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Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 340
Posted By Gruesome
If it were the front brake, and the earlier...

If it were the front brake, and the earlier ABS-2, I'd understand how the air bubbles migrated to the reservoir.
But a) I think servo ABS has separate circuits to and from the ABS unit, and b) for...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 555
Posted By Gruesome
telelever = faster stopping

Just came across this ADAC (german automobile club) test of ABS brakes (http://www.adac.de/infotestrat/tests/motorrad-roller/motorrad_abs_2011/default.aspx?ComponentId=83422&SourcePageId=31831): the...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 774
Posted By Gruesome
I'm wearing my Atlantis suit over normal...

I'm wearing my Atlantis suit over normal clothing. That suit is not really what I would call a money saver. Very comfy though.
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,617
Posted By Gruesome
These BMW jeans were the worst performers in the...

These BMW jeans were the worst performers in the ADAC (german automobile club) drop abrasion test: (http://www.adac.de/infotestrat/tests/motorrad-roller/motorradbekleidung_2014/default.aspx)...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 28,007
Posted By Gruesome
Sorry, I haven't seen it in person. From what I...

Sorry, I haven't seen it in person. From what I have read it is not too different from the previous Atlantis 4 model, and the changes might actually take care of one of the few minor complaints I...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,126
Posted By Gruesome
Multiplying by 10 is too hard?? The weight force...

Multiplying by 10 is too hard?? The weight force of a kilogram on earth (this force is also called a kilopond) is 9.81 Newton, which is 2% off of 10. [9.81 meter per second squared is the free fall...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 901
Posted By Gruesome
My 1150gs came with migsel footpegs (link to 1100...

My 1150gs came with migsel footpegs (link to 1100 version (http://www.migsel.com/store/index.php?_a=viewProd&productId=28)). I like the more relaxed leg angles. Initially the serrations chewed up my...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,130
Posted By Gruesome
Almost got me; then I noticed the date: April...

Almost got me; then I noticed the date: April Fools!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2015, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By Gruesome
Maybe something (sliding pins?) is corroding in...

Maybe something (sliding pins?) is corroding in the calipers, and/or the pistons are starting to seize? I assume it's safe to apply WD40, but better double-check; in any case that's what I would try...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2015, 09:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,294
Posted By Gruesome
bad info out there on compatible belts

Whatever you do, don't use the Goodyear etc. cross reference tables mentioned in http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=66303&page=3. A lot of them are only good to the nearest inch, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 315
Posted By Gruesome
I'd check all fuses. A few threads above is a...

I'd check all fuses. A few threads above is a discussion on how a 2001 doesn't have a high beam fuse in the manual, but does in reality: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1049638
Forum: Equipment 03-07-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 28,007
Posted By Gruesome
The Atlantis 3 gloves are definitely not winter...

The Atlantis 3 gloves are definitely not winter gloves. I bought them as summer rain gloves. I use different gloves for cold (30s/40s) days in spring and fall.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 436
Posted By Gruesome
Right side throttle cable not fully seated?

Right side throttle cable not fully seated?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 712
Views: 90,914
Posted By Gruesome
final drive minder

Is anybody else using the final drive minder? It is now available as a commercial part: http://www.werksparts.com/Final_Drive_Minder.php
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=846103
With...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,818
Posted By Gruesome
Roger, he wants to mount it with power routed...

Roger, he wants to mount it with power routed through a push button. If such a VM really draws a lot of current, it would be important to minimize voltage drop along the power line from the battery...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,096
Posted By Gruesome
Very good points made by AbqDave. Any boots are...

Very good points made by AbqDave. Any boots are better than no boots. Impact protectors diffuse the energy of the initial fall from riding height onto the asphalt or concrete, no matter at what...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,578
Posted By Gruesome
Sounds like the PO already wired the stebel...

Sounds like the PO already wired the stebel through a relay, and you should leave good enough alone. Having the relay in a protected location seems like a good choice to me. It's not like you want to...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,120
Posted By Gruesome
Cool2 Just imagine: with the old bikes we had to do all...

Just imagine: with the old bikes we had to do all of this by hand! Constantly your ol' noggin would do the most complicated non-linear gymnastics, listen to the engine, check the road condition, use...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,205
Posted By Gruesome
It works much better if you tell the phone which...

It works much better if you tell the phone which language you are intending to write in.
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,997
Posted By Gruesome
Congrats! Let's hope it rains soon in your neck...

