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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-11-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By Barney Fife
Thanks for all of the replies. This is exactly...

Thanks for all of the replies. This is exactly the type of input that I was hoping for. I marked all of the route suggestions on a state map while cross checking them on my New Mexico Road &...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-08-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 839
Posted By Barney Fife
Questions on New Mexico Route for 1150GS

I am seeking route suggestions and any other advice for a weeklong adventure ride in New Mexico and nearby areas in late May on a BMW 1150GS. We mostly want to enjoy the scenery and history of places...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-26-2010, 10:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,819
Posted By Barney Fife
Doesn't the "Draw Lines" selection (as opposed to...

Doesn't the "Draw Lines" selection (as opposed to "Follow Roads") on the right hand side of the screen in RideWithGPS do the same as Google Maps Polylines?

I created a backroads route mostly...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-24-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,819
Posted By Barney Fife
After you save your route (on the website) you...

After you save your route (on the website) you are then given the option to view the route. On the screen where you are viewing your route there is a menu on the right-hand side of the page to save...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 01-24-2010, 05:23 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,819
Posted By Barney Fife
Yes, thanks for sharing. I got on the site today...

Yes, thanks for sharing. I got on the site today and think that it will be really useful for planning my backroads rides.

I have a Garmin Oregon 200 and might someday buy maps after I decide...
Forum: GPS Tracks - Rockies 01-03-2010, 01:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,994
Posted By Barney Fife
Another good website.....

Here is another good website for GPS tracks, especially Colorado and Utah:

http://www.myxj.net/blog/trails

He also posts on ADVrider as "IntrepidXJ".
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 536
Posted By Barney Fife
I tried using Anton's speed-in-gear calculator...

I tried using Anton's speed-in-gear calculator but don't see any output on the graph. I assume that when I "push" a button in the table corresponding to a particular transmission and final drive...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By Barney Fife
Please correct me if I am wrong, but I believe...

Please correct me if I am wrong, but I believe that the gear ratios given in the BMW Repair Manual are the overall transmission ratio (input shaft speed to output shaft speed) and include the primary...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2009, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 748
Posted By Barney Fife
From the factory Repair Manual

My R1150GS factory Repair Manual (printed 02/2000) lists these transmission ratios in the Technical Data section for the Transmission:
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Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2009, 10:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,682
Posted By Barney Fife
I think that the doohickey is commonly referred...

I think that the doohickey is commonly referred to as the "grub screw". I left mine in place, but common advice here is to eliminate it. If you search for "grub" you'll find lots of info. Might want...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,665
Posted By Barney Fife
I found RED CAT's comparison of Anakees and TKC's...

I found RED CAT's comparison of Anakees and TKC's on gravel in this thread interesting:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=468650
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2009, 03:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 668
Posted By Barney Fife
I've also tried to open up my 2000 1150GS...

I've also tried to open up my 2000 1150GS mirrors. I tried prying like you are plus twisting as if the ring were threaded. No success. I wanted to see if I could tighten up the swivel so that it...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,029
Posted By Barney Fife
Sounds like a good deal to me, especially with...

Sounds like a good deal to me, especially with the Ohlins and ABS! I sure like my 2000 (with Ohlins and ABS).

Good luck.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2009, 05:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,957
Posted By Barney Fife
+1 I've been happy with their prices and prompt...

+1 I've been happy with their prices and prompt shipping.


(also the same as www.webparts.com (http://www.webparts.com) endorsed by Gadget Boy)
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2009, 11:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,693
Posted By Barney Fife
This thread might be helpful: ...

This thread might be helpful:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=459504
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2009, 09:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,693
Posted By Barney Fife
I'm very happy with the Marc Parnes wheel...

I'm very happy with the Marc Parnes wheel balancer. Very sensitive and very repeatable.

http://www.marcparnes.com/BMW_Motorcycle_Wheel_Balancer.htm

I just use tire irons with plastic...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 483
Posted By Barney Fife
I have an Aeroflow (with the mini wings)...

I have an Aeroflow (with the mini wings) installed on my 2000 1150GS and it cleaned the air up quite a bit over the stock GS windshield and also a stock Adventure windshield that I tried. I never...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 827
Posted By Barney Fife
I have a 1150GS and a 1150RT. If I could only...

I have a 1150GS and a 1150RT. If I could only have one, it would certainly be the GS because I do a lot of dirt and gravel roads riding here in the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas. If my riding was...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2009, 07:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,783
Posted By Barney Fife
Just got a 5-quart jug of Mobil 1 15W50 at...

Just got a 5-quart jug of Mobil 1 15W50 at Walmart today for $22. I'm using it in my 2000 1150GS and 2002 1150RT.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,153
Posted By Barney Fife
I assume that this refers to the 1200GS. I...

I assume that this refers to the 1200GS. I believe that the original poster has a 1100GS.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2009, 11:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,579
Posted By Barney Fife
I've been wondering exactly the same thing,...

