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Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 537
Posted By JeffinTD
I use a baby bottle with a piece of tubing zip...

I use a baby bottle with a piece of tubing zip tied to the nipple to measure and fill.

There should be a allen head fill plug on the 09. The other thing with the wire you are looking at I would...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-12-2015, 11:39 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 80,744
Posted By JeffinTD
Mine is dead again too, and the closest dealer...

Mine is dead again too, and the closest dealer isn't very handy.

Has anyone found out for sure if the fuel strip has been improved?
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,240
Posted By JeffinTD
The foggy thing is just a little baffle above...

The foggy thing is just a little baffle above your nose and mouth. I think it would work with a balaclava type mask.

To me the only hassle is I have to reach through the front and pull the foggy...
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,924
Posted By JeffinTD
Brushless motors and lithium batteries have been...

Brushless motors and lithium batteries have been the ticket for electric rc planes for years now.

Anyway, when my Crafstman's Nicads were getting weak, I'd already put new cells in the packs once...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By JeffinTD
Out of curiosity, did you try the zap it thing?

Out of curiosity, did you try the zap it thing?
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,190
Posted By JeffinTD
I've generally found that any blade or drill bit...

I've generally found that any blade or drill bit from Harbor Freight isn't worth owning, but the blade that came with my multi tool was an exception.

It stayed sharp as long or longer than the...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,190
Posted By JeffinTD
Yeah I got some Home Depot blades, Dewalt I...

Yeah I got some Home Depot blades, Dewalt I think, that fit the Harbor Freight one fine.
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,190
Posted By JeffinTD
I really used a harbor freight one HARD to take...

I really used a harbor freight one HARD to take out underlayment by kitchen cabinets. I should have had a toe kick saw, but the multi tool got the job done.

Not something I use often, but for...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-16-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 583
Posted By JeffinTD
Yeah I've used a T6 four bank rc charger to...

Yeah I've used a T6 four bank rc charger to charge an AGM in my field box with no problems.

Set the amps around 1/20 the amp hour capacity of the battery for a slow charge optimally, up to maybe...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By JeffinTD
Is that e-bay item really intended as a...

Is that e-bay item really intended as a replacement lens, or is it a protective cover?

I thought the whole headlight assembly had to be replaced as a unit?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By JeffinTD
Yeah I was kind of surprised at the battery...

Yeah I was kind of surprised at the battery capacity BMW chose.
Forum: The Garage 11-05-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,578
Posted By JeffinTD
I really thought ours was related to the center...

I really thought ours was related to the center clutch pack or selenoid, but it was the belt. Has to be pretty tight to not slip.

Hope yours is as simple/cheap to fix.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-05-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 985
Posted By JeffinTD
Yeah in cooler weather my bike always lights up...

Yeah in cooler weather my bike always lights up the battery signal and sets the abs low voltage code, even with a new and fully charged battery and clean/tight cables.

If I rode more in cold...
Forum: The Garage 11-05-2014, 03:55 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,578
Posted By JeffinTD
If snugging up the belt helped briefly, I'd put a...

If snugging up the belt helped briefly, I'd put a new belt on it.

Try cheap stuff first. Still a good idea to change trans fluid.
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,578
Posted By JeffinTD
GF's legacy had similar symptoms. Check the...

GF's legacy had similar symptoms.

Check the simple stuff first. In our case it was the power steering belt. I didn't suspect it at first, because I thought it would make noise if slipping, but it...
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,483
Posted By JeffinTD
The Howard's horn some of the HD guys use is...

The Howard's horn some of the HD guys use is impressively loud.

Locomotive horns really get people's attention, if you don't mind fabricating up a trailer for the air tank...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 80,744
Posted By JeffinTD
I just had my 2nd one take a dump. I guess...

I just had my 2nd one take a dump.

I guess I'll take advantage of the warranty extension instead of trying the fix, though getting to a dealer isn't happy, in hopes the newer strips might be...
Forum: The Garage 10-07-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,750
Posted By JeffinTD
I had good luck putting new cells in a Crafstman...

I had good luck putting new cells in a Crafstman drill pack myself.

Once those finally died, the drill was pretty beat anyway.

I sprung for a full set of Milwaukie LiFe stuff, including the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,187
Posted By JeffinTD
I believe the fill volume was updated to 180ml to...

I believe the fill volume was updated to 180ml to reduce chances of blowing seals. JVB could confirm if that is accurate for your year.

A little filing in the plug would be normal I believe. As...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,187
Posted By JeffinTD
Does the 07 require head bolt retorque at initial...

Does the 07 require head bolt retorque at initial service?

