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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,709
Posted By AntonLargiader
Yes, that is exactly what I just experienced with...

Yes, that is exactly what I just experienced with a customer bike. Gently apply the throttle, and the bike stumbles right at the time you are usually letting out the clutch. Instant stall.

I...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains Yesterday, 10:24 AM
Replies: 2,053
Views: 109,850
Posted By AntonLargiader
Someone's having fun today. Holed valve cover on...

Someone's having fun today. Holed valve cover on a GS. Probably a couple of wounded turn signals, too. Wish I were up there with them.
Forum: Airheads 04-21-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 579
Posted By AntonLargiader
Odysseys are AGM.

Odysseys are AGM.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 70,959
Posted By AntonLargiader
Apparently there are something like 8000 flanges...

Apparently there are something like 8000 flanges in US inventory right now. Shouldn't be too hard to get hold of one if you need it.

It's been several years since I saw a cracked one. Someone was...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 436
Views: 98,075
Posted By AntonLargiader
I recently had a WC Adventure come in for tipover...

I recently had a WC Adventure come in for tipover damage. OEM crash bars. The top of the crash bar mounts to a bracket that has a lot of give to it, so direct shock isn't transmitted to the front...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-12-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 661
Posted By AntonLargiader
There is VERY little clearance inside the regular...

There is VERY little clearance inside the regular tank to clear the telelever arm when it compresses. I had an Adventure-style crossover added to my wife's bike and the telelever arm hit it. It's not...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 39,937
Posted By AntonLargiader
Maybe I missed it, but what are your lessons...

Maybe I missed it, but what are your lessons learned about getting the best performance next year with the real motor? Did the tach indicate that you were getting the anticipated amount of wheelspin,...
Forum: Airheads 04-12-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 990
Posted By AntonLargiader
This just looks awkward and wrong: ...

This just looks awkward and wrong:

http://classic-motorbikes.net/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/BMW-R80GS-1.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 70,959
Posted By AntonLargiader
One difference in this wheel bolt design is that...

One difference in this wheel bolt design is that the wheel no longer floats on the bolts. In the 198x~2005 system the wheel centers itself with the stub and the bolts have quite a bit of float within...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 70,959
Posted By AntonLargiader
You coming down here to play in the Blue Ridge?...

You coming down here to play in the Blue Ridge? See you there.



You're right that not using an impact wrench isn't any kind of assurance that the cracking won't happen, but as far as a dealer...
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,120
Posted By AntonLargiader
You can see in the photo the gouges on the bore...

You can see in the photo the gouges on the bore in the cover from a bearing problem there.

You should be able to just grab the end of the pushrod with pliers and yank everything out.
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 10,286
Posted By AntonLargiader
As for those cables, I have a table of cable...

As for those cables, I have a table of cable lengths on my website. You may be able to match some of them to standard BMW parts.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,366
Posted By AntonLargiader
Might have had something to do with your fully...

Might have had something to do with your fully loaded offroad trip? :)


http://i.imgur.com/vGpPA1s.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 70,959
Posted By AntonLargiader
Well, they can't avoid liability but they can try...

Well, they can't avoid liability but they can try to avoid the perception of liability.



The flanges also crack at the wheel bolt holes, especially on the earliest flanges with the threaded...
Forum: Airheads 04-03-2015, 04:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,448
Posted By AntonLargiader
I'd rather they recalled a problem than didn't....

I'd rather they recalled a problem than didn't. I'm not aware of anyone who has died as a result of a broken wheel flange, but I've heard someone did as a result of a broken early input shaft gear on...
Forum: Airheads 04-01-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By AntonLargiader
Wow! Where are you now? Stateside?

Wow! Where are you now? Stateside?
Forum: Airheads 03-26-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,152
Posted By AntonLargiader
I have measured both and found them to be...

I have measured both and found them to be different, but until I measure several of them I can't say that it is by design.
Forum: Airheads 03-26-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,048
Posted By AntonLargiader
There were quite a few versions of the...

There were quite a few versions of the intermediate shaft. Three versions of the sliding gear (that I know of) plus the change to the helical gear. With the correct fork and helical gear, they are...
Forum: Airheads 03-22-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,103
Posted By AntonLargiader
Taller seat is the route I'm going to take with...

Taller seat is the route I'm going to take with my GS, when I get around to it. I think that's the only practical way to solve some of its fundamental ergonomic problems.
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,037
Posted By AntonLargiader
I'll just clarify my own comment to avoid...

