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Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
Hepco-Becker ...

Hepco-Becker

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66605
Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 190
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
Start Up issues

Re: 2008 R1200GS w/ 21K miles

This is my first season with this bike that I picked up in December. My R100 Airhead with a choke is easier to start than this girl.

n.b. I have changed al...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,554
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
Were you trying to install those fancy Vario...

Were you trying to install those fancy Vario Levers from Wunderlich?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 12:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,554
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
Why?

How did you loose that spring Birdie?

Maybe http://www.beemerboneyard.com/

TA
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,369
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
OP is right!

X 2 on this thread. I picked up my '08 GS in December from a guy who was similar in size to me (6'1"). He had 2" Rox risers on her and I kept fiddling with them to get them"right" to avoid wrist...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,369
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
What about the OP?

Did the OP, Secret Squirrel, ever tell us his height?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,369
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
Yo, OP

What is your height?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,013
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
That seems really serious! So you cut the...

That seems really serious!

So you cut the cover in half, and now what about the kerf space that the blade left?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
Handle Bar Bolts?

Re 2008 GS

There two bolts that fasten through each side of the Handle Bar Support. One Is an M10X90, the other is an M8X30.

I want to replace these with equal sized socket head cap screws,...
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,033
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
That is exactly what I was wondering. So one can...

That is exactly what I was wondering. So one can push the bike up into the slightly open gap and then let go to fasten straps?

Currently I can ride my bike up and into a wheel chock that holds...
Forum: The Garage 03-10-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,033
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
Got a Wheel Vise on your Lift Table?

I am thinking of adding a clamping wheel vise to my lift instead of a chock.

My question is, does it take two people to use the clamping method? As in one to steady the bike while the other one...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 340
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
Ambient Air Temperature Sensor?

Re: 2008 R1200GS

Anybody know where the temperature sensor for the instrument cluster display is located?

When I scroll through the options with the INFO button of the onboard computer I just...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,937
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
Ooh! Did she ever meet Brian Williams from NBC...

Ooh! Did she ever meet Brian Williams from NBC news?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
I like the Jesse set up well enough except that...

I like the Jesse set up well enough except that (believe it, or not) the top case is a little too small for my one piece roadcrafter that I wear daily. My job frequently has me traveling to several...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
Big! Overhangs the side bags on my R100gS.

Big!

Overhangs the side bags on my R100gS.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 498
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
Question Jesse bags & Givi?

Any GS riders have a setup with Jesse side boxes and a Givi top box?

I bought a bike that has all three Jesse's and I'd like to keep the sides and get rid of the top. But, I am not sure if a big...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
Thanks, Will do in the a.m.

Thanks,
Will do in the a.m.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
Thanks, Do you agree with the "junk"...

Thanks,

Do you agree with the "junk" assessment of the rotor?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
Okay

I believe you, I guess, but educate me here. What is it about the rotor that makes it look like junk? The score marks?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 647
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
Next question...

Hopefully this is not a problem.

Re: '08 GS w/ 20K

What's up with all that dirty grease surrounding that big torx bolt to the lower left of the brake disk?

Is this a concern, or normal?
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,937
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
I got it.

So it wasn't that big a deal after all. I used a little heat, a sharp punch, and was able to spin it out after about 6 firm whacks.

I do know that I could have used the ABS hole to fill, but I...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,547
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
I don't get this. Are you saying that after a...

I don't get this. Are you saying that after a Russell set up on the GS, you no longer needed the Gold Wing for long distance?

I hope so, because I just sold my Wing and bought a GS.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,937
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
Okay, think I'll do the four beers tonight and...

Okay, think I'll do the four beers tonight and have at it in the morning.

Thanks. I'll let y'all know how it goes.

Now I really understand why it has been suggested to "remove the fill plug...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,937
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
Help Final Drive Fill Plug stripped

Re: 2008 GS

The Allen Head fill plug has been stripped so the now the wrench just spins around inside it so it will NOT come out conventionally.

Now what?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,702
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
It always hurts, but

If you think your GSA replacement parts are expensive, it's not just the Beemers. My immaculate Gold Wing went down while on the center stand when the asphalt caved while in fron of my house. So it...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,462
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
To each his own...

This is a subject that just varies by the need of the individual rider.

For me, I have always had heated seats and used them--- even on my short daily commute. Same with the heated grips along...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,330
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
I understand what you are saying. And it is good...

I understand what you are saying. And it is good that your dealer is not only conveniently close, but that they will discount the parts. It is hard to find any dealer that will give a discount on...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,330
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
[QUOTE=def;26042614]I use 75w-140 GL-5 synthetic...

[QUOTE=def;26042614]I use 75w-140 GL-5 synthetic in my gearboxes to which I ad some moly.

Well Def, I'm probably starting another thread here, but could you be more specific about the addition of...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,330
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
Hah!

Funny that you replied first, as I had my Boneyard shopping cart all loaded and ready to ship. Then I reviewed your maintenece procedures and noticed you used 75W/140 Gear oil. BB only has 75W/90 as...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,330
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
Do You Buy Maintenance Parts On-Line?

Who do you buy your maintenace parts & supplies from?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,076
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
Really?

So I originally wanted some mechanical adivice on the possibilty of oil seeping into the left cylinder head of a Boxer engine, and now I've learned about why cowboys always mount from the left side....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 04:07 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,076
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
Maybe

For a while I had a Honda NC700. They do not come with a center stand, it's optional. So when I posted a query on the NC700 forum something along the lines of "why buy an optional center stand?" ...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,076
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
Really?

You are actually replying to the original intent of the O.P!
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,076
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
Guess I got my answer... thanks

So my OP was more a question of Airhead vs/ Oilhead in terms of possible oil seepage into the left Cylinder head while on the side stand as it is known to do in the Airheads. I gather it is not a...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 551
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
Yep

I have used this company twice and it's good stuff. This is the same company that supplies Russell with the seat heaters.

http://www.checkcorp.com/seat-heater/seat-heaters.asp
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,076
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
Center stand "always"?

Re: my new 2008 GS vs/ my '93 Aihead

So, I must say it's a a little odd parking the new bike and not having to immediately reach down and close the fuel petcocks. But, what about using the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
Hah! I was just about to send you a PM because I...

Hah! I was just about to send you a PM because I found those pics in a post of yours from May '14.

So, could that connection spot that you show on the right side of your old bike be on the top...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
How to drain the fuel tank?

Re: 2008 GS
This new to me bike has a full tank of stale fuel. There must be a way that I can drain it without removing the full tank and tipping it.

Isn't there a way that I can remove a hose...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By Hollow Road Rider
Thanks. That's what I needed. But why...

Thanks.
That's what I needed.

But why don't I want one of the "flash" patterns?
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