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Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,471
Posted By willyt
I was on a group ride in the woods of VT a few...

I was on a group ride in the woods of VT a few years ago, fellow rider's 1150 had this happen and he lost the entire wiring harness, after a lot of smoke and near fire...
To this day I have a fire...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,366
Posted By willyt
Sounds like your driveshaft u-joint(s) are going....

Sounds like your driveshaft u-joint(s) are going. Think about getting it rebuilt by Bruno up in Ontario. You will get beefier joints with grease fittings. Hit those every second or third oil...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,135
Posted By willyt
Just finished hooking up a set of Denali lights...

Just finished hooking up a set of Denali lights on the 07 GSA...
.093 Molex connector did not work, so used a posi-tap to one of the switched data port wires, to trip the relay.
As previous post...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 17,833
Posted By willyt
Just chiming in with a nod to Bruno's: he...

Just chiming in with a nod to Bruno's: he rebuilt my 92 PD driveshaft a few years ago (51k miles) when it failed big time. 10k miles later no issues.
It was a no brainer when, at 50k miles, it was...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,581
Posted By willyt
07 GSA 52k miles: just sent out my final drive...

07 GSA 52k miles: just sent out my final drive for rebuild. Final nail in the big bearing was after I submarined her and the water and mud did it.

Like you, I could do it, but it would take me...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 17,833
Posted By willyt
Brunos did my 92 PD and just did my 07 ADV this...

Brunos did my 92 PD and just did my 07 ADV this winter... Top notch work in both cases. Plus you'll love Bruno's accent
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By willyt
Final drive bearing advice

07 GSA with 52 k miles..
Looking for a little advice. Searched the FAQ, etc, and a lot of good advice there, but wondering what the asylum thinks I should do:
Submarined the bike last week and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By willyt
Couldn't sleep thinking about my poor baby in the...

Couldn't sleep thinking about my poor baby in the garage, so up at 1 am to dive into water removal. Plugs and air filter already out with some WD sprayed in.
Drained oil (full of water) and changed...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By willyt
Oh yeah, did all that as soon as I got her back...

Oh yeah, did all that as soon as I got her back home... Only gave the one quick start attempt to see if I could get out of the water. Not much water at all, just a few drops coming out, even after...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By willyt
Thought you all may like a picture of the starter...

Thought you all may like a picture of the starter as well:
Fun stuff...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-04-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By willyt
Question starter grenaded, any ideas?

Went on a nice rocky, muddy, wet ride today, and swamped my 07 ADV in a thigh deep puddle. Sucked in some water, and, maybe coincidence, but my starter went south too. Not much water sucked in, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By willyt
Love my 92 PD, but I remember when I...

Love my 92 PD, but I remember when I bought/picked up my 07 GSA:
Dealer asked if I wanted a test ride..nah
Want to try it out before you take it home..nah
New I would want it, so didn't want to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,436
Posted By willyt
Have been running K60's for a while now,...

Have been running K60's for a while now, including an 11k ride to Alaska, and am loving their longevity. Handling? Well, no rear complaints, but have found front to be a little lacking off road. ...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-05-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 20,253
Posted By willyt
Looks like a good time.. Missed Color in the...

Looks like a good time.. Missed Color in the Catskills.. Room for one more?
Nov. 1 correct?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By willyt
Just replaced my seal to be safe before a...

Just replaced my seal to be safe before a Trans-Lab ride and it leaked after a 50 mile check ride (48k miles on 07 Adv). I'm a pretty competent mechanic, and still don't know why. Like Anton said,...
Forum: Airheads 05-17-2013, 04:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,146
Posted By willyt
Have a 92 GSPD and when the diode board let go...

Have a 92 GSPD and when the diode board let go (grounds failed and shorted out) I had similar symptoms. Dash lights were wonky, and what happens is the battery drains and then fails. Happened on a...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,212
Posted By willyt
Congrats on the great bike choice! Have an 07...

Congrats on the great bike choice! Have an 07 GSA as well, and as she approaches 40k miles, and with an 11,500 mile trip to Alaska last summer behind her, I can't complain.
As far as farkles,...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2011, 04:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By willyt
Cold was a thought I had too. But since this...

Cold was a thought I had too. But since this starting thing showed up it's been warm out here in New England and she's in a heated shop when parked. Yeah, she turns over a little slow when I'm on...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By willyt
That's what I was thinking, one of the sensors. ...

That's what I was thinking, one of the sensors. If I give it just a little throttle when it has trouble starting it will catch before too long. As I write this, I have the tank off and have greased...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By willyt
No gas smell, and once all is nice and warm she...

No gas smell, and once all is nice and warm she runs smooth with no hiccups. (And I swear cooler and quieter since recently going over to full synth. oil). But you bring up a good point: should...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 617
Posted By willyt
07 GSA crank no fire. Thoughts?

