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Forum: Vendors 06-12-2014, 03:00 AM
Replies: 1,267
Views: 222,827
Posted By MattW
I'd be delighted to buy one of you! best ...

I'd be delighted to buy one of you!

best

Matt
Forum: Ride reports 10-10-2013, 01:03 AM
Replies: 586
Views: 175,109
Posted By MattW
I'm in early(ish) this time :) Read Coast to...

I'm in early(ish) this time :)

Read Coast to Coast in one hit yesterday - a truly great read and some amazing photography. I'm really looking forward to following your latest Adventure.

Your...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 218
Posted By MattW
1100 Rear caliper seals

Hi all,

My back brake has been dragging slightly for a while so I've ordered a new piston seal set. I've previously overhauled the sliding pin arrangement and the caliper moves silky smooth on its...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 928
Views: 246,833
Posted By MattW
As long as the kettle was full, it wouldn't...

As long as the kettle was full, it wouldn't matter if the flame hit the silicone body. You can boil water in a plastic soda bottle as long as the flame only contacts where there is water on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2011, 01:31 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 20,722
Posted By MattW
Great news! :clap Really pleased that you've...

Great news! :clap

Really pleased that you've got it oil tight and on the road again. Your hard work and determination not to let it beat you are an inspiration to us all.

Enjoy the riding!
Forum: Old's Cool 08-01-2011, 01:33 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 63,371
Posted By MattW
By the time you've cranked on an M12 bolt, you'll...

By the time you've cranked on an M12 bolt, you'll have overcome any benefit that you're going to get from the spring washer but I guess it can't hurt.
Good luck.
Forum: Old's Cool 07-31-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 63,371
Posted By MattW
Loctite on a nylock nut is pointless - the...

Loctite on a nylock nut is pointless - the loctite dissolves the nylon insert but not after it has wiped the loctite off half the threaded portion of the bolt. You'd get a better lock using a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2011, 05:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,225
Posted By MattW
Good job. We all live and learn. Take it...

Good job. We all live and learn.
Take it steady with the rewire and keep us posted (and take plenty of pictures, we like pictures :evil )
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2011, 09:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,225
Posted By MattW
I'm betting on the lack of a relay in the...

I'm betting on the lack of a relay in the installation ....
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2011, 07:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,225
Posted By MattW
True, but the lack of auxiliary fuses wasn't the...

True, but the lack of auxiliary fuses wasn't the problem - it was a bad installation that caused the burned wiring. The auxiliary fuse mod might have saved his wiring loom but it wouldn't have fixed...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2011, 11:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,225
Posted By MattW
This is nothing to do with the OP's problem and...

This is nothing to do with the OP's problem and might just confuse the issue.

captsam54 - it sounds like your installation let the OE wiring carry the full load of your additional lighting (which...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,183
Posted By MattW
Not sure about 1150's but my 1100 has a fairly...

Not sure about 1150's but my 1100 has a fairly flat inner steel plate and the heavily formed outer aluminium one. Same fixings hold both.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2011, 05:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,095
Posted By MattW
Check for correct freeplay at the clutch...

Check for correct freeplay at the clutch operating arm above the gearbox.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,183
Posted By MattW
I always remove the bashplates - takes seconds...

I always remove the bashplates - takes seconds and lets me clean out the pound of gravel that's always lurking in there.

Also helps stop the nuts seizing onto the rubber mounts.

And of course...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2011, 01:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,237
Posted By MattW
Easy to repaint: <a...

Easy to repaint:

<a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/AIf8uQGZCRhhOTJ8gC1T3RJAieIP4IByCYmMpeOVcwI?feat=embedwebsite"><img...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-28-2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 173,534
Posted By MattW
Great job! You and your skilled buddy are...

Great job!

You and your skilled buddy are lavishing more time and attention on your fine steed than some people might think worthwhile - but some of us understand :evil
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2011, 03:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,719
Posted By MattW
You did, and I used it :D Very useful it was...

You did, and I used it :D
Very useful it was too.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2011, 12:37 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By MattW
Good thoughts Galloglaich - thanks for the reply....

Good thoughts Galloglaich - thanks for the reply. However the bike ran fine for a couple of thousand miles after the hall sensor change. I had a careful check for leaks at the TB's when I refitted...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2011, 12:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By MattW
Interesting hasenwerk - I hadn't thought of this...

Interesting hasenwerk - I hadn't thought of this as a possible issue. However as mine stumbles during idle and constant speed low rev running (not off the throttle), I hope it might be something...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2011, 04:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By MattW
+1 exactly my experience. My 1100 had a leak...

