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Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,274
Posted By WillieJ
RTW motorcycle

This guy used an R80 G/S

http://www.nohorizons.net/2012/bike.html
Forum: GS Boxers 09-18-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By WillieJ
Yep, that what solved my leak.

Yep, that what solved my leak.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,562
Posted By WillieJ
That's more than I paid for my '02 GS in '06 with...

That's more than I paid for my '02 GS in '06 with 8600 miles on it.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,943
Posted By WillieJ
I've been using a VVME HID kit for about 5 years...

I've been using a VVME HID kit for about 5 years in my 02 1150 GS on the stock wiring with no issues whatsoever. Low beam only. With that kit at that time, I did not need to do any cutting to enlarge...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,556
Posted By WillieJ
Blinded during the day? Your high beam must be...

Blinded during the day? Your high beam must be pretty bright.

My low beam is an HID. The high beam is a halogen. I haven't pissed anyone off yet with that combo. When I had an HID high beam, I got...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-09-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,556
Posted By WillieJ
+1 on high beam during daylight.

+1 on high beam during daylight.
Forum: Vendors 08-31-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 143,046
Posted By WillieJ
O2 sensor shows negative voltage

I did a cold start (admittedly it wasn't very cold in my garage). Upon initial start up the GS911 returned negative values for the Lambda sensor voltage, one of the more common values being -54Mv....
Forum: GS Boxers 08-30-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,444
Posted By WillieJ
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-24-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,439
Posted By WillieJ
An in-lb wrench is good for the lower torque,...

An in-lb wrench is good for the lower torque, smaller fasteners.

I have three Craftsman clickers. A 1/2 in drive ft-lb wrench for the bigger stuff, a 3/8 drive ft-lb wrench for most stuff and an...
Forum: Vendors 08-13-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 143,046
Posted By WillieJ
Perfect answer to my unasked question about idle...

Perfect answer to my unasked question about idle speed.

I also wanted to double check that my O2 sensor is ok. Just got a GS 911 so I looked at the sensor voltage in closed loop. It is toggling...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 10,059
Posted By WillieJ
Keith Code

Start with reading A Twist of the Wrist 2.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,203
Posted By WillieJ
+1. And what Thanantos said too.

+1. And what Thanantos said too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,861
Posted By WillieJ
Rode a few friends bikes a little. Lots of...

Rode a few friends bikes a little. Lots of bicycle riding. Parents, especially mother, were opposed to motorcycles. First bike I bought was A Honda CB550-4 in 1975, new, practically as soon as I...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-08-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,523
Posted By WillieJ
I got the "shipped" email today.

I got the "shipped" email today.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 29,885
Posted By WillieJ
More civilized interactions between officers and...

More civilized interactions between officers and the folks they contact. More complaints resolved because the citizen who complains gets to see self on camera and how they interacted with the officer...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,523
Posted By WillieJ
Mine was placed 7/21 also. Pending.

Mine was placed 7/21 also. Pending.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-04-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By WillieJ
Xm

If you are going to rely on the FM modulator (broadcast from the Sat receiver to an FM radio) as part of your setup, the XM onyX EZ doesn't have nearly the signal output power as the Roady 2. If you...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-03-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,728
Posted By WillieJ
Maybe you need some Braille dots on the controls?...

Maybe you need some Braille dots on the controls? Big ones you can feel through gloves.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 393
Views: 62,890
Posted By WillieJ
Took the words right out of my mouth.

Took the words right out of my mouth.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,576
Posted By WillieJ
+1 on the Signal Minder. Makes the turn...

+1 on the Signal Minder.

Makes the turn signals work like the turn signals on the '95 HD I rode for 3 yrs. That was a pretty advanced feature for HD, and is better the BMW implementation on my'02...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 11:46 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 61,408
Posted By WillieJ
Use this stuff to ward off leaks: ...

Use this stuff to ward off leaks:
http://www.amazon.com/3M-Marine-Adhesive-Sealant-Black/dp/B000Y89JC8

This is permanent. If you think you need to take them off some day, use the 4200 sealant...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,261
Posted By WillieJ
Here's the Hall of Wisdom link: ...

