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Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,707
Posted By JetSpeed
Straighten me out then.

Straighten me out then.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,707
Posted By JetSpeed
Once again we are not even talking about dino oil...

Once again we are not even talking about dino oil here, the 5W40 spec'd for the GSW is synthetic.
It's no secret that synthetic oils are more robust then conventional oil but modern good quality...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,157
Posted By JetSpeed
Of course you don't, you're one of those guys...

Of course you don't, you're one of those guys that fills your oil level to the 1/2 way mark and grins like a Cheshire cat about it, you like things 1/2 full.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 606
Posted By JetSpeed
For $500 I'd buy just about anything. You can't...

For $500 I'd buy just about anything.
You can't get hurt on this bike for that price, even though it's not a bike that I'd want to repair and ride, 100k miles on a police bike is like a quarter of a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,126
Posted By JetSpeed
There was a little more to the OP's post then...

There was a little more to the OP's post then just that, I also think that it never hurts to have a little social interaction, guidance, insight and moral support when dealing with something new,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 500
Posted By JetSpeed
My GSW is U.S spec and lights up exactly as yours...

My GSW is U.S spec and lights up exactly as yours does.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2015, 05:24 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,707
Posted By JetSpeed
Not exactly, the process of hydrocracking was...

Not exactly, the process of hydrocracking was developed to allow oil manufacturers to produce oil that has superior qualities to Group II oils but a lower price tag then Group IV PAO oils, I don't...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2015, 05:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By JetSpeed
You can measure the thickness of the clutch disk...

You can measure the thickness of the clutch disk with the starter removed.



Checking the hand-guard for clutch lever interference is actually a darn good idea, especially since the OP is...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,707
Posted By JetSpeed
Just the fact that 5w40 was the subject oil. ...

Just the fact that 5w40 was the subject oil.



I'm not sure exactly what this statement is even suppose to mean.

In the case of new LC bikes where the oil pulls double duty not only...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 878
Posted By JetSpeed
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1023030&highlight=altrider+headlight+protector
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,157
Posted By JetSpeed
I've seen this article before but I keep my oil...

I've seen this article before but I keep my oil level at the top and have no clutch issues, admittedly though my clutch was troublesome until the bike had at least 12k miles, I saw this article after...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,091
Posted By JetSpeed
The new liquid cooled BMW's require SAE 5W-40,...

The new liquid cooled BMW's require SAE 5W-40, API SL / JASO MA2.
The only oil(s) meeting those specifications is synthetic.
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,409
Posted By JetSpeed
I think that in China SOP at factories is more...

I think that in China SOP at factories is more often then not exactly as def has described it and the integrity of business's is suspect and questionable, but just like in the U.S and other countries...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,157
Posted By JetSpeed
Why are people filling the oil level only to the...

Why are people filling the oil level only to the center of the sight gauge?

The engine oil level is full when it is at the TOP of the red circle, anything below that (but within the red circle) is...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By JetSpeed
Avon released data on the Trailrider's last...

Avon released data on the Trailrider's last October but the tire is still not on the market.
It will be available in Europe first making it's way to the U.S and other parts eventually.
It appears...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2015, 09:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,091
Posted By JetSpeed
Milo, same company completed my sisters rear diff...

Milo, same company completed my sisters rear diff service (as I mentioned above), they had the Suburban towed into Vegas and had to fly a few members of the family home due to commitments, the others...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 617
Posted By JetSpeed
Stay close to home. These are the types of...

Stay close to home.

These are the types of maintenance gripes that keep me awake at night until they are repaired, to me a bike that has a clutch problem (regardless of the cause) is virtually...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,126
Posted By JetSpeed
Tubeless, get a tire plug kit and a pump and...

Tubeless, get a tire plug kit and a pump and you're good to go.

I use cheap ($4) Slime tire plug kits, they work decent enough and I go thru them quick.
Pick the compact electric pump of your...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,707
Posted By JetSpeed
This thread is in regards to the 5W40 oil spec'd...

This thread is in regards to the 5W40 oil spec'd for the Liquid Cooled GSW's.
There is no Dino oil that meets BMW's required specifications (SAE 5W-40, API SL / JASO MA2) for the bike, so even...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,707
Posted By JetSpeed
5W40 weight oil (especially full synthetic) is...

