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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 10:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By marchyman
I replaced the rear on my '05 with the item from...

I replaced the rear on my '05 with the item from beemer boneyard. Worked fine.
Forum: GS Boxers Today, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,039
Posted By marchyman
The 20 Nm is the starting condition. The 180...

The 20 Nm is the starting condition. The 180 degrees is the ending condition. Why are you assuming that will stretch the bolt beyond its elastic behavior?

If the manual just said "torque to XX...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 05:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 657
Posted By marchyman
I hated the K60 on an '05 GS. The Karoo 3 on a...

I hated the K60 on an '05 GS. The Karoo 3 on a '13 GS are OK.
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 05:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 572
Posted By marchyman
Historically BMW starts building bikes for model...

Historically BMW starts building bikes for model year X the preceding September plus or minus a little bit. But so what. Changes are also made mid model year, e.g the frame changes on the '14...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 05:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,436
Posted By marchyman
When you grab a T-25, realize it's too small,...

When you grab a T-25, realize it's too small, then grab the next bit in your set it almost fits but can mess up that T-30 torx fastener. I've learned that I need to skip over the T-27 to get to the...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By marchyman
A fair price is one where both the buyer and...

A fair price is one where both the buyer and seller are happy with the deal. As you can imagine this depends greatly upon the buyer and seller. My fair price for any given item may be different...
Forum: Vendors Yesterday, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1,256
Views: 295,078
Posted By marchyman
I've had this thread bookmarked forever, knowing...

I've had this thread bookmarked forever, knowing that eventually I'd want something that just had to be made to specific measurements. That day is finally here... I'm tired of trying to make do with...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,677
Posted By marchyman
Yup. I got that wrong. Forgot that the threads...

Yup. I got that wrong. Forgot that the threads are on the fixed portion of the caliper. Your idea that a loose mudguard mount could contribute to the failure sounds much better. Especially since...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,677
Posted By marchyman
I thing your rear caliper mounting screw was lost...

I thing your rear caliper mounting screw was lost a long while ago it it took this long for the caliper to rotate around the front screw enough to catch a spoke and break the flange.

Look at this...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,195
Posted By marchyman
Headlight delay is normal. Lights don't come on...

Headlight delay is normal. Lights don't come on until a second to two after the engine is running. Also if you kill the engine with the kill switch or by dropping your side stand the lights will...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,256
Posted By marchyman
Check out the various on line parts and you will...

Check out the various on line parts and you will see changes such as the shift shaft and some of the external linkage parts (changed around 9/2013, probably start of production for the '14 models). ...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-10-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By marchyman
Might not be a problem that can be fixed. A...

Might not be a problem that can be fixed. A properly operating bike still draws about 6-7 mA when parked. The battery is smallish. The starter needs most of the battery to do its job, especially...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By marchyman
Which GS? If the 1200 then you've got to have...

Which GS? If the 1200 then you've got to have enough power in the battery to energize the engine management controller BEFORE turning the key on. It has to do its EWS validation and get back a...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4,955
Views: 2,117,469
Posted By marchyman
I often do :deal Enjoy. I'm leaving...

I often do :deal



Enjoy. I'm leaving Friday for Death Valley. Sequoia doesn't happen for me until September.
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4,955
Views: 2,117,469
Posted By marchyman
You thought of it through and through and found...

You thought of it through and through and found what works for you. So what? Everyone is not like you and what works for you will not work for everyone. By your own admission you tried lots of...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 4,955
Views: 2,117,469
Posted By marchyman
Good for you. Not everybody can get a decent...

Good for you.

Not everybody can get a decent knight of sleep using ultralight gear. The lite pads are small -- some keep rolling off. The down sleeping bag that compress to 12 sq inches may be...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,610
Posted By marchyman
You put some masking tape over the shield and...

You put some masking tape over the shield and draw a line where you want the cut. Repeat until you like the look. Then use a band saw and follow the line drawn on the masking tape. The final step...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By marchyman
I removed the DS on my '05 at 60K. Getting it...

I removed the DS on my '05 at 60K. Getting it off was easy. Getting it back on took a little trial and error. Once I stopped trying to see what I was doing and did the procedure by feel it went...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 937
Posted By marchyman
The grips keep my palms warn down to the upper...

The grips keep my palms warn down to the upper 20s (lowest temp I've ridden the GSW). To keep fingers and the back of my hands warm I add heated gloves.
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4,955
Views: 2,117,469
Posted By marchyman
:nod I carry one of the Trangia 25 cooksets....

:nod

I carry one of the Trangia 25 cooksets. I also carry a second trangia burner along with a clickstand. It's nice to be able to keep one dish warm while cooking the second.

