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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 09:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,239
Posted By WindSailor
And now it comes to the 'oil' part. ☺ ...

And now it comes to the 'oil' part. ☺

Seriously - I changed to Royal Purple - because I was told it wouldn't create an emulsion layer with water. I'm - hoping - this will aid in the evaporation...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By WindSailor
Here is another thread in which I had made a...

Here is another thread in which I had made a observation in running the AF-XIED. No experience with the other product.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=749080


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Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 854
Posted By WindSailor
I'll be darn... I grew up on a cranberry...

I'll be darn...

I grew up on a cranberry farm there... Don't live there now... But spent many years on the old farm... Like anything else - They used to harvest them by hand... Weeding sucks.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 854
Posted By WindSailor
Don't know about the new WC model - but my '11...

Don't know about the new WC model - but my '11 GSA had a vib around 4.5 until I had a good mech ballance the throttle bodies. I actually had a rear main seal go out. Combination of both and him...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 383
Posted By WindSailor
This tells me that the bulb is trying to fire up...

This tells me that the bulb is trying to fire up and actually does. The ZFE or the ECU is actually shutting off the circuit because of too high of current within that circuit.

When I was messing...
Forum: Vendors 08-23-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 127,598
Posted By WindSailor
We just got back from our trip down through the...

We just got back from our trip down through the Redwoods and through Yosemite National Park. Over 1500 miles... good trip.

I left it on the #7 setting (2011 BMW 1200 GSA) the whole time riding two...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,645
Posted By WindSailor
My hose extension (pieced together in a hardware...

My hose extension (pieced together in a hardware / piping store)... I ordered an extra pouch from BestRest and store my extension with a gauge in there.

Install different stems or find a chuck...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,645
Posted By WindSailor
I'm going to take a leap of faith here and say...

I'm going to take a leap of faith here and say that probably 95%+ people here do just that.

Everyone that I know run extraneous electrical equipment directly from the battery through a 'fused'...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,645
Posted By WindSailor
I've had some issues with the stock chuck - I've...

I've had some issues with the stock chuck - I've found the best solution for me is to fabricate an extension with a pressure gauge and relieve valve on it that fits both units - the pump and a CO2...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,289
Posted By WindSailor
I have HID's installed, using Morimoto ballasts...

I have HID's installed, using Morimoto ballasts and a relay on the low beam side. A pain to set up, but it is still working.
There is a thread in the vendor section on a LED replacement module -...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 49,127
Posted By WindSailor
Maybe - probably... This thread was...

Maybe - probably...

This thread was initially designed to stir everyone up. Was there wrong doing - yes.

But for one - I do not like to be led on a thrill ride when it's not live. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 500
Posted By WindSailor
Gads - I've asked this one before - I'm thinking...

Gads - I've asked this one before - I'm thinking it is on the left / rear / btm side of the tank... somewhere in that general area...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 49,127
Posted By WindSailor
This style is kind of like what Anthony Hopkins...

This style is kind of like what Anthony Hopkins uses, and how he brings character to his subjects.

Which is interesting - makes the reader be entertained and somewhat guarded at the same time. ...
Forum: Vendors 08-12-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 127,598
Posted By WindSailor
I just installed this on my '11 Camhead; with one...

I just installed this on my '11 Camhead; with one tank gone through - I got the same results - 2 mpg less than stock. Which is ok with me. I'll probably try 6 later, but riding two up I want to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By WindSailor
I was wrong. I had to call again to clarify. ...

I was wrong. I had to call again to clarify.

The Can-opener is only compatible with the Clearwater Lights.



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Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 991
Posted By WindSailor
I had originally thought the Can-opener would...

I had originally thought the Can-opener would work with any sets of lights. It's just a trigger device.
I called Clearwater Lights - and they confirmed that they are going to offer an upgrade kit...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 49,127
Posted By WindSailor
Drum Roll Please :deal I don't know a...

Drum Roll Please :deal

I don't know a simpler way to put it. I like it. This has a clear concise history of steps taken and why they were taken. It takes all of the emotion out of it and makes it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 49,127
Posted By WindSailor
That's more or less my personal take on this. ...

That's more or less my personal take on this.

Root cause.

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Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 380
Views: 49,127
Posted By WindSailor
Be patient - you have to peel the layers off like...

Be patient - you have to peel the layers off like an onion. I would certainly expect that they have certain protocols to go by. Just peel back the layers.

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Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 49,127
Posted By WindSailor
I'd give BMW NA a chance to straighten this out...

I'd give BMW NA a chance to straighten this out first (with all of the paperwork etc to support your cause) before getting an attorney fully involved. Sometimes BMW NA does make things right -...
Forum: Vendors 08-05-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 127,598
Posted By WindSailor
Ordered one today - hope it will be here before...

