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Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By lkchris
Be sure to put all removed parts in a basket.

Be sure to put all removed parts in a basket.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By lkchris
There's a big "nice" factor about new tires. ...

There's a big "nice" factor about new tires.

New rubber isn't as hard as old rubber and new tires always feel better.

Even half worn, a tire doesn't perform as well as a new one.

There...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By lkchris
Don't the latest ones have heavier flywheels,...

Don't the latest ones have heavier flywheels, too?

I know this was "announced" in conjunction with the GSW but that doesn't mean it isn't now also on the basic GS. It's on the new RTs, and it's...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,947
Posted By lkchris
Ain't psychology grand? Lots of posts "is...

Ain't psychology grand?

Lots of posts "is this part necessary?"

Lots of posts "is this procedure necessary?"

You wonder why BMW even bothers, as clearly its customer know more than they...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 652
Posted By lkchris
I'd call a couple other dealers. I've had it...

I'd call a couple other dealers. I've had it retrofitted twice to R1200RTs and memory is hazy but think it was more like $600. Can't imagine anything different about a GS. It's just software and a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,600
Posted By lkchris
Just in case you want original equipment quality...

Just in case you want original equipment quality ...

http://beemershop.com/Merchant5/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=BS&Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=MAHLE
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 681
Posted By lkchris
Parts for German vehicles, both cars and...

Parts for German vehicles, both cars and motorcycles, are not available at "local parts stores."

It will save you "a lot of time and trouble" if you simply obtain them from BMW sources or from...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,242
Posted By lkchris
Treat the disease and not just the symptom. ...

Treat the disease and not just the symptom.

Don't overtighten the filter when installing.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,629
Posted By lkchris
So people like you that don't understand...

So people like you that don't understand engineering are protected by those that do.

Did you know that the failure of the modified P-51 Mustang that augered in at the Reno Air Races a couple...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,601
Posted By lkchris
Yes, and he also meant "its pampered garage" and...

Yes, and he also meant "its pampered garage" and not "it's pampered garage" because "it's" means it is.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,440
Posted By lkchris
No, most BMW people do not feel the same way. ...

No, most BMW people do not feel the same way.

Resale value is for sure going to be of little consequence but I'd still rather have a dealer-serviced bike than a shadetree-serviced bike.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,033
Posted By lkchris
IMHO online forums are great but are 2nd place to...

IMHO online forums are great but are 2nd place to your local BMW club.

Most BMW clubs have at least one guy that's really an expert on most and maybe even exactly your BMW. Might even be an...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,992
Posted By lkchris
Despite lots of wishful thinking, fact is gear...

Despite lots of wishful thinking, fact is gear oils are NOT generic. SAF XO is a unique formulation and there is no equivalent from another supplier unless that supplier specifically states so.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,518
Posted By lkchris
From the BMW UK website: Also, it...

From the BMW UK website:



Also, it would be a good idea to not get so excited about "BMW oil" sold at BMW dealers.

USA is the only country in the world (well, maybe Canada, don't know)...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By lkchris
Remember that on the liquid cooled GS the motor...

Remember that on the liquid cooled GS the motor oil is in the clutch, too.

Use the specified oil.
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,421
Posted By lkchris
It's an R65LS. There was no GL. IMHO it's a...

It's an R65LS. There was no GL.

IMHO it's a potential money pit but clean ones for sure are above average cool.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-22-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,017
Posted By lkchris
Indeed they do and they have a special tool for...

Indeed they do and they have a special tool for this application.

Bit of a misunderstanding of cultures here ... the LAST thing considered when Germans design a vehicle is DIY maintenance by folks...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By lkchris
And ... You don't glue them on.

And ... You don't glue them on.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-27-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,158
Posted By lkchris
Well, Countryside is the replacement and IIRC one...

Well, Countryside is the replacement and IIRC one of the Abts came along with the deal. Countryside is owned by California Angels pitcher CJ Wilson.

I wasn't particularly impressed by the...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,363
Posted By lkchris
Because every drain plug on every BMW bike...

