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Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,804
Posted By aculate
Oh, two more things- 1) I just remembered,...

Oh, two more things-

1) I just remembered, somewhere on here someone recommended coating the bottom of the Centech with liquid electrical tape. (I think it was JVB.) Anyway, two coats of that...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,804
Posted By aculate
Montauk- This is from memory, many beers...

Montauk-

This is from memory, many beers ago. I bought Ancor brand wire from my local West Marine store. Id guess any ship chandler would stock good marine wire. Its stranded, and tinned...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,804
Posted By aculate
Ricardo, I've been on here for years and...

Ricardo,

I've been on here for years and have seen some of the amazing fabrication you've done; so I take it as a great compliment that you like my wiring.

To be honest, I thought about...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,804
Posted By aculate
While the rain covers above may be harmless,...

While the rain covers above may be harmless, theyre unnecessary. Dont worry about the rain. Ive ridden my bike through blinding Gulf Coast squalls and six straight days of Alaskan / western...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,652
Posted By aculate
+1 This. psychohawk's 8 steps are correct. But...

+1 This. psychohawk's 8 steps are correct. But this is critical. I'm 6'3" (190cm) and 220 lbs (100Kg.) If I don't have it in neutral I struggle mightily with my GSA, until I (DOH!) pull the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By aculate
I hope you meant to say tail light, not brake...

I hope you meant to say tail light, not brake light. I'd hate to have my GPS, Stebel horn, and Gerbings only work while I'm braking. :evil

There are several power points you can use to...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,726
Posted By aculate
The wonderful thing is that there are so many...

The wonderful thing is that there are so many good cameras out there. You just have to decide for yourself in your own trade-space of convenience / bulk / features / flexibility / price / IQ /...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 513
Posted By aculate
Depends on how much detail you need. For the...

Depends on how much detail you need. For the past three years I've used the Michelin spiral bound Road Atlas of North America. I haven't purchased another map since; though I sometimes do pick up...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 902
Posted By aculate
:lol3:lol3 Also- '10 GSA: Chief Designer...

:lol3:lol3 Also-

'10 GSA: Chief Designer American, components designed and built in Germany, assembled in Berlin.

'68 S-IC: Chief Designer German, components designed and built in USA,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 902
Posted By aculate
My 2 favorite machines, 1 photo

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3919/14444201253_6297bf11cb_o.jpg (http://www.advrider.com/forums/<a href=)

Foreground: My 2010 GSA.

0-60 mph: about 4 secs (with one rider.)



Behind...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,898
Posted By aculate
OP, how many miles on the bike?

OP, how many miles on the bike?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,372
Posted By aculate
FWIW- I bought my tube of Honda Moly 60 at a...

FWIW- I bought my tube of Honda Moly 60 at a Honda car dealership; you don't need to locate a Honda motorcycle dealer.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,375
Posted By aculate
Try this, it's actually useful. ...

Try this, it's actually useful.

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/PN-044-0240/Rear-Fender-Extension-License-plate-holder-R1200GS-HP2

The above plate isn't. You can protect the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-06-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 16,085
Posted By aculate
Subscribed

I'm in. :lurk

Ricardo,

Your photographs are astounding. Somehow, I knew they would be. We met at Dan Armstrong's and shared some good conversation at the U of AK-Fairbanks dorm.

My trip...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2012, 04:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 983
Posted By aculate
Really anal? This is my final drive with the...

Really anal? This is my final drive with the mudguard removed. The holes are plugged/protected with titanium screws for reduced unsprung weight. Now THAT is anal. Cheaper than TT's solution too....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,465
Posted By aculate
My GSA came in a few years ago through Perth...

My GSA came in a few years ago through Perth Amboy, NJ., an even worse location than Newark from the storm perspective. If BMW still ships through Perth Amboy, the bike probably got very wet.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,062
Posted By aculate
Wear indicators. There are three ring grooves,...

Wear indicators. There are three ring grooves, representing 75%, 50%, and 25% of the pads left. When the 25% ring disappears, it's time for new pads.

The front brakes are different. The wear...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2012, 09:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,251
Posted By aculate
Oh please. The OP is looking for advice on how...

Oh please. The OP is looking for advice on how to better negotiate downhill curves on a motorbike. On public roads. Your raising of the old 911, a rear-engined car that was notoriously difficult...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,251
Posted By aculate
Interesting question OP. In my...

Interesting question OP.

In my opinion, the guys in your photo are spaced far too closely. For safety, I'd double the gap. Riders 1 and 3, or 2 and 4, are appropriately spaced. Let each...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,202
Posted By aculate
Yup, it's only a ballpark number. Depends on...

