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Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 577
Posted By vintagerider
News to me. Bot saying it isn't so but it's...

News to me. Bot saying it isn't so but it's difficult to see how they can make a more powerful version of PC680 with the tecnology employed. Use to be that the MJ simply had the steel slip cover...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,088
Posted By vintagerider
Your electronic flasher control is probably still...

Your electronic flasher control is probably still good. Keep it that way by disconnecting your battery ground before messing with the turn signal stalks. Years ago I fried an 1100 flash control...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,324
Posted By vintagerider
44-48 mpg is typical for the 1100 GS with stock...

44-48 mpg is typical for the 1100 GS with stock config. Suggest that you remove the tb's clean and put in new bushings, shafts as its probably sucking air. I used an aluminum polish inside mine to...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,511
Posted By vintagerider
Riders have been managing oil changes just fine...

Riders have been managing oil changes just fine for 100 years without computers. I'm increasingly if favor of a "rider pre-qualification interlock" though now that impairment from chem-trail heavy...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,511
Posted By vintagerider
How does this change the BMW specification for...

How does this change the BMW specification for paraffin content?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,511
Posted By vintagerider
minimum paraffin content recommended by BMW... ...

minimum paraffin content recommended by BMW...
none in pure synthetic



http://tigger.uic.edu/~mansoori/Wax.and.Waxy.Crude_html

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=911873&page=4...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By vintagerider
Hi Simon, The Hella salt water proof switch is...

Hi Simon, The Hella salt water proof switch is perfect for the 1100. I mounted it to the frame spot that used to support the tank power connector. The plastic piece just twists off the frame. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,450
Posted By vintagerider
There have been pics posted that clearly showed a...

There have been pics posted that clearly showed a coagulated muck inside the old bearings on some bikes. It's anecdotal but the only explanation seems to be incompatibility with certain syn GL 5's. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,410
Posted By vintagerider
edit: To op and others considering this...

edit: To op and others considering this purchase: Red-lining by the insurance-banking-finance mega industry is well documented and might explain vastly different experiences. In the absence of...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,410
Posted By vintagerider
Marchyman said there is no such thing as an...

Marchyman said there is no such thing as an "extended warranty" it's a service contract and he's absolutely correct. Some states have much better regulation and oversight on this industry than...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2013, 12:20 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,727
Posted By vintagerider
CoperGreen has been working on a cnc fab for 1100...

CoperGreen has been working on a cnc fab for 1100 headlamp mod. Perhaps he would entertain creating the aluminum flange which Anton mentioned. The repair compound used here might offer a temporary...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,450
Posted By vintagerider
This is one of the best written tech articles...

This is one of the best written tech articles that we've seen on here. Thanks for posting your tools, techniques, bearing, part numbers along with the considerations that went in to the repair.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,404
Posted By vintagerider
post #11 - "lubrification" This or get iron...

post #11 - "lubrification" This or get iron liners installed and never wax the cyl bores again.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,283
Posted By vintagerider
Nice work. Great to see a modern upgrade to the...

Nice work. Great to see a modern upgrade to the 1100 GS lamp. Can you give us fly by wire servos for the TB's too?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2013, 01:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 589
Posted By vintagerider
Sargent had a Q.C. issue on the seat rails which...

Sargent had a Q.C. issue on the seat rails which it provided on the 1100 and perhaps some 1150 seats. I destroyed more than one plastic locking mechanism on my 1100 until they admitted the flaw and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,445
Posted By vintagerider
do not use any syn in the 1100 gear box Most...

do not use any syn in the 1100 gear box Most syns are not miscible with the grease packed inside of the covered bearings. It will coagulate in the bearing and cause bearing failure. There have...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2013, 04:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,536
Posted By vintagerider
As I already mentioned, when you drive an arc...

As I already mentioned, when you drive an arc tube with the higher power 55 watt ballast there is a color shift so the 3000k (rated at 35 watts) is not nearly as orange as it would be on a 35 watt...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 20,112
Posted By vintagerider
"Topping off" during mc storage is exactly what...

"Topping off" during mc storage is exactly what damages Odyssey. Unlike other battery designs Ody. has practically zero self discharge with the mc ground disconnected. Charge the battery,...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2013, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,248
Posted By vintagerider
I was unaware of BMW "service bulletin 2748" or...

I was unaware of BMW "service bulletin 2748" or any "alternate position". I'm not sure that I understand what Djunta did. Any elaboration would be great.

I picked up a nice pair of low mi...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,494
Posted By vintagerider
Perfect example on why bringing an 11xx to most...

Perfect example on why bringing an 11xx to most shops is a bad idea. I would pick up a spare used HES unit for cheap or buy a new one. You'll need it sooner or latter. Easy to swap but you have...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,536
Posted By vintagerider
Those ballasts look bulky. Before you invest...

