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Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2011, 10:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 597
Posted By Kongo
I would take the torn one to a larger auto parts...

I would take the torn one to a larger auto parts store and ask if they have O-rings in an assortment box behind the counter. Just look for one similar in thickness and no larger in diameter. A bit...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,625
Posted By Kongo
Mine won't wear doggles. (Check my avatar pic -...

Mine won't wear doggles. (Check my avatar pic - 4-1/2 lb pommlette named Kongo). But every time I take him to work (Tuff Shed sales rep to Home Depot stores), I have to fess up to the wife we have...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,541
Posted By Kongo
While you are in the tank, check the sock over...

While you are in the tank, check the sock over the fuel pump pickup. Mine was shredding apart. Also, mine had tank liner stuff coming loose. With the tank off and everything screwed to it off, I put...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2010, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By Kongo
Jim, I have a camper van (mine) parked in...

Jim,

I have a camper van (mine) parked in front of our house and the street is a bit crowned. I've learned to get a little momentum backing over the sidewalk so I can clear the van. Otherwise I go...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 647
Posted By Kongo
Yeah, mine does that. I think it's about speed,...

Yeah, mine does that. I think it's about speed, not distance. I noticed I have to get it up to 3~4 mph backwards for it to activate. Usually I don't have enough nerve -- these beasts are heavy. :evil...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 12,678
Posted By Kongo
rdwalker -- I like your thinking! Imagine...

rdwalker -- I like your thinking!

Imagine what you could do with a reverse gear on a real GS! A GS is the kind of bike that tempts me to like to try leaning so far that I can try to scrape the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2010, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By Kongo
Yeah, mine are spokes. I tap them with a...

Yeah, mine are spokes. I tap them with a screwdriver once in awhile just to hear their tune. A loose one would sound more like "thud".

The other thing you could check is how true the wheels are....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2010, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By Kongo
It does sound like balance, because imbalance...

It does sound like balance, because imbalance often has resonance frequencies. I've become an expert on this :D because I balanced my Heidenau's myself on a friend's static balancer. Noticing...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 669
Posted By Kongo
The factory manual shows a special BMW tool....

The factory manual shows a special BMW tool. Basically it's one of those long sheet-metal sockets sized to fit over the locknut -- the kind that often shows up in tool kits for removing spark plugs...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2010, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By Kongo
Battery?

Mine did that a couple years ago. A new gel-cell battery fixed it. Problem was the ABS control does its startup tests while the engine is cranking. (Dumb design!). So if the battery isn't holding the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2010, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 969
Posted By Kongo
+1 Beemers and More in Fort Collins :thumb

+1 Beemers and More in Fort Collins :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2010, 10:33 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,923
Posted By Kongo
Tires!

Tires make a lot of difference in how the GS handles off pavement -- both tread and inflation. And I found that in the soft stuff it's worse if I go too slow.

I think of it as a 2-wheel SUV. If I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 107,187
Posted By Kongo
My back yard

Scrubbing in the new tires on Hwy 7 west of Lyons Colorado. :D
http://i662.photobucket.com/albums/uu350/jflower/BMW%20motorcycle/042810MC1.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2010, 07:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,390
Posted By Kongo
I'm with you . . . The stock seat on my 1100GS...

I'm with you . . . The stock seat on my 1100GS was good for maybe one hour max. More than that and I could hardly walk. If I were to try 5~6 hours I am sure I would not have been able to stand up....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,706
Posted By Kongo
Have you looked inside the tank? When I replaced...

Have you looked inside the tank? When I replaced my plastic tank with a metal one, the sock over the fuel pump pickup was coming apart. And there were big chunks of "tank liner" floating around. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2010, 07:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,000
Posted By Kongo
Dont forget the sock

Be sure to get a new sock to go over the fuel pump pickup. Mine was falling apart in pieces when I pulled the pump out last year to clean out all that tank liner junk. I also put the fuel filter...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2010, 10:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 652
Posted By Kongo
Welcome! So tell us about Cloudcroft. On the...

Welcome! So tell us about Cloudcroft. On the sat-map looks interesting.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 424
Posted By Kongo
PM sent.

PM sent.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,136
Posted By Kongo
Having just been through this frustration in my...

Having just been through this frustration in my home garage, I wonder if it makes sense to bring along a tube when traveling. Can you put a tube in a tubeless tire? Seems the pro and con would be . ....
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2010, 06:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,439
Posted By Kongo
On the wiring diagram it's a simple 2-wire...

