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Forum: Americas Yesterday, 10:46 PM
Replies: 28,870
Views: 2,543,042
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thanks Guys!

I will thank everyone that pitched in and gave me advice on this trip when I get home and write a ride report with pics. I just wanted to tell you its been incredible so far, and the Devil's...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 10:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 878
Posted By PhillipsMetal
I hate you are not rolling. Testing coils with...

I hate you are not rolling. Testing coils with the spark plug isn't going to tell you much. Did you swap out the coil to both sides (I can't remember if they are switchable or not)? The way I am...
Forum: Americas 05-21-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 28,870
Views: 2,543,042
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Truly sad. Makes me appreciate my trip down all...

Truly sad. Makes me appreciate my trip down all the more. Will be thinking about him.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2015, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 878
Posted By PhillipsMetal
You are right on the secondary coils. Using the...

You are right on the secondary coils. Using the center stand prevents oil from pooling in the left cylinder as the bike is leaned over. Not sure how it got out of the cylinder and on the outside of...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2015, 11:53 PM
Replies: 6,887
Views: 1,281,502
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thank you! If you ever want the CAD drawing to...

Thank you! If you ever want the CAD drawing to have some cut, let me know, or I can have them cut for you.
Forum: Americas 05-18-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 28,870
Views: 2,543,042
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thanks guys! Sounds like a nice place to wander...

Thanks guys! Sounds like a nice place to wander around for a few days. Will post some pics.
Forum: Americas 05-18-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 28,870
Views: 2,543,042
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Leaving Thursday

I am heading out Thursday for a repeat adventure to Mexico. Life has been busy, so I have not had time to RTFF, but was wondering the best place to enter south of Corpus Christi, TX?

I want...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 878
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Plugging in new parts can be an expensive...

Plugging in new parts can be an expensive approach. My first thought would be replacing the TPS, but that is only because that solved my problem. Since it was intermittent, it was hard to track...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 6,887
Views: 1,281,502
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Now if I can only get them to believe this trip...

Now if I can only get them to believe this trip to Mexico is for "research" I will be golden.:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 6,887
Views: 1,281,502
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Debadged GSA

Replaced the glaring BMW logos on the bike with something a little less obvious. I had them cut out of stainless with a waterjet and put a brushed finish on them. Installed with 3M tape that was...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 878
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Does the engine sound like its outrunning the...

Does the engine sound like its outrunning the bike? If so, its the clutch. If the motor is sluggish, like its in a higher gear, then its a down on power issue. Is it spitting and sputtering? If...
Forum: The Garage 04-27-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,082
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Since I build drapery hardware for a living, I...

Since I build drapery hardware for a living, I have a little insight. A 12 foot span would require at least a 1" pipe (that is about 1 1/4" in outside diameter) to free span without sagging...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Mine was truly a PIA to get back in the socket. ...

Mine was truly a PIA to get back in the socket. Its been a while, so I don't remember the details, but make sure you understand completely how the back and socket reconnect. My mechanic looked on...
Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,400
Views: 92,998
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Agreed and on board!

Agreed and on board!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,957
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Addendum - the problem returned and was...

Addendum - the problem returned and was especially worse in the rain and damp conditions. We looked over every electrical connection with no luck.

Since the problem was happening when the bike...
Forum: Americas 11-30-2014, 03:11 AM
Replies: 28,870
Views: 2,543,042
Posted By PhillipsMetal
The price of the insurance really makes it a lot...

The price of the insurance really makes it a lot easier to consider keeping the bike in Tucson. Thanks MysteryRider.
Forum: Americas 11-30-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 28,870
Views: 2,543,042
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thank you Donnie and Turkeycreek. I was hoping...

Thank you Donnie and Turkeycreek. I was hoping for an out of the box solution. It looks like there isn't an easy way for me to keep my motorcycle at my friend's house. The advantage to having my...
Forum: Americas 11-29-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 28,870
Views: 2,543,042
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Stashing a bike

Since work is not cooperating with my trip to Mexico this year, I have decided to wait until it starts warming up to return. This delay has me thinking about stashing a bike either on the border or...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-16-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,593
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thank you everyone! I have decided to pick up...

Thank you everyone! I have decided to pick up the inReach Explorer as soon as GPS City responds to my PM about pricing. Otherwise I found one on ebay for $329, but I would prefer to use a ADVrider...
Forum: Vendors 10-15-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 12,875
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Great idea. I have done architectural...

Great idea.

