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Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,366
Posted By Steve W.
You can rewire the HES with this hi temp teflon...

You can rewire the HES with this hi temp teflon wire:

http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/121/833/=wesbq6

McMaster # 8219K56 need about 3ft. ($4.44 / ft.) you will have some left over.

Use...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 404
Posted By Steve W.
When they are stuck loosen the bleeders. Fluid...

When they are stuck loosen the bleeders. Fluid will come out and the wheel will turn. If so the calipers are GOOD. If not the calipers are stuck. BAD.

Do it again, this time loosen the Lines one...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 221
Posted By Steve W.
All is revealed: ...

All is revealed: http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/CamChainTensionerSwap.html

Cheers
Steve
Forum: Airheads 03-07-2015, 04:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 812
Posted By Steve W.
SWAG Bad connection from coil to battery. Such...

SWAG Bad connection from coil to battery. Such as kill switch, ignition switch, side stand (if equipped) bad wiring etc. For a quick test you could run a straight jumper from battery + to the hot...
Forum: Airheads 02-21-2015, 03:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,672
Posted By Steve W.
Similar thing happened to me when I was 49. I...

Similar thing happened to me when I was 49. I remember the X-Ray tech lady telling me I was crazy for acting like a 19 year old. Broke 3 ribs on left side and had a Y crack in my left spatula, and...
Forum: Airheads 02-14-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 485
Posted By Steve W.
Breaking the starter nose is a symptom of the...

Breaking the starter nose is a symptom of the ignition timing being too advanced at starting. This can come from static timing set too high or the advance unit not returning to the "rest position"...
Forum: Airheads 02-13-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,277
Posted By Steve W.
I had a FXDX 2001 at about 5k miles I did a oil...

I had a FXDX 2001 at about 5k miles I did a oil change and parts of the timing chain tensioner came out in the pan. And then I noticed a rattle from the engine. I bought it used and the warranty was...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,641
Posted By Steve W.
The modules will work just fine with your stock...

The modules will work just fine with your stock coils. The switching transistor inside the module just takes the place of the mechanical points and thus the current, really just a fast fancy relay. ...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,641
Posted By Steve W.
All stock parts, except for the module deal. Bike...

All stock parts, except for the module deal. Bike is a 78 R100S. I disconnected the condenser and plugged the wires back together with a double male connector. To go back to points only, plug up the...
Forum: Airheads 02-11-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,641
Posted By Steve W.
I used the simple diagram with the transistor...

I used the simple diagram with the transistor inverter. Mounted the module on a piece of 1/4" aluminum with heat sink paste, and the made up the inverter by soldering the components on a small chip...
Forum: Airheads 02-05-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,646
Posted By Steve W.
http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/oil.htm Read...

http://bmwmotorcycletech.info/oil.htm

Read way down the page to #4. The pin holds the front main bearing from turning in the case. If it turns oil flow will be stopped to the rest of the engine....
Forum: Airheads 02-03-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By Steve W.
Check the valve adjustment before you tear into...

Check the valve adjustment before you tear into it.
Cheers
Steve 01GS 78S
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,205
Posted By Steve W.
To the OP. There is only ONE TDC position for...

To the OP.
There is only ONE TDC position for the crank, and thus the HES cup. The cams turn at 1/2 speed of the crank. Each cam has only ONE TDC compression stroke position with all valves...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 21,693
Posted By Steve W.
"Damnit" Like Damnit, what's wrong now?:rofl ...

"Damnit" Like Damnit, what's wrong now?:rofl

Cheers
Steve 01GS 78S
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By Steve W.
Yea!!!!! Glad you got that puppy going. How...

Yea!!!!! Glad you got that puppy going. How were the splines?
Cheers
Steve
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By Steve W.
Double check that the pressure and return lines...

Double check that the pressure and return lines from the tank to the regulator are not swapped.
Double check that all four throttle cable ends are seated in the cable thingys.
Cheers
Steve
Forum: Airheads 12-13-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,056
Posted By Steve W.
Here's a link to a video of the factory. But,...

Here's a link to a video of the factory. But, it's in French. Some of the pictures already posted looks like they came from this video.

http://www.ina.fr/video/CAA93053907

Sorry if this has...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-01-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,457
Posted By Steve W.
Try "reseating" the connector to the throttle...

Try "reseating" the connector to the throttle position sensor. The TPS "tells" the 'Puter how much the throttle is opened, if it is flakey the result is hesitation.
Googe testing the tps, you can...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-25-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,539
Posted By Steve W.
Approaching the Rockies from the east.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5614/15440497748_d2d8251792_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pwqA3q)DSCN2784 (https://flic.kr/p/pwqA3q) by srw_54 (https://www.flickr.com/people/34909395@N02/), on Flickr
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-25-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 10,937
Views: 3,679,089
Posted By Steve W.
GS and VStrom on Pike's Peak Rd.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3956/15602784726_ecc070a959_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pLLmiL)IMG_0500 (https://flic.kr/p/pLLmiL) by srw_54 (https://www.flickr.com/people/34909395@N02/), on Flickr
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-25-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 1,336
Views: 728,428
Posted By Steve W.
GS and VStrom on Pike's Peak Rd.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3956/15602784726_ecc070a959_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pLLmiL)IMG_0500 (https://flic.kr/p/pLLmiL) by srw_54 (https://www.flickr.com/people/34909395@N02/), on Flickr
Forum: The Garage 10-04-2014, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 452
Posted By Steve W.
Give Troy McAfee a call (Trophymoto (864)...

