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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 05:43 PM
Replies: 98,580
Views: 18,790,270
Posted By marchyman
Brought the new bike home this afternoon via...

Brought the new bike home this afternoon via mostly back roads. I thought I was going to keep the bike mostly stock at least through break in but the mirrors MUST go... ordered some doubletakes. ...
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 12:38 AM
Replies: 98,580
Views: 18,790,270
Posted By marchyman
Hmmmmm, I pick up my new DR650SE tomorrow. Does...

Hmmmmm, I pick up my new DR650SE tomorrow. Does that mean I now have to read all 98,538 posts in this thread? :lol3
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Yesterday, 12:23 AM
Replies: 605
Views: 116,188
Posted By marchyman
<img...

<img src="http://snafu.smugmug.com/Public/2014/i-pvtNDGP/0/XL/p-20090820-1429-5564-XL.jpg" title="R69S Front Axle">
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,828
Posted By marchyman
:dunno <img...

:dunno

<img src="http://snafu.smugmug.com/Public/2014/i-pvtNDGP/0/XL/p-20090820-1429-5564-XL.jpg" title="R69S Front Pinch Bolt">

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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-16-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4,914
Views: 444,389
Posted By marchyman
A track log of a 160 mile more or less day ride...

A track log of a 160 mile more or less day ride from the southern part of Sequoia to Hume Lake for lunch and back. Mostly pavement, some of it quite nice, some of it in much worse shape than the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 10:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,828
Posted By marchyman
Maybe in a perfect world where handlebar diameter...

Maybe in a perfect world where handlebar diameter manufacturing tolerances are a lot tighter than they are in real life. All risers I know of are made with a gap so that even slightly under...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,995
Posted By marchyman
The WiFi version with an iPhone currently has the...

The WiFi version with an iPhone currently has the same ability that the old Bluetooth version had with a supported Bluetooth phone. Both will let you scan for error codes, the thing most needed to...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-14-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4,914
Views: 444,389
Posted By marchyman
The suggested route (at least the portions of it...

The suggested route (at least the portions of it that we managed to find -- I got off track heading down to Hume Lake and had forgotten to tell the GPS to not recalculate :doh) were absolutely...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 518
Posted By marchyman
You can get them from BMW but you'll have to buy...

You can get them from BMW but you'll have to buy a bag of 10 or 12. Call it a lifetime supply for about $2.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By marchyman
On an '09 GS unless the stock wiring was changed...

On an '09 GS unless the stock wiring was changed such that the outlet is connected directly to the battery you will need a special charger to use it for charging your battery. It also will not work...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-10-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 116,188
Posted By marchyman
<img...

<img src="http://snafu.smugmug.com/Public/2014/i-v7shzbd/0/X3/p-140290856-1247-X3.jpg" title="Damp GS">
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,175
Posted By marchyman
:nod I expect lots of stupid to show up when...

:nod

I expect lots of stupid to show up when that happens.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,175
Posted By marchyman
The joke hasn't started, yet. Wait until the...

The joke hasn't started, yet. Wait until the first reported failure. :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By marchyman
The repair manual isn't a manual. It is a...

The repair manual isn't a manual. It is a windows application known as the RepROM. Your dealer will sell you one for about $110.

I don't think the after market has anything for 2013, yet. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,045
Posted By marchyman
None of my comments were specific to BMW. ...

None of my comments were specific to BMW. However, it is possible that BMW provides more opportunity to test how well one can handle adversity.. :dunno :lol2

Shit breaks. Cheap shit and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,791
Posted By marchyman
http://www.snafu.org/pics/r1200gsw/2014/0702-cam-t...

http://www.snafu.org/pics/r1200gsw/2014/0702-cam-timing/
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,558
Posted By marchyman
Yes. You are missing the "but I paid big bucks...

Yes. You are missing the "but I paid big bucks for this bike so it should run perfect at all speeds and throttle settings" that some expect. :deal

That's only half tongue in cheek. Some bikes...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-07-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4,914
Views: 444,389
Posted By marchyman
Of course... I just got the previous route...

Of course... I just got the previous route programmed into Basecamp and was going to see how well it transferred to my GPS :D

It seems that many of the possible riders all of a sudden have family...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,045
Posted By marchyman
It's not just about maturity. Some people just...

It's not just about maturity. Some people just don't handle it very well when things don't go as planned. It's a personality trait and I don't know if there is anything such people can do to change.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 898
Posted By marchyman
For Hexheads BMW specs that the idle difference...

