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Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 769
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Actually a ton is 2000 pounds A tonne is...

Actually a ton is 2000 pounds

A tonne is 1000kg

It's understandable that one could get a little confused staring all day at those big metric bore Russian tank cannons pointed at you.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 769
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Yeah, metric can be a pain in the ass sometimes....

Yeah, metric can be a pain in the ass sometimes. Try this easy rule of thumb to ease the pain. Example...If you're 0.2 bar lower than you want to be, add 3psi.

1 bar = 14.5psi

0.1 bar =...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-23-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 769
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Dealer did it for me in Canada on my 2010. I...

Dealer did it for me in Canada on my 2010. I can't see why a LC would be different. I think the GS911 also allows you to do this at home.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,343
Posted By Chat Lunatique
When it works right, FI is a thing of beauty. ...

When it works right, FI is a thing of beauty.

When it is not right, it's a nightmare. Try troubleshooting and repairing FI (fuel pump, injectors, wiring, battery voltage, o2 sensors, TPS...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2015, 03:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,068
Posted By Chat Lunatique
First things first. If it is just the rim truing,...

First things first. If it is just the rim truing, that will not cause the pads to rub. If there is crap between the wheel hub and the flange it bolts up to, the wheel will wobble side to side.

...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,343
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Good explanation Roger. I run ethanol free...

Good explanation Roger. I run ethanol free premium unleaded hi-octane here in Canada. On my trips thru the US, I consistently get slightly lower mileage running the premium + 10% alcool fuel than I...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2015, 04:27 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,841
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Ooooh....that's friggin' nasty! You need to...

Ooooh....that's friggin' nasty!

You need to flush that puppy a couple of times ASAP. Do you have the vented FD? It must have sucked rain/road spray in the vent or condensation from expansion and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-10-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 371
Posted By Chat Lunatique
The model of the bike is......? here's on...

The model of the bike is......?

here's on for a GS, pricey but it works

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/115/PN-044-0342/Oil-Cooler-Guard-R1200GS-ADV-BLACK
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,610
Posted By Chat Lunatique
I stand corrected on the price issue, my...

I stand corrected on the price issue, my apologies. :bow

However I do stand by the statement that every Kermit owner I know (maybe 4 or 5 guys) has broken their chair, usually while struggling to...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,648
Posted By Chat Lunatique
I change my FD oil at home with the tools in my...

I change my FD oil at home with the tools in my garage and carry a basic kit for roadside repairs/adjustments. Never occurred to me that I might have to change the oil on the road, as my FD is a...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,610
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Every guy I know who bought a Kermit has broken a...

Every guy I know who bought a Kermit has broken a wooden rib. They sit too low. The Kermit guys make a fortune at rallies selling replacement ribs and leg extensions.

Here's what I use. $50 and...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,573
Posted By Chat Lunatique
It is a special tool from BMW for belt removal, a...

It is a special tool from BMW for belt removal, a POS really. This allows their "technicians" to say "this job can't be done at home, a special tool is needed" :puke1
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2015, 03:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,648
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Here's the solution to a poor design by BMW....a...

Here's the solution to a poor design by BMW....a mag plug with a male hex. I replaced all my drain/fill plugs with male hex and like 'em a lot!

http://www.drainplugmagnets.com/bmwmotorcycles.php
...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-07-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,648
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Get a small hammer and center punch. On...

Get a small hammer and center punch.

On the top of the plug, tap the punch into the surface at 90 to make a hefty point mark.

Lean the punch over at a 45 angle keeping the point in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,061
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Beautiful showroom, but....the BMW center stand...

Beautiful showroom, but....the BMW center stand foot pedal will chew a hole in the floor. Don't ask how I know :fpalm

A 2'x 3' piece of thin plywood under the center stand will save that floor.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,185
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Good article on balance def. I want to quote a...

Good article on balance def. I want to quote a line from page 17 on opposed twins.

" because both pistons are always working in opposite directions, both primary and secondary forces are totally...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 825
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Here ya go... ...

Here ya go...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=20573586

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=876382&highlight=headlight+clip
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2015, 04:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,185
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Naw...Lee has it right. The counterbalance is for...

Naw...Lee has it right. The counterbalance is for the crank imbalance only. As long as the left and right rod/piston ass'y mass are identical, they have no effect on balance.

Read your link...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-26-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,474
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Yeah. I saw the round one in your video. The new...

Yeah. I saw the round one in your video. The new H7 has a rectangular driver (see link).

http://www.cyclopsadventuresports.com/H7-3000-lumen-LED-Headlight-bulb_p_86.html

That's why I asked the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,474
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Just a quick question on the new H7 bulbs. I went...

