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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,609
Posted By justJeff
My daughter is 9 now, and has been riding with me...

My daughter is 9 now, and has been riding with me for a few years. Not just trips to the store, we do several longer trips each year, usually at least one of a couple weeks and several states...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-02-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,749
Posted By justJeff
I bought mine years ago from britishonly.com, I...

I bought mine years ago from britishonly.com, I am guessing that they probably still carry them. I would suggest getting a set of wrenches and a set of sockets.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2010, 04:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,646
Posted By justJeff
I'd consider getting the maintenance DVD offered...

I'd consider getting the maintenance DVD offered by Jim VB and spending a few dollars on some tools that you can use over and over again. The boxers are very easy bikes to work on, and you will...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-27-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,747
Posted By justJeff
Doesn't look too awfully bad Jeff. I'm glad you...

Doesn't look too awfully bad Jeff. I'm glad you are okay, and the bike will certainly be able to be enjoyed for years to come after you repair her.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-26-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,206
Posted By justJeff
Jim VB has posted a pretty complete tool list...

Jim VB has posted a pretty complete tool list here. I'm sure a search will turn it up.

Take a look at the tools offered by Marc Parnes. He makes a pretty slick front axle tool as well as a light,...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-25-2010, 02:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,747
Posted By justJeff
Here is a pic of Jeff at the start of his trip. ...

Here is a pic of Jeff at the start of his trip. I hopped on my GSA and led him to the edge of town and took this pic where we pulled over by the Snake River.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,747
Posted By justJeff
I just talked with Jeff on the phone. He is fine....

I just talked with Jeff on the phone. He is fine. He said he will need a new 'stitch and the bike will need a new muffler on one side,a valve cover, and turn signals. It sounds like the damage...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2010, 01:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,747
Posted By justJeff
Crap, I just received a voice mail from Jeff. He...

Crap, I just received a voice mail from Jeff. He had a flat/blowout and ended up lowsiding the bike. It sounds like there is fairly minor damage to the bike, one exhaust side, valve cover, turn...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2010, 01:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,747
Posted By justJeff
A couple of the warning light sockets were bad,...

A couple of the warning light sockets were bad, old and brittle and cracked and not working. The oil sending unit was also bad and replaced. The other warning lights (gen, neutral, high beam) and...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-24-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,747
Posted By justJeff
Hey Jeff, it sounds like perhaps the new oil...

Hey Jeff, it sounds like perhaps the new oil pressure sender might be suspect. I am not sure if it is possible for the actual light/socket to come loose and ground itself to the headlight housing or...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-23-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,747
Posted By justJeff
Thanks Renner. It does stay lit when the sending...

Thanks Renner. It does stay lit when the sending unit is disconnected, so it's a simple short somewhere. That is sort of what I figured. Thanks for the assistance. I will pass it on to Jeff.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-23-2010, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,747
Posted By justJeff
/5 Oil Light

I decided to sell my /5 and the fellow that ended up buying it is Jeff from Northwoods Airheads. He flew out to pick up the bike and stayed a day with my family and I. Last winter I replaced some...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,427
Posted By justJeff
I've used the industrial velcro on the brake...

I've used the industrial velcro on the brake fluid reservoir and been happy with that, and it's easy to remove. Something else I thought of trying was getting one of the slip over protective metal...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2010, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 608,356
Posted By justJeff
It is shocking what you can spend on a quality...

It is shocking what you can spend on a quality firearm these days. I was talking with my dad last night about his collection of German made Weatherby's. He still has the receipt for a 340mag Mk V...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-24-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2,185
Views: 608,356
Posted By justJeff
Selling a gorgeous /5

For anyone that may be interested I just posted a really nice 71 R75/5 in the for sale forum. My son has started shooting competitively and I just don't have time to enjoy all of the other toys. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2010, 08:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By justJeff
Thanks Mike, I think that is what I'll do. It...

Thanks Mike, I think that is what I'll do. It has been a lot of miles since the thing used even a drop of dino oil, so the consumption of the syn kind of surprised me.

I too run synthetic in...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By justJeff
Those 6oz between changes were with very few...

Those 6oz between changes were with very few miles on the bike, after that it didn't use any prior to switching to syn.

And if you read my post, it says I was using 20/50 dino and switched to...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2010, 07:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 872
Posted By justJeff
07GSA using some syn oil?

I switched over from Castrol GTX20/50 to Mobile 1 15/50 full syn at 19k. At that point my GSA was using no oil. The most I had ever added between 3k oil changes was 6oz. After switching to the full...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2010, 09:55 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 10,774
Posted By justJeff
Some time ago there was an Aussie fellow that had...

Some time ago there was an Aussie fellow that had designed some kind of jack system that stowed behind the license plate. If I recall correctly it was sort of a simple come-a-long type system for...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-13-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,859
Posted By justJeff
That came out very nicely, well done. I am...

