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Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By hootch
Yep

That is probably it. I have always just opened the lower of the two plugs on the side to drain. It gets drained and refilled every oil change but it will be interesting to see what comes out. Live...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-19-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By hootch
1150GS transmission question

My 02 has a slight weep from the large hex bolt/plug that is just under the lower plug where you fill. It is on the bottom and I can't find it on a parts breakdown to find out what it does. If it is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,030
Posted By hootch
I can relate

Unfortunately I can relate to where you are at. Many folks have found relief through diet. After many trips to the local health care monopoly, I asked to see the "doctor that has been here the...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 724
Posted By hootch
Ok

I'd have to say that it is not a bad deal. There is a lot to come off when splitting her in half. I do have to say, however, that it really is not that bad of a job. A digital camera was the key to...
Forum: Beasts 03-01-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 702
Views: 71,168
Posted By hootch
5'6", 29" inseam. 1150GS. I have mastered the art...

5'6", 29" inseam. 1150GS. I have mastered the art of the one cheek sneak.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-30-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 412
Posted By hootch
Lowering 02 1150gs passenger pegs?

My Lovely Bride cannot ride with me anymore! That sucks. The position that the stock pegs put her hips at is making it too painful for her to want to ride. "It is no fun riding when I ache for three...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5,625
Views: 947,390
Posted By hootch
Easy

First I checked the oil level and tire pressures, then rode it.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 753
Posted By hootch
Hepco Becker

Great crash bars and you can remove the valve covers without moving them. I highly recommend them. Hootch
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-02-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 705
Posted By hootch
Ray Dugan

I highly recommend this guy. He is in the Coeur D Alene area. He worked at Beaudry Motor Sports until they went under, then bought all their tools and started his own shop. He is a great guy and...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,282
Posted By hootch
Electrical?

Sounds like an electrical connection to me. Pull the tank and clean/grease with dialelectic grease. While you are there, bleed the fluid from the ABS unit. There are instructions posted on this site,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 757
Posted By hootch
Great

It sounds like it's just getting broken in. Did you feel for play in the final drive? Has the cam chain tensioner been upgraded? How often has the brake fluid been changed? How is the overall...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-14-2013, 10:55 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 108,168
Posted By hootch
02

Just turned 53K on my black beast. Nothings broke, but I keep up on the maintenance.:D Spline lube at 42K showed everything looking good. Aside from tires, oil, and brake items, reliable as a rock. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,444
Posted By hootch
Big coat

I have a friend that has a heck of a time with his wife falling asleep on the back. It seems that her dad was a Harley rider and he would put a slightly too large coat on her and slide the coat over...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-14-2013, 12:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,360
Posted By hootch
Right On!!

You are in my dirt. Have fun! If you guys need a hand, send me a pm.
Hootch
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 895
Posted By hootch
Fuses

Have you checked the fuses? I seem to remember someone having a similar problem and it was in a fuse. Hopefully someone will know which one, It has been the day from Hell, so I could be totally...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,815
Posted By hootch
Vendramini boots

I got lucky and won a pair of Vendramini Lusaka boots on ebay last summer. After 5K miles and lots of wearing, I must say that they are the best boots I have ever had on my feet. They are as...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2013, 12:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,804
Posted By hootch
Oh God, what have I done?

I did a fly and buy for my 02 after spending 5 minutes in the saddle of one at a dealership. (Mostly to make sure my short legs would touch the ground!)I was expecting the BMW experience, smooth,...
Forum: Airheads 01-03-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,600
Posted By hootch
Thanks for the input!

I have been following Prutser's Sibirsky ride report with rapt attention. Any airhead/rider combo that can keep up with Rod and company is something to be emulated. His bike is just what I'm looking...
Forum: Airheads 12-31-2012, 12:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,600
Posted By hootch
Airhead for the adventure

I have that a "74" R75/6 that I got super cheap. It runs, but will need a some TLC. How can I set this up for dirt/long haul adventuring considering my 29" inseam? HPN's are nice, but they are super...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2012, 08:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,008
Posted By hootch
Wow!