Just a quick question on the new H7 bulbs. I went to the website and notice there now is a driver for the unit. On a 1200GS, where is the driver placed......inside the headlamp housing or does it...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2015, 04:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,474
Posted By Chat Lunatique
I suspect this might be LED failure due to...

I suspect this might be LED failure due to overheating. LED light output is dramatically reduced when they overheat. That's why the fan is with them, to cool the LED. Wonder if with the fan inside...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,474
Posted By Chat Lunatique
The old H7 was retained by a spring wire with 2...

The old H7 was retained by a spring wire with 2 ears. It appears that the LED is retained by rotation into a plastic ring which is retained by the original spring wire (minute 1:13 on video).

Is...
Forum: Asia 01-15-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 316
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Buying a Bike in India

Namaste fellow inmates. I find myself retired and widowed at a youthful age of 60. I have been to India eight times in my life and rode an Enfield there. I am contemplating moving to India to live. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-11-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 793
Posted By Chat Lunatique
+1 :thumb I use Ctek on my GS and all...

+1 :thumb

I use Ctek on my GS and all other equipment. No problem with AGM.They have the best quick disconnect system there is. Connected to a pigtail to my power distribution block on an...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2015, 05:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,046
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Inmate on here called Def who lives in Bama, he...

Inmate on here called Def who lives in Bama, he might be able to help you. PM him, good man.... for a squid. :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 537
Posted By Chat Lunatique
What do I think? I think you are to be commended...

What do I think? I think you are to be commended for tackling this job. It's not easy.

However.....as an old fart.....can I offer some constructive criticisms? I worked in industry rebuilding...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-06-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,635
Posted By Chat Lunatique
:tb What gap did you set them at, 0.8mm?

:tb What gap did you set them at, 0.8mm?
Forum: Americas 01-06-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,072
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Yeah, if you're gonna go slow and easy, the UP of...

Yeah, if you're gonna go slow and easy, the UP of Michigan will be too far. I still think that going into Canada from Vermont and up the Ottawa Valley on the small roads will give you the experience...
Forum: Americas 01-05-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,072
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Two weeks to do a big loop. North thru Vermont...

Two weeks to do a big loop. North thru Vermont into Quebec

East into Ontario up the Ottawa Valley and over to Sault Ste Marie.

Cross back into US and do the Upper Peninsula of Mich to St....
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,635
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Please post the results here guys. Save them from...

Please post the results here guys. Save them from being swamped by us.

Frig...I bought 12 of them in an online sale, now sitting in a drawer in the shop
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2015, 01:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,635
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Nothing wrong with the bike motor. This is...

Nothing wrong with the bike motor. This is common on the 10-13 GS from many guys I talk to and is why we seek an alternative plug. The problem, as I see it, is the spark jumps the gap to a sharp...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,635
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Look at my photo and you`ll see what`s happening....

Look at my photo and you`ll see what`s happening. The center electrode is being consumed and the gap opens up. I pull mine out every 10,000kms and swap them top to bottom to even the wear, like...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,635
Posted By Chat Lunatique
:bert With all due respect....I think you are...

:bert With all due respect....I think you are wrong on both counts. This plug is crap in the GS, dunno about the RT.

I get 20,000kms to my plugs before they are toast. They suck and are incredibly...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 704
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Use this to power a relay. BMW equipment, works...

Use this to power a relay. BMW equipment, works good!


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Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,012
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Cost for M/C vanity plates here in...

Cost for M/C vanity plates here in Ontario....brace yourself...$251.65


Would love to put 4NIK8 as a response to that outrageous amount.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 03:45 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,012
Posted By Chat Lunatique
FYYFF...the unofficial ADVrider motto, perfect...

FYYFF...the unofficial ADVrider motto, perfect for a Jersey boy
Fuck You You Fuckin' Fuck

http://gadgetboy.smugmug.com/photos/374134120_tXAwv-M.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 12-29-2014, 03:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Sorry to hear that mate. My 2010GS has had zero...

Sorry to hear that mate. My 2010GS has had zero maintenance issues(except normal servicing).

Before you toss in the towel and thousands of dollars, read this if you think that buying a new GS...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-28-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,063
Posted By Chat Lunatique
My ride two days ago was bright and sunny, but...

My ride two days ago was bright and sunny, but just above freezing.

"California dreamin' on such a winter's day." Mamas and the Papas had it right. Shedding layers.....Thanks a lot for...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2014, 03:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 638
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Yeah, not good. Check to see if your clutch lever...

Yeah, not good. Check to see if your clutch lever is not fully disengaging, an adjustment might help. Otherwise it has to come apart before you smoke the pressure plates. Probably an oil leak from...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,175
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Your spline is in perfect condition. It does not...

Your spline is in perfect condition. It does not need replacement.

I have repaired many shafts in industry that were perfect except they had a seal wear groove in them or a spun bearing. The...
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