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Forum: Beasts 01-15-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 15,352
Posted By thecrumb
I'm curious about the shield now sold with the...

I'm curious about the shield now sold with the Madstad brackets?

Any good? :ear

$200 for the bracket AND shield seems like a good deal.
Forum: Face plant 06-01-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,350
Posted By thecrumb
My confession

I'm not riding in the spring anymore... :D

3 years ago I was hit by a deer on the BRP before Easter. Cracked up my hand and collarbone but healed up nicely and just recently had the plate and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,549
Posted By thecrumb
Looks like the bottom bit - but it's missing the...

Looks like the bottom bit - but it's missing the top piece which is the important one for bike tires - it has the 3 spokes which allow you to grip the bike rim.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 693
Posted By thecrumb
need 1100GS part recommendations

Getting $$ from Santa and need some part recommendations for my 96 1100GS so I can go shopping :evil

I'm still running on the OEM brake lines and want to replace them - suggestions? Where's the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2012, 12:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,992
Posted By thecrumb
I'm slowly going through this with my 96...

I'm slowly going through this with my 96 purchased last year (w/ 6k on the clock) :evil

I've done valves, oil, gearbox, shaft and brake fluids, a few tires, and rear brake pads.

I haven't done...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,917
Posted By thecrumb
"the most popular travel enduro in the world has...

"the most popular travel enduro in the world has been brought to perfection"

They are going to re-introduce the R1100GS? :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 885
Posted By thecrumb
Where is this thing located? Now I'm going...

Where is this thing located?

Now I'm going to ride around wondering about bad wires... :huh

Jim
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2012, 12:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,237
Posted By thecrumb
Same here (yawn)

I'm thinking of changing some fluid.

Not sure what yet but I feel incomplete if I don't tinker with something on it... :snore

I guess I could ride it :D

Jim
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2012, 02:06 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 23,625
Posted By thecrumb
Ditto - the last 2-3 rides on my R1100 I've done...

Ditto - the last 2-3 rides on my R1100 I've done the ABS light dance. Time for a new battery.

Is there a Deka that fits the R1100GS? :ear

Jim
Forum: Vendors 03-31-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 244,971
Posted By thecrumb
Great unit! I just did my R1100GS this...

Great unit! I just did my R1100GS this afternoon. I think I got it close - still learning! :clap

You may want to put this blurb which I found deeper in this post on the home page 'instructions'...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,271
Posted By thecrumb
Thanks! I did clean them up and they seem to be...

Thanks! I did clean them up and they seem to be fine.

The 'donut' on one of the valve covers is leaking now but I've re-used those a few times so have two on order.

The right side is dry as a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,026
Posted By thecrumb
I just did head gaskets on my 96 - these two...

I just did head gaskets on my 96 - these two links were invaluable:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=15911804#post15911804
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=670618
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,271
Posted By thecrumb
cam sprocket cover - goop?

I'm doing this myself this weekend. So far so good - got the right side done - working on the left.

WTH were they thinking with the cam tensioner bolt position?? :huh

Question - when I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,030
Posted By thecrumb
jantarek - that looks like the ticket - I'm...

jantarek - that looks like the ticket - I'm assuming the arms tighten as your wrench down on it? Will look for one locally.

I also found another suggestion on Google where someone had drilled two...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2012, 08:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,030
Posted By thecrumb
R1100GS Oil Filter Frustration

This is probably the 4-5 oil change I've done on the GS and every time the oil filter makes me want to sell the bike

I bought a box of Bosch filters and a filter wrench from Beemer Boneyard.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,676
Posted By thecrumb
Tomorrow is wash and clean day. Last weekend I...

Tomorrow is wash and clean day. Last weekend I took the same route, got home, boot was dry?

It was a bit warmer out but otherwise I did everything the same, backroads up, highway home.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,676
Posted By thecrumb
I haven't had a chance to clean yet but I did...

I haven't had a chance to clean yet but I did brush some of the dirt off... :)

The banjo bolt, sight glass and oil switch seem good - they all look clean as well as the surrounding area.

The...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2011, 08:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,676
Posted By thecrumb
Thanks gang! Will dig into it this week! ...

Thanks gang! Will dig into it this week!

Will give the talcum powder a try. That should illicit some strange looks from the wife...

"I'm just putting some powder on my girlfriends jugs"... ...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,676
Posted By thecrumb
Oily boot

96 R1100GS picked up last fall about this time... Just rolled 14k. Occasionally after a long freeway ride (1hr or so) I come home and notice a light mist of oil - mainly on the toe of my left boot....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 889
Posted By thecrumb
Question Best heated grip option

Getting cool here and need to get some heated grips on my 1100GS

So far the choices seem to be:


Oxford
Hot Grips
Under the grip
Heated wraps
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 406,880
Posted By thecrumb
Picked up my 96 about a year ago... ...

