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Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,715
Posted By Hoppy
So, again, I'm not a mech-head, so I wouldn't...

So, again, I'm not a mech-head, so I wouldn't know the external symptoms of a dry spline. But if bad shifting is a symptom, that's a good question. It's not clear, on the december drop-off, if the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2008, 11:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,715
Posted By Hoppy
That's funny. I wouldn't be surprised. ...

That's funny. I wouldn't be surprised.



So, just to make sure I understand it, and based on the history, and what you can see of the photographs, is it reasonable to conclude that the spline...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2008, 08:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,715
Posted By Hoppy
Thanks for the great analysis, Anton. To...

Thanks for the great analysis, Anton.

To answer your question, the mechanic didn't even start out with the dogs and forks. He said that the input spline was worn. Not until I recounted the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2008, 06:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,715
Posted By Hoppy
Pictures: Shift Dogs

Here are two pictures of the shift-dogs. I made sure that they were as far rotated in their respective directions to try to show the gap there. This stuff is all indiscernible to me. They look...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2008, 06:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,715
Posted By Hoppy
Pictures: Shift Forks

I have pictures of the shift forks from head-on, too, that show that they're straight (as you would expect from a piece of aluminum with the shape that it has). I can post those if those might be...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2008, 06:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,715
Posted By Hoppy
Input Spline Pictures

Here are a couple of angles of pictures of the input spline. These, according to the mechanic, show some pretty good wear. I've got the full-size pictures avail if anyone would like to see those...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2008, 04:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,715
Posted By Hoppy
It was the independent claims adjuster that was...

It was the independent claims adjuster that was sent by Western who came up with the conclusion. This was after BMW SF broke down the transmission. So, they're looking at the actual transmission,...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2008, 11:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,715
Posted By Hoppy
Agreed. Well, Issa was there, and he was always...

Agreed. Well, Issa was there, and he was always kind of good to me (well, since I don't have tats and a spike haircut, maybe he was just being patronizing). He seemed competent, and I didn't have...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,715
Posted By Hoppy
Actually, an "independant" claims adjuster who...

Actually, an "independant" claims adjuster who works with Western Service looked at the tranny up close and took pictures and everything. He's the guy who said that it was probably "abusive...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2008, 08:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,715
Posted By Hoppy
That makes sense. I'll certainly have them look...

That makes sense. I'll certainly have them look at it, if I chose SF BMW to do the work. My previous service was at CalMotors, and I don't know if it's the new ownership, turnover, or they're just...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2008, 05:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,715
Posted By Hoppy
The verdict from Western

Update on the situation. I just received a call from Greg at Western Service. He said that the shift dogs were rounded, and the shift forks were bent.

The independent appraiser noted this, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-17-2008, 04:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,715
Posted By Hoppy
I will keep everybody apprised of this situation....

I will keep everybody apprised of this situation.

GypsyMoth -- can you share with me who your dealer is? Is it Cal, SF or Marin? I bought the bike at Cal. I'm trying to give the new SF dealer a...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2008, 09:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,715
Posted By Hoppy
04 GS Adv Tranny Probs ... Western Service Warranty Question

Hi GS-ers...

I have an 04 R1150 GS Adventure with around 50-60K miles on it. I've recently been diagnosed with problems, either shift forks (?) or maybe input spline problems in the tranny. (Are...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-07-2008, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By Hoppy
Question Hi Anton -- I remember you from the days of...

Hi Anton --

I remember you from the days of the GS mailing list, back when I was on it. Wonder if it's still going on...

Anyway, back to the issue at hand... I just spent an entertaining and...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-04-2008, 12:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By Hoppy
Good point. It's about $500 labor, plus the $800...

Good point. It's about $500 labor, plus the $800 or so for the used tranny. A new tranny costs around $3K, plus the $500 to replace it.

The shift forks, at a minimum, sound toasted. I'm not a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2008, 07:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By Hoppy
Got it Solo Gato and Space... I put myself on...

Got it Solo Gato and Space... I put myself on their email list, too.... just in case.

Thanks for the help!
Forum: GS Boxers 10-03-2008, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By Hoppy
Source / availability of used R1150 GS Adventure Transmission

I just found out that my beloved 03 R1150 GS Adventure's shift forks are worn. Bike's got like 80K miles of it (all mine, some miles harder than others, but mostly commuting miles now).

Any idea...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2008, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 696
Posted By Hoppy
Thumb I need to speak up here and agree 2000% with...

I need to speak up here and agree 2000% with Powershouse.

I've been doing business with Bob for about 7-8 years. I've had 3 sets of plugs (I still have one, one I left on my backseat and rode...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2005, 09:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,459
Posted By Hoppy
I will try to take one this morning or evening......

I will try to take one this morning or evening... It's a pretty definite cut-out with the US spec beam. Or I could just be happy with it because it's new. I'm not sure. I need a week of riding...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2005, 09:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,459
Posted By Hoppy
OK! Give me your cell number! She averages a...

OK! Give me your cell number! She averages a flat every 2 years or so. These were on something like 245/40 rear tires. HEAVY.

But seriously, I did about the same thing that you did. I took...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2005, 11:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,459
Posted By Hoppy
Update

Update:

After having to postpone my wrenching this morning because my girlfriend got a flat in her AMG while on an oyster run (and of course, I'm the first call, not 800-MERCEDES or anything like...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2005, 09:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,459
Posted By Hoppy
What you write makes a lot of sense, Brad. I've...