I have done architectural ironwork for the last 25 years and the first thing I learned was if you cannot show your best work to a potential client, you have wasted a huge...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-03-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,593
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Many thanks Sleddog. I appreciate the answer and...

Many thanks Sleddog. I appreciate the answer and the thought. With so many adventure riders killing time between epic rides, I thought a SPOT rental section on ADVrider would be a good way for some...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-02-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,593
Posted By PhillipsMetal
I am curious about one feature I cannot figure...

I am curious about one feature I cannot figure out. If this Spot or InReach plots your course on a map for friends and family to see, at frequent intervals, why would there be a need for a contact...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-01-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,593
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Many thanks everyone! I need to sit down now and...

Many thanks everyone! I need to sit down now and do the math and see what works the best.
Forum: Trip Planning 09-28-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,593
Posted By PhillipsMetal
If I could find a way to subscribe just for the...

If I could find a way to subscribe just for the months I needed it, I would not mind buying the unit. Its just a lot of money for a once a year trip.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-28-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,922
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Mine blows about every 12,000 miles unless I do a...

Mine blows about every 12,000 miles unless I do a lot of off road riding, then its more frequently. One factor in the low beam blowing more frequently is when the filament is heated and vibrated it...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,504
Posted By PhillipsMetal
I had the same problem after trying to tighten...

I had the same problem after trying to tighten the bail screw and popping the assembly off the ball. I had an old hook that I believe was used to pull springs off of drum brakes. It was heavy...
Forum: Trip Planning 09-27-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,593
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Question Spot Rental?

I am heading back to Mexico next month and my family wants me to carry a SPOT so they can follow my route and check on me. I just hate wasting the money for the unit, plus the subscription fee for...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,590
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Let me know when they are available to buy. To...

Let me know when they are available to buy. To lazy to figure out all that fancy stuff, but it looks very cool. Nice job.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,957
Posted By PhillipsMetal
I hope this is the last follow up to this thread....

I hope this is the last follow up to this thread. I have put close to 1500 miles on the bike since replacing the Fuel Pump Controller and have had no issues.

On a trip to Pensacola I stopped in...
Forum: Ride reports 06-06-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 101,889
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Great thread so far. I have enjoyed the...

Great thread so far. I have enjoyed the pictures. Looks like I have missed my window to make it down before it gets too hot, so I will leave in the Fall. I may make a quick run down to Copper...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,957
Posted By PhillipsMetal
CY - thanks for the info. I have had several...

CY - thanks for the info. I have had several people tell me bypassing the controller is no big deal, but this seems more plausible since BMW went to a lot of trouble to put this on the bike.

My...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,957
Posted By PhillipsMetal
350 mile update. The bike has run perfectly...

350 mile update. The bike has run perfectly under a wide variety of conditions since replacing the Fuel Pump Controller. I have tried to recreate the condition under load, with a passenger, in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,957
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thanks everybody. I replaced the Fuel Pump...

Thanks everybody. I replaced the Fuel Pump Controller last night and rode for about 75 miles without a single hesitation. I still have a gut feeling the coils are probably the problem, but I will...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,957
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thanks. I swapped plugs in the beginning. My...

Thanks. I swapped plugs in the beginning. My mechanic had put in single electrode plugs in at the service before this started, so he swapped them back to the typical double electrode plugs. When...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,957
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thanks Jim. I just replaced the controller since...

Thanks Jim. I just replaced the controller since I have one and will see. If this does not solve the problem, would you look at coils next? If so, would you replace the whole batch, or...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,957
Posted By PhillipsMetal
If there is a relationship it the condition would...

If there is a relationship it the condition would be worse when the level is low, but that could be my imagination or coincidence. It happens at different fuel levels at different times.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,957
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Thanks guys. I will swap out the fuel pump...

Thanks guys. I will swap out the fuel pump controller and see. I have never heard of one working intermittently. I thought they were either working or quit completely. Will let you know what...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,957
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Maddening intermittent problem

My 2007 GSA with 32,000 miles started occasionally stalling about 6 months ago. The problem has progressed to hesitating and running rough spells. It usually starts with a pronounced hesitation...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 101,889
Posted By PhillipsMetal
Just jumped on board! Nice report and great...

Just jumped on board! Nice report and great pictures. :clap:clap:clap
Forum: Americas 04-18-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28,870
Views: 2,543,042
Posted By PhillipsMetal
I will keep my eye out for the Google Earth car! ...

I will keep my eye out for the Google Earth car! Looks like its not the safest place to be a donkey.
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