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Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2007, 12:15 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,007
Posted By hoogavin
I thought the GSA signified the Adventure model,...

I thought the GSA signified the Adventure model, not ABS
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2007, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By hoogavin
+1 Cold (of course...) Fully loaded 2 up...

+1

Cold (of course...) Fully loaded 2 up vs. solo no gear:

Rear = 40 min 43-44 max

Front = 2 - 4 lbs less than rear, with 36 as the minimum.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-13-2006, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 704
Posted By hoogavin
You should have a pair of feeler gauges in the...

You should have a pair of feeler gauges in the toolkit - a "min" and a "max" - for the ABS sensors. The ABS sensor gap should be checked periodically, especially since it is so easy to do. There are...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-05-2006, 12:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 936
Posted By hoogavin
Then that must mean that there is no warranty on...

Then that must mean that there is no warranty on all those BMW's that were sold without canisters in other parts of the world.

Last I heard, the USA was the only market that required charcoal...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2006, 02:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,942
Posted By hoogavin
The Autolites helped my bike and some others, but...

The Autolites helped my bike and some others, but they have not helped everyone across the board. They cost about $1.50 each and it takes 5 minutes to change them, so it may be a cheap way of...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2006, 11:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,942
Posted By hoogavin
Just a suggestion: Get a set of Autolite 3923...

Just a suggestion: Get a set of Autolite 3923 plugs and try them. They are dirt cheap and available at any parts store. If the pinging improves, leave them in but pull them every so often to see how...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2006, 04:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,895
Posted By hoogavin
Ditto that. I'm not a frequent after dark rider,...

Ditto that. I'm not a frequent after dark rider, but riding with those stock 1150GS lights scared the crap out of me when the sun went down. High beam was (barely) OK; low beam alone is for people...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2006, 03:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 713
Posted By hoogavin
Bring yer skis, they're gettin' some snow up...

Bring yer skis, they're gettin' some snow up there in CO! :lol3
Forum: Face plant 09-01-2006, 03:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,205
Posted By hoogavin
I agree that street racing has been going on for...

I agree that street racing has been going on for a long time, but lots of these young kids today have more more money, more drugs, more weapons, less respect for the law, and less conscience about...
Forum: Face plant 09-01-2006, 12:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,205
Posted By hoogavin
Yours is a very common and very valid...

Yours is a very common and very valid frustration, IMO. The less we stand up to aggressors, the worse the situation becomes. The problem as I see it is that when the people who are being tread upon...
Forum: Face plant 09-01-2006, 11:59 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,205
Posted By hoogavin
There was an incident here in ABQ during the past...

There was an incident here in ABQ during the past year that involved an older man (homeowner) and a bunch of kids cruising and/or racing on his street. The guy used a camcorder and miscellaneous...
Forum: Face plant 09-01-2006, 11:45 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,205
Posted By hoogavin
That might work, but I wonder if the city would...

That might work, but I wonder if the city would allow it? It is, after all, their road. Worth asking about, though. Thanks.
Forum: Face plant 09-01-2006, 11:41 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,205
Posted By hoogavin
I do agree with you for the most part, and I have...

I do agree with you for the most part, and I have taken some measures that I do not care to post here ( :evil ) BUT...

that being said, one has to be wary of not starting a "war."

You can't...
Forum: Face plant 09-01-2006, 11:28 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,205
Posted By hoogavin
Good ideas. Thanks. I really hate speed...

Good ideas. Thanks.

I really hate speed bumps, but about 2 or 3 strategically placed ones would really help with the problem. However, the city won't put them in until there is something like a...
Forum: Face plant 09-01-2006, 10:50 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,205
Posted By hoogavin
Using a camcorder is actually a very good idea...

Using a camcorder is actually a very good idea (although I like the tire strip one better...). I've never been into taking home movies, so I don't have a camcorder...however my new digital camera has...
Forum: Face plant 09-01-2006, 09:52 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,205
Posted By hoogavin
http://s3.amazonaws.com/advrider/Pissed.gif ...

http://s3.amazonaws.com/advrider/Pissed.gif

Street racers really piss me off.

I live in a really nice townhome next to a straight, wide, newer dead end road that is about 1/2 mile long, with...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2006, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,432
Posted By hoogavin
Had a similar occurence happen to me, except the...

Had a similar occurence happen to me, except the spark plug was broken off, and the broken piece was gone. :huh WTF?

Couldn't figure out what someone would want with the broken top of a spark...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2006, 09:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,432
Posted By hoogavin
About $75 to replace OEM, I think. Check the...

About $75 to replace OEM, I think. Check the fiche on Max BMW:

http://www.maxbmwmotorcycles.com/fiche/fiche.asp

Wunderlich makes a somewhat normal looking mudguard that mounts under the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2006, 04:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,451
Posted By hoogavin
Interesting thought. Are you saying that there is...

Interesting thought. Are you saying that there is liquid gas pooling in the bottom of the plugs, but there is not in a crossover hose? When I do a TB synch, the plugs are of course are pulled off. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2006, 04:11 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,451
Posted By hoogavin
Air quality is better. Agreed. But that is in...

Air quality is better. Agreed. But that is in large part due to many, many changes that have implemented over the years to many, many industries, as well as changes to automobile design and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2006, 12:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,484
Posted By hoogavin
If you do a search, there are a few threads on...

