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Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 960
Posted By herm
I removed the muffler and just put a little turn...

I removed the muffler and just put a little turn down pipe off of the cat. sounds great to me. no difference in performance.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-10-2013, 12:02 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,213
Posted By herm
http://images.photo2.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp5...

http://images.photo2.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp53857%3Enu%3D3%3A%3C%3B%3E8%3B9%3E234%3EWSNRCG%3D38723%3B84%3A%3A325nu0mrj
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 779
Posted By herm
A good independent shop in Fort Collins, Co is...

A good independent shop in Fort Collins, Co is Beemers and More. They took care of me when a bearing went in my 01 GS.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,014
Posted By herm
a couple of years ago, I purchased the wiring...

a couple of years ago, I purchased the wiring harness and tell tales for $80 at beemer boneyard.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By herm
I am the same height and weight as you are. I've...

I am the same height and weight as you are. I've ridden a KLR extensively and have owned an 01 R1150GS for the last 5 years. No contest. the 1150 is an awesome bike. I love it!! I hope to keep it...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,546
Posted By herm
thanks Joey Honz. All good information.

thanks Joey Honz. All good information.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2013, 04:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,275
Posted By herm
http://www.rubberchickenracinggarage.com/chain.htm...

http://www.rubberchickenracinggarage.com/chain.html
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,499
Posted By herm
Beemer Boneyard or A&S BMW

Beemer Boneyard or A&S BMW
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,546
Posted By herm
Does anybody have any feedback about Milwaukee...

Does anybody have any feedback about Milwaukee BMW since it switched owners?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 2,775
Views: 872,464
Posted By herm
http://images.photo2.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp5...

http://images.photo2.walgreens.com/232323232%7Ffp537%3B2%3Enu%3D3%3A%3C%3B%3E8%3B9%3E234%3EWSNRCG%3D3%3B38%3A567%3C7325nu0mrj
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 746
Posted By herm
I did the same thing on my 01 GS. Took off the...

I did the same thing on my 01 GS. Took off the muffler and put on a downturn pipe. I love the sound and it runs great. $15 or so for the short length of pipe, and simple to return to OEM if you...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-21-2013, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By herm
I know, right? I used to have a Harley, but I...

I know, right? I used to have a Harley, but I always wore a helmet. There was a guy across the street with a Harley, so I asked him if he wanted to go riding together sometime. He said "NO, I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-20-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By herm
Thanks, all. I will check out all of those...

Thanks, all. I will check out all of those places. good excuse to make it a day on the bike.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-19-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 651
Posted By herm
Milwaukee: helmets

Does anybody know a good store/dealership in the Milwaukee area that has a good selection of helmets? I am in the market for a new helmet, but I'd like to try some on as opposed to buying on-line.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2013, 02:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,792
Posted By herm
I looked all over and finally ended up buying one...

I looked all over and finally ended up buying one at Ted's Beemer Shop for $33.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-29-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By herm
I truly appreciate all the help and advice I've...

I truly appreciate all the help and advice I've gotten here. I am thinking of copping out and going to a shop. I am not a welder, nor do I own one. I have never done retapping. I did soak it down...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By herm
Thanks, I will have to look for a shop in the...

Thanks,
I will have to look for a shop in the Milwaukee Area. Any inmates in Milwaukee know of a good one?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2013, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By herm
I hope I didn't weld it. Just the threads at the...

I hope I didn't weld it. Just the threads at the end of the bolt were red, not the whole bolt. I will try the left handed drill bit. thanks.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2013, 05:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By herm
Thanks. Properly sized left-handed drill bit...

Thanks. Properly sized left-handed drill bit means a tad smaller than the screw? or same size?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 989
Posted By herm
Completely stripped screw head

I took some advice from an old thread, but it didn't work out well. I stripped the head of the screw at the end of the handlebar on my 01 R1150GS, trying to replace the grip. I found an old thread...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,342
Posted By herm
I like my Seat Concepts seat and it's affordable!

I like my Seat Concepts seat and it's affordable!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,077
Posted By herm
http://www.desmoparts.com/products/parts-catalog/r...

http://www.desmoparts.com/products/parts-catalog/r1150-r-rs-rt-gs/bmw-r1150gs-stainless-steel-fastener-kit...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 665
Posted By herm
I got my cam chain tensioner parts here: ...