Picked up my 96 about a year ago...

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-gR2s3DvNUSk/TjnsYfFtpZI/AAAAAAAAATk/Zx4Xs1BZ65s/2011-06-12_11-04-55_280.jpg

Need some crash bars and it'll be perfect. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,094
Posted By thecrumb
Wolfman! It's been on several KLRs, my Strom...

Wolfman! It's been on several KLRs, my Strom (survived deer strike better than I did) and now happily rides on my 1100GS. Would buy another in a second. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,682
Posted By thecrumb
I bought a 96 the fall with about 6k on it :evil ...

I bought a 96 the fall with about 6k on it :evil It's got about 12k on it now...

So far no issues - I've replaced fluids, checked valves, done some electrical farkles, canisterectomy - all...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,734
Posted By thecrumb
Manual? You got a manual? :lol3

Manual? You got a manual? :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,734
Posted By thecrumb
Jack stand under front axle is excellent idea! ...

Jack stand under front axle is excellent idea! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,734
Posted By thecrumb
Thanks folks! The jack under the cat is...

Thanks folks!

The jack under the cat is "just in case" someone comes in and leans on the back of the bike... :huh

Think I'll move the jack around to the front and just lock the garage to keep...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2011, 09:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,734
Posted By thecrumb
Best way to support bike with no wheels

Need to get new tires on and have to remove the front and real wheels... whats the best way to support the bike (R1100GS)??

I've got the rear wheel off... and I have a scissor jack under the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2011, 05:43 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 19,523
Posted By thecrumb
Shovel trick?? :ear

Shovel trick?? :ear
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 19,523
Posted By thecrumb
FedEx says: Estimated delivery Jul 1, 2011 ...

FedEx says: Estimated delivery Jul 1, 2011 :clap


I think I'm going to try the strap method for installing. What can go wrong :huh

Jim
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2011, 10:17 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 19,523
Posted By thecrumb
Just ordered a set myself :clap How easy...

Just ordered a set myself :clap

How easy are these to spoon on? I used to do the tires on the KLR myself. My V-Strom was a pain w/the painted rims.

I'm wondering if I can do em on the GS as...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,043
Posted By thecrumb
Did you just damage the 'protector' (the black...

Did you just damage the 'protector' (the black plastic bits in the photo) or did you bang up the head itself (silver bits in photo) or both?

The plastic protectors I believe just bolt on (my 1100...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,779
Posted By thecrumb
The "solo" plate on their site has the cut-outs...

The "solo" plate on their site has the cut-outs for straps. The "dual" does not.

I'd probably be in for a 'solo' as the whole purpose for me of ditching the seat is so I can strap more crap to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2010, 04:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By thecrumb
I went out today and rode about 200 miles - no...

I went out today and rode about 200 miles - no issues!!! :eek1

So I'm not sure what the problem was. I am planning on taking the tank off to wire up some lights, etc and will check all the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2010, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By thecrumb
Sorry for the the typo - it is a R1100GS. ...

Sorry for the the typo - it is a R1100GS.

It's only got 8k. I just picked it up this fall.

And it does correctly display all the other gears - only 4th shows 0.

I rode through some tall...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2010, 04:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By thecrumb
RID issue

Was riding around on my 96 R1100GS today (beautiful weather in NC BTW) and noticed my RID was acting up.

The gear indicator is showing "0" when I'm in 4th. All the other gears display correctly -...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 406,880
Posted By thecrumb
Finally went somewhere and remembered my camera! ...

Finally went somewhere and remembered my camera!

This spring a was broadsided by a deer and trashed my V-Strom 650 and myself. This fall I found this 96 on Craigslist with less than 6k on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2010, 07:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,861
Posted By thecrumb
I had fun this weekend - was dismounting and my...

I had fun this weekend - was dismounting and my boot heel got caught in my bungie net I had wrapped over my tent and gear.

So I made it about 75% off then had to dance a bit to untangle myself. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2010, 01:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By thecrumb
Great - will look tonight. Good tip on the...

Great - will look tonight.

Good tip on the "Y" adapter!

Jim
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2010, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By thecrumb
1100GS - Alternator wire for relay?

I'm wiring up a fuse block for extra lights, etc and have found several posts discussing using a wire from the alternator to power up the relay.

How much do I have to dis-assemble to get to that...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By thecrumb
Show me your switches (1100GS)

Getting ready to add some farkles to my 1100GS and am wondering where people mount extra switches??

So far I'm thinking of:


heated grips
heated vest
extra lights (1-2 pair)
So that's at...
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