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Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 24,549
Posted By das Motorradreiter
I have an '04 GS that lost its ABS-servo at 26K. ...

I have an '04 GS that lost its ABS-servo at 26K.
I pulled the unit and converted the brakes to standard (non-linked/non-ABS) with Spiegler parts. I now LOVE my brakes. I wish I had done it when I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By das Motorradreiter
Cracked wire sheathing repair?

The '04 GS is getting older and the black wire sheathing running down the handle bars is becoming brittle and cracking, exposing the colored wires for the control switches. Short of wrapping it with...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By das Motorradreiter
Sounds like the best plan.

Sounds like the best plan.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 451
Posted By das Motorradreiter
1150GS rear ABS sensor hole plug?

I pulled my entire ABS system (servo failure) and would like to take care of the last remaining item - a hole left in the final drive area where the ABS rear wheel speed sensor is located. Removing...
Forum: The Garage 01-24-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By das Motorradreiter
I spoke to a real nice fellow this morning who...

I spoke to a real nice fellow this morning who checked my paperwork and said somehow my numbers got screwed up so they are sending me another one with a return label for the incorrect one.

Lots of...
Forum: The Garage 01-23-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 660
Posted By das Motorradreiter
Does Spiegler make their mistakes good?

I just opened the box that was on my porch and checked out the brake lines that I custom ordered. Before placing the order with them over the phone the other day, I meticulously measured what I was...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 682
Posted By das Motorradreiter
Don't forget to unscrew or unplug the O2 sensor...

Don't forget to unscrew or unplug the O2 sensor if you plan on pulling the cat out.

Also, I used this to seal my Staintune collector to my stock head pipes:...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By das Motorradreiter
10-4. Thanks.

10-4. Thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By das Motorradreiter
Thank you for the filling tip. Two questions...

Thank you for the filling tip.

Two questions - Should I start on the caliper furthest from the master cylinder?
At what point do I switch to the other caliper?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By das Motorradreiter
I visited a local farm supply store and got a...

I visited a local farm supply store and got a Monoject luer lock 60cc syringe for $1.99.
I found an old length of tube from Progressive Suspensions sitting around that just happen to have the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By das Motorradreiter
Sounds good, Jim. What about reverse...

Sounds good, Jim.

What about reverse bleeding it with one of those large syringes down at the caliper?
I've always wondered about getting one of those set-ups so I don't have to call upon my wife...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 913
Posted By das Motorradreiter
Master cylinder front brake bleed

2004 R1150GS
I removed the ABSi system due to a servo failure and converted my brakes to standard a little while ago.
Today, I ordered new lines from Spielger but just now thought of something - My...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2013, 07:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,173
Posted By das Motorradreiter
That one is too cool also. Here it is. ...

That one is too cool also. Here it is.

<iframe width="640" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/SeUMDY01uUA?feature=player_detailpage" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2013, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,173
Posted By das Motorradreiter
You might have missed that I said it was...

You might have missed that I said it was pneumatic in my original post.
Forum: The Garage 01-18-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,173
Posted By das Motorradreiter
I am assuming the "h" in your hp abbreviates...

I am assuming the "h" in your hp abbreviates hamster.
Forum: The Garage 01-18-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,173
Posted By das Motorradreiter
World's smallest V12 engine video

Some here might have seen this already or want to ding the guy because it's pneumatic but you still cannot deny that it's amazing.

<iframe width="640" height="360"...
Forum: The Garage 01-15-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,752
Posted By das Motorradreiter
That Fluke 27 FM that I bought arrived. I am...

That Fluke 27 FM that I bought arrived.

I am very pleased! It's built like a tank, works great and appears like it was barely used.

I am definitely glad that I went this route instead of a...
Forum: The Garage 01-10-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,752
Posted By das Motorradreiter
I had not heard of this particular Fluke model...

I had not heard of this particular Fluke model and ran across it today screwing around on eBay.

http://gbodyforum.com/photos/albums/userpics/10974/normal_DSC_0026_00.JPG

Reading this article,...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,752
Posted By das Motorradreiter
Would $50 for a 77 be decent? I found one a...

Would $50 for a 77 be decent? I found one a little bit of a drive from me.
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,752
Posted By das Motorradreiter
I cannot complain there - she had to buy shoes...

I cannot complain there - she had to buy shoes for a wedding last month - with the sale and coupon, she paid $9.00 for the pair!
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,752
Posted By das Motorradreiter
Saw a NIB Model 78 up there for $99 "buy it now"...