Anyway, it sounds to me throttle bodies may be out of sync, though sensitivity to throttle in low gears and a bit of drive line lash I...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By JeffinTD
The factory grip I believe had a single element...

The factory grip I believe had a single element and 2 wires, and the canbus must vary the current to give high and low.

The replacement heater I used had two seperate elements and 3 wires, one...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 01:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 723
Posted By JeffinTD
Yes, I put an aftermarket grip heater on when my...

Yes, I put an aftermarket grip heater on when my throttle side quit.

I forgot the brand, but I took an ohm meter reading from the other heater and found a kit with similar ohms on one element.
...
Forum: The Garage 08-28-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,710
Posted By JeffinTD
So this started when you had replaced the rocker...

So this started when you had replaced the rocker and stud...

I'd double check the part numbers of the new parts, and that the intake and exhaust rockers aren't different parts.

Probably not...
Forum: The Garage 08-24-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,297
Posted By JeffinTD
Precisely. The pulse of fuel is not going to be...

Precisely. The pulse of fuel is not going to be of larger volume than the air pocket, and generally after each pulse of fuel a port is opened to return flow.

Common rail injectors are pezo...
Forum: The Garage 08-24-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,297
Posted By JeffinTD
Glad you got it going. The common rail CP-3...

Glad you got it going.

The common rail CP-3 type injection systems are indeed easier to purge than the jerk injection systems. Run the lift pump or hand pump fuel up to the injection pump and it...
Forum: The Garage 08-23-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,297
Posted By JeffinTD
Do not crack an injector line on a common rail...

Do not crack an injector line on a common rail engine.

The injectors are electronically triggered, and the pressures are high enough to inject fuel through the skin.

For the CR dodges, you...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,461
Posted By JeffinTD
I remember a story a while back about a...

I remember a story a while back about a distributor that hacked the software in the pumps so that it was accurate at 5 and 10 gallons, but read high the rest of the time.

They got away with it...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-21-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,461
Posted By JeffinTD
I sputtered to a stop (dead fuel strip) not...

I sputtered to a stop (dead fuel strip) not realizing I had hit 400 miles on that tank. 9.7 gal I think it took.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By JeffinTD
It would probably be fine if synthetic....

It would probably be fine if synthetic. Preferably group IV synthetic GL5+.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By JeffinTD
Personally I'd run a good synthetic. It doesn't...

Personally I'd run a good synthetic. It doesn't take that much gear oil, and the final drive and gear box are both expensive pieces of equipment.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,173
Posted By JeffinTD
Yes, the transmission runs in its own oil. ...

Yes, the transmission runs in its own oil.

Personally I run Redline 75-90 in both the transmission and final drive.

A baby bottle with a piece of tubing and a zip tie makes a handy way to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,110
Posted By JeffinTD
Since you are on this side of the country, I'd...

Since you are on this side of the country, I'd highly recommend Mr. Ed' Moto in Albany OR.

I made an appointment and rode down. He put the bike on the stand and took some measurements, and spoke...
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,417
Posted By JeffinTD
My general SOP for new lead acid or AGM...

My general SOP for new lead acid or AGM batteries. (Reasonable minds may differ on the subject)

If you fill the battery, take appropriate precautions and don't fill it quite to the max line until...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,301
Posted By JeffinTD
Now send us a picture from Deadhorse.

Now send us a picture from Deadhorse.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 23,283
Posted By JeffinTD
As long as it is a group 5 synthetic you likely...

As long as it is a group 5 synthetic you likely have a pretty high performance oil.

In the US there was some sort of lawsuit where a judge decided hydrocracked oil was so changed it could be...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,301
Posted By JeffinTD
Fuel level sensor strips are a known issue. ...

Fuel level sensor strips are a known issue.

If it has service records, and is in good condition...

I really enjoy mine.
Forum: The Garage 07-16-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,704
Posted By JeffinTD
I've always heard that referred to as a switch...

I've always heard that referred to as a switch housing.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,874
Posted By JeffinTD
So does the tooth looking area on that piece...

So does the tooth looking area on that piece match the spacing of the cam chain or teeth on the cams?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,874
Posted By JeffinTD
How about hold the piece next to a cam chain. ...

How about hold the piece next to a cam chain. Maybe you could confirm or rule out that it could have sheared from a sprocket by the spacing of the teeth.

I agree, though, if it is running find I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,874
Posted By JeffinTD
Forgive the dumb question, but are you absolutely...

Forgive the dumb question, but are you absolutely positive the drain pan was clean before you dumped the oil?

If you still have the filter, I'd suggest cutting the can off and closely inspecting...
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