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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 09:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,873
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 17,935
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Neither CV Joints nor Cardan/Universals will live...

Neither CV Joints nor Cardan/Universals will live a long life if the angle of deviation is greater than 2 degrees. Both have their own advantages, but they both like to be used with as little...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,372
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Any bearing that doesn't feel smooth is a bad...

Any bearing that doesn't feel smooth is a bad bearing. It may not fail immediately, but it's definitely on its way out! It's so much nicer to replace them before they fail. :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,210
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
^^^ This! The lower mileage bike has been...

^^^ This!

The lower mileage bike has been sitting a lot. Not always a good thing, and not necessarily bad, but not enough of a price difference to make me like it.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 469
Views: 98,701
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Wet grass, wet leaves on pavement, and deep, dry...

Wet grass, wet leaves on pavement, and deep, dry pine needles. There isn't a tire for that stuff.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,353
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
"You guys"? When did you see me? :huh ...

"You guys"? When did you see me? :huh

http://www.thetooltube.com/ToolTube.html
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,182
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I was born the son of a lawless man. Always...

I was born the son of a lawless man.
Always spoke my mind with a jug of oil in my hand.

Go for it dood!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4nMksTi7u3A

:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,182
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Change the oil in both. You will now know when...

Change the oil in both. You will now know when the oil was last changed. Use the grade and weight of oil recommended. Dino or syn, you can't go wrong.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,314
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Whoa! You got me there, flake. Yeah, I'm old, my...

Whoa! You got me there, flake. Yeah, I'm old, my idea of fun on a motorcycle has always been the exercise of skill. The coordination of subtle movements of hand, foot, and body that can result in...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,282
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
^^^^ This!

^^^^ This!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,314
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
:d

:d
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,314
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
def probably remembers (as do I) the original rev...

def probably remembers (as do I) the original rev limiter that most internal combustion engine came with. It was called destruction. Only a fairly low horse power engine could get away with an...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
In my mind, pretty much nothing! I used that...

In my mind, pretty much nothing! I used that statement as a rhetorical device in an attempt to derail 5 pages pages of discussion on "The Proper Level in a Sight Glass". I believe that thread was...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 883
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Yes, the oil level in the glass moves around. I...

Yes, the oil level in the glass moves around. I always check oil before I leave the yard and starting the bike. I always check on level ground and on the centerstand, with the front wheel down. The...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 657
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Happy Batteries

There may be something to that theory. Many moons ago I discovered that keeping rechargeable btteries on the charger longer than necessary for a full charge affected their lives. Pulling the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,605
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
The stock seat was death. Three hours max and...

The stock seat was death. Three hours max and three days of ache.

Got a Sargent seat. Good for 4 - 5 hours and can ride the next day.

Supplemented the Sargent seat with an Alaskan Leather...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-04-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,312
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Your problem is very likely related to the fuel...

Your problem is very likely related to the fuel delivery system. It is true, that if you fill the gas tank to nearly the top of the filler neck the charcoal canister will be flooded with gas and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 23,250
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
:D :thumb :D

:D :thumb :D
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Perpendicular and square?

Perpendicular and square?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,102
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
He da man! There are two tricky parts to...

He da man!

There are two tricky parts to this process. 1) Make the punch mark as close to the center of the screw as possible. 2) hold the drill straight and level. If you can do that, you will...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,986
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
C'mon, Jim's got a new bike let's find him a...

C'mon, Jim's got a new bike let's find him a deserted scrap yard or a concrete recycling center where he can practice!

When the going gets tough, the tough.............. Wait, what? They moved...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,387
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
As a W.A.G. I would say it costs $60 -- $80 per...

As a W.A.G. I would say it costs $60 -- $80 per pound depending on the make of the system.

Yeah, it's a difficult purchase to rationalize.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,986
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
If they had shown him making the turn on the...

If they had shown him making the turn on the stairs, I would have been impressed, but they didn't.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 783
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Thank you for that! :D

Thank you for that! :D
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,763
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Sounds like an excellent suggestion. These...

Sounds like an excellent suggestion. These engine do seem to thrive with a bit of "ride it like you stole it" action.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,348
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Okay, the things I do for pseudo-science, sigh. ...

Okay, the things I do for pseudo-science, sigh.

This is anecdotal, but it's the best I can do today.

I go out to the shed (34 degrees F, here) take the cover off the pig and fire it up. While...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,348
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
You can get a more accurate feeling of these...

You can get a more accurate feeling of these "pressure pulses" if you hold your hand in the air box while the engine is running. The air box becomes a low pressure area where these crankcase...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,348
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
There is no real pressure build up in the valve...

There is no real pressure build up in the valve cover, so you don't have to worry about holding back pressure. I don't know why you're against JB Weld, you will have to do the same prep for a...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,063
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Just to mess with you a little more: Black Dog...

Just to mess with you a little more: Black Dog Cycle Works.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,323
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
That doesn't sound right. Can you check to see...

That doesn't sound right. Can you check to see if you have an electrical parasitic drain when the bike is off?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,286
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
It all depends on you and the condition of the...

It all depends on you and the condition of the roads you travel. Even saying "gravel road" doesn't mean much. I live on a gravel road. At times it is so hard packed car tires will squeal and leave...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Does it have a rubber boot at the base of the...

Does it have a rubber boot at the base of the mirror that you can pull up to expose more of the threads and possibly a locking nut?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
You don't have to worry about all that. Just say...

You don't have to worry about all that. Just say three times. "I'm not a pirate." Oh, and rustle your textile jacket each time you say it.

Gotta watch out for those "closet pirates." 'csuse me,...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
The Harley is the only one on the level. Makes...

The Harley is the only one on the level. Makes me wonder, :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
As you may have noticed, this area is specific to...

As you may have noticed, this area is specific to the GS Boxer. No sin if you post unrelated stuff here, the Mods will just move it.

Look around, there is a lot of stuff all over the forum.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Yeah! That's what I'm talking about! You don't...

Yeah! That's what I'm talking about! You don't have to offer detains, but tell me, did you get "The Gas"?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 849
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Ohboy o boyoboy an oil thread!!

The oil enters your air box through the engine vent hose on the left side of the engine. You can see the vent hose below the left throttle body. Oil can enter the air box as a vapor during...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,477
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I you're riding real off road, rough trails, two...

I you're riding real off road, rough trails, two trackers, rocks, and sand the odds of dropping any bike are high. Under these conditions, you should ride with a group or, at least, one other rider....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 887
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Head down to the local nursery (plant, not kid)...

Head down to the local nursery (plant, not kid) and pick up some deer and rodent repellant. Get the spray kind for your tires and the dry kind to spread around the area. Deer are not the problem, I...
Forum: The Garage 11-12-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,815
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Help me to understand this. The article...

Help me to understand this.

The article states that Shell oil is made up of a base oil that is produced from natural gas (GTL, Gas-To-Liquid technology, whatever!).

If I start using this oil...
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