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Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,072
Posted By lkchris
This legislation also assumes testing or...

This legislation also assumes testing or diagnostic equipment must be made available for sale to the general public.

It does NOT exempt maintenance that requires the equipment.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-27-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,072
Posted By lkchris
How are you going to know it's "thrown a bunch of...

How are you going to know it's "thrown a bunch of codes" if you don't have a code reader?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 632
Posted By lkchris
Galfer is covered in current issue of Roadracing...

Galfer is covered in current issue of Roadracing World magazine.

A Spanish company ... rotors made in Spain, brake lines made in USA.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,364
Posted By lkchris
Show me a farmer with ethanol powered tractors or...

Show me a farmer with ethanol powered tractors or combines.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,090
Posted By lkchris
It's all one system and one fan is proven by...

It's all one system and one fan is proven by testing to be enough. It's not as if the coolant on the left side is never going to get to the right side. And, no, they got nothing wrong.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,364
Posted By lkchris
Ha! Love to see you find that in writing...

Ha!

Love to see you find that in writing somewhere.

Remember, your dealer is NOT BMW. You'd be well served to take most of what your dealer tells you with a grain of salt ... unless they...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By lkchris
Leaking fuel injector

Leaking fuel injector
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,265
Posted By lkchris
Life is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Hostile...

Life is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Hostile people get hostility in return.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,654
Posted By lkchris
Verify your "flapper" is working...

Verify your "flapper" is working correctly.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,265
Posted By lkchris
Nah, this is a sealed unit direct from a...

Nah, this is a sealed unit direct from a supplier.

BMW doesn't have an instrument factory.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By lkchris
New tires (any) are always better than the used...

New tires (any) are always better than the used up ones just removed.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 816
Posted By lkchris
The problem with the "stem adapter" is that it's...

The problem with the "stem adapter" is that it's metal.

Maybe you didn't notice, but when TPMS arrived metal valve caps were forbidden.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,185
Posted By lkchris
Lightweight piston pins for Airheads has been...

Lightweight piston pins for Airheads has been around for decades.

Never heard of anyone using Oilhead pins, however.

This is mostly applicable to the 1000 Airheads, as the smaller...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 668
Posted By lkchris
You don't suppose the 12-year warranty is...

You don't suppose the 12-year warranty is intended to cover replacing them over and over, do you?

They think they (the supplier) have fixed it.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-28-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,361
Posted By lkchris
It's pretty much Business 101 to exceed...

It's pretty much Business 101 to exceed customers' expectations.

It's tough to hear about dealers that maybe don't. Even harder to believe they will be in business long or have been in...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,224
Posted By lkchris
This is less distracting than texting while...

This is less distracting than texting while riding?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 409
Posted By lkchris
Wow. Of course there's an advantage in...

Wow.

Of course there's an advantage in matching the thread length of the plug to the thread length in the head.

Different plugs only applies to R1150s (and R1200C) with dual plugs, as the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 240
Views: 39,598
Posted By lkchris
Just remember that it's now 2015 and this problem...

Just remember that it's now 2015 and this problem was identified in at least 2007, i.e. 8 years ago, and BMW changed to steel spiders by then (for sure by 2009).

There was certainly plenty of...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,320
Posted By lkchris
Why do you assume BMW has designed a restrictive...

Why do you assume BMW has designed a restrictive system?

Your engine will not "take in" more air unless you've changed camshafts, put in bigger valves, bored or stroked it, turbocharged it, or...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,148
Posted By lkchris
You're so silly. Go ahead and use your...

You're so silly.

Go ahead and use your centerstand if you don't mind putting your bike at risk. There's no law against it, but maybe there should be for poor humor. There are laws of physics,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-20-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,148
Posted By lkchris
You were doing it wrong with your Airhead. ...

You were doing it wrong with your Airhead.

The centerstand is to be used ONLY for maintenance, including fueling. Any BMW, any time.

The bike is significantly more stable on the sidestand (and...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 511
Posted By lkchris
A great way to minimize height--and more...

A great way to minimize height--and more importantly lower center of gravity--is to fully compress the bike's suspension during transport.

It's how BMW recommends trailering its bikes.

Not a...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By lkchris
BMW Motorcycle Magazine appears to be way ahead...

BMW Motorcycle Magazine appears to be way ahead of any clubs or forums on reporting on issues with the new bikes and a recent article discusses this in detail. Recommend this magazine.

...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,637
Posted By lkchris
There is nothing to accomplish by fitting any...

There is nothing to accomplish by fitting any other than OE plugs to this engine.

BMW knows what it's doing.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-31-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,774
Posted By lkchris
Last August following MotoGP at Indy we rode in...

Last August following MotoGP at Indy we rode in pouring rain up the Interstate to Lafayette, IN, then took country roads west out of there. Coming into what must have been Pine Village, I got a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-21-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,235
Posted By lkchris
BMW cars have been assembled in SA for some time...

BMW cars have been assembled in SA for some time now. Perhaps that's a connection to low bike prices somehow, maybe even political.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,387
Posted By lkchris
You need to be more patient. It will be a...

You need to be more patient.

It will be a few minutes before the charger wakes up the ZFE and begins to charge your battery. Same thing after it has gone to sleep after the battery is fully...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,294
Posted By lkchris
Good to remember that this site presents build...

Good to remember that this site presents build date in European format.

For my RT it says 03 01 12 and that's January 3.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,429
Posted By lkchris
If you use the specified (not same word as...

If you use the specified (not same word as recommended) SAF-XO fluid in final drive it will by definition be synthetic.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,269
Posted By lkchris
You can bet there's a cooling fan under that...

You can bet there's a cooling fan under that shroud.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,655
Posted By lkchris
Even the R80G/S is a heavy pig.

Even the R80G/S is a heavy pig.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,641
Posted By lkchris
Most vehicles with an ambient temperature display...

Most vehicles with an ambient temperature display also have a freeze warning feature.

On German cars since the 1980s.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,710
Posted By lkchris
Of course none of this means BMW spent any design...

Of course none of this means BMW spent any design effort in making their bikes DIY-friendly in the baling wire/Model T tradition.

If you break something it is NOT poor design and is instead poor...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 772
Posted By lkchris
Cruise control is overrated. If you ever...

Cruise control is overrated.

If you ever ride more than seconds with your hand off the right grip--even on an Interstate slog--I'd be surprised. I don't when I do.

If you ride in any kind of...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,066
Posted By lkchris
I agree. IMHO aftermarket throttle locks...

I agree.

IMHO aftermarket throttle locks are simply overthinking the problem, require a learning period, and are potentially dangerous.

With the o-ring, all you have to do to decrease...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,381
Posted By lkchris
The kill switch is a little piece of plastic...

The kill switch is a little piece of plastic designed only for emergency use and never designed for frequent use.

It's frequent use was never an issue until the ego maniacs at MSF decided...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 793
Posted By lkchris
This encompasses the change from ABS 1 to...

This encompasses the change from ABS 1 to Integral ABS (whizzy) and would think you should keep them matched.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,381
Posted By lkchris
A great idea and much more intelligent than using...

A great idea and much more intelligent than using kill switch.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,621
Posted By lkchris
Faster your motor runs the more heat it creates. ...

Faster your motor runs the more heat it creates. If temp gauge doesn't show it simply means system is efficiently dumping the heat.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,944
Posted By lkchris
For RTs at least the first couple years was 5...

For RTs at least the first couple years was 5 amps. Now it's 10 amps.
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