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Forum: Hacks 01-15-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 884
Posted By murfalert
Nice. I've always liked the color scheme. Someday...

Nice. I've always liked the color scheme. Someday I need to ride a later model and see how much better they are than my '02.
Murf
Forum: Hacks 01-04-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,773
Posted By murfalert
Does anyone have a link for the stock shock...

Does anyone have a link for the stock shock rebuild?
Murf
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By murfalert
Before I went with the modified spring stops I...

Before I went with the modified spring stops I did the brake fluid flush. And during that time I isolated the cables and twist grip and found no unusual friction or drag- practially none. You're...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By murfalert
Weren't locktited before and they hold the whole...

Weren't locktited before and they hold the whole mechanism on. Lock washers however.
Murf
Forum: GS Boxers 12-08-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By murfalert
Throttle tension ease for 1150

Huge disclaimer; you do this at your own risk if you decide to. I make no claim to safety in any way. In fact; I'll say it's not as safe as factory, so you're welcome to hit the "Back" button and...
Forum: The Garage 07-10-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,404
Posted By murfalert
I'm with the clean it and leave it bunch. Sold my...

I'm with the clean it and leave it bunch. Sold my Vstrom with 22k on original chain and sprockets and they were in great shape. I think a key here is not over tightening chains. Manufacturer...
Forum: Hacks 05-21-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4,247
Views: 709,267
Posted By murfalert
I like it, but ya gotta admit the Ronald McDonald...

I like it, but ya gotta admit the Ronald McDonald crack was a light hearted 'nail on the head'.

Murf
Forum: Hacks 04-02-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,242
Posted By murfalert
I have the whole R100 so maybe getting the...

I have the whole R100 so maybe getting the rebuilt title for it, then moving the car to that bike is smarter. No reverse but will the car hook up to the BMW frame easily?
Murf
Forum: Hacks 04-01-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,242
Posted By murfalert
Ural compatability with R100?

How compatable is a '79 R100 motor into a 2003 Ural? How about other parts like final drive? Is it bolt in?
Murf
Forum: Hacks 03-11-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,343
Posted By murfalert
About the only passengers I'll have are grandkids...

About the only passengers I'll have are grandkids around the 'hood, and maybe the dog. Room won't be an issue. It's for fun only, and the 4" missing won't inhibit the fun. Something about flying that...
Forum: Hacks 03-11-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,343
Posted By murfalert
Thanks for the input. The Warkshop Cozy is more...

Thanks for the input. The Warkshop Cozy is more what I want. I wasn't aware they were available reasonably. I liked the Ural car the best but I don't see them anywhere so the Cozy will probably be...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By murfalert
If you ever get near Birmingham look me up for a...

If you ever get near Birmingham look me up for a test ride on a 2006 Adventure 1150.

Murf
Forum: Hacks 03-09-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,343
Posted By murfalert
velorex for an idiot

I'm going to build a hack on a '79 BMWR100RT. Would this be an appropriate car?...
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,674
Posted By murfalert
I just tossed a Tourance with cord showing. I put...

I just tossed a Tourance with cord showing. I put over 10k on it after it was patched (got a nail after it was a week old). That particular hole wouldn't seal with a plug so I had it patched. It also...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-31-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,379
Posted By murfalert
Got my winglets from ebay. Good fit, look good,...

Got my winglets from ebay. Good fit, look good, nicely shaped, better than I could do. Really cuts the buffeting and wind noise for me. Worth $100 to me any day.
Murf
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2014, 03:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By murfalert
Mine was the same. I bled it and it's fine. ...

Mine was the same. I bled it and it's fine.
Murf
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,379
Posted By murfalert
I ordered a set, we'll see. I put a bunch of...

I ordered a set, we'll see. I put a bunch of clear tape from my Cee Bailey to the beak to experiment and it was a huge improvement. On these cold mornings I'll take the warmth, and I hope the wind...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,379
Posted By murfalert
I have the Calsci on my 1150 GSA with a little...

I have the Calsci on my 1150 GSA with a little diverter on top (I forget the name). Anyway, the air isn't bad and the buffeting is minimal. But it's still noisy, better but noisy. Do the winglets...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2013, 07:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,027
Posted By murfalert
I'm with the PO, the throttle doesn't need as...

I'm with the PO, the throttle doesn't need as stiff of springs as it has. Has anyone tried moving the 'catch' for the spring that rests on the metal cable plate so it rests on the TB housing? It...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,799
Posted By murfalert
Interesting thread for me. I paid $11k for my 06...

Interesting thread for me. I paid $11k for my 06 GSA since it was well equipped with 22k and it was pretty. It was worth it to me cause I wanted it. But with the 20k I put on in a year it has...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 64,156
Posted By murfalert
I appreciate the details from OP. It made the job...