For Hexheads BMW specs that the idle difference should be less than 25 mbar. 25 mbar is 0.74" HG. Off idle the difference should be less than 15 mbar (.44" HG or about 8 3/8" of your stick).
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 08:22 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,207
Posted By marchyman
Maybe I stole the letter. I have a mind blank...

Maybe I stole the letter. I have a mind blank when it comes to spelling the name of that car. I blame the Panamera Models. If they can add another set of doors I can remove letters from their...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,672
Posted By marchyman
Mine moves up and down a lot. I think that is...

Mine moves up and down a lot. I think that is what the heim joints are for. If the barrel of the damper is clamped at the right spot (18 mm from the end, but you might need to fine tune that a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,207
Posted By marchyman
Thank you. It is even better now that I've...

Thank you. It is even better now that I've correctly spelled Porshe. :doh
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,207
Posted By marchyman
I bought the tools from a BMW dealer. It took...

I bought the tools from a BMW dealer. It took about 4 months for one of them to be delivered, but they all eventually arrived at my doorstep.

1. Quantity: 1 83302327790, ALIGNMENT PIN, Price:...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,207
Posted By marchyman
Taking your posts literally makes them much more...

Taking your posts literally makes them much more interesting and offers greater reason to express internet indignation :deal :lol2

Apparently I never updated this thread to show the tools in...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,045
Posted By marchyman
I don't think that's quite what he was saying. ...

I don't think that's quite what he was saying. At least I didn't read it that way.

You get good one and bad ones (real lemons) and some in between. The ones in between cause the most internet...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,781
Posted By marchyman
:poser

:poser
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By marchyman
Please let us know if/when it comes. Every 4-5...

Please let us know if/when it comes. Every 4-5 months I have an excuse to visit my dealer and ask the parts guy if they have it yet. Last time was the beginning of July and they still hadn't heard...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,000
Posted By marchyman
Did I type that? :shog :lol2 I guess one of...

Did I type that? :shog :lol2

I guess one of my many buttons was pushed. :dunno
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 11,995
Posted By marchyman
In addition to Parallels and VMware Fusion there...

In addition to Parallels and VMware Fusion there is Virtual Box. This is a screenshot of an older version of the GS-911 pc app running in windows XP -- in a window on my mac.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,000
Posted By marchyman
Considering that BMW has a a VIN decoder on its...

Considering that BMW has a a VIN decoder on its web site that tells you exactly how the bike left the factory I'd say the person you talked to was either a fucking moron or too lazy to look up the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,228
Posted By marchyman
Shit. I agree with JetSpeed. GSW FTW. :evil

Shit. I agree with JetSpeed. GSW FTW. :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,602
Posted By marchyman
As long as we're being BMW pedantic asses about...

As long as we're being BMW pedantic asses about this is there some rule that says used oil can't also be clean? :ear
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-04-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4,914
Views: 444,389
Posted By marchyman
Wow, many, many thanks. Yeah, we know we'll have...

Wow, many, many thanks. Yeah, we know we'll have to suffer the Generals Highway to get to the dirt and Hume-ongous burgers (or however they spell it) have been on the menu before.

I don't think...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,045
Posted By marchyman
I'm sure you've still got the kool aid avatar...

I'm sure you've still got the kool aid avatar hidden away for safe keeping, right Jim? :lol2
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,558
Posted By marchyman
And it never will. With no load the engine...

And it never will. With no load the engine pulses will cause the tranny and drive shaft to speed up and slow down. The play in gears, drive shaft, and FD will cause the rear to hammer between the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,175
Posted By marchyman
The pinion bearing is in gear oil... but I don't...

The pinion bearing is in gear oil... but I don't know if it's a sealed bearing.

The big bearing that wraps around the axle tube next to the splined flange is the one that lives on the dryt side of...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,602
Posted By marchyman
So if I fill my BMW oil filter with oil then...

So if I fill my BMW oil filter with oil then rotate it the oil I just put in the filter won't spill over my garage floor? Funny, it doesn't work that way in my garage. :dunno

Yeah, I'm just...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,175
Posted By marchyman
The wethead FD internals are not on the parts...

The wethead FD internals are not on the parts breakdown found at realoem or dealer parts lists. That makes it hard to know if there has been a bearing change or not. I don't think (just a guess)...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-04-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4,914
Views: 444,389
Posted By marchyman
Every year year a group rides to Sequoia for 3 or...

Every year year a group rides to Sequoia for 3 or 4 nights camping at Buckeye Flat campground about 12 miles from Three Rivers. Until we leave I haven't a clue as to how many are going... might be...
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