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Forum: Vendors 12-27-2013, 06:07 PM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 143,714
Posted By fahrtleiter
Why is there such an extreme price difference,...

Why is there such an extreme price difference, for this gadget, across the various BMW models? Just what the market will bear?

http://www.beemerboneyard.com/bmwafo2sema.html
Forum: GS Boxers 12-24-2012, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,866
Posted By fahrtleiter
I have had great luck at garage and yard sales,...

I have had great luck at garage and yard sales, with so many guys who have "retired" from working on their own machines. Sure, the tools are used, but good tools stand up to abuse.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 570,074
Posted By fahrtleiter
The sensor connection on top of the air box....

The sensor connection on top of the air box. Disconnect, and insert the Motofab connectors inline. :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 07-08-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 570,074
Posted By fahrtleiter
Are these yet for open sale? Or just going out to...

Are these yet for open sale? Or just going out to beta testers?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,303
Posted By fahrtleiter
Poolside, he be THE MAN!!! Bring it ON, mofo......

Poolside, he be THE MAN!!! Bring it ON, mofo... :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,950
Posted By fahrtleiter
Did you ever drop bullet casings in through the...

Did you ever drop bullet casings in through the timing port? I read about that once on an internet forum, a guy did this and let the casings get ground up by the flywheel and the brass acted as a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2007, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,231
Posted By fahrtleiter
Bob's BMW has them, too. http://www.bobsbmw.com/

Bob's BMW has them, too. http://www.bobsbmw.com/
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2007, 08:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,020
Posted By fahrtleiter
I had hard starting on my GS until I stopped...

I had hard starting on my GS until I stopped twisting the throttle open while starting (which was hard on the bike's battery). Now I leave my hand off the grip and the bike starts after one or two...
Forum: Vendors 04-01-2006, 06:38 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 38,418
Posted By fahrtleiter
It was RideMonkey... :rolleyes And it seems...

It was RideMonkey... :rolleyes

And it seems you missed the memo from Rad:



Good advice, suggest you follow it.
Forum: Vendors 03-10-2006, 07:54 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 21,190
Posted By fahrtleiter
Competition is a good thing.

Competition is a good thing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2006, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,504
Posted By fahrtleiter
When I rode behind Nachtflug, I was impressed by...

When I rode behind Nachtflug, I was impressed by the man's inability to keep his ass on the seat. That doesn't sound right, somehow... anyway, crazy bastige stands up on the pegs and rides like he...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-26-2006, 08:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 980
Posted By fahrtleiter
Call ahead and make reservations NOW if you're...

Call ahead and make reservations NOW if you're planning on going in the next two months. The wildlfower gawkers take almost every available bed in town. The motels are prettypricey as a result.
Forum: Face plant 02-25-2006, 07:21 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,243
Posted By fahrtleiter
If I had to choose just one, it's simple: Fill...

If I had to choose just one, it's simple: Fill the empty space
Forum: Vendors 02-22-2006, 08:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,007
Posted By fahrtleiter
I have always been well-treated by their staff,...

I have always been well-treated by their staff, and would do business with them again.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2006, 09:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,260
Posted By fahrtleiter
Decent folks, even in the Parts department. The...

Decent folks, even in the Parts department. The loss of Jennifer Sloan :rabia is one that no dealership could ever hope to overcome, but Cary has done well enough by trying. Dick Sullivan worked...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-14-2006, 09:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 466
Posted By fahrtleiter
Pish-posh, read the site in question: ...

Pish-posh, read the site in question:

http://www.sequoiaforestkeeper.org/currentprojects.html

They're perfectly in their rights to call for people to report their experiences with bad ORV...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2006, 09:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By fahrtleiter
Always carry spare spokes for the rear wheel, and...

Always carry spare spokes for the rear wheel, and a couple spare grub screws just in case. Also handy to have a thin pick to clear out the dried mud from the grub screw opening.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2006, 09:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By fahrtleiter
See if these help... ...

See if these help...
http://www.firstaidandsafetyonline.com/files/categories/Hearing%20Protection/Howard%20Leight%20Laserlite%20t047_r05519_v-2.jpeg

If those don't improve the situation, remove...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2006, 05:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,313
Posted By fahrtleiter
Make your own for $5 and get better results: ...

Make your own for $5 and get better results:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=91268
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2006, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By fahrtleiter
Lighten up! It's "Oilhead Valve Adjustment for...

Lighten up! It's "Oilhead Valve Adjustment for Dummies"... as in, we're all dummies. :freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2006, 08:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 878
Posted By fahrtleiter
You big Dummy.