That came out very nicely, well done.

I am always surprised at how much hate the GSA seats get. I've done a lot of long days on my stock saddle, including a BBG where I covered 1,560 miles in 21...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2010, 07:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,696
Posted By justJeff
My daughter is now eight and has been riding with...

My daughter is now eight and has been riding with me for years. My mother in law and one of her teachers have given me considerable grief, but we don't care. Some dads are polishing bar stools with...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2010, 07:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,258
Posted By justJeff
You said these are on a GSA and not a Harley,...

You said these are on a GSA and not a Harley, right?:evil

Just kidding. That stuff on mine bugged me too. I've had pretty decent luck using Boeshield, and it seems to leave a protective coating...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,326
Posted By justJeff
Great pic. We have a couple of cages around that...

Great pic. We have a couple of cages around that can go places my GS can't go though too. Pick the right tool for the job, and enjoy whatever you choose. Choices are good.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,674
Posted By justJeff
If you aren't getting a EWS warning or something...

If you aren't getting a EWS warning or something else I would also bet on the battery, especially if it's the original.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2010, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,326
Posted By justJeff
Choices are very rarely a bad thing. I often...

Choices are very rarely a bad thing. I often enjoy taking the Porsche for a spin and coming home and hopping on the old airhead for an entirely different experience. When I'm in some far off place,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,705
Posted By justJeff
Yep, that's what he is running. Since I live in...

Yep, that's what he is running. Since I live in the NW as well I figured his program was a good one to copy, not that others wouldn't have worked well too.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,326
Posted By justJeff
I have the same dilema, and a similar car,...

I have the same dilema, and a similar car, Porsche Cayman S. I enjoy the heck out of both of them. The Porsche will smoke the GSA on most road courses and just puts a different kind of smile on my...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-09-2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,705
Posted By justJeff
Since switching from Castrol GTX 20/50 for the...

Since switching from Castrol GTX 20/50 for the first 20k miles I am now doing things the "Hank" way. Mobil 1 full syn changed every 5k. Hank has had great success, though I'm sure any other number...
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 983
Posted By justJeff
I've had one of their racks and a set of their...

I've had one of their racks and a set of their panniers. Great people to do biz with, and they make really durable, quality products at really fair prices. Hard to go wrong with them.
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2010, 03:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,250
Posted By justJeff
I think the tank is a lost cause and you're...

I think the tank is a lost cause and you're unlikely to ever be happy with it. I hate to think of you going through the turmoil of seeing it. Please ship it to me right away so you won't have to...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2010, 02:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By justJeff
+1 If that is the case I would say the...

+1

If that is the case I would say the "art" part of their name may imply that function goes out the window. I wouldn't have something on my bike that didn't let me pretty easily see the oil...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,255
Posted By justJeff
Mine were replaced under warranty. There is a...

Mine were replaced under warranty. There is a "kit" that is installed now that is supposed to prevent the problem from occuring again, at least for the same reason.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-28-2010, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By justJeff
Are the RPM's actually spiking or is the tach...

Are the RPM's actually spiking or is the tach just showing that they're going up? On one BMW I've owned it was very sensitive to electrical connections. If a battery cable wasn't making good...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,151
Posted By justJeff
If you guys end up getting them I'm confident you...

If you guys end up getting them I'm confident you will like them. I wore them in some pretty horrible conditions and my hands remained dry, warm and comfortable.
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2010, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,151
Posted By justJeff
I ended up paying full retail because I wanted...

I ended up paying full retail because I wanted them after looking at them. If you have a bit of time, call Sean at San Diego BMW motorcycles. I've bought quite a bit of gear from him and he always...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2010, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,151
Posted By justJeff
My mistake. My gloves are the Pro Winter 2. They...

My mistake. My gloves are the Pro Winter 2. They look very different from the gloves in your review.
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2010, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,151
Posted By justJeff
BMW Pro Winter 2 Glove review

ON EDIT: Gloves are Pro Winter 2, not original Pro Winter gloves.

On my way south last week through the horrible storms in California I picked up a pair of Pro Winter gloves.

I like the way...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2010, 09:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By justJeff
I've noticed after washing mine with the Nikwax...

I've noticed after washing mine with the Nikwax tech wash and waterproofer that the gear doesn't seem to soak up as much water, and dries more quickly. For camping in wet conditions I would pack...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,323
Posted By justJeff
+1 on the Nikwax products. I used the tech wash...

+1 on the Nikwax products. I used the tech wash and waterproofer last time I washed mine. I have been traveling through the horrible rain and wind in California for several days and I've noticed...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2010, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By justJeff
Rallye 2 Pro wet weather review

For the past several days I've been wearing my RP2 in some pretty torrential downpours. Wind and constant rain down the Oregon coast, and then for this "storm of the century" or whatever they're...
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