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Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By Beecher Snipes
Automotive fuses handle the in rush current....

Automotive fuses handle the in rush current. Electronic fuses no way.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,322
Posted By Beecher Snipes
Factory spec for rear wheel is 45 grams, out of...

Factory spec for rear wheel is 45 grams, out of balance over that they balance it. That is why you see so many with no weights. I check every wheel. Why set up another harmonic for the bike to deal...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By Beecher Snipes
Put a volt meter across your battery, run at your...

Put a volt meter across your battery, run at your chosen idle speed and observe the voltage. Turn on your pump at this speed, maybe attach it to your tire so it has a load. If the volts don't drop...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By Beecher Snipes
Great information for all of us thinking of...

Great information for all of us thinking of tires. Thanks for the feed back. I use to use TC 80's and the same thing for me, a little dancing at speed. Noise, and in the corners a disconcerning lurch...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By Beecher Snipes
Jeeze your riding knobbies on the street. It's...

Jeeze your riding knobbies on the street. It's going to be different.
And watch out in the rain. These are hard tires. Hard to install, last a long time because they are hard and not so grippy in...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,408
Posted By Beecher Snipes
Find a battery vendor on line, go through all...

Find a battery vendor on line, go through all similar types and look at the dimensions for what fits.
http://www.atbatt.com/
Is a good source for several brands and sizes. I like the Yuasa dry...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,083
Posted By Beecher Snipes
I had some bad ones, no brand name from China....

I had some bad ones, no brand name from China. Tossed the batch. Use Wunderlich now. I tend to agree that they do last quite a long time. I figure three years is enough. I have even heard of someone...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 2,516
Views: 426,605
Posted By Beecher Snipes
This engine will run all day long at 5000RPM (or...

This engine will run all day long at 5000RPM (or more). It is intended to. A change in thinking is what is really needed.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,709
Posted By Beecher Snipes
F**K, you mean I have to sell my 14 now for my...

F**K, you mean I have to sell my 14 now for my favorite color?:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 855
Posted By Beecher Snipes
After my aerostitch riding suit the next best...

After my aerostitch riding suit the next best thing I ever did for a bike I owned was to install Ohlins on my 2000 GS. But I suspect that Wilbers would be just fine. Ted Porter is your source for...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,195
Posted By Beecher Snipes
These folks will fix it (drive shaft) and also...

These folks will fix it (drive shaft) and also install zerks so you can lube it once and awhile. And cheaper than a grand.
http://www.brunos.us/
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2,438
Views: 298,330
Posted By Beecher Snipes
The clutch is bathed in engine oil, not it's own...

The clutch is bathed in engine oil, not it's own reservoir.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 491
Posted By Beecher Snipes
You are in the right price zone (70). I guess I...

You are in the right price zone (70). I guess I am out of touch, I thought that was cheap for a OEM part. There is computer work to be done to get the bike to recognize LED blinkers so just adding...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 491
Posted By Beecher Snipes
I know you mentioned aftermarket, but looking at...

I know you mentioned aftermarket, but looking at the ones BMW OEM offers they fit the bill and are small. I was even impressed that they are not too expensive and will have the advantage that they...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By Beecher Snipes
Its the tire. The bead is leaking somewhere....

Its the tire. The bead is leaking somewhere. There are some really stiff dirt tires that have some leakers. The folks at the rawhide school have this problem. Good move to the TC 80's.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,900
Posted By Beecher Snipes
I agree most new batteries do make it a couple of...

I agree most new batteries do make it a couple of years or more. But there is a very small percentage that fail quickly. Of course the worst case example was Exide and now they are out of business....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 473
Posted By Beecher Snipes
Yes, couple of places, one of the good ones is...

Yes, couple of places, one of the good ones is Ted Porter in California. Big shop. So have no worries. Just go for it.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 626
Posted By Beecher Snipes
Take a deep breath and just use the rear brake...

Take a deep breath and just use the rear brake until you get to a dealer with parts.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,901
Posted By Beecher Snipes
BMW roadside assistance has always sucked. I...

BMW roadside assistance has always sucked. I thought it was only good for 100 miles anyway.
I carry AAA with the RV/moto side kicker. Well worth it. They were once going to take me to the nearest...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By Beecher Snipes
I know everyone bitches about the 600 mile check...