I appreciate the details from OP. It made the job easy. I put in the VVME slim ballast 4300k 35w and I must say, I'm not impressed. Not much different than the high dollar H1s I had in. I was hoping...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 360
Views: 64,156
Posted By murfalert
I know I probably missed this, but I read/scanned...

I know I probably missed this, but I read/scanned all 24 pages. I see 35w and 55w. Which do I want? I'm doing high and low both.

Thanks,
Murf
Forum: GS Boxers 11-04-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,197
Posted By murfalert
Not to hyjack the thread; but I built a manometer...

Not to hyjack the thread; but I built a manometer with 1/4" ID hose. The bike looked perfectly balanced. Then I got to thinking maybe my hose is too large of diameter and thereby it negates movement...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-20-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,069
Posted By murfalert
I had to toss mine after it rusted clear through....

I had to toss mine after it rusted clear through. I would have liked to have kept it. Now I can't top off the tank (I've drilled the neck) and more fuel evaporates anytime the bike sits any length of...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By murfalert
"The engine temp is what you hear"? I'm not...

"The engine temp is what you hear"? I'm not hearing temperature I assure you. I'm hearing clatter from cam chain, throttle body, rocker arms, or some such thing. My concern is that I've got some sort...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2013, 05:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 474
Posted By murfalert
1150 post highway clatter

I haven't found anything regarding this doing searches- but then I'm not the greatest searcher either.
My '06 1150 GSA has a pronounced clatter only after a long freeway run at 4000 rpm or so. And...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2013, 01:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,460
Posted By murfalert
Mine is an '06 and the cannister completely...

Mine is an '06 and the cannister completely rusted through and had a gaping hole in it. I would have left mine on since it seems harmless enough, but when it puked on the shop floor it had to go....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By murfalert
1150 no start on charger?

I commute on the '06 1150GSA everyday 100 miles- everyday. Due to surgery I had to take 4 weeks with no riding. During that time I started the bike twice to keep the battery charged a little. Today...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,076
Posted By murfalert
I got some Shure 215 for Christmas last year that...

I got some Shure 215 for Christmas last year that work well. Have a little better bass than the ER6i that I used before. But they are a little more tricky to get set right under the helmet. If you...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,235
Posted By murfalert
My personal experience and opinion (not that...

My personal experience and opinion (not that anyone cares) is that people run their chains too tight, and with too much lube (for o-ring). I sold a Vstrom 1000 with 22,000 miles on the original chain...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-23-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,925
Posted By murfalert
I'm a fan of the Go Cruise too. For $20 with easy...

I'm a fan of the Go Cruise too. For $20 with easy install you can't beat it. I find it as effective as the Kaoka or Throttlemeister and easier to activate than both of those or the o-ring, and I've...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,661
Posted By murfalert
I'm guessing your pivot bearings need a snugging....

I'm guessing your pivot bearings need a snugging. You're talking about just a couple mm of play right?
Murf
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,142
Posted By murfalert
I put holes into filler neck, and I fill it while...

I put holes into filler neck, and I fill it while sitting on the bike. If I run it about 30 miles from the light I usually put in about 7.9. But I've put 8.3 in before which means I'm probably good...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,652
Posted By murfalert
Worked great. Back to a good lever. Thanks, ...

Worked great. Back to a good lever.
Thanks,
Murf
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,652
Posted By murfalert
Thanks. Does the check valve portion separate...

Thanks. Does the check valve portion separate without issue? Just unscrew it and speed bleeder threads in its place?
Murf
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2013, 07:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,652
Posted By murfalert
As long as you got yours going I'd like to hijack...

As long as you got yours going I'd like to hijack a little. I'm flushing (the clutch) in the morning. Am I correct; speed bleeder on line, pump until clear, tighten the bleeder, and I'm done?
Murf
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2013, 06:24 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 20,716
Posted By murfalert
Are there some "how to" threads on these homemade...

Are there some "how to" threads on these homemade manometers?
Murf
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 20,716
Posted By murfalert
I've owned 2 Vstroms, 2 Tiger 955, Ulysses, and...

I've owned 2 Vstroms, 2 Tiger 955, Ulysses, and now I finally bought a 1150GSA. There's something different that I can't identify well. All the others were more comfortable than my other bikes that...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,012
Posted By murfalert
No intent to hijack, but this thread is a start....

No intent to hijack, but this thread is a start. If I have the stock GSA (1150) crash bars do I still need some valve cover protectors or will the bars protect the valve covers and heads?
Murf
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-26-2012, 05:28 AM
Replies: 12,102
Views: 1,662,070
Posted By murfalert
I've watched this thread for a long time because...

I've watched this thread for a long time because I wanted an NTX in the worst way. Actually I still want one. But since I couldn't spend that much cash right now I went for an '06 1150 Adventure (I...
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