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Forum: Equipment 07-01-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,175
Posted By Terry
+1 The Mother's Back-to-Black will restore the...

+1
The Mother's Back-to-Black will restore the black color well, but lasts a relatively short time. You have to put it on every week or two to keep it black. And it leaves a bit of a greasy finish...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,769
Posted By Terry
I usually end up removing all of the screws that...

I usually end up removing all of the screws that hold the ABS unit in place along with the two nuts on the bottom of the battery holder. No need to mess with the brake lines, just the screws that...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-29-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,769
Posted By Terry
The electrical connector for the gear position...

The electrical connector for the gear position switch is under the tank, left side. It is easy enough to get to and disconnect, but is a pain in the butt to get pulled back under the battery tray...
Forum: The Garage 06-08-2015, 06:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,395
Posted By Terry
My garage isn't heated, and CFLs don't like the...

My garage isn't heated, and CFLs don't like the cold.

Terry
Forum: The Garage 06-03-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,395
Posted By Terry
Yep, I had the exact same experience. Drove me...

Yep, I had the exact same experience. Drove me nuts. I don't use the remote, but my wife does. She said her remote quite working sometimes. So I changed the battery for her. She said it worked...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,172
Posted By Terry
In the HOW is an "ABS Modulator Repair" document....

In the HOW is an "ABS Modulator Repair" document. It shows the innards of the module in an '02 1150GS. It shows that it is possible, without even removing the unit from the bike, to clean the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2015, 06:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 374
Posted By Terry
I've had the same issue with the rear silencer...

I've had the same issue with the rear silencer (muffler) not clamping down tight. I bought a tail pipe expander and used it to flare the cat outlet pipe so the muffler clamp would hold.

Terry
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 21,474
Posted By Terry
I find that in addition to taking off the two...

I find that in addition to taking off the two nuts under the battery, it helps to take out the screws that hold the bracket to the ABS module. It gives a little extra movement.

Terry
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,767
Posted By Terry
Just do what I do. Make a mental note to forget...

Just do what I do. Make a mental note to forget to do it next tire change.

By the way, your tire plug kit is worthless when the valve stem decides to give up. Just saying.

Terry
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,767
Posted By Terry
No brainer. I think maybe we have discovered why...

No brainer. I think maybe we have discovered why my tire went flat.....

Terry
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,767
Posted By Terry
Let's pretend for a moment that I'm smart enough...

Let's pretend for a moment that I'm smart enough to learn from my mistake and I plan to change it again somewhat before 12 years/ 126,915 miles. Is this a common automotive type that I can pick up...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,767
Posted By Terry
Sure. It sounds so easy when you say it. :lol3 ...

Sure. It sounds so easy when you say it. :lol3

Terry
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,767
Posted By Terry
How long does a valve stem last?

In my case, about 12 years or 136,915 miles. Although I do suggest you change yours at least a few days or a couple of miles earlier than that. :1drink
Just one of those things I kept meaning to...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By Terry
Oil pressure switch? If so it will have only one...

Oil pressure switch? If so it will have only one wire attached at the top of it. The other contact is the body (ground). It closes when oil pressure is low, grounding the wire. If the wire is not...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,345
Posted By Terry
Do not use either stand. There have been reports...

Do not use either stand. There have been reports here that doing so can cause severe damage to the case. Especially the center stand.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-26-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,658
Posted By Terry
On the 2002 model, watch out for the mid year...

On the 2002 model, watch out for the mid year part number change. You need to look at the date of manufacture on the label on the frame and order the correct pads. I've screwed it up a couple of...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,222
Posted By Terry
For $120 I'd give it a try putting it back...

For $120 I'd give it a try putting it back together. You can remove it without taking everything apart again, so you don't risk much trying it out. The hardest part is snaking the harness through...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,222
Posted By Terry
Looking at your pictures, it looks like the metal...

Looking at your pictures, it looks like the metal prong on the outer ring of the part on the left should mate with the metal tit on outer ring of the part on the right. Just a guess.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-19-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,222
Posted By Terry
I think you did that wrong. There is a connector...