Those ballasts look bulky. Before you invest too much time and effort in HID for your oem headlight I'd suggest doing a temporary install so you can get an appreciation for how it scatters light in...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2013, 03:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,536
Posted By vintagerider
When you add the new marine duplex wire and a...

When you add the new marine duplex wire and a relay, the load (lamp) is now completely taken off the mc harness and switches. There is even less load on the handlebar switch than if you left it...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,536
Posted By vintagerider
If your goal is to replace the main beam with one...

If your goal is to replace the main beam with one that suits off road conditions then your options abound and you need not limit yourself to a DOT reflector/lens which is approved for motorcycle use....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,536
Posted By vintagerider
What Slarti and Copper said. If you can source...

What Slarti and Copper said. If you can source a delayed on relay for the main lamp you won't have to worry about turning on the main lamp manually. You can also run the low beam off a relay...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,618
Posted By vintagerider
Mis-information. i) 12.8 volts is less...

Mis-information.

i) 12.8 volts is less than 15 volts but leaving Odyssey on such a maintainer aka "trickle charger" will kill it. Read Roger's experience with using Battery Tender.

ii) ...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,438
Posted By vintagerider
Rebar, Why were you "topping off"? Did the...

Rebar, Why were you "topping off"? Did the voltage drop? It should not have. I've answered this in your other thread. No, don't recharge disconnected Ody. every 2 months. Rate of Ody. self...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2013, 11:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,618
Posted By vintagerider
Battery Minder makes a charger/maintainer which...

Battery Minder makes a charger/maintainer which is specific to Odyssey. If you make the decision to charge an Odyssey then use that one or one of the other approved chargers on the Odyssey list or...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,618
Posted By vintagerider
Should I forget the wall charger since it's 1.3...

Should I forget the wall charger since it's 1.3 amp?

The float voltage is the main concern. Needs to be 13.5-13.8 to prevent damage to Odyssey and I'm not certain that your 1.3 amp unit is...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2013, 11:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,373
Posted By vintagerider
Important and should be in the sticky. Hopefully...

Important and should be in the sticky. Hopefully Steptoe will update his advice on this. I must have overlooked that oil channel on mine. I don't know why my seal which was driven all the way to...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,373
Posted By vintagerider
Sniperx: I am assuming that there is enough...

Sniperx: I am assuming that there is enough clearance between the pushrod and i.d. of the hollow input shaft so that the limited vacuum simply draws from the clutch side. No vacuum is applied to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,373
Posted By vintagerider
My memory could be faulty but I thought that...

My memory could be faulty but I thought that bearing drives in from the outside. If so then the inside face of the outer case of the seal contacts the bearing race. It can not contact the bearing...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2013, 12:38 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,809
Posted By vintagerider
Ravenslair, Can't see why using an aux charger...

Ravenslair, Can't see why using an aux charger wouldn't suffice. Roger demonstrated lean AFR where battery was low. Lots of us have been running Ody. chronically low for 15+ years. For most...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,373
Posted By vintagerider
I followed Steptoe's advice to seat the seal all...

I followed Steptoe's advice to seat the seal all the way to the input shaft rear bearing. No leak on mine that I'm aware of. Not sure why this is a problem as it only contacts the outer race. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2013, 11:47 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,373
Posted By vintagerider
Sniperxs said: ["Make sure you tighten the banjo...

Sniperxs said: ["Make sure you tighten the banjo fittings. When you think you're about to strip it out...crank it a little more. I thought I had it only to have fluid squirting out everywhere. Even...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,809
Posted By vintagerider
How difficult is it to package a small small...

How difficult is it to package a small small device that plugs in to the convenience socket to be used for battery conditioning so that it that will automatically cut out an external load? Nice if...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 8,809
Posted By vintagerider
Recommendations from Odyssey haven't always been...

Recommendations from Odyssey haven't always been consistent. re "We would highly recommend leaving any approved charger on the battery from use to use to ensure full charge especially for a...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2013, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 986
Posted By vintagerider
Difficult to near impossible to get paint to...

Difficult to near impossible to get paint to stick to these. Maybe you can remove all of the paint and just run it natural. Anyway it will be well worth the few minutes it takes to pull the pump to...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 986
Posted By vintagerider
You didn't give any history on how that 1100 tank...

You didn't give any history on how that 1100 tank got on your 1150. Does it have the cool early 1100 decal? If someone else set it up for you then it may have a recent filter, suction screen and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,623
Posted By vintagerider
If you bought the Bosch replacement GM style pump...

If you bought the Bosch replacement GM style pump that I had discovered many years ago then you can refer to Crackhead's thread for the install. That pump has a receiver socket on it for the pigtail...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 986
Posted By vintagerider
I would use the internal pump to power drain the...

I would use the internal pump to power drain the tank, stopping the moment the pump starts to suck air. With the engine off apply 12 v power to the heavy green (+) and heavy brown (-) on the tank...
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