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Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,276
Posted By wrysingfeenix
A Jeep Grand Cherokee, not a bike, but similar...

A Jeep Grand Cherokee, not a bike, but similar symptoms and a first guess that it was the crank position sensor (equivalent to a HES). MANY labor hours and the most complete "tune-up" in history...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,722
Posted By wrysingfeenix
Def: What vacuum lines are you describing? My...

Def: What vacuum lines are you describing? My 1100 has those ports capped off with a rubber nipple. Is it an 1100/1150 difference?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,032
Posted By wrysingfeenix
Add another very happy customer to the list. ...

Add another very happy customer to the list. I've had my set of Lennie's Sprockets for a couple years (yeah, I know) and finally decided to install them while I was doing my every-ten-thousand-mile...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-28-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,227
Posted By wrysingfeenix
Fuel pump going bad???? They sure screech when...

Fuel pump going bad???? They sure screech when there's no gas to lubricate them, and the stalling may be due to a temporary lack of fuel.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,628
Posted By wrysingfeenix
:fpalm

:fpalm
Forum: GS Boxers 02-05-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,417
Posted By wrysingfeenix
Just in case no one has mentioned it, I use an...

Just in case no one has mentioned it, I use an electric leaf blower and follow up with a damp chamois to catch any spots or streaks...bikes and cages alike.

WAY faster than compressed air, which I...
Forum: Hacks 01-23-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 347,533
Posted By wrysingfeenix
I rented it from Vimeo ($4.99) last night. Good...

I rented it from Vimeo ($4.99) last night. Good stuff. I was really surprised Ara and Spirit weren't included. Hard to figure they didn't run across them while looking for subject matter.

I saw...
Forum: Hacks 01-22-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 1,282
Views: 347,533
Posted By wrysingfeenix
NBC News Hacks-n-Pups link

http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/its-so-cool-sidecar-dogs-make-easy-riders-n291546
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,080
Posted By wrysingfeenix
Am I the only one who would be more, rather than...

Am I the only one who would be more, rather than less, nervous about where that ring belongs after hearing numerous guesses, some of which are obviously uninformed guesses? (No disrespect intended,...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,070
Posted By wrysingfeenix
Well said, but IMHO you have no need to explain...

Well said, but IMHO you have no need to explain yourself. That post should have begun and ended in the privacy of his skull. It was just unnecessary and pointless to post it in your thread.

With...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 280
Posted By wrysingfeenix
A little help...Fox shocks

I just picked up a '96 R1100GS that a buddy is storing for me until I work out shipping (NY to AZ). It appears to have Fox shocks on it, and it looks like they still sell some motocross (?) shocks,...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,485
Posted By wrysingfeenix
At the top of this page, see the first thread...

At the top of this page, see the first thread sticky: "Look Here for Forum Contents" (and scan through ALL of it so you can see how much information exists about GS Boxers here) and at the bottom...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-28-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,491
Posted By wrysingfeenix
I had this same issue on my H-D Road King and it...

I had this same issue on my H-D Road King and it turned out to be the brake pads making contact with the rotors when tipped over in a turn.

I was sure it was a bearing issue, but one of my retired...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,388
Posted By wrysingfeenix
Di Noc? Do Noc? WTF is that? Looks good...

Di Noc? Do Noc? WTF is that? Looks good...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,848
Posted By wrysingfeenix
If push comes to shove, I've used black bedliner...

If push comes to shove, I've used black bedliner paint on the "side cover" and air intake tube on my '99GS. It's a rougher surface than the original plastic, and I keep wax (on the rare occasion I...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,173
Posted By wrysingfeenix
That is FAR from normal. I rarely use the...

That is FAR from normal.

I rarely use the sidestand on my '99 R1100 GS, but just checked it for "free play" and it's barely an 1/8 of an inch. There is slop/wear there that makes using it a risky...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 965
Posted By wrysingfeenix
:eek1 :eek1 :eek1 You're a better man than...

:eek1 :eek1 :eek1

You're a better man than I, by a loooooooooooooooooooong shot.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 10,298
Posted By wrysingfeenix
Thumb NOW you're talkin'...good on you

Some things are more important than some other things...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 20,076
Posted By wrysingfeenix
+1

I use all Synthetic lubricants and to make things very easy (for me, anyway) do complete service...lubes, filter, plugs, valves, rockers, cable fittings, locks, brake flush, armor-all plastic, polish...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 604
Posted By wrysingfeenix
http://imgur.com/lC3uj Take a look at my...

http://imgur.com/lC3uj

Take a look at my shortened beak in this pic, or better yet, PM me your e-mail address and I'll send some close-up shots.

