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Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-11-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5,094
Views: 397,979
Posted By L.A.
Hmmmm....you sound guilty as charged! :evil

Hmmmm....you sound guilty as charged! :evil
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-11-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5,094
Views: 397,979
Posted By L.A.
Any hints? Mildly ADD this a.m. :D

Any hints? Mildly ADD this a.m. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 04-11-2011, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By L.A.
Found the answer on my own....Once the rivets are...

Found the answer on my own....Once the rivets are popped, you can pull the gear free of the starter housing. No need to remove the starter shaft bushing. Sure enough, it was the grease plate that...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-11-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 5,094
Views: 397,979
Posted By L.A.
Who's the local 1200 Adv rider with Cali plates? ...

Who's the local 1200 Adv rider with Cali plates? Met him at a stoplight on Monroe riding to work this morning. Had ear plugs in and missed his name...:ear
Forum: Ride reports 04-08-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 988
Views: 393,860
Posted By L.A.
What an awesome journey. Great pics and report!

What an awesome journey. Great pics and report!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2011, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 391
Posted By L.A.
Crack starter case w/o removing bushing...mysteries and scandals

Pretty sure the grease plate on my '05 GS 11fiddy starter has dislodged and causing the starter to short. I've read the squeaky starter doc in Wisdom. Came across one thread that showed he starter...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 03-23-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5,094
Views: 397,979
Posted By L.A.
Awesome thread!

New to Tally and have enjoyed reading this thread and of places to ride locally. 'Flatistan' is right. I moved from the PNW (Seattle). Much different terrain, but looking forward to mounting up...
Forum: Face plant 11-04-2009, 11:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,426
Posted By L.A.
Well, glad you're ok and that you had god gear. ...

Well, glad you're ok and that you had god gear. I chock the damage up to paying 'tuition' for a lesson learned. I spent plenty in the category in my years of ride. Ride safely!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2009, 10:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,430
Posted By L.A.
Picked up the new stick coil today from the LD on...

Picked up the new stick coil today from the LD on the way home...installed it, re synched the TBs and Helga purrs like a kitten!
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,430
Posted By L.A.
Dooood! I got it, read the directions. :D I...

Dooood! I got it, read the directions. :D I should have asked when you described coil caps, because I had no idea what you were talking about.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2009, 09:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,430
Posted By L.A.
Hey man, no need to apologize. Not sure about...

Hey man, no need to apologize. Not sure about your questoin. The test Craiger suggested is for a dual spark. If your '02 is not a dual spark, then I don't know how you would test the stick coils....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2009, 08:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,430
Posted By L.A.
I believe your part number is correct. $121.57...

I believe your part number is correct. $121.57 through Chicago BMW.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,430
Posted By L.A.
Craiger, you da man! I had no idea the primary...

Craiger, you da man! I had no idea the primary plug cap was called the stick coil, but now it all makes sense. I switched the stick coils and replicated my earlier test, which confirmed it is the R...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2009, 07:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,430
Posted By L.A.
Thanks for the advice. I just conducted your...

Thanks for the advice. I just conducted your troubleshoot and when I removed the L side all was fine. However, when I removed the right side it chugged and hacked and nearly died before I placed...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,430
Posted By L.A.
Thanks for the replies my fellow inmates :1drink ...

Thanks for the replies my fellow inmates :1drink Steptoe, will try your advice. Is there a way to test them with a multi meter?

bthebird, she runs somewhat normal. By that I mean, she runs...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2009, 06:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,430
Posted By L.A.
I changed the fuel filter about 2,000 miles ago. ...

I changed the fuel filter about 2,000 miles ago.

Use a Twinmax to sync the TBs, and not sure what you mean by the cat code plug.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2009, 07:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,430
Posted By L.A.
Rough idle...'05 1150 GSA

My '05 1150 GSA is idling rough. By that I mean that it idles, but 'stumbles' every three to four seconds. This problem developed about 300 miles after I last adjusted the valves and synched the...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2009, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By L.A.
Thanks for all the responses! They are much...

Thanks for all the responses! They are much appreciated. :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 864
Posted By L.A.
1150 GS fuel line specs

Anyone here know the fuel line specs for an '05 1150 GSA? I need to replace one section of the main line and the cross over line. The local dealer only sells the cross over line by the meter and it's...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 790
Posted By L.A.
Hornet DS best price?

Anyone know where the online deals are for the shoei Hornet DS? I know at one time Parts 411 had a decent promotiona code, but can't find the post that mentioned it. $411 and change is the best price...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2008, 06:44 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,635
Posted By L.A.
I only remove them when I wash my bike or pull...

