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Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,437
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Haha, I just had the muffler off to install my...

Haha, I just had the muffler off to install my newly re-built Wilbers on my Adventure, but didn't think to run the bike with the can off.

Next time--in, say, another 30k miles--I will definitely...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,437
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Removing the muffler doesn't result in noise...

Removing the muffler doesn't result in noise increase? That's going to disappoint the OP, who wrote he was looking to remove the muffler specifically to get "more sound."

It would also be...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,437
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Well, at least you don't live in a crowded urban...

Well, at least you don't live in a crowded urban environment around lots of other men, women, and children who would have to listen to the ear-shattering roar of your unmufflered motorcycle.

Wait,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 74,120
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Just want to add that I had the fuel gauge crap...

Just want to add that I had the fuel gauge crap out last fall, did this "BBQ lighter" trick, and it fixed the problem perfectly. Amazing, but true. :clap
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Haha, I expect you'll get some ribbing on this...

Haha, I expect you'll get some ribbing on this post, but I see you're really new to all this.

To those of us who have been around a few years (decades? dayum), "Touratech" may as well be German...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 23,013
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Same here, got my letter yesterday, but did the...

Same here, got my letter yesterday, but did the repair myself at my 24k service last summer.

Ah, well.

FYI, just swapped my rebuilt Wilbers back onto the GSA, in place of the OEM ESA...
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,909
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Brilliant, a 1,000 thanks!

Brilliant, a 1,000 thanks!
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,909
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Oh, I could never match the quality of what...

Oh, I could never match the quality of what you've done already. :-)

Indeed, you've guided me through all my prior tire changes, suspension changes, valve adjusts, final drive oil changes, trans...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,752
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Rebuilding ESA shocks

FYI, Klaus has rebuilt my ESA shocks, and at a very reasonable price, and a very rapid turn-around, about a week, less than promised. Says will be less to rebuild them in future (but, you know)....
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,909
Posted By 200GRLSWC
AND yesterday my new tires came in, and today my...

AND yesterday my new tires came in, and today my rebuilt Wilber's from Klaus arrived.

AND it's time for my 30,000 mile service.

As soon as the temp in my New England garage warms up a few...
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,909
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Oh, and a thousand thanks for the pics. Guess...

Oh, and a thousand thanks for the pics. Guess I'm buying myself a bottle-jack. :-)
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,909
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Yes, mostly. Do you actually unbolt the front...

Yes, mostly. Do you actually unbolt the front chock from the lift to do the front-wheel work--I see it's missing in that last photo.
Forum: The Garage 03-26-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,909
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Don't mean to pester you, Jim, just appreciate...

Don't mean to pester you, Jim, just appreciate opportunity to leverage your experience (and, for what it's worth, multiple buyer of your R1200GS maintenance DVD). :-)

With front wheel in chock,...
Forum: The Garage 03-25-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 15,909
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Proper mounting position for "swivel" of HF wheel chock

I recently bought the HF lift, with the same optional HF chock shown here (the silver one).

Right now I have the "swivel" part of the wheel chock in the lowest hole, and it simply does not...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Just checked, I actually have the 535 installed....

Just checked, I actually have the 535 installed. My recollection is that I put it in 3-4 years ago.

Every once in a while feels like it doesn't have quite the oomph, especially on the very rare...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Hey Jim, any idea what we should expect from the...

Hey Jim, any idea what we should expect from the life of a PC 625? With car batteries I usually figure 3 years, but not as much experience with MC batteries.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,298
Posted By 200GRLSWC
I'll snap one of those up if they ever become...

I'll snap one of those up if they ever become available again. Seems a big "if", as I've been waiting a LOOOOOONG time. That's why I was compelled to the old-school "fluid-in-a-tube" setup when my...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,298
Posted By 200GRLSWC
I just used water and food coloring in my set-up,...

I just used water and food coloring in my set-up, worked fine for my '08 GSA. Set it up as a dual (of course) water column from floor to ceiling in garage, with enough spare tubing to run from...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,298
Posted By 200GRLSWC
I'm an all Mac household, as well, but I have...

