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Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,142
Posted By Reamer
Question Hey Dixie, how did you resolve this in the...

Hey Dixie,

how did you resolve this in the end?

I'm in the same boat. I haven't yet ordered anything but looks like I will be.

How did you get the broken nipple out of the furl hose?
...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 906,537
Posted By Reamer
Easy -- Aerostitch Wind Triangle w/fleece lining....

Easy -- Aerostitch Wind Triangle w/fleece lining.

It has lasted forever and can transform a chilly ride into a warm one or a freezing ride into a tolerable one. Assuming you're not completely...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By Reamer
OK. I'll check that. I had been thinking that...

OK. I'll check that. I had been thinking that because the fuel pump is running, which it doesn't when I have the sidestand out, that wouldn't be the problem. But I guess a short could cause...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2010, 10:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By Reamer
Thanks for your suggestions, everyone. I will...

Thanks for your suggestions, everyone. I will check the coil and the hall effect sensors & wiring.

The starter will not function with the kill switch in the "Kill" position, so that's not the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By Reamer
Arrg! 1150 GS Won't Start

Any suggestions?

2000 1150 GS, 55k miles. Recently serviced (4 months ago). I've been riding it regularly, except haven't ridden for about 3-4 weeks. Garage kept. Bike ran fine last time I rode...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2010, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,387
Posted By Reamer
Yeah, a little poop in an old battery really...

Yeah, a little poop in an old battery really gives it a kick in the ass!

I guess I had too much stale gasoline on my hands, and fumes in my brain, to be able to type!
Forum: Old's Cool 03-19-2010, 11:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,387
Posted By Reamer
Well, it was a bit dark out when I could only get...

Well, it was a bit dark out when I could only get it to take 1/3 throttle.

Turns out the choke was ON. :eek1

I had looked at the choke lever, but couldn't read the On/Off markings. When the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,939
Posted By Reamer
Running Good Now!

Well, it was a bit dark out when I could only get it to take 1/3 throttle.

Turns out the choke was ON. :eek1

I had looked at the choke lever, but couldn't read the On/Off markings. When the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-17-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,939
Posted By Reamer
It Runs!

Thanks, all.

I drained the carbs, turned the fuel on and let it run for 30 seconds or so. The float-bowl drain plugs have orifices in 'em. What are these? They were plugged so I cleaned the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,387
Posted By Reamer
It Runs!

Thanks, all.

I drained the carbs, turned the fuel on and let it run for 30 seconds or so. The float-bowl drain plugs have orifices in 'em. What are these? They were plugged so I cleaned the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-17-2010, 12:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,387
Posted By Reamer
'77 CB550 -- I Need a little help.

I'm going to head up to Wisconsin (I'm in AZ) to try and get my step-daughter's '77 CB550 running. She bought it in the fall, rode it a half dozen times, then the battery died, and it hasn't run...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,939
Posted By Reamer
Thanks, guys! Mr. Jerk, I bet she didn't...

Thanks, guys!

Mr. Jerk, I bet she didn't know about the clutch and the kick-starter. I didn't!

Cycleman2, I was planning on the plugs. I'll follow your recipe for trying to free the floats...
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2010, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,939
Posted By Reamer
Ah yes! The ether! I was kind of hoping some...

Ah yes! The ether! I was kind of hoping some would suggest starting fluid!

Sounds good. Any word on jumping from a car battery?

Thanks,
Forum: Road warriors 03-16-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,939
Posted By Reamer
1977 CB550 -- Need Help

I'm going to head up to Wisconsin (I'm in AZ) to try and get my step-daughter's '77 CB550 running. She bought it in the fall, rode it a half dozen times, then the battery died, and it hasn't run...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-15-2009, 10:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By Reamer
She's got it covered. Thanks

She's got it covered.

Thanks
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-13-2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By Reamer
Beloit, WI area?

Anyone out there in Beloit area? My step daughter (21 year-old college girl) is going to school in Beloit and is looking for a place she can store her motorcycle for the winter or over winter break....
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2007, 09:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,622
Posted By Reamer
65mm Risers on '00 1150 - Stock Bars

I recently finished he install on my 1150.
I could echo the positive comments here regarding improved comfort. I got them so I could stand, not stoop.

As to the installation instructions... The...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2007, 10:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By Reamer
It was just a failing brake line. Had nothing to...

It was just a failing brake line. Had nothing to do with fluid level or air in the system. The line failed internally trapping pressure in the brakes.

I rode home with rear brake only. A...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2007, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,057,859
Posted By Reamer
Maybe. I took it as a reasonable comment...

Maybe.

I took it as a reasonable comment about a non-competition oriented machine. Probably hard to get too excited about a bike like that. For any of us, much less a world-class dirt rider...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2007, 11:14 AM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,057,859
Posted By Reamer
I was at Jimmy Lewis' class last weekend (2-24.) ...

