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Forum: GS Boxers 04-22-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,016
Posted By Synisalo
Controller. Mine did the same thing, until it...

Controller. Mine did the same thing, until it stopped completely. Luckily, I was only 1/4 mi from home when it did it. The replacement was inexpensive, and very easy to install.

Syni
Forum: GS Boxers 01-09-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 640
Posted By Synisalo
Not sure if this would work, but in my work I...

Not sure if this would work, but in my work I often use an inductive relay. It senses the current running through a wire ( IE the high beam line ) to trigger the relay without cutting it or causing...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,660
Posted By Synisalo
Just finished an 800+ mi ride with a new "seat...

Just finished an 800+ mi ride with a new "seat Concepts" refoam kit and cover.... Its worlds better then the sergent that I had... and compared to the stock " seat of death",overwhelmingly better.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,959
Posted By Synisalo
Dont be too hard on yourself... that looks like a...

Dont be too hard on yourself... that looks like a pretty damned good weld period, not just for the first try!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 25,128
Posted By Synisalo
Hey jim... now that you have some miles on it,...

Hey jim... now that you have some miles on it, what are your thoughts on the seat concepts refoam/cover you did? I am considering it as a replacement for the sargents that I have that I find way too...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,542
Posted By Synisalo
I am not certain of the new GSA's, but on my 07...

I am not certain of the new GSA's, but on my 07 GS, the brakes are linked. So, applying the front brake automatically applies the rear brake with the correct proportioning. I hardly ever use the rear...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 889
Posted By Synisalo
I recall an episode of " Feasting on Asphalt"...

I recall an episode of " Feasting on Asphalt" with Alton Brown, where one of his riding partners had a container, I assume stainless steel, that spring clamped to the bottom of the Cat. Cooked his...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2012, 08:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 827
Posted By Synisalo
That is the exact same thing that happened to...

That is the exact same thing that happened to me... Finally stopped totally. turned out to be the fuel pump controller. Didn't give any other sign. it was very weird.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-04-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,666
Posted By Synisalo
My 550 came with a ram mount in the box. Has a...

My 550 came with a ram mount in the box. Has a weak lock incorporated in it, but its good enough for my use. I mounted it on the left side handlebar, right next to the clutch resevoir. I like being...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,352
Posted By Synisalo
No no... Bunnies wear pancakes on their...

No no...

Bunnies wear pancakes on their heads to keep the alien radio waves from affecting the brain.

Of course, Bunnies aren't the smartest creatures out there. Silly things actually.:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,117
Posted By Synisalo
As I understand it, the controller simply reduces...

As I understand it, the controller simply reduces the power to the pump form 100 down to about 80 percent after startup. I have known several people who have removed the controller and run only with...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,578
Posted By Synisalo
Used the powerlet for my GPS when running down to...

Used the powerlet for my GPS when running down to the national ralley in tennesee a couple years ago. Mild, 600 mi trip. Ran into a severe rain storm while on the way there, and water got into the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2012, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,154
Posted By Synisalo
Update... I finally had the time to pull...

Update...

I finally had the time to pull things apart, and do some testing.

I applied 12v from the battery directly to the fuel pump, and it started whining, and the bike started normally.

I...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,154
Posted By Synisalo
So not fair...

So, its 6 pm in SE Pa...Lovely 74 degree evening. After a long day of work, the best thing I can think of to while away the evening is to fire up the Trusty GS for the first time this season. Go for...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-06-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 901
Posted By Synisalo
Look at it this way. It saved you the trouble of...

Look at it this way. It saved you the trouble of removing it.:rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 3,260
Views: 328,934
Posted By Synisalo
Id say you have a loose / chaffed wire in the...

Id say you have a loose / chaffed wire in the harness form the ignition switch. Best track that down pronto before it leaves you stranded.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 3,107
Views: 1,011,762
Posted By Synisalo
http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp300/lowrpm/FD...

http://i421.photobucket.com/albums/pp300/lowrpm/FDSCF0916.jpg[/QUOTE]

I'm not certain from this picture, but you may need to check. Looks like you installed your final drive backwards. This may...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,150
Posted By Synisalo
I have ridden in some quite cold weather... well,...

I have ridden in some quite cold weather... well, not as cold as some have ridden, but I consider 25 degrees to be chilly. Its cold when ice drips off your face shield.

That being said, not...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2010, 05:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,262
Posted By Synisalo
Mine's been dead on and rock solid for the three...

Mine's been dead on and rock solid for the three years Ive owned the bike.:D
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2010, 01:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,739
Posted By Synisalo
I got 8... yes, count em, *8* Sweaters. My...

I got 8... yes, count em, *8* Sweaters.

