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Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By ElMartillo
Has it done this as long as you've owned the...

Has it done this as long as you've owned the bike? Have any mods been done to the directional system (i.e. installed/removed aftermarket directionals)? Have you removed the left side switchgear...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3,097
Views: 1,006,609
Posted By ElMartillo
Thanks, it's the replacement for my totalled Y2K...

Thanks, it's the replacement for my totalled Y2K GS. It was in rough shape when I got it, but I'm constantly making improvements and she's growing on me, so to speak.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 04:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,253
Posted By ElMartillo
I use Pelican cases. They are available in many...

I use Pelican cases. They are available in many sizes. Easy to mount, though I made my own racks/mount system.

http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t431/trfolger/FXD-002_zps954b56ea.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By ElMartillo
Just watched the vid. Kind of a hack-job on a few...

Just watched the vid. Kind of a hack-job on a few different levels but he seems to have pulled off the repair, at least temporarily, regardless.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By ElMartillo
Yes, it's the smaller white connector. You may...

Yes, it's the smaller white connector. You may want to check continuity between the brown and black wires going into a single hand grip (left side in your case). If you have continuity it may be...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 720
Views: 45,660
Posted By ElMartillo
Recieved the new bushings two days ago. Heated...

Recieved the new bushings two days ago. Heated workshop will be available within a couple of weeks, so I'll put off my install until then. :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 3,097
Views: 1,006,609
Posted By ElMartillo
Warm Hands, Cold Beer

http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t431/trfolger/GS%20Stuff/E5AE9F39-EAEB-4C73-8AE1-60963DD5D5D5_zpsyiahr8yp.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,095
Posted By ElMartillo
Do yourself a favor. Order the QDs from Beemer...

Do yourself a favor. Order the QDs from Beemer Boneyard and install 'em. One of the most useful upgrades for the GS(A)s.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,973
Posted By ElMartillo
More likely the crew of grips carried the bike up...

More likely the crew of grips carried the bike up one flight of stairs backwards, then the descent was filmed.

Jim, like the motorcycle operator in the video, if you were a professional stunt...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By ElMartillo
Bosch oil filter #3330 $6-$7 at Autozone or the...

Bosch oil filter #3330 $6-$7 at Autozone or the like. They also sell motorcycle specific oil, quite often at a great price per quart.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,013
Posted By ElMartillo
Perhaps the above is inaccurate. Your referenced...

Perhaps the above is inaccurate. Your referenced post:



Your math, my lights:
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5,560
Views: 933,100
Posted By ElMartillo
I like it, but depending on it's melting point I...

I like it, but depending on it's melting point I wonder how the PLA bigfoot would deal with the heat of scorching asphalt?

An ex-girlfriend would put a sheet of white paper folded twice under her...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,346
Posted By ElMartillo
I guess I must be psychic! :norton Glad it...

I guess I must be psychic! :norton

Glad it was an easy fix :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,346
Posted By ElMartillo
I'm the first to admit that I know nothing about...

I'm the first to admit that I know nothing about nothing, but you may find best results in sealing that crack if you remove the valve cover, clean it thoroughly and apply the JB Weld to the inside as...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 161,281
Posted By ElMartillo
Got some night photos done. This is after...

Got some night photos done. This is after converting both low and high beams to HID, installing two 18-watt D2 knockoffs with amber lenses and two 10-watt single LED spot beams. The photos aren't...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5,560
Views: 933,100
Posted By ElMartillo
Busted out the soldering iron and repaired some...

Busted out the soldering iron and repaired some wire damage on my heated hand grips. Now they work!
Temps in the 30s here lately so I'm going to need 'em! :vardy
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,461
Posted By ElMartillo
Mega-Illumination For Under $200

HID conversion high and low beams, D2 copy fog lights and lower fork marker lights wired to the stock GSA aux light switch, and two 10-watt/per LED spotlights to augment the highbeams.
...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 161,281
Posted By ElMartillo
I bet you can ask the seller how much it weighs....

I bet you can ask the seller how much it weighs. I'll try to pull one off and weigh it for you.
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 161,281
Posted By ElMartillo
Finished Lighting Upgrades Total Cost Under $200

This bike replaces my Y2K GS, crashed on August 28th. It's a temporary rider, which will eventually become a loaner, so though I want it to run well, look good, and be safe, I'm keeping it on a tight...
Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 09:51 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 151,837
Posted By ElMartillo
I made this rally-style windshield for my '80...

I made this rally-style windshield for my '80 XL600. 1/4" thick ABS sheet, carefully heated with a propane torch to make the bends.
...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 161,281
Posted By ElMartillo
I just recieved a reply to my query: The lights I...

