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Forum: Airheads 12-23-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,736
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Thanks for sharing, and congrats! :clap

Thanks for sharing, and congrats! :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 826
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
If you don't mind the price it's a very nice...

If you don't mind the price it's a very nice product.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
I have some experience helping a buddy but I'm no...

I have some experience helping a buddy but I'm no help on your specific problems. Maybe having a second set of hands helped?

I would suggest calling the guys at AltRider and discussing this with...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 47,514
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
"Nyla-Pivotz - cause your bearings suck"...

"Nyla-Pivotz - cause your bearings suck" :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 408
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
I've owned my 95 since 2006. Bought it very low...

I've owned my 95 since 2006. Bought it very low mileage and it now is at ~50k. The only issues I've experienced so far (that were NOT my fault :D) are the HES and worn TB shafts (replaced the brake...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,108
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Nobody said they were all wash boys, easy there...

Nobody said they were all wash boys, easy there toaster boy. Maybe this is only true with some of the shows. Certainly not Cleveland, who wants to go to that pit? Enjoy that football game yesterday?...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,553
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Twisted Throttle sells the tube with an optional...

Twisted Throttle sells the tube with an optional kit to mount to Motech racks. It almost fits anyway so I just took a small piece of metal I had sitting around, drilled a hole and bolted all...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,108
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Tis true, BMW pays $20 an hour cash to whoever...

Tis true, BMW pays $20 an hour cash to whoever the local dealership(s) choose from their staff. Could have been a lot boy that spends his time in the wash bay telling you that. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 940
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
check out MotoQuest, they do adventure tours...

check out MotoQuest, they do adventure tours everywhere you have listed on BMW's.
Forum: Parallel Universe 11-29-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 860
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Hmmm... I'd bet one could get creative with some...

Hmmm... I'd bet one could get creative with some kind of large rubber cap "umbrella'd" over/attached to the key.

Also, take your key out when washing the bike :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,125
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Yes. Be very careful if they are being stubborn....

Yes. Be very careful if they are being stubborn. Those nylon lines will snap easily if you don't take precaution. DAMHIK it's a heck of a job to replace that assembly. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 20,631
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
So it is on the ABS module. Yeah what Terry said!

So it is on the ABS module. Yeah what Terry said!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 20,631
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
On my 1100 I believe, aside from the two obvious...

On my 1100 I believe, aside from the two obvious nuts on the bottom panel of the tray, there is one that attaches either to the airbox or abs assembly. I wish I had taken pics for ya, hope that helps.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,362
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
You're on Def, I should have some time over the...

You're on Def, I should have some time over the holiday weekend to spruce 'em up a bit. That is, if I don't spend my time staring at it from an outside table at Starbucks :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,362
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Tested her out tonight and no leaks. That close...

Tested her out tonight and no leaks. That close up view makes it look pretty terrible. Standing next to the bike you can barely see the JB.

Hey Martillo, how do you know I didn't remove it and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,362
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
The Arid creates a nice thin film on a hot...

The Arid creates a nice thin film on a hot engine. When oil starts coming through it allows great visibility of the shape/length of your crack allowing the leak. A trick I learned from my boss who...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,362
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Solved (hopefully)

Discovered the crack, and hillbillied it with high hopes.

http://i1307.photobucket.com/albums/s589/AlexMotoQ/20141125_112650_zpsc5737468.jpg
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Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,362
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Jim, unfortunately I have no memory of the...

Jim, unfortunately I have no memory of the accident or even hours prior to it, but all signs point to she went down hard. :lol3 I'll be taking a close look at the bolts tonight too...
Forum: Americas 11-25-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 551
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
The thing is with Mexican insurance is... you...

The thing is with Mexican insurance is... you just have to have it. If something happens, good effing luck! I have used a company called MexicoCrossBoarder and the insurance docs read from Dynamic...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 287
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
I ordered an MRA windscreen from them a month or...