I think you did that wrong. There is a connector under the tank for that harness that you disconnect to get the tranny out. Fishing it out out through the frame is one of life's little joys (not!),...
Forum: The Garage 05-15-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,120
Posted By Terry
What about a nomogram for each wheel diameter?

What about a nomogram for each wheel diameter?
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 17,589
Posted By Terry
Def asked that in this thread: ...

Def asked that in this thread:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=976608&page=3

I don't think there was an answer, so I'm guessing no.

Terry
Forum: The Garage 05-14-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,120
Posted By Terry
What about one of those Nomograph (Nomogram)...

What about one of those Nomograph (Nomogram) things?

Terry
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 17,589
Posted By Terry
I have always removed the swing arm. I don't...

I have always removed the swing arm. I don't know if you can get to the front end with the swing arm in place, or even if you could pop it off, if the shaft can be removed from the swing arm to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 17,589
Posted By Terry
Could it be that the rubber inside the drive...

Could it be that the rubber inside the drive shaft (to the final drive) is slipping instead of the clutch?

Terry
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,640
Posted By Terry
Not bad for a couple of ten dollar bearings......

Not bad for a couple of ten dollar bearings......
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 29,945
Posted By Terry
I already have one! I just never thought of...

I already have one! I just never thought of using it for that!
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,120
Posted By Terry
This is great! As an Engineer, I really...

This is great! As an Engineer, I really appreciate the approach. I'm tempted to try it just to see it work.
But the problem with me is that after I have succesfully managed to wrestle the old...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By Terry
Could be the heat caused the magnets in the...

Could be the heat caused the magnets in the starter motor to come loose. That will drag a battery down bad.

Terry
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,640
Posted By Terry
Some people get by without the socket with the...

Some people get by without the socket with the cutout. If you search on this forum you will see more than a few opinions. Some will set the adjustment and wait over night for the loctite to set up...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,640
Posted By Terry
No. The hard part is loosening the pivot bolts....

No. The hard part is loosening the pivot bolts. The bearings drive out pretty easy. I use a socket that is just the right size to bear on the outer race. And a long extension on the socket lets me...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-08-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,640
Posted By Terry
If I follow correctly, you are saying the final...

If I follow correctly, you are saying the final drive moves 1/8" or so sided to side where it attaches to the swing arm.
If I got that right, it means the swing arm pivot bearings are very loose. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,171
Posted By Terry
I've had my transmission out several times and...

I've had my transmission out several times and turned it every conceivable orientation while I cleaned it up and even repainted it once. Never had the problem you are experiencing.
The suggestion...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By Terry
Just guessing here, but it sounds like a bad...

Just guessing here, but it sounds like a bad ground. Are there any other symptoms? Do the other warning lights work normally?
I had a flakey ground on my 1150GS (2002) that make the lights act...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,226
Posted By Terry
On the corrosion: I sealed the upper end of the...

On the corrosion:
I sealed the upper end of the rubber sheath that covers the clutch hydraulic line. I used some black RTV to make it so water can't get in that upper end. Follow the line up under...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,171
Posted By Terry
The only other thing I can think of (if the...

The only other thing I can think of (if the clutch push rod is correct and the master and slave cylinders are doing thier thing), is maybe the new input seal on the tranny got pushed in far enough to...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,171
Posted By Terry
I struggled with the clutch push-rod direction...

I struggled with the clutch push-rod direction the first time I did this job. The picture in the manual I was looking at wasn't great and I wasn't sure which way it goes for a while. But the end...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-30-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,171
Posted By Terry
If the clutch doesn't engage (release), then it...

If the clutch doesn't engage (release), then it will be very difficult to shift.
Maybe the clutch push rod is in backwards?

Terry
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,310
Posted By Terry
Get yourself some Guard Dog Moly GD-570 ...

Get yourself some Guard Dog Moly GD-570

http://www.guarddogmoly.com/gd570.shtml

Terry
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By Terry
I don't know squat about what could be causing...

I don't know squat about what could be causing the shifting issue. That's why I was suggesting the input shaft swap into the tranny that shifts well. But I understand your desire to use the new...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-23-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By Terry
Here is the thread from way back when. ...

Here is the thread from way back when.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=207014&page=16&highlight=spline
There doesn't seem to be a published spec, but somewhere below 0.1 mm runout...
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