I just recieved a reply to my query: The lights I purchased and installed are not dim-able. I am very happy with the overall quality and performance of them.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By ElMartillo
Go for it. I made this rally-style fairing for my...

Go for it. I made this rally-style fairing for my XL600 out of 1/4" thick ABS. I put straight bends in it but if youheated it evenly with a heat gun you could get more graceful bends out of the...
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 161,281
Posted By ElMartillo
Is it likely Rigid's "over/under voltage...

Is it likely Rigid's "over/under voltage protection" has something to do with it?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,947
Posted By ElMartillo
Personally, I wouldn't spray anything as you may...

Personally, I wouldn't spray anything as you may cover the inside of the glass with overspray. I also wouldn't use WD40. I can only recommend my procedure using TriFlow. It worked.
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 161,281
Posted By ElMartillo
I will ask the folks I bought them from. The...

I will ask the folks I bought them from. The listed lumen output per unit is 1620, I'm sure that is without the amber lens installed. Those amber lenses take quite a bit of the edge off the lighting,...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 45,660
Posted By ElMartillo
That's fine. My observations, not complaints. ...

That's fine. My observations, not complaints.

As I understand with the factory assemblage, the outside pin is torqued, then the inside pin. I imagine this would be the same procedure with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 45,660
Posted By ElMartillo
My initial impressions are similar to Cam's. I...

My initial impressions are similar to Cam's. I put the bushings in the freezer and heated the FD with a heat gun. Inserted into the FD with minimal hand pressure. Though I haven't gone any further...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,550
Posted By ElMartillo
Jim: You'rea do-it-yourself-er, make your own...

Jim: You'rea do-it-yourself-er, make your own bigfoot. I made one out of a hunk of scrap 3/4" thick nylon-type material and some aluminum sheet salvaged from a street sign. Plus a few screws to hold...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 45,660
Posted By ElMartillo
Recieved my bushings today. Will install by this...

Recieved my bushings today. Will install by this weekend.

Thank you.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,461
Posted By ElMartillo
Wow, using this method mine are an even more...

Wow, using this method mine are an even more spectacular deal:

1620 (listed) lumen output
$39 each
= $0.02 per lumen.

Even if actual lumen output of my lights are closer to the duelly that it...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 636
Views: 161,281
Posted By ElMartillo
Daytime photo. Night photos coming soon, I hope...

Daytime photo. Night photos coming soon, I hope :)

http://i1059.photobucket.com/albums/t431/trfolger/GS%20Stuff/23C246FB-E4B4-4FE9-861C-5E38784B2BD5_zpseurhnpbr.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,461
Posted By ElMartillo
Rigid Dually copy for $35 each, free shipping. If...

Rigid Dually copy for $35 each, free shipping. If it goes bad I have to re-buy, if seller won't replace it. Quality seems very good. Unlikely to go bad, IMO. I used the existing GSA power and switch....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,461
Posted By ElMartillo
...if somewhat misinformed. I believe they are...

...if somewhat misinformed. I believe they are assembled in America. Not the same as made in America. With a company like Rigid, what you are paying for is a guarantee, but like insurance you may pay...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-11-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By ElMartillo
Pivot Bearing/Race Alternatve

Consider using these as a less expensive and durable alternatve to the BMW final drive pivot bearing setup. Cost is about $110 LESS per pair:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-09-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,461
Posted By ElMartillo
You'll enjoy this pertinent thread: ...

You'll enjoy this pertinent thread:


http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=848904
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 161,281
Posted By ElMartillo
This is a link to the ones I originally ordered: ...

This is a link to the ones I originally ordered:

http://m.ebay.com/itm/141246417908?_mwBanner=1

As I said above, after ordering I was offered an "upgrade" to the 18 watt, 6-LED units I...
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 161,281
Posted By ElMartillo
Looking at it, it may not be for a pair, but I...

Looking at it, it may not be for a pair, but I did buy a pair from that seller for around $78 shipped. I'd suggest emailing the seller directly. Perhaps I'll remove the link to avoid confusion...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 720
Views: 45,660
Posted By ElMartillo
My partially-rebuilt FD awaits bushings. I'm over...

My partially-rebuilt FD awaits bushings. I'm over the over-priced and over-sensitive OEM bearings/races.

Thank you!
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 161,281
Posted By ElMartillo
I hope this link works. I was told to...

I hope this link works.

I was told to specify "spot" or "flood" beam. I chose flood as I wanted a wide angle of illumination for visibility. Also, I have some smaller "spot" LEDs on the way to...
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 636
Views: 161,281
Posted By ElMartillo
Not the most graceful install, but one of the...

Not the most graceful install, but one of the stock fog light brackets had holes in it anyway from a poor "repair" done by a PO. I filled two of the holes and painted both brackets. 90 degree beam....
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