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Forum: The Garage 02-13-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Posted By trscott
Survey summary results:

Thanks everyone for participating in this survey. I listed this at about six or eight different social media forums and twitter and we got a number of people referring us to friends, so I expect this...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2010, 01:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 574
Posted By trscott
Looking for experienced Welders:

If you are an experienced welder, I would like to invite you to participate in a very short 6 question online welding industry survey we have launched. It is market research for a startup business...
Forum: The Garage 07-13-2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 34,754
Posted By trscott
Problem with big wires

The problem you are having is not having a large enough iron for the large wires you're working on.

Copper is an extremely good conductor of both electricity and of heat. Your iron is putting 45...
Forum: The Garage 06-11-2009, 02:29 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 34,754
Posted By trscott
You actually "hit the nail on the head" - twice. ...

You actually "hit the nail on the head" - twice.

The low resistance of an ideal crimp is quite correct, but soldering after this crimp then fills the open spaces in and around the strands and the...
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2009, 11:45 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 34,754
Posted By trscott
If you are ONLY going to crimp, a better quality...

If you are ONLY going to crimp, a better quality crimping tool will certainly do the best job of CRIMPING, but crimp and solder is still better. Under the most extensive electrical, mechanical, and...
Forum: The Garage 06-10-2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 34,754
Posted By trscott
Crimp and solder these...

What I prefer to do with these is first remove the plastic shroud (if any) from around the crimp sleeve, then crimp the wire in place securely as neatly as possible, then solder it, and finally put...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-21-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 21,387
Views: 1,557,164
Posted By trscott
Odyssey battery locally

If anyone is interested, I needed a new battery, the BMW Gel battery finally gave up the ghost after this last long storage.

I picked up an Odyssey PC680 battery for my 1100GS for $125, which...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-14-2009, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21,387
Views: 1,557,164
Posted By trscott
Have to sell the bike...

Howdy guys... long time no see...

Have to sell the bike... See here:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=9822578&postcount=1
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By trscott
mileage

It has 38,535 miles on it right now. I put about 9k on it in less than a year before I parked it with a slipping clutch. I love this bike and absolutely hate to part with it, but its either sell it...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2009, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By trscott
What is my 1100GS going to be worth?

Kind of a sad tale here. I have not been active on the forum for awhile, been on a downhill career slide and hitting bottom. Laid off for months, 30+ year career is just vaporized. Losing our home,...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2008, 11:31 PM
Replies: 668
Views: 154,507
Posted By trscott
And mounted on a school bus!!!

And mounted on a school bus!!!
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-13-2008, 10:56 PM
Replies: 21,387
Views: 1,557,164
Posted By trscott
Yeah? I don't think so!!! Go back and watch...

Yeah? I don't think so!!!

Go back and watch the videos in the posting about the Pinzgauer. You won't believe what it will do. Very low CG, great clearance, great torque, good highway speed, and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-13-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21,387
Views: 1,557,164
Posted By trscott
One of these can! Just about the size of a VW...

One of these can! Just about the size of a VW van, aircooled, and you can even get a 6x6 version if you want even more DS guts.

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Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2008, 08:45 AM
Replies: 374
Views: 102,193
Posted By trscott
the strangest look on her face...

I read that one to my wife after showing her pictures of the nice RDL seat.

She had the strangest look on her face...

I don't think she saw the humor. Or maybe it was that she saw the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2008, 10:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,857
Posted By trscott
waiting to order till I get it open...

Yeah I agree about waiting till I see what I need. I have no illusions about getting this done in one weekend. But as I said, I can't afford it for a few weeks anyway, need to know what to budget...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2008, 01:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,857
Posted By trscott
Seals and synthetic oil

Just doing a bit more analysis of what might have caused this problem...

In my case, I have a slipping clutch after 38k original miles, undoubtedly due to a seal leakage. I believe several things...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2008, 01:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,857
Posted By trscott
Which seals?

I've updated the parts list above with some more info...

Anyone know which gearbox seals can be replaced without popping the case? I guess the only ones that are really crucial are the ones that...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 154,287
Posted By trscott
Two main seals after 12/1/1997, One before...

I am not sure this has gotten enough emphasis. If you read the BMW parts microfiche and this thread carefully you will see that there is one rear main seal in the 1100GS manufactured up till Dec 1,...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-02-2008, 04:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,857
Posted By trscott
Tentative Parts List

So here is my parts list so far... couple items I am not sure about yet, but this is what I am budgeting right now. The price tag added up to be more than I was anticipating, and with the holidays,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2007, 03:50 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,405
Posted By trscott
http://thumb7.webshots.net/t/69/169/5/31/69/291553...

http://thumb7.webshots.net/t/69/169/5/31/69/2915531690101203987hvwFqF_th.jpg

A German friend of mine did some digging on the German and Austrian sites and found out that this tire is used by the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-17-2007, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21,387
Views: 1,557,164
Posted By trscott
Day???

