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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By def
Why not post the test sheet with before and...

Why not post the test sheet with before and after. We would be very interested.
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 08:31 PM
Replies: 6,009
Views: 1,025,395
Posted By def
Where are the LEDs?

Where are the LEDs?
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 08:25 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 53,793
Posted By def
The BSA Goldstar Clubman was a favorite of...

The BSA Goldstar Clubman was a favorite of mine...big dellOrto carb, a bit of cam and a straight exhaust would stir your soul?
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 07:34 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,793
Posted By def
Most of the oil in your boxer engine drains back...

Most of the oil in your boxer engine drains back into the sump within, oh, say a few hours after a hot shutdown and resting on the center stand.

The most important thing to know here is to know...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 07:10 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 8,793
Posted By def
Is this thread done now? I hope so 'cause Mrs....

Is this thread done now? I hope so 'cause Mrs. def is calling and says, "Get off that computer with all those motorcycle guys and that Jetspeed character. Tell him, I want to see a photo of him in...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By def
Chris, the belt on my GS made a squealing noise...

Chris, the belt on my GS made a squealing noise when new at about 2000 miles. This was in 2001. I adjusted the belt tighter and the noise has never reappeared. Today, the same original belt is on my...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 01:13 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 53,793
Posted By def
Some of the big Brit singles (BSA, Matchless) had...

Some of the big Brit singles (BSA, Matchless) had lots of polished alloy that was aesthetically pleasing especially on the RH side where the alloy cover reach up from the intake valve gear to cover...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 349
Posted By def
I use 75w-140 GL-5 synthetic in my gearboxes to...

I use 75w-140 GL-5 synthetic in my gearboxes to which I ad some moly.

As far as a source for BMW parts, I would use Mike at BB if I were in the market. His reputation is very good. I would use...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 12:46 PM
Replies: 1,221
Views: 290,928
Posted By def
Is there an air bag?

Is there an air bag?
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By def
If the drive belt is not adjusted properly, the...

If the drive belt is not adjusted properly, the alternator may make a squeal noise when cold or when it is under load.

How was the condition of the belt?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By def
Tyler is a fine looking fellow...Ginger the...

Tyler is a fine looking fellow...Ginger the Wonder Dog (6 lbs) would probably like him.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 698
Posted By def
You say 65,000 miles...golly, the bike is just...

You say 65,000 miles...golly, the bike is just nicely broken in...there is a fellow on this site who has over 500,000 on his with the original rotating assembly.

But, the price sounds a bit high.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 698
Posted By def
If maintained with the occasional fluid change...

If maintained with the occasional fluid change (DOT4), the hydraulic clutch is reliable and does not need adjustment. The cable system can break leaving you to do some fancy engine control to get...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 535
Posted By def
The center plug cavity seal leaks only if...

The center plug cavity seal leaks only if severely damaged or when cocked during installation. Mine are OE and 15 years old. I have had one incidence of leaking after a valve adjust. I foundf the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By def
Jim, I do realize that the DIY repair is done...

Jim, I do realize that the DIY repair is done without splitting the engine.

But, if a BMW shop were to carry out the repair, they would remove and disassemble the engine, would they not?

Also,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By def
You do realize, the GS is not a race bike, yes?

You do realize, the GS is not a race bike, yes?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 759
Posted By def
Those big cylinders sticking out the side don't...

Those big cylinders sticking out the side don't much care for contact with asphalt or concrete.

Ever watch a Boxercup race? I would sure like to have some of those CF OHV covers for protection if...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By def
I would park the BMW closer to the Porsche...it...

I would park the BMW closer to the Porsche...it might help garage occupants get along better.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By def
Plastic cam chain rails

How long do they last? Can they be changed? If so, how do you do it without engine teardown? What is the experience with these things in high mileage boxer engines.

Hey Hank, have you changed your...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By def
You might try a different oil. What's in the...

You might try a different oil.

What's in the engine now?