Give Troy McAfee a call (Trophymoto (864) 380-5081), he will know. You can ping him on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/TrophyMoto

I'm thinking Ed Johnson, but I don't know if he deals with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 453
Posted By Steve W.
Load Shed Relay. Swap it with the horn relay....

Load Shed Relay. Swap it with the horn relay. Lights will come back on. Look in the manual or Google to id which is which on your bike.
Cheers
Steve
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By Steve W.
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<iframe src="https://www.flickr.com/photos/34909395@N02/15176097929/in/photostream/player/" width="640" height="389" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2014, 01:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,332
Posted By Steve W.
Remove and check the three wires from the stator...

Remove and check the three wires from the stator to the diode board. I suspect there is a problem with a connection or a short. If you have melting in the stator windings something is causing high...
Forum: Airheads 09-17-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 715
Posted By Steve W.
Me and son will be there on Sat. really looking...

Me and son will be there on Sat. really looking forward to it.
Cheers
Steve 01 GS 78 S
Forum: Airheads 08-31-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,850
Posted By Steve W.
I adjusted mine on a 78 S by moving the magnet on...

I adjusted mine on a 78 S by moving the magnet on the shaft. As per this site: http://home.jtan.com/~joe/speedo.htm

Now it's about two mph off at all speeds, according to garmin. This adjustment...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-22-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2,026
Views: 534,045
Posted By Steve W.
<a...

<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/34909395@N02/14739419813" title="P4120081 by srw_54, on Flickr"><img src="https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5552/14739419813_5fff13b306_z.jpg" width="640"...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,828
Posted By Steve W.
hose kit from euromotoelectrics

http://www.euromotoelectrics.com/BMW-Hose-for-In-Tank-Submersion-16-13-1-455-350-p/fp-hosekit.htm

Works good in my GS.

Cheers
Steve
Forum: GS Boxers 06-10-2014, 01:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,061
Posted By Steve W.
Check the throttle cables on both sides. One is...

Check the throttle cables on both sides. One is probably sitting on the outside edge of the ferrule. Makes for all kinds of problems.
Cheers
Steve
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,174,869
Posted By Steve W.
Last week I returned from a multi state trip, one...

Last week I returned from a multi state trip, one of the guys at work was asking me about the trip and how far I rode etc. Another guy was listening and asked: "What do you do when you go into a...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,128
Posted By Steve W.
I always thought the hardly guys put 'um on so...

I always thought the hardly guys put 'um on so they could see how to work on the bike at night. Kinda like the under hood trouble light on my chebby fixarado. :rofl

I'd say this is something...
Forum: Airheads 05-23-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,051
Posted By Steve W.
I read somewhere of someone doing a oillyhead...

I read somewhere of someone doing a oillyhead just like that. All you need is to retime one of the cams. As I recall they said it was rough running.
Cheers
Steve
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By Steve W.
Chris Harris video

Go here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkPrIEzaAMs

Chris shows you how. YMMV
Cheers
Steve
Forum: GS Boxers 05-21-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 473
Posted By Steve W.
AFAIK those tires are Bias Ply, normal GS tires...

AFAIK those tires are Bias Ply, normal GS tires are radial. They are marketed for cruiser type sickles (I had some on a hardly one time). Mich supplies Pilot Road line for GS street only tires. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-01-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,043
Posted By Steve W.
SWAG.... Did you remove the gizmo that snaps on...

SWAG.... Did you remove the gizmo that snaps on the back of the tranny for the gear position. As I recall.... the shaft that turns it is the shift drum shaft. Could this be jammed causing the shift...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By Steve W.
He mentions installing Lennie's sprockets. ...

He mentions installing Lennie's sprockets.

Cheers
Steve
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-25-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 292
Posted By Steve W.
2014 Meltdown Hendersonville NC

http://www.meltdownvintage.com/

It's back!
Saturday, April 26th, 2014. Noon.
Ton-Up Highlands and the Southern Appalachian Brewery will again host the finest selection of vintage motorcycles in...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By Steve W.
My swag would be a sprocket has slipped on the...

My swag would be a sprocket has slipped on the cam of the cylinder that's not running. Double check the valve timing on that side.

Cheers
Steve
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,867
Posted By Steve W.
Go here...

Go here http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/OREPADv1.0.pdf

Cheers
Steve 01GS 78S
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