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Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 20,093
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
So it is on the ABS module. Yeah what Terry said!

So it is on the ABS module. Yeah what Terry said!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 20,093
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
On my 1100 I believe, aside from the two obvious...

On my 1100 I believe, aside from the two obvious nuts on the bottom panel of the tray, there is one that attaches either to the airbox or abs assembly. I wish I had taken pics for ya, hope that helps.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,153
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
You're on Def, I should have some time over the...

You're on Def, I should have some time over the holiday weekend to spruce 'em up a bit. That is, if I don't spend my time staring at it from an outside table at Starbucks :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,153
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Tested her out tonight and no leaks. That close...

Tested her out tonight and no leaks. That close up view makes it look pretty terrible. Standing next to the bike you can barely see the JB.

Hey Martillo, how do you know I didn't remove it and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,153
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
The Arid creates a nice thin film on a hot...

The Arid creates a nice thin film on a hot engine. When oil starts coming through it allows great visibility of the shape/length of your crack allowing the leak. A trick I learned from my boss who...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,153
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Solved (hopefully)

Discovered the crack, and hillbillied it with high hopes.

http://i1307.photobucket.com/albums/s589/AlexMotoQ/20141125_112650_zpsc5737468.jpg
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,153
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Jim, unfortunately I have no memory of the...

Jim, unfortunately I have no memory of the accident or even hours prior to it, but all signs point to she went down hard. :lol3 I'll be taking a close look at the bolts tonight too...
Forum: Americas 11-25-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
The thing is with Mexican insurance is... you...

The thing is with Mexican insurance is... you just have to have it. If something happens, good effing luck! I have used a company called MexicoCrossBoarder and the insurance docs read from Dynamic...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 188
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
I ordered an MRA windscreen from them a month or...

I ordered an MRA windscreen from them a month or so ago. It took longer to arrive than most other places I have used for parts (10-12 days instead of 4-5) but they called me to confirm when I ordered...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,153
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
No structural that I can see, and she runs great...

No structural that I can see, and she runs great so I highly doubt anything inside got knocked/moved. Will be investigating the crack and reporting back shortly.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,153
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Will do, Rush. Dipsmacks that hit and don't...

Will do, Rush. Dipsmacks that hit and don't witness make for quite the headache, but the 1100 is sub 50k miles so I had to put her back together. Same would apply if she was at 150k... :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,153
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Alright GG, GK will probably go with JB. ...

Alright GG, GK will probably go with JB.

Thanks for the input

/thread!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,153
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Yes Rush, I've got a few good methods of finding...

Yes Rush, I've got a few good methods of finding the leak, and even better than revving it hard. I have it narrowed down to a crack on the valve cover near the gasket, or possibly a crack on the jug...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,153
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Negative. I should've added that I checked and...

Negative. I should've added that I checked and cleaned that along with the outer gasket at the same time... I wish though!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,153
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Muh right jug be drippin'

Well after many parts have been replaced due to an unfortunate get-off, I got the old girl out for a ride today and my right boot was thinly coated in oil not too far from home. I pulled the valve...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Hey Terry and team, following your trip on...

Hey Terry and team,

following your trip on Facebook, good luck with the pads! :clap
Forum: Americas 11-17-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,265
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Your timing is perfect to see the northern...

Your timing is perfect to see the northern states. Glacier natl park and such. Don't run the southern route in June/July. You will be miserable. I've ran through those areas in September doing...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Yes I understand that the bearing is probably...

Yes I understand that the bearing is probably damaged if the bolt is damaged. When rotating the bars there is no notchy feeling like I've experienced on traditional fork bikes, but laterally pulling...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Ok, with more research it seems it is possible I...

Ok, with more research it seems it is possible I bent the bolt running through the steering bearing. I have read over the proper procedure to inspect and replace, and to NOT snug it down :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,295
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
I don't even have a beak. :lol3

I don't even have a beak. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,231
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
I'm sure many will chime in here soon... ...

