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Forum: Thumpers 12-22-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 102,420
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Posted By marchyman
Suzuki needed something new for the '15 models so...

Suzuki needed something new for the '15 models so they dropped the E from the name, figuring that after 18 years people would know that it is electric start. :deal

This gives them font room for...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-22-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 11,495
Views: 1,379,174
Posted By marchyman
Well... no wonder :lol2

Well... no wonder :lol2
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,766
Posted By marchyman
See Jim's post just above. That seems to be a...

See Jim's post just above. That seems to be a popular location.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,766
Posted By marchyman
Your manual for the '05 said the same thing. I...

Your manual for the '05 said the same thing. I quote:

Remember that you must dis- connect the battery from the on-board systems if you want to connect your charger directly to the battery...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,890
Posted By marchyman
Well, I did write (most?). The ? after the word...

Well, I did write (most?). The ? after the word most both inside parenthesis was supposed to indicate a WAG, not a statement of fact.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,890
Posted By marchyman
Paul, I take it you've never worked in...

Paul, I take it you've never worked in manufacturing, development, or product design. Those clever engineers and accountants (the accountants don't have much to say about it in the beginning --...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,890
Posted By marchyman
What about them? You are aware than many...

What about them? You are aware than many (most?) changes made to vehicles are to save money for the manufacturer, aren't you?. Something as simple as changing he size of a screw might be so some...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,766
Posted By marchyman
Until it stops working for unknown reasons. ...

Until it stops working for unknown reasons.

When I got my '05 it came with the BMW smart charger. All I had to do was plug the charger into the bike and then into the wall for proper operation. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 760
Posted By marchyman
Are you looking at the service manual for the...

Are you looking at the service manual for the year of your bike? The separate wheel and control circuits were part of the power assist "whizzy" brakes that were on some bikes made between 2002 and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 917
Posted By marchyman
:clap I forgot the R was body color, too. ...

:clap I forgot the R was body color, too. Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 917
Posted By marchyman
:nod I don't remember if it was paint or a...

:nod

I don't remember if it was paint or a decal. I think the R1200 was in black and the GS in tint similar to the body color.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 917
Posted By marchyman
Which bike? Dealer color swaps on a hexhead GS...

Which bike? Dealer color swaps on a hexhead GS were not unknown. My '05 left the factory as Yellow. The dealer had a new GS with slightly different options in Blue. I wanted blue, the guy buying...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,890
Posted By marchyman
I'll bet a bunch of those changes were so the...

I'll bet a bunch of those changes were so the same part could be used on a GS and a GSA. Same thing happened in '06 when the Hexhead GSA came out.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3,104
Views: 1,010,690
Posted By marchyman
You forgot "never been dropped" <img...

You forgot "never been dropped"

<img src="http://snafu.smugmug.com/ADV/i-2mrDFtT/1/O/p-122801627-3337.jpg" title="Not a drop">
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2014, 11:08 PM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 1,041,594
Posted By marchyman
A lathe, if available, is good for that, too. ...

A lathe, if available, is good for that, too.

http://snafu.smugmug.com/Public/2014/i-rjS6KSv/0/XL/p-20100513-1142-1801-XL.jpg

A modified socket to remove the flywheel cap screw on an old...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 390,083
Posted By marchyman
Lost a circlip. The screen was down so the pin...

Lost a circlip. The screen was down so the pin couldn't fall all the way out. Used some safety wire in place of the circlip until I could get a replacement. The replacement circlip decided to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-09-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,055,905
Posted By marchyman
Finally, someone a DR cleaner than mine :lol2 ...

Finally, someone a DR cleaner than mine :lol2 Welcome. :beer
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 390,083
Posted By marchyman
That is not what someone else reported. Can't...

That is not what someone else reported. Can't find the post but they came to a different conclusion... the O-rings can get pushed out of place with a resulting drip through the weep hole. :dunno
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,055,905
Posted By marchyman
Some '13 have it, others don't. The change was...

Some '13 have it, others don't. The change was made during the '13 model year. At least that is implied by the instructions in the service manual.
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 11:22 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,055,905
Posted By marchyman
Naw.. they probably just figured that after 19...

Naw.. they probably just figured that after 19 years the 'E' was assumed. Or.... they're making room for an "i" in the name for some future model. :evil
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,055,905
Posted By marchyman
:nono Big difference. They dropped the 'E'...

:nono

Big difference. They dropped the 'E' from the name for the '15 model :deal :lol2
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,216
Posted By marchyman
Does it make a difference.... The Anal...

Does it make a difference....

