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Forum: Vendors 07-18-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 20,892
Posted By spartanman
Any plans for an H1 LED?

Any plans for an H1 LED?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,436
Posted By spartanman
You'll miss the KTM's power, but that's about it....

You'll miss the KTM's power, but that's about it. The GS is a great bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By spartanman
Spray some glass cleaner on the grommets before...

Spray some glass cleaner on the grommets before you reinstall the cover. Slips right on.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 11,843
Posted By spartanman
Really? If this website is any indicator, I think...

Really? If this website is any indicator, I think there's still plenty of enthusiasm for the 1150s and 1100s to keep BMW interested in supporting them. Good used parts are plentiful and mostly cheap....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 11,843
Posted By spartanman
:stupid

:stupid
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 871
Posted By spartanman
I love everything about my R1150 GS Adventure and...

I love everything about my R1150 GS Adventure and have no desire to own an RT. I look at gaining 10 hp in no way compromises my GS. On the contrary, it makes it even more fun to ride. I'm just trying...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 871
Posted By spartanman
How's gas mileage with the chip compared to stock?

How's gas mileage with the chip compared to stock?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 871
Posted By spartanman
You're right. Thanks.

You're right. Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 871
Posted By spartanman
I own an R1150GS Adventure and love it. It runs...

I own an R1150GS Adventure and love it. It runs great -- for a bike with 85 hp. Just looking to swap in some RT engine bits to up it 95 hp, without killing mileage or reliability. :ricky
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 871
Posted By spartanman
Thanks for sharing your experience. This makes...

Thanks for sharing your experience. This makes sense given that the GS is lighter than the RT and tuned to make max power at lower RPM. I figured the RT would take it on the top end because of its...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By spartanman
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/flattrack...

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/flattracklarry/img_6000_zps234e038c.jpg (http://s251.photobucket.com/user/flattracklarry/media/img_6000_zps234e038c.jpg.html)
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 871
Posted By spartanman
Anyone ridden both an R1150GS and R1150RT? :ear

Anyone ridden both an R1150GS and R1150RT? :ear
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,124
Posted By spartanman
He's high... ...in altitude. Way better...

He's high...

...in altitude. Way better mileage.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2014, 05:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By spartanman
Here's the slack tube. The servo cable comes in...

Here's the slack tube. The servo cable comes in the bottom. I covered the cutout with neoprene sheet.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=925593
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 320
Posted By spartanman
Rostra cruise control: Important!

I installed a Rostra cruise control on my 2002 GS Adventure. It has worked flawlessly until after some off-road riding in PA recently. On the way home, I set the cruise and it held speed as always....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 871
Posted By spartanman
Great information! Thank you.

Great information! Thank you.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 871
Posted By spartanman
RT, GSA, and GS have same final drive ratio. GS...

RT, GSA, and GS have same final drive ratio. GS and RT have same transmissions. GSA has slightly lower first gear and a .800 6th gear. RT and GS have .700 overdrive 6th. I installed an RT trans...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 871
Posted By spartanman
Oh yeah, forgot the intake tubes. The RT tubes...

Oh yeah, forgot the intake tubes. The RT tubes are shorter and larger diameter than the GS tubes. I calculated the tuned rpm of the two designs and the RT tubes tune at higher RPM, as expected. To my...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 871
Posted By spartanman
R1150 GS vs R1150RT performance

By the numbers:

RT: 95 HP at 7250 RPM and 72 ft-lb torque at 5,500 RPM

GS: 85 HP at 6750 RPM and 72 ft-lb torque at 5,250 RPM

Who here has ridden both of these bikes? How do the two...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1,325
Views: 434,222
Posted By spartanman
What altitude in the mountains? My 2002 GSA gets...

What altitude in the mountains? My 2002 GSA gets 40-44 mpg in flatland at 730 ft ASL. Last year in Colorado I saw 50 mpg a few times. Nice bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By spartanman
Fairly lazy steering? :poserHave you ever ridden...