That thing looks like it was in a mileage test where it just sat on rollers and spun the wheels! I would pull the rubber plug on the throttle side of the engine cases and check the inside of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-06-2012, 01:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,803
Posted By hootch
Welcome

This is a great resource. The amount of information and experience here is truly awesome. These folks have saved my bacon on more than one mechanical project. Even though I have pushed the "there is...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-07-2012, 02:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,073
Posted By hootch
Hot feet

I know what you mean. My 02 GS bakes my feet on hot days when running slow. Be sure to oil your boots often as the heat dries them out quick! Still won't trade it for anything else. Just paid it off...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By hootch
Vendramini Lusaka

I just scored a pair of new Vendramini Lusaka off of E-bay. They are awesome! The leather is thick, the stitches are all doubles, the armor is stiff, and what appears to be fabric in the cutouts is...
Forum: Ride reports 06-12-2012, 11:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,093
Posted By hootch
Shucks

You can always buy more insurance! Have a great trip.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 638
Posted By hootch
Naw

No big deal. Just tighten the screws real snug and it should stop. Be sure to clean everything it may have dripped on. It's really bad on paint and plastic. Don't ask how I know.... If it does not...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 620
Posted By hootch
Dirt gear

Definitely get some dirt gear. It gets old cleaning everything..... Have fun!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-02-2012, 12:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By hootch
Thanks!

Thank you for your input. I'll look into it. I'm hoping to find something big enough for our camping gear.
Hootch
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,222
Posted By hootch
02

Great bikes and built like a tank. (Damn near as heavy though)
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2012, 02:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 795
Posted By hootch
Question ATV rack bag?

I am looking for a way to increase my 1150GS's carrying capabililtes. It has Happy Trail boxes and a Givi top box. My plan is to take off the top box and put a ATV rear rack bag on it. Does anybody...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-03-2012, 10:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,972
Posted By hootch
Trans output seal

Are you sure that it is coming from the seal side of the final drive? I'd check the boot and make sure that it isn't coming from the trans output. Good Luck!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-30-2011, 01:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,667
Posted By hootch
South Sound BMW

Just received both bearings, the o-ring, and the seal from South Sound in Fife, Washington. Good Luck!

Hootch
Forum: The Garage 10-24-2011, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By hootch
Thanks

Thanks PBG, that is the kick in the butt I needed. The bearing has a little side to side movement. When grabbing the old one by the cage that hold the rollers, it is possible to move the whole thing...
Forum: The Garage 10-24-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By hootch
New race?

I am replacing the tapered bearing in the final drive of my 02 1150GS. It has a smidge too much lateral movement, so it's gone. The main bearing was a piece of cake, and I'm hoping this will be too....
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,248
Posted By hootch
Aerostich kanatsu

I too wear a size 56 Rally suit. The large size Aerostich works perfectly. I don't leave home without it. Yesterday I rode over Blewett Pass to Ellensburg, then the long way home. It was in the low...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-29-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 911
Posted By hootch
Torque arm

Did you have someone about your weight sit on the bike when you tightened up the torque arm? It's a long shot, but.....
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2011, 10:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 17,425
Posted By hootch
Miriam rides again!!!!

HAPPY ALMOST BIRTHDAY MY FRIEND!
It is great to "see" you again. The food pictures are making me hungry for your lasagna again. Be safe and know that there are many people in this world who...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-24-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,080
Posted By hootch
New driveshaft?

My 02 1150GS has the same symptoms..... The main problem is that when I look for a replacement, they are almost $700!!:eek1 How did you get yours for around $220? Please advise, as my riding season...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-13-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 108,168
Posted By hootch
02

02 with 44k and lovin it.:evil
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2011, 02:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 883
Posted By hootch
After years of screwing around

BMW rally 2 and Rev-it Ultimate. Fit like they were made for my fire plug shape, and seem to be really good quality.:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 09-06-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,887
Posted By hootch
Darth

When I pulled into the driveway for the first time with my black 02, with black boxes, black ect. my wife stated: "Damn, thats the bike Darth Vader would ride". It stuck. :huh
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