Yup, it's only a ballpark number. Depends on your particular bike, the amount of load put on the FD, the time it has been cooling off, ambient temp, the error in your measurement instrument, and so...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2012, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,202
Posted By aculate
Some data:

roadtrip22-

I've had the same question. In anticipation of an eventual final drive problem I've been collecting temps on my healthy FD. Healthy meaning no leaks, no wobble or play in the...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2012, 11:42 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,223
Posted By aculate
I guess I'm not seeing the delamination of the...

I guess I'm not seeing the delamination of the Kevlar from the leather. The logo peeling is cosmetic, not good, but it's on the top of the index finger, not a critical failure. Did the loose...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 546
Posted By aculate
Josmar- This has been noticed and asked...

Josmar-

This has been noticed and asked about here by others. I'm guessing that your bike is normal. The crankcase vents on other engines are usually a much smaller diameter than the sump...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 54,419
Posted By aculate
Natchez Trace -1

Agreed. Until they raise the speed limit to 65+ it won't be a great motorcycle road. It is interesting, though, and a pleasant ride. Since it's managed by the Park Service, there are no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,518
Posted By aculate
I appreciate the warning and reminder. I really...

I appreciate the warning and reminder. I really do. However, sorry to be "that guy," but as soon as you hear that sound you're wasting time by looking around for its source. If you have a couple...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,040
Posted By aculate
+1 At Advance Auto they're branded as...

+1

At Advance Auto they're branded as "Magna Power" ETX14. It's the same thing. I called Deka and verified that it's the exact same battery as the Deka. They make them, it's just a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,462
Posted By aculate
Aha! I think.

Thanks Bill. That got me thinking, and I went out to the garage to take another look. The hose has an outside diameter of very roughly 28-29mm. That's much bigger than would be needed for just a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,462
Posted By aculate
Air Intake Silencer

I'm curious about the "air intake silencer" on the left side of my camhead (2010 GSA.) The REPROM gives its name, how to take it off and put it back on, but what is it?

It's a fairly large...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,752
Posted By aculate
Same here. I randomly skipped ahead to 7:00. ...

Same here. I randomly skipped ahead to 7:00. Bingo. That's when the BS starts. He starts blaming the UPS driver, a tree, his bike, a drop of water on his leg, everyone and everything but himself....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,429
Posted By aculate
I've had the Wunderlich on my '10 since almost...

I've had the Wunderlich on my '10 since almost new. I chose it because it seemed the most open of the designs available, and one of the sturdiest. In 30+ K miles I've has no issues- heating, dings,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2012, 07:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,972
Posted By aculate
I've had two such encounters in the last three...

I've had two such encounters in the last three years. First one was very similar to the video, a Golden Eagle eating carrion on a road in Minnesota. As I came up on it it took off in the same...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2012, 04:20 PM
Replies: 30,975
Views: 7,491,166
Posted By aculate
:rofl Rhett finally gets back with Scarlett,...

:rofl

Rhett finally gets back with Scarlett, they rebuild Tara and have lots more kids. The last scene is them sitting on the porch, chortling about the grandkids' hijinks while they sip mint...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2012, 04:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,025
Posted By aculate
Oh God, not this shit again. The term is used...

Oh God, not this shit again. The term is used and understood the world over. America is part of the name. Americans and America have been called just that for well over three hundred years, since...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 30,975
Views: 7,491,166
Posted By aculate
Killboy Thread Palate Cleanser

I've been reading this thread for a long time. This is completely off topic, and maybe 205, but some of us get pretty haughty when judging the squids. Mea culpa. Yua culpa too, prolly. But
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 30,975
Views: 7,491,166
Posted By aculate
:D Need to use the sarcasm smiley. I'm slow on...

:D Need to use the sarcasm smiley. I'm slow on the uptake.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2012, 04:49 PM
Replies: 30,975
Views: 7,491,166
Posted By aculate
Yes, they were moving. And- @ 1:58 Over...

Yes, they were moving. And-

@ 1:58 Over double yellow, out of control.
@ 3:48 Nearly loses rear end.
@ 4:05 Over the line, force oncoming motorcycle to his right.
@ 5:45 Ditto.
@ 5:47 ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,749
Posted By aculate
+1 I'd argue that the CB750 was the most...

+1
I'd argue that the CB750 was the most important and influential bike of all time. When it came out in the late 60's it changed the industry completely. The rest of the manufacturers were just- ...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,325
Posted By aculate
The hold-down straps look like the official BMW...

The hold-down straps look like the official BMW straps for the aluminum cases. Part number: 71 60 7 701 272

I'd go with Rok straps or similar, as they're more versatile.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2012, 09:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,775
Posted By aculate
A bit off topic, but a trick from my penniless...

A bit off topic, but a trick from my penniless grad school days was to anneal old crush washer before re-using them. I heated them red hot on the kitchen stove burner and then quenched by dropping...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,326
Posted By aculate
It's kind of like "Ride your own ride."

This may not be comprehensive, but one or often several of the following conditions apply. Owners take their bike to the dealer because:

a) They screwed things up so badly, only the...
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