The peppers...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 74,441
Posted By marchyman
Someone here says they've got a hose. It is...

Someone here says they've got a hose. It is short and fits into a little pocket on the side of the radiator. I think that any overflow would drip onto the radiator with that hose. Most everyone...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 449
Views: 74,441
Posted By marchyman
FMVSS 108 says that motorcycle turn indicators...

FMVSS 108 says that motorcycle turn indicators must meet "one-half of the minimum photometric values specified in Table 1 and Table 3 of SAE J588 NOV84 Turn Signal Lamps". Does the BMW lamp meet...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,365
Posted By marchyman
Not an issue for those with halogen headlamps on...

Not an issue for those with halogen headlamps on the wetheads. The headlamp socket and bail look like this:

http://snafu.smugmug.com/Public/2014/i-qfQLG96/0/XL/p-131961447-0625-XL.jpg

Look...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By marchyman
The bike will heat up until the fan comes on,...

The bike will heat up until the fan comes on, then it will cool down slowly. The fan comes on ABOUT 212 F. Note that I wrote ABOUT. Some people see the fan come on a few degrees earlier, others...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By marchyman
It's called bellows. It lets the fluid rise and...

It's called bellows. It lets the fluid rise and fall with temperature and operating changes without exposing the brake fluid to the atmosphere where it can pick up moisture. The cap is vented...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 6,107
Posted By marchyman
What worries? Am I supposed to be worried about...

What worries? Am I supposed to be worried about something? Next thing you'll tell me is that my hexhead worry beads aren't applicable to the wethead. Oh noes :2cry
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,627
Posted By marchyman
Your friend is incorrect. The specs are in the...

Your friend is incorrect. The specs are in the owners manual. Perhaps he should read it. :dunno
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By marchyman
Or since the bike is an '05 perhaps he is simply...

Or since the bike is an '05 perhaps he is simply using the wrong terminology. The instrument panel on an '05 had an icon of a bulb with an arrow pointing torward the front/rear. If that's what you...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 705
Posted By marchyman
I might. I liked the tire when I used it on my...

I might. I liked the tire when I used it on my R80 back when. But I don't think I've ever ridden 10K miles in a row on the GS where I wouldn't want something a bit better for the goat paths that...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 705
Posted By marchyman
Asked and answered in the same post. Bravo. ...

Asked and answered in the same post. Bravo. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 945
Posted By marchyman
Unless you are the overly anal type that feels...

Unless you are the overly anal type that feels the need to detail each and every component before re-attaching it to the bike. Then it will take a little bit longer. :deal :lol3

Don't forget to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 705
Posted By marchyman
Metzeler makes an ME880 in 170/60R17 (GSW rear...

Metzeler makes an ME880 in 170/60R17 (GSW rear size)
They also make an ME880 in 120/70ZR-19 (GSW front size).

Google it. Both are available from Amazon, for example.

I'd not use them on a...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,372
Posted By marchyman
Here ...

Here

http://www.snafu.org/pics/r1200gsw/2013/misc/p-131921942-3488.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,023
Posted By marchyman
EP additives do not automatically take away a...

EP additives do not automatically take away a GL-4 rating. It depends upon the chemical make-up of the additive. Some oils are even marketed as EP-GL4.

The issue is usually one of sulfur...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,886
Posted By marchyman
You were lucky. That happened to a friend (his...

You were lucky. That happened to a friend (his fault -- he'd worked on the brakes early in the day) and it not only took out some spokes but broke the caliper mounting ear off of the FD backing...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 12,126
Posted By marchyman
Yeah, we were using it on a heavy motorcycle. ...

Yeah, we were using it on a heavy motorcycle. Must not have been designed for that. :lol2

My comparison was to a TKC-80. The TKC-80 was better in the dirt and on the street by any measure that...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2,973
Views: 808,140
Posted By marchyman
I posted that in this thread in 2010. Last...

I posted that in this thread in 2010. Last weekend the restored version won best in class and best norton at the Clubman show in San Jose. I think the owner is happy with the result :clap
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,372
Posted By marchyman
Well, the NSA knows, but they don't tell. :deal

Well, the NSA knows, but they don't tell. :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 2,030
Views: 276,538
Posted By marchyman
The black thing... ...

The black thing...

http://i1337.photobucket.com/albums/o662/szazbo1/2013-12-21175851_zps9d6127a6.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 217
Posted By marchyman
Didn't the 1150 have 4 lug nuts vs the 5 used on...

Didn't the 1150 have 4 lug nuts vs the 5 used on the 1200?
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