I was at Jimmy Lewis' class last weekend (2-24.) He had one of these G650 X Challenge and used it for many demos, wheelies, nose wheelies, etc... I asked him how he liked it. He said, 'It does...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2007, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By Reamer
Well, Dave, looks like only one expert weighed...

Well, Dave, looks like only one expert weighed in. I'm in agreement with his answer, tho.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2007, 08:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,018
Posted By Reamer
I have the Fastways and like them. Actually...

I have the Fastways and like them. Actually about 7/8 of an inch lower. The ped is lowered, not moved forward.

The only down side for me: due to the 'platform' nature of the peg there is less...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2007, 05:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,243
Posted By Reamer
Thanks. As you may have seen from my other...

Thanks. As you may have seen from my other thread, I also had a water-balloon brake line in the front -- but I didn't lose brakes -- just the ability release them! Pressure between the iner and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2007, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By Reamer
Well, I couldn't find the aspirin so I had a...

Well, I couldn't find the aspirin so I had a couple six-packs.

That's kind of what I figured. I just couldn't fathom how a little air could cause such trouble. In looking since, I see some folks...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2007, 03:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,243
Posted By Reamer
Hey MK GS, I'm about to replace the hoses on...

Hey MK GS,

I'm about to replace the hoses on my 00 1150 GS with the Spiegler kit. Any hints? Did you replace them all at once, then start pumping in brake fluid from the top?

Any issues...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2007, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By Reamer
R1150 GS w/ ABS Brake Problems!!!!

OK, I'll keep this as short as I can:
I just did did Jimmy Lewis last weekend. Day One consisted of lots of drills on the dry lake, in particular, lots of front braking towards the end of the day. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2006, 12:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By Reamer
For a long time I thought it was my (the bike's)...

For a long time I thought it was my (the bike's) belt. But reaching up and holding the beak quells the squeek.

I'll tighten the signals -- good tip. I checked the 4 fasteners along the bottom...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2006, 11:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By Reamer
The metal tabs on the sub-frame? They were...

The metal tabs on the sub-frame? They were broken and I welded them some time ago. I'm refering to the plastic beak and the plastic headlight/instrument assembly well forward..... If I stick my...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2006, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By Reamer
1150 Beak Squeak!

I'm happy to have a bike with a beak. But I don't want a bike that chirps like a big bird!
I've been noticing a chirp or squeak from the front of my bike and I finally figured out where it's coming...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2006, 04:51 PM
Replies: 1,497
Views: 628,060
Posted By Reamer
Tobers and Cut-Down Screen -- 1150GS

If I missed a posting with this info, forgive me. I read through most all of the 34 pages of this thread, and used the search feature....

I've got an 1150GS with stock screen and tobinators. I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2006, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,173
Posted By Reamer
Thanks....

Thanks for the comments.
I swapped 'em out (a month ago) and they're holding up, so I'm guessing the tubes are not bent.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-07-2006, 03:18 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 5,110
Posted By Reamer
Another option on the 4th route via Bagdad.... ...

Another option on the 4th route via Bagdad....
There is a dirt option after bagdad. Pretty nice ride. I did it 2-up a couple years ago, so there's nothing chalenging, but nice to cruise in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2006, 03:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,426
Posted By Reamer
Both Beak-mounts broken

I know this is an old thread.... But after seeing both my beak mounting tabs were broken, I came in and ran a search. This thread was the only hit.

Very front of the front sub-frame, both tabs...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2006, 01:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,173
Posted By Reamer
r1100r .... ? I see no reference to an r1100r.

r1100r .... ? I see no reference to an r1100r.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2006, 10:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,173
Posted By Reamer
Thanks, Shafted. Looks like what I needed. My...

Thanks, Shafted.
Looks like what I needed. My mileage is 41000 or so. Maybe I was due.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2006, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,173
Posted By Reamer
Fork Seals '00 1150

Both my fork seals blew out yesterday.

I was riding two-up on a ride that turned out to be much rougher than I had anticipated. Part way through I noticed (at a stop) that both fork seals were...
Forum: Ride reports 12-09-2005, 11:32 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 48,188
Posted By Reamer
While some of the pics here are amusing -- I...

While some of the pics here are amusing -- I couldn't agree more.
WTF?
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2005, 01:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,353
Posted By Reamer
Thanks. And thanks to Kixtand, too.

Thanks. And thanks to Kixtand, too.
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2005, 02:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,353
Posted By Reamer
Thanks. The other, new, Sidis I looked at had...

Thanks.
The other, new, Sidis I looked at had the same insole. Thin and flat -- and attached at the toe. Not enough room in there for an additional insole AND my foot....

Anyone?
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2005, 04:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,353
Posted By Reamer
Eh? I've been looking for the same boot -- touring,...

I've been looking for the same boot -- touring, off-road, walking.....
Picked up a pair of (very slightly) used Sidi Discoveries at a local shop for a buck an a quarter today!

I'd been...
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