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Forum: Vendors Yesterday, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,519
Posted By Emoto
This is good to know about. :thumb I am...

This is good to know about. :thumb

I am getting tired of changing tires on the floor.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By Emoto
This thread is relevant to my interests. :wink:

This thread is relevant to my interests. :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2,922
Views: 411,153
Posted By Emoto
Is the firmware up to date?

Is the firmware up to date?
Forum: The Garage 07-05-2015, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,298
Views: 264,529
Posted By Emoto
Back in the 1980s I first encountered them. They...

Back in the 1980s I first encountered them. They were called Harbor Freight Salvage at the time. The wrenches were so bad, we used to joke that they were made out of "manurium" or old melted down...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,610
Posted By Emoto
Perhaps not. However, Castrol USA did just that...

Perhaps not. However, Castrol USA did just that when asked about one of their oils, when they were supplying bmw.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,610
Posted By Emoto
Well, no. What you did (and Bravo for doing it!)...

Well, no. What you did (and Bravo for doing it!) was send them some specs and ask if T6 met them. What I am suggesting is to inquire if they happen to sell the very same oil that they sell to BMW...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,610
Posted By Emoto
It is, but as far as I can see, the question the...

It is, but as far as I can see, the question the fellow asked was does Rotella T6 meet the specs, which is different than it being the same formulation. Am I missing something?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2015, 12:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,610
Posted By Emoto
Why not write to Shell and ask if they have an...

Why not write to Shell and ask if they have an oil bottled that is using the same formula as what BMW has spec'd? If so, it may be less expensive than the BMW labeled version. I know this is true for...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,730
Posted By Emoto
I ran into that with the AltRider headlight guard...

I ran into that with the AltRider headlight guard and SW-Motech light bar. :nod

What I did to resolve it was to put the AltRider brackets into a vise and drill out the welded-on nuts. You use a...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 07-01-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By Emoto
Best is hard to say. I can say that my Sena 20S...

Best is hard to say. I can say that my Sena 20S automatically connects and picks it up fine.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,161
Posted By Emoto
Brilliant! :thumb

Brilliant! :thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,589
Posted By Emoto
Well, that's convenient! :thumb IIRC, the...

Well, that's convenient! :thumb

IIRC, the AltRider bolts were 6 mm. The SW-Motech bolts (which go in from the top) were 8 mm, so the path of least resistance was to use the 8s.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-30-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,589
Posted By Emoto
This past weekend, I finally got around to...

This past weekend, I finally got around to installing mine, along with a Puig touring windscreen and the confusing-to-install Wunderlich brace and (this is the important part, a SW-Motech light...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,157
Posted By Emoto
I just put an AltRider polycarbonate one on my...

I just put an AltRider polycarbonate one on my non-Adventure GSW yesterday. You will want to look carefully at the installation instructions for each one that you consider. The beak may or may not...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,183
Posted By Emoto
Here's what I picked up in a back tire with just...

Here's what I picked up in a back tire with just over 3k miles on it. I think it was last year.

http://emoto.smugmug.com/photos/i-cmTrkqx/0/L/i-cmTrkqx-L.jpg

A lot of people report good...
Forum: The Garage 06-29-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By Emoto
:huh :baldy

:huh

:baldy
Forum: The Garage 06-26-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By Emoto
Here are my 2 sets. They come with the blue...

Here are my 2 sets. They come with the blue storage pouches. What looks like moisture is a light machine oil that they come with on them.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 19,061
Posted By Emoto
Yes, available here, in Washington state:...

Yes, available here, in Washington state: http://www.bmwmotorcycleaccessories.com/Metric-Feeler-Gauge-Set-HOR-21072110.htm

Here are my 2 sets. They come with the blue storage pouches. What looks...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,480
Posted By Emoto
No, it wasn't the spacing. Blaster11 had asked if...

No, it wasn't the spacing. Blaster11 had asked if they were repairing the 2005/2006 units yet, so I thought that meant that they were not. The web page appears to indicate that they do repair those,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,480
Posted By Emoto
Hmm. I am a little confused. That page says: ...

