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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 07:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By def
Well?

Well?
Forum: GS Boxers Today, 04:42 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 42,377
Posted By def
Honor, integrity, trust...all are dimishing here...

Honor, integrity, trust...all are dimishing here in our US.
Forum: GS Boxers Today, 10:13 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 19,621
Posted By def
Oh for the day when fuel systems were gravity...

Oh for the day when fuel systems were gravity feed, fuel metering was an Amal Monobolc (or two), spark was a K2F Lucas magneto and the clutch could be changed in an hour...Oh wait, I'm describing an...
Forum: GS Boxers Today, 05:59 AM
Replies: 338
Views: 18,274
Posted By def
Thank you Anton and I didn't even mind the...

Thank you Anton and I didn't even mind the scolding.
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By def
LPOL, I agree, black would, well...be a waste...

LPOL, I agree, black would, well...be a waste IMO. I kinda like the red JVB used but, I'm thinking a possible candy color choice...more homework to be done. Maybe the HP2 blue?

Also, I think I'll...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By def
During my early control line modelling years, I...

During my early control line modelling years, I used Duco for most gluing.

Later, as my planes got larger and my glow plug engine displacement grew, epoxy and cyanoacrylate became the adhesives...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By def
I know youi are all waiting for the next...

I know youi are all waiting for the next installment of my oilhead tune-up so, here goes.

Well, this is not really a tune-up thing...it's more of a modification.

As you know, the instrument...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 03:22 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 18,274
Posted By def
Can somebody tell me, are the steel and alloy...

Can somebody tell me, are the steel and alloy pivot pin parts interchangeable? If so, would there be any advantage to substituting steel for alloy pivot parts?

Then, if steel can be substituted...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By def
I would look for a oil port that carries the...

I would look for a oil port that carries the lubrication circuit oil and install an oil pressure gauge...maybe the oil pressure switch port?

Next, I would break the oil line where the thermostat...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By def
Testor's Model Airplane Dope...I used to paint my...

Testor's Model Airplane Dope...I used to paint my planes with it all the time...loved the smell...used butrate dope because it is fuel proof and doesn't soften from the airplane engine fuel (full of...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 09:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By def
Looks nice and high techy, race-carish. ...

Looks nice and high techy, race-carish.

Regarding the oilhead Brembo calipers, do you recommend splitting them or just clean 'em up good and mask off the ports and other areas that should not see...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 711
Posted By def
What a smarty pants, this Steptoe chap...

What a smarty pants, this Steptoe chap...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 10:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By def
Photos required!

Photos required!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By def
The only difference is cars have more cylinders,...

The only difference is cars have more cylinders, bikes require more patience.

A reminder, the clutch is hydraulic actuated. As the clutch wears, the fluid rises yes, rises in the reservoir. If the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By def
If a new clutch is in order, to do it yourself...

If a new clutch is in order, to do it yourself you will need the following:

1- A place where the bike can be worked on with adequate lighting.
2- Appropriate tools most of which can be purchased...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By def
I would remove the starter and have a look to see...

I would remove the starter and have a look to see if it is oil. If so, you're going to have to go in and replace the leaking seal that is oiling your clutch. If it is not oil, your mileage is low for...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By def
His profile says 2010 GSA

His profile says 2010 GSA
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 441
Posted By def
So, Army when you are next down I-65 way, below...

So, Army when you are next down I-65 way, below Cullman and before B'ham (I know, you snooty Rocket guys call that slumin'), stop by so I can gander at your fancy-schmancy 2014 BMW GSA.

If you...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 360
Posted By def
Sounds as if the oil thermostat has failed or,...

Sounds as if the oil thermostat has failed or, there may be some debris inhibiting oil flow or the filter has failed. It sounds like it is going to take some work to find the source of your problem....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,065
Posted By def
On my GS, the air box (where the intake runner...

On my GS, the air box (where the intake runner tubes enter), is located below (downstream, airflow-wise) the air filter and therefore, there is no opportunity for oil to wet the paper element air...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 791
Posted By def
Do you know the reason for the slip, excessive...

