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Forum: The Garage 12-02-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,505
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
I broke a pinch bolt in one of my fork legs &...

I broke a pinch bolt in one of my fork legs & then broke an extractor off in the remander of said pinch bolt. I used carbide & diamond dental burs in a handpiece I have for artistic uses to slowly...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-02-2011, 04:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,038
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
I went to my local pawn shop where they have...

I went to my local pawn shop where they have plastic tubs full of each common size sockets & found a deap 5/8" off the wall brand socket that fits easily & only cost me a couple of bucks. Just...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-04-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,338
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
Had to take a 20 mile drive to buy some 8mm x 65...

Had to take a 20 mile drive to buy some 8mm x 65 bolts but I think this will work OK. Pops is happy with it.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb245/bigolgs/ebay035.jpg...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2011, 01:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
My dad just got a new F650GS three days ago with...

My dad just got a new F650GS three days ago with the factory lowered suspension because he's 81 years old & dropped his previous bike (1200GS) a lot & thinks the lower the better. I got to ride the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-03-2011, 01:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,338
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
I don't think it looks out of place either. I...

I don't think it looks out of place either. I made my own mounting plate but need to source some longer bolts sometime later today. I was able to mount the plate temporarily with two bolts just to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,096
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
My brother snagged the on/off kill switch on his...

My brother snagged the on/off kill switch on his KLR650 on a plastic ring on his Wolfman tank bag as he turned the bars to leave an area we had parked near Big Bend National Park. Parts went flying...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2011, 09:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,338
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
I was just going to go the semi permanent route...

I was just going to go the semi permanent route because even though the top case on my dad's previous bike (1200GS) was quickly removable, he never took it off anyway. Although the Caribou system...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2011, 06:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,090
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
This thread reminds me of an experience I had on...

This thread reminds me of an experience I had on my old KLR 650 in the mountains in Mexico. I was stuck behind a large delivery van waiting for a chance to pass & hit a rock the size of a canteloupe...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2011, 05:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,097
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
I had a 97 KLR650 when I bought my 99 1100GS in...

I had a 97 KLR650 when I bought my 99 1100GS in 2000. I always thought of the KLR as an urban motocrosser as it was great for clearing obstacles in that kind of environment & zipping from red light...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-01-2011, 04:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,338
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
Anybody Mounted A Pelican Top Box On F650GS ?

My 81 year old dad just picked up his new F650 twin yesterday & it's my job to figure out how to mount a Pelican on it. I believe we got the model # 1500. Anyway, I figured i'd have a sheet metal...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2011, 03:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,868
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
I just more or less copied the Wunderlich...

I just more or less copied the Wunderlich version.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb245/bigolgs/angela005.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 04-02-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,089
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
I modified a stock screen from a 1200GS to fit my...

I modified a stock screen from a 1200GS to fit my 1100GS & made a laminar lip of sorts from an old sportbike screen & bolted it on. It works for me & I can ride with my face shield up without wind in...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-01-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
I had to replace mine last year. When I would...

I had to replace mine last year. When I would turn the bars to the left it would kill the engine.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-28-2011, 04:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,198
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
I had Woody's do the wheels on my 1100GS in black...

I had Woody's do the wheels on my 1100GS in black with blue hubs. I assume you're having him take them apart & put them back together?
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-28-2011, 04:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,432
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
That looks interesting! I also checked out the TT...

That looks interesting! I also checked out the TT desierto screen but I don't think he'd go for the price but it sure looks good. How do you like the TT hand guards & do the spoilers make much of a...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2011, 04:14 AM
Replies: 407
Views: 64,796
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
I've got a Miller 211 & Spoolmate 100 series...

I've got a Miller 211 & Spoolmate 100 series spoolgun which is the lower end of the spoolguns. It's not a production gun but for occasional projects it works fine & was only $200. I've only used it...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 797
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
I've used some of the blue fasteners from...

I've used some of the blue fasteners from Mcmaster Carr & they've yet to show any corrosion after 5 years on the bike.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-26-2011, 05:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,432
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
My dad has had one kind or another motorcycle...

My dad has had one kind or another motorcycle since 1968 & my mother never tried to discourage him from riding until now. He says she's crazy if she thinks he's going to spend the rest of his life...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 64,796
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
You've inspired me to make some mounts for my...

