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Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,098
Posted By spartanman
Have you checked fuel pressure? You said you...

Have you checked fuel pressure? You said you replaced everything except the pump. It's rare, but the pumps can fail. Line obstruction?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1,026
Views: 385,355
Posted By spartanman
Better, brighter, safer lighting should be an...

Better, brighter, safer lighting should be an easy sell. :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,666
Posted By spartanman
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/flattrack...

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/flattracklarry/b5e74dd14929acf580b4a261da2e2074_zpsa84l23ge.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 6,474
Views: 1,140,104
Posted By spartanman
:clap

:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,666
Posted By spartanman
s4awd, it's your money, and it's probably too...

s4awd, it's your money, and it's probably too late, but that rig looks tall for you. Dirt bikes weigh less than half of that GSA. Good luck.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 1,026
Views: 385,355
Posted By spartanman
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/flattrack...

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/flattracklarry/LED1_zps953d2360.jpg (http://s251.photobucket.com/user/flattracklarry/media/LED1_zps953d2360.jpg.html)

Model 60s from ADVMonster. 3600...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,065
Posted By spartanman
http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/flattrack...

http://i251.photobucket.com/albums/gg290/flattracklarry/IMG_0773_zpsbexfojqj.jpg (http://s251.photobucket.com/user/flattracklarry/media/IMG_0773_zpsbexfojqj.jpg.html)

One of these from BMW:
...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,065
Posted By spartanman
And so concludes this R1150 GS Adventure Upgrades...

And so concludes this R1150 GS Adventure Upgrades miniseries. Upgrading these bikes isn’t the moral equivalent of a feature film – there really isn’t that much to do. They are pretty damned good...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,065
Posted By spartanman
So I finally installed the LT-geared (2.62) final...

So I finally installed the LT-geared (2.62) final drive in my 1150GSA. Thanks Anton for the fine work on the gear swap and setup. The gearing now is perfect. No more wishing for a taller 6th. It's...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-16-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 15,518
Posted By spartanman
The magnet setup gives about 4000 ppm, which was...

The magnet setup gives about 4000 ppm, which was my original ppm setting. It would not engage at ppm settings above 6000. The cable slack is within spec. If slack were the problem, the Audiovox unit...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 15,518
Posted By spartanman
Well, I binned the Rostra and returned to the...

Well, I binned the Rostra and returned to the Audiovox CCS100. I spent hours yesterday tuning the Rostra but just couldn't find the sweet spot of responsiveness and smoothness. No combination of...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 15,518
Posted By spartanman
Switch settings that work well for my R1150GSA: ...

Switch settings that work well for my R1150GSA:

Pulses/Mile = 6000 ppm
Gain = extra low
Engine/Set Up Timer = 4 cylinder high

Quick engagement, steady speed, no surge.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By spartanman
Clymer's manual has complete wiring diagrams of...

Clymer's manual has complete wiring diagrams of that bike.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 06:46 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 15,518
Posted By spartanman
I'm guessing there's not much to be gained from...

I'm guessing there's not much to be gained from using a higher than needed PPM sampling rate. I'm pretty sure the unit internally samples the input signal at double the set PPM rate or higher to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,349
Posted By spartanman
Just installed Speigler brake lines on my 2002...

Just installed Speigler brake lines on my 2002 1150 GSA. No issues at all. Perfect fit. Excellent product.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 15,518
Posted By spartanman
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 15,518
Posted By spartanman
The gain setting is what causes speed to...

The gain setting is what causes speed to oscillate. It's the Proportional part of the unit's PID controller. The timer setting is the Differential part, which controls engagement speed. I'm not sure...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23,300
Views: 3,058,920
Posted By spartanman
Nice Rack! Who makes it?

Nice Rack! Who makes it?
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 10:08 AM
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Views: 3,058,920
Posted By spartanman
That's really good, especially since Death Valley...

