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Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 23,774
Views: 3,207,631
Posted By spartanman
Awesome, pigpen! Thank you!:thumb Quick question:...

Awesome, pigpen! Thank you!:thumb Quick question: I just want to be sure we're using the same jet terminology. Can you check this diagram and ID# the pilot, slow, and leak jets? Reason I ask is, I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-25-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 23,774
Views: 3,207,631
Posted By spartanman
Keihin FCR40 MX jetting for sea level?

So I installed an FCR40 MX carb from a CRF450F on my XR650R. Reshaped the gas tank to fit. Anybody done this mod? If so, what size main and slow jets? It has a 172 main and a 42 slow now. Thank you!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,032
Posted By spartanman
As has been mentioned, check the obvious things...

As has been mentioned, check the obvious things -- fluid level, crud, air in the system. Less obvious: dragging caliper causing brake fluid boiling and loss of brakes. FWIW, a friend has a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 6,880
Views: 1,279,085
Posted By spartanman
So what's your take on the winglets? How well do...

So what's your take on the winglets? How well do they work?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 661
Posted By spartanman
I'm in the process of converting my R1150 GSA to...

I'm in the process of converting my R1150 GSA to a GS seat and have a toolbox question.

Part #5 on the toolbox fiche is called a locking mechanism. Does this lock down the toolbox lid when the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By spartanman
Nice looking GS. You did well, very well. They're...

Nice looking GS. You did well, very well. They're great bikes. Enjoy!
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,618
Posted By spartanman
http://www.brunos.us/ds_airheads_oilheads.html ...

http://www.brunos.us/ds_airheads_oilheads.html

Check again.


"BMW Drive shaft U-joint repair is a very cost efficient solution to keep your Bike running like new. Option of 'lube for...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23,774
Views: 3,207,631
Posted By spartanman
Maybe someone good with a TIG could do it....

Maybe someone good with a TIG could do it. Alternatively, drill and tap the broken bolt for a left-handed thread -- maybe a #8 or #10. Install a left-handed bolt and bottom it out or jam nut. It...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,618
Posted By spartanman
Bruno's...

Bruno's http://www.brunos.us/ds_airheads_oilheads.html
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 617
Posted By spartanman
Thumb McMaster-Carr Lovefest

Like many here, I've purchased tons of stuff from McMaster-Carr. Recently I ordered some clamps, fully expecting them to arrive in a day or two. They ALWAYS deliver on time or before. Well, nearly a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-14-2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 23,774
Views: 3,207,631
Posted By spartanman
No button, ever. The magic happens when you kick...

No button, ever. The magic happens when you kick it over.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,246
Posted By spartanman
+1

+1
Forum: GS Boxers 05-10-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,361
Posted By spartanman
Unless you install a speedo drive from an R1150R....

Unless you install a speedo drive from an R1150R. Then the GS speedo is within 1-1.5 mph of a GPS.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,618
Posted By spartanman
Yes, same as a standard GS trans except it's...

Yes, same as a standard GS trans except it's black rather than silver. I think about 50,000 miles. I had it installed it in my 2002 GSA for a while, but didn't care for the tall overdrive. It shifted...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 7,618
Posted By spartanman
I've got a transmission from an R1150RT. Shifts...

I've got a transmission from an R1150RT. Shifts fine. Good input shaft. Let me know where to ship it.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,361
Posted By spartanman
Best ever for my 2002 GSA was 52 mpg in Colorado....

Best ever for my 2002 GSA was 52 mpg in Colorado. Thin air -- less gas.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,361
Posted By spartanman
2002 -- low 40s

2002 -- low 40s
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,246
Posted By spartanman
You're going to love it. I've owned mine for two...

You're going to love it. I've owned mine for two years and have taken it on a trip to Colorado, Nova Scotia and countless weekend and day rides on and off road. It's a great bike. Enjoy!
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6,880
Views: 1,279,085
Posted By spartanman
Installed a used, good-quality y-pipe on my 2002...

Installed a used, good-quality y-pipe on my 2002 GSA. Shed probably 10 lb and it sounds good. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,237
Posted By spartanman
The pressure is atmospheric when it leaves the...

