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Forum: GS Boxers 10-28-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 751
Posted By roadrage
Snowbum has a bunch of good HES info on his...

Snowbum has a bunch of good HES info on his website. OCD web guys have fits about his page, but the info is solid.

http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/ignition.htm
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 542
Posted By roadrage
I understand the urge to reinforce, but I don't...

I understand the urge to reinforce, but I don't think the rear sub frame fails very often and when it does there was a lot of abuse or a bad wreck. But making it stiffer and subjecting to the same...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,190
Posted By roadrage
New or old bikes, if you adjust per factory spec,...

New or old bikes, if you adjust per factory spec, these harsh cut off light elements/reflectors will be too low.

Adjust so you can see the road beyond 50 ft in front of you. IF you're getting...
Forum: Vendors 09-06-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 159,239
Posted By roadrage
I can't resist commenting about the Narrow band...

I can't resist commenting about the Narrow band O2 comment. It's not true.

As an example, the Delphi systems on Harleys since 2003 is adaptive, I can load a map, run the bike and pull down a copy...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,327
Posted By roadrage
I bought from VVME, 35w. Plenty bright. Price...

I bought from VVME, 35w. Plenty bright. Price was under $40 for 2. Like I said earlier, you have a spare. Projector lens is what these things were built for. Sure you could spend more and might...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,327
Posted By roadrage
HID all the way. The kits usually come with 2 so...

HID all the way. The kits usually come with 2 so you have a spare...

My ballast is strapped to the lightbar under the beak. Works great there.

This thread is about low beam. But I can never...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,787
Posted By roadrage
I don't think i've ever read use used oil for the...

I don't think i've ever read use used oil for the gasket. It was learned behavior from my dad back in 70's. The other learned behavior I have is never using a wrench on the filter (unless there's...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,787
Posted By roadrage
OEM filters? Tighten the shit out of it? ...

OEM filters? Tighten the shit out of it?

Did you use new oil or old? :evil
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,247
Posted By roadrage
Had my front tourance go quasi-modo on me. Big...

Had my front tourance go quasi-modo on me. Big hump on the sidewall about 10k early :-( Glad I found it before it took me for a ride.

No Tourances available, only the Next. Considered a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 786
Posted By roadrage
If it's a great deal, buy it and have two, and if...

If it's a great deal, buy it and have two, and if you decide the new one is better/worthy of replacing your current bike, then decide.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,787
Posted By roadrage
:freaky Maybe my garage is special gravity...

:freaky

Maybe my garage is special gravity vortex :norton

I'm with ya regarding killin the ignition when bike takes a nap.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,787
Posted By roadrage
Sideways mounted oil filters have an anti drain...

Sideways mounted oil filters have an anti drain back valve (unless using a generic cheapo).
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,787
Posted By roadrage
:rofl but seriously, I do it alla time. ...

:rofl

but seriously, I do it alla time. Fill filter till it's full, let it sit and absorb into the media, then do it again, then install it. It'd work on the wethead too.

The bad part about...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,787
Posted By roadrage
I do what Jetspeed describes all the time,...

I do what Jetspeed describes all the time, (harleys have sideways filters). No spills, but you can't fill the filter to the max. Have to fill about half-2/3rds max. Can't dilly dally, just need to...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By roadrage
Hence why it's easy to toss it out as first thing...

Hence why it's easy to toss it out as first thing to check... BTDT.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By roadrage
hahah pick it up for the cost of scrap.

hahah pick it up for the cost of scrap.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,787
Posted By roadrage
I always check new filters when I buy em to make...

I always check new filters when I buy em to make sure the rubber gasket is there, have encountered two over the years without a gasket...

I also learned to use old oil from my dad when I was a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By roadrage
I presume you made sure the throttle cables are...

I presume you made sure the throttle cables are seated at the throttle bodies.

Its pretty easy to unseat them when you remove the tank.
Forum: Airheads 08-24-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,716
Posted By roadrage
Just a little update... I realize a bit tardy......

Just a little update... I realize a bit tardy... Here's a couple pics.
In theory is sold, but waiting on a response from interested party. I know he was going to have some knee surgery. ...
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 25,671
Posted By roadrage
Renner, ya Hoarder.

Renner, ya Hoarder.
Forum: Airheads 08-22-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 25,671
Posted By roadrage
I'm with Lornce... Love this pic. My /5 should...

I'm with Lornce... Love this pic. My /5 should be back on the road soon. Unfortunately all our grass is brown...

