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Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2015, 02:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By Chat Lunatique
GS 911 will calibrate fuel strips only. You have...

GS 911 will calibrate fuel strips only. You have floats.

The best way to check out the range is how many liters can you stuff in vs. the range readings. I have a 20 liter tank and have put in...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By Chat Lunatique
I just put a set on my 2010 1200GS. I ran PR3...

I just put a set on my 2010 1200GS. I ran PR3 Trails before and the PR4 Trails are a little stickier. Very nice!

Girthy has it right, the trails have a softer middle. If you want better tire life,...
Forum: Asia 04-22-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,230
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Hey 1hp. Looks like that link I used is suspect,...

Hey 1hp. Looks like that link I used is suspect, oh Crap!! I cannot find any other source that says the KLR is available in India other than that website that I got from a Google search. Time to...
Forum: Asia 04-21-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,230
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Roger that! I will be in New Delhi in August to...

Roger that! I will be in New Delhi in August to make sure this is doable. Hope to look you up!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2015, 03:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,184
Posted By Chat Lunatique
When I took my GS into the dealer for the break...

When I took my GS into the dealer for the break in service, he asked if I wanted the bike washed. ``Sure`` I said. When I went to the bay they were using a powerwash. I freaked out and made them...
Forum: Asia 04-17-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,230
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Hi 1hp! I got the info from an online search....

Hi 1hp! I got the info from an online search. Could you check out this link and let me know if it is correct? It also links to Bajaj dealers who sell this bike.

...
Forum: Asia 04-16-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,230
Posted By Chat Lunatique
neerajc... PM sent

neerajc... PM sent
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,690
Posted By Chat Lunatique
For safety always do this check on the negative...

For safety always do this check on the negative post of the battery. A short to ground is not a pretty thing. Never put any tool on the positive battery terminal with the negative still connected.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Just to add to the inspection info. When...

Just to add to the inspection info.

When GS Addict says flat, what you are looking for is the surface being cupped or coned. Imagine a tea cup saucer. If flat, just scuff it up. A skilled...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 330
Posted By Chat Lunatique
I have the same 2010 GS. The version is K2xGS. I...

I have the same 2010 GS. The version is K2xGS. I bought my Reprom DVD from the dealer. There are gypsy copies out there that are crap.

Please note that the dvd is copyrighted and this site has...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-14-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By Chat Lunatique
My bad, I had the ends mixed up.

My bad, I had the ends mixed up.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Dan, you do know the spoke has a locking set...

Dan, you do know the spoke has a locking set screw in the "nut" on the rim end of the spoke?

Remove setscrew, remove spoke tightening nut and draw broken spoke out towards the hub.
Forum: Asia 04-13-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,230
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Octopus: 1hp has some good choices posted. I...

Octopus:
1hp has some good choices posted. I have been looking a long time and have finally made my choice. I was originally opting for the Royal Enfield Bullet with a carb. The idea was that parts...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 74,026
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Just a thought here from someone who did failure...

Just a thought here from someone who did failure analysis for a living. The disc is mounted solidly to the flange i.e. not floating. As the brakes are applied the disc heats up and expands in...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-06-2015, 02:33 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 74,026
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Ok..first one I've seen, I stand corrected. Now I...

Ok..first one I've seen, I stand corrected. Now I get the BMW's spin doctors tactics. 1000 cracks at disc mounting point and 1 at wheel mount point. Hey, we can now issue the recall and say it's the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2015, 02:22 AM
Replies: 578
Views: 74,026
Posted By Chat Lunatique
OK....am I missing something or is this just more...

OK....am I missing something or is this just more BMW spin bullshit? Why the misinformation from BMW? Are they just trying to blame the rider for an obvious engineering error?

Every cracked...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By Chat Lunatique
My thoughts.... Just do it! From my ride two days...

My thoughts.... Just do it! From my ride two days ago, one degree above freezing. No such thing as poor weather...only poor clothing. Heated jacket, heated grips and Hippo Hands. Could of used a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By Chat Lunatique
An older post from an inmate... ...

An older post from an inmate...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=770662
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,282
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Plastic deformation explanation... ...

Plastic deformation explanation...

Imagine you have a block of putty sitting on a table. Now press your finger into the putty 1/4 inch. See how the putty will rise around where your finger...
Forum: Asia 03-15-2015, 02:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,230
Posted By Chat Lunatique
[QUOTE=1hp;26347887]Umm.. almost there!..but.. ...

[QUOTE=1hp;26347887]Umm.. almost there!..but..
[QUOTE]

PM sent
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,263
Posted By Chat Lunatique
When I was a working man, we had a Q.C....

When I was a working man, we had a Q.C. certification dept. that checked and recalibrated our Snap On clik type torque wrenches. Although certified as very accurate when new, they do drift and need...
Forum: Asia 03-12-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,230
Posted By Chat Lunatique
I see...sort of. I have so much to learn on how...

I see...sort of. I have so much to learn on how to navigate the rules in India. Canada was a British colony as well, but our system is very different.

So the stamp paper is, in essence, a legal...
Forum: Asia 03-12-2015, 03:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,230
Posted By Chat Lunatique
I am not sure exactly what "stamp" paper is. Can...

I am not sure exactly what "stamp" paper is. Can I bring my rental agreement from Canada and have it "transferred" to stamp paper in India? Or is stamp paper a form only available in India and must...
Forum: Asia 03-11-2015, 03:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,230
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Thanks 1hp ;) I know a doctor here in...

Thanks 1hp ;)

I know a doctor here in Canada who is from India. He keeps an apartment in India for when he visits. He has kindly offed to let me use his apt. for my Indian address. So just a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2015, 04:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 972
Posted By Chat Lunatique
Gents: May I make a suggestion? Why not go...

Gents: May I make a suggestion?

Why not go the next step and use this access point to power a relay in a fuse block instead of just a GPS? If you use this wire to power the relay on the fuse block...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 517
Posted By Chat Lunatique
I doubt the new oil you use is the issue. I run...

I doubt the new oil you use is the issue. I run 15-50 in my 2010 and never have any issues with the oil warning. It is possible that there is a level sensor issue.

From the bottom of the oil...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,033
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, 03:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,033
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, 03:25 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,033
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, 02:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,795
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, 02:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,282
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, 02:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,795
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, 03:27 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 13,548
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, 02:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 444
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, 03:37 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,892
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, 03:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,950
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, 02:49 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,892
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, 02:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,789
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, 02:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,950
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, 02:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,950
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...
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