I've been wondering exactly the same thing, especially differences between Anakees and TKCs on gravel roads. I've been running Anakees and am pretty satisfied with them for the mix of pavement and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2009, 10:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,162
Posted By Barney Fife
If you are referring to an Aeroflow for the...

If you are referring to an Aeroflow for the 1150GS, I think that the half fairing is all there is. At least I'm not aware of a full. Anyway, the half fairing is what I have and what I assume that...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2009, 08:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,103
Posted By Barney Fife
You got me worried so I double checked. ...

You got me worried so I double checked.

Mobil 1 15W50 meets the SL and SM API service categories which also meet (exceed) all of the earlier categories (SF, SG, SH, etc.) as explained here:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,160
Posted By Barney Fife
1150GS oil filter torque is 11 Nm with the...

1150GS oil filter torque is 11 Nm with the sealing face lightly oiled.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 741
Posted By Barney Fife
I have a 2000 1150GS, but I'm certainly no expert...

I have a 2000 1150GS, but I'm certainly no expert on their electrical systems so hopefully an expert will chime in soon. In the meantime, if you have a voltmeter, you might want to measure the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2009, 01:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,162
Posted By Barney Fife
Welcome to advrider. There is a Windscreen FAQ...

Welcome to advrider. There is a Windscreen FAQ sticky above.

I haven't found true happiness yet, but I put an Aeroflow on my 1150GS and like it. My GS is not an Adventure, but I did try a stock...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2009, 11:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,103
Posted By Barney Fife
I am using Mobil 1 15W50 in my 2000 1150GS and...

I am using Mobil 1 15W50 in my 2000 1150GS and 2002 1150RT.

I also recently checked our local Walmart and no Mobil 1 15W50 so I got it at Autozone. The next time I was in Walmart they had it in...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-18-2009, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,591
Posted By Barney Fife
My vent screw (bleeder screw) BMW #...

My vent screw (bleeder screw) BMW # 34-21-2-330-310 came today and works in the factory fill adapter that is used on the right front brake and the clutch on my 2000 1150GS. Its tip starts to depress...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 658
Posted By Barney Fife
8 degrees lean on my 2000 1150GS with Ohlins and...

8 degrees lean on my 2000 1150GS with Ohlins and a 3/4 inch block of aluminum bolted to the bottom of the sidestand. I like it like that, especially on a level surface. A little more lean would be...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2009, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 509
Posted By Barney Fife
You might try to get ahold of Larry Britton at...

You might try to get ahold of Larry Britton at Motorcycle Supply in Gateway, Arkansas. I think that it's less than 20 miles from Eureka Springs at the junction of highways 62 & 37. The only phone...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2009, 11:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,705
Posted By Barney Fife
Because of a weak back, I almost always use the...

Because of a weak back, I almost always use the side stand on my 2000 GS with 20k miles. It has always occasionally smoked on startup, probably about once in every 50 starts. It just seems to be...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2009, 02:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,591
Posted By Barney Fife
More info from GSpot FAQ

This is from the GSpot FAQ. Also seems to confirm the part number of the bleeder screw.


4.14 Grub screw

If you look carefully at the two calipers on your bike, you will notice that where...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2009, 10:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,591
Posted By Barney Fife
I'll report back on Monday or as soon as my order...

I'll report back on Monday or as soon as my order comes in. In the meantime, if you search this forum for "grub" you get most of the threads on bleeding brakes and clutches. I've read so many of them...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-15-2009, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,591
Posted By Barney Fife
Pretty sure that it's the same vent screw...

Pretty sure that it's the same vent screw (bleeder screw) as used on the front brakes (BMW # 34-21-2-330-310). That's what I have on order from BMW of Lynchburg so I'll know for sure on Monday when...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2009, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,493
Posted By Barney Fife
My charcoal canister is still on my bike so I...

My charcoal canister is still on my bike so I don't have any experience with one being removed, but it seems to me that a bike without it would more likely release raw fuel vapor since the job of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,493
Posted By Barney Fife
Congratulations on the GS! I have a 2000 1150GS...

Congratulations on the GS! I have a 2000 1150GS that is also mandarin.

I keep mine in a garage and have never noticed any gasoline smell. Is your evaporative emissions system (charcoal canister,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-12-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,089
Posted By Barney Fife
Always trying to learn here. What's the reason...

Always trying to learn here. What's the reason for being on the bike while refueling?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2009, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,417
Posted By Barney Fife
There is a tool kit from Adventure Designs for...

There is a tool kit from Adventure Designs for the 1150.

http://store.advdesigns.net/ulcobmwr1gst.html

They provide a list of what it includes that might be useful for someone assembling...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,023
Posted By Barney Fife
I truly appreciate that Jim and others are...

I truly appreciate that Jim and others are willing to spend their time developing instructional pictorials like this. I always read the BMW Repair Manual before I attempt anything, but these...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2009, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By Barney Fife
I bought the bike used a couple of years ago. The...

I bought the bike used a couple of years ago. The previous owner seemed to be pretty anal about dealer service so I'm hoping that he kept up with it. I know I'm delinquent about getting it done...
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