That's really good, especially since Death Valley is below sea level. :1drinkMy XRR gets about 35 mpg on the road with stock gearing and carb @ 750 ft above sea level. Switching soon to an FCR carb,...
Forum: Thumpers 03-09-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23,300
Views: 3,058,920
Posted By spartanman
More like 30-35 mpg.:eek1

More like 30-35 mpg.:eek1
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,036
Posted By spartanman
I like elegant.:evil

I like elegant.:evil
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,036
Posted By spartanman
Good find. :clap

Good find. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,036
Posted By spartanman
Yeah, but the correct swaging tool costs way more...

Yeah, but the correct swaging tool costs way more and bending stainless tubing is tough. Soft copper would work as well, but again you need a swaging tool to do it right. There's also the time it...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,036
Posted By spartanman
Yes. ...

Yes.

http://www.beveragefactory.com/draftbeer/hoses/fittings/u-bend/SSU-C2-S_stainless_steel_u_bend.shtml
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,036
Posted By spartanman
Happy to share. :D

Happy to share. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 03-08-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,036
Posted By spartanman
Here's how the pump assembly looked when removed....

Here's how the pump assembly looked when removed. I'm not sure if the filter was ever changed. The bike had 28K miles when I bought a year and half ago and I've clocked 16K miles. The hoses looked to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 15,518
Posted By spartanman
Agreed, one change at a time is best. I'll be...

Agreed, one change at a time is best. I'll be optimizing mine soon.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 15,518
Posted By spartanman
Perhaps try: 6k/mile ppm 4 cylinder high ...

Perhaps try:
6k/mile ppm
4 cylinder high

I've had no luck going to anything above extra low gain. I get hunting and overshoot. The extra low gain setting holds speed well (no sag), but it is...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 15,518
Posted By spartanman
The Rostra seems extremely sensitive to the gain...

The Rostra seems extremely sensitive to the gain setting. I experience hunting at anything other than extra low gain. When the weather breaks, I'm going to try a different engine timer setting, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,474
Posted By spartanman
Some thoughts.

Some thoughts.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,474
Posted By spartanman
No, what I said is the material isn't hardened...

No, what I said is the material isn't hardened properly. I'm guessing proper materials and hardness were called out on the drawing, consistent with good design practice. This implies the design is...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,474
Posted By spartanman
Regardless of what fails first, it's a...

Regardless of what fails first, it's a materials/hardness/qc issue, not a design problem. The spline is more than capable of transmitting the torque.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-03-2015, 05:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,474
Posted By spartanman
Maybe, maybe not. I strongly suspect input shaft...

Maybe, maybe not. I strongly suspect input shaft failures on these bikes is caused by improper heat treating of the splines, which is a process control problem, not an inherent design flaw. The...
Forum: Thumpers 03-02-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 23,300
Views: 3,058,920
Posted By spartanman
That is great to hear.:clap I have the same carb...

That is great to hear.:clap I have the same carb for my XR that I'm going to install. Just curious, why did you grind the accelerator pump housing? Can you post a picture of your setup?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 15,518
Posted By spartanman
Mine is set at low gain. Higher gain causes...

Mine is set at low gain. Higher gain causes hunting and jerkiness. Using V8 slow setting. It's a little slow to engage but holds speed to within 1-2 mph. It engages at about 25-30 mph. My 1150...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,036
Posted By spartanman
Yeah, it's a bit of a gamble with the brewery U...

Yeah, it's a bit of a gamble with the brewery U but, if it works, it will be better than the stock setup. I agree, a hard-plumbed U would be best.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,036
Posted By spartanman
Will do.

Will do.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,036
Posted By spartanman
Thanks all for the help. I ordered a stainless...

Thanks all for the help. I ordered a stainless u-bend fitting. Looks to be the best approach.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-01-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,036
Posted By spartanman
R1150GSA in-tank fuel line question

I'm replacing the fuel filter, pump and in-tank hoses on my GS. I plan to get some in-tank hose from NAPA for the straight sections, but there is also the pre-curved line going into the filter, which...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-26-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,474
Posted By spartanman
Love my 2002 GS Adventure. Reliable. Comfortable....

Love my 2002 GS Adventure. Reliable. Comfortable. Handles surprisingly well. Go for it.
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