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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 11:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By spagthorpe
I am limited to 120V. I had assumed...

I am limited to 120V.



I had assumed that the oil based compressors were more finicky, and had been looking at the oil-less ones. The oil lubed compressors seem to be cheaper. I've thought...
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By spagthorpe
I've never seen one of those. Are there many...

I've never seen one of those. Are there many uses for such high pressure? I guess I should ask, not really knowing, would you want to run any tools at that kind of pressure?
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 03:02 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 14,407
Posted By spagthorpe
You've lived in VA long enough to know better... ...

You've lived in VA long enough to know better... It was hard to keep a license in that state.
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 02:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By spagthorpe
Would be a fun proiect. At least you wouldn't...

Would be a fun proiect. At least you wouldn't have an issue rebuilding them.
Forum: Road warriors 09-15-2014, 12:35 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 14,407
Posted By spagthorpe
The Boss 302 (Ford Mustangs) all came with a...

The Boss 302 (Ford Mustangs) all came with a track key. Using that key automatically reprograms a ton of parameters on the car, and basically puts it into competition mode. It also logs this fact...
Forum: The Garage 09-15-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By spagthorpe
Compressor recommendations?

Having blown off some work I was going to have done at a dealer, I've decided to use the difference in funds for a few new tools. I'd like to get a smallish compressor, but I don't want to go so...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 994
Posted By spagthorpe
The 55 watt kit does to me seem brighter than the...

The 55 watt kit does to me seem brighter than the 35.

I know I see mention of getting the 4300K bulb, but do some reading. I was told by the guys at DDM that the 55 watt ballast took some blue...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 112,323
Posted By spagthorpe
I can't believe my dealer can't get a demo bike.

I can't believe my dealer can't get a demo bike.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 09-06-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,773
Posted By spagthorpe
Figured I'd bump this, see if there are any new...

Figured I'd bump this, see if there are any new options.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-05-2014, 06:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 994
Posted By spagthorpe
My ballast goes pretty well under the instrument...

My ballast goes pretty well under the instrument cluster, and hasn't caused any noticable interference. I got the 55W kit from DDM, and it has worked flawlessly.
Forum: Vendors 09-05-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By spagthorpe
Anything still available here?

Anything still available here?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,303
Views: 252,346
Posted By spagthorpe
Yeah, there have been threads on matching the SE...

Yeah, there have been threads on matching the SE paint on other GSs. I'm sure there are some earlier bikes done up to look like SEs. It was definitely only available on the few 2006 1150s that were...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,349
Posted By spagthorpe
That's sort of what I was wondering. It's $350...

That's sort of what I was wondering. It's $350 to rebuild, and a new one is usually in the ballpark of $2000. I don't know what the going rate for a rebuilt one would be, since you either have a...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,349
Posted By spagthorpe
What to do with old non-functional ABS module?

When the ABS2 module on my 1150 went out, I actually decided I wanted to keep the ABS rather than bypass, so I ponied up for a new module. At the time Module Master wasn't doing rebuilds due to lack...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,124
Posted By spagthorpe
Where is everyone ordering their tires from? I...

Where is everyone ordering their tires from? I used to get them from swmoto, but didn't see the PRs in sizes for the GS.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-28-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,929
Posted By spagthorpe
I don't see any mystery to the price. To the...

I don't see any mystery to the price. To the person looking for a Sport, it's a deal, but to those not looking for one, it's an oddball. It's kind of a niche model, cool as it is. Most people that...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 969
Posted By spagthorpe
Cliffnote version: 1150 -> 1200 -> 1150 I...

Cliffnote version: 1150 -> 1200 -> 1150

I had a 2004 1150 GSA, black/yellow, and it was a great bike for about five years. I sold it when I was going through a riding slump. Knew I would regret...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 889
Posted By spagthorpe
Yeah, best thing to do is buy a used one, and you...

Yeah, best thing to do is buy a used one, and you can pretty much sell it again for what you paid for it down the road. Maybe lose $20.

If I still had one, I'd help you out, but that's exactly...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,724
Posted By spagthorpe
Just out of curiosity, how much do you weigh?

Just out of curiosity, how much do you weigh?
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 809
Views: 112,323
Posted By spagthorpe
As far as I can tell, the leg setup on the 1000R...

As far as I can tell, the leg setup on the 1000R is exactly the same as the RR. I don't feel any difference in knee bend. I have a 34" inseam as well, and for me, it's only something I would want...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,079
Posted By spagthorpe
While I like the guys at San Diego BMW, fantastic...