Because every drain plug on every BMW bike forever has been 8 mm inhex (Allen). When there's a fill/drain pair, the drain is usually external hex. Not the case for big hole in the middle final...
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,878
Posted By lkchris
I think it goes like this ... more range =...

I think it goes like this ...

more range = less accuracy
less range = more accuracy

Multiple torque wrenchs in your toolbox is likely.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,293
Posted By lkchris
It's only a bolt if you put a nut on it. These...

It's only a bolt if you put a nut on it. These are screws.

More importantly consider whether the hole into which you propose to insert the new screws is tapered in the same manner . I assume...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,412
Posted By lkchris
Of course all the responses above about batteries...

Of course all the responses above about batteries and battery chargers are irrelevant because yours is fine and that wasn't the question. If yours will "crank for a long time" the problem isn't the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-29-2013, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By lkchris
BMW dealer can get you an owners manual.

BMW dealer can get you an owners manual.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 946
Posted By lkchris
A gasoline engine needs a richer mixture starting...

A gasoline engine needs a richer mixture starting cold because a lot of the fuel portion of the fuel/air mixture will "stick" to cold metal parts in the intake tract and not make it to the combustion...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 436
Posted By lkchris
Aren't the new wheels wider to accommodate larger...

Aren't the new wheels wider to accommodate larger tires?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2013, 10:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,240
Posted By lkchris
No it's not. It didn't come from the factory...

No it's not.

It didn't come from the factory dual plugged. It's a conversion using aftermarket parts. And, the conversion accomplished nothing.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2013, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By lkchris
New model = new luggage pretty consistently over...

New model = new luggage pretty consistently over time.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-01-2013, 12:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,016
Posted By lkchris
Mine are attached with black-finish pop rivets. ...

Mine are attached with black-finish pop rivets. So there.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 626
Posted By lkchris
It also means your bike won't run as well, as the...

It also means your bike won't run as well, as the flapper is a good thing.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,154
Posted By lkchris
Manual for a 2007 DOES NOT specify nonsynthetic.

Manual for a 2007 DOES NOT specify nonsynthetic.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,016
Posted By lkchris
One theory has it that the extender knocks down...

One theory has it that the extender knocks down the nails that are otherwise nicely set up to puncture your rear tire.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,744
Posted By lkchris
http://www.pulseelectronics.com/products/automotiv...

http://www.pulseelectronics.com/products/automotive/products/ignition_transformers/pulse_ignition_coils
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 897
Posted By lkchris
If you think there's pressure, unscrew the fill...

If you think there's pressure, unscrew the fill plug first.

Hot synthetic "slips" right out, doesn't it? Like water.

As for what's messier, I offer my old Range Rover (with the Buick engine): ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,312
Posted By lkchris
That's synthetic so no temperature worries.

That's synthetic so no temperature worries.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2013, 09:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,237
Posted By lkchris
Temporarily you could stop at Ace hardware and...

Temporarily you could stop at Ace hardware and get a selection of o-rings and get the right-sized one between the end of your handgrip and the bar-end weight at it will serve as a pretty good cruise...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 516
Posted By lkchris
Don't believe in conspiracy theories is my...

Don't believe in conspiracy theories is my "thought."

Financial requirements to be a bike dealer are surely less than for car dealer and consequently there is little incentive for BMW to urge...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,191
Posted By lkchris
Agreed ... but it does meet the first requirement...

Agreed ... but it does meet the first requirement of bike mods, i. e. it's visible to others who will then marvel at your genius and your independent streak.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 01:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By lkchris
Think about valve seat wear first, i.e. the valve...

Think about valve seat wear first, i.e. the valve closes farther into the head as the seat wears away. This is LOTS more common. And, lubrication (engine oil) failure is not required.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,222
Posted By lkchris
I think the obvious answer is a cover...

I think the obvious answer is a cover specifically designed for your bike ... as opposed to some supposedly "universal" cover.

This means the BMW cover from your BMW dealer.

They're better...
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