07 GSA with 40k miles on her. 3 of the last 4 times out she'll turn over nice and strong, but not fire. After flogging the starter for a bit, she kind of chugs to life, idles rough, then settles...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,960
Posted By willyt
Also, make sure the old filter's rubber sealing...

Also, make sure the old filter's rubber sealing ring has come off with the filter. Spinning on a new filter with two rings in between it and the engine will not seal properly... ask me how I know..
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2011, 05:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By willyt
Thanks for the help.... Didn't think I had a...

Thanks for the help....
Didn't think I had a HES, so that's probably good news as it's one less culprit. I do have the black coated FPC, and I even bought the cavity cover that some later models...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2011, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By willyt
Nope, no critters... though that has happened...

Nope, no critters... though that has happened before. Rode for a month on the PD before I did routine maint. and found a winter supply of acorns in the airbox.
And I don't believe the hexhead has a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 896
Posted By willyt
Is my FPC on it's way out?

Got a question... 07 GSA with 40K miles.
Great bike, no problems other than usual maintenance stuff. Alaska and back and all that. I do all my own work (on all three Beemers) and the GSA is...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2010, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,891
Posted By willyt
Had same problem and used a slightly longer screw...

Had same problem and used a slightly longer screw to reach good threads. Got around to finding the correct helicoil kit and works like a charm. If you can find the kit (with drill bit and insert...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,012
Posted By willyt
Thanks, I'll make sure to let him know what he's...

Thanks, I'll make sure to let him know what he's missing on ADV.
But I guess my point was not clear: he's not on ADV and was never told of the recall by the dealer, even though it was dated three...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-03-2010, 01:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,012
Posted By willyt
F650GS recall... have it done!

Left Friday for a three day ride with a buddy, me on an 07 GSA and he on a three month old 650gs... first day, hit pretty massive rain, but no standing water, and 70 miles in, his bike quit and would...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,860
Posted By willyt
Take a look at the Mefo tires (available from...

Take a look at the Mefo tires (available from Twistedthrottle.com). They are made in the same factory as the Heidenaus and have a nearly identical 50/50 tread.
I just got back from an 11,000 mile...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2010, 05:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 550
Posted By willyt
Give the Cycra handguards from Adventurers...

Give the Cycra handguards from Adventurers Workshop a look too. WAY beefier...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2010, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 724
Posted By willyt
Using 140's and 100's on GSA

Not to beat the "which tire to get" debate to death, but I just fitted (mounted with no problems) a Heidenau 140/80-17 rear and Mefo (made in same factory) 100/90-19 to my 07 GSA after running TKC's...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2010, 05:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,302
Posted By willyt
Try twistedthrottle.com...

Try twistedthrottle.com (http://twistedthrottle.com) and the Mefo tires. They are made in the same factory as the Heidenau tires. The available sizes are a little different (for the GSADV anyway)...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2010, 12:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 965
Posted By willyt
Got one on my 92 GSPD and on the 07 GSA, can't...

Got one on my 92 GSPD and on the 07 GSA, can't beat 'em. Simple but effective..
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 773
Posted By willyt
My 04 Ford f250 has the exact same symptoms, and...

My 04 Ford f250 has the exact same symptoms, and it looks like one (maybe two) of my eight coils is bad...
I noticed you said you were at about 3k rpm when you noticed it the most. Does it seem...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 698
Posted By willyt
Try some LED lighting. Draws very little power...

Try some LED lighting. Draws very little power and bulbs last much longer. A little more expensive perhaps, but worth it. Twistedthrottle.com (http://twistedthrottle.com) has a very nice set-up,...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,007
Posted By willyt
I bought the TT 60csx mount, and as they say, you...

I bought the TT 60csx mount, and as they say, you get what you pay for...20k miles and rock solid. I did get the locking version, mostly for some peace of mind on dirt and bumpy roads. As they also...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2010, 08:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By willyt
I got my line from the Spiegler tent at the...

I got my line from the Spiegler tent at the Johnson City rally: he was about to give me the 2-1/2" longer line, when somebody nearby suggested the 3" longer, good advice. The box says the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2010, 05:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 850
Posted By willyt
Same on my GSA. Spiegler 3 inch longer did the...

Same on my GSA. Spiegler 3 inch longer did the trick. Not too difficult to do. Took the opportunity to flush the brakes as you need to empty/refill/purge anyway. Worth the $50 part to get that kink...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,096
Posted By willyt
South of the equator they all tilt in the other...

South of the equator they all tilt in the other direction...:eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,241
Posted By willyt
I would say do it! I have an 07 ADV bought new,...

I would say do it! I have an 07 ADV bought new, my first new bike. Also have done all my own maintenance and mods for 18k miles. Probably 5% off road (where it handles like a dream) and the rest...
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