I only remove them when I wash my bike or pull maintenance. Why? Functionality and aesthetics. I like a little junk in the trunk. :wink:
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2008, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By L.A.
Thanks, guys - confirmed with a multi meter that...

Thanks, guys - confirmed with a multi meter that the ridged wire is the hot wire. That was easy! :thumb
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2008, 08:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 639
Posted By L.A.
Gerbings polarity

I want to run a Gerbings female end connector off the terminal block in my tank bag and bought an extension which I cut and will wire into the block. One of the wires has a ridge while the other is...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2008, 07:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 965
Posted By L.A.
It was nice meeting you guys at the Edmonds ferry...

It was nice meeting you guys at the Edmonds ferry dock. Glad you had a nice ride. What an awesome adventure :thumbup
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-10-2008, 12:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,196
Posted By L.A.
Garmin 376c Deal

I was going to buy a 276c until I ran across this deal from getfeetwet.com: refurbished Garmin 376c with the GXM 30 antennae for $475. Buying the refurbished 376c and accessories came out about $30...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2008, 11:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,056
Posted By L.A.
An off topic question here...who makes the GPS...

An off topic question here...who makes the GPS bracket pictured that's attached to your Ricky Bars? I have the same bars on my bike and am entertaining bracket possibilities for a GPS mount.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-06-2008, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 962
Posted By L.A.
276c refurb?

Anyone ever purchase from this vendor? Says they're out of stock right now, but $359 for a factory refurbished 276c seems like a screaming deal. Does anyone know of other vendors who sell 276c...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2008, 07:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,312
Posted By L.A.
Keep the 1150. I like the classic look which is...

Keep the 1150. I like the classic look which is reminiscent of the PD bikes of old. My plan is to hang on to my '05 1150 Adv. There will be a day when another bike is in order, and the Adv will...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2008, 12:47 PM
Replies: 556
Views: 91,746
Posted By L.A.
I just checked out the prices at parts411.com,...

I just checked out the prices at parts411.com, and you enter the third series of digits from the SKU as the code. I added a size large in crystal white and entered "26M4NC" which resulted in a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,791
Posted By L.A.
Thanks for all the tips. I bought a small...

Thanks for all the tips. I bought a small extractor which fit the pilot I drilled and it came right out. The good news is that none of the threads seem to be peckered up. The M6 bolts are not...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,791
Posted By L.A.
Thanks for the replies. I managed to carefully...

Thanks for the replies. I managed to carefully drill a small pilot hole in the center of the broken bolt stud and will wait until I can get a small left-hand extractor. That Snap-on kit looks to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2008, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,791
Posted By L.A.
Broken crank case bolt -- help!

I'll tell this story in the third person so I don't look like a fool...

My "buddy" noticed a little oil seepage around two of the M6 crank case bolt heads and at the seam under the bike and when...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2008, 11:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By L.A.
I'll give it a look this weekend and report back.

I'll give it a look this weekend and report back.
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2008, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By L.A.
Thanks...the white LEDs do offer something in...

Thanks...the white LEDs do offer something in terms of lighting and a license plate light is also required by law in Washington State. Do you think the white LEDs could replaced by the user, or...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2008, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 877
Posted By L.A.
Brake! LED tail light -- where has the company gone?

I have a Brake! LED tail light installed on my '05 GSA and recently noticed that the down facing white LEDs that illuminate the license plate light are not working. I tried to google the company,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By L.A.
Thanks for the tips, gents. I like the...

Thanks for the tips, gents. I like the Wunderlich bar, but question it's ability to protect the valve cover fully in a go down. I previously owned a standard 1150GS and had HB bars. They work...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By L.A.
Replacing stock 1150 Adv crashbars

Anyone use non-Bimmer crash bars on their 1150 Adv? I need to replace left side only, but the cost for the left upper and lower bar pieces is absolutely unreasonable. I thought Chicago BMW had...
Forum: Face plant 12-07-2007, 10:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,945
Posted By L.A.
Heal well and please retain a competent attorney...

Heal well and please retain a competent attorney to represent you.:deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2007, 11:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,373
Posted By L.A.
Nah, just need to up the bag limit and extend the...

Nah, just need to up the bag limit and extend the hunting season. I did read an article not too long ago that explained the population of US hunters is in decline. What a damn shame. Keep up the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2007, 10:55 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,373
Posted By L.A.
Odds of Hitting a Deer -- interesting article

I read this article today in the NY Times and it's available on line:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/02/weekinreview/02deer.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

Click on link under picture of deer in the...
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