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Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 01:51 PM
Replies: 912
Views: 500,086
Posted By go4mini
Gosh- you can sure tell a tale! Glad you're...

Gosh- you can sure tell a tale! Glad you're back. And, thanks!
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By go4mini
Thanks for the replies. Mine is not the dual...

Thanks for the replies. Mine is not the dual controller, so I'm not eligible for the trade-in. I own an auto parts store and get my batteries @ cost, so I'll just keep carring spares. This is the...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By go4mini
Warm n Safe controller

I have a Warm n Safe remote controller for my Gerbing jacket. I've used it for several years and love it. I went for a ride yesterday, temps in the high 40's/low 50's. Plugged in my liner and was...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,472
Posted By go4mini
I checked into these bags, and they won't work if...

I checked into these bags, and they won't work if you have the adventure rack and panniers. :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,037
Posted By go4mini
I tried this over last weekend, and have a...

I tried this over last weekend, and have a question. I discovered the delay using a test light. After that, I wired my 665 up to the plug. All worked well. However, after I turned the bike key off,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,734
Posted By go4mini
Get the right heated gear and it extends the...

Get the right heated gear and it extends the riding season by several months. Besides, what's the old sayings, "it's not the cold, it's the humidity" or "it's a dry cold". :D
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By go4mini
There doesn't apprear to be any wobble in the...

There doesn't apprear to be any wobble in the pinion bearings, and the other bearings and seals in the differential are fine. Just the input seal leaking. Again, thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By go4mini
Jim- thanks for the reply. I made a socket with...

Jim- thanks for the reply. I made a socket with the appropriate lugs to remove the threaded ring. I'm about 100 miles from the closest dealer, so I've, over the years, managed to do all repairs and...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By go4mini
Yes. It's the final drive pinion seal. I had...

Yes. It's the final drive pinion seal. I had replaced my transmission output seal last winter, and still had a leak. There is no lube up on the transmission end, only at the final drive end. When I...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By go4mini
Question R1200GS pinion seal

I am going to change the leaking pinion seal on my '09. How hot does one have to get the housing in order to release the thread locker (OEM, I assume)? How much torque is on the seal...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,509
Posted By go4mini
Thanks for the responses. My rides are almost...

Thanks for the responses. My rides are almost all longer, and I wore the long sleeved tee to avoid hot spots. Also, bought a controler to better regulate the temp. Also, a good investment. I knew...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,509
Posted By go4mini
What to wear under a heated liner?

I've worn a GERBING for years. One of my better investments. I've always worn a long sleeved cotton tee-shirt with the GERBING. My daughter bought me, for Christmas, some high-tec Under Armor top...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2014, 05:46 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 23,100
Posted By go4mini
Thanks Andy, for the reply. I'm going to have my...

Thanks Andy, for the reply. I'm going to have my joints on my GS replaced, and I was considering Bruno's or MSI. I think you've helped me decide. I also like the snap-ring/replaceable joint, as...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 23,100
Posted By go4mini
Did you ever get any answer on why it failed? ...

Did you ever get any answer on why it failed? What did Machine Services say?
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,405
Posted By go4mini
Just saw this post. Checked the Milton valves I...

Just saw this post. Checked the Milton valves I have in stock, and they say 'Made in USA' right on the package. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 635
Posted By go4mini
I took the side stand off and put it in the vise....

I took the side stand off and put it in the vise. Heated it up with a torch and straightened it some. Straightened it until it still just cleared the exhaust. Still leans but straightened it up a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 25,739
Posted By go4mini
Good luck with that! I never receives a letter...

Good luck with that! I never receives a letter on my '07 GS, so was at the dealer in State College and asked the service dept. Their response was, they knew nothing of any recall, and if I already...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,679
Posted By go4mini
Every new tire. Make sure to get a brand name...

Every new tire. Make sure to get a brand name (ie-MILTON) instead of the cheep chinese brand. Lots of reports of the cheep ones failing. No good on a MC. :eek1
Forum: The Garage 07-18-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,012
Posted By go4mini
I got a CANBUS S/T/T from Superbrightleds for my...

I got a CANBUS S/T/T from Superbrightleds for my 07 GS. THe bulb flashed for abour 15 seconds, then went dim. Contacted them, and they did a return/replace. Got the new bulb, put it in and it worked...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,926
Posted By go4mini
I agree! That's what I plan to do, also. One of...

I agree! That's what I plan to do, also. One of this winter's projects.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By go4mini
Send some heat our way!!! I had 48 degrees this...

