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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-01-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 593
Posted By bergermeister
Yes, Cleveland National Forest, when the gates...

Yes, Cleveland National Forest, when the gates are open. They are closed during rains and fires. Maybe 20 minutes from the areas you are talking about to the Maple Springs gate.

Here's a thread...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,194
Posted By bergermeister
Wasser, It doesn't look like the OP is...

Wasser,

It doesn't look like the OP is returning here, so it's likely futile to explain in too much detail.

That said, look up express warranties and implied warranties. Both apply to new...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,194
Posted By bergermeister
Sorry, this is false. It would be covered in CA....

Sorry, this is false. It would be covered in CA. This would be a good case actually.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2014, 12:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,136
Posted By bergermeister
I have done so privately, but I want to also...

I have done so privately, but I want to also thank Woody publicly for trying to talk some sense into this dealer. Unfortunately it didn't work, so I'll be talking my case to court. However, that...
Forum: The Garage 11-06-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 345,403
Posted By bergermeister
I am using it for AGM. Just don't want too much...

I am using it for AGM. Just don't want too much current via any desulfate mode hitting computer.
Forum: The Garage 11-06-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 345,403
Posted By bergermeister
I apologize if this has been addressed already. ...

I apologize if this has been addressed already. This thread is voluminous!

I have read here that one should not use a battery charger with automatic desulfate features. I have also read...
Forum: The Garage 10-28-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 345,403
Posted By bergermeister
Thanks for that. Do you think that just adding...

Thanks for that. Do you think that just adding acid will give me enough power to place in the R1200GS, turn key on and power up computer to activate the 12V accessory socket, then do the final...
Forum: The Garage 10-27-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 345,403
Posted By bergermeister
Thanks for the reply cy. The battery ships dry,...

Thanks for the reply cy. The battery ships dry, the acid is added, then it states to charge at 1.4A for 5-10 hrs. Just want to do it correctly.
Forum: The Garage 10-26-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,736
Views: 345,403
Posted By bergermeister
Hello, I am looking for some advice on initial...

Hello, I am looking for some advice on initial charging of a new battery, as I know initial charge is important.

I picked up a Yuasa YTX14H-BS online. It states initial charge should be 1.4A...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,648
Posted By bergermeister
Here you go: ...

Here you go:

http://www.woodbin.com/calcs/sagulator.htm
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,475
Posted By bergermeister
Sorry, but you are misinformed. In CA,...

Sorry, but you are misinformed. In CA, motorcycles are covered under a different provision of the "lemon law" dealing with consumer goods. Just like trailers, motor homes, appliances, electronics,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,136
Posted By bergermeister
Awesome, thanks Woody! PM sent. I'm in OC...

Awesome, thanks Woody! PM sent.

I'm in OC for those asking, but travel a bit north for my service work into LA County. Just sharing so those SD guys don't get a bad rep for nothing.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-30-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,136
Posted By bergermeister
So they ignored my letter, looks like I will have...

So they ignored my letter, looks like I will have to file. What a disappointment, but I understand the game of pushing you to see if you're serious.
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By bergermeister
Thanks for the suggestions. It looks to have a...

Thanks for the suggestions. It looks to have a newer cord, so was likely rewired at some point. Maybe done wrong?

I don't think this motor would be double wound? Hoping for the best.

I found...
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 508
Posted By bergermeister
Dual speed problem

So I bought this for my wife's birthday (not my kitchen):

http://images.craigslist.org/00O0O_iM7pz4SzOx2_600x450.jpg

Unfortunately, only the low speed works. There is a toggle switch on top to...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,136
Posted By bergermeister
Thanks guys, I sent the owners a letter...

Thanks guys,

I sent the owners a letter giving them a week to make it right. No contact yet, we'll see if they want to step up, or if I am forced to small claims.

Re: the dealer, I did not...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-10-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,136
Posted By bergermeister
Thanks Woody, this is very informative.

Thanks Woody, this is very informative.
Forum: Vendors 09-09-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3,213
Views: 575,536
Posted By bergermeister
Hello Woody, Would you mind weighing in on...

Hello Woody,

Would you mind weighing in on this thread? http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1008366

I'd appreciate your expert comments.

Thanks
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,136
Posted By bergermeister
Thanks for your thoughts. Anodizing can be...

Thanks for your thoughts. Anodizing can be removed if the wrong wheel cleaner is used. An inmate here accidentally removed his black with Mother's wheel cleaner. In fact, his wheel cleaner was...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,136
Posted By bergermeister
When we were discussing what was going to be done...

