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Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,622
Posted By TrailCruiser
Agreed fully, which is why I think a reasonable...

Agreed fully, which is why I think a reasonable metric in the absence of an infared thermometer is whether you can hold the grip with your bare hand on high. At 100 df or hotter I don't think most of...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,622
Posted By TrailCruiser
From the owners reporting in on this thread so...

From the owners reporting in on this thread so far I'm not sure what we can conclude, but here's a stab:

The majority of owners seem to be reporting that heat output is weak by comparison to...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,622
Posted By TrailCruiser
What year GSW? From reading all of the above...

What year GSW? From reading all of the above posts it seems there might have been a change for the 2015 MY.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By TrailCruiser
I have the smaller BMW bag and it seems to...

I have the smaller BMW bag and it seems to function just fine, but it does get in the way when standing offroad so I don't use it. Be advised, if you stand a lot and like to be able to shift your...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,622
Posted By TrailCruiser
So that's three so far that are weak like mine,...

So that's three so far that are weak like mine, likely normal then, darn.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-15-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,622
Posted By TrailCruiser
Weak heated grips - GSW

Now that we all have our heated grips turned up on "high" this time of year I've confirmed what I've suspected for a while now... the heated grips on my '14 GSW are very weak, so much so that I'm not...
Forum: Airheads 12-12-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By TrailCruiser
Thanks for the info guys. Anyone know if I can...

Thanks for the info guys. Anyone know if I can get the engine out of the frame with that pan still on there?
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By TrailCruiser
Removing wires from rear subframe

There's a fat connector at the front end, and the wires at the aft end go into the tail light and turn signals with connectors on them, so how the heck do you remove the wire bundle that is routed...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 687
Posted By TrailCruiser
Is this master cylinder toast?

I pulled my tank and yikes! Is this master cylinder salvageable? the front brake worked at least adequately when last used a couple of months ago.
...
Forum: Airheads 12-10-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 488
Posted By TrailCruiser
Oil pan ID etc.

As I finally begin the teardown on my R75/7 winter project I wanted to get some input from those in the know on the oil sump that came on the bike. Here's a look...
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Forum: Airheads 12-08-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 607
Posted By TrailCruiser
Who are you using for your cylinders?

Who are you using for your cylinders?
Forum: Airheads 11-23-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,586
Posted By TrailCruiser
I wouldn't even consider using a hack saw -- not...

I wouldn't even consider using a hack saw -- not enough control of the cut, just too crude. A thin cutting wheel driven with either a pneumatic or electric grinder is the technique I would think...
Forum: Airheads 11-20-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,586
Posted By TrailCruiser
Planning a version for /6 or /7?

Planning a version for /6 or /7?
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 763
Posted By TrailCruiser
Frame paint product/method

Since winter's here I guess I'd better get my "winter project" torn apart and started. There are enough dings and bad spots in the frame that I think I should tear it down all the way and refinish...
Forum: Airheads 11-19-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,433
Posted By TrailCruiser
Irutt, Quite a coincidence but I'm going down...

Irutt,
Quite a coincidence but I'm going down the same road. I picked up a '77 R75/7 myself and am just starting into it. We should keep in touch and compare notes. I've already bought some YSS...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,586
Posted By TrailCruiser
Stephen, Anodizing weakens aluminum, I know...

Stephen,

Anodizing weakens aluminum, I know that from building aircraft. If you anodize a 6061 spar for example you'll take the life from around 10,000 flight hours down to 5-6,000. I suspect it...
Forum: Airheads 11-17-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 12,586
Posted By TrailCruiser
Does anodizing one of your clamps compromise the...

Does anodizing one of your clamps compromise the strength? I don't want to have to worry about the 6061 accumulating "patina" over time. I was thinking about putting a brushed pattern in it with a...
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,731
Posted By TrailCruiser
Airlist vs. this forum

With all the turbulence with the ABC (looks like it's starting to implode actually), and with the micapeak airheads list being so old school from a communication tool standpoint (no pics, no threads,...
Forum: Airheads 11-09-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 22,533
Posted By TrailCruiser
Not sure that's true, seems like someone over on...

Not sure that's true, seems like someone over on the airlist had info indicating that some majority of the membership was on the list. God plan though if there's no other way to remedy things.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-22-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 469
Views: 99,167
Posted By TrailCruiser
I noticed that sensation in the first few blocks...

I noticed that sensation in the first few blocks too, but it does indeed go away. Is it the tire somehow changing shape with the new load, or is it us riders adapting to it? Personally, I suspect the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-21-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 2,368
Views: 291,715
Posted By TrailCruiser
And me too. One of us should start working the...

And me too. One of us should start working the issue with a dealer, but I'm 150 miles away from mine.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2,466
Views: 441,670
Posted By TrailCruiser
Now THERE's a good idea! How do you attach it?...

