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Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,159
Posted By rtortore
Love it!! :freaky

Love it!! :freaky
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 285
Posted By rtortore
Metzeler Tourance for R1150GS

Pls delete (wrong section)
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,575
Posted By rtortore
A year later ..

Still trying to come up with a waterproof solution to my toolkit issue! There must be some type of aftermarket system to not only replace the lid of the toolkit, but also the inside "kit" part? A...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-02-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,196
Posted By rtortore
Just got around to order some QD's for the bike. ...

Just got around to order some QD's for the bike.

To: Sales QuickCouplings
Subject: Enquiry from QuickCouplings

1. They are fuel (gasoline) rated. YES
2. They can handle 45+ PSI YES...
Forum: The Garage 12-29-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By rtortore
Bad mood so far ....

Could be, but there is no grinding noise whatsoever, and if it couldn't catch due to a lack of teeth, turning it on/off I think wouldn't help, as I would have to turn the motor over to move the ring...
Forum: The Garage 12-29-2011, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By rtortore
Thanks - I am not looking forward to this...

Thanks - I am not looking forward to this solution, but I think it is the only one. Mainly although I can get a warranty replacement on the starter (3 weeks old) the labour was from a 2nd shop - as...
Forum: The Garage 12-29-2011, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By rtortore
Question Weird Starter problem ...

Being at a loss for a solution I thought I'd post here - at this stage I have nothing else to loose :-)

Car:

1998 Ford Contour 4Cyl, Automatic
100K miles

Problem:

Now and then (every...
Forum: The Garage 12-29-2011, 07:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By rtortore
Do us (and yourself) a favour and kindly re-take...

Do us (and yourself) a favour and kindly re-take the photo in focus, and perhaps from a few different angles and zooms - so we may at least get a better idea of oil pattern etc.
Hopefully your...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,190
Posted By rtortore
You change your oil?? I just wash the outside of...

You change your oil?? I just wash the outside of the filter :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2011, 08:09 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 65,735
Posted By rtortore
Kubiaks, if possible: Dibs on the * Lightbar ...

Kubiaks, if possible:
Dibs on the
* Lightbar
* Bar Risers
Thanks!
Richard
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,190
Posted By rtortore
Thumbs down Tried ...

I guess the amount of play on each bike's bars MUST be different.
I tried last night to remove the bash plate with tank in place and remove loosened the nuts and crossbar - and I just cannot bend...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 65,735
Posted By rtortore
Wow - that didn't take long! With that said,...

Wow - that didn't take long!
With that said, make sure you start a new build of the new bike (what is it?!) Great to get ideas. However I am saddened that it is the end of the road for the 1150...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,190
Posted By rtortore
Puke Hold on a second...

I am not sure about the OP, but I CANNOT remove the bashplate from my '00 1150GS without some major work:

- Remove tank
- Remove top crash bars
- Remove Bottom crash bars
- Remove Bash Plate.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,962
Posted By rtortore
DAMN!! I have never had a problem with Pacific...

DAMN!!
I have never had a problem with Pacific - but they should have tried SOMETHING to accomodate you! :huh

Given the damage to the bike (and frame) it may be deemed a writeoff. I would take...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 20,805
Posted By rtortore
:lurk:lurk:lurk

:lurk:lurk:lurk
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 868
Posted By rtortore
Puke What do you expect at 140 Kph ?? The wind noise...

What do you expect at 140 Kph ?? The wind noise alone is loud enough. You do realize that the air flowing over your helmet at that speed is the same as the wind found in a Category I hurricane...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 27,517
Posted By rtortore
Got mine on order! (as soon as the Grok'ster...

Got mine on order! (as soon as the Grok'ster sends me his paypal info .. nudge nudge wink wink) :clap :clap :clap

Richard
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,355
Posted By rtortore
Wow - looks great! I can't be the only one...

Wow - looks great!

I can't be the only one who has to park a car in his garage? Or am I? :huh:cry
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2011, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,854
Posted By rtortore
Being from the WetCoast as well, I have looked...

Being from the WetCoast as well, I have looked high and low for a moly additive for my 1150, and no dice. No auto parts joint seems to carry it up here. I may have to make a run down to Seattle in...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By rtortore
Congrats - let the farkle'ing begin!! Richard

Congrats - let the farkle'ing begin!!
Richard
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,284
Posted By rtortore
+1 Just like a car, I never "skip" gear when...