Ordered one today - hope it will be here before the weekend.

I've got a trip coming up in a week or so to Yosemite - two up - we'll find out how this works. Going to try the #7 setting first.
Forum: Vendors 08-05-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 127,598
Posted By WindSailor
Bump. With the quality of people commenting...

Bump.

With the quality of people commenting on this - I'll probably go ahead and order this.

I guess the only question left is whether to use 7 or 8....

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Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,369
Posted By WindSailor
Yep Needle nose pliers and I went to a...

Yep

Needle nose pliers and I went to a Welding shop to get some Stainless Steel TIG rod. Not the best and the SS rod will stiffen the more you work it... actually to the point you can't use it if...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By WindSailor
I think on the new Harley Davidson bikes their...

I think on the new Harley Davidson bikes their stock filters are good to 5 microns - and I'm just throwing that out there...

That web site - and Scotts (Scotts Filters for the R1200...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,805
Posted By WindSailor
We're getting there... Both of you have made...

We're getting there...

Both of you have made very good points – but also I think you guys have not put in layman’s terms why a trickle charger or a battery maintainer constantly running decreases...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,805
Posted By WindSailor
I'm leaning that way too... Anyone care to...

I'm leaning that way too...

Anyone care to expand on that?

I had originally thought the 'maintainers' would be required for long battery life. Especially if you leave the battery in the bike...
Forum: Vendors 07-22-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,318
Views: 127,598
Posted By WindSailor
😅 Well - I'm one of those subscribers. ...

😅
Well - I'm one of those subscribers.

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Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,908
Posted By WindSailor
Exactly. Almost no air at all. The wife...

Exactly.

Almost no air at all. The wife used that setup on her first trip and liked it.

We will pack them again this year - Personally I like just the sheepskin - in fact I bought a yard of...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-20-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,805
Posted By WindSailor
I have a '11 GSA and the stock battery gave it up...

I have a '11 GSA and the stock battery gave it up after 2+ years even though I had a CTECH battery charger on it all the time.
I put in a Deka battery, the price was right.

One battery I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,312
Posted By WindSailor
Loop Speaking of a lawn mower... A few...

Loop Speaking of a lawn mower...

A few years back I inherited my father's old John Deer lawn mower.
It being 20 plus years old at that time, it started to develop a hole in the deck - so I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,601
Posted By WindSailor
I ride 42 and 44, front and back. All the time. ...

I ride 42 and 44, front and back. All the time.

I don't know about being twitchy - in the gravel - yes - things tend to move a lot more...

It sure has improved my mileage and tire life, rear...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,339
Posted By WindSailor
I'm pretty much on the same page. Either that...

I'm pretty much on the same page.
Either that or Bruno'...
I'm not too worried... But I'm paying attention too.


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Forum: Vendors 07-05-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,274
Views: 149,303
Posted By WindSailor
If the focal point is the same, the light throw -...

If the focal point is the same, the light throw - arguably - should be close...

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Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,339
Posted By WindSailor
The only suggestion I have is that I would...

The only suggestion I have is that I would personally pull the zerk and see if I had enough grease (if any) after I gave it a shot.
With something that small it is always hard to feel if you got...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,114
Posted By WindSailor
If you are planning to buy some time in the...

If you are planning to buy some time in the future - I would sincerely look at this thread - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=991374

Currently I use my 2011 GSA as my touring bike....
Forum: Vendors 07-05-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 1,274
Views: 149,303
Posted By WindSailor
Yep - exactly the same here. I spent...

Yep - exactly the same here.

I spent somewhere around $600 configuring my HID system to where I am satisfied with it. That's installing different types of ballasts and bulbs to get what I thought...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 11:48 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 12,339
Posted By WindSailor
Zerk or zert, I've heard people say both. If...

Zerk or zert, I've heard people say both.
If the zerk was plugged, you can tell it - nothing moves. But I've also seen where people are thinking they are pumping grease when they are actually...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,563
Posted By WindSailor
I talked to our reliability guy again and he said...

I talked to our reliability guy again and he said there was none better for displacing water or condensation.
He said in a gear box contaminated with water the oil will froth while it is spinning,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,563
Posted By WindSailor
I'll use that at my local NAPA - if they can get...

I'll use that at my local NAPA - if they can get close I'd prefer to buy locally.

That's close enough for me to be somewhat competitive.

Even Hank doesnt go beyond 5k (to my knowledge - someone...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,563
Posted By WindSailor
Ok... I work in a Pulp and Paper mill - and we...

Ok... I work in a Pulp and Paper mill - and we are in the -very likely- process of switching to Royal Purple from years of using Mobil1. I am supposed to have a meeting with the RP tech next time he...
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