at my 2016 bike and the silver threaded bushing on the left is proud of the black fork by 3/32". I don't remember if this bushing has a flange on it or not but if so then the...
Forum: BMW K1600 Maintenance and Do-It-Yourself   09-09-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 659
Posted By Arizona Jim
I did make a nylon bushing to pop into the front...

I did make a nylon bushing to pop into the front wheel bearing so that the tip of the vertical shaft would set into it instead of pushing sideways on the bearing seal. I then turned the other end of...
Forum: BMW K1600 Exhaust and Fuel Delivery   09-09-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Arizona Jim
That will give the GW at least a 10HP boost.

That will give the GW at least a 10HP boost.
Forum: BMW K1600 General Discussions   09-09-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By Arizona Jim
Bruce, Take your MOA anonymous book with you...

Bruce,
Take your MOA anonymous book with you just incase you need help or for a stop on your way back. I'm in there as Jim Elliott in Paulden, AZ just 27 miles south of Ashfork which is on I-40....
Forum: BMW K1600 Suspension Setup, Tires and Wheels   09-09-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,709
Posted By Arizona Jim
If you haven't already you will need to remove...

If you haven't already you will need to remove the fender to be able to get the tire/wheel out. When removing the calipers twist them side to side to push the pads back. This will also help when...
Forum: BMW K1600 Suspension Setup, Tires and Wheels   09-09-2019, 08:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,709
Posted By Arizona Jim
The pinch bolts need to be tight 19nm. The axle...

The pinch bolts need to be tight 19nm. The axle is set at 50nm of torque so fairly tight at first. The caliper bolts are tightened to 28nm
Forum: BMW K1600 Suspension Setup, Tires and Wheels   09-09-2019, 08:39 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,709
Posted By Arizona Jim
Keep the pinch bolt tight on the clutch side of...

Keep the pinch bolt tight on the clutch side of the axle. It's the nut and needs to stay put. This will also allow you to reinstall the wheel in the same place side to side as the factory setting.
Forum: BMW K1600 Off-Topic Lounge   09-09-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By Arizona Jim
Good going. :clap::k16::yeah::tb:cheers: I did...

Good going. :clap::k16::yeah::tb:cheers:
I did it with my brother Steve and my son back in 2011 and we will always remember it.
Forum: BMW K1600 Maintenance and Do-It-Yourself   09-08-2019, 01:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,009
Posted By Arizona Jim
Just to add another power outlet idea I replaced...

Just to add another power outlet idea I replaced the Powerlet socket on my Sargent side cover with an SAE plug that is hot all the time. I have SAE plugs on my tire inflating air pump, air mattress...
Forum: New Member Introductions   09-08-2019, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 157
Posted By Arizona Jim
Cedar Falls !!!!! My brother KCMO_Steve and I...

Cedar Falls !!!!! My brother KCMO_Steve and I grew up in Cedar Falls on Primrose Dr. Our folks still live there. I moved away in 1988 and Steve several years later. Steve will be visiting my parents...
Forum: New Member Introductions   09-08-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 157
Posted By Arizona Jim
Welcome and as a helpful note read your owners...

Welcome and as a helpful note read your owners manual cover to cover. Lots of unique things on this bike. Especially read the section on how to properly check your oil level before you end up adding...
Forum: New Member Introductions   09-08-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By Arizona Jim
You've got a nice bike there. Several of our long...

You've got a nice bike there. Several of our long time contributors have the same model and really like it. Read the manual cover to cover. There are unique things about this bike especially the...
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