Many boxer engines rattle at cold start due to the hydraulic cam chain tensioner system. I removed and cleaned mine at low miles due to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,823
Posted By def
Who reads or needs the manual when you've got...

Who reads or needs the manual when you've got Adventure Rider watching your back.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By def
Does Tyler get all excited and barky when you...

Does Tyler get all excited and barky when you suggest going for a ride? Ginger the Wonder dog associates unpleasant trips to the vet with the car and so is not keen on car riding...pity.
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By def
Years ago, during my Gold wing era, a fellow...

Years ago, during my Gold wing era, a fellow winger had a CB and a linear RF amplifier(100 watts) so he could "get out" farther. We could be heard farther by just hollering at each other. One day, we...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 08:20 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 53,793
Posted By def
Thank you both. I ran RCMs on several Triumph...

Thank you both. I ran RCMs on several Triumph 650s I built....up one notch on the needle on the Amals, no inserts..people had to plug their ears when the bike went by on the pipe.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,025
Posted By def
I wonder if Ginger the Wonder Dog would enjoy...

I wonder if Ginger the Wonder Dog would enjoy riding on Bob with me?

Nah...she enjoys Mrs. def's lap.
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 582
Posted By def
If you enjoy profanity, enjoy participating in...

If you enjoy profanity, enjoy participating in over-the-air arguments with cretins, hooking up with ladies at truck stops and possibly learning about some pending peril on the road ahead, go the CB...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,823
Posted By def
Keeping Mrs. def happy is the a top priority and...

Keeping Mrs. def happy is the a top priority and she likes diamonds...nothing wrong with that..extra wives and GFs only run up the bill and deplete funds for stuff.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,823
Posted By def
and many are mistakes. Pity.

and many are mistakes. Pity.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,823
Posted By def
Actually, I just did a tune up about 2 months...

Actually, I just did a tune up about 2 months ago...mileage in town running for groceries is ~42+ MPG...I think I'm OK. Raced some kid in a Mustang the other day...it took me a few seconds to reach...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,823
Posted By def
Yeah but, you get all those free earthquakes. ...

Yeah but, you get all those free earthquakes.

I lived in SoCal during the Sylmar quake back in 1971. Threw us all out of bed at 6:30 in the morning. The quake took place in February....we were...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,823
Posted By def
Yeah but, it takes so long to get there....

Yeah but, it takes so long to get there....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,823
Posted By def
Forget the good girl friend...find a nasty one!

Forget the good girl friend...find a nasty one!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 11:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,823
Posted By def
Yes Jim, but I've got these deer, squirrels and...

Yes Jim, but I've got these deer, squirrels and rabbits that I have to deal with and at night, I can hear the freight train (about 2 miles away) pulling coal to the local power plants and I have to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,823
Posted By def
Try Huntsville or Montgomery. You'll have to...

Try Huntsville or Montgomery. You'll have to knock a couple of your front teeth out to fit in...oh, and beat your wife and dog.

Can't you write software just about anywhere like, sitting on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,823
Posted By def
Unfortunate...I got out of LA and moved to...

Unfortunate...I got out of LA and moved to AL...big difference. Not only are the state USPS state abbreviations reversed, so are the life styles and costs of living.

My property taxes last year on...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 350
Posted By def
Probably a contributor to your too lean...

Probably a contributor to your too lean mixture...Is the CAT still in place?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,823
Posted By def
See, I told ya.

See, I told ya.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,884
Posted By def
Unfortunate. This means BMW Motorrad will...

Unfortunate. This means BMW Motorrad will continue to charge high prices for the GS with more plastic, lower quality and treat customers like chattel.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By def
I would use the cheapest ones. Expensive spark...

I would use the cheapest ones. Expensive spark plugs with 2, 3, 4 or more ground electrodes is nonsense. One ground electrode provides the most intense (hottest) spark. Also, the single ground...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,823
Posted By def
Asking when to shift into another gear on your...

Asking when to shift into another gear on your motorcycle is like asking, when should I have sexual intercourse....it should come naturally and you should not have to ask.

If you don't know, I...
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