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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 06:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 641
Posted By SourKraut
I am more convinced of this all the time. The...

I am more convinced of this all the time. The batteries in my GS and GSA are lasting a long time with just the occasional (monthly when not in use) connection to a charger. Meanwhile, everybody I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,087
Posted By SourKraut
I'll get back to you after I try out a demo next...

I'll get back to you after I try out a demo next week when getting some tires mounted on my GS. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,506
Posted By SourKraut
Missing a spark plug cover in the picture. Make...

Missing a spark plug cover in the picture. Make sure it isn't missing too many parts. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,212
Posted By SourKraut
Yes, I heard the 2016 will cure all of the...

Yes, I heard the 2016 will cure all of the problems with the 2015 model year.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By SourKraut
I walked in the other day rear wheel in hand with...

I walked in the other day rear wheel in hand with no appointment and they mounted a new Tourance for me on the spot. MAX rules.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 783
Posted By SourKraut
I didn't think there was really that much of a...

I didn't think there was really that much of a price differential between aftermarket shock prices. Ohlins were $1200-1300 last time I looked, are the others really far cheaper? The Ohlins on my...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 12,316
Posted By SourKraut
Ah hell, got my curiousity up...:lol3 Gas; ...

Ah hell, got my curiousity up...:lol3

Gas;
100K miles/40 mpg. = approx. 2,400 gallons of gas at say avg. $2.50/gal. = easily better than $6,000+ in gas.

Tires;
I eat rear tires at 5-6,000...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 12,316
Posted By SourKraut
Chris Harris helped me immensely when I was deep...

Chris Harris helped me immensely when I was deep into my 2000 1150GS. I think he's right about BMWs in general but I, like many others, have no delusions that BMW motorcyles are or ever were...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1,325
Views: 434,530
Posted By SourKraut
Still loving this bike after 15 years. ...

Still loving this bike after 15 years.

http://ladkrk.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motorcycle-2014/i-j3pkXrb/0/L/DSC_4746-L.jpg
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,064
Posted By SourKraut
Stihl FS90 - I spend a lot of quality time...

Stihl FS90 - I spend a lot of quality time erasing vegetation with that thing. The curse of living on a south facing hillside with plenty of rain to keep things growing.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,005
Posted By SourKraut
Correct, it is held in place by just the...

Correct, it is held in place by just the inlet/outlet hoses.
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 84,041
Posted By SourKraut
I'll have to try that, good timing because it is...

I'll have to try that, good timing because it is just starting to get warm here in New England. We've had an incredibly cool spring.
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 84,041
Posted By SourKraut
I decided to keep my darien light when I got the...

I decided to keep my darien light when I got the latitude for this very reason. The vents on the latitude only work for me when I stand on my GSA since there is so much protection from the...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 728
Posted By SourKraut
I bought the SAE to USB converter in the...

I bought the SAE to USB converter in the Aerostich catalog and it works fine with my iphone 5s. I am using the factory usb cable and it kept my device fully charged for a week of travelling.
Forum: Canada 06-22-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,636
Posted By SourKraut
It was another incredible trip to Nova Scotia. I...

It was another incredible trip to Nova Scotia. I put some pictures in the Nova Scotia thread lower on this page. We ended up using the Portland/Yarmouth ferry up and the Digby/St. John ferry coming...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,500
Posted By SourKraut
There's only one way to find out. I've never...

There's only one way to find out. I've never taken a hose to mine but if I did I'm sure I could get water in there. They've never leaked a drop riding in torrential rain though.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,500
Posted By SourKraut
There is nothing to rotate on the older bags. ...

There is nothing to rotate on the older bags. There is an open channel from the bottom of that plastic piece on the outside that runs up to the vent hole. Water would have to run uphill to get in...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,500
Posted By SourKraut
This is the vent on my '12 with the touratech/bmw...

This is the vent on my '12 with the touratech/bmw factory adv cases. It sounds like your new one incorporates this vent into one of the latches.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,500
Posted By SourKraut
The ones on my '12 GSA have a vent. It is...

The ones on my '12 GSA have a vent.

It is located inboard of the rear lid latches on both sides. Mine are waterproof still after 20K miles but I haven't dropped the bike on them.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,366
Posted By SourKraut
I just replaced every external line on my 2000...

I just replaced every external line on my 2000 1150GS for the princely sum of <$30. Every factory clamp was pretty loose due to deterioration/hardening of the fuel lines. I even have extra fuel...
Forum: Canada 06-18-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,645
Posted By SourKraut
Just got back last weekend from my fourth trip up...

