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Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 707
Posted By BMWRich
Many times,cold hard starts can be caused by "...

Many times,cold hard starts can be caused by " tight valves", where as after reaching operating temperature,restarts are normal.
Maybe do a quick compression check.
Lo pressure might indicate...
Forum: Airheads 04-19-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By BMWRich
Two nuts locked together on the stud,first one...

Two nuts locked together on the stud,first one acts like a jam nut.
This will allow the stud to be torqued before assembling the valve train.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-18-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 847
Posted By BMWRich
This coming Monday will be 3 weeks,.....waiting...

This coming Monday will be 3 weeks,.....waiting on Hyper Pro.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-16-2015, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By BMWRich
Currently @ or about 75K and the trans couldn't...

Currently @ or about 75K and the trans couldn't be any more smooth or responsive.:clap

Most likely in your situation.....case of "Lazy Toe". :eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 04-09-2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 934
Posted By BMWRich
It's pretty much a "personal thing" but...

It's pretty much a "personal thing" but installing aftermarket shocks setup for yourself will be a "night n day difference".
When the factory ones wear out,...can also be a personal thing.

What...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By BMWRich
Possible start relay corroded/bad connection?

Possible start relay corroded/bad connection?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By BMWRich
Flush the fuel lines with the injectors...

Flush the fuel lines with the injectors removed.(remove all old gas)
Witnessed the Dealer having the "clogged injector" syndrome when taking a (new) bike out of storage for a customer to test ride....
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By BMWRich
Offering some help.......but,if you have a buddy...

Offering some help.......but,if you have a buddy with the same bike,borrow his coil/coils for testing. Members claim difficulty trying to test the "stick coil",having unsatisfactory results using OHM...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By BMWRich
You sound knowledgeable about suspensions,do the...

You sound knowledgeable about suspensions,do the same for the compression as for rebound.
No Biggie....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 774
Posted By BMWRich
Definitely heat with a heat gun. Torch/flame will...

Definitely heat with a heat gun. Torch/flame will scorch the paint.
Factory applied Red Loctite on that bolt.
You just might save the threads (aluminum) by heating them up prior to removal.
Good...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By BMWRich
I'd put my money on a bad "primary" stick coil. ...

I'd put my money on a bad "primary" stick coil.
E-Z to check an eliminate.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 405
Posted By BMWRich
Rear Wheel Flange Recall (seen on TV)

BMW recall "Finally" made the TV news (as seen here this morning) in Pueblo Colorado.
News reports "BMW" claims an accident in Spain last year was caused from the flange failure.

This is just a...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,003
Posted By BMWRich
I've got the vice style on my HF table lift....

I've got the vice style on my HF table lift. Never really used the vice "clamping action".....
When I put a bike on the lift,I always put them on their center stand.
Then secure the bike with some...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,793
Posted By BMWRich
They sold for what???? 16.5 back in '06????

They sold for what????
16.5 back in '06????
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By BMWRich
WOW awful nice of you! I personally don't need...

WOW awful nice of you!
I personally don't need one,but as a reminder,performing some light maintenance sure would help and prevent failure in the future.
Clean n lube should be all that is needed!...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By BMWRich
Right.....originally upon inspection,their was no...

Right.....originally upon inspection,their was no sign of leakage/wetness.
He's a "big boy" so really needs the help of a larger capacity spring.
Further investigating lead us to contact Klaus who...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By BMWRich
Thanks Jim...yeah,he's a good 250+,and the...

Thanks Jim...yeah,he's a good 250+,and the current shocks he has now,have less than 20K miles on them. They too were used,take offs from a Dealer a few years ago.
Bike was purchased used (high...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By BMWRich
Re'spring a shock?

Was trying to help a friend find a pair of take off shocks for his bike. Had some fairly good offers but now he wants to go another route. Somehow he came across some "extra cash" (not much) and now...
Forum: Americas 03-03-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 9,521
Posted By BMWRich
If it's of any help...my last Alaska trip in '07...

If it's of any help...my last Alaska trip in '07 was from Chicago to Alaska,including Prudhoe Bay and Dawson City......9400 miles in 16 days. 3000 road miles one way from Chicago to Tok AK. So it...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-20-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 327
Posted By BMWRich
Northwest Indiana is my BackYard. I'm on the...

Northwest Indiana is my BackYard.
I'm on the Illinois Side by about 10 minutes west of the Illinois/Indiana border,I80 and I57 interchange.
Countryside BMW is 30-35 minutes north of me.
They have...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 16,129
Posted By BMWRich
Got a 2007 with 74K miles and still original...

