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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 04:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,198
Posted By SourKraut
Likewise. I use the centerstand almost...

Likewise. I use the centerstand almost exclusively on my Y2K 1150GS, '12 1200GSA and my former '89 R100GS. Never had an issue but I've never been a "ride-off" kind of guy having long legs. A bunch...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 591
Posted By SourKraut
So that's what it looks like behind there. :lol3 ...

So that's what it looks like behind there. :lol3

It is quite busy with gears/chain.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,832
Posted By SourKraut
I didn't put gear oil in the crankcase but thank...

I didn't put gear oil in the crankcase but thank you. Now I have to go and tear down two transmissions and final drives to see how ruined they are. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,832
Posted By SourKraut
I simply use Bel Ray 80-90 GL5 gear oil in the...

I simply use Bel Ray 80-90 GL5 gear oil in the trans/fd of both my 1150gs and 1200gsa since they carry it at cycle gear near my office. Now somebody tell me how badly I've screwed up.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By SourKraut
Gotcha - I have a friend with a body shop and had...

Gotcha - I have a friend with a body shop and had my tank repaired/painted after a nasty deep scratch/dent from crashing at the track. The retail cost of getting it done would have discouraged me...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 653
Posted By SourKraut
Not to be difficult but how did your toe come to...

Not to be difficult but how did your toe come to be anywhere near the tank?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 488
Views: 30,528
Posted By SourKraut
I haven't kept up with this. Is anyone out there...

I haven't kept up with this. Is anyone out there piling up a bunch of on-road/off-road miles on these yet?
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 636
Posted By SourKraut
I'm pretty sure these are LG rolie bags. I can't...

I'm pretty sure these are LG rolie bags. I can't find my receipt at the moment.:lol3 These have been through the heaviest rain and never leaked a drop - the built in straps work great keeping them...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 636
Posted By SourKraut
Yep, Wolfman Rollies - different bike but same...

Yep, Wolfman Rollies - different bike but same panniers.

http://ladkrk.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BRP/i-ZV9FZD6/0/L/DSC00129-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,001
Posted By SourKraut
Same as my '12 Camhead. It needed its first shim...

Same as my '12 Camhead. It needed its first shim at 18k for a loose upper intake. I'll continue checking them at 6k intervals since it is so easy and I have a bunch of valves near the upper end of...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 470,764
Posted By SourKraut
That Y2K 1150GS is a keeper. I'll probably sell...

That Y2K 1150GS is a keeper. I'll probably sell the GSA but that camhead is awesome fun.

http://ladkrk.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motorcycle-2014/i-VDHrNV4/0/L/DSC_4810-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,935
Posted By SourKraut
Totally avoidable using proper technique and the...

Totally avoidable using proper technique and the cold oil doesn't hold as much of the sludge/particulate in suspension. In reality, it probably makes zero measurable difference in longevity whether...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,935
Posted By SourKraut
I know. Drain it hot, get most of the oil,...

I know. Drain it hot, get most of the oil, change filter, dump in 4 quarts/liters and forget about it. These obsessive/compulsive types must all have ulcers and difficulty sleeping! :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,935
Posted By SourKraut
After doing an oil change is the one time you...

After doing an oil change is the one time you absolutely don't need the sight glass. You know EXACTLY how much oil is in there for crying out loud! Change filter, put in four quarts or liters,...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 572
Posted By SourKraut
2001 won't use a slot since the VIN is not in the...

2001 won't use a slot since the VIN is not in the on-board computer on those. You can run diagnostics on an unlimited number of bikes with the enthusiast GS911, it just logs the VIN if you reset the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By SourKraut
No odd noises - valves are adjusted and throttle...

No odd noises - valves are adjusted and throttle bodies synch with no problem. I can't help but wonder how many higher mileage 1150's out there are on the original hall effect sensor?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By SourKraut
Y2K 1150GS, off idle stumble when cold?

My 2000 1150GS has started exhibiting an engine miss pulling away from a stop while it is warming up (first five minutes or so). After that it seems to go away and the fueling seems perfect so that...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,084
Posted By SourKraut
I currently own both an 1150GS and a 1200GSA. ...

I currently own both an 1150GS and a 1200GSA. Both are great motorcycles and my favorite is whichever I am riding at the moment. I got the itch for a new one and bought the camhead 1200GSA to keep...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 579
Posted By SourKraut
My '12 GSA goes through the self check every time...

