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Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By SourKraut
ABS always engages unless it is broken. The two...

ABS always engages unless it is broken. The two flashing lights (together) are normal and should go away after you roll away from a standstill. If they flash alternately then you have a fault. You...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 967
Posted By SourKraut
In other words, the loose spokes are no mystery!

In other words, the loose spokes are no mystery!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 967
Posted By SourKraut
Personally, on a brand new bike I'd consider that...

Personally, on a brand new bike I'd consider that a warranty issue and let them tension them properly at the dealership. Did you punch a huge rock off-road or are the loose spokes a mystery?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,600
Posted By SourKraut
Dynamic ESA is only available after the switch to...

Dynamic ESA is only available after the switch to water cooled boxers. I'm sure someone has put more than 36K miles on one but there probably aren't too many that have, yet.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,808
Posted By SourKraut
+1 Do it only when you are in there for a...

+1

Do it only when you are in there for a clutch replacement or some other reason. I suppose if you are an accomplished mechanic who is bored, has a heated shop and have the time/money to start...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-20-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 47,805
Posted By SourKraut
We should make it out of plastic. (ha, I'm...

We should make it out of plastic.

(ha, I'm so funny)
Forum: GS Boxers 11-12-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,666
Posted By SourKraut
I run my clearwater leds with the dimmer...

I run my clearwater leds with the dimmer intentionally set in the "annoy" position. :lol3

(I do dim them on those rare occasions I ride at night)
Forum: GS Boxers 10-31-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,116
Posted By SourKraut
I'd look in the owners manual. If I had...

I'd look in the owners manual.

If I had to guess, not owning a water cooled GS mind you, that the other screw adjusts the elevation of the high beam.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,987
Posted By SourKraut
Likewise. I use the centerstand almost...

Likewise. I use the centerstand almost exclusively on my Y2K 1150GS, '12 1200GSA and my former '89 R100GS. Never had an issue but I've never been a "ride-off" kind of guy having long legs. A bunch...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 715
Posted By SourKraut
So that's what it looks like behind there. :lol3 ...

So that's what it looks like behind there. :lol3

It is quite busy with gears/chain.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,188
Posted By SourKraut
I didn't put gear oil in the crankcase but thank...

I didn't put gear oil in the crankcase but thank you. Now I have to go and tear down two transmissions and final drives to see how ruined they are. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,188
Posted By SourKraut
I simply use Bel Ray 80-90 GL5 gear oil in the...

I simply use Bel Ray 80-90 GL5 gear oil in the trans/fd of both my 1150gs and 1200gsa since they carry it at cycle gear near my office. Now somebody tell me how badly I've screwed up.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By SourKraut
Gotcha - I have a friend with a body shop and had...

Gotcha - I have a friend with a body shop and had my tank repaired/painted after a nasty deep scratch/dent from crashing at the track. The retail cost of getting it done would have discouraged me...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 766
Posted By SourKraut
Not to be difficult but how did your toe come to...

Not to be difficult but how did your toe come to be anywhere near the tank?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-09-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 47,805
Posted By SourKraut
I haven't kept up with this. Is anyone out there...

I haven't kept up with this. Is anyone out there piling up a bunch of on-road/off-road miles on these yet?
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By SourKraut
I'm pretty sure these are LG rolie bags. I can't...

I'm pretty sure these are LG rolie bags. I can't find my receipt at the moment.:lol3 These have been through the heaviest rain and never leaked a drop - the built in straps work great keeping them...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-07-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By SourKraut
Yep, Wolfman Rollies - different bike but same...

Yep, Wolfman Rollies - different bike but same panniers.

http://ladkrk.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BRP/i-ZV9FZD6/0/L/DSC00129-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,122
Posted By SourKraut
Same as my '12 Camhead. It needed its first shim...

Same as my '12 Camhead. It needed its first shim at 18k for a loose upper intake. I'll continue checking them at 6k intervals since it is so easy and I have a bunch of valves near the upper end of...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-19-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,429
Views: 492,320
Posted By SourKraut
That Y2K 1150GS is a keeper. I'll probably sell...

That Y2K 1150GS is a keeper. I'll probably sell the GSA but that camhead is awesome fun.

http://ladkrk.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motorcycle-2014/i-VDHrNV4/0/L/DSC_4810-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,937
Posted By SourKraut
Totally avoidable using proper technique and the...

Totally avoidable using proper technique and the cold oil doesn't hold as much of the sludge/particulate in suspension. In reality, it probably makes zero measurable difference in longevity whether...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,937
Posted By SourKraut
I know. Drain it hot, get most of the oil,...

