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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 10:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 587
Posted By Gruesome
My Atlantis jacket and pants have zippers that...

My Atlantis jacket and pants have zippers that cover about 3/4 of my circumference, so there is not much reaching and pulling needed to get the zippers started (on the right). For shorter zippers I'd...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,583
Posted By Gruesome
GS lane splitting (w/ petition link)

Just saw a link to a new petition to allow lane splitting: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/allow-motorcycle-lane-sharing-all-public-roads/qP86QbjN, over on the BMW MOA...
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,705
Posted By Gruesome
Acf-50

I use ACF-50. I think the film lasts a bit better than WD-40. For a comparison on steel wool see...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By Gruesome
I've only worn the shoes briefly in the rain, so...

I've only worn the shoes briefly in the rain, so I can't really tell. I'm hoping that long term it will preserve the shoes (and boots) better than normal shoe polish.
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 538
Posted By Gruesome
It seems the $150 Bluetooth adapter doesn't relay...

It seems the $150 Bluetooth adapter doesn't relay the microphone to the phone, so that connection would only work for music. All in all it seems a bit steep at $645 for the basic setup, doesn't it?
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,965
Posted By Gruesome
Well, then I think you are doomed. If you suck...

Well, then I think you are doomed. If you suck water or water/salt mix into the horn it's game over in no time. I'm also pretty sure that repeating the same process with a new horn will reliably lead...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,479
Posted By Gruesome
But why wouldn't you want a working ABS? First...

But why wouldn't you want a working ABS? First time some idiot pulls out in front of you from their drive way, or at an intersection, it pays for itself.
Here's the iABS codes form Anton's web page:...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,479
Posted By Gruesome
You mean the rear brake light, or the dashboard...

You mean the rear brake light, or the dashboard ABS lights? The ABS lights flash before the self test (at 10 mph or so) is finished. If they keep flashing after the bike is moving, the pattern should...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By Gruesome
Update: I've used up one of the bottles of...

Update: I've used up one of the bottles of Leder-bök to generously spray a skiing jacket, a parka, a pair of suede shoes and a pair of textile gloves. I have not yet tested any of the items in ...
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,062
Posted By Gruesome
I've used one of the bottles of Leder-bök (odd...

I've used one of the bottles of Leder-bök (odd name) I ordered from Altberg in England (see this thread (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1022601)) to generously spray a skiing jacket,...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 838
Posted By Gruesome
Unfortunately the BMW Atlantis pants have no belt...

Unfortunately the BMW Atlantis pants have no belt loops, and they keep going up in price. Otherwise they do meet your list of requirements. Maybe you can find a used pair, and add loops or...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,331
Posted By Gruesome
Judging from the test mentioned in my signature...

Judging from the test mentioned in my signature (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=734081), the best deal for abrasion resistance are cheap leather pants.
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,331
Posted By Gruesome
There's no armor that protects against that....

There's no armor that protects against that. Armor in motorcycle gear protects against the fall onto the road. If you hit a solid obstacle while sliding, there will be broken bones or worse.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By Gruesome
+1 for the odyssey. I also like the right angle...

+1 for the odyssey. I also like the right angle cable mounting hardware on mine, but I don't know whether the battery came with that, or the previous owner bought or built it. (Edit: the odyssey web...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,013
Posted By Gruesome
Laugh Why not move your NP armour to a new jacket?

Why not move your NP armour to a new jacket?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-26-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,763
Posted By Gruesome
Some oil does pool in the valve covers. I'd say...

Some oil does pool in the valve covers. I'd say it was about half a pint on the low (=left) side when I checked my valves.
But I always thought the valve guide explanation needed an awful lot of oil...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,551
Posted By Gruesome
Yep, already has at least one new line. And the...

Yep, already has at least one new line. And the front shock is set at pretty low preload (see bottom left of shock, with preload set in one of the uppermost scalloped detents), which is appropriate...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,551
Posted By Gruesome
Before the OP goes out and orders new brake...

Before the OP goes out and orders new brake lines, he should double check that they haven't been replaced yet. From the picture it could either be the original black line, or a grey stainless line. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,763
Posted By Gruesome
That actually does make more sense than the valve...

That actually does make more sense than the valve guide explanation!
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,551
Posted By Gruesome
Yes. That is what I've been told here, and...