5W40 weight oil (especially full synthetic) is generally considered usable in temperatures ranging from less then -20F to over 120F
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 942
Posted By JetSpeed
I'm not so sure that I could be much more pissed...

I'm not so sure that I could be much more pissed off, I'm not offended easily but Touratech has offended me on many occasions, if they didn't make such nice gear I wouldn't give a darn, too bad TT EU...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 942
Posted By JetSpeed
I have the BMW cover but I'm going to trade up to...

I have the BMW cover but I'm going to trade up to the TT model, the BMW unit is a serious pain in the ass to R&R every time you want to take a pax with you.
Good thing that Touratech isn't asking...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 730
Posted By JetSpeed
Before I got the GS911 Wifi the local dealer...

Before I got the GS911 Wifi the local dealer charged me an hour labor ($110) to reset the reminder, they also installed all the software updates, which they normally do for free if you have any work...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By JetSpeed
The Auto Trip meter (TRIP A) resets to zero after...

The Auto Trip meter (TRIP A) resets to zero after the bike sits idle for 8 hours.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2015, 06:00 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By JetSpeed
When I was replacing the tire, I spun the wheel...

When I was replacing the tire, I spun the wheel and it sounded like an old pair of roller skates.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,091
Posted By JetSpeed
Def, is the reason you DIY because of the crap...

Def, is the reason you DIY because of the crap oil that drive thru oil change shops use or because of the uniformed high-school drop outs repeating "righty tighty lefty loosey" to themselves as they...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2015, 07:33 AM
Replies: 2,879
Views: 406,220
Posted By JetSpeed
I believe that Nav-V pulls this data directly...

I believe that Nav-V pulls this data directly from the bike and is the same as used for instruments, the only possibility of changing it would be if the dealer can make the change with the computer,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,091
Posted By JetSpeed
I'll have to take your word on it, and while I...

I'll have to take your word on it, and while I don't disagree that some additives may have adverse reactions to others, I have not seen any evidence that supports this and have not heard of one motor...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,091
Posted By JetSpeed
I'm no oil expert but from what I understand your...

I'm no oil expert but from what I understand your logic is somewhat accurate except that it most likely have an end result of exactly 15W45, the only thing that's for certain is it will be somewhere...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,759
Posted By JetSpeed
I have a little girl at home.

I have a little girl at home.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,036
Posted By JetSpeed
I suppose they will if they get on her for a test...

I suppose they will if they get on her for a test out, grab a gob of brakes in the parking lot and end up on their noodle.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By JetSpeed
I had to replaced the front bearings on my 05 at...

I had to replaced the front bearings on my 05 at around 90k miles, but the bike had some serious abuse.
If I recall correctly the OEM bearings were SKF, both the ones I removed and the new ones...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,036
Posted By JetSpeed
Make sure that you put some tape over that light...

Make sure that you put some tape over that light so can get all the money for it.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,759
Posted By JetSpeed
Now simmer down there Lee, all we're saying is...

Now simmer down there Lee, all we're saying is that once you install that drive-shaft (painted or not) who the hell's going to know???
And more importantly, who the hell's going to care???
I'm as...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By JetSpeed
I run my front tire at 40psi when I'm riding on...

I run my front tire at 40psi when I'm riding on the street.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By JetSpeed
I have had various road surface conditions cause...

I have had various road surface conditions cause my front end to do this, rain and construction grooves are the worst, even shallow ones.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,637
Posted By JetSpeed
I had a 2008 Silverado 1500, I now have a newer...

I had a 2008 Silverado 1500, I now have a newer 2014 and both speedometers were/are within 1%, as is my wives 2013 Chevy Volt, so at least Chevy gets it right.
In fact I travel quite a bit, I take...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 664
Posted By JetSpeed
Looks like the best quality 5205 that you will...

Looks like the best quality 5205 that you will find that is sealed (not shielded) and suitable for the wheels is an SKF 5205-2RS
FAG, Timken and Federal Mogul only manufacturer this bearing in a...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3,167
Views: 494,534
Posted By JetSpeed
So sounds like this was more then the...

So sounds like this was more then the decompression lever ticking sound.
Glad to hear that at least you're going to get a new mill out of the deal, kind of funny how BMW Australia took great care of...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,433
Posted By JetSpeed
It should be absolutely no problem in hot...

It should be absolutely no problem in hot weather, I hear that the only issue you may notice is clutch chatter using heavier weight oils in the GSW, but my bet is zero issues.
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