When we were discussing what was going to be done (they had the bike, and I told them I didn't want polishing), they went ahead and tried to polish them out anyway. Didn't come out entirely,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,136
Posted By bergermeister
I think the "washing" part was in reference to...

I think the "washing" part was in reference to the overflow company using the wrong chemicals on the wheel. They indicated one of the loaner bikes came back the same way as well.

They were silver...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,136
Posted By bergermeister
Wheel problem

So I took the bike to the dealer for the fuel pump recall. When done, they said it was washed by some "overflow company" since they were so busy and their regular guy was out.

My wheels came...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,267
Posted By bergermeister
Nice to see you made it out here. Love Firestone...

Nice to see you made it out here. Love Firestone Walker, that's a good one to hit. Below are some friendly suggestions depending on where you go from here:

If going to San Diego, I'd hit Alpine,...
Forum: Ride reports 09-03-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,267
Posted By bergermeister
He likely meant Alameda

He likely meant Alameda
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 21,267
Posted By bergermeister
Sounds like a cool trip! Depending on your...

Sounds like a cool trip!

Depending on your route from SF to LA, Firestone Walker is about halfway in Paso Robles. When you hit LA, you could head to Long Beach and hit Beachwood BBQ, which brews...
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,072
Posted By bergermeister
Maybe it's not sealing well, causing excess...

Maybe it's not sealing well, causing excess condensation.
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,072
Posted By bergermeister
Over 2 years, no issues, no leaks, even after I...

Over 2 years, no issues, no leaks, even after I dropped it and broke a gauge.

I believe the coupler is plated brass, which will not corrode. FYI the Micromatic probe is plated.
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,072
Posted By bergermeister
Not saying I disagree with the parts recommended...

Not saying I disagree with the parts recommended above, but here's basically the same stuff with a CO2 tank for $200. http://www.beveragefactory.com/draftbeer/kits/psck-nt.shtml

This really isn't...
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,072
Posted By bergermeister
I respectfully disagree. ...

I respectfully disagree.

http://bricktop.smugmug.com/Other/Camera-Awesome-Photos/i-SHcZ4kJ/0/L/CA_09211216103689-L.jpg
...
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,072
Posted By bergermeister
Just buy a refrigerator you like for whatever...

Just buy a refrigerator you like for whatever reason and a kit like this: http://www.beveragefactory.com/draftbeer/kits/fridge-kits.shtml

That can be done for much less than your budget.

I...
Forum: The Garage 06-23-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,344
Posted By bergermeister
I've got an old RedMax that keeps chugging along:...

I've got an old RedMax that keeps chugging along:

http://www.redmax.com/products/trimmers/
Forum: The Garage 05-15-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,255
Posted By bergermeister
Here's some good reading on the various options. ...

Here's some good reading on the various options. Apparently, the extruded cast aluminum work best.

http://amazingribs.com/BBQ_buyers_guide/guide_to_grill_grates.html
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,254
Posted By bergermeister
Keep the soffit, trim it out around the inside,...

Keep the soffit, trim it out around the inside, then replace the current lights with can lights.
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 841
Posted By bergermeister
Not that it directly applies, but some may find...

Not that it directly applies, but some may find this interesting. R69S with dual disks in front when purchased:

http://bricktop.smugmug.com/Other/misc-stuff/i-ng9JSwH/0/L/R69F1-L.jpg

I've...
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 2,154
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 222,295
Posted By bergermeister
why have none of you jumped on this screaming...

why have none of you jumped on this screaming deal yet?
...
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2,154
Poll: Slash 2
Views: 222,295
Posted By bergermeister
Hey Renner, Where in So Cal are you located?...

Hey Renner,

Where in So Cal are you located? I don't see many /2's in the OC unless I go to Irv Seaver's and peek in the window.
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,142
Posted By bergermeister
:dunno http://youtu.be/KsGh0wbJWtQ

:dunno

http://youtu.be/KsGh0wbJWtQ
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,142
Posted By bergermeister
:loll Ok, so to address this apparent outrage:...

:loll
Ok, so to address this apparent outrage:

I bought this grinder at a yard sale for $5. Sounded bad and got hot so I opened it up and found this problem.

To replace that bearing, I'd...
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,142
Posted By bergermeister
google only tells me inner/outer diameter and...

google only tells me inner/outer diameter and width.

Why can't I just replace balls? the two caps come right off and the races don't look bad.

I'd just replace the entire bearing but it's...
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,142
Posted By bergermeister
Bearing Q

Can anyone tell me what size ball bearings are in a 6000DU bearing? Is there some sort of database or reference for this kind of thing?

Angle grinder lost its balls and I want to replace them.
...
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