My '12 GSA goes through the self check every time I start with the yellow warning triangle. As far as I know that has zero to do with oil level and the oil indicator in the RID only works once the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 488
Views: 30,528
Posted By SourKraut
In this photo I seem to recall the fixed pins...

In this photo I seem to recall the fixed pins from my 2000 1150GS (on the right) were Al. I thought they were titanium but was corrected.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,528
Posted By SourKraut
It is really stupid but they didn't put a bleeder...

It is really stupid but they didn't put a bleeder on the right side if I recall correctly. I just bought a bleeder valve and installed it on the right after removing the grub screw/whatever they had...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,769
Posted By SourKraut
I actually just had to do my first low beam on my...

I actually just had to do my first low beam on my '12 ADV at 19K miles. I have clearwater aux lights on mine so I just replaced it with a $10 sylvania H7 bulb. A riding buddy confirmed that he...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 488
Views: 30,528
Posted By SourKraut
No that's an old 8'x8' shed at my cabin in VT. ...

No that's an old 8'x8' shed at my cabin in VT. Heated garage is a hundred miles from that photo.

Here's a couple photos of the last time I had it apart 20K miles ago. That was when I installed...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 488
Views: 30,528
Posted By SourKraut
Thanks for asking - the Nova Scotia trip was...

Thanks for asking - the Nova Scotia trip was great with excellent weather. I rode the 1200 GSA for that trip and have been beating the 1150 all around VT on dirt roads after snugging up the RCR...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-07-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,488
Posted By SourKraut
Now I know who all those crazy dirt bikers were...

Now I know who all those crazy dirt bikers were going by my place in Williamsville. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,650
Posted By SourKraut
On the GSW/GSAW can you adjust preload while...

On the GSW/GSAW can you adjust preload while underway or just damping like the earlier ESA? I guess I'm a little too ADD to stop every time I want to switch modes which I might want to do when...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,650
Posted By SourKraut
I extremely rarely fiddle with the ESA on my '12...

I extremely rarely fiddle with the ESA on my '12 ADV. Basically just up the preload to max when the wife rides with me. Of the three preload settings the solo rider setting is way too little...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,473
Posted By SourKraut
Here's a standard Tourance rear with <6,500 miles...

Here's a standard Tourance rear with <6,500 miles off my adventure. I don't think I've ever seen five figure mileage from any rear tire but I've pushed a front to around 11K at which point it was...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,939
Posted By SourKraut
Each time around the opposing cylinder is TDC so...

Each time around the opposing cylinder is TDC so I should have said "either" because only one is TDC when the mark is centered in the window.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,939
Posted By SourKraut
Both.

Both.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 470,764
Posted By SourKraut
After 15 years with this bike I finally got...

After 15 years with this bike I finally got around to installing some TKCs.

http://ladkrk.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motorcycle-2014/i-43KJzwj/0/L/DSC_4780-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-25-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 689
Views: 102,584
Posted By SourKraut
My 15 year old antique sitting in the driveway...

My 15 year old antique sitting in the driveway just now. :D

http://ladkrk.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motorcycle-2014/i-3z3TXV6/0/L/DSC_4778-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By SourKraut
TDC on the camhead is super easy since the cam...

TDC on the camhead is super easy since the cam lobes are marked and line up at TDC. No guesswork or poking stuff in the cylinder.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 662
Posted By SourKraut
Or just pull the lower plugs which aren't...

Or just pull the lower plugs which aren't recessed in the valve cover. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,186
Posted By SourKraut
I am more convinced of this all the time. The...

I am more convinced of this all the time. The batteries in my GS and GSA are lasting a long time with just the occasional (monthly when not in use) connection to a charger. Meanwhile, everybody I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,724
Posted By SourKraut
I'll get back to you after I try out a demo next...

I'll get back to you after I try out a demo next week when getting some tires mounted on my GS. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,157
Posted By SourKraut
Missing a spark plug cover in the picture. Make...

Missing a spark plug cover in the picture. Make sure it isn't missing too many parts. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,832
Posted By SourKraut
Yes, I heard the 2016 will cure all of the...

Yes, I heard the 2016 will cure all of the problems with the 2015 model year.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 736
Posted By SourKraut
I walked in the other day rear wheel in hand with...

I walked in the other day rear wheel in hand with no appointment and they mounted a new Tourance for me on the spot. MAX rules.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,101
Posted By SourKraut
I didn't think there was really that much of a...

I didn't think there was really that much of a price differential between aftermarket shock prices. Ohlins were $1200-1300 last time I looked, are the others really far cheaper? The Ohlins on my...
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