What you write makes a lot of sense, Brad. I've heard that argument about the orientation of the filament (or glass capsule, in the Xenon case) and the discussion makes sense.

Actually, I'm not...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2005, 01:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,459
Posted By Hoppy
Comments and another question

I've got PIAA 520's already. Not enough light for the deer. We probably have more deer per capita out here in West Marin than anywhere else I have seen (short of national parks, but even then)... ...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2005, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,459
Posted By Hoppy
Question XenonDepot H1 HID Kit Question

Hi Troops --

I have a quick question for anyone else who has used an H1 kit from XenonDepot. I'm trying to wire it into my low-beam on my '04 GS Adventure, and received it without instructions. ...
Forum: Face plant 07-05-2005, 11:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,449
Posted By Hoppy
No replies as of yet. Maybe he's out crossing...

No replies as of yet. Maybe he's out crossing dub-yellows.

-Hop
Forum: Face plant 07-01-2005, 06:39 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,449
Posted By Hoppy
I just sent him an email from his link: To:...

I just sent him an email from his link:

To: 'ebansch@optonline.net'
Subject: Kind of an idiot

Ed –

Wow, you look ecstatic in this turn, and so does your wife, but really, you’re a...
Forum: Face plant 04-19-2005, 09:12 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,159
Posted By Hoppy
The world is a better place if we all feel...

The world is a better place if we all feel self-satisfied, so you can keep on feeling self-satisfied, Slide. The bulk of us on this thread are actually amazed that you're still in a furor over this....
Forum: Face plant 04-18-2005, 03:09 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,159
Posted By Hoppy
Revenge is a dish best served over the Internet

True enough. I would never do it because I have a lot of respect for property. Not even sure if I could do the cigarette in the seat trick, but the thought of it appeals to me. Dunno why. ...
Forum: Face plant 04-18-2005, 02:25 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,159
Posted By Hoppy
It's called Social Engineering, and yes, it comes...

It's called Social Engineering, and yes, it comes from a deep sense of judgement that the rider goes through. It's kind of like your deep sense of judgement of the riders themselves, Dalai Lama.
...
Forum: Face plant 04-18-2005, 10:59 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,159
Posted By Hoppy
Good one on ya! I hate dodging those things...

Good one on ya! I hate dodging those things while riding -- they're like little missiles. Even when I used to smoke, I would use my ashtray. It's insane to think that other people want to see a...
Forum: Face plant 04-12-2005, 10:00 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,159
Posted By Hoppy
:rofl There's nothing a little horsepower...

:rofl

There's nothing a little horsepower can't solve. GREAT timing!

I have fucked with inconsiderate agro drivers like that and it's fun. Tailgaters, especially. Of course, Dallas has a...
Forum: Face plant 04-08-2005, 02:18 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,159
Posted By Hoppy
Loud Pipes -- not fishing... Really.

Responding to someone else:



Loud pipes do make you more noticable to other cars. In fact, in California, where we lane split, I have had several cagers tell me that they like loud motorcycles...
Forum: Face plant 03-24-2005, 11:55 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,159
Posted By Hoppy
Fuckin' Volvos. Or as we say in the Bay Area,...

Fuckin' Volvos. Or as we say in the Bay Area, Ovlovs, because that's the last thing that you see in your rear view mirror before you get your ass run over. Clueless drivers.

-Mike
Forum: Face plant 03-24-2005, 11:49 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,159
Posted By Hoppy
I'm not a car guy (I've got a 10 year old Mbz...

I'm not a car guy (I've got a 10 year old Mbz E420 that suits me just fine in a point-n-shoot sort of way), but my girlfriend got a real hopped up car recently. I drive it because, well, she drives...
Forum: Vendors 03-23-2005, 08:39 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,421
Posted By Hoppy
No reason to upgrade

Sheeit. Ricky-Bars are the reason why I don't sell my Adventure and move into the 1200.... :wink:

I'll place an order for those pegs, though. I could use some.

Welcome back, friend.
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Forum: Vendors 01-05-2005, 01:32 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 152,838
Posted By Hoppy
Most cats are made of a ceramic core. It's...

Most cats are made of a ceramic core. It's filled with specially coated (platinum?) honeycombed cells that are heated and react chemically with the exhaust. As you can imagine, this arrangement is...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-15-2004, 10:36 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,886
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Re: Re: Gazillion done!

Northern California is definitely the mecca for motorcycle riders.

Today, I avgd about 85 mph on my morning kommute. It was nice... I left 30 minutes later, and so couldn't take advantage of...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2004, 10:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,469
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Re: Re: Seeking Autocom Advice

Hi Hacky --

Definitely stereo. The normal stereo plugs (mini and full-sized) all share a ground. There are only three contacts for each plug.

BTW: Another shameless plug for Bob Weiss over at...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-14-2004, 07:42 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,886
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Gazillion done!

I hear you... My lane-splitting music is different than my iron butt music. Since I have a 90 mile combat commute every day on I880 in NorCal, my iPod's playlist contains a lot of the stuff yours...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2004, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 911
Posted By Hoppy
Re: Re: Thanks... ON ROAD it is

Hi Ricky! Long time no hear.

I'll check out the Daytona's, too. The Sidi ON ROAD don't have all those buckles, so I may still end up going that route. They're expensive, but since I'm not...
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