My GS is pissed as all hell

:huh
Forum: GS Boxers 11-21-2010, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3,799
Views: 589,210
Posted By Synisalo
So the question Begs to be asked... How are you...

So the question Begs to be asked... How are you going to weatherproof all that?:lol3

Seriously, thats an awesome project, Wish you all the Luck getting it to production phase!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-08-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 629
Posted By Synisalo
+1 sounds like just what my bmw battery did...

+1

sounds like just what my bmw battery did as it died. get a new one.:nod
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,101
Posted By Synisalo
My 10 year old asked me what the GS stood for... ...

My 10 year old asked me what the GS stood for...

I told him " Gesundheit Sneeze "

He laughed himself sick.:rofl
Now he just calls it the Red one.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 24,599
Posted By Synisalo
Holy awesome work batman! Truley, you have...

Holy awesome work batman!

Truley, you have done an amazing job.

/hats off :bow
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,272
Posted By Synisalo
I had them installed last year at the rally in...

I had them installed last year at the rally in Tenn. I love em. THey DO make for a more comfortable ride long distance. You can put your feet on them, giving you one posistion, or you can throw your...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-04-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,189
Posted By Synisalo
EH... All good reasons. I have one on order for...

EH... All good reasons. I have one on order for the simple reason that after following a buddy of mine down a packed gravel road for a while, I noticed at the next fill up that I had some noticeable...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,004
Posted By Synisalo
My 07 GS will start fine, idle fine, but in the...

My 07 GS will start fine, idle fine, but in the first few seconds, if I roll on the gas, it'll sputter. this goes away before I even get my hat on. Asked the dealer about it, and the answer was........
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2010, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,859
Posted By Synisalo
My 550 came with a pretty nice mount for...

My 550 came with a pretty nice mount for handlebars with it. I bolted it to the bar just south of the clutch resevoir. can use it easliy with left hand.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By Synisalo
Mine do that as well. And all my connections are...

Mine do that as well. And all my connections are tight, as I installed a new fuseblock this summer, and battery, and neither had any effect. It has to do with the alternator not putting out the amps...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-14-2009, 03:58 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 54,851
Posted By Synisalo
Had an interesting encounter. Was riding form SE...

Had an interesting encounter. Was riding form SE PA to Williamsburg VA for a long weekend. I had come off the bay bridge, and was headed up 64. This 30 something woman in a BMW 5 series, comes...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By Synisalo
Thats not too far off... never had squeaky brakes...

Thats not too far off... never had squeaky brakes on a bike, but on cars, you'd lubricate the back of the pad where it hits the caliper piston. Stops the squeaking. Sometimes they will include anti...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2009, 03:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,828
Posted By Synisalo
Of the 10 or 12 bikes I have owned, the GS is the...

Of the 10 or 12 bikes I have owned, the GS is the MOST fun all around. Street, or whatever.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-20-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 948
Posted By Synisalo
Eh... mine almost blew off on the highway...

Eh... mine almost blew off on the highway too...for the sole reason, that my slacking ass didn't take enough time putting it back on correctly when I was working on it.

dont matter what you ride,...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2009, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By Synisalo
Like I said, I could reset it, I think it was 5...

Like I said, I could reset it, I think it was 5 times, Then the system locked it out. ( yes, I know that the canbus is mearly a data transmission system, not the system itself. But the general if...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2009, 08:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,179
Posted By Synisalo
I had an issue with my canbus a while ago... I...

I had an issue with my canbus a while ago... I wont go into the stupidity that led up to it... however, after, I think it was 5 times " resetting " the bus, my stupidity caught up with me, and it...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2009, 04:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,598
Posted By Synisalo
I have to agree...The ability to have predictable...

I have to agree...The ability to have predictable handling in tight curves is remarkable.

during the Ralley in Johnston, I had the opportunity to ride the " snake" ( weather prevented us from...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,376
Posted By Synisalo
Looks strong as hell. Get some paint on it.:)

Looks strong as hell.

Get some paint on it.:)
Forum: GS Boxers 09-27-2009, 10:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 638
Posted By Synisalo
11k on my 07. no problems at all. Even...

11k on my 07.

no problems at all.

Even the tires are in fantastic shape. Maybe I don't ride hard enough.:lol3

Wait, they replaced the EWS antenna when I had it in for its 6k service. It was...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2009, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8,190
Views: 4,251,149
Posted By Synisalo
Wow... how do those pipes look so good with 10km...

Wow... how do those pipes look so good with 10km on it? My 07 has 11k mi on it, and the pipes look like poop!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2009, 05:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,623
Posted By Synisalo
I agree here...

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My Gs is the first drive shaft bike I have ever owned...However, I used to, in my youth, Lift my 4X4 trucks... and always had to do work on the u joints to stop a lot of noise, and excessive wear....
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