I'll just clarify my own comment to avoid cluttering the thread.

4 hours at the C10 RATE (an Amp value that is 1/10 of the C10 AH capacity number) is what I meant. No one is advocating putting...
Forum: Airheads 03-21-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By AntonLargiader
Throwing a 2.3 in there would be a guess at best....

Throwing a 2.3 in there would be a guess at best. Keeping in mind that this FD had a somewhat unusual failure, setting it back up the way you think it was may not be the best bet. Just do it by the...
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,037
Posted By AntonLargiader
You can find videos showing it. This guy is a...

You can find videos showing it. This guy is a bit hyperactive but you can see the process pretty well: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xpg10yp4duo

It's stronger acid, and the volume (per cell) and...
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,037
Posted By AntonLargiader
Minor nit: activation charge, not forming charge....

Minor nit: activation charge, not forming charge. But it was expected to be a pretty substantial charge (4 hours at C10 I think was considered ideal, although I doubt it happened often). In reality,...
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By AntonLargiader
That shim was in the right place but WOW did it...

That shim was in the right place but WOW did it self-destruct. Pretty hard to do a real autopsy now, as you have no idea what the original thickness of it was.
Forum: Airheads 03-19-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,037
Posted By AntonLargiader
Yuasa has been doing that 20~25 years now... not...

Yuasa has been doing that 20~25 years now... not all THAT new.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 03:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 16,377
Posted By AntonLargiader
But if you use too much heat you will damage the...

But if you use too much heat you will damage the hose...
Forum: Airheads 03-18-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,037
Posted By AntonLargiader
The PC545 is more like 3x5x7. Can you make that...

The PC545 is more like 3x5x7. Can you make that work?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 70,959
Posted By AntonLargiader
We'll find out, but I suspect he will get a new...

We'll find out, but I suspect he will get a new flange because he doesn't have the updated one, and you will get reimbursement because you're already out of pocket for the repair that this action...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,065
Posted By AntonLargiader
OP: if you can't feel anything from the magnet, I...

OP: if you can't feel anything from the magnet, I wouldn't worry since you don't know how long it took to get that way. Give it 6000 miles and check again. If the bike has high 5-digit miles on it,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 533
Posted By AntonLargiader
As the clutch wears, the diaphragm spring...

As the clutch wears, the diaphragm spring operates in a different part of its stroke and the character of its movement changes. Diaphragm springs are kind of funny that way. Basically, the stack...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,654
Posted By AntonLargiader
You didn't kill it with the washing; you only...

You didn't kill it with the washing; you only exposed the fact that it was bad. Better now than getting stranded in a rainstorm 500 miles from home.

It could be something else, but the HES is the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 70,959
Posted By AntonLargiader
Until there is some US-based notice; you're not...

Until there is some US-based notice; you're not going to know. Past notices have had that information in them; the fuel strips come to mind.
Forum: Airheads 03-16-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 529
Posted By AntonLargiader
Are both sides behaving the same way? Could be a...

Are both sides behaving the same way? Could be a cam problem.

Can you determine how the gap increases? IOW, are you sure that the rocker is moving away from the valve, or could the valve height be...
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 869
Posted By AntonLargiader
That is hilarious! BTW that torch is awfully...

That is hilarious!

BTW that torch is awfully similar to my MAP-Pro self-igniter. Way easier than Oxy.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 887
Posted By AntonLargiader
The two pivot pins pull themselves together by...

The two pivot pins pull themselves together by means of the M8 threaded rod between them, so there is quite a bit of clamping force represented by the centerstand pivot. You might want to reinstall...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 887
Posted By AntonLargiader
All I'm saying is that they can be loose (as...

All I'm saying is that they can be loose (as reported by others) and the first step should be just getting them back to the right torque.

I don't think the loose ones were necessarily...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 887
Posted By AntonLargiader
I would start by just retorquing every bolt in...

I would start by just retorquing every bolt in that diagram, starting with the largest.
Forum: Airheads 03-15-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,368
Posted By AntonLargiader
Any update?

Any update?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,105
Posted By AntonLargiader
There are two approaches. 1) Replace the...

There are two approaches.

1) Replace the fragile plastic male fitting with the updated stainless fitting as sold by BMW. This is the approach I use; the fittings are smooth, reliable, and fairly...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,105
Posted By AntonLargiader
If you want the stainless steel male ones I...

If you want the stainless steel male ones I mentioned, with new crimps, I have them in stock. It's pretty snowy around here today but I know they would get in tomorrow's mail.
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