Here's the Hall of Wisdom link:
http://advwisdom.hogranch.com/Wisdom/squeaking_starter.pdf
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,977
Posted By WillieJ
The URL is for the BMW car web site, not...

The URL is for the BMW car web site, not motorcycles.

You have a BMW cage?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By WillieJ
Been there.

I've bought parts. No service work done. They were a a Ural and Aprilia dealer before they added BMW. Clean small shop. Helpful parts counter sales.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,109
Posted By WillieJ
Walk the plank.

I have a spare piece of 4x8 about 4 feet long. When I'm loading or unloading, I put it along the lift to give me a step up or down. It gives me just enough height to feel lots more secure. 5-10, 165...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-28-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 711
Posted By WillieJ
Airheads

Check out the Airheads forum on Advrider. Also check out Airheads.org
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 29,885
Posted By WillieJ
You are assuming speed was the relevant violation.

You are assuming speed was the relevant violation.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 29,885
Posted By WillieJ
Turned a warning into a ticket.

I've had a few that I intended to give a warning to that have turned that into a ticket. Same theory; it was apparent that the warning wasn't going to change the behavior based on the reaction to the...
Forum: Vendors 07-17-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 143,046
Posted By WillieJ
Amazon too: ...

Amazon too: http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-15109-Oxygen-Sensor-Fitment/dp/B000BZI3GW
This should be the correct picture. ...
Forum: Vendors 07-16-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 143,046
Posted By WillieJ
It is as easy as Massive Lee says.

I did the Xied install Tuesday night. 20 minutes. Easy. Only materials used besides the unit were a few wire ties and some electrician's duct seal compound to stick the controller to the top of the...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,374
Posted By WillieJ
Here's what bad splines look like

From my 2002 R1150GS when it had 13000 miles on it. Yours, I would lube, forget and ride.

http://williej.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/R1150GS/i-KhS53mh/0/M/P2220023-M.jpg...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,241
Posted By WillieJ
Oil or wear?

You don't say how many miles on your GS. If it is oil, a good chance you can nurse it home by keeping your RPMs up in a lower gear. If wear, due to high mileage for example, poor chance of making it...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,840
Posted By WillieJ
Woody's

Woody's Wheel Works is in the vendor's forum. Why doncha just post there or PM him.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 480
Posted By WillieJ
Kick stand safety switch

Check the switch on the side stand for proper function. They go bad occasionally. Some symptoms are consistent with side stand down or bad side stand switch.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,343
Posted By WillieJ
I did the Speigler lines on my 02 1150 GS last...

I did the Speigler lines on my 02 1150 GS last August after the failure I described earlier in this thread. Totally satisfied. The instructions that were included were pretty good. It didn't take all...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2014, 09:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,432
Posted By WillieJ
As above. Fresh fuel. Some techron additive-it is...

As above. Fresh fuel. Some techron additive-it is pretty effective in cleaning injectors.

Once you get that sorted, a brake fluid flush. See the threads here for that. As I recall the '04 has the...
Forum: Vendors 07-02-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 143,046
Posted By WillieJ
Thanks for the heads up Mike

Ordered! Thanks. :clap
Forum: Vendors 07-01-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 143,046
Posted By WillieJ
Eek Out of stock???

So I'm reading this thread. I see what folks are saying. I get all excited thinking I'm going to pull the trigger on one of these. I go to beemerboneyard.com and they are out of stock for my R1150GS....
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 11:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,343
Posted By WillieJ
Last year coming back from the BMW National in Oregon

I was headed down a hill along the west side of Puget Sound. I grabbed a little bit of front brake to scrub off some speed, then let off. The brake released very slowly. It was like there was a check...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-25-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,205
Posted By WillieJ
Ditto on the EBC pads.

The OE BMW pads were gone fast. The EBC pads have lasted longer and have provided equivalent performance.
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