Congrats! Let's hope it rains soon in your neck of the woods so you can report on water tightness etc.
Here it's zero degrees, and anything is waterproof, just by virtue of the thick ice layer...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 216,224
Posted By Gruesome
I conclude your high beam works, but the cyclops...

I conclude your high beam works, but the cyclops lights don't seem to make any discernible difference. Did you upload the same pic three times?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-05-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,099
Posted By Gruesome
That's pretty hilarious. Are you guys practicing...

That's pretty hilarious. Are you guys practicing for some comedy act?
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,788
Posted By Gruesome
http://www.largiader.com/abs/absfault.html

http://www.largiader.com/abs/absfault.html
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,864
Posted By Gruesome
I'm not sure it applies to neck pain, but it's...

I'm not sure it applies to neck pain, but it's certainly important for wrist/ carpal tunnel pain: besides bringing the bar up and possibly back to fit your natural riding position and arm length, you...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,097
Posted By Gruesome
LEDs (solid state) certainly get less hot than...

LEDs (solid state) certainly get less hot than anything operating with a heated wire or an electric arc.
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,997
Posted By Gruesome
The picture I saw showed 'Harley-Davidson' at the...

The picture I saw showed 'Harley-Davidson' at the top, and 'FXRG' below it.

But apparently there is also a midweight version with fewer vents, and a much larger logo:...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,205
Posted By Gruesome
With regard to Roundtrip's comment: the 147 type...

With regard to Roundtrip's comment: the 147 type lights are sold as driving lights, not fog lights. I'm still not convinced though that Naruse has the 147 type lights.

With regard to the dimmer:...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,619
Posted By Gruesome
Gerald Wilde, 'Target Risk', 1st Ed. avail. on internet archive

The first edition is still available online at the internet archive/'way back machine', at https://web.archive.org/web/20120717013613/http://pavlov.psyc.queensu.ca/target/index.html#contents
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,205
Posted By Gruesome
The 147 are sold as 'driving lights'. Look at...

The 147 are sold as 'driving lights'. Look at http://parts.crosscountrycycle.net/p/BMW__/LED-driving-light/46939799/63178532147.html?partner=googlebase_adwords&kwd=&origin=pla.
And according to the...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,619
Posted By Gruesome
Happy New Year, and thanks for bringing this...

Happy New Year, and thanks for bringing this subject up again. We discussed the same study already in March last year http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=964101, with similar conclusions.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-01-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,205
Posted By Gruesome
So there is no number? It just sounds more likely...

So there is no number? It just sounds more likely you have the first of the four types I posted, the OEM foglights.
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,997
Posted By Gruesome
http://s7d1.scene7.com/is/image/HarleyDavidson/980...

http://s7d1.scene7.com/is/image/HarleyDavidson/98040_12VMB
Looks pretty small to me (right below the neck). Where do you see the huge embossing?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,205
Posted By Gruesome
Sorry to bother you again, but how do you know...

Sorry to bother you again, but how do you know they are these? Is that number somewhere on your lights, or on the paperwork that came with them?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,205
Posted By Gruesome
Naruse, apparently there are at least four...

Naruse, apparently there are at least four different types of BMW OEM aux LED lights:
R1200GS OEM fog light kit: see...
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,173
Posted By Gruesome
Did you look at the set? From what I find online...

Did you look at the set? From what I find online there are craftsman universal sets that contain both metric and SAE sized wrenches, but as separate wrenches.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By Gruesome
It sounds like you got all the answers you need,...

It sounds like you got all the answers you need, except for how this type of ABS (ABS2) works.
According to what I have read, the ABS 2 unit adds a third cylinder to the center of each brake...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,739
Posted By Gruesome
I think thefts are heavily skewed towards sports...

I think thefts are heavily skewed towards sports bikes. Some recent statistics are here: https://www.nicb.org/newsroom/news-releases/motorcycle-thefts-in-the-united-states-for-2013.

What's missing...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,088
Posted By Gruesome
My Atlantis jacket and pants have zippers that...

My Atlantis jacket and pants have zippers that cover about 3/4 of my circumference, so there is not much reaching and pulling needed to get the zippers started (on the right). For shorter zippers I'd...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,709
Posted By Gruesome
GS lane splitting (w/ petition link)

Just saw a link to a new petition to allow lane splitting: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/allow-motorcycle-lane-sharing-all-public-roads/qP86QbjN, over on the BMW MOA...
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,351
Posted By Gruesome
Acf-50

I use ACF-50. I think the film lasts a bit better than WD-40. For a comparison on steel wool see...
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