Saw a NIB Model 78 up there for $99 "buy it now" - told my wife about it and she voiced displeasure so I may need to come down to $50.
I did some reading on that model and it looks right up my...
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,752
Posted By das Motorradreiter
Do all Fluke meters need calibrating eventually...

Do all Fluke meters need calibrating eventually or can I expect it to last through all of my infrequent, shade tree exploits?

I saw a few potentials on eBay.
Forum: The Garage 01-08-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,752
Posted By das Motorradreiter
Recommend me a good multimeter

My old, cheap, Chinese mulitmeter took a dump on me today.
Should I be looking to grab a decent one on eBay or go to Sears and get a new Craftsman?
I was looking get one for auto/motorcycle work...
Forum: The Garage 01-02-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By das Motorradreiter
Update: I removed the entire P.O.S. servo...

Update:

I removed the entire P.O.S. servo system from my bike

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=849837

so no more complicated servicing for me!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2012, 07:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,872
Posted By das Motorradreiter
I'd give that a 10-4

I'd give that a 10-4
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,872
Posted By das Motorradreiter
I do not know the power requirements of the ABSi...

I do not know the power requirements of the ABSi system but I can tell you that my bike's electrical system has been lightened with the removal. I have a Clear Water Voltage Sentry. Pre-ABSectomy,...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,872
Posted By das Motorradreiter
You will have full "standard" braking power, for...

You will have full "standard" braking power, for lack of a better term and the front will be independent of the rear.
With the ABSi linked braking system, a servo "boosts" the braking power,...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,872
Posted By das Motorradreiter
He means not having to stop with the grip of a...

He means not having to stop with the grip of a power-lifter and not linked. Without a working servo, in my opinion the brakes on my bike were unsafe.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2012, 09:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,872
Posted By das Motorradreiter
Steptoe is correct. I just completed whole...

Steptoe is correct.

I just completed whole project yesterday with spending $0.00 on parts. It took me about 6 hours total and that includes tidying up wires/lines with cable ties and the final...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,872
Posted By das Motorradreiter
God save the Queen and thank you for the Brits! ...

God save the Queen and thank you for the Brits!

Drew, you are the man! You just saved my family some serious coin.

I did a temporary wiring set-up like the one described in the UK post above...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,872
Posted By das Motorradreiter
Actually, I was told approx. $800. Then I...

Actually, I was told approx. $800.
Then I mentioned the brake light circuit and was told it would be a little more.
Under $1000 was my estimate that I posted here.

Has anyone done this...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,872
Posted By das Motorradreiter
Thank you. I spoke to Tyler - BTW a very...

Thank you.

I spoke to Tyler - BTW a very nice guy.

He told me that they are not yet ready to support the integrated module that I have.
He said they are complicated and have a high record of...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,872
Posted By das Motorradreiter
I'm screwed. Tech at Bob's hooked it to...

I'm screwed.

Tech at Bob's hooked it to their diagnostic computer.

It said that one of the front circuits is pressurized to 126 when it should be no more than 30.

I was told that I need a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2012, 05:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,872
Posted By das Motorradreiter
Would spraying them with WD-40 do any good or bad...

Would spraying them with WD-40 do any good or bad idea? I ran out of contact cleaner.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,872
Posted By das Motorradreiter
Intergrated ABS servo not running - what am I looking at?

The ABSi brakes on my beloved '04 GS are not working.
Riding today, the "Brake Failure" light started flashing (4x's per second).
Deciding to pull off to the side of the road and see if a restart...
Forum: The Garage 12-07-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By das Motorradreiter
FYI for those servicing their linked ABS brakes

I've been doing my own brake circuit/ABS unit fluid flush annually for my '04 GS since I bought it.
(I have a home-made funnel that works nicely for the ABS unit and I figured that if I did the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 301
Posted By das Motorradreiter
Now rough cold idle with Techlusion

I installed a Techlusion on my '04 GS and love the lack of surging, performance gains and better fuel economy.
But now that the temps are getting lower, my bike does not want to idle very well until...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By das Motorradreiter
Thank you for that link, Doc. I found a Youtube...

Thank you for that link, Doc.
I found a Youtube video of the same subject.
I am looking forward to getting the Techlusion going.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By das Motorradreiter
Twin-spark 1150GS - Does it matter which spark plug...?

...I check for the fuel mixture affect on them? I am going to install a Techlusion to optimize the fuel/air mixture. I want to check the plugs as I adjust the mixture over time. Will one of the...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,623
Posted By das Motorradreiter
I appreciate the offer and all of the info from...

I appreciate the offer and all of the info from everyone.

No non-essential purchases for me right now. My oldest daughter just had a visit at the orthodontist and it's not going to be what I...
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