I ordered an MRA windscreen from them a month or so ago. It took longer to arrive than most other places I have used for parts (10-12 days instead of 4-5) but they called me to confirm when I ordered...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,362
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
No structural that I can see, and she runs great...

No structural that I can see, and she runs great so I highly doubt anything inside got knocked/moved. Will be investigating the crack and reporting back shortly.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,362
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Will do, Rush. Dipsmacks that hit and don't...

Will do, Rush. Dipsmacks that hit and don't witness make for quite the headache, but the 1100 is sub 50k miles so I had to put her back together. Same would apply if she was at 150k... :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,362
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Alright GG, GK will probably go with JB. ...

Alright GG, GK will probably go with JB.

Thanks for the input

/thread!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,362
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Yes Rush, I've got a few good methods of finding...

Yes Rush, I've got a few good methods of finding the leak, and even better than revving it hard. I have it narrowed down to a crack on the valve cover near the gasket, or possibly a crack on the jug...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,362
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Negative. I should've added that I checked and...

Negative. I should've added that I checked and cleaned that along with the outer gasket at the same time... I wish though!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,362
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Muh right jug be drippin'

Well after many parts have been replaced due to an unfortunate get-off, I got the old girl out for a ride today and my right boot was thinly coated in oil not too far from home. I pulled the valve...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Hey Terry and team, following your trip on...

Hey Terry and team,

following your trip on Facebook, good luck with the pads! :clap
Forum: Americas 11-17-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,298
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Your timing is perfect to see the northern...

Your timing is perfect to see the northern states. Glacier natl park and such. Don't run the southern route in June/July. You will be miserable. I've ran through those areas in September doing...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Yes I understand that the bearing is probably...

Yes I understand that the bearing is probably damaged if the bolt is damaged. When rotating the bars there is no notchy feeling like I've experienced on traditional fork bikes, but laterally pulling...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Ok, with more research it seems it is possible I...

Ok, with more research it seems it is possible I bent the bolt running through the steering bearing. I have read over the proper procedure to inspect and replace, and to NOT snug it down :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,415
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
I don't even have a beak. :lol3

I don't even have a beak. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,343
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
I'm sure many will chime in here soon... ...

I'm sure many will chime in here soon...

I'd say whichever one you find in the best shape for a price you are happy with. They are both great bikes. But do look for a 98-99 1100 for the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
I should also state that the steering bearing...

I should also state that the steering bearing seems to be fine as there is no "notchiness" to it. What is the adjustment procedure on these old girls? Maybe it just needs to be tightened down a bit?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 424
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Front fork/Handlebars movement - 1100GS

So putting my bike back together after an off (involving a inattentive motorist!) I replaced my bars with Pro Taper 7/8's CR High Bend, which I really like. But, there is a slight bit of play up and...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-03-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
I misplaced a very small piece of the assembly...

I misplaced a very small piece of the assembly when removing the switchgear and mirror mount (r1100gs) to replace handlebars. Mine no longer has any detents.. maybe someone has fiddled with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
The threaded knob will more than likely need to...

The threaded knob will more than likely need to be checked/tightened at stops. I have used a similar set up on a 1200 and the knob will vibrate loose over time. The only thing I would've changed (if...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-23-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
I did relocate. But no need for changing the...

I did relocate. But no need for changing the wiring, just get under the rear plastic cover and snip the zip ties holding the connectors in place. That will free up enough oem wiring to move them...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-21-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,528
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
While I am not sure about your "take off noise".....

While I am not sure about your "take off noise".. if your clatter stops shortly after take off, don't worry like everyone said. Once you get to about 18k I suspect the sound will be there after start...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,706
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
There I was lurking in GS Boxers and somehow...

There I was lurking in GS Boxers and somehow stumbled into Jo Momma :norton
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,762
Posted By Girthy Knobkers
Yes, practice makes perfect. When I first used...

Yes, practice makes perfect. When I first used one I broke tips, had trouble getting the tire to stay clamped, etc... I thought I had bought nothing but a really expensive wheel stand. I few rounds...
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