I got my cam chain tensioner parts here:
http://rubberchickenracinggarage.com/
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2012, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,463
Posted By herm
The main bearing in my '01 1150GS transmission...

The main bearing in my '01 1150GS transmission went bad a few years ago, while I was on a trip to Colorado. I didn't know what it was and rode it hundreds of miles with a a grinding noise, until I...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2012, 02:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,446
Posted By herm
I have the cheap ones on my bike and they work...

I have the cheap ones on my bike and they work too well. I can't tell you how many times I have come around a turn and found a dead deer lying on the side of the road.:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2012, 01:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,135
Posted By herm
I thought the OP said he had a 2000 1150...

I thought the OP said he had a 2000 1150 GS.:hmmmmm
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,135
Posted By herm
That's what I did on my '01 1150GS and I love it!...

That's what I did on my '01 1150GS and I love it! Just enough sound to be able to appreciate it when I rev it, but not enough to be obnoxious. That muffler is heavy and it doesn't do much. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,430
Posted By herm
Mine is snipped from a paint roller screen and it...

Mine is snipped from a paint roller screen and it looks and works fine.
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-09-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,879
Posted By herm
I recently put a Seat Concept on my GS 1150 (01)...

I recently put a Seat Concept on my GS 1150 (01) and like it a lot. I did have to go out and buy a pneumatic staple gun; the manual stapler just wasn't strong enough. I also needed a friend's extra...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,814
Posted By herm
I just did the compromise between do it yourself...

I just did the compromise between do it yourself and aftermarket seat. It was from Seat Concepts. They sent the cover and the foam and I put it on my seat pan. It turned out nice, but I had to buy...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2012, 08:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,497
Posted By herm
Yes, 20W50 synth is the best counterpart, unless...

Yes, 20W50 synth is the best counterpart, unless it's Mobil 1 15w50. This is the consensus of hundreds of oil threads.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,106
Posted By herm
From Gspot FAQ 5.15 How hot is the oil? ...

From Gspot FAQ

5.15 How hot is the oil?

For oil temperature LCD readout, there are 10 BARS, with no bars showing to be taken as zero bars:

0 33.5 C ..... 92 F
1 40 C..... 104 F
2 65...
Forum: Ride reports 12-31-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,246
Posted By herm
Traditions

Sitting here New Year's Even at T.H.E. Herm's and recalling some of the great trips of the past 30 years. Planning for the next trip for summer of 2012 with "the usual suspects" and trying to have...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 54,156
Posted By herm
A long lost friend recently read a ride report...

A long lost friend recently read a ride report that my friend tom and I wrote. We both have GS's. He sent me an email asking " What is that "shelf-y thing" that protrudes below the head lamp, but...
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,200
Posted By herm
Hey rokklym...

Hey rokklym (http://www.advrider.com/forums/member.php?u=10455), I've been to Westby. My sister owns a farm outside of LaFarge.
Forum: Ride reports 08-30-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,200
Posted By herm
Hey tmills, thanks for reading the rr after all...

Hey tmills, thanks for reading the rr after all this time. check out our sequel
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=617029&highlight=herm
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,951
Posted By herm
I've got a FirstGear mesh jacket. It is...

I've got a FirstGear mesh jacket. It is comfortable in hot temps when the bike is moving. I think I made a mistake getting a black one, though. I also have Olympic Recon Air pants, which work out...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2011, 07:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,473
Posted By herm
So far an excellent array of answers. I've been...

So far an excellent array of answers. I've been passing them on to my short friend. I think the extended test riding suggestion could make for a good day of fun. He lives in NE Illinois, so I am sure...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2011, 01:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,316
Posted By herm
I think the 1150gs is an easy bike to ride. It...

I think the 1150gs is an easy bike to ride. It puts you in a great seating position and the handlebars are wide. It handles very well on the twisty back roads. Nice power and torque, but not...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,049
Posted By herm
It runs much better when you are wearing ear...

It runs much better when you are wearing ear plugs.
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