If you do a search, there are a few threads on here about checking the oil level on an oilhead. Most reliable way (IMO) is when the engine is hot/warm after the ride, park it on the sidestand for 10...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-11-2006, 12:13 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,451
Posted By hoogavin
I have been told that BMW only puts the charcoal...

I have been told that BMW only puts the charcoal canister on bikes for export to the USA. Perhaps there is someone here who can verify this. I do know that it has been discussed here before.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2006, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,328
Posted By hoogavin
I'm not sure what you're riding, but I had a...

I'm not sure what you're riding, but I had a brake problem while on the road in Colorado last month (my rears became airbound), and the BMW dealer in Grand Junction serviced my GS brakes - meaning...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2006, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By hoogavin
1. Get yourself a Speedbleeder to replace that...

1. Get yourself a Speedbleeder to replace that P.O.S. on the end of the BMW clutch bleeder line (about $10 a pair from NAPA)

2. Use a (VERY CLEAN) turkey baster to remove the old fluid from the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2006, 06:14 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 12,451
Posted By hoogavin
Here's one from IBMWR: ...

Here's one from IBMWR:

http://www.ibmwr.org/r-tech/oilheads/cannister_horn.shtml#Canisterectomy

It's not on a GS, but it is basically the same. The schematic pic (link) is very helpful. Just...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2006, 06:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,566
Posted By hoogavin
I know that the left cam chain tensioner is...

I know that the left cam chain tensioner is usually the problem on 1150's (replaced mine with the updated parts, and yes there was an improvment), but do you suppose that the right side tensioner...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2006, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 505
Posted By hoogavin
I have system cases on my 02 GS. I have a set of...

I have system cases on my 02 GS. I have a set of the XL lids for touring, and I bought a set of city lids last winter for around town in traffic and such.

They will fit with no prob. Make sure...
Forum: Face plant 04-19-2006, 11:43 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,934
Posted By hoogavin
I'm inclined to agree with you. It does...

I'm inclined to agree with you.

It does seem that those who wear helmets have been "brought up" that way, and those who do not wear helmets never really have. That would be an interesting survey...
Forum: Face plant 04-17-2006, 12:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,330
Posted By hoogavin
I've wondered the same thing. Doesn't make much...

I've wondered the same thing. Doesn't make much sense...
Forum: Face plant 04-17-2006, 12:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,330
Posted By hoogavin
The part about calling bullshit isn't chatter of...

The part about calling bullshit isn't chatter of the misinformed, but rather a request for backup data to your initial generalization about the types of bikers involved, and the circumstances...
Forum: Face plant 04-17-2006, 08:34 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,934
Posted By hoogavin
Info like this means a lot more when it comes...

Info like this means a lot more when it comes from someone on the front lines, and from someone who you "know." If it makes one more rider decide to wear a lid, then we all will be better for it....
Forum: Face plant 04-17-2006, 07:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,330
Posted By hoogavin
The media are not as much biased liberals as as...

The media are not as much biased liberals as as much as they are whores and prostitutes, IMHO. They just want stories that sell. Motorcycle crashes are just one many time proven topics that they can...
Forum: Face plant 04-16-2006, 10:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,330
Posted By hoogavin
Check your defensive attitude at the door,...

Check your defensive attitude at the door, Sporty.

I disagree with your posting, but I made no claims to fame or holier-than-thou comments about me or my personal skills. I know my limitations,...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-13-2006, 03:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By hoogavin
+1 on all the fluids. Brakes Clutch ...

+1 on all the fluids.

Brakes
Clutch
Engine oil & filter
Transmission
Final drive

If you get the urge to do any of it yourself, make sure you have a speedbleeder for the end of the clutch...
Forum: Face plant 04-13-2006, 01:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,330
Posted By hoogavin
Right out of the Miami Herald article that was...

Right out of the Miami Herald article that was quoted in this thread:

"The initial reports out of Daytona Beach indicate that at least 12 of the 18 bikers killed during Bike Week were riding...
Forum: Face plant 04-13-2006, 01:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,330
Posted By hoogavin
Yup. Absolutely. I'm calling bullshit. Show me...

Yup. Absolutely. I'm calling bullshit. Show me the facts and prove me wrong.
Forum: Face plant 04-13-2006, 12:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,330
Posted By hoogavin
I find that very hard to believe, considering...

I find that very hard to believe, considering that accident avoidance begins with GOOD RIDING SKILLS, being sober, wearing proper gear, not hot dogging, knowing how to ride in numbers, and being...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2006, 10:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,194
Posted By hoogavin
Thumb Transition Jacket

Just got a Transition jacket. It is a terrific value. Good quality. Lots of vents and pockets and adjustments. Full insulated liner. Excellent fit and comfort.

Hot summer weather? I...
Forum: Face plant 04-12-2006, 03:18 PM
Replies: 2,624
Views: 623,604
Posted By hoogavin
Hi Dale Just checking in to say hello. Glad...

Hi Dale

Just checking in to say hello. Glad you're home and making progress! http://www.advrider.com/forums/images/icons/cooltu.gif

Those photos are sobering, to say the least. The "no...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2006, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By hoogavin
Just get a bunch of new zippers from WalMart or a...

Just get a bunch of new zippers from WalMart or a fabric store (of the same type and length) and make "adapter zippers" and/or sew new zippers on all of your gear, then everything will interchange....
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