Hmm. I am a little confused. That page says:

This rebuild service is for the vehicles listed below.
R1200GS (K25) 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 (part #: 34517698296)

And the MAX BMW site fiche for...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,480
Posted By Emoto
Please let us know what he says. Thanks!

Please let us know what he says. Thanks!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,485
Posted By Emoto
I agree with the esteemed Mr. Jetspeed, however,...

I agree with the esteemed Mr. Jetspeed, however, I would not personally use the "wrong" weight oil until after my warranty period was over. I may be overly cautious.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By Emoto
You have to have the pictures sitting up on the...

You have to have the pictures sitting up on the web somewhere and then, to post them, while writing a reply you click the little pale yellow square button with the mountain and the sun on it then...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,276
Posted By Emoto
Those look very nice. I should try a pair to see...

Those look very nice. I should try a pair to see how they compare to the Thorlos combat boot socks I like.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By Emoto
Welcome, and very interesting first post!

Welcome, and very interesting first post!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,019
Posted By Emoto
It's funny. Met him at an MOA national, enjoyed...

It's funny. Met him at an MOA national, enjoyed chatting, ordered a seat re-do requiring that I send my seat in over the winter. Did that, and it was an excellent seat at a good price. Some years...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,661
Posted By Emoto
Woo. Now I remember why I don't ever visit the...

Woo. Now I remember why I don't ever visit the Head Explody forum. :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 959
Posted By Emoto
Where are you guys finding Brembo pads?

Where are you guys finding Brembo pads?
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,661
Posted By Emoto
Oh, is it? :lol3 I'm not very good at finding...

Oh, is it? :lol3 I'm not very good at finding things, so I'll take your word for it.

We certainly do not want to put the site at risk by allowing anyone to advocate any activity that is not legal,...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By Emoto
Or go with the Carbon Lorraine pads that...

Or go with the Carbon Lorraine pads that BeemerBoneyard offers: http://www.beemerboneyard.com/r1licobi.html

10% ADVRider discount.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,661
Posted By Emoto
:lol3 Frankly, I don't really blame anyone...

:lol3

Frankly, I don't really blame anyone for googling up a service manual and not knowing or realizing that it might be someone selling illegal copies. This sort of thing can be entirely...
Forum: The Garage 06-22-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By Emoto
That's been my practice as well. Works well. :nod

That's been my practice as well. Works well. :nod
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By Emoto
Last year, I helped a fellow change the oil on...

Last year, I helped a fellow change the oil on his R1200C. He used a K&N oil filter; the kind with the nut on the end.

It was on there good. The nut on the end became worthless very quickly; it...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2,922
Views: 411,153
Posted By Emoto
You're thinking like a windows guy. In BaseCamp,...

You're thinking like a windows guy. In BaseCamp, the track, route, and waypoints will all be in a small pane on the left side of the application window. Just select them all then right-click and send...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By Emoto
That is a big plus for the cradle with buttons. I...

That is a big plus for the cradle with buttons. I wasn't considering that when i made my statement above.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2,922
Views: 411,153
Posted By Emoto
I like to run the route on my Nav V (with...

I like to run the route on my Nav V (with off-route recalc set to OFF) with CNNA roadmaps, and I display the track on the Montana with topo maps. I actually send both the route and track to both GPS...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By Emoto
For a bike without the "wunderwheel" I think the...

For a bike without the "wunderwheel" I think the Zumo 590 is a better choice.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 645
Posted By Emoto
I put the BMW auxiliary socket into the cockpit...

I put the BMW auxiliary socket into the cockpit of my 2005 GS. It mounts down on the top of the left panel and the plastic is marked underneath for where to make the hole. I then ran a plug from...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By Emoto
I am at work and so do not have my manual with...

I am at work and so do not have my manual with me, but I can tell you that at no time have I set my torque wrench to 135 NM.

Hang on, maybe it is in my review:...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,363
Posted By Emoto
That looks a LOT better than the actual concept...

That looks a LOT better than the actual concept bike for the scrambler model that BMW has been showing in various places.
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