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Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 8,635
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Posted By spartanman
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,344
Posted By spartanman
Another vote for Go Cruise. Simple. Works great....

Another vote for Go Cruise. Simple. Works great. I use it on busier highways and secondary roads and my Rostra cruise control on open roads.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,294
Posted By spartanman
Um, I'm not the one who dragged airplane and...

Um, I'm not the one who dragged airplane and Space Shuttle tires into a discussion about motorcycle tires. :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,491
Posted By spartanman
I've got an R1150RT trans I'm not using. Same...

I've got an R1150RT trans I'm not using. Same gearing as a GS. PM me if you're interested.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,294
Posted By spartanman
What the hell does that have to do with...

What the hell does that have to do with motorcycle tires?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,294
Posted By spartanman
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8,635
Views: 1,741,083
Posted By spartanman
Do you use the stock 400R de-compression and...

Do you use the stock 400R de-compression and clutch cable with the 650 perch? 400R clutch lever?
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 06:59 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 23,210
Posted By spartanman
So, how do you overfill a reservoir to the point...

So, how do you overfill a reservoir to the point that it spills over the top when you next open the lid? Something caused the level to rise beyond it's original fill mark. Some possibilities:
--...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 23,210
Posted By spartanman
:topes

:topes
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 23,210
Posted By spartanman
Fluids expand when hot. If you had checked the...

Fluids expand when hot. If you had checked the level cold it may not have spilled out.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 23,210
Posted By spartanman
Optimization possibly taken too far? It used to...

Optimization possibly taken too far? It used to be hardware was designed with a "factor of ignorance" because complex systems are difficult to fully characterize by simple hand calculations. This...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-16-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 23,210
Posted By spartanman
Yet another example of growing pains. Give it a...

Yet another example of growing pains. Give it a few years. BMW engineers will sort it out. Hopefully they'll share what they learned.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-08-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By spartanman
How does it compare with the stock screen in...

How does it compare with the stock screen in terms of wind management? Buffeting? Noise?
Forum: Thumpers 10-07-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 12,920
Views: 662,013
Posted By spartanman
I owned one for a short time. Likes:...

I owned one for a short time.

Likes: Phenomenal gas mileage. Easy to throw around. Smooth running, for a thumper.
Dislikes: Gutless. Slow.

Did I regret buying it? No. But for me, a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By spartanman
ZTechnik VStream Windscreen -- R1150 GS Adventure?

Anybody run either the tall or standard height ZTechnik Vstream windscreen? What do you think? They're not cheap, but the mounting is much more secure than the stock unit. I run an Aeroflow, which...
Forum: Vendors 10-05-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 158,776
Posted By spartanman
Thank you, Roger.

Thank you, Roger.
Forum: Vendors 10-04-2014, 07:53 AM
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Views: 158,776
Posted By spartanman
Roger, what CCP plug comes stock on an R1150RT?

Roger, what CCP plug comes stock on an R1150RT?
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 8,635
Views: 1,741,083
Posted By spartanman
Thanks again. I'll post results here after the...

Thanks again. I'll post results here after the jet install.
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 8,635
Views: 1,741,083
Posted By spartanman
That is some challenging riding. So what's the...

That is some challenging riding. So what's the trick with the pivot turns? You make it look easy.
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 8,635
Views: 1,741,083
Posted By spartanman
Awesome! Thanks. Did you swap the stock carb for...

Awesome! Thanks. Did you swap the stock carb for the Mikuni? If so, what's your impression? What kind of mileage do you get?
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 8,635
Views: 1,741,083
Posted By spartanman
That helps. Thank you.

That helps. Thank you.
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 04:35 PM
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Views: 1,741,083
Posted By spartanman
Very helpful, especially for tuning the stock...

Very helpful, especially for tuning the stock carb, though I have a Mikuni TM36. Just wondering what size jets to start with. It's way lean right now.
Forum: Thumpers 09-28-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8,635
Views: 1,741,083
Posted By spartanman
800 ft ASL jetting for TM36 Mikuni?

I just picked up a 2003 XR400R with a Mikuni pumper. Love it so far but it's running lean. The bike is jetted for Denver, Colo and I'm near sea level. What is a good place to start with pilot and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-08-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,111
Posted By spartanman
Blown head gasket or cracked head. Do a...

Blown head gasket or cracked head. Do a compression test.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,437
Posted By spartanman
Another vote for RDL. :freaky

Another vote for RDL. :freaky
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,524
Posted By spartanman
You have a flair for the obvious. I'd add that...

You have a flair for the obvious. I'd add that it's virtually impossible to get an old design virtually trouble free. Everything has problems. But there's something to be said for testing, lots of...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,184
Posted By spartanman
Racked up 15,000 miles on my 2002 GS Adventure...

Racked up 15,000 miles on my 2002 GS Adventure since last July when I purchased it. Now has 43,000 miles. Two multi-week trips. No problems whatsoever. By far the best bike I've ever owned. :raabia
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,174
Posted By spartanman
The 5th to 6th gap is huge and takes you out of...

The 5th to 6th gap is huge and takes you out of the usable power band at anything below 80 mph. I love tall gearing but it's even too tall for me.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,071
Posted By spartanman
Sounds like a good upgrade given how you ride...

Sounds like a good upgrade given how you ride your bike. Glad it works. I always ride solo -- wife doesn't ride. And I probably ride faster than I should. It's pretty wound up at highway speeds with...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,174
Posted By spartanman
Another option to consider:...

Another option to consider: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=925593&page=2
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,071
Posted By spartanman
Right now! And you're welcome. ...

Right now! And you're welcome.


Whoever here said I'd hate the standard GS transmission was right. As much as I liked the loping high-speed cruise and 5 mpg boost in highway mileage...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By spartanman
GSAddict, thank you for all the help! I truly...

GSAddict, thank you for all the help! I truly appreciate it.:beer
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By spartanman
I can't discern a difference in the valve cutout...

I can't discern a difference in the valve cutout size. These are stock RT pistons and cylinders. They're going in my GS.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 12:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By spartanman
Is the piston you're showing in the correct...

Is the piston you're showing in the correct orientation? Those x's are on both sides beneath the boss. The manual diagram points to the boss itself and indicates a single stamped x. Perhaps it's the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,540
Posted By spartanman
She's a beauty. Enjoy!

She's a beauty. Enjoy!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By spartanman
R1150GS piston orientation?

OK, it's a long story, but I need to know clocking of the pistons. The factory manual says align the "x" on the piston pin boss with the exhaust side. I don't see an x there, though in the attached...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,432
Posted By spartanman
What brand/model bike(s) interest you these days?

What brand/model bike(s) interest you these days?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,432
Posted By spartanman
Well, if fuel economy is the only measure of...

Well, if fuel economy is the only measure of "better" then, yes, the Triumph wins. But as you know, so many things large and small contribute to the riding and ownership experience. I'm still loving...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,482
Posted By spartanman
It's no big deal going 1000 miles in 24 hours....

It's no big deal going 1000 miles in 24 hours. I've unofficially done it three times, twice on my R1150GS Adventure, and once on a 2009 RT fly and ride. Still alive.:D

P.S. A good seat helps!...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,432
Posted By spartanman
A friend's Triumph 1200 Explorer routinely gets...

A friend's Triumph 1200 Explorer routinely gets 50-55 mpg loaded, not in the rarified air of the high Rockies but in the flatland mid west. 135 hp. He doesn't baby it. It gets better mileage than a...
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