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Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 588
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
With mine the internal spring that holds it open...

With mine the internal spring that holds it open broke, also replaced under warranty.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-20-2015, 06:20 PM
Replies: 21,863
Views: 1,188,251
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
I saw someone on an adventure bike of some kind...

I saw someone on an adventure bike of some kind that appears to live near Bethel Church in Hampton - anybody here?
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,271
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
I was just going to post that!

I was just going to post that!
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 111,980
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Just to confirm, are we talking as compared to...

Just to confirm, are we talking as compared to the Tourance or the Tourance Next (I wouldn't ask, except the Next was factory fitment on the GSW).
Forum: GS Boxers 04-07-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 70,757
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
The idea isn't that it cracks while you tighten...

The idea isn't that it cracks while you tighten it. It's that once overtight it will then not respond properly to temperature changes, loading and unloading, vibrations, etc.
Forum: Vendors 04-07-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 24,038
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Can it be fitted as a retrofit item to the older...

Can it be fitted as a retrofit item to the older gear (if specifics matter, Sand 2 and Tornado), or have the pad-pocket sizes changed?
Forum: Vendors 04-07-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 24,038
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
One detail I forgot to ask: should I put any...

One detail I forgot to ask: should I put any Nikwax on the liner after washing, or just on the shell?
Forum: Vendors 04-06-2015, 02:40 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 24,038
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Can I hand wash the hydratex liner of my Sand 2...

Can I hand wash the hydratex liner of my Sand 2 suit the same way I do the shell (in a tub with some liquid Tide)?
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 10:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Depends on the wrench. You don't have to do that...

Depends on the wrench. You don't have to do that with a Norbar.
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,124
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
If you aren't willing to spend a couple hundred...

If you aren't willing to spend a couple hundred on a torque wrench, just get a beam type.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,334
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Oh...well...then.... :doh

Oh...well...then....
:doh
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,334
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
How in the world did that get through the air...

How in the world did that get through the air filter? Or was it outside the butterfly?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
This link is probably more relevant than the one...

This link is probably more relevant than the one I supplied at first
http://forum.hexcode.co.za/forum/index.php?topic=89.0
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,666
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
I've only burned out one...

I've only burned out one http://store.candlepower.com/osraulhiouh7.html in 30k miles.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-30-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
https://youtu.be/NBX2qWHfHHc

https://youtu.be/NBX2qWHfHHc
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,334
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Does it not fire on the right side or do you not...

Does it not fire on the right side or do you not have combustion on the right side?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 70,757
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
That said, it is very plausible that they are...

That said, it is very plausible that they are technically correct, and there is really no reason to ever overtorque a bolt.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-27-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 21,863
Views: 1,188,251
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
This guy is EVERYWHERE and all my friends think...

This guy is EVERYWHERE and all my friends think it's me just because we both have GS's
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
I have to say, mine has taking more than a few...

I have to say, mine has taking more than a few dirt naps with no issue.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-24-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,696
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
I wonder how they did that. I did the BMW 2 day...

I wonder how they did that. I did the BMW 2 day off road school and rode that clutch constantly without any issue.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,334
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
The cables do snap in, not with a click but from...

The cables do snap in, not with a click but from tension, so they either get caught on the shoulder of what they should be inside of or they go inside completely, no in between.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,334
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Do you have a GS911 device? I once had something...

Do you have a GS911 device? I once had something similar pop up suddenly and fixed it by running the reset adaptations tool on my GS911. That said, mine started at the next start, not mid-ride, so a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 111,980
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
No, I currently run the Metzeler Tourance.

No, I currently run the Metzeler Tourance.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 111,980
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
There have been a few reports of instability at...

There have been a few reports of instability at high speeds. Anybody have experience with these tires above 110mph (180kph) who doesn't think they are unstable at high speed?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 04:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Running lean will also kill a cat, same with...

Running lean will also kill a cat, same with burning too much oil. Not sure about fuel additives, probably there are some that could. I don't really see a reason to run them, so I guess it's easy to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 572
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Unless you have a fault with the bike that...

Unless you have a fault with the bike that results in an incorrect fuel mixture, which will kill the cat.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-17-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
The factory GSA seat is higher than the GS seat,...

The factory GSA seat is higher than the GS seat, but the padding is so much softer than unless you are extremely light you end up at more or less the same height. I ended up with a Touratech high...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,769
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
I don't know why the whole internet disagrees...

I don't know why the whole internet disagrees with me, but I did mine following what the factory service CD seems to be saying to do (make it so when you crack the throttle the two tubes move in...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 07:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,747
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
I saw it when it was at Morton's. Well done work,...

I saw it when it was at Morton's. Well done work, but I still think he should have left the wheels alone. That said, if he can afford to do stuff like that, he wouldn't give a darn what I think :D
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,769
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
No need for the GS911 to synch the 1150, and yes,...

No need for the GS911 to synch the 1150, and yes, do it at operating temp only after you've done all the rest of the service.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 70,757
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
On the car oil they had the new spec worldwide...

On the car oil they had the new spec worldwide briefly, then pulled it from the US and sent a notice out that people should return to the old spec for the US market because of our fuel. :dunno:
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 70,757
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Granted I haven't been throughout all of Europe...

Granted I haven't been throughout all of Europe since ethanol, but the places I have been in Europe let you choose non-ethanol, and everybody seemed to choose it. Our gas has a lot of other...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,769
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Doing a full service may make you change your...

Doing a full service may make you change your mind. I went through my friend's R1150GS (fuel filter, air filter, belt, spark plugs, oil, gear oil, final drive oil, brake fluid, lubricating various...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,419
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
That sounds about right. It only holds 180mL in...

That sounds about right. It only holds 180mL in the final drive.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 05:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,082
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
It depends on what you're trying to do. If you...

It depends on what you're trying to do. If you are very careful, have good measuring equipment, and will perform your checks frequently, you are better off keeping it at the tight end. On the one...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Well, it partly depends on weight too. I put some...

Well, it partly depends on weight too. I put some weight on in the last few months and probably wouldn't last as long on the factory seat anymore (on my way back down...slowly but surely), but when I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Eh, I did around 9k miles in 3 weeks (which...

Eh, I did around 9k miles in 3 weeks (which itself isn't that much, but there were a few places where I stopped for several days - pretty much every riding day was at least 600 miles, most riding...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 494
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Seat concepts high seat ...

Seat concepts high seat
http://davidson.smugmug.com/photos/i-57L9mbx/0/L/i-57L9mbx-L.jpg

Touratech high seat
http://davidson.smugmug.com/photos/i-jk6ddwS/0/L/i-jk6ddwS-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 496
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
Changing bulbs so frequently, I have to ask what...

Changing bulbs so frequently, I have to ask what kind you are using. I'm on only my second one of these http://store.candlepower.com/osraulhiouh7.html at over 30k miles (and actually this second one...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,419
Posted By ChildlikeWonder
30,000 miles on mine. I recently had the left cam...

30,000 miles on mine. I recently had the left cam chain tensioner leak (just needed a new washer) and the spring mechanism broke in the fuel cap (which has to be replaced as a unit). Other than that,...
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