The Anal Retentive types who will fill their tank then completely empty it into graduated beaker to discover to the mili-liter exactly how much the tank holds would...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,055,905
Posted By marchyman
The stock tank on California model bikes hold a...

The stock tank on California model bikes hold a bit less fuel. So far I've run the bike 30 miles after hitting reserve. There was still some fuel left in the tank.
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,055,905
Posted By marchyman
Why outriggers? Not Needed, IMHO. ...

Why outriggers? Not Needed, IMHO.

http://www.snafu.org/pics/dr650se/2014/1006-600-mile-service/p-14279-1000357.jpg

The chock is enough to keep the bike level for an oil change. The jack was...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 47,332
Posted By marchyman
It has been hypothesized that it is by design. ...

It has been hypothesized that it is by design. The thinking is that at speed the flex in the rubber cush will allow the drive shaft to be perfectly phased. True? :dunno
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-02-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11,495
Views: 1,379,174
Posted By marchyman
This. The maps don't show gates. Alas, street...

This. The maps don't show gates. Alas, street view doesn't yet go down many dirt roads to show the gate that's 3 miles off the main road. :bluduh
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,055,905
Posted By marchyman
:dunno All we get in California is ethanol. ...

:dunno All we get in California is ethanol. Never had an issue with gaskets, fuel lines, or rubber parts until they get to be 8-12 years old. That's usually when I get bored with a bike and sell...
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,055,905
Posted By marchyman
Why? I get about 50-52 MPG running regular. ...

Why? I get about 50-52 MPG running regular. Never had a problem with the ethanol content of California gas. I ride the bike often enough that the gas doesn't have a chance to get too old.
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,055,905
Posted By marchyman
To answer your question Suzuki says less than 1/2...

To answer your question Suzuki says less than 1/2 throttle for the first 500 miles and less than 3/4 throttle for the next 500 miles with varying engine speed.
Forum: Thumpers 11-29-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,055,905
Posted By marchyman
Some paper towels are better than others. I've...

Some paper towels are better than others. I've not yet had a problem with the blue "shop" paper towels. The thing that scares me around clean parts are the old red cloth rags. Keep those things...
Forum: Thumpers 11-28-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,055,905
Posted By marchyman
:nod Learned that the hard way on a...

:nod

Learned that the hard way on a different bike. New rings wouldn't seat. :baldy

About three swipes with a hone and all was well with the world once I got the bike back together.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,089
Posted By marchyman
Well that saves me the effort of looking up the...

Well that saves me the effort of looking up the link. :lol2

That was the cam timing part. The valve clearance check is at http://www.snafu.org/pics/r1200gsw/2014/0620-12k-service/

My valves...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 259,953
Posted By marchyman
True, but... filling the syringe three times and...

True, but... filling the syringe three times and cleaning it after so I don't get gear oil all over when I put it away seemed to be more work than pulling the mud guard. In fairness to my thought...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 1,121
Views: 259,953
Posted By marchyman
That doesn't answer Jim's question. At most all...

That doesn't answer Jim's question. At most all you need is to remove the mud guard. Many get away without even doing that.

Filling the GSW final drive:...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,055,905
Posted By marchyman
One solution:...

One solution: http://www.qbaroo.com/quikcentercom/

Video: http://youtu.be/RbDF9P1uDyk

I've not used them, but have kept a link to the page just in case. So far when screw has broken inside...
Forum: The Garage 11-23-2014, 10:26 PM
Replies: 834
Views: 136,875
Posted By marchyman
I use the stick about 80% of the time. Now that...

I use the stick about 80% of the time. Now that I know it is also oil tolerant that may go up to 90%. Unless I need red. Then I only use the bottle. I don't use red often enough to keep both...
Forum: Thumpers 11-23-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 102,420
Views: 20,055,905
Posted By marchyman
It looks like someone did a nice job of cutting...

It looks like someone did a nice job of cutting the stock cover so it won't collect rocks yet still work as a case saver. See, for example, this post...
Forum: The Garage 11-23-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 834
Views: 136,875
Posted By marchyman
It's on Amazon --...

It's on Amazon -- http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=243+loctite

Now for a question... does the stick (37643) compare well to 243?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By marchyman
Yes, the red wire on the post is for jump...

Yes, the red wire on the post is for jump starting. If you pull your battery you'll see that it is connected to the positive terminal of the battery. The cable is quite short. Here's what the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,749
Posted By marchyman
And deer strikes. The deer struck me, not the...

And deer strikes. The deer struck me, not the other way around. I was going about 60 MPH. Don't know how fast the deer was going. Result was slightly bent up bars and a lost front reflector. I...
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