You big Dummy.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2006, 08:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,577
Posted By fahrtleiter
Is age at purchase the best criterion in...

Is age at purchase the best criterion in identifying the typical GS rider? How about distance traveled each year, type of roads and terrain ridden, climate and conditions where ridden, whether they...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2006, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,295
Posted By fahrtleiter
Problem with the fatsways has been inability to...

Problem with the fatsways has been inability to adjust forwaRD or backward angle, except with differetn heights of set screws. These pegs look to have solved the issue, to let thepegs angle farther...
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2005, 05:45 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,720
Posted By fahrtleiter
Ed Fucking Zachary. Again, EFZ. These guys...

Ed Fucking Zachary.

Again, EFZ. These guys all hot and excited over a fancy coffee cooker... :rolleyes

A jetboil stove, with its need for pre-filled canisters of fuel and limited ability to...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2005, 09:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,906
Posted By fahrtleiter
Do the BT-020s have some kind of special rubber...

Do the BT-020s have some kind of special rubber compound for wet roads?
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-18-2005, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,937
Posted By fahrtleiter
Now I get it - at first all I saw was the...

Now I get it - at first all I saw was the regional forums, but no general discussion. :wtf So then I looked a bit further, and figured out this is a forum itself, just that it has sub-forums embedded...
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 12-18-2005, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,605
Posted By fahrtleiter
Thanks, R-Dubb. Are all attachments now kosher,...

Thanks, R-Dubb. Are all attachments now kosher, or just GPS/GPX files?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2005, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,203
Posted By fahrtleiter
:nono TDC is found on each cylinder at the...

:nono

TDC is found on each cylinder at the SAME flywheel position. There is just one hole for the TDC tool to slip into. Is he still making them?
Forum: GPS Tracks - West & PNW 12-17-2005, 12:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,075
Posted By fahrtleiter
Watch out for hopped-up locals in the western...

Watch out for hopped-up locals in the western section. There are many blind turns, and the cagers are frequently over on your side of the road when you meet them in turns. That many of them appear to...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2005, 08:18 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,205
Posted By fahrtleiter
Parts is parts, you'll find higher prices on...

Parts is parts, you'll find higher prices on parts at local dealers than through mail order. But I usually discover I need something on a Saturday when I'm working on the bike, so I just go to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2005, 09:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By fahrtleiter
Considering moving your fuel filter outside the...

Considering moving your fuel filter outside the tank? Even if not, you'll find some quick disconnects are very handy for when you need to remove the tank.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2005, 09:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 933
Posted By fahrtleiter
For some odd reason, Ohlins does a crap job on...

For some odd reason, Ohlins does a crap job on finishing the threads of the front shock top bolt. Find the proper die and chase the threads before you install it, it will make the job go much...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2005, 01:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,487
Posted By fahrtleiter
That's not correct. Some of their branded items...

That's not correct. Some of their branded items are made outside the U.S.
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2005, 09:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,487
Posted By fahrtleiter
People keep buying the old design, so why should...

People keep buying the old design, so why should he change it? Where is the economic incentive?
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2005, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,589
Posted By fahrtleiter
Oh, to own a Tuono... Ask Kirk Moon, he was...

Oh, to own a Tuono...

Ask Kirk Moon, he was just selling one. Like new, only down once...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2005, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,380
Posted By fahrtleiter
People that want their bikes in best state of...

People that want their bikes in best state of tune don't take shortcuts.

I use the OVAD method, plus get my flywheel dead-on with a TDC tool.
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2005, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 855
Posted By fahrtleiter
Er, that's "crest," not crust... but great shot,...

Er, that's "crest," not crust... but great shot, nonetheless.
Forum: Vendors 11-18-2005, 06:57 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,313
Posted By fahrtleiter
Did you make this from steel cable? ...

Did you make this from steel cable?

http://www.higginsmachine.com/images/30660158-M.jpg

I have a friend in Santa Fe that makes "cable" knives, and didn't know it was a common technique.
Forum: Ride reports 11-02-2005, 07:26 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,795
Posted By fahrtleiter
The PO knew how to ride, evidently. What shape...

The PO knew how to ride, evidently. What shape were the fronts in?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2005, 07:33 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 31,244
Posted By fahrtleiter
Good point, J. This bike has been extensively...

Good point, J. This bike has been extensively covered in the press, it comes in one colour, what's the point of posting pictures of what's already been seen?

I expect most pictures of the bike...
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