I made a pattern from the original beak "tip",...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 871
Posted By wrysingfeenix
When you have a question...

...ask somebody who is CERTAIN to know the answer. Take a look at this link and ask Woody to help you out with a diagnosis and prescription.

Based on reputation and two personal experiences with...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By wrysingfeenix
Are you, by any chance, routinely parking it on...

Are you, by any chance, routinely parking it on the sidestand?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 810
Posted By wrysingfeenix
No offense intended from me either, but you might...

No offense intended from me either, but you might have taken a look at Ricky's post count before giving him condescending advice.

12,022! He might have said that he doesn't check the G-Spot...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,032
Posted By wrysingfeenix
OVAD...Oilhead Valve Adjustment for Dummies ...

OVAD...Oilhead Valve Adjustment for Dummies

OREPAD...Oilhead Rocker End Play Adjustment for Dummies

TPS...Throttle Position Sensor

See TBSD...Throttle Body Synchronizing for Dummies

Look...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,052
Posted By wrysingfeenix
Now we're getting close to the truth of the matter

I ride both, and like to quote this statistic selectively..."Ninety percent of all Harleys ever built are still on the road today. The other ten percent made it all the way home."
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-18-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,052
Posted By wrysingfeenix
+4 bullshit

That statement says a lot more about you than about H.D. owners. :D:D :evil

I've had a Shovelhead, a Heritage Softtail, and now a Road King (with 150,000 miles on them combined) without a single...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 612,876
Posted By wrysingfeenix
Well said...

:deal
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,772
Posted By wrysingfeenix
When was an upgrade to the insulation on these...

When was an upgrade to the insulation on these wires implemented?

Jim...would you please comment on the OP's question...I have always assumed that the problem was with the insulation on the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-30-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 983
Posted By wrysingfeenix
Yup

Iron Horse in Tucson...10 years experience with them, never unhappy.

YMMV, of course.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,269
Posted By wrysingfeenix
Right here...

http://marketplace.ibmwr.org/ads/robs
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,022
Posted By wrysingfeenix
NADA and Kelly Blue Book are your friends

You'll find wholesale, retail, and private sale values there...far more reliable than a bunch of us yahoos making (likely) wild-ass guesses. You surely are going to take, as was suggested above, a...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,751
Posted By wrysingfeenix
http://edheff.smugmug.com/Other/pres/i-hrVLpSq/0/M...

http://edheff.smugmug.com/Other/pres/i-hrVLpSq/0/M/_9044605-M.jpg[/QUOTE]

OUCH!

I'd look for a complete used tank. Fooling around with recoating and all the fuel delivery components would be...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,294
Posted By wrysingfeenix
Here's a thought...

...take it back to Max (?) and have them fix it. :wink:

Why are you addressing this yourself if it seems so obviously related to the dealer service work?

(I just re-read this and it sounds...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2013, 06:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,751
Posted By wrysingfeenix
Braided stainless brake lines, as mentioned...

Braided stainless brake lines, as mentioned above, without question. Also, without question, Touratech "Hard Parts" where the rear subframe attaches to transmission/engine if they haven't already...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 20,787
Posted By wrysingfeenix
I want to add my appreciation for the time you're...

I want to add my appreciation for the time you're taking to document this job. VERY valuable information, which I hope is totally wasted on me because I never have to use it.

:D:D:D ...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-10-2013, 09:06 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,765
Posted By wrysingfeenix
GS's have a side stand? :D

GS's have a side stand?

:D
Forum: GS Boxers 08-09-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,879
Posted By wrysingfeenix
I couldn't agree more with your comments. But on...

I couldn't agree more with your comments. But on wet surfaces...WATCH OUT!

DAMHIK :eek1
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2013, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,911
Posted By wrysingfeenix
Pissed How many miles on the seat, what kind of riding,...

How many miles on the seat, what kind of riding, and what kind of exposure? I have a Russell DayLong with a leather cover that is over eight years old, with over 50,000 miles on it. It's never been...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,936
Posted By wrysingfeenix
Two things

1. My fuel gauge has been wonky for a long time and I NEVER trust them anyway, so I ignore it and fill up when I hit 200 miles (should be good for 225-240 miles), reset the trip meter, and go...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 699
Posted By wrysingfeenix
Most 1100GS's have already had it done, but if...

Most 1100GS's have already had it done, but if not, installing Touratech "Hard Parts" to reinforce the rear subframe mounting points is easy and mandatory.

As in...MANDATORY!
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