I'm sure many will chime in here soon...

I'd say whichever one you find in the best shape for a price you are happy with. They are both great bikes. But do look for a 98-99 1100 for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
I should also state that the steering bearing...

I should also state that the steering bearing seems to be fine as there is no "notchiness" to it. What is the adjustment procedure on these old girls? Maybe it just needs to be tightened down a bit?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 346
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Front fork/Handlebars movement - 1100GS

So putting my bike back together after an off (involving a inattentive motorist!) I replaced my bars with Pro Taper 7/8's CR High Bend, which I really like. But, there is a slight bit of play up and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
I misplaced a very small piece of the assembly...

I misplaced a very small piece of the assembly when removing the switchgear and mirror mount (r1100gs) to replace handlebars. Mine no longer has any detents.. maybe someone has fiddled with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
The threaded knob will more than likely need to...

The threaded knob will more than likely need to be checked/tightened at stops. I have used a similar set up on a 1200 and the knob will vibrate loose over time. The only thing I would've changed (if...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-23-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
I did relocate. But no need for changing the...

I did relocate. But no need for changing the wiring, just get under the rear plastic cover and snip the zip ties holding the connectors in place. That will free up enough oem wiring to move them...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-21-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,448
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
While I am not sure about your "take off noise".....

While I am not sure about your "take off noise".. if your clatter stops shortly after take off, don't worry like everyone said. Once you get to about 18k I suspect the sound will be there after start...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,177
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
There I was lurking in GS Boxers and somehow...

There I was lurking in GS Boxers and somehow stumbled into Jo Momma :norton
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,667
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Yes, practice makes perfect. When I first used...

Yes, practice makes perfect. When I first used one I broke tips, had trouble getting the tire to stay clamped, etc... I thought I had bought nothing but a really expensive wheel stand. I few rounds...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,062
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
I always take my skid plates off (including this...

I always take my skid plates off (including this one, my 1100, klr, 800...) for oil changes. Doesn't add much time and saves a lot of mess due to oil filter removal too. Also you can clean everything...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-08-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 21,052
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Have spent time up there. I know of two rental...

Have spent time up there. I know of two rental companies in particular that run the GS twins up there every summer on AK fuel and I have never heard of this happening. So, I wouldn't bet fuel did it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 39,805
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
I will give them a try when my K60's are shot...

I will give them a try when my K60's are shot (could be a while! :D )

Little less talk and a lot more action please.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Overkill is subjective. If you think you need it,...

Overkill is subjective. If you think you need it, get it. AltRider makes a set as well.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
It's on there for road laws that don't exist in...

It's on there for road laws that don't exist in the US. You can remove it. It'll break if you get on some rough/rocky roads...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 475
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
All this rally talk...

Anyone going to this? Free demos, camping, riding, vendors...

http://bmwmotorcyclefestival.com/

Me thinks it could be a good time, looks like all the socal dealerships are participating.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,889
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
yawhat? I agreed that tb's out of sync causes...

yawhat? I agreed that tb's out of sync causes your vibes. But your BBS ain't doing nothing but syncing the idle. Your (irritating) vibes ain't happening at idle, or maybe they are? :ear
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,116
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
2013 GSA Last of the oil cooled and a...

2013 GSA

Last of the oil cooled and a fantastic bike all around.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 502
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Do you have other motives with this compressor?...

Do you have other motives with this compressor? The info you read is correct, but why not just carry a cheap electric pump from wally world. They work just fine. :ear
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,889
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
yabut... correct me if I'm wrong. The screws are...

yabut... correct me if I'm wrong. The screws are to adjust the idle sync, the cable adjust is what gets rid of your vibes at higher rpm's...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 619
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Thanks Twighlight, got all that figured out. Just...

Thanks Twighlight, got all that figured out. Just a line issue, fixed with a coupler. Wishing the rear line came with banjo fittings on both ends :cry
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