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Forum: GS Boxers Today, 08:41 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,764
Posted By SourKraut
After doing an oil change is the one time you...

After doing an oil change is the one time you absolutely don't need the sight glass. You know EXACTLY how much oil is in there for crying out loud! Change filter, put in four quarts or liters,...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 488
Posted By SourKraut
2001 won't use a slot since the VIN is not in the...

2001 won't use a slot since the VIN is not in the on-board computer on those. You can run diagnostics on an unlimited number of bikes with the enthusiast GS911, it just logs the VIN if you reset the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By SourKraut
No odd noises - valves are adjusted and throttle...

No odd noises - valves are adjusted and throttle bodies synch with no problem. I can't help but wonder how many higher mileage 1150's out there are on the original hall effect sensor?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-03-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By SourKraut
Y2K 1150GS, off idle stumble when cold?

My 2000 1150GS has started exhibiting an engine miss pulling away from a stop while it is warming up (first five minutes or so). After that it seems to go away and the fueling seems perfect so that...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-27-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 963
Posted By SourKraut
I currently own both an 1150GS and a 1200GSA. ...

I currently own both an 1150GS and a 1200GSA. Both are great motorcycles and my favorite is whichever I am riding at the moment. I got the itch for a new one and bought the camhead 1200GSA to keep...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By SourKraut
My '12 GSA goes through the self check every time...

My '12 GSA goes through the self check every time I start with the yellow warning triangle. As far as I know that has zero to do with oil level and the oil indicator in the RID only works once the...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-20-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 21,263
Posted By SourKraut
In this photo I seem to recall the fixed pins...

In this photo I seem to recall the fixed pins from my 2000 1150GS (on the right) were Al. I thought they were titanium but was corrected.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,020
Posted By SourKraut
It is really stupid but they didn't put a bleeder...

It is really stupid but they didn't put a bleeder on the right side if I recall correctly. I just bought a bleeder valve and installed it on the right after removing the grub screw/whatever they had...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-17-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,460
Posted By SourKraut
I actually just had to do my first low beam on my...

I actually just had to do my first low beam on my '12 ADV at 19K miles. I have clearwater aux lights on mine so I just replaced it with a $10 sylvania H7 bulb. A riding buddy confirmed that he...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 21,263
Posted By SourKraut
No that's an old 8'x8' shed at my cabin in VT. ...

No that's an old 8'x8' shed at my cabin in VT. Heated garage is a hundred miles from that photo.

Here's a couple photos of the last time I had it apart 20K miles ago. That was when I installed...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 356
Views: 21,263
Posted By SourKraut
Thanks for asking - the Nova Scotia trip was...

Thanks for asking - the Nova Scotia trip was great with excellent weather. I rode the 1200 GSA for that trip and have been beating the 1150 all around VT on dirt roads after snugging up the RCR...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-07-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,263
Posted By SourKraut
Now I know who all those crazy dirt bikers were...

Now I know who all those crazy dirt bikers were going by my place in Williamsville. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,384
Posted By SourKraut
On the GSW/GSAW can you adjust preload while...

On the GSW/GSAW can you adjust preload while underway or just damping like the earlier ESA? I guess I'm a little too ADD to stop every time I want to switch modes which I might want to do when...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-05-2014, 04:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,384
Posted By SourKraut
I extremely rarely fiddle with the ESA on my '12...

I extremely rarely fiddle with the ESA on my '12 ADV. Basically just up the preload to max when the wife rides with me. Of the three preload settings the solo rider setting is way too little...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,209
Posted By SourKraut
Here's a standard Tourance rear with <6,500 miles...

Here's a standard Tourance rear with <6,500 miles off my adventure. I don't think I've ever seen five figure mileage from any rear tire but I've pushed a front to around 11K at which point it was...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,759
Posted By SourKraut
Each time around the opposing cylinder is TDC so...

Each time around the opposing cylinder is TDC so I should have said "either" because only one is TDC when the mark is centered in the window.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,759
Posted By SourKraut
Both.

Both.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-26-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 1,371
Views: 457,377
Posted By SourKraut
After 15 years with this bike I finally got...

After 15 years with this bike I finally got around to installing some TKCs.

http://ladkrk.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motorcycle-2014/i-43KJzwj/0/L/DSC_4780-L.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-25-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 98,097
Posted By SourKraut
My 15 year old antique sitting in the driveway...

My 15 year old antique sitting in the driveway just now. :D

http://ladkrk.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motorcycle-2014/i-3z3TXV6/0/L/DSC_4778-L.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By SourKraut
TDC on the camhead is super easy since the cam...