Is that a /6 seat?
Forum: Airheads 07-31-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,716
Posted By roadrage
I know of what you speak. The slope is...

I know of what you speak.

The slope is already getting slippery as hell...

Keep the shaming coming. :deal
Forum: Airheads 07-31-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,260
Posted By roadrage
goddamit another shaming thread... ...

goddamit another shaming thread...




:clap


Looks great and I really like the battery relocation.
Forum: Airheads 07-31-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,716
Posted By roadrage
Yeah I totally get that. Just last night my wife...

Yeah I totally get that. Just last night my wife was suggesting the same thing. "just bolt it all together"... We'll see.
Forum: Airheads 07-30-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,716
Posted By roadrage
Hey Zachsv, at the moment looking into keeping...

Hey Zachsv, at the moment looking into keeping the parts in the basket and passing along the project as is. Gotta couple irons in that fire already...

If things change I'll let you know.
...
Forum: Airheads 07-30-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,716
Posted By roadrage
Sorry guys I posted this up then parked the...

Sorry guys I posted this up then parked the computer for the evening...

The bike has a clean title - although has not been registered for over 10yrs. My dad bought it as a complete bike from new...
Forum: Airheads 07-29-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,716
Posted By roadrage
Time to get rid of a project?... R75/5

Do I part out a "basket" 1971 R75/5, or do I scrounge up all the stuff, even what I view as trashed, and sell?

If I sell as a complete basket, any suggested starting points?

It's been eating...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,356
Posted By roadrage
Glad you found the problem, and those splines...

Glad you found the problem, and those splines look great. (Ha! GS_Addict beat me to it)

You can buy a small parts washer from Harbor Freight for not much cash. That'd be the best way. If you...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,356
Posted By roadrage
Good point... I was thinking partially stripped,...

Good point... I was thinking partially stripped, but the reality is if it's partially stripped it's gonna be fully stripped in short order and as you said... you'll be walking.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,356
Posted By roadrage
Sounds like stripped clutch hub splines - or...

Sounds like stripped clutch hub splines - or transmission bearing problem.

Drop the transmission oil, if it's got metal in it, that's the problem. If not, then it's definitely the clutch hub,...
Forum: Face plant 05-19-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,785
Posted By roadrage
Mental scars are far slower to heal. My dad...

Mental scars are far slower to heal.

My dad died in a solo motorcycle wreck. I didn't crash, but the mental scars from his accident kept me completely off the bike for 4 months. After several...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,249
Posted By roadrage
I do the same thing, put the stand down and leave...

I do the same thing, put the stand down and leave my foot on it. Have done it forever on all bikes.

Only time I've forgotten to deploy the stand was the time I rode up into my buddies driveway...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,550
Posted By roadrage
Dang I cant' get any of this right. Guess I need...

Dang I cant' get any of this right. Guess I need to ride more, write less...

Definitely RIP Gilda
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,550
Posted By roadrage
Queue Roseanne Roseannadanna voice... "Never...

Queue Roseanne Roseannadanna voice... "Never mind."

So are you convinced to like the bike yet? :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By roadrage
The screw driven fuel injection clamp should also...

The screw driven fuel injection clamp should also work if sized correctly.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,550
Posted By roadrage
And, what Mike54 said. Very possible previous...

And, what Mike54 said. Very possible previous owner lubed the cables and that caused the problem being encountered now. These cables will gunk up with lube.

rmansel, the bowden box is a MOFO...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,550
Posted By roadrage
If you grind off the tabs you won't have any way...

If you grind off the tabs you won't have any way to keep the controls on... so no, don't do that. That's a flex joint.

Yeti, my 2000 R1150GSA was called a GSA before the 2003 Adventures were...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,550
Posted By roadrage
Gotcha. My 2000 R1150GSA is also a GSA, just not...

Gotcha. My 2000 R1150GSA is also a GSA, just not an Adventure. ;-)

So the guy sued them and didn't win? Or maybe he won and opted for the smaller tank which he may have gotten used for far less....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By roadrage
Start with 3/42nds of a turn on the rear and...

Start with 3/42nds of a turn on the rear and 16/47's on the front. 36.25psi front and 40.7psi on the rear if it's 80 degrees ambient, 110 track temp. Click on the clickers until you feel the proper...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,550
Posted By roadrage
I did not love my Silver 2000 R1150GSA (a=abs)...

I did not love my Silver 2000 R1150GSA (a=abs) initially. I liked it enough to buy it but it took a while to really love it.

Nobody has mentioned that maybe you have a throttlemeister which...
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