What day?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By trscott
Other thoughts...

You mentioned that you have not owned a GS before, and that you hadn't ridden it yet.

I would just point out what some others here have said, who had a lot of experience on other bikes, that...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2007, 06:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,467
Posted By trscott
Lake Mohonk Mountain Preserve

Looks like Mountain Rest Road and Mohonk Road near New Paltz, NY past Lake Mohonk Mountain Preserve.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2007, 05:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By trscott
kph or mph ???

Do Canadian bikes normally come with an odometer in kilometers? If memory serves me, the UK uses miles on their vehicles, so I would think Canada would also. Although even if I am right, I suppose it...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2007, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,251
Posted By trscott
too much!

I picked up my 1996 with 29k miles, a steel tank, Aeroflow Fairing, Factory boxes, a Marsee tank bag, a cover tarp, and a Clymer manual. It was listed on Craig's list for $5900 and I negotiated that...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-07-2007, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21,387
Views: 1,557,164
Posted By trscott
Just take lots of breaks if you need to. I find...

Just take lots of breaks if you need to. I find that stopping every now and then to stretch your legs and to take in and let off warm liquids does wonders for your general demeanor. :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2007, 03:33 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,405
Posted By trscott
siped tire not suitable for studs?

http://image69.webshots.com/169/5/31/69/2915531690101203987hvwFqF_ph.jpg

So, I assume that a tire like this that is heavily siped cannot be studded because you need a solid rubber anchor of at...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-06-2007, 11:18 PM
Replies: 21,387
Views: 1,557,164
Posted By trscott
And all those Tony's sitting around the table......

And all those Tony's sitting around the table... :freaky
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-06-2007, 09:52 PM
Replies: 21,387
Views: 1,557,164
Posted By trscott
blue and white koolaid anyone?

:D Guilty as charged...

That's okay, there are plenty of KTMers around the table anyway. We could use another GSer.

Besides, I am not sure Mr. Fisherman needed any indoctrination, he came...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-06-2007, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21,387
Views: 1,557,164
Posted By trscott
In case you missed it...

In case you missed it...

Old Market Pub & Brewery
6959 SW Garden Home Rd
Portland, OR (503) 452-2837
About 6:00 pm till whenever...

Head west on Multnomah Blvd, its got a big sign at the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-06-2007, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21,387
Views: 1,557,164
Posted By trscott
The vote...

Four yes votes from:
CrazyBrit
HellsAlien
trscott
Geodesic

Three more yes's (I think...) from:
MortimerSickle
Gustavo
Easy-Z
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2007, 11:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,131
Posted By trscott
Accessory wiring...

The fuse box can be tied directly to the battery, or the keyed 12V, whichever you prefer or is more convenient. The less wiring that is unfused, the better, but I would create two accessory power...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-06-2007, 10:39 AM
Replies: 21,387
Views: 1,557,164
Posted By trscott
Old Market Pub & Brewery

I think that was three yes votes from:
CrazyBrit
HellsAlien
trscott

And there may have been three more yes votes from ...
MortimerSickle
Gustavo
Easy-Z
Forum: GS Boxers 12-06-2007, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,131
Posted By trscott
Don't leave the lights on when cranking...

Your choice of course, but I would not want my accessory lights on when I am cranking. Taillight and parking light on are sufficient for visibility when starting. Anything more just adds unneccessary...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-06-2007, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21,387
Views: 1,557,164
Posted By trscott
Old Market Pub & Brewery...

Hey, that works.
Sounds great.
Location is just a little way south of downtown.
I think I went to a birthday celebration with co-workers there once a long time ago.

How about it...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-06-2007, 01:26 AM
Replies: 21,387
Views: 1,557,164
Posted By trscott
Where?

Okay, so the food is mostly pretty average (with maybe a couple exceptions...), but if you can't find a beer you like there, you're either way too picky, or you're not trying very hard...

Well,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2007, 08:10 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,405
Posted By trscott
Crazier and crazier???

So has anybody ever developed a high-tech snow/ice add-on traction device for a motorcycle? It might allow you to switch between dry roads and the white stuff short of carrying a second set of...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 12-04-2007, 11:27 PM
Replies: 21,387
Views: 1,557,164
Posted By trscott
or John Barleycorn

Of course, we could meet at John Barleycorn's instead...?

I just suggested M&S out of habit...

Cheers!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2007, 11:10 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,405
Posted By trscott
Some interest...

Gee, I guess I am not the only one who has wondered about this. 25 posts in about 5 hours...

I am real curious about screwed or studded tires for snow/ice. If you go real slow and ride real...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2007, 10:41 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,405
Posted By trscott
standing...

This was exactly my thought. Not claiming to be any expert mind you, but I did take a day of GS training with Jimmy Lewis, and first thing he talks about is when it gets dicey, stand up; "If you're...
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