I'm an all Mac household, as well, but I have VMWare Fusion and Windows XP loaded on my MacBookPro as an alternative setup (actually, now several series of MacBookPros).

GS911 runs in the XP...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Klaus is charging me $270 each for the ESA front...

Klaus is charging me $270 each for the ESA front and ESA rear--plus shipping back and forth, of course, another $40-$80 total, depending. A little more expensive (fixed) than a standard rebuild. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Well, I just heard back from Klaus on my Wilbers...

Well, I just heard back from Klaus on my Wilbers rear shock that went POP! You'll recall that I had the shock sitting on a shelf, waiting for the day when I would use it to replace the rear ESA...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 18,548
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Ask them how much they want for that slightly...

Ask them how much they want for that slightly used GS they just brought in.

:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Indeed, had it on my '05 GS. Also thankfully...

Indeed, had it on my '05 GS. Also thankfully repaired under warranty.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Fair enough. :lol3 I owe you one. :deal ...

Fair enough. :lol3 I owe you one. :deal

I've made that ride, going the other way. East of Colorado is mostly long, flat, hard slab riding for a day or two until you reach some real trees and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Same here, should VEGASGSA become unavailable. ...

Same here, should VEGASGSA become unavailable. Would need air ticket Boston to Colorado, Amtrak ticket New York to Boston. Don't know how those expenses compare to freight hauler. It certainly...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Welcome.

Welcome.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 16,176
Posted By 200GRLSWC
That's my story. I just did my 24,000 mile...

That's my story. I just did my 24,000 mile service on my '08GSA and saw my rear ESA was leaking. I had a pair of Wilbers from my old '05GS, and swapped them on. I knew I might have some issues...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 896
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Not unusual that new problems are caused by...

Not unusual that new problems are caused by unnecessary software updates on what are (or, up until then were) perfectly operating motorcycles, just because they came in for an oil change.

If...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,093
Posted By 200GRLSWC
How did you get it up on the table in the first...

How did you get it up on the table in the first place? Jump it up? :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2013, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Good catch, Jim. Indeed, if you keep seeing...

Good catch, Jim. Indeed, if you keep seeing bubbles no matter how much you bleed, the air's usually coming around the threads because they've been loosened too much.

DAMHIK. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2013, 04:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 716
Posted By 200GRLSWC
I installed speedbleeders at my 24,000 service...

I installed speedbleeders at my 24,000 service and find them very convenient. Other knowledgeable folks feel they are too fragile to be worth the convenience. Having just installed them, I don't...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Me too--especially as I was supposed to be...

Me too--especially as I was supposed to be working at the time, and not fiddling with my MC. :evil

Fortunately, the shock didn't really go anywhere, maybe moved a couple of inches. Most of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 807
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Rear shock removal--POP!

So, I've had on the shelf for five years a set of Wilbers shocks I'd taken off my '05 GS when I bought my '08GSA. I figured when the ESA suspension on the '08 went bad, I'd slap the Wilbers on her. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,368
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Agreed, Beemer Boneyard is the awesome. :clap

Agreed, Beemer Boneyard is the awesome. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,324
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Got gas?

Got gas?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By 200GRLSWC
I've just removed my ESA shocks from my '08 GSA...

I've just removed my ESA shocks from my '08 GSA and replaced them with non-ESA Wilbers.

I also did a lot of other work to the bike, and haven't yet finished buttoning it up, so I haven't yet had...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,985
Posted By 200GRLSWC
You're welcome. :freaky

You're welcome. :freaky
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-31-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Wow, sounds like a missed opportunity for a nice...

Wow, sounds like a missed opportunity for a nice ride. :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,985
Posted By 200GRLSWC
The same way I check the valves on WWII rotary...

The same way I check the valves on WWII rotary aircraft engines. :deal

I don't. :lol3

Setting successive valves on a BMW boxer can change the gap on valves already adjusted. The valves are...
Forum: Vendors 05-29-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 244,527
Posted By 200GRLSWC
Thanks for the tip--but hopefully by the next...

Thanks for the tip--but hopefully by the next time I need to synch throttle bodies I'll have a Harmonizer in hand. :clap
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