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Three cheers for John Zeiler & Dave Selvig

We go to Florida for the winter, & we always take our K1200LT/Hannigan. This last winter, just after Christmas, our LT ate its gear box's input shaft's front bearing. I could not work on it there in our RV Park, so it had until after we got home this spring.



The bike started making a squealing sound just before we parked it down there. It sounded like a bad water pump on steroids. I thought it was a bad slave cylinder, but after I got dug down to it, I had to dig deeper. I got the gear box off, & you could wiggle the input shaft all around. I thought that don't look too good. It also ate some of the side of the clutch push rod; it looked like it was put up against a grinder



Anyway, I was talking to Dave Selvig (Saddleman) about some stuff (RTE) up here in Michigan, & I mentioned my problem. Dave talked jzeiler (John Zeiler) for me to see if he might be able to fix my transmission. John said he would see what he could do to fix it for me.



Well, I sent it down to John, & he went thru it. He fixed it up as good as OR better that new... (Better output shaft seal). John sent it back up here, & I got our rig back together. It sure is nice to be able to ride it again.



With out this fine BMW Luxury Touring group, & all the people here. Especially people like John & Dave; I would have had a lot harder time trying to fix our rig.

My Thank's to jzeiler & Saddleman



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Re: Three cheers for John Zeiler & Dave Selvig

They are a couple of good eggs aren't they...

Bravo John & Dave...

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Re: Three cheers for John Zeiler & Dave Selvig

John & Dave are the kind of people that make this forum one of the best around. Both will go out of their way (Along with many ours here) to help anyway they can. It is friends like them that keep me hanging 'round here & helping anyway I can.

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John & Dave are the kind of people that make this forum one of the best around. Both will go out of their way (Along with many ours here) to help anyway they can. It is friends like them that keep me hanging 'round here & helping anyway I can.



++++++1 AMEN to this!!!!!!!

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Re: Three cheers for John Zeiler & Dave Selvig

Quite a few extremely helpful people here with an amazing amount of knowledge. It was obvious to me for the very beginning and as I've told a few, the main reason why I enjoyed my K1200LT so much.

From my limited exposure, this is the best and most professionally run forum. It would be great to have any number of you as neighbors. Course, I'd probably drive you crazy with IT questions.

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Dan I would be deeply honored to be your neighbor. That way you could ride my LT any time you wanted and I could ride your 1600 any time I wanted. What's that? Hysterical laughter?

Seriously, this is a great group. It's regrettable that BMW gave up the LT. Hopefully we can all transition to the 1600s over time and stick together.


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Coffee all over my keyboard.... :-)


Dean, You must be cosmic! Of course we could swap every now and then....

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Both of the guys have helped many of us on this forum. Me included. These guys know how to teach and share the knowledge they have. There are so many more on here as well that do the same thing.

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Every once in a while, I remember a few prople who started this site and set it's tone. Plus, I remember the great work Andy does for us all and that it's been a few years since he owned an LT.

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Dave has helped me out numerous times. So many that I owe him a debt of gratitude that would be impossible to repay.

Let me tell you something NOT motorcycle related Dave did for me recently. Well, I guess it's still motorcycle related, because Dave was riding, but not fixing one. My family was at Carowinds (theme park on NC/SC state line, south of Charlotte) for the day. Around 2:00, we decided we'd had enough fun and headed for the car. We were almost to the car, when I reached into my pocket to get the key. The ring with house key, work key, etc. were there, but no car key and fob. Oh, fudge! What do we do now?!? We went back to lost and found to see if they had been turned in. No such luck. My wife is asking who can we call. Who would be willing to come get me and take me home to get the spare. I called my best friend, Dave. He was working in his garage, but more than willing to help. He rode 15 miles to my house, got the spare key, then 50 miles to Carowinds to bring it to me. He wouldn't take anything for his trouble. I did take him what I thought was his favorite refreshment only to find out he prefers another brand! (Smacking forehead! ) Next time I'll get that right!

I know Dave doesn't do any of the things he does to receive any special recognition. He does everything he does because he's a GREAT friend. Dropping everything to help out a dummy who can't keep up with a car key shows what a super guy he is. Thanks again, Dave! Your help and friendship means more to me than I could ever say!

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I am new and just 2 years young.
But everything said I would echo. I read many threads and these two headline quite a few. Though I' no mechanic their knowledge, experience and layout is priceless.
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Good folks like that make this world go around.

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Dave has helped me out numerous times. So many that I owe him a debt of gratitude that would be impossible to repay.

Let me tell you something NOT motorcycle related Dave did for me recently. Well, I guess it's still motorcycle related, because Dave was riding, but not fixing one. My family was at Carowinds (theme park on NC/SC state line, south of Charlotte) for the day. Around 2:00, we decided we'd had enough fun and headed for the car. We were almost to the car, when I reached into my pocket to get the key. The ring with house key, work key, etc. were there, but no car key and fob. Oh, fudge! What do we do now?!? We went back to lost and found to see if they had been turned in. No such luck. My wife is asking who can we call. Who would be willing to come get me and take me home to get the spare. I called my best friend, Dave. He was working in his garage, but more than willing to help. He rode 15 miles to my house, got the spare key, then 50 miles to Carowinds to bring it to me. He wouldn't take anything for his trouble. I did take him what I thought was his favorite refreshment only to find out he prefers another brand! (Smacking forehead! ) Next time I'll get that right!

I know Dave doesn't do any of the things he does to receive any special recognition. He does everything he does because he's a GREAT friend. Dropping everything to help out a dummy who can't keep up with a car key shows what a super guy he is. Thanks again, Dave! Your help and friendship means more to me than I could ever say!


The way he likes to ride he would probably ride up here to MI and do the same for me!!!

I sure am glad I got to know you guys!!

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Re: Three cheers for John Zeiler & Dave Selvig

That is what they ( John,Dave ) do, helping us who are less educated. I can tell you personally I'm a better rider for having been round these fine men. On more than one occasion I have called Dave, with a issue or two. Never once have I ever felt like I was a bother. He gave me good sound advice and I always got home. Thanks guys, it is people like you that makes this group the best.

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