Yes.
That is what I've been told here, and then confirmed myself on my 2002 1150GS. The front line blew just as I was done flushing it.

Good color choice, by the way. ;-)
Forum: GS Boxers 11-25-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 979
Posted By Gruesome
I would try grabbing that connector or one of the...

I would try grabbing that connector or one of the wires and fish it out without digging into screws and such. It should come straight up through that big square hole above it.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,551
Posted By Gruesome
You are saying it's a smooth ride, so how could...

You are saying it's a smooth ride, so how could the front suspension be seized? Also, just look at the angle of that lever pointing straight at you: you are trying to move that up by pushing straight...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 979
Posted By Gruesome
Right smack in the very center of that picture...

Right smack in the very center of that picture are three wires running into some black connector; the wire colors seem similar to the three wires in mfol's picture.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,551
Posted By Gruesome
one more thing:...

Oh, and there's only one shock, a bit hidden under the front of the tank. The fork 'shocks' are decoys (nothing but sliders).
Edit: since you mention a Showa, you might already have found it. Your...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,551
Posted By Gruesome
telelever

Due to the horizontal lever geometry this bike won't dive when braking. You really have to push down, not forward on the handle bar.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 11:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,763
Posted By Gruesome
I'd look for the correlation with parking on the...

I'd look for the correlation with parking on the side stand. But that's just me.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,763
Posted By Gruesome
On the older bikes smoke after parking on the...

On the older bikes smoke after parking on the sidestand was due to oil leaking through the valve guide into the cylinder.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,093
Posted By Gruesome
So what happened?

So what happened?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,335
Posted By Gruesome
don't exceed your daily dose of numbers!

Here's the details of the computation. Note that the exact tire dimensions don't matter that much, except that changing the 5mm thickness (assumed, not measured) will change the rate of pressure loss...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-23-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,335
Posted By Gruesome
Nitrogen: not worth it

Assuming the diffusion coefficients given in this article (http://www.getnitrogen.org/pdf/graham.pdf) are right, for a tire filled with normal air to 36 psi the pressure loss amounts to 0.5...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 01:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,013
Posted By Gruesome
Oh, I thought he had some info on the NP2...

Oh, I thought he had some info on the NP2 protectors. I can't find pictures or anything. Some technical detail and test results (even just from a BMW brochure) would be great.
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 912
Posted By Gruesome
The altberg package arrived with USPS (Saturday...

The altberg package arrived with USPS (Saturday delivery). Used the black shoe polish ('leder-gris'; and it's not really polish) on my boots and another pair of shoes. Update: beads nicely in the...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,013
Posted By Gruesome
Which article? Could you post a link?

Which article? Could you post a link?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-22-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,462
Posted By Gruesome
I don't know about your battery (see below), but...

I don't know about your battery (see below), but it sounds like your alternator ist not operating correctly. I would check the belt. At normal idle (1100 rpm?) the battery (generator) warning light...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,013
Posted By Gruesome
For some reason I thought NP was the orange stuff...

For some reason I thought NP was the orange stuff like in my Atlantis 4 (and as described above), and NP2 was referring to something new.
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,693
Posted By Gruesome
Personally, I'd think that soaking it with a...

Personally, I'd think that soaking it with a durable water repellent spray like the 3M scotchguard I mentioned earlier has a better chance of waterproofing it without significant color change, than...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,462
Posted By Gruesome
The new plugs could have a slightly larger gap,...

The new plugs could have a slightly larger gap, and thus require a slightly larger voltage. Which is why I mentioned battery voltage and ignition.
Can't hurt to check the alternator belt as well....
Forum: GS Boxers 11-17-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,462
Posted By Gruesome
Other things to check: Battery voltage with...

Other things to check:
Battery voltage with bike off (>12.6V) and running (>14V)(maybe others could chime in on the numbers)
Ignition timing
Fuel pressure (alternatively, just checking return fuel...
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,693
Posted By Gruesome
There's a 3M scotchguard for suede and nubuck....

There's a 3M scotchguard for suede and nubuck. You should be able to get it pretty waterproof with that.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-15-2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 481
Views: 55,167
Posted By Gruesome
Marchy-man no more

Thanks Laurel, for spoiling it for the rest of us!
Another of the mysteries of the interwebs needlessly destroyed.
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