On the wiring diagram it's a simple 2-wire switch. Jumpering them together should indicate to the system the sidestand is up. I'm leaving mine set up correctly though. I'm just forgetful enough to...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2010, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,456
Posted By Kongo
They're on page 99. :deal

They're on page 99. :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2010, 10:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By Kongo
Best of luck -- keep looking. Took me a couple...

Best of luck -- keep looking. Took me a couple months to find mine.
- John
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2010, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 597
Posted By Kongo
I live in Longmont. Leaving for Wyoming tomorrow...

I live in Longmont. Leaving for Wyoming tomorrow (Tues) morning, back Thursday night. I could probably check it out Friday or Saturday. I'll send you a PM.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2010, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,244
Posted By Kongo
ABS, but not linked. Bike's too old for that....

ABS, but not linked. Bike's too old for that. They're independent. The front disks look the same as the rear, but they obviously have to work harder. Seems if anything would be having problems it...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2010, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,244
Posted By Kongo
Sounds maybe reasonable, although I didn't think...

Sounds maybe reasonable, although I didn't think stainless was particularly hard. Stainless knives don't hold an edge as well. But why would this warning only apply to the rear disk? Also, the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,244
Posted By Kongo
Thanks for the comments. I will look around some...

Thanks for the comments. I will look around some more for a better price. But I think Clymer has me thinking I better get organic pads.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2010, 11:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 813
Posted By Kongo
Part numbers are different, even though the...

Part numbers are different, even though the diagram in the parts fiche looks the same. R1100GS P/N 31422312102; R1150GS P/N 31422335724 - costs $29 more. So something is different. Maybe the spring...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2010, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,244
Posted By Kongo
Organic vs sintered brake pads

Changing my brake pads (R1100GS w/ABS). Clymer book has a caution note: "Do not install sintered-metal brake pads into a brake caliper designed to work with organic brake pads, as it will result in...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,326
Posted By Kongo
Go to Max BMW...

Go to Max BMW (http://maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/fiche.aspx). Click on the OnLine Catalog, then pick out your bike from the list. They have the microfiche's on there with part numbers. I sometimes...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2010, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By Kongo
This got me curious because I have never had that...

This got me curious because I have never had that problem. You just need the "extended" lower mudguard. Part no 46612324395, found it on MAX BMW for $42. Boneyard sold one recently for $25. This...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-18-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,363
Posted By Kongo
Why so complicated? And the kind in that video...

Why so complicated? And the kind in that video have a lot of other repair and upgrade expenses that he didn't mention. I just got an extra remote opener and put it in the pocket of my riding jacket....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2010, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,744
Posted By Kongo
Difference between Louisiana and Colorado. I'm...

Difference between Louisiana and Colorado. I'm reaching for some hand cream right now to help my dry cracked skin. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 01-16-2010, 05:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,744
Posted By Kongo
The weight recommendations are based on the...

The weight recommendations are based on the amount a normal tire/wheel might be out of balance. More than that, there might be something wrong with the tire or wheel. But it won't hurt anything to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,392
Posted By Kongo
I had that problem one day last Fall. And it was...

I had that problem one day last Fall. And it was when I wanted to start up again half-way through a trip. Really frustrating, hard to think clearly. But when I managed to settle down and think, I had...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By Kongo
Lots of windshield discussions here, even a...

Lots of windshield discussions here, even a sticky on the topic up top. But for my 1100GS, I like my Parabellum (http://www.parabellum.com/). Scroll to the bottom of the list on that link and check...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2010, 10:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,598
Posted By Kongo
I picked up some Heidenau K76's from SWMotoTire...

I picked up some Heidenau K76's from SWMotoTire to replace my worn Tourances. These look good. Soon as the ice clears from around here, I will be able to take them out for their first scrubbing...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 994
Posted By Kongo
He's talking about the blocks on the frame, not...

He's talking about the blocks on the frame, not the bar screwed into the bottom of the seat pan.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2010, 07:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,804
Posted By Kongo
Yeah, the spokes are at such angles, running from...

Yeah, the spokes are at such angles, running from the opposite side of the wheel outside the tire bead. Seems it would be really easy to pull it out of true trying to pull in an out of round.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2010, 06:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,148
Posted By Kongo
Yeah, that thing that Unusually Lost posted. In...

Yeah, that thing that Unusually Lost posted. In addition to possum scraping, that's what it's for. (Also a place for ADV stickers). :D
I think dirt riders sometimes take it off because mud can...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2010, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 994
Posted By Kongo
Not sure what kind of bike you're talking about....

Not sure what kind of bike you're talking about. Your profile shows a Triumph and a Harley.
Since this is GSpot, and the question sounds like a GS . . .

I've had mine low in the back and high in...
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