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Forum: Equipment 07-10-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,970
Posted By konacyclist

If your current boots have a heel and you are happy with where your foot meets the shift lever, make sure the person replacing your soles understands you need that heel to toe distance duplicated...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,650
Posted By konacyclist
Outstanding Workmanship!

That's how it's done. I can identify with your attention to detail. I gave up being embarrassed by my OCD traits long ago. I just channel them to my pet projects. :D
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 17,066
Posted By konacyclist
Krauser 4 Valve Heads

I ran a set of these heads on my '81 R100RS in the summer of '82 and quickly learned that phactory is absolutely correct that these heads needed some finish work before they could be reliably...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,425
Posted By konacyclist
Foreign Objects in Crankcase

As an older inmate who used to do my own service on my BMW's, it was once recommended practice to remove the oil pan on airheads and check the oil pickup screen during the first oil change. The first...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,796
Posted By konacyclist
Do you ride with a topcase?

I ride with my Vario topcase most of the time. My girlfriend says it makes her feel more comfortable riding when it's there. Regarding the potential safety issues, I have long suspected that BMW...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 431
Posted By konacyclist
Altering boot soles for traction?

I once took in a pair of Bates Fast Lane boots that fit like a glove but were slippery due to the mostly smooth soles. I found a shoe shop that would replace the sole with Vibram soles for a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,361
Posted By konacyclist
Inmate secrets for dazzling engines

My experience with cleaning agents, no matter how mild they claim to be, is clean a small area at a time and rinse very thoroughly. I have seen black surfaces discolored and streaked by highly...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 689
Posted By konacyclist
Look on the engine. I don't have an 1100GS or I...

Look on the engine. I don't have an 1100GS or I would be more specific. It should not be too hard to locate.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,282
Posted By konacyclist
Ironman Kailua-Kona

I lived in Kailua-Kona from 2003 to 2007. I rode an 1150GS at the time and was actively recruited to participate as a "volunteer". I put volunteer in quotes because the organizers paid us $100 for...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 745
Posted By konacyclist
AftermarketPerformance Clutch Discs

Those clutch discs look very cool but what you can't tell by looking at them is how well they will work with your transmission splines. The relative hardness of the female splines on those fancy...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,360
Posted By konacyclist
Vario Top Box Adapter Plate Install

I did finally locate a copy of the instructions and got the adapter plate mounted successfully. My thanks to all who responded. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,360
Posted By konacyclist
Vario Top Box Adapter Plate Install

I am fairly certain that I have the necessary hardware since I purchased my top box from another inmate and I trust that he sent me everything, except the instructions! In fairness to the seller, his...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,360
Posted By konacyclist
Vario Top Box Adapter Plate Install

Thanks for the link but it shows how to install the adapter in place of the passenger seat. What I am looking for are the directions for installing the adapter in the rearmost luggage rack position....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,360
Posted By konacyclist
Vario Top Box Adapter Plate Install

I am looking for the printed instructions to install the adapter plate which allows the BMW Vario Top Box to mount over the existing rear rack on my 2012 R1200GS. I have all of the parts and it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,064
Posted By konacyclist
University Study Led to Design

As a long time BMW rider, I remember when the design debuted. It was the result of research done at a university. I don't remember all the details but it wasn't some BMW engineer's crazy idea. The...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,396
Posted By konacyclist

I was initially concerned where I was going to mount the controller but I found that the controller will tuck into the side pocket of the 9 qt.unit nicely. I ran the 12 vdc.power from the accessory...
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