Send some heat our way!!! I had 48 degrees this morning, and recent highs in the high 50's and low 60's. Suppose to be July, almost the dog days. FUCKING polar vortex!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,641
Posted By go4mini
Hey tlub! Love the BELL Star in the picture,...

Hey tlub! Love the BELL Star in the picture, also. I wore one for many,many years. Still sits on the shelf in my garage. Many good times. It's amazing how heavy it is and how small the window...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,641
Posted By go4mini
Thumb I had a 1972 R60/5 that I bought in 1973 with...

I had a 1972 R60/5 that I bought in 1973 with 1000 miles on it. Over the years, with all the bikes I've owned, I kept and rode the toaster tank. I even rode it to the Bloomsburg rally several years...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,954
Posted By go4mini
ARAI shields are a pain in the ass to change. ...

ARAI shields are a pain in the ass to change. Even with that, I use a tinted shield in the day, and a clear at night. I took an old towel, and sewed up a bag just the size of the shield. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,873
Posted By go4mini
Check the air in the tires, then ride it, and...

Check the air in the tires, then ride it, and enjoy!! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 25,739
Posted By go4mini
I went an adventure seminar at my local (100...

I went an adventure seminar at my local (100 miles away) dealer. While there, I asked the service personnel about the recall. I have never received any recall notice on my 2007 R1200GS. I had done...
Forum: Vendors 05-08-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 560
Views: 76,201
Posted By go4mini
Got my pump/plug kit yesterday, and, VERY NICE! ...

Got my pump/plug kit yesterday, and, VERY NICE! Both fit nicely in the enclosed bag, and lies perfectly in the bottom of my adventure pannier. Plus, the BMW plug is a nice touch. Thank you for an...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,139
Posted By go4mini
I may be wrong, but in my store, we check a lot...

I may be wrong, but in my store, we check a lot of bulbs with a VOM. I'm not sure about a H7, but it should check out using continuity on the meter. 1 and bulb is shot, 0 and bulb is good. (just...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By go4mini
I had SBS pads on my R1100RSL and hated them in...

I had SBS pads on my R1100RSL and hated them in the rain (can't remember what series). Seemed like no brake at all when wet. My GS got Beemer Boneyard brakes, and I'm very happy with them. Plus,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,407
Posted By go4mini
My closest dealer is over 100 miles away. Though...

My closest dealer is over 100 miles away. Though not that far compared to some of you, far enough that you don't just run over to them. My first BMW was a '72 R60/5. With a manual, I did everything...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 521
Posted By go4mini
They all do that. :deal

They all do that. :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 16,760
Posted By go4mini
OIL!!! :deal

OIL!!! :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,049
Posted By go4mini
Seafoam was developed by a guy in Michigan to be...

Seafoam was developed by a guy in Michigan to be used in marine applications. Thus- the name. But apparently, it worked so well that people started using it in a lot of applications. It is one of...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By go4mini
Tranny rear seal?

I have a '07 R1200GS that I bought used several years ago, less than 30,000 miles. The first winter I had it, I pulled the rear suspension and lubed the shaft splines and replaced the rear tranny...
Forum: The Garage 02-28-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 742
Posted By go4mini
Question I just looked in my HC catalog, and came up with...

I just looked in my HC catalog, and came up with kit #5542-8. This is for M8x1 x 12.0mm, and includes tap, installation tool, and (12) inserts.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,323
Posted By go4mini
Lucky you didn't have to "lay her down". Good...

Lucky you didn't have to "lay her down". Good (or lucky) job. :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 585
Posted By go4mini
All Carquest and NAPA filters are WIX, and I've...

All Carquest and NAPA filters are WIX, and I've used them for years on all my BMWs. I sell the Carquest branded WIX, and have never had a problem in over 25 years. We've even cut them open and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-27-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,285
Posted By go4mini
Sept 3, 1968- compression fracture of the lower...

Sept 3, 1968- compression fracture of the lower lumbar ( I fell out the back of of a friend's JEEP pickup screwing around). Had a fusion of the lower lumbar L1 to L4, no rods, just a bone from the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,734
Posted By go4mini
WITHOUT FARKLES, THERE WOULDN'T BE A FLEA...

WITHOUT FARKLES, THERE WOULDN'T BE A FLEA MARKET!!!!!!!:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2013, 09:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,097
Posted By go4mini
Question Any thoughts about exhaust melting the box? It...

Any thoughts about exhaust melting the box? It seems someone on here did that and had to mount a heat shield.
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