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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 172
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
:nod

:nod
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Yep! It's just the rubber gaiter fitting to the...

Yep! It's just the rubber gaiter fitting to the casting. It sorta "snaps" into place with the help of a little grease.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n555/Slowarc/e...

http://i1139.photobucket.com/albums/n555/Slowarc/ec84a4da24172857a3af1ccffbed89e0_zpsed20f26c.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,332
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Sawdust! Really? Not exactly an easy item to...

Sawdust! Really? Not exactly an easy item to get into the final drive. :eek1
This guy must have been quite the character!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Alcohol. First, use rubbing alcohol. A very...

Alcohol. First, use rubbing alcohol. A very small amount makes rubber very slippery with no residue. Second, a singly malt scotch, or good bourbon, on yourself for a job well done!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I thought I was the only one who does silly stuff...

I thought I was the only one who does silly stuff like that! :cry
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,174
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
:nod Hey, I just quoted myself! That is so...

:nod

Hey, I just quoted myself! That is so weird.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,174
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Ooooh, you remember those! Yep, the heat riser...

Ooooh, you remember those! Yep, the heat riser valve was a way to divert exhaust gasses through the base of the intake manifold to assist in engine running when the engine was cold.

def is right,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2015, 07:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 559
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Sehr Gut! :D

Sehr Gut! :D
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Pictures?

Pictures?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,648
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Check out this guy and some of his older videos. ...

Check out this guy and some of his older videos.

https://www.youtube.com/user/BavarianBomberWrench?feature=watch

You may find exactly what you need.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 405
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Splined drive shafts on most vehicles get their...

Splined drive shafts on most vehicles get their lubrication from the trans fluid. The jack shaft, that goes to the transfer case, on a four-wheel-drive vehicle will often have a zerk fitting to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,757
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
If you're looking for an inexpensive bag that...

If you're looking for an inexpensive bag that will do the job, check out the bag Home Depot offers. They have them near the entrance door. They are latching (they have a clasp that keeps them...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
To make this as short an answer as possible: ...

To make this as short an answer as possible:

Cats fail in two major ways: 1) They can carbon up and become totally or partially blocked. Unlikely on the boxer, but anything's possible. 2) They...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I'm near Hamburg, presently up to my ankles in...

I'm near Hamburg, presently up to my ankles in wet, crusty snow. When I ride I usually head North to the Mid-Michigan Highlands, Mio, West Branch, Atlanta, etc. Although, I have been to St....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 645
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
That's easy! Gabby Hayes let the secret slip out...

That's easy! Gabby Hayes let the secret slip out many years ago, The gold is in "them thar hills"! Remember, if it was easy, everyone would do it. :eek1

My finders fee can be sent in my name to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,206
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Bingo!

Bingo!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2015, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 714
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
All good advice here. I would like to add that...

All good advice here. I would like to add that taking the engine into that sweet power kick above 5500 rpm, every so often, appears to do it a bit of good. Don't think of it as "flogging"; it's...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
It's a rubber compound product; it has a usable...

It's a rubber compound product; it has a usable life span. What exactly is the usable life for an alternator belt, I don't know. But I do know that the recommended life of a rubber tire is 10...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2015, 05:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,277
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I'm with def on this one! Also, "carb...

I'm with def on this one!

Also, "carb cleaner removes chrome", huh ...what? What in heaven's name are you using for carb cleaner? :eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,396
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I think you may be on to something!

I think you may be on to something!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,118
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Well, that's a tidy little thing. I don't...

Well, that's a tidy little thing.

I don't know squat about the '02s fasteners, but with a nut that size I would check shock mounts and front axle. Oh, and don't forget the nut that holds the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 10,138
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
:lol3 :lol3 :lol3 :norton

:lol3 :lol3 :lol3
:norton
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I have the Ceebaileys headlight guard on my 2012...

I have the Ceebaileys headlight guard on my 2012 1200. I got that specific type because I worry about pea gravel, not walnut-sized rocks. It does the job, is easy to clean, and is holding up nicely....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I've purchased two small things from Bob's, so I...

I've purchased two small things from Bob's, so I know they do mail order. No problems, but not enough of a relationship to garner a glowing recommendation from me.

U pays U money and U takes U...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Not a recommendation, just an option. ...

Not a recommendation, just an option.

http://www.bobsbmw.com/
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,396
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
def, sounds like it's time to change the air...

def, sounds like it's time to change the air filter. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,396
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Parenting will never make the cut when it is...

Parenting will never make the cut when it is looked on as an economic choice!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,993
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
:poser I hope that observation will not earn...

:poser

I hope that observation will not earn you a night with Bob!

Edit: BTW, Ginger the Wonder Dog is very cute. I have 2 Great Pyrenees, Charlie and Paris (rescue dog). Pyrenees don't act...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,993
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Many moons ago, while living in Detroit, I had a...

Many moons ago, while living in Detroit, I had a 750 Norton Commando. It only had a center stand. I developed the practice of getting on the bike, while it was on the center stand, kick starting...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,851
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I just checked my old e-mail records for RM and...

I just checked my old e-mail records for RM and it was less than 20, but it covered a period of two months with seven different threads. As I said previously, they would go dark seemingly (at least,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,993
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Yeah, but riding off into the sunrise has...

Yeah, but riding off into the sunrise has absolutely zero cinematographic drama. "Red sky in the morning, sailor take warning", and all that.

Not everyone is cut out to be a hero. It take good...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,851
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I had some dealings with the RM guys a couple of...

I had some dealings with the RM guys a couple of years back. I'm not going to make any excuses for them or try to rationalize their methods. But, I will say their communication and Customer Service...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,993
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
There's a man who lives life on the razor's edge....

There's a man who lives life on the razor's edge. Hat's off to you, sir!
:beer
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,993
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
All this "must" and "don't" is all very good when...

All this "must" and "don't" is all very good when offering your opinion on how to properly park your boxer. But I think the bigger issue here is just what exactly do you use to lubricate the pivot...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
If you ride anything other than paved roads and...

If you ride anything other than paved roads and there is a possibility (however small) of a fall, or a tip over, you will need them. Of course, if the possibility of damage doesn't bother you, do as...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2015, 09:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 940
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Bought a battery tender (non BMW) from my dealer...

Bought a battery tender (non BMW) from my dealer (BMW of SEM) for about $20 - $30, three years ago. Still works fine. Bike cranks beautifully when I start it after sitting for weeks on end.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,207
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
For those xenophobic types that want their very...

For those xenophobic types that want their very own space all it takes is a little thought when you start a thread. Just post the model of boxer in the opening statement. A very large number of OPs...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-08-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,170
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
In their efforts to help you others have...

In their efforts to help you others have mentioned it, but I'll address it directly. The bike was stolen and the individuals who stole it attempted to "hot wire" it and failed. In the thieves...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
This can be a challenge if you haven't drilled...

This can be a challenge if you haven't drilled out existing holes in aluminum before. The drill won't really go anywhere other than through the existing hole. But, the drill bit can snag quite...
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