While I like the guys at San Diego BMW, fantastic sales and parts guys, their service department does suck. It's the only place where I've taken a BMW and gotten it back running worse than when it...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-09-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,255
Posted By spagthorpe
I figure there are probably more Honda parts...

I figure there are probably more Honda parts scattered around the world than just about anything else, but I could be wrong about that. I would probably piece together an XR650 type of thing and...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 744
Posted By spagthorpe
I used to just pull mine off for the summer. I'm...

I used to just pull mine off for the summer. I'm not riding around trees though, so maybe your application is a little different than mine.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 968
Posted By spagthorpe
I would be hard pressed to pay MSRP for any bike....

I would be hard pressed to pay MSRP for any bike. I've gotten all the BMWs I've boought as new bikes at least a few thousand off sticker. Of course, I look for opportune times to buy.

My local...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4,848
Views: 759,032
Posted By spagthorpe
Finally got around to installing my Stebel...

Finally got around to installing my Stebel Nautilus on my 1150. Definitely a bit louder than the stock horn.

No idea why I never remember to work on my bike when I have an empty gas tank.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,042
Posted By spagthorpe
A real problem with a lot of these bikes that...

A real problem with a lot of these bikes that spent most of their life sitting is the ABS units. I guess the seals go bad from not being used? i know on mine, it was fine when first got it, but...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-08-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 73,091
Posted By spagthorpe
I bought a Booster Plug when I got my 2009 GSA...

I bought a Booster Plug when I got my 2009 GSA because that thing was seriously backfiring on decel...really just ran lean all the time it seemed. The Booster Plug didn't do anything dramatic to the...
Forum: Vendors 06-05-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 19,571
Posted By spagthorpe
I really want a set of these, but definitely too...

I really want a set of these, but definitely too chicken to install them. Someday.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By spagthorpe
Wow. I guess it's a completely unique problem to...

Wow. I guess it's a completely unique problem to my particular mount. I guess I'll have to get kind of ghetto on a way to fix it.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By spagthorpe
Actual picture of the issue. ...

Actual picture of the issue.

http://i.imgur.com/sYXCcAy.jpg?1

This was pushed in when I left work, and managed to work it's way back out to this point on the ride home.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By spagthorpe
The links don't seem to open up to the right page...

The links don't seem to open up to the right page on the parts fische, but on diagram #46_0779, I'm talking about the pins (part #18) that slide into the holes on the hinged bracket (part #16).
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-28-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By spagthorpe
1150 GSA BMW top box issue

I've got the factory top box and mount. When I was getting on the bike today, I happen to notice that one of the silver pins that mount for the back of the box (closest to the rider) had worked it's...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,160
Posted By spagthorpe
I guess it depends on how much you ride. If...

I guess it depends on how much you ride. If you're only racking up 2,000 miles a year, then it's probably not paying for itself. If you tune up a few times a year, then yes.

I've always hard...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,081
Posted By spagthorpe
Priorities change over time. I had a wonderful...

Priorities change over time. I had a wonderful 2004 1150 GSA that I had dialed in exactly as I wanted it. Some life changes came up, and at the time, it made sense to me to sell it. It wasn't long...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,183
Posted By spagthorpe
I would still go in an see if they'll drop it...

I would still go in an see if they'll drop it $1000. I've had good luck here with my local dealer in the past, and most dealers in this area don't discount, cars or motorcycles. Some dealers are...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-29-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,269
Posted By spagthorpe
Dave Campbell over in Santee,...

Dave Campbell over in Santee, http://www.dcmwmcservice.com/, has a dyno and primarily works on BMWs. While I've not had dyno work done there, I had some other stuff done years ago on my old 1150 and...
Forum: Thumpers 04-28-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24,165
Views: 4,129,344
Posted By spagthorpe
Wide ratio gearsets? Interesting email from...

Wide ratio gearsets? Interesting email from Thumpertalk about selling them now. Maybe it's old news.
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,531
Posted By spagthorpe
I had a Black Widow. Not the 12', 8' maybe? It...

I had a Black Widow. Not the 12', 8' maybe? It was a good ramp. I don't think I'd hesitate to get the longer one. Just keep in mind that it's a lot of ramp to then have to haul around with you. ...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1,621
Views: 145,248
Posted By spagthorpe
Some casual searching around, and I haven't yet...

Some casual searching around, and I haven't yet come across the msrp yet. What are people in the US paying? I've been on the fence with an S1000RR, but this might pull me over to the dark side.
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,449
Posted By spagthorpe
I have a Sierra Designs 15F bag that I like, and...

I have a Sierra Designs 15F bag that I like, and have used on a lot of moto camping trips. With the compression sack it gets pretty small, would fit in a coffee can with room to spare. Maybe 3lbs. ...
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