Fairly lazy steering? :poserHave you ever ridden a R1150GSA? They handle extremely well and are surprisingly nimble.:wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,570
Posted By spartanman
Besides higher compression pistons, the RT uses...

Besides higher compression pistons, the RT uses longer duration, higher lift camshafts than the GS. Longer duration cams effectively reduce the compression ratio at lower RPM because of the longer...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,609
Posted By spartanman
The solder method sounds easier, though I had no...

The solder method sounds easier, though I had no trouble with a dial indicator using the warm-the-cover method I found online. It's amazing how slight warming lets it slide on the hub. You'd laugh if...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,609
Posted By spartanman
fd

I'd check the bearing preload. Read...
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=925593
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 6,198
Views: 1,195,996
Posted By spartanman
Thanks for the seat part number, Rensen. I found...

Thanks for the seat part number, Rensen. I found one.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-08-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,444
Posted By spartanman
No love with the solder wick. Maybe it's my...

No love with the solder wick. Maybe it's my crappy soldering iron, but I can't get the solder to leave the terminals. I'm resorting to stronger methods. :kboomStay tuned...

Oh, and I've begun...
Forum: Thumpers 04-08-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6,198
Views: 1,195,996
Posted By spartanman
PM sent. Thank you.

PM sent. Thank you.
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6,198
Views: 1,195,996
Posted By spartanman
I have a 2005 525 EXC and want to install an XC...

I have a 2005 525 EXC and want to install an XC tank like yours. Do you have to change the seat? If so, which one? Any other mods needed?
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By spartanman
It was to be the first addition to my shop, but...

It was to be the first addition to my shop, but who knows. I may sell it.
Forum: The Garage 04-06-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By spartanman
Well, I guess it's not latex. The denatured...

Well, I guess it's not latex. The denatured alcohol softens it some, but by the time it does, the original paint is getting compromised. Oh well, I think I'll chip off the loose stuff, block sand,...
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By spartanman
It was updated with a Reliance AC motor and drive.

It was updated with a Reliance AC motor and drive.
Forum: The Garage 04-05-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By spartanman
I may try this after I've exhausted chemical...

I may try this after I've exhausted chemical stripping options.



It's a Monarch 10 EE tool room metal lathe.



I'll give it a shot. Thanks.
Forum: The Garage 04-04-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 820
Posted By spartanman
How to remove latex paint from oil paint base?

I picked up an old lathe that someone painted with, I'm guessing, house paint. Is there something that will remove latex paint but not hurt the oil paint beneath it?
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 6,198
Views: 1,195,996
Posted By spartanman
What battery would you recommend for the 525?

What battery would you recommend for the 525?
Forum: Thumpers 03-23-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,275
Posted By spartanman
Thanks. The Heim joint is in good shape. I think...

Thanks. The Heim joint is in good shape. I think the shock lost its N2 charge. Also needs a different spring. The previous owner had the heaviest available Race Tech progressive spring installed....
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,275
Posted By spartanman
Thank you for the links. I changed the oil. It...

Thank you for the links. I changed the oil. It runs well. I removed the shock and will send it out for rebuild. Picked up a side stand from an inmate. Progress.
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 6,198
Views: 1,195,996
Posted By spartanman
Is that the BD Squadron LED headlight? How do you...

Is that the BD Squadron LED headlight? How do you like it?
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,275
Posted By spartanman
Thanks for the CD manual info and the suspension...

Thanks for the CD manual info and the suspension contacts. The factory manual that came with the bike is mostly maintenance stuff. I need to get the CD. I emailed KreftMoto. His prices seem...
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,275
Posted By spartanman
I'll have it rebuilt if need be. It came with a...

I'll have it rebuilt if need be. It came with a printed manual.
Forum: Thumpers 03-21-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,275
Posted By spartanman
Got the bike home today. Rear shock needs...

Got the bike home today. Rear shock needs attention, but not sure what's ailing it. It clunks at the top of the stroke on rebound. Any ideas? Oh, and the kickstand is missing.
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