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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 08:43 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,985
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
:poser

:poser
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 950
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I think this would be a most excellent idea, but...

I think this would be a most excellent idea, but only if you accessorize with a brace of carbide cannons.
:kboom
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
My dealer told me ( that's almost as good an...

My dealer told me ( that's almost as good an opening line as "My buddy has...." ) they stopped doing the 6,000 mile valve check; never found anything to adjust. Now, the first valve check is at...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,527
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
:lol3:lol3:lol3

:lol3:lol3:lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 402
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I have a camhead, so you can take my advise for...

I have a camhead, so you can take my advise for what it's worth. I put on the RoxRisers and moved my cables (and hoses) to outside the fork tubes. I did not like the way they looked or moved when at...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I believe Touratech sells tire chains. Not cheap....

I believe Touratech sells tire chains. Not cheap. But if you insist on riding in snow and ice, go for it.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,527
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
We are not examining a larger issue here. How...

We are not examining a larger issue here. How much oil you will put in at an oil change has a direct relationship to how much oil was removed. This brings us into the hot v/s cold oil change and the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 682
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
That was my point! Going into a motorcycle...

That was my point! Going into a motorcycle dealership without some basic knowledge of the product (in this case GS v/s GSA), before the sale, is like giving the salesman your bank account number and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 682
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
When the light first comes on, my GS (not GSA)...

When the light first comes on, my GS (not GSA) will still have about two gallons in the tank. So, I can only get about three gallons in. Over time, I have learned how to interpret odometer readings,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,472
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Hmm, so no Shriner Parades then? Too bad, I bet...

Hmm, so no Shriner Parades then? Too bad, I bet you would have looked good. :ricky :D
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,472
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Looks like fun! IMHO, it needs a slightly...

Looks like fun! IMHO, it needs a slightly flashier paint job. :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,026
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Well, it is an achievement ... of sorts. :hmmmmm

Well, it is an achievement ... of sorts. :hmmmmm
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,063
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Yep! No tailgating either! I also have dealer...

Yep! No tailgating either! I also have dealer installed HID aux lights on the front. I leave them on all the time and I think they have been very helpful in being seen by cages.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 921
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
A request for off-road passenger pegs. Now...

A request for off-road passenger pegs. Now that's something you don't see every day. :dunno

There's a very good chance you'll have to make up your own. If you are friends with a welder, have...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,224
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Naw! Just your address will be fine! :poser

Naw! Just your address will be fine! :poser
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
That's called gear backlash. It's the accumulated...

That's called gear backlash. It's the accumulated clearance of the gears in the final drive, the driveshaft splines, and the transmission gears. Looks pretty much like my '12 GS. The play you need...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,258
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
And WC translates to Water Closet.

And WC translates to Water Closet.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Without a visual, I can only speculate. First...

Without a visual, I can only speculate. First guess would be a bad casting batch. The second guess would be stray electricity. Sometimes, especially with a new mechanism, stray electricity can...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,260
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Zounds! 75$ for those two pieces of plastic plus...

Zounds! 75$ for those two pieces of plastic plus BMW fasteners? :eek1:eek1

BTW, noticing your key fob, it appears we spend our discretionary income at the same dealer.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,838
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
:ear

:ear
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,163
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Compare it to the price of a 2014. Is that...

Compare it to the price of a 2014. Is that enough of a deal for you? :norton
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,005
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I'm right there with you. Last time I dropped...

I'm right there with you. Last time I dropped the bike it was in very soft sand. So soft that the lift behind and walk backwards trick would not work. The only thing that it produced was I dug a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 04:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 831
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Don't think any liquid type thread fastener would...

Don't think any liquid type thread fastener would be of any use on caliper bolts. Heat degrades this stuff quite completely. According to a Loctite Rep, from quite a few years ago, 300 degrees melts...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,172
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
More dripping honey! Will this hell never end? ...

More dripping honey! Will this hell never end? :ddog
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,172
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
"... honey drips from the handlebars." Ugh! ...

"... honey drips from the handlebars." Ugh! :eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 56,915
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
It's kinda like a Bigfoot sighting. Most of us...

It's kinda like a Bigfoot sighting. Most of us have heard about it, but the few who are willing to admit having the experience are highly suspect individuals.
:1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 917
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
External torx

If and when you install the Rox Risers, you may find an external torx sockets will no longer fit. If you have a set of 6-point (inch) box wrenches the 3/8" and 5/16" may prove handy. :1drink
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,490
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Castor Oil smells like Paradise! Perhaps someone...

Castor Oil smells like Paradise! Perhaps someone should try mixing the two. :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Removing Upper Triple Tree

No need for a hammer or lube. Turn the upper triple clamp all the way to the left and lift off.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
The actual mileage should be in the computer's...

The actual mileage should be in the computer's memory even if it does not display. You need to get this sorted out and it can only happen at a dealer. This will become a legal issue if the bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,637
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I'm unsure how industrialized the "stairway to...

I'm unsure how industrialized the "stairway to heaven" is. A machine shop is a good way to go, but see if you have any businesses in your area that advertise "Straightening". These are shops that...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,979
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I trust you're not superstitious!

I trust you're not superstitious!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,310
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Thanks! I had forgotten about these...

Thanks! I had forgotten about these (nomenclature?). I think the one and only time I came across these things I replaced them with socket head cap screws. That kind of replacement would not work for...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,310
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Are you sure that the head of that screw has 12...

Are you sure that the head of that screw has 12 points? Torx fasteners, male and female, have 6 points.

Here is a torx socket set : ...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,979
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
I worry more about the magnet getting pushed out...

I worry more about the magnet getting pushed out during a drilling attempt. It will attach itself to the nearest hunk of steel. Lotsa luck getting it out if that happens!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,979
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
If your F/D plug has the magnet, it will give you...

If your F/D plug has the magnet, it will give you some trouble when trying to drill. I'm not sure how hard the magnet material is, but it will be pretty difficult to drill by hand.

Try using...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,979
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
You can often tap in an allen wrench of slightly...

You can often tap in an allen wrench of slightly larger size. It's especially easy if you have the kind that are mounted to use with a ratchet wrench.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,832
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
Seven years and 42,000 miles. Now, the rear...

Seven years and 42,000 miles. Now, the rear shock leaks. Replacement shocks (new or used) for the BMW are pricey.
Did I miss anything?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,310
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
No! Go down to your local hardware store...

No!

Go down to your local hardware store and pick up a piece of black pipe from their scraps barrel that will fit over the end of your wrench. Use that for leverage to break lose that sprocket...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By GrouchyGeezer
The video isn't the greatest, so with the quality...

The video isn't the greatest, so with the quality of the video being what it is I would not expect to see much. Since it looks like more play than I would expect, I would be concerned.
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