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Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,744
Posted By aculate
+1 Dan Armstrong in Fairbanks clued me in to...

+1
Dan Armstrong in Fairbanks clued me in to this product. It's Eagle One 'NEVR-DULL,' available at NAPA. Follow the directions on the can. It cleaned the Dalton pottery off my headers, leaving...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 874
Posted By aculate
No worries, the top box works fine. I saw...

No worries, the top box works fine. I saw several other GSAs up there with top boxes, besides mine-


https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3900/14423392044_4d33f081f0_c.jpg
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By aculate
Just like GPHusky I have those three boots. ...

Just like GPHusky I have those three boots. Since you said that you'll be riding in Central America soon, I wouldn't even consider the Canyons. You'll be riding dirt and probably some mud, too. ...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By aculate
Thanks! Yeah, I'd used my Google-Fu, but still...

Thanks! Yeah, I'd used my Google-Fu, but still wasn't sure if the products it turns up are worth it or not. I was looking for official ADVRider Testimonials (tm). Strangely, the Ratwax product...
Forum: Equipment 08-01-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 660
Posted By aculate
Helmet wax for matte paint?

For those with matte black helmets- What do you use to protect the finish? I just bought my first matte helmet (actually black and yellow, but both paint colors are matte.)

All my previous...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 875
Posted By aculate
These can be repaired.

gun4hire, I feel your pain. But itís not your use or abuse of the boots that caused that. Blame the glue (and the manufacturer.)

In the last year, Iíve had no fewer than three pairs of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,599
Posted By aculate
Yes, technically, you can put stickers from your...

Yes, technically, you can put stickers from your previous bikes on your new bike, but we won't wave back as you go by. :nono
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,822
Posted By aculate
On the MAX BMW parts fiche, my bike's "CAP FOR...

On the MAX BMW parts fiche, my bike's "CAP FOR DIAGNOSIS PLUG" is 61 13 2 306 793. $9.22. I don't know what the part number is for your bike, you'll have to look it up.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,822
Posted By aculate
mefly2, I agree. Originally, I had my...

mefly2, I agree.

Originally, I had my fuse block triggered through the diagnostic socket wire, but removed it a couple weeks later when I read about the possible warranty issues. Like JVB...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,692
Posted By aculate
:rofl:rofl:rofl You're a good man.

:rofl:rofl:rofl You're a good man.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,692
Posted By aculate
Okay, _cy_, now youíve aggravated me. It is time...

Okay, _cy_, now youíve aggravated me. It is time to go all Klay on you. You have made three errors (THREE!) in one single word (ONE) - one error of spelling, one error of diction, and one of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,692
Posted By aculate
+1 Toss your 'plinth' and drop in a Deka ETX14....

+1 Toss your 'plinth' and drop in a Deka ETX14.


Deka are made by East Penn. You'll find the same battery under different names at different outlets. AutoZone now calls it a 'Duralast,' but...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,822
Posted By aculate
Oh, two more things- 1) I just remembered,...

Oh, two more things-

1) I just remembered, somewhere on here someone recommended coating the bottom of the Centech with liquid electrical tape. (I think it was JVB.) Anyway, two coats of that...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,822
Posted By aculate
Montauk- This is from memory, many beers...

Montauk-

This is from memory, many beers ago. I bought Ancor brand wire from my local West Marine store. Iíd guess any ship chandler would stock good marine wire. Itís stranded, and tinned...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,822
Posted By aculate
Ricardo, I've been on here for years and...

Ricardo,

I've been on here for years and have seen some of the amazing fabrication you've done; so I take it as a great compliment that you like my wiring.

To be honest, I thought about...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,822
Posted By aculate
While the rain covers above may be harmless,...

While the rain covers above may be harmless, theyíre unnecessary. Donít worry about the rain. Iíve ridden my bike through blinding Gulf Coast squalls and six straight days of Alaskan / western...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,824
Posted By aculate
+1 This. psychohawk's 8 steps are correct. But...

+1 This. psychohawk's 8 steps are correct. But this is critical. I'm 6'3" (190cm) and 220 lbs (100Kg.) If I don't have it in neutral I struggle mightily with my GSA, until I (DOH!) pull the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,014
Posted By aculate
I hope you meant to say tail light, not brake...

I hope you meant to say tail light, not brake light. I'd hate to have my GPS, Stebel horn, and Gerbings only work while I'm braking. :evil

There are several power points you can use to...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,059
Posted By aculate
The wonderful thing is that there are so many...

The wonderful thing is that there are so many good cameras out there. You just have to decide for yourself in your own trade-space of convenience / bulk / features / flexibility / price / IQ /...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By aculate
Depends on how much detail you need. For the...