Got a 2007 with 74K miles and still original float.....:wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,410
Posted By BMWRich
When I'm working on any aluminium thread locked...

When I'm working on any aluminium thread locked part,(especially those final drive fine threaded pins),I've always use heat to loosen the thread locker. Whether red or blue,the soft aluminum can and...
Forum: The Garage 01-18-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,678
Posted By BMWRich
Work involved diesel,grease dirt. Heavy equipment...

Work involved diesel,grease dirt. Heavy equipment construction,excavation,pipeline and maintenance.
Tried to always find the "double knee'd" but not always available in some brands. Always bought...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,075
Posted By BMWRich
Like you my garage is "air ready" and corded...

Like you my garage is "air ready" and corded tools await until needed.
I also have a "corded impact" 1/2" drive DeWalt,and use it occasionally for lug nut removal when away from my compressor.
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,766
Posted By BMWRich
Amen to Proto! Can be hard to find tho.... I...

Amen to Proto! Can be hard to find tho....
I remember the rumor years ago they made tools for some of the "Big Names".
Never did follow up on that rumor,but they do or did make quality.........
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,075
Posted By BMWRich
Thanks again to all. Yesterday I went with my...

Thanks again to all.
Yesterday I went with my gift card and 15% off "Menards sale bag" (which HomeDepot honored) and purchased the DeWalt Combo Kit w/plastic case.
Kit#DCKTS240C2.
Kit includes the...
Forum: The Garage 01-04-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,075
Posted By BMWRich
Thanks All for your comments and suggestions. All...

Thanks All for your comments and suggestions. All good and informative.
I'm more of a "wrench an socket" kinda guy but do occasionally need the cordless drill/driver. AAAND.....I'm a "Tool...
Forum: The Garage 01-03-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,075
Posted By BMWRich
Cordless Drill/Drivers...New vs: Old

My 20 year old in pretty good shape 12v DeWalt drill/driver is in need of a new "chuck" and possibly could use a new battery,even tho she still charges and works fine.
Thing is,am I making a mistake...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By BMWRich
After replacing the bulb,you need to start the...

After replacing the bulb,you need to start the bike and clear the fault.
Forum: The Garage 12-26-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,839
Posted By BMWRich
The "Pink Shit".... But be aware....will freeze...

The "Pink Shit".... But be aware....will freeze at low temps even tho they claim it's good to a certain degree. Does get slushy at 32.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-25-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 836
Posted By BMWRich
Can't say whether or not this is common but,two...

Can't say whether or not this is common but,two people here in Chicago both had the "rear shock lower broken bolt" problem.
First one was a guy in the Chi Region Club with a 2005 RT and second was...
Forum: The Garage 12-20-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 105,348
Posted By BMWRich
That's more common than you think. Only,we did it...

That's more common than you think. Only,we did it with a bench vice. More than once!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 385
Posted By BMWRich
So my "Annie III's" quieted down.....

Here we are about 3K into owning these tires and yesterday noticed the funny sound they made from new has disappeared.
Temps were at 30 to mid 40's here lately, and thought that maybe now with the...
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,195
Posted By BMWRich
For my gloves....they are connected independently...

For my gloves....they are connected independently through a "Dual Controller",but 1 power feed from battery.
The gloves (for me at least)required a different setting than the jacket.
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,195
Posted By BMWRich
I have two older styles. One similar only with...

I have two older styles. One similar only with the "round" connections,and one with SAE connections.
Both "longer cables" or the one closest to the zipper are for the connection to "Power".
The...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,703
Posted By BMWRich
Gone as of this past spring....but still have the...

Gone as of this past spring....but still have the tube strobe timing lite and many ignition tools,Chilton manuels, and couple a rolls of cork gasket paper from '76.....
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 118,656
Posted By BMWRich
'07 ADV....just turned 73.6K today. Still...

'07 ADV....just turned 73.6K today.
Still original clutch,drive shaft,rear end and of course motor...!
:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 726
Posted By BMWRich
Had an 05 and now an 07 and there was an...

Had an 05 and now an 07 and there was an "external change" of the center stand shape an reposition.
"Half moon stand early models to the H style stand on the later models".
Forum: GS Boxers 12-13-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,816
Posted By BMWRich
Yes,very nice. But for me the wheels are a little...

Yes,very nice. But for me the wheels are a little too over the top.
I'd either left them grey or possibly white.
But yes,definitely better. I'd buy a new BMW bike if they offered that color scheme.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,758
Posted By BMWRich
A "BAD" joke..........

A "BAD" joke..........
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