The pressure is atmospheric when it leaves the nozzle.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,260
Posted By spartanman
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=189972

It's a jumper setting Steptoe suggested. it apparently fixes pinging on some bikes. It smoothed out my 2002 GSA which didn't ping but...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By spartanman
Any. The speedo drives off the front wheel. The...

Any. The speedo drives off the front wheel. The R1100R speedometer drive ratio is slightly different than the GSA.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By spartanman
Yeah, some people like the stock speedo that's 10...

Yeah, some people like the stock speedo that's 10 mph optimistic. Supports the illusion of higher speeds and better gas mileage. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,430
Posted By spartanman
All the important modern conveniences and still...

All the important modern conveniences and still easy to maintain. Decent power, comfortable, great handling, great brakes, excellent range. Love my 2002 GSA. :raabia
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By spartanman
Looks and sounds functional, Mr. Jaja. Thanks for...

Looks and sounds functional, Mr. Jaja. Thanks for posting.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By spartanman
You can fix the speedo error. R1100R speedo...

You can fix the speedo error. R1100R speedo drive. My speedo is within 1-1.5 mph of the GPS.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By spartanman
This is my first season with this gearing and...

This is my first season with this gearing and mileage improves with rising temperatures. So far, I've averaged around 40 mpg and have gotten as high as 43.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 836
Posted By spartanman
I installed 2.62 final drive in my GSA. 2.82 is...

I installed 2.62 final drive in my GSA. 2.82 is stock. Had gears from an LT fit in a GS housing. Combined with the adventure trans low first gear, and non-overdrive 6th, it's perfect. As the others...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 598
Posted By spartanman
R1150GSA to GS seat conversion opinions

I've read the threads how to convert from GSA one-piece to the GS two-piece seat. I'm interested in hearing from those who've done it. Are you happy with the results? I'm about to swap my GSA seat...
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 23,774
Views: 3,207,631
Posted By spartanman
Yeah, sealing the bolt holes is the easier part...

Yeah, sealing the bolt holes is the easier part -- sealing washers do the job. It's cutting the o-ring groove in the tank that has me a bit concerned. It's amazing that the makers of these...
Forum: Thumpers 04-12-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 23,774
Views: 3,207,631
Posted By spartanman
Thank you for the exacting detail, Kai Ju! It...

Thank you for the exacting detail, Kai Ju! It sounds well thought out and executed. Nice work. I have a couple ideas to possibly make the install simpler. Machine up an aluminum spacer and put an...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,260
Posted By spartanman
Try the Steptoe Mod.

Try the Steptoe Mod.
Forum: Thumpers 04-11-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23,774
Views: 3,207,631
Posted By spartanman
I want to do this to my tank as well. Please...

I want to do this to my tank as well. Please explain how you added the petcock. How is it attached and sealed? Which petcock is that? Thank you!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2015, 04:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 983
Posted By spartanman
Here's a luggage rack I designed for my R1150GSA....

Here's a luggage rack I designed for my R1150GSA. It bolts to the stock rack using six existing bolt holes. Installation requires the grab rail be removed. The front portion of the rack folds down to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,375
Posted By spartanman
Timeserts aren't cheap but work great:...

Timeserts aren't cheap but work great: http://www.amazon.com/TIME-SERT-Metric-Kit-Part-1215/dp/B001JK44D4

Keensert is another good option. I would avoid Helicoils.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,883
Posted By spartanman
Aeroflow fairing. Some say it's ugly. Nearly all...

Aeroflow fairing. Some say it's ugly. Nearly all say it works. Love mine.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 983
Posted By spartanman
I'm in the process of designing a rack for the...

I'm in the process of designing a rack for the 1150GSA. If there's interest, I'd probably develop one for the 1150GS as well.
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 233
Posted By spartanman
Conti Trail Attack 2 rear; TKC 80 front?

Anybody run this combo on a 1150GS? Several of my riding friends run an Anakee 3 rear / TKC 80 front and like it. The TA2s work great on pavement and I've done fire roads with them, but I'm concerned...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,585
Posted By spartanman
Have you checked fuel pressure? You said you...

Have you checked fuel pressure? You said you replaced everything except the pump. It's rare, but the pumps can fail. Line obstruction?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1,026
Views: 391,609
Posted By spartanman
Better, brighter, safer lighting should be an...

Better, brighter, safer lighting should be an easy sell. :wink:
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