Do you know the reason for the slip, excessive miles and the clutch is just worn out, leaking oil onto the clutch disc?

Is sounds like reducing engine power during acceleration may extend things...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,065
Posted By def
How does that happen?

How does that happen?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,671
Posted By def
I would think that running Shinkos on a...

I would think that running Shinkos on a motorcycle would like building the main rotor on a helicopter out of bamboo cocktail umbrellas...

I'll stick with Bridgestone BW501, 502s.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,671
Posted By def
Bridgestone BWs are my standard road tire. ...

Bridgestone BWs are my standard road tire.

Traction=A-
Wear=A-
Cupping=None
Noise=None
Price is about $220/pair.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,276
Posted By def
My '01 GS just began cold starting on the first...

My '01 GS just began cold starting on the first crank, about 3 strokes through TDC and it is running. I don't even use the cold start lever any more.

What cured it? I cleaned the TBs, reset the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 975
Posted By def
Would seasonal fuel changes influence MPG? Would...

Would seasonal fuel changes influence MPG? Would fueling in different parts of the country with different mandated fuel blends influence MPG?

Gasoline motor fuels change seasonally, by region and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,090
Posted By def
Check you HID kit for the inrush current to...

Check you HID kit for the inrush current to determine if a relay is needed but, relays are cheap, much cheaper than repairing burned wiring.

BMW saw fit not to fuse protect the headlight circuit...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By def
Yeah, I'm going to spend $100.00 for paint for...

Yeah, I'm going to spend $100.00 for paint for brake calipers.

I think I'll opt for the Duplicolor $10.00 kit.

What color do you like? Bob, my GS, is black.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,668
Posted By def
Photo please. I'm thinking the same.

Photo please. I'm thinking the same.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By def
Painting calipers

Have any of you painted your brake calipers. If so, details please.

Thank you.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,090
Posted By def
Without projector optics, you'll get some...

Without projector optics, you'll get some backscatter at night. Aim HID conversions carefully so you don't offend oncoming drivers.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,090
Posted By def
Convert 20 watts to the fuel equivalent then...

Convert 20 watts to the fuel equivalent then convert the saved fuel to $s. Next, consider the added safety of brighter light during daytime when most of us ride. Finally, an HID will last the life of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 42,377
Posted By def
...and then made the comment that they should not...

...and then made the comment that they should not have taken on the job in the first place.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By def
So many owners get rid of the canister for a...

So many owners get rid of the canister for a variety of reasons, none of which appeal to me. The canister is there to sequester VOCs and burn them thereby helping to keep the air we breathe clean. US...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 372
Posted By def
I would contact the manufacturer. They might...

I would contact the manufacturer. They might offer some assistance.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,090
Posted By def
High Intensity Discharge (HID)…the words seem to...

High Intensity Discharge (HID)…the words seem to scream light and lots of it…the HID short arc lamp excites various gasses and halide salts to a high energy state (plasma) to provide improved daytime...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By def
OK, so, to continue, I finally got around to...

OK, so, to continue, I finally got around to adjusting throttle body synchronization yesterday. I filled some clear plastic tubing with Rislone (the Rislone is green and shows up well in the clear...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By def
“Hey Andy”. “Hey Barney. Whatchya doin”? ...

“Hey Andy”. “Hey Barney. Whatchya doin”?

“I’m cleanin’ old Roscoe up for the Mayberry Day Parade tomorrow. Andy, are you gonna be in the parade”.

“Well, now, I’m not sure but if I am, I’ll be...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By def
Well, in my case, I guess it worked. Mikegc,...

Well, in my case, I guess it worked.

Mikegc, hang onto your vodka!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 310
Posted By def
Yeah but, in their day, there was little wrong...

Yeah but, in their day, there was little wrong with a BSA, Triumph (Meriden works), Norton or Matchless other than the occasional loss of electricity for headlamps and brakes. Most used magnetos for...
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