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Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,657
Posted By lkchris
Yes, and anyone with half a brain can therefore...

Yes, and anyone with half a brain can therefore understand it won't be downloadable from the Internet for <$10.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,252
Posted By lkchris
You didn't even complain about the important...

You didn't even complain about the important stuff!

It's water cooled.

It has a wet clutch.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-12-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,413
Posted By lkchris
They are not. You deal with your...

They are not.

You deal with your country's agent.

Not so certain that contracts between BMW and its country agents are all the same.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2015, 07:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 839
Posted By lkchris
Simultaneously

Simultaneously
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,269
Posted By lkchris
R1200 engine has a balancer shaft Major...

R1200 engine has a balancer shaft

Major sweetness upgrade.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-26-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 900
Posted By lkchris
It's got a really big plastic gas tank with the...

It's got a really big plastic gas tank with the fuel pump inside it.

You'll have to be pretty good to figure out how to deal with that.

It's got some version of a whizzy brake ABS pump...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 970
Posted By lkchris
I have a rather obstinate friend that would...

I have a rather obstinate friend that would prefill the filter for his old Toyota Land Cruiser. That filter mounts upside down.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,756
Posted By lkchris
An early member of the New Mexico BMW club before...

An early member of the New Mexico BMW club before he was off to Fresno. Good guy.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By lkchris
Shirt assist in your title. Shift assist...

Shirt assist in your title.

Shift assist in your remarks.

Which is it? And what is shirt assist anyway?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,563
Posted By lkchris
Fact remains that it's the ethanol in our...

Fact remains that it's the ethanol in our gasoline that provides anti-knock qualities. Its removal means something else has to be added and of course it won't be tetraethyl lead.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 871
Posted By lkchris
Nah, the name "powerlet" is just something that...

Nah, the name "powerlet" is just something that has appeared in the last ten years and is strictly the name of the company marketing these products.

This socket is to a DIN (German)...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,921
Posted By lkchris
Last time I was at an HD dealer, they had a...

Last time I was at an HD dealer, they had a WW2-themed Bell full-face helmet, on sale for $75 down from $99.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,234
Posted By lkchris
All "rotella" means is "WalMart shopper." ...

All "rotella" means is "WalMart shopper."

The new BMW/Shell oil is made in Germany.

Check for that at WalMart ... they are not the same thing.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,323
Posted By lkchris
It's a German bike and should be set to metric...

It's a German bike and should be set to metric clearances! :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,323
Posted By lkchris
Leaving out "so tight the gauge is stuck" and "so...

Leaving out "so tight the gauge is stuck" and "so loose there is no drag," the difference between any other "degrees of drag" is meaningless, given the correct gauge to start with.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By lkchris
Even on the so-called "metal" stems, the portion...

Even on the so-called "metal" stems, the portion that contacts the wheel and seals everything is still rubber.

These valve stems should be replaced at every tire change just like any other.

...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,860
Posted By lkchris
Really don't think "BMW" has any control over...

Really don't think "BMW" has any control over what dealers charge.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 832
Posted By lkchris
http://pirateslair.net/billetgascap.htm

http://pirateslair.net/billetgascap.htm
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By lkchris
So, the assumption is the rest of the sensor will...

So, the assumption is the rest of the sensor will last forever because it was designed to?

Could it be that given the harsh environment that the sensors experience, the life of all or most of...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,013
Posted By lkchris
PLUS ... be sure it's in first gear ... aka...

PLUS ... be sure it's in first gear ... aka "Park"
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,339
Posted By lkchris
This isn't rocket science--if some manufacturer...

This isn't rocket science--if some manufacturer doesn't make a tire in your size they don't make a tire for your bike. Move on.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,169
Posted By lkchris
How does one have an oil filter leak? I've...

How does one have an oil filter leak? I've never had one. There is a published torque figure.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By lkchris
T is a really low speed rating, too.

T is a really low speed rating, too.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By lkchris
Cats sold on cars sold in the USA are required to...

Cats sold on cars sold in the USA are required to be warranted for 8 years/80K miles. They usually last that long.

No requirements for bikes, but the technology exists to make them last pretty...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 97,303
Posted By lkchris
It's the cost to you of not having your bike...

It's the cost to you of not having your bike dealer serviced.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 97,303
Posted By lkchris
And it won't because it's not a recall. ...

And it won't because it's not a recall.

The word recall has specific meaning and that is it's an action prompted by the Federal government in response to a safety or emissions problem

The...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By lkchris
Remember that to Germans (Bosch) earth is brown,...

Remember that to Germans (Bosch) earth is brown, so all grounds are brown wires.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,528
Posted By lkchris
This legislation also assumes testing or...

This legislation also assumes testing or diagnostic equipment must be made available for sale to the general public.

It does NOT exempt maintenance that requires the equipment.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,528
Posted By lkchris
How are you going to know it's "thrown a bunch of...

How are you going to know it's "thrown a bunch of codes" if you don't have a code reader?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By lkchris
Galfer is covered in current issue of Roadracing...

Galfer is covered in current issue of Roadracing World magazine.

A Spanish company ... rotors made in Spain, brake lines made in USA.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,090
Posted By lkchris
Show me a farmer with ethanol powered tractors or...

Show me a farmer with ethanol powered tractors or combines.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,440
Posted By lkchris
It's all one system and one fan is proven by...

It's all one system and one fan is proven by testing to be enough. It's not as if the coolant on the left side is never going to get to the right side. And, no, they got nothing wrong.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,090
Posted By lkchris
Ha! Love to see you find that in writing...

Ha!

Love to see you find that in writing somewhere.

Remember, your dealer is NOT BMW. You'd be well served to take most of what your dealer tells you with a grain of salt ... unless they...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 334
Posted By lkchris
Leaking fuel injector

Leaking fuel injector
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,838
Posted By lkchris
Life is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Hostile...

Life is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Hostile people get hostility in return.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,131
Posted By lkchris
Verify your "flapper" is working...

Verify your "flapper" is working correctly.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,838
Posted By lkchris
Nah, this is a sealed unit direct from a...

Nah, this is a sealed unit direct from a supplier.

BMW doesn't have an instrument factory.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By lkchris
New tires (any) are always better than the used...

New tires (any) are always better than the used up ones just removed.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,105
Posted By lkchris
The problem with the "stem adapter" is that it's...

The problem with the "stem adapter" is that it's metal.

Maybe you didn't notice, but when TPMS arrived metal valve caps were forbidden.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,383
Posted By lkchris
Lightweight piston pins for Airheads has been...

Lightweight piston pins for Airheads has been around for decades.

Never heard of anyone using Oilhead pins, however.

This is mostly applicable to the 1000 Airheads, as the smaller...
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