I know everyone bitches about the 600 mile check and the waste of money. Well it gets your bike into the system for warranty work and checks for any computer up dates. So get over it and go for it....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Beecher Snipes
Along with oil lines your brake hoses are getting...

Along with oil lines your brake hoses are getting pretty old also. It sometimes helps to find an oil leak by cleaning the area, with a non oil spray solvent so it is not greasy and then spray with...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By Beecher Snipes
You can do the searching, I seem to remember...

You can do the searching, I seem to remember IBMW.com one source. What's to look at, just comments about small stones wedging the lever down.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By Beecher Snipes
Not just you and not just that model bike. First...

Not just you and not just that model bike. First thing people complain about is ABS not clearing, then find the stuck lever.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By Beecher Snipes
MAX bmw, their on line parts. ...

MAX bmw, their on line parts.
http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/PartsFiche.aspx
Unfortunately they don't list an I.D. . It is 22$, might be worth it to order it to get the exact correct...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 519
Posted By Beecher Snipes
That is exactly what BMW says to do. 07 34 32...

That is exactly what BMW says to do.
07 34 32 2 314 742 HOSE, BULK (meter) 0.12 1 $22.02
But be sure to buy hose intended for brake systems so it won't dissolve.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By Beecher Snipes
Dogs are worn, but shows why not to put so much...

Dogs are worn, but shows why not to put so much torque at low speeds to the tranny. RPM's are your friend.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,900
Posted By Beecher Snipes
Well the two lugs provided on the bike by the...

Well the two lugs provided on the bike by the factory, one positive by the battery under the cover right side and the other under the left cylinder lead me to believe that they are there to clip on...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By Beecher Snipes
Here is the kit for the engine drain: ...

Here is the kit for the engine drain:
http://www.amazon.com/TIME-SERT-Metric-Kit-Part-1615/dp/B003VVJEGQ/ref=sr_1_4?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1403468058&sr=1-4&keywords=time+sert+m16x+1.5+mm
A...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By Beecher Snipes
I agree, but just trying to help others who might...

I agree, but just trying to help others who might be doing the same work avoid problems. The victim made his own bed.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By Beecher Snipes
Jeez, bicycle fluid? How about going to the auto...

Jeez, bicycle fluid? How about going to the auto store and getting the correct mineral oil (castrol comes to mind). I assume this year uses mineral oil. If not, dot 4 brake fluid. And if it is brake...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 976
Posted By Beecher Snipes
Tight is better than loose. Like you say, 90* is...

Tight is better than loose. Like you say, 90* is loose.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 892
Posted By Beecher Snipes
Your going to find a lot of issues as you move...

Your going to find a lot of issues as you move into that seal. Final drive pivot bearings will certainly be brinelled (code for shot, by little divots). Good time to lube all the splines. You can...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Beecher Snipes
If I remember right, that front switch has a...

If I remember right, that front switch has a metal finger that can be bent for adjustment. A CC model I worked on had the same problem and I "adjusted" this metal trigger finger because the owner had...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,598
Posted By Beecher Snipes
The BMW factory spec to balance a wheel is 5...

The BMW factory spec to balance a wheel is 5 grams for the front and 45 grams for the rear. Max spec weight to add is 80 grams.
So that is why you see many bikes with nothing on the rear.
Just...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,343
Posted By Beecher Snipes
It is nice to see if the battery will charge and...

It is nice to see if the battery will charge and hold the charge out side the bike. But another test to see if there are battery issues and indicate battery quality: If it can not stay at about 9.5...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,250
Posted By Beecher Snipes
Geeze, guess I better talk a better look....

Geeze, guess I better talk a better look. Breather valve. No pressure problems.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,250
Posted By Beecher Snipes
Will blow out the 60mm seal. Go with the second...

Will blow out the 60mm seal. Go with the second part. 180 ml. geeze. Fill to the plug is over the 220 that was the original spec and caused all this nastyness years back. :freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,250
Posted By Beecher Snipes
Can't check the level, dump it and refill with...

Can't check the level, dump it and refill with correct amount. Also remove the ABS sensor and clean off any metal whisker accumulation.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Beecher Snipes
They all are correct. Your Gerbings jacket draws...

They all are correct. Your Gerbings jacket draws too much for the 5 amp stock circuit (totally useless). Take the battery cover off on the right side and have a look, easy to hook up to the battery...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By Beecher Snipes
Pull the rear sensor and look for metal whiskers...

Pull the rear sensor and look for metal whiskers on it.
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