Now THERE's a good idea! How do you attach it? Assuming you just remove them and wash out in the sink when all dirty.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 211,407
Posted By TrailCruiser
cug, thanks for the thorough post on this...

cug, thanks for the thorough post on this retrofit. I am doing the same thing you are -- putting the Adventure bags on a regular GS. I'm just going to remove my rear footpeg brackets since I don't...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 211,407
Posted By TrailCruiser
I'm in the process of doing this right now and am...

I'm in the process of doing this right now and am just removing the bracket that bolts onto the frame entirely since I don't ride passengers -- TT rack...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-17-2014, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2,466
Views: 441,670
Posted By TrailCruiser
I have not added radiator protection for that...

I have not added radiator protection for that exact reason... compromising the airflow to the radiators. I almost never ride behind another bike close enough to get roosted, and isn't that the real...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 469
Views: 99,167
Posted By TrailCruiser
Try getting your weight forward, by leaning...

Try getting your weight forward, by leaning forward both when standing and sitting, I found it makes a noticeable difference in front end tracking. Of course I can get further forward when standing...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 469
Views: 99,167
Posted By TrailCruiser
Nice looking tire but I don't see the sizes...

Nice looking tire but I don't see the sizes listed for the GSW application. Then there's the "you get what you pay for" idea. Can you provide any more info as to how they compare to other tires some...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 469
Views: 99,167
Posted By TrailCruiser
I've been running 34f/38r for both road and dirt,...

I've been running 34f/38r for both road and dirt, too much hassle to change. maybe I should step the pressures up a bit as I would for a pure street tire, maybe that will help turn-in.
Thoughts on...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 469
Views: 99,167
Posted By TrailCruiser
My Karoo 3s now have 3,300 miles on them and the...

My Karoo 3s now have 3,300 miles on them and the rear is not done yet, though it is visibly worn. Mileagewise I've probably put 70% of my miles via road, but I've done quite a bit of gravel and dirt...
Forum: Airheads 09-28-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,078
Posted By TrailCruiser
/6 & /7 shifting: what's normal?

Starting into my winter project, a 1977 R75/7 with 33,000 miles showing on the odometer. This vintage was the last of the direct shift levers, I believe in 1978 then went to an articulate shift lever...
Forum: Airheads 08-28-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,299
Posted By TrailCruiser
Who did your paint? I'm looking for a good source...

Who did your paint? I'm looking for a good source to paint the body parts on my R75/7 and I plan to do them in the classic black/white theme. (I know, it's not original, I'm going for kind of a retro...
Forum: Airheads 08-11-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,021
Posted By TrailCruiser
Though I haven't received or ridden them yet I...

Though I haven't received or ridden them yet I just ordered a set of Conti's new Classic attack. Info here, and watch the video......
Forum: Airheads 08-10-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,254
Posted By TrailCruiser
TINK, I grew up in Seattle too and also remember...

TINK, I grew up in Seattle too and also remember that place on Aurora. Seems like that was right before Bill Buckingham opened Buckingham BMW near Greenlake. I have fond memories of that place, I...
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,254
Posted By TrailCruiser
Painter?

Just found this thread, howdy! Though I grew up in the Seattle area I'm now in Yakima. Just bought a '77 R75/7 and will be starting into it this fall.

Anyone know of a good painter in the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,407
Posted By TrailCruiser
Sorry, I'm 5'10" but with long spine and short...

Sorry, I'm 5'10" but with long spine and short legs.
Forum: Airheads 08-08-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,001
Posted By TrailCruiser
TINK, I just acquired an R75/7 and will be doing...

TINK, I just acquired an R75/7 and will be doing a restoration of sorts. You're inspiring me to consider a P R O J E C T thread here documenting it as well. I look forward to the new project, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,407
Posted By TrailCruiser
I bought/installed the Sport and love it. The...

I bought/installed the Sport and love it. The center section sits a bit more vertical than the stock shield and thus moves the air more to the side, that is the core concept behind their aerodynamic...
Forum: Airheads 08-06-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,703
Posted By TrailCruiser
Acquired an R75/7 and am starting in on it with...

Acquired an R75/7 and am starting in on it with the wheels, tires included. I'm really attracted to the relatively new Conti Classic Attack because it's a radial and seems to have a much more modern...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 02:07 PM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 240,446
Posted By TrailCruiser
I removed both my gaiters and the arm straps. ...

I removed both my gaiters and the arm straps.

Gaiters - Pull the sleeve inside out, take a pair of sharp scissors and cut off the gaiter about 1/8" from the seam. Then take a lighter or other...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 390,808
Posted By TrailCruiser
I tried the Conti Trail Attack 2 tires my bike...

I tried the Conti Trail Attack 2 tires my bike came with on gravel and thought it was downright scary. Excellent on the road though, truly excellent. I immediately got a set of Karoo 3s and they are...
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