Just got back last weekend from my fourth trip up to Nova Scotia.

Just like the people the weather sucked.

http://ladkrk.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Nova-Scotia-June-2014/i-fVBm7f5/0/L/004-L.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-18-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,127
Posted By SourKraut
I'd just add that the '00-'02 1150GS models are...

I'd just add that the '00-'02 1150GS models are right up there with the 1100GS. Those are single spark, before the silly servo brakes and added a six speed transmission with hydraulic clutch...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 537
Views: 84,041
Posted By SourKraut
I just did a trip to Nova Scotia in a Latitude...

I just did a trip to Nova Scotia in a Latitude (840) jacked purchased in the flea market here on ADV. It refused to rain until we got back into Maine but it was an absolute torrential downpour and I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-17-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 362,715
Posted By SourKraut
Camping last week in Nova Scotia; The Ovens...

Camping last week in Nova Scotia;

The Ovens

http://ladkrk.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Nova-Scotia-June-2014/i-R4BkjWk/0/L/009-L.jpg

Meat Cove
...
Forum: Canada 06-16-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,636
Posted By SourKraut
It was hard to pull into the office this morning....

It was hard to pull into the office this morning. The GSA just wanted to keep going north...
Forum: Canada 06-16-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,636
Posted By SourKraut
Due to unforeseen circumstances we ended up on...

Due to unforeseen circumstances we ended up on the Portland/Yarmouth ferry heading up. It was $500 for two bikes and riders with a shared cabin since the ride is overnight. Had an amazing week on...
Forum: Canada 06-05-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,636
Posted By SourKraut
I didn't reserve a spot, should I? It appears it...

I didn't reserve a spot, should I? It appears it is $34 plus $54 for the motorcycle.
Forum: Canada 06-05-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,636
Posted By SourKraut
I'll be on that boat this weekend. :D

I'll be on that boat this weekend. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 13,769
Posted By SourKraut
I wish I had put new stock bearings in my 1150GS...

I wish I had put new stock bearings in my 1150GS rather than the expensive ($140+) rubber chicken racing bronze bushings 20K miles ago. Then I wouldn't be in the situation of having to replace them,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 13,769
Posted By SourKraut
$68.56 for the pair of stock bearings and they...

$68.56 for the pair of stock bearings and they rarely require replacement. Just to be clear. :D
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 532
Posted By SourKraut
I have revit mesh pants, mistral I think and they...

I have revit mesh pants, mistral I think and they are not baggy at all.
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,897
Posted By SourKraut
I have the Kristas and they are as bright as I'd...

I have the Kristas and they are as bright as I'd go for riding on public roads. Even fully dimmed I rarely go a day without someone in a car flashing me with their high beams during daylight hours. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2014, 11:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By SourKraut
The adventure cases have had the latches/hinges...

The adventure cases have had the latches/hinges on both ends of the lid for years. One of mine got bent slightly and I just worked on it a little with a block of wood and a mallet to get it back in...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,147
Posted By SourKraut
If you are talking about the one down near the...

If you are talking about the one down near the starter then that is not a "powerlet" brand socket. That is a stock BMW power socket and can be used for any purpose you want because the electrical...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By SourKraut
Yes, if you have the transmission out you can...

Yes, if you have the transmission out you can remove it in either direction. The clutch diaphragm spring stops it at the front and the slave cylinder keeps it at the rear.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,133
Posted By SourKraut
There should be zero impact on the running of the...

There should be zero impact on the running of the engine regardless of whether the ABS initialized/defeated/broken or any combination of those. Mine was broken for a year and it never affected the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-20-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 715
Posted By SourKraut
Pull it out and you'll see the large groove and...

Pull it out and you'll see the large groove and the felt. No way to "see" the felt without pulling the pushrod much of the way out. I forget whether you could slide it all the way out without...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,133
Posted By SourKraut
Bingo, we have a winner. It sounds like the abs...

Bingo, we have a winner. It sounds like the abs is working exactly as it should.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 13,769
Posted By SourKraut
So say you do that at 50K miles which gets you to...

So say you do that at 50K miles which gets you to 100K miles with one change of pivot bearings and perhaps you need them again. You've spent $200 on pivot bearings (if you install them yourself) and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 13,769
Posted By SourKraut
You first! :D I'm going to go back to stock...

You first! :D

I'm going to go back to stock as my 1150GS is not a high-mileage bike for me so I wouldn't be able to provide meaningful durability data. I have a 12GSA that I ride daily, actually...
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