+1 exactly my experience.
My 1100 had a leak from the front of the left head gasket adjacent to the exhaust port. However the oil blew round to the back and ended up dripping from the two screws...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2011, 03:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 518
Posted By MattW
Low rev hesitation?

<hr style="color: rgb(209, 209, 225);" size="1"> After about three months unused over winter, I've just reassembled my '94 1100 after having had the throttle bodies re-bushed. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-29-2010, 06:32 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 17,306
Posted By MattW
Result! :clap Excellent detective work TaSK!

Result! :clap

Excellent detective work TaSK!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-12-2010, 10:46 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 173,534
Posted By MattW
+1 My thoughts too - weld a new head tube on.

+1
My thoughts too - weld a new head tube on.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 360,557
Posted By MattW
I never saw another 1100 with the same bars and I...

I never saw another 1100 with the same bars and I compared them against all the catalogues and websites I could find...

They were well made (heavy) and had a very good finish - not a spec of rust...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1,270
Views: 360,557
Posted By MattW
Hi srferrin, I'm afraid I don't know the...

Hi srferrin,

I'm afraid I don't know the brand of the bars. They were fitted by the supplying dealer 16 years ago and don't have any makers identification on them. I've also never seen any quite...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2010, 06:10 AM
Replies: 982
Views: 342,287
Posted By MattW
<a...

<a href="http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/lh/photo/xRtgzIkwowg3ZuQt0LXMWrAq9-mBC2NhkbiENXYqClA?feat=embedwebsite"><img...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-25-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 725
Views: 246,901
Posted By MattW
Great stuff! (I've taken the liberty of embedding...

Great stuff! (I've taken the liberty of embedding the video, let me know if that's not ok)
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-24-2010, 11:58 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 173,534
Posted By MattW
Cool - race style underseat exhausts :D This...

Cool - race style underseat exhausts :D

This is such a great thread - just made me smile on a Monday morning (not a usual occurrence!).
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,092
Posted By MattW
If only I was in the US Woody :cry

If only I was in the US Woody :cry
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2010, 05:57 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,092
Posted By MattW
I have a big problem with cross spoke wheels. ...

I have a big problem with cross spoke wheels.

The unanodised ones on my 1100 are a knuckle breaking b*tch to clean!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 10-18-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 534
Views: 173,534
Posted By MattW
This a great read! - my other half has just had...

This a great read! - my other half has just had to come and see what's making me blurt out laughing every couple of minutes :rofl
Forum: GS Boxers 10-11-2010, 05:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 879
Posted By MattW
I used a good quality combination spanner (12...

I used a good quality combination spanner (12 point) - it loosened with a bit of a 'crack' and came out fine. On the offchance that yours has been installed with threadlock, I'd try some heat.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-11-2010, 02:37 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 63,371
Posted By MattW
Yup that would do the job :evil (upsetting...

Yup that would do the job :evil

(upsetting people, that is...)
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2010, 03:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,740
Posted By MattW
OK - 10 minutes a side then - tops :D I...

OK - 10 minutes a side then - tops :D

I don't bother taking the alternator cover off to spanner the engine over (put it in top gear and use the back wheel to turn it over). I find TDC with a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2010, 02:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,740
Posted By MattW
10 minute job. There can't be an easier bike to...

10 minute job. There can't be an easier bike to check valve clearances on than a BMW boxer - it's all there in front of you with plenty of space to work :)
Forum: Old's Cool 10-01-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,048
Posted By MattW
From what I've seen, most of the scooters on the...

From what I've seen, most of the scooters on the island are either old Honda's (reliable with god spares backup) or new Chinese (throw them away when they fall apart).

I've no idea what the spares...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-30-2010, 01:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,048
Posted By MattW
Seen in Skopelos, Greece

Good to see amongst the zillions of scooters which are the standard transport in the Greek islands. An R26, I'm told.

(Same bike - saw it in the evening one day and then came across it the...
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2010, 05:01 AM
Replies: 1,080
Views: 330,018
Posted By MattW
Great to see you posting again and feeling...

Great to see you posting again and feeling positive TaSK :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2010, 11:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,915
Posted By MattW
I take the bit out of a 40w soldering iron, fit...

I take the bit out of a 40w soldering iron, fit the business end into the hex socket of the pinion and leave it for a while.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2010, 02:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,406
Posted By MattW
When you say there's no sensor, is there just a...

When you say there's no sensor, is there just a hole where it used to be? :D

Joking aside, air leaks in the exhaust can induce backfiring - are all the joints tight and sealed?
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