I know. Drain it hot, get most of the oil, change filter, dump in 4 quarts/liters and forget about it. These obsessive/compulsive types must all have ulcers and difficulty sleeping! :lol3
Forum: GS Boxers 09-16-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,937
Posted By SourKraut
After doing an oil change is the one time you...

After doing an oil change is the one time you absolutely don't need the sight glass. You know EXACTLY how much oil is in there for crying out loud! Change filter, put in four quarts or liters,...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 624
Posted By SourKraut
2001 won't use a slot since the VIN is not in the...

2001 won't use a slot since the VIN is not in the on-board computer on those. You can run diagnostics on an unlimited number of bikes with the enthusiast GS911, it just logs the VIN if you reset the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By SourKraut
No odd noises - valves are adjusted and throttle...

No odd noises - valves are adjusted and throttle bodies synch with no problem. I can't help but wonder how many higher mileage 1150's out there are on the original hall effect sensor?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 425
Posted By SourKraut
Y2K 1150GS, off idle stumble when cold?

My 2000 1150GS has started exhibiting an engine miss pulling away from a stop while it is warming up (first five minutes or so). After that it seems to go away and the fueling seems perfect so that...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By SourKraut
I currently own both an 1150GS and a 1200GSA. ...

I currently own both an 1150GS and a 1200GSA. Both are great motorcycles and my favorite is whichever I am riding at the moment. I got the itch for a new one and bought the camhead 1200GSA to keep...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 649
Posted By SourKraut
My '12 GSA goes through the self check every time...

My '12 GSA goes through the self check every time I start with the yellow warning triangle. As far as I know that has zero to do with oil level and the oil indicator in the RID only works once the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 47,805
Posted By SourKraut
In this photo I seem to recall the fixed pins...

In this photo I seem to recall the fixed pins from my 2000 1150GS (on the right) were Al. I thought they were titanium but was corrected.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,713
Posted By SourKraut
It is really stupid but they didn't put a bleeder...

It is really stupid but they didn't put a bleeder on the right side if I recall correctly. I just bought a bleeder valve and installed it on the right after removing the grub screw/whatever they had...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,981
Posted By SourKraut
I actually just had to do my first low beam on my...

I actually just had to do my first low beam on my '12 ADV at 19K miles. I have clearwater aux lights on mine so I just replaced it with a $10 sylvania H7 bulb. A riding buddy confirmed that he...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 740
Views: 47,805
Posted By SourKraut
No that's an old 8'x8' shed at my cabin in VT. ...

No that's an old 8'x8' shed at my cabin in VT. Heated garage is a hundred miles from that photo.

Here's a couple photos of the last time I had it apart 20K miles ago. That was when I installed...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 740
Views: 47,805
Posted By SourKraut
Thanks for asking - the Nova Scotia trip was...

Thanks for asking - the Nova Scotia trip was great with excellent weather. I rode the 1200 GSA for that trip and have been beating the 1150 all around VT on dirt roads after snugging up the RCR...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-07-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,705
Posted By SourKraut
Now I know who all those crazy dirt bikers were...

Now I know who all those crazy dirt bikers were going by my place in Williamsville. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,957
Posted By SourKraut
On the GSW/GSAW can you adjust preload while...

On the GSW/GSAW can you adjust preload while underway or just damping like the earlier ESA? I guess I'm a little too ADD to stop every time I want to switch modes which I might want to do when...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,957
Posted By SourKraut
I extremely rarely fiddle with the ESA on my '12...

I extremely rarely fiddle with the ESA on my '12 ADV. Basically just up the preload to max when the wife rides with me. Of the three preload settings the solo rider setting is way too little...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,659
Posted By SourKraut
Here's a standard Tourance rear with <6,500 miles...

Here's a standard Tourance rear with <6,500 miles off my adventure. I don't think I've ever seen five figure mileage from any rear tire but I've pushed a front to around 11K at which point it was...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,104
Posted By SourKraut
Each time around the opposing cylinder is TDC so...

Each time around the opposing cylinder is TDC so I should have said "either" because only one is TDC when the mark is centered in the window.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,104
Posted By SourKraut
Both.

Both.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 1,429
Views: 492,320
Posted By SourKraut
After 15 years with this bike I finally got...

After 15 years with this bike I finally got around to installing some TKCs.

http://ladkrk.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motorcycle-2014/i-43KJzwj/0/L/DSC_4780-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-25-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 116,695
Posted By SourKraut
My 15 year old antique sitting in the driveway...

My 15 year old antique sitting in the driveway just now. :D

http://ladkrk.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motorcycle-2014/i-3z3TXV6/0/L/DSC_4778-L.jpg
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