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Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2015, 06:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 370
Posted By SourKraut
For the above reason I replaced everything with...

For the above reason I replaced everything with new parts when I did mine. The question is, do you want to go at least another 50K before you have to go back in there or not?
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 94,939
Posted By SourKraut
You presume a lot. I'll leave you to wallow in...

You presume a lot. I'll leave you to wallow in your glorious ignorance which you managed to demonstrate in so few posts.
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 94,939
Posted By SourKraut
I am accustomed to my GS and GSA. Compared to...

I am accustomed to my GS and GSA. Compared to those it is tiny and the ergos suck for me at 5'11" with a 33" inseam. Passable for a quick commute but not for a day of riding. I've even had older...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 455
Posted By SourKraut
I've had great luck contacting vendors when I...

I've had great luck contacting vendors when I lose parts like this. I've had them send me small spares free of charge a number of times which has generated return sales by me. Worth a try.
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 94,939
Posted By SourKraut
Sat on the '15 R1200R yesterday which confirmed...

Sat on the '15 R1200R yesterday which confirmed it is way too small for my taste/comfort in the seat to peg distance. Great for shorter folks though (33" inseam here).
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,387
Posted By SourKraut
I personally would never, ever, ever continue...

I personally would never, ever, ever continue running any of my vehicles with a red engine temperature warning alert. Not even 100 yards or however long it took to get it stopped.

That said, I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,431
Posted By SourKraut
Buffeting. Tobinators or a barn door...

Buffeting.

Tobinators or a barn door fairing - take your pick.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,020
Posted By SourKraut
I haven't the slightest bit of guilt when I go...

I haven't the slightest bit of guilt when I go ride my motorcycles for no other reason than to have fun. One of them has a cat, the other doesn't and I sleep just fine thank you very much....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,278
Posted By SourKraut
I wouldn't worry about it in the least but some...

I wouldn't worry about it in the least but some folks wouldn't be able to sleep with 10-40 in there. It will be fine.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 13,917
Posted By SourKraut
Yes, cap both.

Yes, cap both.
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,650
Posted By SourKraut
My chest freezer has a Johnson Controls temp...

My chest freezer has a Johnson Controls temp controller in it and has never had that issue. Just be sure the thermocouple is in the air, not touching the side of the freezer or any contents.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,068
Posted By SourKraut
Exactly what I said above, you wait until they...

Exactly what I said above, you wait until they get just to, or just outside the spec and when you install a new one it puts you back near the middle of the tolerance.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,068
Posted By SourKraut
Exactly what Jim said. My first one was barely...

Exactly what Jim said. My first one was barely out of spec at 18K and you just buy the next size sphere since they step up/down in size basically half the tolerance.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 440
Posted By SourKraut
My '12 GSA gives low oil warnings well before the...

My '12 GSA gives low oil warnings well before the oil is out of the sight glass. Especially if you stop on an incline and idle for a minute. I just give it a couple hudred cc's of oil when the oil...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2015, 04:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,279
Posted By SourKraut
Yes, but in "suspension speak" ride height...

Yes, but in "suspension speak" ride height adjustment is different than jacking the bike up by maxing out the preload. If it had ride height adjustment it woud mean that we could leave it set at an...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,279
Posted By SourKraut
Otherwise known as "Enduro ESA" on the GS/A as I...

Otherwise known as "Enduro ESA" on the GS/A as I understand it?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,279
Posted By SourKraut
I just read that there is an elastomer in the...

I just read that there is an elastomer in the rear shock that gets wound up locking out the first couple of coils, effectively changing the spring rate. Who knows but I'm quite unimpressed with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,279
Posted By SourKraut
In looking into it I see that my '12 GSA does...

In looking into it I see that my '12 GSA does also adjust spring rate along with preload and damping. I see nothing about ride height though - I assumed that it was simply the increased preload that...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,279
Posted By SourKraut
ESA through 2012/13 on oil cooled bikes has no...

ESA through 2012/13 on oil cooled bikes has no adjustments for ride height or spring rate. It only adjusts damping and preload.

I have not done it on my 2012 but a number on this forum have...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By SourKraut
I simply have a spare regular brake bleed valve...

I simply have a spare regular brake bleed valve that I thread in after removing the grub screw. Then I use a mityvac to pull fluid through.

Cheap and easy.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-11-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 393
Views: 109,685
Posted By SourKraut
Yeah, I plan to try a pair out on my GSA this...

Yeah, I plan to try a pair out on my GSA this summer after I finish off the tourances on there now. Then I too can weigh in with my personal opinion of these tires and how they respond to my riding...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,739
Posted By SourKraut
Got it - you can cure that by a simple press of...

Got it - you can cure that by a simple press of the reset button and it re-learns the new diameters, post hoonage. :lol3
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,739
Posted By SourKraut
It has only alerted once and I had a slow leak. ...

It has only alerted once and I had a slow leak. I've been spinning them quite a bit with all the snow - it must ignore all those events when the traction control kicks in...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-10-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,578
Posted By SourKraut
In as usual - thanks for doing this again Grace!

In as usual - thanks for doing this again Grace!
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,739
Posted By SourKraut
Makes me happy to have the system on my GTI. It...

Makes me happy to have the system on my GTI. It uses the abs sensors to detect diffences in rolling diameter from underinflation. I switch back and forth between winter/summer wheels and just hit...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 10,580
Posted By SourKraut
That completely sucks. I've seen a number of...

That completely sucks. I've seen a number of previous generation GS/GSAs (mine included) go down on both sides with no damage beyond a scratched engine guard, are the new ones a little more tender?
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 619
Views: 94,939
Posted By SourKraut
The local dealer has a R1200R for the stunning...

The local dealer has a R1200R for the stunning price of $17,800 with no accessories (bags/screen/protection). That is what I paid for my '12 GSA - thus ends my interest in the new R. I think I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
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, 02:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,639
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, 08:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,639
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, 06:34 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,638
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, 05:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,237
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, 10:10 AM
Replies: 919
Views: 67,691
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, 10:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,792
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, 02:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,541
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, 04:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,450
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, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 962
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, 11:22 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,754
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, 08:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,754
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, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 884
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...
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