+1

Just like a car, I never "skip" gear when downshifting - it allows for one to maintain control and power if I should need to get the f*ck outta dodge and need the acceleration.


Of course...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2011, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By rtortore
They may be full

However the ABS area could have crap in it.

http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/

contains all our knowledge young Kal-el ...

http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/service_abs3.pdf
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,348
Posted By rtortore
I may be missing something here, but can't you...

I may be missing something here, but can't you leave your battery tender connected 24/7 to the battery? It will automatically manage the voltage and amps given to the battery to ensure upkeep....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2011, 01:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By rtortore
Well, if it isn't voltage or a generic abs...

Well, if it isn't voltage or a generic abs screw-up, you may be low on fluid. Have you done an ABS brake flush recently? or maybe it is simply 'gummed up' with older residue?

Keep us posted!...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,797
Posted By rtortore
:rofl:rofl:rofl Too funny :D

:rofl:rofl:rofl

Too funny :D
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,080
Posted By rtortore
Eek You are not serious?? :eek1:eek1:eek1

You are not serious?? :eek1:eek1:eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2011, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,797
Posted By rtortore
Hmmm ... I guess I don't count :wink: Glad...

Hmmm ... I guess I don't count :wink:

Glad you found it and it was a simple and free fix!!

Richard.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-13-2011, 11:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,797
Posted By rtortore
+1 TB cable. While you are checking the...

+1 TB cable.

While you are checking the throttle cable, please check the entire cable.

In particular the half-moon thing that controls the throttle body. I had the ass end of a bee/wasp under...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2011, 10:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,080
Posted By rtortore
Wow! Lovely bike - only about 50,000 miles until...

Wow! Lovely bike - only about 50,000 miles until you have it broken in :D
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,767
Posted By rtortore
Smeg and Road Crap Indeed.

:hide

Well, this afternoon after work I hit the garage.
Tore the bike to parts - tank off (not a fun job without Quick Disconnects), connectors off, wires apart ... the works.
I was hell bent to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2011, 02:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,410
Posted By rtortore
:rofl:lol3

:rofl:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By rtortore
OK - no sounds means the ABS unit is not working....

OK - no sounds means the ABS unit is not working.
Try turning the ABS off (Pressing & holding the ABS button when you turn on the bike). Then next time turn it on normally. I have heard this may...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2011, 12:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,410
Posted By rtortore
Time to chime in ...

+1 with Jim and Def on this one.
Please don't warm up your bike.

At least my 1150 has a little cold start lever to not only get it going when the engine is cold, but for RIDING for a short while....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 644
Posted By rtortore
I have a 2000 1150gs - same issue. The...

I have a 2000 1150gs - same issue.

The problem was due to a low battery.

1. Do you hear the "ca-chunk" of the ABS engage when you drive away?
2. Do the lights go off when you ride?

To...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,461
Posted By rtortore
Opinions depends on what people know/own

I have a 2000, and for the most part have been very happy with it. I would go for the 2000 as the simplicity of the brakes and lack of a dual spark makes is dead easy to work on.

Are they both...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,767
Posted By rtortore
I can somewhat understand oil - however this is...

I can somewhat understand oil - however this is more of a rubber smell. As I said, it could be a clutch I glazed (that is de-glazing itself) or something melting the wires under the tank .... :huh
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2011, 08:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,767
Posted By rtortore
Thanks Monty! I am still baffled as to what...

Thanks Monty!

I am still baffled as to what may get hot enough under the tank to cause wires to burn? (assuming that is what the problem is)

I recently wired in an autocom on the bike and the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2011, 07:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,767
Posted By rtortore
I am removing the tank tonight and stripping...

I am removing the tank tonight and stripping apart the wiring looms - at least try to see what may be causing this rubber burning smell.

Any advice on what can be used to re-cover the wires?...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2011, 10:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,767
Posted By rtortore
IN your case I would say it is the "new bike"...

IN your case I would say it is the "new bike" oils and smeg on the engine/metal that is likely burning off.
In my case, with 85,000KM, I would suspect that stuff is long gone.

I am of course...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-09-2011, 08:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,767
Posted By rtortore
Question I think I may be having the same smell gremlin. ...

I think I may be having the same smell gremlin.

Coming from the front area of the bike - like burning rubber, but all appears OK.

If it is the clutch , that obviously isn't good - but in the...
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