TDC on the camhead is super easy since the cam lobes are marked and line up at TDC. No guesswork or poking stuff in the cylinder.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 587
Posted By SourKraut
Or just pull the lower plugs which aren't...

Or just pull the lower plugs which aren't recessed in the valve cover. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 07-22-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,951
Posted By SourKraut
I am more convinced of this all the time. The...

I am more convinced of this all the time. The batteries in my GS and GSA are lasting a long time with just the occasional (monthly when not in use) connection to a charger. Meanwhile, everybody I...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,466
Posted By SourKraut
I'll get back to you after I try out a demo next...

I'll get back to you after I try out a demo next week when getting some tires mounted on my GS. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 07-17-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,997
Posted By SourKraut
Missing a spark plug cover in the picture. Make...

Missing a spark plug cover in the picture. Make sure it isn't missing too many parts. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,704
Posted By SourKraut
Yes, I heard the 2016 will cure all of the...

Yes, I heard the 2016 will cure all of the problems with the 2015 model year.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 695
Posted By SourKraut
I walked in the other day rear wheel in hand with...

I walked in the other day rear wheel in hand with no appointment and they mounted a new Tourance for me on the spot. MAX rules.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-11-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
Posted By SourKraut
I didn't think there was really that much of a...

I didn't think there was really that much of a price differential between aftermarket shock prices. Ohlins were $1200-1300 last time I looked, are the others really far cheaper? The Ohlins on my...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 20,004
Posted By SourKraut
Ah hell, got my curiousity up...:lol3 Gas; ...

Ah hell, got my curiousity up...:lol3

Gas;
100K miles/40 mpg. = approx. 2,400 gallons of gas at say avg. $2.50/gal. = easily better than $6,000+ in gas.

Tires;
I eat rear tires at 5-6,000...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-10-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 20,004
Posted By SourKraut
Chris Harris helped me immensely when I was deep...

Chris Harris helped me immensely when I was deep into my 2000 1150GS. I think he's right about BMWs in general but I, like many others, have no delusions that BMW motorcyles are or ever were...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 1,371
Views: 457,377
Posted By SourKraut
Still loving this bike after 15 years. ...

Still loving this bike after 15 years.

http://ladkrk.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Motorcycle-2014/i-j3pkXrb/0/L/DSC_4746-L.jpg
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,860
Posted By SourKraut
Stihl FS90 - I spend a lot of quality time...

Stihl FS90 - I spend a lot of quality time erasing vegetation with that thing. The curse of living on a south facing hillside with plenty of rain to keep things growing.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-24-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,474
Posted By SourKraut
Correct, it is held in place by just the...

Correct, it is held in place by just the inlet/outlet hoses.
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 91,463
Posted By SourKraut
I'll have to try that, good timing because it is...

I'll have to try that, good timing because it is just starting to get warm here in New England. We've had an incredibly cool spring.
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 91,463
Posted By SourKraut
I decided to keep my darien light when I got the...

I decided to keep my darien light when I got the latitude for this very reason. The vents on the latitude only work for me when I stand on my GSA since there is so much protection from the...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 873
Posted By SourKraut
I bought the SAE to USB converter in the...

I bought the SAE to USB converter in the Aerostich catalog and it works fine with my iphone 5s. I am using the factory usb cable and it kept my device fully charged for a week of travelling.
Forum: Canada 06-22-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,826
Posted By SourKraut
It was another incredible trip to Nova Scotia. I...

It was another incredible trip to Nova Scotia. I put some pictures in the Nova Scotia thread lower on this page. We ended up using the Portland/Yarmouth ferry up and the Digby/St. John ferry coming...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,789
Posted By SourKraut
There's only one way to find out. I've never...

There's only one way to find out. I've never taken a hose to mine but if I did I'm sure I could get water in there. They've never leaked a drop riding in torrential rain though.
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,789
Posted By SourKraut
There is nothing to rotate on the older bags. ...

There is nothing to rotate on the older bags. There is an open channel from the bottom of that plastic piece on the outside that runs up to the vent hole. Water would have to run uphill to get in...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-20-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,789
Posted By SourKraut
This is the vent on my '12 with the touratech/bmw...

This is the vent on my '12 with the touratech/bmw factory adv cases. It sounds like your new one incorporates this vent into one of the latches.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-19-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,789
Posted By SourKraut
The ones on my '12 GSA have a vent. It is...

The ones on my '12 GSA have a vent.

It is located inboard of the rear lid latches on both sides. Mine are waterproof still after 20K miles but I haven't dropped the bike on them.
...
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