You've inspired me to make some mounts for my 1100. I think i'll use aluminum though cause I got a stick of 1" square tube laying around & a spoolgun for my MIG welder.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,907
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
Also, not as strange as an American flag with a...

Also, not as strange as an American flag with a "Made In China" label on it.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-25-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,432
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
Questions For F650GS Owners

I've got a few questions for you F650 owners out there. My 81 year old dad is taking delivery of a new F650GS next weekend. He's had an 05 1200GS since it was new but has decided to get something...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-15-2011, 06:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,461
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
Thanks for the tip! I'll be passing this info....

Thanks for the tip! I'll be passing this info. along to the old man.
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,675
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
Well Said!

Well Said!
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,461
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
[QUOTE=Paul Mihalka;15418774]I leave the...

[QUOTE=Paul Mihalka;15418774]I leave the passenger seat off and also took off the the luggage rack. I travel light. I have a different reason than you kids to leave that stuff off. With old age it...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2011, 12:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,884
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
Just got back from the BMW dealer (Wild West in...

Just got back from the BMW dealer (Wild West in Katy, Tx.) with my dad. I rode his GS up there & he followed. They are selling the bike on consignment & it looks like he's going to get a 650GS which...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2011, 03:15 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,884
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
i spent about an hour on the web checking those...

i spent about an hour on the web checking those out too. And there's a dealer about 20 minutes from him.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,884
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
Actually the 1200R is the bike I first suggested...

Actually the 1200R is the bike I first suggested to him a couple of years ago when he first talked about maybe getting a different bike. I told him the seat was much closer to the ground than the GS...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-10-2011, 04:06 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,884
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
Suggestions For 81 Year Old Rider

Ok, hears the deal folks. My dad, who is 81, has an 05 1200GS that he bought new back when the first batch hit the dealerships. He loves the bike but it's just become to much for him weight wise. We...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2011, 04:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,938
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
What little i've seen on TV of Sturgis is as...

What little i've seen on TV of Sturgis is as close as i'd want to get.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-05-2011, 04:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,926
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
r1100r ?

r1100r ?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-21-2011, 03:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,701
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
Bought my 99 1100GS in feb. 2000 with a little...

Bought my 99 1100GS in feb. 2000 with a little over 500 miles on it for a decent price. Still goin strong.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2011, 07:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,575
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
Did the dealer actually take a look at it &...

Did the dealer actually take a look at it & physically try to determine where the movement was by moving the wheel at 6 & 12 oclock & 3 & 9? Easier with two people, One moving the wheel while the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-27-2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,068
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
I just put my feet on the heads & have never...

I just put my feet on the heads & have never melted a boot sole even in hot Texas summer heat & the riding position is quite comfortable for my 5'-8" height.
Forum: Old's Cool 01-27-2011, 02:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,453
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
Upon reading a little history on the subject I...

Upon reading a little history on the subject I learned that the first board track was built in Los Angeles & that there now sits a Hilton hotel on the site. What a shame. I'd consider it a sacred...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-25-2011, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,453
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
Screw NASCAR, The guys that raced these had BALLS

Unrestored 1915 Indian board tracker start & run. click link
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfEZyCccKTs&feature=related
Forum: GS Boxers 01-24-2011, 04:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,309
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
This is what I use. Can't recall the name of the...

This is what I use. Can't recall the name of the place I ordered it from right now.
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb245/bigolgs/voltmeter009.jpg
Forum: The Garage 12-24-2010, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,124
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
Go to www.weldingweb.com . There's a section...

Go to www.weldingweb.com . There's a section devoted to various brands including Everlast. And weldingtipsandtricks.com has a review of one of their TIG welders.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2010, 04:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,620
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
We all know about the aftermarket foot pegs...

We all know about the aftermarket foot pegs available for the GS bikes but this thread got me to thinkin, what about some floorboards? Seems like they'd be comfortable on a long trip to Alaska &...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2010, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,146
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
I don't have a 1200 but I did take the stock...

I don't have a 1200 but I did take the stock screen from my dad's 05 1200 & made it fit my 1100 & cut the top four or so inches off an old sportbike screen & attatched it to it & it works for me. No...
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2010, 04:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,185
Posted By Bruce Caldwell
I've found naptha (lighter fluid) to be the best...

I've found naptha (lighter fluid) to be the best for removing adhesive residue as it won't damage paint.
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