Depends on how much detail you need. For the past three years I've used the Michelin spiral bound Road Atlas of North America. I haven't purchased another map since; though I sometimes do pick up...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By aculate
:lol3:lol3 Also- '10 GSA: Chief Designer...

:lol3:lol3 Also-

'10 GSA: Chief Designer American, components designed and built in Germany, assembled in Berlin.

'68 S-IC: Chief Designer German, components designed and built in USA,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By aculate
My 2 favorite machines, 1 photo

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3919/14444201253_6297bf11cb_o.jpg (http://www.advrider.com/forums/<a href=)

Foreground: My 2010 GSA.

0-60 mph: about 4 secs (with one rider.)



Behind...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,074
Posted By aculate
OP, how many miles on the bike?

OP, how many miles on the bike?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,470
Posted By aculate
FWIW- I bought my tube of Honda Moly 60 at a...

FWIW- I bought my tube of Honda Moly 60 at a Honda car dealership; you don't need to locate a Honda motorcycle dealer.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,586
Posted By aculate
Try this, it's actually useful. ...

Try this, it's actually useful.

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/PN-044-0240/Rear-Fender-Extension-License-plate-holder-R1200GS-HP2

The above plate isn't. You can protect the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,361
Posted By aculate
Subscribed

I'm in. :lurk

Ricardo,

Your photographs are astounding. Somehow, I knew they would be. We met at Dan Armstrong's and shared some good conversation at the U of AK-Fairbanks dorm.

My trip...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By aculate
Really anal? This is my final drive with the...

Really anal? This is my final drive with the mudguard removed. The holes are plugged/protected with titanium screws for reduced unsprung weight. Now THAT is anal. Cheaper than TT's solution too....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,630
Posted By aculate
My GSA came in a few years ago through Perth...

My GSA came in a few years ago through Perth Amboy, NJ., an even worse location than Newark from the storm perspective. If BMW still ships through Perth Amboy, the bike probably got very wet.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,225
Posted By aculate
Wear indicators. There are three ring grooves,...

Wear indicators. There are three ring grooves, representing 75%, 50%, and 25% of the pads left. When the 25% ring disappears, it's time for new pads.

The front brakes are different. The wear...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,354
Posted By aculate
Oh please. The OP is looking for advice on how...

Oh please. The OP is looking for advice on how to better negotiate downhill curves on a motorbike. On public roads. Your raising of the old 911, a rear-engined car that was notoriously difficult...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,354
Posted By aculate
Interesting question OP. In my...

Interesting question OP.

In my opinion, the guys in your photo are spaced far too closely. For safety, I'd double the gap. Riders 1 and 3, or 2 and 4, are appropriately spaced. Let each...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,245
Posted By aculate
Yup, it's only a ballpark number. Depends on...

Yup, it's only a ballpark number. Depends on your particular bike, the amount of load put on the FD, the time it has been cooling off, ambient temp, the error in your measurement instrument, and so...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,245
Posted By aculate
Some data:

roadtrip22-

I've had the same question. In anticipation of an eventual final drive problem I've been collecting temps on my healthy FD. Healthy meaning no leaks, no wobble or play in the...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,443
Posted By aculate
I guess I'm not seeing the delamination of the...

I guess I'm not seeing the delamination of the Kevlar from the leather. The logo peeling is cosmetic, not good, but it's on the top of the index finger, not a critical failure. Did the loose...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 557
Posted By aculate
Josmar- This has been noticed and asked...

Josmar-

This has been noticed and asked about here by others. I'm guessing that your bike is normal. The crankcase vents on other engines are usually a much smaller diameter than the sump...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 54,726
Posted By aculate
Natchez Trace -1

Agreed. Until they raise the speed limit to 65+ it won't be a great motorcycle road. It is interesting, though, and a pleasant ride. Since it's managed by the Park Service, there are no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,532
Posted By aculate
I appreciate the warning and reminder. I really...

I appreciate the warning and reminder. I really do. However, sorry to be "that guy," but as soon as you hear that sound you're wasting time by looking around for its source. If you have a couple...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,098
Posted By aculate
+1 At Advance Auto they're branded as...

+1

At Advance Auto they're branded as "Magna Power" ETX14. It's the same thing. I called Deka and verified that it's the exact same battery as the Deka. They make them, it's just a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,487
Posted By aculate
Aha! I think.

Thanks Bill. That got me thinking, and I went out to the garage to take another look. The hose has an outside diameter of very roughly 28-29mm. That's much bigger than would be needed for just a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,487
Posted By aculate
Air Intake Silencer

I'm curious about the "air intake silencer" on the left side of my camhead (2010 GSA.) The REPROM gives its name, how to take it off and put it back on, but what is it?

It's a fairly large...
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